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Re: Anyone coming to Cape Town soon?

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Woohoo! It appears I have the first post-meet post :) EDIT: I did when I started to type, then Caracal beat me to it!

Thanks so much to everyone for a wonderful evening. It was such treat to meet all of you, and I can't wait for the next one.

You were all as awesome (and even awesomer!) than I had imagined you to be. This forum has really changed my life. When you get to meet the people who make you laugh each day; the ones who also offer encouragements and share their stories and their amazing trip reports and photos, it's just... wow.

Oh, What I would do to be a Pring right now! To have two months exploring the best of South Africa ahead of me... :dance: . Brook (Jr. Pring) was a real highlight of my night.

Thank you everyone!
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Re: Anyone coming to Cape Town soon?

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Okay ..here it is...

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Such a pity that the butterfly and fish got in the way !!!!
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Re: Anyone coming to Cape Town soon?

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Drum roll !!!

May I present the Famous M and M 's

Are

you


ready




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Goodnight folks !!! :wink:
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Re: Anyone coming to Cape Town soon?

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Okay last pic for the night

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Not that the butterflies are needed [email protected] boy oh boy your SO sure looks confused..... :whistle:

Sorry ..that took a while ...Tinypic Grrrrrrrrr!!!!
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Re: Anyone coming to Cape Town soon?

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Bush Baptist wrote:Looks like the wine went to some heads and stayed there :roll:


Couldn't possibly have been me... :shock:

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Cape Town 22 Sept outing - anyone

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Hi Kamprunner has suggested that while it is a public holiday and she will be in town, is anyone interested in a picnic/birding outing/dinner or what.

If you have any suggestions or would like to join in, here is the place to do it!
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Re: DURBAN Meet with the Prings family.

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Its all systems go for our meet with the Prings family in a few days time.
Penny has very kindly offered to make her home available for the function.
Thank you Penny. :clap:

Confirmed at this stage
Penny and SO
Myself and SO
Martial and Tawny
Nurse Bev, SO and family 4
Lee Lewis
Wingman & SO
Charming1 & SO
and of course the guests of honour. :dance:

There will be lots of good food and drink around, lots of nattering and meeting and greeting. :wink:

If there is anyone else out there who can make it please give me a shout.
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Re: Cape Town 24 Sept outing - anyone

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Hi Tony...we forumites would love to meet you.
:dance:

BB can we rustle up a few forumites to meet 21st or 22nd depending on Tony's schedule?

Any takers?
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Re: DURBAN Meet with the Prings family.

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Ok, a very successful and happy meet was held last night at Penny's home.

Always so nice to meet new "Forum friends" and be able to put faces to names.

The Prings had a long drive up from EL and must have been very tired but were the epitome of friendliness and chatted on to all of us.

Some pics.

The delicious spread of food which was preceded by steaming bowls of Bobby's very tasty Thai Chick Soup.

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The attendees

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Back row: Klystron, Wingman, Charming1, Scotty, David Pring, Charming1's SO, then Bob,
Middle Row: Lorraine Pring, Angus and his Mom Nurse Bev, Martial
Front Row: Brooke, Wingman's SO Sue, Penny, Elsa, Katie and Cameron.

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and instead of Klystron it is now Tawny.
and the reason for the party!

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Thanks so much to all those who attended, especially Nurse Bev who had quite a long drive.
and to all for the generous and tasty food so willingly supplied. :clap:
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Re: A fare thee well? Or just a bit of birding?

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Just to confirm that we'll definitely be at Walter Sisulu on Sunday 20 September. We'll be there from 8:00 onwards to do some birding. You're welcome to join us then. If birding's not your thing, meet us at the restaurant, where we'll be having something to eat and drink, at 11:00.
Anybody welcome.
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Re: Cape Town 22 Sept outing - anyone

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Will book tomorrow.

So far.

KampRunner
Moose
P@m (SO?)
Munchkin & SO
BB.

Anyone else?
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Re: A fare thee well? Or just a bit of birding?

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We are in the area and ready for Walter Sisulu tomorrow. We'll be there at 8 and spend time there until at least 13:00.

Bert, Duco's birdlist passed 210 already. Mine is on 242 and that excluding the birds we added today.

8)
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Re: A fare thee well? Or just a bit of birding?

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We have about 4500 photographs, mostly birds...so that should do as proof? :lol:
Of course I won't mention the pics of Lammergeier, Ground woodpeckers, Crimson-breasted Bushshrikes, African Hawk Eagle, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Orange-breasted waxbills, that would be cruel, I think?
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Re: A fare thee well? Or just a bit of birding?

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Back from Walter Sisulu. It was lovely to finally meet up with Duco :D and see GP again.

Dave and Jan and the mouse all had a lovely time together. Sorry, no pictures :redface: :redface: I am not used to taking a camera with me, so I completely forgot that I had brought it with :redface:

We spoke and bonded again like long lost friends. :D I had a lovely meal wth some lovely company 8) I am really looking forward to meeting our two love birds again.
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Re: A fare thee well? Or just a bit of birding?

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Were there only 5 of you :o
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