Other benefits of exercise.

 Other benefits of exercise.

  We all know that exercise is good for us. Getting our heart pumping helps us to maintain a healthy weight and keep fit - and it is good for our cardiovascular system. But what about all the other benefits exercise can bring?  There are a huge number of very...

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How important is exercise in your life?

How important is exercise in your life?

  Before lockdown started, I went to gym on average three times a week, this was very much part of my life. When the restrictions were first imposed on us, I really thought that it was going to be really hard to overcome this activity that I very much liked. As...

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Time and Seasons by ANDREW BLAINE

Time and Seasons by ANDREW BLAINE

Time and Seasons by ANDREW BLAINE To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:11)  This biblical quotation is used every day and has affected my whole life. What does it mean and why should it be so important? The message...

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Seasons and Behaviour by  ANDREW BLAINE

Seasons and Behaviour by ANDREW BLAINE

Yesterday my wife and I were discussing the weather. Living in Durban we notice the changes in weather and their effect on human behaviour.   In September the rain returns. Soft and gentle it breaks the dry and dusty world, bringing back the squish of mud and croak of...

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Songs about the seasons.

Songs about the seasons.

  When I was preparing to write about this newsletter about the seasons, a song kept coming into my head. The song was: Four seasons in one day “by  Crowded House I then decided to see how many songs have the word season in them. This is what this article is...

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Do seasons apply in South Africa?

Do seasons apply in South Africa?

  To answer this question fully, I  discuss how seasons occur and then cover whether seasons still apply in South Africa. Earth's tilted axis causes the seasons. Throughout the year, different parts of Earth receive the Sun's most direct rays. So, when the North...

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Cricket Purpose and Rules

Cricket Purpose and Rules

When talking cricket, one has to be careful because there are now so many forms of the game (and new mutations are a daily affair) that, in this regard,  the game could be easily compared to COVID and the cure thereof. The biggest supporters of the game come from the...

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Cricket – the Queen of recreational activities?

Cricket – the Queen of recreational activities?

  I dont recall exactly when I started playing cricket. However, my early recollection was when I was at Treverton Preparatory School outside Mooi River, which is still operating today. In my last year at this school, I played in the second cricket team. Anton...

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Cricket is much more than just a game.

Cricket is much more than just a game.

  When South Africa was re-admitted to world cricket, the first game was against India in November 1991. The game was played at Eden Gardens, India when over 90,000 watched this match. Every shot, every spin, every pace, every swing, every six, every four, every...

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