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Reception Garden

I've just come to realise that I clearly don't have a creative bone in my body — I'm definitely functional. We've been messing about with an area of garden by the marina reception pretty much since we moved in to the building and have never got it right. It started off as a shrubbery (the plants all drowned in the winter time) and a flower bed (then they all droughted in the summer time), then a half hearted Zen garden of pebbles, closely followed up with stone narrowboat planters. All the while it's looked pretty dull, and it's really bugged me that I've had no idea what to do with it. Now, before my very eyes it's turning into a little gem of a garden created by Dave's lovely wife Sue who clearly sees things very differently to me and who is very definitely green fingered! Every time I come to work another interesting plant or pot or lantern has arrived and it's certainly created quite a talking point. That said I'm pretty pleased with our latest landscaping purchase — 2 beautiful handmade oak benches for Richard's path. Angus's dad, Richard always wanted us to put in a path up over the hill between Campion and Bluebell. When we finally got around to it he had a maiden voyage up over it in his electric wheelchair. He loved the view from the top and it seemed a fitting tribute to him to put a couple of benches up there for everyone else to enjoy it too!

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The Audlem Lass
Janet: Thu 21 Mar

The Audlem Lass will be back in the water from 30th March 2019. This wonderful little service, run by volunteers, offers a short boat trip from the marina to the bottom of the Audlem Flight (and back). The service operates every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of October. You can also charter the boat for private use during the week, subject to crew availability. Call Joe...

wheelybus_o
Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

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...

Marina News

The Audlem Lass
Audlem Lass back in the water
Thu 21 Mar
wheelybus_o
The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Janet's Blog

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Tue 15 Jan
The bridge in the Snow
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Sat 01 Dec
Peeky's Blinders
Festival Fatigue
Mon 01 Oct
Anna Shooting
A busy August
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