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I've just come to realise that I clearly don't have a creative bone in my body — I'm definitely functional. We've been messing about with an area of garden by the marina reception pretty much since we moved in to the building and have never got it right. It started off as a shrubbery (the plants all drowned in the winter time) and a flower bed (then they all droughted in the summer time), then a half hearted Zen garden of pebbles, closely followed up with stone narrowboat planters. All the while it's looked pretty dull, and it's really bugged me that I've had no idea what to do with it. Now, before my very eyes it's turning into a little gem of a garden created by Dave's lovely wife Sue who clearly sees things very differently to me and who is very definitely green fingered! Every time I come to work another interesting plant or pot or lantern has arrived and it's certainly created quite a talking point. That said I'm pretty pleased with our latest landscaping purchase — 2 beautiful handmade oak benches for Richard's path. Angus's dad, Richard always wanted us to put in a path up over the hill between Campion and Bluebell. When we finally got around to it he had a maiden voyage up over it in his electric wheelchair. He loved the view from the top and it seemed a fitting tribute to him to put a couple of benches up there for everyone else to enjoy it too!

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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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