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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??

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CHRISTMAS BUFFET (2)
Janet: Tue 19 Nov 2:39pm

Please join us on Friday 13th December at 7pm for our Christmas Quiz and Buffet night (and maybe a festive singalong).Tickets are £6, available in advance from reception.Bring your own drinks and glasses, and don't forget your festive...

The bridge in the Snow
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Winter is on its way — don't get caught out — make sure you winterise your boat. Ask at Reception about our winterising and dewinterising and our Overwinter Care package. call us on 01270 812677 or email info@o...

Misty Monday
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Stay say this winter and check your Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Smoke alarms — it could save your life! Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer — it has no odour. DO make sure your boat has a CO alarm, DO check the batteries, DO respond if it goes off — open the windows and doors and get out of the boat. DON'T leave ashes from your fire inside the boat — even as they cool they can be giving off...

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CHRISTMAS BUFFET (2)
Christmas Quiz and Buffet Night
Tue 19 Nov 2:39pm
The bridge in the Snow
Winter is on its Way
Fri 11 Oct
Misty Monday
Stay Safe - Check Your alarms
Fri 11 Oct
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Lifejacket Servicing
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