23 May 2013
They're here, the cygnets. My friend texted earlier in the week to say she'd seen them. She thought there were five but it's hard to tell. You can just about see one on her back, and several tucked under her wing. Stop on the bridge and look and you are bound to get into conversation with someone else who has been waiting for their arrival. Children stop on their way home from school - or out on nature study, mothers with bags of shopping point them out to their babies, cyclists and passers by along the other bank slow down to take a peek . It's rather amazing to think that we're all connected by a pile of reeds and plastic bags, two swans and those six eggs. Now you are too, I suppose.