#466 Adopt the pace of Nature with Zerkalo

Maybe I am on a nature rant at the moment, but I so miss camping. Having not done it since Christmas, I am starting to feel the urge once again. Feels like a travel bug when you get it, but instead it is exciting exploring a new place, pitching a tent, starting a fire, and then chatting with friends and love ones and being away from everything except for yourselves.

Here are five reasons why camping is so much fun: -

Camping makes me realise the things I need to exist and be happy are actually very simple. All you need are these five things to make camping so much fun.

1) Shelter:In my case I have ‘Aggie’ the tent. I bought her last year for a camping holiday in France. She was given this name as no matter what how I put her up she is always a bit saggy. She provides us with adequate space for sleeping and storage and is even big enough for me to stand up in (sometimes being small has it’s advantages). 

2) Food:I have a brilliant 2 ring camping stove with a grill, so we can pretty much cook anything we’d normally cook at home. A billy available, firewood a plenty and matches to light the way. No mods and cons, just a simple get away with what the earth supplies. (Maybe the occasion firelighter just in case the earth gives too much rain ;).

3) Bed:To be honest this is far from simple and usually consists of an air bed, double sleeping bag, duvet and pillows, but everyone is allowed a bit of comfort aren’t they? I really enjoy just having the things I need around me. In some ways it’s similar to travelling, with all my belongings packed into one backpack. It feels so liberating!

4) Peace: - Camping is just so quiet and peaceful. As I sit here on my verandah typing this, I can hear the birds tweeting, but this is overpowed by the noise of cars driving along the road further down adjacent to my house. When you are camping, its the sounds of nature that become the soundtrack to your day. There is nothing better than being treated to a rather chatty owl at night to send me off to my sleep to be woken up by a beautiful dawn chorus of cockatoos. Bliss!

5) Disconnected: - I quite like being disconnected from the outside world, no television, no phone, no Wi-Fi. Although on my last trip I somehow managed to find Wi-Fi in the middle of a field. There is something quite nice about being in the moment with your fellow camper and not being distracted by the outside world. Forced disconnection from the distractions of everyday life means we get time to reconnect. Just talking, listening, laughing and planning for future adventures together if you are with a loved one is just pure enjoyment. Nothing but the stars overhead and the sounds of the nightlife around you. Did i mention the possums?? OMG. I guess that is better than lions.  

These are the reasons why I love camping, and of course finding the new Bedouin Tent created by an awesome designer  - Zerkalo, this reminded me of 'Aggie'. The Bedouin tent is available now at the Fantasy Collective.

Don't you agree, sometimes we all need to get back to nature to appreciate the simple things in life. <3

So what are you waiting for come take a walk to our destination for today: - 

Destinations: - The Fantasy Collective

Tent: -  Bedouin Tent  - Sands - (New) @ The Fantasy Collective
Campfire: - Bedouin Campfire (New) @ The Fantasy Collective
Rugs:- Persian Rugs - Sands - (New) @ The Fantasy Collective
Clothes Line: - Vagabond Rusty's Clothes Line - (New) @ Uber
Gulls: - Ohmai Ivory Gull and Pacific Gull - (New) @ Uber
Picnic Basket: - What Next Picnic Basket
Pot: - Sunnany Post Pot
Clock: - Floorplan Lantern Clock

#463 The Call of the Wild Fennec's with GizzA Creations, Glam Affair and Half Deer

I am a little behind with posting this pic on my blog account.
Thankyou to those that have liked it on my flickr account. If you haven't seen it on Flickr my details are: - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mischamoyet/. 

There are so many social media sites these days it is so hard to keep up. I bought myself an Apple TV today and was advised by a customer standing by that was listening to my whinge about not being able to use Netflix. He pointed to the Apple TV and said that will do everything for you, and yes it does. I am not that old yet but technology is advancing so fast I honestly can't keep up. I have never heard of an Apple TV, thinking it would cost hundreds of dollars I was pleasantly suprised. After apologising as I thought he was directing me to a brand new TV, it turned out it was a tiny thing like the size of an Apple ipod. Sometimes I think life was much easier when i was younger.

I will sound old saying this now, but I remember the days when all you had to worry about was getting home when the street lights came on. You could be covered in mud from head to toe from romping around outside, but parents didn't care, all they cared about was that you had fun.

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead". Poet or not, almost all of us has been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it is running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool trickling stream or just simply watching sunset over a mountain ridge.
It is so pleasant some time to just sit on the grass and just even hear the wind blowing through the trees. Being outdoors and aware of the world's beauty can make you feel energised and alive.

Whilst technology itself seems to be keeping us more indoors than ever before, I reckon they should create a day that is technology free. Maybe between the hours of 9am to 12pm. Other than Earth Day, we should call it Nature Day, Wonder whether it will take off.. What do you think?

Feeling very much like getting in touch with nature, I took this picture which was taken at Neva River, one of my favorite locations. Half Deer have come up with some amazing little animals that can be found at Kustom 9 available on now they are called the "Fennec Fox". Wearing the beautiful new outfit from GizzA Creations in a colour that I wear alot at home and that is Mango. Sounds delicious dosen't it. The Vicky Tank Blouse and pants can be found at Shiny Shabby on now for the month of June.

So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destinations for today: -

Destinations: - The Shiny Shabby Event and Kustom 9

Top: - Gizza Vicky Tank Blouse  - Mango (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Pants: - Gizza Vicky Trouser Red - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Face: - Glam Affair Amberley 11  - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Hair: - Leste Hair - Blondes - Tableau Vivant  (New) @ -  The Shiny Shabby Event
Bangle: - Luxe Chain Silver Bangle (New) @ Kustom 9
Fennecs: -  Fennec Fox - Curious, Stargazer, Playful, Kawaii -  New @ Kustom 9
Necklace: - Zaara (Goa Party) - Rudrakish Necklace - Arcade Gacha June 2015
Grass: - Skye Wild Grass - Type 6 - Brown


#465 Throw me a lifeline - 10th Annual Hair Fair 2015 for "Wigs for Kids"

The everyday burdens and responsibilities of life – emotional, physical and financial – become heightened when you’re living in a perpetual state of stress, this is how people feel when they have been diagnosed with Cancer. Being thrown a lifeline when people most need it at this time, is by doing everything possible. Whether it be by encouragement, information and/or the blessing of financial help, most cancer patients most desperately need a helping hand.

Having lost so many family members and friends from this illness,  I can only hope that one day for our children, loved ones, family and friends that a cure is found.

Having being accepted with thanks into Early Access to Hair Fair 2015, don't forget what this event is all about. Every year since 2007, Hair Fair has been created, with Bandana Day. This is their 10th Anniversary. Lets help celebrate what we can for a worthy cause: - 'Wigs for Kids'.

One day a cure will be found it is only a matter of time <33.

Destinations: - Hair Fair 2015 (Landmark Coming Soon)
Hair Fair opens: - July 11-26th.

Dress: - Miss Chelsea - Denim Dress - (New) @ Uber
Face: - Lelutka - Ever with Glam Affair
Hair: - Dela Mesh Hair Olympia  - Orange Browns - (New) @ - Summerfest 15
Bandana: - Courtesy of Mel Vanbeeck - (New) @ Hair Fair 2015 (10th Anniversary)
Bag: -  Flite Travelers Bag - New @  Summerfest
Necklace: - Zaara (Goa Party) - Rudrakish Necklace - Arcade Gacha June 2015
Signs: - Vintage Bike Rentals and Vintage Food Signs - (New) @ - Summerfest 15
Life Buoy - We're Closed

#464 No need for luck today with GizzA Creations, Zerkalo, Lode, Ohmai, Pilot and Bauhaus Movement

“The grass is always greener where you water it.” 
Is there really such a thing as being lucky? Are some people genuinely luckier than others, blessed with a mysterious predisposition toward regular good fortune? And what does that mean for the rest of us? Are we all doomed to face the worst possible outcome at every roll of the dice?
Alternatively, is the whole thing just an illusion born out of random circumstance? And, most tantalizingly of all, is it something we can create for ourselves?
I remember sitting around my friends at high school we were all laughing and acting silly over a lunch break and without even a blink, there goes a poop-splat the size of manhattan land on my lap on my green school uniform. I was in such a shock staring at this revolting yellow white plop, that my friends shreaked, others laughed and the guys in the area yelling out shes going to have some good luck. Supposely a bird poop was supposed to give you good luck. For me though all i remember it brought me was a horrid stain on my skirt all day

There are some people that seem to have such a roll of good luck, either winning the scratchie lottery, getting a massive pay out from work, being a winner of an overseas holiday, or even striking it lucky with their dream job. There are so many possibilities. The amount of times that I have said 'Where is my good luck for a change"?.  

I now agree though that Luck is an illusion. While we cannot control everything that happens, by breaking the habit of attributing things to luck, we can embrace our ability to make positive change for the future.  The realization that what I called luck was something I could make for myself radically changed my life. This simple shift in attitude is all it takes to break the cycle of bad luck. I know that I need to be fastidious, pro-active, and eager; that my efforts will be rewarded, as mine were late last year when I found the job I was destined for. 

With lots of hard work, the job has been made easy, but not is a time for change once again.

As someone once said, it may seem that the lucky friends that won that holiday, car, house etc all have a rosy life, but the grass is always greener where you water it.

There are many exciting events on at present, so what are you waiting for create some of that luck for yourself and teleport to one of these amazing destinations below: - 

Destinations: - GizzA Creations, Summerfest 15The Shiny Shabby EventSneak Peek

Dress: - GizzA - One Shoulder Dress [Tribal Brown - Olive]  New @ GizzA Creations
Skin: - Glam Affair - Amberly II skin ( America ) old item found at Chapter 4
Hair: - ~Tableau Vivant~ Sunkissed hair - New @ - Summerfest 15
Hat: - *LODE* Headwear - Lilou Feathers - New @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Armchair: -  [ zerkalo ] Eugenie's Armchair - New @ for The Neighbourhood for June @ Zerkalo

Magazines: - Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack 2 - New @- Cosmopolitan
Necklace and Bangle: - / f:L / - Trillion & Pear Pearl -  New @ Sneak Peek
Branches: - :CP: Repurposed Branches New @ The Shiny Shabby Event 
Gulls: - !Ohmai: Pacific Gull (Stance3) and !Ohmai: Pacific Gull (Stance4) - New @ Summerfest 15
Tackle Box: - PILOT - Vintage  Tackle Box [RED] - New @ Summerfest 15
Lotion: -Second Spaces - beach day - dark tan - New @ Summerfest 15
Sink: -38 - 8f8 - primavera in Toscana Garden Sink
Clay Pots: -36 - 8f8 - primavera in Toscana Clay Pots
Shed: - 03 - 8f8 - primavera in Toscana Shed RARE
Body: - Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 3.3
Eyes: - IKON Hope Eyes - Evening

Picture: - Taken at Neva River
Pose: - 'Gossamer' by Bauhaus Movement


#463 The best seat in the house with GizzA Creations and Fancy Decor

We don't say, what we should say

                                  We get lost beyond the answer we find loneliness
We pretend but in the end
We get lost beyond the answer we find loneliness

I never thought to hold you
I never thought that you might need an anchor
I never thought I'd lose you
I never thought that you might need an anchor

Destinations: - GizzA Creations and Fancy Decor @ Cosmopolitan

Dress: - GizzA - Leslie Short Set [Black Denim] New @- GizzA Creations
Skin: - Glam Affair -Eles  - America 05  - New @- Shiny Shabby
Hair: - =DeLa*= Mesh Hair "Olympia" Orange Browns - New @- Shiny Shabby
Bag: - =Zenith=Rattan Basket with Newspaper(Mid) - New @- Shiny Shabby
Rug: - Fancy Decor: Gray Chevron Rug - New @- Cosmopolitan
Chair: - Fancy Decor: Mid-century Chair (black)  - New @- Cosmopolitan
Ottoman: - Fancy Decor: Mid-century Ottoman (black) - New @- Cosmopolitan
Magazines: - Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack 3 - New @- Cosmopolitan
Necklace: - (Yummy) Spring Garden Necklace - New @ N21
Bangle: - LUXE. Chain Bangles Silver NEw @ Kustom 9
Body: - Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 3.3
Eyes: - IKON Hope Eyes - Evening

Picture: - Taken at Frisland
Pose: - Ma Vie. - Melody 01


#462 It's market day and it is time to meet your makers

Every Sunday is Market Day in our local town, Kianjavato. There is normally a procession of people heading to Market from the surrounding villages and along the way is the smell and sights of cinnamon and rice laid out to dry at the roadside. We head down early in the morning and the street is already bustling with people and lined with stalls towered with fruit and vegetables as well as clothes and a variety of odds, ends and hidden treasures. - See more at: http://www.madagascarpartnership.org/blog/entry/3837454/market-day-blog-by-rachael#sthash.Cldqf2Vf.dpuf
Every Sunday is market day in our town. There is normally a procession of people flocking to go to the market. You have to get their early otherwise it ends up being one cluster of a nuisance to find  a park. By the time I leave the house around 7am, the cars are all lined up and it ends up being a 2km walk to the stalls. That is why I have my trusty canine friend to walk with in the morning  as we head to the stalls. A good way to dodge the people as it is a huge dog ;)
As usual, the markets will be held in the lovely grounds near the beach. Items are a plenty with woodwork, jewellery, art, photography, soft furnishings, home baked breads and the fresh organic vegetables are to die for, not to mention lots of other bespoke handmade goodies!  I seriously get excited at market day each month, like I am excited about what is just around the corner for you all this month being The Shiny Shabby Event for the month of June.
here is a huge variety of neatly arranged fruit and veg on offer. We usually pick up a supply of vegetables to make salads for everybody back at camp and lucky for us the huge avocados are at their best just now. There are plenty of guavas and rambutans at the minute but each week also seems to bring a new, bizarre and mysterious fruit to try. In season just now is pocanelle also known as the ‘custard apple’ which gives some idea of its taste and texture and breadfruit, which is not very fruity at all but is always cooked and is more like a sweet potato. - See more at: http://www.madagascarpartnership.org/blog/entry/3837454/market-day-blog-by-rachael#sthash.Cldqf2Vf.dpuf

Before I showcase some of the awesome new collections coming you way, one featured SL designer that I would like to introduce to you is that of Indyra. Indrya's soft 'bohemia' style dress available for you at her store, is just a flowing design of pure delicious assortment of colours that there are just too many to mention.

Other exciting designers that have new items available for you now is that of 'Apt B' with the Raw Material Gacha event available now at Kustom 9 and the cute little Fennex Foxes for you also at Kustom 9. Can you find it in the pic? :)

Wearing the beautiful new makeup from Glam Affair called "Eles", the stunning and simply perfect new hair from Entwined called 'April' and the gorgeous new jewellery from Random Matter called the "Cambria Necklace", these are only just a sample of what is available soon for this month's June  Shiny Shabby Event coming your way on the 20th of this month.

So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to the destinations below: -

Destinations: - Indyra  @ Shiny Shabby - (June Round)

Dress: - {Indyra} Boheme (New) @ Indyra
Skin: - Glam Affair -Eles -America 01 (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: - [Entwined] April - Dark Blondes (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Necklace: - .random.Matter. - Cambria Necklace - Silver(New) @ Shiny Shabby
Seat: - Apt B Raw Matter Gacha Seat - (New) @ Kustom 9
Plates: - Apt B Raw Matter Gacha Plates - (New) @ Kustom 9
Fox: - Half Deer, Fennix Fox - Curious (New) @ Kustom 9
Bag: - Zenith Rattan Bag with Scarf (Choco) (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Easel: - Soy, Easel
Doors: -Junk, Picture Doors
Desk: - Artists Desk - Apple Fall

Picture: - Taken at the beautiful 'Flux Sur Mer'
Pose: - Amitie - Fresh 07