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

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Noooo, Micetta.... six! 8)
I was there early this morning, found Dave, Jan, DQ and GP in the bird hide. DQ was doing what DQ does, peeping through a long lens and GP was just adding ticks to her life list. Dave and Jan were sporting the most beautiful Stiffnecks caps! :D

It was great to see them all again and to meet DQ for the first time.

MM........ I missed you....... :(
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Re: A fare thee well? Or just a bit of birding?

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Great day had by all. Sorry no pics, other than birds. Duco has som super pics of the Black Eagles (sorry Vereauxs Eagles). They timed their flying display just as we got down by the waterfall.

Had a good walk around and a lovely lesurely time at the restaurant. We even met the rest of our family picnicing on the way out.

By the way the Stiffnecks caps are great :clap:

Best wishes to Duco and Sante on their life together in Holland. We will catch up with you in the future.

Dave and Jan
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Re: Cape Town 22 Sept outing - anyone

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:thumbs_up: Thanks BB for organising a really lovely evening.. Great venue and good company..... :hmz: but then us Capies are always good company.... :lol:

Kamprunner and family - nice to meet you and hope you enjoyed the evening too.....and thanks so much Kamprunner for the gifts... :thumbs_up: much appreciated. Hope you have a fabulous KNP trip... wishing you awesome sightings and a relaxing time with your family. Promise not to nag for a TR - but would be nice to see your pics. :dance: Enjoy! :dance:
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Re: Cape Town 22 Sept outing - anyone

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Must just echo Munchkin :)
Thanks for the organisation (yet again) BB :thumbs_up:
Lovely evening and good company and great to meet KampRunner at last :lol: Have a great trip and take care of the foot, KampRunner -- hope to meet again sometime :thumbs_up:

Edit : PS -- Mrs BB remembered to take a pic just before we left -- only got one chance before the battery died, so if we don't look our best -- that is the excuse :lol:
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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I don't want you to get too worried, but I like to know the oncoming weather.... :lol: So far a bit worrying :lol:

SA Weather expectation, Saturday 03 October 2009:
Cloudy with showers and thunder - showers
13°c - 24°c
60%: change of rain (6mm)
Visibility: Good (morning) /Good (afternoon)
Wind: 10km/h NE (morning) / 10km/h NE (afternoon)

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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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I think Tshukudu went into hiding :lol:
Remembered he said pap and sheba and fire to be provided. For own account - let's say we each bring chairs and picnic basket - besides own tjop en dop. Picnic basket for own crockery.

Invite states party to start at 15:30.

GS - I also had a look at the weather forecaste. Funny, those expected thunder showers always start round about 15:30 in this side of the woods :big_eyes:

See you there...
God, please bless our wilderness!

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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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-Tshukudu, Charms, Babe1, Cheeterah
- prings, lorrainepring, mcfluffy, gudge + kid
-Spookie
-Scorpion, Scorpio + kids?
-Joe the King
-Ndloti
-GrannyB
-RobertT??
-Big5Spotter
-Petra Jacobs
-LindaS
-Imberbe??
-AllanPollock
-DavenJan
-MonikaIlona
-leelee
-G@mespotter
-Sprocky??
-Mosij
-Glen79
-PJW + SO - Maybe
-Tigs, SO + Daughter
- TheunisH + Elzet
- WarthogB
-Jane Becker + Son - Maybe
- G@mespotter
- Bigman, Fishbowl + Chris
- Kathy SA + Les
- Cherries
- MM
- Chirinda
- robertson
-Spikel



Ok everybody, please have a look i think i have everyone. please let me know if you are still missing....
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Re: Cape Town 22 Sept outing - anyone

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Sorry for the delay :redface: but here is is. The evidence.

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p@m & SO, Kamp Runner clan, somebody off the street, Munchkin & SO.
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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Just back from the meet and I must say we had the most fantastic time.

A HUGE thankyou to Tshukudu and family for their hospitality and having us all at their home.

It was really great to meet the Prings and they were a lovely family...thanks for our flags and key rings! I hope you have a safe journey home and that you come back soon :D

Tshukudu :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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What a meet to remember :dance: :dance:
A big thankyou to Tshukudu & Charms + family & animals for giving of their home for the meet :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
We would like to thank all the "FANTASTIC" Forumites, who gave of their time to come to the meet. It was great to put faces to names, and to boost our fundraising. We hope that we can meet again in the future.
Here is the list of attendees.
Prings
Lorrainepring
Mcfluffy
Gudge
Tshukudu
Charms
Cheeterah
WarthogB
Joekin
PetraJ
Geocor
Tigs
DavenJan
KathySA
Les
Cherries
Bigman
Theunsh
Elzet
Chirinda
Meandering Mouse
JenB
Ndloti
Mosij
Leelee
Gamespotter
Fishbowl
Babe1
Scot - via special phone call from Scotland
Granny B in spirit, owing to unforseen circumstances :cry: :sniper:
Plus various SO's & extras
:clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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First mugshot coming up......
With special permission from Mrs.T. 8)

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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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The gift.

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A lovely thought thanx, David and Lorraine! :D
Mine now has prime spot on my birding jacket. Right next to Dotty's YR. :dance:
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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And to link with JenB, more gifts from Oz...

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Beautiful Aboriginal green marble-like lapel pin and key ring, and art postcards from Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum at Alice Springs in Australia... :dance: All thanks to David and Lorraine... :clap:
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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G@mespotter with Joekin before tie

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Prings with Joekin after tie
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Re: Gauteng Meet 3 October with the Prings

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DavenJan

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Kathy & Les

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Our Hosts!

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Our guests of honour!

I must now go join the family for lunch lest they :sniper: me - more later
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