We moved into the marina this morning as the boat moored behind us was starting its engine at 8.00 am and leaving it running until 11.15 PM!!!! We've since found out that it's owned by the probation service and occupied by "people of dubious character" but that wasn't the reason we moved, I just couldn't stand the constant noise of a noisy engine. Dave who runs the marina is an old business acquaintance and a really nice guy and he's made us very welcome.
My shopping trip to the Trafford Centre was much better than expected as my sister and her kids joined Mum & me. We had a good laugh and the shopping proved to be less stressful than usual, although the Trafford Centre itself was absolutely heaving as the kids are still off school.