Big Announcement

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There's a big announcement to be made today — the cygnets have hatched! We've all been watching the swans on the island for weeks now — they have a deluxe "des res" on our very exclusive island and have been sitting patiently. I've not seen them yet, although I have reports in from moorers that there are six of them and that they have been seen scurrying up onto the back of the mother swan. Poor thing — I've only got two children and she now has to cope with three times the worry!! Speaking of which we decided to spend our day off on Sunday "doing things" with the children. We had all good intentions — the morning started with Isabelle and I going for a ride while Angus and Anna "worked" in the farm office. Isabelle then disappeared on her pony for the rest of the day and, when friends arrived, Anna announced that she wanted to take them to the Marina, so we ended up on a "busman's holiday" on the Audlem Lass with a walk into the Mill Shop to buy Noisy Putty. Walking up from the bottom of the locks was lovely — there is such a nice 'holiday feel' about Audlem and we had a great time in the Mill Shop trying out the new musical instruments they've just started stocking — everything from rain makers to didgeridoos!

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Raft Padddle 1
Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...