GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
Hello there everyone!
It is a beautiful Autumn day here in
JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
(Do you like my header?)
The sun has finally emerged after about 5 days of rain.
There is nothing like the sun to lift one's spirits!
SOCCER WORLD CUP FEVER prevails in our city!
There is a mood of joviality in the shops and on the streets.
Many cars (including mine) are sporting SOUTH AFRICAN flags attached to their side windows. Our radios and TV stations are all abuzz with the latest news of the build up to the games.
There are only 42 days to go before the kick-off!!
We are more than ready to receive our guests!
These are the participating countries...
On Saturday we took a trip past the city centre of Johannesburg, only to discover that some of the buildings are decked out in large advertisements for the event...
Street sellers are armed with their wares on almost every intersection...
Even our local ice-rink is adorned with flags of welcome...
Our newspapers are also filled with Soccer World Cup stories...
Today has also seen the launch of the official Soccer World Cup 2010 theme song:
...and I am singing along...(oh well, nearly!)
There is big debate at the moment about whether our public like it or not.
I must say..the more I hear it, the more I like it!
GO AND TAKE A LISTEN:
...and tell me what you think about it.
Catchy or not?
Besides the building excitement of the anticipated event, life continues relatively normally in our own household.
For my readers who have come from Maxdog's blog, here is a picture for you...
So...are you going to get into the Soccer World cup spirit?...
Which country will you be supporting?
Have a festive day and let the spirit rise!