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

2nd July
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #250 on: July 22, 2016, 06:42:07 PM »
I live in gunners so I'm all set!

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #251 on: July 22, 2016, 06:43:34 PM »
I'll probably get there a bit early because DH is dropping me off then going to a movie (if he can get his ticket sorted - movie theatre website is being obstructionist)

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #252 on: July 23, 2016, 02:52:37 AM »
I had a really good time today - thanks for coming everyone! We should schedule another meedup in late September/ early October.

Was Gungahlin library a preferred winter location? I'm not sure if everyone saw the kitchenette - it was definitely superior to the one at Erindale Centre.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2016, 02:54:29 AM by deborah »



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Re: Canberra
« Reply #253 on: July 23, 2016, 03:31:59 AM »
I enjoyed today too. I thought the location was great and would definitely be suitable for using again. Thanks for organising deborah!

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« Reply #254 on: July 23, 2016, 03:52:31 AM »
I agree. Good location, Deborah. Thanks.

FYI for any Canberrans, Gungahlin has some great resources that a lot of people don't know exist. The Access Canberra shopfront is empty all the time if you don't wanna waste time!

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #255 on: July 23, 2016, 03:55:41 AM »
Another +1 for the location. Thanks for convening once again Deborah. I really enjoyed today... well worth the drive :).
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #256 on: July 23, 2016, 04:19:50 AM »
+1 to all of the above. Thanks for organising, deborah!

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« Reply #257 on: July 24, 2016, 12:55:19 AM »
Just arrived back home in Sydney...had a great time and picked up some great ideas to mull over...

and loved that moustache Ozstache...

Tks for organising Deborah!

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« Reply #258 on: July 24, 2016, 01:53:55 AM »
Glad you all had fun.

I don't go to the Sydney meetups (there's a Meetup group)... it's an effort to get into the CBD from where I live... also it reminds me of work which is not a good thing :)

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« Reply #259 on: July 24, 2016, 05:42:32 AM »
 Why don't you come to the next one Marty?  If you want to come south to my neck of the woods (train?) I don't mind giving you a lift.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #260 on: September 05, 2016, 02:55:50 AM »
Hello, baby Moustachian here! Just wondering if there are plans to meet up again in Canberra or the Canberra region. I'd love the chance to have a chat with some like minds.
Cheers.

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« Reply #261 on: September 05, 2016, 04:29:33 AM »
Hello, baby Moustachian here! Just wondering if there are plans to meet up again in Canberra or the Canberra region. I'd love the chance to have a chat with some like minds.
Cheers.

Hi, welcome to the forum. Maybe you could make a few posts, tell people a bit about yourself?

I prefer only meeting up with people I know a bit about and have got to know a little on the forum first.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #262 on: September 05, 2016, 05:29:20 PM »
As it happens, we should be organising another meetup. At the last one, we agreed to meetup in September so we could bid farewell to MsRichLife before she disappears into the wilds of the north. This poses a bit of a dilemma because that means it needs to be either of the next two weekends if I am organising it - 10th or 17th September.

Will anyone be available for those weekends?




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Re: Canberra
« Reply #263 on: September 05, 2016, 10:09:48 PM »
Sorry, we won't be able to make it down the next few weekends. Hope you manage to pull something together. :)

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« Reply #264 on: September 07, 2016, 03:17:51 AM »
Sept is all out i'm afraid...

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« Reply #265 on: September 07, 2016, 04:47:42 AM »
Ditto for me too.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #266 on: September 07, 2016, 06:19:14 AM »
I might be available? (there are a few plans with friends that haven't quite solidified yet)

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« Reply #267 on: September 08, 2016, 02:12:22 AM »
Ah well, it looks like it won't happen in September.



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« Reply #268 on: October 14, 2016, 02:38:37 AM »
It looks like time for another of our Canberra meetups (I started with Fabulous, Famous and then realised I couldn't think of an F word for Meetup, ah well). I have changed the poll (I presume that no-one wants to meet this weekend - especially as there is an election on).

I think it is getting warm enough that we could have a meetup at the Arboretum. If anyone has a different suggestion, I am happy to hear it. It should be early enough that the BBQ won't be having hoards of Christmas party groups at it.



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« Reply #269 on: October 14, 2016, 02:49:22 AM »
Boy howdy, you're quick off the mark. I'll have to check the dates a get back to you
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« Reply #270 on: October 14, 2016, 05:42:10 PM »
I'm relatively new to the forums, so it'd be great to meet other local mustachians and hear about everyone's different approaches. I've just started a journal too if you want to know a bit more about us before meeting up.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #271 on: October 15, 2016, 03:55:37 AM »
Sorry but a lil too far for me to drive by myself this time:(

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« Reply #272 on: October 15, 2016, 05:45:48 PM »
Would have been nice to see you again :(
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #273 on: October 16, 2016, 12:56:38 AM »
I am free for all listed weekends except for the 27th (even though I ticked it - can't undo it!)

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #274 on: October 16, 2016, 07:05:30 PM »
Thanks for organising, deborah. I'm happy with the Arboretum as long as there is good shade (one of my meds makes me very sun sensitive plus I don't cope well with heat).

I voted for every weekend except this one. I have a few things on this weekend but depending on timing, I might be able to come if it's this weekend.

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« Reply #275 on: October 16, 2016, 08:08:45 PM »
Last time we were at the Himalayan Cedar Forest barbeque and picnic area (which has its own car park which is free - the bus also stops at this car park). It is reasonably shady - there is a platform (with views) which is not shady, but there are shady areas.



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Re: Canberra
« Reply #276 on: October 23, 2016, 07:56:50 PM »
Let's make it 6th November. Does 11:30am sound good - it means we have a good chance of getting the BBQs.



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« Reply #277 on: October 24, 2016, 01:48:33 AM »
Let's make it 6th November. Does 11:30am sound good - it means we have a good chance of getting the BBQs.

Sounds good. I've blocked it out in my calendar. (I probably won't bring BBQ food but will bring lunch of some sort)

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #278 on: October 26, 2016, 07:58:21 PM »
I am thinking about coming up from the coast for the meet up.
At the moment I am looking for cheap overnight accommodation.
Not sure whether to ride or throw the swag in the ute.

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« Reply #279 on: October 29, 2016, 02:00:59 AM »
I'm in. Also might not BBQ, will decide closer.
I've never been there before, so I'll be a tourist.
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« Reply #280 on: November 01, 2016, 04:33:36 AM »
I'm in. Also might not BBQ, will decide closer.
I've never been there before, so I'll be a tourist.

I'm tempted to come since there seems to be a spread of ages attending!

I have driven to Canberra many times, but haven't been to the Arboretum - but hey, have sat nav will travel ;)

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« Reply #281 on: November 01, 2016, 09:38:09 PM »
I'm planning on being there too!

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« Reply #282 on: November 04, 2016, 08:57:48 PM »
Let's make it 6th November. Does 11:30am sound good - it means we have a good chance of getting the BBQs.

Is it still on?


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« Reply #283 on: November 04, 2016, 09:15:01 PM »
Let's make it 6th November. Does 11:30am sound good - it means we have a good chance of getting the BBQs.

Is it still on?


DEFINITELY!



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« Reply #284 on: November 04, 2016, 09:48:09 PM »
Let's make it 6th November. Does 11:30am sound good - it means we have a good chance of getting the BBQs.

Is it still on?


DEFINITELY!

How will we recognise the MMM group? Or will it be obvious.

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« Reply #285 on: November 04, 2016, 09:49:22 PM »
Huzzah! deborah, can I please pick your brains tomorrow about gardening?

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« Reply #286 on: November 04, 2016, 10:07:01 PM »
Let's make it 6th November. Does 11:30am sound good - it means we have a good chance of getting the BBQs.

Is it still on?


DEFINITELY!

How will we recognise the MMM group? Or will it be obvious.
We've had no trouble recognising each other in the past - there will hopefully only be a couple of groups there. And we won't look like a family. I think there will be about six or seven of us, but there are sometimes people who haven't said they're coming. And some people bring SOs, friends, children (both young and adult) or a dog occasionally. And this time we have about four (including you) who are your sort of age or a bit older.
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« Reply #287 on: November 04, 2016, 10:10:28 PM »
Huzzah! deborah, can I please pick your brains tomorrow about gardening?
Certainly - although I think Happy is a better gardener than I am.



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« Reply #288 on: November 04, 2016, 10:25:02 PM »
Huzzah! deborah, can I please pick your brains tomorrow about gardening?
Certainly - although I think Happy is a better gardener than I am.
Haha, I doubt it!
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« Reply #289 on: November 04, 2016, 10:25:23 PM »
I will wear my T shirt - you should recognise us by that.



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« Reply #290 on: November 04, 2016, 10:39:56 PM »
I'll smile, because you know I'm...
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« Reply #291 on: November 04, 2016, 11:50:44 PM »
I'll smile, because you know I'm...

Now I've got this song stuck in my head. I blame you :p

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« Reply #292 on: November 05, 2016, 04:29:47 AM »
Guess that must be  my song!
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« Reply #293 on: November 05, 2016, 04:32:01 AM »
Theme song!

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« Reply #294 on: November 06, 2016, 01:07:16 AM »
Things went well at the arboretum today. The sun shone (but not too hard), people came from near and far, we had a table in the shade, everyone arrived, and found one another, and I think we all had a good time (although it did get a bit cold). I really enjoyed myself. There was a halloween party where everyone seemed to have cat's ears, but they were friendly and nice to us. We even talked about Mustachian stuff. It was really nice to meet everyone. We will probably meet next in February. Probably the library, since that has air conditioning.



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« Reply #295 on: November 06, 2016, 01:21:09 AM »
Thanks for organising!  'Twas good to see everyone.

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« Reply #296 on: November 06, 2016, 03:31:21 AM »
Another great gathering! Thanks for getting us together again Deborah.

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« Reply #297 on: November 06, 2016, 03:38:54 AM »
Agreed, it was nice to see some new folks ( some of whom live even further away than me) and the familiar faces of the longer term members. I loved the venue - maybe another one there sometime. I had a big time dose of hay fever, there must have been some pollen about, but otherwise a really nice day.
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« Reply #298 on: November 08, 2016, 10:22:08 AM »
Yes, it was good to catch up with everyone IRL and match people up with their on-line persona.

It also would have been good to stay longer, but I had to get home for other commitments. I think I spent 7 hours behind the wheel for a 2 hour lunch, but at least I was driving in daylight! (What I saved on lunch I spent on fuel lol)

Thanks to everyone for being friendly and accepting, pretty good for such a diverse group, and to Deborah for organising and (Astatine for the popcorn?)

Perhaps we could try another one closer to The Gong at some stage ;)

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« Reply #299 on: November 23, 2016, 04:29:40 AM »
Following!

We're likely to be in Sydney in a few months.  I don't know if we'll be able to make it down to Canberra or not, but want to follow when the meetups are in case we can make it down.  :D
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