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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby click click » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:07 pm

The birthday boy :clap: - Holigan
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Everybody enjoying the delicious food
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Barry, Hilda, ???
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click click & Aunty Dot
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Waterbuck, Bushmom, Sharifa, Duke
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby click click » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:08 pm

Shi taking :cam:
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Vlakvarkvrou with an amarula cupcake
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Holigan & Shi clicking each other
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The Yellow Ribbons for everyone - thank you Waterbuck!
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby click click » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:10 pm

Aunty Dot chatting to Martie on video
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Barry & Hilda talking to Martie
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Meandering mouse squeeling when she saw her bee-eater canvas
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Scipio saying cheers to Martie, with Mellory & Aunty Dot
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Catmatix, Dan, Aunty Dot, Hilda & Barry sharing a joke with Martie
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:54 pm

Thanks for sharing especially for those who live so far away :clap: :clap: :clap:

It looks as if you enjoyed the company of everybody tremendously :clap: :clap: :clap:

Barry with braai tong - That's looks familiar to me :tongue: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Shi » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:30 pm

Here are some more pic's....

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Duke and Sharifa displaying MOD -el behaviour :D

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Mads and Vlakvarkvrou

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Meandering Mouse

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Click click and Aunty Dots

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Bushmom

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Bushbaby30

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Barry and Hilda…. Looking smug 'cause they got their awesome Rhino print :twisted: :D

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WendyA

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Mystery guest 1

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Tshukudu and Scipio

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Mellory and Holigan

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Cheetah2111 looking smug because we remembered his name :whistle: :D

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Mystery Guest 2

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PetraJ

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Waterdoe

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Vlakvarkvrou

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Mads in serious mode

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Birthday Boy Holigan

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Gandalf and Paul... Yes Paul we are expecting a forum name for you soon :D and a trip report
:whistle:

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Heksie :D

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Aunty Dots happy because she got an extra Amarula cup cake :wink: :D

And then the weirdest phenomenon happened….. It started with
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Waterbuck

Next was Bushmom
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Then it happened to Dan and Catmatix
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And even the Mouse…..
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I am sure none of them were pulling tongues at me :roll: so it seems they were all letting there tongues out instead of letting there hair down :wink:

Even the Duke and Duchess seemed MOD -ified :lol: and were having a fabulous time :D
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Thank you all again for a spectacular day and really looking forward to another meet soon!!
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:08 am

Hi everyone!! Still in a trans since Saturday's meet. It was out of this world to meet so many unbelievable mites, having so much fun and laughter :clap: :clap: .

A special thanks again to Duke & Sharifa for the delicious samosas, Mellory and Wendy with their special salads, all the cakes; tarts;cupcakes; cooldrink etc by Shi and amarula cup cakes by Anri.

Me and Hilda also want to share a special thanks with everyone of the 33 who enjoyed the day with us. It was realy a privilage to be able to meet so many peeps all at once for us two newbies at our first forum meet :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:29 am

Mellory and Hilda,

I can see that you two are struggling with a straight forward answer to to question about Heksie that was not there but was actually there :tongue: (confusing hey??). Here is the easy answer to the confusing part:

It was actually Anri that attended the meet, because Heksie had to swot over the week-end.

Hope this cleared the confusion?? :hmz:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:26 am

Barry, you and Hilda have been stars all around.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Honestly, your arrival on the forum has been such a positive experience, both in attitude and deed.

I am leaving for work soon. I am taking my bee-eater picture to "show off". Can't keep it to myself any longer.

To those who posted pictures, thanks so much :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: all I noticed was smiling faces.. and thanks to Shi, tongues :roll:

Anri, please give my warmest regards to Heksie. My only regret about Saturday was that I did not get a chance to sit down and have a good natter with this busy mite.
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Dan » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:06 am

Hi everyone! :yaya:

A big thank you to everybody that attended the meet, I agree on everything everybody said before;

Click-click, thanks for organizing skype for us in order to chat with Martie, what a pleasure that was! :clap:
Martie, for taking the time to chat to all of us, next time it will be with a beer at Kruger I hope!! :pray: :dance: Maybe we can drag Scipio and PetraJ along... :hmz:
Duke and Sharifa for the samoosas! :k Sharifa, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for that recipe thread! :wink:
Waterbuck, Shi and and all those who brought something along, (don't know who brought the cakes and juice) a big thank you! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Heksie, you're getting the amarula award for all the amarula and cupcakes! 8) :thumbs_up:
Barry and Hilda, for al the organizing and the money you've put into the whole event, it was tremendous! :clap: :clap: :clap:
And to everyone else, for making it a very special and crazy and wonderful day, you all rocks and we better do it soon again! :gflower: 8) 8)
And to top it all, the Bulls won!!!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:13 am

Sorry Hilda & Mellory-it was the witch talking(sometimes she just takes over -especially after tooooo many Amarulas)
THANKS for a wonderful meet this past Saturday! I will confess that I was stressing a bit-didnt know if I would fit in (the heksie did :dance: )
I want to say a BIG thanks to the organisers Barry, Hilda and Wendy. To the secretary who almost forgot his name... Mr Cheetahkie. I want to thank Sharifa for those mouthwatering samoosas :clap:
Then the stoutgatte: Scips, Dan the man and Tshukudu (very verrry entertaining group)
And all the other lovely members of my new famdamily:
PetraJ, Catmatix, bushmom, bushbaby30, mads, VVV, Dikdikkie, Waterbuck (thanks for my YR), waterdoe and waterfawns, hooligan(the interesting birthday boy), mellory, Meandering mouse and duke. It was nice meating Martie via the computer as well.
If I forgot any names I blame it on Barry and the Amarula :slap:
Can't wait for the next one... :dance:

Oh and a great big thanks to Stelliegp123 who made those wonderful Amarula cupcakes for me!
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:32 am

Here are a few happenings during the meet that I want to share:

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Our fresh newbie Audrey (Ad3 forum name?) that registered only three days before the meet.

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Dan and myself sending out smoke signals at the braai.

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Mads thinking about her shift at Rietvlei that only ends at midnight :tongue: .

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Cheetahkie and Marie (Coffee Shop management). Looks like a serious exchange of words :hmz: .

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The crownprince of funnyness :D
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm

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Gandalf, Paul, Scipio and Dan busy with a strategy of keeping out of the smoke when the braai starts.

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This was the beauty of the meet. Everybody was busy talking to everybody all the time :thumbs_up: .

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Dikdikkie busy preparing herself a snack of which there were lots of.

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Sharifa and Shi all ears about what MM is conveying.
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:53 pm

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Click Click holding the Skype whilst Dan and Catmatix shares a few stories with Martie in Doha.
Heksie, Scipio and Petra in the background share some funnies.

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Click Click sharing a joke with Martie.

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Our friend WendyA ponders over the loss of her lighter and siggies :hmz:

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Waterbuck (back to the camera), Bushbaby 30 and Paul all ears whilst Mads explained how you should braai.
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi,
I think it is time that I say Hallo and thank you all for a wonderfull day :gflower: :gflower:

Wendy - thanks for the idea and initiative for arranging a meeting.
Cheetah - you were a very helpful secretary by keeping our list updated.
Barry and Hilda - thanks for the organizing, etc.
Shi, Sharifa and Duke, Mellory, and of course Heksie ( :D ) - for all the yummy stuff.
Waterbuck - for the yellow ribbons.
Click click - it was wonderful to talk to Martie and to see her smile again :gflower: Thanks for bringing Tannie Dot :dance:

And then to everybody that was present - I am looking forward to the next meeting already. I really ENJOYED to meet old friends again and to meet new friends as well :k

Since we did not go on a night drive or visit the Lions, Mads and I decided to post a few photos taken at Rietvlei. We also thought that it could be a good idea if Rietvlei can be declared a SANPark :hmz: :dance:

The Marsh Owl is for Sharifa, but everybody else can also share this cute bird
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread postby barryels » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:05 am

Just a final something to share with the mites that attended the meet. Hilda received an E-mail from Melanie who runs the Coffee Shop yesterday, stating that we were the best group ever that they catered for and that we are welcome to use their facilities any time in future :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: .
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