OK this is why I have been so quiet recently – lots of work creating again for you. I also have a new set of weapons which are unbelievably good – I discovered the weapons quite by chance and they are amazing – so do pop upstairs in the store and take a look! The weapons vendor is upstairs on your right – the maker is mac Keystrell of MkB Cult http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Clearchus/15/215/3501
I just love his weapons!!!!!!
More news – a new festival to me as a Brit is the Day of the Dead – El dia de los Muertos – The Steampunk sim at Mielville is holding a wonderful festival there from 27th October till 4th November . Here’s the poster advertising it .. it looks great fun!
Day of the Dead (Spanish: el Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The particulars of the celebration vary widely by region in Mexico.
On November 1, Día de Muertos Chiquitos, the departed children are remembered. The evening is sometimes called la Noche de Duelo, The Night of Mourning, marked by a candlelight procession to the cemetery.
On November 2, Día de los Muertos, the spirits of the dead return. Entire families visit the graves of their ancestors, bringing favorite foods and alcoholic beverages as offerings to the deceased as well as a picnic lunch for themselves. They spend the day cleaning and decorating the grave sites and visiting with each other and other families.
Traditionally there is a feast in the early morning hours of November 2nd although many now celebrate with an evening meal. There are sugar skulls and toys for the children, emphasizing early on that death is a positive part of the life cycle. It is a happy occasion for remembering pleasant times with departed family members.
Preparation begins weeks in advance when statues, candies, breads and other items to please the departed are sold in markets. A sweet bread, pan de muerto, with decorations representing bones of the deceased is very popular as are sugar skulls. All sorts of art objects and toys which symbolically represent death in some way are created and marketed. This gives the economy a boost in much the same way as our Christmas season does.
Altars (ofrecetas/ofrendas) are set up in the home with offerings of sweets and the favorite foods and beverages of the deceased. These offerings may later be given away or consumed by the living after their essence has been enjoyed by the dead. Marigolds are the traditional decorative flower and copal is the traditional incense made from the resin of the copal tree.
–Adapted from Wikipedia
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So – for now that’s all from me – take care and do pop over for chat!