Now, that’s integration

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GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest news from our girl about town

Angel witnessed a lovely little scene in the Heron store in Spalding last week. A little eastern European girl with the sweetest face was allowed to “pay” for sweets, bought for her by her older brother.

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When thanked for handing over the cash, the adorable child smiled sweetly and proudly said: “My pleasure, goodbye.”

Now that’s positive integration.

• Another shop scene... but this time the shop cannot be named! Angel did feel sorry for the bearded gent in workman’s overalls refused an alcohol sale in Long Sutton on Friday evening. The poor chap was 30 if he was a day, but couldn’t produce ID.

• Angel and ‘im indoors decided on Sunday to get some fresh air with a walk in a wood we’ve not visited before, Twyford, at Colsterworth near the A1.

The World War II airfield, RAF North Witham, was formerly based there, closing in late 1945, and large parts of the old concrete runway are still visible. We actually remembered to take our binoculars, but sadly didn’t see a single bird... until driving home to Spalding again along the A151 where we spotted literally dozens of swans feeding on whatever little shoots were coming up in some obliging farmer’s field.

•Whilst walking around the corner in the Sheep Market Angel walked into a huge collection of Spalding Grammar School boys going in the opposite direction, chatting, eating and laughing.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with this at all but it did get Angel thinking – what is the collective noun for a bunch of noisy, happy schoolboys? A gaggle of Grammar boys? An adolescence?

What do you think? Email your suggestions to and he will pass them on to Angel.