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Angel’s boss received an hilarious email recently from a local pensioner, who will remain nameless!

It went like this: “I was in a coffee shop recently when my stomach started rumbling and I realised that I desperately needed to break wind.

The place was packed but the music was really loud so to get relief and reduce embarrassment I timed my wind breaks to the beat of the music. After a couple of songs I started to feel much better.

I finished my coffee and noticed that everyone was staring at me.

I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.

This is what happens when old people start using technology.”

* It’s a funny old thing language, isn’t it? Him indoors and Angel decided we needed a warming soup for lunch over the weekend and headed for the nearest shop, which was the Eastern European one in Swan Street. We looked at the packets of soup and realised we couldn’t follow the directions but couldn’t find tins of soup either. We asked, but the staff couldn’t understand us, so we went home empty handed.

Later on, Angel was walking in town and passed a couple talking in a foreign language, but one word jumped out: “sprouts”. Ha! Christmas dinner was obviously in their thoughts too.

* Has anyone else noticed how very elegant young women are looking at the moment with their mile-high buns? They look lovely – and very reminiscent of the glamour of decades gone by.

* Angel spent a crisp Sunday morning watching her nephew play junior hocky at Glen Park in Surfleet and was impressed on three counts.

Firstly, she thought it was wonderful that such lovely facilities were available for sporty youngsters in the area.

Secondly, she was delighted to see so many kids playing hockey on a Sunday morning in November – about 70 taking part in hockey and a junior football game on a neighbouring pitch.

But thirdly, and most importantly, she was delighted to see how well the hockey youngsters observed the two minutes’ silence held at 11am.

* There’s always much comment on the Guardian’ website – – about eastern Europeans who have settled in Spalding – and many seem to feel that it’s integration rather than immigration that’s the problem. Not so in Guardian towers!

A member of staff recently brought in some windfall cooking apples for her colleagues to take as they pleased. The Polish cleaner took quite a few home with her... and returned the next day with a tasty cake made from the fruit. Now that’s what Angel calls positive race relations!