Sunday, 25 January 2015

Non-Fallow News (and some sylvanian stuff too)

It's with a saddened heart that I have to inform you that my dwarf hamster Tanna died yesterday. The little solace I can find is that she passed peacefully in her sleep, curled up in an egg box cushioned with bedding.
Hopefully this is the culmination of the misery I have felt these last few weeks, and maybe things will look up from now. Recently I've been feeling a little overwhelmed by my collection, and so many of my buildings have vacated my room to give my head a bit of space. I'm not giving up though! Glen Fallow is still very much a bustling community within my bedroom, but for now some of it is off-limits due to (de)construction (and technically it's non-existence).
Meanwhile I hope that by the end of January I can complete my family profiles and hopefully begin the "Village" section of this blog, where I will present all the different buildings and areas of Glen Fallow. This will give some better insight into the families' homes and their daily lives.
I hope I don't shock anyone when I say that I am going to try not to purchase any more Sylvanians until Easter. I think I need to slow down a little and sort out the things I do have, because recently I feel I've just been buying compulsively and not really getting an awful lot of long-term joy out of it. I do want to continue collecting, without a doubt, but I can feel my health slipping and to keep my head together I really need to take some iron control over my life and daily routine. Plus exams are starting to loom, and I really don't do enough studying... stress stress stress stress...

In short, my purchasing will be on hiatus for a little while, but I hope to still be updating my blog in this time and doing other productive things. I'll still be active on the forum of course (how could I not? It's the first site I visit whenever I have an internet connection - I'm addicted!!), so don't worry about missing my sparkling personality. :lol:

I still have a trade organised with Eaton, so that's something to look forward to! Oh, and I wouldn't be adverse to any others, so do tell me if there is anything you want from the British range! ;)

Lots of love (and sorry about this),
Niamh x

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

New Family Profiles

This week has been pretty busy, as I had an English prelim on Monday and I have my Spanish prelim tomorrow... I have, however, managed to finally get round to some more family profiles, so I'm closer to completing the Family part of this blog *yay!*.

I've updated the Barker labradors, the Chocolate rabbits and the Harvey cats.

I have also uploaded the Hawthorn mice profile and the profile for my favourite new mix-match family in Glen Fallow: the Winter-Night rabbits.

In other news, Adrian and Patrick returned last weekend from a lovely honeymoon in Glencoe, but they haven't returned to work yet as... they have a new family member!
That's right, Adrian and Patrick adopted little Burl Timbertop from the Orphanage! Burl now features on their family profile, and I am pleased to say he is settling in really well with his two new daddy's.

Burl, the apple of his fathers' eyes.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sylvanian Parliament

The time is now to hold an election in your village to choose your constituency MP!
Cabinet positions are also available to view and apply for on the forum.
Use your rights! Choose to vote!

The turnout was great on Tuesday. There was even a queue to get in!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

A sad story, but one of great strength

A few days ago, I was browsing gumtree (as I'm sure you can relate), and I found a listing for the Old Oak Hollow Treehouse in Edinburgh for - wait for it - £20. It's in pretty great nick as far as I can tell, apart from a missing parasol (and possibly a missing door... I'm not certain...). I faced a dilemma. Stupidly perhaps, I told my mum, and she told me that I really don't have enough space left for something as huge as that. So I considered, and I came across a rather painful, but true revelation: If I was to buy it, it would only propel me to NEED to buy more furniture, new things. I ought to focus on what I have, and finishing the incomplete parts of my already existing village, instead of constructing an empty shell of a town.
This is totally not a cool decision to have to make, but there. I decided to decline a very tempting opportunity to get my dream building.
I'm not sure whether anything could heal this wound, except perhaps if a mint in box treehouse came floating my way free of charge, and somehow my bedroom grew another square metre...
*I'm off to cry with my new found maturity*