If you are heading to our Festival in October, we can’t wait to welcome you to our little township.
Of course, life in the country can be a little different to what our city counterparts are used to so here are 5 things to know about life in a country town 🙂
1. Businesses are not open 24 hours a day.
If you need things from the shops it pays to be organised and get to them before closing time. Many of the shops shut around 5pm in the afternoon and some don’t stay open all weekend.
2. Sometimes it stinks.
And we mean that – literally. All that country air can sometimes be tinged with the scents of cows, pigs, & chooks…it’s all a part of country life! But the good thing is that it usually only lasts for a short time. Phew!
3. The shops don’t always have the product range you know.
Places like the pharmacy and food stores don’t carry every drug and food product that you might find in a metropolitan area. The shops do have a wide range of products but if it is something in particular that you need, make sure you bring it with you.
And while we are thinking about your health, our hospital is designed and staffed for the regular population of Millmerran – therefore at peak times (like festival week) if you present to emergency after hours because you’ve run out of medication you will most likely have a wait ahead of you. #patience
4. Sometimes the wildlife gets too close for comfort.
We’re a friendly bunch out here and that extends to the wildlife. Sometimes though that might not be to your liking. Whether it’s the roos and rabbits in town or flies crawling in places you wish they weren’t, there are days when the wildlife is just too much to bear.
So come prepared for flies and other insects and keep your eyes peeled for roos on our roads.
5. People get up early!
Best part of the day is the morning and we don’t like wasting a second! A sleep in around here is pretty much unheard of so things are going to get going early. Embrace the morn we say…after all sunrise in the country is pretty amazing to see!
Campbell St, Millmerran – where you’ll find everything you need!