Thursday, 12 June 2014

World Cup Fever

Hi everyone, hope you are well and enjoying some sunshine.  I am a bit under the weather at the moment, hence been a bit quiet on the blog front but - excitement has hit the Moonstruck home as the World Cup starts tonight!

I have three sons and one daughter - eldest son is footy mad, and the rest enjoy the big matches.  I have been footy mad since at primary school, and have supported Brazil since 1970 (the great Pele years).  Eldest son has followed in my footsteps, and those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will remember the excitement when we saw Brazil play in the 2012 Olympics.  The skills of the young star Neymar Jr were awesome.  So I arrived home this evening to find that the kids had been busy decorating the room ready for the match tonight - would you like to see?

First up - we have Brazil flag bunting!  You may also note the shirt hanging up, this is quite a small shirt as it is the first one I bought for my son in 1998 when he was 4.  So the Ronaldo referred to is the Brazilian genius (currently the highest ever World Cup scorer) not the younger Cristiano from Portugal.

We also have a mini-football from 98, again celebrating the genius of R9 -

- you can also see the World Cup 2010 Jabulani football peeking in at the edge of the photo.  Interestingly this football was developed at the University in my home town.

Brazil- themed M&Ms have been purchased for us to munch on whilst we watch the match:

and we have a tournament tracker poster, yes I have allowed this to be displayed in the living room!

We all have Brazil shirts to wear as well!  Told you we are footy mad...A lot of people say to me "oh it must be awful having football mad lads driving you mad", but the truth is I absolutely love it!  Funnily enough, DH is not so keen on footy, but will happily watch the big matches.

So we will all be shouting Brrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaazziiiiilllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!

Are you looking forward to the World Cup, or will you take yourself off to do some crafting out of the way?

Have a lovely evening, Helenxx


  1. Lots of World Cup fever here too Helen. I am not a fan but Sr P is so there will be a lot of football talk and watching the best matches on TV. down in the garden evening time!! Pele was the best and that comes from someone who knows very little about football but I do know his story!!

    Enjoy the matches

    Amanda :-)

  2. It sounds so exciting. We were in Amsterdam during the last world cup when the Netherlands played and won their game, it was so exciting to see the whole country decked out in orange.

    Have fun,

  3. If I get Peanut M&Ms.. I'd watch anything. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Get better soon and enjoy the footie. I'm not a fan at all and will be avoiding it like the plague! xx

  5. Feel better soon helen, footie fevers struck here too xxx

  6. Lovely that you are entering into the spirit of it all - reeeeebaaaaa!
    I will watch the final regardless of who is in it - I am a bit shallow that way!
    I hope that is stays sunny this weekend
    Best wishes

  7. Ooooo Ronaldo is my favourite player, he is gorgeous!

    Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog.

  8. YEs I jump on all sports bandwagons. TEAM USA


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