July 04: Summercamp! (Part 3)

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Another day! Goodmorning guys!

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Sophie and Seth took care of the dishes this morning (I’m sorry, I just love these kitchen pictures, I don’t know why 😉 )

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After which, Seth went outside to flirt some more with Holly. In front of Ofelia. Again. Wow.Seth Holly flirt

Ofelia wasn’t happy at all, but instead of going to Kylie, this time she confronted Holly herself. Although, “confronted”? She made fun of her, more like. Holly didn’t appreciate it.Ofi Holly fight

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The day was going to be all about activities on the water. The group rented boats or paddleboats.  Jérémy got in a rowboat with, of course, Sophie. Screenshot-84

They went for a dip in the water too!

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The rest of the group had rented paddleboats to explore the river with.Paddleboats

The rest of the group, except for Ruby, that is. She preferred to try the climbing wall at the beach.Screenshot-104

Before long, Jérémy and Sophie were back again. And they found themselves alone…. So they decided to do this…Jeremy Soph flirt beach

And then… this…Jeremy Soph kiss beach

Yeah, that was bound to happen!

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Time flies when you’re having fun, so before they knew it, it was the last night already. They had a leftover buffet for dinner, but they still seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.

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After dinner, Seth tried to make things right with Ofelia again. At first, she wanted none of it and laughed in his face. But he was so charming, that after a while she allowed him to hold her hands again.

Side note: Ofelia and Seth came to camp Windiwell as friends. After their kiss, they were romantic interests. But with all Seth’s flirting with Holly, their relationship bar had dropped to below 0 by this point and they were no longer romantic interests and not even friends anymore. Because Seth is persistent though, Ofelia eventually allowed his flirts again, and their relationship bar rose to just a tad above 0. Even though the bar is still low, they are romantic interests again now. Pffft, Sims… (or maybe, teens…)Ofi Seth mixed signals

Last night traditionally means Karoake Night at Camp Windiwell! Don and Kylie kicked things off!Screenshot-109

The audience seemed to enjoy it.karaoke audience 1

Although some people only had eyes for each other….Screenshot-122

Ruby went next! Last year she performed with Sadie and they rocked! Sadie is now singing with The Hot Wings, but Ruby proved she could hold a note on her own as well!Screenshot-119

Next up were Jeffrey and his new friend Benjamin! They… didn’t sound good… But at least they had fun!Screenshot-124

I’m not sure the audience was very enthusiastic about their performance though…karaoke audience 2

Kyra and Holly felt they could do this too! And they could. Just as well as Jeffrey and Ben!Screenshot-130

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They all went to bed quite late that night and the next morning they spent most their time packing. Benjamin still found some time to enjoy fishing though.

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And Sophie and Jérémy still found some time to enjoy each other….

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Of course they had to take a romantic picture to remember this summer by!Jeremy Soph phonepicture

And then the bus arrived…

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Sorry guys, it’s time to go!Screenshot-154

Back in Honeycomb Valley (the first stop on the route) the parents, siblings and dog were already waiting for the bus.

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And there they were! Even though camp had been great, it was also nice to be home again!Home again

The kids from Sandy Valley and Bimlico got off the bus to say goodbye to their new friends too, but they still had a longer drive ahead of them.
For Sophie and Jérémy, the pain of saying goodbye was lessened by the fact that they’d be seeing each other again next week, when Sophie was to come to Sandy Valley to stay with her friend Chloé again. GoodbyeIt was an amazing summercamp!

July 04: Summercamp! (Part 2)

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As the days progressed, the weather got increasingly warmer, so a trip to the beach was most appreciated by all the kids. They must all have felt it was too hot to do anything, because pretty soon, they were all sunbathing.

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Although, not ALL of them were. Logan played in the water with Kylie.

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And Seth and Ofelia copied this idea. The water of the Appaloosa River was quite refreshing!

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Ah, look who found a place along side one another to catch some sun…

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Turning back to Seth and Ofelia, there was a surprise! Ofi Seth kiss

Despite already having flirted with both Sophie and Holly, Seth had now decided to take things to a whole new level with his friend Ofelia. Knowing his twin brother Silas likes her, I’m not sure how this will go down back in Bimlico… Ofelia didn’t seem to mind though! They saw each other as romantic interests after this.

Meanwhile Jérémy had gotten up from his towel and was trying some windsurfing.

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And, he was not alone…Screenshot-1220

Holly also wanted to try the water and went snorkeling.Screenshot-1224

Because the weather was so nice, they decide to have a meal on the beach.Screenshot-1227

And a nice refreshing drink of course!Screenshot-1228

When it got dark, everyone got on their bikes and went back to camp. Jérémy didn’t feel like he had to put on his everyday clothes just to ride his bike, apparently.

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That night, they had marshmellows by the fire. Jeffrey didn’t seem to like his burnt ones much!Screenshot-1242

Wow, I can’t believe what I’m seeing! Sophie and Ofelia, sitting together without a bad word between them? Maybe these girls will be friends after all!Marshmellows

Ofelia was showing her good side more as the days went on. She even put in extra effort when it was her turn on kitchen duty with Jeffrey. Jeffrey wasn’t too pleased about this job though!Screenshot-1252 Kitchenduty Jeffrey Ofi

That day the group got on their bikes again and headed off to…Bikes

..the sports field!Screenshot-1275

Since Seth loves being active, he immediately went to the goal!Seth football

And then, a bit further down the field, I saw this happening…

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Kyra rolled the wish to kiss Logan right after this, but he didn’t have any wish like that, so I decided to let it be for now.

Seth took a break from football. To flirt. With Holly. IN FRONT OF OFELIA! This guy is so bad!Seth Holly flirt 2

She went straight to Kylie to “complain about Holly”.Screenshot-1282

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The following days, the hot weather persisted, so a visit to the Appaloosa Plains pool was a great idea!

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Logan always jumps at a chance to read his book! Even at the pool!Screenshot-1284

Ruby and Benjamin loved the diving board. Benjamin is clearly more skilled in this!Dives

Sophie, just because she’s pretty. 😉

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Logan had been forced to get up when Kyra, Ofelia, Ruby, Jeffrey and Holly decided to use the field for a water balloon fight. So, he decided to participate!Screenshot-1302

Ruby has a strong arm…Screenshot-1310

…as Holly experienced!Holly waterfight

They had a lot of fun!

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When it started to get dark, the group went back to camp. Benjamin stayed behind a little longer though, to try one last dive…Ben awesome dive

WOW! I guess swimming is in his genes!

Ben arrived back at camp a little later because of his dives, but there was still some dinner left for him.

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That night, Jérémy and Holly had kitchen duty.

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And then they were off again! There were going to be summer fireworks at the beach, so they went to have a look. Some of the kids even got to light fireworks themselves!Lighting fireworks PRETTY!! Screenshot-45 Pretty fireworks Back at camp, everyone turned in for the night. Everyone, except Logan and Kyra! He asked her if she wanted to watch the stars with him. Awwww… Of course she did!Logan Kyra starsDespite the flirts and him asking her to watch the stars, Logan still didn’t seem to have any wishes to take things further. He had made Kyra’s night with this though!

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July 04: Summercamp! (Part 1)

Summer in Honeycomb Valley!! All the HV kids and teens had been looking forward to this summer very much. Though some more than others. For six teens and two kids, summer 04 meant summercamp! And they couldn’t wait!

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Nathan and Nick Cook were the first to take off. They were going to spend a large part of summer in Sandy Valley at Les Cabanes Perchées, the kids’ summercamp.

Lucy, Jacob and Kyra went with them to the busstation to see them off.

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Lucy did tell Nathan to behave himself. She knows how wild and enthusiastic her ADHD boy can get!

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Pete the busdriver promised to keep an eye on them during the long trip and the boys promised to call mum as soon as they arrived! Bye boys, have a great time!!

(You can read all about the fun the twins had, here, on Sandy’s non-blog!)

Camp Windiwell

A few days later, Lucy and Jacob were back at the busstation with Kyra. This time they were not alone though! Many of HV’s parents and siblings were there to see off their teens to Camp Windiwell in Appaloosa Plains. Sophie, Ruby and Jeffrey were particularly excited. Since they had already been to Camp Windiwell last year, they had quite a good idea of the amount of fun they were going to have. For Holly, Kyra and Logan it was the first time. While excited, they were also a bit nervous.

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Time to say goodbye to parents, siblings and dogs!

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After a very long drive, the teens arrived at Camp Windiwell. On the bus they had already met the other teens who would be staying at camp as well. Jérémy and Benjamin joined them from Sandy Valley and Seth and Ofelia had come all the way from Bimlico.

The teens dropped off their luggage in their cabins and got a bit more acquainted with their cabin mates.

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Ummm… Jérémy… That’s not your cabin…

Jérémy didn’t waste any time… umm.. getting re-acquainted with Sophie! These two had already met in March when Sophie spent a month in Sandy Valley as an exchange student. Sophie sure hadn’t forgotten Jérémy yet and it seems he still remembered her as well!
Meanwhile Ofelia was badmouthing Sophie to Ruby… *facepalm*

Oh Jeremy

Side note: At summercamp, my simmies (and those visiting) get as much freedom as possible. Because the household is big, it’s impossible for me to constantly control everyone. Besides this, I also enjoy seeing what they come up with themselves. I have the romance setting in MC set on true when I’m at Windiwell, which means the teens can flirt, kiss and start romances as they please. I do keep an eye on their wishes. If one teens rolls a wish to kiss another, but this other one doesn’t have such wishes, I don’t do anything about it. If the other one does, I might direct them a bit more towards each other. But in general, I try to give them as much autonomy as I can with regards to social interactions and the like.

After everyone had had a chance to get settled in a bit, the group was called together for a campmeeting.

Camp counselors Don and Kylie were of course present again as well (both with more hair than last year) and they told the group everything they expected of them during these next few weeks.

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Groupphoto time! This year’s Camp Windiwell group is, from left to right:
Ofelia Parker, Ruby Murray, Holly Clark, Logan Harvey, Kyra Cook, Sophie Wilson
Jérémy Demazières, Jeffrey Abbott, Benjamin Evard
Seth Day

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After the groupphoto, the teens were free to explore the camp as they pleased. Seth decided to instead explore his chances with Sophie…

Two hours at Windiwell and Sophie had already had two different guys flirting with her! This was looking to be quite a different camp experience than she had last year!

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Meanwhile Jérémy was getting to know Ofelia better…

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Despite it being nice outside, the indoor activities drew the most attention from the teens.

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Seth prefered to be outside though and played ping pong with Kylie.

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Unfortunately, Kylie was forced to cut their game short to prepare dinner.

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Mac and Cheese! It might be basic, but the kids enjoyed it nonetheless.
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All the kids drew lots to make up a schedule for kitchen duty and Kyra and Ben were up first.

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Meanwhile Ofelia was making fun of Sophie again. Ofelia really doesn’t seem to like Sophie much… Kylie gave her a look, which didn’t seem to make much difference.

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After all the dishes were done and everyone had put on warm sweaters and cardigans (there was quite a chill in the air), they went off into the woods for a nightwalk.

Sophie and Jérémy wandered off together very quickly… What are you up to, kids…?

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To get the full “scary” experience, Kylie told a ghost story.

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This is what Jérémy and Sophie were up to! Aww, that’s quite cute actually!

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They joined the group again after a while to have a bonfire (yes, a bonfire in the woods, it was in an open area 😉 )

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They chatted, sang songs and had a good time. Bonfire

Back at the camp it was time to get ready for the first night.

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The next morning, everyone was up in time for breakfast.

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Maybe Seth had realised Sophie was more interested in Jérémy, or maybe he just didn’t like her as much after all, either way, he had given up on flirting with Sophie and had moved on to Holly!
Little Holly clearly isn’t very little anymore, cause she immediately flirted back!

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After breakfast, the group headed off on their first outing. To the ranch! Holly and Kyra in particular were very excited!

However, the ranch had a surprise for Benjamin as well, because look who he ran into! Annie! His big sister! Annie was staying with her friend Sophie Mimet who also lives in Appaloosa Plains and Annie being a horselover it made sense she would be at the ranch. Still though, it was a surprise for Benjamin to run into his sister so far away from home.
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Kyra and Holly of course wanted to ride! Kyra even managed to make her horse jump an obstacle! She’s DEFINITELY going to tell aunt Susie and Luke about that!Kyra and Holly horses

Camp Windiwell was off to a great start!

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