Thursday, 29 December 2011

School days, Autumn 2022

Round 14: Autumn 2022

Principal: Rianna Midlock
Teachers: Patsy Greene, Quinn Hayes
Students: Jeremy Hayes and Ross and Madelyn Cooper are 11, Liam Cooper, Iona Fielding, Skye Marlowe and Todd Robinson are 10, Jesse Midlock is 9, Mia Greene and Jett and Kyra Marlowe are 8, James Cooper, Connor and Dane Harper and Lina Marlowe are 6, Paloma Lind is 5 and Bridget Greene-Cooper is 4.


Narrated by Rianna Midlock

I've taken the habit of meeting with Quinn and Patsy once a week in my teeny tiny office so we can discuss what's going on in the school. It's also refreshing to hear their ideas about how to develop the school.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Dancehall queen

Round 14: Autumn 2022
last update/next update

Rianna Midlock is 52, Anthony is 48, Emily is 14, Sara is 13 and Jesse is 9.
(Regan is 58, Eve is 21 and Ethan is 14.)


Narrated by Sara Midlock

I've been working really hard for good grades lately. Mom and dad finally allowed me to start proper dance lessons this autumn but I can only continue them if I manage to keep my grades up. It's not exactly ballet but it's a good start.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Material girl

Round 14: Autumn 2022
last update/next update

Dawn Whitfield is 18 and Shea Harris is 2.
(Finn is 17.)


Narrated by Dawn Whitfield.

I'm starting to see that our first semester was sort of a soft landing into university. The teachers are starting to build up pressure now that we're starting our second semester. It feels like I have even less free time but I still make Shea my main priority. I can always study longer but I'm not willing to lose precious moments with my daughter. I was so afraid of how we'd make it but so far it's been great. I spend the morning with her and then head off to classes when the nanny comes.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Venus doom

Round 14: Autumn 2022
last update/next updates: Zach/Stephen/Kaitlyn and Eve

Kaitlyn Brennan, Stephen Marlowe and Eve Midlock are 21 and Zach Whitfield is 18.
(Dawn is 18.)



Narrated by Zach Whitfield.

Mom and dad flipped out big time when they heard in the summer that I hadn't registered a major yet. I told them that I was going to do it anyway in the beginning of autumn semester but they seemed convinced that I was just slacking off. So I decided to prove them wrong and registered for Physics and Premedicine. I know I have to work my ass off to get into med school after graduation so I thought I'd better start already.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Happy Birthday, Fall 2022

Samuel and Phoebe Lind's twins are celebrating their first birthday.


Tessa looks exactly like Samuel except for the fact that her hair color is from Phoebe.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Lot tour: Exmoor Aqua Park

Summer 2022


Exmoor Aqua Park, built in the Spring 2022, is a tropical oasis for the city dwellers. Complete with two pools, hot tubs and a restaurant, it has become a real hit during the summer.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Chariot

Round 14: Summer 2022
last update/next update

Sam Cooper is 44, Grace is 39, Ross and Madelyn are 11 and James is 6.
(Kurt is 66, Tina is 34 and Tim is 1.)


Narrated by Grace Cooper

Our kids are not so little anymore. The twins are independent enough to get themselves and James breakfast after Sam and I have gone to work. In the beginning of their summer holiday I tried waking them up before I left for work but they kept whining about having to get up so early. Now I just let them sleep.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Sonnet

Round 14: Summer 2022
last update/next update/Frieda's next update

Jack Robinson is 39, Paige is 38, Frieda is 14, Todd is 10 and Emma is 1.
(Sara is 13.)


Narrated by Frieda Robinson.

Most of my stuff is already in cardboard boxes since I'll be moving in with dad and Tina in a few weeks. They're buying new furniture for me so I'm leaving almost everything behind, taking only my personal stuff. This room will be Emma's room when she grows up a bit.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Happy Birthday, Summer 2022

Two cousins are celebrating their first birthday this summer.


Tate Cooper...


... and Molly Greene-Cooper.

Notes:
  • I think they're both adorable. Tate mostly got his looks from Ben although I'm not sure about his eyes. I love the fact that he looks different from his brothers. I think he looks a lot like Lucas.
  • Molly has Janie's eyes and mouth and Danny's nose which is pretty much what I was hoping for.
  • I love the different shades in Pookleted hairs! For example Molly's hair color is red but I'm using Comburent for her since she could have ended up with a blonde hair as well like her big sister Bridget.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Make you feel my love

Round 14: Spring 2022
last update/next update

Toby Parker is 30, Erin Fielding is 27 and Iona is 10.
(Nyah is 36, Alexa is 30, Niall is 27 and Liv is 24.)


Narrated by Erin Fielding.

Toby moved in with me and Iona about a year ago and it's been going really great. It was a bit strange at first because I had gotten so used to living alone with Iona but I wouldn't have it any other way now. Iona's excited to have her favorite chess partner living with us all the time.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sleeping sun

Round 14: Spring 2022
last update/next update

Ryland and Jackie Whitfield are 71.
(Stella is 58 and Deacon is 57.)


Narrated by Jackie Whitfield.

This is the first time in over 50 years that Ryland and I are living alone. We've always had at least one kid living with us but now they've all flown out of the nest.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Battle without honour

Round 14: Spring 2022
last update/next update

Dawn Whitfield is 18 and Shea Harris is 2.
(Stephen is 21, Zach is 18 and Finn is 17.)


Narrated by Dawn Whitfield.

Shea and I moved to Brixton a couple of months ago. I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified at first about I'm living on my own for the first time in my life. Especially since it's not just me, I have to think about Shea's well-being in every decision I make.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Times like these

Round 14: Spring 2022
Zach's last update/last update/next update

Kaitlyn Brennan, Stephen Marlowe and Eve Midlock are 21 and Zach Whitfield is 18.
(Nicholas is 22.)


Narrated by Eve Midlock.

I've been talking Stephen and Kaitlyn's ears off about my so-called engagement to Nicholas. We're still engaged because I've been avoiding him as much as I can. I just don't know how to handle this.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

This love

Round 14: Winter 2022
last update/next update

Ben Cooper is 44, Denise is 36, Riley is 12, Liam is 10, Brady is 3 and Tate is 7 months.


Narrated by Ben Cooper.

I have to admit I wasn't very fond of the idea of getting a dog but I've gotten used to Paco. I could say I even like him.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Push the button

Round 14: Winter 2022
last update/next update/Josh's next update

Cal and Elissa Cooper are 60 and Josh is 17.
(Lilly is 17.)


Narrated by Josh Cooper

It's my last year in high school and I'm working my butt off. I usually stay up quite late to finish my homework because I don't have the time to do it before heading off to work. All my hard work has paid off though because not only was I accepted into Brixton University but I also got five scholarships!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Lot tour: St. Mary's Church

Winter 2022


St. Mary's Church is located in Allerdale. Nobody knows exactly when it was built but it is believed that the church building is at least 200 hundred years old. It has been unused for decades but has been revived by the village committee. The church will mainly be used for weddings and other low key family gatherings.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Somewhere only we know

Round 14: Autumn 2021
Kurt's last update + wedding update/next update

Kurt Robinson is 65, Tina is 33 and Tim is 11 months.
(Frieda is 13.)


Narrated by Kurt Robinson.

Tina's maternity leave ended about a month ago and she got back to working in the hospital. She usually gets Tim out of the crib the moment he wakes up so that she can spend at least some time with him in the morning.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Defender

Round 14: Autumn 2021
last update/next update

Stella Harris is 57, Finn is 16 and Deacon Burrows is 56.
(Jackie is 70, Liv is 23 and Shea is 1.)


Narrated by Stella Harris.

Finn told us a couple of months ago that he's not going to college at all. We were hoping he'd want a higher education but he's set his goal on the culinary career and says that at this point a college degree would be useless for him. He says that he can always get the college degree later in his life if he feels like it. He's still working hard to get good grades though so we can't really complain much. He also got an after school job at Café Carousel.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Beloved

Round 14: Autumn 2021
last update/next update

Brooke Harper is 29 and Charlie Greene is 27.
(Alexander and Bobbie are 70, Chase and Amabelle are 66, Alexa is 29 and Dixie is 27.)


Narrated by Charlie Greene.

Brooke has been pretty tense lately. I thought it might be because of work but one day during dinner she finally blurted out that she wants children.

"You mean right now?" I asked. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. Then she got up from the table and went to do the dishes. Apparently my attempt to humor wasn't so impressive to her. I've always thought that children are a definite part of our future. I guess she needed me to say it out loud.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Come as you are

Round 14: Autumn 2021
last update/next update

Kaitlyn Brennan, Stephen Marlowe and Eve Midlock are 20.
(Nicholas Thayer is 21.)



Narrated by Eve Midlock.

I can honestly say that I've gotten over my crush on Stephen. Now I just think that he and Kaitlyn make such a sweet couple. I think part of the reason I was so attracted to him is that he seems to be a really great boyfriend.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Happy Birthday, Autumn 2021

Phoebe Lind will give birth to her twins by a planned C-section so she and her husband Samuel come to the hospital as scheduled. Doctor Sandra Williams welcomes them and takes them to the patient room.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Forever man

Round 14: Summer 2021
last update/next update

Janie Greene is 27, Danny Cooper is 25, Bridget Greene-Cooper is 3, Lucas is 2 and Molly is 2 months.
(Bobbie is 70 and Dixie is 27.)


narrated by Janie Greene

We moved into our own house just before Molly was born. It was furnished with the basics so all we needed to do was buy cribs for the kids. I'm on maternity leave until next year so I'm home with two toddlers and a baby all day.

We had to take up a huge mortgage but I'm still happy that we did it. The house is awesome. It was designed by Danny's big brother Ben who designs most of the residential houses in Wellington nowadays since mom is concentrating more on public buildings. Ben designs nature-friendly houses so part of the electricity that we use is actually produced by our own solar panels.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

That's amore

Round 14: Summer 2021
last update/next update

Amabelle and Chase Harper are 66, Will is 36, Alexa is 29, Connor and Dane are 5 and Jena is 1.
(Brooke and Toby are 29 and Erin is 26.)


Narrated by Alexa Harper

We moved into a new house this summer. It all started when we wanted to extend the porch in the back of the mansion. We called Ben Cooper and asked him to draw something. He came to see us and checked out the house and found a huge crack in the foundation. He then did some further research and found out that the whole foundation was completely rotten. There was really nothing to be done. The whole house could've collapsed any minute and wasn't safe to live in anymore. Ben said that it would be easier to build a new house than to fix the old one. We didn't want to lose the land so we decided to tear down the old house and build the new one on the same spot. So we lived in an apartment for a few months and let Ben's company do the dirty work.

Dad was pretty crushed because he had hoped that we could keep the mansion in the family for future generations. I was quite sad too but I have to say that I really love our new house. It has so much light and it's much more practical compared to the mansion. And it's the perfect size for our family too.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Happy Birthday, Summer 2021

Phoebe and Samuel Lind have come to the hospital for an ultrasound. Doctor Sandra Williams keeps looking at the screen and finally Phoebe asks if something's wrong.

"I don't know how we've missed this before but..." Dr Williams says and turns the screen so that Phoebe and Samuel can see it. There are definitely two fetuses on the screen. "You're having twins" she continues.

Phoebe and Samuel look at each other and burst into laughter. They explain to Dr Williams that they had been struggling to get pregnant and now they're having two babies! Dr Williams smiles and continues the examination, telling that everything looks good.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

We rule the school, Spring 2021

Round 14: Spring 2021

Principal Nyah Marlowe is 35 and Phoebe Lind is 27.
Students: Dawn and Zach Whitfield are 17, Josh Cooper, Lilly Fielding and Finn Harris are 16, Aaron and Ethan Hayes, Emily Midlock and Frieda Robinson are 13 and Sara Midlock is 12.



Phoebe has 5 students in her class this year. She has gathered the kids into the library where they are researching the books for information.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Flower

Round 14: Spring 2021
last update/next update

Nyah Marlowe is 35, Thomas is 34, Skye is 9, Jett and Kyra are 7 and Lina is 5.
(Max is 65, Regan is 57, Toby is 29, Erin is 26, Lilly is 16 and Iona is 9.)


Narrated by Nyah Marlowe.

Week days are usually pretty crazy in our houses. The kids bring their friends over from school almost every day so there's not a quiet moment there.