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Spring 2017

Is April here already??!! Where did March go? We seem to have jumped straight from mid-winter to Easter and missed the bit in between. I've had a month of ups and downs. On the down side we'll all had coughs, colds and flu at home — I ended up spending nearly a week in bed with flu and believe me I'm not a good patient! Then to finish off the month daughter No 1 went down with shingles. Poor Angus doesn't know which way to turn — I'm surprised he hasn't suggested fumigating the house! On the up side, while I was in bed with flu, Angus and David went off to the High Sheriff's Enterprise awards and we only went and won the family business award! Richard would have been immensely proud! On the home front daughter No 1 has just applied for her provisional driving licence — I felt I should warn you all!!! And daughter No 2 has just joined the National Small Bore Rifle Association (perhaps I should also be warning you about that too!) Also, the Cheshire Chicks dressage team that Izzy and I are in has been out for it's first outing of the season and we won! This April is a very special month for Angus and I — we were married on St Georges day and this year it's our 20th wedding anniversary — I know everyone says it but I truly can't believe where the time has gone to.
On the marina everything is starting to shout SPRING — the hedges are all starting to bud, the daffs are up and the ducks are getting frisky. Angus, Colin and Dave have been putting in some new hedging by the caravan site and dog walking area which is going to look amazing and they have also put in a base for a greenhouse for the gardening club to use. Now I have no aptitude for gardening whatsoever but the thought of being able to grow stuff from seeds really does appeal — that said my helpful suggestions of "can we grow cucumbers...." and "how about pineapples..." seem to have been gently rebuffed.

Further reading

Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

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

Engineer Vacancy
Thu 07 Feb
The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

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