Friday, 29 April 2011

Bottle up and explode

Round 31: March 2033 (Autumn)
Narrated by Josh Royce-Nihill

A couple of weeks before classes started back this year, Audrey broke up with Connor. She told him she'd been thinking about it since we came back from spring break but wasn't sure how to broach the topic until now.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Round 31: February 2033 (Summer)
last update/next update

Kit Royce is 73, Max Nihill is 46, Zaria Royce-Nihill is 45 and Jessica is 13.
(Josh is 19, Anthony is 16, Noah is 15, Tim, Emma, Louisa and Eddie are all 13 and Lauren is 12)

Narrated by Jessica Royce-Nihill

Josh is living on campus now but sometimes, it feels like he still lives here at home.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Turn a square

Round 31: January 2033 (Summer)
Josie Clarke is 31, Troy is 30 and Jude is 6 months old.
(Kendal is 57, Patience is 31 and Calvin and Aaron are both 30)

Narrated by Troy Clarke

Since Jude was born in July, we've had what seems like a constant stream of visitors coming in and out of our house.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

You say it's your birthday, January 2033

A few months after Patience's miscarriage, she and Rob decided to start trying again and ended up conceiving almost immediately! Patience has just entered her second trimester and is due in July.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Round 30 Summary

I was somewhat terrified to do my tally this round!

Births:10 (Daphne Kirby, Keira Romilly, Felix Lane, Thomas Moretti, Michael Gottlieb, Jude Clarke, Ryan Moretti, Levi and Will Draper)

Deaths: 3 (Henry Romilly, Julian Sitko, Caterina Sitko)

Engagements: 1 (Calvin and Aaron Clarke)

Marriages: 2 (Rob and Patience Ashton, Calvin and Aaron Clarke)

Break-ups: 2 (Malcolm Novak and Hope Collins, Chris Draper and Elspeth Romilly)

Graduations: 4 (Nathan Collins, Susannah Carmody, Malcolm Novak, Hope Collins)

New residents: 0

Total population: 120 (60 male, 60 female)
Babies: 4
Toddlers: 10
Children: 17
Teens: 9
Adults: 65
Elders: 15

Monday, 18 April 2011

I hope tomorrow is like today

Round 30: December 2032 (Summer)
Gordon Nott is 36, Lia is 35, Annabel and Georgina are both 8 and Gabriel is 5.
(Jace is 75, Magdalena is 68, Maia is 30 and Ethan is 26)

Narrated by Lia Nott

November is one of Gordon's busiest months with law school, so we have both been incredibly stressed lately. Gordon works all day and then at night and for most of the weekend, he either has classes or he studies.

Friday, 15 April 2011

You say it's your birthday, December 2032

Round 30: December 2032 (Summer)

Joanna and Rose Draper are both 37.

I've been so excited about the twins' arrival but walking into the hospital, Joanna and I were both a little nervous about it. Giving birth and newborn babies are completely new experiences to us.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Sound of love

Round 30: November 2032 (Spring)
last update/next update

Jace Novak is 75 and Magdalena is 68.
(Gordon is 36, Lia is 35, Maia is 30, Ethan is 26, Annabel and Georgina are both 8 and Gabriel is 5)

Narrated by Magdalena Novak

Over the past month or so, I've spent a lot of time trying to keep Lia calm. I can be a worrier myself and Lia definitely inherited that from me. She's probably a thousand times worse though and often ends up becoming overwhelmed.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Exit strategy

Round 30: November 2032 (Spring)
Last updates: Audrey and Hope/Jack and Julia
Next updates: Julia and Hope/Audrey and Jack

Hope Collins and Julia Gray are both 21 and Jack Benton and Audrey Lachance are both 20. (Susannah and Dominic are both 22 and Connor and Sophie are both 19)

Narrated by Audrey Lachance

When I got back from spring break, Jack was pretty happy to see me. He won't admit it but I think he was a little bored with everyone gone.

Friday, 8 April 2011

You say it's your birthday, November 2032

Round 30: November 2032 (Spring)

Nick Moretti is 29, Sarah is 27.

No one has actually said anything to us but Nick and I are pretty sure everyone thinks we're crazy for having another baby so soon after Thomas.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Halcyon days

Round 30: October 2032 (Spring)
Narrated by Elspeth Romilly

Our original plan for spring break was to camp out at the beach. It would have ended up costing us hardly any money, we were right on the beach and we thought it would be a lot of fun too.

Monday, 4 April 2011

My winding wheel

Round 30: October 2032 (Spring)
Charlie Benton is 20, Camilla Sitko is 19 and Grace and Everett are both 2.
(Tate is 62 and Jack is 20)
Narrated by Charlie Benton

Almost everyone else on campus is away on spring break right now, except us. It's nice and quiet but I just keep thinking how cool it would have been if we got to go as well.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

You say it's your birthday, October 2032

October brings with it the first birthday of the littlest Gottlieb, Michael!

Friday, 1 April 2011


Round 30: September 2032 (Spring)
last update/Edward's next update/next update

Liam Weaver is 69, Jonas Lachance is 54, Tatiana is 49, Edward is 17 and Brendan is 9.
(Trent is 62, Jacob is 31, Dominic is 22, Audrey is 20, Connor is 19, Lucy and Chris are both 17 and Daphne is 1)

Narrated by Edward Lachance

Grandma's been gone for about two years now and Grandpa still misses her so much.