Mr. Roberts

Roberts fam

Samuel Roberts is the school janitor. He may not be very bright, but he sure is handy. And he’s nice. He’ll shout your name from across to street and come running up to you just to say hi. Certain teens in school are rather embarrassed by this, but Samuel is also liked by many kids and teens. Samuel still lives in the trailer he used to live in with his mother and sister. His sister has long moved away, they don’t see each other a lot anymore, and his mum died a few years ago.

  • Age: Adult
  • Born: June 1958
  • Traits: Good sense of humor, easily impressed, excitable, handy, friendly
  • Job: Janitor
  • Zodiac: Gemini
  • Father: Unknown
  • Mother: Mrs. Roberts
  • Siblings: Sophia
  • Children: –
  • Other family:
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Samuel isn’t that lucky in love. Women are never very impressed by him. The only woman he ever loved was his mum.

The Richardson family

Richardson fam

Will Richardson is a firefighter. A brave firefighter! And he utters this to everyone who’s willing to listen. Will loves his lazy wife.  He’s loved her since they were in school together. Even if she wasn’t interested at first. Will often has friendly arguments with his sister-in-law Lauren, who works at the museum. He doesn’t get “art”. Now cars. Cars are worth talking about.

  • Age: Adult
  • Born: August 1952
  • Traits: Angler, Brave, good, vehicle enthusiast, can’t stand art
  • Job: Fireman
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Father: Mr. Richardson
  • Mother: Mrs. Richardson
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Jill, Finn
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Will started dating Olivia in university.

Olivia Richardson-Adams loves the good life. And for her the good life means nice food, and lying on the sofa watching tv. She now teaches science at The Beehive and mentors the seniors. She’s good at her job and not one to mess with.

  • Age: Adult
  • Born: December 1952
  • Traits: Couch potato, hydrophobic, natural cook, never nude, friendly
  • Job: World sciences teacher
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Father: Eugene
  • Mother: Phyllis
  • Siblings: Thomas (twin)
  • Children: Jill, Finn
  • Other family: Jasper, Lucas (nephews)
  • Best friend(s): Samantha
  • Romance history: Olivia and Will have known each other since primary school. He was always very interested in her, but the feeling wasn’t mutual. Only when they were in university, did she give him a chance to sweep her of her feet.

Jill Richardson loves hanging out with her best friend Sarah (and gossiping). Jill loves James (still, even though they broke up…). Jill loves cooking (just like her mum). Jill loves going to school (yes, really). Jill loves talking (a lot). Jill really just loves a lot of things. She’s a happy, chatty girl and she can’t believe James dumped her. He’s mad! He’s an idiot! And she misses him…

  • Age: Young Adult
  • Born: October 1985
  • Traits: Friendly, natural cook, brave, nurturing,
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Father: Will
  • Mother: Olivia
  • Siblings: Finn
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Phyllis (grandma), Thomas (uncle), Jasper, Lucas (cousins)
  • Best friend(s): Sarah
  • Romance history: Jill started going out with James, the twin brother of her best friend Sarah, when she was 15. They were together for quite some time, but because Jill shared all the details of the relationship with Sarah and James got tired of his sister knowing all the details of his love life, he broke up with Jill at the prom of 03. They got back together for a night in December 04, but if this will be continued, remains to be seen…

Finn Richardson is not really a loner, he’s very social, but he’s always been rather good at entertaining himself. Going on bikerides, collecting rocks, climbing trees, fishing and just generally being outside seeking adventure was pretty much Finn’s every day routine. For a long time he was totally oblivious to “girls”. He didn’t even notice that pretty much every girl in his class had a crush on him. But he did notice Esme. He especially noticed Esme at summercamp in July 03. Now, it has to be said, Esme made it pretty hard for him to miss her. It was a good summer.

  • Age: Teen
  • Born: November 1987
  • Traits: Brave, adventurous, loves the outdoors, lucky
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father: Will
  • Mother: Olivia
  • Siblings: Jill
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Phyllis (grandma), Thomas (uncle), JasperLucas (cousins)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Finn shared a great summer with Esme Stevens at summercamp in 03. They officially became boyfriend and girlfriend about a month later.

Stories
In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
* June 03: James & Jill/The Prom
* July 03: Camp Windiwell (Part I & II)
* August 03: Those Summer Days
* October 03: Dan & Jill’s 18th birthday
October 04: Is it Scary…?
December 04: Merry Christmas…
December 04: …and a Happy New Year!
January 05: Ice, Ice Baby
February 05: Together and Apart
June 05: Growing Up

The Porter family

Porter fam

Mason Porter knew when he was very young that he wanted to be in the military. Not because he wanted to fight. Oh no. Quite the contrary. Mason wanted to help people. Help people and travel. So military school it was. After he met Julia, he really wanted a big family, but that never happened. Thankfully they did have Lily. Mason is proud of his daughter with whom he has so much in common.

  • Age: Adult
  • Born: July 1952
  • Traits: Brave, hopeless romantic, family oriented, friendly, adventurous
  • Job: Soldier
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Father: Mr. Porter
  • Mother: Mrs. Porter
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Lily
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Mason had some girlfriends when he was younger. Because he had to travel a lot for his job, none of the relationships lasted very long. This was unfortunate for Mason who loved his job and all the traveling, but is also a romantic at heart and a true family man. But with Julia, it lasted.

Julia Porter-Cox was the kind of girl you didn’t notice in class. She sat quietly by herself and did her work. She didn’t have a lot of friends growing up. Julia always loved science and was always interested in finding out how things work. She studied science after high school and started working as a scientist soon after getting her degree. She always wanted a family, but that usually enquires a partner first and she did not think any guy would ever like her. Thankfully, Mason did.

  • Age: Adult
  • Born: January 1950
  • Traits: Family oriented, shy, friendly, nurturing, genius
  • Job: Scientist
  • Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Father: Mr. Cox
  • Mother: Mrs. Cox
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Lily
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Julia never really had a boyfriend before she met Mason. She had LIKED boys, and men, but never had the courage to go up to them. She met Mason when her cousin invited her to her housewarming party. Julia, not the social gathering type, felt rather uncomfortable and sat by herself in the furthest corner she could find with a glass of wine. Mason was there too and felt bad for the girl looking so out of place, so he came to sit with her and even managed to get a smile out of her. They chatted all night and he asked her out on a date when it was time for her to go home.

Lily Porter is an absolute romantic, just like her dad. She has been together with her fiance Harry forever. Oh how happy she was when he proposed! Even if the wedding is still quite a bit away, since Harry has to finish University first, it still feels good to be able to call him her fiance now. Lily is not going to university. Being eco friendly, she has decided she wants a career taking care of nature and got a job as a gardener.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: November 1982
  • Traits: Hopeless romantic, adventurous, family oriented, friendly, eco friendly
  • Job: Gardener
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father: Mason
  • Mother: Julia
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: –
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): Harry
  • Romance history: Lily and her fiance Harry have been an inseparable couple since they were kids. Her best friend since she was five and her boyfriend since she was fifteen, Lily can’t imagine a life without Harry.

Stories
In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
* October 03: The Harvest Festival
December 03: Happy New Year!

The Aquarium

The aquarium is mostly aimed at children, but I’m sure many of my angler sims will like to visit this place too. Although, you’re not supposed to fish here…

This was the first time I went in to the aquarium in life mode, and I see I clearly need some more fog emitters in the aquarium to create more fishes and bubbles.

Another giftshop…

… and another cafe!

Bumblebee Square

Not so long ago, I named my town Honeycomb Valley. I didn’t just pick this name out of thin air.
When I built my school, I named it “The Beehive”, because I felt that name was very fitting for a school, buzzing with kids of all ages. When the time came to move my Simmies over from my old Sunset Valley to a new Sunset Valley, I felt a new name was in order to. I figured that maybe the name of the school would make even more sense if the town has a bee associated name too. That maybe the town even had a long beekeeping history. My dear friends over at Simset Boulevard helped me pick and that’s how the town got its name: Honeycomb Valley. 

Then, I figured, the different districts in town should have bee related names too. After some thinking I decided each district would get a name of a certain type of bee. My downtown district (which already existed in Sunset Valley, I just moved all the lots over to the new hood) got the name Honeybee Quarter and the new district (which I’m currently building up) is called Bumblebee Quarter. (I know, how original am I, right? 😉 )

The first part of Bumblebee Quarter I’m “filling” was this HUGE piece of land surrounded on three sides by roads and on one side by mountains. I filled this part with big and small lots, like a puzzle, and am now building there. I decided this part would have a big square surrounded by museums, places to eat and some houses; Bumblebee Square.

So, here we are; the first things have been build. The square in its entirety is far from finished yet, but I’m at the point where I can show you some things.

Bumblebee Square:


The layout of Bumblebee Square at this moment (25 July). You can see the lots that are finished (or finished for now, I will most likely end up tweaking them numerous times still 😉 ) and the plans I have for the empty lots.

The Main Square

Now, let’s start with the most difficult one of all first; the main square. I say difficult, for two reasons. One, it was very hard to take pictures here. In tab-mode it looked to stretched out and in normal mode the trees disappeared when I got too close, so I don’t have many pictures yet. And two; I like a lot of things about the main square, but I’m still not completely satisfied. I still find it a bit “empty” and lacking something, but I don’t know what. Any suggestions are welcome.



Jack Clark took on a temporary job as book salesman, apparently. I don’t have enough “available” simmies in my town to take on all register positions, so despite me telling the register mod NOT to use my employed sims, it apparently feels like it’s better to pull someone out of their paying job than to have empty registers around town. I do not agree, but I shall sort this soon by downloading some of my friends’ self sims and putting them behind my registers. (Thank you Sandy for this great idea!) For now, the Honeycomb Valley policeforce doubles behind registers. Yes, wait for it, one of my other lieutenants has been assigned register position too…

  

    

Well, hello there Madison… *rolls eyes*

I’ll introduce the Art Museum and the Aquarium in posts of their own.

The Palmer family

Palmer famZach Palmer is a total geek. Smart, loves to read and ALWAYS behind a computer. He knew so much about computers that he decided to make teaching about them his job. Still, we shouldn’t stereotype Zach too much; because he DOES have other interests aside from books and computers. He loves cooking and is a total family man. Oh how happy he was when his girlfriend Evelyn turned out to be pregnant. He was overjoyed with the birth of Valerie.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: November 1972
  • Traits: Computer whiz, bookworm, family oriented, genius, natural cook
  • Job: IT teacher
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father: Mr. Palmer
  • Mother: Mrs. Palmer
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Valerie
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Zach didn’t have much luck with the ladies, growing up. But Evelyn was the exception. They had been in the same class since they were kids, but didn’t get close until they discovered they had a shared interest in comic books. For an art assignment they were partnered and decided to make a comic together. Zach thought out the story line and Evelyn drew the pictures. Their friendship was a fact and it all went from there.

Evelyn Robinson has one great passion in life; dancing. She’s been dancing since she was little and nowadays teaches ballet to the little ones. She loves working with kids and knows talent when she sees it. Evelyn also loves to paint and draw and still occasionally works on comics with her boyfriend. She is so happy to be a mum!

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: July 1974
  • Traits: Athletic, artistic, friendly, family oriented, lucky
  • Job: Ballet teacher
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Father: Simon
  • Mother: Helen
  • Siblings: Annabel
  • Children: Valerie
  • Other family: Zoe, Ellie, Vicky (nieces), Justin (nephew)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Evelyn had some boyfriends before getting together with Zach, but never felt as comfortable with anyone else as she does with Zach.

Valerie Palmer is a dreamy little girl. She loves playing with paint and play dough and is quite easily distracted. Luckily for her, it´ll be a few years yet before she has to pay attention to school work.

  • Age: Toddler
  • Born: November 2003
  • Traits: Artistic, absent minded
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father: Zach
  • Mother: Evelyn
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Simon (granddad), Annabel (aunt) ZoeEllieVickyJustin (cousins)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: –

Stories
In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
August 03: Those Summer Days
* November 03: Autumn Happenings
May 04: Making May Memories
November 04: Courtship
March 05: The Honeycomb Valley Athletic Festival