The latest from our girl about town
A Scots piper was a real talking point in Spalding on Pumpkin Festival morning as he, ahem, droned in the Market Place. Beside him was parked a Yodel van, which struck Angel as rather amusing.
* Angel thought she was looking at some kind of art installation as she walked throughout woodland as it was getting towards dusk on Saturday. It looked as though someone had carefully arranged white stones in a circle around the base of a tree... until she got closer and realised it was one of nature’s art installations: a scattering of white mushrooms gleaming in the gathering darkness.
* One of Angel’s nieces was in bits on Saturday morning – her sister got the great news she had passed her 11-plus exam, but this little girl’s results didn’t come. Surely in this day and age parents should have the choice of receiving results via email, which would also save the cash-strapped county council quite a bit of money?
* There’s been much talk about integration in South Holland of late, so Angel was delighted to see people of all denominations at the Spalding Pumpkin Festival on Friday . The atmosphere was happy and there was no sign of trouble. Just a pity there wasn’t more variety with the hot food on offer.
* A very interesting conversation between the editor and his son was overheard in Guardian Towers on Monday afternoon.
Son: “Dad, what’s the difference between a neutron and a proton?”
Dad: “Don’t ask me mate. I was rubbish at physics when I was at school.”
Son: “It’s chemistry.”
Best stick to journalism dad.