Its been a while since I was here last.This is not what one is supposed to do with a blog!
it’s Tuesday 13th December and it’s count down to the Santa day. We have the grandchildren arriving tomorrow to stay and that will make Marlene a very happy camper.
It’s been different since the RWC finished. When the dust had settled on this year’s Rugby World Cup, New Zealand was left to count the cost of the tournament. The country spent a fortune for the privilege of hosting the event. The International Rugby Board made a cool €90-odd million — made up of the revenue from broadcasting rights and licence fees, and a large chunk of hello money from the host nation. All in all, it is reckoned that the New Zealand taxpayer forked out over €300m on the World Cup, including €85m to the IRB, and a further €200m to upgrade stadia and facilities. When a country indulges in this level of spending it does so because it believes there will be a return which will more than justify the expenditure and initially New Zealand believed its economy would reap the benefits. One report even suggested the tournament could deliver up to €450m in tourist spending with further gains over time. Ultimately, these projections didn’t even come close to stacking up. Despite revenue from ticket sales exceeding €150m, the NZRU still lost €20m. This loss was almost entirely underwritten by the government, which itself was left bloodied by the lack of consumer spending during the event, reportedly €100m — or less than a quarter of what had been predicted.
So….. It’s going to be a great 2012 .
Merry Christmas to you all
We are seeing flu symptoms from the late games at the Rugby World Cup 2011.
With the cold weather appearing due to the late game schedule ,we are seeing guests at the breakfast table at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast with the sniffles and sore throats. I will address my cure for a sore throat in another posting but this one is my advise for anyone that has the beginnings of flu symptoms.
Have a LemSip drink.
I find it works well as a relief .
Today is Mr Darcy’s column. We have a dog on the property. He is a male “Spoodle”. This is a cross from a cocker spaniel and a poodle.
He has the cocker bum which goes from side to side when he is excited to see you and the brains of a poodle. Sometimes a bit too smart !
He is Marlene’s dog and she loves him. He is a small dog and kinda cute……for a dog!
He is 18 months old and has been a welcome addition to the property. I was concerned about the issue of running Eden Park Bed and Breakfast with a resident dog, but so far he has been a treat with the guests. I was surprised one day to see a guest come out to breakfast and then insist on going outside to play with Darcy. Obviously the dog just loves this attention.
We are still full house with the Rugby World Cup 2011 in the country. This weekend we have South Africa v Samoa at North Harbour,Albany and England v Scotland at Eden Park.
Should be lots of face war paint from the various fans.Check out our various U Tube uploads.
the atmosphere around the park tonight is magnificent The costumes displayed by the patrons from the two countries makes the spectacle known as the Rugby World Cup 2011 as the place to be.
We have a double header at the park this weekend. New Zealand v France tonight and Fiji v Samoa tomorrow.
We are full house at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and will need all our skills to cover the sit down breakfast tomorrow. Marlene is doing her breakfast quiche .This allows her to prep the base tonight and then bake them tomorrow morning. It just makes the serving go easier when we have a large sitting . Tastes real good as well!
I have implemented a new policy of displaying the two countries national Flags at the front of the house on game day. So today we have France and New Zealand.
Viva les Blues and Go Black !!
Its Thursday night and the Springboks are playing at North Harbour Stadium. We are full house for accommodation for Eden Park Bed and Breakfast this weekend for the double header at Eden Park. The first game is the All Blacks v France on Saturday and Fiji v Samoa on Sunday. It will be a hell of a weekend and I think Marlene will be exhausted by Monday. Oh yea rugby world cup 2011!!!!
Just have to pretend that it is peak season in Summer !
I am over at North Harbour Stadium tonight doing the mobility service for the game. Very high numbers tonight on Supercare4u.com.
Am surprised as to how many South Africans have emigrated to New Zealand.Cause they all seem to be here tonight! Thankfully the rain has stayed away and the game is being won by the Springboks.
This blog is more about Supercare4u.com today. I am operational in the inner cordon around Eden Park providing Mobility transfers for tonight’s match between Ireland and Australia. Needless to say there is strong support for the Irish!
We are posting regular videos of the movement onto our U Tube channel. It’s fun to play with it but it does take time to process the images.
Went and watched the All Blacks play Japan at the local pub (The Dominion) last night. E
The Rugby World Cup keeps rolling along. The major nations keep winning the games and the lessor nations keep losing them.
Tonight we have the All Blacks v Japan at Hamilton. It’s a no brained as to who will win and I can only hope that the score is not too high. Previous games against Japan have seen triple digit numbers. One of the guests at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast wants me to go up to the local pub And watch the game there. Personally I think my new 55 inch screen looks better; but the idea of a beer always sounds good.
Tomorrow we have Australia v Ireland at our local Eden Park. I am working the mobility service for the park with our transportation company,Supercare4u.com. I will be taking video footage of the nights action and will be posting on the site .
Sooooo for all you Rugby fans……Go the ALL BLACKS