This is an urgent appeal for anyone who loves duck...
Sorry, can we do that again ? I think this script should read ducks plural, otherwise overtones of sauce l'orange or cherries creep in.
When I went for my walk on Sunday, I had pretty much a full loaf of Warburtons bought the day before. I took 9 slices to the park leaving me with four. They scoffed the lot in the blink of an eye.
I was out early this morning with a trip to Asda just after 6 and it was well below zero.
I went out again for a walk round the arboretum and out of sheer kindness took a whole loaf minus three slices.
When I arrived, the lake was part frozen and n'er a duck or goose to be seen.
When I got to the other end of the lake, there's a sheltered bit where it wasn't frozen where about 200 ducks and geese were congregating and looking very sorry for themselves.
What's worse, as I stood there with a bag of Warburton's, they couldn't get across the thin ice to the edge of the lake, so I had to throw the pieces into the water. I heard one drake complaining how he hates wet bread.
Total time to demolish another loaf, about 45 seconds.
Now this is where the guilt creeps in. On the way home, I popped in Tesco and bought this :
I do feel a twinge of guilt to be honest...