OPINION: Lock, stock and funny

SNAPSHOT: 'Convict' Aivars Klavins was happy to ham it up for the camera during the Artisan Trades Trail. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 051417ctrail1
SNAPSHOT: 'Convict' Aivars Klavins was happy to ham it up for the camera during the Artisan Trades Trail. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 051417ctrail1

BATHURST has an amazing wealth of volunteers who each day make this city a little brighter than it was before.

While working on Sunday, Parade came across one volunteer (see above photo) who was definitely putting his all into entertaining the crowds.

This volunteer, who was ‘trapped’ in a convict stock when she came across him, was definitely a highlight at the Agriculture Research Station.

He was among a throng of volunteers who helped put together a very successful Artisan Trades Trial across the weekend.

This convict not only brought Parade a giggle, but he entertained many others who popped up to the site as part of the weekend’s showcase into traditional craftsmanship.

No cold weather woes for retailer

PARADE has been thinking that there must be some businesses that suffer if the weather doesn’t suit their particular industry.

For example – if it’s raining you’re not going to head outside to play golf or lawn bowls. 

And while the weather may be dipping below zero most nights these days, it seems that it’s never too cold for an ice-cream.

Parade had some visitors staying with her this weekend, so of course we made the pilgrimage (as many others do) to a well known ice-cream parlour in the CBD.

And it seems we weren’t the only ones. It may have been 9pm and brisk enough to make a polar bear shiver, but there was still a big crowd waiting patiently in the store for their favourite ice-cream fix.

Winter can hold off for a while

SPEAKING of weather, you can expect to enjoy a few more days of above average temperatures this week.

The long-term average maximum for May in Bathurst is 15.7 degrees, with an average low of 3.4

Right through until Friday this week, a top of 17 to 18 degrees is predicted.

Parade is well aware that this is only up by a couple of degrees, but when it gets as cold as it does in Bathurst, she’ll take any ‘above average’ days you give her.