Honeycomb University – Student Residence A

Student Residence A – HU, Honeycomb Hills

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Who lives here?

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House Tour

Entrance

Near the entrance is a small office where the deans have (limited) office hours during the week. This way they’re close by for students who have urgent questions.

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Library

The student residence also has a library, spread out over all three floors. But that sounds bigger than it actually is.

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Wash room

A wash room for the students who don’t bring their laundry home to mum.

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Common room and kitchen

The common room has a seating area, a tv, a pool table, a kitchen with two fridges, and tables where the students can eat their meals. They have to prepare these themselves though!

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Corridors

The corridors are nothing special, but I love the feel of them. On each floor there are four doors leading to four bedrooms which are designed to each be shared by two students.

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Room 1

Room 1 currently houses Chris and James. Both music students, they moved the furniture around to make room for their instruments.
The first two pictures show Chris’ side of the room, the next two show James’ side.

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Room 2

Room 2 currently sleeps Mia and Nina. The bed with purple bedding is Mia’s and the pink is Nina’s. Room 2 - Mia-Nina

Room 3

Room 3 is home to Daniel and Seth. Their room needed to also have space for Dan’s drums, which they have created. The pictures above their beds show who sleeps where. ūüôā

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Room 4

Harry and Narai are the current occupants of room 4. They were already roommates in their old student home in Honeycomb Valley and have grown accustomed to sharing with one another. They placed their desks together to create a bigger workplace.
Photography fanatic Harry put pictures over his bed which he took himself, while geeky Narai went for posters to show his love of vintage videogames.

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Room 5

One floor up, we find room 5. Best friends Jill and Sarah share this room. They went all out trying to make it homely, adding plants, cushions and lots of pictures. Including one of them together as kids, as can be seen on the bookcase in picture 4. The bed underneath the Titanic poster is Jill’s. Although that might be clear seeing how Sarah obviously put a picture of her and Seth over her bed.

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Room 6 and 7

Room 6 and 7 are currently unoccupied and show how the student rooms look before students put their own stamp on it. Each room holds two beds with blue (university colour) blankets, two bookcases, two desks and chairs and two wardrobes. Students are allowed to move furniture around as they please and to add what they like, but they are not allowed to dispose of furniture already in the room. Pictures can be hung on the walls using no screw picture hanging strips, which the university can provide for a fee.
The images below are of room 7, but room 6 is similar.

Basic bedroom (room 7)

Room 8

Room 8 is currently the place where Anna and Suzan will spend their student years. They used one bookcase for books and the other for shoes. Anna’s bed is pictured on teh first picture below and Suzan’s on the third.

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Shared bathrooms

There’s one bathroom between two bedrooms, which the students staying in those bedrooms share. In each bathroom there are two toilet cubicles and two showers. So it could well be that you have to wait your turn in the morning. Students are required to keep their bathrooms (and the rest of the house for that matter) clean themselves.

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Overview

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November 05: To the Hills! (Pt. 2)

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part 1

A New Home

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

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

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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Suzan and Anna.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Daniel and Seth shook some hands as well.

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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.

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

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“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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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…

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

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“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.

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It seems like University will be great!

There’s more! On to…
part 3

Suzan Foster

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Suzan is your typical ‚Äúspoilt little rich girl‚ÄĚ. With mummy and daddy both working hard at their careers, Suzan was kept content by getting everything she wished for. Suzan doesn‚Äôt know, nor understand, what it‚Äôs 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.

Personal

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

Relationships

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

Stories

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

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.

Home

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

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August 05: Coffee and Ice cream (pt. 2)

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part 1

Guess Who’s Back?

It was very early one late August morning when she returned…

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Anna was home! After a year abroad, she had returned to Honeycomb Valley! Her parents were so privileged to have her back again! (Or so she felt, anyway)

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But after talking to her father for ten minutes, Anna was already annoyed again. She had been home for ten whole minutes now and no one had yet offered to draw her a bath or anything. And what was all that crying in the background?

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Oh. Right. You.
Awww, the love between a mother and her son is so touching, isn’t it?

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After a bath and breakfast, Anna quickly rushed to the park to meet with the one person she knew would be happy she was back: Suzan.

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The first thing Anna did when she saw her BFF again, was utter her annoyance.

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“Has my father gone completely mad when I was away?! What’s this nonsense about ‘greenify Honeycomb Valley’? What do we need more trees for? We’re not freaking rabbits, are we? We don’t need to live in a forest! There’s not even one proper club in this town, and now he’s talking about taking down shops as well?! The man is crazy I tell you! And all for his ‘image’!”

Suzan let her friend rant and of course agreed wholeheartedly with everything she said. After Anna was done ranting about her father, the girls sat down for some coffee and Anna told Suzan all about her travels. Since mum and dad had paid for it all, Anna’s year had consisted of fine hotels, hot guys, lots of shopping, going out late and lying on beaches. Very much your typical gap year, right? Umm no.
Either way, it was done now, and in October, Anna too would have to start University… That had always been the condition…park catch up

Sophie

After a few days in Sandy Valley at The Rock Festival, Sophie returned home again. Feeling sad and confused. She had phoned Ruby from the bus asking her to meet her at the busstation.

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Thankfully, Ruby arrived soon.

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“So, how was it, Soph? You sounded a bit off on the phone? Did something happen?”
“Let’s go to my house, I’ll tell you all about it…”

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Once in her room, Sophie immediately told Ruby about the things that happened in Sandy Valley. About how she had not seen J√©r√©my at all and when she had asked him to meet her at the festival, he’d said he’d come, but he never did.¬†chat about jeremy

“I’m worried Rub, what if he doesn’t like me anymore? I love him, you know, I really do, and I just don’t want to lose him!”
“There’s only one way to find out, Soph, you have to ask him. Call him up and ask him.”
“CALL him?! No, I couldn’t possibly! What if he says I’m right? What if he really doesn’t like me anymore, I’ll burst into tears on the phone! I don’t want that!”
“Then email him.”

“Yeah, I guess I will…”

And so it happened, Ruby gave her friend some privacy and Sophie wrote J√©r√©my an email…
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Mail from Sophie

My dearest Jérémy,

What’s going on? I’m quite worried about you‚Ķ¬†

I’m back home again and sad and worried because I didn’t see you at all during the days I was in Sandy Valley‚Ķ I still don’t quite know why you said you’d meet me at the Rock Festival, but never came. You also didn’t respond to any texts. Does it have something to do with your family?

I hope it’s not anything I did‚Ķ¬†

I miss you. I love you. Please write me back, I’m so worried‚Ķ

Yours always,

Soph. ‚̧

And then it was gone… Now all that’s left is waiting for the reply. I know it’s hard Soph, I know…

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New Kids on the Block

August was drawing to an end but the weather was still warm. On one of the last days of August, Esme headed out to meet Martha, when she spotted the big orange truck and the girl with the big hair across the street: new neighbours! She also noticed her ex boyfriend, walking up to girl with the big hair…

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Yep, indeed, Finn had also noticed the new neighbours and decided to go and lend a hand.new neighbour

“Hi, I’m Finn Richardson, I live two doors down the street. Are you moving in? Need a hand?”
“Oh, that’d be great actually, thanks! I’m Jada Quinn, I’m moving in here with my parents and my brother and sister.”

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“Sure! Just tell me what goes where!” And maybe later I can show you around town a bit? We have a great beach!”
“Yeah, that sounds nice!”

Esme, who had moved closer so she could eavesdrop on the conversation, decided to give Martha a call.

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“Marth? Change of plans. Let’s meet at the beach instead. We have a problem.”

Esme wasn’t the only one who had noticed Finn talking to Jada. From across the street, Rachel was another silent witness to the scene…

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The orange truck drew lots of attention. The house had been empty for a long time and Ellie often snuck into the garden to play there, and now someone had stolen her spot. She was not amused and quite determined to discover who was moving in right next to her.

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And she was about to find out…

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The girl walked straight up to Ellie.

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“What are you looking at!?”

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“What am¬†I¬†looking at?! What are¬†YOU¬†doing here? This is my street! My dad is a policeman and he owns this whoooooooole street!”
“No, he doesn’t! We bought this house, so it’s my house, and I’m telling you you can’t look at it!”

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“It’s a stupid house anyway, I don’t even want to look at it. Such a stupid house!”

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“Yes, you’re right, it is stupid. I don’t even want to live here in this stupid house. My old house was waaaaaaay better and bigger and prettier and it looked just like a dollhouse and I didn’t have such a stupid neighbour!”

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“….”
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“I have a dollhouse, wanna come and play?”
“Sure!”

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“I’m Ellie.”
“I’m Aliyah”

Oh heavens help us, there’s two of them…

Ellie and Aliyah spent the rest of the day with Ellie’s dollhouse.dollhouse

After taking the boxes into the house, Finn and Jada went to the beach like they had agreed upon earlier.

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And, surprise, surprise, they weren’t alone… It was clear to Esme; maybe she and Finn had broken up, but that didn’t give him permission to take other girls to the beach! But she had a plan!

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Esme didn’t wait long to make her move.

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“Finny! Darling! What a coincidence meeting you here! ¬†And you’re getting all tan, I see. Yum.”

Martha found it very amusing…

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Finn was still stunned by Esme’s demeanor and didn’t quite know how to respond. Esme on the other hand, knew exactly what she was doing…

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“Oh, forgive me, I’m being so rude! I didn’t even introduce myself to your friend. Hi, I’m Esme! So, you’re having a beach day with my Finny today? Isn’t he sexy in those trunks? Being the only one who knows what’s underneath them, I can tell you that… No, I shouldn’t tell you actually, I don’t want to¬†embarrass him.¬†*giggle*¬†Well, we should go now. Bye Finny, call me!”

And then they were off.

“Was that your… girlfriend…? She’s quite… forward…”¬†Jada asked Finn.
“Ex.¬†Finn sighed. “It’s a long story.¬†Come on, Iet’s go and have some ice cream”

And so they did.

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Meanwhile, the last child of the Quinn family, 14 year old Malik, had discovered Honeycomb Valley had a comic book store and he couldn’t be happier.
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And of course comic book stores are great places to meet fellow geeks. So, before long, Malik had found a new friend in Logan.

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After a few hours at the comic book store, Logan and Malik walked home together. They had discovered they lived on the same street and agreed to hang out again soon.

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The Quinn family ended their first day in Honeycomb Valley with pie in their back yard.evening pie

“So kids,”¬†mother Tiana asked,¬†“Do you think you’ll like living in Honeycomb Valley?”

***Note: The Quinn family is introduced here***

June 05: Growing Up (Part 3)

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Just us

While Ryan, Joshua, Zoe and Chantal were just starting their teenage years, for another group of friends those years were nearly over. ¬†Just the prom and graduation left, and then they would officially be young adults. But this prom tonight was something Seth, James, Daniel, Sarah and Jill were not looking forward to. Sure, Dan could dance with Sadie, but did you know The Hot Wings weren’t even allowed to play this year? Elliot had decided to hire a deejay and the boys were not amused. And then there was obviously the part where they would be a bunch of 19/20 year olds amidst lots of 12, 13 and 14 year olds. No, the prom wasn’t very appealing.

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“So, why don’t we just, not go?”¬†Sarah suggested.¬†“I mean, it’s technically our last night as teens as we’ll graduate the next day. I for one would love to spend it with just us instead of at the lame prom. I was thinking, how about we just get together and camp out for the night?”

The others agreed with her and liked her idea of going camping together, although Daniel had to think of Sadie for a second. She wouldn’t be pleased having to spend her prom without him. But then again, she would probably understand, wouldn’t she?

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“Ooooh!”¬†Jill exclaimed,¬†“You know what we should do then? We should go firewalking! I saw this documentary the other day about how in other cultures people go firewalking kind of like a ‘coming of age’ thing, like a rite of passage into adulthood. We should totally try that!”

The boys thought this whole “coming of age, rite of passage” mambo jambo was a bit out there, but walking on a bunch of hot coals did seem quite cool, so they agreed it would be kind of awesome.

Sarah and Jill told the boys they would take care of food for the night and went straight to Jill’s house to start cooking.
These two both love cooking and especially love cooking together. Their dream is to open a restaurant, or a bistro, or a pastry shop or any other food establishment together one day after university.cook

On his way to the woods where they would camp out, Daniel did stop by City Hall to see his girlfriend and wish her a great prom night. When he saw how beautiful she looked, he almost changed his mind.
Daniel had already called Sadie previously to explain the situation and while Sadie was of course understanding of him wanting to spent his last night as a teenager with his best friends, she also felt a bit sad since this would be her first prom with a boyfriend and now said boyfriend was not going…sorry I can't stay

While Sadie and Dan took their time for their goodbye, Rachel was getting agitated. Didn’t Sadie notice Finn was already going in?! She needed to be where Finn was so he could finally go ahead and start falling in love with her.

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But Sadie and Dan were too caught up in each other to notice Finn.finn going in

Jill and Sarah had not only provided food for the night, they also brought along flowers and a bunch of christmas lights to hang between the trees and set the mood.
When Seth and James had made a fire and Daniel finally arrived too, it was time for some hamburgers and hotdogs!

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The fire needed to be big, so James added a bit more wood.

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After a couple of hours of laughter and chats, they decided the time had come for this whole “rite of passage” firewalking thing Jill had been talking about.

She explained to them how it worked. In foreign exotic cultures, the boy or girl on the verge of adulthood would take a walk across the burning coals whilst being encouraged by loved ones. If he or she would make it through to the end, the others would cheer and congratulate them and then they would be considered to be an adult.
Afterwards a change of clothes would be necessary, because the soot from the coals would really make your clothes quite dirty.
James was the first one brave enough to take a firewalk.James firewalk

Yay for James!
His sister went next! Sarah felt a bit scared at first, but pushed through and made it to the end.Sarah firewalk

Yay Sarah!
Then Daniel had a go. He too seemed a bit fearful…

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But made it to the end very proudly!Dan firewalk

Yay Daniel!
Jill went next. She had no fear and had been looking forward to this.Jill firewalk

Yay Jill!
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Yay Seth!

After this event and a change of clothes, even the boys had to admit, this firewalking thing did indeed have an effect and they really felt they had now left their teenage years behind them.
Time for pie!

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After which Daniel told a ghost story. Only Jill and James listened though, because Sarah and Seth had a private moment.

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He loves her. ūüôā

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Soon, the two lovebirds joined their friends to listen to the story Dan was telling. It was pretty scary!Screenshot-261

After the story was over, Jill thought it would be funny to scare James a bit more.scare

It worked! And Seth thought that was pretty hilarious.

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Sarah tossed a tube of something sparkly on the fire (no idea where she got that from, but okay…)

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Then she tried to take a selfie with her boyfriend, but failed.

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And this is the result!selfie

The had their private party for hours more, but around 4 they felt it was finally time to sleep, seeing how they did have a graduation to go to tomorrow. Jill went into a tent, but James and Daniel were tough and slept outside.

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And Seth and Sarah… Well…

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The next morning, Seth, Sarah, Jill and Daniel were all dressed and ready when James was still sleeping. He eventually woke up with a tan though!

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Graduation

The graduation of this class 6 (yes, Suzan aged up too, after all she too is part of this class even if she’s not part of the group of friends), was the first graduating class under headmaster Elliot. And so, he got to hold his first graduation speech too. For the class of his own son. He felt pretty good about that.

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Elliot, being a bit more modern than Alice had been, had also decided the cap and gown thing was no longer necessary and the ex-students could come in their own clothes.

He gave a good speech, although I’m not sure everyone is paying attention.
Oh, and do you see Patty there, front row? James and Sarah are graduating, which means that after 22 years (when Eva first started school), Patty will leave the parenting committee. Don’t tell her, but everyone at The Beehive, including her eldest daughter, is secretly glad to see her go. She was walking around school like she owned the place…Graduation speech

Final picture of the graduates!

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We wish you the best of luck in your adult lives, darlings!

June 05: Growing up (Part 1)

June in Honeycomb Valley was all about growing up. For some it even felt like the end of an era. And maybe it was…

Ethan

The first one to grow up this month was Ethan. Ben and Grace were happy they managed to complete everything regarding the move before Ethan’s birthday. They were also happy to have that big field outside their house where they could celebrate their son’s fifth birthday party.

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They had invited all the neighbours and of course their friends and family.

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Benjamin had to get out his guitar to set the mood. Morgan seemed to really love it!

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Cake time!
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Just like his sister last year, Ethan was allowed to put on his new birthday clothes after blowing out the candles. And they all had cake.

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One of Ethan’s first actions as a five year old was hitting Chloe with a water balloon. Way to make friends Ethan! (She laughed about it ūüėČ )Screenshot-185

Isa had a present for  her brother. A wildflower she picked herself earlier that day. He was very happy with it.prezzie

Isa wanted to play catch with cousin Esme.Screenshot-192But Esme threw the ball so fast, it hit Isa in the face each time.

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She then decided it would be better to play with her brother.

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The party on the field lasted all day. It was a lovely birthday.

Exams!

The end of the school year was fast approaching and with it came final exams for all students whom were leaving this year. Last year, only two students in class 6 had been old enough to leave high school, but this year, the entire class 6 would graduate

And final exams meant a LOT of studying!

Friends James, Sarah, Daniel, Jill and Seth had a study day in the park.

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Ellie! You can walk ANYWHERE! Why choose this place exactly?! *Sigh*…

After some time though, they did take a study break.

take a break

They threw water balloons (it was really hot!) and tossed a ball around

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Hopefully, after this day they were fully prepared, because only a few days later, exam time was upon them…

It was long and hard…

examsAnd this is what they scored*:

Daniel: 1417
James: 1685
Jill: 1521
Sarah: 1630
Seth: 2010
Suzan: 1358

* Read more about what their scores mean in my Education post here.

Seth did amazingly well! Suzan didn’t do too great… Although she technically scored enough to both graduate and go to University, being the granddaughter of ex-principal Alice, more was expected of her. But then again, Suzan never really took school very seriously and her goal was to just score enough points to get out of there. She missed her partner in crime, Anna, who would be¬†-thank heavens- coming back to Honeycomb Valley this summer. Suzan had been part of her only little clique consisting of Wesley, Anna, Emmett and herself, but the others were all older and had left school in previous years. She totally did not fit in with this bunch…

***Note: a funny thing to mention is that all three “Hot Wings” boys scored full marks on the “arts” part of the test. Jill, who cooks a lot, also got full marks here and Sarah, who also cooks, scored 345 out of 400***

Last Day

While temperatures rose, the last day of the school year arrived. Last year, the kids of The Beehive had a party on the beach. This year they would have their celebration in the park again.

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Ah! Look what we have here! Ellie’s favourite: apple bobbing!

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Ellie was determined to win this year!

She was up against Nathan, Ruth and Riley.

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Nope.
Keep trying EllieBellie!

It was a fun morning of playing.

Screenshot-75Nathan demonstrated his seesaw trick which he learnt in Sandy Valley last summer.

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While his brother played on the bee riders with little Isa.

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Megan and Liam had a water balloon fight!fight

The last day wasn’t just fun for the kids though, the teachers enjoyed themselves too! That’s it girls, never grow up!Screenshot-79Meanwhile, classmates Zoe and Chantal were talking. It was almost time for them to get changed into their costumes and they were both getting a bit nervous…

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Oh, you’re wondering what they are so nervous for and why they had to change? Well, this is such a story, it required its own part of¬†this¬†story. And so, let’s read all about it in…

part 2