Charlotte, Sophie and Alice weren’t awake to watch the RWC 2011 Final, between the All Blacks and France, on Sunday. They watched the replay the next day – without the tension! We celebrated with a large pavlova, fresh cream, strawberries and kiwi fruit for morning tea. Dan watched the live game on TV with a […]
With minutes to go till the RWC 2011 Final I’ve been reflecting on the impact of the rugby on our household. Today we wrote our support in the sand, willing the All Blacks to succeed in tonight’s final game. Tonight I sit quietly, watching. Sophie lies on a camp bed in the lounge. Alice is […]
As we sat in the bar, awaiting our Sunday roast, I couldn’t help noticing Charlotte craning her neck to see the rugby on the television screen. Dan noticed too. He quickly offered up his seat to Charlotte; an instinctive gesture from a father of three girls, willing to do anything, to encourage a love of […]
I’m just so happy that the clocks have rolled forward an hour and it’s light till 7.30pm! More hours in the day to play and Mother Nature has gifted us a week of sunshine to kick start the fun. The garden is where the fun is happening. Play dough and water play, skipping and jumping, […]
Yesterday I cleaned a lot (with a brief late afternoon escape to our local zoo). Today I had fun (except for a morning appointment to see the doctor for a warrant of fitness – but even that was plain sailing). The sun shone. The wind didn’t hamper my every step. Nature played ball (and threw in a real […]
We went into Wellington city to soak up the RWC atmosphere today, where South African and Welsh fans were proudly displaying their colours. At Capital E Sophie participated in ‘GIVE IT A TRY!’ AND SCORED! Check out her video, via Capital E here (number 42695 A11) and ‘Like’ to vote!
Wellington is adrift with flags (it always is…), but never before has it seen SO MANY flags. There is Rugby World Cup bunting hanging from every shop and cafe (in fact the RWC bunting has now sold out, so enthusiastically have Kiwis been hanging it!), giant flags fly along every street and shop windows are […]