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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

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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...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...