It has been pretty miz outside. While we are all stoked that there is rain ‘falling in the catchment area’ (possibly the most over-used phrase in media right now), it must be said that this snap of cold weather is starting to bring some of our villagers down. I have seen the effects of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) that some people might be feeling at this late stage of winter.

What are the signs and symptoms of SAD?
  • Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day.
  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed.
  • Experiencing changes in appetite or weight.
  • Having problems with sleep.
  • Feeling sluggish or agitated.
  • Having low energy.
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless.
  • Having difficulty concentrating.

Remember that it is seasonal, it is easily treatable, and there is light at the end of the tunnel, literally.  The sun should come out later today, and then we have patches of sun for the next few days as well as some great weather forecast for Saturday. When the sun is out, go out and enjoy some free vitamin D, it’ll help, and it’ll give you some energy. When you have some energy back, here’s a reminder of what we have going on in St Francis.

What’s On In St Francis

FRIDAY, 4 August

🎣 Tuna Bonanza, 4 – 6 Aug
Port St Francis
Tim 082 569 3750

🐝 Kromme Enviro Trust
Presents a talk on Solitary Bees & honey Bees
By Jenny Cullinan
St Francis United Church, Walton Drive
RSVP: Stella 071 144 6175
Cost: Donations Appreciated

SATURDAY, 5 August

🏃‍♀️ St Francis parkrun
St Francis Links
Call 042 200 4500

🎨 Thjoko Paint
Colour Theory Workshop
10AM – 1PM
R280 PP
Shop 9, Porthole Building, Triton Ave
WhatsApp 073 206 3104

🛍 St Francis Market
9AM – 1PM
Assissi Drive
083 294 2211.

SUNDAY, 6 August

🏃‍♀️ Chokka Trail Run
10km, 23km, 42km and 62km
Cape St Francis Resort
From 7AM
Esti 073 825 0835

🎤 St Francis Brewing Co.
Cat Stevens & Rodrigues Tribute
063 274 3743

Love Local

🍽 R120 Winter special at Big Time Taverna. Octopus and Calamari, Sirloin and Chips or Kalamari Krasato, Sit down only, 042 294 1309

🍽 New Peri Peri specials. For only R100 – Half Chicken with Chips or 10 Prince Prawns with Rice, Sit down only, 042 294 0006