Monday, December 14, 2009

So Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding....

Just in time for Christmas, Rosehaven Recipes is pleased to present Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter sauce. The pudding dispenses an individual portion to be enjoyed with a silver spoon and the brandy butter sauce is merely decorative. The Pudding may be found at both my Rosehaven Recipes shops, in Steelhead City and in The Rookery, Clockhaven New Babbage.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Presents at Rosehaven Recipes

I apologize for the delay in this typist has been exceedingly busy with her life to allow me much time to attend to mine!

At any rate, I would like to let everyone know that there are scarves available for free, my gift to you at both of my Rosehaven Recipe shops. The main shop, located in Steelhead, has a set of scarves in the Steelhead tartan, while my second shop, located in Clockhaven Babbage (in the Rookery) has a set of scarves in the Babbage tartan.

Please enjoy them and keep warm this holiday season!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

On behalf of Edward and myself, I'd like to wish all of our family, friends, neighbours and acquaintances a very happy halloween. May you get lots of treats and very few tricks tonight!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pumpkin Sale!

For anyone interested, all pumpkin items in my shop have been reduced to L$50 for the month of October. Items can be found at my main shop in Steelhead City and in the Rookery located in Clockhaven, New Babbage

Happy Rez Day Edward!

Three short years ago, one Edward Pearse rezzed for the first time and made tracks to Caledon where he established a tailor and habardashery shop for gentlemen. Shortly after his arrival, he came across a Christine McAllister (who was invisible due to rezzing issues) and they became friends.

How time flies when you're having fun! All the best to you my dearest on your rezz-day!
(this is one of my favorite pictures of Edward)

Let Us Give Thanks

On behalf of Edward and myself, I would like to wish all of our Canadian friends a happy thanksgiving. May your day be snow free and your turkey moist and easily carved.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fruits of the Harvest

Since the apple harvest in Steelhead was so abundant this year, I have been forced to reduce all products containing apples in my shop to L$50. The prices have been changed in the vendors, to reflect this sale. So, the apple pie, apple crisp, caramel apples, candied apples and apple cinnamon muffins are available at this lowered price. Enjoy the fruits of the harvest!

Froggy Went a Courtin'

Last night Edward and I attended the Babbage Ball, the theme being soot black. I managed to cobble together a gown from various bits and pieces as I discovered, much to my dismay, that I have a complete and utter lack of black formal ballgowns in my wardrobe.

Upon my arrival, after the usual friendly greetings, the Baron told me that I had just missed a most....happy....announcement. Apparently, Dr. Oblensky is getting married. I had no idea he would have had time to go courting, having just arrived back from wherever he was at. The lady in question (and I cannot recall her name for the life of me, my apologies) seems to be a demure, polite lady with above average physical attributes as well. No one seems certain how Dr. O could have charmed such a fine lady, since he isn't known to be a sweet talker by any stretch of the imagination. I hope for her sake an unfortunate explosion or train tracks are not in her future. At this point, I have no idea of where the bride is registered, and rumour is the date is set for October 31.

The ball itself was enjoyable, as they usually are. Mr. Bats Enoch provided excellent music and a group photo was taken as well. It reminded me of the Steelhead photo we had done years ago, only with a few more people (and everyone wearing black).

After the ball, Edward and I returned home to discover that we have new neighbours. I will have to go over with a plate of cookies and welcome them to the neighbourhood!

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's good to be back!

After some delay and a bit more fretting than I would like to do, I'm pleased to announce that I am able to get in world once again (in no small parts thanks to the efforts of my dear brother and sister-in-law....thanks again you two!!!).

I've still not received an official reason why I was banned, from what Tensai was able to gather, one of my addresses got caught by mistake when they were blocking the griefer. It is very frustrating when you've done *nothing* wrong, not broken any of the many rules that govern life in SL and yet you are punished. Thankfully, it was correctable and I'm very happy to be back in world.

Thank you to all of you for your kind words and outrage at my mis-treatment. I greatly appreciated it, more than you realize.

Now to attend to the changing of the seasons!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I've been BANNED!!!!!!

Last night my typist decided she'd best get me in world for a little bit in order to attend to some gardening duties in Steelhead as well as Edward's shop in Caledon. Imagine her surprise when an error message appeared stating that she was not able to access Second Life from her computer. She logged in a support ticket and then contacted some people who might be able to get to the bottom of this issue faster than she can.

Apparently, I'm banned because of some griefing issue where some of my "scripted objects" (what a thing to call my lovely cakes, muffins and cookies!) were in a sim that was griefed. Apparently, LL in it's wisdom believes that I could most likely be a griefer. I've been on the grid nearly 3 years and now, apparently, they believe I've taken up a life of crime.

My typist has sent in all the relevant information to get my named cleared, but as of this morning, I'm still unable to get in world. I do hope LL is attending to this matter with diligence and speed. Fuzz, thank you for the delightful love letter to LL, feel free to fire another one off anytime.

Until my name is cleared, take care and I hope to see you all in world soon!!!!! (Oh, and Edward, please remember to feed the cats and water the flowers, thank you! :-) )

Christine McAllister Pearse

Thursday, June 25, 2009

In the Good Old Summertime...

On behalf of Edward and myself, I'd like to extend the warmest wishes for a fun filled summer to all of our friends, neighbours and acquaintances. May our Canadian friends spend their Dominion Day occupied in enjoyable pursuits and our American friends celebrate their Independance Day equally well.
May your lemonade be cold, your picnic ant-free and may the mosquitos find your enemies to be far sweeter and tender than you are.
Enjoy your summer everyone!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary to my beloved Edward. It's been a delight and pleasure waltzing with you these past two years. I look forward to being your lady and always having the last dance with you in the future. As they say, the best is yet to come!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Prettiest Plots in Steelhead (or so I think)

With a heavy heart, I must announce that my plots in Steelhead will be available for rent. My typist has decided that as she no longer has the free time to allow me to be in world as much as I used to be, that the expense of Rosehaven can no longer be justified.

Available for rent are one plot in Steelhead main as well as the 512 plot directly behind it in Boomtown. Please contact TotalLunar Eclipse about the prims. procedures and rental agreements. My loss is truly your gain.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

On behalf of Edward and myself, I'd like to extend warm Easter wishes to our friends, family, neighbours and acquaintances. May the "chocolate" eggs the Easter bunny leaves for you be the foil wrapped variety!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Because this is just too funny....

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Who is that, rampaging out of the plains! It is Christine, hands clutching a mighty sword! And with a vengeful scream, her voice cometh:

"I'm seriously going to beat you until there are no limbs left to break!!!"

Monday, January 5, 2009

You are Cordially Invited to Attend...

Things I've Pondered in Recent Days

In recent days, in many other journals, the topics of courtesy, manners and politeness have been discussed in great depth. I have made my own comments on these other journals and am not going to go into great detail about anything that has already been said. However, a few thoughts have been rattling around in my head while I've been attempting to get Primbroke Manor ready for the housewarming party, and rather than putting up with them being loose and unruly, I thought that if I perhaps put them to paper, then they'd be laid to rest. As this is my own personal journal, I would like to remind any gentle readers who happen upon it that these are my own thoughts and opinions. I am not going to force anyone to follow them, but I believe that they deserve a modicum of respect.

The first thing that has rather amused me are those people who are going around saying that they know the *real* reason behind the departure of some citizens, and low and behold, it is *not* the reason put forth by the persons doing the leaving. I would love to know where these people took their mind reading course because I would dearly love to have that skill. I do realize that people sometimes do not give complete reasons for their actions, but honestly, only they know what their own personal thoughts are, and perhaps anyone near and dear to them that they shared them with.

I am also amazed that a simple request, that of people conducting themselves in a more respectful manner, put forth on a personal journal should cause others to froth at the mouth. What is wrong with behaving like a grown, civilized adult who is capable of conversation that reads slightly higher than a trashy tabloid magazine? Is that really too much to ask? Just because you can say something, does not necessarily mean you should. (and yes, I'm sure a few people will point out that perhaps I should not be saying what I am this is my personal journal and not a public forum, my apologies but hard cheese to you).

While our typists are all supposedly chronologically adults, I believe there is a vast difference between being an adult and acting like one. Yes, we are all old enough to talk about sex, drugs, alcohol, etc, but is it really an adult thing to do to flog those topics to death on a public forum? To me, that makes me think of something teenagers do when trying to prove to the "old folks" how grown up they really really are. We all know what a penis is, I would assume that most of our typists have engaged in sexual behaviour and acts. However, I also think that there is something to be said for having a little mystery and "not putting all the goods in the shop window" as my grandmothers would say (and they were no fools). Being vulgar and crass is just not very adult behaviour, in my books anyhow. A good double entendre requires wit and skill.

Finally, and I would imagine this one may irritate a few people, I am puzzled by those people who attend a group function and then go off sulking and announce to the world that they were shunned (or ignored). What would you like the rest of us to do about that? If I were at the event, I am sorry for missing your arrival or greeting (providing you said hello...I cannot see everyone at all times). I do try to greet people, but at times I (and I'm sure others as well) may be tied up in several personal IM's or my typist may have been called away briefly for one of several RL reasons. I am sorry for any part I may have played in your feeling neglected, but really, does throwing a guilt trip to all of the Independant State of Caledon really make you feel better?

Oh, I don't think that the OpenSim debacle sparked this either. I know I've been talking in private to close friends about this very subject months ago.

Anyhow, that is all from me and my little corner of the world. I intend to say nothing further but to move on and hope for the best in the future.