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Chat under the big tree

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:39 am

Morning all.

The kettle is boiling. There is tea/coffee/milk/cream vanilla chai and rusks made by my daughter.

It's a new week. I can't believe that this time next week I will be having a quick Kruger getaway. It is going to be so special spending that time with my daughter, even though she will be busy in the library for most of the time.

Stampie, I have the most wonderful gardener/helper who moves in to take care of my animals. He is from Malawi and the best house sitter that I have ever had.

Chirinda, :lol: :lol: about your dogs.

I don't have a very busy day today, so I will start looking for my Kruger stuff today.

I do wish you all a most wonderful week ahead. Take care. :gflower:
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Re: Chat under the big tree by the River

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:40 am

Good morning all :)

BIL lost the battle last night :cry: ..No more pain and suffering!

Have a blessed day everyone :thumbs_up:
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Re: Chat under the big tree by the River

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:43 am

Morning all! Tea and ginger bics in the caravan with wet bush view. Quite a lot of rain in the night. Francolins squawking this morning in protest about being wet maybe.
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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:03 am

Morning all. Yep, it's me, a rare visit. :thumbs_up:

Trrp, sorry to hear of your loss. But, it sounds like it was for the best? :gflower:
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Unread post by Nkulu » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:14 am

Good Morning All from a very wet Montana to Centurion. To all on the roads, please do take care
MM thanks for the lovely coffee, most welcome.
Trrp :pray: :k
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Re: Chat under the big tree by the River

Unread post by billyf » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:27 am

Good morning mites from a windy Strand, may you all have a blessed week :gflower:
Trrp and Philip, my condolences with your loss :k
Thanks for the lovely coffee and rusks Ms Mouse :thumbs_up:
Nice to see you here OWN :D
Good morning to all the other early birds and those still to arrive !!
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Re: Chat under the big tree by the River

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:50 am

Good morning MM thank you for the early Monday morning refreshments :gflower: , enjoy your quick Kruger Park getaway next week 8) :dance: - having a best house sitter is a blessing,

Good morning Trrp :k –my condolences to you and Philip :( ,

Good morning GEJ in the caravan with a wet bush view, here it is also raining gloriously since around 3 this morning !!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: Good morning OWN, Good morning Nkulu and yes it is wet :D Good morning Billy I am glad that you have enjoyed your camping weekend at Onrus and Good morning everybody :gflower:

Stampie :k and Hugh :k best wishes with the mending and darning if and when. Apparently :hmz: the list of historic needlepoint fans includes such famous names as Mary, Queen of Scots who stitched extensively during her long imprisonment a long time ago but I am not sure whether she darned her husbands socks too :hmz: . Back to February 2017 :D – Elsa and Della may you have a wonderful day in the Kruger National Park 8) and to all those who are currently in any of the SA National Parks – enjoy your experience in nature :thumbs_up: .

See you all at 11 for our 11o’clock Monday morning tea.
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Re: Chat under the big tree by the River

Unread post by Foxy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:56 am

Good morning everyone

Trrrp and Philip - so sorry to hear about your BIL. May he RIP.

It's been raining steadily since about 3am - beautiful. More rain has been forecast for the rest of the week :D :D

Anyone heard from Elsa.? Hope they arrived safely.

Have a great day everyone.

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Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:58 am

Foxy wrote:More rain has been forecast for the rest of the week


Brilliant, brilliant , brilliant ..... Thanks for sharing the good news Foxy :D . I did not check the forecast.
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Unread post by Hugh » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:50 am

Morning all from a windy hot parklands
Ta for the coffee Mouse . Trrpy and Pheeeelip so sorry to hear about your BILs passing . No more suffering .
Morning also to Foxy and GM and GEJ and Nkulu and mouse who are all damp and enjoying the rain
Sir and Trrp and Pheeelip and Tessa who have forgotten what that wet stuff is
Now I have a nice brekkies ready those at work will find the brekkie on their desks
See you all at 11 oclock for 11oclock tea . I have some nice hot cross buns and butter
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Unread post by Mischief » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:53 am

Oh darn it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: just typed a long chatty post and it went poof!
Going into town now to do bits and bobs.Lovely beautiful rain last night and now and predicted this week even more :dance: :dance: :dance: oops sorry my Cape mites could not resist :redface: :redface: :redface:
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Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:56 am

Thanks for the early morning treats, brekkies and tea time treats to come :D and a good morning and good week to ALL :gflower:

So sorry about your loss :( , Trrp and Philip :k
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Unread post by Hugh » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:01 am

MIschief :evil: though our time will come as we really should not be having rain this time of the year anyway its just that we had such a dry winter.
Hello Matthysie I am coming to join you in the freezer today as the rain just seems to miss you ..
Now I am off for the beeeg shop we are running out of very important supplies Like Dog food and cat litter and cat wet food ... guess who eats best in our house
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Unread post by Stampajane » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:43 am

Good morning all.
It's cool and very wet here, too.

Special hugs and sympathy to Trrrrpie and Philip.

Nice to have a reliable house sitter who you know will love and care for your animals, MM.

I have to take Ma to the doc for her 6 monthly script renewal just now. We're sure to have a coffee and cake afterwards just because that's what we always do after a doctor's visit to make her feel better!

Have a wonderful day, everyone and take enjoy this blessing of rain (sorry Capies, hopefully your turn will soon come).

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Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:04 pm

I hope the doctors visit be good Stampie and may you and you Mother enjoy your coffee and cake afterwards :gflower: Thank you for the breakfast this morning Hugh :gflower:

Let us have a bit of Monday cheer. Lunch is served under a lush shady tree next to the river on Kanoneiland. A very big antique wooden table and comfortable wooden chairs are ready for all. It is that town that is built on the largest inland island in South Africa so please do not get lost. After lunch we could go for a walk amongst the vineyards of Kanoneiland.

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Durban Curry served with poppadums, yellow rice and sambals.

Prime Beef Sosaties served with Geelrys and Rosyne (Yellow rice and raisins) or

A Moviese fillet steak grilled in black pepper, coarse salt and served with a béarnaise sauce
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