Christmas is only six weeks away, and one week after that will herald the start of 2018.
The reminder 2017 is nearly over has taken physical form as the Christmas cheer starts to hit Orange.
A month and a half from Santa’s arrival, over half a dozen shops are already sporting shiny decorations, from stickers on windows to trees and tinsel.
Any minute now the carols will begin.
Specialised Mortgage Solutions’ Dylan and Barry Swain have decked out their office, but don’t think they had jumped the gun.
“It’s just that time of year,” owner Barry said.
Either way, we swear it was May only just last week.