France, Belgium and Holland

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Angus and I have been away last week on a road trip — well, to be precise a summer networking event organised by The Yacht Harbour Association, which in turn is the body who represents marinas within the British Marine Federation. We started off in London at Penton Hook Marina, then travelled by coach (the same one which transports Watford Football Club!!) through the Channel Tunnel (a first for me) to France, and had snails for lunch (another first!) at Gravelines Marina, then on to Belgium for some beer (...Ok, so not quite the first time I've drunk copious amounts of beer, but certainly it was the first time I've drunk it in Belgium!) From there we travelled to Holland and visited a number of marinas and an amazing company who build boat lifts, hoists and fairground rides (I kid you not!) And everywhere we went we were offered beer and food, more beer and food and well, even more beer and food! Every marina was different and although they were mainly coastal or sailing boats, it was lovely to see lots of different aspects we can think about incorporating back here. It was also comforting to see that all the marinas, be they inland or coastal often shared similar issues. The trip lasted 3 days and we got back last Friday, so I've now spent the weekend having withdrawal symptoms from beer, coffee and cake (something else we kept being offered) and pondering whether I can justify another "factfinding trip" to see the rest of Europe....

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Ash lodge decking
Janet: Tue 22 Aug

Would you like to own one of our gorgeous luxury holiday lodges in the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, close to the vibrant canal village of Audlem? Come along to our Lodge open day on Sunday 27th August from 11am to 3pm to view our show lodge — Ash Lodge. We only have our show lodge and 2 other lodge pitches now available in this very exclusive marina side development. The Lodges have a very...

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Janet: Mon 07 Aug

Do you have a top dog or a posh pooch? Or maybe your favourite friend has a special trick you'd love to show! If so come along to our dog show on Sunday 10th September at 11am. This year's show is once again being run by our favourite TV vet — Steve Leonard from Leonard Brothers Vets in Whitchurch and Crewe. Entry is on the day and the wonderful vets from Leonard Brothers will be on...

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Janet: Tue 01 Aug

The countdown has begun to the 2017 Boatshare Show at Overwater Marina. This year's event, which is run by Boatshare4U is on Saturday and Sunday — 9th and 10th September 2017. The show, which runs in conjunction with the Audlem RNLI Festival, promises to be even better than last year with a number of boats to view, all of which have shares for sale. Most of the boats on display are managed...

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