All posts by Caitlin Tobias

An SL explorer, blogger, Einzelgänger, wannabee fashionista, Dutch, traveller, terrible builder, shopper, usually friendly - just very private.

I’d smile and say you were a friend of mine

Once the Fantasy Faire is back inworld, magically materialised – well and due to hard work from all the creators, landscapers, builders and organisation – the first stop for me is always the Fairelands Junctions.
Not only because that is where you find the portals to all the locations, but also because it is where the Wall of Rememberance is located.
A beautiful monument, with candles, this year placed on a small island. A place to sit for a moment and…well, remember.

I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine - FF 2015 blogpost
‘Wall of Rememberance’ created by Saiyge Lotus, on the Fairelands Junction

After all, the Fantasy Faire is a Relay for Life in SL event and I have this short ritual of spending some time at the Wall of Remberance before I dive in the parties, the shopping and exploring.

Nothing sad, nothing depressing, but a few moments of reflection, remembering and love.

I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine - FF 2015 blogpost
Odyssey – by Alia Baroque

‘And oh when I’m old and wise
Bitter words mean little to me
Autumn winds will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they asked me if I knew you
I’d smile and say you were a friend of mine
And the sadness would be lifted from my eyes
Oh when I’m old and wise’

– Alan Parsons Project – Old and Wise

Have a great Faire everyone!

Distractions, distractions…

So this morning I wanted to blog about something serious. I got myself a nice, strong coffee and thought about the charity that is helped by the Fantasy Faire. While trying to make my mind up on how to word the importance of sponsoring RFL, I hopped over to Wiggenstead Mooring and …..oh…look! Shinies!!

Wiggenstead Mooring - Shinies! - II

Wiggenstead Mooring - Shinies! - III

On a serious note, please read all about RFL on the special page on this site. And, enjoy the Fairelands and happy shopping!

Wiggenstead Mooring - Shinies! - I

The hunters are coming….

The past days I have sort of moved in into The Palace of Tears, while working on photo’s, trying out outfits and writing blogposts. A nice and quiet Palace, all for myself!

But now….the Hunt has begun and the hunters are coming…I have  been watching them….

Palace of Tears - I

They are hunting, in the diningrooms, the gardens that surround the Palace….

Palace of Tears - II

Palace of Tears - III

Me? I will move on, I will find another place to hide and watch people…*me packs up her stuff and waves at the hunters…

If you are a hunter, or want to become one, you can find all information here! Also, I do recommend to take the time and look around, The Palace of Tears is magnificent and there is so much to see.
In fact, even if you do not participate in the hunt, it is worth a visit to enjoy the building and all the artworks in and around the Palace.

Happy hunting!


Shakin’ it on the Fairechylde

What better way to shake off the fairy-dust and show off your new outfits (and watch other people in amazing avatars!), than dancing on awesome tunes played by one of the Fantasy Faire DJ’s on the Fairychylde, after a day of exploring and shopping?!

Fantasy Faire Party - I

I know I love me some clubbin’ and so I hopped over to the Fairechylde, the giant airship that is carried by a huge dragon and currently stationed above the Palace of Tears and danced the night away. Tonight DJ Victoria Grau entertained the crowds and it was wonderful!

Fantasy Faire party - II

Fantasy Faire party - IV

You can hear the DJ’s playing anytime, as they use the stream of Fantasy Faire Radio – which broadcasts news and updates continuously.  There are regular events on the ship, so stay tuned and …enjoy!

Fantasy Faire Party - III

Sweet Silent Thought

Sweet Silent Thought - I

‘When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night,
And weep afresh love’s long since cancelled woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er
The sad account of fore-bemoanèd moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end’

~ William Shakespeare – Sonnet 30

Sweet Silent Thought - II

The Fairelands Junctions, built by Sayge Lotus, not only for the portals to all locations  but also with the lovely and peaceful  ‘Fen of Remembrance’.

Sweet Silent Thought - III

* Sumania Crown and Collar in Silver by Aisling ( an RFL item) @ Hopes Horizon
* Hair Sanna by Wasabi Pills @ Sanctum