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Re: I'm New here

Unread postby PNF » Mon May 27, 2013 7:49 am

Hi Crested Chick - welcome to the forum! Hope your mum has warned you that this forum becomes an addiction - very rapidly :)
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Re: I'm New here

Unread postby Crested Chick » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:54 pm

Thank you everyone for all their kind words.
I can deffinatly see how this can become an addiction but that that's not too much of a problem

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Unread postby Stan Weakley » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:30 pm

I registered as a new forum member today. I have been lurking on this forum for some time without posting.

I think it is good manners to introduce oneself? I have retired from a busy professional practice and plan to do as much local travel as possible. In the last 3 months we have visited the following parks. Namaqualand, West Coast and also Kruger and have invested in a Green Card. We are frequent visitors to all our South African Parks and our neighboring country's conservation areas.

I have a fully kitted out 4x4, but do not always camp especially where there is self catering acommodation available. I have a budding interest in wildlife and bird photography and in birding and hope to learn from this forum.

I also plan to spend more time in our underrated local parks in the Eastern Cape.

Friendly greetings to all.


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Re: New Member.

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:40 pm

Friendly greetings and a warm welcome to the forums, Stan Weakley :D
Wishing you great times in our Eastern Cape SANParks.
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby tent dweller » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Hello there Stan Weakley, my name is Tent Dweller, welcome to the "best forum in the world" :roll: :roll:
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:15 pm

Hi Stan, and a very warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

Very glad you decided to register and hope you will spend many happy hours here with us! :dance:
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:19 pm

Welcome Stan, so glad you dropped in to say hello. :thumbs_up:
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Porridge » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:38 pm

I understand the reticence, Stan. Nonetheless, a very warm welcome to the land of idiocy and lunacy (and occasionally some real jewels of wisdom), Bear with us ... 8)
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Hugh » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:42 pm

Welcome Stan.... and I am Hugh .. though names can be ever so misleading as you will find out in good time.
Oh and remember that when you enter a Sanpark you tie a yellow ribbon to your rt side mirror The other mites will spot you and stop and say hello !!
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby JenB » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:58 am

Hi Stan! :yaya:

Welcome to the SANParks forum!
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Stark » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:00 am

I extend a very warm welcome to you. :)
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:08 am

A very warm welcome to you, Stan :gflower:

I am glad you have taken the plunge and I wish you many happy hours on the forum.
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Re: New Member.

Unread postby Jazil » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:54 am

Welcome Stan, its great to see you on the forums now
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Re: I'm New here

Unread postby SammyA » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:48 pm

I've lurked on this forum for a while but now I've talked hubby into another South Africa trip I thought I would join and introduce myself.

Was born in South Africa but have lived in the UK for a long time now (17 years now :shock: ). We're planning a trip early 2015 (am I crazy to be planning this far ahead?), probably Kruger for a week and then a second week somewhere else. I've only been to Kruger once before which was one of the best times of my life, so I can't wait to introduce the kids to the Kruger (big son came last time but he was only 2).


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Re: I'm New here

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:07 pm

A warm welcome to the forum SammyA! We are all here a bit crazy when it comes to planning a trip in advance. :lol: But that is where the fun starts. :thumbs_up: Have a great time on the forum.
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