The cold is starting to etch itself into the daily lives of Bathurst now, with only a few weeks out to the official start of winter.
And with a cold snap hitting the city on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it proved to be the perfect opportunity for Parade to test out his fireplace for the first time.
He’s never been in a house in Bathurst with a fireplace before and with plenty of firewood stocked up, the fire was cranking on Thursday and Friday night.
Parade has just got to learn how to keep the fire burning all night long, so he can wake up to a warm and toasty house.
However, that would require him to get up in the middle of the night to put more wood in the fire.
And that’s not going to happen when he’s all nice and cosy in bed.
If only the house would warm itself.
The snow was all around us
If you’re a snow lover like Parade, it seems snow been having fun with Parade.
Since Parade moved to Bathurst, snow has only fallen once.
It just happened to snow in town when Parade went home to visit his parents.
On the winter’s day in 2015, the snow fell all across the city and the Bathurst community woke up to a unfamiliar sight
Snow in Bathurst is a rare sight, considering the city is far to low for it to settle.
However, luckily for Parade it has always snowed not to far away.
Hopefully there will be a few trips to Yetholme, Sunny Corner or Black Springs to check out the snow in 2018.
Incredible goal scoring feat
How about this incredible stat for you?
Abercrombie FC’s under 13s Bathurst District Football team has scored a staggering 53 goals in just four games.
That’s an average of 13.25 goals per game.
In the same competition, Macquarie United Sting Rays have score 47 goals in just four games for an average of 11.75 goals per game.
Third-placed Bathurst 75 White has scored 38 goals in four games.
If you like goals, then make sure you get around a under 13s match.