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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2013, 04:30:28 AM »
Just saw this, if anyone is feeling like an interesting outing on Saturday (before the meetup, of course ;) ) or Sunday:
http://eventful.com/perth/events/open-house-perth-2013-/E0-001-061659597-1@2013110310?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=events&SREF=FBEvent

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2013, 03:27:16 PM »
Sorry to miss the meetup, we didn't realise there had been a change of venue until 3:10 when no one arrived at SC Leederville where we were waiting. Please share the highlights.

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« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2013, 08:12:27 PM »
Sorry to miss the meetup, we didn't realise there had been a change of venue until 3:10 when no one arrived at SC Leederville where we were waiting. Please share the highlights.

Oh gosh, that's dreadful! How annoying for you.

We had a couple of no-shows, but there were four of us in the end. San churros didn't get annoyed that we stayed for two hours and only ordered one thing each, so they get a gold star.

Another meetup soon, maybe that picnic in Kings Park?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2013, 04:15:01 PM »
Yes please!!! I was real upset I couldn't make it!
How did it go?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2013, 07:23:53 PM »
It went really well! Lots of "getting to know you" talk that I'm sure we'll repeat at the next meet up. Happier, Moestache, englyn and myself were at thus one, really sorry about the venue change! I'm not sure how soon we want the next one or what's good for everyone. Happier has promised us the story of the $60k engagement ring for the next one :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2013, 05:45:00 AM »
So! The last one was a resounding success I'd like to repeat. I liked the idea of a picnic at kings park. I'm available Nov 30, Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15. these are my pre-xmas available dates, so if anyone has a preference, would love to hear it!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2013, 06:33:28 AM »
Kings park picnic would be great, so far im good for any of those dates except Dec 1.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2013, 10:50:30 PM »
Can't do Dec 1 either. Coincidentally, that's when work is doing our Christmas do. With a low-key picnic. In King's Park!!


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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2013, 08:46:48 PM »
8, 14  and 15 are more likley to work for me than the other dates, but its always a bit hard for me to know too far in advance as i have to fit around bf's commitments (and he around me) so i never 100%   know if i might be in his town with him... But right now those dates are all looking promising. Picnic sounds great.hope i can make it!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2013, 08:52:46 PM »
In that case, I suggest a morning tea at kings park on the 8th, BYO everything, either at Synergy Parkland or pines picnic area, unless someone else has a favorite spot

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« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2013, 11:49:00 PM »
In that case, I suggest a morning tea at kings park on the 8th, BYO everything, either at Synergy Parkland or pines picnic area, unless someone else has a favorite spot

Great plan! I vote for Synergy Parkland.

Do we need a sign or something to show who we are? It will be harder to figure out who the MMMers are than it was at San Churros, I would expect.

Or should we all wear a particular colour again?

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« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2013, 02:18:48 AM »
8th sounds great... Can't wait!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2013, 02:57:03 AM »
In that case, I suggest a morning tea at kings park on the 8th, BYO everything, either at Synergy Parkland or pines picnic area, unless someone else has a favorite spot

Great plan! I vote for Synergy Parkland.

Do we need a sign or something to show who we are? It will be harder to figure out who the MMMers are than it was at San Churros, I would expect.

Or should we all wear a particular colour again?

Great! I love playing on the playground. Let's do the colour thing again, that was fun. I'm thinking moving along the rainbow to orange?

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« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2013, 03:59:27 AM »
... Orange is fine by me
Did we decide on a time?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2013, 04:11:29 AM »
How about 10? I have some orange i can wear  :-) alternatively look for the girl with the cat coffee mug! Ha ha ha.

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« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2013, 05:48:04 AM »
I don't own orange clothing, but I will wear an orange toned red dress (as opposed to a blue toned red dress like last time) and quite probably a straw hat with a red ribbon :-)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2013, 04:35:49 PM »
8th is great, though finding orange coloured clothing in my wardrobe is harder than finding red, I do have a dress with a bit of yellow, that could pass as light orange :)

Melody - i've got a cat coffee mug as well :p

edit - should we make a list of who's bringing what?
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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2013, 06:30:26 PM »
I think the 8th is OK for me. I keep forgetting to check my calendar.
The only item of orange clothing I own is a high-vis shirt, and I'm not wearing that :P I do have a bright orange blanket I can bring to sit on, though!

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« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2013, 04:22:24 PM »
I have about three orange scarves so I can bring some for people that lack orange garments but don't want to feel left out... Anday.make the group look more identifiable for latecomers? :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2013, 04:37:13 PM »
Sounds like a plan :) I thought everyone could bring their own food/rugs etc.

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« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2013, 05:57:42 PM »
I assumed we would all bring something to share... That's my plan, anyway :-) pot luck is always fun!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #72 on: November 28, 2013, 07:34:29 AM »
Just reminding everyone (I assume others check the "new replies to your posts" option)

Meetup at Synergy playground, King's Park, 10AM on 8/December/2013, bring something to share or your own snacks and drinks, code is "orange", hope everyone can make it!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2013, 08:50:47 PM »
10am? Argh. I probably can't make it till 12:30 at best.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #74 on: December 01, 2013, 11:30:40 PM »
We chatted for ages last time. I'll update here with how we're going at 1130 if that would help

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #75 on: December 02, 2013, 11:37:50 PM »
Hey, I'm newish to MMM and I'm going to attempt to attend this meet-up. But I don't own anything orange except my hair... but I grew it for free...

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2013, 01:16:41 AM »
That would be fantastic! I'm sure you'll spot us, main thing is to get an easy to spot group :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2013, 09:42:34 PM »
Just to warn, it was very busy last Sunday morning there... And definitely too long a wait for the cafe. I was talked into buying a round of coffees and it took half an hour. It is a lovely spot and looking forwatd to meeting some new people!


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« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2013, 09:49:03 PM »
Just to warn, it was very busy last Sunday morning there... And definitely too long a wait for the cafe. I was talked into buying a round of coffees and it took half an hour. It is a lovely spot and looking forwatd to meeting some new people!


Which cafe is it near? (I'm bad with directions etc so anything that helps me find the right spot is good!).

I'm planning to bring some baked sweet treats to share, and maybe a picnic blanket.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #79 on: December 03, 2013, 10:15:35 PM »
I was just gonna bring food for myself, but I'll bring some food to share too. The nearest cafe should be the Zamia cafe. I will also bring a rug to sit on. And my parasol. Its cream lace, so might make me more obvious...

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« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2013, 06:46:29 PM »
Okay, pretty sure I'm the first here given how early I am. I've picked a nice shady spot visible from the nearest road / carparks, not too close to the lake or playground (though happy to shift when others get here). Wearing bright red so I should be hard to miss!

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« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2013, 06:54:04 PM »
I appear to be on the opposite side of the lake from zamia cafe, if that helps.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #82 on: December 07, 2013, 06:55:16 PM »
Gonna be late! Bringing my partner and he decided to wait until NOW to get his shower! Bringing Anzac biscuits :)

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« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2013, 02:05:27 AM »
Lovely to meet you all today, and looking forward to getting to know you guys better :)

Would be up for a 'stitch and bitch' at some point if anyone is up for it. I will happily supply my home but would be happy to suggest a few quiet cafes too if people have portable things (which I do have)

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« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2013, 03:22:42 AM »
Quiet cafe stitch and bitch sounds great to me, i'm bright red with sunburn and destined to peel all week long (including my face, worse luck) so I think an indoors meetup would work better for me next time :-) I was wearing 30 spf, too!

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« Reply #85 on: December 08, 2013, 04:27:35 AM »
It was lovely meeting you all too!
There is a cafe called Shots on Lake which has "meeting rooms" - it's an old federation house and the cafe is spread across a few different rooms, so we could tuck into one of the back rooms and stitch and bitch... only my sewing isn't very portable :( but I can do some sketches.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #86 on: December 08, 2013, 04:30:10 AM »
Quiet cafe stitch and bitch sounds great to me, i'm bright red with sunburn and destined to peel all week long (including my face, worse luck) so I think an indoors meetup would work better for me next time :-) I was wearing 30 spf, too!
My partner (D) got burnt too, bright red face! He said he still had fun coming, though :)
A stitch & bitch at a cafe sounds great, using a meeting room is a really good idea.

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« Reply #87 on: December 09, 2013, 08:45:57 PM »
Hope D didn't feel out of place too much being the token male. I did get slightly sunburned on my nose... I suppose I AM lucky, but I still envy my sister and her darker complexion (think of someone looking just like me, only with Italian complexion).


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« Reply #88 on: December 10, 2013, 01:52:37 AM »
I didnt get sunburnt but being outdoors set off my hayfever...couldn't stop sneezing the rest of Sunday!

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« Reply #89 on: December 10, 2013, 05:55:11 AM »
How about we make a decision to have shady/indoorsy meet ups until the worst of summer is done, considering the various injuries and afflictions from Sunday? Next picnic at the end of Feb or something?

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« Reply #90 on: December 10, 2013, 06:17:03 AM »
Probably a good idea! Just let me know when a good time to meet is, after Christmas I am free so far...

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« Reply #91 on: December 15, 2013, 01:55:31 AM »
I won't be available until after New Year at this stage. I can probably do most weekends however if I am on call (I don't have the roster in front of me) I just may need to dash off randomly.

Shots on Lake sounds like a good idea. Does it have good lighting? (As my current project involves black Aida (!!!) I may need to start something smaller otherwise).

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« Reply #92 on: December 15, 2013, 07:54:23 AM »
Post new years for me... Maybe the weekend of 4/5 January?
Not sure about the lighting at Shots as we actually sat outside when I went. As it's a new cafe they have been changing their opening hours, I will confirm when they are open and post here...

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« Reply #93 on: December 15, 2013, 04:53:59 PM »
The weekends of 4/5 Jan and 11/12 Jan is good with me.

I don't know how to stitch though.

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« Reply #94 on: December 15, 2013, 06:39:39 PM »
January sounds great to me. Do we need to book one of the meeting rooms?

Moestache, I regularly do craft days with friends and some friends would rather just sit and chat without crafting - which is totally cool :-) but on the other hand, if you want to learn how to knit or crochet, you would probably be surrounded by people willing to teach you at the meetup!

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« Reply #95 on: December 15, 2013, 08:25:33 PM »
Well if any one of you want to teach me then I'll take advantage of the chance to expand my sewing skills. They're currently limited to fixing buttons that fall off and shortening pants legs!

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« Reply #96 on: December 28, 2013, 10:04:49 PM »
So is the weekend of 4/5 January still looking good for everyone? That's only a week away now!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #97 on: December 29, 2013, 03:32:32 AM »
My calendar indicates I'm available both Saturday and Sunday.

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« Reply #98 on: December 29, 2013, 06:48:11 AM »
I think it is good for me. Prefer a different time though... Sunday morning is usually busy.

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« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2013, 04:02:03 PM »
Either morning on 4/5 is fine.

The shop is http://www.shotsonlake.com.au/
If you want the boardroom you book, but I was actually thinking of hogging the room shown in the top left corner of the website.
Shots is only open Saturdays though :( If we did a Sunday we would have to pick somewhere else.
I'm trying to think of places that aren't so busy that they would mind us hogging space for ages...