On grandchildren duty this weekend, but the parents are in trouble already. They forgot to warn us of the attacking birds at Linlithgow Loch. There we were, duly equipped with scraps of bread and three children. As soon as the bread was produced, swans, ducks and waterfowl homed in from the water – even leaping up onto the path. At the same time a gaggle of geese ran in from landward and seagulls were diving from the sky.
Exit two red-faced grandparents, a pushchair completed with 3yr old and two more running children. This baby-sitting lark is downright dangerous.