Saturday, 30 April 2011
Thats it from me for today
Friday, 29 April 2011
Freddie has pumped all of the boats this morning so that will save him a big job tomorrow, and has also blacked a boat, Ralph has been attending to the new flowers around the place, going through the boats for tomorrow, Mick has done an engine service, a boiler service, sorted some pipes out on a boat that had frozen in the winter, Steve has been putting a new floor down in a boat, Bernard has attended a breakdown, serviced a boat, fitted a new starter motor as well as re packing a stern tube and a bit of welding, all of the girls have got on top of the valets and the cleaning of the hire boats for tomorrow, David has been doing 'David' things and I have been doing 'Simon' things.
Nothing of real interest to say about today, but then with the Royal wedding taking place anything that I say wont be very interesting!
That's it until tomorrow
Thursday, 28 April 2011
It’s been a scorcher here today, not that I am complaining!
The boats have been coming through thick and fast today. The cold winter and thick ice on the canal that meant that we didn’t see anyone come through by boat for six weeks seems such a long time ago now. Three months ago we were wearing as many clothes as we could get on and now we are down to shorts and shirt sleeves (shorts after work anyway!)…
I had arranged to go across the Mersey from Ellesmere Port to Liverpool on Tuesday (yes by narrow boat), but unfortunately I had a phone call from Sue last night to say that the trip had been cancelled and she would be crossing on Friday instead as the weather is due to change early next week. So, I’ll have to arrange to do something else on my days off and go across the Mersey another time L. I’m sure that I will get some pictures sent to me during the course of the weekend, so I will post them then.
Talking about the weekend, the Newport and Shrewsbury Canal Trust have their annual boat gathering at Norbury this weekend, with that and the Royal wedding celebrations I am sure that we will be having a busy time. There will be lots going on in and around Norbury, so it will be an ideal time to pay us a visit. We are open as usual during our normal hours (8.30am to 5.30pm).
The lads have all been busy about their daily tasks. Steve has replaced the tables out on the wharf during the course of the day as they were getting a bit tired.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
I am not around tomorrow so David will be able to give you a much better idea of the the goings on at Norbury and if you are lucky there may even be some pictures, I have a date with the bottom of a big boat down in Southampton at 6 o'clock in the morning.
I am afraid that is it from me for today as I need to get off for my long drive down South.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Fred moaned at me this morning for not writing the blog up last night, sorry Fred it was after your bed time when I did write it up, he likes to see what he is up to the next day, well tomorrow Fred will mostly be pressure washing another boat in the dock! he has been busy today doing pump outs, blacking and strimming the moorings, Bernard has been sorting out a dodgy rudder on a boat in the dock and fitting anodes while Mick has attended a breakdown and he has been sorting out yet more water leaks on someones boat, Lee has been painting a brokerage boat and tidying up Ember before she goes out this coming weekend, this is the last chance we will have to do much to her as from this weekend onwards she will be out every week until September; we had several boats come in over the weekend for sale and I was chuffed today as I sold one of them, I only listed it yesterday, that Ain't bad going! all in all its been a good day, except its now raining, time to go home.
That's it from me for another day.
Monday, 25 April 2011
No pictures from today, I have taken a few but haven't had time to up load them, if I get chance I will do so tomorrow, We swapped a boat in the painting dock today so there is a picture to put on of the spanking new paint job that has just been finished, me and David have been up dating the brokerage information today and getting another boats paperwork all done, that's three boats this weekend that have come in and gone up for sale, Mayflower has now gone to a new home and I am sure it will look fantastic once the new owners have worked their magic on it.
That's it for today as I am taking Amanda out for dinner as she deserves it because she has been helping out at work all weekend (its the least i can do as she doesn't get paid)
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Not much of interst to report about todays goings on, the two day boats went out and came back with out any issues, Ralph and Mick undocked two boats and then proceeded to dock two more, Mick then finished off a gas job while Ralph pressure washed the two on the dock, me and David have been looking after customers and doing promotional stuff to do with the new brokerage boats that came in yesterday, two done and one to go, its amazing just how long it takes to do all the paperwork and up load everything on to the net.
Me, David and Amanda (my partner) went to Elsmere port last night to see friends and have a look around the very good turn out of historic boats that had gathered their for the weekend, here is a picture of me and Amanda on one of my old working boats, it was the first time that she had been on to a butty boat and she was amazed that i used to live in that tiny little cabin, the boat is now a credit to Roger Fuller who owns it now, she is looking lovely, I feel privelaged to have owned the boat and loaded it as it would have been back in 1915. Thats it from me for tonight, I hope you all have a lovely evening.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Phantom, Phoenix, Princess and Ember have all returned this morning, with many of the holiday makers not wanting to leave and make the trip home after having such an excellent holiday which was complimented by the fabulous weather that we are currently experiencing. We’ve turned all of the boats around and Princess, Ember, Sovereign Lady, Shropshire Blue, Rowington and Debdale have all left for another weeks cruise.
The new owners have arrived to collect Mayflower and are heading off on their travels. Hester, Bukittingi and Cornish have arrived for brokerage and I will be advertising them over the next couple of days. So keep your eye’s peeled on our website as you could grab yourself an Easter bargain with a guaranteed mooring here at Norbury.
After Fred finished turning the boats around he headed down to the dry dock to apply the final coats of blacking to the two boats currently on the dock. Ralph has checked the internals of all of the hire boats, attacked the grass that has decided to sprout up between the paving slabs in front of the shop (although there is still more to do) and has done the show rounds on the hire boats. Mick has also been checking internals on the boats and rectified a couple of faults on the shared boats and then has been fitting a replacement cooker to a private boat. Bernard arrived late due to a problem with his vehicle but then has checked all the engines on the boats that went out and has been doing a few jobs on one of the boats that we are currently offering for sale.
I’m off up to Ellesmere Port tonight to catch up with some friends and see all of the boats that have turned out for the boat gathering that is apparently in full swing in the grounds of the Boat Museum. I’ll try to remember to take the camera with me to get a few shots for you.
The weather forecast is for fine weather again tomorrow, so we will look forward to that! Enjoy your evening.
Friday, 22 April 2011
All of the boats returned without to many calamities and things that needed doing, they all got turned around again without to many issues, its funny how things work out, if we have a small turnaround we always seem to have plenty of issues yet when it is a big turnaround things seem to go 'tickety boo' long may that statement last, the only major issue that has occurred today is a broken down chest freezer where we store some of our ice cream, , we had a huge delivery first thing so we have had to pack the other freezers to the rafters with ice creams, I will have to go and buy another one soon, When we had the ice cream reps down last year we were amazed to find out that our little shop here at Norbury had achieved the biggest growth of ice creams in the country, we topped our sales buy a massive 1000% increase on the previous year, hard to believe or our sales the previous year were very poor.
Most of the boats have gone now, again without too many problems so that's it until tomorrow when we start all over again, this is pretty much the pattern now for us throughout the season, it doesn't however stop all of the other jobs going on around the yard, Ralph has been kept busy all day with blacking the two boats in the dry dock, Bernard went and finished off the breakdown that occurred earlier in the week as the parts turned up late yesterday afternoon for it, Mick has been kept busy in the engine rooms of the hire boats getting them ready and Fred has been sunning him self while doing the odd pump out, Me and David have been helping customers in the chandlery, people looking at boats and Angela and all of the girls (including Jay)have been flat out cleaning boats and working in the Tea room.
The busiest day so far this year!!
That's it from me for today, I am having a well earned day off tomorrow, I will be back on Sunday though!
Thursday, 21 April 2011
There have been a considerable number of boats around today, still not as many as you would expect given that it is Easter, We would normally see then queuing to get on to the wharf but just a steady trickle, I have even done a pump out today!
Lorraine has been kept busy all day in the tea room with the help of Caroline, We now have a Caroline and a Carilyn, that is going to get a little confusing at times! Lee has been kept busy with putting the final touches to the boat in the painting dock and he has started touching up a brokerage boat that requires a little TLC, Trevor has been cracking on with the sign writing and although it would not be my chosen style it does look very good, Bernard has been up to his neck in rudders,bearings, annodes, stern tubes and welding in the dock, Ralph has also been up to his neck blacking as he has had two boats to do today! David has been doing 'David' things, (I really must see what he gets up to) and Ange has been flitting between the tea room , the phones. the laundry, I even caught her running today, that's a first!
That's it from me today as it is far to warm sitting here so I am off for a cool beer.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Well what a fantastic day it has been , the sun has almost been unbearable this afternoon, i know what the is but would imagine in the mid 20's wow and its only April, long may it continue, trouble is, the next thing will be a hose pipe ban and restricted navigation because of water shortages, you cant win in this job!
Its been manic today as you might imagine, first thing this morning saw a day boat go out for the day, a boat , two boats docked, the sign writer turn up to write a boat (photos to follow) a timber order arrive and people everywhere enjoying the sun,looking at boats and all this before 10AM! Its been pretty busy all day and I have to say that it has kept Jay and Lorraine on the go all day, Angela is still catching up from her holiday last week (that will teach her to have time off) I have been none stop all day either on the phone or looking at jobs out on the canal.
We have seen a few old working boats through today (the ) bringing up the rear so to speak on their way to the boat gathering at , it looks like it will be a very busy event up there this weekend, shame I am working as I would have liked to go and take a look. I might just pop up there on Saturday night and have a beer.
pretty much it from sunny today, lets see if we are as lucky with the weather tomorrow.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Once the day boats were out of the way first thing this morning Mick settled down to looking at some gas appliances on a boat, Bernard has been fitting anodes, fitting a oil pressure gauge and servicing and engine and Rosie has been blacking and cutting grass; I must tell you about Rosie, Rosie has a long standing relationship with the canal system and comes from a family who are very well known in the industry, she lives in one of the cottages here at Norbury, anyway while Fred is away on his holidays she steps in and does his jobs, I have to say that she is far far prettier than Fred (and much less aggro) Hi Fred if you are reading this, missing you!
Cheers Phil Keep the reminders coming for David about the web cams, one day he might get around to sorting them.
That's about it from me today.
Monday, 18 April 2011
There's been plenty of old boats through over the last couple of days, which really is making my feet itch to get away. That's the one downside to my job here, that I can't get away to many rallies as they tend to fall during our busy periods (ie. bank holidays). But when you have a got a boss like Simon - it makes being at work worth while... I'll feel better when I've had a couple of days boating with Sue!
Talking about Simon, he is currently somewhere near Coventry (as the M6/M1 junction is closed), dropping some boat movers off to bring a boat back from Northampton which will be going up for sale here next week. We've advertised Silver Mist today (see www.norburywharfltd.co.uk) she is a very pleasant 30 footer, which I am sure will not hang about for long as she is realistically priced at just £11,999.00 - a real bargain!
I think I can now get off home.
Catchya at the weekend.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
I know, I know, I promised pictures today, but unfortunately I haven’t had the time today to do so. That’s a good thing on my part, although not for you! It’s meant that we have been busy today. In actual fact, we have been very busy J. Jay and Joyce have done a sterling job in the tea room keeping all the customers fed, watered and satisfied whilst Lorraine has been flitting between the reception and covering in the tearoom.
The canal has certainly come to life today, I don’t know if that’s just because the sun has been out or people have decided to start using their boats after the long winter, but we have had boats pulling in on the wharf for diesel, coal, gas, pumpouts and other services throughout the afternoon. That used to be my job when I came here six years ago, although I still get to do a few these days. It’s an enjoyable job really, chatting with the customers and discussing routes etc.
Mick and Ralph have undocked the boat that was on the dock and docked another private boat. Whilst Ralph was pressure washing, Mick has been out on a couple of breakdowns and has also been servicing Sue (sorry, I meant to say Sue’s Alde boiler!)
Once again, I’m sorry that there are no pictures. I’ll try and get some tomorrow for Simon to post, or if I am kind to him I’ll put a guest appearance in on the blog tomorrow.
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Lorraine is settling in well to her new job in reception and has been looking after all of the holiday makers very well.
There's not much to report today, except it's been busy.
Photographs and more text tomorrow :-)
Have a good evening.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Although I am not in work over the weekend I don't get away with doing nothing and this weekend I have to go down to Northampton to complete the paperwork on a boat that is coming in to be put on to brokerage, then down to Southampton to look at another and then up North to look at another,So a busy weekend for me!
Thats it from me for this week, I am sure that David will keep you up to speed the goings on in Norbury over the weekend, and maybe some pictures,
Until Monday. Simon
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Its been a sunny day here today, I have been out at a meeting today so I ha vent seen all that has gone on, I do know that Fred has been blacking, tidying the place up and washing the new van, Bernard has been doing some welding on the boat in the dry dock, Lee has been applying paint again in the wet dock, Joyce has been doing a spot of cleaning and Lorraine has been looking after the Tea room with her usual smile and friendly banter.
The van has been washed by Fred as its being collected tomorrow morning by our old Friend Titch who is going to letter it up with our name and contact details, I am sure David will get some photos of it once its all done; All of the shared owned boats have returned without any major issues so hopefully tomorrow should be nice and easy.
That's it from me today.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
On arriving at work this morning I was surprised to see that every visitor mooring in Norbury was jam packed full, there were even four boats abreast out side of the pub, but it did start off quiet this morning, Owl left first thing with its happy customers on board, this was the boat that was serviced yesterday, I took it out of the basin just to see how the engine performed, it sounded and performed very well indeed;Fred and Rob went and filled the dock and flooded off 'Cobweb, that was on for blacking etc, Bernard, Fred and Rob have put 'KBO' on for pressure washing and blacking and Fred has spent the rest of the morning pressure washing the hull sides ready to take its first coat of Intertuff tomorrow, Bernard has been up to a boat at Goldstone to fit a new coupling on to a boat, Rob has been repairing a broken exhaust and a diesel leak on the day boat, welding anodes, bow thruster guard and rudder bearing,Jay and Lorraine have been kept busy with a steady flow of customers all day and Lee has been applying paint again all day in the wet dock.
We have certainly seen a steady stream of boats through Norbury today, Wednesday is usually a busier day as it is half way through the week and about half way around the Four Counties ring for people out cruising, given that there has been plenty of boats around nothing really exciting has happened today, so that's it from me today, I cant be late tonight as I have promised my nearest and dearest a meal out tonight to celebrate her new job.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
I was expecting it to be a very busy day today, Victory went out first thing this morning with a family on it for the day, up to the Wharf Tavern at for lunch, the weather has been kind to them and the sun has shone for most of the day, a tad on the chilly side compared to the last few days but none the less a nice day, It really been a busy day, given how light we have been on the ground everything has gone boo with no major drama's Rob was thrown in at the deep end (not literally) and has done an engine on a vintage engine in a boat today and has been getting to grips with life at , Freddie has given a third coat of blacking to the boat in the dock and has been the grass up the moorings, Lee has been painting on the boat in the wet dock and Pam and Jay have been kept busy with a steady flow of customers all day, Steve has been doing some work on one of the brokerage boats that needed a bit of tidying up.
it from me today.
Monday, 11 April 2011
I see that David has posted up some nice pictures from around the wharf over the weekend, I was going to do the same today but rain stopped play so to speak, honest! We have had a few boats on the wharf, still no where as many as you would expect given that it is half term time, I do wonder how many boats are staying on their moorings because money is a bit tighter these days and the price of diesel is constantly going up, it wont be long before red diesel is at £1.00 per litre, narrow boats are not bad on fuel though compared to sea going boats, a small cruiser of about 36 foot with twin diesel engines will use around 40 litres an hour at a cruising speed of about 24knots, you can now see that narrow boats are not bad on fuel.
At this time of year we always have a few moorers leave us and move on to pastures new so we find ourselves in a position to be able to offer a couple of mooring spaces at Norbury, we are going to offer a good deal on them so if it is something that you might be interested in just us a call.
That's it for tonight.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
It's been another busy day here at Norbury. Lots of people about, and a few more boats today - the visitor moorings haven't been this busy since last summer. Passing traffic, still seems to be down somewhat though - we certainly haven't had the volume of boats through that we usually expect during the Easter holidays.
Here's a few pictures of the wharf today - I do love it when the sun shines!
The thing that I most love about Norbury, is that there is always something to see. Here's a picture of Vespa that turned up today with one of our motor homes and Phantasy open for display in the background.
Bernard has been back to Higher Poynton today to sort out Peter Underwood's engine. Injector's are back in and the report is that Blackberry Way's Lister SR3 is back up and running. The engine had been "making oil" and was overheating. This is normally down to the bleed screws on the pumps leaking, the unions on the pumps or the diaphragm in the lift pump. Bernard checked all of this on his initial visit and still wasn't convinced, it turned out to be one of the injector's leaking. He removed all three and we had them reconditioned and now they are all refitted Peter can be on his way again - see you at the Port at Easter.
Talking about the Port (that's Ellesmere Port to those that don't know what I'm talking about) there is a boat gathering for historic boats there each Easter. They gather in Chester basin on the Thursday evening and then go down to the Port on mass on Good Friday to enjoy a fantastic get together. They've started to filter through now - so if your travelling south on the Shroppie over the next week or so watch out for some big fore ends approaching in bridges or if you think there is a sunken boat coming towards you, it'll be a deeply loaded "Josher". If you meet a motor boat with another boat following it in close succession, don't try to get through the bridge 'ole after the first boat as it is most likely pulling a butty and the line will quickly catapult out of it's course.
I'll leave you to enjoy the evening and hand back over to Simon tomorrow.
Bye for now.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Phoenix, Princess and Ember have been collected by their occupants for the week and the rest of the shared owned boats have departed to enjoy the sunshine . One of the motor homes has also been collected it’s off to south Wales for a few days and then down to Devon – so our name certainly gets about!
Fred, Ralph and Billy have busy turning boats around and Fred has been blacking this afternoon.
Bernard has finished putting a 1.5 BMC back together for a customer who is collecting it tomorrow.
Mayflower is now under offer, as is Chi-cheemaun.
I’m afraid that it is not a long blog tonight, it’s nearly half five and I’m being taken out for dinner tonight – I’ll report on it tomorrow!
Friday, 8 April 2011
All of the boats have come back in today without any issues and as I am writing this some of the people have already been and collected them for their forth coming break, I bet they are chuffed that their week is starting is such fine weather! Freddie has been up to his eyes in pooh, well not literally but pumping the boats out, Micky has been doing odd jobs on the boats, Bernard has done some engine servicing and is now doing a cylinder head replacement, Fred has blacked a boat this afternoon, Ralph has been doing odd jobs around the place and getting the holiday cottage ready for its new holiday makers and is now clearing out on of the brokerage boats that has been sold this week, There is always something happening around here!
I have had a request from Angela to say a BIG HELLO to Mrs Lintern who is taking Ember out on the 21st May for a two week cruise, I am suitably informed that it is her birthday sometime around then, So keep your eyes peeled everyone and if you see Mrs Lintern and her family enjoying themselves give them a big wave and say "happy birthday" PS. Mrs Lintern, Dont forget the cream cakes!!
That's it from me for this week, I am off for a dirty weekend in Wales with my partner Amanda, so I will speak with you all next week.
PS. I am off-roading in Wales, before you start thinking otherwise!
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Sorry for not posting anything intersting, maybe tomorrow
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Its a very short post tonight as I still have lots of work to do, so until tomorrow when I might have more time.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Its been a quiet day which has given me the chance to catch up on loads of outstanding jobs,amazingly though the day has flown by so maybe it has been busier than I imagined,just not manic which is how I really like it, Angela has being been busy with more bookings for the boats as well as all of her other jobs, I wont bore you to much as to what Fred has been up to as lets be honest you cant really make blacking a boat sound exciting! Bernard has had his head buried in the engine room of a boat re-fitting its cylinder head and piping up a new calorifier, That's as exciting as its been today! Jay has been promoting the Tea room on the Internet as well as looking after the odd customer and Joyce has been kept busy cleaning boats.
That's the lot, nothing else to report as everyone else is off today and tomorrow with days off, holidays and dentists and doctors etc etc.
That's it from me today
Monday, 4 April 2011
The lads have all been busy as usual, Ralph blacked a boat on the dock and turned Phantom around ready for its holiday makers who were due this afternoon, Mick has been on a private boat today fitting a calorifier and doing other odd jobs, Lee has started striping down yet another boat for a full paint job, Ember and sphinx both came back yesterday and all the people thoroughly enjoyed their holiday aboard the two boats, That's it now, Ember goes out again this coming weekend and she is out ever week up to the end of August! It would be nice if all the boats were like that this year, I'm not complaining though as they are booked quiet well.
We have seen a few boats around today and the wharf has seen its fair share of boats requiring our services, A boat that we repainted the roof on was also collected today and a very happy customer indeed boated off in the direction of Wolverhampton having just bought a re conditioned gearbox off us as well.
That's it from me today, so until tomorrow
Sunday, 3 April 2011
It's just tipped it down with rain and we have even had hail... That won't of impressed Sue who had not long before been painting round the fore end of her boat. When we take the dogs out for a walk after work, I'd imagine that she won't be in the best of moods :-P
Talking about painting. Now the weather's brightening up and we've got lighter nights - it's about time that I got the paint brush round Ant to spruce her up for the year ahead. That's my own boat. I haven't really got that much boating planned with her at the moment, but it's satisfying to keep a tidy boat and keep on top of the paintwork and keep the rope work scrubbed white. I did do some graining (scumbling) during last week on my "under gunnel" cupboards in the kitchen and dinette area. I'm really pleased with the effect that it has created, rather than a plain colour - I might even let you have a look when I've finished and applied the varnish. I think the next job will be to paint the false cratch and the deckboard...
Ralph and Mick have swapped the boats in both docks today. They've docked a private boat in the dry dock, which Ralph dually pressure washed and put the next boat to be painted into the wet dock. The boat is called William of Ockham and you will no doubt here a bit about it over the coming weeks. She is in for a full paint job - so will be in for four weeks. Full details of our paint packages can now be found on our website here.
Well that's it from me today, back over to Simon for the coming week and I'll catchya at the weekend.
Saturday, 2 April 2011
We had two day boats out first thing this morning. So today has been Victory's official maiden voyage - They'll be back in about half an hour, and hopefully all will be well... Phoenix has also returned this morning from a week out and Summer Wine has been turned round during the day and has just left with some happy holiday makers aboard.
Fred's been doing 'Fred jobs' - pumping boats out, blacking and roding drains! I do admire how he just gets on with his job, even the most unpleasant ones, although he needs some encouragement at times...
Amy and Joyce have been busy cleaning boats. Mick has finished fitting up the boat that has been painted and is now fitting up a boat called Shekinah. She was only in for her cabin top to be repainted, which Lee completed this week. This meant stripping it back to bare metal, treating the steel, priming, undercoating and top coating it + adding a non slip surface.
Bernard has been doing odd jobs on several boats - far too many to mention, but it has certainly kept him occupied :-)
We've got a whole range of LEDs in stock now. I'm just in the process of photographing them and I think I am going to have to put a separate page on our website to accommodate them all - maybe we need an Eco friendly page.
That's it for today. No photos I know, but I will try and get some tomorrow.
Friday, 1 April 2011
Thursday was a busy day as usual, all of the shared boats returned without to many problems, the day boat has had all its snagging items finished off, the lads were all busy around the yard and on many boats.
Friday got off to a grey dull start to the morning, My partner informed me that it had snowed over night as she pulled back the curtains this morning, I sank back down the bed and shoved my head under the pillow in dread! I then finally got up and looked out of the window, I thought she had finally lost the plot. "what snow I said"? she fell about laughing, "Its the 1st of April" she said, be warned today!
It has got off to a very busy start as all the shared boats have been in first thing to sort out their diesel and services, we have had two of our boats go out today so Ralph has been getting them ready, Ember and Sphinx both with a party of ten, Mick has been doing the final few jobs on the boat that was painted last week, here is a photo in her new livery, She belongs to a really nice chap called Andy who will be taking her back to her moorings next week.
We have had a new boat arrive for brokerage, It has a funny name, it is called Chi-cheemaun which apparently means 'long canoe' here is a photo of the boat, it is a seventy footer and will
appear on our website over the weekend.
On Wednesday we docked a boat and as part of our usual routine we did a visual hull inspection as well as other jobs, it is interesting to see that this boat is a Liverpool built boat, not very old but it hasn't been out of the water since it was built and I thought that I would post a picture of the hull sides just to show you the state of the corrosion that has taken place, this is why it is imperative to have your boat out of the water at least every two to three years to avoid similar corrosion.
It all seems to happen when its busy, Bernard has been called out to a private boat that has broken down, the boat has just been bought from Audlem and has only made it as far as here and is overheating! It has turned in to a big job and the cylinder head needs removing, pressure testing and a new cylinder head gasket fitting, while it is here they want a calorifier fitting and lots of other jobs as well, that will keep Bernard and Mick busy.
We don't mention everything that goes on here as there would be too much to write about, I cant even remember if it has been mentioned before or not but we also have a holiday cottage situated on the bridge here at Norbury and as well as all the other jobs on around the place we have to make that available for visitors so today it is being cleaned and will be ready for its new guests for the weekend. Ember has got going with Becks and her friends and Sphinx has got off with the stag party!!
That's it from me for this week, over to David for the weekend