Div’s five-season theory proven

2011-09-13 14:27

A hail shower in Wellington today proved Springbok coach Peter de Villiers’ observation that the New Zealand capital easily produces five seasons in a single day.

“This is Wellington, you get five seasons in one day. Some places only get four, but kicking was very difficult on Sunday,” the Bok coach quipped in a public address.

While spring was in full swing in the morning, strong winds at midday ensured any Londoner felt at home.

Then, for about 20 minutes, a shower of white pebbles turned the previously dull streets into a bright scene which brought out the city’s beauty. Within seconds, camera crews began recording the event; leaving many wondering whether it was in fact more entertaining than the recently conducted interviews with the World Cup players.

For the locals however, the subsequent slush made the usually pleasant chore of walking from one boutique shop to another a nightmare. Ladies in high heels were forced to reduce speed. Some looked like waddling ducks as they crossed the road.

Misty rain eventually melted the piles of ice, leaving the city even colder than it was when the defending champions arrived.

The relatively laid-back city, on the southern tip of the country’s northern island, is affectionately known as “the coolest little capital”.

However, most South Africans are in agreement that “cool” hardly describes conditions experienced in Wellington.

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