Thursday, 31 December 2009

Lost and saved

Round 24: Summer 2019
last update/next update

Leontine Kirby is 77, Trent is 49, Megan is 47 and Rebecca is 10.
(Georgette is 79, Claudia, Victoria and Finn are all 18, Magdalena is 55 and Tessa is 10)

Narrated by Megan Kirby

Claudia and Victoria's classes haven't started yet but they've already moved to campus, just to settle in and prepare themselves. The house feels so empty without them.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

My ROS file

A few of you were asking to have a look at my ROS file, so here it is.

My list is mostly from Jade's ROS, along with a few of my own that I've tossed in plus some that I've grabbed from other blogs. In my own game, I have a lot of Laura's random events too but seeing she's just put up an updated version of her own random file today, I didn't include any of hers in this file.

Download my ROS file


Round 24: Summer 2019

Staff: Principal Betsy Carmody is 48, Kendal Draper is 43.
Students: Patience Draper, Josie Benton and Maia Novak are all 17, Nick Moretti, Aaron Novak and Calvin and Troy Clarke are all 16, Sarah Carmody is 14, Ethan Novak and Matilda Jacobson are both 13 and Adrienne Novak is 12.

This year, Kendal will be teaching Grades 7-9 and she's secretly quite glad about that. Maybe it'll be easier to gain some authority when you're not teaching students who are already towering over you!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

All your way

Round 24: Summer 2019
last update/next update

Betsy and Kimberly Carmody are both 48, Sarah is 14 and Susannah is 9.
(Ethan is 13)

Narrated by Betsy Carmody

Very soon after Mum died, Kimberly moved back in with us. Both our daughters had a really tough time with their grandmother's death and seeing we'd been making moves towards getting back together, we both thought now would be a good time.

Vivienne Carmody 1940-2019

by Gordon Nott, Summer 2019

One-time journalist, Vivienne Carmody, died early this morning of natural causes, aged 79. At the time of her death, she was living in Sullivan with her daughter and two granddaughters.

Monday, 28 December 2009

You say it's your birthday, Summer 2019

New round, new birthdays!

Very early on a Sunday morning, Abigail and Jesse Carmody realise that their long awaited baby is coming right now! If only Abigail's mother Mina was awake - Jesse is having trouble keeping himself calm, let alone offering any sort of help to his wife!

Round 24 ROS

My ROS for this round. I won't have to kill anyone for once! As with last round, as these events happen, I'll link to them here.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Round 23 Summary

Births: 4 (Anthony and Veronica Moretti, Adelaide Sitko, Noah Gottlieb)

Deaths: 2 (Galen Clarke, Pascal Lachance)

Engagements: 0

Marriages: 1 (Caleb and Cara Moretti)

Break-ups: 2 (Betsy and Kimberly Carmody*, Nick Moretti and Josie Benton)
Graduations: 4 (Gordon Nott, Ione Romilly, Olivia Nihill, Lia Novak)

New residents: 0

*Betsy and Kimberly are separated, not divorced.

Total population: 97 (43 male, 54 female)
Babies: 2
Toddlers: 4
Children: 18
Teens: 12
Adults: 43
Elders: 18

Round 23 Outtakes

Warning: partial nudity

Just some very random funny stuff from Round 23 that didn't make it into the updates - enjoy!

Emil, the man who gave us this, this and this (not to mention plenty more public indecency I don't have pictures of), is only okay with PDAs if he's on the giving or receiving end. If it's anyone else, Emil becomes a bit of a prude!


Round 23: Spring 2018
last update/next update/Maia's next update

Jace Novak is 61, Magdalena is 54, Maia is 16 and Tessa is 9.
(Lia is 21, Jacob is 17, Patience is 16 and Aaron is 15)

Narrated by Maia Novak

Usually, the flu is at its worst in winter but it's been really bad the past few years. Me? I was lucky enough to get it in the middle of spring, my favourite season!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Anybody got a Christmas tree?

'Cos the Bentons do!

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick little something for Christmas Eve! I hope those of you who celebrate have a wonderful and joyful Christmas! To those of you who don't celebrate, enjoy your Friday! ;)

It's a white Christmas in Sullivan!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Say it ain't so

Round 23: Spring 2018
last update/next update

Charlton and Aphrodite Nihill are both 73, James Novak is 43, Madelyn is 38, Aaron is 15, Ethan is 12 and Connor is 5.
(Maia Novak is 16 and Calvin Clarke is 15)

When Aaron and Ethan were younger, they were very close but once Aaron started high school, they didn't hang out together quite as much. Now that Ethan had joined him, they were once again best buddies.

Monday, 21 December 2009

One by one all day

Round 23: Spring 2018

Eliot Lane is 32 and Cordy is 25.
(Luc is 25 and Ione is 22)

Narrated by Cordy Lane

Work has been going really well for both me and Eliot. Our schedules are finally in sync, which means he no longer has to crawl out of bed at 3am. We're able to carpool to work together most days, which is great! It's nice to have that extra time to spend together before work, however short it is.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

You say it's your birthday, Spring 2018

Abigail Carmody is much more relaxed about this pregnancy than she was about her first. Perhaps it's merely the fact that she's not in high school this time.

Saturday, 19 December 2009


Round 23: Winter 2018
Narrated by Finn Romilly

Dad and I have had the university talk many times now and I'm still never happy with the outcome.

Friday, 18 December 2009

I'm the man who loves you

Round 23: Winter 2018
last update/next update

Kit Royce is 58 and Asha is 21.
(Luc Lane is 25 and Ione Romilly is 22)

Narrated by Asha Royce

When Luc told me he'd managed to score me a promotion at work, I thought the dress code might be a little looser at a music camp for kids. I can do conservative, but couldn't I do it in jeans or something? This was more like spinster librarian. But promotions mean more money, which means I can afford to move out sooner.

You say it's your birthday, Winter 2018

Olivia Nihill has just graduated and is now living back in Sullivan (in Caleb and Cara's old unit). Olivia won't get a cent from her trust fund until she turns 25, so she's stuck renting for the meantime. She's been lucky enough to land a position as an intern in fashion design.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Missed the boat

Round 23: Autumn 2018
last update/next update

Augustin and Hanna Novak are both 63, Naomi is 43, Owen is 41, Adrienne is 11 and Malcolm is 8.
(Eliot is 32, Cordy is 25 and Kimberly is 47)

Narrated by Naomi Novak

I've been working in fashion design for several months now but before I started, I was stuck as a housewife for a while. I don't know how some women do it! I was bored out of my mind.

Four seasons in one day

Round 23: Autumn 2018

Staff: Principal Augustin Novak is 53, Tatiana Lachance is 35 and Joanna Gottlieb is 23.
Students: Adrienne Novak is 11, Tessa Novak and Rebecca Kirby are both 9, Susannah Carmody, Malcolm Novak, Nathan Collins and Dominic Lachance are all 8, Julia Gray and Hope Collins are both 7, Audrey Lachance and Jack and Charlie Benton are all 6, Sophie Gottlieb, Connor Novak and Camilla and Lila Sitko are all 5 and Elspeth Romilly and Josh Royce-Nihill are both 4.

I know, right? 18 students! I think this is my largest enrolment ever. If you follow me on Twitter or if you happened to see my tweet in the sidebar here, you might have seen that it's going to be even bigger next round! Can you imagine when they all get to high school? Crazy! So you can see why I needed a third teacher.

Augustin is totally pumped and ready for another school day!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Round 23: Autumn 2018
Narrated by Nick Moretti

Grandma is taking Grandpa's death really hard. They were married for 44 years but Mum kind of pre-warned me that Grandma might want to start dating again really soon. Which really grossed me out but I prepared myself.

Sports star, 76, dies in house fire

by Steve Rider, Autumn 2018
Retired hall of famer, Pascal Lachance, died last night in a fire at his home in Exeter. The fire is thought to be caused by a pot left burning on the stove and is not thought to be suspicious. No one else in the house was harmed.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Round 23: Autumn 2018
last update/next update

Olivia Nihill and Lia Novak are both 21.
(Ione and Gordon are both 22 and Steve is 23)
Narrated by Olivia Nihill

For our last year at university, Lia and I rented a beach house near campus! Well, I did. I've been saving all my grant money but I didn't want to live by myself so I invited Lia along. It's nice being out of the dorms and we're truly on our own for the first time now. And we're on the beach!

You say it's your birthday, Autumn 2018

Amelia Gottlieb is fast approaching her winter due date and her belly seems to be growing rounder by the minute. Wade doesn't seem to mind.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Rebel rebel

Round 23: Summer 2018
last update/Jacob's next update/next update

Arianna Weaver is 63, Liam is 55, Jacob is 17, Jonas Lachance is 40, Tatiana is 35, Dominic is 8, Audrey is 6 and Edward is 3.
(Maia and Patience are both 16)

Narrated by Jacob Weaver

Dad is still on my back about university. I qualified for 6 scholarships when I applied last year and Dad wants me to spend my last year of high school working my ass off for two more!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The bad thing

Round 23: Summer 2018

Tate Benton is 48, Zelda is 43, Josie is 16 and Jack and Charlie are both 6.
(Lake is 61, Kendal is 42, Patience is 16, Caleb is 36 and Nick is 15)

Narrated by Josie Benton

I've been applying for scholarships left, right and centre recently and I've managed to rack up six! I'm really relieved and I feel like I can relax a little bit now.

Friday, 11 December 2009

All these things that I've done

Round 23: Summer 2018
Last updates: Rose/Joanna
Joanna Gottlieb and Rose Draper are both 23.
Adam is 63, Athena is 58, Wade is 28, Luc is 25)

Joanna's plane is due to touch down at 4.15 and Wade and Rose have parked themselves in the arrivals lounge to wait. Being completely unfamiliar with air travel, Rose thought an ETA of 4.15 meant she'd finally see Joanna at 4.15. She's disappointed when Wade tells her they'll be lucky if the plane has even landed by then.

You say it's your birthday, Summer 2018

Kirstin is nearing the end of her pregnancy and is on maternity leave. She's been spending most of her time with her mother, who's been very tolerable of late. Almost sweet, even! Collette is finally getting that fifth grandchild she's wanted for so long, so she's been in a good mood.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Electric feel

Round 23: Spring 2017
last update/next update/Claudia and Victoria's next update

Leontine Kirby is 75, Trent is 47, Megan is 45, Claudia and Victoria are both 16 and Rebecca is 8.

(Finn is 16)

Narrated by Claudia Kirby

I cannot wait to take over the market and farm after college. I don't think there'll be anything better than growing your own crops and knowing that people all over the town are using them in their homes.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Round 23: Spring 2017

Dear Mum and Dad,

I never told you this before, because I knew you'd freak out (especially you, Dad) but I guess now that I'm finished and managed to not get robbed or murdered, I can tell you. Up until now, all through my trip, I've been camping out.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

When you were young

Round 23: Spring 2017

Adam Gottlieb is 62, Athena is 57, Amelia is 28, Wade is 27 and Sophie is 4.
(Kirstin is 33, Linnea is 57)

Narrated by Amelia Gottlieb

We caught Sophie on the internet in Athena's office the other day. She can't really spell or read yet but I'm more worried about pictures she might find than anything she could read on there!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Taxman, 2017

Athena Gottlieb is the new (and first) governor of Sullivan. One of the bedrooms in the Gottlieb house has been converted to a home office for Athena. 2017 is a tax year and one of Athena's new duties is tax collection.

You say it's your birthday, Spring 2017

Nothing but baby news for the Spring 2017 birthdays!

David and Kirstin are awaiting the birth of their baby (and yes - ultrasounds confirm it is just the one this time!) in Autumn 2018. They've found a new house and are already living in it. It's a bit of a mess right now, with boxes all over the place. Hopefully, they'll at least have the nursery ready by the time Baby Sitko arrives.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Do you realize???

Round 23: Winter 2017
last update/next update

Maria Moretti is 74, Filippo is 62, Emil Collins is 45, Anna is 39, Nathan is 7 and Hope is 6.
(Caleb is 35, Cara is 28 and Betsy Carmody is 46)

Hope really likes the new house, and having her very own bedroom in the new house. Her parents even let her pick out most of the furniture and decorations for it, so it's very much her room. But she's missing sharing a room with her older brother Nathan. Just a little bit.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


Round 23: Winter 2017
last update/next update

Collette Sitko is 72, Julian is 67, David is 35, Kirstin is 33 and Camilla and Lila are both 4.

Ever since Camilla and Lila turned 4, the Sitko house has been feeling decidedly small.