The latest news from our girl about town...
Summertime and the River Welland is enjoyed by lots more people who rested on its grassy banks last weekend.
Angel noted the usual collection of ubiquitous blue plastic carrier bags and wondered if the district council could persuade local independents selling bottles and cans to use paper bags instead, possibly with the word “recycle” printed in a number of languages. In fact, shouldn’t there be recycling bins alongside every rubbish bin in the district?
* It was lovely to see Spalding Water Taxi was particularly busy in the good weather, and on Saturday a bride and bridegroom and their bridal party were seen boarding the taxis.
* It happens every year, and Angel and ‘im indoors probably have the same conversation each time. Why do men feel the need to strip off at the first ray of sunshine when they are nowhere near the beach? Contrary to what men (including himself) think, most women known to Angel do not find it at all attractive.
* Angel overheard a most disturbing conversation the other day, when a chap extolling the virtues of motorcycling told a pal how he had driven from Peterborough to Hunstanton in 35 minutes.
That would mean the biker averaged about 100mph, so Angel does hope he was exaggerating slightly.
* As the hot weather continues to brighten up our lives, Angel would like to sound out a little warning for those who have fish ponds.
Angel’s pond pump broke on Saturday evening and, despite repeated blasts from the hose pipe, the fish were stuggling for oxygen.
By the time she bought a new pump on Sunday morning one of the poor fish had perished.
So, please remember to check your pumps in this hot weather and if you don’t have one, please get one –they’re as cheap as £20.
* Angel thought she’d have a devil of a time with her boss when she returned to the office and realised she had left her computer and a vital notepad in a shop where she had been working – and it had closed early. But it seems the area is full of little “Angels” and the owner swooped in to save the day by dropping it off for her. Thanks to the staff of Corner House Flowers in Donington for being blooming marvellous.
* Angel’s motoring has been sorely tested by potholes along the A152 through Gosberton, Quadring and Donington but one by one they have been patched by visiting Angels in big work boots. And now – hurrah – the road has had a top dressing. But Angel did have to call her boss as the top dressing was applied in peak commuter time and made her late for work.