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The latest from our girl about town

Seen in a local gym: a sign reading something along the lines of ‘Friends free in December’. Do you think if Angel orders one now she’ll have him/her in time for Christmas?

* Angel assumed it was far too late to attempt to post a Christmas card until her colleague told her she posted one on Tuesday and the recipient rang to say they had received it the very next day. Now that’s true service. Well done Britain’s postal service!

* While we are talking about our postal service, Angel couldn’t help but notice a postman delivering cards and letters in – shorts! Now we know they are usually the first to bare legs in the Spring, but they must be made of strong stuff wearing them in the depths of December. Or could it be the good old way of sending greetings to our friends and loved ones is keeping them as run off their feet as ever?

* One of Angel’s reporter colleagues says the Christmas spirit is very much alive in Sutton Bridge, where the parish council voted on Tuesday night to spend £100 on sweets for the village’s Santa sleigh run. Two members of the parish council wore festive hats for the meeting: Shirley Giles in a fetching but tiny bright red conical number – and Vicky Hills in a black Santa hat bearing the message “Bah humbug”. If only politicians in Westminster would follow suit ... it would give us all a smile at Prime Minister’s question time.

* Angel is still on a high from the marvellous hospitality shown to her at Deepings Rugby Club on Saturday. A bitterly cold day was considerably warmed up by helpings of cheese, containing cranberries, soft drinks and coffee. The game itself wasn’t too bad either. ngel has confessed to being as far away from a rugby union fan as you can get. But there’s still time to fall in love with rucks, mauls and scrums yet.