The first day of Spring has come and gone.
Most of us are familiar with the tradition of Spring Cleaning and we're told that the reason we should embrace it, is not only because it's good for your home, but it is also good for you! Here are some of the reasons it benefits our health and well-being...
...it increases productivity, is healthy, reduces stress and keeps us focussed!
Well, for those of us who need some motivating to just get started when it comes to house-cleaning, there's only one solution... crank up the music, include a few dance steps, get on with it and just keep thinking of those benefits!
With everything blooming, or about to bloom, take time out to visit the Flower Festival this weekend, Saturday 16th September.
Durban View Road (corner of Marine Drive), Umhlanga Rocks
Some interesting facts about Spring...
Did you know... and we're sure you did!.. that the first day of Spring is referred to as the Vernal Equinox. 'Vernal' being Latin for Spring and 'Equinox' translated from Latin meaning 'equal days'. The vernal equinox occurs when the tilt of the Earth's axis is neither facing towards or away from the sun and the sun is directly above the equator. And then as the Earth's axis start to tilt towards the sun, the days get longer and warmer as we head for summer. How amazing is that!
If we had 'African' bears that hibernated during the winter months, now is the time they would come out of their dens! Whilst many of us feel like winter is perfect for doing some of our own hibernating (similar to those bears in the northern hemisphere!), with the arrival of Spring in our southern hemisphere, we can look forward to a season of new beginnings. And what perfect timing, as everything around us in nature blossoms, to start some new creations of our own — bear creations that is! And here follows one good reason to get cracking!
Spring is in the Air for Teddytech's Open Day
- Date: Saturday, 30th September 2017 from 9.30 am to 3.30pm.
- Venue: St Michael's Church Hall
- Address: 8 Durban View Road (corner of Marine Drive), Umhlanga Rocks
Please RSVP for catering purposes
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
It's the perfect time to get started on a new Spring project, so come along and chat with other bearmakers, view and purchase bearmaking supplies. Of course, you are welcome to bring your sewing supplies and finally get all those unfinished winter projects completed or just be inspired by enjoying the company of bearmakers. Join us at a time that suits you:
Morning 9.30 – 12 noon or Afternoon 12.30 – 3.30pm, or all day (if you're desperate for 'Me' time!).
Otherwise, pop in anytime during the day if you would like to stock up on your bearmaking supplies and take advantage of our ONE DAY SPRING SPECIALS!
New Kits coming in October
We're 'in the pink' as our 'kits-in-the-design stage' incorporate a variety of different pinks.
Why pink in particular?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and what better time to gift a pink ted to someone who is dealing with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
The 20th October is 'Celebrate Champagne Day'...
...so get ready to enjoy a flute of (pink) champagne to toast the new bear you've just created!
Till next time...