Parade takes a lighter look at life in Bathurst and surrounds

SNAPSHOT: Dedicated soccer fans sought refuge from the rain during a grand final at Proctor Park on Sunday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 091816csnap

SNAPSHOT: Dedicated soccer fans sought refuge from the rain during a grand final at Proctor Park on Sunday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 091816csnap

HAVE we finally reached peak coffee?

Parade has mused on this question many times over the years, but had reason to muse on it again recently.

One of Parade’s mates, who lives in Bathurst but commutes to a neighbouring city to work, was telling Parade recently how a new coffee shop had opened on the same street as her office.

“And so how many does that make it in your street?” Parade asked.

“Well,” Parade’s mate said, in a tone of voice that indicated that here was a question that would take some considering. She did some silent calculations that seemed to take much longer than they should, lost count, regained count, lost it again, and finally decided to describe the various coffee places instead.

What followed was an eye-openingly descriptive account of the decor, staff, proximity to the office, blackboard lettering, tables and chairs, complimentary newspapers, coffee vessels and croissant menu offered by each of the coffee shops.

Almost as an afterthought, Parade’s mate threw in a verdict on the quality of their coffee as well.

Parade listened to all this patiently. 

“So which one is your favourite?” he asked at the end. 

Parade’s mate shrugged.

“Probably the one that’s closest,” she said.

Makes sense, Parade supposes.

Still tagged to the Edgell Jog?

EVERY year the Edgell Jog committee do their very best to ensure that each and every person taking part in the event has their time recorded accurately.

But, they’ve been left with a timing problem.

Heavy rain during Sunday’s event meant that some people who had registered didn’t take part, while others quickly rushed off after their run.

The result is more than 50 timing tags still have not been returned.

Committee members have asked that if anyone still has a timing tag to please return it to CityFit gym on Rankin Street.

If tags are not returned, the committee will need to find additional funds for next year’s event to replace them.

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