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Christmas Fashion 3 — Christmas in Babbage   Leave a comment

Unlike Harper, who was exploring the spiritual side of Christmas, or Jem, who decided to freeze herself outside, Morgan and me went for a nice, warm room in Babbage.

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Christmas Card 2018, Harper   Leave a comment

Lift up your heads, O ye gates … and the King of glory shall come in.
Psalm 24:7

I wish you and yours a most blessed Christmas!

Posted December 25, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Holidays and celebrations, Real Life

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Christmas Fashion 1 — O Holy Night   1 comment

All of the blog women have shot photos for Christmas card — which will be coming up on the 25th, by the way — and we’re also adding our dresses as fashion photos.

O holy night
The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine
O night, o night divine

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The details:

  • Head: LAQ Noelle 3.06 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope (Sapphire)
  • Hair: C H A R M E Roxy (available at current round of Swank)
  • Gown: Sascha’s Designs Snow Princess (available at current round of Swank)
  • Shoes: Italiano Linda
  • Accessories: Zuri Rayna Ariel Elite suite (necklace, earrings and bracelet); Zuri Rayna cross pendant necklace; Sascha’s Designs short gloves (white) (available at current round of Swank); Paper Couture diamonds and pearl ring (vintage); Agata Mode Carla fur stole (vintage)
  • Eyeshadow: POUT! Star Dust (Omega, slot 3)
  • Lipstick: Zibska Miya (Omega, slot 1)

Photographed at the Old High Church (Church of Scotland), Inverness City region

Bay City Tree Lighting 2018   Leave a comment

One of many great ways to open the holiday season before Christmas begins on December 25.

Daniel Voyager

Bay City in Second Life will be hosting its 2018 annual tree lighting event between 1- 4pm SLT on Sunday 9th December 2018.

The event will be taking place over at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region where there will be live music, ice skating, refreshments and much more. 

I’ve attended this event in previous years and I have to say it’s great fun generally during the Christmas festive season. 

Here is the full press release…

Bay City — Annual Tree Lighting 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1-4 pm SLT

It’s that most wonderful time of the year!

Once again, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event, now in its eighth outing, on Sunday, 9th December 2018 from 1-4 pm SLT.

The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel (SLurl) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer as well as…

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Happy Holidays From Jem

Posted December 26, 2017 by Jem Sternhall in Holidays and celebrations

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Christmas Eve 2017

From 2016.  But this year of 2017, my annual tradition has even more meaning than before.  My son is now 18 years old, and my daughter 22 and newly graduated from college, and the turmoils of the world make me fear for them both.  Please read all the way through for my personal message from last year.

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As always, Around the Grid upholds its Christmas Eve tradition — here is Bing Crosby and David Bowie from 1977, performing their famous duet, “The Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth.”  This was the last Christmas special Bing did before his death.

Almost every time I write an article in these pages, I use my “signature” graphic, which bids you all peace.  It has several meanings for me:  the earthly dream, sung of by two wonderful musicians above, and the more lasting, eternal peace we greet each other with in the Episcopal Church (as well as other liturgical churches).  Peace on earth has been a dream for my generation — those of us who still remember our dreams of that time — since our youth in the Sixties and Seventies, and sought by people of goodwill around the world for hundreds of generations.

Nearly forty years after these singers, now both sadly dead, performed this song — which has become a holiday classic in its own right — the world still reels on through conflict and hatred, and the dream of peace among all peoples seems elusive, more of a pipe dream than a reality.  But I have to believe that there is still hope for peace — both the kind we think of, between each other, and the sharing of the true peace of God, “which passes all understanding,” no matter how each of us perceives God in our minds and faiths.  Perhaps, on the day we achieve earthly peace, the peace of the Earthly Paradise will be made at last apparent to us all, and that other serenity become the true inheritance of us all ….

Every child must be made aware
Every child must be made to care
Care enough for his fellow man
To give all the love that he can

May you and yours have a merry, meaningful and — most of all — hopeful Christmas season.

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