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Our South African World Cup Final

We had a very busy household yesterday. It was the end of the World Cup here in South Africa and we celebrated this final day of soccer with good friends. We decided to make it a fun experience, our friends brought a Dutch dish and we made a Spanish one. We chose to make Paella. I have never made Paella before so it was a real treat to make. We were all in the kitchen the whole afternoon. Richard, the girls and myself all cooking together… The closing ceremony of the World Cup was fantastic! The elephants walking around the pool of water, this was truly phenomenal… And to see Nelson Mandela being driven across the soccer field was humbling and inspirational… I felt so proud to be a South African last night, I thought my heart would burst! This Cup has done wonders for our country, it has brought so many people together and has united this beautiful land of ours. I will honestly miss watching the soccer games and I can’t believe that our World Cup has come and gone. It was such a grand experience…
The Paella in progress… it really did turn out wonderful and we will definately be adding it to our menu… What a lovely family effort. Joan’s Dutch dish was also equally yummy!
Everyone tucking in…
Stan, with his guitar which is never too far away from him always plays us awesome music…
Oh and I just had to include this. Charlie is actually lying on one of my wheat grass trays, I mean really the cheek of it:)
AYOBA South Africa!
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World Cup

The World Cup is well underway here in South Africa and last week Richard took three of our little ones to watch Argentina play South Korea. They set off for Soccer City on Thursday morning, Erin had her crutches in tow too. They sat right behind the goals and saw Argentina score 4 times! They loved it and I am sure will remember this day for a VERY long time! They were supporting Argentina as you can see from the blue hats and Caiden’s Voovoozela.
The stadium before kick-off.
South Korea had these huge flags that they pulled out over the crowd while their national anthem was being sung and then as fast as they appeared, they dissappeared once again…
Erie fairy with her crutches…

Our Jen.
What an amazing time they had…
It is really freezing here at the moment, I am off to sit by the fire:)
Have a great weekend.

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Creative Friday and South African World Cup Starts Today!

Today is a very special day here in South Africa! It is the start of the South African World Cup! We are so excited and cannot wait for the first game to begin here in South Africa today at 4pm! It is so festive at the moment, everyone has flags flying on the roof of their cars while they drive around and many have flags on the front walls of their homes of the countries that they will be supporting:) There are Vuvuzelas being blown all over the country making an amazing noise! You can see the beautiful soccer stadiums that have been built here, they really are amazing! Tonight our home team Bafana Bafana (South Africa) will be playing against Mexico, let the games begin!

Welcome everyone to Creative Friday 🙂  Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and posts their links to their amazing work:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

Thank you so much to Jen from Sewn Natural Studio for including my knitted Lion in an amazing soccer treasury on Etsy!

Have a great day:)
Warmly
Linda
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