Flowers on the island

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A number of people have been asking about the flowers on the island. Angus took his tractor across there in the autumn and seeded it with a British Seeds wild flower mix. It now looks quite spectacular with a mix of white flowers and poppies.

Angus and Richard have spent quite some time deliberating which on the list of latin names the white flowers are and we have come to the conclusion that the only way to find out for certain is to row across and "David Bellamy" style acquire a sample which I can compare with my Collins Wild Flower Guide. the trouble is, it looks so peaceful there is a serious risk I may decide not to come back and in 6 months time you may notice a wisp of smoke from my newly built hut and spot me hunting wild game (do canada geese count??) for food.....

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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...