Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Happy Birthday, Autumn 2020

Doctor Grace Cooper has a few busy months ahead of her. There's a real baby boom sweeping across Wellington and Grace is working as a full-time obstetrician at the moment. Patsy Greene has come for an ultrasound and Grace is happy to tell her and Camryn that their twins are growing well and there shouldn't be any problems ahead.

Monday, 27 December 2010

So many friends

Round 13: Summer 2020
last update/next update

Tom Patterson is 27 and Dixie Greene is 26.
(Bobbie and Alexander are 69, Toby and Brooke are 28, Charlie is 26 and Erin is 25.)



Narrated by Dixie Greene.

Tom and I are trying to think of ways to make more money. We like our house but we want to get a bigger one. It doesn't feel so bad in the summer when we can spend time outside but it's hard to have guests over when there's barely room for the two of us. I even did lottery one week and won. But it was only €160 which isn't even half of my one day's salary so it didn't help a lot.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Wellington Gazette, Summer 2020

by Brooke Harper


Retired lawyer, Vicki Marlowe, died in hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was 69 years old.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas...


Midday in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland (a view from our backyard)


That's the amount of sunlight we get at this time of year.
Sunrise at 10:10am, sunset at 2:30pm.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Mercy

Round 13: Summer 2020
last update/next update

Rianna Midlock is 50, Anthony is 46, Emily is 12, Sara is 11 and Jesse is 7.
(Eve is 19.)



Narrated by Anthony Midlock.

I've been working all summer so Rianna spends the days with the kids. We can't afford to travel anywhere so she usually takes them to the park. Emily's all grown-up now, at least that's what she thinks, and she says she's too old to play in the park but she goes there anyway.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Happy Birthday, Summer 2020

Mia Greene is really excited that she's going to be a big sister in the Winter. She's even more excited when Patsy, or Mommy P as Mia calls her, tells her that there are two new babies on the way!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

School days, Spring 2020

Round 13: Spring 2020

Principal Rianna Midlock is 50, Quinn Hayes is 44 and Patsy Greene is 29.
Students: Sara Midlock is 11, Riley Cooper is 10, Madelyn and Ross Cooper and Jeremy Hayes are 9, Todd Robinson, Liam Cooper, Skye Marlowe and Iona Fielding are 8, Jesse Midlock is 7, Mia Greene and Jett and Kyra Marlowe are 6, James Cooper, Lina Marlowe and Connor and Dane Harper are 4.



Summer is getting close and the kids are getting more and more restless. Rianna finds it hard to get them to work at all. She's teaching Grades 1-3 this year and has the largest group with 8 kids and she's completely knackered every day when the classes are over.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Belief

Round 13: Spring 2020
last update/next update

Sam Cooper is 42, Grace is 37, Madelyn and Ross are 9 and James is 4.
(Jack is 37, Paige is 36, Nyah and Denise are 34.)


Narrated by Grace Cooper.

I'm still shocked about dad's new relationship. I'm happy he's found someone but getting a stepmother that's 5 years younger than me is not what I was expecting. And they're having a baby too!

The kids are a bit puzzled as well. The twins don't remember their grandma because they were so little when she died and James wasn't even born then. They keep asking about all kinds of questions about grandpa's new lady friend.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Somebody to love

Round 13: Spring 2020
last update/next update/Kurt's next update

Kurt Robinson is 64, Jack is 37, Paige is 36, Frieda is 12 and Todd is 8.
(Grace is 37 and Tina is 32.)


Narrated by Kurt Robinson.

I've been secretly dating this wonderful young woman called Tina for about a year now. We first met years ago when she was a bartender in the restaurant where I work but we then lost touch for years. I met her again last year and we hit it off immediately.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Wake up exhausted

Round 13: Spring 2020
last update/next update

Stephen Marlowe is 19.
(Zach is 16.)


Narrated by Stephen Marlowe.

There's this new girl Eve who moved in to the dorm this year. She's a Sophomore like me and she may seem like a tough chick with her all piercings but it turned out she's really nice. We play chess quite often together.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Happy Birthday, Spring 2020


Dawn Whitfield is trying to be like any teenaged girl but it's getting harder now that her pregnancy is starting to show. She's on her second trimester now and is slowly accepting the fact that her life is changing dramatically.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just hold me

Round 13: Winter 2020 (mini update)
last update/next update/Dawn's next update

Dawn Whitfield is 16.

Erin Fielding is reading for her Basic Criminal Procedure exam when someone rings the door bell. For a moment she wonders if whoever is behind the door would just go away if she doesn't make a sound. But the person on the other side of the door is determined. Erin gets up and opens the door only to find her cousin Dawn Whitfield outside - cold and shivering.

Dawn starts crying the moment she steps in. Erin can only try to console her.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Better

Round 13: Winter 2020
last update/next update

Erin Fielding is 25 and Iona is 8.
(Toby is 28.)


Narrated by Erin Fielding

Iona is staying at Greg's for a few days so it's been incredibly quiet around here. I don't usually even bother to cook for myself, I just heat something in the oven. I guess I have to get used to this because Iona seems to enjoy spending time with her dad a lot and she likes Malia too.

Greg and Malia finally set the date for their wedding. They're gonna have a very low-key ceremony in the autumn with just their closest friends as guests.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Another rainy day

Round 13: Winter 2020
last update/Dawn's mini-update + next update/Zach's next update

Ryland and Jackie Whitfield are 69 and Dawn and Zach are 16.
(Olivia is 16 and Lilly is 15.)


Narrated by Zach Whitfield

Our parents bought double beds for Dawn and me as birthday gifts. They said we could take them with us when we move out or sell them to get money.

I'm pretty sure they didn't mean that we could now conveniently have sex in our own bedrooms but that's what I'm doing! I've been wanting to do it ever since Olivia and I started dating but she made me wait until last week. It was worth waiting.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Happy Birthday, Winter 2020


Alexa and Will Harper bring home their new born daughter Jena Caitlin. Their twin boys are excited to meet their little sister.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Sleepwalker

Round 13: Autumn 2019
last update/next update

Max Fielding is 63, Regan is 55 and Lilly is 14.
(Josh is 14, Iona and Skye are 7, Jett and Kyra are 5 and Lina is 3.)


Narrated by Regan Fielding

Max and I had a bit of a rough start with Lilly's boyfriend two years ago when our butler caught them making out in the hot tub. Lilly was grounded for a couple of months after that incident but now we allow them to see each other quite often. He seems like a nice guy and they have been dating for two years which is very long for teenagers. We usually only allow him to come over when one of us is home.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Vertigo

Round 13: Autumn 2019
last update/next update

Alexander and Bobbie Greene are 68, Patsy and Camryn are 28 and Mia is 5.


Narrated by Camryn Greene

Patsy and I have been talking a lot lately about having another child. Mia is already 5 and we feel we're all ready for a new addition to our family. Adopting Mia was a great experience so we wouldn't mind doing it again. We've also talked about other options, mainly artificial insemination. Patsy has always wanted to get pregnant so she would be the one having the child.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Happy Birthday, Autumn 2019

Alexa Harper is on her third trimester now but she hasn't been feeling very well lately. She finally lets Will take her to the hospital.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Money for nothing, 2019

The residents of Wellington weren't very pleased at first when governor Deacon Burrows announced that taxes would be collected every two years instead of four from now on. This year every family in Wellington will have to pay 10% of their household value.

On the other hand, everyone is impressed by the way he uses the tax money. In addition to the new hospital, Deacon has promised to build a military base and renovate the police station within a few years. The construction of the new elementary school will start next year.

Monday, 27 September 2010

No excuses

Round 13: Summer 2019
last update/next update

Stella Harris is 55, Finn is 14 and Deacon Burrows is 54.
(Niall is 24, Liv is 21 and Dawn is 15.)


School's out for the summer so Finn is allowed to spend more time with his girlfriend Dawn. She hasn't seen the Harris family's new house yet so Finn invites her over.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Hope it felt good

Round 13: Summer 2019
Brooke's last update/Charlie's last update/next update


Brooke Harper is 27 and Charlie Greene is 25.
(Tom is 26 and Dixie is 25.)

Narrated by Brooke Harper.

Things are going well with me and Charlie. It's like we never were apart.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Happy Birthday, Summer 2019


Alexa Harper is thrilled to see her twin sister again. And Brooke is thrilled to hear that she'll become an aunt for the third time in the winter.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Stars

Round 13: Spring 2019
last update/next update

Amabelle and Chase Harper are 64, Will is 34, Alexa is 27 and Connor and Dane are 3.


Narrated by Alexa Harper

Will and I have been trying for a baby for some time now but so far I haven't become pregnant. I guess we just assumed that it would be as easy as it was with Connor and Dane. I'm not worried though. I'm still young and there's obviously no medical reason why I couldn't get pregnant.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Precious

Round 13: Spring 2019
last update/next update

Janie Greene is 25, Danny Cooper is 23 and Bridget Greene-Cooper is 1.


Narrated by Danny Cooper

I've been slaving off at the faculty building this spring, taking extra courses in drawing and painting. My GPA dropped to 2.9 thanks to my slacking off and I really want to raise it before graduating.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

L.E.S. Artistes

Round 13: Spring 2019
last update/next update

Stephen Marlowe is 18.



After long consideration, Stephen has chosen to major in Psychology. His other option was History but in the end he's more interested in the human mind and especially a criminal one. He wishes to become a profiler for the SCIA someday. In the mean time he enjoys spending time at the faculty building for Behavioural Sciences. He can always find someone to play chess with.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Voodoo

Round 13: Spring 2019
last update/next update

Liv Harris is 21.
(Niall is 24.)


Narrated by Liv Harris

I travel to Wellington almost every weekend and I usually stay at Niall's apartment. We had a big conversation about our relationship some time ago. I've wanted us to be exclusive for some time but I've been too chicken to ask him what he thinks. Then I finally built up the courage and said that I don't want us to see other people. He said that it's fine by him. So I guess it means that we've taken one little step toward a real commitment.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Happy Birthday, Spring 2019

Janie has entered second trimester and she's feeling surprisingly good. No signs of morning sickness or swollen ankles yet which is good because she and Danny are in the middle of looking for an apartment since they'll soon be moving back to Wellington.

Janie enjoys strolling around the campus with little Bridget who has just started walking.

Notes:
  • The Greene-Cooper baby is due in the Autumn 2019 so not much longer to go. You'll see more of the family in Danny's last university update.
  • I'm planning to do a bit of terrain surgery for the main hood and some minor tweaks on the university. And then maybe finally get some proper pictures of the hood and a proper tour around the hood. And I need to write a post about the education and career system since it has gone through major changes. And to do a few lot tours... why do I keep adding more things on my to-do list?!

Friday, 20 August 2010

We rule the school, Winter 2019

Round 13: Winter 2019

Principal Nyah Marlowe is 33.
Students: Dawn and Zach Whitfield are 15, Josh Cooper, Finn Harris and Lilly Fielding are 14.



Zach decided some time ago that he wants to become a doctor when he grows up. He's been spending most of his time in the school library studying. He's feeling like a third wheel anyway, or maybe like a fifth wheel. There are only five students at Wellington High and the other four have their boyfriends and girlfriends in the same school. Zach's girlfriend lives just outside the city border so she goes to a different school. He prefers to look at the books instead of having to watch the cuddling couples.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Losing heart

Round 13: Winter 2019
last update/next update

Nyah Marlowe is 33, Thomas is 32, Skye is 7, Jett and Kyra are 5 and Lina is 3.
(Tom is 26, Charlie is 25 and Stephen is 18.)


Narrated by Thomas Marlowe

It can be quite challenging to run a household with four kids. Especially mornings can be quite chaotic but we've come up with a working routine. I usually wake up the kids and help them get dressed while Nyah makes breakfast. Then we all sit down to eat. The kids get to the school bus and I go to work.

Monday, 16 August 2010

If this is it

Round 13: Winter 2019
last update/next update

Patrick Marlowe is 72, Vicki is 68, Alexandra Hayes is 45, Quinn is 43, Aaron and Ethan are 11 and Jeremy is 8.
(Stephen is 18.)

Narrated by Alexandra Hayes

I got a call to work that Quinn had been in a car accident. He drove to Brixton University that morning to enroll into the master's program. On the way back some lunatic had rammed him off the road! The police caught the guy and he was drunk.

I rushed to the hospital immediately. I guess I looked quite panicky because doctor Grace Cooper grabbed me by my arms and told me that Quinn was doing alright considering the circumstances. I felt a huge wave of relief.