Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Hard to explain

Round 26: Summer 2023

Gordon Nott is 27, Amar Hamilton and Jacob Weaver are both 22.
(Lia is 26, Claudia is 22)
Narrated by Jacob Weaver

After I graduated, I was looking for a place to live and answered an ad in the paper from Gordon, who was looking for a room mate. He needed someone to pay half the rent, which I can't do on my salary so we ended up with Amar living with us as well.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

You say it's your birthday, Summer 2023

Okay, this might be my biggest birthday post ever! I've decided to do my graduation posts in the summer instead of in the middle of the year in winter, so that added an extra 5 people to the roster!

As with birthday posts though, it's pretty much all pic spam so it only looks long. ;) Why don't we start with the pregnancy updates?

Tatiana is awake because she's uncomfortable and very pregnant and Jonas is up because he's being a worry-wart again! Not too much longer to wait though; Baby #4 is due in Autumn!

Over at Suffolk University, Victoria has just gone into labour, not that 2 year-old Declan cares at all.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Round 26 ROS

Whee, no deaths! I've got some elder deaths coming up though and I am totally sad about at least one of them. :(

Ugh, this 9 to 5 blows! You quit your job to be your own boss. Good luck to you! - I've got an idea for this one already. :D
Get gold badge
Errands - visit 4 community lots before the end of the day
Renovations! - a total makeover for one room of your house
Cheapskate (take someone out on date and skip out on bill)
Win 4 new friends

Nothing particularly game-altering at first glance but I think I might be able to make something interesting out of all of them this round.

Round 25 Outtakes

I said during the high school update that Rebecca was mortified by Tessa's eating habits. Have you ever seen a Sim look more disgusted in your life? She's even been put off her food!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Round 25 Summary

Births: 5 (Declan Romilly, Justin and Xavier Moretti, Austin and Lauren Carmody)

Deaths: 1 (Leontine Kirby)

Engagements: 3 (Max Nihill and Zaria-Royce-Nihill, Gordon Nott and Lia Novak, Rose Draper and Joanna Gottlieb)

Marriages: 1 (Max Nihill and Zaria Royce-Nihill)

Break-ups: 2 (Josie Benton and Will Bartholomew, Ethan Novak and Sarah Carmody)

Graduations: 5 (Finn Romilly, Victoria Kirby, Claudia Kirby, Amar Hamilton and Jacob Weaver)

New residents: 0

Total population: 101 (49 male, 52 female)
Babies: 0
Toddlers: 9
Children: 16
Teens: 9
Adults: 52
Elders: 16

Center of attention

Round 25: Spring 2022
last update/next update

Eliot Lane is 36, Cordy is 29 and Timothy is 2.
(Augustin and Hanna are both 67, Linnea and Debbie are both 62, Luc is 29 and Asha is 25)

Narrated by Eliot Lane

Once a week, Cordy and I take Timothy to go and see Linnea. Cordy's brother Luc goes over with Asha at the same time, so Timothy gets to see all the family.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Guess who? - the answers

Okay, here are the answers from Thursday's Guess Who. I was pretty impressed at the Sims some of you managed to identify, sans CC!


Round 25: Spring 2022
last update/next update
Tate Benton is 52, Zelda is 47 and Jack and Charlie are both 10.
Josie is 20 and Troy is 19)

Narrated by Zelda Benton

Tate and I have both been feeling a little run down about work recently, so we decided the best cure for that was a vacation! We wanted a private space of our own, so we started looking at real estate on Cape Elizabeth.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Fake plastic trees

Round 25: Spring 2022
last update/next update/Ethan's next update

Charlton and Aphrodite Nihill are both 77, James Novak is 47, Madelyn is 42, Ethan is 16 and Connor is 9.
(Sarah is 17)

Narrated by Ethan Novak

I'm having a really crappy time this spring. I've been plagued by acne, first of all. As soon it one breakout clears, another one arrives the next day.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Guess who?

So if you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that yesterday, I was afraid I'd lost Sullivan. I spent the better part of the morning troubleshooting and fixing it and then spent the afternoon replaying Joanna and Rose and painstakingly redecorating a house I'd just done the night before (very glad I took pictures!). It was so how I wanted to spend my day off!

Anyway, when I loaded up my hood to test it, I noticed that some of my Sims looked rather interesting with no CC so I thought we could play a game of Guess Who!

Some of these Sims' skin tones may be different, because they use an in-between tone and I only had the 4 Maxis tones in the game when I took the pictures. So keep that in mind when you make your guesses.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

2022 election - polls now open!

The first candidate for governor in this year's elections is the incumbent, Athena Gottlieb. Mother of two and grandmother of three, Athena has served as governor of Sullivan for the past 5 years. She also has over 35 years of experience in law.

Bohemian like you

Round 25: Spring 2022
last update/next update
Rose Draper and Joanna Gottlieb are both 27.

Narrated by Rose Draper

Joanna finally went ahead and hired a housekeeper for us. I don't even know what the guy finds to clean with Joanna around - she still seems to clean constantly! But she likes it tidy and she's tired of cleaning up after me.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

You say it's your birthday, Spring 2022

Tatiana Lachance is eagerly awaiting what will be baby #4 for her and husband Jonas. Edward looking forward to being a big brother; 7 years of being the baby is long enough!

Over at the Kirby-Romilly house on campus, Finn, Victoria and Declan have about three months until they move back to Sullivan, which is also when the newest member of their family is due to arrive. Moving while heavily pregnant will not be fun but unfortunately, it can't be helped!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Waiting for somebody

Round 25: Winter 2022

Principal Tatiana Lachance is 39, Pamela Gray is 37, Joanna Gottlieb is 27 and student teacher Finn Romilly is 21.
Students: Julia Gray and Hope Collins are both 11, Audrey Lachance and Charlie and Jack Benton are all 10, Camilla and Lila Sitko, Sophie Gottlieb and Connor Novak are all 9, Josh Royce-Nihill and Elspeth Romilly are both 8, Edward Lachance, Lucy Gray and Chris Draper are all 7, Oliver and Sebastian Gentry are both 6, Anthony and Veronica Moretti are both 5 and Adelaide Sitko and Noah Gottlieb are both 4.

Tatiana and her children Audrey and Edward have arrived at Sullivan Primary, ready for another productive day at school!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Need you around

Round 25: Winter 2022
last update/next update

Arianna Weaver is 67, Liam is 59, Jonas Lachance is 44, Tatiana is 39, Dominic is 12, Audrey is 10 and Edward is 7.
(Jacob is 21, Tessa is 13, Nathan is 12 and Chris is 7)

Narrated by Tatiana Lachance

When Jonas agreed to try for another baby, I could tell he wasn't completely sold on the idea. He knew how important it was to me though, so we went ahead with it.

Friday, 19 March 2010


Round 25: Winter 2022
last update/next update

Olivia Nihill and Lia Novak are both 25.
(Gordon is 26, Steve is 27)

Narrated by Olivia Nihill

I think I've had it with renting. Our landlord is such a jerk.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

I'm a ghost

Round 25: Winter 2022
last update/next update

Augustin and Hanna Novak are both 67, Naomi is 47, Owen is 45, Adrienne is 15 and Malcolm is 12.
(Susannah is 12, Matilda is 16, Troy is 19 and Josie is 20)

Narrated by Adrienne Novak

Mum has reached a point in her career where she's got enough of a following to be able to open up a boutique. She's got kind of a knack for real estate (she bought her salon pretty cheap) so it wasn't long before she found a place to set up shop.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

You say it's your birthday, Winter 2022

Victoria Kirby has just entered her second trimester and she, Finn and little Declan are all awaiting the birth of Baby Romilly #2. He/she will arrive in the summer.

Four little ones are celebrating their first birthdays this winter in Sullivan!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

The littlest birds

Round 25: Autumn 2022
Narrated by Patience Draper

So here's the place I'm calling home for the next year. It was really boring when I first moved in and it still kind of is but it's got a few personal touches now, at least.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Where I end and you begin

Round 25: Autumn 2022

While Patience is spending a year sunning herself on a tropical beach somewhere, her dormmates are stuck on campus, in a far more mundane setting.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Modern love

Round 25: Autumn 2022

Finn Romilly and Victoria Kirby are both 21 and Declan is 1.
(Henry Romilly is 57, Araminta is 59, Trent Kirby is 52, Megan is 50, Claudia is 21)

Narrated by Finn Romilly

Declan's going through (what is hopefully) a stage where he just won't sleep. Testing us out maybe, to see what he can get away with. He doesn't cry or anything. He just sits in his crib, babbling to himself.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Round 25: Autumn 2022
Next updates: Claudia/Amar and Jacob

(Finn and Victoria are both 21, Declan is 1)
Narrated by Jacob Weaver

Things are a little bit less tense around the dorm these days. We're all getting along a little better. Don't get me wrong, I've got no interest in being friends with Amar again but not being glared at every time I approach my own girlfriend has been nice.

Monday, 8 March 2010

The Royce-Nihill wedding

Round 25: Autumn 2022
Last update: Spring 2021

Max Nihill is 35 and Zaria Royce is 34.

After 20 years together, Max and Zaria are finally getting hitched! Everything is ready, so now all that's left to do is wait for the guests to arrive.

Sunday, 7 March 2010


Round 25: Summer 2022
last update/next update

Jace Novak is 65, Magdalena is 58 and Tessa is 13.
(Gordon is 26, Lia is 25, Maia is 20, Nick is 19, Rebecca is 13 and Susannah is 12)

Narrated by Tessa Novak

If I had it my way, I would have started dating by now. There aren't many good prospects around here though!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Feeling called love

Round 25: Summer 2022
last update/next update

Araminta Romilly is 59, Henry is 57 and Elspeth is 8.
(Matilda Jacobson is 16, Finn Romilly and Victoria Kirby are both 21, Declan is 1)

Narrated by Henry Romilly

Things are once again quiet in the Romilly household. Ione and Finn both have families of their own (though I'm still not quite used to the idea of Finn being a father!) and now Araminta and I just have Elspeth here with us.

Thursday, 4 March 2010


Round 25: Summer 2022
Narrated by Asha Royce

When Luc and I finally found a place together, he came over to my mother's house to help me move out all my stuff.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

With a bullet

Round 25: Summer 2022
last update/next update

Mina Lachance is 72, Abigail Carmody is 39, Jesse is 37, Mitchell is 3 and Austin and Lauren are 6 months old.
(Nick is 19, Maia is 20, Caleb is 40, Jonas is 44, Dominic is 12, Audrey is 10 and Edward is 7)

Narrated by Jesse Carmody

As much as Abigail and I love our kids, I think having three under three has put us off the idea of any more, at least for a little while. It took us so long to conceive Mitchell so we weren't expecting her to get pregnant so quickly the second time around. Then we found out we were having twins, we were really taken by surprise.