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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #700 on: October 08, 2015, 05:38:31 AM »
So despite suggesting the 10th, apparently that is the SAME 10th of October as the one I've got tickets to take my nephew to Bricktober on. Whoops. So I'm not going to be there :-( a double shame because I suspect I will miss out on further discussion about feminism and motherhood. Boo.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #701 on: October 08, 2015, 07:00:43 AM »
So despite suggesting the 10th, apparently that is the SAME 10th of October as the one I've got tickets to take my nephew to Bricktober on. Whoops. So I'm not going to be there :-( a double shame because I suspect I will miss out on further discussion about feminism and motherhood. Boo.
So, after-work meetup in late October or early November?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #702 on: October 08, 2015, 06:42:49 PM »
I can do "after work" (I'll actually be on leave) Thursday 29 Oct or Friday 30 Oct, or breakfast / brunch on Saturday 31 Oct or Sunday 1 Nov?

(Not available between now and that point as I will mostly not be in Perth - woot - and then not available for at least a week after 1 Nov because I will be Florence Nightingale).

Will somebody please eat an extra bagel on my behalf on Saturday? More realistically think of me while you're eating the bagels :-P but don't feel sorry for me: I will be running around giant lego exhibits with my two favourite boys.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #703 on: October 08, 2015, 11:32:35 PM »
Sorry? No, I'll be envious of you! Giant Lego exhibits sound awesome!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #704 on: October 09, 2015, 06:23:57 PM »
Leaving the house... This is still happening, yes?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #705 on: October 09, 2015, 06:55:18 PM »
I'm here in the back room!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #706 on: October 09, 2015, 07:09:52 PM »
I'll be a bit late, should be there soon

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #707 on: October 09, 2015, 07:28:00 PM »
Coming. Had to sort some stuff at home. There in 5. X

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #708 on: October 09, 2015, 07:35:16 PM »
We are in the couch room

Edit: we moved back to the back room...

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #709 on: October 11, 2015, 04:17:53 PM »
That was great... lets do it all again next month :-)

For those who weren't there, Anatidaev pointed out we have now been meeting for two years :-) Awesome!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #710 on: November 03, 2015, 06:02:45 PM »
So, any more ideas on when and where for a November meetup?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #711 on: November 03, 2015, 08:26:02 PM »
I'm only free on the 21/22 November.


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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #713 on: November 04, 2015, 06:25:53 PM »
I'll be away that weekend. Have fun! I look forward to the next one I can come to :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #714 on: November 04, 2015, 08:17:01 PM »
I'm currently free!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #715 on: November 04, 2015, 10:09:43 PM »
Picnic brunch or Food Monkey?

Saturday or Sunday?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #716 on: November 04, 2015, 10:28:02 PM »
Picnic brunch! Sunday!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #717 on: November 04, 2015, 11:04:05 PM »
Potentially controversial suggestion: if it's only peeps I've already met who are coming to this meetup, how about potluck brunch at my house? That way we don't need to worry about sunburn etc.

(I'm not comfortable inviting people I haven't met before to my house, so if newbies want to join in then the picnic idea is better).

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #718 on: November 05, 2015, 09:01:06 PM »
Oooh, I'd love to see your house :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #719 on: November 05, 2015, 10:12:37 PM »
Any new peeps speak up now! I'm happy either way. We can also hold an after-work meetup in the city in December if that might suit some people?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #720 on: November 05, 2015, 10:23:25 PM »
Dates and venue suggestions are all fine for me so far!! :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #721 on: November 06, 2015, 03:40:57 AM »
We can also hold an after-work meetup in the city in December if that might suit some people?

I would like ALL THE MEETUPS, please.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #722 on: November 06, 2015, 05:45:12 AM »
We can also hold an after-work meetup in the city in December if that might suit some people?

I would like ALL THE MEETUPS, please.
:D Can do! I will check my calendar for December, but I think I'm pretty free, especially in the evenings.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #723 on: November 10, 2015, 12:42:53 AM »
Soooo are we saying potluck brunch* at my house, from say 10am, on Sunday 22 November? If yes, I will PM anatidaev, limeandpepper and englyn with my address, and leave it up to anyone else who wants to be included (who I have previously met at least once...) to either post here or PM me to get my address.

*Which I really just think means "bring snacks if you feel like it"

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #724 on: November 10, 2015, 01:23:36 AM »
I am all up for that.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #725 on: November 10, 2015, 03:09:30 AM »
I might possibly be able to come this time around! Horray!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #726 on: November 10, 2015, 03:17:40 AM »
I might possibly be able to come this time around! Horray!

Awesome! I promise not to ask you *too* many questions about my garden.

Miss Bee - you prompted the discussion of a November meetup - will you be able to join us on the 22nd? :-)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #727 on: November 10, 2015, 03:24:19 AM »
I might possibly be able to come this time around! Horray!

Awesome! I promise not to ask you *too* many questions about my garden.

Miss Bee - you prompted the discussion of a November meetup - will you be able to join us on the 22nd? :-)

There are never too many questions :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #728 on: November 10, 2015, 08:20:50 AM »
I am up for potluck brunch, yes! :D

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #729 on: November 10, 2015, 06:47:57 PM »
Yep I can come this time!

 If I made a dessert like a pavlova*, would people eat it, or is that going way too overboard?

*With a dairy-free whipped cream substitute if I may

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #730 on: November 10, 2015, 10:58:32 PM »
As much as I would love to see your house, that's the weekend I'll be moving into mine!
I also have an exam the Monday after that, so I'll be sitting this one out but count me in for December :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #731 on: November 11, 2015, 05:46:24 PM »
Yep I can come this time!

 If I made a dessert like a pavlova*, would people eat it, or is that going way too overboard?

*With a dairy-free whipped cream substitute if I may

Oooooh I guess I'd let you twist my arm into trying some :-P

As much as I would love to see your house, that's the weekend I'll be moving into mine!
I also have an exam the Monday after that, so I'll be sitting this one out but count me in for December :)

Wow, good luck for the move! That is VERY exciting.

Good luck for the exam.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #732 on: November 12, 2015, 08:44:20 PM »
I've passed on my address to the peeps mentioned earlier - if anyone else is keen just let me know!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #733 on: November 20, 2015, 06:41:46 AM »
Am probably not going to stay for very long, got a surprise ticket to A Day on the Green!

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #734 on: November 21, 2015, 05:56:23 PM »
Am probably not going to stay for very long, got a surprise ticket to A Day on the Green!

Oooh lovely, who's performing today?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #735 on: November 21, 2015, 11:28:31 PM »
So since we were talking about Thai curry pastes, the one I use is Mae Ploy in a 400g tub. I can't remember how much I usually pay for it but around $3-ish in Asian grocery stores in Australia. Apparently you can find the brand in Coles and Woolies too, but what I see in their website is only the 50g packet and it costs around $1.20. I've only tried the green curry but I'm a big fan. Just a word of caution that it's quite spicy, I think the red and yellow curries might be milder.

The ingredients in it are: green chilli, lemongrass, garlic, salt, galangal, shrimp paste (shrimp, salt), kaffir lime peel, coriander seed, pepper, cumin, turmeric.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #736 on: November 22, 2015, 01:49:14 AM »
I still think we should totally have a curry paste making session at some point :-) probably after Christmas. In the meantime, I will try out these pastes!

Speaking of after Christmas, I loved hanging out with you guys (or more accurately: gals plus Mr LnP) today and was thinking of organising another pot luck and board games night soon? Maybe sometime between Christmas and 4 Jan if that suits enough peeps? I'm off work during that time which makes hosting even more fun :D it'd be an open invite to MMMers-I-have-met-at-least-once, plus their partners/BFFs/plus ones.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #737 on: November 22, 2015, 01:52:47 AM »
Sounds great to me, we're also off work during that time! The curry paste I use is 5 Tastes. They have a couple of different ones, including a laksa paste.

Also, I am up for an after-work meetup in the city, maybe in Shafto Lane or similar?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #738 on: November 22, 2015, 02:07:11 AM »
Definitely up for curry-paste-making and games night - just let me know the date and I will see if I can ask for my name to be taken off the roster for that particular day. :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #739 on: November 27, 2015, 12:34:13 AM »
Damn I wish I had seen this thread lol.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #740 on: December 06, 2015, 12:57:12 PM »
Just wanted to say hello, So excited I found this thread!

I'm a 35 year old female and would love to meet some like minded people just to assure each other that everything is right with us :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2015, 01:01:18 PM by Norgirl »

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #741 on: December 06, 2015, 02:41:50 PM »
Oh yay! Your first post and you want to meet us!

Are you able to make it to the city after work? We were meaning to have that as the next meet-up...

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #742 on: December 06, 2015, 06:06:53 PM »
Oh yeah, next Meetup. Do we know WHERE in Perth we'd go for an after-work Meetup? Some places are open later (i.e. past 5pm) on some days than others which might influence where we want to go... The Mechanics' Institute used to be a good after work go-to but now it's completely packed with smokers every night :-(

As a starting point, I will suggest next Tuesday 15 Dec, Wednesday 16 Dec, or week after - Monday 21 Dec or Tuesday 22 Dec?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #743 on: December 06, 2015, 06:11:43 PM »
Definitely up for curry-paste-making and games night

Oh totally not the same night. I am so not up for both at the same time. Let's do a games night and potluck and then let's do curry paste another time :-)

So, on the topic of board games night (which, as per my usual caveats, is only open to those peeps I've met at least once before because inviting total strangers over to my house via the internet is probably not a good idea), any of the following nights suit people?
Friday 1 January (yep, new year's day)
Saturday 2 January
Friday 9 January
Saturday 10 January
Friday 16 January
Saturday 17 January

Thoughts?

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #744 on: December 06, 2015, 06:27:54 PM »
I'm totally out until at least New Years. Unsure about the others yet.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #745 on: December 06, 2015, 07:44:45 PM »
The Stables (next to Shafto Lane) seemed pretty good, but I've only been there once. I am free all of those dates.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #746 on: December 06, 2015, 07:57:00 PM »
I'm also free all of those days :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #747 on: December 06, 2015, 08:32:28 PM »
The Stables (next to Shafto Lane) seemed pretty good, but I've only been there once. I am free all of those dates.

I have been there many, many times (my boss's favourite place so it's a frequent spot for work drinks) - it is indeed pretty good, especially if we're there on a night that's not Friday or Saturday so it's not too busy. They sell my favourite champagne :D they also do nice hot chips.

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #748 on: December 06, 2015, 09:00:44 PM »
Definitely up for curry-paste-making and games night

Oh totally not the same night. I am so not up for both at the same time. Let's do a games night and potluck and then let's do curry paste another time :-)

Oh I didn't mean both on the same day! That would be too long a day for me, as well.

As for the dates, I generally have to work Friday and Saturday nights but you all decide and then I'll find out if I can get time off work! :)

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Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #749 on: December 06, 2015, 09:35:00 PM »
Ooh, yes please. I'm camping until 3 Jan and not available Friday 15th so any of the others would be great.