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The Gathering Spot

Unread postby billyf » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:07 am

Good morning mites, the 1st of Feb, next month is Easter and the year is flying by :shock:
May you all have a good day, week, month :gflower:

Time for coffee, rusks are in the blik.
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:11 am

Morning all.

Time is flying, Billy. Great coffee, thanks. :thumbs_up:

Another week is on us. I wish you all a good, productive and happy week.
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby Nkulu » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:13 am

Good Morning All, have a beautiful day and week and month :gflower:
Lovely coffee thanks billyf
1st February and next month is Cricket :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:39 am

Morning all! Tea and ginger bics in the caravan with bush view. Bit cloudy this morning, but I suspect the sun will burn the clouds away quickly.
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:18 am

Good morning All

Thanks for the coffee & rusks Billy :thumbs_up:

May you all have a good day and start to the new week. :gflower:
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby Foxy » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:46 am

Good morning everyone.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:26 am

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Matthys, Happy Birthday to You :clap: :clap: :clap: .

From good friends and true, From old friends and new, May good luck go with you, And happiness too. Happy birthday Matthys, Happy Birthday to You :gflower: :clap: :clap: :clap:
“”Grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worry on the doorstep, just direct your feet, to the sunny side of the street …” May you have a wonderful Birthday Matthys :D .

Good morning everybody :gflower: . Thank you for the coffee and rusks Billy and the tea and ginger biscuits EJ. Hugh it must have been hard work nursing in the mining hospital :hmz: especially when they got heat strokes and sunburn :doh: . On the weather forecast they said our heat wave conditions are back. 35 degrees expected for today :redface: :redface: :redface: . I have noticed that these days the uniforms have changes for the nurses. They no longer wear those white dresses with blue belts and a small watch pinned to their dress. Neither those nugget polished brown shoes that squeaked when they were on their way :hmz: .

Della I wish you safe and happy travels and great sightings :cam: :D in the Kruger :thumbs_up:

Wishing all a pleasant Monday and a good week :gflower: . I will contribute a gooseberry tart with fluffy clouds of cream for us for the morning tea Birthday table. Stampie :k will you bake us the Birthday cake?
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby PNF » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:38 am

Good morning everyone! Ahhh.........one of EJ's special cuppa tea......and rusks from billy :D Have missed them :D

We did a spur of the moment trip to a resort near but not on Loskop Dam - fantastic weather and lots of nothing to do :) Got back late Saturday and was busy with a week's wash and sorting out what camping equipment had to be replaced in its correct spot - took all of yesterday.

Happy Birthday Matthys :gflower: :gflower: Enjoy the day!

and to the rest of you - have a good one (even if it is Monday :twisted: )
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Re: The New Year Gathering Spot

Unread postby Sparrow » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:43 am

Howzit All on this first day of Feb. Do have a great day and week ahead.

Happy Happy Matthys hope your day is a gooooood one.
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Re: The Gathering Spot

Unread postby Stampajane » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:57 am

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month.

Good morning everyone and lots of big happy birthday wishes to our special Matty. May you be blessed with a wonderful year ahead.

GM, the cake is in the oven as we speak. How shall we ice it? What flavour do you think Matty would like?

PNF, so nice to see you back. I wondered where you'd been and I'm glad it's away on holiday and not electricity/computer/internet hassles. We've been missing your aniseed rusks.

2 more sleeps Della!!

My HA phoned to say there was no transport today so three guesses what I'm going to be doing today.

See you all at tea time. Shall I set out a table under a big shady tree? I can hang birthday bunting and balloons from the branches and we can enjoy gooseberry tart and birthday cake and plenty of iced drinks and maybe even pop a bottle of bubbly.

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Re: The Gathering Spot

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:00 am

Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits ,, Hares hares hares Rabbits and hares Rabbits and hares Rabbits and hares and a good February to you all
Happy 39 and a half Matthysie . Have a great day and day it easy in the heat
PNF I missed you Rusks but glad you had a great weekend away
Hello Mossie and Stampie and Elsa all there in KZN can one of you buy some nice bunnies for lunch a lamb hot and spicy curry for here
GM where shall we have Matthysies birthday party How about on the beach at Struisbaai I will brig the gazebo along
Morning Sir and Mouse and Trrrpy and Pheeeeelip and Foxy and Nkulu and all those still to pop in
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Re: The Gathering Spot

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:08 am

Hugh :k under Stampies :k big shady tree is where we will have the birthday party After that we could have the hot and spicy bunny chows on the Struisbaai beach under the gazebo – not too fiery for me below mild please. Do not be too modest icing the cake Stampie . Use plenty of icing :D . Perhaps plenty of edible sugar roses too.
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Re: The Gathering Spot

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:10 am

Matthysies HA will be preparing a fish head stew .. especially for her .
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Re: The Gathering Spot

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:15 am

Good morning Billyf :thumbs_up: , Meandering Mouse :gflower: , Nkulu :gflower: , Ecojunkie :gflower: , Trrp :k , Foxy :gflower: , Grantmissy :thumbs_up: , PNF :gflower: , Sparrow :thumbs_up: , Stampajane :gflower: , Hugh (and the real one :) ) :gflower: and all others to follow. :dance:
Have a great week. :D
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Re: The Gathering Spot

Unread postby Stampajane » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:17 am

Just gave Orientals a ring. Lamb bunnies are on order. We can pick them up on the way to Struuisbaai. We can take a bottle of cold farm milk along to cool down the spicy heat.

I'll do rose flavoured icing and get some pretty pink sugar roses.


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