Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Day Out in Oxford

We took the tribe to Oxford for the day. My original plan included Oxford University Museum of Natural History but the best laid plans etc. We started at the Bella Italia restaurant for lunch. I can recommend it - child friendly, then on to my old college, then to the Oxford Story, the covered market for a coffee and a sustaining cake and then we went up the Saxon Tower, the oldest building in Oxford

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Narrowboat Syncopation

We've checked Jim Shead's database (apparently he gets the data from British Waterways) and nobody else has registered the name for a boat on the inland waterways.

(of a tune) having a rhythm in which strong notes are not on the beat:
syncopated jazz rhythms

The act of syncopating; the contraction of a word by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; syncope (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle').
The act of syncopating; a peculiar figure of rhythm, or rhythmical alteration, which consists in welding into one tone the second half of one beat with the first half of the beat which follows.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Probate Granted

Our grant of probate came through during the week. So the process is grinding forward to it's conclusion. We should be able to divide Mum's estate shortly and we'll put the house on the market in the next few days.