PERFECT spring conditions across the Bathurst region over the weekend finally had locals daring to ask, is winter finally behind us? Sadly, the answer seems to be no.
While we could not have asked for more than the beautiful sunshine and clear, blue skies we enjoyed on Saturday and Sunday, the Bureau of Meteorology advises the warm conditions are not likely to last.
The bureau is predicting a 95 per cent chance of rain and a top of just 15 degrees on Monday, followed by cloudy days with tops of just 17 and 16 for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Overnight, temperatures will get down as low as two degrees to remind us that October is still far too early to be putting away your winter woollies in Bathurst.
It looks like we’re now paying for the region’s long summer that seemed to extend well into autumn this year.
Grin and bear it, people – and hope that summer’s not too far away.
Luke Who? Just ask his staff
A MEDIA adviser within NSW opposition leader Luke Foley’s office would have been left a little red-faced last week after issuing a letter to the editor from their boss – only to give him the wrong name.
The letter was sent to newspapers across NSW in the wake of Premier Mike Baird’s backflip on plans to ban greyhound racing from July 1 next year and really gave it to him with both barrels.
“Thousands of honest people whose jobs and livelihoods depend on the industry were ambushed,” the letter read.
“Over the last three months, the Premier ignored petitions, protests and industry experts. His is a government that doesn’t listen and doesn’t care.
“But with the Orange by-election only a few weeks away, Baird has suddenly backflipped. It seems the only job Mike Baird cares about is his own.”
All good stuff, until we get to the letter’s second last line where it is signed off by “Luke Leader, Leader of the Opposition”. Whoops!
Hopefully Mr Foley saw the funny side. After all, he could have been given a much worse name.