We all want to have a winter celebration, but at first we weren’t sure what to celebrate.
Emma and I are both sort of Buddhist/Transcendentalist/Hindu/Northern-California-something-that-refuses-to-be-labeled-ish.
Alex is Jewish. (I bet you didn’t know that about the Goths, did you?)
Tanisha and her family are Russian Orthodox.
Forrest says he “worships the sun and the moon and the oak tree behind the house.”
And Gray is into Star Trek.
After talking, and talking, and talking for days, we discovered that we all love plum pudding.
“Let’s have plum day!” I suggested. And, unlike with all the other suggestions we’d made (freezer bunny day, all-llama’s eve, cow-mascot cotillion), on this idea, we all agreed!
So, Plum Day it is!
We’ll invite all our friends in town, and to really go the distance, we’re also inviting Sims from all over! We’ve been posting about the festival on the forum and sharing instructions* for how to be included.
We’re putting all our out-of-town guests up at the Willow Creek B&B, since we’ve worked out a barter where we’ll do stuff for them in exchange for their housing our out-of-town guests now and then.
Emma and I dropped by to work out all the details for accommodations with the proprietor of Oakenstead B&B, Dr. Jasmine Gooding. She retired from a long career as a psychologist, “making people happy,” as she puts is, to run the B&B.
So, that’s the plan! Next week and maybe the week after, we’ll have Sims come from all over and join in our first annual Plum Day celebration!
*If your Sims would like to take part, just upload them to the gallery between Dec. 14 and Dec. 26 , 2014, with the hashtag #plumday.
We’ll look forward to putting them up at Oakenstead and celebrating the season of Plum with them! The more the merrier! Tally-ho!