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Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:10 am

I am having a very special person visit me soon. This special person, who joined in 2009 and has made 10535 posts to date will be leaving on the day of the cricket. She will not be going to Skukuza, but somewhere slightly more north.

To reach here, she would have passed through time zones, so the chance of "just popping in" will not happen for some time again.

I thought that it would be lovely for us Gautengers, unable to go to the cricket, to still be able to meet and enjoy the day. My guest is leaving rather early, so it would have to start with a breakfast meet. It can go on for as long as is needed.

In case you don't know, I live in the Cradle area.

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with lots of opportunity for bird watching.

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my neigbours

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For anyone interested in an unusual birding experience, I promise to take you on a special raptor surprise, starting at about 2:30.

It would also be a wonderful way to raise funds for the mobile cam. Any thoughts there would be great.
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Hugh » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:24 pm

MM I know exactly who that special guest is..starts with an M and ends with some numbers !!!! wish we could be there BUT ..... tooo far.
Hope lots of mites manage to get there ..
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:27 pm

A very special guest indeed, MM ! :D
Do hope Cricket in the Cradle will be a huge success 8)
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:00 pm

I think, I know that special mite too!
Rubbish, delete the 'think' and replace it by 'know'. :lol:

I love the idea to use this meet for another fundraising
even towards the mobile webcam. Thanks for getting this started! :thumbs_up:

How about paying a certain amount for each mite attenting that meet?

How about identifying special birds that might be seen in the Cradle
and for each found species an amount x will be donated?
(That is if time allowing!)

How about paying for guesses what the special raptor surprise will be?
Or what kind of raptor the surprise is about?

Just a few ideas. :hmz:
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:37 pm

Thank you Hugh and Lionspoon :thumbs_up:

I will say: this what happens at MM

you meet lovely people.

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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby melph68 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:30 am

Hi MM :D :D
This sounds like fun!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
And a great opportunity to raise money for a mobile webcam :dance: :dance: :dance:

I will donate R50 for every mite who turns up to meet the mystery guest :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:42 am

We at the Cricket MM :( so cannot join you but I will put down R200 for a pic of the special raptor :thumbs_up:

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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:23 am

There are some lovely ideas coming out 8)

Duke, I hope that you and Sharifa have an absolutely stunning time. :thumbs_up:

So far, LS has suggested at folk looking to pledge a certain amount for each bird.

Lets hope that this one was not listening :wink:

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Duke is going the big bird route, thanks Duke. People will be thrilled to see what is going on in my part of the cradle. I promise that there will be a big heart warming surprise for anyone who stays on.

This is one of my more noisy critters.

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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby chirinda » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:27 pm

Yes please, Mouse, but what time is early? Does that mean I have to set my alarm for an unearthly hour like poor EJ does?

It will be a wonderful excuse to not go somewhere I didn't want to go and was planning to bunk :D :dance:

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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:03 am

Chirinda, not quite as early as EJ :lol: :lol: :lol: Our guest would like to leave eightish.

There will be lots do do for birders.

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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:15 am

MM, I assume we are talking about the 10th March 2012 for this event?
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:27 am

It would be the 10th, yes. That, I believe is Saturday.
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:46 am

It is! Thank you! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:18 pm

:cry: I can't met the mystery guest
but will follow this thread with enthousiasm :dance:
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Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest

Unread postby Lionspoon » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:53 pm

Come on, guys and gals, particularly from the Jo'burg area!
Surely, not all of you can attend the Cricket Weekend in KNP?
What could be better than meeting some mites for breakfast
and whinge together about missing the cricket? :lol:
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