The latest from Guardian Angel
Angel was enjoying browsing Lidl’s deluxe Christmas offering but came to an abrupt halt in the frozen meat section. First there was muscovy duck (which made Angel sad as she loves the muscovy family on Spalding’s riverbank) but then there was something more surprising: kangaroo leg steaks. Makes a change from turkey, I suppose. Will the family be hopping mad if that gets served up though?
* Spalding Baptist Church was a strange place to be for Angel on Sunday, the first “Lord’s Day” since the retirement of long-serving and well-loved pastor Rev Anthony Walker and his wife Doreen.
In one sense it was business as usual, but in another the huge void left by the departure of the church’s minister after almost 25 years was clearly felt.
A good thing then that Sunday’s speaker and one-time contestant on the BBC TV quiz show Eggheads, Ricki Kendall, hit the nail on the head when he said: “It’s different now because Anthony’s not here and that’s sad – but it’s not a handicap to God.”
* With all the roadworks currently on the West Elloe Avenue/Pinchbeck Road junction in Spalding, it made it very difficult for a rushing fire engine on Tuesday evening.
So three cheers to the quick-thinking Norfolk Green 505 bus driver who pulled over on to the pavement to let him go about his urgent business.
* Angel was very impressed with Barclays bank staff in Spalding last week. She was about to fill in a form to pay in some money into the deposit machine when she was beckoned to the counter where they “were not busy”.