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Long time, no speak

Unread postby simonb6 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:16 pm

Hi, dear old friends

It's far too long since I last checked in with you all.

I have finally given in and set up a Flickr account for my photos - so far, the only KNP pics I've uploaded are those from my 2006 visit with Jose....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133813370 ... 2462828493

I hope you are all keeping well - especially my good friend on top of a mountain in Swaziland.

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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby Hugh » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:23 pm

Hello Simon How have you been . now don't leave it too long before you next visit
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:01 am

Hello there, Simon.. :D

You certainly had some fabulous sightings. Those are really super pictures. I loved the massive pride of lions and youngsters...

I was thinking of you recently. I noew live very close to Lanseria. The area is undergoing massive development. I am not sure how I feel about that. :hmz:
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby Jazil » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:56 am

Hi Simon,

How nice it is to see you here again. I do hope that you are doing really well, I do think of you alot, and also remember all the fun we had.

I am doing great thanks, my beer can and strings have been upgraded enormously, but am having huge problems with it at the moment. My connection just does what it feels like most of the time, sometimes on and sometimes off. :evil:
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Simon, I think you were on the forums, before my time, but wishing you a warm welcome back. :clap:
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby arks » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:15 pm

Welcome back, Simon! I think that you'll find that many of us early forumites are less active than in the past (as I am) -- and indeed, many have disappeared from the forum entirely :( . It's especially nice when a forum friend from the past re-emerges :dance:
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:33 pm

:yaya: Simon, wonderful to hear from you and great to see you posting - hope this means you will be hanging around here a lot more again :dance:

Arks, nothing escapes you on the forums/website :k ; as they say time flies when you are having fun :gflower:
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby simonb6 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:45 pm

Thanks all.

I'm not doing too badly; sadly, too many cigarettes over the years have taken their toll :evil:

I'm now not allowed to fly without oxygen - not, in itself a problem, but then the problem of travel insurance arises. Earlier this year, I was quoted UK£ 2,800 for cover for a six-week trip to the USA. That would have almost doubled the cost of the trip.

So I enjoy my retirement by car. I've just got back from a trip to eastern Europe, as far as Istanbul and Athens (yes, Greece is still attached to Europe - if only just).

My last visit to SA was 3 years ago when I spent a few wonderful weeks in a rehab in Cape Town (yeah - that's another problem). I had six weeks in primary care at Crossroads, the rehab set up by Eric Clapton in Antigua, then flew (via Amsterdam) to CT, for some weeks of secondary care. What a lovely place, run by lovely people :clap:

My plan is to start visiting all the wildlife preserves and national parks in Scotland - we have many of them and I need to get off my backside and visit them....

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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby simonb6 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:I was thinking of you recently. I now live very close to Lanseria :hmz:

Hi MM

That was a great evening with you and Jose.

I remember it well :D
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby simonb6 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:55 pm

Jazil wrote:My beer can and strings have been upgraded enormously, but am having huge problems with it at the moment. My connection just does what it feels like most of the time, sometimes on and sometimes off. :evil:


Liz - on my recent three-week trip to Europe, not one of the hotels I stayed in - all of which promised free high speed WiFi - gave a useful connection.

Even here at home in Dunfermline, where I am paying for an up-market fibre-optic connection, it sometimes drops out, and often runs slow.

So, you are not alone in tearing your hair out- at least, if I had any hair......
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Re: Long time, no speak

Unread postby Jazil » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:51 pm

Simon it's great to hear your news. Enjoy the wild life where you are, and I do hope your connection sorts itself out
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