The latest from Guardian Angel
Slowed down by the roadworks currently hampering Spalding, Angel enjoyed a journey full of observations while driving slowly in to Spalding on Tuesday.
Firstly, she found herself behind a taxi. At the back of the roof was a sign and, either side of the word “taxi”, it said “doors open”.
Was this a statement, a warning or some ridiculous health and safety rule? Surely we all know what doors do?
*After the taxi turned off, it was a McDonald’s lorry that occupied the space in front of her chariot.
Now, these American fast food purveyors used to have a bad reputation, but along with using more ethical methods to source their eggs, meat and milk, Angel now saw an announcement on the back of the lorry saying that they recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel, which runs their lorry fleet. Every little, helps, as they say.
* Finally, on approaching the town centre, Angel was cheered by the sight of freshly-bloomed snowdrops along the riverbank. Always a sign that, however bleak the weather forecast, spring is just around the corner.
* Talking of slow-moving traffic, Angel has a friend who regularly commutes from Sutton Bridge to Norwich.
Said friend was so frustrated at the amount of lorries slowing down his journey on his return to Lincolnshire on Monday evening that he called his lorry-driving father (hands-free, of course) just to berate him for his chosen profession!
* A rogue metal detectorist is digging holes in the Memorial Park at Sutton Bridge. One parish councillor wondered if the holes were being dug by rabbits, but Coun Vicky Hills said: “I have never seen a rabbit with a shovel.”