January already!

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The Big Switch On

Can it really, already be half way through January??? It seems such a cliché to say how fast time's going but I suppose if you think about it logically time really does get (relatively) shorter the older you get! That said the thing I like most about the winter time at the marina is that it does all slow down and we have more time to get through jobs and think about how we can improve things. In the office David is keen to tidy up — what I think he really means is that the pile of paper on my desk needs to be reduced from a mountain to something more akin to a molehill. I claim that I genuinely do know what and where everything is but I'm not sure I'd like to put it to the test!
Looking out of the window I'm currently watching the Audlem Lass gang pulling the boat out of the water — she's going into storage for the rest of the winter and will be lovingly cleaned and painted ready for the new season to start at Easter. She's late leaving the water this year — she was moored up between the locks after delivering Father Christmas to the wharf's crowds of excited children at Audlem's Big Switch On. And what a great switch on it was — it was sponsored by the Marina this year so we were given the task of pressing the big red button to switch the Christmas tree lights on in the middle of the village — I actually thought the children would be too old to get as excited as I was — but I was wrong — they were even more excited and we had a magical night, rounded off perfectly with a festive drink in The Lord Combermere. But enough about Christmas, which is now a distant memory. It's now time to wish you all a very happy New Year, new cruising routes, new boats, and new friends (I'm sure that could be that could be considered to be health, wealth and happiness all rolled into one!)

Further reading

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...

Anna
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Don't ignore your life jackets — this time of year is a good time to check them over and get them serviced. You can service your life jacket through SeaSafe from as little as £9.95. You can drop it off at the Overwater Reception and they will collect it for you. Call the Marina Reception on 01270 812677 for more...

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The bridge in the Snow
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Misty Monday
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