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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2022, 07:52:08 PM »
We'll be dragging the kids along with us on this one as it's in the school holiday break.  Dunno if they'd be into Elvis, youngest is a big fan of Slash and his guitar efforts at the moment.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2022, 08:09:24 PM »
I saw the note in mspym's journal and I'm on again. Hopefully this time it will go ahead.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2022, 08:43:52 PM »
I'm now thinking about coming..I would plan to spend 2 nights...But which 2 would give me the best chance of any meetup that might be on?

Anyone know their arrival/departure plans yet?

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2022, 11:21:20 PM »
This year, the Australian National Sheep and Wool Show is on in Bendigo again. 15th - 17th July.

The largest such show on earth.

Let's see if I can get the ping right. It appears that
@lazycow , @LonerMatt, @middo and @Rob_S
didn't get the ping. Hopefully they will this time!

gt, mspym, fresh bread, malee55 and happy have all expressed interest.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2022, 12:03:14 AM »
I could possibly come up for a day meetup, but couldn't stay the weekend. I'm following the thread :)

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2022, 05:17:27 AM »
We're likely to get up there Thursday and be there for Friday and Saturday.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2022, 05:26:37 PM »
I got the ping.  I'll be in central Australia or Townsville then, so will be a no show.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2022, 05:28:03 PM »
I got the ping.  I'll be in central Australia or Townsville then, so will be a no show.
Have fun!

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2022, 09:18:25 PM »
I'm aiming to be there for the whole show so any day to catch up is good for me. I will travel up on Thursday and return on Sunday.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2022, 10:46:13 PM »
Pinging @marty998 , @Ozstache , @ozbeach , @Abundant life , @alsoknownasDean youíre welcome too if youíre interested.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2022, 01:18:04 AM by deborah »

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2022, 04:04:22 PM »
Pinging @marty998 , @Ozstache , @ozbeach , @Abundant life , @alsoknownasDean youíre welcome too if youíre interested.
And anyone else who is reading who we forgot to mention!
I'm planning to be there 15-17th.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2022, 03:33:13 PM »
Itís now less than a month away, and Iím eagerly anticipating our meetup!

It appears to me that we could meet in the sheep show, say, on Saturday at about 11am (maybe where the dog trials are held, as thatís normally not crowded), and then have lunch together (so we can get lunch in the food court before it gets too busy with lunch and we can find somewhere we can all sit).

OR

We could meet for dinner somewhere on Friday night or Saturday. Weíd need to book as Bendigo is pretty crowded during the sheep show.

OR

We could do the mustashian thing and meet at a park with bbqs and have our own dinner all rugged up in the freezing cold. There are several bbq locations, including Lake Weeroona and Kennington reservoir (which has an interesting tribute to Sandakan).

Or some combination of the above. Or even something different. What would everyone like to do?

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2022, 04:23:34 PM »
I will be arriving Fri afternoon and leaving Sunday? around lunchtime. I am on board with any of the above.
I only have a passing interest in the actual show : I'm more interested in socialising with some forum friends. If what is decided doesn't suit someone, I'm more than happy to have more than one meetup, if that makes sense.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2022, 02:03:19 AM »
I'm the same as Happy, I am wanting to meet people I know only on the forum. I'm a wuss so I would prefer not to be out in the winter weather, but I am fine to go along with what most people want to do. I am coming up to Bendigo on Thursday and returning to Melbourne on Monday, so any day is okay.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2022, 07:27:43 PM »
Thanks for including me! I will be at the show on the Saturday so happy to meet there at some stage.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2022, 07:31:56 PM »
I am now delaying till next year, which I am sad about, but I canít make it work with everything else going on

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #66 on: June 30, 2022, 07:44:40 PM »
Iíve booked a table at Borchelli for 4 on Friday 15th July at dinner time. Iím happy to include anyone who wants to come along, so please advise, so I can change the numbers if necessary.

And

Weíll meet up (as above) at the sheep dog trials on Saturday morning at 11am.

Hope that suits everyone!

This way, we can meet twice.

Sorry you canít come, @mspym !

Hope to see you there @happy , @Malee55 , @lazycow , @GT , @LonerMatt , @fresh Bread and anyone Iíve accidentally missed!

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #67 on: June 30, 2022, 08:23:35 PM »
I would like to join the dinner on Friday night. Would it please be okay to add an extra as my sister is coming to Bendigo with me. I like the idea of 2 catch ups.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2022, 08:54:47 PM »
I would like to join the dinner on Friday night. Would it please be okay to add an extra as my sister is coming to Bendigo with me. I like the idea of 2 catch ups.
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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2022, 08:58:17 PM »
Thank you

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #70 on: June 30, 2022, 09:13:45 PM »
I'll be travelling back from the Mallee that day so it will either be perfect to stop off or I'll need to get home ASAP - not quite sure yet.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #71 on: July 01, 2022, 02:04:16 AM »
Sorry I won't make it this year. I was umming & aahing but it's a busy time and I'm away for a few weeks in August.

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Re: Bendigo in July
« Reply #72 on: July 02, 2022, 04:54:47 PM »
We're out.  Sorry.  Too many bills (who delays doing their taxes and then owes Capital Gains from selling a house?) and not enough cheap Air BnB.

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