A few ups and downs

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Well there have been "ups" and there have been "downs" this week. On the up side I have been once again delighted and humbled by the kindness of a small group of moorers who off their own back offered to put the mulch down round the new hedge plants on the drive. This has been a tremendous job and has freed Angus and I up considerably — I won't name names, but you know who you are and saying thank you seems so inadequate but THANK YOU!!

On the down side we have been having a few problems with our electrics tripping out this week, made worse by the fact that we had a general power cut one night last week as well with most of Audlem and Hankelow being off. Last night the power tripped half the site and the facilities building a few times and I spent a frustrating night with the electrician, our project manager Mark Jenkinson and Anthony trying to track the fault. Rolec are back on site tomorrow so hopefully we should get to the bottom of it — if not I find that the wall outside the facilities building is quite handy for banging your head against......

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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...