Happy Holidays

Written by Frans Weyers (Franshark)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content, Reader Submissions on 23 Dec 2011 at 09:38
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Tourists are people who travels thousands of miles so they can photograph themselves.  

It’s the end of the year. Here in South Africa it’s summer(hot). The holiday and festive season is in full swing. Most surrounding neighbors are hanging around or not at home at all. Braai fires any time during the week, even a few strange faces are showing up at the corner shop. Wow seriously, this year is a goner, and what a year it was.  

For many this is the end of a year of planning, saving, having booked their place of destination a long time ago. Made sure of all the resources needed, having collected all the info needed to make their trip as valuable as possible. Looking forward to a good time of relaxing and some fun in the sun. For others it will be a spur-of-the-moment thing. Working to the bitter end, jumping unto the internet or phone searching for the best availabile place to breakaway. For some it’s all about family and retreating to a state of visitations and catching up the missed opportunities for spending good qaulity time with loved ones. And there will also be the unlucky ones who have to stay at home, still working because their leave has been taken through the year, or the conditions of their work don’t allow them to take leave at this time of the year.

Each of us would have a different story to tell, and I want to encourage each to tell, tell us about your plans(or the non plans) you’ve made for this holiday time. Tell us a bit about your highs and lows of this year, sport(rugby) and personal(if you dare to).

I hope that each of you have a very blessed holiday season no matter how you spend your time. And to Rob and all the other administrators of SW, thanks for a good year of reading and sharing.  
I have had a holiday, and I’d like to take it up professionally.


  • I must say my high point of the year has to be the S15 game between Shark and Bulls, loftes, and the gathering of SW’ders…
    Best day of the year by far…

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.12.11 12:03:25 by Franshark Reply
  • @Franshark (Comment 1) : Agreed, my rugby highlight too.

    On a different subject – Rob thanks so much for being so dedicated to SW. You’ve created a great environment for us to discuss Shark’s rugby and your efforts very often go under-appreciated. Thanks for sticking with us despite the personal attacks and trolls that find there way onto the site every now and again. :mrgreen:

    PS. Really hope you find a way to make BokWorld work too. Still think it should be merged into Sharksworld. I have a few suggestions that might be workable. E-mail me if you’d like to discuss!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.12.11 12:24:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • happy holidays to all ! hope you enjoy it ! you guys are not really as bad as i try to make it look 😛

    no really i enjoy SW . its informative and we have great discussions here . Thanx to everybody who constitutes. Long may it continue.

    im Speading the long weekend at my mothers place in Vanderbjil but then on Wednesday im back at work in Pretoria ..

    my highlight of the year undoubtedly was the Lions winning the CC :mrgreen: hopefully il be over it soon .. hehe

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.12.11 12:36:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • May u and yours be blessed – thanks to management for a great rugby site! Thanks to all who contribute – have a wonderful break – travel safely, love those who have been spared to you this year and cherish the memories of those who’ve gone. Bulls hugs (if I may) – Keep well Finned, Wooly Maned, Hooped & Spotted Rugby “Friends”

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.12.11 16:40:13 by diablo Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) : 😆 I’m also in VBP for the long weekend……

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.12.11 16:56:42 by Franshark Reply
  • My holiday consist of some DIY work at home(mostly done), we are currently in VBP with the in law-family for Christmas weekend, spending new-year at home with friends and then of to ATKV-Natalia for the last week(first week in Jan) of our holiday.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.12.11 17:07:08 by Franshark Reply
  • My highlight was as mentioned the S15 game and the gathering around it, close 2nd was meeting KSA, his family and some other SW bloggers at the Durban VS-game…

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.12.11 17:11:40 by Franshark Reply
  • @Franshark (Comment 7) : Don’t forget the GIFT from SW that send me, a friend and the boys on a unforgettable trip to the CC-Final….

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.12.11 17:15:15 by Franshark Reply
  • @diablo (Comment 4) : “those who’ve been spared to you”… simply love that phrase

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.12.11 17:16:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • The Rugby loss that I felt the most was the S15 game in Durban against WP 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.12.11 17:17:11 by Franshark Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : As some of the other bloggers already mentioned: A BIG THANKS for Your efforts this year, its dearly appreciated…
    BIG blessing to you and your family especially financial and health wise. May the coming year unfold all your dreams and unlock all your hopes…..

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.12.11 17:24:30 by Franshark Reply
  • @Franshark (Comment 5) :

    haha . oh what a small world . till when are you around. could come say hi after xmass if your still around .

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.12.11 18:32:16 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 12) : we’re here to Tuesday…. Would be great 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.12.11 19:22:39 by Franshark Reply
  • @Zibbie (Comment 12) : throw me a tinkle 0763390277

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.12.11 19:30:08 by Franshark Reply
  • Merry Christmas and an awesome Festive Season to all.

    Thanks for all the hard work Rob, you and your site make the world a better place! Let’s keep it up!

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.12.11 00:24:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Just following on from ‘Punter’…….

    Merry Christmas to all the Team at Sharksworld as well as all the Readers.

    I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday / New Year period.

    See you all back in the New Year refreshed and ready for another huge year of rugby.


  • Comment 16, posted at 24.12.11 03:23:25 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : hey bro, long time no smell 😉 have a great one 🙂

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.12.11 07:34:16 by Franshark Reply
  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 16) : all the best to you NZ’ders too 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.12.11 07:35:05 by Franshark Reply
  • I’m at work at this very minute 😯 , but will be spending my time off with family and friends 😀 Here’s hoping one and all have a great festive period and may you find what you’re wishing for under the xmas tree 😈

    As for my sporting high , there have been many , Meeting Jon Smit, Brad Barritt, Deon Carstens, Rory Kockott and numerous other players this year at Franklins Gardens . But i’d have too say the top high was attending the Super 15 game at Twickers between two Great sides , the Crusaders and The SHARKS 😈 and also catching up with Rob ” Our Fearless Leader ” while there 🙂
    God bless One and All 😉

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.12.11 09:59:45 by SharkyTaylor Reply


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