GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest news from our girl about town
The Cancer Research shop in Spalding adopted an unusual method for attracting customers into the store on Tuesday. They had a young lad sitting in the window practising on his violin when Angel was passing.
* Those silly muscovy ducks on Spalding’s riverside are once again providing plenty of entertainment for Angel and other people who walk along the river. One of them has recently produced about 17 or 18 ducklings and was spotted taking them for a walk across busy High Street for a drink in a puddle. Angel wonders if this lot will fare any better than the brood she produced earlier in the summer.
* Angel was a little exasperated to discover on Monday that South Holland District Council was proposing to put her details not only on the electoral register but on something called an open register (which “can be bought by any person, company or organisation”). Unless Angel has completely misunderstood, the council is selling data relating to people living in the district – and it is up to us to spend several minutes on an 0800 number requesting that we are removed from that open register. In our case, it required two phone calls as there are two of us living at the address.
* How wonderful that Spalding is being linked (see the poster for the new shop proposed for the Sheep Market) with Downham Market in Norfolk where the houses are said to be made of gingerbread. That’s one way of solving the housing shortage.
* Angel has been fed up with the traffic disruption at the Woolram Wygate level crossing in recent weeks but had resigned herself to the fact that it would all be worthwhile and that the new level crossing gates would work more efficiently.
She was wrong!
She still has to sit and wait for an eternity for the train.
* In fact, it’s not been the best of weeks in the old chariot for Angel. Yesterday when driving in to work, a cigarette carelessly lobbed out of a lorry driver’s cabin nearly made it into her open window. Drivers should be more careful when discarding their used cigarettes or, better still, use their ash trays.
* Angel’s editor caused consternation to a shopper as she passed the Guardian offices on Tuesday.
He was outside the office, talking to one of the motors sales reps about an advert that was to appear in today’s paper.
So far the advert had not arrived from the agency, but Mr Editor had seen it in our sister paper the Boston Standard. “Don’t worry, I’ll steal it from Boston,” he said cheerily, causing the passer-by to spin on her heel and stare at him in horror. She obviously thought he was about to commit a criminal act...