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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Sharifa » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:16 pm

: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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:01 pm

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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:54 am

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..
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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
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Gandalf » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:40 am

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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby hilda » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:15 am

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!

And then:

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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:07 am

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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:32 am

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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:34 am

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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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Waterbuck » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:55 am

I had so much fun (and laughed so much) at this meet that I clean forgot to take :cam: .......now I am waiting for all the incriminating pics to come through.
Thanks to all the wonderful people that made this possible - next one is gonna have to be soon......and couple of mites committed to phoning me on a Friday if the Kruger longing gets too much :whistle: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby click click » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:50 pm

So here goes with some of my photos, please help where I'm missing names, or if I got someone wrong :redface:

Holigan, Duke, Sharifa, Mellory, Bushmom, Mads
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Dikdikkie, cheetah2111, Vlakvarkvrou, Heksie, Catmatix
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Barry, Hilda, PetraJ, Waterdoe, Waterbuck
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Aunty Dot
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Wendy, ???, Hilda, Barry
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby WendyA » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:22 pm

Such a wonderful meet yesterday … thanks to everyone who made it.

Thank you Sharifa for the delicious samoosas; thank you Mellory for the amazing secret salad; thank you Heksie for the yummy Amarula cup cakes (wish you could have been there to enjoy them!!!???!!!) ; thank you Shi for all the goodies you brought along. A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Barry and Hilda who arranged EVERYTHING at Rietvlei and paid for the salads, bread rolls, pap & sauce, etc. I do hope that everyone contributed generously and that there was enough money in the Amarula tin at the end of the day to cover the cost.

It was really great to meet up with everyone – old and new faces; as for “meeting” Martie via Skype video-call, thanks for organising that Click Click!

The afternoon went by far too quickly!

I didn’t take nearly enough photos as I was too busy chatting and looking for stuff that kept disappearing (!!!!!) but here are the few shots from my camera …

Meandering Mouse
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Barry and Hilda
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Click Click and Barry
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Click Click
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Heksie and Cheetah
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Click Click, Vlakvarkvrou, Mads, Bushbaby30 and others at the braai
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Mads and Bushbaby30
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Barry and Hilda
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Enjoying the braai …
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Wish you could have been there Crested Val … this one’s for you …

Shi, WendyA, BushMom, Bushbaby30
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Already looking forward to the next meet ...

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:38 pm

Beautiful people :clap:

Thanks for sharing the pics guys!
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby click click » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:40 pm

Thanks for helping out with the names Cheetah, I will add them to the post.

Waterdoe, Waterbuck, Vlakvarkvrou, Mads, Holigan
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Catmatix & Dan
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Heksie
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Scipio & Meandering Mouse
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PetraJ, Scipio, Meandering Mouse
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Shi & Bushmom
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby dikdikkie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:43 pm

Thank you all for a super meet : Wendy, Hilda, Barry and Cheetah.

To all my 'old' friends, Petra, Scrips, Dan, Catatrix, Tshukudu, Cheetah, Bushmom, Bushbaby and Mads, it was extra special seeing you all again - sharing some good fun,
and the new peeps... what a pleasure meeting you all.
Shi - so glad we met... :lol: coming into the park and when leaving... :lol:
Meandering Mouse - good to meet you :dance:
Duke, Sharifa, Click-click, Hilda, Hooligan, Mellory and of course Liewe Heksie... looking forward to seeing you all again.
VV - always a pleasure to spend time with you :D
Waterbuck - thanks for the ribbon and I'll watch for your TR. :clap:

't will be due to old age if I have forgotten any one's names. :wall: :wink:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby click click » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:01 pm

cheetah, wendy & dikdikkie with the braais in the background
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coolboxes everywhere :whistle:
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Duke, Sharifa, Bushbaby30, Paul, gandalf
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Mads
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Tshukudu
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