Orange Fever

I neverΒ watch football. Soccer. No, that’s a lie. I barely watch football. I do not watch the regular competitions. But when the Netherlands play in the European Cup or the World Cup competitions, I watch. I follow all matches. I don’t watch all of them, but I do check the results to see who are still in the running for the cup and who had to go home. During these competitions I am part of the orange fever that takes hold of the country. We don’t have orange flags in our garden, but I smile when I see how other people decorate their houses.

After a grueling quarter finals match against Costa Rica, I at least don’t have to add that we are out of the race for the World Cup… so hear goes my Sinful Sunday competition entry!

Why orange? Well, officially our royals are called ‘Van Oranje-Nassau’ which directly translated is “Orange-Nassau” and I guess that already explains the color orange. You can read more about this tradition if you want to.

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Dutch supporters dressed in orange
Source: oboncoin.nl

 

It was a quite natural step for me to use orange for the Sinful Sunday competition with the theme:

FIFA World Cup 2014

(click to enlarge and browse)

 

Β Of course, standing naked in front of a hotel window, sporting some orangeΒ paraphernalia is probably not what other Dutch football fans do. But then again, the idea was ‘to corrupt something of this insane sporting event’.

Maybe, just maybe and IF the Dutch team reach the finals, I will use some of these things again!

Β© Rebel’s Notes

Click to see who else is playing Sinful Sunday this week:

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The photos I have entered for this competition has won me the fifth prize.

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34 thoughts on “Orange Fever

  1. Great picture; your boys were unlucky last night!

    Orange compliments your natural colours fantastically! πŸ˜‰

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Thanks John! And indeed, unlucky against Argentina, but lucky against Brasilia πŸ™‚

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Funny thing is, I can be quite the fan of big tournaments, but I’m not really into watching sport πŸ˜‰ xox

  2. Lori says:

    I love how relaxed and natural these photos look. You’re the perfect mascot for the team. I love how the orange seems to be part of you. Very neat.

  3. I definitely had orange fever watching that match! πŸ™‚
    And you do a lovely job of carrying the (kinky) flame for your country πŸ™‚

    ~Kazi xxx

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Maybe next time I should carry it while they play, there next to the field. They might just win πŸ˜‰ xox

  4. I love the orange boa! The shot with you looking out of the window with the orange fascinator in your hair is beautiful! Those knickers are just fabulous!!

    Brilliant images!

    ~Mia~ xx

  5. Absolutely love the picture that Molly mentions of you standing at the window with your orange hair. Wonderful!!!
    We were actually taking our pics during the first half of your match last night. Hubby was getting annoyed because I kept getting distracted and saying “oohh he’s quite hot” and “I do like a Flying Dutchman”
    If they win I might just come over and stand naked in that window with you! (Do you have a spare orange boa ???”
    Xxx – K

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Damn, now I’m sorry they did not make it to the finals! I would have borrowed you my boa just to have you naked with me πŸ˜‰

      Rebel xox

  6. Is that really you wearing knickers? That is a surprise. πŸ˜›

    I love the way that feather boa combines with your hair to frame you. I hope you get more chances to wear it.

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Hahaha I had to specially buy them for this occasion and in the meantime I don’t even know where they are πŸ˜›

      The feather boa is really a cheap stuff thing and I cannot tell you how many feathers it has lost already. I might use it again, but I might also just dump it.

  7. What lovely orange accessories. Glad you are having fun supporting your country. It’s really not my bag at all but I’ll be back with sport come American football season. πŸ™‚

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Oh I normally do not watch soccer, except with the World Cup. And I understand nothing of American football πŸ˜‰

  8. Oh my brilliant and Go The Netherlands… I am so rooting for you. In one of those pictures the orange seems to have even melted into your hair turning the whole thing a fiery glowing colour.

    Mollyxxx

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Thank you luv! In the meantime I am watching the game between the Netherlands and Brasilia, which of course means the Netherlands did not make it to the final. But looks like they will be third in the World Cup, which all in all is not bad πŸ™‚

      Rebel xox

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