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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by mikerid » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:16 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: Great bunch of folk---mike
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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by bentley » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:58 am

Here here to this thread and to all mites :thumbs_up:
Life is what we make of it..we can not control what happens in our life but how we handle it.

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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:41 pm

And a thank you to all forumites everywhere for their amazing support of Cricket@Skukuza 2009 :clap: :clap:

Keep a watch for Cricket 2010 - we'd love you to all be there!
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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by mikerid » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:51 pm

YES!!! A BIG thank you to all at SK. We had a great time here at the Care Home :clap: :clap: ---mike
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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by bert » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:07 am

Without the input of all those great forumites the mods would have had
a easy ride.
Luckily we have some work to attend to :thumbs_up:

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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:42 am

I'm not starting a new topic for it since what I have to say fits here. I was very unsure about the cricket weekend. I know what groups of people are like. There are always group politics with this one not speaking to that one and making it hard for an outsider to fit in anywhere. So I went into the weekend with reservations. When we left on Monday I left with peace and a sense of Wow, what a weekend in my heart. There were no group politics, no silences as you approached a group, everybody spoke to everybody. The atmosphere was one of a huge group of friends getting together to have fun. I want to thank my fellow mites and mods and Sanparks staff for that. You made it the most enjoyable meet I've ever attended. 8)
Always look on the bright side of life. - Monty Python

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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by JenB » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:07 am

I would like to agree with everything GP said! :clap: :clap:
This forum does have it's quirks but in general it's healthy and well and the cricket weekend proof of that! What a great lotta 'mites you all are, thanx! :D
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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:25 am

GP - very true and good points you have made. Others have also commented and noticed that the cricket weekend was just one huge happy family. A testimony to how special our forum members are :clap: :clap:
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Re: Thankyou to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:26 pm

I would like to add to that.

The cricket weekend was in many ways "a coming of age". I hesitated almost until the last few weeks before paying my dues and commiting myself to coming. It was not a good time to take "time off" work.. but I decided to take the plunge.

After a very happy weekend, I feel relaxed and content with my decision. I have made new friends and renewed old aquantances. It seems that each year, the organisors learn how to improve and allow for a smoother, more enjoyable experience.

I find that one of the more difficult things in life is dealing with disappointed expectations. We often build up images of how perfect things will be, then the human element brings us back down to earth.

This time, my expectations were exceeded. The warmth and laughter stayed with me long after I had wiped off the last of the Kruger soil.

Will I be back again?

Yes, yes, and yes again.
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Re: Thank you to all forumites everywhere

Unread post by Boorgatspook » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:14 pm

Well its great to read all the positives coming from the forumites that were attending the cricket this year! :clap:

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Re: Compliments to forum members

Unread post by bentley » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:41 am

This is a magic site..it does not matter what time of day it is, there is always pleasant greetings :thumbs_up:
Life is what we make of it..we can not control what happens in our life but how we handle it.

The Kruger Park..a place that is close at heart

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Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:54 am

:dance:
Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had.

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A little Thank You note!

Unread post by hanliemarais » Sun May 09, 2010 10:11 am

This morning while watching 'Pet Rescue' on 'Animal Planet', the following words ran through my mind - ...'we never say thank you'....

Every day there is thousands of human beings out in the world fighting for the right to save our animals, big or small. Some even put their lives in danger... They try to educate us through television, magazines etc. But still we do take it for granted & never fully understand the great lengths they go to give us all this information.

I live in Cape Town, but my heart is in Kruger. Whenever my heart is heavy I read the forums to cheer me up or I look through the photos posted on the 'Public Sightings' board. People give advise, people ask questions and people complain... but never do I see the smallest thank you for all those men and woman who are working hard at keeping all the tourist happy. Some of the workers you meet while staying in Kruger (or any other park), but most you don't even know of because their work is out in the field.

At times I feel that we should stop complaining about tourist behaviour on the forum or stop posting their photo on the 'Gallery of Shame', because the one that should get the message never does. They go away without caring one single bit. There is speeding traps in the park, but yet they still speed, they still litter, they still get out of the car, they still behave like a bunch of baboons... All we end up doing, is working ourselves up and spoiling our day.

We should take matters in our own hands, don't always expect the Park to do everything. If you know you want to travel to the park, make sure you have a bag for all your trash. If you receive a bag at the gate (like we use to), what a bonus. When you see someone miss behave, take the photo for evidence, but drive up to them and educate them without being rude. I personally will feel very embarrassed if a complete stranger reprimanded me.

I get angry when I read stories like the one of late - the Lower Sabie lions that got into the camp, and one had to be shot. I completely understand their reasoning, but what I do not understand is the way the tourist behaved. Once again, an animal had to be shot, because of human beings (the tourists) not thinking futher than what their noses are long.

But to get back to my point - I actually just want to thank all the men and woman behind the scenes who are saving our animals and trying to keep us brats happy... We sometimes forget the fact that we are all human, we all make mistakes, we all have 'off' days, AND we all just want to be noticed for the bit we are doing in this world.

And keep in mind next time... how you would feel having to deal with ungrateful, moaning tourist everyday of your life?

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Re: A little Thank You note!

Unread post by Vaatjie » Sun May 09, 2010 10:46 am

Hanlie, I must agree with you and add my thanks to yours, we are never going to get through to the culprits on this forum as they don't read it. We can however thank those who are looking after our parks, and hope it will help them to feel what they are doing is worth all the effort.
Never having failed,means not having tried hard enough.

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Re: A little Thank You note!

Unread post by Micetta » Sun May 09, 2010 11:23 am

What you are stating as a fact Vaatjie, is not at all so. Every day on this forum there is somebody saying thank you or in a TR or on the "Compliments & Complaints" thread or in other threads. Maybe you do not know your Forum well enough :wink:


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