Its hard to believe its now September, kids are back at school and the building work is finished (except for the inevitable final touches). Even the Building Regulations officer appears to be happy - although we do need to designate a dedicated disabled parking bay outside the cafe. Talking of The Deck, it appears to be going well with plenty of customers and positive comments. I have been enjoying their sandwiches and soups for lunch (particularly the mozzarella baguette) although have managed to resist the cakes so far.
Time now to catch up with the neglected work from the last few months and address the teething problems such as the security system on the new extension and trying to find a long term solution to the parking issues that we have. I am also having to think about next year's charges (its amazing how fast the time goes) while Neil is hard at work scheduling the lift out programme and working out where we are putting berthholders and visitors ashore. The frenetic pace of recent months seems to have passed - giving some time to take stock of where the business is and where we should be going - although I have made a vow not to take on any significant projects for at least six months! Meanwhile heres hoping for that promised Indian Summer in September - not seen too many signs of it so far.