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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:53 pm 
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:clap: Thanks, WendyA ! :dance:

If the Birthday Brownie Meet peeps don't mind, could you please tell us who-is-who ? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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would love to know that pleeeeeeeeeeeese :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:04 pm 
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I'm there :yaya:
With my SO .. We are sandwiched between 'Heksie & Wendy' drinking our
"special" coffee ... :whistle: :whistle: ... And it is true, what a giggle we had
like a load of little school kids :thumbs_up:...
I now have BIG time post- Kruger blues :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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Okay … and now for Heksie’s antics …

It was our last full day at Shing and we went up to Pafuri for brunch then on to Crooks Corner. We got back to camp and started thinking about packing up, doing some washing, getting ready for our trip to Satara for another Forum meet the next day then on to Maroela for the next three nights.

I needed petrol but when I went to the petrol station it had already closed. I was informed it opened at 5:30am; oh well, we’d be delayed by an hour, not a complete train smash …

The following morning we got up and drove to The Causeway just next to Shingwedzi camp. Heksie was in front; I was following the broomstick.

I’d stopped to watch a BBJ in the dried up riverbed and heard something that sounded like a baby squealing. I stopped for quite some time trying to figure out where the sound was coming from and wondering what on earth it could be. Heksie hadn’t reappeared which was unusual, as whenever we drove in convoy, if one of us stopped for more than 5 minutes, the other would back up in case it was an amazing sighting …

Anyway, I continued on … and this is what I found …

Are you ready???

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I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I drove up next to Heksie who was sitting there quite patiently (well, what else could she do?!).

“Would you mind going to the shop and asking someone to come and help get me out of here” she asked, quite calmly! If it had been me, I would have been frantic!!!

As I left her, she waved out of the window (with her fingers crossed, hoping that no-one else would drive by and see the little mishap she’d had!)

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It was just after 5am and it was like a ghost-town in Shing – no-one was about! I returned to inform Heksie of this and waited with her for a while then returned to camp – the petrol station was due to open at 5:30am – someone had to be about!

When the petrol attendant arrived I tried to explain what had happened – he didn’t believe me! Luckily I’d taken photos on my phone and could show him! He called another chap and they went to Heksie’s rescue …

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After scratching their heads for a while and trying to move the car, they decided that there was nothing they could do and they had to go back to camp and call for back up …

Back up arrived …

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But the “back up driver” looked a little confused … whether it was about how on earth the witch had managed to manoeuvre her broomstick off the Causeway or how on earth he was going to get the broomstick back on to the tar road, I’m not sure …

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Heksie was a little worried that her broomstick would never fly properly again …

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… and she was even more troubled when a random car pulled up and started taking kiekies!!!!! (I won’t tell you the words she uttered but it was something along the lines of “What are those nice people doing taking silly photos of my car for?”!!!)

The people taking the photos knew all about the forum and promised to post … we wait to see their photos as well!

In the end, the broomstick was pulled off the Causeway, and the witch’s purse was R420 lighter.

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So we left Shing a little later than anticipated and had rather a rushed trip to Satara, but hey, how entertaining is that Heksie of ours???!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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From left to right as follows:-

Porridge
Jaxidean (Porridge's SO)
Heksie
Dellac
Victor (Dellac's SO)
WendyA
Eastr
JaniceE (Eastr's SO)

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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MATTHYS wrote:
WendyA wrote:
Not that I know about but then again, I wasn't chaperoning the two of them the entire time!!! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

:shock: :lol:
Am putting my money on the unchaperoned thing ! :whistle:


:naughty: niks sulke dinge :naughty: (transl: this is a family forum)

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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My kiekies will have to wait as my computer crashed----not reading the hard drive :slap:
But oh Wendy is keeping the kiekies right hot :dance:
The meet was a lot of fun and giggles! I met the greatest mites this trip!!!!! :D my family got quadrupled :thumbs_up:

P.S. Don't ask how I did it :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:08 am 
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Hi Heksie :hello:
Bags I get a chance to do a trip with you sometime :pray: :pray: .. As
I am sure everyday has something new and unexpected :hmz: and I don't mean
just the 'wild life' :doh: :doh: ... Hope you have a safe trip home :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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I'm sorry

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I can't help it

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it is one of those moments where you just want't to hide.

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Heksie, BB said that blonde of the year belonged to me for perpetuity, but now I am wondering. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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Heksie, how on earth did you manage to miss the causeway!?!? :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry, I can't help it either! Image

Well, I'm glad you are back in one piece! Image

Thanks for the pictures WendyA! :thumbs_up:

Glad to "meet" you all, Birthday Brownie Meet Peeps! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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Well at least there was a bit of water in the river. :tongue:

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I will never get over it!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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It is about here that I am applauding Heksie and WendyA for the brilliant thing they did, and I want to sincerely apologise that I could not partake due to certain events that happened. Sorry all. :?

But it does look as I was not missed by the great team. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
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Oh my goodness, the magic broom lost some magic powers for a while, or was the Heksie broom under a handsome wizard's spell?

What a moment H and A, I'm sure the leppie behind the rock is still laughing!

Keep it coming, we want to hear and see it all!

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 Post subject: Re: Mites go to Kruger to raise funds for our rhinos
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:16 am 
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Well done Heksie!! :hands:
Not everyone can park like that in Kruger.. :whistle:
How long did it take you to perfect that parking :congrats:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
All jokes aside pleased you got back ok :wink:


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