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

19th November
2 (18.2%)
26th November
3 (27.3%)
3rd December
3 (27.3%)
10th December
3 (27.3%)

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Author Topic: Canberra  (Read 49401 times)

deborah

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #350 on: April 12, 2017, 12:28:38 AM »
What is happening???? Is there a meetup? If so WHERE and WHEN????? Of course, Monday is also a holiday... And we could meet on Monday at the Arboretum for lunch.

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« Reply #351 on: April 12, 2017, 03:30:16 AM »
Well there seems to be a meet up emerging.....Easter Monday would suit me better
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #352 on: April 12, 2017, 06:33:55 AM »
Soo just heard from my sister, turns out her family is in Port Douglas back on Sunday.  So long story short I will be in canberra easter Monday. If there is an Impromptu Meetup - im there. If one or two of you want to grab coffee that would be great.  Looking forward to meeting Deborah and lonerMatt if you guys are available?

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« Reply #353 on: April 12, 2017, 04:11:27 PM »
Well, there's three of us at least for Easter Monday - let's do it!

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #354 on: April 12, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »
Sorry I won't make it. Already going to CBA Tues/Wed/Thurs! Eek!

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #355 on: April 14, 2017, 02:51:01 AM »
I am free!

Where's good to meet?

Somewhere central please!

Kingston, Braddon, the wanky areas.
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« Reply #356 on: April 14, 2017, 08:39:32 PM »
I am free!

Where's good to meet?

Somewhere central please!

Kingston, Braddon, the wanky areas.
Well, there is a BBQ at Haig Park - near where Masson St meets Moore St. Haig Park (for those who don't know) is a very long and narrow park that separates the city from the north. Braddon ends at Haig Park, but the BBQs are on the west side of Northbourne Ave rather than the East side. The BBQ is a little hard to spot, as it is surrounded by bushes, but it is immediately north of the carpark. Or we could go to one of the places in Lonsdale St Braddon, but they might be shut on Easter Monday.

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« Reply #357 on: April 14, 2017, 08:47:23 PM »
Or we could go to Glebe Park - which is even closer to the city (actually in the city) - and it has bbqs too although I'm not sure where. It is a nicer park.

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« Reply #358 on: April 14, 2017, 09:16:53 PM »
City centre would suit me, but I'm aftriad I've had to make a decision not to come this time. Some more family issues to sort.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #359 on: April 14, 2017, 09:19:30 PM »
I'm happy with your Judgment Deborah.  I don't know Canberra that well but will be visiting my Sister in Scullin.  From my limited experience - compared to Sydney - everywhere in Canberra is only 15 minutes away.

Also, I agree it will be hit and miss trying to find somewhere open.


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« Reply #360 on: April 14, 2017, 09:24:05 PM »
Haig park it is!

Monday at midday? Later? Earlier?
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« Reply #361 on: April 15, 2017, 09:39:34 PM »
Update: friend texted me asking if I want to hike Kosciozsko tomorrow. Yes I do, this makes me feel incredibly guilty to cancel on this a second time around.

Sorry folks, a free ride to nature and a day spent hiking in the snow is too good to turn down.

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« Reply #362 on: April 15, 2017, 09:46:37 PM »
As we appear to be down to two, I think it wise to cancel the meetup.

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« Reply #363 on: April 16, 2017, 12:29:29 AM »
:( It is what it is.

Thanks for the organising effort though, Deb.  Have a safe and fun hike Matt.


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« Reply #364 on: April 16, 2017, 12:32:00 AM »
Sorry guys,

Dusty when are you back to Sydney?
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #365 on: April 16, 2017, 12:40:02 AM »
Was just going for the day.

I have Night Shift - Monday, Tuesday night.

Wed - Thur I am doing a training course (RSA, Barista (figured it would help on my trip))

Friday Carpeting cleaners booked.

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed Day Shift + ANZAC Day + Removalists coming on Wed.

Thur morning I hand my apartment Keys in and head north on the rest of my life

OH CRAP I am running out of time.....

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« Reply #366 on: June 13, 2017, 07:28:46 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm pretty new to this, but appreciate any help you might have, I'm struggling with my garden in the winter and I'm getting lazy with the bike. But knowing there are some locals around, is a huge help. A lot of people know about the blog, and we have been swapping advice, so there might be a few more mustachians out this way than the forum is showing.

From reading the thread, looks like the meetup hasn't happened yet? I'd be keen to come along if there is another one organised soon, the picnic/bbq idea is nice.

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« Reply #367 on: June 19, 2017, 10:11:48 PM »
Hello all. I have just had a BRILLIANT idea. We can have our next meetup at a library, and I can bring my screen printing gear. I have loaded down the PNG that MMM has put on his T-shirt - see http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/shirts/. Everyone can bring their t-shirt Or whatever else - BBQ Apron?), and we can all end the meetup with MMM T-shirts (if you want them).

What do you think?

When do we want to do this? As usual, I have changed the poll...
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #368 on: June 19, 2017, 10:28:22 PM »
At the moment I'm free on the 2nd, 9th and 23rd, so I'm easy!

Marginal preference for the 9th as it's during school holidays.
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« Reply #369 on: June 30, 2017, 04:32:37 PM »
I think the T-shirt printing is a great idea. I've voted for 23rd July as its my only possible weekend. I might well be too overloaded to make it...would have to make a final decision closer to the time.
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« Reply #370 on: July 17, 2017, 10:01:51 PM »
Hi folks, I'm new to the forum but have been following mmm for several years. Also in Canberra, so if there is going to be a meet up on 23rd, count me in!

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« Reply #371 on: July 18, 2017, 05:54:43 AM »
23rd completely impossible for me now, 2 old folks playing up simultaneously. Have got my hands over full.
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« Reply #372 on: July 18, 2017, 02:36:52 PM »
I'll be in Melbourne picking up a car!
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« Reply #373 on: August 18, 2017, 04:40:37 PM »
Well, if anyone wants a meet up before November, and for me to organise it, we will need to meet up on the weekend of 2nd or 3rd September. Anyone for that?

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« Reply #374 on: August 19, 2017, 02:23:22 AM »
Working that weekend :(
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« Reply #375 on: November 08, 2017, 10:44:09 PM »
November is here. A new poll... hopefully a new meetup...

I can't remember whether we usually meet on saturday or sunday - blast, it must be saturday. Anyway, there is nice weather at the moment, so Ozstache park or the Arboretum looks good to me. Anyone interested?

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #376 on: November 08, 2017, 11:51:15 PM »
According to my family, I'm always flat out doing nothing so I'm up for another meet at wherever. I can tell y'all about my pilgrimage to see MMM and others last month and how that has kicked me into another retirement gear.

Oh and welcome back from your travels Deborah! You'll have to fill us in on how Camp Moosestache went.
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« Reply #377 on: November 09, 2017, 01:11:42 AM »
I'm interested but will need some shade for that time of year.

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« Reply #378 on: November 09, 2017, 12:14:18 PM »
I voted 26th as my parents are in town on the 19th, plus I have open day at the Canberra City Farm that I should help out with.
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« Reply #379 on: November 13, 2017, 05:39:37 PM »
I probably should be able to make either the 26th or 3rd. Still trying to sell my house so I might need to dip out if its not sold
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« Reply #380 on: November 14, 2017, 03:45:17 PM »
After a bit of off-line discussion, it appears everyone can possibly make it on the morning of the 9th December, so that is the date!

Now, WHERE do we want it to be? The prediction is 25 and some showers.

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« Reply #381 on: November 15, 2017, 02:47:23 AM »
You guys could come over to my place!
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« Reply #382 on: November 15, 2017, 03:26:02 AM »
After a bit of off-line discussion, it appears everyone can possibly make it on the morning of the 9th December, so that is the date!

Now, WHERE do we want it to be? The prediction is 25 and some showers.

Huzzah! And I'm too tired to tell if you're joking or not with the weather...


You guys could come over to my place!

Is that a serious suggestion? (omg, I should just not be replying when I'm this tired. Joking? Serious? Who can say, not this fuzzy headed tired person)

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« Reply #384 on: November 15, 2017, 03:16:08 PM »
Genuine offer.

Obviously outside is great and if there's a lovely spot in a park that's way better than my apartment, but thought I'd offer all the same :)
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« Reply #385 on: November 18, 2017, 02:54:20 AM »
I had such a great time at the Melbourne meet up that I want one where I live - does anyone want a meetup in Canberra?

I am also interested in a Canberra MMM meet up.

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« Reply #386 on: November 19, 2017, 04:34:03 PM »
Hi!  I'd be keen for the Canberra Meetup too, if it goes ahead.

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« Reply #387 on: November 19, 2017, 06:21:28 PM »
DEFINITELY going ahead. What park is close to your apartment LM? We'll go there until it starts to rain, and then end up at your place if it rains (if the park has SHADE). Morning... 10am?

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« Reply #388 on: November 19, 2017, 08:47:42 PM »
It's close to Telopea Park!
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« Reply #389 on: November 19, 2017, 08:50:23 PM »
Deborah that sounds like a plan! A park with a toilet would also be helpful :)


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« Reply #390 on: November 19, 2017, 09:18:09 PM »
There are toilets at Telopea?
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« Reply #391 on: November 19, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
From Parks ACT...

Telopea Park is an eight hectare park in Barton with picnic and playground areas, cycle and pedestrian paths, public toilets and barbecues. It features an informal mix of mature exotic and native trees, and is a popular venue for family picnics.

Created in 1922, Telopea Park takes its name from the floral emblem of New South Wales. Its informal evergreen/deciduous landscape character and mature trees make it a strong attraction to pedestrians and cyclists from nearby residences, the Kingston and Manuka shopping centers and suburbs further away.

Facilities and activities

    Toilets
    Electric/gas BBQs
    Playground
    Drinking water
    Picnic shelter
    Picnic tables
    Dogs on leash
    Cycling

From the map, there is a Y into Telopea park more or less opposite Currie Cres. There appears to be a playground on the left side and a BBQ on the right side, and possibly the toilets are there. Meeting at the BBQ sounds like a plan. If anyone can verify any of this, I would be happy. But it looks like there is shade and amenities.

MEET THERE AT 10am on 9th December.
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« Reply #392 on: November 19, 2017, 11:55:14 PM »
Perfect! It's possible I'm going to the cricket tomorrow night and will be parking next to Telopea park, will try to have a squiz if we go past the BBQ area.


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« Reply #393 on: Today at 12:17:36 AM »
I went past Telopia park today so I dropped in and took a few photos of the BBQ area we are planning on using. Plenty of shade and free parking. Didn't see any toilets but I am sure they'll be close by. I will be walking my dogs there on Sunday so will confirm the toilet situation, if Astatine doesn't do so beforehand.