Expensive walk to freedom

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News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

Angel and ’im indoors decided to go to the Showcase Cinema at Peterborough to escape Sunday’s horrible weather. We went to see Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and enjoyed the film. However, what we didn’t enjoy was forking out £9.35 each for tickets – a fellow celestial being up in LFP Towers says 3D ticket prices are even more expensive. It just served to remind us what we like about watching films at South Holland Centre in dear old Spalding...

n Some people were positively embracing Sunday’s horrible rain. Angel noticed masses of fishermen along the Welland, some sitting with their boots actually in the water! Incidentally, was Angel slightly delusional just before Christmas when she thought she spotted a fishing elf?

n Things were wetter still for a middle-aged man out jogging in shorts and a flimsy top during Saturday lunchtime’s downpour in Pinchbeck. He was soaked to the skin. New Year’s resolutions are one thing but there should be a self-penned get-out clause of “rain stops play”. Failing that, buy waterproofs but stop running before you boil.

n Angel’s admiration for the hardworking and helpful guys at Spalding’s waste and recycling centre has been noted here before.

But she wonders how they cope with the often potent stench of Anglian Water’s nearby sewage works? It’s a sickening smell and Angel finds it hard not to throw-up whenever it invades her car air vents within a half-mile radius of the place.

n Angel loves Christmas as much as the next person, but by January 7 it really is time to put it behind you and move on for another year.

Or so she thought. But some people are obviously keen to cling on to the festive cheer as long as possible, as demonstrated by the gentlemen sitting in his car in Spalding’s Sheepmarket on Tuesday morning with Christmas tunes blaring out.

n Angel hasn’t been sleeping too well since Christmas! One of her neighbours has obviously received some wind chimes as a gift. Don’t they realise how irritating they are, especially when Angel is trying to get her beauty sleep?

n The latest bid from Angel to enter the 21st Century didn’t go well.

She downloaded the Barclays mobile banking app for her brand-new iPad, only to find out another app had to be downloaded before she could alter direct debits.

But each time she typed her password into the second app, she was told it was incorrect.

So she clicked on the ‘contact us’ button so she could explain her problem... only to be timed out on three occasions before her email was complete.

Back to banking at the actual bank then.