My House

I really like my life in sl, but used to wander around looking for somewhere quiet to go back to, you know the sort of thing, somewhere to change your clothes, take a few minutes for yourself to reflect on things and make plans for the future.  Well I started to be interested in looking for a small piece of land to build a house on, somewhere that I could call my own.  I looked for ages and kept putting things off, then suddenly, by chance, I found the right location , a lovely spot with a beach (that’s a picture of it, above in the header), and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.  I started to build things a few months ago and I built my little house, which I have altered about three times (which is still a little out of line, don’t look too close).  It won’t stay the same anyway, because I like to change things all the time, so who knows what it will look like in a few months from now.

I have a small circle of very wonderful friends in sl who I love to see, and they are welcome at my place any time, either if they want to see me, or to spend some time there if I’m not around, they know they can treat the place like their own.  I share my house with my pet squirrel, his name is Sammy, and he is very good company.  He is so tame he quite often perches on my foot whilst eating his acorns.  Sammy was a present from Headburro Antfarm, one of my best friends in sl.  He already had a squirrel (called McGrue) and I used to chat to McGrue whenever I called at Head’s place, so Head got me Sammy, (who is a cousins of McGrue) so I am never lonely with such a perfect pet.  My other best friend, Pinkie Delcon, comes round and we catch up on things and have fun.  I have so much to thank Head and Pinkie for, as they welcomed and supported me as a noobie in sl (especially when I had been targeted by a ruthless pair of weapon dealers who kept orbitting me for no reason) and I love them both and will always be grateful for all they have done for me (If only the weapons dealers knew, they did me a big favour, it is through them that I found my best buddies and between us we have a real laugh at their expense).

 As you can probably tell, I haven’t got organised yet, with my pictures and stuff, but bear with me and I’ll try to make this blog a little more colourful and interesting as time goes on.


10 Responses to My House

  1. Welcome to Blogland, mate! I’m looking forward to reading more about your adventures in SL and seeing how you build things step by step – something I just rubbish at 😀

    btw – Squirrel McGrue says HI to Sammy and asks if he’s up for a some mushroom wine and a nut kebab this Saturday night? Tsk! Lads, eh?

    HBA x

    p.s. Be extra careful if you are visting my cave… I’ve had to install a defense system to stop Destroyer Delcon from starting an Evil Empire down there.

  2. HBA says:

    It hasn’t worked!!! She’s in and my wee guard piranha mow has a black eye, a wonky fin and some missing teeth! I may have to come and live with you for a bit – I’m dead cheap as I only need some grass to eat!

  3. Janey Bracken says:

    Hi Head,

    Thanks for my welcome, I’m sure I’ll have lots of adventures in sl, even if it’s just visiting your cave, which now sounds like a highly dangerous place!!! Destroyer Delcon says she’s out to get you, so she could be waiting to trap you in your own cave, so be very cautious, as I’ve heard that the octopus hasn’t eaten for a few days and he’s ravenous.

    Sammy says he’d love to share a bottle of mushroom wine and a nut kebab with McGrue on Saturday, Sammy says he’ll bring the nut kebab if McGrue brings the wine, I’ll have to be careful not to step on them both if they get blotto like they normally do 🙂

    Janey x

  4. Janey Bracken says:

    Oooh sorry to hear about the piranha, I know Destroyer can be deadly if she gives a kick in the right spot. Of course you can hide out at my house, trouble is, I haven’t got any grass only sand, so you might have to eat the piranha, put him out of his misery.

  5. Pinkie Delcon says:

    Hi J, Cool another blogger. I love your write up…thxs for the mention and I will try and get the destroyer under control and only unleash DD for combat cards.

    Pinkie xx

  6. Janey Bracken says:

    Thanks Pinkie, can’t wait to blog about all our fun together and our future fights in combat cards

    Janey xx

  7. Pinkie Delcon says:

    Have you met cop-tastic yet.

    Pinkie x

  8. Janey Bracken says:

    Only very briefly, when we were shopping, think we frightened him off, shopping is far too girly for such a guy!!!

    Janey x

  9. HBA says:

    As promised matey 🙂

    Using Picassa with WordPress
    By HeadBurro Antfarm

    Getting Pictures to Picasa.

    1) Open a free Picasa account. Go here ( and sign up for a free account. You can also download a free bit of software that organises your photos on your computer and allows you to edit them and upload them to your online Picasa account album, but this not needed to use the online account.

    2) Once your account is working, you can upload your shots from SL using either the UPLOAD link from your online Picasa account album, or by using the upload feature of the free Picasa software tool if you have downloaded it.

    3) You may want to set up folders/albums within the online Picasa account to organise your pictures.

    4) Once uploaded, there they are for the world to see 🙂

    Putting Picasa Pictures in a WordPress post.

    1) Sign into your blog and open a New Post. At the top left hand corner of the main text entry box, you’ll two tabs – “Visual” and “Code”. “Visual” just means you see the post you are typing pretty much (but not exactly) as it will look once published. “Code” just means that you can, if you wish, put HTML code in. This is the tab you need to put pictures in from Picasa, but don’t worry! It’s a simple ‘cop and paste’ job, so click on “Code”.

    2) Sign into your Picasa online album and find the picture you want to put in the blog – click on it to view it as this brings up a series of option to the right of it. Click on “Links to this Photo”.

    3) This will drop down a small box with different options in. First off, select a size for the picture you are putting in your blog – small or medium work well.

    4) Then click in the box marked “HTML to embed in website” and copy that string of code.

    5) Go over to your blog website and paste that code into your newly opened post. As long as you are in the “Code” tab, when the blog is published the picture will appear. If you are in “Visual” then the gobbledegook code will appear as if you had typed it in (just re-edit the post to fix).

    6) Once pasted into the “Code” tab view, click on the “Visual” tab and there is your picture 🙂

    7) Repeat as many times as you want – just use the “Code” tab view to paste the code for the picture into.


  10. HBA says:

    By the way, you don’t have to use Picasa – Flickr does just as well, but I don’t think the upload limit is as good as Picasa on the ‘free’ service – you’d have to upgrade to a Flickr Pro account for that (although that is well worth it).

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