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WHILE Angel commends drivers who stop to answer their mobile phones, she would still like them to give some consideration to WHERE they stop.

It’s probably just as dangerous stopping on a bend or on a busy street at rush hour as it is driving while on the phone.

nTHERE was confusion this week in Guardian Towers over the accent of our newest recruit Winston Brown.

The reporter is from the West Midlands and speaks with quite a pronounced Brummie accent, but three times in the last week he has been asked: “Are you from Australia?” No, Birmingham.

nAngel’s Guardian colleagues often put on an extra spurt when they look at the Spalding Magistrates’ Court clock – and then remember it’s 20 minutes fast and they don’t have to run those extra few yards back from lunch.

Now it’s showing the right time, it could be just as confusing.

nThe late, great 60s one-man band Don Partridge, famous for his hit single Rosie, would have been smiling down happily yesterday as a street busker emulated his style in Spalding Market Place.

Banjo in hand, cymbals and drum on his back – and a hooter tucked away somewhere – the busker newbie was strumming up a storm with the Eric and Ernie classic, Bring Me Sunshine. Perfect for a sunny lunchtime.

nAngel overheard a couple in Spalding’s Maple Leaf as they listed all that’s wrong with a string of towns within a day’s drive.

This could be better. That could be better.

First they discussed teapot spouts, and one spout they had encountered that was the wrong way up, and then Boston, Downham Market, Wisbech, Spilsby, Louth, Market Rasen and Alford.

The last of that list – actually one of Lincolnshire’s really charming small towns – evoked a particularly sharp reaction from the man: “I would kill myself if I had to live there.”

Drone, drone, drone... until the woman piped up: “Nice cup of tea.”

So there. Life really is worthwhile. Phew.

nBAYTREE Nurseries owner Reinhard Biehler was mentioned on Chris Evans’ popular Radio Two breakfast show on Tuesday morning.

The ginger DJ, who has just bought himself a bridge (really!), asked listeners to tweet their bridge anecdotes.

Reinhard’s son-in-law was promptly in contact, recalling how the businessman bought a Spalding town centre bridge several years ago... and how his wife still hasn’t forgiven him!

nANGEL wonders if the man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Spalding yesterday lunchtime appreciated the irony of just where he was arrested.

Yes, he was stopped just outside the court.

He’ll be back there in a few days no doubt – but this time without his wheels.