The Season of Friendship by Jas (Blog 281)

November 26, 2015 • Culture & Community, Entertainment, News, People

Today, since its only 4 weeks until a certain someone sets off on his sleigh, and because of all the people in SL who have shown me support  this week, Ive decided to do write a blog about the precious gift of friendship. At this time of year it`s all too easy to get caught up in the present buying consumerism in the world, or (as in my case) just hibernate and consider the gloominess of the terrible (British) weather.

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Jas (me) salutes her friends

All week, though, I have been reminded of  the importance of friends , especially leading up to the festive season. Whatever your religion or beliefs, a choice word – and maybe a hug or two- can make all the difference. A lot of my good online friends are from the days in which I was manager at the Coach and Horses pub in the London Sims, and, over the last week or so, some of them who have been away have been venturing back to London. Of course, several havent been anywhere, and are still heavily involved in the working of our sims. So heres my little ode to friendship (along with  some quotes and song lyrics), and if Ive missed anyone out its because I havent heard from them recently (or because I dont have any pics)- not because they aren`t true friends.




In everyone’s life, at some timekeira_002 (2), our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.Friendship 4.jpg

Keira (left) is one of the kindest people I have met in SL. She has suffered recent injuries in RL, due to her altruistic nature, and,  rather than give up, she`s ready to get out there and help needy people more. She does building for the London Sims, and lives here too.


” Mingle with the good people we meet
 GoodSnapshot_017 (2) friends we have, oh, good friends we have lost
Along the way,
 In this great future, you can’t forget your past..”
                                                   No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

Brandon (right) and Sarah (below, right) have been good friends of mine for many years. A few years ago when Brandon was a club manager in the London Sims, he DJ d many times with me as host. Both he and Sarah supported the Coach and Horses pub and worked there, too, as both DJ and host. Last night, when I was feeling very blue in RL they came to meet me in Sexy Brits and we had a great night dancing and chatting. They are the epitome of a perfect couple in SL – devoted to each other but not to the exclusion of their friends. Thank you guys for cheering me up!


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The lovely Debs Regent (below) is the founder and manager of the London Sims.

She has been loyal and supportive to me for many years-

even when she barely knew me when I first started hosting in SL.

She`s always there to chivvie me along and make me feel better!
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“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another:

“What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” CS Lewis          

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  Ah, now, Alex and Tam. Having both worked in London for years,

  Alex is currently in the dog-house for 2 reasons.

  1. He mercilessly flirts with everyone despite being a happily married man.

  2. He never brings his beautiful wife Tam to London anymore.

  But, seriously, they are friends who have been in my Second Life

  for four and a half years, and have always been generous

  with their time and affection.


  (Maybe they`ll come to the Ice Ball!)

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 MJS was an old regular at the Coach and Horses, who I hadnt seen for a while.

  Yesterday, however, just when I needed it, she (along with her BF Winnie – another old face!)

  was partying in Sexy Brits. She was very friendly, and this morning posted

  me a reminder that we have been friends on Facebook  since two years ago, today.


 “Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friendSnapshot_010 (4), When people can be so cold,
They’ll hurt you and desert you, And take your soul if you let them.
Oh, but don’t you let them.”

Carole King- You Got A Friend

   Now for the lovely Pyp. What can I say?

She has been the most consistent and loyal friend I have had on SL. She was also a manager and DJ in the London Sims for a long time.

We speak most days and put the world (or worlds- SL and RL) to rights.

She is a warm and compassionate human being – with far too many real- life dogs!

(Room for one more Pyp?)

I must also mention the gorgeous Zoanon, who took me to meet his husband this week.
Zo has always been a good friend- despite regularly taunting me about how good
the weather is over the other side of the world!
 I was about to post a picture of the gorgeous Wolfe, too,
(a good friend- and the object of a little crush of mine for along time now!),
but I`ve realised again that I don`t have a recent one.
I will rectify this as soon as possible!
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Partying with Sarah and Brandon last night in Sexy Brits

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
Bob Marley
  Of course, there are a lot of friends  I haven`t mentioned in this blog,
but I felt the need to get this out in the ether today,as another very good friend has gone AWOL, and according to his Facebook page is sitting on the moon drinking beer!
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It looks like this guy at Sexy Brits could use a friend!

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