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Title: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on June 27, 2013, 02:35:52 AM
Hi all,

I've seen a few Mustachians from Melbourne hovering around the boards and comments sections and I thought it would be neat to have a local meet up. A BBQ on the Yarra would be cheap and easy, if a bit chilly at this time of year. Other winter-friendly suggestions are welcome. I'm in the inner north.

Cheers,

Liz
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 28, 2013, 06:57:00 AM
Hello Liz! I think there's maybe at least three of us Melburnians here? Or something like that. P.S. I notice this is your first post, would like to see you post more often on these boards. It's like you'd gotten to know us but we still don't know anything about you. ;)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on July 03, 2013, 01:37:15 AM
Fair enough! That said, I haven't spent that much time in the forum/comments sections so I don't reaaally know people on here either. My first post may have made me sound like more of a lurker than I actually am :)

As for something about me: I devoured the whole MMM blog around this time last year, and made some massive changes to my life as a result (the biggest being riding 15km to work every day). I'm a naturally frugal person thanks to my parents and their simple lifestyle, but I never realised that being frugal could serve a purpose beyond irritating the hell out of my decidedly extravagant boyfriend. MMM certainly shone a light on what saving money is worth and reinvigorated my frugality. I've gone back to uni full time this year to do engineering, which has pared my income right back but hopefully I'll be reimbursed within a few years of graduating.

Now I'm on holidays I'll have a flick through the boards and pipe up if I have anything to offer!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 03, 2013, 07:21:52 AM
No worries! Sounds like you're doing well. :D

I probably won't be available for any meetups until August (going interstate soon etc). But actually, I do have a suggestion, go look up Free Feed Street Kitchen. They do good work re-distributing cafe/restaurant leftovers to anyone who wants in ( it's not just for the down and out, everyone is welcome). They have a quick Free Feed this Friday that I may attend, actually, it'll be my first time visiting and I'll see what it's like.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 17, 2013, 04:03:39 AM
This makes me wish I was in Melbourne! I've never seen another Perth mustachian on the forum... Guess I'll have to convert a few :-)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 17, 2013, 05:31:08 AM
This makes me wish I was in Melbourne! I've never seen another Perth mustachian on the forum... Guess I'll have to convert a few :-)

There is a possibility that I'll be in Perth next year. But we'll see. ;)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 17, 2013, 05:37:38 AM
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There is a possibility that I'll be in Perth next year.

Are you thinking of moving here, or coming on holiday?

Perth is awesome. We have a lot going on now, and a surprising amount of free/frugal stuff to do. If you're thinking of moving here I'd suggest checking out We Love Perth - http://weloveperth.net.au/ - have to ignore the spendy crap but it's a good intro to the creative side of my sunny little city.

Housing is just as insane as everywhere else in Aus, but the salaries here are relatively high as employers are competing with the mining industry for staff.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 17, 2013, 06:18:10 AM
Are you thinking of moving here, or coming on holiday?

Perth is awesome. We have a lot going on now, and a surprising amount of free/frugal stuff to do. If you're thinking of moving here I'd suggest checking out We Love Perth - http://weloveperth.net.au/ - have to ignore the spendy crap but it's a good intro to the creative side of my sunny little city.

Housing is just as insane as everywhere else in Aus, but the salaries here are relatively high as employers are competing with the mining industry for staff.

Thanks! :) I visited for the first time this year, with my boyfriend (it's his hometown). His family is out in the Perth Hills area, though, which isn't very happening (but I guess could be good for a simple, frugal lifestyle). I remember popping by that website when I was researching things to do in Perth, but not very thoroughly, will definitely take a better look if I move there.

We may possibly be moving in with his parents next year. I love Melbourne and am reluctant to leave it behind - but I had a good time when I was in Perth, and the move would be really helpful for achieving extensive travel goals while still having a home base, without having to pay for rent/storage, if we do any long trips. The idea is to stay with his parents in Perth, do a decent chunk of travelling, probably mostly in Asia (and also visit my parents there while we're at it). And we'd either be on sabbatical or working as digital nomads during this time. But, yeah, it's still up in the air... I'm a little scared of changing the status quo, and yet, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, fortune favours the bold, etc etc, right? :p
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: happy on September 17, 2013, 07:15:07 AM
Huh, its too far to ride my bike to Melbourne or I'd come.
Some Aussie meetups would be good but we seem to be sprinkled a bit thin......
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 19, 2013, 06:31:50 AM
Limeandpepper, are you concerned about being isolated if you move here? Or does your partner still have a social circle in Perth? I'm pretty introverted so i'd hate to move away from my little niche, but it sounds like it would enable you to fulfil some big dreams :-)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 19, 2013, 09:13:23 AM
HappierAtHome, yeah I think it's the isolation that makes me hesitant. Neither of us actually grew up in Melbourne, but have lived here for several years, and have a bigger and more diverse social circle here than where we originally came from. Back home it's just high school acquaintances, while Melbourne, I guess, is sort of where I've found myself as an adult. Also, in Melbourne we both live in inner-city suburbs, so don't feel the need for a car, both of us just walk or take public transport. If we move to Perth CBD that would be alright, but the Hills just seem so far away from everything.

However, benefits are: getting to spend time with his family, and also my family home will be a shorter plane ride away as well - basically, the opportunity to spend bigger chunks of time with both sets of families. We can be nomadic and spend weeks with the family, then weeks somewhere else, etc., it could be very cool. And it could be just the push I need to downshift and explore life outside the office.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 21, 2013, 01:05:26 AM
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Some Aussie meetups would be good but we seem to be sprinkled a bit thin......

We sure are! I've seen a few people from Sydney or Melbourne, and I've just seen another Perth person here for the first time ever. Maybe mustachianism is gaining traction here?

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If we move to Perth CBD that would be alright, but the Hills just seem so far away from everything.

Yeah, I'm sure you're already aware of this, but living in the hills makes it very, very hard to use your bike, shanks pony or public transport to get anywhere. But then at the same time, it sounds like it would suit the kind of lifestyle you want to transition to. It sounds like you're pretty close to FI?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 23, 2013, 10:16:20 AM
Yeah, I'm sure you're already aware of this, but living in the hills makes it very, very hard to use your bike, shanks pony or public transport to get anywhere. But then at the same time, it sounds like it would suit the kind of lifestyle you want to transition to. It sounds like you're pretty close to FI?

Yeah, it would be a very hilly 30-minute walk or something like that, to the closest shops. I'm used to having shops within 5 minutes walking distance!

In regards to FI, I've probably still got another ten years of full time work to go, if I stay in Australia, which is a fair while away. If I return to my home country, then it becomes exponentially closer, say a couple of years. Ideally I'd spend time in both countries... that's what my retired parents are pretty much doing these days!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on September 26, 2013, 04:19:45 AM
I'm from Melbourne. :) I finally joined the forum all of five minutes ago.

Is a meetup still on the cards?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: NumberJohnny5 on September 27, 2013, 09:47:05 PM
We're about an hour from Melbourne. Will actually be passing through October 17.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 28, 2013, 01:19:27 AM
Is a meetup still on the cards?

Depends if enough of us are proactive and organised enough to make it happen, I guess. :p  I think there may be a couple more Melburnians around on the forums but they haven't participated in this thread yet.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: abyss on September 28, 2013, 08:34:48 AM
I'm from Melbourne (also inner north) and would be interested in meeting other mustachians.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 30, 2013, 12:08:00 AM
I'm from Melbourne (also inner north) and would be interested in meeting other mustachians.

Nice! I'm actually in inner southeast but spend half my time at my boyfriend's place inner north.

P.S. I've gone to that street kitchen thing I mentioned in an earlier post in this thread, a couple of times. It's pretty good.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: marty998 on September 30, 2013, 03:09:12 AM
this is quite interesting...so many Melbournians!

Sydneysiders must be a different breed. Being mustachian and paying a Sydney mortgage is generally thought to be mutually exclusive :)

Good luck guys & girls, hope you have fun.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on October 09, 2013, 06:11:22 AM
Ooooh this is so exciting!

I've been going to the Free Feed Street Kitchen regularly since you first mentioned it, limeandpepper. It is such a great idea. Our freezer is full of delicious fancy sourdough bread.

So maybe for a meet up we could colonise the FFSK on a Wednesday night. It might be a bit tricky to kick back and form a splinter group in the limited space, but it certainly is an exercise in mustachianism. Otherwise I was thinking a BBQ or just a couple of beers in a park somewhere, and that's about where my creativity runs out. If anyone else has any suggestions let me know!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on October 09, 2013, 07:07:55 AM
Hey Liz, I'm so glad my FFSK suggestion has been a boon! They do such great work. I've been a couple of times but only on the "Grab & Go" Free Feed First Fridays which were running July - September... not sure if it's still happening. The Friday ones don't have the social aspect that I think the Wednesday ones have. What was it like when you went? Do you hang around and chat to people?

I'd be happy with either FFSK or a simple BBQ somewhere. Another possibility is a potluck picnic.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: parkette on January 05, 2014, 07:23:43 AM
Hi Melburnians!

I'm sorry to hijack your thread, but I thought I'd take advantage of the congregation of you to ask for advice :)

My husband is from Melbourne, but we currently live in my hometown in Canada. We're headed back to Melbourne for a visit next week. My Australian visa (temporary work permit, should convert to permanent residency next year) has finally come in, so while we aren't planning on moving to Oz in the short term, I want to activate it before it expires so the money and effort isn't wasted.

I'm in Melbourne for a short two weeks (my husband is staying for 5 weeks) and have been giving thought to how to keep a visit to Melbourne a little more frugal than normal! When we visit we always get caught up with seeing people we haven't seen in ages, going out to eat etc., and our bills make my stomach squirm. We also tend to like to do something special since we're there, which ends up costing a bit too.

This time we're in a bit better position already. We have a wedding to attend of some very frugal friends. The wedding will by no means by over the top and it will be less expensive than many weddings we've been to recently, and we'll get to see lots of our friends. The following weekend friends of ours have planned a camping trip that more and more people are signing on to! I am so excited to have this frugal way to see everyone again :)

My question is for the weekdays in between. I'd still like to be a bit of a tourist and soak up some of the lovely Melbourne atmosphere. This usually lends itself to drinks in an alley or (more commonly) at the bar on the Yarra... Ponyfish I think? Expensive! We'll be staying between Port Melbourne, Beaumaris, and will likely head down the peninsula at some point towards Rye. I'm hoping for some bike riding to explore.

Can anyone suggest some lovely places and experiences in Melbourne that won't cost much, if any $? I'm thinking events at Federation Square, picnics at a lovely park, out of the way spots that only Melburnians know about?

Can't wait to be back in your lovely city (and escape the ridiculous winter we're having)!!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 05, 2014, 06:32:44 PM
Hello Parkette!

I'm quite a homebody, so others might be able to give you more diverse suggestions. I love food. An idea would be to visit one of the Melbourne markets (Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market) and have a nice stroll, grab some food (e.g. cheese, bread/crackers, fruit?) from there and have a picnic lunch at a nearby park. :) Oh and if you feel like a bit of seafood luxury, you can get a dozen oysters from South Melbourne Market for $12, which is much cheaper than restaurants. If you're eating out, check out Urbanspoon for cheap (the ones with just one $ sign) but highly rated spots - anything above 80% is usually pretty decent.

I'm not very up-to-date with events myself, but you can check these sites for event calenders and such:
http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Pages/Home.aspx
http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/

Oh oh oh and I'm super excited about this. You'll arrive in time for this installation:

http://streetpianos.com/melbourne2014/

It may be your kind of thing, or not. I'm planning to go play a piano or two with my boyfriend! :D
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: parkette on January 06, 2014, 04:54:47 AM
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Oh oh oh and I'm super excited about this. You'll arrive in time for this installation:

http://streetpianos.com/melbourne2014/

It may be your kind of thing, or not. I'm planning to go play a piano or two with my boyfriend! :D

Oooh, thanks for this tip! We'll keep an eye out when we're around. I play a bit, but probably not brave enough to do it publicly unless there's no one around :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on January 07, 2014, 07:49:59 PM
Ha Parkette, I've just done the exact opposite and swapped Melbourne for snowy Quebec!

For a cheap way to have a nice drink Melbourne, I would recommend buying some beer/wine and enjoying it in a park (Carlton Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, etc). If it's a nice day I can guarantee it will be just as good as a bar. Footscray is also an awesome place to go for cheap market food, and I second the Queen Vic market suggestion. If you go near closing time everything gets super cheap.

Cycling is a great way to get around, and it's a really easy city to ride in. The bike hire scheme isn't ideeeaaal, mostly due to needing a helmet, and having a 30 minute limit. If you need a bike you can probably just borrow mine for 2 weeks, it's just sitting at home feeling neglected.

Also, if you do get roped in to going out for dinner/drinks here are some cheap(er) suggestions:

- Killiney Kopitam, Lygon St, Carlton. Singaporean restaurant, most meals <$10
- Ajisen Ramen, two locations in the CBD: Bourke St and Central. Japanese ramen noodle place, mostly <$15
- Houndstooth, Johnston St, Fitzroy. Does fixed price courses, ie $20 for two course, $25 for three, $30 for four. Two is plenty, and the food is always great. It also has long dark wood tables and nice lighting so you feel like you're spending a lot more.

There is also heaps of cheap Asian food, pubs tend to have cheaper nights during the week (if you like craft beer Dejavu Bar in the city does $6 pints on Wednesday nights).

I will update you if anything else springs to mind! Enjoy the (relative) warmth!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 07, 2014, 08:07:43 PM
Footscray is also an awesome place to go for cheap market food

Adding to this! Not only are the markets cheap, but they also offer more tropical fruits and vegetables than you don't easily find elsewhere in most of Melbourne. Also Footscray is a great place for Vietnamese food. If you do go there, you can grab a pork baguette for about $4, or a bowl of pho for about $9. Richmond is also great if you like Vietnamese food. Springvale as well, but it's further out.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: parkette on January 08, 2014, 02:56:23 PM
Thanks LizI and limeandpepper! Awesome suggestions- and you're making me hungry :) Can't wait for some delicious & inexpensive Melbourne eats!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on January 09, 2014, 07:08:05 AM
Footscray is also an awesome place to go for cheap market food

Adding to this! Not only are the markets cheap, but they also offer more tropical fruits and vegetables than you don't easily find elsewhere in most of Melbourne. Also Footscray is a great place for Vietnamese food. If you do go there, you can grab a pork baguette for about $4, or a bowl of pho for about $9. Richmond is also great if you like Vietnamese food. Springvale as well, but it's further out.

Add Preston to the list
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on April 06, 2014, 10:41:44 PM
Hey guys! Whatever happened to the Melbourne meetup? I would love to catch up with other Mustachians. I think anything in the CBD or close to it would be ideal as it's central. Other than that, I don't have any suggestions - just wanted to register my interest and turn on the 'Notify' option for this thread. But we should totally do it!!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on April 29, 2014, 07:45:12 AM
I'm in for anything that ends up happening!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 29, 2014, 08:10:08 AM
Haha we really should organise something! Should we aim for something in May? I feel like I should participate in at least ONE Melbourne meet while I'm still here...

Unfortunately it looks like we're past picnic / BBQ weather these days. These are about the cheapest eats I can find in Melbourne CBD, feel free to chime in with any other suggestions.

http://www.iskcon.net.au/food/crossways
http://www.omvegetarian.com/
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on April 29, 2014, 08:12:20 AM
I heard about a free dinner some place apparently does on Wednesdays in Smith St. Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Feed-Street-Kitchen/170562626292137?ref=stream&hc_location=stream)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 29, 2014, 08:17:47 AM
I heard about a free dinner some place apparently does on Wednesdays in Smith St. Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Feed-Street-Kitchen/170562626292137?ref=stream&hc_location=stream)

LOL I posted about that earlier in this thread, just scroll up.

Yeah, it's pretty good but since my boyfriend moved interstate, I haven't been hanging out inner north, it's a bit out of the way for me as I live and work south of the river. But you should definitely check out Free Feed Street Kitchen if it's convenient for you, I went a few times last year and it was great, as free food tends to be! ;)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on April 29, 2014, 04:48:08 PM
I'm happy to pay ~$10 or so. I think the CBD would be best as people will be coming from different suburbs - I myself would be coming from the west. Either of those things limeandpepper suggested is good with me, and I've also been to Killiney Kopitiam (mentioned earlier) and loved it.

What day are we thinking? Maybe Saturday, for lunch, or Friday for dinner?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on April 29, 2014, 06:42:48 PM
LOL I posted about that earlier in this thread, just scroll up.
Hah, great minds think alike!\

What day are we thinking? Maybe Saturday, for lunch, or Friday for dinner?
I think a lunch would be better. It's more casual that way.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: wealthywinters on April 29, 2014, 11:40:00 PM
Would you mind if I jumped in? I'm new to mustachianism but slightly less new to the general mindset ... I live out east but work in the CBD.

Given the weather, as a suggestion, there are some cheap Asian food places in the city where you can get a feed for under $10 ... although I can't recommend anything personally. That might be a nice alternative to somewhere outside?

Nice to meet everyone - have you all been here long?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on April 30, 2014, 12:00:27 AM
Would you mind if I jumped in? I'm new to mustachianism but slightly less new to the general mindset ... I live out east but work in the CBD.

Given the weather, as a suggestion, there are some cheap Asian food places in the city where you can get a feed for under $10 ... although I can't recommend anything personally. That might be a nice alternative to somewhere outside?

Nice to meet everyone - have you all been here long?

The more, the merrier! We haven't arranged any meetups yet, so this would be the first one! I also work in the CBD and a cheap Asian place sounds great. If all else fails, we could just go for a walk in Chinatown...

I haven't been here very long - maybe about 6 months? I lurked on the forums a while before I started posting. :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on April 30, 2014, 03:05:36 AM
If you organised it a bit in advance, I could probably come.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 01, 2014, 03:37:53 AM
Are we doing a weekday lunch? If so, I vote Friday.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 01, 2014, 04:07:31 AM
Make it on a weekend and I'll pop in from the gale-force hail south.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 01, 2014, 04:16:19 AM
I can do weekends too, the only tricky time might be Sunday lunch as I have work, though I guess it is still possible to squeeze in a longer lunch break...
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: wealthywinters on May 01, 2014, 06:22:38 PM
I could do weekends, but I thinks Saturday is better for public transport. Weekdays are easier but it's not a huge deal.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 02, 2014, 02:58:31 AM
I'll be around on the 23rd/24th of May if people want to do then? It's a bit far in advance and work might screw me over (but they shouldn't).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 02, 2014, 03:20:35 AM
I'll be around on the 23rd/24th of May if people want to do then? It's a bit far in advance and work might screw me over (but they shouldn't).

I don't think I have anything planned for those dates yet, so they're fine for me!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 02, 2014, 04:10:27 AM
Fuck yeah - I'm up for some madddddddddddddddddddddddd dumpling action, or otherwise enjoyable food stuff (but we'd be bad Melbournians if we didn't AT LEAST CONSIDER dumplings).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 02, 2014, 04:21:27 AM
(but we'd be bad Melbournians if we didn't AT LEAST CONSIDER dumplings).

Haha when my boyfriend came back to Melbourne for a visit (after being away for only 6 weeks), he ate dumplings like everyday. (There are several dumpling places within walking distance of my apartment.)

As far as CBD options go, I most recently tried Shanghai Street Dumpling, which was great (though there can be queues!). Or for something a bit different there's also Shandong Mama. Any other suggestions welcome.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 02, 2014, 05:38:03 AM
For dumplings Shanghai street are my favourite - the wontons in peanut sauce, xiao long bao (steamed OR fried) are great.

There's also a Ugyr place that's quite good for those that haven't tried it.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 08, 2014, 04:51:03 AM
So... are we still doing this? Should we lock in a date?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on May 08, 2014, 05:52:06 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 08, 2014, 07:48:04 PM
I'm fine with either the 23rd or 24th of May as suggested earlier in the thread.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on May 09, 2014, 12:02:15 AM
I have three assignments due on the 26th so I might have to give that a miss! I'm sure another one will happen later, though.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 09, 2014, 02:06:40 AM
I can only do the 24th - and I'd love to meet up and chat - especially in the morning afternoon.

Would that be OK?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on May 10, 2014, 01:22:26 AM
24th - where? I like the idea of dumplings.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 10, 2014, 01:37:22 AM
Shanghai Street (342 Little Bourke St) seems to be a contender (Matt and I both mentioned it in the previous page). Looks like they open from 11.30am, not sure if there will be a queue or not but we could give it a go?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 10, 2014, 03:37:48 AM
Sounds great to me - my day is open, so I don't mind exactly when we meet.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 10, 2014, 06:35:40 PM
Cool! I've sent some PMs to other Melbourne people who have previously expressed interest, in case they are still keen but just haven't been following the thread.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 10, 2014, 06:41:35 PM
I'm good for the 24th, but is there any chance we can make it just a little later - say, around 12:30-1pm? I have something that morning that might make me late if it's at 11:30.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 10, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
That's fine with me! I'm pretty much free for the whole day.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 10, 2014, 07:00:18 PM
Sounds good to me as well.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on May 13, 2014, 09:44:27 PM
Well as the OP I'm pleased to see this taking off! Unfortunately I'm overseas until the end of July so hopefully this meet up is the first of many and I can sidle in on the action later. Have fun!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 15, 2014, 03:18:07 AM
Hopefully you get back just in time before I leave Melbourne, Liz!

Okay should we lock in a time? Saturday May 24th, and does anyone have a preference for either 12.30pm or 1pm?

Also someone who indicated interest earlier in this thread I pm'ed to let them know something was happening, they pm'ed me back to ask if Shanghai Street Dumpling has any gluten-free dishes on their menu, LonerMatt would you happen to know? I've only been there once, so I'm not super familiar. I also suggested they pop in this thread with any other suggestions but haven't heard from them since, so I'm not sure if they're still interested.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on May 15, 2014, 03:21:27 AM
Okay should we lock in a time? Saturday May 24th, and does anyone have a preference for either 12.30pm or 1pm?
The earlier the better for me - but half an hour is not a big deal.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on May 17, 2014, 06:03:47 PM
Hi all.

Hi limeandpepper: thanks again for the PM. Yep, I'm still interested, though my quick online check says there won't be anything gluten-free at a dumpling house. Boo. That's okay, I'll just do the ultimate Mustachian thing and just show up for a drink/jasmine tea and pass on the food. :)

12.30 Saturday works for me.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 17, 2014, 07:09:01 PM
Yay, glad to see you join in, vjb! Do you have any suggestions for a gluten-free cheap eats place in Melbourne CBD? That dumpling place can get super busy so it's good to have a back-up in any case.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on May 18, 2014, 12:14:55 AM
Yay, glad to see you join in, vjb! Do you have any suggestions for a gluten-free cheap eats place in Melbourne CBD? That dumpling place can get super busy so it's good to have a back-up in any case.

Hmm, tricky. I don't often eat in the city unless I'm going fancy. For cheap eats in the past I've just hit Don Don and sat on the library lawn, but it's tiny and not necessarily a great place to have a chat. I see Huxtaburger has a CBD location now though, and burgers are $9–13; would that be a good backup place? (GF buns are $3 extra, but what's new.)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 18, 2014, 04:20:02 AM
Hopefully you get back just in time before I leave Melbourne, Liz!

Okay should we lock in a time? Saturday May 24th, and does anyone have a preference for either 12.30pm or 1pm?

Also someone who indicated interest earlier in this thread I pm'ed to let them know something was happening, they pm'ed me back to ask if Shanghai Street Dumpling has any gluten-free dishes on their menu, LonerMatt would you happen to know? I've only been there once, so I'm not super familiar. I also suggested they pop in this thread with any other suggestions but haven't heard from them since, so I'm not sure if they're still interested.

There are vegetable dishes - but the soy sauce might be an issue?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 18, 2014, 06:40:57 AM
I'm happy with either your suggestions, vjb! If the weather is decent, sitting around on the library lawn would be pretty nice. :)

I guess for now let's lock in 12.30pm.

Should we meet outside Shanghai Street Dumpling (342 Little Bourke St) as per original plan, and then decide from there? Or is there a better place to gather together? And should we have some kind of "theme" to make it easier to identify one another? E.g. wearing certain colours / patterns, etc. Or if you can post what you will be wearing here. I, for one, might quite possibly walk in to the city, and thus be wearing my trusty Vibrams, that should make me easy to spot... :p
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on May 18, 2014, 03:11:47 PM
I'm happy with either your suggestions, vjb! If the weather is decent, sitting around on the library lawn would be pretty nice. :)

I guess for now let's lock in 12.30pm.

Should we meet outside Shanghai Street Dumpling (342 Little Bourke St) as per original plan, and then decide from there? Or is there a better place to gather together? And should we have some kind of "theme" to make it easier to identify one another? E.g. wearing certain colours / patterns, etc. Or if you can post what you will be wearing here. I, for one, might quite possibly walk in to the city, and thus be wearing my trusty Vibrams, that should make me easy to spot... :p
I am definitely out of the fashion cycle - had to look up what Vibrams were! I will be wearing a quilted jacket and am short and dumpy. Meeting outside the Dumpling place sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 18, 2014, 03:43:28 PM
I look like a rock and rock star.

I have no idea what I'll be wearing, but I can spot people with vibrams pretty easily.

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on May 18, 2014, 10:00:13 PM
Okay, I'll look out for Vibrams, a person wearing a quilted jacket and a rock star. Pretty normal Melbs crowd. LOL.

I don't know what I'll wear, but I'll be riding my bike.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 19, 2014, 12:38:57 AM
...by my comment I mean I look like a tool.

:D

Meeting at the dumpling house?

As per gluten free food, there's always quality salads.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on May 19, 2014, 03:23:56 AM
...by my comment I mean I look like a tool.

:D

Meeting at the dumpling house?

As per gluten free food, there's always quality salads.

Oh no. Are you sure you couldn't try skinny jeans, tattoos and great hair instead? It's much easier to spot a rock star than a tool in MB!

Re: GF, yeah, Chinese places are notorious for putting wheat protein in everything, even salad dressing, but it's cool. Dumplings are so delicious, I don't wanna deprive you guys! :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 19, 2014, 04:26:43 AM
Meeting at the dumpling house?

Looks like it!

Dumplings are so delicious, I don't wanna deprive you guys! :)

Naw, you are so good to us selfish dumpling-eaters, vjb!

So excited to see you all in just a few days!! I hope the weather behaves. :D
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on May 19, 2014, 06:19:46 AM
I'll possibly be there! Look for the guy with a mountain man beard.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 19, 2014, 06:29:10 AM
Oh yay, hope you can make it, Ascotillion! Looks like we might be quite an eclectic-looking group, haha!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 19, 2014, 06:19:48 PM
342 Little Bourke at 12:30. I will absolutely be there!! I'm not sure what I'll be wearing, but I'll bring a big, bright pink umbrella!

I can't wait to see everyone there!!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 19, 2014, 06:22:18 PM
So what are we up to now? Vibrams, a quilted jacket, a rock star/tool, a cyclist, a mountain man beard, and a pink umbrella? LOL
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 22, 2014, 08:19:35 PM
Just a reminder that this is happening tomorrow! :D
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 23, 2014, 12:25:46 AM
I am keeeeeeeeeeeeeen
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on May 23, 2014, 06:38:31 AM
I have too much work to do this weekend, I'm afraid! Count me out until the next one.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 23, 2014, 06:43:16 AM
Drat, but good luck with your assignments, Ascotillion!

So it looks like there will be 5 of us, thus far, if everyone else can still make it.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 23, 2014, 06:56:11 PM
It doesn't look like it's going to rain today, so I'm not bringing my pink umbrella and am instead wearing a maroon blazer. See you all soon!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 23, 2014, 07:05:05 PM
Cool! I'm about to leave the house.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 23, 2014, 08:33:40 PM
We're here! My husband decided to come along at the last minute. Doesn't look like anyone else is here yet!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on May 24, 2014, 01:24:44 AM
Thanks everyone – it was brilliant to meet you all! :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 24, 2014, 01:33:01 AM
I had a great time meeting all of you! We'll have to do this again. :)

P.S. I think we can all thank my Vibrams for bringing us together. :p
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 24, 2014, 04:02:35 AM
Just got home - the hubby and I ended up seeing the new X-men in 3D (for free!) - but we enjoyed ourselves immensely! It was a little strange but  very lovely to meet everyone. And yes, if it weren't for L&P's Vibrams, we might never have met up!!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 24, 2014, 11:18:01 PM
Deb - The people I met up with were incredibly interested in the notion of your creating your own embroidered jackets.

One asked me "Would she be interested in making ME something?" and I had to explain that 'not-work' is kind of a priority around here.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 25, 2014, 12:11:00 AM
Oh! That's pretty cool. I didn't realise you'd made that jacket, Deb. That's awesome!!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on May 25, 2014, 03:03:58 PM
We had (or at least I had) a really fantastic time!!! Thanks everyone for meeting up!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on May 26, 2014, 10:46:30 PM
Just found this thread and realised I was a few days too late.
Will definitely be willing to go to the next one!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 27, 2014, 05:01:17 AM
Tough luck, potm! Don't worry-- we had a lot of fun, so I'm sure we'll have another!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 27, 2014, 06:17:44 AM
we had a lot of fun, so I'm sure we'll have another!

Very true, but we also seem to be a generally passive bunch. Haha. I know some people have mentioned that weekdays are good for them (since they're already in the CBD for work) so maybe we can make the next one on a weekday. Anyone else want to organise?? :p
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 27, 2014, 04:58:45 PM
Very true, but we also seem to be a generally passive bunch. Haha. I know some people have mentioned that weekdays are good for them (since they're already in the CBD for work) so maybe we can make the next one on a weekday. Anyone else want to organise?? :p

But you did such a good job last time! That's it for life now, you know-- you are the official organiser for the Melbourne Mustachians. Or at least until you leave!

Weekdays are good for me as well, but lunch might be tricky for others who don't work in the CBD.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 27, 2014, 06:31:45 PM
But you did such a good job last time! That's it for life now, you know-- you are the official organiser for the Melbourne Mustachians. Or at least until you leave!

Weekdays are good for me as well, but lunch might be tricky for others who don't work in the CBD.

Haha! Weekday lunch is a bit tricky for me, but I can do weekday dinner. I'm okay with potentially missing one meet though, if lunch is better for everyone.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on May 27, 2014, 10:40:32 PM
Weekday dinner works for me.
Lunch is a bit harder to organise and there is limited time.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 27, 2014, 10:45:03 PM
Yeah, weekday dinners are probably better for me as well because I'd need some extra time to get there and I'd probably be looking at my watch the entire time! However, dinners are usually more expensive... any suggestions for a restaurant?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 28, 2014, 01:02:36 AM
Be Mustachian and have a BBQ/cookup.

Instead of 'Eat all the food in your house', it'll be 'eat all the food in someone ELSE'S house'.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 28, 2014, 01:16:14 AM
Be Mustachian and have a BBQ/cookup.

Instead of 'Eat all the food in your house', it'll be 'eat all the food in someone ELSE'S house'.

Great idea! Anyone living in the CBD who's willing to loan out their place? :p  Those of us who have met can vouch for each other that we're quite nice, normal people and safe to let in your house. ;)

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 28, 2014, 03:37:09 AM
Be Mustachian and have a BBQ/cookup.

Instead of 'Eat all the food in your house', it'll be 'eat all the food in someone ELSE'S house'.


Great idea! Are you volunteering your house? ;)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 28, 2014, 04:08:22 AM
Sure, if you come to Warrnambool you can help yourself.

No worries :).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cakie on May 28, 2014, 04:49:29 AM
Can't believe I missed this! Though i am also gluten free, dumplings have been the toughest to give up, they were an integral part of my childhood city trips!

I'm inner-NE Melbourne, and would love to come to the next meet-up :) My partner can only come on weekends, but I'm flexible...

It's been great just reading the general forum and seeing all these mustachian people around the world - to think that there are lots of us just here in melbourne is very cool!!

A BBQ could work well...i'm not put off by cold weather, there are lots of public bbqs under cover... :P
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 28, 2014, 04:59:24 AM
Someone should start a gluten-free dumpling shop, they would make a killing!

Which are the good central public bbq spots that you know of, cakie?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Ascotillion on May 28, 2014, 08:34:58 AM
There's a bunch all along the Yarra, from down near Crown all the way up to Richmond and the MCG.

I second the BBQ idea! If we all did a little potluck for food to bring, we could set a maximum price per-person and try to all stay under it. Mustache fight!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on May 28, 2014, 06:15:20 PM
Sure, if you come to Warrnambool you can help yourself.

No worries :).

Damn, forgot you lived out in the middle of nowhere! New plan...

The BBQ along the Yarra sounds great, although I've never done that. Happy to bring something to share. When is everyone free? A Friday night in June or July? When are you leaving, limeandpepper?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on May 29, 2014, 01:50:53 AM
I'll be around the first two weeks of July-ish. Or can be.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 29, 2014, 02:09:23 AM
I'm still in Melbourne during June and July... only just.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cakie on May 30, 2014, 09:06:10 PM
All along the yarra there's lots... I noticed that many of us are in the north - would it be easiest to go somewhere like Fairfield boathouse? The parks around there have lots of bbqs and it links to the yarra trail (& darebin creek trail / trainline paths etc)

Whenever i go past flagstaff gardens theres always people using the bbq there... I suspect middle of winter it'd be a good spot :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on May 30, 2014, 09:27:03 PM
It would be nice to have some under cover availability - mustashianism doesn't mean getting pneumonia from the notorious Melbourne drizzle (besides, if there is some under cover, it won't rain).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on June 03, 2014, 09:37:33 AM
Hey Melbourne Mustachians,

I'm really excited this group has taken off! I live in Carlton, right by the Gardens and I'd be willing to loan my courtyard (if sunny)/kitchen (if Melbourne wintery) sometime from mid-July onwards for another get together. The Yarra BBQs are great, but maybe we'd have to hold off until September (or November, if this year is anything like last year).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 03, 2014, 06:15:12 PM
Hey Melbourne Mustachians,

I'm really excited this group has taken off! I live in Carlton, right by the Gardens and I'd be willing to loan my courtyard (if sunny)/kitchen (if Melbourne wintery) sometime from mid-July onwards for another get together. The Yarra BBQs are great, but maybe we'd have to hold off until September (or November, if this year is anything like last year).

Ooh that sounds great, Liz! So you'll be back in Melbourne from mid-July onwards, I presume? :D
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on June 09, 2014, 02:43:45 PM
Yep, I get back July 16th, and don't start uni until the 28th so I'd be happy to host something in that time. What sort of timing suits people for a BBQ? A weekday evening/weekend?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on June 09, 2014, 02:51:58 PM
Any day would be good with me. Fantastic!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on June 09, 2014, 03:05:24 PM
That's awesome, Liz! It's really nice of you to offer.

The 18th, 19th, or 20th would be great for me - I have plans the weekend after that. I'm not particularly fussed which day, though.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cakie on June 12, 2014, 12:33:49 AM
sounds good to me!

Thanks for offering your place up, Liz :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on June 26, 2014, 03:11:07 AM
I'd be very interested in meeting up with you guys in July. Might there be room for one (or two) more?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on June 26, 2014, 03:24:38 AM
I'd be very interested in meeting up with you guys in July. Might there be room for one (or two) more?

Absolutely! You don't even have to ask. Everyone is welcome.

Liz, do you have a preference for the date?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on July 14, 2014, 08:01:23 PM
It seems like LizI has not been active on the forums for a while.
Just in case should we think of some alternative plans.
An inexpensive dinner (possibly using entertianment book vouchers) or a coffee or any place where it's not too crowded so we can get a discussion going.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 14, 2014, 08:31:55 PM
I'm unlikely to be able to make any more meets as I'm leaving Melbourne at the end of July and it's a mad rush to get all loose ends tied up, but I'll continue to keep an eye out on this thread... just in case. :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cakie on July 15, 2014, 07:43:47 PM
I get back July 16th

That's today! So I'm sure she will be around the forums again soon...

Are we still planning for this weekend? I can't do Sunday lunchtime, but anything else is fine. Maybe have a backup of meeting for coffee? Then if the weather is nice, we can instead have an impromptu walk to relax in a park nearby...?

If this is all too last minute, there is always next weekend instead.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on July 31, 2014, 05:29:11 AM
Argh - hi everyone! As was noticed, yes I did disappear from the forums for a while, I'm so sorry! I'm back in Melbourne, and finally remembered to follow this up. Hope everyone is still keen, and can forgive me. I can definitely offer up my place for a courtyard bbq (if this crazy weather leaves us). Otherwise I've started going along to the Free Feed Street Kitchen on Wednesday nights again, they had a huge spread this week and didn't even finish it so more mouths are welcome. Bring bags and tupperware because there's a stack of bread and other leftovers as well.

If we do want to have a bbq, maybe people could start throwing dates in the ring. Weekday evenings work for me, or weekends. I'm away the 23/24 August, but other than that I'm pretty free.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 01, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
I'm just glad you're still around and keen for the meetup, Liz! I definitely am. I can't make it next weekend. How about the 16th or the 30th?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on August 02, 2014, 12:01:56 AM
I should be in town on the 16th/17th.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on August 02, 2014, 02:47:28 AM
Yup, the 16th or the 30th would be fine by me. Maybe if a few more people suggest some dates we can make a poll to see what's most convenient.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 17, 2014, 11:09:54 PM
Man, we really need to get this going! How is the 20th of September for everyone?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on August 17, 2014, 11:22:36 PM
To meet up at Free Feed Street Kitchen? Or organise our own thing? I'm free from 6:30ish that night, so either would suit me.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 17, 2014, 11:57:53 PM
To meet up at Free Feed Street Kitchen? Or organise our own thing? I'm free from 6:30ish that night, so either would suit me.

I've never been to the Free Feed Street Kitchen, but either is fine by me too!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on August 18, 2014, 05:30:38 PM
There might be some important football game on that date.
I suggest we get this thing moving faster.
How is the 30th of August for everyone?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 18, 2014, 05:34:17 PM
There might be some important football game on that date.
I suggest we get this thing moving faster.
How is the 30th of August for everyone?

Unfortunately, I'm going to be out of town on work on the 30th (and the weekend after that too). :(
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on August 20, 2014, 01:48:25 AM
Well I'll be at FFSK tonight, it's on Smith St, Fitzroy. I guess I should find something with a mustache on it to be recognisable. If I don't, I'll be wearing a pink tshirt with a brontosaurus (or apatosaurus for the dinosaur nerds) on it and a grey jacket. I'll also be the one scooping up armfuls of bread to take home for the freezer.
Otherwise the 30th works for me as well!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: melonade on September 09, 2014, 08:56:30 PM
Hey guys, another Melbournian checking in here. I would be interested in meeting some mustachians if there is another meetup.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on September 09, 2014, 11:45:30 PM
Yes, we should get on to this while the weather is fining up! This weekend looks nice and sunny, I'm busy for the few weekends after that until after the Melbourne marathon (anyone else running?). Otherwise I am a bit freer during the week, especially in the evenings.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on September 22, 2014, 10:40:59 PM
I had this thread set to notify me, but it hasn't. :-/

Anyway peeps: this Sunday it's going to be 27! Picnic weather!! How about it? Matt, you in town at all? Kaetana? Everyone?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on September 22, 2014, 10:49:54 PM
I'll be around! We have airbnb guests staying at our place so I can't offer my courtyard, but there's plenty of park space around for a picnic/BBQ. Maybe one of the BBQs along the Yarra? I imagine it will be pretty busy though, all of Melbourne will be making the most of the weather. Otherwise Carlton Gardens/Macarthur Place/Edinburgh Gardens/any other park in the city/inner north would suit me, though I don't mind travelling a bit.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on September 23, 2014, 06:04:17 PM
I had this thread set to notify me, but it hasn't. :-/

Anyway peeps: this Sunday it's going to be 27! Picnic weather!! How about it? Matt, you in town at all? Kaetana? Everyone?

I'm gonna have to pass on this one. As beautiful as Sunday is shaping out to be, my husband got hit by a car while on his bike yesterday! He's okay, but needs me around the next few days to get around. You guys go ahead and enjoy, though! I'll catch the next one.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 24, 2014, 01:24:25 AM
If it's Sunday afternoon after 2 I can probably make it.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on September 24, 2014, 02:08:21 AM
Ahh, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, kaetana! Hope he's ok and recovers soon.

I'm free after 2pm on Sunday. Does anyone have a preference for a park or another place to meet? I think it'd still fun with a handful of people, at least I'll get to finally meet some of you after missing out on the last one.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on September 24, 2014, 02:27:33 AM
I'll be up a meetup this Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cakie on September 24, 2014, 03:33:16 AM
Sunday afternoon sounds good to me! We can turn it into a late picnic lunch if you like. The parks will be pretty busy, but I'm happy with Fitzroy Gardens, it's pretty central?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on September 24, 2014, 06:45:08 AM
Whoops just realised I'm busy on Sunday afternoon. If you guys are there for a while, I can join later though.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: vjb on September 24, 2014, 07:13:07 PM
:( I'm afraid if it's after 2pm I won't be able to make it either...

Kaetana, that's awful about your husband, you must be really shaken up. I hope he feels better soon.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 26, 2014, 09:50:09 PM
Sunday afternoon sounds good to me! We can turn it into a late picnic lunch if you like. The parks will be pretty busy, but I'm happy with Fitzroy Gardens, it's pretty central?
Is this on??? Fitzroy gardens are OK by me. I think there's only 3 of us - but we could start later if POTM wants - how late is later?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on September 27, 2014, 02:47:41 AM
I'm good from 4pm onwards.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on September 27, 2014, 02:49:35 AM
Any time suits me! And I live nearby so I don't need much notice to get down there, I'll keep an eye on this thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 27, 2014, 03:30:11 AM
I won't be looking after about 6am tomorrow because I'll be travelling, so please say whether it's on or not before then. Where in the Fitzroy Gardens (it's been many years since I was there, and absolutely ages since I saw the fairy tree) - the temple of the wind (nice and small, easy to find people)?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cakie on September 27, 2014, 05:04:41 AM
OK, so 4pm Fitzroy Gardens...Sounds like there will still be a couple of us at least!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on September 27, 2014, 07:41:48 AM
Seems like there's 4 of us.
How about we meet out the front of parliament house and make our way there together.
Haven't really been to Fitzroy gardens so don't know my way around there too well.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 27, 2014, 02:02:18 PM
OK - parliment house at 4pm. I'll be wearing a handmade quilted jacket (or if too warm I'll be holding it).
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Post by: BrakeForTurtles on September 27, 2014, 03:53:20 PM
Great! I'll keep an eye out for the jacket. I have really short hair and glasses. See you all at 4!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on September 28, 2014, 12:00:07 AM
I'm heading down bourke street now, I'll be there in a few minutes. Wearing a light blue polo.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 28, 2014, 02:32:45 PM
Thanks for the meetup - it was fantastic to see you!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: melonade on October 04, 2014, 04:36:03 AM
Oh dear, I forgot about this for a few weeks and I've missed one! Hopefully next time!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on January 31, 2015, 10:54:57 PM
Hello Melbournians,

I know there's a few of us hanging around these boards so lets get a meetup happening!
We'll start of a rollcall of those interested.
Come along for good company, exciting financial discussion and fantasising about we will do when we are free.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on January 31, 2015, 11:05:38 PM
Definitely still interested. The first time was fun! :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: NumberJohnny5 on January 31, 2015, 11:52:54 PM
I'm a train ride away.
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Post by: Ascotillion on February 01, 2015, 03:18:19 PM
I'm in!
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Post by: mintyle on February 02, 2015, 03:59:43 AM
I'd like to come.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on February 02, 2015, 08:30:24 AM
I'm in Canada at the moment but back March 2nd! We should take advantage of good (/better) weather while it lasts, maybe do a potluck BBQ on the Yarra?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on February 03, 2015, 02:25:51 AM
I am interested in everything.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on February 04, 2015, 02:52:03 AM
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

1. Stories (getting detained in China, chasing girls in Taiwan, Mildura, Warrnambool, Melbourne).
2. Quotes from teenagers
3. Exceptional knowledge of cashmere production
4. Possibly a dessert made by me, possible another dish
5. You can watch me play with my hair
6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper
7. People will complain about their jobs, I'll romanticize mine
8. Others will correct my thoughts about international economics
9. I'll correct others' thoughts about local education
10. Good times, laughs, and frivolity will be had
11. People can ask me why I want to go to Iran
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: NumberJohnny5 on February 04, 2015, 03:31:11 AM
Oh, there's an interview process?

1. You can make fun of my accent (redneck American)
2. You can guess whether I'm a dude with long hair, or a girl with facial hair (toss up, really)
3. Sadly, we ate all the bacon we brought with us (shhhhh), but I can bring some Kool-Aid.
4. I'll complain about how high the AUD was when we came over (and converted USD to AUD) and how low it is now that we'll be doing the reverse.
5. I can bore you about tales in Alaska. "Freezing" here means it's a bit chilly. Freezing in Fairbanks has a slightly different meaning.
6. When asked my occupation, I'll rotate between "Homemaker", "Second in Command", and "Oh god, is that Vegemite? GET THAT SPAWN OF SATAN HIMSELF AWAY FROM ME!!!!"
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on February 04, 2015, 09:10:19 AM
Wait, you brought bacon to Australia from the U.S.?! It was fine going through customs? I did not know this was a possibility, I might be bringing back some from Canada!

I can offer home brew (maybe just a taste depending on the number of thirsty Mustachians), tales from surviving two Canadian winters with thin Australian blood, how much I'm looking forward to earning coin after nearly a decade being a student, and how to successfully live off nothing while being a student for nearly a decade. Frugality tips galore!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 04, 2015, 10:39:16 AM
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper

Obviously this will be the most scintillating part of the conversation, and not to be missed.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on February 04, 2015, 04:03:53 PM
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper

Obviously this will be the most scintillating part of the conversation, and not to be missed.
Does that mean you'll come over for the day?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Darren870 on February 04, 2015, 08:38:16 PM
Hi All,

New to the forum, but the missus and I would be interested in the meet up. Been reading the blog for a while and we are new to Melbourne.

Missus and I follow the Mustachian way of life. Well she doesn't know she does but she seems happy to :)

I'll keep an eye out for whenever you pick a date!

Cheers
Darren

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on February 04, 2015, 08:45:29 PM
Wait, you brought bacon to Australia from the U.S.?! It was fine going through customs? I did not know this was a possibility, I might be bringing back some from Canada!
Actually, I think customs would take a pretty dim view of it. You will notice he said "shhhhh".
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: NumberJohnny5 on February 05, 2015, 02:37:33 AM
Wait, you brought bacon to Australia from the U.S.?! It was fine going through customs? I did not know this was a possibility, I might be bringing back some from Canada!

Canned meats are ok. They actually have canned bacon. What we brought was probably not technically allowed, but within the spirit of the rules. It was vacuum sealed cooked bacon. Shelf-stable, not raw. We did declare food, and said there were no fresh fruit/veggies, it was all packaged/processed food. They didn't bother checking (and we had a checked bag full of food, I took a picture to make other expats here jealous and it covered our whole table).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 05, 2015, 09:13:05 AM
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper

Obviously this will be the most scintillating part of the conversation, and not to be missed.
Does that mean you'll come over for the day?


No, unless someone's paying for my return flight. :p
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on February 06, 2015, 01:14:27 AM
We need to start a rumours about LnP section.

"I heard she dropped out of a dance troop to pursue a career in high story window washing."
"No, that's not true, she left Malaysia after being implicated in a plot to radically raise the ringgit so she'd be rich."
"That's crap, but what IS true is that she once fixed a broken 1983 Commodore with a rubber band, swearing and expert knowledge of superglue."
"Dude, that's similar to the time she was in Burma and ended up playing Aung Sang Suu Kyi in a highly stylised Bollywood adaptation of her life."


Btw - 'spirit of the rules'? Lol what?

My experience with customs here is if you're white there will never be any trouble, even if you break the rules (avoided fines three times).

#checkyourpriviledge
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on February 07, 2015, 02:51:19 PM
Me and my wife/kid should be able to come.

Hope I don't get in trouble for this being my first post...
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: melonade on February 10, 2015, 11:41:31 PM
Sounds good! I'm going to try not to miss this one :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on February 11, 2015, 10:44:27 AM
Awesome, seems like we're getting quite the crew together. Is there a general preference for weekends/evenings during the week? A weekend afternoon in March would suit me, before uni craziness sets in. Might be easiest to set up a couple of polls about a date and type of meet up. Any suggestions to start?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on February 12, 2015, 02:23:55 AM
Weekdays would be good.

How about the 12th, or for weekends, the 14th?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on February 13, 2015, 04:12:37 AM
Hmm, sounds good, just need to work out a date.

Assemble! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVlXYoVZHfA :)

I've been meaning to give Lentil As Anything (http://lentilasanything.com) a try, might be an alright spot for a meet up (although let's remember frugal vs cheap (http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/lean-takings-as-tightwad-diners-exploit-lentil-as-anythings-philosophy-20150209-138wvk.html)).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on February 13, 2015, 10:42:13 AM
The Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford is right off the Capital City/Yarra bike trails, or accessible via Johnston St for all the cyclists (which is everyone right?!). I would be down for that, the convent has nice grounds so we can grab food then spread out somewhere, weather permitting. I was so disappointed to hear about them getting massively ripped off like that, especially from Rainbow Serpent festival folk who surely are all about love and peace.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Darren870 on February 18, 2015, 09:37:17 PM
Anywhere would work for us. Though 14th we wouldn't be able to make.

Cheers
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: EliseHearts on February 19, 2015, 04:58:09 PM
This sounds like great fun! I'm just a newbie, surrounded by consumer friends and family, so I would love to meet some fellow Mustachians!
Great idea!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on February 20, 2015, 04:15:16 AM
How about the 15th of March?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on February 21, 2015, 12:35:06 AM
Ok 15th of March it is. Set the date so we can get this thing moving.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Darren870 on February 22, 2015, 09:52:07 PM
I might be able to do that, I know the missus cant.

Otherwise the weekend after we are free.

Cheers
D
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on February 24, 2015, 11:55:16 AM
15th works for me!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 12, 2015, 01:10:12 AM
Is Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford on 15th March still on? I can come. What time are we meeting?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on March 13, 2015, 01:27:49 AM
It's gone quiet - but I'm probably free.

We need a better method of communicating than this...

FB page?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on March 13, 2015, 05:17:03 AM
Yeah lets get our shit together. I'm free on the 15th March.
Lentil as anything in Abbotsford is open between these times:
Breakfast: 9 AM – 11.30 AM
Lunch: 12 PM – 4 PM
Dinner: 6 PM – 9 PM
I'm free all these times. How about you guys?

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 13, 2015, 02:37:54 PM
Lunch sounds great to me! 12 noon? I have just sent PMs to 13 people about this. As you can only send to 10 at a time, three lucky ones were in the second message). Hopefully I will not be sitting there at noon all by myself!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on March 13, 2015, 03:40:40 PM
I *should* be ok at noon, but might be a bit late. We'll see.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on March 13, 2015, 09:45:54 PM
I have no idea what happened, but at some point I stopped getting notifications - for this thread, for my journal, and for personal messages. By sheer luck I happened to see Deborah's message. Abbotsford is a little far for me, but I should be able to make it. What's the best way to get to Lentil As Anything from the CBD? Would a train to Abbotsford + walk the rest of the way be best?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on March 13, 2015, 10:13:51 PM
The bus to Doncaster from Lonsdale or LaTrobe would be the most direct. 209/or something, used to ride there to get to a girl.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 13, 2015, 10:16:45 PM
As I'm coming by car, I could probably pick you up (I will be coming from Bendigo in the morning) - I could pick you up from Glenferrie Station since I want to go to Haighs (or you could meet me at Haighs), and there is one quite close to that station. You are on that line aren't you? I have a feeling you are either on that line or in the North - and I could pick you up more-or-less on the way. Tell me a time and place.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on March 13, 2015, 10:56:41 PM
What's the best way to get to Lentil As Anything from the CBD?

Bike :)

I'm sure there's buses from the city as well, or even walk from Victoria Park station (South Morang/Hurstbridge line). Unfortunately it's not all that close to the train/tram lines.

Here's the directions. (http://ptv.vic.gov.au/journey#jpsearch%5Baction%5D=search&jpsearch%5Bfrom%5D%5Btype%5D=any&jpsearch%5Bfrom%5D%5Bvalue%5D=streetID%3A30116%3A%3A95101208&jpsearch%5Bfrom%5D%5Btext%5D=Flinders+St+(Melbourne+City)&jpsearch%5Bfrom%5D%5Bcoords%5D%5Blat%5D=4320709.00000&jpsearch%5Bfrom%5D%5Bcoords%5D%5Blon%5D=4187659.00000&jpsearch%5Bfrom%5D%5BoriginType%5D=29&jpsearch%5Bto%5D%5Btype%5D=any&jpsearch%5Bto%5D%5Bvalue%5D=coord%3A4324102%3A4185679%3AGDAV%3AClarke+St+%24XINT%24+St+Heliers+St+(Abbotsford)&jpsearch%5Bto%5D%5Btext%5D=Clarke+St+(x)+St+Heliers+St+(Abbotsford)&jpsearch%5Bto%5D%5Bcoords%5D%5Blat%5D=4324102.00000&jpsearch%5Bto%5D%5Bcoords%5D%5Blon%5D=4185679.00000&jpsearch%5Bto%5D%5BdestType%5D=29&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BrouteType%5D=LEASTTIME&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BtrITDepMOTvalue%5D=10&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BtrITDepMOT%5D=100&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BchangeSpeed%5D=normal&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5Bundefined%5D=&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_1%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_4%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_5%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_8%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_10%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_0%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_6%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_7%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_3%5D=on&jpsearch%5Bpreferences%5D%5BinclMOT_2%5D=on) :)

Also I should be there, but I might be late, midday on a weekend is early for me :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on March 13, 2015, 11:03:04 PM
Baring anything major, I should be there as well.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on March 14, 2015, 12:24:53 AM
Great! =) I'll see you guys there at ~12 and I'll bring Wildflame too. So that brings our little party up to 7.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on March 14, 2015, 03:03:42 AM
As I'm coming by car, I could probably pick you up (I will be coming from Bendigo in the morning) - I could pick you up from Glenferrie Station since I want to go to Haighs (or you could meet me at Haighs), and there is one quite close to that station. You are on that line aren't you? I have a feeling you are either on that line or in the North - and I could pick you up more-or-less on the way. Tell me a time and place.

Thanks, Deb! I'm actually on the Werribee line. But I'm quite looking forward to biking into the train station, and from there I should be able to just take a train to Flinders, switch to the South Morang line, and then I'll probably just walk from there. I thought of just biking from Fed Square, but I'm too scared to bike somewhere new!

Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Darren870 on March 14, 2015, 05:21:58 AM
Hmm, I might be able to come. Depends on a few things. I've got a lot to do tomorrow and might have some unexpected guests coming.

See how it goes. I'll keep an eye out in this thread.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on March 14, 2015, 07:09:10 PM
I'm here! Are you guys inside already? It occurs to me I won't recognise any of you (except Deb).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on March 14, 2015, 07:21:55 PM
I just arrived. Also can only recognise Deb. Where are you Deborah?!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on March 14, 2015, 07:27:04 PM
We're here in the queue at the front. I'm in a bluegreen hoodie and black/grey/white scarf. Killingspree is in a grey hoodie and has a blue rucksack.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on March 14, 2015, 07:31:20 PM
I've just arrived, tshirt with a palm tree on it. Sorry I'm late :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on March 14, 2015, 07:33:11 PM
We're at the back of the queue right now!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on March 14, 2015, 07:33:56 PM
We're now outside with food at table 37. Come join us if you don't have a spot yet =)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: LonerMatt on March 14, 2015, 09:48:21 PM
Sorry guys - I messaged Deb but I woke up late not near Abborsford and the GF wanted to hang out and that's a pretty strong pull factor in my life.

LonerInconsistentMatt
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 15, 2015, 02:03:44 AM
It was wonderful! Thanks very much for coming everyone. I really enjoyed myself, and loved the financial discussion.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on March 15, 2015, 03:35:49 AM
Yes! it was great =) loved meeting you all
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 15, 2015, 03:37:59 AM
Sorry guys - I messaged Deb but I woke up late not near Abborsford and the GF wanted to hang out and that's a pretty strong pull factor in my life.

LonerInconsistentMatt
Got the message. Told some people (maybe not all). totally understand - especially as your car accident is very recent! Take care and keep well.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on March 15, 2015, 05:23:52 AM
It was great to meet everyone today, I really enjoyed it :)

Perfect day for it too. Great bike weather :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on March 17, 2015, 02:42:32 AM
It was great to meet everyone. :) And I actually liked the food!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on March 17, 2015, 05:09:03 AM
Ahhh so sorry to miss this! I was trawling through my junk mail for some unrelated email and I saw the recent notifications…which had always previously gone to my inbox. I was even thinking I should check the forum before the 15th but then totally forgot. Hopefully you all liked each other enough to want to meet up again, and it sounds like Lentil As Anything is a good meeting spot. Having a separate group like Facebook would be good to avoid missing out, but I hope to spot the next meet-up either way!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on May 11, 2015, 04:10:02 AM
A friend recently referred me to HelloFresh (http://www.hellofresh.com.au) and now I have two free boxes of food to pass on (enough for 3 meals for two people, delivered to your door). Once you sign up you then get 3 free boxes worth of referrals, so this feels like a giant pyramid scheme where no one will ever buy any food boxes.

Otherwise if you miss out on my free referrals if you use the code URS73C you get $35 off your first box of food (full disclosure: then I get $30 of credit with them).

You can cancel/pause your subscription at any time, just make sure you do it within the first week or you'll get dinged $69 for your second box. They deliver in Melbourne and other metro centres. I just thought this was a worthy promotion to pass on to Mustachians!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on August 30, 2015, 05:33:02 AM
This winter's almost over (thank goodness). Perhaps it's time for another Melbourne meet? :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 30, 2015, 03:49:56 PM
This winter's almost over (thank goodness). Perhaps it's time for another Melbourne meet? :)

Sounds good to me. :) Anyone interested in going for a bike ride, now that the weather's a little better?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on August 30, 2015, 05:45:30 PM
Oh that would be really cool! Maybe we could do the capital city trail (or part of it) and have a picnic at the convent on the way.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 30, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
Oh that would be really cool! Maybe we could do the capital city trail (or part of it) and have a picnic at the convent on the way.

Exactly what I was thinking! I've been meaning to explore the Capital City Trail for a while, and just haven't gotten around to doing it.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on August 30, 2015, 07:52:58 PM
Merri Creek trail up to Coburg Lake is nice as well. There migh be BBQs up there we could use, though I imagine all of Melbourne is waiting for a fine enough weekend to get out and use them as well.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on August 31, 2015, 04:39:03 AM
That sounds pretty good. I've ridden along bits of the Capital City Trail (hell, I commute along some of it), but not the whole lot.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on August 31, 2015, 06:11:59 AM
So timely! I was just looking into the Capital City Trail a couple of days ago! I'm in, depending on what day it's on ( I work during the week and every second Saturday)!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on August 31, 2015, 06:17:08 AM
How about Saturday the 19th?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on September 01, 2015, 03:48:54 PM
That's my Saturday at work :( I can do the Saturday either side of that one? How about Sat the 26th Sept?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on September 01, 2015, 03:52:43 PM
That's my Saturday at work :( I can do the Saturday either side of that one? How about Sat the 26th Sept?

Sorry, I'm in Canberra that weekend. :( What about either August 12th or September 3rd?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on September 01, 2015, 04:00:28 PM
Do you mean Sept 12 or Oct 3rd? August has already happened :P September 12 suits me?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on September 01, 2015, 04:11:13 PM
Oops, yes, Sept 12th or October 3rd. Hehe.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on September 27, 2015, 07:40:24 PM
Ok assuming this didn't happen on September 12th do we want to make it October 3rd? I just did the capital city trail yesterday actually, was a perfect day for it.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on September 27, 2015, 07:57:32 PM
Either the 2nd or 3rd is good for me. I'm still game for the Capital City Trail!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on October 01, 2015, 10:42:58 PM
Unfortunately it's my sister's birthday tomorrow so I've got a different bike ride planned. Can anyone do Sunday? Or maybe in a fortnight.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on October 10, 2015, 06:46:46 AM
I'll only be available on Sundays for a while (cricket season), and I'm heading overseas for a bit soon.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: BrakeForTurtles on October 12, 2015, 12:37:08 AM
Sundays work for me, except this coming weekend. I'm leaving Melbourne at the end of November and it would be nice to have a meetup before then. Maybe we could just have a picnic/BBQ in a park somewhere?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on October 12, 2015, 11:36:29 PM
Any chance of a south-eastern suburbs location everyone?
Anywhere from St Kilda to Brighton to Oakleigh is good for us...
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on October 13, 2015, 06:52:22 AM
Any chance of a south-eastern suburbs location everyone?
Anywhere from St Kilda to Brighton to Oakleigh is good for us...

St. Kilda might work, if it's not too busy.

A picnic/BBQ could work well too.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on October 16, 2015, 04:55:13 AM
Yep I'm fine with St Kilda - have young kids though so if was on the weekend during the day or early evening it would mean both the wife and I could come.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on November 01, 2015, 01:42:19 AM
G'day all,  the missus and I would be up for this depending on the day/night, but we're generally available as we mostly do things around the house keeping the costs down :)

We're down the SE suburbs,  in Edithvale.  Happy to meet up anywhere really, or if the group thing becomes too hard to schedule just hit us up anytime (msg,email) and we'll see if we're available to catch up for a chat.  it would be refreshing to talk to like minded people for a change instead of getting blank stares or looks of incredulity when we mention our retirement goals to people.

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: syednaeemul on November 24, 2015, 12:34:30 AM
New Mustachian,5-yr old Melburnian saying hello!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on November 28, 2015, 01:12:47 AM
G'day Syednaeemul.  Welcome to the forum.  The other Melbournian's seem to be busy pre-XMAS but I for one am glad to see another new Mustachian in Melbourne.

Happy to catch up and talk about happiness in frugality in Australia or anything else really.  We're in the SE suburbs.

Feel free to hit us up anytime, and in the meantime feel welcome !

PS:  Open invite for anyone to catch up with myself and my girlfriend.

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on January 19, 2016, 04:43:26 PM
Any Melbourne MMMers interested in planning a meet-up - maybe a barbecue or something on the beach - probably anywhere between St Kilda and Hampton would be most central for everyone to get to.

Saturdays or Sundays would probably be fine for us.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on January 27, 2016, 06:14:02 AM
Hey there Andy,

Me and the missus would be up for this,  most weekends are fine for us.

Should we just set a date a month or so out?  This doesn't seem a particularly active thread so it might be better to just set a date between us and see if momentum builds up rather than wait for momentum to build up and then arrive at a consensus. 

Either way we're in.

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: misterhorsey on January 27, 2016, 07:02:37 PM
Hi there.

I'd be keen to meet up.  I've never met a fellow mustachian before, other than the 2 friends I've half converted!

I'm in Fitzroy but can travel pretty much anywhere by bike.  Always happy to ride down St Kilda way or anywhere along Beach Rd/Port Melbourne etc.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on January 27, 2016, 07:34:05 PM
I'm keen to meet up. The CBD would have been more convenient, but a barbecue by the beach does sound nice.

I agree that we should just set a time, date, and place and then just see who shows up. There don't seem to be too many of us judging by the last two meetups I went to, so it might take some time to build up enough momentum to agree otherwise.

A Saturday would probably be best for me. How about February 20th?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on January 28, 2016, 03:46:17 PM
20th seems fine on my calendar.
Is everyone thinking lunch-time-ish or evening (it's summer afterall, so if it's a hot day will probably still be light/warm around dinner time)?
We're fine for lunch or dinner.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: misterhorsey on January 28, 2016, 04:12:56 PM
I can't do the 20th during the day.  I'm attending one of the events at the sustainable living festival, which I thought I'd share as there are some interesting and FREE events, workshops etc.

http://www.slf.org.au/
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on January 30, 2016, 12:34:22 AM
How about 27th?
Or we can do any Sunday in Feb like late afternoon (early dinner) if that works for more people.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on January 30, 2016, 02:33:39 AM
Hmmm, that Sustainable Living Festival looks really interesting. I would be open to going to one of the events if others are interested.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on January 30, 2016, 03:26:27 AM
the 27th for an afternoon / dinner sounds fine to me and the missus.

Otherwise we are available on the 20th also, anytime.

As for the seminar thing,  we could be interested in meeting up with people there,  but what particular are you thinking looks good to see kaetana?

Cheers,
Mark and De'ana
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on January 31, 2016, 05:36:03 AM
Yeah I'm keen, although I'm not available on Saturdays for all of February (playing cricket).

I'm in the northern suburbs, but I don't mind travelling a bit for a meet up, even if it's all the way to the other side of the Yarra :)

A barbie at a park or the beach sounds ideal.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on January 31, 2016, 05:29:54 PM
So does a mid or late-afternoon barbie on a Sunday later in Feb work for more people?
Works for us any Sunday this month.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on January 31, 2016, 07:11:55 PM
the 27th for an afternoon / dinner sounds fine to me and the missus.

Otherwise we are available on the 20th also, anytime.

As for the seminar thing,  we could be interested in meeting up with people there,  but what particular are you thinking looks good to see kaetana?

Cheers,
Mark and De'ana

I didn't really have anything in mind - it sounds like misterhosey does, though. Misterhosey?

How about lunch on a Sunday? Dinner would be a little late for us.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: misterhorsey on February 01, 2016, 12:06:07 AM
hey kaetana, mark and de'ana

Perhaps go through the program and just see if anything takes your interest and sign up. Plenty of the sessions seem to be for free. I originally mentioned it because I thought it might interest some Melbourne based MMMers, but I wouldn't recommend any specific sessions as I don't know any of you or your interests!

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on February 01, 2016, 07:14:52 PM
Sundays or Saturdays on the suggested weekends suits us fine also.  We tend not to go out much :)

I'll look through the topics and see if anything grabs my attention then post back to see if anyone else was planning on being around there and maybe we can catch up then also.

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on February 03, 2016, 03:56:29 PM
Should we just say Sunday 21st mid-afternoonish in St Kilda or Elwood?
Like 3pm?
Can everyone who is able to make that date confirm here.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: cbr shadow on February 03, 2016, 04:32:28 PM
My wife and I would like to join.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on February 03, 2016, 04:48:22 PM
This is not fair! Here I was, thinking from the conversation that 20/21 were out and it would be on 27/28, and several people were OK with that, so I have just finished organising something for the 21st! Gggrrr!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on February 04, 2016, 01:12:01 AM
Haha Deb sorry I know this is annoying.
We can do 28th also - if that works for everyone.
28th 3pm-ish Elwood sailing club barbecues?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on February 04, 2016, 10:45:56 PM
We are available for this on the 28th, 3pm-ish Elwood sailing club barbecues.

We will see you there Andy,  and I hope many others can make it also !
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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 :)

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: misterhorsey 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: misterhorsey 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!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: citrustea 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on February 19, 2016, 11:15:54 PM
Is anyone planning on heading to White Night tonight? Might be good fun :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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! :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on February 25, 2016, 04:16:31 AM
Can we decide on a venue? :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on February 25, 2016, 04:45:19 PM
I'm in, see you guys then!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on February 26, 2016, 11:06:34 PM
Yeah righto meeting on the western lawn sounds good.

Will see you there !
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on February 27, 2016, 06:45:28 PM
I haven't been able to find you guys :( Probably too late now. Maybe next time!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on February 27, 2016, 06:46:25 PM
We're here and you're not too late. Where are you?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on February 27, 2016, 06:57:37 PM
We are near the National Herbarium of Victoria. I'll PM you my number.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean 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 :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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 !
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieCat 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!

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieCat 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!


Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Trouble 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean 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).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana 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. :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Trouble 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?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean 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 :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 08, 2016, 02:58:59 AM
Anyone up for meeting up sometime in the next month?  :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 08, 2016, 03:05:41 AM
Yes! When and where? How long will you be in town for?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax 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
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 08, 2016, 03:20:17 AM
Yes! When and where? How long will you be in town for?

Yay!

We will be here (or close-ish, in a town called Romsey) until mid-August, but have some stuff going on in August, so preferably before August 4th.

As for as when/where (time).. Literally anywhere/anytime.  Our schedules are wide open for July.  :)

A general "Mustachian" meetup to get together and chat with a big group would be fun, but getting even more specific, in addition the wife and I really enjoy board games and/or card games.  If anyone else does, and would be willing to host, we'd be happy to order some takeout (delivery..idk what you guys call it here) food if you're [the generic "you," not singling you out specifically, kaetana] would be willing to host us for an evening of games!  (We love Pinochle for card games, but play most anything, and play many board games, Dominion being a recent fav, but up for learning anything too.  Also we've been wanting to learn to play D&D, if there's a patient GM out there.)  We could also host, if you're willing to drive to Romsey and bring the game(s); Ali can cook.  :)

That aside, we're definitely interested in a general meetup (whether or not anyone is interested in a game night), so anyone interested please chime in!  :D
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 08, 2016, 03:29:49 AM
I LOVE board games and have a whole bunch of them, including Dominion. I would also love to host, but I might live a bit too far away for others to want to come. I live in Wyndham Vale.

I'm happy to go somewhere and bring some games, but we're going to Thailand in the last two weeks of July and so I can pretty much only do next Saturday. Is that an issue for anyone?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 08, 2016, 03:44:26 AM
I LOVE board games and have a whole bunch of them, including Dominion. I would also love to host, but I might live a bit too far away for others to want to come. I live in Wyndham Vale.

I'm happy to go somewhere and bring some games, but we're going to Thailand in the last two weeks of July and so I can pretty much only do next Saturday. Is that an issue for anyone?

Woo, I'm so glad I asked then, I almost didn't!

Next Saturday will work for us!

Maybe someone will volunteer to host, or we can do a more general "Meetup" on Saturday afternoon or evening and games the other time slot, if you can squeeze it?  Does your husband play games as well?

We're also available weekdays/weeknights and/or other weekends in July if anyone else is interested in games or meetups, or can't make next Saturday but still wants to do something another time.  :)

To be honest, we're a little isolated out here, and would love to hang out a many times as possible with people.  ;)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 08, 2016, 04:00:43 AM

Woo, I'm so glad I asked then, I almost didn't!

Next Saturday will work for us!

Maybe someone will volunteer to host, or we can do a more general "Meetup" on Saturday afternoon or evening and games the other time slot, if you can squeeze it?  Does your husband play games as well?

We're also available weekdays/weeknights and/or other weekends in July if anyone else is interested in games or meetups, or can't make next Saturday but still wants to do something another time.  :)

To be honest, we're a little isolated out here, and would love to hang out a many times as possible with people.  ;)

In that case, what are you guys doing this weekend? :) My husband isn't as fanatic as I am about games, but he does play a few games (mainly cooperative ones).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 08, 2016, 04:04:22 AM
In that case, what are you guys doing this weekend? :) My husband isn't as fanatic as I am about games, but he does play a few games (mainly cooperative ones).

:D  Sending PM.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on July 09, 2016, 02:31:18 AM
Is that an issue for anyone?

Works OK for me, although it might be hard for some if there's no public transport out that way.

If not, I'm sure there's a bar in or near the city with board games. :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 09, 2016, 03:12:58 AM
Is that an issue for anyone?

Works OK for me, although it might be hard for some if there's no public transport out that way.

If not, I'm sure there's a bar in or near the city with board games. :)

Hey Dean! Arebelspy and his wife actually came over today and we had lots of fun playing a board game! Not that I'm not happy to host again, but maybe we could meet in the city next week so that it's more central for everyone.

Not sure if it's quite warm enough for another time at the Botanical Gardens, although that was nice last time. I suppose we could go to a restaurant in Chinatown or something?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on July 09, 2016, 03:51:21 AM
Is that an issue for anyone?

Works OK for me, although it might be hard for some if there's no public transport out that way.

If not, I'm sure there's a bar in or near the city with board games. :)

Hey Dean! Arebelspy and his wife actually came over today and we had lots of fun playing a board game! Not that I'm not happy to host again, but maybe we could meet in the city next week so that it's more central for everyone.

Not sure if it's quite warm enough for another time at the Botanical Gardens, although that was nice last time. I suppose we could go to a restaurant in Chinatown or something?
Yeah that'd work, or maybe a largish cafe with enough seating space (there's plenty of those around). Depends on the time of day, really. A cafe might work perfectly if everyone meets at 2pm or so, but not if it's later.

I agree that the CBD area works best given we have people from all around the place.

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Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: potm on July 09, 2016, 04:32:19 AM
I'm also going overseas for the last 2 weeks of July. Would have loved a chance to meet you arbelspy.
There's a boardgames meetup event this Wesneday evening near the city.

http://meetu.ps/e/BDmjT/9r8TY/a
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 09, 2016, 05:23:36 PM
I'm also going overseas for the last 2 weeks of July. Would have loved a chance to meet you arbelspy.
There's a boardgames meetup event this Wesneday evening near the city.

http://meetu.ps/e/BDmjT/9r8TY/a

Hmm.. that's somewhat tempting.  Thanks for the heads up!  :D

As for next Saturday, the 16th, we're up for whatever/wherever, as long as there's (preferably free) parking, (or perhaps we can park somewhere nearby and carpool with someone into the city?).  :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 09, 2016, 06:15:14 PM
As for next Saturday, the 16th, we're up for whatever/wherever, as long as there's (preferably free) parking, (or perhaps we can park somewhere nearby and carpool with someone into the city?).  :)

You can also take the train into the city. I never drive in - I hate driving in the city and don't want to pay parking. Maybe you could drive to the nearest train station and take the train the rest of the way in? http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ will show you which train(s) to catch.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 13, 2016, 04:55:47 AM
Hey arebelspy, we've been talking about this in the Melbourne Whatsapp group. A few suggestions for a venue that have come up are the NGV, Seven Seeds, and Auction Rooms. Happy with any of those. Any preference? In any case, I'm still game for Saturday!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 14, 2016, 12:40:27 AM
Any of those are fine.  :)

What time were you all thinking?

If we're doing something in the main part of the city (where there's no parking), we'll probably drive to Gisborne and take the train into Southern Cross station, per your suggestion above.

Is anyone else interested besides AKADean?  If not, we could always meet at your house again, if you're willing to host again.  :)

Sounds like that works for him too?

Is that an issue for anyone?

Works OK for me, although it might be hard for some if there's no public transport out that way.

Or are there other people on the Whatsapp that haven't chimed in here?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 14, 2016, 05:17:14 AM
Or are there other people on the Whatsapp that haven't chimed in here?

Yes, Thrax, andystkilda, and their wives (and possibly their kids) want to come too. Maybe meet at NGV, and then grab a bite somewhere later if we want to?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 14, 2016, 04:10:10 PM
Sure!  Maybe we can take the free tram up to Chinatown for lunch or dinner, depending on the time.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 15, 2016, 02:44:53 PM
Anything ever get decided for this?  :)

What time were you all thinking?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on July 15, 2016, 04:02:27 PM
Anything ever get decided for this?  :)

What time were you all thinking?

Yes, NGV at 2pm! see you there!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 15, 2016, 04:52:34 PM
Roger!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: andystkilda on July 15, 2016, 10:34:00 PM
Hey guys - not sure if anyone will see this but kids decided they want to nap now so we're still at home... Also I forgot my phone somewhere so don't have access to Watsapp right now.
Will hopefully be able to leave soon and if so will check where everyone's at then.
Cheers
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Trouble on July 21, 2016, 06:30:37 AM
How was your meet up? I didn't see this until much too late :(

Arebelspy  (and anyone else) me and hubby would be happy to host at our small house, maybe a weekend arvo BBQ? The only games we have are Cards Against Humanity and Monopoly but my hubby is a home brewer and I think has two different brews ready to go he'd be happy to share.

I live out in the west, same area as kaetana although we have not yet met up!

We are free as birds this weekend and next if anyone is keen?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 21, 2016, 04:17:42 PM
How was your meet up? I didn't see this until much too late :(

Arebelspy  (and anyone else) me and hubby would be happy to host at our small house, maybe a weekend arvo BBQ? The only games we have are Cards Against Humanity and Monopoly but my hubby is a home brewer and I think has two different brews ready to go he'd be happy to share.

I live out in the west, same area as kaetana although we have not yet met up!

We are free as birds this weekend and next if anyone is keen?

Meetup was great!

Kaetana & her husband are on holiday in Chiang Mai for the next two weeks (they're back beginning of August I believe), so we could try to do something after they're back, or we could do it earlier--Ali & I are free either way.. whatever works best for you (and anyone else that wants to attend). :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Trouble on July 21, 2016, 11:21:13 PM
How was your meet up? I didn't see this until much too late :(

Arebelspy  (and anyone else) me and hubby would be happy to host at our small house, maybe a weekend arvo BBQ? The only games we have are Cards Against Humanity and Monopoly but my hubby is a home brewer and I think has two different brews ready to go he'd be happy to share.

I live out in the west, same area as kaetana although we have not yet met up!

We are free as birds this weekend and next if anyone is keen?

Meetup was great!

Kaetana & her husband are on holiday in Chiang Mai for the next two weeks (they're back beginning of August I believe), so we could try to do something after they're back, or we could do it earlier--Ali & I are free either way.. whatever works best for you (and anyone else that wants to attend). :)

If you want to come for a BBQ this weekend arebelspy feel free to let me know. And then maybe we could try another meetup beginning of August for anyone that wants to attend?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 22, 2016, 12:09:42 AM
Cool! 

We're definitely up for doing something.  Where do you live?

Also we can host, if you guys want to drive and have us cook. We're in Romsey.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Trouble on July 22, 2016, 01:06:55 AM
We live in Hoppers Crossing. Did you want to meet up Saturday or Sunday?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on July 22, 2016, 01:24:42 AM
Sent PM!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: mikey88 on September 01, 2016, 02:06:57 AM
*bump*.
New member here, living in the eastern suburbs but work in the CBD.
Thought i'd say hi.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: MattyG on September 13, 2016, 04:00:46 AM
*bump2*
New member living in inner Western suburbs, wanting to say hello and keen on any upcoming meet-ups!

Matt
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Kyle Schuant on September 14, 2016, 03:08:19 AM
Reporting.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Shaun on September 14, 2016, 03:11:59 AM
Long time reader, first-time poster reporting in from outer west.

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: syednaeemul on September 19, 2016, 08:09:30 PM
I've moved out of the CBD and am now at Wyndham Vale (Werribee side).
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 19, 2016, 09:21:09 PM
On Saturday I will be waiting for someone to arrive at the airport at 1pm, so I could have a meetup with people at the park where people wait and watch the planes (cnr Sunbury Road and Oaklands Road Bulla) for a couple of hours prior to this (or at somewhere close like Bulla or Woodlands Reserve, or the Alister Clark Rose Garden). Would anyone be interested in a meetup there?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Oz_FIRE on September 22, 2016, 07:11:26 PM
Hi fellow Melburnians! I've been reading MMM for a while now and this is my first post! I live in the CBD and would be keen to meet fellow mustachians!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Hagrud on October 15, 2016, 12:54:47 AM
Fellow melbournite checking in, would be interested in meeting up in Melbourne or inner suburbs at some point. Checking the recent usernames in here I realise I already know Kyle, hello!

Reporting.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on November 01, 2016, 04:54:41 AM
If we're going to have a meetup again before Christmas, we might need to organise it soon :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: mikey88 on November 21, 2016, 03:50:46 PM
Hi,
Any interest to meet up in early December?
Don't mind a beer or a coffee on a friday night in the City.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on November 25, 2016, 01:00:19 PM
If any of you want to come up to Canberra, we're thinking of doing something special in February - see the Canberra thread - http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/canberra/msg1316320/#new
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on December 09, 2016, 02:03:58 AM
Bumping this--we're flying into Melbourne on Jan. 12.

I don't know how long we'll be there, or where we're staying, or where we'll head next.

It was just the cheapest flight from SE Asia, so it seemed like a good stopping point to see either Sydney or NZ.  Also I won't lie, the delicious Chinatown calls to us.

Anyone up for a meetup Saturday, Jan. 14?  :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on December 09, 2016, 06:35:17 PM
I can't on the 14th! :( How about the 15th? Maybe the Botanical Gardens or the NGV would be good again? Also free on the next weekend if you guys are still around then.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on January 09, 2017, 06:15:00 PM
I'm busy most of the 14th and can't make it on the 15th.

What about the Friday?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 09, 2017, 07:24:16 PM
I'm busy most of the 14th and can't make it on the 15th.

What about the Friday?

Works for us!

Dinner meetup this Friday the 13th at 5:30pm at...  (someone name a restaurant?).

:)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on January 09, 2017, 07:26:29 PM
Works for us!

Dinner meetup this Friday the 13th at 5:30pm at...  (someone name a restaurant?).

:)

I'll be there as well (possibly with the hubby)! Shall we just go for a wander down Chinatown?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on January 12, 2017, 03:53:14 AM
Works for us!

Dinner meetup this Friday the 13th at 5:30pm at...  (someone name a restaurant?).

:)

I'll be there as well (possibrly with the hubby)! Shall we just go for a wander down Chinatown?

Yeah I reckon. Where should we meet up then?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on January 12, 2017, 08:41:24 PM
Yeah I reckon. Where should we meet up then?

Flinders? Or Corner of Little Bourke and Swanston?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on January 12, 2017, 10:28:26 PM
Yeah I reckon. Where should we meet up then?

Flinders? Or Corner of Little Bourke and Swanston?

Flinders works. It's out of the rain at least :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 12, 2017, 10:40:56 PM
Great!  We'll be at Flinders Street Station at 5:30 (or a bit before)!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on January 13, 2017, 03:37:23 AM
It was great catching up again (and that dessert place was an omen). :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 13, 2017, 05:17:17 AM
Haha, yeah that worked out great. :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on January 13, 2017, 05:51:07 AM
They have mustaches on the coffee cups too :)

http://www.weekendnotes.com/sweetie-moustache-dessert-lounge/
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kjulez_83 on March 24, 2017, 04:42:49 AM
Hello, I am reviving this thread as I just discovered it existed through the Mustachians Australia FB page! I couldn't find this because I was searching for Melbourne, but the subject is Melburnian!!

On the FB page I think there were 2 other people interested in a Melbourne catch up, add me - I'm wondering if anyone is interested in another catch up soon, I would love to meet some other Mustachians in person!! When I say soon, who knows how long it would take to get something off the ground, so I thought might as well start gauging interest now?

Cheers :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: MattyG on March 31, 2017, 06:48:36 PM
Yes :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Todge on April 05, 2017, 09:04:24 PM
I live up in Woodend and don't get into Melbourne that much. But I can catch the train down for a meet up :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on April 05, 2017, 09:21:07 PM
How about Good Friday?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: PeanutUtd on April 08, 2017, 07:15:48 AM
Have actually just moved back to Melbourne. Could probably do Good Friday.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on April 08, 2017, 05:01:49 PM
We could have it at Mt Macedon, depending on where people are coming from. Or the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: AussieCat on April 09, 2017, 01:49:24 AM
In Sunbury here, would interested in coming to one. Camping near the Grampians this Easter, so maybe the next one for us :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: PeanutUtd on April 09, 2017, 02:10:36 AM
We are in South Yarra so Botanic Gardens is an easy ride. Not that the location has to be near us :)

Will know our schedule for Friday in the next day or so.

Would be great to meet.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on April 12, 2017, 12:26:42 AM
Friday is the day after tomorrow. Are we meeting, and if so where? And when? Lunch?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kjulez_83 on April 12, 2017, 05:28:47 AM
Hello! Sorry I asked the initial question about meeting up, then looked back a few times to see no answers and then totally forgot to check back till now! Wow go you guys if you end up meeting up Good Friday, that is quick organising! I will be away though so will have to try next time (I have also kind of started a thread on FB where a few people are interested - might be some of you here!)

Nice to see a few people from Macedon, Woodend, Sunbury...my family will hopefully be visiting Gisborne next weekend to begin to check out if we might like to move there! My sister is moving to Woodend and I am looking for somewhere to move from Melbourne and speed up our FI by about 5 years (at least) and thought well why not follow her! :)

Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: PeanutUtd on April 13, 2017, 04:25:25 AM
Friday is the day after tomorrow. Are we meeting, and if so where? And when? Lunch?

I assumed no given the discussion went quiet. Have made plans but my wife and I are definitely up for something in the near future. If tomorrow doesn't go ahead perhaps we pick a Saturday in early May?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Todge on April 21, 2017, 06:55:06 AM
Sorry, thought that by replying I would receive automatic notifications of responses. oops! Anyway, I'm still keen to meet up. I've already FIRE'd so have a lot of free time; although I do volunteer work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some Sundays.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kjulez_83 on April 21, 2017, 07:23:50 AM
Just to throw a date out there is anyone free Saturday 13th of May? I am able to meet up in the city or inner north-west (unless everyone who says they are free and wants to meet up is in Sunbury/Macedon/Gisborne/Woodend as if that is the case I am happy to go out that way!)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Todge on April 22, 2017, 05:47:45 AM
I should be OK for that day. Depends on if any kids' birthday party invites hit the fridge in the next week or so!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Todge on May 04, 2017, 05:04:33 PM
I'm out the 13th now. Have family coming to visit. The next few weekends after that I'm bus with volunteer work but am available after that (at this stage).

Mid week meet ups are also a go for any fellow retirees out there. Up my way is absolutely spectacular at the moment with autumn colours really kicking off. The 'Avenue of Honour' in many towns up this way are lovely. For example, Mt Macedon's is near the train station and looks fab:

(https://images.robertharding.com/preview/RM/RH/VERTICAL/756-928.jpg)


I can throw in a thermos of coffee and/or tea and I'll bake something tasty. We can stroll and enjoy the sights.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kjulez_83 on May 11, 2017, 02:36:21 PM
Looks lovely Todge! Well I may try Facebook to arrange a meet up as I think it's easier for people to get notifications rather than have to come on the forum and check if anyone has replied. Are u on Facebook/on the Mustachians Australia page at all?

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Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: Todge on May 11, 2017, 09:43:56 PM
Didn't know it existed! Just found it and sent a join request.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: kjulez_83 on May 12, 2017, 05:01:34 AM
Sweet! Yeah I just found it a month or two ago! It's pretty cool, like if you post a general question or comment there you'll get some good responses as it just pops up in people's news feed as opposed to having to make the specific effort to check here and come across an Aussie based question! :)
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: seranade on July 06, 2017, 08:50:29 PM
Hey all,

You guys still thinking of meeting up? I'd be interested.

PS -- who do you guys use as an online stock broker?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on July 09, 2017, 02:57:57 AM
Hey seranade.  I'm always interested in meeting up,  but it seems hard to build momentum.  Some have suggested Facebook is easier  *shrugs*

Either way,  I am currently using IG for online brokerage.. but it's US stocks selection is somewhat limited, or maybe I'm just always after things which aren't typical, who knows.

I hear that CMC markets is very popular.  *shrugs*   

I'd be interested in hearing what you decide upon.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on July 09, 2017, 03:17:48 AM
I am going to be in Bendigo next weekend, and I'm happy to come to a meetup.

What say we meet on Sunday 16th July for lunch at Juicy Bao (never been there but Trip Advisor says it is the best dumpling restaurant, and it is cheap) 178 - 190 Little Bourke St. - say 11:45?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on July 09, 2017, 07:20:03 AM
Hi Deborah

De'ana and me are in for Sunday dumplings. We look forward to seeing you and anyone else who can make it.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: seranade on July 10, 2017, 12:01:19 AM
I can't make it this Sunday. I could make the week after. I'll be in the Grampions. :(

And I agree, I think having a Melbourne FB page would make coordination easier, I'm sure!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: deborah on July 10, 2017, 12:29:45 AM
I live in Canberra and come down every so often, so it's this Sunday or not for me. I'm happy to meet whoever comes.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: thrax on July 10, 2017, 03:12:16 AM
Yeah we're still good for this Sunday Deborah.

We live in West Melbourne now so we can also make some time the following weekend Seranade.  We have a friend's engagement party on Sat night,  but otherwise free.

There is an existing Facebook group.  Mustachians Australia.  You should join if you haven't already I guess :)

Cheers,
De'ana and Mark
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: seranade on July 11, 2017, 12:55:19 AM
There is an existing Facebook group.  Mustachians Australia.  You should join if you haven't already I guess :)

Just joined! YAY!

Might be easier to coordinate a hangout on there moving forward! Hope the meet-up goes well! Looking forward to hearing about it!
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: alsoknownasDean on July 15, 2017, 09:09:40 PM
Uh, oops. I was keen on coming in but slept in this morning. Sorry :(
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: chasingthegoodlife on August 16, 2017, 02:46:54 PM
I've been posting occasionally for years now but only just found this thread. Exciting to see a few others are also in the Macedon Ranges area - so beautiful around here (and the house prices are good for the stash!).

Will keep an eye out for the next meet up.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: retiremefast on October 22, 2019, 06:39:34 PM
Well now, fresh blood here on Mustache forum, trying to revitalize this thread.
Melbourne area ... summer (if one may call it this way in Victoria) is approaching. Should we try to plan a day out in nature and share some Investing / Retiring Early / FIRE strategies?
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: FrugalityAndFreedom on November 04, 2019, 01:13:22 AM
Let me know if you do. I list all upcoming Australian financial independence / Mustachian events on a weekly enewsletter at https://www.frugalityandfreedom.com/category/australian-fi-weekly/

There is a regular Melbourne group that meets and is listed on here.
Title: Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
Post by: retiremefast on November 04, 2019, 03:33:16 AM
Perfect. Include me in the group and tell me what should I do.
As far as I understand there is a FB for Melbourne group of people:
- Mustachian Australia
- FI Meetup Melbourne