Sunday, 23 December 2018

You say it's your birthday, February 2045

Round 37: February 2045 (Summer)

Connor and Lila’s place is too small for any sort of large family gathering - which Connor sees as a huge plus - so Lila’s parents Kirstin and David hold a little party for Jonathan's first birthday at their house.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Criminal past

Round 37: January 2046 (Summer)

Rob Ashton is 45, Patience is 44, Felicity is 13, Patrick is 10 and Gemma is 5.
(Josie is 44, Iris is 12, Andrew is 10 Elisa is 4)

Narrated by Felicity Ashton

Gemma has got it in her head that our family should have a cat. She’s asked Mum and Dad a few times about adding one to the household. 

Sunday, 11 November 2018

You say it's your birthday, January 2046

Round 37: January 2046 (Summer)

Audrey and Jack Benton are at Sullivan Hospital, ready to meet their new son or daughter!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Every day should be a holiday

Round 37: December 2045 (Summer)

Finn and Victoria Romilly are 45 and Keira is 14. 

Narrated by Keira Romilly

Caitlin moved back in with us right after graduation but about a week ago, she moved out.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Lot tour: New house for my roomies

I still haven't had a chance to sit down and play the Romilly family! It's a Christmas update, so I would very much like to get it out before Christmas in real life. But before I can play them, Caitlin needed a place to live, so I decorated this place for her and Brendan. Annabel and Caitlin will join them once they graduate in January birthdays. 

So this is the house! It's one of Honeywell's Bespoke houses, which make use of the Bespoke build set, the very first time I've used any of it in my hood. 

I wanted this to be a rental house but to cut a long story short, I had a glitch with the kitchen when I did that, which I could not fix, despite trying everything I could think of. The glitch does not exist when the house is just a regular residential lot, so that's what this is. 

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Lot tour: The Bentons' new place

Yet another lot tour for you today! I've been in a real decorating mood lately. I did Chris and Veronica's house pretty quickly, I picked away a little at my long-neglected primary school, I'm working on a share house for Brendan, Caitlin, Georgina and Annabel and I now have this house ready for the Bentons!

The house is Park Hill, which I grabbed from MTS. I actually downloaded a couple of new houses, intending them for this family but when I put them in game, they didn't feel right. They were large and had enough rooms but they didn't feel like an upgrade on their old place. This one has been sitting in my hood for who knows how long but I think it really suits the Bentons.

I will probably change that roof colour. It looked good with the original white windows but now that I have the darker wood Torrox windows, it doesn't look quite right any more. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

You say it's your birthday, December 2045

Round 37: December 2045 (Summer)

Over at the Benton household, Jack, Audrey, Tate, Zelda and Zoe are in the midst of packing. They’ve found a place, so they now just need to get everything in boxes, ready to be transported to their new house.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Valley of the low sun

Round 37: November 2045 (Spring)

Daniel Halmi is 38, Susannah is 35 and Zac Whitney is 11. 
(Kimberly is 74)

Narrated by Daniel Halmi

Susannah and I will have been married for two years in February and so far, it’s been amazing.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Lot tour: Chris and Veronica's house

I got the decorating bug over the last few days and finished off this place for Chris and Veronica in one evening, which is much, much faster than I tend to decorate these days, even for a relatively small house!

Anyway, this little place was built as a gift for me by Starr! If you saw my WIP pic on Tumblr, you'll notice I've changed the roof colour!

Outside, I added a fence all around the lot (but there's really nothing in the garden except Clancy's dog bowl at the moment, so no pics), changed the walls, floors, windows and doors. Inside, I think I left the layout has mostly as Starr built it, other than moving the second bathroom to the back of the house and adding some half walls to block off the kitchen.

Let's go inside!

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Romilly-Royce-Nihill wedding

Round 37: November 2045 (Spring)

I didn’t really care to follow the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride before the wedding but Ione was quite insistent. So the night before, I bunked down in Aurora’s old bedroom.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

You say it's your birthday, November 2045

Round 37: November 2045 (Spring)

8 months in and Caroline Novak is finally growing some hair. Thick blonde hair, which hasn’t been seen in the family since Malcolm’s great-grandmother. 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

A rush and a push

Round 37: October 2045 (Spring)

Linnea Lane is 85. Eliot is 59, Cordy is 52 and Charlotte is 16.
(Tim is 25, Matthew and Simon are 20, Sylvia is 19, Marcus is 16 and Grace and Jacinta are 15)
Narrated by Charlotte Lane

My parents both hate it that my grandma spoils me so much but personally, I love it.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

You say it's your birthday, October 2045

Round 37: October 2045 (Spring)

Everett Benton has had a crush on Daphne Kirby for a while now and much to his dismay, she’s never reciprocated. She’s always been friendly but never wanted to take it any further. Up until now, he’s been able to tell himself Daphne is just not interested in boys yet and when she is, maybe then something will happen.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018


Round 37: September 2045 (Spring)

Emma Gottlieb and Jessica Royce-Nihill are 25 and Lauren Carmody is 24.
(Athena is 85, Amelia is 56, Wade is 55, Sophie is 32, Eddie is 25 and Declan is 24)

Narrated by Emma Gottlieb

I was a bit skeptical when Lauren and Eddie got back together, after she dumped him so suddenly all those years ago. But I guess they knew better than me, seeing they’re still together. 

Monday, 2 April 2018

You say it's your birthday, September 2045

Round 37: September 2045 (Spring)

Peter is the only kid left at home now that his older siblings are all off at uni, which is nice sometimes.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

All over again

Round 37: August 2045 (Winter)

(Chris is 30, Anthony and Sebastian are 28 and Jonathan is 6 months old)

Narrated by Veronica Moretti

Anthony has been begging me for a loan lately. He wants to buy a bar but he’s several thousand dollars short. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

You say it's your birthday, August 2045

Round 37: August 2045 (Winter)

Susannah Halmi and husband Daniel are preparing for the arrival of their baby in March next year.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Long night

Round 37: July 2045 (Winter)

Sophie Gentry is 32 and Oliver is 28. 
(Elspeth and Josh are 31 and Emma is 25)

Narrated by Sophie Gentry

I’ve been owner/operator at The Claudette for a few years now and I think I’ve got myself into the swing of things.

Monday, 22 January 2018

You say it's your birthday, July 2045

Round 37: July 2045 (Winter)

Andrew has always had behaviour problems at school but recently, he’s been letting his grades slip too.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Hit the sky

Round 37: June 2045 (Winter)

Athena Gottlieb is 85, Amelia is 56, Wade is 55 and Michael is 14. 
(Sophie is 32, Oliver is 28, Noah is 27, Brigit is 26)

Narrated by Amelia Gottlieb

I think Noah and Brigit might give us a grandchild sooner rather than later.