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{give} Rugby World Cup Swap

Last month I signed up for Megan’s Rugby World Cup Swap.  Inspired by her enthusastic four-year-old, Megan organised the swap as a fun way for our littlies to learn a little more about some of the countries participating in the Rugby World Cup.  Such a fun idea, participants had to send a parcel of their own country’s goodies to their Swap Partner, and they would receive a parcel in return.

Earlier this week I sent our parcel in the mail to my swap partner, Katie.  The girls and I had great fun choosing what to include, although they were a little heartbroken to part with some of the goodies.  Katie let me know that she received the parcel, so it’s safe for me to show you a few pictures…

We’ll be dressed in black and eating cupcakes to calm nerves around at our place tonight… we might even let Ava stay up to watch the game (if she can manage it!)  I get pretty superstitious when it comes to major games like this… I’m praying that it’s a win and we break this Rugby World Cup jinx!  I’ll be keeping all my fingers and toes crossed until Richie McCaw has the cup in his hands!

Go the All Blacks!!!!

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11 Responses to “{give} Rugby World Cup Swap”

  1. October 23, 2011 at 10:18 am, Sheree Porter said:

    GO THE ALL BLACKS! SUPER EXCITED TO SHARE THIS SPECIAL BIT OF HISTORY WITH YOU GUYS TONIGHT XX

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    • October 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm, Hana said:

      Me too Hun!! Especially looking forward to your super-yummy cupcakes!!! H xo

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  2. October 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm, Elizabeth Rago said:

    What a cute idea! I don’t know anything about rugby, but I LOVE the swap partner idea. Good luck to your team! Why are they called All Blacks?

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    • October 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm, Hana said:

      Hi Elizabeth! I think the Swap/Gift Exchange is a bit addictive… I have already signed up for a handmade Christmas ornament swap… and am looking out for more. You can find out more about why the All Blacks are named so here: http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/allblacks.html … basically in 1905 a journalist nicknamed that because of the all black uniform, and so since then that’s what they’ve been referred to. H xo

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  3. October 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm, Annie said:

    What a great idea and such beautiful photos! I can’t wait to see more of your adventure :)

    {a BYW classmate}

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    • October 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm, Hana said:

      Thanks Annie. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! H xo

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  4. October 25, 2011 at 7:09 am, Erin M. (@_InThisWorld_) said:

    Hi Hana,

    Found your blog this morning after you visited mine (thank you!), love it.

    Go All Blacks!!

    I visited NZ years ago (during the Sydney Olympics,a less happy time for Kiwi sports fans) and loved loved loved it. I love your blog and its inspired spirit, so glad to have found it.

    Best to you ~ Erin

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    • October 25, 2011 at 9:26 am, Hana said:

      Hi Erin,
      So happy to have found you and for you to stop by! You’ll be pleased to know the All Blacks won – by only one point!! It was a nail biter for sure. Thanks so much for your kind words. H xo

      PS… you’ll have to come back to NZ again some time!!

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  5. October 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm, Katie said:

    Hi Hana,
    I just wanted to say another big THANK YOU for the swap parcel. It’s been an absolute hit in this house :-) The favourites at the moment are the rugby ball pen (because when you press the button the ball flies into the air!) and the balloons which we blew up for the game on Sunday and they are still up now :-)
    I posted your parcel on Tuesday lunchtime so if it’s not with you yet it should be there really soon!
    Cheers
    Katie

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    • October 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm, Hana said:

      Hi Katie,
      I’m so glad that you liked it. If you’re anything like our family, those balloons will stay up until they pop… we got car flags at the beginning of the World Cup and the kids won’t let me take them off the car!! Looking forward to receiving our parcel. I’ll let you know when we do. H xo

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  6. November 02, 2011 at 6:10 am, {give} a parcel received said:

    […] Last week we received our parcel from Katie for the Rugby World Cup Swap that Megan organised.  (I blogged about the parcel we sent here). […]

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