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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!

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Party on the Park
Janet: Tue 25 Jun 4:19pm

It's back — Party on the Park in Audlem — on Saturday 6th July 2019. This fantastic annual event is set to be the biggest and best yet! Don't miss out — for one night only the playing field in Audlem will be transformed into a concert venue. Bring your picnic, a fantastic line up awaits you...Don't miss — Michael, by Ben. The ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson. With support from...

baked on board
Janet: Tue 25 Jun 4:12pm

Baked on Board — our local Pizza Boat will be at Overwater Marina on the evening of Saturday 27th July 2019 from 5pm onwards. Join us for an evening of pizza and friendly company. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Please call the marina office on 01270 812677 to book a...

quiz night
Carol: Sun 14 Apr 11:41am

Join us on Saturday 11th May, at 7.30pm, for our monthly quiz night.At only £2 ahead, which includes sandwiches and snacks, this is a great social event; just bring your own drinks and glasses. Bring a team, or join one, and try and topple the current champions, the 'Bluebells'.If you would like to join us, please pop your name on the list in the office, or call us on 01270...

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