Monday, October 24, 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011 ~ final game.

Well the game is now over and we did win, but only just, with the final score been 8-7.
Les Bleus played so well and deserved to win and for some reason, nerves perhaps, our boys were not playing their best game, making it 80 minutes of nail biting and... sit on the edge of your seat!
Congratulations to the All Blacks!

Commiserations to the French boys and hope that it will be Les Bleus standing on the podium in 2015, they so deserve to have that honour.

We have enjoyed having people from all around the world in our Country and none more so than the beloved French people.
They seem to be the life of the party, proudly sporting their berets,  and dressed in red, white and blue where ever they go.
Driving around the City lately there has been a little 2CV with the wonderful anthem 'La Marseillaise' blaring forth, interspersed with a Cock crowing.
So all  good fun in the City!

 Wishing you all a wonderful week and now life will get back to been a little more quiet in the City.
that is after the ticker tape parade up Queen Street.


  1. Wow, that's a close game!!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!!


  2. Dearest Carolyn,

    Congrats to the kiwis! You describe it so well in this post. It is sad that only one can win, even if the others came that close. But that's part of the game. Let's hope for 2015 indeed it will be the other way around.
    Love to you and have a great new week.


  3. Hi Carolyn,
    I am not much of a rugby fan but love cricket. Congrats to the All Blacks on winning the Rugby World Cup:)
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

  4. Congrats!!!
    That's wonderful.

    Excitement that makes a fan scream with joy. When the games are so close, how can you not scream!

  5. Congratulations to the winners. Sounds like it was a really exciting game by the close score. Have a great week ahead. I shall be busy sewing.

  6. Thanks a lot Carolyn,
    I think it's a day out for you,
    So you can celebrate your victory as it deserve.
    Have a little though for french players who lost...


  7. What FUN! We do this for HOCKEY here in Canada. Love to you. xoxox

  8. It was very close, closer than a lot of people predicted and a great game to watch. NZ put on a great show and made us all proud to be NZers.

    Leeann x

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  10. What a fun !! enjoy a happy week from

  11. Congrats congrats CONGRATS, Carolyn. What a wonderful way to start the new week to.
    Thinking, you will probably be in dreamland this very moment, so I am going to whisper the rest of my words.
    h a p p y h u g s to you, dearest xo xo xo xo

  12. Hi Carolyn! I am sure everyone is delighted that the All Blacks won! I hope you have a lovely week:)

  13. Hi dear!:)
    I'm not really a rugby fan, but looks like you really enjoyed the game!
    So congrats to the All Blacks!

  14. To be honest, I know nothing of rugby. Never even watch a single match. But congratz to the winner. I always love celebrations. So much cheers and joy! Have a wonderful week ahead dear Carolyn.

  15. Oh MY! Sounds like a very exciting game! Congrats to the All Blacks! Hehehe, the thought of people walking about in team colors and blaring anthems brings me back to great college and high school games. Must have been so festive!

  16. Hi Carolyn -
    I was SO EXCITED when we won! It's always kind of lovely when the team you root for wins, and the French did play quite well... But we still did win!

  17. Good evening my dearest, I am very late in visiting; my new Etsy shop is a world of its own!!!!!!!!

    DID YOU HAVE FUN? How wonderful and invigorating to be around ALL THOSE PEOPLE!!!!!

    TIGHT HUGS, Anita

  18. So glad they won, Carolyn! Too bad it was such a nail biting match but that makes it that much more exciting and sweet to win, right? :) xoxo

  19. Congrats to the All Blacks. A real nailbiter. My Grandfather played rugby for Ireland so love to watch rugby. Hugs, Catherine x

  20. Following you back, dear! thank you xx Joice

  21. Hi Carolyn...We are back home now for awhile, so I will be able to get caught up online and do a few Christmas projects.
    I have missed several of your posts....and so I won't go back other than to let you know how much I adore your suit! Such a lovely looks comfortable.

    Congratulations to your home team!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs to you,

  22. oh wow!!!! have a wonderful time Carolyn!!!!!

  23. I became a fan of rugby after watching the movie, "Forever Strong". I loved the story line and the game was portrayed very well! I am happy to have found your blog - will stroll through some more!


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