GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest news from our girl about town
Angel experienced the good, the bad and the downright dangerous when driving out of Spalding on Thursday night... but not in that order.
First, came the bad. She had to stop her chariot in West Elloe Avenue to avoid running over a young man, can in hand, who was so drunk that he did not seem to realise he was walking in the middle of the road.
It was the dangerous next, as she got stuck behind a car doing just 20mph down Holbeach Road. She soon realised the slow driving was down to the fact the driver was having an animated chat on his mobile phone and paying little attention to anything else.
Finally, and about time, came the good. As she drove through Lutton at 11pm she spotted three young deer in someone’s front garden. How beautiful.
• There was a nice touch at Holbeach United Football Club for Angel to witness on Saturday when footballers brought along their wives and families to mark the end of another season.
Football stars of the future graced the hallowed Carter’s Park turf with their dads before and after the Tigers’ game with Harborough Town.
Then the club laid on a tempting buffet to which even Angel was invited.
If only every match day could be like this.
• Angel loves those fascinating snatches of conversation that you hear as you walk past people in the street.
On Spalding’s Holland Market the other night, two girls and a lad were arguing about chewing gum.
“But I’ve always swallowed it,” the lad insisted. “It’s never done me any harm.”
One of the girls was just as adamant that swallowing gum is bad for you.
Sadly, Angel didn’t hear her reasons although it has proved to be an interesting topic to Google!