Let it (not) snow (so heavily)….

The BBC has been reporting on the severe weather my fellow countrymen are experiencing back home. Here in England the Daily Express newspaper has been preaching about winter doom on a daily or weekly basis. The Independent has weighed in today, predicting things will get worse. SL bloggers have mentioning it in a kind of nonchalant manner too, almost as if ‘hey, there’s five feet of snow in Buffalo which means I can’t go anywhere but as long as my internet connection to SL remains up….’ (The Express has also mention Britain’s particularly harsh winter of 1946-47: Ella)

Wherever you are around the globe, stay safe from the winter weather, which seems to be setting in rather harshly, rather early.

As usual at this time of year, sims are getting decked out in their winter colours, so I thought it might be an excuse to head out onto the grid and look for some early signs of snow, or sims bedecked in snow because, as some of you may know, nudity and snow (it’s not quite ‘naturist’ behaviour…just an excuse to get outside and get naked and take photos of the experience) go together really well.

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Yes, it’s great to do it in SL while sitting in a fluffy dressing gown and nice big, thick socks on a cold night (not that it felt that cold here in southern England today) and let avatars out to play in the snow. But why stop at just SL? There are those who’ll use it as an opportunity to get outside in real life and get naked.



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If I was back home, I’d maybe get the opportunity to do a naked snow angel, but it’s unlikely here in England, living in a 4th floor apartment with no gardens. I think I’ll just need to get out onto the grid and find a few places where I can try what I can’t in real life.


Tunick in England

The BBC reports on a nude flash-mob in Hastings, Sussex (on England’s south coast) yesterday.

The intention is to attract Spencer Tunick to undertake a photo-shoot there later this year. The town is vying with Folkestone and Brighton for the right to stage the shoot, as part of a festival in May.

Apparently you can vote for your favourite location as part of a ‘competition’ of sorts for the right to stage the shoot.

You can only admire the (fool?) hardiness of people willing to strip off on a January afternoon. Right now, in the depths of winter, naturism would be the furtherest thing from my mind!




But since they’ve made the effort, let’s support Hastings desire to stage the event. A town pretty much synonymous with the Battle of Hastings, in 1066, when William the Conqueror invaded England (the last time anyone did so) and brought Norman culture, castles and so on to England. It rather looks like the good people of Hastings are now preparing for another battle, of sorts. That battle ended with King Harold being killed with an arrow in his eye (how much of this could effectively be ‘Game of Thrones…the prequel?’).

Anyway…in other news, our mini winter break from blogging is over. There will be numerous posts in the coming week.