05 December 2011 @ 09:06 am
Week 10: The Picklethorpe Family  
The Picklethorpes have a busy homelife, and this week was no different, so this is going to be quite a long update. 

Pater Familias, Protector of the People, Captain Hero and Cheese Enthousiast Arthur Picklethorpe is enjoying his elder days. The kids are all grown up (or mostly, in Brie's case), he's ready for his retirement, and things are still humming along smoothly between him and his wife Violet. Plenty to be thankful about, and now plenty of time as well to eat lots and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches.

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13 September 2011 @ 10:10 am
BaCC Week 9: The Picklethorpe Family  
 The Picklethorpes apparently started the week with really pissing off the local gypsy, Madame Zorah.

Oh dear, Arthur. What did you do this time?

Seriously, that is one scary face.

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18 August 2011 @ 12:55 pm
BaCC Week 8: The Picklethorpe Family  
Winter for the Picklethorpes started off with Violet, the youngest of the original settlers, maturing into elderhood. She hasn't aged very gracefully and lost a lot of the good looks she had in her youth, but she tries not to let it get her down.

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24 July 2011 @ 12:53 pm
BaCC Week 7: The Picklethorpe Family  
 The Picklethorpes finally had enough cash at hand to fulfill Violet's dream of owning her own clothing store. It's only a very small tailoring shop at the moment, but Violet's got big dreams for the place. 

Welcome to Sew Far Sew Good!

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05 June 2011 @ 12:56 pm
BaCC Week 6: The Picklethorpe Family  
The start of the week saw Arthur and Violet being extremely busy. Violet still had that marriage want locked (yes, after several weeks of gameplay!), and they finally found the time and money to throw down a wedding shindig.
Lots of organising required apparently, trying to contact everyone, ordering a cake that will keep until it arrives in town, asking if they can borrow the arch Felix and Lily used for their wedding...

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16 May 2011 @ 02:02 pm
BaCC Week 5: The Picklethorpe Family  
I made an oopsy last week, and told you all that Arthur and Violet's firstborn was named Damien. This is in fact what he was going to be called before I changed my mind and decided to have Arthur and Vi name their kids after cheeses. I do love me a naming theme :D
So apologies for the confusion, but this little tot goes through life with the (perhaps slightly unfortunate) name Wensleydale, or Wensley as his parents call him.

He's also got huge ears as a toddler, I just noticed. :D

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Calling out to all those Sim makers out there! I'll be needing some more townies soon now the village is growing, and I thought it'd be nice to have some of my reader's creations walking around town. You guys are part of what keeps me going on this project, after all, and genetic variety will do the town good :) So if you have some Sims for download that you wouldn't mind to see pop up in Riverside Hollow from time to time, let me know!
09 May 2011 @ 07:31 pm
BaCC Week 4: The Picklethorpe Family  
I'm a bit tired and under the weather tonight, so this update will be mostly picspam with a few comments thrown in here and there to clarify things.

Winter seems to have brought a little surprise present for Violet, though. I wonder what it could be?

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28 April 2011 @ 10:02 am
BaCC Week 2: The Picklethorpe Family  
Last week Arthur was floored by a tummybug, and he still hadn't recovered. I was starting to get rather worried - if Sims don't get healthy they can actually die from foodpoisoning. So I kept him inside and rested him as much as possible, but Arthur gets bored quickly so I had to haul him out of the bathtub or off the couch where he was playing quite frequently.
He only settled down when he found out his good friends Nate and Teddy Babbling had been victims of a brutal burglary a few days before. Arthur resolved to Do Something About This, as soon as he was healthy again. What if people came around and stole his grilled cheese sandwiches? And Mr. Nate already has had a hard, uhm, unlife, and surely doesn't need this kind of let down on top of it.

Yes, Arthur is ready to Do Something About This.

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22 April 2011 @ 09:08 am
BaCC: The Picklethorpe Family  
Next in line is everyone's favourite Grilled Cheese Sim, Arthur! Well, everyone in town's favourite Grilled Cheese Sim anyway. Arthur is extremely well-loved in the community, something he's rather shocked to find out himself. After his first day in the town he was already friends with more than half the inhabitants, and seemed pretty determined to befriend the other half as well.

And really, who can resist a face like this?

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