I warned Nigel that nature could be a cruel mistress ……. and sadly this morning he found out just how cruel ………
He went down to the lock as usual to check on his beloved swans and their babies and met the Swan Lady, she had some very heart-breaking news for him.
He had looked carefully, but could only see two babies. Yesterday, she told him she had seen four babies, one had sadly died the day before after getting tangled in some fishing line, that was nothing to do with nature and so was absolutely unforgiveable. Then, this morning, there were only two, someone had told The Swan Lady that there were a lot mink around this year ………. and that, sadly, was nature.
Poor Nigel ……. he and The Swan Lady just stood quietly for a while ……. and then The Swan Lady went in …….