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It’s all happening!

The city is alive with electric vibrations from Friday and World Cup fever has hit us with vuvuzela force. I was so proud of our boys and nearly choked on my boerie roll when that ball hit the goal posts to draw the SA vs Mexico game.

Many a big drink was drunk and as I picked up my hoarse husband from Long Street that night, I wished I too had been chugging beer in amongst the energy of the nation. Preggie as I am, I shall just have to blow my vuvu and eat for Africa instead.

Last night’s controversial refereeing saw temperatures running high and even more vuvuzela blowing, we won’t give up yet! One more game to go and at least we have one golden goal under our belts.

The footie war is gripping and the vibe is coming out in the homes and kitchens of us proud South Africans. Check out our blogger Jan Tripepi - this Italian mama sure knows how to throw a party. Sardines on Toast is also in on the game and PinkPokaDot’s lamb racks looks lip-smackingly good.

Bits of Carey treats us to some finger-licking chicken wings and Simply Delicious’ patatas bravas with an SA kick will keep you jumping up and down. And look at Spicy’s beautiful dip. You’re doing us proud guys, keep up the amazing work!

The games so far have had a bit of everything with the highlights (or lowlights!) including poor Robert Green obviously not getting his English brekkie the morning that ball popped out of his hands and rolled so beautifully into the net for the Americans.

And the Aussies suffered a 4-0 thrashing from the Germans who had definitely had their schnitzels that morning

Much hair-pulling was done in Spain yesterday with that unbelievable loss to Switzerlanday caramba, and those Koreans managed a goal against the strength of Brazil, quite unexpected.

So come on Frenchies, keep Mexico at bay to keep us in the game and Chile – you must beat Switzerland to go through. You’re on great form guys, keep it up.

There is so much more to come and the battle with the little black and white ball promises many tears shed in sadness and delight.

Love and eardrums in tact,


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