DARK clouds were a welcomed relief on Saturday, but Parade was disappointed to see that they didn’t stick around.
The heatwave conditions have been putting a lot of pressure on residents, so Parade was hoping for cooler conditions and a good dose of rain.
It may have been different for other residents, but where she was there were dark clouds for most of the day until around 5pm on Saturday when it rained for little more than 10 minutes.
The sun came back out right after that, as if there had been no rain at all.
Waking up on Sunday morning, the sun was back out and the temperature outside was already quite high by time Parade left the house at 8.30am.
Although disappointed, Parade checked the forecast anyway and was pleased to see that it was set to rain later.
And not long after Parade got home, there it was.
The temperatures are expected to hover around the low to mid 30s this week and there's a couple of opportunities for rain, so Parade hopes that this will be one of those times where the weatherman has got it right.
IT MUST BE A GOOD TIME TO BE ALIVE
Parade can’t be the only one who has noticed the number of people who have turned 100 years old in Bathurst recently.
In Monday’s newspaper, readers will see an article about Coral Allan, who on Saturday celebrated the milestone.
And those are just the people that the Western Advocate is aware of. There may well be other Bathurstians who have reached the milestone.
The thing that Parade is pleased to see is that all of these women look like they still have more life left to live.
Maybe in 10 years the Western Advocate will be reporting that one of them has reached their 110th birthday.
If anyone else has turned 100 recently or will be celebrating the milestone soon, the newspaper would love to hear about it.