Flea market’s glorious mix

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Angel loves Spalding’s new flea market, held each Saturday in Red Lion Street. Last time she visited, on Saturday, it was a glorious mix of everything from vintage household items, knitted pieces and beautifully decorated upcycled wooden furniture. However, as one of the stallholders pointed out, wouldn’t it be even better if the Sage coffee house put tables and chairs out on the street and had some smooth jazz playing? That would be a definite improvement as far as this flea market fan is concerned.

* So great to see a new business opening in Spalding town centre – the noodle bar near the steps leading down to Holland Market. Angel says well done to all entrepreneurs willing to have a go.

* Bad news for those following the muscovy duck saga and her brood of 17 or 18 ducklings. Last time Angel spotted her, she was down to just three bundles of fluff. However, the good news is that the cygnets that Angel thought had been orphaned have been seen swimming about with two adult swans.

* There’s good news or bad news, depending on how you look at it, for anyone who has been nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (for those who have missed the latest craze to sweep social media sites, it involves a bucket of icy cold water being thrown over a victim – all in the name of charity). Angel was asked to film a challenge and set off to buy ice and a bucket. But after hunting the freezer aisles in Sainsbury’s, it appears the store keeps running out of ice. Unfortunately for Angel’s victim, a nice assistant went to look in the back and came back with a new box of ice cube bags. Then it was off to buy a bucket. With Wilkinson’s closed, the last hope was B&Q. There has been such a rush at B&Q, there are now piles of buckets in the entrance. Angel managed to buy the last black one – and the challenge was completed. Check out James Caborn on Facebook. And watch out for our editor Jeremy Ransome. He was nominated yesterday. Who knows ? The next victim could be you!