As some of you know, my home in SL is my castle – quite literally. I have a pretty castle in the corner of a private sim, right by the sea (in fact, my castle replaced a dilapidated lighthouse). I’d say it was a small castle but it does have a most spectacular tower.
And it’s always had magnificent views. To one side you look out over another (larger) castle, across a stream. On another side,you look out across a beautiful pavilion to another small castle. The third view is off the sea … a long, cool blue line, with waves beating on the shore. And on the fourth side …
Well, for a long time it was a lonely headland. That was rather romantic but too good to last, as my landlady has no rights over that part of the sim.
So one day I came home from a hard day at work selling advertising for Prim Perfect to discover that a wedding industry had been set up on the headland.
To be honest, I could have lived with that. Certainly I would have preferred my lonely headland, but I could cope with the rose hedge that surrounded the honeymoon cottage, the white chiffon curtains that blew in this wind – even the poofer that shot shiny white particles in the air every few seconds. All of that I could have lived with.
No, the straw that broke the back of my camel was the banana palm.
To begin with, I am not that keen on banana palms, and this one seemed to be a particularly vulgar member of its family. It looked disproportionate to me, as though a much smaller plant had been scaled up- particularly noticeable in the shape of those shiny deep green leaves …
But your editor, dear readers, is a dauntless lass. After staring at the banana palm for a while with marked disapprobation, I finally came up with a Plan.
And what that plan was, you shall learn tomorrow.