Friday, 30 April 2010

77 Satellites

Round 26: Autumn 2024
Narrated by Nick Moretti

The dorm was getting too crowded and Maia and I didn't want to move to yet another dorm, so instead, we thought we'd give private housing a shot. The house is tiny but it's big enough for us.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Everything hits at once

Round 26: Summer 2024
Last update: Gordon/Lia (+ wedding mini-update)

Gordon Nott is 28 and Lia is 27.
(Jace is 67, Magdalena is 60, Steve is 29 and Olivia and Ione are both 28)

Narrated by Lia Nott

I was absolutely desperate to get married but I have to confess that I didn't have much of an idea what to expect after the wedding. I mean, I spoke to Ione and to Mum about what it was like for them but that didn't give me much of a clue. Gordon and I didn't live together before marriage, so we sort of went into this blind!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Goodbye Sky Harbor

Round 26: Summer 2024
Narrated by Joanna Draper

When we came back after our honeymoon, we found Rose's garden was completely destroyed. My first thought was that it was Abel but Rose refused to blame the dog.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Longitude and latitude

Round 26: Summer 2024
last update/next update

Tate Benton is 54, Zelda is 49 and Charlie and Jack are both 12.
(Josie is 22, Julia is 13, Audrey is 12)

Narrated by Tate Benton

I went into the restaurant one evening to find that my waitress, Virginia, had left us high and dry. Customers were lining up, Vanessa was trying to seat them and there was no one to serve them.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

You only live once

Round 26: Summer 2024
last update/next update

James Novak is 49, Madelyn is 44 and Connor is 11.
(Naomi is 49, Aaron is 21, Ethan is 18 and Sophie is 11)

Narrated by Madelyn Novak

About six months ago, I lost my mother and this summer, Dad passed away. Coupled with my son Ethan leaving for college a few days before, I really didn't cope too well.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Charlton Nihill 1945-2024

by Anna Collins, Summer 2024

Charlton Nihill, lifetime resident of Sullivan, died at his home early this morning of natural causes. He was 79.

Friday, 23 April 2010

You say it's your birthday, Summer 2024

Gordon and Lia Nott's twins are due in just three months. They're getting a little last minute shopping done before the babies arrive in Autumn.

Caitlin Romilly is now a whole year old!

Thursday, 22 April 2010


Round 26: Spring 2023
last update/next update

Evan is 34, Ione is 27 and Justin and Xavier are both 2.
(Lia, Asha and Olivia are all 26, Araminta is 60, Henry is 58, Finn is 22 and Declan is 2)

Narrated by Ione Moretti

I don't get to go out with my girlfriends as often as I used to but now that the twins aren't as little, I try to take some time for myself every now and then. I love playing pool.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Timorous me

Round 26: Spring 2023
last update/next update

Betsy and Kimberly Carmody are both 52 and Susannah is 13.
(Sarah is 18 and Malcolm is 13)

Narrated by Susannah Carmody

Note: for clarity's sake, Susannah calls Kimberly "Mama" and Betsy "Mum".

My parents want to take a family holiday sometime, which I really don't want to do. Who am I supposed to hang out with? There's no way Sarah will want to go and they're not going to let me stay home either.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Round 26: Spring 2023

Principal Betsy Carmody is 52, Kendal Draper is 47 and Joanna Draper is 28.
Students: Ethan Novak and Matilda Jacobson are both 17, Adrienne Novak is 16, Tessa Novak and Rebecca Kirby are both 14, Malcolm Novak, Dominic Lachance, Susannah Carmody and Nathan Collins are all 13 and Hope Collins and Julia Gray are both 12.

After months of pining after his older sister's best friend, Matilda, Malcolm has been looking at his friend Susannah in a different way.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

The Draper-Gottlieb wedding

Round 26: Spring 2023

Rose Draper and Joanna Gottlieb are both 28.

Joanna and Rose's wedding day comes almost exactly a year after their engagement.

After fending off protests from both sets of parents (who wanted to hold a more lavish do), they've been able to have the wedding they always wanted - a simple ceremony, in their backyard at home.

Friday, 16 April 2010

In limbo

Round 26: Spring 2023
last update/next update

Julian Sitko is 73, David is 41, Kirstin is 39, Camilla and Lila are both 10 and Adelaide is 5.

Narrated by David Sitko

Since Collette's death, I think everyone in our household is coping as well as can be expected. Dinner was very quiet the first couple of nights but I just wanted to make sure everyone ate something. Kirstin and Julian didn't have much of an appetite.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Collette Sitko 1945-2023

by Rose Draper, Spring 2023

Collette Sitko (née Nihill), of Sullivan, passed away late last night of natural causes. She was 78 years old.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

You say it's your birthday, Spring 2023

...with bonus tax rundown, seeing this is such a short birthday post anyway!

Lia's baby bump is barely there but it is, finally, there and she and husband Gordon couldn't be more excited!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Let's get known

Round 26: Winter 2023
last update/next update

Trent Kirby is 53, Megan is 51 and Rebecca is 14.
(Claudia and Victoria are both 22 and Tessa is 14)

Narrated by Rebecca Kirby

I wish I was old enough to live on my own. I love going over to Claudia's house. She's so lucky. It must be awesome to have your own place to completely fill up with all of your stuff.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Tiny spark

Round 26: Winter 2023
last update/next update

Lake Draper is 66, Kendal is 47 and Chris is 8.
(Patience Draper and Calvin Clarke are both 21, Rob Ashton is 22, Rose Draper is 28, and Zelda Benton is 48)

Narrated by Kendal Draper

Our new house is smaller than our old place in Exeter but it's absolutely beautiful. The fact that it's smaller makes it feel a little less empty. But it's definitely drove home the fact that we won't be having another baby, which I'm still feeling a little wistful about.

Saturday, 10 April 2010


Round 26: Winter 2023
last update/next update

Caleb Moretti is 41, Cara is 34 and Anthony and Veronica are both 6.
(Filippo is 68, Nick is 20, Amelia is 34, Maia is 21)

Narrated by Cara Moretti

At the beginning of this year, I was finally able to get an internship at the hospital. I was so excited to finally be working in the field I actually studied for!

Friday, 9 April 2010

The Nott-Novak wedding

Round 26: Winter 2023

Gordon Nott is 27 and Lia Novak is 26.

Winter has just begun in Sullivan and the first flakes of snow fall on the morning of Gordon and Lia's wedding.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Aphrodite Nihill 1945-2023

by Gordon Nott, Winter 2023

Aphrodite Nihill (née Harper), of Sullivan, died yesterday morning at her home of natural causes. She was aged 78.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Cliche Guevara

Round 26: Autumn 2023

Adam Gottlieb is 68, Athena is 62, Amelia is 34, Wade is 33, Sophie is 10, Noah is 5 and Emma is 3.
(Hanna is 68, Rose and Joanna are both 28)

Narrated by Wade Gottlieb

Mum just received word that final vote counting for the elections is done and she can now officially start her second term as governor! Everyone's very proud around here right now.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Slow motion

Round 26: Autumn 2023
Last update: Josie/Patience
Josie Benton and Patience Draper are both 21.
(Rob Ashton is 22, Troy Clarke is 20)

Narrated by Josie Benton

When Patience came back from CEU, she didn't want to give up living at the beach. I was kind of jealous of her for our whole junior year, so we decided to rent this beach house together. Patience insists swimming in the ocean does wonders for her figure - as if she's ever been fat in her life!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Seed toss

Round 26: Autumn 2023
Next updates: Maia and Nick/the rest

Maia Novak is 21, Nick Moretti, Aaron Novak and Calvin and Troy Clarke are all 20 and Sarah Carmody is 18.
(Josie is 21)

Narrated by Sarah Carmody

I've been struggling a little bit so far this semester. It's not that I'm finding the work hard; it's more that there's just so much work. It can get a little overwhelming.

Sunday, 4 April 2010


I've had this prepared for a while and seeing I've got nothing else for you today, I thought I'd finally release it! The first Round 26 uni update should be ready for tomorrow. :)

Saturday, 3 April 2010

You say it's your birthday, Autumn 2023

It's finally time for the newest little Lachance to enter the world! Tatiana has done this three times before but she's still glad she has her husband Jonas around to lend moral support.

Friday, 2 April 2010

City trash

Round 26: Summer 2023
last update/next update

Caterina Nihill is 68, Max is 36, Zaria Royce-Nihill is 35, Josh is 9 and Jessica is 3.

Narrated by Max Nihill

The honeymoon we were planning on taking last winter ended up being delayed over and over - Zaria's work, my show, flight bungles. But finally, we were able to head off this summer and we couldn't wait.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Suffolk University Women's Room + plus posters for download!

I've been overhauling my university lately and while I haven't shown you much here, I did want to show you the women's room because a) I'm kind of proud of it and b) I actually made some custom content for it!

I've since learned that women's rooms at universities aren't as universal as I assumed they were so in explanation, the women's room at my university offered counselling services for women, referrals to family planning clinics and had an extensive collection of feminist literature and art. They also offered free contraceptive and sanitary items for students. Naturally, male students were not allowed to enter.

Just like at my own uni, guys at Suffolk cannot enter the women's room.

My uni didn't have purple painted brick walls in the women's room but when I imagined the room for Suffolk, it did and so it does.

Revolutionary kind

Round 26: Summer 2023
last update/next update

Filippo Moretti is 68, Emil Collins is 51, Anna is 45, Nathan is 13 and Hope is 12.
(Tessa Novak is 14, Dominic Lachance is 13 and Julia Gray is 12)

Narrated by Hope Collins

Lately, I've been helping Grandpa out in his vegetable garden. He always wanted us to, but I never really took an interest in it until this summer.