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Blogger Challenge 3 – When good Birthdays go bad

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Never one to pass up a blogger challenge (especially amongst us lot) I’m having a go at the one set for June 2019 by Wynneth of ShopSL – here.  It’s entitled When good Birthdays go bad, and Wynn told us about her 18th birthday in a salutary tale which I really enjoyed although I bet she didn’t the next morning 🙂  If you’d like to take up this challenge read Wynn’s post, contact her to receive your balloon and away you go.

So this is another salutary tale about my own youth:-

 

Back in the year… ahem! (the 1800s, I know) I was very fond of my Vespa scooter and bombing around on it. I was going to University via an overseas scholarship and it was damn hard work, so I liked to take time out to relax whenever possible. Not that I could afford to do much but my grandma who lived near to the Uni let me lodge with her and keep the scooter in her shed. It was OK as long as it was out of sight, a bit like yours truly! I have NEVER been any good with alcohol despite my dad being a ill tempered whiskey loving Scots bloke, who who could down half a bottle of the finest malt, no trouble at all.

Well, one evening I met friends at a pub to celebrate a birthday and without really thinking about it (as you don’t at that age) took along the scooter. We had a great time and the pub owner had even ordered a birthday cake would you believe, free and gratis because she sometimes took pity on us students.

When chucking out time came around, everyone started to make their way home. It was unseasonably cold outside. I was left wondering if I could get away with driving home on my scooter which was parked in the road by the pub, probably not, but I was off my head on cheap cider and reckoned it would be fine. I went to get on the bike and didn’t make it. I slid none too gracefully into the gutter and could barely move. I was looking up at a very clear starry night and it was freezing. Everything was going numb and as I closed my eyes, I heard a couple of folks walk past.

It just happened to be one of my tutors and his wife out for a late evening constitutional dragging their hapless dog along with them, I could hear the dog puffing away. The wife muttered something about the young people of today and my tutor diplomatically cleared his throat and they both walked on. Fortunately one of my friends came back to see where I’d got to, chained the scooter up and dragged me to my feet. I think it took almost an hour (normally a 20 minute walk) to get back to his rooms at Uni – or so he said – he was a trainee medical man and famous for misbehaviour. Apparently I was admiring the gardens all the way up the street and he couldn’t get me to move very fast. He said he’d learned more about the sex lives of trees and plants than was suitable for a man studying human anatomy.

I retrieved the scooter in the early morning before anybody noticed. My bloody tutor made fatuous comments from then on about always donning a hat, scarf and gloves during cold weather, especially when out drinking. Nuff said!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products and Apparel I used in the scene:-

BackBone Naughty Party Balloons – Let’s Fuck – LI 1 – this was my gift from Wynn!

Maya’s Architecture – pieces from the Twin Peaks Pub/Bar collection – LI 53

TLC Home Collection – Crow – Sound on/off on touch – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter – drivable if you like SL Vehicles! – LI 8

ArtiZan Postmaster (200) 1.2 (Postbox) – LI 5

Anna Erotica – Classic Street lamp II – LI 1
Anna Erotica – Cobblestone_Straight – LI 1

Animation by sake Jun – only L$10 on MP

Nero – Gabriele Sweater – Belleza Jake – Khaki

A&D Clothing – Pants -Andreas- JAKE

{kokoia} Jammer :: Male Sneakers :: for Belleza – texture change HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Blogger’s Challenge #2 – open to all!

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It’s my turn for Meri’s Blogger’s Challenge, which we’re doing every fortnight. Everyone is welcome to join in! It’s pure blogging, doesn’t have to be marketed anywhere and it’s just for fun.

Now, as most of the blogging world knows, it is FaMESHed Event’s 7th Anniversary round and there’s a whole lotta gifting going on.  The challenge is to make a post using gifts from this fabulous anniversary round.  It’s calmed down enough that you’ll be able to get into the Event if you haven’t already.

  1. You can choose between Fashion or Home & Garden or even both if you want to!
  2. Two items (fashion or décor according to what you’ve chosen) can be used in addition to the free gifts and they can be from anywhere.
  3. For the H&G bloggers, walls and floors are allowed as you’ve got to have those.
  4. For the Fashion bloggers, props and poses are allowed as they add to the scenes.
  5. Everything else must be free gifts from FaMESHed 7th Anniversary.
  6. Please add your post address in the comments!

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Here’s my attempt and I’m doing the Home & Garden choice.

FaMESHed Free Gifts

JIAN – Arowana Lantern *Gift* – LI 6

unKindness – Summer Gift Art Set – LI 1

.:revival:. ibiza cushion 1 and 2 – LI 2 each

{moss&mink} Strawberry Tall cake – LI 4

Apple Fall Aspidistra in Wicker Planter – LI 5
Apple Fall Plaster Horse – LI 1
Apple Fall Stacked Books – LI 1

.peaches. My Sunshine Beach Daiquiri – FAMESHED GIFT – LI 1 – gives drinks

Lucas Lameth – (luc) Driftwood Stone Circle Table – LI 2

KraftWork Bellosguardo Book Collection 1 – 5 (these were the freebies) – LI 1 each set

SAYO – Color Block Pillow (Free) – LI 1

MudHoney Deja Pillow – LI 1 – texture change for 20 patterns/plains

Tuesdays Double Table Frame – Fameshed GG – LI 1

Two extras:-

KraftWork Bellosguardo Library White – LI 3
KraftWork Bellosguardo Ladder White – LI 7 – 5 poses
And those are also at FaMESHed

Over to you!

Blogger Challenge

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Okies! This quick post is for Meri’s “Less than 100l$ challenge

Meri came up with 3 super outfits, all for less than L$100. They are outfits she really likes and would wear again. I decided to alter the challenge a bit as there’s much less around for chaps that is actually fashionable. My amended challenge was to find hair, stylish outfit and furniture for less than L$500 using FLF, Marketplace resellers, Group Gifts and well priced products.

I had a lot of fun with this… and came up with the above scene! The H&G was easy to do, not so much for Gabriel as he’s an awkward cuss and won’t wear just anything.  It appears he’s also obsessed with rabbits at the moment, so you’ll have to forgive him 🙂  Anyways, here’s the décor used:-

dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 4 – Fifty Linden Friday prize, some time back now but I remember being astonished that you’d get that wonderful twisted branch tree in fabulous pot for only L$50.

dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – nowt! – LI 1
Sorry I don’t know if it’s anything to join the group as SL® is playing up… again

dust bunny . kawaii lunch gacha . bear dango – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$55

Concept} 03. Bremen Sofa. Sky. PG – LI 13 – Transfer & Modify I love Concept} furniture but spend way too much on their gacha machines. This sofa contains 8 sits and 9 couples animations. One downside of this product was that I needed the Animare pose adjuster to adjust Gabriel’s arm as it was in his trousers and therefore too much for the rabbit! Fortunately this is MP resellers for L$95

Your Dreams – Bunnies in the rain gacha – Bunny Four – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$95

So far, we have spent… L$295

Now, as for the apparel:-

1. The hair was the most difficult and I have to say that although this is a very passable and well priced hair, I don’t think Gabriel would wear it again. He was also not in favour of wearing the boots with this outfit because the trousers were showing through a bit. Blimey – you just can’t please him!

Item: MN Anime white male hair & shape & eyebrows for Altamura “MAX” Gift1
Store: MiNat (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177242)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$35

Note that although it says Altamura, it would fit any male MESH head including Gabriel’s CATWA one.

OK, once we got over the hair, the rest was easy:-

Item: 9..::GB:: Pocket layered pants (Belleza) Green
Store: NEVER THE SAME (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/179965)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$50

Item: 16. RIOT / REBEL Tank – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$40

Item: 22. RIOT / REBEL Leather Belts – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$25

Item: 3.::GB:: Tow Leather necklace+ //  Silver
Store: *Gorean Gacha* (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/197002)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$30

Item: 6..::GB:: Combat boots / forest
Store: ☆♫E&H☆♫-♕DESTINY STORE♕ (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/156856)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$99

I make that little lot only… L$279

I’ve left in the MP Reseller’s stores in case you want to go and check them out.  Once I find a great reseller, I make a note and go visit their store every now and then.

Altogether I spent… L$574 so I’m L$74 over the challenge.  I’d have to cut back on Gabriel’s necklace to manage – it ain’t easy!!

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Later on, we changed up the boots and hair, and yes he would wear this outfit again!


1. TRUTH Halona hair – Blonde – really expensive and really fabulous as this has a non rigged version you can alter to fit a male head, plus a styling HUD in addition to the texture HUD so all in all, it’s a great deal for a super fussy person 🙂

2. GB Flap sneakers for Belleza – these are also a gacha BUT you have to take into account the many Plays on said gacha to get those sneakers – again not cheap – so the MP resellers win out again.

Now someone else have a go!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂