Please, north American cousins (particularly those north of the 49th parallel), don’t laugh too hard.
Yesterday’s UK media was fixated on ‘the weather’. (also here and here and here ) In truth, when was the UK media, or UK residents, fixated on anything else, summer or winter? 25 degrees? Scorchio! Sunshine enough to make the average Spaniard reach for his scarf.
-7 degrees? Winter enough to make the average Canadian reach for a long sleeved, as opposed to short sleeved, T-shirt.
We’re a flimsy lot, us Brits, in respect of weather ‘extremes’. We’re also a fairly sceptical lot. ‘Oh dear’, comment some people, ‘winter temperatures arrive in winter….’
We can strike up conversations with total strangers about the weather. ‘It’s too hot/cold/wet/windy/icy’. And the stranger responds. Sometimes, it seems like it’s the glue that binds Brits together. A common interest on not very extreme weather conditions 🙂
Anyway, the snow might be with me by the time you read this, or on Monday. Given that I’m off for the week, I have to say I can’t wait to see a bit of snow if it does arrive. ‘Waxing’, at this time of year, will have less ‘bikini line’ connotations than polishing up the childrens’ sled….just in case!
The rain is beating off the window as I sit here at half past midnight, my cosy conservatory illuminated by candlelight and the laptop screen, Spotify (a recent discovery for me) providing the soundtrack for my wind-down into Christmas. Yes, I’ve got a couple of days where I need to go into work this side of the 25th, but it’s still feeling a bit like Christmas already.
Our staff are all getting into the mood too, as well as friends and SL fellow travellers. Over at Eden Siskin (part of the Eden Naturopolis estate), Brenda & Elbag have turned part of the estate into their very own Eden Winter Wonderland.
As one of our models/friends, Maria, demonstrates beautifully, this corner of the sim looks stunning. Last year’s ice skating rink was terrific wintry, naturist fun, but this year’s is an even better evocation of winter and of Christmas. It looks absolutely fabulous!
I’ve set the tp point right beside the hot drinks vendor, so you can pick up a nice cup of steaming coffee prior to donning free ice skates and taking a whirl around a lovely ice rink with a Christmas tree centrepiece.
Yep, I’ve already been over there 🙂 It wouldn’t be an SL Christmas without a trip to Eden’s wintry wonderland.
The ice skates being worn by Maria are free (L$0) at the Eden Winter Wonderland, and will allow you to skate around the sim once you’ve finished the free hot drink you can pick up at the tp point I’ve provided. Set your sun settings to ‘sunset’ would be my advice, it gives that beautifully realistic late afternoon glow you get when in real snowy late afternoons, a pinkish magical colour that, no matter how old you get, looks magical.
Edited to add…
I’ve been over to Jacob’s Pond, a sim that also looks stunning in its wintry outlook, wearing my scarf and little else 🙂
The Jacob’s Pond sim is one where great looking photos are almost impossible to take.
The scene, Chez Keng, is not unlike that in the photo above. Showered, and into a favourite comfortable dressing gown, the fire is lit, the Christmas tree assembled today 🙂
The scene, Chez Keng, could be like that in the photo above in a day or two. At the bottom of my garden is a farmer’s field, where he keeps horses.