Sunday, June 13, 2010

SO MANY COUNTRIES! SO LITTLE TIME!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
TAMMY-GIRL and MAXMOM here...
Hello to all my friends across the globe!
Welcome to our blog as we celebrate a month of
"UNITY IN DIVERSITY"
You are welcome to  participate in this initiative!
Please click...
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Yesterday saw some amazing games!
We were particularly interested in
ENGLAND VS USA
The match took place at the
ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM IN RUSTENBURG.
The frenzy which has gripped our country continued there...

If you would like to read a special post put up for England please go to
I was particularly interested in their post because Gail described a childhood memory which involved her first experience of soccer patriotism.
It reminded me that we shouldn't forget our children during this SWC period and particularly the impressions we make on our children.  Look at this little English supporter's face when the English goalkeeper allowed the ball to slip through his fingers...

The impressions of patriotism are so powerful when children are this age...
Take a look at this little USA supporter...
KING TOFFEE's attitude during proceedings was circumspect and distant.
To him, the SWC means nothing whatsover!!!
...all that matters is that he is the closest one to the heater...
Anyway, we have promised to feature something for each country involved in the SWC over the next month. 
This is a mammoth task, since there are 32 countries involved!
  We have decided to put up some recipes from a little SWC booklet that was recently handed out to the customers of a local supermarket chain...
If for some reason your country is not featured on the particular day when they are playing, please don't despair.  By the end of the tournament, this blog will have put up a recipe for every country which has qualified for this amazing spectacle.

Here are today's featured recipes for various countries...

ALGERIA...


SLOVENIA...

SERBIA...
GHANA...


GERMANY...


We can't let GERMANY go by without paying special recognition to our exchange student from Germany (who stayed with us for over a year in 2004). "Jan" was very patriotic and I am sure that he will be watching today's match with keen interest...

Jan recently wrote to me telling me how much he had enjoyed our dogs and that
 MAXDOG
had been his first "Dog-Experience" and how fond he had become of him.
Jan's stay in South Africa gave me new insight into Germany and also served to affirm the idea of
UNITY IN DIVERSITY.
This little wooden piano and angel was a special gift which my boy gave me during his stay with us...
Mimi at...
has also put up a special post for GERMANY today.
Please go and visit her!!!
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AUSTRALIA...
Yes...both my brothers live in Australia now, so we will be looking out for their country too!
(Sending you lots of love "Boeties"!!!)
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Please don't forget to check the top of our right-hand side-bar for all the bloggers who are participating in this
UNITY AND DIVERSITY INITIATIVE!!!

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The countries involved in tomorrow's games are:
NETHERLANDS
DENMARK
JAPAN
CAMEROON
ITALY
PARAGUAY

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To the countries involved in today's fixtures we wish you a wonderful game!
We welcome you again to our wonderful, diverse and unified country,
SOUTH AFRICA!!!...
Sending you all lotsaluv from us all!

23 comments:

Ginger Jasper said...

Wow what ba task you have there getting food from everywhere. I loved the two little supporters, how serious they loo. Yes we do set examples from early and they copy what we do and say. I watched with interest when we saw footage from your country and what they were doing for the world cup. I was all the time thining of Max and his family while watcing. There was so much colour around, it would have been wonderful to get there and to see for ourselves. Thank you for showing us little snippets of what is happening.. Hugs GJ and Carol x

Marg said...

Gosh, what a wonderful post with all the recipes from all the different countries. We watched the game yesterday and enjoyed it a lot. Being from the USA, we don't get to watch Soccer very much so it was fun to see.
Hope you have a great day.

Heather and Ellie said...

I've never been in to soccer, but now you've got me on my toes waiting to see how each match comes out! I've got World Cup Fever too....

George the Lad said...

I can only say Wow what a post to,
Make sure you put in some time to watch the games, but its nice to keep coming back to see your next one, keep up the good work.
See Yea George xxx

Benny and Lily said...

Those fresh ideas are looking awfully tasty
Benny & Lily

Samantha said...

Great posts you are blogging - we feel we are there with our connection to you! LOVE the recipes, childrens' FACES - so powerful! You are right! Such excitement! I'm afraid I've dropped the (soccer) ball on my Greece backround story - with our new little ankle biter, we're a bit swamped here, but listening to the news, watching what we can of the games and... reading your blog and others posting about Unity in Diversity from the perspective of other countries! Thanks so much for bringing us such current news!
Hugs to the pups xoxoxooxxo
Sammie and the pack here

Scout 'n Freyja said...

As soon as I saw the children my ♥ literally melted. I so love children - even the big ones that I call my sons☺

The recipe from Australia is one that I know my grandsons would be wild about and will have to be made the next time they are here for a sleepover!

Yes, dear, you have a big job, but isn't it fun to share so much of your gorgeous country with everyone?

I am having so much fun meeting new people - I love making friends.

Mr. Scout would like you to please tell Miss Tammy that he found her to be particularly fetching draped in the South African colors. I detected a little drool and a tiny bubble on his lips☺

houndstooth said...

It's been very cool to see soccer fever sweeping everywhere! We've been learning quite a bit, too!

Jacqueline said...

The recipes from the different countries are a wonderful way to celebrate the countries involved in the games=a really fun and unique way to highlight their culture!...Sending love and hugs sweet friends.

Ms. ~K said...

Thanks for turning us on to the SWC...we're enjoying it with you!
I'll post for Japan tomorrow.
Hugs,
Kit

Maggie Mae said...

This is a another great post today! Dad and me watched some of the game between England and the USA yesterday and we liked it!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Minna Krebs said...

Thanks for a wonderful idea with the Unity in Diviersiy blogs! I am enjoying reading them and pawticipating!

...and the picture of Tammy with the flag is just beautiful!

your furrend,
MinnaK

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well we are putting last night behind us and I am encouraging Gail to try out some of those yummy looking recipes. The German sausage thing looks good, and I can imagine that I am eating Daisy Dachshund from puppy class (tee hee!)
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS Oh, Gail says that we are supposed to be on a theme of Unity in Diversity' and that doesn't mean making jokes about very tiny dogs that just happen to be very sausage shaped. SO sorry.....
PPS We are about to watch Germany vs Australia. We are backing the team that has a player whose name translates as 'one who climbs on pigs....

Tessa the Maltese said...

WOW!!! We so much enjoy your info about the Soccer World Cup. Our family is not at all sports minded. BUT, we really injoy the info, the Unity in Diversity, the recipes and how you have gotten so many other people to give info about their choosen countries.

We will be bloging about Italy tomorrow!

Hugs, Tessa

Peee Ssss Tammy, you are doing a bang up job!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a wonderful post!! We look forward to more of them! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

sprinkles said...

Those kids are so cute! I think I've enjoyed checking out the recipes just as much as checking out everyone else's blogs! I'm really going to miss all the fun when SWC is over. I haven't been able to read everyone's blogs but it's still been fun.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khwite the pawesome post as usual!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Clive said...

Hi MaxMom

We've not forgotten that we're supporting Cameroon! We've been very busy for the past few days but we'll be putting up a post in support of Cameroon tomorrow! Just recovering from Dublin winning today - Gaelic football - our Championship started today!

But we'll have our soccer hats on tomorrow!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh Tammy
You are so beautiful- with the flag draped around your shoulders, You remind me of the Olympics where the winners draped their countrys flags and wore them proudly.
Maxmom, thankyou for inviting us into your country to share in this experience,.
I feel this is once in a lifetime celebration and you are making us feel we are right there- ,,, and there is so much more to winning as you are sharing and displaying the diversity of the nations,
love
tweedles

Doris Sturm said...

I've been enjoying your posts so much and it makes up for the fact that I can't watch any of the games, but reading your posts and seeing all the photos and bright colors and recipes, really helps put me in the mood.
I had to laugh at your comments about King Toffe...and all that matters is that he is closest to the heater (ha, ha, ha)...
Thank you so much for keeping us informed.

Sue said...

What a great idea you had hosting this blog event. I'm learning so much from some fantastic posts.

Piappies World said...

We are happy to read the posts for the SWC!

The piappies are also getting ready for our post about Italy tomorrow! Weeeeee!

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Mrs. JP said...

We think that you are doing a great job of being our hostess with the mostest for this huge event. We did go to "loving for a living" for the USA post and she did such a great job that it struck a very special cord of pride in us.
Have a great week.
Oh, by the way, I tuned into about 30 sec. of a match this a.m. and heard this buzzing all through the stadium!!! Wow, it sounded like there were about a billion bees in there!