Parades takes a look at the lighter side of life in Bathurst

SNAPSHOT: This driver in William Street on Monday decided to go against the crowd when parking. 091117cparker1

SNAPSHOT: This driver in William Street on Monday decided to go against the crowd when parking. 091117cparker1

Rumour has it that yawning is one of the most contagious things around, and judging from what Parade saw yesterday, she can’t help but agree.

One journo started yawning, and two seconds later, the photographer started up. This led to another colleague complaining about her lack of sleep and yawning as well, which started up the original yawner again, and the cycle continued for quite some time.

Christmas is almost here

PARADE predicted it wouldn’t be long before the Christmas stock began seeping into stores, and she wasn’t far off. Parade got a call a few weeks ago saying some stores had everything from Christmas decorations to fruit mince pies, which means the countdown has well and truly begun.

Before we know it, Christmas will have come and gone, we’ll be preparing for New Year’s Eve, and after that the Easter eggs will appear.

Grand final was thirsty work

IT must have been thirsty work for spectators at last weekend’s Group 10 grand final in Orange.

A friend of Parade, who wasn’t at the football, was on her way back to Bathurst late Sunday afternoon and couldn’t believe how many cars were pulled over by the side of the road while their occupants were taking toilet breaks, in full view of passers-by.

The friend, who has driven that stretch of road probably 2000 times in her life, can’t recall even one time where she saw someone needing an emergency toilet stop, but last Sunday she saw four different cars pulled up, doing just that.

Come join in afternoon tea

PAY it Forward Bathurst will hold an afternoon tea at Paddy’s Hotel this Sunday, September 17.

Coffee and tea is being provided and everyone is asked to bring along a plate of slice, muffins or biscuits to share.

Children are more than welcome to attend the event, which will raise money for the Cancer Council.

Raffle tickets will be for sale on the day as part of the fundraising effort, with three tickets for $5.

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