GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
Hello there to all our friends across the world!
It's my turn to blog today.
Maxmom says she is really tired as things have been rather hectic around here. So today it's my turn to blog....I hope that is okay with you all.
Our household is filled with Soccer World Cup fever. My family always seems to be huddled around the television, shouting and screaming for various teams which are playing. Yesterday they went particularly crazy as they held their breath to see if our BAFANA BAFANA (boys) would make it through to the next round. Although we beat France, we unfortunately didn't make it through (...sniff!...). Nevertheless our South African nation are showing such great spirit... and now it seems that this spirit will be transferred to those teams which have indeed made it through to the next round...
At this stage it is still uncertain who will finally be holding that SOCCER WORLD CUP TROPHY!
Some supporters have managed to find their own replicas of the trophy which they carry around with them. It seems that despite South Africa's exit from the tournament, the spirit of the nation and its visitors is here to stay...at least for a while.
Yesterday we said good-bye to our visitors - Adam and his brother, Chris, from Sweden. It was so nice to have them stay with us. I got lots of ear rubs while they were here. Thank you for coming to visit us Adam and Chris...we hope you enjoyed your stay as much as we loved having you!
Maxmom took them to the airport to catch their aeroplane.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM MAXMOM:
Firstly, I would like to extend a special thank you to all those bloggers who have so generously participated in the
UNITY IN DIVERSITY CAMPAIGN!!!
Your blogposts have been truly outstanding and have allowed us all to learn new things about the countries which have been highlighted. Thank you so much for your efforts towards this campaign. It is only through opening our hearts that we are able to learn from one other.
The SOCCER WORLD CUP is only half way through its process. South Africa remains a buzz of activity and hospitality. It is an incredibly exciting time for everyone involved. I wish all the teams which have made it through to the "last 16" all the best of luck in their endeavours towards winning this trophy.
Amidst all the excitement, I need to explain something to my friends...
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be increasingly more absent from blogging. It has not been an easy time for me following the death of my dear Maxdog. The excitement of the SWC has decended upon me at a time when I really should have taken a break from blogging and adapted to the absence of my special canine companion.
Our family have decided to go away for short, but much needed break, to one of my favourite parts of the country....
I am really looking forward to getting back to nature and to find some form of equilibrium. On my return to Johannesburg, I will be embarking on a new business venture. This also necessitates me attending a two week, full time course, in preparation for its vision .
Please bare with me during my absence as I adjustment to my new goals. I am not leaving blogging but will be curtailing my activities to some extent. I would appreciate your understanding. You remain my treasured blogging friends!
Sending lotsaluv to you all,