The Sims Life & Times

The Sims, as anyone who plays can attest, takes on a life of its own. I created this blog so I could keep track of my sim stories and share them with others. I've always wanted to write stories but unfortunately I'm not very good at it lol I am hoping that just as my house building has improved so will my storytelling abilities.

My main family is called the Snookers. My goal was to move 1 sim into Relfamtown and see how the population would grow. I hope you will follow along with me.
If you would like to see all the stories in the Relfamtown series then click on Snooker Chronicles to the left and start at the bottom of the list.

UPDATE - Well since I had a major meltdown and lost Relfamtown, the Snookers are now in Sim Heaven and there will not be anymore updates on them :-( Out of the bad comes good though and Tesime is a new neighbourhood that I created for the Test of Time challenge. I hope you will enjoy their stories as well !

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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Tesime - Round Nine : The Gallant chapter

Forest Gallant was the heir to the Gallant homestead. Thankfully he had his eye on Ida Benet and both family's decided it was a good match. Females are hard to come by these days ! On the day that Ida moved in with the Gallant's everyone was very happy. Her new mother in law Rose cooked up a wonderful trout stuffed with wild berries and herbs to celebrate and over dinner they got to know each other. River was quite taken with Ida and spent as much time with her as he could. To prove she wasn't a slacker quite a bit of her time was devoted to tending the crops. During his last visit with the family, brother Basil, taught Forest how to play Tesime Finger Trap so of course both he and Ida spent many a night entertaining themselves that way and growing more fond of each other. The days flew by and before long River aged to a teen. His prospects for a mate are not looking good unfortunately. The family thought they might be cursed when a vision of a flaming angel appeared before them. Scared out of their minds they ran around praying to, screaming about, and crying over a more powerful being that could control them.
Gallant: Tra, Rose, Forest, Ida (Benet) and River

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Money Money Money : Round 8

Simoleans at a glance:

Round 8                         Cash on Hand                       House Value

Skin 1:
Stonegate                          §26,095                              § 37,405
Lindt                                  §98,195                              §128,651

Skin 2/4:
Phan                                  §49,280                              §67,540

Skin 4:
Gallant                               §61,804                             §81,400
Benet                                 §58,990                             §78,683

The Lindt's have a solid lead which unless they all die ( hey it has happened in other players games ! ) I am thinking they will be the emperor family.  Pity that the Stonegate's have been plagued with such tragedy - first they have 4 girls which obviously will not add much to the family pot, then one of the 2 boys dies in a childhood fire and the only other son is left to live on the family farm thus missing out on that bonus other boys received for starting their own lot. I had a lot of fun playing this round. It seemed to go so fast which I really enjoyed and generation 3 has started with more sims to come in the next round ! 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Phan-Benet chapter

Another round of the picture fairy stealing my snaps ! I apologize for the shoddy updates. I must be too excited to get to the next family lol

Ping Phan made it to adulthood slightly ahead of his dear girlfriend Frida who still had a couple of days to go. Hopefully they will still be as in love with each other when they can do something about it ! I really cant wait to see what their kids will look like ! Juno Stonegate and Frida were the same age and loved to get together to share the latest village gossip. Girls will be girls after all! To entertain himself Ping would stretch before playing hide and seek with the wolf.
Phan-Benet: Ping and Frida

Tesime population : 38
16 boys 12 girls
10 lots

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Lindt-Stonegate2 chapter

What the heck happened with this family?? I go to my folder to grab their pictures and this is all that is there !! Well this update is going to be short.

Gideon and Juno are still teenagers, getting to know each other and working the family farm. Can you believe I got the genie again?! Thats at least 3 families she has stopped by now. Hopefully the next round will have more to report. Hope you are all doing well with your challenge !
Lindt-Stonegate2: Gideon and Juno

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Lindt-Stonegate chapter

Like children I know we are not supposed to favour our sims but how can I not love this couple ? They are gorgeous and life seems to be going along so well for them ( bloody hell did I just jinx my fav family to a life of tragedy? ) ! Liam and Summer aged to adults and as with Jorn and Violet Benet ( nee Gallant ) they couldn't wait to be joined. ( I don't get it, Summer is a family sim so why the red glow around the ring? ) Anyway that didn't stop them from consummating the marriage and right away poor Summer had a terrible bout of morning sickness. Since Violet was in the family way as well, the new wives discussed everything to do with marriage and being pregnant. Crops don't harvest themselves so pregnant or not Summer had to pitch in. This probably helped her when it came to birth which is a good thing because lo and behold they welcomed twins ! Two adorable little girls who they named Ericka and Abigail Lindt. ( I don't force twins so I am always soooooo surprised and excited when I actually get them ! Do twins run in sim familes? I just realized that the Stonegate's had the first set of twins )

Lindt-Stonegate: Liam, Summer, Ericka and Abigail

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Gallant-Benet chapter

The Gallant-Benet's were all about together time. As teenagers they were enjoying the new freedom that came with living on their own lot. Of course the chores still had to get done but they didn't take much time at all. Because they lived close to the sea, Annalise found some sea sponges that helped her clean around the hut while Basil, out hunting bugs one day, found some new squigglies that made fishing a breeze. In the twilight they would lie in the grass and look up at all the stars, play the new game of Tesime Finger Trap or hide and seek with the wildlife.
Gallant-Benet: Basil and Annalise

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Benet-Gallant chapter

Time flies when you are having fun so the saying goes ! Finally our first teenagers, Jorn and Violet, have aged to adults ! This means all the flirting and wooing can now finally lead somewhere. Not wasting any time the couple vowed to love and cherish each other and sealed the act with shell rings they found on the beach, a romantic kiss and of course a round of well deserved woohooing. Violet liked to keep up her looks for her new husband. After all it wouldn't look good to have him stray since they are still newlyweds. They spend their evenings cuddling and dancing under the stars and being in love. Before long the couple is delighted to have a baby on the way ! Jorn pays special attention to Violet and the new bump making sure they are both entertained. When Mother in Law Belle Benet drops by the women bond while talking about all the good things in life.
Benet-Gallant: Jorn and Violet