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Aisha seems to have been pregnant for ages. But it was of course with her second child this time.

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Still, I was beginning to think she’d never have it when she went into labour.

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She had a boy before the game crashed. On re-entering she had a girl, so I exited and played again and thankfully, she had a boy again, called Antony.

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Little Petronella was a happy girl.

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Richard and Aisha taught her to walk.

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She was good at mealtimes too.

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She’s a cutie.

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Aisha could finally get back to work. She was promoted to sous chef.

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It took a long time to play this household. The game kept crashing… why, I don’t know. It’s only a couple of richer, bigger (space-wise) households that crash.

As for Charlotte, she had a bit of a makeover after Wendy turned into a teenager (so they wouldn’t look alike, and she was getting older – in her 40s now).

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Ilse still had problems with her in-laws spending lots of time with her son.

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When she finally got some time alone with him, she wasn’t sure what to do.

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But some innate instinct kicked in.

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However, he had grown quickly and his birthday came around too soon.

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Xavier proclaimed his continual love for Ilse in the hope he could persuade her to now have another child.

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Ilse was not interested.

Sebastien and Claire are still very much in love, still going strong.

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Sebastien’s very distant cousin, the icon, Robert Champignon, had died at the age of 72. Sebastien visited the family with his condolences.

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Everyone enjoyed having a baby in the house.

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Cezanne had her birthday, growing to a teenager.

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I think her dress style is influenced by her sister-in-law.

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She helped out with her little nephew.

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Renaud grew quickly and it was soon his birthday.

Before his birthday, Cezanne decided to have a makeover.  She didn’t want to continue being invisible and also didn’t want to be just another blonde member of the famous Champignon family, so she dyed her hair and went for a more goth look to go with the clothing.

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A dark member of the blond branch of the Champignons!

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If Cezanne thought she would be more noticeable to her family, it didn’t really work.

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And really, did her old parents have to keep carrying on like that and in their underwear?

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Ilse often felt a bit left out. Ok, she wasn’t into babies, but Renaud was her son and he was often being looked after by his grandparents. She felt like she wasn’t getting a look in.

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It rankled.  She thought about it a lot.

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She finally got up the courage to confront her mother-in-law about it.

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but just as Ilse was about to say something, Renaud woke up and Claire was there first.

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At this rate the boy wouldn’t know who his mother was.  Maybe she’d just mention it to Xavier. He could talk to his mother…

I haven’t mentioned Charlotte for a while, except to say her husband, Jeremy, was flirting with Chantilly Coleman.

Jeremy finally found a job in retail after Charlotte gave birth to a daughter she called Wendy.  Jeremy cringed at the name.  It seemed to add to his disappointment in the choices he’d made.  Marrying a Lillard hadn’t turned out the way he’d hoped.  They were living in a small house and Charlotte had started having babies.  Jeremy wasn’t ready for a mundane life of fatherhood and routine.

Wendy grew to a toddler and Jeremy found he was actually quite fond of her.

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He still wasn’t great father material though.  Jeremy was now a party DJ and imagined himself single and carefree.  While he was dancing downstairs to the tracks he thought of playing…

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Wendy was crying for attention upstairs.

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Then Charlotte became pregnant again.

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Jeremy was furious. Charlotte hadn’t asked him if he wanted another child. She just assumed he’d be as happy as she was.  They argued.

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Jeremy thought long and hard about what to do next.

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He was about to say goodbye to Wendy, but Charlotte had put her to bed.

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Charlotte had no inkling of what was to happen…

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He’s always on that computer” thought Charlotte

Jeremy got up and announced his decision.  He was leaving.  Charlotte was stopped in her tracks, frozen with shock.  “But you can’t! I’m pregnant!” she cried.

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Your decision, not mine” was Jeremy’s only comment as he left.

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The marriage was finished.  No surprises there.

It’s just as well Sebastien and Claire were now too old to have more kids.

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The next stage of life was upon them.

Claire aged first (while Sebastien was out making music).

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Then Sebastien after he got home.

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Their youngest, Cezanne, was still a toddler.  She had learned to walk.

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Claire also taught her to talk.

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Rene, meanwhile, had gone to university.  Cherie was brushing up her music skills (as if she needed to).  Anyone growing up in this household becomes an expert musician.

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More on Xavier and Rene at uni next.

Xavier was now a teenager, as seen in the last post.  He was an accomplished musician already, like most of his family.  Would he follow his dad’s footsteps or take the acting route?  The other most common career for the Champignon family was business.

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He couldn’t decide yet, even after browsing the university website.

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In the meantime, he got on well with his brother, Rene…

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and even had a girlfriend.

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Sebastien advised Xavier to strive for someone a bit less… obvious.  They were teenagers – who cared?  He could have any girl he wanted, especially when he drove his car to school.

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He joined his parents in the now traditional family jam session.

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Rene teased his little sister, Elene,

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but as he grew older he played with her.

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Elene was a pretty happy kid.

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Rene and Cherie often happened upon their parents hugging rather a lot.

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Cherie asked her mother about it once.  Claire wasn’t sure what to say to Cherie’s observation that her hugs with Sebastien were different to the hugs she gave the kids.

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Inevitably, all that loving…

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would lead to another pregnancy.

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What to do now? The child would have to go to the poorhouse unless they could plead to keep the child. There were already four kids in the house, although Elene would go to boarding school as soon as she was school age.

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What would become of them all?

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Rene grew to a teenager,

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which meant his sister in the poorhouse was too.

They were a pretty happy family.  They could even relax and take some time out.

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Elene’s birthday was next.

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Claire took her to the boarding school in Bluewater village, which just left three kids.

But then Xavier left for university.

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Down to two, but not for long.

Claire and Sebastien were invited to a party hosted by Robert Champignon’s wife (Robert is the icon and a distant cousin to Sebastien).

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Above Sebastien talks to the hostess, Kalya.  Behind Sebastien is his uncle Kevin.

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The food and punch was set up downstairs but everyone made straight for the games room.

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The older son, Patric, talks to Claire, while Robert has a stiff drink in the background. He’d had a hard day, and didn’t know about the party.

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The party got loud as everyone was having a good time.

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Rather too loud.

Still it was a rare event.  Not many parties were held in Veronaville of late, but there was talk of the slackening of the rules regarding the maximum number of children allowed.  Just as well for Sebastien and Claire…

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She gave birth to a girl she called Cezanne.

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Life was good.

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Vlad was very much in love with his new wife, Miranda.

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Of course, the inevitable happened, and Miranda became pregnant.  She gave birth to a son, Viran.

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He was the 10th generation of males in the DeMarr family (if not with the same surname. The Lillards have also just reached 10 generations but not through the male line).

Daeron seemed content.  A male to carry on the line.

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Some sad news,  however.  He was just returning from a stint as cult leader, when he was met by death,

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and sent on his way…

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Miranda was there to mourn him.

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Daeron had died at the age of 70 (real age about 76 – he’d drunk of the cow plant).

Vlad mourned later in private.

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Viran quickly grew to a toddler, cheering up his parents after the death.

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The first 10th generation child (male line) in the neighbourhood.  (I’ll review the family when he’s older.)

Then the news that Vlad’s mother had died at the retirement home.  She was 78.

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Over at Radu’s house, Radu’s son, Ivan, became a witch as well.

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Poor Chantal, twin of the heir Sebastien, was the second daughter, and as such, not much cared for.  All the attention was on her twin and she was often forgotten.

She’d often wake and have no-one to pick her up, all busy elsewhere in the house doing something.

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The nanny was often the only person to (attempt to) tend to her needs and for this, at least, Chantal was happy.

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However, often, after putting Chantal in the high chair to feed, the nanny would remove her before she had a chance to eat.  It was not a happy experience.

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Or she’d be left in the high chair and forgotten.

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Even her grandfather walked past her ignoring her cries for food.

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Eventually, she’d be let out of the high chair and left to fend of herself, or the nanny would bring countless bottles of milk, leaving the food on the high chair.

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Chantal would crawl outside to see if anyone was there to play with her or tell her a story, but only the gardener was there,

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and the nanny would fetch her back inside.

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Once it was raining and Chantal had fun splashing in the  puddles,

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until her father found her on his way back from work.  At last a parent!

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To her credit, the nanny (surprisingly) tried to potty train Chantal,

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but it was always when Chantal was unhappy.

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At once point Chantal discovered the fish tank.  She stood there, enchanted, for a long time.

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The adults were always busy talking upstairs,

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or interacting with Giselle and Sebastien.

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Sebastien, of course, got all the attention.  He was taught to talk and walk…

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and got cuddles.

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When the nanny put him in the high chair, she walked off and let him eat.

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Poor Chantal.  She did get a little attention from a grey-haired woman (her grandmother),

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but the attention was short-lived.  Her birthday is not far away.  She’ll be able to demand attention better and do things for herself.

All was going pretty well at the DeMarr household.

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The kids: baby, toddler, child

Before long Vlad had his birthday which was celebrated by the family.

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Vlad has his mother’s blue eyes.  More on that later.

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The kids played well together.

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Demona could be a handful.

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Daeron seemed to think a day at his cult would do her good.

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Luckily they magically teleported back home after the helicopter had taken off.  Demona would not have survived so long away from home as she was pretty hungry and tired.  As it was she often slept in the old dog basket.

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Vincent often looked after her though.

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Vlad was the first ever child born in the DeMarr family with blue eyes.  Daeron couldn’t handle it.  To him it was like a deformity (to which Brigitte took offence).  He couldn’t bear to see his own son, as if he were alien.  Blue eyes for a DeMarr was just unnatural.  He planned to get Brigitte pregnant again to try for a brown-eyed boy.

Meanwhile, Radu had had a lonely time in his tiny house.  He’d got a cat to keep him company (a calico called Toulouse) and visited the magic house in which an evil witch was concocting potions.

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Radu had started studying the dark arts but hadn’t got there yet.  (He’s in his work clothes in the picture above.)

So, rather than feel squeamish at seeing his blue-eyed son everyday, Daeron took him to Radu’s place for company, and returned home with the hope of begetting a brown-eyed son instead.

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Vlad seemed a little bewildered at his new surroundings,

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and Radu seemed equally confused as to what to do with him.

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He was tired so he went up to sleep on it, leaving Vlad to get up to mischief.

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With the extra money Daeron had brought, Radu decided to buy a bigger house (one with two bedrooms and room for his cauldron).  He found that slowly, reluctantly, he was beginning to get attached to his nephew.

Meanwhile, back at Daeron’s, Demona had a birthday, growing to school age.  At the same time, Vincent cult leader), died, age 75.  I didn’t even witness it, I was so intent on Demona’s birthday.

As mentioned before, Bjorn aged up.

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Alexandra grew to toddlerhood quickly.  She’s pretty cute.

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Bjorn did his bit looking after his granddaughter when others didn’t.

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Alexandra went for a day trip – to her grandmother’s work and back!  Incredibly, after dealing with Alexandra, Emily took her to the waiting car…

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I followed to see if she would put the toddler down…

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Nope.

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Luckily, her work hours weren’t long (she’s a world class ballet dancer) and she got home safely – with Alexandra.  Whew!  Any needs were quickly met (although not by Emily who went straight to bed).

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Brenda got pregnant again.  Jerry argued with her about something – ensuring it’s a male heir?  Who knows.

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Luckily, Brenda had twins – a boy and a girl – Peter and Penny.

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Bjorn’s not a bad granddad.

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(I think the house is due for a makeover.)

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