All the single shoes...

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GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest news from our girl about town...

Angel is always fascinated by the number of single shoes she sees as she travels through life. Do the wearers decide to ditch just one shoe, while keeping its partner? Or do they simply lose one somehow, presumably while not wearing them?

A trip to the Norfolk coast at the weekend provided an equally bizarre sighting. As ‘im indoors drove and Angel watched the passing scenery (giving useful driving tips when called for) she spotted a white plastic jug suspended from a hedge along the side of the A17 . Now that’s an entirely different fantasy: a family picnic resulting in a forgotten jug? A jug hurled out of a car window in disgust? If you’ve lost a white jug it’s quite near the Anglia Motel if memory serves...

• Angel has spotted the first snowdrops of the season, always a cheering sight.

• Angel’s ten-year-old niece, the one who told people last summer that she was holidaying in a terrorist house (she meant terraced) has surpassed herself.

At breakfast yesterday, while the family discussed the wonderful TV show ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’, she chirped up: “I’ve been to the Taj Mahal.”

“No you haven’t silly,” said her mum.

“I have. I went with dad. I had chicken korma and it was lovely.”

She meant the Indian restauarant in Peterborough, bless her.

• It was so sad to hear of the five whales washed up and dead on our beaches and, judging by the thousands of hits the stories have attracted on our website, it is clear Spalding Guardian readers think the same.

But Angel finds it hard to believe this is a natural phenomena and wonders whether it is something human kind is to blame for.