I was walking in the park and had the delight of bumping into Isobel Byron at the Dell. Isobel is a long term resident of London and has been in Second Life since 2008. You may call her an old-timer, for certainly in Second Life terms she has become somewhat of a sage, although young in her real life.
I wanted to catch up on what Isobel is doing so she suggested we went to her pub, The Greyhound in London’s Kensington sim. This pub is exactly as it is in the real location inside Kensington. As it is a replica of the real world, all local houses and buildings are the same as you would find in real life. The Greyhound is run by Isobel in Second Life.
|The Greyhound in Kensington|
When we arrived, a poster announcing a photo competition greeted us. So I asked her to tell me about it. Isobel told me that she loved the annual photograph competition that we run every year and she was holding this for London this year. I remember the winners of some of the last competition and some of their stunning entries.
She also told me that she intended to have a sculpture competition, just like last year too. I think Isobel has an annual task on her hands here and can’t wait to see some of the entries.
|Photo Competition at The Greyhound|
This competition is always great fun and entertaining too. I look forward to seeing everyone’s photographs out there on the walls of the Greyhound.
If you are interested in winning L$1000, the competition details are below.
Get your photo in by 31st January to win this fabulous prize.
|Wall of fame|
When we went inside the pub, we found some comfy sofas at the back, so we sat on the sofas. I noticed that we were next to her ‘wall of fame’. She said that there were actually a lot of Ed Follet on there, so if you want to be added too – when you go to the pub see if you can persuade her to put you up on the wall!
There are lots of reasons to go to the pub. Isobel is continuing with her wonderful array of things to do, poetry nights, keep fit classes and lots of other fun stuff that may be a little different from clubbing and dancing. I personally look forward to seeing what she has on offer.
Getting Personal With Isobel
I started to dig a little about her personal life and Ed Follet was mentioned, of course. Isobel and Ed have long been a couple in London. Ed arrives and they have some personal banter between them so I ask – ‘where did you first meet?’.
|Isobel Byron and Ed Follet|
In the days of the UGC (Underground Club) in Knightsbridge, they met while partying in the club. And in Ed’s words that he “knew from that point she was the girl for me”.
Ed sounds very romantic and so I asked her where was the most romantic place he had taken her to? She told me it was Stonehenge on the solstice. Conjures up images of this lovely couple locked in mystical time and place together eternally.
Being a creative person and an artist too, modest Isobel does a lot more than just live in London. Her art and imagination make the Greyhound what it is – a fun place to be and to relax, with interesting things to do as well. I personally look forward to attending her next event. To find out what these events are, check the blog regularly.
Now you know more about Isobel, why not go and visit her in the Greyhound or send her an IM to say ‘Hi’!
THE GREYHOUND PUB 3rd ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION
YES ITS THAT TIME AGAIN GUYS, THIS YEAR IT`S BIGGER AND BETTER
* 1st PRIZE 500 L$
* 2nd PRIZE 250L$
* 3rd PRIZE 150L$
+ plus runners up prizes
How to enter:
.- TAKE A PICTURE ANYWHERE IN KENSINGTON OR ANY OF THE CONNECTED
.- FORWARD IT WITH FULL PERMS WITH A NOTE CARD SAYING WHERE WHEN IT WAS TAKEN AND YOUR NAME TO …….ISOBEL BYRON.
** CLOSING DATE; 31st January 2011
All Entries will be displayed on the Greyhound Pub wall
Take a look at our Kensington place, the church, square, fabulous buildings … there are many places where you can take your photo …