The other week I mentioned I finally got myself a little bit of land and promised that I'd give you a tour. I've been busy the last wee while getting it set up and stuff, but finall it's ready. So please, come along in, take your shoes off at the door and have a look around.
The region I've moved to is called Virtue (Stop laughing at the back!) and it's a twin sim with Thistle which is right next door. What first attracted me to the place, other than having some friends already living there, is that it just looks so pretty. It's beautifully landscaped with streams and paths interwinding throughout the place. It definitely feels like a nice place to live. The sort of place you'd go for a morning constitutional and wave at friends as you pass their door.
I've not got a big plot, but it seems big enough to furnish and decorate so that it feels homely and welcoming. I decided that I'd mostly live up in the air, but given how pretty the rest of the sim is I knew I had to hold me end up and make an effort down there too. I've never really done trees before though. My previous homes have either made use of stylised trees or palms trees.
I never realised the tree industry was so extreme. It was really quite overwhelming. How was I meant to know what kinda tree I wanted and who made the best ones and who made dead twigs? Well eventually I found some I liked and liberally scattered them around.
The next crucial ingredient for me was a pond. I've not had the greatest luck with terraforming, and I've got some swans that I hadn't had an awful lot of luck with either. I was determined that my luck with change with both. And, after a couple of 'learning experiences' in both areas I am happy to announced I not only have a pond but the swans in it are actually in it and not above it.
In terms of what else to place on the ground, my hammock was a must as I love it, and after much searching I found the perfect little garden shed that looks perfect with a couple of battered old armchairs. It's comfy. Which is what I wanted.
Upstair, in the sky, I have a skybox. Again it took much deliberation but eventually I found the one that felt right. Previous homes for me in SL have always been modern and contemporary. I guess my chosen style hasn't changed yet.
Downstairs there's one big room stretching the length of the house. At one end I have the living space with my favourite sofa and chair set that has followed me for a few moves now.
And at the other end there is currently a sort of breakfast bar or dining area. I want to do something else there I think, but it'll do for now.
Upstairs is the bedroom. Strictly speaking it's not upstairs as it's via teleport but you know what I mean. It contains a bed. You know, as they do.
Also upstairs there's a door out onto a balcony. Perfect for staring into space. Perhaps while sat in a hottub, eh?
And after all that, I think it must be time for bed, eh?
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