The name game
- 6 Jun 06, 12:34 PM
LONDON - We picked our mobile home up yesterday and spent a considerable amount of time learning about the delights of the Fiat Riviera 181.
A true delight - check it out for yourselves in our first video entry.
It holds 125 litres of water, has a fridge with freezer - which is real luxury since I don't even have one of those at home - and a cassette.
Now before you become overcome with nostalgia let me point something out.
The cassette in question will not play my old tapes of Breakin 2 Electric Booglaoo, Spandau Ballet or other pre-teen misadventures, but holds a certain type of waste produce.
Lets just say I listened very carefully when the rental people explained how to remove the cassette and safely desposit said waste while avoiding spillage.
By the time Ricco and I had finished listening to instructions about hot water, electrics, gas, hidden storage space, hook-up points and other mechanical tips and pointers I was positively dizzy.
Nonetheless, the smooth curves of the Riviera are a joy to behold and the vehicle is our home for the next five weeks.
With this in mind we want a name for the mobile home.
I should point out that when my parents bought a dog they called it Fletch. Having to yell my own nickname when trying to retrieve my parent's dog has left me scarred and the subject of constant mockery from my girlfriend.
Clearly, I'm looking to avoid anything similarly ridiculous but want something that captures the flavour of our trip.
By the way, the guys at soccershout begin their World Cup podcasts on Wednesday.
They are looking for people to contribute so get involved.