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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby Meerkitty » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:54 pm

Hopefully we will go there :thumbs_up: I have a work commitment on the one day, going to whats its like to be a Chartered accountant for the day :tongue: Then we will see where we will go....

I think Sleepy is also down in Durbz now :hmz:
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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:12 pm

Hey V's :dance: :dance: :dance:
This weekend has been a very busy one! Yesterday was my Mates bday and what a hectic Party it was :dance: :dance: :shock: :shock: 32Liters of Punch was consumed :naughty:
Anyway, it is a bright and sunny day today 8) Gearing up for Tour De France and Wimbledon later! Then the Euro final :D

I hope all the V's have a lekker day!
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Unread postby kallis1786 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Good Afternoon to all the V's, It's been a while since I was on the foums, 1st time since I landed in South Africa. I was busy with the cricket match we had yesterday which my team lost :( , We had a collapse all of a sudden, which made us lose the game :slap:

Now it is time to look forward to Kruger on FRIDAY :dance: :dance: :dance: , Really cant wait.

Unfortunately the Nissan X Trail wont be able to make it since it is still repairing, and therefore the Mercedes Benz will have to do. I would like to ask you guys if the gravel roads, are suitable for a C Class or an E Class.

How has the V's been. Hope all is well, I stopped watching the Wimbledon since my fav player got elimineted in the second round :shock: .

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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:39 pm

In your area the gravel roads are in good condition :thumbs_up:
It is only the S114 where the condition of the road is poor :hmz:
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Unread postby Meerkitty » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:52 pm

Welcome back In SA, Kallis :thumbs_up: :dance: Not long till Kruger :D

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend Cheetah :mrgreen: I spent my weekend working :tongue:

Going to update TR....
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Unread postby kallis1786 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:48 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:In your area the gravel roads are in good condition :thumbs_up:
It is only the S114 where the condition of the road is poor :hmz:


Thanks Cheetah. That means I am really looking forward to this trip. I will miss the Sunroof.

Meerkitty wrote:Welcome back In SA, Kallis :thumbs_up: :dance: Not long till Kruger :D

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend Cheetah :mrgreen: I spent my weekend working :tongue:

Going to update TR....


Thanks Meerkitty for the warm welcome.

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Unread postby Sleepyowl21 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:06 am

Hey v-mites. Sorry for the absence but city life is way toooo hectic for a small town girl like me!!!

Heksie, I love your ostrich pics!!! :clap:

MK, have a great time in durban!!! The weathers awesome here! It gets a little chilly in the evenings when the wind picks up, but nowhere near the freezing state weather! We went to the beach this weekend and even though the water was a little cold at first, we had an amazing time in the ocean!!! :D :D :D

Cheetah, once again lovely pics! That rhino is rather large! I hope you didn't drink tooooo much punch! :hmz: :hmz:

Kallis, welcome back to S.A! :dance: :dance: :dance: hope you have an amazing trip!!!!

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Unread postby Meerkitty » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:14 am

Hey vmites :)

Sleepy, glad you having a great time down in Durban :thumbs_up: I cannot wait to hit the beach :dance:
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Unread postby BushFairy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:01 pm

Hello lovely varsity students :gflower:

So sorry I have being MIA from the forms for so long that it's going to take me a while to read through everything and see what everyone has been up to, etc.

Just thought I'd update you all on what I'm doing seeing as though my next academic venture includes the KNP.... :D

I am busy writing up my MSc in Environmental Science at the moment and have been working on alien fish species (trout and bass) in the Hogsback area. I have been looking at their impact on both the environment and the livelihoods of the local people. I should be done within the next few weeks and then............

I am starting my PhD and my fieldwork is in Kruger :dance:
I'll be designing a statistical projection model of how a change in climate due to an increase in CO2 emissions will affect savanna systems (an increase in CO2 results in savanna systems being transformed in woodland systems). Anyway, I'll be looking at soil pH, water systems, biodiversity, vegetation, etc. to determine how species composition will change over the next few decades. I am SO excited I could scream! Knowing that this is what I'll be doing next makes focusing on my MSc very difficult :tongue:

Anyway, I will be on the forums a bit more often now and I'm looking forward to hearing all your exciting stories!

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Unread postby Meerkitty » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:08 pm

Hello BushFairy, welcome back to the forums :thumbs_up: That sure sounds like an awesome thing you are doing :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: All the best of luck with your studies :)
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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:46 pm

Heya sleppy!! Sounds like a splendid time you are having in Durbs 8) I havn't been there for a LONG time! Enjoy your socks off :mrgreen:

Heya Kitts. Enjoying your trip report :D And so regular on here it is fab 8)

Welcome back bushfairy :dance: I must say it is brilliant to see you on the forums again :D We could use your vast knowledge! Especially on the topics of debate regarding the closing of man made waterholes in Kruger! Your fieldwork in Kruger sounds amazing!! :mrgreen:
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Unread postby kallis1786 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:33 pm

Good Evening to all the V's.

Thank You SleepyOwl

Welcome Back to the forums BushFairy. Your work sounds awesome.

Very few days left for me to go to Kruger. Friday I will be there.

Sorry V's, will not be able to share my Monday pics today, Very busy with a lot of things including planning for the trip.

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Unread postby oddesy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:52 am

Hi everyone :yaya:

BF your PhD work sounds very interesting!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Will you be doing any biogeochemical modeling? :D Good luck in writing up your MSc!
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Unread postby Meerkitty » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:22 am

Morning mites :)

Hello oddesy!

Cannot believe how warm it is down in Durbz! Onlt likw 90 km from home but it makes such a difference :)

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!
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Unread postby kallis1786 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:31 am

Good Morning V's :gflower:

Hope everyone has a splendid day.


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