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A Pudding for the Guvnah

A Pudding for the Guvnah

Today’s Jigsaw is a picture from Qwis Greenwood’s wonderful Christmas story – A Pudding for the Guvnah. It first appeared in The Primgraph back in 2010, and we decided to reprint it in this year’s Christmas issue of Prim Perfect.  It tells the story of the Caledon Tinies and their competition to bake the ultimate Christmas pudding for the Guvnah of Caledon, Desmond Shang.

It’s a simple story, but it’s full of vivid characters, ranging from Mr Percy Ableton, the official taster, to Mrs Ava Lamington (who has won the competition for the past three years and don’t you forget it).  And there are lots of details of tiny life that come out too … watch out for waffles!

The charm of the story is re-enforced by the beautiful illustrations by PJ Trenton (one of these forming our jigsaw today) and testifying to his skill as a photographer and as a Tiny herder – no mean feat that.

The story is on Page 104 of the Christmas edition of Prim Perfect. Don’t miss it!

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A Pudding for the Guvnah, story by Qwis Greenwood, photograph by PJ Trenton

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

 

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Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Cover

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Cover

The Christmas issue of Prim Perfect is now out – and it’s filled with amazing things to see and places to go this season!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… unless, of course, you’re holding a braai in South Africa or a barbie on the beach in Aus. Or glumly contemplating the rain in England …

But don’t worry! Because just a few clicks away in Second Life, you can enter the winter wonderland of your dreams, with snow piled thick and deep, and blazing fires in welcoming homes – a time to sparkle at parties, making sure you’re as bright and dazzling as any Christmas tree ornament.

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Winter Wonderlands

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Winter Wonderlands

And so, for Christmas, Honour McMillan, Ceejay Writer and Qwis Greenwood have set out across the grid to explore some of the most beautiful winter regions they could find – and they’ve found some very unusual ones too!

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Christmas Photostory

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Christmas Photostory

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - A Tiny Christmas Tale

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – A Tiny Christmas Tale

We also have a couple of specials for you – a couple of heartwarming Christmas stories – The Tale of the Tinies’ Christmas Pudding by Qwis Greenwood – which proved to be very far from a tiny Christmas pudding after all!

And we have a special Christmas photo story from Wildstar Beaumont (and me), taken from the camera work of Elrik Merlin and Beq Janus. We have taken the Designing Worlds Christmas special episode and turned it into a rather special photo story … of a coal shortage, a dangerous (and stolen) book, and New Babbage’s legend of the Steam Santa …

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Make your own Christmas Cards!

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Make your own Christmas Cards!

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - All about the Christmas Hunts

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – All about the Christmas Hunts

Winona Wiefel is here to tell you how to make your own Christmas card (and we are supplying the tools to help you make your own). And if you’re looking to do something more than simply explore over Christmas, Rosamoo Mendelsohn has a round-up of all the available hunts, while Tricia Aferdita tells us all about a fantastic holiday event at Art India to raise money for an Indian children’s charity.

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Not the End of the World

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Not the End of the World

For an alternative take on the end of 2012, we have Cain Maven speculating on what we might do if the world were to end!

There’s exciting news from our TV shows, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV. And there’s also news of our interactive media experience, The Blackened Mirror — part TV show, part game!

Our team of talented photographers, led by Judith Lefevre, PJ Trenton, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

All this with News From the Grid and more!

And thank you to all those who voted for us at the Avi Choice Awards. We are so proud to have won the award for Favourite Magazine, Newspaper and Periodical. It’s a tremendous boost for us – especially as the competition was so terrific. We love producing Prim Perfect – and we love the fact that you clearly enjoy reading it too.

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - A Seasonal Excursion in the Steamlands

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – A Seasonal Excursion in the Steamlands

We’re working on a major initiative for next year which we think our readers will love – you’ll be hearing more about that in January! We’ll also be keeping up our involvement in issues that affect creators and residents across the grid.

And we can promise you that, throughout 2013, we’ll be featuring the best stories, the best writing and the best photographs on homes, gardens, landscapes and more!

So what can we say but … we wish you the compliments of the season – and the happiest of New Years!

Congratulations to the Winner of the Halloween Quest: Kyle Beckett!

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Winter Wonderlands

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Winter Wonderlands

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?

If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 44 here – and please do leave a comment!

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 - Winter Wonderlands

Prim Perfect: Issue 44 – Winter Wonderlands

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our new head offices in the Irish Isles.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too! We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

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