The latest news from our girl about town...
It was art, but not as we know it when Transported brought one of its displays to Spalding’s Hall Place on Saturday. There was a beautifully constructed giant wooden boat structure containing a series of hammocks which revolved to the sound of drumbeat. It certainly stopped shoppers in their tracks and Angel thought it would make a good permanent feature for the town. Imagine being able to hop inside one of the hammocks to escape the world for ten minutes or so in the middle of the day.
* If the River Welland is something you visit only occasionally Angel would suggest now is a good time. The flag iris are all in flower, making for an attractive riverside walk.
* Angel’s imagination started working overtime on Saturday when she pulled up alongside a bouncy castle firm’s van.
It obviously should have said “competitive rates” but the “e” had fallen off the second word, leaving Angel to envisage lots of tiny rodents competing to see which one can bounce the highest.
* Angel made her first visit in several years to Spalding’s Castle swimming pool this week as she strives to find her summer bikini body (!) and thought she would share her observations.
Firstly, she found the staff very helpful and the pool clean. She had heard bad things about the temperature of the water, but this was also fine.
The only “could do better” part was the showers, which were not powerful enough – more of a trickle than a shower.
And the roped off swimming lanes were slightly confusing but this wasn’t the fault of the staff, more the fast front crawling gentleman in the “medium” lane and the slow, breaststroking lady in the “fast” one.
nA good friend of Angel’s was a proud visitor to Spalding Grammar School on Tuesday evening, accompanying her 11-year-old son at the new boys’ evening.
While the kids were being told about how important manners were to the school’s ethos, one parent answered her mobile phone and proceeded to have quite a lengthy conversation.
* Angel was impressed, however, with the way the tutor groups are organised at the grammar school.
Each group contains students from every year in the school, the idea being that the older students help the younger ones settle in quickly to school routines.
* Angel has found that walking through Spalding at certain times of day is a hazardous occupation: the unwary are likely to be dripped on by the many hanging baskets that have appeared outside shops and offices. However, Angel is not complaining as they look absolutely stunning and improve the town no end.