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Angus and I got married on St Georges Day 20 years ago. I don't know where the time has gone. Two kids, 3 horses and 1 marina later we're both looking a little more grey than on our wedding photos! It's also now 8 years since we welcomed the first boats into Overwater and this time 8 years ago I was operating out of a small white porta cabin at the end of the slipway and really looking forward to moving into the marina facilities building. At the time Openreach were being a real nightmare and despite applying for a phone line the previous August were seriously dragging their feet. Eight years later they have surpassed themselves — we ordered a fibre optic to the property service in January 2017 and finally on the 20th April 2018 (some 14 or 15 months later) we're up and running. It took some doing (long phone calls, emails and nagging) and has definitely added a few more grey hairs but it now means we can upgrade the wifi system around the marina, which I'm particularly looking forward to as our broadband at home has about come to a standstill (apparently we're too far from the exchange). Back on the home front we had a very exciting time last month at the British Riding Club Winter Championships which took place at Arena UK in Lincolnshire. Daughter No 1 only went and WON the Novice Dressage test, and daughter No 2 and her pony jumped out of their skins to secure 7th place for the team from Nantwich Riding Club. It was a fab weekend, and we were quite comfy camping in the wagon although it would have to be said we would have benefitted from having some form of heating...hmmm, wonder if you can put a wood burning stove in a horse wagon??

Further reading

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Janet: Mon 19 Aug

Nantwich Food Festival (Aug 30 — Sep 1) will be buzzing this year with all the great Chef demonstrations.Festival Director, Andrew Martin says "Nantwich Food Festival is unique in providing such high quality entertainment free to visitors. I am thrilled to confirm the wonderful line-up of 4 Celebrity Chefs who will be demonstrating at the Civic Hall".Kick-starting the Festival, and...

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Carol: Sun 11 Aug 12:01pm

THE OVERWATER BIG FISH 'N' CHIP SUPPER QUIZ FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 7PM — 10.30PM Join us in the marquee to start off our RNLI Festival weekend with a fish 'n' chip supper and our quiz night all rolled into one. Tickets £10 each. Includes meal and entry to quiz. Bring a bottle and glasses. Advanced prepaid tickets only...

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Sam: Tue 30 Jul

Our RNLI FestivalĀ is fast approaching and we are looking forward to another fantastic weekend. It is a two day festival with events and activities which include the Boatshare Boat Show (both days), our Saturday night 'bit of a do' featuring the Funky Choir and the wonderful singer Lucy Barlow. Sunday events include the popular Raft Race, barkingly great dog show, ferret racing and the...

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Nantwich Food Festival
Mon 19 Aug
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The Big Fish 'n' Chips Supper Quiz
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Peeky's Blinders
RNLI Festival
Tue 30 Jul
Audlem Festival of Transport
Transport Festival & Historic Boats
Fri 19 Jul

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