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They're on! We're generating! It's taken me 5 years but finally I've managed to talk the rest of the family into putting solar photovoltaic panels on the workshop roof. It's so exciting to be generating electric from a completely renewable source. Deep down I've always had a little niggle of a worry as to what will happen in the future — the if or when "the lights go out". People have been talking about moving to a less carbon dependant society for ages and this now feels like a little step in the right direction. And better still — next time we have a power cut I can pop over to the marina and still boil a kettle for a nice cup of tea.....unless of course it's dark. Which has left me pondering other ways of generating electric........attaching the children to a treadmill (slightly cruel and probably not allowed), fast growing willow for a biomass boiler (hmmm, just how much of the waters edge could I fill with that...?), putting dynamos on our office chair wheels (small scale and Sam would probably set fire to himself and there has GOT to be something we can do with goose poo!!!!!

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Ash lodge decking
Janet: Tue 22 Aug

Would you like to own one of our gorgeous luxury holiday lodges in the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, close to the vibrant canal village of Audlem? Come along to our Lodge open day on Sunday 27th August from 11am to 3pm to view our show lodge — Ash Lodge. We only have our show lodge and 2 other lodge pitches now available in this very exclusive marina side development. The Lodges have a very...

The 2017 Audlem RNLI Festival
Janet: Mon 07 Aug

Do you have a top dog or a posh pooch? Or maybe your favourite friend has a special trick you'd love to show! If so come along to our dog show on Sunday 10th September at 11am. This year's show is once again being run by our favourite TV vet — Steve Leonard from Leonard Brothers Vets in Whitchurch and Crewe. Entry is on the day and the wonderful vets from Leonard Brothers will be on...

Boatshare Show
Janet: Tue 01 Aug

The countdown has begun to the 2017 Boatshare Show at Overwater Marina. This year's event, which is run by Boatshare4U is on Saturday and Sunday — 9th and 10th September 2017. The show, which runs in conjunction with the Audlem RNLI Festival, promises to be even better than last year with a number of boats to view, all of which have shares for sale. Most of the boats on display are managed...

Marina News

Ash lodge decking
Holiday Lodge Open Day
Tue 22 Aug
The 2017 Audlem RNLI Festival
Do you have a top dog?
Mon 07 Aug
Boatshare Show
The 2017 Boat Share Show
Tue 01 Aug
The Audlem Lass supports the RNLI
Audlem RNLI Festival
Tue 01 Aug

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