S e c r e t s
Swans, those most delicate of snow-white birds, mate for life. This pair shows their enduring love with an embrace and heart-shaped necks. Their passion is such that they are oblivious to their two chicks underfoot! A frog can be seen on the interior, since he has nowhere to sit on the exterior of the box. Beside him is a sign that reads “Where’s Huck & Andre?” During the carving process, the BBC was tracking two migratory swans, named Huc and Andrei, from Siberia to their wintering grounds in Britain. Peter admits the names are spelled wrong because he got them from listening to the radio. The “M” under one webbed foot stands for Peter and Andrea Calvesbert’s daughter Millie and the “S” stands for their son Sam.