Spring at last

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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.

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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...