Where on earth has August gone? Infact, more to the point, where have the past few months gone? We can not believe that we have been up and running for five whole months now.
Both of us have learnt and are learning so much. We are continuously meeting so many lovely people all of whom are keen to offer help, advice and endless tips to help us create a successful marina that is a popular and much welcomed stopping off point for visitors to the River Nene.
The feedback we are getting from boaters who are new to the River Nene, is that they are absolutely blown away by the river's natural beauty and refer to it as one of Northamptonshire's best kept secrets. Its lovely to see more people are appreciating what we have known all along.
Bank Holiday weekend proved to be incredibly busy (actually you could say we were almost rushed off our feet!) with a good number of boaters showing a keen interest in mooring their boats with us not just over the winter, but more longer term too.
We are now looking forward to our next Open Sunday this Sunday 4th September, from 10am - 4pm which will be followed two weeks later by a special Open Sunday on Sunday 18th September again 10 - 4pm when we will be celebrating the start of the Nene Valley Festival (17th - 25th September) by a hosting a small craft fair.
Exhibiting at the White Mills Marina event will be canal art by Alice's flowers, crocheting by Nancy May Crochet, Portraits by Colin Ashby Portraits, upcycled bottles by Moonshine, recycled vintage denim by Jilly Palacek, music by Drifter and hopefully a few more stalls too, We will also have one of our boaters demonstrating the art of spinning, so all in all something for everyone.
Later in the month on Friday 30th September we are taking part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning and will be holding a coffee morning here in the office - more details to follow,