Swindon Link's Agony Girl receives more questions from the public

By Jessica Durston - 26 October 2022

Opinion and Features
  • Amy, the Swindon Link Agony Girl

    Amy, the Swindon Link Agony Girl

From the pages of Swindon Link's sister publication The Ocelot comes Agony Girl in the form of nine year old Amy. We read her the questions and she tells us the answers. To ask Agony Girl a question yourself email us at [email protected] with 'Agony Girl' in the subject line.

Dear Agony Girl,

We’ve just had some new neighbours move in next door – I feel like I should give them a welcome gift. Any ideas?

Lisa, Groundwell

Erm, I think that you should personally get yourself or your kid to design a welcome card and bake some cookies for them to eat but first check with them if they're dairy free or not.


Dear Agony Girl,

There is a large spider living in one corner of the bathroom ceiling. I do not mind this as I am quite fond of spiders. I call him Frank.

However, my partner is absolutely the opposite of fond when it comes to spiders, and has a tendency to throw things at them. She is not cruel, just a bit arachnophobic. I have tried to warn Frank about this and urge him to hide more effectively, but as he is a spider there is a communication barrier.

How do I encourage Frank to be a bit more discreet?

Yours worriedly

Steve, Liden (a friend of spiders)

You should get a little spoon and scoop him up so that he can move to a different place maybe if you have a man cave that your partner won't be in, put him in there or maybe hide him under the sofa or something like that.


Dear Agony Girl,

I don't like loud noises such as fireworks as it causes me to worry.

Do you have any advice on how to keep me calm and less worried?

Kind Regards,

Tyler Ody, North Swindon

Yes I do. You shall get those headphones that have the no hearing thing when you go to fireworks displays. Probably you shouldn't go if it makes you frightened.


Dear Agony Girl

I hear you've got a new kitten. Do you think it should be called Steve?

Annabel, Old Town

No it should not Annabel. How dare you! His name is Loki because he went up the fireplace, got stuck in the walls, hid under my bed for six hours. So he should be called Loki as he's too mischievious to be called a boring name like Steve. He also licks everything he finds and plays with his litter trays and even trys to rip up the pillows. He also climbs up the curtains and dashes madly around the house when he's not giving me cuddles. I love him.

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