Cool jazz was coming from the sax and the sun was shining so everyone was feeling really chilled. You would be forgiven for thinking Angel was on holiday: no, it was Wednesday lunch time in Spalding town centre.
• News just in: a Lincolnshire poet is to take part in National Poetry Day with her ode to that iconic symbol of the county – the Lincolnshire Sausage!
• Speaking of Lincolnshire poets, Angel popped to Spalding Library some years ago to ask for a volume of poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson. He was the Lincolnshire lad who became Poet Laureate, was a friend of Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens, and encouraged ‘new talent’ in the form of American poet Walt Whitman.
Like Shakespeare, Tennyson coined lots of phrases that are still in popular use.
So the library would have at least one shelf set aside for him and, perhaps, a spotlight on it and a bit of a write-up?
A disappointed Angel wandered away from the library having been told Tennyson was no longer considered a popular poet or particularly PC (politically correct) these days.
But that wouldn’t explain why Lincoln Central Library is home to the Tennyson Research Centre, would it?
• TV viewers were told on Monday that this was the last week of the year when you would be able to paint your fence before the weather turns against us.
Angel won’t be joining the painters because she’s rather optimistically banking on there being at least one fine week in 2017.
• The good thing about seeing so much Christmas stuff in shops is it outshines the dark of Halloween.