The big thaw!

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At last, the big thaw! Well OK perhaps I'm getting too excited a little too soon, but today the temperature stopped being in minus figures for the first time in almost a week. On Thursday, when we hit -14 overnight, the lads on site gave up and went home.

I think the final straw (apart from frozen loos and frozen drinking water) might have been when one of them woke up on Thursday morning to find that his duvet had frozen to the side of the caravan. On Friday I walked around the site under a brilliant blue sky. It was so peaceful and every frozen branch looked really quite magical. Now we're back to grey skies and the lads are back to contend with the inevitable slushiness.

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Raft Padddle 1
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...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...