Shop local this Christmas: Word in the Streets

Is the rating appropriate? Boorowa Caravan Park under fire. Photo: John Snelling

Is the rating appropriate? Boorowa Caravan Park under fire. Photo: John Snelling

Neil Langford on 2LF has been running a series of ads urging people to support their local businesses and buy locally.

Here in Boorowa it is pleasing to see the two shops in Paddy Donohoe’s old premises both occupied. The former West Corner Café, RAW @ 90o, has changed hands. 

A new business selling leather products is opening in Marsden Street in February. It is encouraging to see these business owners having the faith in Boorowa to give it a go.

Boorowa must support these and all our local businesses because that support is our future. These words sum it up so well:

“Small businesses are the heartbeat of your neighbourhood, the spine of your local economy, and spirit of your town.”

It is too late when we say it was so sad to see ‘such and such’ shop close.

We have to think of our local economy. Consider starting with this Christmas pledge:

“This Christmas I pledge to shop local, spend local, eat local, enjoy local and support the local businesses that support me and my community.”

I used these two quotes about small businesses and Christmas pledge on 2LF last week.

Neil commented that they should be printed up and displayed in every shop window … well put Neil.


No English dictionary has been adequately able to define the difference between ‘completely’ and ‘finished’.

In a recent linguistic competition in London attended by the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner, receiving a standing ovation.

The contestants were asked to define the two words in a way that was easy to understand. Sandar answered thus:

“When you marry the right woman you are Complete. When you marry the wrong woman, you are Finished and when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are Completely Finished.”

He won a trip around the world and a case of 25 year old Scotch!


Visitors to our Caravan Park are a great stimulus to our economy. A gentleman stopped me in town the other day and asked me if we had a mayor or someone in authority he could talk to.

Introducing myself, I informed him we had one Councillor on Council and what was the problem?

His query concerned the Caravan Park and how it could possibly be rated four star when two seemed more appropriate.

His concern was the dirty state of the laundry, including the fact that dog owners were using the facilities to wash dog bedding.

Taps in laundry and showers needed new washers. Rubbish was built up and one occupant had quite a few dogs.

Word of a good caravan park gets around caravaners quickly, a bad report even quicker. I urged this gentleman to contact Council or write a letter to the Editor.

Hopefully this piece here may cause some concern in Council.


We see many people out walking as the need to be fitter and healthier is prominent in their daily lives.

You can overdo it as someone pointed out saying their Grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. He’s now 97 years old they don’t know where the hell he is.


The health nuts have it right, then on the other hand, with some, if they mention exercise, they wash their mouths out with chocolate.