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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

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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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