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I knew it! (Freebies).

Before I’d even rezzed properly I knew from the crowd of people that Trompe Loeil has it’s NEW freebies out for us.

The dark green and reddish brown woodwork all hint of snuggling down at Christmas.

A nice large deck both at the front and the back of this building. These 2 seats are also set out as freebies for us.  You can see a difference in the cushion texture because you do get a menu to change.  I didn’t try out the different colours but I think they’re all plaid….I happen to love plaid.

This is the front of the house from inside so you can just seem more of the detailing plus the control panel.

This is a lovely feature window downstairs and you can just make out the bottom of the staircase which heads up to a sleeping platform. 

I’ve just spotted that you can see on the other side of this build is another feature window.  I can’t remember the exact prims but I’m sure it was around the 69 count which for the attention of detailing is amazing.

Actually just getting these freebies is amazing.  I don’t know how long the team at Trompe Loeil will keep on giving but until they decide enough is enough I will keep on grabbing because builds of this quality don’t come along often.

Trompe Loeil

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Games big people play. (Dollarbie(s)).

Slurrrp…must drink more coffee!

Behind me is my latest build, at the top is a platform for me to work on, at this moment I’m softening up the steps and paths up to the platform and yes this is how I spend a productive Sunday morning lol.

OK, I got 2 excellent Dollarbies off the Marketplace, only showing you one of them.  This sweater is so simple, so wearable and with the addition of a hud with plenty of colours in it for every pair of jeans you own lol.  I was also going to show you the skirt which I’d picked up but to me, it just didn’t really suit this jumper and I couldn’t be bothered to change my top so if you do follow the link to the Arata shop then check out the “Flared Mini Skirt” you won’t be disappointed.

GOOD GOD WOMAN! More unrequested suggestions!  The thing is I use a gaming platform called Big Fish Games, I think even Faith once had an account with them.

I pay something like £6 a month and for that, I get 1 free gift token a month which I can use to buy whatever standard game I want, daily and weekly half-price games offer, occasionally BOGOF’s, discounts for special occasions and EVERY game comes with a whole 60 mins of full demo gameplay so you can play before you pay…unintentional rhyming.

So as always I logged in to see what today’s new game and offers were and spotted the banner which said “Big Fish is teaming up with the World Health Organisation” and offering us 10 FREE GAMES.  I’ve downloaded the first one and it’s a  “Collectors Edition” which basically means a much more detailed game and those retail for about £10 each or if you’re a game member then 2 tokens but it’s FREE.

I do not know if this is only for Game Members or not but I have been a Big Fish game player for almost as long as I’ve SL’d and that has been a long time and I’ve been 100% happy with this gaming platform.

You get everything from Hidden Objects, Time Management, Strategy, Adventure and on and on. The quality of the graphics and gameplay are excellent.  If you Google images for “Big Fish Games” you can see an example of the graphics.

For those of you stuck with bored kids, there is a selection of children’s games both educational and just plain fun ones.

As I said for only £6(ish) a month you can join try it out and then just cancel if you don’t want to continue on.

You do have to download their software on to your laptop.  It’s just so a window opens on your screen and you can access your games from there but check the website for more info. Honestly, it’s EASY! Computer friendly 100% Trustful…a lot easier than SL lol.

PS.  This is played on your computer but you can use other platforms to access your games.

Arata (Sweater)

Big Fish Games

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Access – what did I buy

Wellllll I didn’t buy a thing actually – not because there wasn’t anything I liked though ! There were a few items that I took demos of and tried – but I really really really do have so many pairs of jeans and tops. However, there is a free gift out for Access group members and for the females its this sweet nude dress by Boosh – plenty of mesh fits inc. I think there was some sort of arm bracer for the guys. Group is free to join, the fem gift is on the rear wall to the left as you enter the main shopping area.

Access

Web site for gallery of goods

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My two pennith worth…and of course FREEBIE(S)).

First as always the Freeness.

I don’t know the Juli Fashion shop, found it through TeleportHub, and I almost TP’d out but I’d spotted this freebie and I was determined to find it and in the end, it turned out to be easy to find…look on the floor and follow the “Gift” sign or head towards the discount dept.

I picked up more than this outfit but the sizes are random and so I went with this one and the rest can be a nice surprise.

BTW Make sure to check out the shop, a lot of “classic” designs but there were some items which picqued my interest and I even grabbed a few demos to try out.

NOW for the boring stuff and My tips.

Take advantage of all the free trial periods, try Amazon Prime for the month for free and you not only can watch a load of TV shows, films, music and books for free! You, of course, lose any music/books once the trial period is over.  I’m going to get the free 7 days for the Shudder channel which is a horror film channel.

Think about all those sponsored adds on Youtube for things like Audible, which Faith has mentioned, and Skillshare, find your fav YouTuber and see if you can use their link so you help them out and get a taster of something you may like to keep.

Of course on Youtube there are so many people happy to share their skills, Faith has chosen knitting but I use the embroidery and painting ones but now it’s time to check out the excellent exercise sessions.

I LOVE this channel as they have everything to suit everyone, from hi-impact to people with serious mobility issues.  I love how they work as a team as one shows you the normal program while the other one has adapted it for those who may struggle.  I also love the sets they have where not steps are repeated so you flow from one set of exercises to another which stops you from being bored.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXIJ2-RSIGn53HA-x9RDevA

If that is too much for you then check out this Tai Chi class.

As someone who did yoga for a few years I loved it and I know that at first you will feel silly but it is amazing how quickly you learn to switch off what’s going on around you and also whats going on in your head.  I’m checking out Faiths link for the Meditation site.  It seems funny that when we have so little we can do we want to slow down and do even less but Tai Chi and meditation makes you feel so much more centred and aware of what’s going on after you have finished.

Check out the Picmonkey picture editing site.  There is a free option which although you don’t get the full pack of editing options to give you enough to smooth out the rough edges.

https://www.picmonkey.com/

Dig out all of your old beauty products, both Faith and I have done it. OMG will you be shocked at how many creams, lotions, lipsticks etc that you forgot you had.  Have a rummage in your panty and I’m sure you can spare a bit of food to make yourself a nice facemask. We shall emerge from this enforced ..fatter but with great hair and skin!

Get off Instagram and FB and those sites where you swipe left or right, how much of a time drain are those damned sites! Only Pintrest if you really intend on doing something that inspires you and not just something to add to your

Make a list and break your day down to bite-size pieces, schedule a time to sit and craft, a time to clean out a cupboard, a time to Sl, a time to go out for your once a day walk, if allowed, etc and at the end of the day instead of feeling that yet another day has dragged by you can look at your list and see what you actually did and plan a list for the next day.  My “list” says it’s now time to have a snack and a coffee, then put those dishes away.  SL for a bit longer before I settle down in front of a TV prog and work some more on the dollhouse I bought.

PS.  Chances are you lot have already thought of all of this cos we’re not silly but if something gives someone an “oooh, I never thought of that” moment it’s been worth it.

Juli Fashion

 

 

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Just Checking <3

Hows everyone doing? Its weird huh? All this not working, staying at home – and fretting over our loved ones and friends. I know many of you have already been in lock down mode for ages – here in the UK its only been barely a week. I’ve been shocked, surprised and utterly thankful all at the same time. Neighbours here have rallied and organised help groups for those unable to go out, elderly and vulnerable. Surprised by the selfish behaviour of some, and shocked by the non compliance of others .

I hope you’re all managing to keep safe though and for those of you essential workers – I thank you.

I’ve compiled a list below of some sites that might be useful ❤ If you have any tips & tricks, web sites you love please let me know ❤

Joe Wicks free exercise videos for children every day – but adults can join in !

Audible – free listening books (children and classics for adults)

Free Meditations to download or listen to online

Learn to knit ! This lady is great its how I learnt to knit ❤

 

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Neve @ Uber March – What did I buy @ Saturday Sale !

Thank god Neve keeps on banging out the gear I need to wear ! New releases for this round of Uber are the Harley top and the Quin pants. Essential lounging or work out gear. Great options for the trim, buttons on both top and pants and a fabulous range of colours and patterns to choose from. Mesh body fits included and free demos to try it all on.

You can also make the top cropped – dead handy . Thanks Neve team ❤ Nowwww if you’re not in the Saturday sale group get in it ! Each Saturday a notecard is released with alllllll the participating stores. Its a mixed bag of home & garden, fashion, poses, props etc and some DEAD GOOD deals ! Usually most items are around the $75L mark. This week I scooped up the Reign frayed Berkin sandals – full fat-pack ! The blog is also posted below so you can view the items if you haven’t any group slots left.

Neve @ Uber

Saturday Sale Blog

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Get ready. (Freebie(s)).

Get ready to push, shove, squeeze and bump your way into Mangula’s for this full free outfit.

Naturally, I changed all the bits to this hot orange colour, yummy, but the hud allows you so many other colours to chose from.  The gift is one that keeps on giving because not only do you get this long dress but you get it in a short version, I think one with sleeves and also as a top. The back of this dress has some nice thick lacing and just in case you can’t find shoes to match don’t sweat it as the strappy ones I’m wearing are inc and they too have a big hud of shades and all of that is for FREE!

This simple and very wearable jumper is also from the Mangula shop.  The jumper is NOT with the rest of the gifts/Lucky Boards. To find this and a couple of other free to join Group Gifts when you go into the shop, stop, and check the wall to your left.  I can’t remember which freebie group you have to join to get it but it’s one of the biggest freebie group in SL.

There is a whole wall of Lucky Boards as well as Group Gifts and with so many people there grabbing this and the other Group Gifts the turn over on the Lucky Boards is pretty quick and I did spot a couple of items which are new to me so check those out.  BTW I had a bit of bother unpacking my lucky Board prize so instead of wearing the hud I rezzed it and was able to unpack it.  Just thought I’d mention that as someones the huds don’t work but rezzing them allows you to unpack them.

UPDATE: The dress fatpack is a subscriber gift…so subscribe.

Mangula