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Which day are you available (vote for all appropriate)?

19 March
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26 March
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2 April
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9 April
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« Reply #150 on: January 19, 2015, 09:02:26 PM »
Depending on the location in the arboretum, it might be very windy

I sometimes go to the kids playground near the visitors centre on top of the hill, and the wind speed is double to triple the bureau's published windspeed from the airport. 

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« Reply #151 on: January 19, 2015, 09:13:58 PM »
That's true, I don't remember it being too windy. Its probably the only place where there are fully grown trees in the whole area! Anyway, link to the spot below. As I said before, happy to go anywhere, I just just getting the ball rolling.

http://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/visit/highlights/outdoor-attractions

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« Reply #152 on: January 20, 2015, 12:05:06 AM »
I do like that spot at the Arboretum - it's in the Himalayan cedar forest IRRC. However, I will need to be in the shade after about 10am - I burn super easily and tend to wilt a bit in the heat. (I'm really not designed for Canberra summers!)

There's also Black Mountain Peninsula for central-ish picnic spots, or possibly Weston Park (haven't been there for ages, tho, so I'm not sure how practical the picnic spots are there). Or Glebe Park, although parking may be yukky on a Saturday due to proximity to the Canberra Centre.

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« Reply #153 on: January 26, 2015, 04:53:12 PM »
Well, the forecast for Saturday says:

9 - 26 Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Perfect weather for a bbq at the Arboretum! Would you like to meet there at 11am?

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« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2015, 02:23:30 AM »
Hi all, I was super keen to come. Will have to see how I'm going tho (health is being super annoying). I've had 2 weekends in a row where I've been knocked around by an arthritis flare up, and followed by a migraine or hints of a migrain first day back at work, or hints of a migraine. Very annoying, so I might end up resting this weekend. :/ Ah well.

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« Reply #155 on: January 27, 2015, 02:31:45 AM »
Can't come this weekend, but it looks like we will have a number of trips to Canberra on Saturdays this year. Hopefully we can come to a meet up later in the year.

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« Reply #156 on: January 28, 2015, 10:24:45 PM »
I can make it Saturday at 11am. 

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« Reply #157 on: January 28, 2015, 11:38:00 PM »
I can make it too.

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« Reply #158 on: January 29, 2015, 03:51:37 AM »
Sounds good, see you all then!

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« Reply #159 on: January 29, 2015, 11:58:37 PM »
Looks like I can make it. The boys might come and go up to the playground while we get down to MMM business.

Do we have a wet weather plan...just in case?

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« Reply #160 on: January 30, 2015, 12:33:40 AM »
Believe it or not, there is a bus that takes you to the Arboretum - 981 on the weekends - and it has 3 stops in the Arboretum itself - one of which it the Himalaya Cedar car park!

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« Reply #161 on: January 30, 2015, 01:13:58 AM »
If it is raining (according to Google, this is a 0%-3% chance), we will meet at the Himalayan Cedars car park and work out where to go. We can probably get food at the Arboretum cafe, and the undercover area looks large enough for us. Since they encourage picnics (according to their web site) this must be something they cater for.

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« Reply #162 on: June 11, 2015, 12:43:08 AM »
Is anyone interested in another meetup? In June - I guess that means 20th, 21st, 27th or 28th? Or some other time?

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« Reply #163 on: June 11, 2015, 05:02:34 PM »
Yes I am interested. Just to mention  there's a Sydney meet up posted for 27th June  sat arvo, at a little park near Central station, (which I haven't fully decided about, but would like to go to if I can manage it).
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« Reply #164 on: June 12, 2015, 04:07:34 AM »
I'm busy on 28 June but seem to be free otherwise.

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« Reply #165 on: June 14, 2015, 02:09:25 AM »
I'm busy on 28 June but seem to be free otherwise.

Forgot I have a morning tea on Sat 27 June as well.

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« Reply #166 on: June 15, 2015, 04:21:50 AM »
I'm out of town until mid July but would be keen to catchup at the next one.

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« Reply #167 on: July 21, 2015, 01:31:17 AM »
I'd love to arrange another Canberra meet up, if anyone is interested I was thinking 15th or 16th August?

Happy to meet, perhaps mid morning in a (not-too-busy) coffee shop?
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« Reply #168 on: July 21, 2015, 01:41:40 AM »
Sounds EXCELLENT to me! What about that one in Jamison - http://ricardoscafe.com/ - we haven't really been north yet.

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« Reply #169 on: July 21, 2015, 02:48:19 AM »
Will have a mate from overseas visiting for the two weeks surrounding that weekend, I'll have to catch the next one!

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« Reply #170 on: July 21, 2015, 03:46:48 AM »
Ok great, if you're keen Deborah that would be good. Ricardo's is great but very busy on weekends, is there somewhere else we could try?
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« Reply #171 on: July 21, 2015, 05:04:33 AM »
Can't help with the venue, but I'll think about making it. Haven't caught up with you guys for a while.
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« Reply #172 on: July 21, 2015, 05:13:44 AM »
Where are you detrimental12? We had a meetup at the Erindale Library last year in the middle of winter. I think at least one of the northern libraries has a meeting room we could use for free. Our meetups have been in Erindale, Quenbeyan, the Arboretum, and Kingston foreshore so far, so Belconnen, Gungalin and the city would be good. I don't know coffee shops in those areas unfortunately (apart from Ricardo's).

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« Reply #173 on: July 21, 2015, 06:54:27 AM »
I should be able to make those dates. Anywhere is good for me.

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« Reply #174 on: July 21, 2015, 06:01:37 PM »
I live in the city, we just need to be careful there are plenty of options but cafes get very busy on weekends! I'll have a think about it :)

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« Reply #175 on: July 21, 2015, 08:35:58 PM »
Hey guys

I am keen to meet up as well. I live in Gunghlain and work in Belconnen but happy to travel anywhere.

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« Reply #176 on: July 22, 2015, 02:29:34 AM »
Civic library has a room with after hours access that we could have for free as we are unincorporated and have a learning outcome (of course we would have to check that it was available). Gungahlin has lots of rooms - see http://www.library.act.gov.au/library_services/room_hire

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« Reply #177 on: August 05, 2015, 10:49:19 PM »
I should be able to make it that weekend. It will be good to catch up. I've been to busy to think about early retirement lately :( so I need to get re-energised.

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« Reply #178 on: August 06, 2015, 03:31:23 AM »
A whole lot of things have landed on my lap at the last minute for August - looking like a doubtful starter now :(
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« Reply #179 on: August 08, 2015, 09:12:37 PM »
Is this still happening next weekend?  I'm probably up for it.

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« Reply #180 on: August 09, 2015, 03:08:57 AM »
YES - who is coming, and where would we like it? I could always go down to the Erindale Library tomorrow and book it for Saturday from 2 - 4 tomorrow.

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« Reply #181 on: August 09, 2015, 03:58:31 AM »
Sounds good to me.

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« Reply #182 on: August 09, 2015, 06:13:35 PM »
Out, due to having a friend from the States in little old Canberra for the weekend. He'd probably enjoy the discussion though, because when I brought up being frugal and saving money the other day, he talked about how he had just read a whole article in money magazine about it!

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« Reply #183 on: August 09, 2015, 06:15:03 PM »
Whilst I initially suggested the date, I now will be heading to Melbourne to welcome a new niece to the family! So it is a shame I won't be able to make it. If anyone is up for the weekend after (22/23), I would be keen!
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« Reply #184 on: August 10, 2015, 04:29:38 AM »
Out :(
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« Reply #185 on: August 10, 2015, 09:03:41 AM »
It appears that those who were coming this weekend cannot make it the following weekend, so I will book the Erindale Library seminar room for 1:30 - 3:45pm this Saturday - I checked today and it is free, so I will put the appropriate paperwork in tomorrow.

The library is close to the bus stop, and on the weekends, the inter-town bus (900) to Tuggeranong stops at Erindale Centre, so it goes every 15 minutes and comes directly from Civic and Belconnen. There is also a car park right outside the library. To get to the room, you need to enter the library, and it is at the other end (diagonally) from the entrance - as far from the entrance as it is possible to go!

The bus stop is being worked on at the moment (I've seen the works but not what is happening), and it is along one side of the shopping centre. To get to the library from the bus stop, go along the wall to the major car park (if you came from the city you will continue along the wall), and along that side of the shopping centre, along the shops (TAB and others), and the library is behind the shops behind the Woolworths petrol station.

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« Reply #186 on: August 11, 2015, 01:32:10 AM »
We are hoping to make it. Will be in town to take my Dad to the airport. Will confirm closer to time. :)

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« Reply #187 on: August 11, 2015, 05:47:25 AM »
I would have loved to meetup but unfortunately I've got too much on this weekend :(
Hopefully I'll be able to make the next one!

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« Reply #188 on: August 11, 2015, 02:30:49 PM »
Excellent - I'll be there. Thanks for organising, Deborah.


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« Reply #189 on: August 13, 2015, 10:03:27 PM »
thanks for organising, but I am away this weekend.   I'm keen for the next meetup.

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« Reply #190 on: August 13, 2015, 11:58:25 PM »
I can't make it for this one but I'd be keen for the next!

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« Reply #191 on: August 14, 2015, 05:52:20 AM »
I can't make it for this one but I'd be keen for the next!

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« Reply #192 on: August 14, 2015, 05:10:31 PM »
Yep. Definitely coming. Might be a little late doing a few jobs while we are in town.

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« Reply #193 on: December 01, 2015, 05:17:21 PM »
It's been a while, does anyone want a meetup before Christmas? I think the Arboretum was perfect last Christmas, so I suggest we go for that again, and perhaps the 13th December? I'm relatively free, having just come back from 2 months overseas, so if anyone suggests another date, it would be fine by me.

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« Reply #194 on: December 01, 2015, 05:46:18 PM »
I'd love to catch up but I'm very much a tentative maybe. Depends on how chemo is going (and if I do go, I would need to keep well away from anyone who's sick).

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« Reply #195 on: December 02, 2015, 01:24:57 AM »
Love to come but definitely not free 13th.
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« Reply #196 on: December 02, 2015, 01:37:55 AM »
The 13th is out for me too.

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« Reply #197 on: December 02, 2015, 01:50:09 AM »
It definitely is the silly season when I look at my next few weekends for a good opportunity! 13th is out for me too, I'm afraid.

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« Reply #198 on: December 02, 2015, 01:55:08 AM »
I'm glad everyone wants to have a meetup - that is excellent. I have changed the poll, so everyone can vote for any dates in December/January that suit. I'll probably need to include February, but we will see. With several staunch meetup goers not available on the 13th, I assumed it was not worth including.

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« Reply #199 on: December 02, 2015, 02:31:21 AM »
Glad you're back and in organisational mode Deborah! Will check calendar and vote
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