Saturday, 29 May 2010

You say it's your birthday, Autumn 2025

It's time for the Nott twins' first birthday!

Here's Georgina, who seems to have her mother's mouth and eyes and her dad's nose...

Friday, 28 May 2010

Prove yourself

Round 27: Summer 2025
Last update: Nick/Troy
Next update
Nick Moretti and Troy Clarke are both 22.
(Josie and Maia are both 23, Adrienne is 18)

Narrated by Nick Moretti

After we graduated, neither Troy or I were even close to being in a position to get our own place, so we decided we'd room together for a while.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Teenage riot, Summer 2025

Round 27: Summer 2025

Principal Betsy Carmody is 54, Kendal Draper is 49, Joanna Draper is 30.
Students: Rebecca Kirby and Tessa Novak are both 16, Susannah Carmody, Dominic Lachance, Nathan Collins and Malcolm Novak are all 15, Julia Gray and Hope Collins are both 14, Audrey Lachance and Jack and Charlie Benton are all 13 and Sophie Gottlieb, Camilla and Lila Sitko and Connor Novak are all 12.

Narrated by Charlie Benton

Watching Malcolm and his ex-girlfriend Susannah together has given me a pretty good idea of how not to treat a girl.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Second to none

Round 27: Summer 2025
last update/next update

Betsy and Kimberly Carmody are both 54 and Susannah is 15.
(Sarah is 20 and Malcolm is 15)

Narrated by Susannah Carmody

When last summer came and went without the threatened "family vacation", I thought maybe I'd escaped! But no. Right up until the shuttle arrived, I was begging to be allowed to stay home but Mum insisted it was a family vacation and we were going as a family.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Countdown

Round 27: Summer 2025
last update/next update

Julian Sitko is 75, David is 43, Kirstin is 41, Camilla and Lila are both 12 and Adelaide is 7.
(Caterina is 70, Sophie is 12)

Narrated by Camilla Sitko

Lila and I just started high school. The building looked so huge on the first day (I guess it still kind of does!) and I think we both felt lucky to have the other one there by our side.

Monday, 24 May 2010

You say it's your birthday, Summer 2025

It's a new year in Sullivan, and that means the Lane twins are on their way!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Round 27 ROS

I've rolled my ROS for Round 27 (which will cover the years 2025-2026), so here they are. As always, I will link each ROS item to the entry it happens in, as they occur. So uh, if you're reading this after the fact, you might not want to click the links unless you want spoilers!

Mini mid-life crisis. Change secondary aspiration or select one if one doesn’t exist. - This Sim doesn't have one yet, so I guess I could go any way I wanted with this.
You're feeling creative. Take up a new hobby or start a new business: painting, music, writing, crafting, pet breeding, whatever strikes your fancy.
Deadline to write an article within 24 hours (demoted if failure)
There has been a terrible house fire! Everything was lost, but at least the family is safe (move the family and bulldoze the home). - I was bummed to roll this one but then I remembered I've kind of started to hate this family's house anyway! So it's a good excuse to move them.
Weekly night in - I roll for what the activity will be with this ROS and the one that came up was pool.
You've been audited, and there was an error on your tax return. Pay 10% of your total personal and business net worth. - Lord, I don't even know how much money this Sim will have after this audit, especially seeing taxes are also due in Spring 2025!

Round 26 Outtakes


Victoria wasn't sure about the apartment I picked out for her family at first. I love her expression but I'm mainly posting this for adorable little Declan in the background, sucking his thumb! So cute.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Round 26 Summary

Births: 5 (Caitlin Romilly, Brendan Lachance, Georgina and Annabel Nott)

Deaths: 3 (Charlton Nihill, Collette Sitko, Aphrodite Nihill)

Engagements: 2 (Steve Rider and Olivia Nihill, Finn Romilly and Victoria Kirby)

Marriages: 2 (Joanna and Rose Draper, Gordon and Lia Nott)

Break-ups: 1 (Nick Moretti and Maia Novak)

Graduations: 6 (Patience Draper, Josie Benton, Aaron Novak, Calvin Clarke, Troy Clarke, Nick Moretti)

New residents: 2 (Steve Rider, Matilda Jacobson)

Total population: 105 (50 male, 55 female)
Babies: 2
Toddlers: 7
Children: 15
Teens: 12
Adults: 53
Elders: 16

Ribbons and bows

Round 26: Spring 2024

last update/next update

Arianna Weaver is 69, Liam is 61, Jonas Lachance is 46, Tatiana is 41, Dominic is 14, Audrey is 12, Edward is 9 and Brendan is 1.
(Jesse is 39, Hope is 13 and Charlie and Jack are 12)

Narrated by Audrey Lachance

Mum has always been a bit of a tomboy, so she was surprised when I said I wanted to take up ballet. I've always been interested in it in the back of my mind - Grandpa used to dance when he was much younger, so I guess I sort of picked it up from him. I've been practising a lot this year.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Kids, Spring 2024

Round 26: Spring 2024

Principal Tatiana Lachance is 41, Pamela Gray is 39, Finn Romilly is 23
Students: Connor Novak, Sophie Gottlieb and Camilla and Lila Sitko are all 11, Josh Royce-Nihill and Elspeth Romilly are both 10, Chris Draper, Lucy Gray and Edward Lachance are all 9, Oliver and Sebastian Gentry are both 8, Anthony and Veronica Moretti are both 7, Noah Gottlieb and Adelaide Sitko are both 6, Mitchell Carmody is 5 and Eddie and Louisa Gentry, Emma Gottlieb, Timothy Lane and Jessica Royce-Nihill are all 4.


Finn Romilly is almost at the end of his second year of teaching and he's feeling quite relieved at the thought. He's been teaching Grades 4-6 this year and he won't be sorry to see the back of Lila Sitko, who's heading off to high school.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Sister Jack

Round 26: Spring 2024
next update

Claudia Kirby is 23 and Josie Benton and Patience Draper are both 22.
(Jacob Weaver, Victoria Kirby and Rob Ashton are all 23, Troy Clarke is 21 and Rebecca Kirby is 15)

Narrated by Claudia Kirby

When I moved into this house right after graduation, I was all on my own and very bored.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Disarm

Round 26: Spring 2024
last update/Adrienne's next update/next update

Augustin and Hanna Novak are both 69, Naomi is 49, Owen is 47, Adrienne is 17 and Malcolm is 14.
(Matilda is 18, Susannah is 14)

Narrated by Adrienne Novak

As well as babysitting, I've been working with Mum at her boutique. She was running it by herself for a while but she says she can't run the store and man the cash register at the same time.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

You say it's your birthday, Spring 2024

Just a short birthdays post today.

The birth of Eliot and Cordy's twins is fast approaching! They've got the nurseries prepared already and Cordy's feeling fantastic, so all they can do is sit back and wait!

Notes:
  • I'm already building up a name bank for the twins because I found it so hard to name Timothy! I think I was racking my brain for at least half an hour!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sugarcube

Round 26: Winter 2024
last update/next update

Luc Lane is 31 and Asha Royce is 27.
(Kit Royce and Linnea Lane are both 64, Cordy Lane is 31 and Timothy Lane is 4)

Narrated by Luc Lane

When Asha and I bought this place, the house next door was empty, so we had a ton of privacy. We were happy, seeing that was the main reason we got our own place to begin with.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Walking to do

Round 26: Winter 2024
last update/next update

Araminta Romilly is 61, Henry is 59 and Elspeth is 10.
(Trent Kirby is 54, Megan is 52, Ione Moretti is 28 and Finn Romilly and Victoria Kirby are both 23)

Narrated by Araminta Romilly

So out of nowhere this year, Elspeth decided Josh Royce-Nihill was her best friend.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Lullaby lucky

Round 26: Winter 2024
last update/next update

Victoria Kirby and Finn Romilly are both 23, Declan is 3 and Caitlin is 1.
(Megan Kirby is 52 and Claudia is 23)

Narrated by Victoria Kirby

Finn and I have been living in an apartment in Exeter for a good while now. We really like our little place but it's getting a bit squishy.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

A daisy through concrete

Round 26: Winter 2024

Narrated by Magdalena Novak

When Maia first came back home, she was quite down on herself. Her tuition fees were a lot of money for us and she felt guilty that we wasted all that money. Jace and I were disappointed that she was expelled but we really just want our daughters to be happy and fulfilled. I don't think Maia is feeling that way right now, which is the main reason I worry about her.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

You say it's your birthday, Winter 2024

Cordy Lane is on maternity leave and spending most of her time in her favourite place - her backyard pool! She's just lounging around, rather than doing laps like normal because she's been unusually fatigued during this pregnancy.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Fire in your belly

Round 26: Autumn 2024
last update/next update

Eliot Lane is 38, Cordy is 31 and Timothy is 4.
(Luc is 31, Debbie and Linnea are both 64 and Augustin and Hanna are both 69)

Narrated by Cordy Lane

Timothy is turning out so much like Eliot. It's amazing that you can see it at four years old but you really can.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Life is but a dream

Round 26: Autumn 2024
last update/next update

Steve Rider is 29 and Olivia Nihill is 27.
(Gordon is 28, Caterina is 69)

Narrated by Steve Rider

When Olivia moved in, she told me she would need a place for her sewing machine and I didn't think it'd be that much trouble to just put it in the bedroom. I didn't realise that "sewing machine" meant the sewing machine, plus a whole bunch of other supplies. She's so cramped in there but if she's not working, she spends all day in there so I guess she doesn't mind that much.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The good life

Round 26: Autumn 2024
last update/next update

Mina Lachance is 74, Abigail Carmody is 41, Jesse is 39, Mitchell is 5 and Austin and Lauren are both 3.
(Jonas is 46, Maia is 22, Nick is 21)

Narrated by Abigail Carmody

I never pictured myself having four kids but lately, I've been thinking I might even want a fifth! That probably sounds crazy, when I've already got a 21 year-old, plus a 5 year-old and 3 year-old twins.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Best imitation of myself

Round 26: Autumn 2024
Last update: Ethan/the rest
Aaron Novak and Calvin and Troy Clarke are all 21, Sarah Carmody is 19 and Ethan Novak and Matilda Jacobson are both 18.
(Josie Benton is 22)


Within days of starting classes, Ethan has found himself with the unpleasant task of doing his friend Matilda's class work, as well as his own. He's not sure how that happened.