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Booklover’s Dawn

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This cozy scene is about half as stuffed with books as my real life study is, I’m ashamed to say! I’m celebrating the early light of dawn here, which is much softer than the cold light of day and also a whole lot quieter.  I love this time of day when I can just sit and relax before everyone turns up to partake in breakfast.

The scene takes place in the bookshelves alcove of Cheeky Pea’s latest cottage, the Sherborne. I really like the open plan design downstairs because when you have a small place it can be a bit claustrophobic to put in sundry walls and doors, but in this cottage you could use room dividers and still retain the feeling of space, especially with the generous picture windows and ceiling height. I’m including a Slideshow for the cottage, inside and out.

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Fancy Decor
Others:- Bee Designs, Artisan Fantasy, Ariskea, Hive, Vespertine, Seven Emporium, Dahlia, Studio Skye landscaping
Events:- Collabor88

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Cheeky Pea – Sherborne Cottage – Mainstore & Marketplace release
:CP: Sherborne Cottage w/ Baked Lighting & Materials – LI 92 – Copy & Modify

To rez the snow for the roof simply touch the chimney. The option to rez/derez is there.
There are four versions of the cottage in this pack due to requests from Cheeky Pea customers:-
1. The original version which has no Materials and no baked in lighting.
2. Baked lighting version with no Materials.
3. Original version with Materials
4. Baked lighting also with Materials.  These options allow everyone to use the version they prefer!

Other Cheeky Pea pieces (all included in the Herbst pack)
:CP: Bailey Notebook – LI 2
:CP: Essentials Floating Shelf Herbst – LI 1
:CP: Herbst Jars – LI 2
:CP: Vetur Falkland Books – LI 1
:CP: Carolyn Books – LI 1

Fancy Decor
Pieces from The Russell Set currently at Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Russell Sectional Sofa (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 9 – Menus for Sits, cuddles, Lounge and Adult
Fancy Decor: Russell Floor lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Coffee Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grass Planter – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Russell Stool (red) – LI 1 – contains 2 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Russell Jug Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket A and B – LI 1 each – these are really nice, the box is covered with a dark grey linen material and they are packed with magazines
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sphere – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sculpt – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Poster A and B – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Watson Rug – LI 1 – beautifully fluffy rug!

Other pieces by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Whale Tail Book Stack – gacha piece from the Dover Collection – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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Bee Designs
Cute cat on blanket is a gacha piece from the Lifeguard Tower gacha
LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Artisan Fantasy – from the Writing Desk gacha
*AF* Writing Desk 10 – Books & Whale – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Ariskea – from the Yes! Happiness gacha
Ariskea [Yes!Happiness] First Coffee Cup – LI 1 – particle effect steam – Transfer & Modify

Hive
hive // autumnal plant . chestnut – LI 3

Vespertine
Piece from the current Collabor88 Event
{vespertine} – autumn fruit platter – LI 2

Seven Emporium
7 – Mini Hot Box Heater – LI 2
This is a beautifully thought out vintage piece with controls on the back!

Dahlia – from the Loire gacha
Dahlia – Loire – Zinc Pitcher – Yellow – 21. – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

The landscaping outside is by Studio Skye from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Park Life

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I’ve been on a week’s leave and am not really supposed to be back until Monday, but I couldn’t resist doing another Autumnal scene!  It’s such a beautiful season and is rather short in our virtual world.  This scene looks like the foliage density of a park but it doesn’t take many trees and shrubs to get a really good effect,  so if you wanted to repeat this landscape on a more permanent basis than I did just for blogging’s sake, it wouldn’t break the prim bank.  Always a good thing to know.

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today and where to find them:-

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, unKindness, Little Branch,
Others:- JIAN, Vespertine, Dysfunctionality
Events:- Tannenbaum by Prism Events, The Mens Dept, Enchantment Event, Fifty Linden Friday

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

TLC Home Collection, at Tannenbaum – from November 17th until December 22nd
TLC Fly Thru Diner – linked Set – LI 7 – animated birds
Set contains a linked set, set without birds, single birds Green Finch and Red Cardinal and they are LI 1 each – plus a handy notecard with details of how to control lights and sound volume

unKindness
Pieces from the “Manor Fence” Set – it’s my opinion that Jamie does the best fences and walls going and this set is no exception!  I find myself going back into my uK Inventory section again and again when this sort of landscaping is required.
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 3
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 3

Little Branch
1. Korean Beech Tree V2, currently at Enchantment Event to November 30th
LB_KoreanBeechTree.v2 {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – showing red and yellow Autumn colours

2. Wild Birch, currently at The Mens Dept to November 30th
LB_WildBirch {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – texture change for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Snakeweed – an extra that is in the tree packs!
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B – and Summer-A – LI 2 each – use well into the Autumn season

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JIAN

Adult Doe from “Fallow Deer Set” which contains not only wanderers and companion animals but also a set of static poses animals where you can go through 8 different stages of each pose given.  So useful!
JIAN Fallow Doe Static – Look – LI 1 – control static poses and seasonal texture change
Plus…
JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Stroll – LI 2 and JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Laying – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday bargain but they are in the mainstore

Dysfunctionality
Fabulous low prim, texture change landscaping, some with twinkles when required for enchanting effects.
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Cluster – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Curve – LI 1 – texture change

Vespertine
Pieces from the “Garden Pathways” FatPack, individual purchases are also an option here
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 6
{vespertine} – garden pebble stepping stone – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Purrfect Bathroom

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Princess Poshpaws has decided that this is the purrfect bathroom for her, especially the Pawfoot Bath! Could it be for you? The main set is by Granola. and it’s the Florian Bath Set with Bento exclusive animations. You’ll need to visit 6º Republic to pick with this beauty. Accessories are by Silence. with pieces from the Clara range, [ zerkalo ] from their beautiful Winter Dream gacha and KraftWork’s brilliant seasonal Wall system. Princess comes courtesy of JIAN virtual modeling company. She won’t get out of her basket for less than 1 thousand lindens per hour!

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., KraftWork, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- JIAN
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative

[ zerkalo ]

From the Winter Dream gacha…
Winter Dream – White – Chandelier – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify
Winter Dream – Books 2 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

KraftWork, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Seasonal Wall System Simple – LI 2 – rez panels

There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Silence
From the Clara Office gacha…
Silence. – Clara Frame Cluster – Black – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
From the Clara Anywhere Closet…
Silence. – Clara Floor Clothes – Black – LI 3
Silence. – Clara Rug – White – LI 4

Granola.
Florian Bath Set, currently at 6º Republic

Vintage Pawfoot Bathtub in black or white. 6 LI Each.

Adult:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 6F & 6M
Cuddles x 6
Adult x 8
PG:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 5 F & 5M
Cuddles x 6

Florian Water Basin. 3.5 LI
Florian Shaving Mirror. 2 LI
Florian Vase. 2 LI
Florian Towels 1 LI Each.

Towels come with both a decorated and non-decorated version.
All items are 100% original MESH with Materials enabled.

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JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer (Rez me!) – LI 9 – white version
A wonderful collection with wanderer and companion Ragdoll cats that have texture change coats in all the varieties that Ragdolls sport back in RL. You can even name them!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Countdown to Christmas

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Things that make you go OhEmGee, look at the state of your office! Thus it is with pre-holiday organisation.  Even the pup is amused or perhaps he’s considering the tray of figs.  I know the kitten is considering the cardinals.

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Lots more info on the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Silence, Chez Moi Furnitures, KraftWork, Fancy Decor, unKindness, Storax Tree
Others:- Kaerri, {what next}, HEXtraordinary, Second Spaces, Dust Bunny, MADRAS, Shutter Field, JIAN

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Silence
Pieces from the Clara Office Gacha – Permissions will be Transfer/Modify
Silence. – Clara Credenza – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Cabinet – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk Organizer – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Desk Chair – White – LI 4 – Office type animations for ladies and gents, some have props – like phone & lappie
Silence. – Clara Office – Book Stack – Black – LI 1
There are black and pink versions as per the vendor KEY

Chez Moi Furnitures
Xmas Wrap Station – LI 20 – PG & Adult versions – lots of animations. I took this apart and modified a lot of the constituents in size and some in position. So objects like the scissors and glue bottle, wrapped gifts, rocking horse and tinsel work out at 1 LI each. This beautiful and useful set has more info here

KraftWork have a new seasonal wall system at The Liaison Collaborative!

KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2
There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – working clock with pendulum – this is gorgeous and rather soothing to watch
10 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Lamp – LI 1 – from the Dover collection (was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

unKindness
pieces from the Long Winter Set
uK – Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
uK – Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 2

Storax Tree at The Rug Factory
Beautiful Modern Expressions Rug 8 – Transfer/Resizer

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Kaerri
Stunning pieces for Holiday décor!
Cardinal Centrepiece – LI 7 – Copy only
Deer Urn Left (and yes, there is a right Urn as well) – LI 6 – Copy only

{what next}
{what next} Toasty Space Heater (grey) – Group Gift! – LI 1

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Snowy – LI 1

Second Spaces
Pieces from the Homemade Holiday gacha
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving – LI 1
(was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray – LI 2 – intricately made

MADRAS
MADRAS Tiffany Stool Decor – LI 1 (from Tiffany full set Copy/Modify version)

Shutter Field
sf open laptop – LI 2 (modified for the screen picture)

JIAN gacha for Santa’s Samoyeds and Pudgy Persians
Although these cuties are companion animals which you are meant to attach and ‘wear’ on your avatar, you can still rez them and they will animate.

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 8. Elf Pup Companion – LI 13

JIAN Pudgy Persians 5. Siamese Companion Kitten – LI 5
Transfer & Modify

The “Give Thanks” banner is a personal gift, sorry!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Attic Attraction

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The scene today shows part of the Autumn Attic Skybox from *~ by Nacht .  It’s complete with rafters, skylight windows and wooden flooring that make for a cosy place to live.  Attic or Loft conversions are one of the most popular home improvements in the UK , where the perceived benefits of an extra bedroom, office space, gym or storage space adds to the overall value of the property.

Actually Loft conversions were originally a US thing,  where non-residential spaces (most commonly warehouses, docks, former factories or water towers) were converted into habitable homes. These first became popular in the SoHo section of New York City during the 1960s. Artists created living spaces on the upper levels of obsolete industrial buildings, sometimes located in the heart of the city. In the pioneering period of lofts, most SoHo buildings were not zoned as residential and the lofts were being used illegally as living space. In 1971, New York City legalised the residential use of space in SoHo, and loft living became popular throughout the neighbourhood. Loft living spread to other previously industrial Manhattan neighbourhoods including TriBeCa, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

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Here’s a Slideshow of the empty Autumn Attic Skybox so you can get an idea of the overall look:-

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Blueprint, Crate, Dreamland Designs, [FOURTH WALL], Adorably Strange Wares, *~ by Nacht, Raindale
Others:- Soy., {vespertine}, MOoH!, La Galleria
Events:- Blueprint Event, The Boho Fair, Sense Event

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Crate
crate Travelor’s Trolley – LI 4

2. Dreamland Designs in collaboration with Joolee Tee Designs
Pieces from the vintage “Clarksburg Set”
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Chair-Adult – LI 7 – animation menus for ladies & gents sits, reading, cuddles, plus 2 adult menus
JTDD Clarksburg Rug – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Lamp – LI 3
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Console – LI 2
JTDD Cotton Stem Vase – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Blanket Ladder – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Pillow Stack – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Basket – LI 1
JTDD Vintage Bookstack With Cup – LI 2

3. [FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Bio Ethanol Fireplace (White) – LI 2 – also available in a black version

4. Adorably Strange Wares
~ASW~ The Wiccan Wall Art Light Lunar I – LI 3

5. *~ by Nacht
Autumn Attic Skybox – LI 67

Raindale, currently at Sense until November 8th
Raindale – Borlon drapes (half open drapes + cornice) – LI 3
Texture change for Cornice, drapes and ribbon
Also included in pack are the drapes singular left & right, drape & Cornice, and an all linked set

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Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Aged Silver] – LI 6
Soy. Clutterd records – LI 2

{vespertine}
{vespertine} – my little artistic clutter – LI 2 – Group Gift

MOoH! currently at the Boho Fair Event to November 11th
Naughty Pets gacha – RARE MOoH! Laundry cats (2LI) RARE

La Galleria
Needlepoint Heart Valentine Pillow – free gift – LI 1 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Thankful!

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The Deer Family are having a Thanksgiving tea!  And I’m celebrating all the gorgeous Autumn décor and landscaping we’ve got around at the moment.  Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is just about right.  Even in real life the berry bushes seem full of produce, maybe that’s so the animals and birds can build up stock for a cold winter.  OK, I’m not thinking about that at the moment, but I had my flu vaccination in preparation.   I’m  just intent on enjoying this beautiful and peaceful season before I need to break out the multitudinous clothing layers and hot water bottle.

The Pond Forest is by Roawenwood and it’s packed full of animations for a romantic encounter.  I think the deer have had quite enough of all that as they’ve got 3 kids already this year! Best go on a brisk walk/trot then 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Roawenwood, Merak, Florix, Little Branch, Serenity Style, unKindness
Others:- Ariskea, Hive, Heart Botanicals, Studio Skye Landscape
Events:- Blueprint, The Liaison Collaborative, UBER Event

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Roawenwood
{RW} Meadowbrook Pond Forest Getaway – LI 17
Totally enchanting animated pool for romantic encounters! Sits for Solo ladies & gents, Cuddles, Bathing and Massage Menus all included.

2. Merak
[Merak] – Fall Gazebo – LI 35
[Merak] – Pumpkin Metal Lamp – LI 2

3. Florix
.Florix. Autumn Feel – Table red (also in orange and yellow) – LI 5

4. Little Branch
Snakeweed {Animated} B – LI 2
Japanese Maple {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 5 – I used Autumn 1

Serenity Style, will be at The Liaison Collaborative November 3rd
The cutest Deer Family in the woods!
Daddy Deer – LI 3
Mum Deer – LI 3
Young Deer – LI 2
Young Deer 2 – LI 2
Baby Fawn – LI 3

unKindness
Pieces from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – very useful for woodland scenes/landscapes
uK – Old Smokem’ Trail Sign 1 – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Very Curved Path – LI 1
All have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

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Ariskea, currently at UBER Event
Ariskea [Kay Cakes] Bundt Flower Cakes – LI 1 – far too yummy for its own good!

Hive
hive // decorative twigs & berries – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify – gacha item from December 2017 ARCADE – try Marketplace resellers

HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 8
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Sparse 2 – LI 2
Both on the Autumn texture

Studio Skye Landscape
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 7 – on Autumn 2 setting

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Best Stay in Bed!

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When it’s raining on your day off and you’ve got a good snack supply, it’s best to stay in bed! Although that beagle’s very interested in the cookie tray – so better make it back to bed fast 🙂

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

Sponsors:- unKindness, Silence, Fancy Decor, TLC Home Collection, KraftWork
Others:- +Half-Deer+, {what next}
Events:- ULTRA, UBER

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

 

unKindness, pieces from the Journey Bedroom Set
uK – The Journey Runner Rug v3 – LI 2 – there are 6 versions in the set
uK – The Journey Bed Black PG – LI 15 – also available in Adult maturity – contains single dances – great fun!, couples sleep and couples cuddles Animation Menus. The bed has versions in tan and white, too.
uK – The Journey Drapes Dbl Blk/Gold – LI 6 – fabulous set of single and double drapes included in this set – Tan, White/Blue are the other colourways
uK – The Journey Book Stack His and Hers – LI 1 each
uK – The Journey Leafy Planter – LI 1
There’s also a Side Table which I haven’t shown in The Journey set and that has black, white and wood versions

 

Silence, pieces from the Whittaker Set – currently at ULTRA
Silence. – Whittaker Dresser – LI 2 (enlarged from original size)
Silence. – Whittaker Mirror – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Gold Accessories – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Rug – LI 3 – (enlarged from original size)
Silence. – Whittaker Frame – LI 1 – drag your own photo onto this

TLC Home Collection
Beagles from the Harvest Helpers Set
TLC Beagle [laying] – LI 2
TLC Beagle [Standling] – animated – LI 3

 

Fancy Decor, pieces from the Spencer Set – currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Spencer Console – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Spencer Lamp – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Lacquer Box – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer – Delft Plate – LI 1 – this does have a plate holder on it so you can place it on a flat surface
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – G. Earp Pastoral Scene – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – F.G. Short Landscape – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – Pocock Landscape – LI 1

 

KraftWork – Chelsea Rain Building
KraftWork Chelsea Rain . Rooftop Floor – LI 138
A fantastic and versatile building that also has separate rezzable floors if required! Rain particle effect included

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Both these products were Fifty Linden Friday specials, however don’t panic if you can’t live without them, they are still at the mainstores at the usual prices!
+Half-Deer+
+Half-Deer+ Tassel Garland – Halloween – Long – LI 3
+Half-Deer+ Tassel Garland – Halloween – Short – LI 1
These say they are for Halloween but they’ll look nice at any season

{what next}
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Cider) – LI 2 – drinks giver
{what next} Fall Woodland Cookies (log) – LI 2 – cookies giver

Cheers, m’dears 🙂