Just been floating and thinking about someone I used to know. When I was a kid and things were going wrong at home, I’d pack my round, red vanity case with my panda, a book and my alarm clock (I wasn’t conscientious, I just loved my alarm clock) and run away. Usually I’d march off down the road to my nearest neighbour and friend and she would let me stay for an hour or two, until it was time for bed or until my mum came to fetch me, whichever was sooner. This woman had no children of her own and had looked after her dad for many years until his death and, sad as that was, from then on, pretty much, she had been all mine. She took me on nature walks, showing me different plants, trees and birds. She called the area we walked ‘the Dumbles’. She took me to bingo and whist in the church hall and when we sat at her living room table, she’d offer me some of the chocolate biscuits and wafers she’d got in, probably pretty much just for me. I knew at the time she was a good friend but when I think back now to how she’d listen to my little girl problems and not get impatient, or put up with her Coronation Street being disturbed by me, I think I was a very lucky girl indeed. I was mostly a good child, but once I stole a few of her wafers (maybe Breakaways?) from the cupboard of goodies and have felt bad about it ever since. My mum wasn’t into having chocolate or foil-wrapped biscuits in the house when I was young, she liked me to be healthy, so to me, a nest of choccy biscuits was almost irresistible. I mean, they were irresistible 😦
I don’t think she’d have been bothered about the biscuits, but it might have hurt her that I took from her without asking and I still childishly hope that she never noticed they were gone. My parents divorced and we moved quite a way away. Nobody suggested we keep in touch, nobody took me over to visit her. She just disappeared from my life and I don’t think I ever told her that I loved her.
What to wear in Second Life today?
Pose | Sari-Sari Comfy Sit 02 (Sari-Sari Mainstore)
Venue | Warm Springs
Hat | Argrace Cowboy Hat (Argrace Mainstore)
Shorts | Blueberry Sylvia Yoga Shorts [Frey/Isis/Ven/Mait/Sli/5ss] (Blueberry Mainstore : Blueberry Marketplace)
Top | GIFT! Blueberry Group Gift Tank Top (16 colours) [Frey/Isis/Ven/Mait/Sli/5ss] (Blueberry Mainstore : Blueberry Marketplace)
Socks | .Atomic. Foxy Socks Red (Atomic Mainstore – ‘cept they aren’t there!)
Blueberry have released a group gift and it’s a generous one. You can get this fabulously cute original mesh tank top, fitted for the major mesh bodies and with 5 standard sizes in 16 colours for nada, zilch, nothing! How nice is that eh?
.Atomic. need to pull their socks up (haha) as they have released many gorgeous socks with appliers for the mesh bodies for events such as Collabor88 and do not have them in their mainstore. The other day, the third person I know asked me about them, having seen them on another blog and I had to wonder… if three people have approached me about .Atomic.’s socks, how many must be approaching Ivy Graves?!? So Ivy, please read this and pop (another pun) some socks into your store and marketplace, ‘cus we love ’em.