A busman's holiday

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It's been a few days since my last post — partly because we sneaked away for a weekend with the children before things get really busy. We had a lovely time even if it was something of a busman's holiday — we ended up looking round another marina and then took the children to meet Santa on a canal boat trip. The children were enthralled but I couldn't help noticing the look on Isabelle's face as we started to "talk canals" and Santa turned out to be a font of all knowledge on the history of the Cotswold Canals.

On site at the end of last week we were still undertaking our stilling test and it became very foggy. So much so when I was strolling around the site later on Friday I was rather alarmed to see what I thought might be a canal "boggot" stumbling towards me......out of the mists the creature came, a shapeless form of ectoplasm......then as it drew closer I realised it was just my project manager Mark, looking a bit pale after a nasty bout of man flu and grumbling about wet clay....

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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...

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...