Anyone got a spare number 8 stencil?

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At last it feels like spring's here. I've just noticed that the new hedge plants and the trees are starting to bud and everywhere has that "wake up" kind of feeling. It has to be my favourite time of year — everywhere has a feeling of optimism and busyness and the bird song (if you take the time to stop and listen) is just amazing. That must be symptomatic of growing older — this thing about stopping and listening — I definitely never bothered to slow down long enough when I was younger...which means there are all those years of beautiful bird song that I missed out on....which surely must be good enough excuse to spend longer doing it now I'm older (I think that follows!).

The other thing which I really enjoy doing is going out in my boat (which, as you may know from my earlier blogs, is a 7 foot long Bic plastic dinghy called Rosie). Saturday presented the perfect opportunity — now it's decent weather we have started numbering the ends of the jetties to make it easier for people to find their moorings — a job best done form a boat. Not waiting for volunteers I was out the door and in the boat like a shot. It seemed like an easy task....float over the the end of the jetty, tape the stencil on and spray with paint. All was going really well until I started to get abuse from the bystanders on the fuel bay who were threatening to reverse over to give me a bit of a soaking. I managed to talk my way out of that one but then took my mind, only to see Number 8 peel off and sink. So if you moor in our marina, it's a great place to be except the numbering system gets a bit dodgy between 7 and 9.

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Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

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Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

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Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

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