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 Post subject: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:56 am 
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When I heard that the cricket this year would e in KTP, I was fairly resigned to supporting from the side lines.

My dear Trusted Beauty had needed a clutch and gearbox strip, which left the bank balance pretty stripped as well.

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I have been in worse places than the side lines of a cricket match, so I thought that I could cope.

Not so :naughty:

Each time I read a thread on the cricket a little voice told me that I had to be there?

"But how?" I thought.

Trusted Beauty just could not be trusted anymore to take on the long journey. :(

I have this belief that if you commit wholeheartedly to something, things happen. Some may can it the little miracles of our daily lives.

It was with a bit of trepidation that I made an open commitment to being present at the cricket... and then wondered what my next step might be. I certainly had no inkling of a plan B.

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This was one time when the sun would have to rise without my help. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
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Dunes, ducks and donkeys MM love that sunrise BEAUTIFUL :) and if you dont mind my asking in this thread of yours but whatever happened to your peacock, is he still by you? :)

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The Peacock is ery wary of my dogs, sadly :(

I started to feed it regularly, but then my youngest dog Mikki nearly reduced it to supper.

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Since then he has kept far away.

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 Post subject: Re: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
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Cuz mouse

Can we start singing "the wheels of the bus go round and round, round and round.........."

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Meandering Mouse wrote:
The Peacock is ery wary of my dogs, sadly :(
I started to feed it regularly, but then my youngest dog Mikki nearly reduced it to supper.
Since then he has kept far away.


OH Dear :( shame poor peacock ...Bad MIKKI

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 Post subject: Re: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
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Hello MM :) It is interesting to read about dunes , Trusted Beauty, donkeys, ducks, a lonely peacock and all the other miracles of our daily lives :thumbs_up: .

Sorry about the not so fortunate one's though :(

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 Post subject: Re: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
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Hi Mouse if you need a mechanic I have a friend who is one.
Awaiting more in anticipation

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 Post subject: Re: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
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I am definitely on board for this one :D


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I have a feeling that with the slightly colder weather our mouse has gone into hiberation. Wakey wakey mousey we want more :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Dunes, donkeys and ducks
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Petra, lots of stories to tell :thumbs_up:

Grantmissy, I hope that you enjoy the ride. 8)

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Hugh please stay on board for the ride.

Sparrow, a mechanic is a very welcome thng in my life right now :roll:

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I have found that once a commitment and a decision has been made, that doors tend to open.

Within twelve hours of making my decision, I received a pm from Annemarie... "would I like to share her accommodation at Twee Rivieren?"

Thank you once again Annemarie, this one is for you.

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I was also notified about a certain "fun bus" taking people to the KTP cricket. I contacted Scipio and was told that there was always space for a rodent. Rodents, fortunately do not take up much space.

Scips and Petra, this one is for you.

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The kindness shown left me thoughtful. I have seen many forum moments, both good and less good. This has slowly evolved into a community with a great capacity for caring. Squabbles happen, differences of opinion happen... but ultimately when the chips are down, someone is there to ease a load and lend a hand.

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This then, is not only a story of cricket, it is a story of community.

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We are on-board, interesting to see the KTP through your eyes MM :popcorn:

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We're on board too, MM!
We arrived back in the UK yesterday and OMW IS IT COLD!!
It was fantastic to meet you and we're really looking foreward to your take on Cricket in the Kalahari! :popcorn: :popcorn:
What a fantastic event it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Richard, I loved your pictures and the memories it brought back. :thumbs_up: I watched the Two Oceans yesterday. Tim Noakes was running in the half marathon and I thought of our conversation... far too short.

Granjan, what a pleasure to sit and chat in the welcome shade. 8) Just too, too quickly over. I am pleased that you have arrived back safely and hope to meet up again someday.

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