Parade: Hoping for sunny days

SNAPSHOT: Mel Settree led this bay colt around the ring last Sunday at the annual  Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling sale. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
SNAPSHOT: Mel Settree led this bay colt around the ring last Sunday at the annual Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling sale. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

THERE is still a few weeks to go, but Parade is already thinking about the Royal Bathurst Show.

It always seems to rain when the show is on, putting a literal dampener on the family-friendly fun.

Patrons still walk through the gates, but the numbers certainly drop in wet weather – and for good reason.

Parade can’t say she finds it particularly fun to wait in line, whether it is to get a showbag or go on the rides, with the threat of rain at any second.

She hopes this year the weather will be pleasant enough for people to enjoy the show to the fullest. 

Speeding to its conclusion

PARADE feels like 2017 is just flying by.

In a little over a week April will be here and next thing you know it will be Easter.

Some years seem to go by faster than others, but Parade can’t figure what it is that makes it do that. 

Parade feels no busier than in 2016, nor does she feel like she is at an age where she has more years behind her than ahead of her. 

In an old article on the Psychology Today website, the writer theorised that repetition can cause this illusion of time passing by, as you are less excited for something after experiencing it often.

They may have hit the nail on the head.

Drivers suffering from impatience 

ALL motorists in Bathurst know that the CBD intersections can be particularly difficult to navigate. 

When you mix high traffic numbers, pedestrian crossings and shrubbery that can interfere with visibility, it’s always going to call for extra care, but it seems some motorists aren’t willing to let other road users be cautious. 

Parade was surprised to hear the driver behind her manically beeping their horn at her as she slowed down through a roundabout so she could stop for an elderly couple crossing on George Street.

The motorist then proceeded to drive very close behind Parade up to the next roundabout, where the same incident happened again when people waited to cross.

It’s not something Parade wants to see again.