Well now - lets see as of today there are 12 days to go - until it's FIFA World Cup RSA.... :)
Now normally I'd be HEAD OVER HEELS with the thought of something SO MASSIVE hitting Cape Town - I mean I went to the Rugby World Cup in '95 - WOW - that was amazing - and of course did my part dressing up and face painting - of course all for England - just to cause a few family fights.... And then when I was pregant with fatty - I went to all the matches played at Newlands for the Cricket ODI's World Cup - AGAIN - all decked out and screaming my lungs out for England - one cannot begin to describe the atmosphere that surrounds these type of World Cup Events... However - it's nothing like how other country's support and cheer on their team... especially not in such a big sport as...
FOOTBALL - now that is in a whole league on it's own - I happened to be visiting family in England during the last FIFA world cup (Germany if I am not mistaken) and WOW - I could NOT BELIEVE the amount of support with flags and things flying off buildings and cars and whatnot... WOW!!! I also happened to be in Portsmouth (my home town) for CCS's wedding - the week leading up to them winning the FA Cup Final - yes yes - so it was 2 years ago - and maybe a once off - but my point is the atmosphere that surrounds these types of events is amazing - I have not seen RSA decked out like that at all - and I assume that is isn't decked out like that now either...
I am of course miles away so really cannot comment - but I can safely assume that there is not much hype happening right now in RSA and with all the hoo haa thats been happening in my life at the moment - I haven't really given it much thought....
I also cannot honestly say with 100% conviction that I would even bother to go to any of the matches if I was in RSA - the whole building of the stadiums and supporting services such as trains, hotels, etc etc was under such contravorsy when I was there - I WOULD hate to think of how that has grown out of proportion since then - and of course all newspaper reports that I have read now-a-days state that not all the tickets have been sold any way - so who knows if the whole event is going to be a failure or a success....
I certainly hope RSA can hold it's head up high and not let us down... :)
SO NOW my train of thought turns to my 2 main worries with the whole World Cup that is about to happen...
WHO do I SUPPORT and WHEN are they gonna BAN the VUVUZELA!!!! :)
Below is a wee video that shows you what it is - as well as what it sounds like - I have of course not picked an irritating noise level videao - for obvious reason - but am sure if you are THAT interested you can youtube them!!! It HAS TO BE the MOST IRRITATING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I have ever heard - if any of you watched the recent Super 14 Rugby Final between Blue Bulls and Stormers - you will "know what I'm talking 'bout"!!!! DAMN those things are irritating... :) and I'm no where near the stadium - what is the noise level like in the stadiums... :O!!! they should limit the numbers or ban them outright!!! haha
With regards to who am I gonna support - I'm sitting on the fence here... out of loyality it's got to be either the Bafana Bafana or England - but lets face it not one of those two have a chance to hit the final's do they???
OH decisions decisions...
So - who are you gonna shout for??? Are you even gonna follow the World Cup??
Where has all my inspiration gone? Long time passing Where has all my inspiration gone? (I posted)long time ago Where has all my inspiration gone? I have lost them every one When will I get it back? When will I get it back?
WOW 2 months almost huh?? that is just DISGUSTING... and not that I have many dedicated readers - but to those few who actually read and enjoy my blog - I am on my knees apologising... :)
Lets see brief run down on whats happened to the make me EVEN more GATVOL in the past 2 months... :) * I had two sets of overseas visitors * I had (and am still having?) a mental breakdown and seem to have lost all my sense of humour with the world * I went camping * I eventually learnt how to keep the house cooler in summer (only took me 10 months!) * I had to start homeschooling fatty * there was a death in Hubby's family - may they rest in piece - I think of you often * A school friend passed away - and I miss his humour... :( * Hubby landed up in Critical Care at Muscat Private - TOTALLY impressed with the medical care he received - and TOTALLY surprised at the amount of Saffers working there!!! haha - lets not mention the bill... :( * A close friend returned to her home country - and left a huge gapping hole in my life... :( * As mentioned - I had visitors - so I can now say I have seen a WHOLE lot more of Muscat... WOW - the more I see I more I LIKE! :)
OH - there is much more to list - but I didn't want to depress you too much ... :)
Now - if I could just find something interesting to write about... :)
Anyways - here's hoping I get something interesting to write about... xx
Just a woman in Oman, struggling to come to terms with the boredom that stems from giving up work to follow her husband to another country.
The intention of this blog is to allow all my friends and family a glimpse into my weird mind, without the hassles of emailing them. Everything I post is tounge-in-cheek, and there is no malice nor hatred intended. Should you feel insulted in anyway - you've taken your tougne outta your cheek... :) and I guess I also better clarify... I'm a Brit who came here via South Africa - so I dont really know what nationality I am... Let me know if you figure it out... :)