Dear John Lewis...
HE fox has ripped the heads off the ducks today. I slipped on the fox poo (have you ever smelt fox poo, by the way?), ironically by the trampoline, on my way to the hen house to collect the eggs, but they were all gone as the ‘cute’ grey squirrels had got there first. Have you ever seen a grey squirrel up close? It’s actually a large rat, cleverly disguised in a pretty fur coat.
And then to Brock. We love him dearly, but romanticising him at the time of a painful debate over culling is not helpful. Speak to your Waitrose farmers if in any doubt.
As for the hedgehog, now he really is cute, if not a little endangered. What would be a great present is a hedgehog house at the end of the garden and waking the children up by moonlight to see the hogs foraging about. Fiona Wollocombe, Norfolk