Friday, 29 July 2016

Happy Birthday, December 2026

Dixie and Tom had talked about a third child but they weren't actively trying so baby #3 comes as a bit of a surprise. It doesn't really matter though because they are extremely happy and can't wait to see whether their daughters Liana and Janelle will get a baby sister or brother. The baby is due in June 2027.

Dixie doesn't remember having any specific cravings during her previous pregnancies but now all she wants to eat is anything spicy and hot. Tom tries not to complain but it gets a bit boring to have chili con carne for every meal.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Love can save it all

Round 16: November 2026
last update/next update

Janie Greene is 32, Danny Cooper is 30, Bridget Greene-Cooper is 8, Lucas is 7 and Molly is 5.

Narrated by Danny.

We'd been struggling financially ever since we moved into the house in Exmoor. No matter what we did, we just couldn't seem to pay off much of our huge mortgage and the situation started to take its toll on everything - our relationship, our kids, our work, everything.

It felt like we were heading towards a break-up because we were both so stressed out. I ended up sleeping on the sofa more nights that I care to think about because I just didn't want to go upstairs in case Janie was still awake and we'd end up fighting. We finally sat down and had a talk and came to the conclusion that we have to find a cheaper place to live.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Lot tour: Café Carousel 2.0

November 2026

Café Carousel has been one of the most popular restaurants in Wellington for 20 years. Now Jackie Whitfield has stepped down as the head chef and it is time for her daughter Dawn to take over. Dawn and her team have worked day and night and the restaurant is ready for re-opening.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

That'll be the day

Round 16: November 2026
last update/next update

(Max is 70, Regan is 62 and Dawn is 22.)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Can't stop the feeling

Round 16: October 2026
last update/next update/Riley's next update

Ben Cooper is 48, Denise is 40, Riley is 16, Liam is 14, Brady is 7 and Tate is 5.

Narrated by Liam.

I've been kind of slacking my way through school for the past two years since I started high school but I try much harder now that I kind of know what I want to do when I grow up. I think I want to become an architect but I need good grades to get into uni. Dad's really happy that I want to follow in his footsteps and mom just happy that I'm interested in my homework for a change.