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Mallard Ducks

If you ever feel sorry for the odd one out, then spare a thought for our feathered friends — by that I mean our little white duck. We were so excited in the spring to welcome the first few batches of the ducklings, all cute and fluffy. At the time I thought my eyes were deceiving me — but when I walked down today, there it was again — the same little flock of mallards, all grown up — and in their midst one very bright, white duck! Apparently it's a genetic throwback, the gene for the white duck lurks around in the gene pool until by chance it pops back up again. I wonder if there's a similar principle which can be applied as to why my two daughters are so completely different. One loves being at the marina and can't wait for a chance to flex her muscles using the till EPOS system, whereas the other would much rather be out and about with the cattle and the horses. That said we all share the same delight in the many events the wonderful village of Audlem puts on. One of our favourites has just taken place -the Festival of Transport and Historic Boat Gathering, although it has to be said I do rather embarrass the kids by waving a flag and peeping the car horn as they process past the end of our drive and into Audlem. The girls are also really looking forward to our RNLI Festival on 3rd and 4th September with daughter No.2 busily training the farm collie on all kinds of tricks for "Best Trick" in the dog show and daughter No.1 helping with the Donkey Derby (still looking for jockeys if you know anyone small enough, although daughter No.1 has already declared that "it'll be carnage"!!). Between now and then I'm hoping this glorious weather will hold out and I'm spending my time juggling children, work and horses, oh and I'm also keeping my eye out for that white duck — just to prove to everyone that I'm not going mad — it really does exist!

Further reading

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...

The Audlem Lass supports the RNLI
Janet: Tue 01 Aug

The RNLI festival and Boat Share Show will soon be upon us so don't forget to book your tickets for the evening event with a blast from the past from Abba Re-Bjorn. We have two FREE tickets per boat for moorers and a half price offer of £7.50 per ticket for additional tickets. Numbers are limited so call or email the marina office asap if you'd like tickets. The morning of the...

Marina News

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
The 2017 Donkey Derby
Donkey Derby
Mon 31 Jul

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