All posts by Gwyneth Cooke

Raining lost ducks?

For those Lucky-Duckers who are concerned or disappointed that their protégé ducks have gone to the ‘lost duck planet’ (next to the planet where the lost socks live), some of the ducks my cousin Jen and I left in Abergavenny in Duck Week in April have found their way home to the map in the last couple of weeks.  The only date we have to update the map is one on top of the logging email so there is no way of knowing what they have been doing in the meantime.

A duck party somewhere perhaps?

Sally duck Abergavenny

Layla becomes mascot for bikers charity group

A few weeks ago, Layla Duck was found in Lealholm in North Yorkshire by members of the Crown Biker MCC.  The group, which has 31 members  was formed 3 1/2 years ago in Redcar, Cleveland with the intention of riding from their base to pubs with Crown in their names whilst raising money for Maxis Mates, a charity that rehomes dogs.  Layla looks like she is having fun, on a double mission to help people and their best friends. 

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Planet Earth turns yellow

Well, not the actual planet but our own map of it is very yellow.  Now covering 95 countries, that’s half of the countries in the world.  I thought we had a new country this week when a duck in South Korea was logged, but it is actually the second duck to be logged there.

I find shopping malls are a good place, especially cafes with outside tables where a duck can be sneakily left as I quickly make my escape.  It doesn’t always work and I have been chased down the street by wait staff on occasion.

This week amongst the ducks logged was Granville.  Found and adopted by Eve, Granville was found hiding inside a vending machine in Billingham Forum near Stockton-On-Tees.  That’s inventive.