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Well, the Easter eggs are all gone — after a frantic chocolate eating frenzy, we're all feeling a bit heavier. Fortunately, the nights are lighter and I've started walking again and getting out more on the horses and my bike. Speaking of which, foolishly, some time ago I volunteered to do a bike ride in aid of the RNLI — it's part of the Three Shires Cycle Sportive — there are three rides, a 6km family run, a 37km Intermediate route and a 100k run which comes through Audlem. I thought the 6k one might be a bit tame and the 100k one would probably finish me off so I foolhardily said I'd do the 37k one!
When I signed up in January, it seemed like a good idea and I thought I'd have loads of time to train. It's now looming large and so far I've managed a couple of 6-8k training runs and a bike ride to the pub. The next two weeks are going to have to be a no pain, no gain fortnight, or I opt for Plan B — take it fairly steady and stop for a pub lunch half way round then get a lift home if it all goes pear-shaped...
Around the marina, we're starting to spot lots of ducklings, and the swans are nesting. It would be great to have cygnets — we really missed seeing them last year. One of the moorers has also befriended a pheasant which now runs down the jetty when called! It's so lovely walking home and seeing so much life unfolding around us — there is nowhere better than the Cheshire countryside in spring time!

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Janet: Mon 02 Jul

Please note our WIFI system will be unavailable on Thursday 5th — Friday 6th July as engineers will be on site upgrading our system. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may...

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Sam: Thu 26 Apr 11:35am

Sunday 29th April2.30pm until 4.30pmA Fire Engine and team will be at the Marina this Sunday!They will be hosting a talk with members of the public regarding water safety and answering any questions you may have on the subject.Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than 300 people drown after tripping, falling or just by underestimating the...

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Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

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