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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2013, 05:48:41 PM »
So the morning of the Saturday is sounding pretty good!

I can't think of anywhere quiet enough that we could take up a table for hours and hours. Is shots very busy?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2013, 09:48:03 PM »
Nah, Shots is laid back and quite quiet, it targets more of a office worker crowd... all the hipsters are in Beaufort st on the weekend ;-)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2014, 03:09:42 AM »
So shots on Saturday morning, maybe 10am?

I don't think any newbies have expressed interest but we could still wear a certain colour to be easy to spot :-) I'm thinking pale blue this time?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #103 on: January 01, 2014, 04:41:24 AM »
Awesome! I will be there :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #104 on: January 01, 2014, 10:58:37 PM »
I should be able to make it as well.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #105 on: January 02, 2014, 05:34:01 AM »
I'll be there! (Possibly slightly late as I will need to go to the markets first). I will bring my Space Invaders-themed cross stitch work to do!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #106 on: January 02, 2014, 04:03:23 PM »
Alright theme is pale blue/turquoise.
See you there at 10.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2014, 06:54:39 PM »
Uh, Shots on Lake is closed today...

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #108 on: January 03, 2014, 07:11:15 PM »
I'm about 20 minutes away. Where are we meeting?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #109 on: January 03, 2014, 07:23:00 PM »
Trying to find somewhere, will post when we do

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #110 on: January 03, 2014, 07:29:00 PM »
Hrrrrm, just rocked up. Closed. I will be the girl in the light blue shirt.... :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2014, 07:30:39 PM »
We're now at new edition, corner James and William :-)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #112 on: January 03, 2014, 07:39:08 PM »
On my way!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #113 on: January 03, 2014, 07:43:30 PM »
On the corner of James and William. Where now? What sign am I looking for?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #114 on: January 03, 2014, 07:47:43 PM »
Stripey, we're at new edition bookshop. If you get lost post and I'll try to find you!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #115 on: January 03, 2014, 07:49:23 PM »
Right, I'll start walking.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #116 on: January 03, 2014, 11:09:54 PM »
I don't seem to have gotten a parking ticket. I think I need to bring a day's worth of food next time, given how long we talk for!

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« Reply #117 on: January 03, 2014, 11:32:02 PM »
Agreed, I had the shakes by the time I got home!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #118 on: January 04, 2014, 02:24:44 AM »
Hooray for no parking tickets! :)

It was lovely to see you all again and chat about stuff. Looks like I should look into research panel at some point, as well as the entertainment book. And maybe I should crack a shot at selling stuff on eBay... not that I have that much to sell, TBH.

I do think when it's not the height of summer we should try a picnic meal, given how long we seem to chat. They can be good fun, and rather frugal if you are clever about what you bring. It just doesn't seem to be something young adults in cities do, for some reason (but do in regional areas. Go figure). And trying to accommodate everyone's dietary requirements/preferences can be a fun challenge, if you have the right attitude!

Or maybe find a cheap restauraunt. Sounds like Annalakshmi may be fun if everyone can cope with spicy food; Govinda's I don't think opens on weekends???

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #119 on: January 04, 2014, 02:57:21 AM »
It was lovely to see you all again and lovely to meet you MissBee.

How about a dinner BBQ at Hyde Park (the park not the pub). From say 4pm til it gets dark. The worse of the sun should be over by 4pm and then we can all show off our BBQ skills? That would be a lovely Saturday night. We could all have a few adult beverages too if we want :) The BBQ's at Hyde park actually work, unlike at some other places and are free :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #120 on: January 04, 2014, 03:42:08 PM »
It was lovely to see you all again and lovely to meet you MissBee.

How about a dinner BBQ at Hyde Park (the park not the pub). From say 4pm til it gets dark. The worse of the sun should be over by 4pm and then we can all show off our BBQ skills? That would be a lovely Saturday night. We could all have a few adult beverages too if we want :) The BBQ's at Hyde park actually work, unlike at some other places and are free :)

We also have a cute and relatively portable baby Weber BBQ :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #121 on: January 05, 2014, 02:09:10 AM »
BBQ in Hyde Park would be awesome!! I'm in :-)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2014, 07:11:30 AM »
If its between the 10th and 20th of Jan my partner and I would be in. We're dropping by Perth and I'd love to meet new people.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2014, 09:49:25 AM by killingxspree »

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #123 on: January 11, 2014, 03:49:05 PM »
Sounds like we should have a second meet up in January?

Also, how did everyone else go with the heat? We had our aircon on all night.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2014, 12:56:59 AM »
Oh nooo I didn't check in here over my break. BBQ at Hyde on a Sat night sounds great.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #125 on: January 13, 2014, 01:11:45 AM »
My aircon doesn't get to my room, and I have no fan... however I did manage to get to sleep by some miracle!

I probably won't be able to come to a BBQ any weekend in January at this stage-- my weekends are absolutely chockers for the next little while. I hope you guys have fun! :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #126 on: January 13, 2014, 01:12:19 AM »
P.S I do want to try Shots on Lake at some point too though

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #127 on: January 13, 2014, 01:32:15 AM »
I'm only free this Saturday. Going on a holiday down south for the long weekend :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2014, 02:02:09 AM »
I could do Saturday! It is meant to be 35 plus degrees, if that changes anything.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2014, 05:27:15 AM »
This Saturday is a bit iffy, and I definitely can't do the rest of Jan, I'm going away too :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #130 on: January 13, 2014, 06:18:59 AM »
Sat works for me, but might need to be a bit earlier, like 4ish as supposed to be going out with housemate later (like 7ish).

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2014, 08:18:08 PM »
I can do this Sat at 4.30-ish, I have something else finishing at 4.
Hyde Park? Near the mosaic / water playground?
Do we need a colour scheme (is anyone new coming)?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2014, 09:29:00 PM »
Well I've just been prescribed medication which came with the instruction "do not under any circumstances allow yourself to get sunburnt". So given it's now forecast to be 38 degrees on Saturday and we're talking about 4pm i.e. daylight hours, I think I'll be giving this one a miss too :-(

But I'd love to organise a meetup at shots on the lake on a day that would suit everyone - maybe very end of Jan / start of Feb?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2014, 09:45:54 PM »
Hmm, I only thought this Saturday would be good as killingxspree said she'd be in Perth. I don't like the idea of venturing outside in the heat either. Could we do another inside one? A BBQ might work better in March.

**feels a bout of too much effort coming on...**

Although I was thinking I should show my grocery receipts to someone here... Sooner is probably better than later...
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« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2014, 10:14:07 PM »
Hmm, I only thought this Saturday would be good as killingxspree said she'd be in Perth. I don't like the idea of venturing outside in the heat either. Could we do another inside one? A BBQ might work better in March.

**feels a bout of too much effort coming on...**

Although I was thinking I should show my grocery receipts to someone here... Sooner is probably better than later...

Well I'd be very happy to meet up for a coffee on Saturday morning at shots on the lake if anyone is interested in that instead of / in addition to the BBQ?

Anatidaev I can bring along my menu planner template when we next meet and see if that's something you would find helpful.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #135 on: January 14, 2014, 02:22:44 AM »
Would anyone be interested in borrowing some books?

Next time I am at a meetup, I am happy to show and/or lend out for a month a few of my books. Saves people purchasing the same things! You'll notice that I like gardening and random food stuff...!

Please let me know if anything appeals an I'll bring it along.

- 'Sustainable food'/Michael Mobbs (got a lot of stuff on gardening for small areas... plus the town planning stuff is just plain interesting)
- 'A guide to the Bibbulmun Track'/Bibbulmun track foundation. I have booklets for northern and southern halves
- 'Bushwalking in Australia'/Chapman and Chapman (Has a few guides for classic WA walks in it)
- 'Down to earth'/Rhonda Hetzel (Nice present from someone. From the blog of fame)
- 'Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion' (which is mostly recipes with some gardening information in it
- 'The Art of Fermentation'/Katz and 'Wild fermentation'/Katz- Useful if you want to try your hand at more than ginger beer and yoghurt
- 'Whole Larder Love'/Rohan Anderson
- I also have the most recent Fowler's preserving book
- And two wild edible plants field guides

Am happy to bring anything along just so they can have a look, and/or borrow up to a month or so (EXCEPT the wild edibles field guides)

Let me know if this would be useful for anyone and I'll bring some books along!

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« Reply #136 on: January 14, 2014, 02:36:06 AM »
You have some pretty great books, stripey!

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« Reply #137 on: January 14, 2014, 02:40:51 AM »
Heh, books are a bit of a vice for me... the problem is the most of these books are NOT the sort the community library down the road stocks. Mum and I both made an agreement several years back to purchase only one cookbook per year or less and have kept each other to it.

About half of these would be presents. My friends and family know me too well.


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« Reply #138 on: January 14, 2014, 02:53:14 AM »
The food ones are right up my alley. Bibbulmun is also near my boyfriend's family home. As for the wild edible field guides, maybe that could be something for a foraging Perth meet!

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« Reply #139 on: January 14, 2014, 03:01:20 AM »
Right then, I'll bring some along later then (I won't be going to any further meets in January)

Foraging food meet could be an interesting experience!

(Although it is the wrong time of year for this now-- best time is autumn/winter in Perth. Things like wild lettuce are about at the moment, but are old and shot to seed and have spiky spines at the moment. Same deal with wild brassicas. Bleurgh.)

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« Reply #140 on: January 14, 2014, 03:05:42 AM »
Yeah, the weather is too hot now for foraging I think, we had a 43C day today in Victoria! I'm still in Melbourne at the moment but I'm likely to be in Perth in winter - maybe late July to early August.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #141 on: January 14, 2014, 03:08:20 AM »
If you're in Melbs, then check out these guys:

http://www.eatthatweed.com/edible-weed-walks-and-workshops/

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #142 on: January 14, 2014, 03:36:01 AM »
Cool, thanks for the link! :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #143 on: January 14, 2014, 07:47:30 AM »
Im happy to do anything, so whatever is better/more convienent just tell me when and where to show up. =p

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #144 on: January 14, 2014, 04:00:51 PM »
I'm not 100% sure for Saturday but will try... Please post final time and location :) basically anytime from 1-6 I am free. Indoors is fine... even new editions again...

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2014, 12:54:07 AM »
Well I think I'm responsible for confusing everyone so I've decided it's my job to clear things up :-P

How about: everybody goes ahead and has a BBQ in Hyde Park from 4 on Saturday, given that this seems to work for most people (and the painfully white i.e. me can just skip this one) - also, there's at least one new person coming according to this thread so a colour scheme will be necessary;

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We organise a Saturday morning coffee in Northbridge for later on, maybe Feb 1st?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #146 on: January 15, 2014, 04:42:30 AM »
Still not sure about BBQ this Sat..

In regards to a Saturday morning coffee in Northbridge, could we possibly do Sat Feb 8 instead of the 1st?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #147 on: January 15, 2014, 08:18:03 AM »
I'll venture out on a limb and say bbq doesn't seem popular on a 38 degree day. We'd still like to catch up does anyone want to nominate a cooler more airconditioned alternative?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #148 on: January 15, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »
I'll venture out on a limb and say bbq doesn't seem popular on a 38 degree day. We'd still like to catch up does anyone want to nominate a cooler more airconditioned alternative?
I propose 2-5pm Saturday at shots on lake, this would suit me better. Colour: purple.

Still not sure about BBQ this Sat..

In regards to a Saturday morning coffee in Northbridge, could we possibly do Sat Feb 8 instead of the 1st?

8th would also suit me better.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #149 on: January 15, 2014, 04:09:10 PM »
2-5 on Saturday sounds perfect, but I think shots is closed then (only open AM). Any other suggestions? If no one has a brainwave we can always do New Editions again?

8th should also be fine for me, thought I'll put my preference down for after 1pm.

BBQ can wait till Autumn!