Saturday, June 02, 2007

I’m getting slightly confused here. This is England in summer, right?
And surely that means endless rain and probably the need for a good thick jumper, specially if you’re engaged in any sort of even semi-outdoor pursuit?

But once again, we’ve had 2 days of perfect weather as we cruised the Grand Union Canal on the boat that is now nearly 50% ours. Since her exams are almost over HG came home and it was lovely to have all 3 children together for my birthday. In her usual creative way, HG has also managed to come up with a name that actually pleases all 5 Flemings – almost impossible!
So, from her registration in our name next spring, our boat will be called
POLYPHONY
We rather like the idea of independent and various tunes coming together as a metaphor for family life on a good day, and hope that the boat herself will be pleased to continue a semi musical theme (her previous owners will, one day, have another Fabian Stedman, so in the event the decision to rename was made for us). In the short term the he/she Fabian/Polyphony confusion remains, but honestly she's a joy even when she's just "the boat". And Biggles the wonderful camera and I have alot of fun en route too...at 4 mph, there is generally time even for me to point and shoot before it's too late. This is just above the top lock at Stoke Bruerne, early this afternoon.



Tomorrow is my youngest god-daughter's baptism, which I'll hope to blog before heading off to Cornwall for a rather special retreat/holiday led by superstar DH.

2 comments:

Caroline said...

Polyphony...

hmmm, I wonder what church would look like if we called it polyphony?

Caroline Too

Lorna (see through faith) said...

wonderful name :)

oh and "And surely that means endless rain and probably the need for a good thick jumper, specially if you’re engaged in any sort of even semi-outdoor pursuit?"

laughing - hubby and I had our honeymoon on the Llangoglan (sp?) canal in JULY a long time ago and it poured down every day. To cap it all - as I was swabbing the deck before returning it on the final day I fell in.

wet,wet, wet but a great holiday - I love life at 4 knots!