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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Thank you all for a fabulous meet :gflower:It was wonderful to meet so many new mites and see some old faces again :dance: :dance:

To all those involved with the organising and catering a BIG THANK YOU :gflower:

A special thanks to Aunty Dot's for allowing me to steal Sharifa's last yummy samoosa :k :D

If anyone has any objection to me posting any of the pic's I took today please PM and I'll refrain from posting them tomorrow :thumbs_up:

Thanks again for an awesome afternoon :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:04 pm 
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[quote="Shi"]A special thanks to Aunty Dot's for allowing me to steal Sharifa's last yummy samoosa :k :D

Not sure Aunty Dot had a say in the matter she was sooooo looking forward to her samoosa especially saved for later shame on you Shi, :naughty: Sharifa see what you caused.... "thieves" in our ranks in the form of click click and Shi. But so worth "stealing" they were really great thank you.

Agree with all previous comments was a great meet with lots of laughs have pics to prove it (to follow) and just remember Shi we too have incriminating evidence and should you havde any objection to me posting them you may not PM me, but maybe I will accept a bribe...........


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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:16 pm 
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:gflower: Thanks to Barry and Hilda for putting this together and everyone else who contributed to making

this a wonderful meet. It was lovely to see the old faces again and meet some new ones as well.

@ Shi and Mel - the only photos I'll be worried about is Holigans :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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I agree with all of the above comments... It was a lovely meet! Great to see all the old familliar faces and lovely to meet some new ones.

Thanks again to Barry and Hilda and everybody that made this such a successful meet for all their efforts... It was greatly appreciated! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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WOW it looked like you guys had such a great time!
I'm still so :mrgreen: that I couldn't be there to join in on the fun :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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What a stunning meet :D

To all those involved with planning and organising a big
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

the venue was just perfect and the friendliness of the staff could not be faulted.

The shady trees were pefect.
The food was perfect
even my buffalo steak 8)

the atmosphere of fun, openess and friendship.. just awesome 8) as Click-Click said, the sun started setting far too quickly.

To mites old and new.. you rock..
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

my laughter muscles received a great work out.

As for me :hmz:

I also won the jackpot.

The Bee-eater picture from the auction, surpassed my wildest expectations. I was speechless at the beauty. Well not quite speechless, I think I squeeled.

Martie, thank you :D
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

you made one little mouse very happy :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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Thanks to all for welcoming us newbies & letting us become part of the big happy family - it was really awesome to meet all of you guys! :D :D
Also a big thank you to Barry & Hilda for organising :clap: :clap:
Sharifa - the samoosas were out of this world! Shi - I can understand why you resorted to stealing the last one!
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What an awesome group of people! What a great day! What a stunning meet! It honestly felt like a family gathering. Thank you everybody for making this a wonderful day! :D

Rietvlei Rocks! The staff were always everywhere for assistance if needed, the food was fantastic, service like you've never seen before! Thank you to Marie and staff! :clap: :clap:

Sharifa, thanks a million for those wonderful samoosas! I have never tasted such lovely samoosas before! Mellory, your "secret salad" was fantastic! Thank you! :gflower:

Thank you to Randalph for the snacks, Wendy for your lovely noodle salad, all the other people who brought the cakes, cup cakes, milk tarts, etc. for dessert, and Waterbuck for lighting the fires! :thumbs_up:

Click click, thank you for letting us all talk to Martie in another continent "face to face". It was unreal, but wonderful. :k

Come on Shi! I know you actually wanted those Rhinos, but it is mine/ours! :wink:

It was wonderful to meet all the mites, each and everyone is very special, and it felt as if we have known them for ages, although we've only met them for the first time. :D

Cheetahkie, you were the heart and soul of the gathering, as usual. :clap: :clap:

Last but not least, thank you to my SO for all you have done to make this a very successful day! :k

If I have to mention all the names, I will sit here the whole day. Please know that I love you all, and you are very dear to me. Barry is going to post pictures later on, and I am looking forward to all the other mites' pictures taken yesterday!

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Heksie wrote:
WOW it looked like you guys had such a great time! I'm still so that I couldn't be there to join in on the fun


Mellory, not only "thieves" were made yesterday! "Liars" too! I bet Heksie wrote this without a blink! :twisted:

THANK YOU for attending Heksie! It was nice meeting you in person. Thank you also for the Amarula cup cakes made by Stellie!

We will meet again dear fellow 'Mites! :thanx:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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What a great meet. Barry, Hilda, you guys rock. All the other mites there, it was just so pleasant, fun and great. :dance: :dance:

After yesterday, I can truly say that this forum and its peeps are great.

Click-click, thannks for having a chat to Martie. :clap: :clap:

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What a fantastic meet!
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
I agree with everyone else here: It was a family get together full of joy :D :D :D

Barry and Hilda ... I am so grateful for everything you did to make this meet happen :clap: We all are :D You two are fantastic people who are part of of the Mite Famdamily :D

The lessor spotted Wendy ... Thanks for starting the whole thing! It was nice of you to take some time off being in Kruger for the famdamily gathering :tongue:

Marie and Rietvlei :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Brilliant!

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Now when the photies come out, we can let you in on the funny side of the meet :wink:
But there were jokes made about elephants and mice and cats in the Scipio-Dan-Tsukudu circle which cannot be repeated :whistle:

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So glad that you all had a wonderful time................though a little envious if I'm honest!!! :whistle:

Some of my fav peeps there, and I couldn't get to see them. :cry:

Oh well there will just have to be another one end Oct/beg Nov to coincide with our return!! :dance:

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Also envious here Val :mrgreen:

Wonderful to read about such a successful meet ... well done to all who arranged it and all who attended :clap: :clap:

Now, hope you are all coming to next year's cricket ??? I see some wonderful skills in this topic we will need at KTP :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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Thanks to all the mites that made this meet a huge success :clap: . Me and Hilda only set the stage but it was everybody who participated during the day that made it what it was :thumbs_up: . Thanks a million Martie for you to be part of us through the genious of Click Click :clap: . We just love the rino photo!!!. The following only serves as appetiser of what to follow:

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Picnic, this one is especially for you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei
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Looks and sounds like a wonderful meet :D :clap: So glad you all had fun..

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