The latest news from our girl about town
Angel was trying to arrange a 12th birthday treat for her nephew and settled on a Segway experience – driving a self-balancing electrical device through a forest.
She was disappointed to see, however, that although you had to be over 10 years old to use a Segway, you also had to be at least seven stone, meaning that at 6st 9lb the little man lost out.
* The Guardian editor has recently been to Majorca on holiday (more on that later) and while partaking in an eighties music quiz one evening in the hotel just had to let his pedantic side out.
He waited until the end of the quiz, sidled up to the entertainer and gently reminded him that Video Killed The Radio Star and Wuthering Heights were both SEVENTIES hits. Just saying.
* While on his holiday, the Ed started chatting with a very confused gent who thought he had booked his holiday in Majorca but was surrounded by souvenirs and signs saying “Mallorca”. Why on earth don’t we all spell it the same?
* Talking of confusing holiday destinations, Angel once booked a cottage with Northumberland Holidays, only to discover she was in Scotland when she got there!
* Angel could not believe her ears when a shopper in Long Sutton’s Spar refused to sign a traffic calming petition, saying: “No way, I love racing through Sutton!”
* Angel had a bright idea the other day! As she waited for a friend in Hall Place in Spalding she noticed the four large raised flower beds are currently empty and wondered if, instead of flowers, they could be used to grow some vegetables – with members of the community free to weed or help themselves to a carrot or courgette or two.
* Angel has a dilemma. Last Friday morning she spotted an adult female sitting on a bench close to Spalding’s riverbank shouting, shaking and hitting a very small child in a pushchair.
She wasn’t sure then whether to intervene or phone someone. That she did nothing is still troubling her, but does anyone know what the best course of action is in that situation?
* South Holland Centre was the place to be on Friday where Angel was astonished to find out how many fans of northern soul there were in Spalding. The Soft Tone Needles and soul DJ Steve Hanson turned the clock back to the 1970s as the age of disco came back with a vengeance, with 50 and 60-somethings going dizzy on the dance floor. Who said life begins at 40?
* Young oldies were at Burghley House too where thousands of people danced to the music of UB40 as Angel discovered what the reggae band’s 1986 hit Sing Our Own Song really means.