I used to ice-skate. When I was about 10, Torvill and Dean were at the height of their popularity (if you’ve not heard of them, watch this video). They were from near me and so that’s what I decided I wanted to do. I went through the awful gripping the sides of the rink stage, the ‘OMG these skates hurt me worse than the Little Mermaid hurts’ stage, the stage of being able to skate a little but falling over sometimes, before finally reaching the stage where I could go forwards relatively easily and go backwards with almost as much ease.
I never got any further than that, being self-taught and mostly attending with my Dad who had no balance, skill or grace that was discernible while on ice. But it was fun.
In SL, of course, I’m a wonder, I can do all the twiddly twirls and flippy skips and I never fall over.
Thom and I revisited the temporary Christmas sim – 50 words for snow – where I took the main photos for this blog last night so that we could make our Christmas card to give out to you good people. If you think the joke is bad, take it to his door… if you think the photo is, stick it up your bum 😀 and Merry Christmas to you x
What to wear in Second Life today?
Visit | 50 words for snow
Pose | Verocity Ice Skate 6 modified (Verocity Mainstore)
Mittens | 8F8 Sheep Mitten, prev gacha, try (8F8 Mainstore)
Necklace | **RealEvil** Surya Necklace, prev gacha, try (RealEvil Mainstore : RealEvil Marketplace)
Blouse | Blueberry Blaire Tucked in Blouse [Mait/2Sli/3Bell] (Blueberry Mainstore : Blueberry Marketplace)
Hair | (r)M Hair No.39’16 Blondes ((r)M Marketplace)
Tights | Izzie’s Heart Tights [Mait/Sli/Omeg/Lay/PhatAzz] (Izzie’s Mainstore)
Skirt | Blueberry Luxe Box Skirt December [Mait/2Sli/3Bell] (Luxe Box December)
Did you get the Luxe Box this round? Well, if you didn’t, it’s not too late. It was a great crop and this little beauty from Blueberry is the skirt of the minute, perfect for pairing with some tights and cosy boots and hitting the pavement. It came with a HUD allowing you a choice of textures and colours, as well as belt options. If you’re interested in joining up for the next Luxe Box (and having the opportunity to purchase previous ones) simply use the link provided above to see the group inworld.
I nicked the idea for the (r)M hair for this blog from the very vendor picture that Blueberry took to show off the skirt… it was just too cute to ignore.
Here’s smore pictures…
And here is my jigging for the rigging – you’d expect it to be ice-skating wouldn’t you? But it’s not for many, mainly boring, reasons… jig along!