Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Don't look back

Round 35: May 2042 (Autumn)

Chris Draper and Edward and Lucy Lachance are 27.
(Jonas is 64, Tatiana is 59, Julia and Hope are 31, Audrey is 30, Veronica is 25 and Zoe is 5 weeks old)
Narrated by Lucy Lachance

Julia is getting married in November, so lately, my weekends have been taken up shopping for bridesmaid dresses with her and Hope, the other bridesmaid.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

You say it's your birthday, May 2042

Round 35: May 2042 (Autumn)

Adrienne worked herself pretty hard through the beginning of her pregnancy but she's been relaxing the last few months. Now it's finally time for her and Amar to meet their new baby!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Round 35: April 2042 (Autumn)

Charlie Benton is 30, Camilla is 29 and Everett and Grace are 12.
(Jack and Audrey are 30, Eddie is 22, Jacinta is 12 and Zoe is 3 weeks old)

Narrated by Charlie Benton

Grace and Everett turned 12 last month and are both pretty happily settled into high school.

Monday, 8 December 2014

You say it's your birthday, April 2042

Round 35: April 2042 (Autumn)

Hope's pregnancy has been a nervewracking experience for her and husband Malcolm. Dr. Moretti has been assuring them the whole way through but they won't be able to truly relax until they have their baby in their arms. 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Dead end

Round 35: March 2042 (Autumn)

Louisa Gentry is 22, Lauren Carmody is 21, Caitlin Romilly is 19 and Annabel and Georgina Nott are 18. 
(Brendan is 19)

Narrated by Georgina Nott

I was very nervous about moving into the dorms but knowing Caitlin and Annabel would also be there made things a little easier for me. 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lot tour: Hospital, Version 2.0

I can hardly believe it but I'm finished my hospital! I wish I knew how long I'd been working on it but I didn't think to note it down. For my next project, I think I'll add my start date to the lot description, so I can keep track. :)

Anyway, here is the exterior! There are still some changes I might make, like painting that big blank grey spot in the middle yellow and maybe adding some edging around the roof but for now, I'm calling it done. 

I didn't do layout shots, because they're really not that interesting. On the first and second storeys, there's a long hallway with square/rectangular rooms on either side and that's it. At the top, it's really just one big room.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Ship lost at sea

Round 35: March 2042 (Autumn)

Declan Romilly and Xavier and Justin Moretti are 21 and Brendan Lachance is 19. 
(Jessica and Louisa are 22 and Caitlin is 19)

Narrated by Justin Moretti

We’ve just started classes again this week. Xavier, Declan and I are now in our senior year, which is pretty amazing and unbelievable.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lot tour: Bramble Cottage

This lot tour is a bit different from the ones I normally post here. It was decorated for a challenge at N99 but because I don't have anyone who can move in here right now, I did it without any particular sims in mind. Eventually, I'll move a family in but it will likely be redecorated at least a little at that point. 

With that in mind, here's Bramble Cottage. Kiri built the house (quite a while ago, I think, without checking the thread to see!) and then offered it for us all to download. Rules were fairly loose - external walls had to stay the same and we had to keep the fireplace. 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Weird divide

Round 35: February 2042 (Summer)
Lachance 2 household profile
Jonas Lachance is 64 and Tatiana is 59. 
(Dominic is 32, Leslie is 31, Audrey and Jack are 30, Edward and Lucy are 27, Brendan is 19 and Oscar and Stella are 2)
Narrated by Tatiana Lachance

This has been an especially busy start to the school year for me. I’m still principal but am also back in the classroom, this time with the older kids.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

At least that's what you said

Round 35: February 2042 (Summer)
last update/Simon and Matthew's next update/next update
Lane 1 household profile

Linnea Lane is 82, Eliot is 56, Cordy is 49, Matthew and Simon are 17 and Charlotte is 13.
(Tim is 22, Aurora is 16 and Jacinta and Grace are 12)

Narrated by Charlotte Lane

Matthew’s been moping around the house lately because his girlfriend Aurora dumped him right at the end of the summer.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Hamilton-Novak wedding

Round 35: January 2042 (Summer)

Amar Hamilton is 41 and Adrienne Novak is 35. 

During the wedding planning process, a couple of people suggested that it might have been better to wait until after the baby was born to get married. Amar was happy to push ahead or wait, so I decided to push ahead.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

You say it's your birthday, February 2042

Round 35: February 2042 (Summer)

Adrienne has been working herself pretty hard during her pregnancy, at her job and in preparing for her upcoming wedding to Amar. She has found herself falling asleep in a few rather odd places!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Open mind

Round 35: January 2042 (Summer)
last update/next update
Nihill 1 household profile

Steve Nihill is 47, Olivia is 45, Ramona is 15, Jacinta is 12 and Theo is 7.
(Ruby is 15, Marcus is 13 and Everett is 12)

Narrated by Ramona Nihill

Jacinta will be attending Sullivan High with me this year and she’s pretty excited about it.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Lot tour: Vestiti

So I wasn't planning to get this lot finished (or even started) so quickly! Once I realised I definitely wanted to combine Naomi's shop with the fashion career lot and that I was playing Olivia next anyway, I figured I might as well get it done now! The poor woman has never had a work place in my game, lol.

And here it is! Naomi still owns it and will run it as a shop but the upper two levels will be used for anyone in the fashion design career.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Download: Dewey Decimal Posters

Recently at N99, we held an August Goodies Giveaway in the TS2 section. There were a lot of wonderful things shared but my own contribution were these Dewey Decimal posters, intended for your sim libraries.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Underneath the sky

Round 35: January 2042 (Summer)
Novak 2 household profile
Augustin Novak is 87, Naomi is 67 and Owen is 65. 
(Amar is 41, Matilda is 36, Adrienne is 35 Malcolm is 32, Hope is 31 and Beau is 4)

Narrated by Naomi Novak

This has been a hard couple of years for our family. We lost Mum two years ago, which was hard on us all.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Real life update

It's been a good while since my last update. For me, anyway - I aim for once a week, normally. Nothing's wrong; I'm just extraordinarily busy at the moment. Add that on top of being sick last week and I just haven't had the play time I'd like to have.

The good news is that I have written probably 500 words of the next update, so I'm making progress. I just need to wrap it up and get in game and take some pictures. I hope you all understand and can be patient until I can put up a story update again. :)

Thanks for reading and extra big thanks to those of you who take the time to leave comments! You are all very much appreciated!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

You say it's your birthday, January 2042

Round 35: January 2042 (Summer)

Hope Novak is now in her second trimester. It’s an exciting but also a nervewracking time for Hope and her husband, Malcolm, as both are praying for a happy ending this time. Hope’s first pregnancy ended in a late term loss.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Everyday should be a holiday, 2041

Round 35: December 2041 (Summer)

Josie Clarke is 39, Troy is 38, Jude is 9 and Andrew is 5. 
(Zelda is 66, Patience is 39, Audrey, Jack and Charlie are 29, Camilla is 28, Grace and Everett are 11 and Gemma is 7 months)

Narrated by Josie Clarke

Gemma was a surprise for Patience and Rob and every time I see them, I’m just glad it was her and not me.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

You say it's your birthday, December 2041

Round 35: December 2041 (Summer)

Amar and Adrienne have some busy times ahead of them. They're currently awaiting the arrival of baby #2 but before that, they have a wedding to get through!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Gray-Lachance wedding

Round 35: December 2041 (Summer)

Edward Lachance and Lucy Gray are 26.

Edward and I live together but we still decided to do the traditional thing and spend the night before our wedding apart. I slept on the sofa bed at my parents’ place and had a leisurely breakfast with them in the morning.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

File me away

Round 35: November 2041 (Spring)

Daniel Halmi is 34, Susannah Carmody is 31 and Zac Whitney is 7. 
(Kimberly is 70, Nick is 38 and Sarah is 36 )

Narrated by Susannah Carmody

I was very nervous about having Daniel move in with us but we've settled right in and things have gone so smoothly. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Round 35: November 2041 (Spring)

Connor Novak and Lila Sitko are 28. 
(Zane is 30, Camilla and Sophie are 28 and Elspeth is 27)

Narrated by Lila Sitko

Since he retired (or semi-retired, really) at the beginning of the year, Connor’s dad James is no longer my boss  and I’m really missing him at work.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Lot tour: Connor and Lila's place

Two houses to go! I had been counting wrong and thought I had three houses to go right after I did Nick and Sarah's place. No, I had four. :( But now that Sam and Julia's place and now this one are done, I definitely only have two to go. :) So anyway, I thought I'd throw up a tour - this is a very short one!

This is Connor and Lila's place. It was built by Starrsim and is her Yellow Provencal lot. It's no longer yellow at all, unless you count the flowers!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Round 35: October 2041 (Spring)
Sam Whitney is 31 and Julia Gray is 30.
(Hope is 30, Lucy is 26, Adelaide is 23 and Zac is 7.)
Narrated by Julia Gray

One weekend a little while ago, Sam told me he had finally had enough at work and he’d be handing in his two weeks’ notice on Monday.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Starlings of the slipstream

Round 35: October 2041 (Spring)

Kimberly Carmody is 70, Nick Moretti is 38, Sarah is 36, Thomas is 10, Ryan is 9, Catherine is 7 and Alex is 2. 
(Susannah is 31, Michael is 10, Jude is 9 and Zac is 7)

Narrated by Sarah Moretti

Our house is definitely a bit noisier now but we've adapted pretty well to having four kids.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lot tour: Nick and Sarah's new old house

This house actually took me a lot less time to decorate than I was expecting! It is huge, as you'll see, but I got it all done over the weekend. Alex's nursery was already done from birthdays, whenever it was he turned one. 

Anyway, so here is Nick and Sarah's lovely house. It's the same one they were living in before I decided to rebuild (though I only got to play with them there for one play session) and was built by Tanja. Tanja has included some layout pics but I'm going to share my own as well, so you can see the furniture arrangement but also because I've changed the layout downstairs very slightly. 

Saturday, 14 June 2014

You say it's your birthday, October 2041

Round 35: October 2041 (Spring)

Audrey has entered her second trimester and finally has something to show for all that morning sickness, in the form of a very cute baby bump!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Ready to start

Round 35: September 2041 (Spring)
James Novak is 66 and Madelyn is 61. 
(Aaron is 38, Ethan is 35, Connor is 28, Natalie is 4, Curtis is 2 and Wren is 19 months)
Narrated by Madelyn Novak

James promised that he would retire from NKL at the beginning of last year and just keep going with Novak Motors. He didn't end up making that decision until the beginning of this year. 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Blue Hawaiian

Round 35: September 2041 (Spring)

Amar Hamilton is 40, Adrienne Novak is 34 and Beau is 3. 
(Miles is 38, Matilda is 35, Zane and Chloe are 30, Austin is 20 and Phoebe is 4)
Narrated by Adrienne Novak

Right now, I don’t have to go into work until late but I tend to get up early anyway and hang out with Beau for a bit.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Lot tour: Adrienne and Amar's house

Another lot tour! I hope to get a story update out mid-week (I'm looking at Wednesday or Thursday) but here's the next house to tide you over until then. I have only five more houses to decorate until I'm completely done with the residential portion of my hood. Of course, one of those is Nick and Sarah's place, which is huge, so I don't know how long that will take!

Adrienne and Amar are living in the same house they lived in back in Sullivan 1.0, which is The Clarice. Layout pics at the link. I haven't changed it at all. 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Cordial invitation

Round 35: August 2041 (Winter)

Maia Novak is 39, Ethan is 35, Willow is 6, River is 4 and Wren is 18 months.
(Jace is 84, Magdalena is 77 and Lia is 44)

Narrated by Maia Novak

I would have been happy with just one kid but now that I've ended up with three, I can say I'm pretty happy with that too.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Lot tour: Ethan and Maia's house

I have once again been sick. It's just that time of year here in Australia but I seem to have been hit especially hard this time! I was really only well for as long as it took me to do the last update before getting sick again. But I have been decorating, at least, so I'm bringing you another lot tour. 

Here is Ethan and Maia's new house, which is one of the December Lane lots - #4, to be exact. I haven't included layout pics, as there are layout pics at the link. 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Deep talk in the shallow end

Round 35: August 2041 (Winter)

Evan Moretti is 52, Ione is 45, Aurora and Bianca are 15 and Francesca is 7.
(Matthew is 16 and Gabriel is 14)
Narrated by Aurora Moretti

Francesca has become quite the budding scientist. She got an ant farm for her birthday in February and she is still obsessed with it.