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I sort of lost track with the blog, using it for results etc. Results are now going up on the forums, and I’ll concentrate here on projects and personal activities.

I’ve been feeling a little down lately, lots of work and little in return, people being negative for the sake of it, and not looking for the positive in anything.

So I was elated when Juliet came home last night and we were joined by Tori.

Tori brought her tiger Misha to come stay with us. So now the island is protected on another whole new level.

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My new house

When I first came to West Isle from the Blue Lagoon Marina, I didn’t have any houses or any form of shelter in my inventory. I didn’t even have any boat with a cabin. So Hawk very kindly set out one of his houses that I have used until now.

I felt the need to stretch a little and change a few things. So I set out to look for a new house. I had an idea on one, but Laycee and Delight took me off to go look at one in Sailors Cove. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be exactly thine one I had been looking at from Tiki Tattoo.

Hatzfed sent me a floor-plan and with that I figured where it would go.

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So I set about clearing the old house off the plot. I can’t terraform , but I had a good idea of what I wanted, do I set out some measuring poles hoping Hawk would come online.

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Isis came along before him and did the job whilst I was out running the Patch II races. So now it was flat.

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With the guidance of Justin, Delight and Rhodus, I rezzed the house. Why is it a little stressful doing that?

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It came up fine and  after a few slight adjustments, I saved the position.  A few modifications to the dock was required and poor Hawk had to come and redo my security as I deleted the orb thingy in my hast to delete the old house. Here you see the security perimeter being defined. Isnt it a shame we have to do this in our pixelated world, but just yesterday when Laycee and I were laying out the plan, some griefer came on to the island and launched some mega rez thing. She was promptly kicked off and banned from the entire North Sea estate.

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Here all is finished. Looking good. Some pretty pics:

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And at night with the lights on and the fireflies out:

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Under the sea

So, as you see I have temporarily laid out some underwater play things just for fun. In the pic above, you see my new pet, the Kraken. You can ride him, but its a bit of a wild ride. How do you control him – I have no idea.

The Kraken is permanently bothered by the Tesla generator found in the under-sea habitat.
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And here you see a beautiful whale that is swimming around too. If you see him, keep a wide berth as they are an endangered species.
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And some crab traps that were set by some local fisherman. Perhaps I’ll have crab for dinner.
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I was out there again yesterday and one of my team got nibbled by another pet, the giant catfish. OMG it was Laycee.
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I don’t think she tasted very good with her diving equipment as the Catfish spat her out soon afterwards.
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If anyone wants to come visit and feed the pets, they will be out for a little while at my place.

Ships and Swabbing

I had a visit from my friend Manul. We’re busy discussing projects and we had an enjoyable afternoon on the deck of his Lighthouse ship whilst docked at my island.
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As it was Topless Tuesday, we were off to Triumphal Y.C. with the gang to go race the M-24. Some sims were down in Dunai so the race was moved to Farragut. I was flustered a bit, never raced the courses or the Westerly wind, so I was all over the place. On top of all that, Justin ran me down. He did apologise, but as a penance for scratching the whole side of my beautiful M-24 yacht, I made him scrub my dock back home, whilst Laycee and I discussed the interpretation of racing rules. It ended up being a fine end to the day indeed.
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What is your login graphic?

Do you take the time to position your self before setting home? Do you like to see a nice view when logging in? So your login pic that is found here:

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Convert it to a JPEG and it looks like:

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I love my little corner of paradise.

Err, what are those legs doing there 😉