Tuesday, 13 December 2016

An Abode By Any Other Name.

Every evening, at some stage or another, we always seem to get round to having the same debate, which tends not to be that robust, but more a little at a loss. Our quandary?  Well, now we are settled, what should we call our bijoux riverside apartment abode?
time for great considerationBack in Wolverhampton Chateau Castle Greysquirrel just slipped off the tongue  and said it all, but here, dans Evesham, there are so many ideas we have tried to put together, but nothing seems to sound quite right or gel, so we wondered, if possibly, our beloved readers could help …….
thinking cap on…… before poor Nigel’s head explodes with thinking!  We thought that if we made a list of some of the key features, someone, who is clever with words, could put something together for us, or at least ignite further inspiration and debate.
So ……..
iris feeds the swans
  • We live in Robins Corner
  • We have at least two robins in the garden, plus Great Tits and Long Tailed Tits.
  • We have four swans, who Nigel likes to go and feed with Iris. They have never been so well feed since we moved in, plus we have a herd of Canada Geese that fly over very noisily when the light fades.railway bridge
  • We have a beautiful bridge to the side, and during Bank Holidays the GWR steam trains go over it, which is very, very romantic. 
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  • We also have three very cute squirrels that live in the tree in the garden.
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  • Barges and boats pass by on a daily basis and the marina is across way, where barges are repaired and some just park for a while.
DarrellSome ideas we have wrestled with, but don’t quite “sing” to us include Barge On, Barge In, Barge Away, Le Nest, Robins Nest……
IMG_9289Riverside Nest, Riverview Nest, Riverside, Squirrels Nest, Monkeys Riverside Nest …….
Thoughtful NigelWe need help! We don’t even mind if things go off on a bit of a tangent, we would just like a name!!!  As an incentive there will be a small reward for anyone who comes up with a suggestion that we go with.  Thank you in anticipation, a name for our new home would be such a lovely Christmas present.

14 comments:

Mr.D said...

I will have to think about this.
Barge Past?

PharmacyMichele said...

Goodness-what a difficult decision. Bird Paradise?? Wildlife Wonderland??

I'll keep thinking about your new title.

Michele

tilly said...

fancy Nigel feeding Iris to the swans !!!! and we thought he loved her....can't help with a name
Tilly

Mick said...

Hi Monkey, Darrell and Nigel,

How about 'Riverside Troop Towers' for your house name?

(Troop being a name for a collection of monkeys)

Mick x

Dianne said...

Holey Moley!......the mind starts spinning with all those possibilities for the perfect, oh so right name....Mr. D is desperately needed...going to take much imaginative creative thought that requires a nice snack with something cold to drink (mid 80's F here) ...robins, swans, barges,fishing .....my first thought is something that included Riverside would be good...will ponder......love love love Great Western Railway and their fantastic posters....can't wait to hear the suggestions especially from resident wordsmith Mr. D.....thinking cap on, Dianne

Ze Monkeys said...

Well you do mention rather a lot of birds for sure... and "Castle Greysquirrel" already had squirrel in it... so despite our huge love for squirrels, we feel that it's time for a new animal type of name.
How about the Bird House?
Orrrr... trying find a way to combine birds and water... and maybe fishing...
Kingfishers Manor?
Swan Bridge Palace?

Ahhh... it sure is a tricky one!

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking..............JantheFan x

Anonymous said...

Here are a few ideas to mix and match and throw around boyz, might be a bit too tame..........Happy Dayz Hollows, Laughing Water Towers, Wild Beauty Towers, Wild Water Towers, Wildlife Hollows, Bonnie View, Bankside View, Riverside Heights, Dunromin Delights, Top Notch View................. JantheFan x

Mr.D said...

Dianne,
No pressure on me then. :)
Barge past?

Dianne said...

We are counting on your word expertise Mr.D, to sort out all of those fab possibilities!......Dianne

YorkshireKaren said...

My first thought was Robins Nest but you've already discounted that! So....as you're view is so idyllic, something with Dreamers in would be appropriate.....Dreamers Deliight? Or Hearts Rest, as you've settled here so happily. Or New Beginnings.
Then again, robins are supposed to be a sign that someone is watching over you, so a name that reflected that would be lovely too....Angels Abode? Heaven's Gate? I'll keep thinking!

Dianne said...

My wandering mind couldn't get past particular words:Riverside for sure, then assorted names .....Robins,Swans, Bijoux, and Manor or Manor House......Manor kept cropping up and endless combinations with it.....but you do have some super suggestions from fans......Dianne

Dianne said...

PS.....would something with (on the Avon), or at Avon work?.....Dianne

Dianne said...

PSS.....would something with Cottage work?...Dianne