Timing is everything ...

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter
News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

The latest news from our girl about town

It was the first day back at school on Tuesday and Angel’s reporter pal was expecting extra traffic on her run through Pinchbeck to Spalding.

But she wasn’t expecting one-off roadworks and ‘Stop/Go’ boards near St Mary’s with long tailbacks in both directions.

Timing is everything. Why oh why wasn’t this work done in the holidays when you could count the cars on the fingers of one thumb?

* Angel bought a foil pack of filter coffee from Morrisons at Pinchbeck and plumped for a mid-price brand. She didn’t notice anything unusual until she tipped the contents into a container and it came up short. The pack had 200g instead of the standard 227g.

So much for mid-price. Angel is normally wise to manufacturers “putting up prices” by cutting down on contents, but this one slipped through her net.

* Patriotism shows itself in all sorts of ways ... and there was a really tempting offer in the heart of Spalding yesterday to encourage us to celebrate St George’s day with six English ales to try at The Prior’s Oven. It was only £2 a pint.

Cheers, George!

* It’s not TV’s Roland but his less charming rodent cousins who are getting bolder with their frequent, broad daylight appearances on the riverbank in Spalding.

Angel was having a lunchtime coffee the other day and saw a rat running on top of the Double Street riverbank with people only feet away ... and the same again yesterday when a rat disappeared into the brickwork on the same bank side near High Bridge.

Now might be a good time for us to take extra care with any food waste, using the bins instead of the ground.

The council has done a lot to spruce up that area – and it’s also the home of our celebrated water taxi – so please can the powers-that-be organise a visit from pest control before our tourists spot our four legged residents?

* One of Angel’s reporter pals was short of only one of four tokens needed to win an XBox One in McDonald’s Monopoly game, but decided against any further purchases on Tuesday night when a sign in the Spalding restaurant warned there was a shortage of tokens and customers may not get the full complement with their meals.

Instead the pal “cashed” in previous game wins, two small fries and a cheeseburger, and washed that down with the free coffee you get after buying six.