When we arranged last weekend's open weekend, we were not really sure whether anyone would venture out to White Mills in the cold to see how things had moved on since our last open weekend back in November. Once again, we were pleasantly surprised.
It was great to see so many of 'our boaters' who have reserved their berths (and some who are contemplating it!) popping in to take a look and enjoy a cuppa. They were very complimentary about how White Mills is looking, as were all the locals who took the time to drop in and see us. We do love to welcome people from the the local vicinity to our open days as it gives us the opportunity to show them around and explain what our plans are as well as listen to their thoughts and ideas. We were so lucky with the weather too, it was sunny and dry and the marina looked in fine form.
Prior to the open days, we took the 'bull by the horns' and tidied up along the roadside, it is looking so much more welcoming. Next Wednesday we have a team from Moulton College coming to help with some preliminary landscaping, we will be announcing which student has won our competition for landscaping designs so that is something we are looking forward to.
Finally, we have a new and very sociable friend that has joined us on the marina, it has certainly made itself at home very swiftly indeed. We are not sure whether it is a cob or a pen - but one thing we have noticed is that it has an insatiable appetite for bread - meaning there is not quite so much toast in the mornings!