THANK YOU to The Press for telling us about Mummy Duck and her latest offspring in the Merchant Adventurer’s beautiful garden.

I found the cuties – all together cuddled up in Mother Nature’s feather quilt. What a glorious sight! Then off to witness the baptism outside the Minster – those brave people declaring their love for Jesus in front of all those strangers.

And – last, but not least – what a pleasure to admire another mum’s babies at St Michael le Belfrey – two spring lambs constantly visiting Mum for a ‘top-up’.

And to the farmer who so enthusiastically shared his passion for his livestock with us – a great big thank-you to him, too.

It’s true what they say: the best things in life are FREE.

Barbara Hudson, Badger Hill, York.