Tuesday, 29 May 2012

To Marion

Yesterday, James's beloved nanny Marion, passed away.  
She was a kind, warm-hearted lady, always cheerful despite her illness, who will be much missed by her family and everyone who knew her.

Having done a lot of narrowboating in the past, she was always incredibly supportive of our boating plans and along with James's Grandad, was one of our most avid blog readers, so it feels fitting to dedicate this post to her. No longer mobile enough to go on boating holidays any more, she loved hearing our stories and dreamed of a little cottage by a canal to watch the boats go by. In 2008, we visited by boat and took them both on a cruise down the Kennet and Avon in Reading. She was determined to come boating with us and we had a lot of fun that day! Rest in peace, Marion.

Today I was supposed to be writing about the amazing trip down the Thames I had on Saturday on Indigo Dream, but that will have to wait for now.

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  1. I'm sorry to hear your news - it sounds as if she was very precious, and hopefully your happy memories will fill the void left by her absence.

    It was so lovely to see you on Saturday - I'm only sorry that I didn't get more of a chance to chat to you.

    Sue, nb Indigo Dream

  2. Amy & James, Thank you very much.

  3. My condolences to James's Grandad and the both of you - she sounded like a lovely lady.


  4. Dear James and Amy,

    So sorry to hear such sad news.

    Love and hugs to you and James's Grandad.

    John and Jackie (Pippin). xxx

  5. A sad day - my thoughts are with you.