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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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The Workers

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“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
Jerome K. Jerome – English writer and humorist

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” Elbert Hubbard – American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”
Edgar Bergen – American actor, comedian and radio performer

🙂 Yes, you can drive the vintage box cars, they are great fun!

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, [CIRCA], [ zerkalo ]
Others:- Crate, JIAN, BlackJack, Seven Emporium, No. 59, Heart Botanicals, [A&D Clothing], No.Match
Events:- 6º Republic Event, A+ Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at the 6º Republic Event
“Vintage Garage” gacha with 13 commons, 1 rare and 1 Ultrarare to collect
Vintage Garage ULTRA RARE – LI 47 – garage door raises up and down, building door opens and closes
Garage Hammer (wear) – worn!
Vintage Garage Bench – LI 3 – amusing animations for ladies and gents, 7 each
Vintage Garage Tools Panel RARE – LI 4 – comes with tools to wear
Vintage Garage – Oil can – LI 1
Vintage Garage – Exterior Lamp – LI 2
Vintage Garage -Fluorescent light – LI 3
Vintage Garage Barrels of Gasoline – LI 2
Dirty Serenity Style- Dirty Work wear – LI 3
Vintage Garage Rag with spark plugs – LI 2
Vintage Garage – Oil Motor – LI 1
Vintage Garage Tires – LI 1
Vintage Garage Gas Pump – LI 6
Vintage Garage – Picture 1 – Keep on running – LI 1
Vintage Garage – Picture 2 – Oldie but not wrinkled – LI 1

Serenity Style with the Vintage Box Car gacha, currently at the A+ Event
This is a Vintage Box Car collection with 6 commons, 1 Rare and 1 Ultra rare that includes a plants crate
Vintage Box Car – GARDENER ULTRA RARE – LI 34 – Driving animation
Vintage Box Car – BLUE – LI 34 – Driving animation
These are SL vehicles that you can drive, great fun!
Vintage Box Car – PLANTS CRATE – LI 3

[CIRCA] with the “Garden Friends” planters, new at the mainstore
These new spring wooden planters are on deeply discounted offer for the next week, each pack is L$69. In the small sized planter packs you get an extra bonus planter, they are totally portable and can be used indoors and out. There’s versions in large and small with tropical flowers, ferns, leafy plants and succulents. Also… [CIRCA] is extending their store sale for an extra week up to May 19th so why not go and check it all out!
“Garden Friends” Snail Planter – Tropical Bloom (S) – LI 4
“Garden Friends” Snail Planter – Orange Bloom (S) – LI 4
“Garden Friends” Turtle Planter – Succulents (S) – LI 5

[ zerkalo ]
Piece from the Old Garden set which is available in both PG and Adult versions
Old Garden – Water Pump – PG (Single) – LI 4 – 14 solo sits

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crate
Cactus Sack ~ Naranja – LI 1
Cactus Sack ~ Azul – LI 1
Cactus Sack ~ Rojo – LI 1

JIAN
JIAN Flamingo Collection :: Static – Leg Up L – LI 1 – Texture and Resize via HUD
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1 – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

BlackJack
BJK – Tokyo Gacha – Drinks Vending machine – LI 3 – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

Seven Emporium
Piece from the Music Co. set
7 – Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000 – LI 3 at this size

No. 59 (Bar accessories)
Cans Tray CaroCola Classic – LI 1 – gives drinks with great drinking animation

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – LongS – LI 5 – sunk into the ground quite a bit
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – U – sunk into the ground quite a bit

Finally… Moz is wearing… All [A&D Clothing] for the ADAM Mesh Body
Citizen Pants in Brown
Gregory Shirt in Navy
Wayfarer Shoes in Coffee
No.Easy Cowboy Hat and Hair by No.Match

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Go Wild in the Country

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Having fun in the desert and being very lazy!

My pa was a geologist and so anything to do with Earth Science has always fascinated me.  The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs came with this explanation of the landscape and how it formed over millennia.  So interesting I included it here. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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“The Great Basin Desert stretches from Utah into Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona. It is the largest desert in the U.S. covering an expanse of about 190,000 square miles. In Arizona this desert connects with the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the only two other deserts in the U.S.

The region was once host to a large inland sea that has filled and dried up twice during our geological history leaving behind large valleys running north and south as small lakes vanished leaving behind salt crust or hard-pan. The flat area of clay, silt, or sand encrusted with salt that forms is known as a Playa. The runoff from the region is what created the Grand Canyon.

After the rock hardened and began to erode, compressed veins of salt threaded between hard sandstone, leaving behind monumental sandstone fins. These fins now exposed formed magnificent formations blended with colours formed during vastly varying times of our earth’s history. Red Sandstone, known as Navajo Sandstone was formed during an oxygen environment and therefore is red from iron oxide while yellow sandstone was formed prior when the planet was saturated with carbon dioxide.

Now exposed to the elements of wind, water and dirt, this soft rock took on amazing and unique shapes, colours and textures. Host to many national parks and once the home of the Anastasia Indians, you can reference:

• Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
• Capitol Reef National Park
• Arches National Monument
• Canyonlands National Monument
• Glen Canyon National Recreational Area”

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, Chez Moi Furnitures, The Boardwalk Event, Salacity, [ Generation X ]
Others:- Camp Steelhead, Crate, Aphrodite, Shutter Field
Events: – Man Cave, The Boardwalk Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at Man Cave from January 17th
This is a new gacha collection exclusive for Man Cave. There are 2 Rares and 6 commons. Permissions are Modify & Transfer so the 4×4’s can be used by Adult and Kid Avatars. Drive them or use them as décor!
I was using the “Military 4×4 – Desert” – LI 19 – drive it and reverse it – it’s an SL® vehicle and great fun! You can also adjust the driving animation for position.

Little Branch
Dracaena Tree. V1 {Animated} – LI 1
Dracaena Tree. V2 {Animated} – LI 5
From a pack of 4 differently shaped trees – an iconic tree with beautifully realistic textures for hot regions of the world.
Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} *Animated – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
From the animated Meerkats gacha…
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE – LI 3
5_TLC Meerkat Adults and Pup Sitting_Common – LI 4
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

and… TLC Osprey – LI 3 – on his own fishing branch with captured wriggling fish

Designers at The Boardwalk Event
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1. [ Generation X ], currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Tamba Outdoor Furniture Set
[Generation X] Tamba Outdoor Bed Cream – LI 5 – 5 friends animations + 20 couple animations
[Generation X] Tamba Table Cream – LI 2
There’s also a chair in the set – LI 4 – 5 female + 5 male animations and mirrors
Sets available in Cream and Black

2.  Salacity, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Salacity on Marketplace
And now you know where I got the hamburgers from! Zesty’s Dairy Bar is a full-size building, highly detailed and contextually accurate, styled after a dairy bar/snack shack. It is non-functional as a building, serving only as décor or a backdrop. At only LI 5, it’s an easy way to add zest to your landscape.
Salacity – Zesty’s Dairy Bar – LI 5 – Decor piece – the original comes with a litter bin at the front which you can detach.

3. Camp Steelhead, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs is a composite of Designer Chelsea’s experiences having lived the region for much of her life. She combined elements indicative of the American West while capturing the feel as much as the sights.
The pack also includes textures so you can add to your ground piece, make an alternative texture Ice Chest and use a screen background!
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Wall Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Spire Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Balance Rock – LI 4
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs – LI 30 – animated water

Also includes the Steelhead Ice Chest – LI 5
Steelhead Kiosk – Hot Springs – LI 1
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Warning Sign – LI 1

What you can’t see in my picture because it’s close-up, is that the rock on the right side is a water spout, it makes a spectacular scene! I’m interested in this set for landscaping but it also has an extensive Adult animation menu which you need to check out at the Event as I have a strictly PG blog here.  Otherwise, there’s Bathe, Sit and Cuddles Menus with Adjust & Swap facilities. There’s also a Utilities Menu that controls lights, glow and environmental factors. Well worth the price!

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Food ‘n Drink
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Aphrodite
“Tropical Drinks” Tray – LI 1
For a mere 1 Land Impact you get a lovely tray of drinks that give out cooling fruit drink on touch. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut and Ice Cream Soda tropical drinks

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party – LI 4

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

Shutter Field
[sf] deck – wood – LI 14 – has string lights and steps at the front, I sunk it into the ground here. It’s a versatile piece that can go in a multitude of landscapes and I use it a lot.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Bedroom for the Boys

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When I opened the new Builder’s Box, not only was it jammed packed with great architecture but it also gave me a lot of inspiration for blogging.  This wondrous skybox belongs to KraftWork and it’s one of the most original concepts I’ve seen.  I suppose it’s a skateboard park crossed comfortably with an Industrial style skybox. Hey Presto – the Shred Flat is born!  Don’t forget to click on the picture to see the full sized version.

With all the pretty bedrooms for girls around right now, I thought I’d do one for the boys.  A lot of  these products have magically matched up with the right tones. This especially applies to also Known as‘s Farmer’s Retreat Bed and matching furniture.  It gives a feeling of solidness combined with comfort and style.  I love it!  Part of Fancy Decor‘s Jansen set – namely that swivel chair matched up remarkably well.  It does come in a variety of other colours, white would have been nice, too.  With other pieces from 22769, [ zerkalo ] and Serenity Style we were soon cooking.  Add some plants and animals – every flat should have a Jack Russell – and we’re there.

Here’s some more photos of the Shred Flat empty – so you can get an idea of what to do with it in the way of decorating.  This is the skateboard section and I was half thinking to make this the dining area/lounge – I bet you lot have other ideas.

Here’s the decorated back wall with a walk down steps area – bathroom perhaps?  Those graffiti walls are so striking, no need for any Wall Art this end of the skybox.

The opposite end of the skybox now, you’ve got some nice Industrial windows with added light panes, a shabby brick wall and also a set of spray cans on the floor.  Now if you can use the Edit panel you can select just those cans and move them around. It’s all modify so why not.

And here we’re looking through one of those windows from the outside of the skybox to the wall opposite where there’s some more of that fabulous wall art, skateboard inspired naturally 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used, in detail:-

KraftWork – The Shred Flat – in Builder’s Box for February 2018

Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim

also Known as – Farmer’s Retreat Bed currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to February 10th
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat Bed – LI 19 – there’s also a Low Land Impact version included at 4 LI. There are versions of the bed for F/F, M/M and M/F. Choice of PG or Adult beds all packed with beautiful animations for singles, couples and intimate poses in the Adult versions.

Other matching pieces you can add to this bed:-
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Nightstand Right and Left side of bed – LI 1
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Chest Of Drawers – LI 3
aKa – Rug.001 – LI 1 – goes very well with this set!
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat = Pitcher and Bowl also included – LI 1

Fancy Decor – Jansen Collection, currently at  FaMESHed Event.
Jansen Velvet Swivel Chair – texture versions in black, blue, green, grey, red and white – LI 4 – all the rest are LI 1 each
Jansen Cube Table
Jansen Candles (soft linked set)
Jansen Painting
Plus
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – mainstore

Pieces from 22769‘s Safe from Harm gacha (was Epiphany, look on MP for resellers)
22769 – Potted Banana Tree – COMMON – LI 6 at default
22769 – Monstera Plant – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Backgammon – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Pouf Table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Plant on Pillar – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Beethoven Bust – COMMON – LI 3

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Billiards Z Gacha
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Cue Rack (RARE) – LI 6
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Balls Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Billiard Frame – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Hanging Lamp – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Wall Bar – LI 3

Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car gacha
You can drive these! This car is wearable to drive and for any kind of avatar – both kids and adults.


How to use it?
1.- Wear it
2.- Turn off your AO
3..- Touch to resize it to adjust to your avi and move it if is necesary
4.- Use the arrow keys and ENJOY IT !!!!
Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car AUBERGINE – LI 11 resized right down

TLC Home Collection
TLC Jack Russell In Box – LI 5
From Animated Puppies gacha

JIAN Wall-Mounted Betta Tank – LI 6
Click to create the Betta fighting fish – each one 2 Land Impact

Shi – Noir Minimalist – Clay Coffee & Flask Set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dog Day Afternoon

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A hot, sultry afternoon at the end of August, when all you want to do is to lay down with a nice ice cold beer. It’s baking down at the garage and nothing is moving except for puppies and pigeons.

Introducing KraftWork‘s “Converted Garage” which will be at the upcoming FaMESHed event, starting September 1st.  This is a collaboration with TRIIN and if you think you’ve seen something similar, well you have!  It’s the custom build garage from The Lost Forever sim but converted so that you could also use it as a home.  Also showing the Vintage Truck Bar and Mirror by unKindness which is currently a special Marketplace offer to August 30th.

 

Now you also get that gorgeous Smith & Sons sign!  The garage doors fold up and down with a click and inside there’s a large space for the cars ‘n trucks and that opens up into a room that is plenty big enough for the essentials of a house.

 

Let’s go around the sides of the garage. Here at the back you’ve got the garage silo which is a nice piece architecturally in itself.

 

Then here you’ve got the side front elevation, showing the TV mast at the end and a side entrance into the large back room.  The base is part of the build so you don’t have to go looking for a suitable flat piece to park your garage on.

And here we are at the back.  This would be rather nice set into a landscaped garden if you were thinking of using it for a home.

Trucks and pets to finish with!  That dog’s got the right idea.

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Here’s what I used in detail:-

Vita’s Textures – Urban Ground

KraftWork Garage Conversion – LI 73
KraftWork Garage Conversion Sign – LI 24
September FaMESHed

unKindness on Marketplace

uK – Vintage Truck Mirror Red – LI 1
uK – Vintage Truck Bar Red – LI 4
Special offer on Bar FatPacks – Marketplace until August 30th, 50% off until August 30th – hurry! There’s some smashing colour options included a well worn rust version.  Also on offer are DJ Dead Chair FatPacks PG & Adult

The Little Branch_Magnolia Tree {Animated} *Blue
The Little Branch_Sweet Chestnut* 7 Li {Seasons} *Animated

~DF~ Container Trailer 40 ft Blue (LI 9) – these folks are great for static décor items
~DF~ Cabover Tractor Unit White (15 LI)
~DF~ SUV Urban White (CM)
~DecoFranzy~

CheerMaster – *CM* 1987 Chevy Silverado V 1.00

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 11. Wanderer Silver Black

KraftWork – Pet Shop  Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys

Animated Pigeon 1 (TrigiGifts)

MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 1 (from Garage gacha)
MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 3 – MadPea HQ or Marketplace for resellers

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂