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52 days to go, the countdown has started (Freebies).

he 52 days is how many days are left until CHRISTMAS!  Yes, that’s only 7 weeks and 1 more wage packet! Have I panicked you?  Blimey when you break it down it’s scary how close it really is.

Anyhow since the Crimbo ads are already sneaking in in RL here is the FIRST one from me……please don’t shoot me I’m just the messenger.

xxxchristuse

What happened was, is that I am still working on setting up my new SL house and as I was placing out a rather nice item of decor I own I decided to pop over to the Bazar shop where I got it from to basically check for any new freebies and sadly no new freebies and in fact the one box set out for us contains all the old Crimbo pressies from the past couple of years but once I’d checked out the whole shop I grabbed the goodies and TPed home.

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I won’t add any more pictures but you actually get an awful lot more than what I’m showing you and although some of these I’m going to be bining there is some really good stuff and a mix of low and high prims which will suit everyone’s prim allowance.

xxxchristuse4

PS When you go inside the main shop, Crimbo gifts to the left and a lounger dollarbie to the right.

Bazar

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Hello Sailor – (renting a home in Second Life)

Sailors Cove rental homes

I’ve been dying to use that as a blog post title ! Its been a couple of months since I last looked around at rental homes – and this time I have found a real gem . It all begun when I was trying to sort out my inventory, I came across some items made by Ken Rosenthal – wow blast from the past! I haven’t spoken to Ken for years, so like the true stalker I can be, I looked him up and noticed he had rental homes. Now, if you know Ken, you’d know he is one classy guy. Intrigued to see what he had built I zoomed over – et voila – ended up renting one of his gorgeous homes in “Sailors Cove”. As I suspected the place was beautiful, small and welcoming. The real beauty is that you have access to the open sea from your home, rez your craft and you’re off ! The home is a light and bright space, open plan living downstairs and furnished mainly with pieces from one of my favourite stores “Bazar”. One double bedroom upstairs and a gallery landing – perfect for placing an easel …or something.

Sailors Cove rental home $600L per week - furnished (or not) plus prims!

Soooo renting details:  $600L per week. The units are furnished and have an additional 150 prim limit(land impact) for you to add. You can request the unit to be unfurnished for a total of 270 prim limit (land impact). when you get your note-card with embedded group joiner just click and wear – et voila !

Sailors Cove - interior

I haven’t had the urge to rez any more furniture to be honest – it’s so tastefully done already why change?. However the generous prim allowance means you can fool around with your collection of boats, yachts etc outside on your deck. There are just eight of this sweet homes to rent and three are taken already – pop over and check it out. The landmark given will take you to the deck of my place – feel free to mooch ! Thanks for the warm welcome Ken ❤

Sailors Cove

Greymoon designs (housebuilder – spent ages here as there are some fantastic homes for sale!)

Bazar (all furniture from here)

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Surf camper – my Autumn abode

Bazar - Surf camper NEW!!

I saw this surf camper by Bazar and just knew I would buy it – I own an awful lot of items from Bazar, so I knew the quality, animations and execution would be brill. The camper itself is just so charming and for such a small space plenty has been packed in to play with . I knowwwww it was prolly meant for a beach setting, but the style police haven’t been round to arrest me since I set it up amongst my goats and chickens by the lake! I totally adore it, its my kinda place, lots of nooks and crannies but not head spinningly small.

Bazar - surf camper NEW!

I actually read the info note *faints* and learnt how to turn on experiences so that the props attach to me automatically without having to say “yes” to each one! Basically there are a few zones in and outside of the camper with animations. The bed (adult or PG versions available), dining table that has various eating and sitting poses, the toilet with male and female animations for doing your “business” – the shower, and the nifty kitchenette which has not only cooking & washing up but also some snuggles for couples .

Bazar - Californian surf camper

I bought the adult pack (which comes with a copy of the PG version tucked inside yay) If you get this pack you also get all the décor – I have to say I am pretty addicted to Bazar decor, SO low prim and SO well detailed , so it was a definite bonus to get it included. You can also buy the décor bits n bobs separately if you wish. All comes packed in a rez faux to make it super easy to set up, at 48Li it wont eat a massive hole in your prim budget either. It’s all set up to try out at the latest round of 6º Republic, go take a peek.

6º Republic

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Grand Isolation – renting a home in Second Life

CLM rental home - $99L per week rent furnished or unfurnished

Time for another look at the rental market, I always love to do these posts – hope you enjoy them and find them useful. I came across CLM rentals and took a peek at what they had to offer. Quite a range of rental homes and land, starting from a little as $50L per week. Most of the “budget” range seemed to be furnished, not bad but Id prefer to use my own stuff really. You can’t ask for furniture removals on the budget homes, but you can on the others (over $100L per week range). I liked the look of this Lighthouse, something a little different no? It cost me $99L for a week, furnished and with 50 prims to use. As usual with me, I asked for everything to be removed so I could furnish myself. After everything was taken I had the grand total of 65 prims yay! That’s more than enough to create a cozy and stylish place. There are four floors to this dwelling, I used the ground as a lounge/ kitchen, 2nd floor as a dining room, 3rd floor bedroom and left the 4th floor empty as it was nice to have a walk around area outside. I have ONE prim left for emergencies! Group auto return is set to on in the properties, so make sure you’re wearing your group tag BEFORE placing stuff out – or it gets delivered back to you pretty pronto. (The group invite arrives as soon as you’ve paid the rent)

CLM rental home - 99L per week

I used almost exclusively furniture from Bazar, low prim and brilliantly made. The fire in my bedroom is by what next – gotta have a snuggly fire near my bed. Once I was finished decorating (I LOVE decorating) I decided to survey the new area. One of the reasons I chose the lighthouse, is that I can avoid looking at the land behind me, it isn’t a pretty view , but…its not hard to ignore it. Once I’m inside my lighthouse I tend to look out of the windows at the sea – that suits me just fine. I did take a look at a few other homes being offered and found some dead cute ocean front sort of tiki houses. Well appointed and nicely set out and ever so inexpensive ! Definitely do check the other homes, I’m pretty sure you will find something to your taste.

CLM rentals

~Bazar~

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Temptation is here

CIRCA New! Scarlet Creative lace old table NEW! FREE fireplace Bazar

So its cold here and when its cold I want stodgy comforting food. Here I am scarfing down a brownie or five beside a roaring fire (free from Bazar as a group gift in the main entrance. Blogged before but oh.so.good) All these scrummy treats are by Circa and are currently on offer at 50% off during The Thrift Shop event. Must mention the lace topped table by Scarlet Creative, its pretty unique and a little shabby, perfect for setting out a few mince pies for your guests. The table is on offer at the moment for 50L, go grab yourself a copy before the offer ends!

CIRCA New!

I love the cheeseboard ! Yes yes yes I am a cheese addict too , who doesn’t like a cracker with lashings of butter (salted of course) and a big old chunk of cheese? Gone are the days of food items in Second Life being a huge primtastic affair, all of these are super low prim so you can really go to town and scatter them about.

CIRCA New @ The Thrift Shop

Each item also gives out on touch, an edible that animates you eating it.  This deluxe cupcake stand is so detailed. The cakes have little bows and decorations and the cup cake cases have tiny snowflakes adorning them. On the larger pieces you will also notice they have attached décor, such as above, the bauble and flake. This round of The Thrift Shop runs until the 30th November so get your skates on and grab up some goodies. Thanks Cherelle ❤

The Thrift Shop

Scarlet Creative

Bazar

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Renting a home in SecondLife – Ritzy !

London Sloane Street rental home

I’ve been after one of these rental homes in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge London for simply ages and finally I found one I liked. It’s all about location right? Zan and I have both checked these homes out before and totally fell in love with them, might be because we are English, but also because they are SUCH good value for money. This home was 399L per week, partially furnished , with 100 prims.

London Sloan Street house rental 399L per week

Most of the furnishings are from one of my favourite stores Bazar, I popped over to the store and picked up a few additional pieces at a very low cost (around 15-40L per item!) All very low prim and simply brilliant as decor around the place. So what do you get for your 399L? Surprisingly a huge three storey house with plenty of room. I’m surprised people don’t use them as house shares really, the layout and space is perfect for it. My little piece of England also had a small grassy back garden with a water view (which is what Id been holding out for) others have a sweet lawn all fenced off. Ground floor comprises of an airy entrance hall, lounge, partitioned dining area leading to a nifty little kitchen and doors to the garden.

London Sloane Street terrace house dining room

As you can see I had my laundry hanging out to dry when I took the photos ! This table is from Bazar and I really need to buy it, it rezzes meals and snacks for up to four people, lovely poses and super low prim.

London Sloane Street Lounge area

Here is the living area all very well-appointed, I added the curtains, not that you need them as anyone looking from outside can’t see inside, they just looked pretttty. I’ve got my bedroom  on the next floor and the third floor I left empty, it’s exactly the same size as my one though. When you rent, you should receive a group invite straight away, if you don’t on the notecard you get after paying there is a website address to lodge any messages, my experience is this is responded to very quickly. The home comes complete with a security orb which is very simple to operate, you can also add partners or friends to the rent box which gives them the ability to open the doors and receive their own group invite. I never did find a central office for the rental homes, I just flew around looking for them. Pretty easy to determine which are for rent, plus you get to look at the location in more detail. Despite being quite a busy place, I experienced no lag yay!

Disclaimer: I pay the rent on the homes I blog about. The landlord is not aware I will be blogging about my stay. I have no connection to any rental companies that I write about past or present.

London Knightsbridge

Virtual London Rental Homes Blog (I don’t think this is always up to date!)

Bazar

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Renting a home in SecondLife (Part 7)

Rental 1

I’ve found a fantastic little apartment ! Actually like it SO much that PD paid for a few more weeks rental. This comes from Paedra Estates who have a huge selection of homes to choose from. Something to suit all budgets, this home is 270L per week and comes furnished with an additional 150 prims for your own personal use. Interesting concept is, all the furnishings are left so that group members can move them around in edit mode, or request them to be moved (no additional prims can be gleaned by this but you can buy more if you wish).

Rental 2

Have to say the furnishings are sooper lovely and almost all of them are by Bazar – one of my fav furnishing stores. Menus for colour change, superb poses and such great looking items. The rules are simple really, don’t go over your prim allowance, no temp prim rezzers, and be nice – that’s it really !

Rental home 5

At the main office (landmark below) you choose which home you’re interested in, slap the board and it takes you to another office where you need to find a green teleporter. Green means there is a vacancy. A few of the larger homes were fully taken but the apartments seemed to have a few of each available. Once you’ve found an empty home, teleport up and pay the rent box . A group invite then arrives straight away – SL was playing up with mine and I had to relog to get the group to show.

Rental 4

At 270L per week this is a real bargain, so classy with everything you could possibly need – although there are other cheaper homes to see also. The only thing I’ve added is a fireplace. The bed is also by Bazar, wow its amazing, SO amazing I went and bought one ! Actually furnished rental homes are a great way to advertise for furniture makers – people were always asking me where I bought things from when I did rental homes – so they could buy them. Obviously works as I spent a pile of dosh at Bazar this week !

Rental 3

Love the dining area, options for wood and different food items, this landlord has a real eye for design and making a home look special. Must mention that there is a very good security system installed that you can add and people too – so effective I banned Zan *wink* – Ive not had any problems with lag and happily found that the television worked for me here despite not working for me in my own home for the last year ! Landmark below to the main Paedra Estates office – have fun !

Paedra Fall main rental Office

Bazar Home Furnishings