So anyway how did I start using this name? In 1997 our brand new house was being built, along with several others, on disused industrial land between existing houses.
But I still haven’t explained about ‘Stoneflower’. Well it comes from the names of our children – yes that’s right, the ungrateful ones who spurned my suggestion of immortalising them in a slate plaque on the front of the house. Our son is Peter, which I’m sure you know comes from the Ancient Greek ‘Petros’ meaning stone. Our daughter is Poppy, which should not require any explanation for the flower bit. Having come up with such a wonderful, meaningful name (even if this view was not shared by the children), I didn’t want it to go to waste so decided to use it as my business name.
|A watercolour I painted of the children in 1998|
*By the way we were proved right. And having house names didn’t help after all.