This is our first article, and this blog is actually by two people. Bronwyn, and Luana and we are AWESOME!! We randomly decided to do this blog after our holidays proved to be very uneventful. We have no idea what it is actually meant to be about, but we will keep posting and talk about what we do and our crazy adventures. The photo below is of the two of us (: Me, with the brunette hair is Bronwyn and Luana is the blondie (she is just as blonde as she looks) We are both turning 15 (2010)and live in the same town and go to the same school. We like music and reading and watching movies and T.V. shows, we pretty much sound very lazy... and we are. But we're not couch potatoes and do absolutely nothing, our school takes out all or physical energy, which doesn't leave much left for us to use. We like to talk about absolute rubbish and we have a comment on everything! Keep reading to hear our endless blabbering and interesting life stories!
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Love: Bronwyn and Luana (lunabee) P.S. we will sometimes be posting seperately
So I think it's about time for an article again. It's now the 2nd of December, and our holidays started on the 28th of November! YAAY!
So Luana has been bugging me for a while to post, where I should really be the one to bug her about posting... but anywyas. She is at a game reserve till the 10th and hasn't got internet, so it's understandable. I will be sure to make her post about it when she gets back though.
So I am in Thailand right now! We left on the first and it is SOO amazing!! I am having a great time, and we flew a grand total of 15 hours on the way here!! Wow.. It's really nice though, but it sucks because there is a 5 hour time difference between here and South Africa :(
I will be sure to post more about my time here.. in due time though. For now, there is a photo of the plane I took from the aiport in Johannersburg before we left.We flew Thai airways, and I was pretty impressed.
It is so humid here.. I don't know how they people that live here handle it. Thank goodness for air conditioners.
Last weekend my cousins were visiting from France and Luana's parents were out of town, so she was staying at my house and came with when we took then to Hoedspruit, where there is this rehabilitation centre where they take in injured animals, fix them up and release them back into the wild and stuff. It was REALLY nice and we had lots of fun :) We saw lots of really cool animals
This will be my second last post about the Olympics, I know this is actually pretty much a week overdue, but anyways. The last medal we won for the London Olympics 2012, was a silver medal by Caster Semenya for the 800m (yeah... I told you to be on a look out for her)
She ran a really good race and we were really happy we were able to get one more medal.
In the end, that gave us a total of 6 medals (a huge imprvement on our last Olympic games... HUGE) 3 gold, 2 silver and one bronze. We couldn't be more happy :D
Yep... that's all the medal winners. Well done South Africa!!!
I just wanted to do a little bit of an update, so last night was the closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. It's such a sad time... :( I don't even know what I am going to be doing with all my fee time anymore.
Anyways, before the Olympic posting is over, I will probably just be posting one or two more articles relating just to wrap it up.
I just wanted to post some random photos though.
Look at this really adorable photo of my cute doggies pretending to like each other :D awwwwwww.... if only they could look like that all the time.
And I also finished my latest painting this weekend!! :D Yay for me. I had to paint my backgorund really fast though because of drying paint and all, and look what my hand looked like afterwards! I don't even know how that happened... :O
Also, coming up tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY!!! Yay.... I can't wait!! Too bad it's in the middle of the week :( But I am still really excited!
Don't worry, one more day and the Olympics is over, then I can get back to posting my normal stupid random stuff :P
So this stuff all happened a while ago, I'm not very good at documenting as soon as it happens, but anyways.
One of the really AMAZING things that happened, which absolutely no one expected (the commentator had no problem pointing that out... -_- ) was when the South African men's rowing team won a gold at the finals!! That was SO cool, and they managed to get us our THIRD gold medal.
Another really amazing thing to witness was when Bridgitte Hartley won our first bronze for the women's canoe sprints. When she got her medal she was so happy it looked as if she had won the gold, which was really nice to see.
We're proud and happy with all medals, be it gold or bronze. The women's 800m is tonight. Keep a look out for South Africa's Caster Semenya. :P
I am currently so sick I can't even get out of bed, which means more Olympic watching and probably more posting.
So, another South African swimmer made history when he won us our second gold medal. Before the Olympics started I was watching the sports channels and there was a segment on him, they talked about all his swimming achievements, which obviously gave us a bit of hope, but we didn't expect much seeing as he was up agaisnt swimming legends such as Michael Phelps, who is practically unbeatable.
So you can imagine the overwhelming and unexplainable excitement and pride we felt when he won that gold medal for the 200m butterfly, it was absolutely amazing to watch.
He then later went on to win a silver medal for the 100m butterfly, which is just as great an acheivement.
He has definately made us very proud and we hope for more gold medals from him in the future!
Okay, so I know everything I am posting rught now is pretty much all Olympic based, but HEY I'm supporting my country. But don't worry, it will be over soon anyways. So hold on tight there. Here is a picture for you in the mean time, it was taken at the inter-high athletics meet. In a way that sort of also relates to the olympics, since our school was competing against other schools for athletics, LOL. Anyways.... BYE
PS. We won that meet... by over 200 points... just saying :P
So... my entire weekend and homework and sleep time was taken up by all the Olympics I was watching. My weekend was literally made up of eating and watching the olympics. Haha. It was great fun.
We actually did really well in a lot of the races and events. Lots of people making it to the finals and semi-finals of some swimming races. Men's rowing making it to the finals as well. I can't really remember much else, I wrote it down somewhere... I just don't know where.
But Sunday night was special. For the qualifiying rounds, Cameron van der Burgh from South Africa swam the 100m breastroke and qualified in 1st place for the finals, breaking an olympic record! Later that night he then went on to swim the finals, in which he came first... winning a GOLD and BREAKING THE WORLD RECORD!!!
This was absolutely amazing and he definately made us all at home proud. Everyone was talking about it on Monday (note this happened way past my bed time on Sunday) That was the first medal of the 2012 Olympics for South Africa. Lets just hope we can win some more!!
Yup, that's him in front... in the green swimming cap
Cameron van der Burgh on the podium recieving medal, top left his world record breaking time, top right. Well... obviously it's South Africa's flag.
We wish the team all the best for the rest of the games.
So, excuse the slightly stupid title. But last night I watched the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games 2012!! It was really cool and really excited, besides the fact that it carried on till who knows what time of the morning.
There were so many great performances and fireworks and the whole thing was just spectacular - as it always is. London definately didn't disappoint.
I started today with watching the swimming and one of South Africa's most promising swimmers came second in the Idividual Medley heats and qualified for the finals. Which would be later tonight and I can't wait to watch.
It was really nice to see all the countries arriving in the stadium, unfortunately South Africa is far down the alphabet so I had to wait a while before I saw the team with the colourful flag and outfits, with Caster Semenya carrying the flag.
With all the things going on in the cremony everyone in the audience seemed to be enjoying it, the Queen still mangaed to look quite unimpressed.Haha.
It was all amazing and so exciting, but this is what I felt like after watching the ceremony which seemed to carry on forever.
We wish our country luck in the games, hopefully we can bring home some medals. GO SOUTH AFRICA!! :D