Angel is watching with some concern our resident muscovy duck on Spalding’s riverside and her gradually diminishing brood. What started off as 17 or 18 ducklings was down to about 11 on last count.
• How many men in high vis jackets does it take to clear a smallish piece of waste ground beside the railway line on Winsover Road? Five it would appear when Angel was passing on Monday.
• The man painting the smart looking exterior of the new shop planned for the Sheep Market told Angel he would be a millionaire if he’d been paid £1 by everyone asking if he was going to paint the lurid green shop next door – and he’s only been there a week!
• Two very sweet old dears were about to set off from Spalding’s Sheep Market by car the other day. The driver was standing in the road by the driver’s door and summoned her pal to the same side, telling her: “You’re safe – if anyone (meaning passing drivers) looks like hitting you, I’ll hit them with my stick!”
Hmmm. Angel’s not sure you’ll find that sort of advice in the Highway Code. Game girls, though.
• Remember the days when it was fashionable to have three flying duck ornaments on the living room wall?
Angel seems to recall Corrie’s Hilda Ogden had them along with her “muriel”.
Angel was having a cappuccino at McDonald’s in Spalding the other day when three real live ducks were flying in living room wall formation over the nearby Holbeach Road field. Life imitating art, perhaps.
• Angel settled down in Hall Place the other day, clutching her lunchtime coffee and sandwich, ready to listen to a busker playing a clarinet. He packed up just as Angel sat down.