Well... We have all been waiting for the weather to improve and at last it has! Temperatures have soared to a high of 33°C around Norbury for the past couple of days.
It was a busy day here yesterday with the coming and going of the hire boats and of course the three dayboats, not to mention the tearoom and the people booking trips on The Shropshire Star... Today has been even busier!
A valued customer of us, who unfortunately had to sell his boat a few years ago has taken Phantom out for two weeks today along with his good lady. If you see Bob out and about - give him a wave :-) The three dayboats went out this morning too, all set ready for a scorcher of a day.
Ange has been on holiday for the past week so Denise has been in the office with me for the past few days (much to her dislike I must add!), but she has done a sterling job and I can't thank her enough. She always greets everyone with a smile and is very efficient at answering the telephone. She hasn't spent very much time in the office since she has been working here as regular visitors will know she is usually in charge of the tearoom. Although she was thrown in at the deep end she hasn't done a bad job at all... Talking of the tearoom, Sylvia has been heading that up over the last few days with the able assistance of Mrs. Handbag and Lynn. Both Kelly and Tasha have been in during the busier times too to ensure that there is plenty of clean crockery and cutlery.
We have been running regular one hour long trips again on The Shropshire Star today. We have also got some Fish and Chip cruises planned over the coming weeks, so check out our website for further details www.norburywharfltd.co.uk. Don't forget she is also available for chartered cruises throughout the year.
Richard has virtually finished the boat that he has been painting over the last five weeks. She is looking splendid .
Denise is now on holiday for two weeks. I think she needs a good break, so I hope she has a good time. You might see Mike and Denise out and about - they are heading north, across the Middlewich Branch and north on the T&M to the Anderton Boat Lift where they will drop down onto the river Weaver for a tranquil few days.
That's it for today folks.
I'm off for a cool drink and a bbq.