Snow Melt and Villager Difficulties

Being as clueless as I all too often am, I wasn’t aware of the day on which the snow melted in town. I rarely skip the date more than a week at a time (to move villagers out), and I’ve only ended up in Spring once or twice – all I knew was the grass would be back around March. This left me pleasantly surprised when I popped in my cartridge and saw my town in all the glory of Spring!

Tree

I’ve been landscaping around town for the last 2 weeks, so I was happy to see the snow gone and that Pradera was looking as vibrant and alive as ever.

Path

I should probably explain my town a little! Pradera is a forest town – trees, cedars, bamboo and clovers everywhere. The name is accidentally a little ironic; Pradera is Spanish for Meadow but right now it’s looking more like un bosque – a forest – than a meadow!

Currently, development is somewhat slow, and I absolutely love it for that. It’s kind of like Pradera is my own little project. I open my 3DS before bed and get to work on whatever it is I feel like doing today – planting saplings, laying patterns, PWP farming… It’s all my own work at my own pace.

Station

Last week Tammy suggested for me to build my favourite PWP – the bus stop. I think it looks absolutely adorable nestled away next to the station. I like to imagine my villagers sitting there on warm days while they wait for their train.
Bus Stop right Bus Stop left

I also built the police station a few days ago, although theres a clear lack of flowers in that area (and my town in general), I’m very happy with the foliage surrounding it. As for the camp site, I’m still waiting for Cookie to move out so I can place it. Once she’s gone, I’ll have a big area of empty land next to my plaza to do whatever with.

Police Station

Although I’m really liking what I’m working towards in Pradera, I’m dreading plot resetting when my town’s more constructed; Right now I’m just placing villager plots in the southernmost acres of town. I’m certain it will be painful to position a house here, for example!

Benjamin Plot

So to conclude, don’t expect a dream address any time soon – sorry! I’m working on getting one up as soon as possible though.

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Festivale: A Recipe

It’s that time of the year again! Time to dress up, shake off the winter cold and experience the sensation that is Pavé. Want the occasion to be a hit? Then be sure to follow these 5 easy steps to success. ¡Viva Festivale!

You will need:
– A heaped tablespoon of patience
– To mute the day-long peppy music of death
7 Kilos 9 Kilos of spare time
– To hold in your tears

That really is all there is to it! With just a few easy steps you, too, can have the perfect Festivale. Are you excited? I certainly am not!

Method:
Step 1 – Preparation. This is it, your journey is about to begin. First things first, dress for the occasion. Be the occasion.
I’ve always hated the standard Festivale outfits on sale in The Able Sisters’ so I decided to throw together all of the colorful clothing from my catalog. The result was… Bright, and I think I channeled my inner egg rather than Festivale.

My Festivale outfit

“I must go; my people need me.”

Step 2 – A royal presence (+ shouting).
This is the hardest part – once this is out of the way you’ll be homeward bound. Prepare for plenty of shouty font, fanfare and casual insults to your appearance and overall personality. Don’t you just love this event already?!

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Step 3 – Do as the stranger tells you.
I lied; the last part was actually the easiest.
“He wants feathers? Sounds simple enough.” WRONG. This entire event is made so much more difficult because catching/trading/winning 3 of the same coloured feathers can take 5 minutes, alone, and Pavé will take it upon himself to hand out duplicate rewards as he pleases. For example, I now have 4 Pavé sofas sitting on my plaza. Great. Well… We might as well get this over with.

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Step 4 – Observe how much you look like an egg.
Laugh.

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Step 5 – Waste a further two hours of your life in search of the Pavé wallpaper.
I honestly wish I was kidding.

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Step 6 – Cry.
I mean, who needs the wallpaper anyway?                                                                                                               Me. I need it.

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And there you have it! The best case scenario for Festivale!