We had a bit more snow in the night and some more this morning. There's now about an inch of the white stuff everywhere! It seems to be causing disruption all over the country. Listening to the radio, Gatwick airport has closed and BA have suspended all of the outbound flights from Heathrow today. My Mum and Dad are due to be flying over from Spain on Monday to spend Christmas and New Year here with me. They are booked on a flight to arrive into Manchester at about lunchtime, so we need to keep our fingers crossed that the flights don't get cancelled!
The occupants for the two boats that we have going out today, have arrived, the first boat has already left and the second will probably be departing the basin as I write.
Fred's been busy blacking in the dry dock. We have two of our hire boats on at the moment (Phantasy and Python).
Mick's still busy with gas work on all the boats that we have in for winter maintenance.
Paul's doing a sterling job at fitting a diesel stove and heating system into Lion. The radiators are now all hung, the new chimney collar is in, stove in place and the fuel line is in. He is now in the process of putting in the pipework to the radiators. His fingers must be dropping off. I've just been onto the boat to see how he is getting on and it is mighty cold in there. He's had to remove the solid fuel stove to run the pipework, so he can't even get some warmth into her from that.
Mandy and Jay are cleaning the holiday cottage and motor homes respectively, ready for the customer that will be arriving on Christmas Eve.
Well we will keep our fingers crossed that the weather doesn't get any worse, at least until Monday.
That's all for today.