|Reviews for Sailing the High Seas of Life|
| Twiggy288 chapter 16 . 12/16/2013
The fairytale was so cuteeeeee. I loved this chapter!
| BatFink chapter 18 . 12/7/2013
I always get so excited with a new chapter.
Did John ask Mrs Blackett for Nancy's hand?
How old are they?
The bit with Bridget was funny, and the magnifying glass part was sweet.
I can't wait for the next chapter, yay!
| Pixel and Stephanie Forever chapter 18 . 12/7/2013
*looks at emails... Sees new chapter... go past... looks back...*
A NEW CHAPTER!
OH DEAR LORD, THE HEAVENS HAVE FALLEN!
Seriously, though, another great chapter from your good self.
I have a sneaking suspicion that John asked Mrs Blackett for Nancy's hand - knowing it would mean a lot if he asked before proposing
Update soon, or else my laser guided monkeys will attack with out mercy
| constantlearner chapter 18 . 12/7/2013
I enjoyed this greatly - a lovely cheering piece. Loved the bit with Bridget in the kitchen especially.
| northcountry chapter 17 . 11/28/2013
This is such a gem of a fic! Hope you post some more soon! It's always so exciting to find a good S&A story. :)
| Jacynthe Bleue chapter 17 . 10/20/2013
Good job and keep going! Glad to see that the mothers are ready to let Nature Take its Course, and the make-believe game (and Nancy's comment on it) was a nice piece of psychological projection.
| Mjone21 chapter 17 . 10/19/2013
Hi, its your first update since I discovered your delightful story. I enjoyed the interaction in this chapter with the mothers you have created here and more broadly the relationship you have very sensitively portrayed between Nancy and John.
My post is purely self serving as I would like to encourage you to keep feeding this lovely story you are creating. I am not surprised it is being followed with such enthusiasm on the forum.
(I vote for an update BEFORE Christmas :)
| Twiggy288 chapter 15 . 10/19/2013
Sorry I've been gone for a while! I really liked this chapter, it really felt like one of the original Arthur Ransome books.
| constantlearner chapter 17 . 10/19/2013
Very enjoyable indeed. I think Molly and Mary might be a little bit relieved that their offsprings' first (and if I have anything to do with it, only) romance is with someone from with fairly similar values. Imagine Nancy with a Bertie Wooster -type! Or John with someone who models herself on film stars and won't get her hair messed up!
I don't think waiting until Christmas is a good idea - we can always reread it on Christmas day.
| Emserai chapter 17 . 10/19/2013
Thanks for addressing some of my queries, and definitely this chapter cleared up what Molly knows very nicely for me :).
Lovely to see an update - even though it's 'not very plot filled' I really enjoyed it, I like reading about their everyday lives :). Looking forward to Christmas!
| Pixel and Stephanie Forever chapter 17 . 10/19/2013
Like you said, not too much in the way of plot, but it will do to keep us going.
Back then, it was possible to leave school at just 14, but most stayed on until 16/17. I'm guessing that John wants to do so to get good marks for the naval entrance exam.
Anyway, please get back to writing another chapter as I've been at my wits end waiting XD
| BatFink chapter 17 . 10/19/2013
Awww no John/Nancy, still yayayayay you updated, I love this story so much, please update again soon!
What are the presents?
How is Christmas?
Who finds out next?
The mothers are far too relaxed but I suppose they would be really ... aww bother
| SHADZ chapter 16 . 9/26/2013
Beautiful as always :) so glad someone still writes these!
| Emserai chapter 16 . 8/28/2013
This is a lot of fun and I like your writing style - it reminds me very much of the original books, especially the way you interweave stories that the characters make up themselves. I'm assuming this is set sort of after Great Northern and John and Nancy are 16ish, so this is cute and nice to see them growing up.
In terms of timing and modern-ness - I think for the most part you hit a good note, but sometimes it seems more like the 1940s/50s than the 30s - e.g. mention of I Capture the Castle, description of their boarding school.
Also about Molly Blackett noticing - surely she noticed the night that Nancy collapsed and it came up in their mother-daughter chat after John left? Even if she chose not to mention it then I don't see how she can't have noticed, so whenever it comes out I think she will have to say that of course she's known since then. Also, since Susan knows and Peggy has always struck me as observant I reckon it's got to be only a matter of time before she finds out, or maybe she knows and is generously keeping quiet...?
I like the way the two mothers are in this story. Also as much as I don't particularly like Aunt Maria I think her inclusion was good for the story and helped provide some plot, which is really important for driving the story - I'm ok with not much plot because I like the way you're exploring the characters but none at all makes it very hard to actually do this character exploration stuff.
Overall - it's really fantastic and I'd love to read some more when you have time to write.
| constantlearner chapter 16 . 8/1/2013
Thank you for updating. Very enjoyable.
To answer your question - AR called a lot of characters Mary. I suppose since both grandmothers would be called Mary perhaps that? Or Anne?