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« Reply #250 on: February 05, 2016, 01:35:19 AM »
Apparently Elwood isn't near public transport and 3pm is a weird time.

There is an amount of talk around that perhaps the Melb Botannical Gardens more toward lunch time would suit better.

It's still feeling a little volatile but I will keep you all posted with updates as I hear more :)


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« Reply #251 on: February 05, 2016, 04:15:56 PM »
Yes St Kilda beach or Melbourne Botanical Gardens may be easier for those taking public transport.
As for the time will just depend on everyone's preferences for midday lunch or early evening barbie (if it's boiling hot may be better for the evening).
Let's get everyone to block out 28th afternoon in the calendar and we can decide closer to the date the exact time perhaps.

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« Reply #252 on: February 05, 2016, 04:37:52 PM »
Yeah I prefer the idea of lunch, especially if it's a BBQ and we're bringing stuff.

I'm happy with either the Botanical Gardens or St. Kilda beach, although I reckon if it is hot, the gardens would be nicer.

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« Reply #253 on: February 05, 2016, 05:01:15 PM »
I also prefer lunch. However I do agree that it's worthwhile to have a backup plan in case it's too hot or it rains. Maybe we can just buy lunch at a reasonably priced nearby restaurant as a Plan B. I'm not too familiar with the area so I don't have any places in mind.

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« Reply #254 on: February 08, 2016, 05:09:20 PM »
Alas, i may not be able to do the weekend of the 27-28th.  I've been invited to a bike touring trip  and seeing as I bought a tent abuot 2 years ago and have not yet used it, i can't really pass up the opportunity to learn the ways of cheap bicycle touring holidaying!

Perhaps I'll be able to report back on my findings at the next meet up.

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« Reply #255 on: February 09, 2016, 04:02:09 PM »
Following on from my hot tip about the sustainability festival, I thought I'd share this with melbourners:

http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/class-category/upcoming-classes/

I haven't actually been to any but they look interesting and relatively cheap.

A friend sent it to me to let me know about the sauerkraut making class, but I managed to make my first batch and it didn't turn into a stinking mess so not sure if I need to go!

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« Reply #256 on: February 09, 2016, 04:04:36 PM »
Following on from my hot tip about the sustainability festival, I thought I'd share this with melbourners:

http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/class-category/upcoming-classes/

I haven't actually been to any but they look interesting and relatively cheap.

A friend sent it to me to let me know about the sauerkraut making class, but I managed to make my first batch and it didn't turn into a stinking mess so not sure if I need to go!

I've been to one - it was a class on Auslan basics, and it was great! I have always wanted to learn Auslan (I know a bit of ASL) but the full-length classes are extremely expensive! For the price, the Laneway Learning one was excellent value.

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« Reply #257 on: February 09, 2016, 04:06:49 PM »
The bike tour sounds like you might have fun there and will be good to use the tent !

hmm home made sauerkraut....not my first thought for what to make for dinner but good on you for making a successful first batch.

I've blocked out all of the 28th btw.  And good to go to any of the listed locations.  I think we are waiting to see how the weather is looking and make a final decision during the week of.

Cheers,
Mark

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« Reply #258 on: February 10, 2016, 12:47:49 AM »
Well the weekend of the 20th-21st is the weekend White Night is on, if it matters.

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« Reply #259 on: February 15, 2016, 11:42:58 PM »
I have been reading these forums for a while (lurking).
Would be interested to come along to meet up.
St Kilda or botanical gardens sounds nice.
However will be coming up to the city a few times in
next few weeks so don't want to promise to come at this stage.
I will keep the date in mind though and see how we go.

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« Reply #260 on: February 19, 2016, 05:50:33 AM »
Hey Melbourne MMM, I know I have spoken to most of your on the boards over the years. I will be around over Easter and would be super keen to catch up if people aren't too bogged down with family commitments.

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« Reply #261 on: February 19, 2016, 11:03:45 PM »
Hey Melbourne MMM, I know I have spoken to most of your on the boards over the years. I will be around over Easter and would be super keen to catch up if people aren't too bogged down with family commitments.

That sounds great! :) I'd like to meet up then! Are you here for that weekend?

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« Reply #262 on: February 19, 2016, 11:15:54 PM »
Is anyone planning on heading to White Night tonight? Might be good fun :)

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« Reply #263 on: February 20, 2016, 12:01:32 AM »
Hey Melbourne MMM, I know I have spoken to most of your on the boards over the years. I will be around over Easter and would be super keen to catch up if people aren't too bogged down with family commitments.

That sounds great! :) I'd like to meet up then! Are you here for that weekend?
I arrive late on the Thursday night and leave late on the Monday night (I.e. 24 to 28 March.) Am free anytime except the Saturday night.

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« Reply #264 on: February 21, 2016, 11:39:34 PM »
Hi citrustea.  I'd like to see you there on the 28th feb, but understand if you can't make it of course !

hey Melody, my partner and I should be available anytime over that weekend.

Do you have any preferences for what to do with the catchup or anything you wanted to see while in Melbourne that a horde of mustachians could attend?

Cheers,
Mark

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« Reply #265 on: February 23, 2016, 02:44:20 AM »
So where will we be meeting on Sunday? And when - lunch time? Sounds like a nice day - 15 - 24 light winds partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain.

The botanic gardens map is here http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/documents/RBGV_Melbourne_Brochure_Map.pdf and the nearest gate to St. Kilda Road appears to be Gate O of F, so we could meet at the western lawn perhaps? However, I can't see any bbqs on the map.

The other option was St. Kilda Beach, but I don't know the area, so I can't think of a meeting place there.

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« Reply #266 on: February 23, 2016, 03:39:02 AM »
Mum says that all the bbqs are on the river, rather than in the gardens, and that at lunchtime on a Sunday they are packed out.

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« Reply #267 on: February 24, 2016, 04:43:01 AM »
Hmmm...

Yeah the barbecues are on the river, and yeah probably will be busy on Sunday.

If we have picnic mats to sit on though should be fine - we can just cook the food in between other groups and bring it to eat as a picnic.

We should also probably all bring one thing - will be easier than everyone trying to bring everything.

We can bring paper plates/cutlery/cups, soft drinks and juice, chips etc.
Someone can bring bread/rolls, someone else sausages, someone else some meat etc.

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« Reply #268 on: February 24, 2016, 04:49:27 AM »
North side of Albert Park also has a pretty nice barbecue/picnic area if anyone thinks that's a better option.

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« Reply #269 on: February 25, 2016, 02:23:09 AM »
Heya Andy,

While we're happy to bring whatever is required, it might be hard to organise as we really don't have much of an idea about how many are going to turn up.

It would probably be better in this instance for each person to just bring their own food.  People could bring their own stuff for BBQ or cold dishes, vegemite sanga's, or whatever.

As I said though,  happy either way.  We have a good bakery nearby for instance, or cheap grass fed butcher. 

We were however, thinking to just bring cold meat and salad to save the hassle of bbq'ing :)

Either way we're looking forward.

Cheers,
De'ana and Mark

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« Reply #270 on: February 25, 2016, 03:01:21 AM »
That's a good idea, thrax. I think it's a lot easier to just bring enough food for yourself. See you guys on Sunday! :)

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« Reply #271 on: February 25, 2016, 04:16:31 AM »
Can we decide on a venue? :)

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« Reply #272 on: February 25, 2016, 01:36:43 PM »
If everyone now wants to skip the BBQ we can just all bring enough food for ourselves and meet at the botanical gardens - probably the nicest if we don't need a BBQ.
Easiest landmark might be to just meet at the base of the Shrine of Rememberence  - along St Kilda Rd - near the gates O/F that Deb mentioned.

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« Reply #273 on: February 25, 2016, 02:17:50 PM »
I would like us to meet where we intend to stay, just in case people don't arrive when they expect to - that's why I suggested the Western Lawn. Happy with meeting at the Shrine if that's what people want though. Midday?

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« Reply #274 on: February 25, 2016, 04:45:19 PM »
I'm in, see you guys then!

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« Reply #275 on: February 26, 2016, 01:49:48 AM »
We won't be able to arrive until around 12:30 probably - and yes Western Lawn is fine if that's a nice place to sit and eat we can all just head towards there.
Will post this in the WhatsApp group and I'm sure everyone will be able to find their way over.

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« Reply #276 on: February 26, 2016, 11:06:34 PM »
Yeah righto meeting on the western lawn sounds good.

Will see you there !

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« Reply #277 on: February 27, 2016, 06:45:28 PM »
I haven't been able to find you guys :( Probably too late now. Maybe next time!

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« Reply #278 on: February 27, 2016, 06:46:25 PM »
We're here and you're not too late. Where are you?

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« Reply #279 on: February 27, 2016, 06:50:54 PM »
Just about to cycle over the bridge to Flinders :p Maybe if you tell me what building/shrine you're nearest I'll be able to find you?

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« Reply #280 on: February 27, 2016, 06:57:37 PM »
We are near the National Herbarium of Victoria. I'll PM you my number.

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« Reply #281 on: March 03, 2016, 04:46:29 AM »
Was good to meet everyone, and a fantastic day for it.

Thanks for moving around to accommodate my tendency to sunburn easily, too :)

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« Reply #282 on: March 04, 2016, 04:59:30 PM »
Yeah it was a fantastic day and was great meeting up with people.

Am already looking forward to our next catch up.

I was very happy to be hunting shade mate, it was quite warm in the sun !

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« Reply #283 on: March 05, 2016, 02:47:13 AM »
Enjoyed meeting you guys! It was so great to finally catch up. Any ideas for the next one?

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« Reply #284 on: March 05, 2016, 05:41:30 AM »
De'ana and myself are happy to catch up anytime either with the group as a whole lot in smaller numbers.  We're also happy to visit others or if people want to head down edithvale way we're a few minutes walk from the beach and can scrub up the bbq area :)
If anyone is planning with and the house of whatnot let me know if you want a hand I'm unskilled but willing to pitch in

Cheers
Mark

Ps. Deborah was saying someone was house sitting in romsey sometime

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« Reply #285 on: March 27, 2016, 05:30:32 PM »
Just jumping in to say hi! I'm Cath, hubby is Al. New to the forums, but been a MMM fan for a while now. We think we're about five years off FI (we'll be 45), though we might transition earlier with some part time work. I'm in the process of extricating myself from a retail biz I no longer have any passion for and resent the time it steals from me... timeline is six months max on that, allowing me to go back to work I can do from home a couple of days a week, cannot wait!

Would love to meet up with some like minded folks, though looks like we just missed one! We're in Sunbury with two mini mustachians.

We've spent our Easter break up at the Grampians in a cabin at a school camp set up - hope everyone's had a great Easter!

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« Reply #286 on: March 31, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »
Hey guys nice to see you on the forum.

De'ana and myself would be happy to catch up with you anytime,  Sunbury is the opposite side of the city though to us !  Perhaps somewhere central would be good.   The botanical gardens worked quite well last time,  we just bought along a packed lunch each.  Gives the kids space to!

Anyhow,  we're open to any suggestions and most times. 

Cheers,
Mark

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« Reply #287 on: April 01, 2016, 06:02:26 AM »
Sounds good Mark - botanic gardens work for us.

Looking forward to hearing when the next catch up is - be great to meet some likeminded folks... both sets of our parents are supportive, but most of our friends think we are depriving ourselves in the most awful way.  Don't think they believe me when I tell them I've never been happier!


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« Reply #288 on: April 25, 2016, 04:22:40 AM »
Hello! I've just moved down to VIC from the NT and am posting to follow so I can be notified of the next meet up. Anyone in this group in Wyndham City?

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« Reply #289 on: April 29, 2016, 10:51:19 PM »
Hello! I've just moved down to VIC from the NT and am posting to follow so I can be notified of the next meet up. Anyone in this group in Wyndham City?

I am. :) Welcome to Victoria and hope to see you at the next meetup!

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« Reply #290 on: May 02, 2016, 07:18:38 PM »
There is no official policy for scheduling meetups :)

It just waits until there is enough momentum for people to catch up and start organising one.

It would appear with the new interest of recent additional Melbournites that there may be enough momentum now? Let's agree at least that there is interested then we can focus on the remainder of the post which will attempt to work out when and where.

De'ana and myself are keen to meetup anytime, although we're busy this Sat night (keeping it Mustachian by going to a friend's place for dinner :) )

Before the weather get's too much colder and drives most sane people inside perhaps we should get out to the gardens sometime in the next few weeks?

Either that or if someone can host?  I know a lot of people tend to be either city side or out west, and we're happy to travel !

Thoughts anyone?

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« Reply #291 on: May 10, 2016, 05:15:09 AM »
Sounds like a good idea, although I'd probably suggest somewhere with an inside option as a plan B (or as a plan A).

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« Reply #292 on: May 11, 2016, 03:48:29 AM »
I'm happy with the gardens again, and maybe our plan B could be lunch somewhere close? I would host, but I live too far from the city to be convenient! Maybe someone who lives closer will chime in. :)

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« Reply #293 on: May 14, 2016, 04:46:09 PM »
Does the botanic gardens in the city have an inside option? I'd love to meet up soon, how is everyone with 28/29 May?
Or alternatively does anyone have any suggestions out west?

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« Reply #294 on: May 18, 2016, 06:56:21 AM »
Suggest away then alsoknownasdean :)

I'm not so in love with the city that I can think of anywhere.

the 29th is better than the 28th for us but should be able to make a lunchtime thing on the 28th I guess.

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« Reply #295 on: June 01, 2016, 04:23:30 AM »
Well it appears we let the weekend slip past us without meeting.

Trouble, and anyone else feel free to hit me and the missus up anytime for a meet.  just message me.  I'm happy to travel out west for lunch/dinner options would be good to catch up and chat!

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« Reply #296 on: June 12, 2016, 08:05:39 AM »
Any ideas on indoor venues? I think outdoor is out of the question for a few more months :)

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« Reply #297 on: July 08, 2016, 02:58:59 AM »
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« Reply #298 on: July 08, 2016, 03:05:41 AM »
Yes! When and where? How long will you be in town for?

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« Reply #299 on: July 08, 2016, 03:09:34 AM »
We're in at Docklands taking free photos of the fireworks hehe.

But yeah we're up to meet wherever/whenever