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Katherine Times Wed 13 Dec 2017



Katherine Times Wed 13 Dec 2017


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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TALES FROMTHE TOP ENDLIFE Wednesday December 13, 2017KATHERINETIMES8 katherinetimes.com.au Giant snowman in Ktown ITS beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Just not here. Christmas is supposed to have snow. Nope, just went and checked outside, the only white thing I saw was bird poo. Santa Claus travels from the North Pole, hence the thick red, fleece-lined coat. His reindeer and the famous sleigh. Christmas cardshave gone out of vogue, much like snail mail generally. But a quick inspection at the card shop shows most of them are bedecked in snow. Funny that. The Christmas street pa rade last Thursday night was pretty much the same. My goodness, we even had a float covered in blocks of ice. Well, they were blocks when it started. More like slivers when it ended. As our picture shows there was even a giant and I mean giant snowman. Who would have thunk it, a giant snowman in Katherine on a typical hot Decem berdaywheneveryone in the parade was covered in sweat. Ive spoken to a lot of people in Katherine who have never even seen snow, nor touched it, nor tasted it. Lots of people have never been to theNorth Pole either. No surprise that I suppose. Yet we still harp on about the Northern Hemispheres view of what a perfect Christmas looks like. But not to all. I overheard (yes an eaves dropper, comes with the job) a couple of chaps waiting for the parade to lurch into gear onThursday avo. Going away? one asked. Na, staying in Katherine for Christmas, was the reply. Oneof thebest timeof the year we reckon in Katherine, we have the pool, plenty of food, the kids seem to like it. Are you from Queensland, isnt that where your family is, asked our persistent questioner. Yeah, we tried that a few times, ourman replied. The kids were ratty from all the travelling and stuff, we haveChristmasa fewmonths earlier with the rellies. At home the neighbours come around in the afternoonwith their families, kids play cricket and swim and we kick back and watch em. Sounded pretty well perfect to us but what about the snow? Some years you get a good storm come through on Christmas so we sit outside and watch the show. Perhaps not snow then, but lightning, pretty much the same that. Snowman are overrated anyway. Some folk take the opportunity to dress up a termite mound alongside the highway for everyone to enjoy. Muchmore Aussie. GIANT SNOWMAN: Don't adjust your glasses, yes folks, it's a giant snowman on a near 40 degree day in Katherine. By CHRIS McLENNAN YOUR LOCAL STOCKISTS OF MASSEY FERGUSON AND ISEKI FARMING EQUIPMENT 64 Zimin Drive Katherine NT 0850 PH: 0437 382 319 www.masseyferguson.com.auEmail: peter@bnkmechanical.com.au A W 34 11 57 4