Saturday, April 30, 2011

The voyage

Oliver is 17 weeks today! Weaning is going very well he seems to like everything so far and it's really enjoying the whole process. In fact he's sleeping much better, no more noise at night so I think he was hungry!

Last night we went all out for an early dinner. We sat Oliver on the high-chair in the restaurant (padded with our sling! We had forgotten the stroller!)

And then a song played on the radio in the background. I wasn't paying attention really, I've always found it difficult to listen to lyrics (unless for some reason someone tells me to do so!) but Mike started singing along and said "Are you listening?". So I tuned in. It was an Irish singer (Christy Moore) who I actually really like. The song is called "The Voyage" and the lyrics are amazing (now that I listen!). The chorus goes:

Life is an ocean and love is a boat
in troubled water that keeps us afloat
when we started the voyage, there was just me and you
now gathered round us we have our own crew

Needless to say I teared up! If you have time, listen to it too. If you are there in your journey I'm sure it'll talk to you too. If you are not, know that your journey is not over.

And last night we found each other again.


  1. What a beautiful song. And what a beautiful baby!!

  2. I love this post, Fran. And wee Oliver is just adorable.

    Sending you all hugs!

  3. Love Christy Moore! What a poignant moment:) Oliver is adorable. I should try out the sling in the high chair - Isobel is too small for high chairs yet:(
    Great about the food going well!

  4. I love this - what a special moment!!!

  5. How sweet! Oliver looks adorable, and I think it was quite romantic of Mike to want to share the song with you. Nice evening all around, eh?!

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  7. MMMM, I can't wait to listen. He is so cute!

    P.S. Did I mention last time that my mojo is completely absent as well?

  8. Oliver is so cute! And, I am glad you found each other again.

  9. Oliver is such a cutie! I love this special moment you shared as a couple, but more importantly as a family. so very precious.

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  11. Beautiful song :) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Beautiful post, Oliver is so adorable and growing up so fast. Love the new blog design too.


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