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The latest news from our girl about town...

Angel has had written evidence – if any were needed – that the summer hasn’t been so great so far.

For the last eight working days she has received a “last minute offer” from one of three UK holiday park businesses that have yet to sell out their holidays for this year.

Obviously those who can afford it are jetting off to far sunnier climes.

* One thing that is synonomous with British summers though must be hayfever – and Angel is suffering more this year than any time she can remember.

Some years she just has the occasional bad day and others (such as now!) she suffers with itchy eyes, sneezing and a resulting grumpy mood throughout the season.

Surely the same crops are grown on local fields year, in year out, so what causes these changes? She’d love to know...

* Talking of summer, what has happened to all our ladybirds this year?

A Radio 2 DJ brought up the subject yesterday morning and Angel found herself nodding in agreement.

She hopes they’re not going the same way as the honey bee, as they eat all those nasty bugs that otherwise decimate our garden crops.

* Cyclists who take notice when traffic lights are on red could soon find themselves being offered a free pint if a Spalding pub owner who put a call in to Angel this week has his way.

The businessman, who shall remain nameless, was pleasantly surprised when a law-abiding cyclist pulled up at the traffic lights on Swan Street and stopped, rather than pretend that the Highway Code didn’t apply to them.

“It was a rare but brilliant thing to see and what surprised me even more was that he had a hoodie on and looked like the last person who you’d expect to stop at a red light.”

So if you see a queue of people wearing hoodies, with their bikes secured outside a Spalding pub, don’t say Angel sent them.

* Angel is thrilled to see residents feeling the love now summer seems to finally have arrived – but not when it’s splashed across a wall along the river bank in vivid green.

Developers, council street teams and volunteers have been working really hard to make this picturesque area of Spalding even more appealing.

It must be soul destroying for them when a wall is defaced because it’s not like litter that can be collected and thrown away – it would take a lot of time and elbow grease to remove and who’s going to volunteer to do it?

So next time whoever is responsible wants to declare their love to someone, try saying it, or send a bouquet, write them a poem or even take them on a romantic picnic along the riverbank if that’s your special place. The writing’s on the wall if the culprit’s caught!