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Time to Spring Into Action

Our teacher Laura Le Roux has shared this blog post. Perfect timing  for this season.

Spring /sprɪŋ/

verb

1. move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards.

“I sprang out of bed”

synonyms: leap, jump, bound, vault, hop

noun

1. the season after winter and before summer

“in spring the garden is a feast of blossom”     (Oxford Dictionary)

1 September will mark the first day of spring in South Africa. Not only is spring the bearer of sneezes and red runny noses for those of us with dreaded allergies, but it is also a beautiful season bringing earlier sunrises, warm and soft sunny days anda brighter shade of green to the city of Cape Town and surrounds.

Time to put those winter blues behind you, shake off the winter coat and get ready for a month of whale watching, food festivals, and experience the beauty of the West Coast flowers. September is when we celebrate Heritage Day or Braai Day, as it’s known, a day when all South Africans celebrate their diverse cultural heritage.

Take a drive to Cape Point for some amazing hiking routes and whale watching or enjoy a cocktail overlooking Cape Town’s stunning beaches.

A wise man once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s party!” ” so get out, try something new and take advantage of the first kiss of summer.

 

Photo credit: Raquel Catalani