Aelfgiva’s child is born on New Year’s morning. It is a girl, Aphra rushes out to tell them.
Richard and Aelfgiva have decided to call her Francis, in memory of his late mother.
Richard is besotted with the baby. Scooping her up in his arms, he declares her the loveliest little thing he ever saw.
After half a week of fasting, the great winter Feast of the Nativity has arrived. Richard walks back from the midnight sermon with little Sabina asleep in his arms.
It has been a special evening—first a hearty meal to break the winter fast, then a beautiful Nativity’s Eve service, with candles everywhere and all the best hymns sung. It was daughter’s first, and probably the first that her older brother James will remember.
His wife sat by his side, looking as radiant as ever. All of their neighbours had put on their best clothes, but whenever he glanced over at Aelfgiva he thought no other woman more beautiful than her.
As soon as the children are tucked up, he tumbles her into bed. She smiles and pulls him close. Everything feels right with the world.
Postimg.org seems to be having some issues, and the company has been forced to change the domain to postimg.cc
Since I’ve been using postimg as my main image host ever since the Photobucket fiasco, this means most of my recent images won’t be displaying properly.
It shouldn’t be too much of a pain to correct the links—I don’t have to reupload my images or anything like that, just use find and replace .org with .cc—but it will still take me a bit of time to fix every affected post.
I’ll just be fixing them here and there between other things. If there’s a particular post or group of posts you’re eager to read, let me know and I’ll do them first.
In the mean time, I’ll continue to put out new posts. I should have another Snordwich update and a Barnacle Bay build releasing this week 🙂
Apologies for the silly inconvenience, and happy simming!
On All Soul’s Eve, Rikilde asks Robert to take their nephew James out gathering soul cakes.
He finds the boy just where he expected, playing with the horses with his little sister Sabina.
My beautiful vistas research inspired me to build a couple of things for Shang Simla. Here is the first of them, a place for your sims to hone their martial arts skills, enjoy a relaxing steam bath, or grab a quiet drink.
I’ve compiled this as a resource for builders looking to create a picturesque home in Shang Simla with the beautiful vista moodlet. You can see my lists for some of the other worlds in this forum post.
I was only able to find four beautiful vista lots in Shang Simla, all of them close together.
- 10 South Ancestor Hills (20×30) +15
- 30 East Ancestor Hills (30×40) +20
- 220 South Shang Simla Hills (40×40) +20
- 200 South Shang Simla (40×40) +20
Ewfame Grancourt ambles about the house in her mourning dress. Just yesterday she laid her husband of nine years to rest.
They were not close, Gilbert and she. They lived apart for half their marriage, and the other half she spent in fear of his disapproval. But without him she would not have had her name, her home, or her two beloved children. For those blessings she prays to the Watcher to show him grace.
Their son Thomas is master now. It makes Ewfame happy to see him, so much alike in looks her own dear father, at the centre of the table commanding everyone’s love and respect. Thomas is given to the same black moods that Gilbert had, but is easier to lift out of them. He is always full of praise for everyone and everything.