Wednesday, 19 October 2011

What a weekend.......

I've made it home again after the most amazing weekend in Auckland for the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.  Myself, my two brothers and our Dad all flew up together on Friday.  We checked out the Fanzone, The Cloud on the waterfront and had a wander around the viaduct harbour.  We were supporting the Welsh on Saturday night(like most of the kiwis in the crowd were) against the French, but they were unlucky to lose by just one point.  And of course our All Blacks played Australia on Sunday night.  That game would have to be the most exciting game I've ever seen live.  I think most Kiwis would admit to being very nervous about the game as the Wallabies are a great side, but the AB's were awesome!!!   And now we're in the final, this Sunday night against France ................................... I'm going to be a very sad girl when this is all over.

 The French and Welsh warming up before their game

Teams lined up for the Australia and New Zealand National Anthems

The first (and possibly only) time you'll see a pic of me here on this blog LOL

This is the four of us at the All Black game in our black gear and wearing our Silver Fern flags............... it was fantastic to spend some time together, brother on the left lives in London, Dad lives down South near me, and brother on the right is in Perth, Australia.  We are all mad about rugby, so what a great excuse to all get together........... these 3 are all going to the final this Sunday ............. wish I'd decided to now too.

I have lots of blog reading to catch up on, and I am seriously behind on replying to email so I will get that caught up in the next couple of days, and hopefully some stitching time at the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by today.............................. Nicky

GO ALL BLACKS !!!

18 comments:

Annie said...

Sounds like you really had a great time. Nice to see that photo of you and your family. That's the 'just one of guys' side of you instead of the quilting, stitching pretty things girly side!

shez said...

glad you had a great time Nicky

Fiona said...

Excellent.. so glad you went.... pity about the score but AB did deserve it... looking forward to this weekends game....
Hugz

Tricia said...

What a fun and exciting weekend! I'm glad you got to spend time together!!

quiltygal said...

Yes the Rugby was good & you did deserve to win.... will be cheering The All Blacks on Sun against the French (I'd pick anyone against the french !!)...
Congrats on finishing the Tis the season quilt looks great...

Jennifer said...

I was thinking of you over the weekend and knew you would have had an awesome time at those games!!! I was thrilled to wake up Sunday morning and find out that the ABs had won. We don't have cable so haven't been able to watch, but apparently the final is going to be broadcast on NBC this weekend (not live, of course) so that is cool - I so hope they win!!!

P.S. So nice to see the lovely face behind the blog :o)

Marlene said...

I'm sorry you are going to miss the final with your dad and brothers, everyone here in UK are rooting for the All Blacks, your weekend sounded perfect, my poor hubby was in tears on Saturday. Looking forward to the TV and watcting the match this weekend xxx

Josie said...

Great rugby eh!! I'll be rooting for the All Blacks in the final too. Better warn the sheep it's going to get noisy round here come game time.
Glad you had a good time... nice to 'see' you too.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

so where you will you be on Sunday night then huh???
Good to have some "me" time with your family. So pleased you enjoyed yourself!

Susan said...

Glad you had such a great time at the rugby and with your family - great photo of the family.

Farmyard Crafts said...

The Wallabies played terribly. The All Blacks deserved to WIN! Congratulations!!!! Nice pic!!

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky,I'd been wondering how your rugby weekend went! It must have been absolutely amazing to have been there on Sunday night - I had butterflies all day on Sunday, lol. So proud of the AB's, especially our HB Man. Can't wait til Sunday night now, we're having a kiwiana themed bbq with our family before the game. Have a good rest of the week :)

Ali Honey said...

Lovely to see you all!
Yes I admit to being nervous.
Go the ABs. You can do it!

Raewyn said...

Oh Lucky you!! It was a great game - so neat you were able to be there and spend some good family time too!

m said...

i'm french. i support the french team but it's sport.
The best will win !!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I think we will all miss having rugby to watch each weekend! What a perfect game for you to be able to see, love the family photo, you look lovely!

Chookyblue...... said...

bugger the all blacks.........you have definitely been MIA........we didn't have a punt on this game.........not sure who I will go for this weekend..........nice to "see" you and glad you had a great time with your rugby mad family.........

Michelle said...

What a fabulous time you've had... a great way to catch up with family too!

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