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 Post subject: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:10 am 
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I am having a very special person visit me soon. This special person, who joined in 2009 and has made 10535 posts to date will be leaving on the day of the cricket. She will not be going to Skukuza, but somewhere slightly more north.

To reach here, she would have passed through time zones, so the chance of "just popping in" will not happen for some time again.

I thought that it would be lovely for us Gautengers, unable to go to the cricket, to still be able to meet and enjoy the day. My guest is leaving rather early, so it would have to start with a breakfast meet. It can go on for as long as is needed.

In case you don't know, I live in the Cradle area.

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with lots of opportunity for bird watching.

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my neigbours

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For anyone interested in an unusual birding experience, I promise to take you on a special raptor surprise, starting at about 2:30.

It would also be a wonderful way to raise funds for the mobile cam. Any thoughts there would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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MM I know exactly who that special guest is..starts with an M and ends with some numbers !!!! wish we could be there BUT ..... tooo far.
Hope lots of mites manage to get there ..

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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A very special guest indeed, MM ! :D
Do hope Cricket in the Cradle will be a huge success 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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I think, I know that special mite too!
Rubbish, delete the 'think' and replace it by 'know'. :lol:

I love the idea to use this meet for another fundraising
even towards the mobile webcam. Thanks for getting this started! :thumbs_up:

How about paying a certain amount for each mite attenting that meet?

How about identifying special birds that might be seen in the Cradle
and for each found species an amount x will be donated?
(That is if time allowing!)

How about paying for guesses what the special raptor surprise will be?
Or what kind of raptor the surprise is about?

Just a few ideas. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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Thank you Hugh and Lionspoon :thumbs_up:

I will say: this what happens at MM

you meet lovely people.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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Hi MM :D :D
This sounds like fun!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
And a great opportunity to raise money for a mobile webcam :dance: :dance: :dance:

I will donate R50 for every mite who turns up to meet the mystery guest :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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We at the Cricket MM :( so cannot join you but I will put down R200 for a pic of the special raptor :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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There are some lovely ideas coming out 8)

Duke, I hope that you and Sharifa have an absolutely stunning time. :thumbs_up:

So far, LS has suggested at folk looking to pledge a certain amount for each bird.

Lets hope that this one was not listening :wink:

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Duke is going the big bird route, thanks Duke. People will be thrilled to see what is going on in my part of the cradle. I promise that there will be a big heart warming surprise for anyone who stays on.

This is one of my more noisy critters.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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Yes please, Mouse, but what time is early? Does that mean I have to set my alarm for an unearthly hour like poor EJ does?

It will be a wonderful excuse to not go somewhere I didn't want to go and was planning to bunk :D :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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Chirinda, not quite as early as EJ :lol: :lol: :lol: Our guest would like to leave eightish.

There will be lots do do for birders.

The graveyard gate.

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The road leading to the largest labyrinth in the southern hemisphere.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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MM, I assume we are talking about the 10th March 2012 for this event?

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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It would be the 10th, yes. That, I believe is Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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It is! Thank you! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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:cry: I can't met the mystery guest
but will follow this thread with enthousiasm :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket in the Cradle and a mystery guest
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Come on, guys and gals, particularly from the Jo'burg area!
Surely, not all of you can attend the Cricket Weekend in KNP?
What could be better than meeting some mites for breakfast
and whinge together about missing the cricket? :lol:

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