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Meeting Dianne & Joel in Utrecht (NL)

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:06 am

Who would like to freeze their fingers and toes off in Utrecht on Thursday, Januari 10 2008?

The venue: Vakantiebeurs 2008 Utrecht Central Station

Present: Several guru's, best known among them are probably Dianne & Joël.

Cost: € 11,50 (via internet, at the till € 14,-), excluding travelcost, and the vacation you may book there. :wink:

We'll be making a pub very unsafe later, maybe with a bite to eat.


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Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:23 pm

We'll be meeting Phumi Dhlomo, Joep Stevens, Dianne Tipping-Woods & Joël Roerig around noon in Utrecht.

How about a bite of lunch, some yaks & laughs followed by coffee with or without "" (wine for Gwen) and perhaps dinner before we head home again?

Lets give em a warm welcome, guys. It's freezing here! (for the Saffies: that means it is actually below 0 degrees. :twisted: )

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Unread postby gwendolen » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:09 am

We had a great meet. It was such a treat to see everyone again and to meet Phumi & Joep. We also met a forumite for the first time, GJ. Next time you have to stay a bit longer. :D

I made a picture with my phone, I'll post it here later today.

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Unread postby bert » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:19 am

Was terrific in a very nice pub with good food and great company.
Later that evening 3 saffies from the SA stand arrived at our table, by addident, and we nearly started a discussion about the one try during the final in France :wink:
The holidays show was held in 9 enourmous halls and SA had a big stand, where SANparks also had its say.

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:41 am

It was good fun indeed! And great to meet Saffies overhere, they were not even frozen! :wink:
Quite odd that the guys from the tourist office decided to join our table, they had no clue that we had ties with SA...
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Unread postby dianne » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:56 pm

Hi All!

Thank you SO much to everyone who made the effort to be there-I really appreciated it-the travel, the time off work, and the entry fee to the exhibit (sorry about that one-I really thought there would be somewhere pleasant within the hall to have our chat as opposed to the chaos that reigned...bit naive and not the best money I've ever spent...perhaps next time we'll convince SANParks to get us comp tickets :redface: )

It's always a pleasure and a privilege to 'meet' the amazing people I 'know' online face to face so thanks again for making it such a great afternoon and evening in Utrecht!
Dianne Tipping-Woods

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Unread postby JoelR » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:15 am

Image Image

1st photo: in the front we have our own (my own, to be precise) diannet, who is holding my Pepsi AND smiling at the photographer (multitasking :clap: ). The other two posing are no less than Diane and bert, the Dapper Dordrecht Duo! In the gap between the two Dia(n)nes we have a clear sighting of Jose, who is part of an animated conversation with DuQues (to be IDd by eyecolour), gwendolen and Phumi Dhlomo, who shouldn't be too hard to tell apart. :roll:

2nd photo: in this picture Jose (right) is on Pepsi holding duty and the bluejacketed katydownunder is the centrepiece. diannet (left) is supervising. :wink:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:36 am

p@m wrote:Now where are Gwen's pics ?


Oops. Ehhhh. To cyber heaven. :redface: Thanks for posting yours, Joël.

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