Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Heartbroken on Australia Day

I have been in a slump of sadness, depressed and some what angry for the past few weeks from receiving the news from a girl friend that her 19 year old daughter Sarah, had only been given weeks to live.                       *pauses and takes a deep breath*

Being a friend of the family for around 16 years, I have known Sarah since she was a toddler. At age 15 Sarah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had undergone surgery to remove a massive tumour the size of a watermelon, yes a watermelon. There is a reason that the tumour became so big, sadly the family was unaware of Sarah's condition because with Sarah being just a young teenage, she didn't tell anyone that her stomach was getting bigger for no reason. Thinking she was getting fat and being embarrassed about it, she hid her body under large jumpers and jackets until she started having serve stomach pain. Chemo began straight after surgery, after a long recovery Sarah was cancer free. 8 months ago, Sarah began getting pain in her back and sadly the cancer had return but this time they had absolutely no clue as to what type of cancer it was or how to treat. They tried many different treatments for the next couple of months and not a single one was having an affect on this aggressive cancer. There was nothing else they could do and they had no idea how much time Sarah had left.

This morning I received a text from my girl friend containing only 3 simple yet beautiful words that left me heartbroken, angry, shattered and completely devastated. Sadly it's a text that I have unwillingly been expecting and wished would never have to come but am glad in away that now she is no longer in pain.

My babys gone

As I write this post tears continue to roll down both cheeks. With the tears blurring my vision my fingers still manage to hit the right keys. Whether anyone else reads it or not I have found in the past that writing things down can help relieve some of the anguish and stress that can build up from losing someone close. I received the message Saturday morning, moments before leaving the house with my family to go and celebrate Australia day. I took an hour to compose myself and was determined not to put a damper on this day for my kids. I grabbed my dark sun glasses, filled my bag with tissues and we headed off to a local community celebration in a nearby park.

Lots of things were set up for the kids. As I waited in line to take my two kids on a train ride, an impatient women standing behind decided to poke me in the back a few times with her finger and demanded that I hurry, move up to get on the train. There were only a certain number of seats and it was obvious that there wasn't going to be room on this trip, the kids didn't mind because they'd be first on the next one. Plus the man operating the ride even closed the gate in front of us. I was definitely in no mood to deal with such an obnoxious person. Normally I have a long fuse, it takes a lot to push me over the edge but with this mornings news I had no fuse. As I lifted the sunglasses that were hiding my sad teary eyes, I turned to the woman with a majorly fucked off look on my face and said "If you touch me one more time I WILL put you on your arse right here in front of everyone and if you hadn't noticed the ride is full so your just gonna have to wait your turn, PATIENTLY!". I was actually quite pleased that I held back on the f bombs. I lowered my sunnies and turned back around.

After the ride the kids and I went for a walk through the park to see what else was going on. The kids and I had Aussie flag temporary tattoos put on, we checked out the vintage and hotted up cars that were on show, ate bbq sausages then head over to the play equipment. As I watched them play on the climbing equipment tears began to roll from beneath my sunnies and down my cheeks. So glad I had a bag full of tissues. I love my kids tremendously, they mean the world to me. Every minute being with them or even just watching them play is precious and will never be taken for granted.  We don't know how long we or those around us are destined to be on this earth for.  Live your life to the fullest, enjoy each moment, do what you enjoy doing, don't let anything that anyone else says ever put you down, don't be scared to say I love you, hug your Mum or Dad no matter what your age and the little things do also matter.

Though having trouble enjoying myself at the Australia day celebrations, my kids had an absolute ball and that's all that matters.


Huge hugs and much love goes out to those of you that have been touch
in one way or another by cancer


Picture credits:
GOS Boutique: Bare feet - Flat
Tableau Vivant: Lythrum hair - Femboy hunt exclusive
Haus of Darcy: The Crux - Razor - F
Glam Affair: Leah skin - Ethereal Sadness (Past TDR)
NotSoBad: Kate t-shirt - Black & Grey
Immerschoen Girl: Jeans - Black
DIGS: Vesta fireplace and rug (CWNH)
Magenta Co.: SLeenex tissue box

Monday, January 21, 2013

4 years blogging

WOW...has it really been 4 years? *scratches her head*

On January 21st 2009,  I was approached by Helena Stringer of Stringers Mausoleum (who I had been instore modelling for) and was asked if I like to be blogger for 'Suddenly Seeking Stringer' blog.  Though scared out of my pants, it took little convincing. After being shown the ropes I was let loose...4 years later I'm still at it. I may not be an overly active blogger but I do it when my RL lets me plus I really enjoy it.
For many years June Dion of BareRose has continued to create an array of amazing outfits. The first outfit I chose to blog was the Studded Armor Lady from BareRose, so I thought I'd reblog that exact outfit, past and present. It is still as stunning as it was four years ago.

Here is my first ever pic and the post that goes along with it :P  Blogger virgin

First blogged outfit revisited - Studded armor lady

As my joy for blogging continued to grow I began contributing to other blogs as well, like;

Free Finds For Men (Deleted)
The Designer Spotlight
The Fringe Society

Then eventually branched out with my very own blog Spread Your Wings. Though not completely happy with the it, I then ended up creating this blog 'Strike By Night', a blog dedicated to a darker style of fashion that I love and not so much of the pink and fluffies.

Hadn't not been there in awhile, I tp'd over to BareRose headquarters to check out some of the recent releases and I came across this little beauty called The Creeper.
<3 <3 <3 it!

B@R: Studded Armor Lady
B@R: The Creeper
Haus of Darcy: Dragon's Tail Gauge v2 (L) - Frost
Haus of Darcy: Dragon Studs (L) - Frost
Haus of Darcy: The Crux - Razor - F
Haus of Darcy: Bullet proof - Razor
Glam Affair: Dark Side - Roza 01
Wasabi pills: Morgan mesh hair - Ethereal
Vestigium: Lady Muerta (mesh tattoo)
Damned: Eyes 31
Sinistyle: Taped fingers with black nails
Pose: Purple poses - 608
Pose: Ploom - Seethru - 2

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


 She's nothing but a dreamer.

Rue: Chirurgeon horns - Elemental (One of a number of Group gifts  <3 )
Tableau Vivant: Lythrum hair - Emerald (Collabor88)
Glam Affair: Amberly - Petal edition - Melodia (Group gift)
Maxi Gossamer: Filigree Oval (Collabor88)
Haus of Darcy: End of night - Razor
Haus of Darcy: Bullet proof - Razor
Insufferable Dastard: Soulful eyes - Green light (VIP group gift)
On a lark: Hung dress - black
Sinistyle: Azazel Bracers
Damned: Green dream tattoo
Pose by Ploom: Naughty 2

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunblock 6000

WOW will you look at that...a vampire that doesn't actually sparkle in the sun. Need a very strong sunscreen to stop from bursting into flames though :P

I have to say that this latest release hair from Tableau Vivant called Lythrum is just yummy!
Been a long time since I've hit the waves in SL. Had to dig deep in my inventory to find one of my boards, dusted her off and headed on in. It was just like riding a bike.

Surfs up at Braata beach

Oh and btw...Happy Monday everyone, last one in is a rotten egg :P

Tableau Vivant - Lythrum - Snow (Gorgeous and new)
Haus of Darcy: End of the night - Razor
Haus of Darcy: Compassion - Razor
Haus of Darcy: Bullet proof - Razor
Glam Affair: Dark side - Roza 01
Insufferable Dastard: VIP group gift - Soulful eyes - Green light
Nyte'n'Day: Modic Bikini - Black/Silver
SiniStyle: Taped fists
Poses pic 1 & 4:
Poses pic 2 & 3: InPose

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Black Militant

So glad Kauna decided to make a female version of the Military Jacket <3 it!
Come with a colour changing HUD.

 Sexy black thigh highs from Schadenfreude called Pitch leith boots and are currently available at Collabor88.

I can't seem to remove the Ewing hair from Tableau vivant so I paired it 
up with some onyx In Dreams horns by AUX.

Haus of Darcy piercings are so amazing you can mix and match them. Here I have paired 2 sets, End of the night and compassion.

 Skinned by Glam Affair...just gorgeous!

Kauna: Retro military jacket (female)
Schadenfreude: Pitch leith boots - Black (Collabor88)
Tableau Vivant: Ewing hair - Black
Haus of Darcy: End of the night - Razor
Haus of Darcy: Compassion - Razor
Glam Affair: Dark side - Roza 01
TokiD: Cocoro shorts - Black leather
AUX: Horns - In Dreams - Onyx (Zodiac)
SiniStyle: Taped fist
Insufferable Dastard: Eyes - (past zombie popcorn hunt gift)
Pose: Purple poses

Wednesday, January 2, 2013



I headed back to the Arcade at around 10mins to 12 on the last night of the December round of gachas. Thought I'd have another bash at the Schadenfreude gacha machine  I was lucky enough to win a couple more bones (my fav of this series) and also scoring a rare katdragon and pizza which I had neither of. Alle was still the only vouboo not in my possession. As the sim owner arrived to close the place, I had a few last tries and on my very last attempted I score a vouboo with a little green mohawk...
I actually made that sound in RL, my partner thought I had lost the plot as I let out a mighty roar...lol. The final piece to my puzzle, completes my series 1 set including all rares. *smiles happily*

As my hate for Allegory Malaprop begins to diminish with the closing of this round at the Arcade, I believe my hatred will rear its ugly head again with the release of series 2. I think I might have to plan a holiday for when that happens...well that will never happen because I will be there with bells on.


Schadenfreude vouboos: Bones, Pizza, Alle, Archie and Katdragon.
Tableau Vivant: Ewing hair in black
Glam Affair: Dark side - Roza 1
Haus of Darcy: TV piercing 1 - Frost
Haus of Darcy: Scorpio - Frost
Deviance: Santa baby dress - Candy apple
UtopiaH: The game of death tattoo
Sinistyle: Taped fist
Pose: TeaSoup - Just a second