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How did Christmas get here so fast? When I last looked at the calendar it was only October! But no matter how much I protest it is indeed here and the children are so excited they will probably spontaneously combust by this afternoon. In response to all this excitement I'm hiding out in the Marina office, wondering how long I can keep my head down before I get a phone call from them. If I'm honest I also love Christmas and can't help feeling that well of excitement on Christmas Eve. Now I'm older the frenzy of Christmas presents isn't what does it for me anywhere near as much as the feeling of having time to just unwind and all be together. The Marina office has closed now for a couple of days — the only time we ever do close but the farm carries on — the cows have to be milked every day of the year, but this year is special — Angus has Christmas day off (barring emergencies). The team at the farm will have no idea just how special that time is to us and words and gifts can't thank them enough. We will have a traditional family Christmas with Angus's father Richard at the head of the table, turkey and all the trimmings from the village butchers and a considerable amount of Christmas spirit. Which reminds me, one of the children asked me the other day "what is Christmas spirit?" as I tried to explain about giving and sharing and peace on earth and all that, she looked really confused, pointed to my stash of home made damson gin on the kitchen windowsill and said "what's all that then?"........
Merry Christmas everyone — wherever you are, whatever you're doing, take a moment to stop and rest and think of everything you have rather than all the things you haven't. x

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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