I watched a programme yesterday about Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and his associated awards scheme. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards is celebrating 60 years since it was first established by Prince Philip and thus, the Prince grudgingly allowed Philip Schofield to meet with him a few times in order to make the programme.
I have to confess a liking for the brusque old bugger (‘scuse me Your Royal Highness if you happen across my blog) and I really appreciate the ethics and motivations behind the Awards.
I wish I had the opportunity to take part in the DofE Awards when I was young. I think it might have made a difference to me. The challenges, physical and emotional, pushing yourself to your own limits, being outdoorsy – all might have helped me become someone a little different and more adventurous as an adult. As it is, I refuse to be anywhere where there isn’t an en-suite – unless it’s in Second Life when I’ll happily take part in bear-wrestling, leaping from tall buildings and traversing inhospitable terrain.
I think the ideas the Awards put forth have never been more relevant, honestly. Young people are increasingly spending their time indoors and isolated, socialising only online and playing games when, at least some of the time, it would be better for them to get out into the world and see what they can offer it, and it can offer them in return.
If you have a hatchling aged between 14 and 25, it might be something you could suggest to them, here’s the official Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards website link. I believe there are schemes all over the world.
What to wear in Second Life today?
Visit | Ambers Simulator/Home of Amer’s Garage & RSA Amber (Skatepark here)
Pose | Grafica Street Skater IV incl board (Grafica Mainstore : Grafica Marketplace)
Sunglasses | Izzie’s Retro Sunglasses (Izzie’s Mainstore)
Jewellery | **RealEvil** Surya Rings & Necklace, prev gacha, try (RealEvil Mainstore : RealEvil Marketplace)
Hair | [RA] Jane V2 Hair Blondes (RunAway Mainstore : RunAway Marketplace)
Shoes | Akeyo Chucks (AKEYO Mainstore)
Pants | VINYL Lavigne Snowboarders [Mait/2Sli/2Bell/5ss] (Vinyl Mainstore : Vinyl Marketplace)
Top | VINYL Holly Fuzzy Sweater [Mait/2Sli/3Bell] (The Liaison Collaborative, 7-31 Dec)
If you want a fuzzy sweater like I wanted a fuzzy sweater, than I have just the fuzzy sweater for you! We’ll have none of these naff Christmas jumpers, when we can channel Mariah Carey through a fuzzy sweater with style. The Vinyl Holly Fuzzy Sweater is a well made, long sleeved (love those sleeves), plunge-necked, midriff tied piece of knitwear with a range of colours designed to tickle your fancy.
Ignore the thing I said about Mariah Carey… I don’t know what came over me.
You can find the sweater at The Liaison Collaborative this month, so hop on over.
Here’s a couple more pics including my ‘well lit, no shit’ shot…
And finally, here is my jigging for the rigging video… I feel cool, I think it’ll all be okay today.