Friday, 9 September 2011

No more sleeps to go

Huge excitement at our house today ........................ mostly me though I'd have to say LOL.................... my other big interest outside of stitching would have to be sport ............. any kind, but my favourite of all is rugby .........and in rugby it doesn't come much bigger than Rugby World Cup 2011.  

RWC kicks off in Auckland tonight with the opening ceremony and the opening match, our All Blacks v Tonga.   It's been 24 long years since we won the inaugaural World Cup also hosted here in New Zealand.
24 long years of 4 yearly heartbreak as we miss out on the big prize.     Surely this will be our year??  The tournament runs for 6 weeks, with the final on October 23 at Eden Park in Auckland.

People all over the country are getting in to the excitement, decorating houses, shops, schools with flags and banners from their favourite country.  There's been a very successful campaign to 'adopt a second team' where everyone is encouraged to support one of the other teams along with our own All Blacks.  Down south most are supporting Scotland who are playing a couple of their games here.  But for me, my heart is black!!



I've been keeping a little secret for a couple of months - I'm going to Auckland for the semi-finals in mid-October ....... both of them!  My two brothers both live overseas and are coming home for the RWC, and they have four tickets for the semifinals so have invited our Dad and I to join them for the weekend.  So I am like a pig in mud at the moment ......... it's going to be so wonderful to have a family reunion of sorts for us all.  Now I just have to hope that we make it to the semis - surely we couldn't not make it again!   My prediction(This is where I may look silly in about 6 weeks lol) is for a New Zealand v Australia final.... sorry to the South Africans, French and English who are also possibilities, but you know me I have to open my big mouth and lay it all on the line.

The other positive to RWC is that with lots of evenings on the couch watching games, I might get caught up on some more stitching too............


Rugby World Cup NZ 2011 - BRING IT ON!
Go ALL BLACKS

11 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Wow, you're going to be there for the semi's - awesome. Yep, this family will be watching more than their fair share of rugby in the next month - Go the AB's.
have fun
hugs - MIche'le

Fiona said...

Gutted... I better get out my Wallabies sign... but since I have a Kiwi grandieboy I'll shout for NZ when Aus is not playing!!!
Hugz

Jennifer said...

So we need to pick two teams? Okay. NZ and.... oh, I hear the USA has a team? I better pick them as well, eh? Maybe the All Blacks will be playing them in the semi-finals? Ha ha, yeah right!!! ;o)

shez said...

whow hoo for you Nicky

Charlie and Wendy said...

Our family is pretty excited, even got a new TV for the occasion!! Let's hope this is our year - go the AB's.

Farmyard Crafts said...

You know Australia is going to win though don't you?! ;) I better get my scarf out!! DH went to a game when it was in Australia in 2003 and bought me a scarf I've never worn!! ;)

Anonymous said...

bonne chance !!!!!!

dany15 france

Aunty Bee said...

Wasn't the opening ceremony great, and unlike other ceremonies not to long. I hoping and praying the AB's win, but never I count out anyone else. We have watched nearly all the games so far, the TV is set permanently at the Rugby channel. A bit subdued here in ChCh, but heaps of people I know are going to the Dunedin games.

Chookyblue...... said...

yes well it maybe a Kiwi/Wallaby final but you know the Wallabies will win........watched the opening game and barracked for Tonga.........saw France/Aust today......
fantastic you have tickets to some games......i'll be supporting Samoa too.......and I hope New Zealand and Argentina win there pools......

rosie said...

I hope you have a lovely time Nicky, I'll be stitchin' instead..

Suzanne said...

Enjoy! If it does come down to Australia and New Zealand, I don't hold many hopes for the Australians.

Related Posts with Thumbnails