Guardian Angel: The day it rained broad beans ...

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There’s nothing as unpredictable as the British weather – as Angel experienced when caught in last Wednesday’s hailstorm.

She’d just arrived at Carter’s Park in Holbeach ready for an outdoor fitness class (with suncream applied) – when the heavens opened and hailstones the size of broad beans came from the sky.

The class was cancelled and Angel was left running for shelter with a fitness mat draped over her head!

• Spalding’s knitting nannas have added to their woollen sculpture trail along the riverbank in Churchgate. The latest addition is a figure devoted to peace. Amen, amen, amen. These wonderful ladies, the oldest of whom is 90, keep on proving that nannas know best.

• Angel wasn’t filled with joy when she got stuck in a double-tractor convoy fest along one of our local roads. At least half-a-mile in the distance there was a tractor chugging along, with an assortment of perhaps 20-30 cars and lorries sedately following, and then another tractor “towing” a few more cars.

Angel remembered the police Twitter messages about being stuck behind a tractor for two miles in the country is the same as getting stuck at two traffic lights in the city ... then it didn’t seem so bad.

But rear view mirrors are wonderful and, if tractor drivers consulted them more often, perhaps they could be persuaded to pull in before an impatient driver recklessly pulls out?

• Speaking of impatience, Angel’s chariot was overtaken by a speeding driver who couldn’t be bothered to stick to the 30mph limit on the main road through Quadring. The overtake was on a sweeping blind bend just before the crossroads. No crash. But what luck.