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In the cool shade under the big tree

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:37 am

Morning all. A new day and a new week.

Hugh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: at the beagle reindeer. Very typical.

I have the kettle on. There is tea/coffee/milk/cream/chai and some rusks. I see my luxury mince pies are still where I left them. Not even the dogs are tempted to steal them....as they did the left over chicken from yesterday's lunch.

I was rather spoiled by my daughter and her SO. I had to open all my Christmas and birthday pressies. Lots of solar gadgets for my trip. :dance: :dance: :dance: We will celebrating "Christmas' again when they return from the UK.

Well another week has arrived. May it be a productive one for everyone. :gflower:
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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:54 am

Good morning all :D

Coffee and rusks are lovely ....Thanks MM :dance:
Solar gadgets sound just wonderful for your park trip! :thumbs_up:

Rather breezy here once more today...but it is going to be HOT :twisted:

May everyone have a wonderful day and start to the new week! :thumbs_up: :gflower:
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Re: Chat and fun around the camp fire

Unread post by billyf » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:21 am

Good morning mites, may you have a lovely day and a wonderful week :gflower:
Thanks for the lovely coffee and rusks Ms Mouse, and enjoy your early Xmas presents :thumbs_up:

As Trrp said, the sedoos is huffing and puffing and its going to get hot, so if you have to go to a beach today, I recommend Clifton or Glen beach 8)
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:45 am

Morning all! Tea and ginger bics in the storeroom. Quiet this morning and overcast. No rain in the night unfortunately.
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Unread post by Nkulu » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:19 am

A Very good Morning to all, have a beautiful day :gflower:
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Re: Chat and fun around the camp fire

Unread post by Sparrow » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:56 am

Howzit All from a damp and overcast KZN this morning.

Do have a great day and week ahead.
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Re: In the cool shade under the big tree

Unread post by Hugh » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:14 am

Morning all and a bright sunny but not too windy day in Parklands
Mouse you were spoilt yesterday Now you have to work out how to use all that equipment .
Sir and trrpy seems that you are keeping the sedoos all to yourselves as its a gentle breeze here
Nkulu and Mossie and GEJ and all those still to pop in have a great day
Its a gardening one for us
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Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:26 am

Sir and trrpy seems that you are keeping the sedoos all to yourselves as its a gentle breeze here

Same here, Elizabeth !

Good morning and a happy week to ALL :gflower:
Solar gadgets just what you needed, MM 8)
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Unread post by Stampajane » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:46 am

Good morning all.
It's drizzling and lovely and cool but not a good idea to sit under my big shady tree - you'll get dropped on.

The last few hot days have given the strawberries a chance to grow big and ripen and I picked a huge bowl this morning. We can add them to our morning tea table.
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MM, sounds like you had a special day of spoiling, yesterday. Nice to have some new toys for your trip.

Have a wonderful day, everyone and a good week to come.

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:50 am

A very good morning everyone!

Had a spit and spot of rain earlier and it does look hopeful that we may get a bit more!
but at least its cooler and the horrible wind has died down.

Sounds like a wonderful early Christmas and birthday celebration day yesterday MM.
and with some useful gifts for your trip.

Those strawberries do look wonderful Stampie and I'm sure so much better than the bought ones as well. 8)

Do all have a marvelous Monday and week. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks for sharing those yummy strawberries with us, Stampie :D

Enjoy the cooler weather, Elsa 8)
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Unread post by Hugh » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:15 am

Did someone mention strawberries .. oh yum thanks Stampie
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Unread post by Mischief » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am

Morning all the Marvellous Mites

Yum thanks for the strawberries Stampie,deeelish and glad you enjoyed your time away.
MM have fun working out all the solar doo dahs..not long to go now

Was extremely hot yesterday and we did not venture far from the overhead fans.We had a couple of very soft rain showers last night but looking at the soil this morning,it really did not make much of an impression.

Today,also overcast and cooler but humidity is high.

GEJ..do take care with your back
Elizabeth :D :D at the beagle/reindeer
Sparrow.... :clap: :clap: :clap:

Have a great week everbody :gflower:
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Re: In the cool shade under the big tree

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:15 am

:D Good morning... :D
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Re: In the cool shade under the big tree

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:21 am

A quick good morning from Satara :D where it is cloudy but no rain :( It is very dry some areas are just the bare scorched earth due to the drought. We saw two big healthy male lions and four cheetahs on the S100 this morning 8) :D Thanks for the tea, strawberries and Christmas cakes and pies I took a few for the road to Orpen which is where we are going now :D Have a nice day and week and everybody :gflower:
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