Town Talk in the City of Roses | January 10, 2018

No fooling – Easter is just around the corner

We know, we know, you’ve heard it all before, but we just can’t resist. No sooner were the festive hams, fruit cakes, Christmas crackers and decorations ripped from the supermarket shelves when the Easter eggs and hot cross buns started appearing. We think Woolworths was quickest off the mark, but Coles, Goulburn was also a close run thing. Just think about it, you have another two and a half months to stock up. This may be a coincidence, but Easter Sunday falls on April Fools Day this year.

Time to shed those spare Christmas calories

While on the subject of calorie-laden foods, Medibank is starting up its Free and Active program in Goulburn on Saturday, February 10, in an effort to tackle physical inactivity and promote community connection. The event at Marsden Weir starts at 8am and involves a 5km timed walk or run. You don’t have to be an athlete, just to enjoy the great outdoors and meeting new people in a fun environment. The program continues every Saturday at the same venue and time. A Medibank spokeswoman said research had found that more than one in two Goulburn people were inactive, with 57.2 per cent having not exercised in the last three months. For more information go to

Bells keep in time

St Saviour’s Cathedral bells when tolling are indeed a wondrous thing and make us swell with pride that we live in such a beautiful city of churches. Mind you, it’s not just the cathedrals getting in on the act. When the clock strikes 6pm, Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral is vying with the Post Office clock in the chime wars. It’s a beautiful sound and long may it continue. 

Snakes come out to play

Some things are just too close for comfort! A reader had a near miss with a baby Brown snake at her Goulburn residence in recent weeks after collecting clothes from her clothes line. The fawn coloured slippery customer was well hidden and only revealed itself when our reader almost stepped on it. Fortunately it slipped away into the bushes. 


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