Festival Fatigue

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My September started with a very successful trip with my girls to the British Riding Club Championships at Lincoln. Daughter No 1 had qualified for both the dressage and showjumping so it turned out to be a very busy weekend. She learned the hard way that forgetting part of your test means the difference between winning the class and coming fourth but then went on to redeem herself by having top three placings in pretty much everything else. No 2 also joined her in the team jumping so our kitchen is now festooned in rosettes and sashes (if anyone ever comes up with a good way of displaying sashes please let me know!) From then on things got even more exciting with our festival weekend. This year saw the return of the raft race — my personal favourite. I can't believe how much effort some of the teams put into dressing their rafts and I was completely flabbergasted at how amazing the mini narrowboat raft was that the lads from the workshop created — they'd kept it top secret and even Angus had been kicked out of the workshop on more than one occasion to allow construction to commence, and what more can I say other than IT WAS BRILLIANT! Following the festival we all suffered from a bit of post festival fatigue so it was a bit of a quiet week in the office. It only usually lasts for a few days though before someone utters those immortal words "so what are we going to do for it next year?" I'm hoping we can talk the Rhyl RNLI team into coming back next year — not only were they superb with their in-shore boat on the marina and their displays of equipment and line throwing competition, but they also helped drink the bar dry on the Saturday night!

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Janet: Mon 19 Aug

Nantwich Food Festival (Aug 30 — Sep 1) will be buzzing this year with all the great Chef demonstrations.Festival Director, Andrew Martin says "Nantwich Food Festival is unique in providing such high quality entertainment free to visitors. I am thrilled to confirm the wonderful line-up of 4 Celebrity Chefs who will be demonstrating at the Civic Hall".Kick-starting the Festival, and...

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Carol: Sun 11 Aug 12:01pm

THE OVERWATER BIG FISH 'N' CHIP SUPPER QUIZ FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 7PM — 10.30PM Join us in the marquee to start off our RNLI Festival weekend with a fish 'n' chip supper and our quiz night all rolled into one. Tickets £10 each. Includes meal and entry to quiz. Bring a bottle and glasses. Advanced prepaid tickets only...

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Sam: Tue 30 Jul

Our RNLI FestivalĀ is fast approaching and we are looking forward to another fantastic weekend. It is a two day festival with events and activities which include the Boatshare Boat Show (both days), our Saturday night 'bit of a do' featuring the Funky Choir and the wonderful singer Lucy Barlow. Sunday events include the popular Raft Race, barkingly great dog show, ferret racing and the...

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