Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A Very Merry Christmas to everyone!

While I'm still sans a gaming computer I wanted to take the time to wish each and everyone of you Happy Holidays!


Sorry, no picture this year because the weather's been awful and we don't even have much snow.

Update on the PC front: I ordered a new computer a couple of weeks ago but there's been a delay on the delivery so I haven't gotten it yet. The good news is that all my files are safe so I can continue Wellington right where I left it. Now it's just a matter of getting the computer and setting it up so I can play.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Hiatus

As you have probably noticed, I haven't updated in quite a while and have been pretty much missing from the whole sims community. This is nothing new - I've taken breaks from simming before and I always come back. And I promise I'm coming back this time too!

The story of Wellington will continue but it's going to take some time. My computer broke down about a week ago as I was getting ready to play and update again. I was kind of lucky when it turned out not to be a hard drive failure after all so most of my stuff can be recovered. I need to buy a new PC though and I'm not sure yet if I can afford to buy it now or some time later. I'll keep you posted when I know more.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy Birthday, January 2025

New year - lots of birthday girls and boys!

Michael Robinson - or Mikey as his family calls him - turns 1 this january. He's the spitting image of his brother Tim.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Round 16 ROS

Here's the ROS for Round 16.

Spoiler alert! I will link to the ROS once they happen so click at your own risk if you're not caught up yet.


Mid-life crisis: Change your aspiration and lifetime want.

Deadline! Write an article in your field and you've got 2 days to do it. (Oops, I forgot to do this one.)

Win medium prize in the Sim lottery €5,300.

Woohoo scavenger hunt! (every available object - closet, bed, hot tub, elevator, change/photo booth, car).

Family reunion.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Round 15 Summary

Let's wrap it up!

Births: 5 (Naomi Parker, Liana Patterson, Michael Robinson, Briony Newman, Ava Greene)

Deaths: 2 (Ethan Hayes, Chase Harper)

Engagements: 0

Marriages: 1 (Brooke Harper and Charlie Greene)

Break-ups: 2 (Liv Harris and Niall Christiansen, Lilly Fielding and Josh Cooper)

Graduations: 0

New residents: 4 (Minka Harris, Nick Harris, Greg Newman, Malia Newman)


Total population: 86 (45 females, 41 males)
Babies: 3
Toddlers: 8
Children: 15
Teens: 12
Adults: 36
Elders: 12

Christmas lights, 2024

Round 15: December 2024

Sam Cooper is 46, Grace is 41, Madelyn and Ross are 13 and James is 8.
(Jeremy is 13.)



Narrated by Madelyn Cooper.

We're on Christmas break from school now which means we get to hang out more with our friends who are not from our school. Julia is Riley's girlfriend but Georgina is up for grabs. I've been sort of trying to push Ross and her together but it's just not happening.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Lot tour: Rimrock Apartments

November 2024

Rimrock Apartments is located in Exmoor. It has four low-rent units.

Monday, 9 September 2013

The city

Round 15: November 2024

(Patrick is 77, Alexandra is 50 and Kaitlyn is 23.)


Narrated by Stephen Marlowe.

Things are going really well with Kaitlyn. We see each other more now that I live in Exmoor. I lived in Wellington for a while after graduation because I wanted to stay close to my family but in the end living in Exmoor is so much more convenient.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Happy Birthday, November 2024

Dixie Patterson has come to the maternity ward for her third trimester checkup. Her husband Tom and their 1-year-old daughter Liana joined her hoping to see glimpse of the baby in the ultrasound.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Wellington Gazette, October 2024

by Marcus Jackson


Renowned scientist Chase Harper died in his sleep at the age of 69.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Broken crown

Round 15: October 2024

Jack Robinson is 41, Paige is 40, Todd is 12 and Emma is 3.
(Chase and Amabelle are 69, Alexa and Brooke are 32.)


Narrated by Paige Robinson

I've been trying to convince Jack for months that he needs to hire someone to help on the farm. I have a full-time job, Todd's too young and Frieda's getting ready for college. So many nights I go to bed, fall asleep and then wake up without him there. Then I go downstairs and see that he's fallen asleep on the sofa.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Boy with a coin

Round 15: September 2024

Dawn Whitfield is 20, Finn Harris is 19 and Shea is 4.
(Deacon is 59, Minka is 6 and Nick is 4.)


Narrated by Finn Harris.

It's been a bit weird since Josh and Lilly broke up. They usually came over together and now they carefully arrange their visits so that they won't be here at the same time. Josh says everything's going fine and he's having fun.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Walk away

Round 15: September 2024

(Finn is 19.)


Narrated by Josh Cooper.

Things have been going really well with Lilly but I just feel restless sometimes. There's a part of me that wonders if this is all that life has to offer for me. I love Lilly but the idea of being with just one person all my life - it just doesn't feel right anymore.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Lot tour: Faculty of Arts

September 2024

Faculty of Arts at Brixton University offers wide variety of education for artists. Currently there are five majors to choose from (Art History, Ceramics and Sculpture, Drawing, Painting and Photography).

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Lot tour: 2170 Marigold Road

2170 Marigold Road, Allerdale
August 2024

2170 Marigold Road is the home of the Fielding-Parker family in Allerdale.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Daughters

Round 15: August 2024

Toby Parker is 32, Erin is 29, Naomi is 1 and Iona Fielding is 12.
(Skye is 12.)


Narrated by Toby Parker.

I've always wanted children and now I have two daughters. It's been wonderful to see Naomi grow from an infant into this 1-year-old ray of sunlight.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Monday, 22 April 2013

Happy Birthday, July 2024

Little Naomi Parker celebrates her first birthday in July.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Heartbeats

Round 15: June 2024
last update/next update

Ben Cooper is 46, Denise is 38, Riley is 14, Liam is 12, Brady is 5 and Tate is 3.
(Julia is 15.)


Narrated by Riley Cooper.


I'd like to think I wasn't as annoying as Liam has been after starting high school. He acts like he knows everything and everyone else knows nothing. Most of the times he really gets on my nerves.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Flake

Round 15: May 2024
last update/next update

Cal and Elissa Cooper are 62.


Narrated by Cal Cooper.

I got the flu this spring and it felt like I would never get better. Secretly I kind of enjoy lounging all day in my pajamas but I know Elissa was getting worried that I'd need to go to the hospital. Luckily we have a doctor in the family and Grace assured me - and Elissa - that it was just a regular flu and that I just needed to rest.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Lucky now

Round 15: April 2024

Tom Patterson is 31, Dixie is 30 and Liana is 8 months.
(Alexander and Bobbie are 73.)


Narrated by Tom Patterson.

I'm a stay-at-home dad now. Dixie stayed home with Liana for the first 6 months and now it's my turn. We'll most likely put her in day care after her birthday but for now it's been really great spending so much time with her and getting to know her.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Birthday, April 2024

Charlie is impressed with Brooke's zen-like attitude towards the birth of their baby. Maybe it's the yoga classes she took during the pregnancy or maybe it's just the fact that she's finally going to have the baby she's been hoping for so long. Whatever it is, she's perfectly calm.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Our love is easy

Round 15: March 2024

Dawn Whitfield is 20, Finn Harris is 19 and Shea Harris is 4.
(Jackie and Ryland are 73, Zach is 20 and Lilly is 19.)


Narrated by Finn Harris.

Dawn and I both have classes in the evening this semester so I've been able to continue in my job. Dawn usually lets me sleep as late as possible so she fixes breakfast for Shea and walks her to the school bus.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Lot tour: Faculty of Health and Medicine

March 2024

Faculty of Health and Medicine at Brixton University is the home for future medical experts. Currently there are five majors to choose from (Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Pre-medicine and Sports Medicine).

Monday, 11 March 2013

Later won't wait

Round 15: March 2024

Zach Whitfield is 20, Josh Cooper and Lilly Fielding are 19.
(Regan is 60 and Grace is 41.)


Narrated by Zach Whitfield.

Josh is constantly surrounded by the girls that live in our dorm. It wouldn't bother me at all if he wasn't my cousin's boyfriend. I know he probably wouldn't go any further than flirting but he should at least have the decency to do it somewhere else.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Dark paradise

Round 15: February 2024

Rianna Midlock is 54, Anthony is 50, Emily is 16, Sara is 15 and Jesse is 11.


Narrated by Anthony Midlock.

We thought that the worst was over with Emily grieving over Ethan's death but it seems that she has just scratched the surface. She started school with everyone else and we haven't heard anything from the teachers so apparently she's doing well there. She got a couple of weeks off work but she's been back there for months now and says it's going fine. But in the evenings she just sulks in her room and only comes downstairs for dinner and that's just because we order her to join us. She's not even spending time with her sister anymore which is really worrying.

Every night we hear her listen to the same song with really haunting lyrics over and over again.

"Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side"
(Grant/Nowels)

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

School days, February 2024

Round 15: February 2024

Principal: Rianna Midlock


Narrated by Patsy Greene

It's always so exciting for new students to start school work and I just love to see those little faces light up when they see the class room. This year I have 3 students but next year there will be eight. I'm already dreading the idea of a class full of kids!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Happy Birthday, February 2024

It's the perfect time for Malia and Greg to welcome their first child together, a daughter called Briony Christabel. They have just moved into their dream home in Allerdale.

Briony has brown hair and dark blue eyes, just like her daddy.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Slow

Round 15: January 2024

Janie Greene is 30, Danny Cooper is 28, Bridget Greene-Cooper is 6, Lucas is 5 and Molly is 3.
(Dixie is 30 and Liana is 5 months.)


Narrated by Janie Greene.

My bosses seem to have lost their minds because they offered me a new position as Executive. Growing up it was always my dream to be an executive by the time I was 30 but my goals have changed so much since Danny and I started a family. I had mixed feelings about the promotion because I was afraid it would mean less time for my children but I was assured that I could work regular hours and do some extra work at home when needed. The extra money is very welcome so obviously I accepted the offer.