November 05: To the Hills! (Pt. 2)

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A New Home

It wasn’t a very long drive, and soon enough our fivesome found themselves in Honeycomb Hills.


First they drove by a whole lot of nothing and buildingsites, but soon, the brand new buildings of Honeycomb University appeared.


“It should be just around the corner” Dan said. He had mapped out the route thoroughly beforehand.

And he was right. There it was: Student residence A. Or at least that was what it was called for now.


After parking the car on the lawn to unload it later, the friends got out to explore the place which would be their home for the next four years.


They had all applied for a room online. Sarah and Jill would be roommates, of course. For the boys it had been a bit of a puzzle. Which one of them would have to room with a stranger? After much consideration, they eventually concluded it would have to be James. For starters James didn’t want to share a room with Seth, because he didn’t want to risk walking in on Seth and his sister in bed together. This conclusion led to Daniel and Seth agreeing that it would be best if they shared a room, because the chance of whoever shared with James to walk in on James and anyone was greater than them walking in each other. James didn’t mind. And so, it was settled: Sarah and Jill applied for a shared room, as did Daniel and Seth, while James applied for a room without a preferred roommate.
They had picked up the keys to their rooms back in Honeycomb Valley at the old University building and now they could finally see it. But they had to find it first.


Seth and Daniel were in room 3, of which Daniel was sure it was located on the top floor. 46

“You’re wrong Dan, it’s on the first floor, we’re next to James in 1!” Seth called.
And so Daniel walked down again.

Sarah and Jill were in room 5, which was on the top floor. They decided to test the lifts.


The girls were quite pleased with what they saw when they entered the room. Sure, it was basic, but fresh and new, and they both agreed they could easily turn this into a great room with a few personal touches.


Meanwhile, James had entered room 1, where his roommate had already arrived previously. It turned out to be Chris Morgan. Chris had already been studying at Honeycomb Valley University since 03 and James recognised his face from his visits to The Bumblebee, but they had never actually met. He soon learnt Chris was also a music student (third year) and played piano/keyboards, so James obviously felt they would most likely get along great!


After viewing their rooms, the friends met back at the car to unload everything. Chris lent a hand in getting everything upstairs…50

… while Daniel drove the car to the small parking lot adjacent to the building.


As he walked back, Daniel looked at the rest of the University campus around him and figured this would actually be quite a nice place to spend a couple of years.


After taking up all the stuff, Chris decided to play a little something on his keyboards, so James could get a sense of his sound. James thought this was not bad at all and soon joined in on his guitar. Seems these two will be great roommates!


While James and Chris were busy playing, another car drove up to the building. The two female inhabitants of room 8 had arrived…


Suzan and Anna.


They quickly found their room.56

And where Sarah and Jill had immediately seen the potential, Anna was not amused.  It was plain, boring and waaaaaaay too small…


She wasted no time uttering her frustration to Suzan. 58

“Are we seriously going to have to live here for years, Su? I’ve only been here ten minutes and I already can’t stand it! And did you see that tiny bathroom, and we even have to share that with whomever is staying in room 6!”

Anna didn’t know it yet, but fortunately for her, room 6 was empty at the moment. The other students occupied rooms 2 and 4, a floor down.
Room 4 had been assigned to Anna’s older brother Harry and best friend Narai, who were both in their fourth and final year and had already been roommates in Honeycomb Valley.
Room 2 housed third year student Mia, who also moved to Honeycomb Hills from the previous student residence in Honeycomb Valley and Nina, a first year student and sister to Lola who had previously been at HVU but had graduated in May.

Harry, Narai, Mia and Nina had all arrived a while ago and had already discovered the common room.


After taking their stuff to their room, Sarah and Jill went down to the common room as well to meet their housemates.60

They all sat down to have a chat and get acquainted.


Next, the boys entered. Mia had already gotten to know James up close and personal a month ago (remember this blonde girl?) and she was happy to see him again…


Daniel and Seth shook some hands as well.


About 15 minutes later, Anna entered. She wasn’t pleased with this room either…64

…and when she spotted her brother, she immediately started complaining.
Yeah, sorry Harry, but it looks like you’ll be stuck with her again for a year…65

Since it was getting close to dinner time, Sarah and Jill decided they would cook for everyone on this first night, but also made sure to stress this wouldn’t be an everyday thing.66

Their housemates sure appreciated the meal though.67

A couple of days later, when everyone was fully settled in, a bright red fire pick up truck carrying five bicycles and a drumset pulled up on the lawn. The friends couldn’t take their bikes and Daniel’s drums in their rented SUV, so firefighter dads Oliver and Will had promised to bring them down with the truck over the course of the week. So bright and early this morning, here they were.


James asked his uncle if they wanted to come in and see the place, but Oliver declined.


“No, sorry, some other time, we have to get back to station asap, we’re supposed to be on duty, you know.”

So, once everything was unloaded, they all said their goodbyes.


Oliver drove the fire truck back and Will picked up the rental car to drive that back to Honeycomb Valley as well.


It was actually for the best the dads hadn’t stayed too long, since at 8.30 am that same morning, all first year students were required to make their way to the University Administration to get registered and pick up their class schedules.


The brand new main building was bright, airy and youthful and Daniel, Seth, James, Sarah and Jill immediately felt right at home there.73

They found the administration office quick enough and soon they were all ready to officially start their lives as university students.


They decided to mark this moment with a drink in the University café.75

Opening Day

A week later, the moment mayor Henry had been most looking forward to, was finally here: The official opening of Honeycomb University.

The students and staff all gathered to hear Henry speak of hopes and dreams and how you can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you show determination and perserverance.


He also spoke of future plans for Honeycomb Hills and how these students, being the first residents, had the chance to put their own stamp on the town as well.


“Talk to me! I will listen!”

After Henry had said his piece, it was chancellor Elizabeth Richards’ turn to address the crowd. She mainly spoke of how proud she was of this new place of education and the opportunities it brought.


After the doors were officially opened, Abigail conducted an interview with Ch. Richards.80

Meanwhile the students were getting acquainted with the campus and eachother. James had spotted a new face in the crowd…


“Hey, I’m James, I’m in the A-residence. What’s your name?”


“I’m Leona, and I’m really sorry James, but I have to run. Maybe I’ll see you around?”
And with that Leona disappeared.

James shrugged and the decided to take a selfie with Dan and play some table football with Nina. Jill and Seth had discovered the arcade machines.


It seems like University will be great!

There’s more! On to…
part 3

Suzan Foster

Suzan Foster

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Suzan is your typical “spoilt little rich girl”. With mummy and daddy both working hard at their careers, Suzan was kept content by getting everything she wished for. Suzan doesn’t know, nor understand, what it’s like to not have money and to actually have to work for something. She looks down on kids not wearing designer clothes. Suzan and her best friend Anna used to be inseparable, but Anna left high school one year before Suzan did and then decided to go abroad for a year. The bitch.
Suzan doesn’t let anyone hold her back and does exactly what (and who) she wants without paying attention to the rules. When Anna got pregnant it was a wake up call to Suzan and for a while she toned it down a bit. But now that that’s old news, Suzan is acting high and mighty again. Although, no risky woohoos!
In 05, Suzan was reunited with her partner in crime, Anna and they both started university.


Age: Young Adult
Born: August 1985
Traits: Lucky, brave, flirty, can’t stand art, diva
Job: None, philosophy student at HU


Father: Alexander
Mother: Jenny
Other family: Alice (grandma), Charlotte (aunt), LoganEmily (cousins)
Best friend(s): Anna
Romance history: Had some fun with Emmett, had some fun with Wesley. But no serious relationships.


In bold where this sim plays a main part
December 03: Christmas Time
June 05: Growing Up
* August 05: Coffee and Ice Cream
November 05: To the Hills!

Jenny Foster-Rogers

Jenny Foster – Rogers

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Jenny loves art. She loves looking at art, reading about art and making art. She also loves design, especially home design and after art school, she made that her job. By now she’s a renowned home designer. Jenny and Alexander bought an old factory in Honeycomb Valley which Jenny completely transformed into a home. Well, that is, she designed it, most of the work was done by contractors and builders.


Age: Adult
Born: September 1961
Traits: Artistic, charismatic, good sense of humor, loves the outdoors, lucky
Job: Interior designer


Father: Mr. Rogers
Mother: Mrs. Rogers
Partner: Alexander
Children: Suzan
Other family:
Best friend(s):
Romance history: Jenny has always been in love with Alexander


In bold where this sim plays a main part
* October 03: The Harvest Festival
December 03: Christmas Time

Alexander Foster

Alexander Foster

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Alexander has always been very disciplined. His parents got divorced when he and his sister Charlotte were still young, but because they separated on good terms and as friends, it wasn’t too hard on the kids. Both his parents always stimulated him to do well in school which landed him a position at Fort Starch Military school. He’s been climbing his way up through military ranks ever since. Alexander and his wife never had to worry about money to say the least.


Age: Adult
Born: May 1959
Traits: Daredevil, adventurous, athletic, disciplined, good
Job: Fighter pilot


Father: William
Mother: Alice
Siblings: Charlotte
Partner: Jenny
Children: Suzan
Other family: Pierce (cousin) Logan (nephew), Emily (niece)
Best friend(s):
Romance history: Alexander met Jenny when he was 19. She was 16 then and her parents felt he was too old for her. She rebelled against them and they went out anyway. They’ve been together ever since.


In bold where this sim plays a main part
December 03: Christmas Time

The students of the A-residence

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On the campus of Honeycomb University in Honeycomb Hills there are two student residences, the A- and B-residence. These are the students currently living in the A-residence. Click their names to visit their personal pages.


The A- and B-residence are identical, but located on different parts of the University campus. The A-residence can be toured here.


The Harvey family

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Aaron Harvey is a gynaecologist. He delivers pretty much all the town’s babies. He’s very much a family man at heart, but work prevents him from spending as much time with his family as he would like to. Aaron and Charlotte had always planned to travel before starting a family, but Charlotte got pregnant much sooner than expected (you would think a gynecologist would know a thing or two about birth control…) and it never happened. in 03, they made up for it. With the kids being 11 and 13, Aaron and Charlotte finally felt they were old enough to come along on a far away trip. China it was!

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: November 1964
  • Traits: Family oriented, genius, great kisser, friendly, perfectionist
  • Job: Gynaecologist
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father: Mr. Harvey
  • Mother: Mrs. Harvey
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Logan, Emily
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Nothing important before meeting Charlotte at a university party.

Charlotte Foster-Harvey knows all about hard work. Having a headmistress for a mum and an always-away military man for a dad, Charlotte always got the example of working hard. Not that she had a bad childhood, not at all. But like her brother Alexander, she grew up learning that hard work is important. And working hard is what she did. This resulted in Charlotte finishing her culinary training and opening her own diner; Foster’s.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: August 1967
  • Traits: Friendly, athletic, good sense of humor, lucky, natural cook
  • Job: Executive chef at her own diner
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Father: William
  • Mother: Alice
  • Siblings: Alexander
  • Children: Logan, Emily
  • Other family: Pierce (cousin) Suzan (niece)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Met Aaron at a university party. He was a few years above her, and she was instantly in love.

Logan Harvey is just a typical teenage boy. Although… maybe not that typical. He loves sports and nature, but also reading a good book. Most of all though, he loves dogs! He’s been wanting to have a dog forever, but his parents always postponed, knowing they would be the ones who would have to walk it at night. But once Logan entered high school, they felt he was old enough to take care of a dog himself. So Logan got his wish: Puppy JONES was added to the family! Even though Jones is no longer a puppy, these two are still best buds!

  • Age: Teen
  • Born: February 1990
  • Traits: Athletic, bookworm, loves the outdoors, dog person
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Father: Aaron
  • Mother: Charlotte
  • Siblings: Emily
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Alice (grandma), Alexander (uncle), Suzan (cousin)
  • Best friend(s): Jeffrey
  • Romance history: Met a nice girl, Liu, in China. It didn’t come to more than a few amorous hugs, but still.

Emily Harvey is a very wise girl. She’s very interested in the workings of the world around her and has been since she was very little. She always wants to learn and experience new things. Emily loves art as well, so it’s no wonder that one of Emily’s favourite activities is visiting museums.

  • Age: Child
  • Born: April 1992
  • Traits: Artistic, genius, friendly
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Aries
  • Father: Aaron
  • Mother: Charlotte
  • Siblings: Logan
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Alice (grandma), Alexander (uncle), Suzan (cousin)
  • Best friend(s): Zoe
  • Romance history: –

In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
* July 03: Travels to Distant Lands Pt. 1: China
September 03: Back to School
November 03: Autumn Happenings
December 03: Christmas Time
February 04: Just a Sunday
July 04: Summercamp!
August 04: Meanwhile, in Honeycomb Valley…
July 05: Windiwell Revisited
* September 05: A Little Bit of Everything


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The Foster family

The Foster family

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Alexander and Jenny have been together forever. They are both hardworking and focused on their careers. Their daughter Suzan started university in 05.
Click their names to visit their personal pages.


The Fosters live in an old factory which Jenny transformed to a home. There’s no tour of their home yet, but a picture will follow soon.

Mr. Robinson and Mrs. Foster-Knight

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Simon Robinson runs the Honeycomb Gazette. He used to work as Editor in Chief at a big magazine with its headoffice in Bridgeport, but recently moved back to Honeycomb Valley to run the newspaper. Simon had lived in Honeycomb Valley before, with his wife Helen and their two daughters, Annabel and Evelyn. But when the girls moved out, Helen and Simon moved to the city to save him the commute. Helen passed away in the summer of 1993, just a few months after their eldest granddaughter, Zoe, was born. In the summer of 2001, Simon attended the centennial of his old school, Smuggsworth Prep, where he ran into his former classmate Alice. Alice and Simon got to talking and decided to meet up for coffee later. They had so much fun together, that they decided to see a lot more of each other. Soon, they were somewhat of an item.

  • Age: Elder
  • Born: January 1939
  • Traits: Ambitious, angler, charismatic, good, great kisser
  • Job: Editor in Chief
  • Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Father: Mr. Robinson
  • Mother: Mrs. Robinson
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: AnnabelEvelyn
  • Other family: Zoe, Ellie, Justin, Vicky, Valerie (grandchildren)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Met Helen at university and married her soon after. They were a happy couple and Simon was very sad when she passed away. But he feels lucky to have reconnected with Alice now.

Alice Foster-Knight is the retired headmistress of the Beehive. She was a teacher when she was younger, but not for long. Alice worked her way up quickly and became headmistress before she was even 40. Alice is also mother and grandmother. Her ex-husband William was a military man who was away from home a lot, which caused them to eventually drift apart. They divorced, but on good terms. Alice continued to carry William’s last name, not wanting to have a different name than her children. Since the divorce, Alice has been single. Until Smuggsworth Prep school, which Alice attented, had their centennial. It was a big celebration to which all alumni were invited. Alice ran into old classmate Simon Robinson there. She hadn’t seen him for years. The last time was when his girls were little and he took them to the Beehive. It turned out that, when Simon’s daughters (Annabel and Evelyn) were older, he and his wife had moved out of town. Simon’s wife had passed away 8 years prior. Alice and Simon had such a nice chat, that they decided to go for coffee one day. That date turned into more dates. In 03, Simon and Alice moved in together.

  • Age: Elder
  • Born: August 1938
  • Traits: Friendly, neat, perceptive, disciplined, genius
  • Job: Retired (used to be headmistress at The Beehive)
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Father: Mr. Knight
  • Mother: Mrs. Knight
  • Siblings: Alfred
  • Children: Alexander, Charlotte
  • Other family: Pierce (nephew) Suzan, Logan, Emily (grandchildren)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Married to William when she was really young still (19) and divorced him at 35. Now dating Simon since ’02. (See current date on the homepage of this blog)

In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
August 03: Those Summer Days
December 03: Christmas Time
June 04: School’s Out!
September 04: Brand New