GUARDIAN ANGEL: Step back in amazement

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A young lad on foot showing off to his mates outside Greggs the other day set off in reverse, arms flailing without a thought for passers-by ... and without a glance to the rear to see if he might knock anyone flying.

Luckily Angel side-stepped the errant schoolboy but wonders if it’s time for parents to consider fitting their offspring pedestrians with mirrors and reversing lights because this does seem to be a habit among Spalding’s young people.

But then again the youngsters could be picking up the practice from adult drivers who opt for the ‘manoeuvre, signal and what’s a mirror?’ method of driving.

• The weathermen were predicting ghastly weather for our area for yesterday (Wednesday) so Angel opted for a slightly warmer jacket than of late and put it on for a short walk from Free Press Towers to Commercial Road. It was brilliant sunshine, not quite splitting the paving stones, but Angel was glowing like a nuclear reactor all the same.

Last week, when Angel had a few days off, the forecasters were saying that particular Wednesday would be sunny in her chosen destination, Chapel St Leonards. There was a change of heart at 10am, with a new prediction of cloud.

Rain poured steadily upon Angel’s arrival but, within an hour the sun was shining and continued to do so all afternoon.

Angel thinks weathermen are just as much in the dark as we are and are perhaps relying on the layman’s tried and tested system of looking out of the window.

• Angel isn’t being allowed to forget the night she thought she was going to the Last Night of the Proms at Holkham Park and ended up at the Jools Holland concert armed with a Union Flag.

Better check the ticket dates next time!