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Title: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 07, 2013, 12:12:37 AM
Hi!
I'm a brand new wanna-be Mustachian in Perth, and I'm struggling to make cuts! (Or maybe I need a kick in the pants. Or face punch.) Anyway, I was wondering if any Perth Mustachians want to catch up for a cuppa and discuss their awesomeness with me? (That is, I want to pick your brains).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 12, 2013, 07:20:13 PM
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

There's at least one other Perthie here that I know of... Do we have any Perth lurkers out there?!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Norrie on October 12, 2013, 09:18:47 PM
I grew up in Perth, but live in the U.S. now. But I'm there every other year! Um, probably not what you're after in terms of having a cuppa though...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 12, 2013, 09:33:46 PM
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I'm there every other year!

Well when you're coming to Perth, let us know and by then there should be a whole community of Perth-stachians to have a drink with :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 13, 2013, 03:27:34 AM
Great! Well, while we flush out the lurking perth-stachians, what's a good time and place to meet up? This is still the internet, so somewhere populated and public seems right, but I'm having difficulty thinking of options that are mustachian! I've got some free time next weekend and for the first couple of weekends in November.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 13, 2013, 05:03:05 AM
Haha yep, I have no interest in meeting in a dark alleyway at night even if it IS cheap :-P

So I guess we're looking for a central place that doesn't have to cost a huge amount... the mechanic's institute? Belgian beer café? Or somewhere non-boozy?

And how about Saturday the 2nd of November, mid afternoon? That's far enough away that some more peeps might see the thread and want to meet up.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 14, 2013, 06:39:40 AM
The time is good :) I'd like to suggest a cafe instead, though, as I imagine it would be better to talk in?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 14, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
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I'd like to suggest a cafe instead, though, as I imagine it would be better to talk in?

Good point! I think I was trying to pick venues that would work if 6 - 8 people turn up... But judging by the extreme popularity of this thread, I suspect we'll be lucky if there's a third person interested in coming along :-P

How about cafe etro on King Street in Perth? Or a cafe in Subi or Leederville?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 14, 2013, 07:18:55 PM
How about San Churros in Leederville? I love their cold-hot chocolates :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 14, 2013, 07:34:29 PM
Perfect!

I have a coupon for two for one churros :-) so that could actually be a Mustachian MMM Meetup.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on October 14, 2013, 08:26:01 PM
There are multiple other Perth Mustachians?!?!!
2nd Nov. Count me in!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 14, 2013, 08:31:15 PM
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There are multiple other Perth Mustachians?!?!!
2nd Nov. Count me in!

EXCELLENT!

There's at least one other Perth-stachian. But she may or may not be interested, I'm guessing a meetup wouldn't appeal to everyone.

Given that it's Perth, I half-suspect that when we turn up we'll all actually know each other in real life. Which will be hilarious.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 15, 2013, 02:57:12 AM
Honestly, given the age range if I don't know you, we've almost certainly crossed paths! And awesome englyn, I look forward to meeting you too :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 15, 2013, 06:32:17 AM
Hey all, I am interested :) Leederville would be cool.
Honestly, given the age range if I don't know you, we've almost certainly crossed paths! And awesome englyn, I look forward to meeting you too :)
It sounds like we are all twenty something females?
I'm excited it could be like stitch and bitch without the kitting ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Norrie on October 15, 2013, 08:10:32 AM
I was super stoked to meet up when we come over sometime, but now that I know that we're not meeting in a dark alley at night, I'm out. You guys are no fun.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 15, 2013, 05:06:10 PM
It's OK Norrie, we'll meet up at San Churros, and when you come over, we'll all meet YOU in a dark alley :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 15, 2013, 05:14:45 PM
Hey all, I am interested :) Leederville would be cool.
Honestly, given the age range if I don't know you, we've almost certainly crossed paths! And awesome englyn, I look forward to meeting you too :)
It sounds like we are all twenty something females?
I'm excited it could be like stitch and bitch without the kitting ;-)
To my knowledge we all seem to be 20-something females, yes. I find it interesting that the gender and age range has played out like that! Does 3pm suit everyone? I'll be wearing a large red felt hat. Seems like the best way to get spotted.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 15, 2013, 06:20:33 PM
3pm works for me. I'm planning to wear a bright red dress to be more noticeable. Meet out the front? 

(I did briefly consider wearing a fake mustache - then realised that this would not be a good idea if I wanted the nice young men at churros to serve me without calling the police. Also, I assume that most people are slightly wary of meeting peeps from the internet and may just walk away if somebody looks like a psychopath. With a fake mustache I would definitely look like a psychopath. Plus, it wouldn't go with my dress).

Are there really no male and/or older Mustachians in Perth? It seems unlikely that 100% of us would be young and female.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 15, 2013, 09:40:14 PM
It does! I have a friend who adores poking into people to get an idea of what society is up to, and she's observed that the majority of couples seem to have the female running the house and finances, and of course if you're single you're running it all by yourself anyway.

I thought the same thing about the mustache! Came very very close to doing Movember last year, but I'd attempted Frocktober just before that and didn't get a lot of support...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 16, 2013, 03:02:49 PM
Hi-- let me know if there are any further plans to meet up after 2nd Nov. I am overseas for six weeks so can't join you (1 week annual leave, 1 week conference leave, 4 weeks studying as part of my course--- all in a relatively frugal style and supplemented by multiple grants, I may add)

Best wishes,

Yet Another 20-Something Female Living in Perth.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 16, 2013, 04:43:21 PM
Let me confirm on the 2nd...it might be hard for me...will talk to bf and let you all know.it might be my turn to visit him (he lives far away enough this is an all weekend activity).
i have seen some posts by a lovely 40 something lady from mandurah on these boards...maybe she hasnt seen this or maybe perth is too far for her. Does someone want to try and search for posts and pm her?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 16, 2013, 09:28:42 PM
Well I saw that somebody's username is 'Perthcyclist' so I've just PM'd them. Who would've guessed there's so many of us? I'll have a look for the Mandurah user and see if I can find her to PM her.

Should we maybe set two dates, 2 November for those of us who are free at that point, and then a later date for more notice for those who can't make the 2nd? Personally I expect that you will all be so awesome that I won't mind hanging out a second time.

Stripey, when are you back in Perth?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 16, 2013, 09:37:59 PM
Her name is FrugalAussie, and I've just PM'd her :-)

From my vague recollections I think she might have mentioned travelling a lot in a post, so she might not actually be around Perth at this point.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: perthcyclist on October 16, 2013, 11:22:28 PM
Hi y'all I'm here :) thanks for the PM HappierAtHome, 2/11 is fine with me, 3pm in Leedy seems good, good bike parking there :) is it weird I've never been to San Churros ? haha
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 17, 2013, 11:27:10 AM
Stripey, when are you back in Perth?

I land back in the Land of Oz on the 2nd of November but too late to come. I hope you guys have fun!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on October 17, 2013, 03:55:42 PM
Hi Everyone. Thanks for the PM about the meetup HappierAtHome.  I'd miss the discussion as I've been offline while I'm settling back into life at home in Mandurah after being overseas for the last 12 months.  I'd love to meet you all.  I'm no longer a 20 something but I'm really pleased to meet younger women who share FI values. See you on the 2nd. I'll be looking out for the red hat. Astrid 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: perthcyclist on October 17, 2013, 05:35:27 PM
If I can find the fake 'stache I got in my last birthday card I will wear it. Since the theme appears to be red I'll wear my old red&black Silence-Lotto cycling cap :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on October 18, 2013, 07:01:04 PM
My partner is coming along too. If it's a sunny day I'll be wearing a red dress.

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: happy on October 19, 2013, 04:01:18 AM
LOL I am imagining all these people looking at everyone with a red dress or red hat. And then something left of centre like a dance troop all dressed up in red shows up coincidentally.

Hope you have a blast! If in doubt there's always the mustache salute.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on October 20, 2013, 07:27:13 PM
It sounds like we are all twenty something females?
I'm excited it could be like stitch and bitch without the kitting ;-)
Very close. And I could bring sewing, just sayin' ;-)

ETA something more relevant: I will come wearing something red.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 21, 2013, 07:09:05 PM
It sounds like we are all twenty something females?
I'm excited it could be like stitch and bitch without the kitting ;-)
Very close. And I could bring sewing, just sayin' ;-)

ETA something more relevant: I will come wearing something red.

Oh man, I would love to have a craft circle with frugal gals. This needs to happen at some point.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 21, 2013, 08:55:08 PM
Done. I may have held off replying because I was worried I'd come off too excited... But YES. I am willing to offer my place, once you all clear my awesomeness requirement (that is, I know you all a little better :) ) I am up for any kind of craft, but current favorites are scrapbooking and crochet
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 22, 2013, 01:14:43 AM
Done. I may have held off replying because I was worried I'd come off too excited... But YES. I am willing to offer my place, once you all clear my awesomeness requirement (that is, I know you all a little better :) ) I am up for any kind of craft, but current favorites are scrapbooking and crochet

Yeah wait until you meet us all and are sure we're not creepy!

But then, heck yes :-)

I've never done scrapbooking, but I love crochet, and I've just got started on jewellery making. Once I've mastered basic jewellery I want to get onto card making (not at the super amazing level where you use $200 crimps or whatever, just nice basic cards). I'm always open to learning new crafts or just plain old bitchin' and stitchin'.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 22, 2013, 05:30:39 PM
Done. I may have held off replying because I was worried I'd come off too excited... But YES. I am willing to offer my place, once you all clear my awesomeness requirement (that is, I know you all a little better :) ) I am up for any kind of craft, but current favorites are scrapbooking and crochet

Yeah wait until you meet us all and are sure we're not creepy!

But then, heck yes :-)

I've never done scrapbooking, but I love crochet, and I've just got started on jewellery making. Once I've mastered basic jewellery I want to get onto card making (not at the super amazing level where you use $200 crimps or whatever, just nice basic cards). I'm always open to learning new crafts or just plain old bitchin' and stitchin'.

The nice thing about scrapbooking is that once you get started, you can slide right over into card making territory :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: random_nobody_23 on October 23, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
I'm living in Sydney at the moment, but as of Feb next year, i'll be living near Perth. I'd be keen for a meetup one day.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 23, 2013, 05:20:30 PM
I'm almost certainly with the BF on the 2nd, otherwise I'd be mad keen. Will make the next one for sure.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 23, 2013, 06:43:42 PM
There will definitely be more than one :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on October 24, 2013, 06:31:05 PM
My daughter and her boyfriend are joining us.  They're 20 somethings and have come to the lovely realisation (thanks to my gentle push towards MMM) that if they get frugal they don't have to work forever. I'm so proud :)
Do you think we'll be able to find a table together at the coffee/chocolate shop? My suggestion for the next one is a picnic at Kings Park. Cheap, quiet and just such an exquisite environment. 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 24, 2013, 06:56:18 PM
Sounds like a picnic at kings park would be a great idea for the next one, many more people than I expected! We may struggle a bit to find a table, perhaps we should switch to the one in subiaco, from memory that has bigger tables.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 26, 2013, 12:03:23 AM
Subiaco San Churros sounds great to me :-)

And I'd love a picnic in King's Park for our next meetup - maybe late November or early December?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 26, 2013, 01:06:00 AM
OK, so 3pm on 2/November, Subiaco San Churros, some kind of red attire so we spot each other, and I think there will be a total of 9 people. See you all there :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: perthcyclist on October 26, 2013, 01:18:37 AM
Cool :) see you there :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 26, 2013, 09:29:45 AM
I would be interested in a frugal craft thingy at some point. I am an avid knitter, and at some point i will probably need to learn how to crochet too (which would help with some patterns)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on October 27, 2013, 05:22:47 AM
Thanks for the pm anatidaev, i'll be there :)

The closest to red I've got in my wardrobe is a black skirt with tiny red hearts, so I'll be in that
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 27, 2013, 07:52:01 PM
I can't believe there are so many of us!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 28, 2013, 11:55:01 AM
Either can I, but then again, but with the combination of Perth's real estate bubble, its high average wages and its ridiculously high cost of living, it makes sense there'd be people looking for alternative solutions...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 28, 2013, 08:03:08 PM
Yeah, I took a journey through "wow I have money what to do?" Through to "I could invest? Requires more research" and now I'm at "why aren't we able to cover all expenses on 1 income?", which is how I ended up here.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 28, 2013, 10:53:54 PM
Moestache welcome fellow cat freak! Awwww wish i didn't have to be down south this weekend so i can meet you all!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: perthcyclist on October 29, 2013, 08:20:26 PM
I think with the high incomes, consumption and spending is out of control all over the shop. Unlike quite a few people in this town, I feel like I learned something from the GFC. The prosperity that we take for granted can disappear overnight. I just decided that treadmill wasn't for me and that if we ever had another GFC which actually hit Aussies like it did the rest of the world, I didn't want to be the family who had to move somewhere with only the clothes on their backs when the bank foreclosed on their house with incredibly upside-down mortgage.

I guess my view is also shaped by my family's experience of the recession in the 90's. I want to make sure that something like that wouldn't have a catastrophic effect on my quality of living.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 29, 2013, 09:55:16 PM
I think such an experience would definitely go towards defining what you do with money. I had a fascinating conversation with a good friend about different upbringings and treatment of money. She's a (self described) low socioeconomic background materialistic social climber, so she spends most of her money and looks down on those who don't have flashy things. However, she's also very risk averse, so any large purchase has already been subject to rigorous investigation and testing in her budget. Meanwhile, I'm less materialistic, but from a middle class background (not sure if it's "low" or "high"), who probably fits the pattern of trying to copy her parent's current lifestyle. I haven't experienced a lack in my life, so I never expect to... Just outside the realm of experience.
Once we put it in those terms the difference in our spending made a lot more sense.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on November 03, 2013, 04:15:01 PM
Yes please!!! I was real upset I couldn't make it!
How did it go?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 09, 2013, 10:58:14 PM
Any of those dates work for me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on November 13, 2013, 02:18:48 AM
8th sounds great... Can't wait!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on November 13, 2013, 03:59:27 AM
... Orange is fine by me
Did we decide on a time?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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 :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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? :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 16, 2013, 04:37:13 PM
Sounds like a plan :) I thought everyone could bring their own food/rugs etc.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on December 01, 2013, 08:50:47 PM
10am? Argh. I probably can't make it till 12:30 at best.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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!

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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)

-Stripey
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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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Post by: moestache 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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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Post by: Anatidae V 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache 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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Post by: HappierAtHome 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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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Post by: Anatidae V on December 29, 2013, 03:32:32 AM
My calendar indicates I'm available both Saturday and Sunday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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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Post by: Melody 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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 ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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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Post by: Anatidae V on January 01, 2014, 04:41:24 AM
Awesome! I will be there :)
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Post by: moestache on January 01, 2014, 10:58:37 PM
I should be able to make it as well.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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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Post by: Melody on January 02, 2014, 04:03:23 PM
Alright theme is pale blue/turquoise.
See you there at 10.
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Post by: mrcheese on January 03, 2014, 06:54:39 PM
Uh, Shots on Lake is closed today...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 03, 2014, 07:11:15 PM
I'm about 20 minutes away. Where are we meeting?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 03, 2014, 07:23:00 PM
Trying to find somewhere, will post when we do
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Post by: stripey on January 03, 2014, 07:29:00 PM
Hrrrrm, just rocked up. Closed. I will be the girl in the light blue shirt.... :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 03, 2014, 07:30:39 PM
We're now at new edition, corner James and William :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 03, 2014, 07:39:08 PM
On my way!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 03, 2014, 07:43:30 PM
On the corner of James and William. Where now? What sign am I looking for?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 03, 2014, 07:49:23 PM
Right, I'll start walking.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 03, 2014, 11:32:02 PM
Agreed, I had the shakes by the time I got home!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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???
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 05, 2014, 02:09:10 AM
BBQ in Hyde Park would be awesome!! I'm in :-)
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Post by: killingxspree 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 13, 2014, 01:12:19 AM
P.S I do want to try Shots on Lake at some point too though
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 13, 2014, 01:32:15 AM
I'm only free this Saturday. Going on a holiday down south for the long weekend :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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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Post by: moestache 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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Post by: Melody 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).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn 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)?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 14, 2014, 02:36:06 AM
You have some pretty great books, stripey!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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.

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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.)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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/ (http://www.eatthatweed.com/edible-weed-walks-and-workshops/)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 14, 2014, 03:36:01 AM
Cool, thanks for the link! :)
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Post by: killingxspree 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
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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;

and

We organise a Saturday morning coffee in Northbridge for later on, maybe Feb 1st?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 15, 2014, 05:37:19 PM
I have something on early afternoon Saturday so I'm still giving this one a miss, sadly.

But I'd be keen on 8th of Feb from 1pm too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on January 16, 2014, 07:38:39 AM
2-5pm on saturday sounds great. New editions also sounds like a good choice if shots isnt open =)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 16, 2014, 02:50:08 PM
Great! See you guys at New editions, then. (Unless someone discovers shots actually is open).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 16, 2014, 06:43:44 PM
Wait, are we talking about this Sat or the 8th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 16, 2014, 07:04:05 PM
Wait, are we talking about this Sat or the 8th?
This Saturday, at the moment.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on January 16, 2014, 07:38:38 PM
Assume! See you in purple at new editions in fremantle
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 16, 2014, 10:03:43 PM
Wait! I meant north bridge. Oh dear. Same name of cafe...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 16, 2014, 10:26:51 PM
Damn, that's me out. Will try for the 8th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 16, 2014, 10:29:20 PM
I have just realised that this is the most active Mustachian Meetup thread in the whole world. Awesome!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on January 17, 2014, 01:43:05 AM
I won't be able to make it tommorrow :(
Have fun, those of you who going!

I have just realised that this is the most active Mustachian Meetup thread in the whole world. Awesome!

Yay go Perth mustachians!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 17, 2014, 06:18:07 AM
Crap, it looks like band guys want to jam Saturday now (1st time ever)... so I don't know yet... will post here as soon as I know... I gotta make it to band because I already can't go next week :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 17, 2014, 07:37:19 AM
Hate to say it, but I like New Editions in Freo more... :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on January 17, 2014, 10:37:36 AM
Okie northbridge one =) will be there in purple.at 2pm
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on January 17, 2014, 03:43:40 PM
So its Northbridge New Editions at 2pm today? I'll be there.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 17, 2014, 03:58:47 PM
I gotta jam... 8th is still looking good or me tho.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 17, 2014, 04:55:55 PM
We can try new editions in freo later for another meet up, then :-) 
See you all in northbridge at 2!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on January 18, 2014, 05:36:55 AM
I can't believe how much we can talk (non-stop) at these things! It was nice to meet you killingxspree and partner, hope to see you again when you're back in the area.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 18, 2014, 05:48:58 AM
Yes, today went splendidly. We spent a lot of time discussing cooking dinner! And how long it takes to learn the associated skills. I'm more motivated to get to using ALL the food we buy and eliminate our food waste now...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on January 18, 2014, 07:24:39 AM
A pleasure, indeed! =) We are already planning how to cook up a storm back home.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: killingxspree on January 22, 2014, 06:45:52 AM
It was awesome! You will definitely be seeing us around when we move to Perth =). It made me motivated to start learning to cook again.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 22, 2014, 07:48:50 AM
For those of us who were at January #1 meetup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test)

(This is the test for movies-- there need to be at least two women in the movie, that talk about something other than a man)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 31, 2014, 02:28:09 AM
Happier asked me about card making, as cards are apparently a new trend in her area of society. As such, I'll be bringing a small card making kit on the 8th if anyone else is interested. Samples below. I have done fancier ones previously, but simple ones were requested.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 31, 2014, 03:05:09 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to learn how to do that myself :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 31, 2014, 03:54:16 PM
Awww looks awesome.
I can't come on the 8th :( Gotta go see the boy, but hope to see you all soon!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 02, 2014, 02:11:40 AM
So shall we do Saturday the 8th, 1pm onwards at Shots?

And then we'll need to do another one soon so Melody can come :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 02, 2014, 02:32:06 AM
So shall we do Saturday the 8th, 1pm onwards at Shots?

And then we'll need to do another one soon so Melody can come :-)
I thought the problem with shots was it's only open in the morning?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 02, 2014, 02:46:47 AM
In that case: New Editions in Northbridge? Or somewhere in Perth itself with booths / comfier surrounds, such as a Dome or similar?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 03, 2014, 10:21:48 PM
So... assuming I'm not the only one who'll turn up... New Editions in Northbridge at one?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 03, 2014, 10:36:34 PM
I'll be there! If it's just us we can wander off somewhere I can spread out and craft a little better. I will bring paper to make cards.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 03, 2014, 10:52:21 PM
Awesome! Thanks for teaching me about card making :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on February 04, 2014, 05:48:22 AM
I will probably be there
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on February 04, 2014, 04:26:33 PM
New Editions, 1pm sounds good, I'll be there :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on February 07, 2014, 05:07:13 PM
Ah, will probably not be there, other committments call. Have a great time, everyone!'

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 07, 2014, 10:03:14 PM
I'm on my way, should be there in 10
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 07, 2014, 10:04:10 PM
Think I'm the first! I'm outside near the corner.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 01, 2014, 03:11:11 AM
Any plans for another one???
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 01, 2014, 05:45:50 PM
I am keen for another!

Edit: made no sense.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 01, 2014, 05:51:50 PM
Late March, maybe?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 01, 2014, 11:38:06 PM
Yup. Next weekend is bad for me...
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Post by: moestache on March 02, 2014, 07:48:07 PM
how about weekend of the 22/23rd?
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Post by: Melody on March 03, 2014, 06:38:34 AM
yup. 22/23 would be good for me. Sat afternoon or Sun Morning are both good for me.
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Post by: HappierAtHome on March 03, 2014, 09:03:27 PM
The 22nd is insanely bad for me, but the morning of the 23rd would be good!

BONUS MEETUP PROPOSAL!!! We have a visiting Mustachian (limeandpepper) in Perth, available for a limited time only - 23rd and 24th of April. She will also be bringing her partner, so some of us may wish to bring ours along too so that he's not overwhelmed by the oestrogen. Now, bearing in mind that these dates are a Tuesday and Wednesday, is anyone free for an after-work catch up, maybe a sunset picnic or similar? Or to cater to those who work in or near the CBD, I could hunt down some ideas about cheap eats in the city that evening? I'll be on leave that week so I will be able to do just about any crazy suggestion that someone comes up with. Let me know if you're free and what suits you, and I will attempt to work out the plan that suits the largest possible number of people :-)
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Post by: Anatidae V on March 03, 2014, 09:06:06 PM
I have all of those dates free. Yay!
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Post by: moestache on March 04, 2014, 01:56:31 AM
Looks like Sunday 23rd morning might be the winner..

I'm good for the evening of 23/24 April too. Preference is something in or near the cbd.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 04, 2014, 04:42:42 AM
After work stuff is good... There is a new pub in shafto lane with lots of dinner and happy hour specials.as a rule wednesdays are iffy for me but mon and tue are always good.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 04, 2014, 07:53:55 PM
BONUS MEETUP PROPOSAL!!!

Woot, thanks for doing this! I'll make sure I follow this thread closely to keep up-to-date with the discussions/developments! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on March 04, 2014, 07:59:53 PM
Nooo all those dates are right out for me :( and I had to miss the last couple as well. I could've done the 29 Mar...
I have Perth Medieval Fayre on the 22nd and cleanup on the 23rd. And I'm over East while LimeandPepper is here.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 05, 2014, 12:00:08 AM
Nooo all those dates are right out for me :( and I had to miss the last couple as well. I could've done the 29 Mar...
I have Perth Medieval Fayre on the 22nd and cleanup on the 23rd. And I'm over East while LimeandPepper is here.

Ooh. What will you be doing? I might drag some people to it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 05, 2014, 12:03:04 AM
I believe that I'm going to the medieval fayre :-) so I would also like to hear about it from an insider's point of view!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on March 05, 2014, 01:00:57 AM
I'm with the SCA and will be doing historical swordfighting (fencing) and playing music for the dancers. Come visit :) I may also have some involvement in the evening fire show, if all goes according to plan...
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Post by: Melody on March 12, 2014, 05:12:48 PM
Shall we lock down a date for the honorary special guest, limeandpepper, meetup?
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Post by: stripey on March 16, 2014, 02:59:51 AM
Sorry guys, I have found out I have a non-negotiable church commitment coming up next Sunday late morning/early afternoon. Will have to pass on the meetup if it's the Sunday, unfortunately :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 16, 2014, 05:29:03 AM
Shall we lock down a date for the honorary special guest, limeandpepper, meetup?

Tuesday 23rd April, after work, in the CBD?

Sorry guys, I have found out I have a non-negotiable church commitment coming up next Sunday late morning/early afternoon. Will have to pass on the meetup if it's the Sunday, unfortunately :(

Given that both stripey and englyn are out for this Sunday, why don't we try for next weekend instead? Maybe the 29th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 16, 2014, 09:10:22 AM
That weekend I'm on call-- I'm happy to show up but it'll need to be somewhere close to parking just in case I get called out. So... given this, if the 29th works for people that's fabulous, but if this weekend coming up suits the majority of people then we should go with that (because I may be a complete no-show if I'm unlucky)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 16, 2014, 04:43:09 PM
23 April, CBD I am in :) And urgh... I'm not supposed to be drinking at bars at all this month so I guess I will be on soft drinks :(
I'll try my best for this weekend, but post grad is crushing me at the moment, so not sure I have time for both.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 16, 2014, 05:02:30 PM
23 April, CBD I am in :) And urgh... I'm not supposed to be drinking at bars at all this month so I guess I will be on soft drinks :(

Yay! Perhaps we can do something other than a bar? I just found this really old article, so I'm not sure how relevant it is:
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/top-20-cheap-eats-in-perth/story-e6frg12c-1111117979979
Annalakshmi sounds pretty nifty, has anyone been there? The "eat as you like, pay as you feel" is interesting, I've been to a couple of places like that here in Melbourne as well.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 16, 2014, 07:29:10 PM
I've been to Annalakshmi. It was quite good. I'm in for all the dates so far :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on March 17, 2014, 02:53:27 AM
29th is good!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 17, 2014, 05:42:21 AM
My friends go to Annalakshmi, but always perfectly timed for when I am already busy! Been hanging out to go for years! Lets do this!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 17, 2014, 08:49:40 AM
Annalakshmi is fantastic, I probably end up there once or twice a year. Weeknights are pretty quiet, weekends you'd better book. Be warned: spiciness of food does vary (but I've never found it insanely spicy). Have fun (I can't really do weeknights in the CBD, unfortunately)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 17, 2014, 07:15:33 PM
So are we doing the 29th? And if yes, does morning or afternoon suit everyone better? I'm free for either.

Tentative plan of annalakshmi on the 23rd April, to be finalised closer in :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on March 19, 2014, 06:56:20 AM
29th works for me, morning or afternoon.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 19, 2014, 06:58:36 AM
29th works for me, morning or afternoon.
+1
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 19, 2014, 05:02:19 PM
I just saw 23 is a Sunday, not a Monday like I originally thought. I am in, but I can't do any earlier than 7pm.
Who else is in?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on March 20, 2014, 06:13:33 AM
29th suits, preferably afternoon.


Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 20, 2014, 06:23:37 AM
I just saw 23 is a Sunday, not a Monday like I originally thought. I am in, but I can't do any earlier than 7pm.
Who else is in?

Feeling blonde and can't work out what you mean :-/ 23 March or April?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on March 21, 2014, 12:31:43 AM
actually 29th morning is better for me - so disregard my previous post.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 22, 2014, 04:33:37 AM
Omg, yes! I got the months confused .(i thought 23 mar and 29 april not the other way round)... Next weekend might be ok though but it is boyfriend weekend so i will have to see.he is doing drive in drive out work these days so its always a bit hard to commit to stuff now on the weekend he isnt working.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 24, 2014, 07:44:01 PM
Soooo... 29th in the morning? Anyone have a brilliant idea of where to go? If not, maybe a cafe where we can get coffees and those of us who are hungry can get eggs on toast?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 24, 2014, 09:22:38 PM
Soooo... 29th in the morning? Anyone have a brilliant idea of where to go? If not, maybe a cafe where we can get coffees and those of us who are hungry can get eggs on toast?

Assuming I have my dates all correct, we should go to Shots on Lake since we're finally going at a time when they're open!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 25, 2014, 12:19:18 AM
I agree!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 25, 2014, 12:41:15 AM
Yay! What time?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 25, 2014, 01:05:01 AM
Opens at 8, so we could meet then, unless that's too early for people? Would provide plenty of time to chat.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 25, 2014, 01:19:25 AM
I like early!
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Post by: Melody on March 25, 2014, 08:02:03 AM
Shots on lake, 8am Saturday - I'm in! Boyfriend has been told he has to work :( but on the upside I can see you all :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on March 25, 2014, 08:20:51 AM
Suits me!
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Post by: stripey on March 26, 2014, 06:49:11 AM
I really like early too!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 26, 2014, 09:19:45 AM
Colour???? How about Animal print?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 26, 2014, 06:42:45 PM
I think I own a leopard print belt...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 26, 2014, 07:55:38 PM
I'm pretty certain I own nothing in an animal print. I can wear something with a picture of an animal on it, though.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 26, 2014, 08:32:20 PM
I'm pretty certain I own nothing in an animal print. I can wear something with a picture of an animal on it, though.

Ooooh, yes! I can definitely find a tee shirt with some cute animal on it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on March 26, 2014, 09:23:28 PM
8am sounds good.
Though the only thing I have with animals on it is pjs and I'm not wearing those to Shots.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 27, 2014, 06:08:00 AM
I think I have something with an animal on it...

(I certainly don't own anything animal print-- things made to look like they came from a dead endangered animal are not something I could get away with in my line of work)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 27, 2014, 05:21:07 PM
Moe? I can hardly believe you don't have something with a cat picture on it ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on March 28, 2014, 01:16:11 AM
Can't come after all :( hijacked by husband for urgent home maintenance after nearly 3 months of spending most of my free time building a dragon (*ahem. fair enough*).
My favourite t-shirt has kingfishers on it. I may wear it Sat just because :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on March 28, 2014, 03:45:33 AM
Moe? I can hardly believe you don't have something with a cat picture on it ;-)

I actually went to my wardrobe and checked...no cats, but found something with a butterfly that I forgot about.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 28, 2014, 06:01:56 PM
I'm running a little late, will be there by 830.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 14, 2014, 06:48:06 PM
Tentative plan of annalakshmi on the 23rd April, to be finalised closer in :-)

I think we referred to the 23rd as a Tuesday earlier in the thread, but I'm pretty sure it's a Wednesday.

Given that it's only next week now (yay!) shall we make firmer plans? Limeandpepper mentioned she'd be bringing her SO, so I'll talk the BF into coming (he's shy) for some more male company for Mr Limeandpepper.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 14, 2014, 11:46:24 PM
The 23rd is indeed a Wednesday. D is coming, although he might not be aware of that yet :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 15, 2014, 06:04:23 AM
Oooh, I'm not sure now, studies are going crap (fine procrastination right now on MMM!) and I will probally have to see the boyfriend sometime over Easter too... I'll let you know closer to the date... I really want to come though.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 19, 2014, 06:03:48 PM
I'm in :-) Where and what time?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 21, 2014, 12:51:32 AM
Just popping in to say I'm still good for 23rd April! Still in Kathmandu as we speak, but getting our flight tonight and will arrive in Perth tomorrow.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 21, 2014, 01:03:13 AM
Something central and easy - corner of barrack and hay, 5.30pm?
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Post by: Anatidae V on April 21, 2014, 03:39:32 AM
That suits us
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Post by: Melody on April 21, 2014, 04:20:32 AM
I'm in see you there. Colour - Black and white patterns? (like B&W stripes, spots etc?)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 21, 2014, 05:36:53 AM
Sounds good to me! Yay.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 22, 2014, 07:40:31 AM
I don't think I have any appropriate black-and-white clothing in my luggage, but boyfriend might have something, otherwise I'll just keep a keen eye out for you all. :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 23, 2014, 01:27:18 AM
Well I've given the BF a cold, so he won't make it after all. But I will wear a bright red scarf to be very recognisable!
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Post by: limeandpepper on April 23, 2014, 01:45:29 AM
Boyfriend is wearing a Led Zeppelin t-shirt and I'm wearing a super-colourful long skirt. :)
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Post by: mrcheese on April 23, 2014, 07:24:20 AM
I got home just fine and dandy :) thanks all for a pleasant evening.
fun fact: the blue cat stops running to the barrack street jetty after 7.15pm... So I walked up to the museum.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 23, 2014, 07:28:38 AM
I got home just fine and dandy :) thanks all for a pleasant evening.
fun fact: the blue cat stops running to the barrack street jetty after 7.15pm... So I walked up to the museum.

I'm glad you got home safely :-) sorry for being a grandma about personal safety!
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Post by: Anatidae V on April 23, 2014, 08:05:15 AM
Glad you got home safe! We did too :)

D enjoyed himself a lot. The food was very nice and the company was great.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 23, 2014, 09:45:26 AM
It was lovely to meet everyone! I'm glad that I know at least a few like-minded people in Perth now. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on April 25, 2014, 02:35:27 AM
Oh and I forgot to mention that we are hosting a car boot sale as a fundraiser for the soup kitchen (it's tomorrow so short notice) but it's only $5 for a spot so if you're looking to get rid of some excess stuff let me know. Its at 111 Stirling street Northbridge.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 25, 2014, 02:45:18 AM
Oh and I forgot to mention that we are hosting a car boot sale as a fundraiser for the soup kitchen (it's tomorrow so short notice) but it's only $5 for a spot so if you're looking to get rid of some excess stuff let me know. Its at 111 Stirling street Northbridge.

Can't make it tomorrow, but I have loads of books and dvds to sell - do you have these regularly?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on April 25, 2014, 04:14:38 AM
This is our first one ever. But if we do another one I'll make sure to give you more notice :)
Tomorrow, I'll be manning the Devonshire tea stall inside.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 27, 2014, 07:30:14 PM
It was lovely to meet everyone! I'm glad that I know at least a few like-minded people in Perth now. :)

I hope you'll consider us your ready-made group of friends in Perth :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 27, 2014, 07:32:58 PM
For those who were interested in the library, I wasn't joking about arranging a tour! It's open until six on weeknights so we could meet up, visit the library, then go have a coffee/drink somewhere. I've taken a few people up there now to show them how to get into the place (surprisingly hard), where to pick up reservations, etc.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 27, 2014, 08:53:33 PM
It was lovely to meet everyone! I'm glad that I know at least a few like-minded people in Perth now. :)

I hope you'll consider us your ready-made group of friends in Perth :-)

For sure, I would like to catch up again! It's still a bit far away, but I should be available for the first few days of August, hint hint. ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 27, 2014, 08:59:13 PM
It was lovely to meet everyone! I'm glad that I know at least a few like-minded people in Perth now. :)

I hope you'll consider us your ready-made group of friends in Perth :-)

For sure, I would like to catch up again! It's still a bit far away, but I should be available for the first few days of August, hint hint. ;)

Awesome! We'll have a few meetups between now and August, but if you post/PM your dates for August we'll definitely have another extra special limeandpepper meetup.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 27, 2014, 09:01:48 PM
Sounds wonderful, and it means that I may be able to meet you, limeandpepper (was it you that wanted to have a squiz at some books of mine?)

Have we actually made a date/time/place for next meetup?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 27, 2014, 09:03:02 PM
For those who were interested in the library, I wasn't joking about arranging a tour! It's open until six on weeknights so we could meet up, visit the library, then go have a coffee/drink somewhere. I've taken a few people up there now to show them how to get into the place (surprisingly hard), where to pick up reservations, etc.

I'm in.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 27, 2014, 09:03:40 PM
Have we actually made a date/time/place for next meetup?

Not yet - I really liked the breakfast on a Saturday, if anyone's keen to repeat that! My weekends are fairly free for the next month or so, so others with more difficult schedules might want to suggest dates.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Falcon on April 27, 2014, 09:09:37 PM
Hi! I found this site yesterday and can't tell you how excited I am to have found you. I retired 3 months ago at age 55 (in Falcon south of Perth) and have found most of the people I meet at golf etc are well over 65. It is great to see so many others who have ditched the 9-5 habit for a more fulfilling life. I would love to meet other Perthians at the next catch up.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 27, 2014, 09:25:51 PM
Hi! I found this site yesterday and can't tell you how excited I am to have found you. I retired 3 months ago at age 55 (in Falcon south of Perth) and have found most of the people I meet at golf etc are well over 65. It is great to see so many others who have ditched the 9-5 habit for a more fulfilling life. I would love to meet other Perthians at the next catch up.

Well sadly none of us are retired yet... we're all in the 'accumulation' phase, what with mostly being youngsters :-) it will be great to have you share your experiences of early retirement in Perth with us! We tend to arrange meetups fairly frequently (once a month or so).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 27, 2014, 09:33:07 PM
Sounds wonderful, and it means that I may be able to meet you, limeandpepper (was it you that wanted to have a squiz at some books of mine?)

I believe so! As I recall you have a lovely collection of books dedicated to rustic, delicious pleasures. :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Falcon on April 27, 2014, 09:34:34 PM
Thanks for that I  look forward to meeting you all.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 27, 2014, 09:38:11 PM
Hi! I found this site yesterday and can't tell you how excited I am to have found you. I retired 3 months ago at age 55 (in Falcon south of Perth) and have found most of the people I meet at golf etc are well over 65. It is great to see so many others who have ditched the 9-5 habit for a more fulfilling life. I would love to meet other Perthians at the next catch up.

Well sadly none of us are retired yet... we're all in the 'accumulation' phase, what with mostly being youngsters :-) it will be great to have you share your experiences of early retirement in Perth with us! We tend to arrange meetups fairly frequently (once a month or so).

Please, come along! We do tend to meet in fairly central locations, though-- good for public transport. Hope this is not too much a pain for you.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Tel on April 27, 2014, 11:02:40 PM
Hey guys.

A fellow Perthian here, just thought I would check in and say hi.

I'm training my mustache, I've already made a lot of cuts and changes that I've learnt from Your Money or Your Life and MMM and these forums.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 27, 2014, 11:13:41 PM
Hey guys.

A fellow Perthian here, just thought I would check in and say hi.

I'm training my mustache, I've already made a lot of cuts and changes that I've learnt from Your Money or Your Life and MMM and these forums.

Awesome! Would you be interested in joining us at a meetup sometime?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 28, 2014, 01:19:52 AM
Hey guys.

A fellow Perthian here, just thought I would check in and say hi.

I'm training my mustache, I've already made a lot of cuts and changes that I've learnt from Your Money or Your Life and MMM and these forums.

Awesome! Would you be interested in joining us at a meetup sometime?

Yay! Two more new friends in a single day! Although I notice the new website states we've been upgraded to "cult"... Yay, two new cult members? :P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 28, 2014, 01:24:39 AM
Hey guys.

A fellow Perthian here, just thought I would check in and say hi.

I'm training my mustache, I've already made a lot of cuts and changes that I've learnt from Your Money or Your Life and MMM and these forums.

Awesome! Would you be interested in joining us at a meetup sometime?

Yay! Two more new friends in a single day! Although I notice the new website states we've been upgraded to "cult"... Yay, two new cult members? :P

I refer to MMM as my cult, but only with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Real cults give you loads of free stuff at the start, then start charging you for attending meetings etc. So if MMM starts charging 'forum admin fees' or similar, that's when you need to watch out...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 28, 2014, 01:38:37 AM
Okay, so here's a list- I like lists!

1. Hooray for new people!

2. Tongue-in-cheek 'cult' is a good term, although 'religion' is possibly more accurate. A good definition of a 'cult' is that a cult has very strict, prescribed set of beliefs that must be adhered to and where personal intellectual struggle, exploration, dialogue, etc is not tolerated (Christianity and Islam are both considered 'religions' rather than 'cults' because in both of those belief sets a great deal of variation in philosophy, dialogue and debate occurs). I think MMM veers more towards a 'functional religion' than anything. Can anyone tell I'm a bit of a philosophy nerd? ;)

3. New side-gig for a family member is webstore stocking beard and mustache grooming supplies.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 28, 2014, 05:25:06 PM
Limeandpepper - it was lovely to meet you and mr limeandpepper :-) We're all here for you when you're done having adventures and want some Perth friends.
Happier - library tour sounds rad, but I'm nearly off on my trip so probably won't see you guys until I get back.
Falcon and Tel - welcome, hope to see you at a Meet Up sometime. Also Falcon, congratulations on retiring early in a beautiful part of Perth :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 28, 2014, 09:33:38 PM
For those who were interested in the library, I wasn't joking about arranging a tour! It's open until six on weeknights so we could meet up, visit the library, then go have a coffee/drink somewhere. I've taken a few people up there now to show them how to get into the place (surprisingly hard), where to pick up reservations, etc.

I'm in.

Awesome, I'll PM you and arrange a time :-) if anyone else decides they want a library tour, let me know!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on April 29, 2014, 04:56:52 PM
Limeandpepper - it was lovely to meet you and mr limeandpepper :-) We're all here for you when you're done having adventures and want some Perth friends.
Happier - library tour sounds rad, but I'm nearly off on my trip so probably won't see you guys until I get back.
Falcon and Tel - welcome, hope to see you at a Meet Up sometime. Also Falcon, congratulations on retiring early in a beautiful part of Perth :-)

So, out of curiosity, when you all are talking to each other IRL, do you still refer to each other by your forum usernames, or do you use real names and just try to keep it straight in your head?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 29, 2014, 09:09:48 PM
Limeandpepper - it was lovely to meet you and mr limeandpepper :-) We're all here for you when you're done having adventures and want some Perth friends.
Happier - library tour sounds rad, but I'm nearly off on my trip so probably won't see you guys until I get back.
Falcon and Tel - welcome, hope to see you at a Meet Up sometime. Also Falcon, congratulations on retiring early in a beautiful part of Perth :-)

So, out of curiosity, when you all are talking to each other IRL, do you still refer to each other by your forum usernames, or do you use real names and just try to keep it straight in your head?

Most people, I use their real name, though one person I still seem to use her username (hi Melody!!). I also use real names when I PM people.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 29, 2014, 09:12:07 PM
Okay, next meetup:

How about Saturday the 17th or Saturday the 24th of May? (Organising well in advance so that we can work around everyone's schedules!).

I'd be keen for another breakfast at shots on lake, given that it's fairly central for those who use public transport, people can just buy coffee if they're being frugal, and we can take over more than one table if there are heaps of us.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 29, 2014, 11:37:34 PM
I'm currently available both of those dates and would love to go back to shots.  Really enjoyed the food.

Okay, next meetup:

How about Saturday the 17th or Saturday the 24th of May? (Organising well in advance so that we can work around everyone's schedules!).

I'd be keen for another breakfast at shots on lake, given that it's fairly central for those who use public transport, people can just buy coffee if they're being frugal, and we can take over more than one table if there are heaps of us.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 30, 2014, 05:31:59 PM
But my boyfriend (sometimes) and a whole bunch of my friends also call me Melody, so it's legit :-P
I'll be in America, but will see you all when I get back.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: kaetana on April 30, 2014, 06:10:04 PM
But my boyfriend (sometimes) and a whole bunch of my friends also call me Melody, so it's legit :-P
I'll be in America, but will see you all when I get back.

How did you get the name Melody? My real name isn't Kaetana, but it was my main character's name on World of Warcraft, and when I met some guildies IRL, hundreds of hours of raiding and calling me by that name made it kind of stick, and they still call me Kaet even though they now know my real name. :) /geek

I'm jealous of you girls in Perth meeting up all the time! Maybe someday I'll finangle a work trip over there.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 04, 2014, 08:40:42 PM
Okay, next meetup:

How about Saturday the 17th or Saturday the 24th of May? (Organising well in advance so that we can work around everyone's schedules!).

I'd be keen for another breakfast at shots on lake, given that it's fairly central for those who use public transport, people can just buy coffee if they're being frugal, and we can take over more than one table if there are heaps of us.

These dates are both still free for me, but my weekends are filling up fairly fast and I know that some of you are busier than I am, so I'm giving this a bump in the hopes that more of you will chime in and we can lock in a date :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 04, 2014, 09:09:58 PM
Bump noted :)

This stage 24th is better for me, as the weekend of the 17th I am on call-- I should still be able to come along, but there is a chance that I will run away/not turn up at all... and I will need to drive in.

My $0.02, but go what works for everyone else ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on May 05, 2014, 05:13:50 AM
24th is better for me, unfortunately won't be able to do 17th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 05, 2014, 06:18:00 AM
I'll put in my vote for the 24th as well, then.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 05, 2014, 08:30:24 AM
But my boyfriend (sometimes) and a whole bunch of my friends also call me Melody, so it's legit :-P
I'll be in America, but will see you all when I get back.

How did you get the name Melody? My real name isn't Kaetana, but it was my main character's name on World of Warcraft, and when I met some guildies IRL, hundreds of hours of raiding and calling me by that name made it kind of stick, and they still call me Kaet even though they now know my real name. :) /geek

I'm jealous of you girls in Perth meeting up all the time! Maybe someday I'll finangle a work trip over there.

Or maybe I'll have some spare time to catch up when stopping over in Melbourne sometime, who knows! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on May 05, 2014, 05:39:07 PM
But my boyfriend (sometimes) and a whole bunch of my friends also call me Melody, so it's legit :-P
I'll be in America, but will see you all when I get back.

How did you get the name Melody? My real name isn't Kaetana, but it was my main character's name on World of Warcraft, and when I met some guildies IRL, hundreds of hours of raiding and calling me by that name made it kind of stick, and they still call me Kaet even though they now know my real name. :) /geek

I'm jealous of you girls in Perth meeting up all the time! Maybe someday I'll finangle a work trip over there.

Sort of similar, I play roller derby and it's the 1st part of my roller derby name... so heaps of people call me Melody (including my boyfriend)... it's from Josie and the Pussycats... I'm not blonde but I am a tad ditzy ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on May 06, 2014, 08:45:38 PM
Looks like I won't be able to make it on the morning of the 24th anymore! :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on May 08, 2014, 12:26:30 AM
Boo Moestache! But look on the bright side, we have such regular meetups sooner or later we'll have one you can get to.
Both days are fine for me, so... I'll assume its gonna be breakfast at Shots on 24th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 08, 2014, 07:03:19 PM
I'll assume its gonna be breakfast at Shots on 24th?

That looks like it works for the majority of people.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on May 11, 2014, 08:58:18 PM
Works for me too at the moment! *subject to last minute change, as usual. Argh, my life at the moment.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: The Hamster on May 14, 2014, 04:19:07 AM
Hi there,

Another Perthite (sort of) here.  Would love to join a catch up if there are ever any afternoon or evening gigs.  Breakfast is too early for me to come from Mandurah but afternoons would be great.

Cheers
Natasha (aka The Hamster)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 14, 2014, 07:07:42 AM
Cool! The more the merrier. The gang has met up for dinner once before, I think. I wasn't there.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 14, 2014, 07:08:48 AM
Cool! The more the merrier. The gang has met up for dinner once before, I think. I wasn't there.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 14, 2014, 07:54:17 PM
So: shall we lock in shots for breakfast on Saturday the 24th, maybe from 8am again as that suited a lot of people last time?

And also...

Another Perthite (sort of) here.  Would love to join a catch up if there are ever any afternoon or evening gigs.  Breakfast is too early for me to come from Mandurah but afternoons would be great.

Try to arrange an afternoon or evening date in June for those who can't make morning meetups?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 23, 2014, 05:05:03 PM
I won't be heading to shots this morning; too many last night and I'm not good for anything today.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on May 23, 2014, 05:43:46 PM
I'm just about to leave the house - is anyone else still going? :/
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 23, 2014, 05:55:55 PM
I am! And I decided to bring my bike on the train, which required more planning than I thought, so I'll be there in 15 or so.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 23, 2014, 06:02:57 PM
I will probably be there in 20 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on May 23, 2014, 06:12:07 PM
I'm here!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 23, 2014, 09:09:01 PM
I won't be heading to shots this morning; too many last night and I'm not good for anything today.

Nope, not a hangover, actually sick. Waa. I really wanted more of those potato cakes.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on May 24, 2014, 01:16:10 AM
Aw, that sucks. I hope you feel better soon!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 24, 2014, 07:28:07 AM
Ok here's some follow-up on some stuff we discussed today:

1) Wild edible things to forage in the suburbs:

Check out this group from Melbourne: http://www.eatthatweed.com/ (http://www.eatthatweed.com/) I was given the handbook on the website as a gift from my parents which I can being along to a future meetup if anyone is interested. In Perth I have found: Sow thistle, plaintain, dock, sorrel, blackberry nightshade, wild brassica, wild lettuce, blackberries (only occasionally), fennel (although all the ones I have seen look very tough), cleavers, oxalis ('soursob'- my backyard is full of it!), nasturtium, mallow, prickly pear. I haven't seen many true dandelions over here- there is a similar species everywhere called 'cat's-ears' and although it is edible it is too bitter for me to want to eat. I haven't really encountered nettles, Warrigal greens, wild celery, sheep's-sorrel, wild onion or wild roses much in Perth. Pity, I really like nettle gnocci! I do intend to ask my neighbours about their olives which are so ripe they're falling from the tree, and their peppercorns too.

2) Coffees:

I tend to buy something with a recent roast date from one of the local coffee brands (Rubra and 5 Senses are based in Perth)- whatever I can see. If the roast date isn't on there, look at the 'best before' sticker and subtract a year from it. However another option is pick your favourite non-franchise cafe- if you like their coffee and you can see they grind their own beans, ask them to sell you a bag. Many are happy to oblige.

@Happier, I hope you do feel better.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 27, 2014, 07:30:38 AM
After trawling through the forums, I thought our next meet up should be afternoon and possibly kid-friendly if the mustachians with children would like to join? There's some great parks around, I'm sure we could find somewhere with an undercover area in case of too hot/ rain.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 02, 2014, 07:50:15 PM
After trawling through the forums, I thought our next meet up should be afternoon and possibly kid-friendly if the mustachians with children would like to join? There's some great parks around, I'm sure we could find somewhere with an undercover area in case of too hot/ rain.

Which parks where you thinking of?

After missing the last Meetup I'm mad-keen for a June one... How's everyone's availability in June? After this weekend (7/8) I'm pretty much available anytime if we organise it far enough in advance.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 02, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
Something near a train station so it's easy to get to? Two options I have so far are:


Any other options are good!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 03, 2014, 02:01:42 AM
My best suggestions:

King's Park (we all got sunburnt last time, but this time we could sit in the shade!).
UWA - surprisingly nice for picnics.
Subiaco - the big park next to Subi Oval - don't know the name but it's gorgeous.
East Perth - big park next to Claisebrook Cove - can find out the name if that sounds good to anyone.
McDougal park in Manning?

I think if we're meeting at a park we should have a map with an 'X' marked for where we'll be meeting up.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 03, 2014, 01:52:50 PM
Would love to see you all anytime last weekend of june or later...

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 03, 2014, 01:53:35 PM
Claisebrook cove rocks... very bike friendly for those who are keen.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on June 06, 2014, 08:02:44 AM
Last weekend of June works for me at this stage. Claisebrook cove sounds good.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 06, 2014, 09:43:55 AM
Afternoon of Sunday the 29th of June?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on June 08, 2014, 05:15:28 AM
I'll have to pass on that one, sorry. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 08, 2014, 06:27:59 PM
Afternoon of Sunday the 29th of June?

Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on June 13, 2014, 06:46:29 AM
Killingspree and I will be in Perth from 3-8 July, of which Saturday 5 July is likely to be no good (family birthday), but all the other days are free at this stage if some of you guys want to catch up. =)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on June 13, 2014, 08:12:03 AM
Sounds fabulous-- but I won't be able to catch up (Dad's coming over from the east coast) but I bet the others would be able to organise something!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 15, 2014, 07:24:32 PM
So shall we lock in Sunday 29th June, from say 2pm, at Claisebrook Cove? That's a very family-friendly place and time :-)

Killingspree and I will be in Perth from 3-8 July, of which Saturday 5 July is likely to be no good (family birthday), but all the other days are free at this stage if some of you guys want to catch up. =)

And do an 'extra credit' meetup say on Sunday 6 July with Wildflame and Killingspree? Or another date that works?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on June 15, 2014, 07:38:27 PM
Darn, I won't make this one.  ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 15, 2014, 07:44:52 PM
Darn, I won't make this one.  ;-)

We'll hold a special one just for you when you come to Perth!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 15, 2014, 08:09:33 PM
So shall we lock in Sunday 29th June, from say 2pm, at Claisebrook Cove? That's a very family-friendly place and time :-)

Killingspree and I will be in Perth from 3-8 July, of which Saturday 5 July is likely to be no good (family birthday), but all the other days are free at this stage if some of you guys want to catch up. =)

And do an 'extra credit' meetup say on Sunday 6 July with Wildflame and Killingspree? Or another date that works?

Those work for me! Shall I bug the new Perth MMMers with PMs or assume they'll find this on their own?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on June 15, 2014, 08:14:32 PM
Darn, I won't make this one.  ;-)

We'll hold a special one just for you when you come to Perth!

Awesome!!  I will be an honorary member of the Perth MMM group, then?  Yes!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 15, 2014, 08:18:33 PM
So shall we lock in Sunday 29th June, from say 2pm, at Claisebrook Cove? That's a very family-friendly place and time :-)

Killingspree and I will be in Perth from 3-8 July, of which Saturday 5 July is likely to be no good (family birthday), but all the other days are free at this stage if some of you guys want to catch up. =)

And do an 'extra credit' meetup say on Sunday 6 July with Wildflame and Killingspree? Or another date that works?

Those work for me! Shall I bug the new Perth MMMers with PMs or assume they'll find this on their own?

Always worth a friendly PM, then if they're not interested they can just ignore it anyway :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on June 15, 2014, 11:24:43 PM
Darn, I won't make this one.  ;-)

We'll hold a special one just for you when you come to Perth!

Awesome!!  I will be an honorary member of the Perth MMM group, then?  Yes!!

Absolutely- your journal rocks. Let us know *when* (not if!) you end up over here. Alternatively, I do occasionally end up in the US so there is a small possibility of having a very small (n= 2 if you count the both of us) 'Perth meetup' closer to you! :)

In case you're wondering, Perth is a small city- and (depending on what metrics are used) the most isolated state capital in the world (1.9 million, with the whole of Western Australia- that's the entire western third- only having a population of about 2.5 million). With a small population, a resources boom and good wages, it's hardly surprising there's quite a few people reading MMM here, and with such a urban population it's hardly surprising there's a rather active 'Perth meetup' group.

What does everyone think? I also think the possible economy 'plateau' and comparison with the 'cashed up bogan' probably makes reading things like Pete Wargent, 'Mutilate the mortgage' and MMM  more popular.

(I don't think I could fly-in-fly-out though, even for $200k. Although one of the ladies I graduated with has never used her professional degree- she went straight back out to the mines and still loves it)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 18, 2014, 07:37:53 PM
Quote
In case you're wondering, Perth is a small city- and (depending on what metrics are used) the most isolated state capital in the world (1.9 million, with the whole of Western Australia- that's the entire western third- only having a population of about 2.5 million). With a small population, a resources boom and good wages, it's hardly surprising there's quite a few people reading MMM here, and with such a urban population it's hardly surprising there's a rather active 'Perth meetup' group.

What does everyone think? I also think the possible economy 'plateau' and comparison with the 'cashed up bogan' probably makes reading things like Pete Wargent, 'Mutilate the mortgage' and MMM  more popular.

(I don't think I could fly-in-fly-out though, even for $200k. Although one of the ladies I graduated with has never used her professional degree- she went straight back out to the mines and still loves it)

I think that the property boom has increased the level of awareness among young people that oh shit, being a grown up is expensive, which then leads to reading sites like this. I was discussing this with one of my colleagues (the one who's started reading the forums - hi!!) and I feel like our generation is also just more motivated to design our own lifestyles / think outside the box, because we've seen that the "9-5 until 65" has actually been kind of crappy for our parents, older colleagues etc.

I think it's very cool that we have so many Mustachians here, and that so many of them are interested in making new friends.

Re: FIFO - fuck no. I couldn't do that. I admire those who can. Even 40 hours of work a week is too much for me to do long term.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: EngineerMum on June 20, 2014, 10:43:11 AM
Yay! A meetup that I know about before it happens! Thanks for the PM, I'd love to come along on the 29th. Whereabouts at Claisebrook Cove? The park on the south side?

Re working FIFO. I should have done it for a couple of years when I first graduated and saved a decent nest egg. I could have, but my BF didn't like the idea of living apart, and obviously now that we're married with a child it's not something I'd choose now.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: TB_J on June 22, 2014, 11:48:21 PM
Hi Perth crew,

Just thought I'd say G'day. Long time reader but only recently started a journal here.

Hope to meet some of you around the traps.

BTW I'm a mid 20's male... just to throw a spanner into the demographics.



Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on June 23, 2014, 12:19:01 AM
Welcome! Always good to hear from new/different folks. And good to have a spanner chucked into the demographics too- although not everyone is in the twenty-something-female demographic it does seem to be over-represented.

As you've probably gathered, meetups tend to be relatively regular, with some people attending most and some (ahem, people like me) being a bit more sporadic. There's also a great variation in how hardcore people are (with people like me being, ahem, less hardcore). Most (all?) the meetups have been rather central, although I would be keen to try out some slightly further afield (as long as it's Transperth-friendly).

So yeah, do feel free to come along.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 23, 2014, 05:25:15 AM
Can't do Sunday afternoons... so 29th is out unless I can shuffle band to a Saturday.
Can do "extra credit" on 6 July if it's early and local (Northbridge). I need to be home by 1pm latest. So 9 or 10am works...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 23, 2014, 06:35:16 PM
Can do "extra credit" on 6 July if it's early and local (Northbridge). I need to be home by 1pm latest. So 9 or 10am works...

Will that time work for our visitors from the Eastern States? Nice brekkie/brunch in Northbridge sounds good to me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 24, 2014, 03:07:45 AM
So shall we lock in Sunday 29th June, from say 2pm, at Claisebrook Cove? That's a very family-friendly place and time :-)

So! I'll be slightly late as I've got a family lunch, but we need a meet up colour so newbies can find us. What haven't we used yet?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on June 25, 2014, 05:31:18 AM
Sunday 29th and brekkie/brunch on 6 July works with me.


How about the colour green? Can't remember it being used before?

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 25, 2014, 06:37:17 AM
Sounds good - I have bright green :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 25, 2014, 05:39:04 PM
Any cafe suggestions for the 6th of July?
If the weather is nice, I know a really good coffee place (but no food) in Maylands... maybe we can hold it over for another meetup though. As it could also work for a kid friendly meetup (tranby house cafe on the banks of the swan river, has heaps of place for kids to run around).
For food, shots isn't open Sundays :-( Does anyone have any other good ideas for places that let you hang a long time?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on June 25, 2014, 07:45:51 PM
Any cafe suggestions for the 6th of July?
If the weather is nice, I know a really good coffee place (but no food) in Maylands... maybe we can hold it over for another meetup though. As it could also work for a kid friendly meetup (tranby house cafe on the banks of the swan river, has heaps of place for kids to run around).
For food, shots isn't open Sundays :-( Does anyone have any other good ideas for places that let you hang a long time?
Tranby House? My great great grandparents came out on the Tranby to Swan River!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on June 25, 2014, 08:10:57 PM
Hey guys thanks a mill for the invite. I'm going to give the next 2 a miss they're too far for me to bring kids but if you guys ever meet up further south I would be up for it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 26, 2014, 02:20:08 AM
Sounds good - I have bright green :-)
+1 from me too. As Melody previously guessed, my wardrobe contains significant quantities of green...

I just read on Freckle's journal that she's hosting a potluck meet up! With it cold and rainy, I propose a toasty warm meet up at my place later in July or August.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on June 26, 2014, 03:02:43 AM
A Sun morning meetup on the 6th would be good, from 9 or 10am to midday or so would work great. =)
Doesn't need to be a big huge thing. We're happy with any place - even a lame old Dome would do so long as it isn't too loud. Ideally it would be reachable with PT and a reasonable (2-3km) trot - we may be able to arrange a car but cannot guarantee it. Or if it is a bit off the beaten track, maybe we could hitch a lift? We'll be based in Bull Creek. Worst case we can PT 90% there and take a cab.

@TB_J: If you can come along on the morning of July 6th, I'm a mid-twenties bloke too. Born'n'bred Perth but currently in Melbourne, hence the FIFO meetup. =P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 26, 2014, 07:37:48 PM
So do we know exactly where we're meeting up in Claisebrook Cove? The idea I have in mind is not the paved part, but the grassy picnic part to the East of the paved cove bit, probably down close to the water rather than up on the hill... is that what others had in mind too?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 26, 2014, 08:51:46 PM
So do we know exactly where we're meeting up in Claisebrook Cove? The idea I have in mind is not the paved part, but the grassy picnic part to the East of the paved cove bit, probably down close to the water rather than up on the hill... is that what others had in mind too?

From what I can see off Google maps, that would be off Royal St, then towards to water? Seems a nice clear area where we should be able to spot a group of green people.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 27, 2014, 05:18:15 AM
A Sun morning meetup on the 6th would be good, from 9 or 10am to midday or so would work great. =)
Doesn't need to be a big huge thing. We're happy with any place - even a lame old Dome would do so long as it isn't too loud. Ideally it would be reachable with PT and a reasonable (2-3km) trot - we may be able to arrange a car but cannot guarantee it. Or if it is a bit off the beaten track, maybe we could hitch a lift? We'll be based in Bull Creek. Worst case we can PT 90% there and take a cab.

@TB_J: If you can come along on the morning of July 6th, I'm a mid-twenties bloke too. Born'n'bred Perth but currently in Melbourne, hence the FIFO meetup. =P

We were thinking somewhere within 1km of Perth train station :-)

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 27, 2014, 05:22:29 AM
Hey guys thanks a mill for the invite. I'm going to give the next 2 a miss they're too far for me to bring kids but if you guys ever meet up further south I would be up for it.

How about a meet up down near Rockingham on a future date - Maybe even a MMM beach picnic at the foreshore if the weather is better? Otherwise they have a lot of cafes overlooking the beach. It seems we have quite a few Mandurah people on the boards and I know a lot of the other MMMer's live in the inner southern suburbs, so Rockingham would be a reasonable compromise.

(Only bad thing is it's about 3km or so from the station, but there are buses.)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 28, 2014, 10:44:06 PM
Today's meetup is basically a picnic, right? Because I made rocky road to bring...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 28, 2014, 11:03:51 PM
I'm bringing cheese and crackers
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 29, 2014, 12:04:46 AM
I'm here! But I can't see anyone else...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 29, 2014, 12:22:42 AM
We're on the hill at the south end of the bridge!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 29, 2014, 01:24:19 AM
We're a group of 5 and a small pink creature if anyone else is thinking of turning up
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 29, 2014, 03:14:17 AM
So for next Sunday, we're trying to find somewhere good for brekkie in the perth/northbridge/mount lawley area?

If we can't think of anywhere else, the dome in mount lawley is good at poached eggs.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 01, 2014, 02:16:30 AM
*Bump*

Anyone have thoughts on a location for Sunday?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on July 01, 2014, 02:27:46 AM
Hey guys thanks a mill for the invite. I'm going to give the next 2 a miss they're too far for me to bring kids but if you guys ever meet up further south I would be up for it.

How about a meet up down near Rockingham on a future date - Maybe even a MMM beach picnic at the foreshore if the weather is better? Otherwise they have a lot of cafes overlooking the beach. It seems we have quite a few Mandurah people on the boards and I know a lot of the other MMMer's live in the inner southern suburbs, so Rockingham would be a reasonable compromise.

(Only bad thing is it's about 3km or so from the station, but there are buses.)

Rockingham would be great for me and picnic sounds fab let me know if it suits anyone else. I'm busy weekend 12th/13th July and most of August but any other time.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 01, 2014, 06:00:44 AM
How about the little bird in Northbridge?  It used to be called the overflow and never really appealed to me then but since its revamp it looks quite good. Cnr newcastle and lake, opposite shots. Quite big and has live acoustic music on sundays so it seems like they wouldn't mind table hoggers. Otherwise I have heard planet (next to planet video) has good food... not sure about the table hogging situation there tho... Northbridge might be kinder to those relying on transperth...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 03, 2014, 01:34:44 AM
How about Little Bird from 9am on Sunday, then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Perpetuity on July 03, 2014, 01:35:38 AM
Hi! Im new to the forum.
Would anyone be keen on meeting up in Perth Sunday 27th July? My partner and I work away so we're not in Perth much.
We'd love to meet some similar-minded people.  It'd be refreshing to have something in common with others in their 20's.
Look foward to any ideas!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 03, 2014, 02:03:12 AM
Hi! Im new to the forum.
Would anyone be keen on meeting up in Perth Sunday 27th July? My partner and I work away so we're not in Perth much.
We'd love to meet some similar-minded people.  It'd be refreshing to have something in common with others in their 20's.
Look foward to any ideas!!!
I will be away on holiday (yay!) but I'm sure others will be available.

How about Little Bird from 9am on Sunday, then?

Done! I will try to bring D along as well :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 03, 2014, 05:37:21 PM
27th might be hard for me too (news bomb cos I haven't been updating my journal) but I am moving house this month! But whrn are you gys next available,  maybe we can do a big south of the river meet up sometime in August
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 03, 2014, 05:38:09 PM
And little bird on sunday, bring it on. Theme is scarves!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on July 04, 2014, 04:38:53 AM
Little Bird, 9am. Killingspree and I will be there. Can't wait! =)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 05, 2014, 09:09:03 AM
Yay  :-) look for the rockstar sporting a scarf  ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on July 05, 2014, 06:52:41 PM
We're on the squashiest brown couches we could find. Only 50% scarfified, though. Said scarf is a white and black pattern. =)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 05, 2014, 07:08:41 PM
We're late! And wet. We'll be there by 930, don't wait for us to order :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on July 05, 2014, 07:14:00 PM
We've upgraded to a table near the back. =)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2014, 07:20:55 PM
Hi! Im new to the forum.
Would anyone be keen on meeting up in Perth Sunday 27th July? My partner and I work away so we're not in Perth much.
We'd love to meet some similar-minded people.  It'd be refreshing to have something in common with others in their 20's.
Look foward to any ideas!!!

I can do a Meetup that day, is anyone else free?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 07, 2014, 12:06:52 AM
I'm 50% sure I can (plus, I've missed the last two)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 07, 2014, 12:15:06 AM
Can I barge in to say that I'll be in Perth from the 1st of the August for about a week or so before I embark on my Asia adventure. If anyone's up for meeting sometime in the first week of August, let me know. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 07, 2014, 12:26:15 AM
Can I barge in to say that I'll be in Perth from the 1st of the August for about a week or so before I embark on my Asia adventure. If anyone's up for meeting sometime in the first week of August, let me know. :)
Cool! I'm available from the evening on the 3rd of August.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 07, 2014, 05:36:36 AM
Perpetuity - what date range are you available? (PS: I love your name, but I wish, wish, wish it was Pe(rth)petuity! ;-)
Can we combine this with limeandpepper from the 1st and anatidaev from the 3rd?
I could more easily do a week day evening at the moment due to the moving house stuff.

Southern Saver - I am very much still up for a Rockingham beach meet in August too... I just want to get this move out of the way before I commit to too much weekend stuff!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 07, 2014, 04:30:09 PM
If it would make it easier to plan, I can potentially be available any day from the 1st - 7th of August, with enough notice.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 21, 2014, 04:57:22 AM
If it would make it easier to plan, I can potentially be available any day from the 1st - 7th of August, with enough notice.

Are people still up for an early August meet up? I propose an indoor location, but I don't have ideas beyond that.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 21, 2014, 05:14:28 AM
My life is a bit too unpredictable now for me to commit, but if something is organised and I turn out to be free then I'll be happy to come along :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 27, 2014, 12:02:38 AM
How about Saturday morning (2nd) or Sunday afternoon (3rd?) as I could do either of those times. Sunday morning is never good for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 27, 2014, 05:41:14 AM
I can most likely do the morning of the 2nd. (Boyfriend will be up that weekend, but I think he has some errands to do, so he can do errands while I do meet up.)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 27, 2014, 06:16:42 AM
@limeandpepper-- did you want me to bring any books (as prev. discussed)?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 27, 2014, 08:26:58 AM
stripey, if it's not too much of a hassle. You can bring just one, more might be too heavy. I won't borrow any as I'll be heading off to Asia soon afterwards, but I'll have fun flipping through during the meet. :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 27, 2014, 08:28:44 AM
No worries. I'll have to look back at this thread to figure out what I mentioned!!! I should be able to bring several and just bring a backpack or a pannier on my bike (depending on where the meetup is...)

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 27, 2014, 07:52:17 PM
Bit random, but: a friend of mine has rescued a 15 month old beagle, female, very sweet but anxious, from an abusive owner. Now Miss Beagle needs a new home with a loving owner. So if any of the Perthies have the time/space/love/financial capacity to take on a puppy, PM me!

And now back on topic: I'm likely to make it the morning of the 2nd. Though it depends what happens this week with my family dramas.

Do we have a venue yet? I'm more likely to make it if it's somewhere I can get breakfast :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 27, 2014, 09:03:22 PM
Breakfast is good! I vote for breakfast!

For venues, I'm going to defer to the people who would actually go into the CBD otherwise more than I do (which works out to be less than once a month).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 27, 2014, 11:51:04 PM
I'm visiting family in the wheatbelt next weekend, so I won't make it. Have fun!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on July 28, 2014, 07:27:49 AM
I can do breakfast on the 2nd, happy to go Shots, or Little Bird again.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 29, 2014, 06:43:05 PM
Shots at 9am?

It's about a 50-50 chance I'll make it, but I figured I could still contribute to the planning :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 31, 2014, 06:37:26 AM
I have arrived in Perth. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 31, 2014, 09:20:38 AM
Shots at 9am it is, then.

Looking forward to meeting you, Limeandpepper!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 31, 2014, 04:34:03 PM
Yay! So, not being familiar with places around here... I did a search, is that Shots on Lake in Northbridge?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on July 31, 2014, 05:06:04 PM
Yes its Shots on Lake in Northbridge.

See you then!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 01, 2014, 02:27:46 AM
50 50 here too
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 01, 2014, 04:29:17 AM
Do we have a theme given that limeandpepper hasn't met everyone before?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 01, 2014, 05:18:22 AM
Wear a hat?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on August 01, 2014, 07:15:37 PM
Hey, shots is closed so we're across the road in little bird cafe
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 02, 2014, 12:02:22 AM
It was lovely to see you again missbee, and to meet stripey and moestache for the first time! Thanks for the great company and conversation, I really enjoyed stripey's books as well, one of which has gotten me quite intrigued about the possibility of making my own ginger beer someday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: JetD on August 02, 2014, 12:23:58 AM
Hello!  I have just started on here and seems I've missed meeting you guys!  I live in Fremantle and am new to all things mustachian :)  I'd love to be involved in the next meeting if that's okay?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 02, 2014, 02:57:32 AM
Hi JetD! No problems about coming along to whenever the next one is.

@Limeandpepper, it was a pleasure meeting you to, I look forward to hearing all sorts of stories from your up-and-coming adventure!
For those interested, the two blogs associated with those books were:

Down To Earth (simple living, more than MMM philosophy, however the associated forum has people who are members of both forums)
http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au/ (http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au/) and the post with her ginger beer recipe is this one: http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/making-ginger-beer-from-scratch.html (http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/making-ginger-beer-from-scratch.html). I make my ginger beer with the recipe my mother uses, which I think came from a Margaret Fulton cookbook, which uses sultanas as a starter. However I have a ginger beer plant on the go, so am happy to share if desired!

The other one is Whole Larder Love, which just has the most beautiful photography: http://wholelarderlove.com/ (http://wholelarderlove.com/) which is about simple and ethical living (particularly food).

Oh, and the Melbourne wild foraging lot is: http://www.eatthatweed.com/edible-weeds/ (http://www.eatthatweed.com/edible-weeds/)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Majik on August 05, 2014, 02:59:27 AM
Hi,  another newbie to the blog, if not the lifestyle entirely!

keen to meet others when you have another meet up.  I'm FIFO, so may limit me somewhat

thannks
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 19, 2014, 05:08:26 PM
Hi everyone! Do we want to meet up in September? Based on precious requests, I think somewhere south of the river and child friendly. I don't have any ideas, but im happy to go anywhere. Is all the way down at rockingham too far?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 21, 2014, 04:32:47 PM
I want to meet up. Happy to do whatever anyone else wants, sept is loking quite free for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 21, 2014, 07:28:31 PM
I want to meet up. Happy to do whatever anyone else wants, sept is loking quite free for me

Me too!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 25, 2014, 06:48:13 PM
After asking for recommendations, I propose just north of Rockingham foreshore. There appears to be a Dome nearby in case the weather is unfavorable. I can't do the afternoon of the 6th, or the 20/21 September, but all other dates are free.

Theme: spots!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 26, 2014, 04:55:00 AM
Sounds good.
How about Sat or Sun morning 13 or 14 of Sept?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on August 26, 2014, 05:42:27 AM
Ooh I can go to one now Hubby is home. 13/14 is fine with me just can't do before 1 o' clock on Saturdays. I'm excited but nervous!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on August 26, 2014, 06:30:40 AM
Drat--I will miss this one, too!  I'll be thinking of you all as I hope to be climbing mountains that weekend in my home state of Colorado!

Hope to get to a Perth meetup one of these days!!  :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 26, 2014, 05:52:04 PM
Ooh I can go to one now Hubby is home. 13/14 is fine with me just can't do before 1 o' clock on Saturdays. I'm excited but nervous!!!
Wooh! Yay!

Drat--I will miss this one, too!  I'll be thinking of you all as I hope to be climbing mountains that weekend in my home state of Colorado!

Hope to get to a Perth meetup one of these days!!  :)
Aww. Well, we don't have mountains here, so maybe post us a photo of one of yours?

It sounds like the morning of Sunday the 14th is good, then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 26, 2014, 08:28:47 PM
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It sounds like the morning of Sunday the 14th is good, then?

I'm locking it in to my calendar :-)

If anyone wants to carpool, let me know!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 27, 2014, 05:27:31 AM
Drat--I will miss this one, too!  I'll be thinking of you all as I hope to be climbing mountains that weekend in my home state of Colorado!

Hope to get to a Perth meetup one of these days!!  :)

NinetyFour, you crack me up. Come to Perth in springtime, and catch the wildflowers. Australian flora has some of the funkiest flora on the planet, and the southwest is a biodiversity hotspot!

Happier, I 'may' be able to come (deliberately left my computer at home whilst on holidays interstate) and if so and you make it to Canning bridge train station I would be happy to drive.

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 27, 2014, 06:26:01 AM
Drat--I will miss this one, too!  I'll be thinking of you all as I hope to be climbing mountains that weekend in my home state of Colorado!

Hope to get to a Perth meetup one of these days!!  :)

NinetyFour, you crack me up. Come to Perth in springtime, and catch the wildflowers. Australian flora has some of the funkiest flora on the planet, and the southwest is a biodiversity hotspot!

Happier, I 'may' be able to come (deliberately left my computer at home whilst on holidays interstate) and if so and you make it to Canning bridge train station I would be happy to drive.
Oh, if SO doesn't want to come to this one, and you can come, I'd like a lift from Canning bridge too. You don't speed, tailgate, or take corners fast, do you?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 27, 2014, 06:40:11 AM
Happier, I 'may' be able to come (deliberately left my computer at home whilst on holidays interstate) and if so and you make it to Canning bridge train station I would be happy to drive.

Well if it works out for us to do that, I'll have to treat you to coffee at the meetup :-) they have coffee that far outside of the city, right? I kid, I kid!

If that plan doesn't work out for any reason, I'm happy to end up as a driver, I'd just rather not do such a long trip using one tonne of metal to transport just me. Especially because going that far from the cbd is practically a road trip for me - very rare for me to venture more than 8km from the city centre.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 27, 2014, 06:53:14 AM
Happier, I 'may' be able to come (deliberately left my computer at home whilst on holidays interstate) and if so and you make it to Canning bridge train station I would be happy to drive.

Well if it works out for us to do that, I'll have to treat you to coffee at the meetup :-) they have coffee that far outside of the city, right? I kid, I kid!

If that plan doesn't work out for any reason, I'm happy to end up as a driver, I'd just rather not do such a long trip using one tonne of metal to transport just me. Especially because going that far from the cbd is practically a road trip for me - very rare for me to venture more than 8km from the city centre.

I'm also happy to drive from Bull Creek if Stripey can't pick up from Canning Bridge.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 27, 2014, 04:51:52 PM
I might stay at my folks house the night before so probably can't carpool but I'm in!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 27, 2014, 04:56:54 PM
I'll let you guys know on Sunday when I'm re-united with my schedule. I am more than happy to drive anatidaev too. My car could do with a slightly longer run...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 04, 2014, 11:22:57 PM
14th is good for me. Anatidaev and Happier (and Melody, if applicable), if you'd like to privately contact me we'll figure out some arrangements.

Hrrm, spots. I may need to borrow a clothing item to comply this time. (Good theme, though)

Were we planning on food, cafe, picnic, 'other', or a combination of these?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 05, 2014, 03:00:36 AM
Brilliant! I'll be in rockingham on Saturday so i can check it out, but I think we should aim for a picnic and head to a cafe if it's unpleasant weather.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 06, 2014, 10:03:58 AM
Phooey, I can't make it- sorry!!! Sunday mornings are typically not good for me anyway but am happy to miss one once in a while BUT the 14th is our church AGM. So I really should be there. Bummer.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 06, 2014, 05:05:02 PM
I did know churches had AGMs! That's kinda cool. We'll see you at the next meet up I'm sure.

In terms of travel arrangements, I'll be driving from Bullcreek train station, so I can take over the lifts.

I think the specific meeting place should be the corner of Rockingham Beach Road and Wanliss St.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on September 06, 2014, 10:05:50 PM
Am I the only one coming from this side? I feel bad making all you guys travel out here if its just me doesn't make sense. I am happy to meet nearer where you all are honestly?? Before it was awkward because I would have to take kids but hubby is here now so Travelling alone is much easier.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 10, 2014, 02:12:30 AM
Am I the only one coming from this side? I feel bad making all you guys travel out here if its just me doesn't make sense. I am happy to meet nearer where you all are honestly?? Before it was awkward because I would have to take kids but hubby is here now so Travelling alone is much easier.

I thought we had more new peeps living South who wanted to come to a local meetup??

We don't seem to be very good at converting interest in attending a meetup into actual attendance by new people :-P we mostly have familiar faces at each meetup with one new one occasionally.

In terms of travel arrangements, I'll be driving from Bullcreek train station, so I can take over the lifts.

Do you think if I arranged to get dropped off at your house it would be okay for me to bum a lift from there? (And preferably back there afterwards?).

If not I'll suck it up and just drive :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 10, 2014, 04:30:59 AM
Am I the only one coming from this side? I feel bad making all you guys travel out here if its just me doesn't make sense. I am happy to meet nearer where you all are honestly?? Before it was awkward because I would have to take kids but hubby is here now so Travelling alone is much easier.

I thought we had more new peeps living South who wanted to come to a local meetup??

We don't seem to be very good at converting interest in attending a meetup into actual attendance by new people :-P we mostly have familiar faces at each meetup with one new one occasionally.
Yeah, plus, road trip!

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In terms of travel arrangements, I'll be driving from Bullcreek train station, so I can take over the lifts.
Do you think if I arranged to get dropped off at your house it would be okay for me to bum a lift from there? (And preferably back there afterwards?).

If not I'll suck it up and just drive :-P
Sure you can get dropped at my house. No problems :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 11, 2014, 06:17:49 AM
I'm so excited about the Meetup! I was down at Kwinana Beach today for work, just around the corner from where we'll be meeting up. The sunshine was beautiful and the smell of the sea was lovely. I will bring chocolate cake to share (been meaning to make it anyway to freeze).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 11, 2014, 08:27:46 AM
What time exactly are we meeting? I was envisioning a tad later to accomodate those travelling from perth... like 10 or 10.30... I don't think I will be able to makeit before then at any rate....
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 11, 2014, 04:24:29 PM
Let's go with 10:30, if that suits everyone else?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on September 11, 2014, 04:46:53 PM
10.30 good for me, can I get an exact address because I am terrible finding places and it's not like I can ring you guys if I get lost thanks!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 11, 2014, 09:03:44 PM
I'm so excited about the Meetup! I was down at Kwinana Beach today for work, just around the corner from where we'll be meeting up. The sunshine was beautiful and the smell of the sea was lovely. I will bring chocolate cake to share (been meaning to make it anyway to freeze).

I bought chocolate to bring, because I really wanted some chocolate last night when I went shopping :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 13, 2014, 08:27:14 PM
On my way but running a bit late. Will be there 11. Outside the dome on the grass
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 13, 2014, 08:40:45 PM
We're on the corner of wanliss and Rockingham beach rd, will walk to dome
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on September 13, 2014, 08:47:29 PM
Walking to dome now
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on September 13, 2014, 08:52:47 PM
Sitting across from dome in white with my two girls where are you guys?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 14, 2014, 05:56:55 AM
Another successful meet up. Would have been nice to see some more faces... Does anyone want to throw out some dates for October?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BurquenaAbroad on September 23, 2014, 06:04:12 AM
Hello Perthies,
I've been a lurker for a long time, but I might finally be brave enough to attend a meet up. So here's a vote for a meet up in October! I'm currently free every weekend. 

I'm looking forward to talking about very Perth-specific questions, like the insane cost of electricity (or is it just my housemates? I have no idea grrrr), and whether there are alternatives to Woolies/Coles for my mustard addiction.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 23, 2014, 04:36:25 PM
Yes, absolutely a meet up in October, I can see myself needing to hang with mustachians! Also welcome to our group BurquenaAbroad, and cool name!
Only dates I definitely can't do are Sat 4th and the afternoon of Sat the 18th. All other dates are free!

And our group will be wearing stripes! And I'm going to make a sign for this one :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on September 24, 2014, 08:51:22 AM
Hey a Perth thread!  Hi!

I will definitely go to one. I read a lot here, but I don't exactly have much to contribute and only joined recently...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 24, 2014, 03:51:00 PM
Super excited that we may get some new faces :D nobody is expected to be a financial genius, I for one mostly just ask a lot of questions!

Re: dates in October, the 5th and 25th are out for me.

What about the 11th/12th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 25, 2014, 10:01:58 PM
Can I propose another centrally located breakfast meetup, Saturday 11th of October?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 25, 2014, 10:36:38 PM
Oh yes. I'll put it in my calendar now :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on September 26, 2014, 05:15:26 AM
Sounds good! (I am very excited)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 27, 2014, 01:26:14 AM
Excellent, I'll be there. This time I should be able to ride in too!

And these themes are tricky for someone that doesn't own that many clothes! Oh wait, I 'may' have a stripey scarf...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on September 27, 2014, 02:26:28 AM
Sounds good, should be able to make this one.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 27, 2014, 06:44:54 AM
Hello Perthies,
I've been a lurker for a long time, but I might finally be brave enough to attend a meet up. So here's a vote for a meet up in October! I'm currently free every weekend. 

I'm looking forward to talking about very Perth-specific questions, like the insane cost of electricity (or is it just my housemates? I have no idea grrrr), and whether there are alternatives to Woolies/Coles for my mustard addiction.

I can possibly bring along some (electronic) copies of my bills to compare if you'd like. For the last few years I have been in a 1-2 person household, gas hot water, gas stove, minimal electronics and minimal heating/aircon. Might be helpful...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on September 28, 2014, 03:19:38 AM
Ah that's the last weekend of the school term break so I won't be able to make it. Hopefully see you guys next time.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 28, 2014, 05:56:18 AM
Yay... I missed you moestache! Welcome berquena... your housemates might just suck... I live alone and pay $64 for two months for electric (right on $1 a day) although I do have gas hit water. I don't even have energy saving globes (old ones will not die just yet!)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BurquenaAbroad on September 30, 2014, 05:05:55 AM
Hi everyone,

11 October works for me! I'm east of the city, so "centrally located" sounds promising. Has this group ever met at Subi Station Markets?

Stripey, it would be amazing to see ballpark figures for electricity bills in Perth. Our house ran up $260+ last cycle, which the older housemates said was same as all the previous months (with just 3 housemates). Ack! We have 4 people now and electric hot water and stove though, so I've never been sure whether that's just normal for our situation at Perth Prices.

Melody, holy crap, the average for my house has been $1.5 PER PERSON per day. :( Do you have an electric stove?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 30, 2014, 05:26:47 AM
Burquena, I'll bring mine and then you can feel better about your bill...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 30, 2014, 08:21:54 PM
11 October works for me! I'm east of the city, so "centrally located" sounds promising. Has this group ever met at Subi Station Markets?

We tend to sit around and talk for several hours, is there somewhere in/near Subi Station Markets that can handle a reasonably large crowd for a few hours? Somewhere in Subi that's good for breakfast? Subi is easy for me to get to, but I don't know it very well these days so I don't know where I'd suggest for a breakfast/brunch meetup.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 01, 2014, 04:39:38 PM
I was also gonna suggest the maylands tranby house tea rooms for our next kid friendly one. More of a coffee place than a breakfast place tho.I don't know subi too well but happy to take suggestions. Hmmm $1.50 a day per person seems reasonable if you don't have gas. I am yet to get a gas bill since living alone, but when I shared they were about 50c a day per person. Stove is gas. I also don't have air con. My last electric is probally artificially high tho as I spent a lot of Time running my oil heater and as I pointed out am still with the old style light globes . I also had a lot of guests. (I have probally had a guest stay over nearly every second night between my sister visiting, my boyfriend staying over and my mum staying up here when she's had early starts for work)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 01, 2014, 04:43:05 PM
Also the biggest culprit other than air con is desk top computers. So if your housemates have them make sure they are getting switched off when not in use! Also air con, space heaters (especially fan heaters) and old fridges can all contribute. A dodgy old fridge can cost something like 70c a day by itself!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 01, 2014, 10:10:52 PM
Our last electricity bill was for $3.80/day, and gas was $2.20/day. Lowest are $2.20/day electricity and $1.40 for gas. Gas hot water, stove, heater. Electric oven, ton of down lights in the main living area. New fridge and washing machine. My SO works from home, so there's computers on a lot of the day too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 02, 2014, 05:03:51 PM
Sounds like the 11th October is go?
We've got Burquena Abroad, Happier at Home, Anatidaev.
Happier, can you text Moestache and Miss Bee (I don't have their numbers) and see if they want to come too.

Also, counting down - would this work for you if we did something more friendly like Tranby Tea House (it's a tea room in a garden of an "early settlers" house. You have to pay to see the house but it' pretty fun and educational for kids. Also the tea room is essentially in a park so plenty of space for the kids to run :-) If not we'll see you next one.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 02, 2014, 05:04:47 PM
I already texted Stripey :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 02, 2014, 06:58:20 PM
Happier, can you text Moestache and Miss Bee (I don't have their numbers) and see if they want to come too.

I don't have their numbers either! It's still a week away so a good chance that they'll see the thread...

So are we saying Subi/somewhere central for the 11th and then Tranby tea house for a more kid-friendly Meetup later on? Because Counting Down isn't available on the 11th according to her post, and I don't think anyone else is coming with kids on the 11th, so it should work out okay to have a non-kid-friendly Meetup on the 11th...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 02, 2014, 08:44:28 PM
I thought Stripey had all the numbers. I know Miss Bee often comes without posting here.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 03, 2014, 05:13:00 AM
Am pretty sure I have their numbers but they're at home. I will sms tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on October 03, 2014, 08:15:41 AM
I'm still ok to go whenever, just tell me where (and possibly tell me what you all will be wearing or something so I can recognise you all).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 03, 2014, 08:30:17 AM
Well we'll be wearing clothes with stripes on them, and I'll bring a mustache on a stick. But someone else has to say where we're meeting!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 03, 2014, 05:25:01 PM
Well we'll be wearing clothes with stripes on them, and I'll bring a mustache on a stick. But someone else has to say where we're meeting!

Given that I don't know any breakfast places in subi, I'm going to propose that we go to shots on lake (lake st, northbridge) again. I liked that place a lot :-)

How early this time? 9?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 03, 2014, 07:01:40 PM
9 at shots sounds amazing :) I will be there with stripes on ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on October 03, 2014, 09:12:42 PM
I've seen the the thread! Count me in :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on October 04, 2014, 12:45:17 AM
Definitely can't do this one but Tranby House for next one sounds good. If anyone else has kids my girls would love some playmates that day :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 04, 2014, 07:01:35 PM
Ooh, I do have something stripey to wear!!! I was getting a little worried there for a while!! Ironic given my username I suppose.

(I just have a small wardrobe. Wouldn't bother doing Project 333 or anything as I suspect I wouldn't have any clothes to put away...)

If we're tallking bills here already, then how about I post mine here too, so those not coming to the meetup can see too (I don't have a journal). I just paid my last Synergy bill, from memory it was about $0.90 per day... I don't see how I could male it any lower really, short of doing things like unplugging the fridge, opting for romantic candelight dinners or committing to charging ALL devices at work...

I'll post Synergy and Alinta costs here in the next few days then unless anyone has objections.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 04, 2014, 08:10:24 PM
Meh. I'll just put them here anyway (please let me know if this is too derailing for the thread)

Righto, Synergy (electricity). In reverse chronological order.

Sep 14- $48.95- Single household
Jul 14- $112.95- Single household but friend stayed 2 weeks, lots of heating on
May 14- $82.15- Two person household for some of that time
May 14- $92.70- Two person household
Jan 14- $74.20- Two person household
Nov 13- $66.75- Two person household however I was away overseas for half of the billing period
Sept 13- $90.00- Two household

This is an older style brick veneer house with gas stove and gas hot water. I don't have a TV or a modem (mobile phone works fine). There is an older style aircon unit in the front room. I don't usually heat or cool the place much except if I have guests, or if I have a TOIL day and I'm studying in winter (sitting down stationary, the heating is nice... although I do use a nanny rug too). When ex housemate was living here there were more lights left on, and he had a desktop perpetually on. Other than that he was a pretty minimal electricity user.

On reflection, I have no idea why my last power bill was so low. I doubt it was the tax repeal...

Anyways, Alinta bills to follow shortly.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on October 04, 2014, 09:06:51 PM
Oh sweet, that's probably close enough for me to cycle. I've been really getting into it lately, I don't know why I didn't start sooner (sort of kicking myself for never cycle commuting when I worked in the city).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 05, 2014, 06:42:17 AM
Counting down: november should be nice weather too. Looking forward to meeting up again.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on October 06, 2014, 09:03:21 PM
9am at shots....i will be there :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BurquenaAbroad on October 08, 2014, 03:33:18 AM
I'll be there, but I don't own a single piece of striped clothing, so I'll be looking for your stripes and the mustache sign. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 10, 2014, 06:56:49 PM
I'm here and I have a cut out paper mustache
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 10, 2014, 07:11:18 PM
Turns out we're actually at Food Monkey Cafe, it changes its name!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 10, 2014, 07:19:53 PM
When you get here, enter the building, walk all the way down the hallway we are the only group sitting in the very back room.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 11, 2014, 01:27:31 AM
Successful meet up! Lovely to see everyone, and great to meet Coin and BurquenaAbroad!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on October 11, 2014, 01:47:16 AM
It was nice to meet you all, I didn't think there were that many people going!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 11, 2014, 05:23:31 PM
Wish I could have stayed but great to meet you all. let's throw out some times for November? I will straight up say the 15 and 16th are less good for me, but other than that I am open to anything. Suggested location was tranby house in maylands. Bring your kids :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on October 11, 2014, 08:34:45 PM
It was great to see more people at the meetup.

Second tranby house for November!
But the only days I can do are 22/23nd or 29/30th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Counting Down on October 12, 2014, 06:11:47 PM
November is pretty free for me,  only day I can't do is the 1st.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 12, 2014, 06:46:59 PM
Turns out my availability is really low for November, so I'm just gonna wait, see what other people propose and then come along if I can :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 15, 2014, 01:25:54 AM
I like the 29/30 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 16, 2014, 01:36:06 AM
Do we want to organise a bike ride sometime too? Might be worthwhile doing it in December or waiting until March (Jan and Feb might be too hot)?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on October 16, 2014, 05:59:08 AM
I dunno. First two weekends of Nov are out for me, the last two are maybes. Have after hours duties 29/30th.

Am keen for a bike ride. If we do it relatively early in the day then we could go any time of year (my preference). Suggestions of times welcome :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 16, 2014, 06:12:46 AM
I am up for an mmm bike meet as well ;) sounds like last weekend in november is go¡
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on October 21, 2014, 12:06:18 AM
here's a free event with an MMM-ish theme which I'm planning on going to:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-minimalists-everything-that-remains-tour-perth-tickets-8436219961

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 21, 2014, 01:30:56 AM
here's a free event with an MMM-ish theme which I'm planning on going to:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-minimalists-everything-that-remains-tour-perth-tickets-8436219961
That looks interesting. I just got myself two spots (if SO doesn't want to come I'll try to bring a friend).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BurquenaAbroad on October 31, 2014, 02:44:03 AM
I've put MMMM on my calendar for the last weekend in November. Will it be Saturday or Sunday?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 09, 2014, 05:31:58 PM
I've put MMMM on my calendar for the last weekend in November. Will it be Saturday or Sunday?
If Saturday is good for everyone, that's the day I prefer. SO will be coming, he's excited about seeing Tranby House.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 09, 2014, 05:35:02 PM
I've put MMMM on my calendar for the last weekend in November. Will it be Saturday or Sunday?
If Saturday is good for everyone, that's the day I prefer. SO will be coming, he's excited about seeing Tranby House.

If we're talking Saturday the 29th, there's a reasonable chance I'll be able to make it :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on November 13, 2014, 04:29:04 PM
Saturday 29th. What time? 9.30?
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BurquenaAbroad on November 13, 2014, 08:24:01 PM
9am-ish on Saturday 29th works for me, not sure if that's a bit early for anyone else.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 15, 2014, 08:18:58 PM
That works for us as well! We can probably manage by 9:30 (SO likes a bit of a sleep-in).

Also, we're going to the Jacaranda Festival (Ardross St, Applecross) on Saturday 22/11/14. Gold coin donation for entry, and I love looking at stalls of handmade things.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 27, 2014, 06:40:35 AM
Also, because the last thing I mentioned was the jacaranda festival, this meetup's colour is purple :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on November 28, 2014, 04:53:06 AM
I may be there... going to depend on how late I am going to be at work tomorrow (it's been a very long week... including an hour-long educational webinar... eeep!!)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on November 28, 2014, 10:27:20 AM
I, too, am a maybe - I think I might have already committed myself to something tomorrow, but I can't remember what...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on November 28, 2014, 05:09:18 PM
Got a nasty cough this morning I shouldn't share with kids, so not comingto this one. Ahave fun, guys!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 28, 2014, 05:35:25 PM
Got a nasty cough this morning I shouldn't share with kids, so not comingto this one. Ahave fun, guys!

Take it easy, I hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on November 28, 2014, 06:06:17 PM
I'm still not feeling well enough so I won't be able to make it this morning, even though tranby is so close!

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 28, 2014, 06:45:26 PM
I'm not gonna make it either, the BF had minor surgery yesterday and I wasn't sure whether he'd still need someone around today - turns out he does. (He's completely fine by the way, nobody worry!).

Hope everyone feels better soon, there must be a few bad bugs going around!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on November 28, 2014, 07:30:06 PM
I am on my way - turns out I did have something today. I doubt anyone will still be there by the time I arrive, but I'm heading over anyway - Tranby House sounds cool.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 28, 2014, 09:49:53 PM
Highly enjoyable meet up, SO liked his tea :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on November 30, 2014, 09:05:40 AM
Glad you and SO had a good time, anatidaev. ;)

Idea for another meetup would be another picnic at some stage, I suggest McDougall Park in Manning/Como (See: https://anecdotalanna.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mcdougall-park-comomanning/ (https://anecdotalanna.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mcdougall-park-comomanning/))

Pros:
- Park with lots of shade
- Quite a decent playground
- <5mins walk from train station
- Toilets etc. available
- Two blocks away there's a cafe with quite decent coffee too, but pretty busy on weekends
- Got a very cute community garden
- BBQ available but in high demand during day- would only be avail. in evening I suspect

Cons:
- It's summer at the moment so it may be hot during the day
- It's not in the CBD
- The council has recently removed all the sheoaks from the centre island of the lake (= good idea) but did it all at once just before summer and didn't replace with mature native trees so there's a fair bit of algae for the ducks to negotiate (= a bit suboptimal)


As an aside, would anybody be keen to see the May and Herbert Gibbs Collection with me in South Perth when it's next on? I like museums and galleries and stuff, and May Gibbs is a local around here.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on November 30, 2014, 04:08:12 PM
We also floated the idea of a pre xmas pot luck at hyde park. It's quite shady/not hot there.  But either/or works for me :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 30, 2014, 06:23:15 PM
As an aside, would anybody be keen to see the May and Herbert Gibbs Collection with me in South Perth when it's next on? I like museums and galleries and stuff, and May Gibbs is a local around here.

I'd be keen!

Idea for another meetup would be another picnic at some stage, I suggest McDougall Park in Manning/Como (See: https://anecdotalanna.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mcdougall-park-comomanning/ (https://anecdotalanna.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mcdougall-park-comomanning/))

I love McDougall Park, so I'd definitely attend one there if I'm free!

We also floated the idea of a pre xmas pot luck at hyde park. It's quite shady/not hot there.  But either/or works for me :)

Hyde Park is awesome. I say yes to all these ideas.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 27, 2014, 06:28:12 PM
Hi guys! Hope you all have had enjoyable, relaxing, or at least civil Christmases :) It's been very quiet for me, as I didn't quite get enough days off in a row to make flying home feasible (4 days and $1100 when it takes a 4-hour flight and a 4-hour drive to get there means the 4 days don't end up being much... and the SO can't tolerate red-eyes which is irritating!). So I've had good times with a combination of church, work friends, and other friends, and have enjoyed... well mostly doing nothing. And the weather has not been too hot- I haven't turned on the air con yet!**

I would most certainly be up for a meetup, but in reality I probably have the least of a holiday shutdown***, so I think I should just get the ball rolling, state when I am and may not be available, and we go with what suits the majority. Alternatively I am more than happy to meet up with people in smaller groups or individually on a more casual basis. I have lots of coffee and shortbread to share at my place! :)

Okay, so:
- Monday (tomorrow?!?)- available.
- Tuesday and Wednesday- limited service at work, basically I need to turn up in the morning, see if there is anything to do, and if it gets to early afternoon and there's nothing (50:50 chance), then I'll dismiss my team and we'll only return if something crops up.
- Thursday (bearing in mind this is NY day) I am free.
- Friday- same as Tuesday and Wednesday
- Weekend- available.


** This is not meant to be a 'share your badassity' statement, just a measure of how mild the summer is. My house despite being from the 50s or 60s has some decent design sensibilities such that the air-con can remain off for quite a bit of the time.

*** For those that know what I do, this is one of the busiest times for year for us.

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 27, 2014, 09:12:33 PM
New year's eve and day are always pretty hideous days to be out where there are people, so I'd be leaning towards Friday or Saturday? Somewhere central would work better for me.

I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on December 27, 2014, 10:27:49 PM
I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

YES! Even though I don't know if I'm good at games. But it sounds fun. And potlucks are great. :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 28, 2014, 12:19:19 AM
I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

YES! Even though I don't know if I'm good at games. But it sounds fun. And potlucks are great. :D

I'M IN! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 28, 2014, 01:24:51 AM
I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

YES! Even though I don't know if I'm good at games. But it sounds fun. And potlucks are great. :D

I'M IN! :D

I love the idea!

I'm probably going to skip this one, but I'll keep an eye on the thread in case I can make it :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 29, 2014, 03:12:59 PM
I am pretty busy with work but new years day could work for me... I can't really do much else as I have to go to the folks house on the weekend as I worked all Xmas. I will likely need to work a few hours on new years day as well. I float bardon park as an idea for new years day... It seems to be not that busy ever and has a lot of trees and parking.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 29, 2014, 03:15:36 PM
And yeah... Stripey this has been the coldest summer yet. I only got my fan out for the first time on Saturday... There have apparently been a few hot days but only for little patches in the middle when I have been at work.Sat was the first day when it was still hot in the evening :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 29, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
Cool, I'm not free on new year's day so if that looks like it'll work for enough people, I'll bow out and leave you to it.

I will definitely start looking at dates for pot luck games night though. I have a few new games that work well with bigger groups :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 29, 2014, 07:25:45 PM
I'm not free NY day either, sorry (brother coming in from interstate NYE 23:00)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on December 30, 2014, 08:01:59 AM
Maybe we can choose another day instead? Or we can just wait till the potluck. :) Meanwhile if anyone happens to come by the Perth Hills area, let me know! Visit me!! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 30, 2014, 08:14:32 AM
Or do NY day **and** another date if people are keen (bearing in mind that NY day is rather soon now)

@limeandpepper, I've been told that my car needs a 'longer run' every now and then to keep the engine happy (one of the issues with a frugal lifestyle-- car's not used???!) so maybe I can come up some time on the weekend or something.

Mara
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 30, 2014, 02:38:17 PM
Well is anyone free for breakfast / coffee on Saturday morning at food monkey in northbridge? (Lime - we've met there a few times, it has lots of space, decent coffee and the food is as reasonably priced as you can find in Perth. Plus it's walking distance from the train station, bus depot etc).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 30, 2014, 03:51:06 PM
Do we have any takers for new years day? If not I will see about Saturday.... I told folks I would  probally spend all weekend with them, but maybe I can come see you guys and then go straight to theirs.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on December 30, 2014, 08:44:33 PM
@limeandpepper, I've been told that my car needs a 'longer run' every now and then to keep the engine happy (one of the issues with a frugal lifestyle-- car's not used???!) so maybe I can come up some time on the weekend or something.

YES! :D

As for the meet, at this stage Saturday looks better for us.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on December 30, 2014, 10:06:08 PM
Saturday works for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 30, 2014, 11:01:41 PM
I should be good for Saturday too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 31, 2014, 02:01:20 AM
We're a maybe :) we're going down south that day but might not leave until lunchtime.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on December 31, 2014, 06:43:38 AM
Happy New Year to all my Perth buddies who I will meet in real life someday!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 31, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
You too ninety four :-)
Call me a maybe for Saturday. What time?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 31, 2014, 08:00:57 PM
9 onwards?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 01, 2015, 07:50:28 AM
9 onwards is fine by me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 01, 2015, 08:37:58 PM
9 onwards is fine by me!

Awesome! I'm assuming that you've met enough of us that you don't need a colour scheme, but if you want I'll post tomorrow morning with what I'm wearing? (Don't know yet what it'll be, so not posting it yet!).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 02, 2015, 05:27:31 AM
Yes I think I know enough people by now. :D  Though ummm, I probably need to add credit to my phone just in case of anything unexpected. The place is definitely open tomorrow, right?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2015, 04:40:08 PM
We won't make it, found mold in a cupboard yesterday so I want to get everything out of it before we leave for half a week. I hope the bagels are tasty this morning!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2015, 05:16:30 PM
Yes I think I know enough people by now. :D  Though ummm, I probably need to add credit to my phone just in case of anything unexpected. The place is definitely open tomorrow, right?

If it's not, there are heaps of other cafes within a few blocks :-) food monkey is open on Saturdays, so it would only be if they've shut down over Christmas. They don't appear to have a website to check.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 02, 2015, 09:37:56 PM
Nice to catch up with you all this morn,  limeandpepper (and partner)  happierathome, and missbee.

I am making pho soup base this afternoon I think! I wandered in to the fancy butchers on Lake st on the way to the train and they sold me very meaty shin bones at a very (surprisingly competitive) price. It was Torre Butchers.  $5 for a bit over 3kg. Slow cooker mustachian meal coming right up! I am ridiculously excited.

Anatidaev sorry to hear about the mould.  Sucks when things like that happen. I have found clove oil works wekk to prevent it coming back in cupboards and bathrooms if that helps.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 03, 2015, 03:23:34 AM
Nice to see you all again! Hope to catch you next time, anatidaev and Melody.

Well done on scoring those bones stripey, the pho will be so delicious!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 06, 2015, 08:11:08 PM
Board games and pot luck dinner

I'll be hosting a board games night on Saturday the 31st January, from 6pm at my place.

Any MMMers who I have previously met at least once would be very welcome to come and to bring their partners (sorry to anyone I haven't met yet - just, y'know, strangers from the internets and all that). You'll need to PM or text me for the address, but it's in a central spot close to public transport and with loads of street parking. My place can be set up for two separate gaming groups of a reasonable size, so I don't think there'll be any issue with capacity.

For those who aren't familiar with pot luck, the idea is that everybody brings something to share and you have a sort of picnicky/random assortment of tasty dishes to choose from. I'm planning to make one vegetarian dish and one meat dish. I will probably also make some kind of delicious cocktail, or if I'm feeling lazy just chuck some wine in the fridge. The only restriction is that the BF is allergic enough to peanuts that he will go into anaphylactic shock just from being near them - not even eating them - so please don't bring anything containing peanuts or peanut oil :-)

I have a decent range of board games including traditional offerings (monopoly etc) and some of the 'new classics' (settlers of catan, dominion, the resistance), but please bring anything that you particularly want to play. 

Let me know if I've missed any crucial info!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on January 06, 2015, 08:54:39 PM
Sounds like great fun!  Too bad I will be on the other side of the planet!  And, of course, I haven't met you yet IRL--must check that off the list at some point!  And you are making a vegetarian dish, too!  I will get to one of these meetups one day!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 06, 2015, 09:36:17 PM
Hey, sounds good, my bestie might be in town that weekend tho so will have to confirm closer to the date. Missed you all on Saturday but it was good to see the parents. I got tonnes of my mending done so I was being very mmm too but in a different way
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 06, 2015, 09:44:02 PM
Sounds like great fun!  Too bad I will be on the other side of the planet!  And, of course, I haven't met you yet IRL--must check that off the list at some point!  And you are making a vegetarian dish, too!  I will get to one of these meetups one day!!

When you come to Perth I may have to rethink my rule...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 13, 2015, 12:36:58 AM
I would have loved to come but have something else on :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on January 13, 2015, 06:01:12 AM
Sounds like great fun!  Too bad I will be on the other side of the planet!  And, of course, I haven't met you yet IRL--must check that off the list at some point!  And you are making a vegetarian dish, too!  I will get to one of these meetups one day!!

When you come to Perth I may have to rethink my rule...

Yay!!  :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 27, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
Board games and pot luck dinner

I'll be hosting a board games night on Saturday the 31st January, from 6pm at my place.

Any MMMers who I have previously met at least once would be very welcome to come and to bring their partners (sorry to anyone I haven't met yet - just, y'know, strangers from the internets and all that). You'll need to PM or text me for the address, but it's in a central spot close to public transport and with loads of street parking. My place can be set up for two separate gaming groups of a reasonable size, so I don't think there'll be any issue with capacity.

For those who aren't familiar with pot luck, the idea is that everybody brings something to share and you have a sort of picnicky/random assortment of tasty dishes to choose from. I'm planning to make one vegetarian dish and one meat dish. I will probably also make some kind of delicious cocktail, or if I'm feeling lazy just chuck some wine in the fridge. The only restriction is that the BF is allergic enough to peanuts that he will go into anaphylactic shock just from being near them - not even eating them - so please don't bring anything containing peanuts or peanut oil :-)

I have a decent range of board games including traditional offerings (monopoly etc) and some of the 'new classics' (settlers of catan, dominion, the resistance), but please bring anything that you particularly want to play. 

Let me know if I've missed any crucial info!

I'm about to PM Stripey, Anatidaev and Limeandpepper to confirm my address etc for board games night. Anyone else who's keen, now's the time to PM me and let me know :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on January 27, 2015, 10:11:35 PM
I am keen (I think that is the first time I have ever typed that!), as you know, but I will hopefully be visiting my 92 year old friend that evening.  Otherwise, I might look at prices for a flight from Colorado to Perth!  ;-)  Hope you all have lots of fun!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on January 30, 2015, 11:11:14 PM
Have fun! I'm going to a luau tonight.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 31, 2015, 02:44:56 AM
Um, what's that??? That's a lot of nouns in that term, so I assume it's origin isn't English. (Maybe I can use it as a Scrabble word in future??)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on January 31, 2015, 02:53:58 AM
vowels not nouns
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 31, 2015, 10:28:58 AM
Thanks for the great meet, everyone! I enjoyed all the delicious food (ate so well with all those curry puffs, pumpkin feta tarts, and salads) and the assortment of fun games. Also saw anatidaev's ring in person for the first time and it is beautiful. Would love to do this again!

Some of you were intrigued by the agar-agar jelly recipe so here it is.

Jasmine green tea and lychee jelly (vegan)

1 7g/10g sachet plain agar agar powder*
1 x 560g can lychees in syrup
625ml water
2 x jasmine green tea bags
sugar / maple syrup / rice syrup to taste (I don't have a sweet tooth so mine had only about 1.5 tablespoons of maple syrup)

Place agar agar powder and water in a saucepan, bring to simmer over low heat, stirring frequently until powder is all dissolved, it shouldn't take more than a few minutes. The liquid will appear a little thick and cloudy.
Remove saucepan from heat, add two jasmine green tea bags and steep for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring every now and then. Remove tea bags, squeezing as much of their retained liquid back into the saucepan as you do so.
Add the whole can of lychees, including syrup, into the mixture and stir several times to make sure everything is well-mixed. Add more sweetener of your choice, to your liking. Stir again.
Pour the mixture into jelly moulds. Cover and place in the fridge until set. Remove from moulds, cut and serve.

*
1) The agar-agar powder I buy seems to come in 7g or 10g sachets. I think I used a 10g sachet this time, but I used a 7g sachet last time with about the same amount of liquid and there wasn't much difference in firmness/texture. Agar-agar tends to turn out quite firm, and I've tried adding up to 20% more liquid than suggested in packet instructions and still have jellies come out structurally sound, so feel free to experiment a little with the powder to liquid ratios.
2) As mentioned, I also use way less sugar (or other sweetener) than suggested in the packet instructions.
3) I chose an agar-agar powder with only agar-agar as the ingredient (no colours or flavourings, etc.).
4) Agar-agar sets easier and faster than gelatin, so it helps to 1) keep stirring, and 2) move quickly to pour your mixture into moulds before it cools down too much.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 31, 2015, 04:50:34 PM
Um, what's that??? That's a lot of nouns in that term, so I assume it's origin isn't English. (Maybe I can use it as a Scrabble word in future??)
Traditional Hawaiian party. Not unlike a Maori hangi, lots of roast pig, although I understand a luau involves more pineapple and frangi pani :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on February 01, 2015, 01:22:03 AM
vowels not nouns
Whoops, obviously must be a lot more absent minded than I thought last night!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 09, 2015, 06:34:35 PM
Soooo who's up for the next meetup?

I'd be keen to organise another central one (breakfast in the city, or we could rediscover our roots and head back to San Churros in Subi for an afternoon cuppa and chocolatey goodness?), and along with that I'd be happy to host another board games night at some point if enough peeps are interested.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 11, 2015, 01:33:31 AM
As long as it doesn't clash with anything, I'm up for it!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 11, 2015, 02:31:41 AM
I'd love a cold hot chocolate from there. Mmmm. However I'm not allowed to commit to anything right now (been filling up weekends too much) so organise it and I'll try to come
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on February 11, 2015, 04:07:41 AM
An afternoon cuppa sounds good
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on February 11, 2015, 05:08:45 AM
I am trying to credential the next month or so, so I have a butt-tonne of work to do. Probably not going to attend anything till March.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on February 11, 2015, 05:55:52 PM
Hello fellow Perth Mustachians,

I'm fairly new to the forum but have been reading the blog for a little while now so thought I'd put myself out there finally and meet some new people who don't completely prescribe to the "Perth way of thinking".

I am 32, female and dream of having the freedom to travel, take photographs and rock climbing wherever and whenever I want! I would love to come along to a meet up and say hi and exchange awesome tips and tricks that you all may have, as I would love to break free of the traditional life mould.

Looking forward to meeting some of you! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 11, 2015, 07:38:20 PM
Yay, welcome Yellyfish!

I am busy until march and then free every weekend. I could manage an after work catch up at San Churros in Leederville or north bridge after next week.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 11, 2015, 07:51:28 PM
Does the San Churros in Northbridge have plenty of room? The Leederville one is, in my opinion, far too poky for us to fit into.

But a chocolate date after work in the week starting 23/2 (week after next) sounds good to me.

Hello fellow Perth Mustachians,

I'm fairly new to the forum but have been reading the blog for a little while now so thought I'd put myself out there finally and meet some new people who don't completely prescribe to the "Perth way of thinking".

I am 32, female and dream of having the freedom to travel, take photographs and rock climbing wherever and whenever I want! I would love to come along to a meet up and say hi and exchange awesome tips and tricks that you all may have, as I would love to break free of the traditional life mould.

Looking forward to meeting some of you! :D

Should I be pretending I don't already know you? :-P

Yellyfish is my mustachian coworker! Woo!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on February 12, 2015, 05:55:54 AM
The cat's out of the bag now HappierAtHome!!! Lol!

I'm cool with an afterwork hot chocolate in a few weeks time :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 12, 2015, 02:38:04 PM
I am 32, female and dream of having the freedom to travel, take photographs and rock climbing wherever and whenever I want! I would love to come along to a meet up and say hi and exchange awesome tips and tricks that you all may have, as I would love to break free of the traditional life mould.

Looking forward to meeting some of you! :D

Sounds like we may have lots in common! I look forward to meeting you, too! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 12, 2015, 03:33:21 PM
Great! I should be good every day except Friday. Earlier in the week would be better :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 12, 2015, 05:58:35 PM
San churros in Northbridge (132 James Street), Wednesday 25 February, 5pm onwards?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 12, 2015, 06:47:59 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on February 15, 2015, 12:52:35 AM
Awesome, I'm down for that and looking forward to meeting you all :D
I hope everyone got to enjoy the Giants this past weekend too. I rediscovered my childhood fear of marionette puppets unfortunately, but was still pretty cool to have an event like this come to little ol' Perth!

'Stache on y'all.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 15, 2015, 01:38:51 AM
I loved the Giants! I was always a fan of marionettes, and had my own marionette animal puppets when I was a child. So the event was a really cool experience for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 15, 2015, 01:52:30 AM
They were fucking brilliant. What an experience.

And the crowds were so well behaved! At least everywhere I was, people were polite and lovely.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BurquenaAbroad on February 24, 2015, 01:41:07 AM
It's been a while, but I will try to make it to this meet up. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on February 24, 2015, 06:19:20 AM
Yes, looking forward to it everyone :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 24, 2015, 06:27:32 PM
I will be there about 5:30 ish!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 25, 2015, 01:55:16 AM
I'm here! Chilling out inside. Hope some of you turn up soon :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: insolent librarian on February 25, 2015, 05:24:53 AM
I just signed up to say hi. I obviously can't make this meetup, but I may make another one in the future. How about that silly hot weather yesterday?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 25, 2015, 05:43:20 AM
I just signed up to say hi. I obviously can't make this meetup, but I may make another one in the future. How about that silly hot weather yesterday?
Welcome, I hope you can make the next one! It was stupidly muggy, though maybe it will eventuate in some rain? Unlikely. The thickness of the air has definitely given me a headache.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 25, 2015, 03:55:29 PM
Fail! Just saw this!Would have loved to do San Chruos with you all. For the reference I think an after work meet up is an excellent idea :-)Weekends have been super busy for me lately, hence the lack of posting.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 25, 2015, 04:58:44 PM
I thought San Churros was a pretty decent venue overall - plenty of room, air con, close enough to Perth for the people who are lucky enough to work in the CBD (sigh). I'd love to do another meetup there after work, but after Easter so I can eat chocolatey goodness without feeling guilty :-P

In the meantime, anyone up for a Food Monkey breakfast/brunch/coffee some weekend soon? At this point Saturday 21st March and Saturday 28th March both look good for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on February 26, 2015, 08:09:00 AM
I agree, San Churros was actually quite good (especially for someone with dairy allegies, there was variety!).

Again, it was lovely to meet some new people and hang out and will keep the next proposed dates in mind, although I tend to be away on weekends, I will keep it marked in the diary!

Have a great long weekend everyone!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 26, 2015, 10:02:38 AM
Another meet in late March should be okay for me. Yeah, San Churros was decent, I like Food Monkey too!

Yellyfish, it was very nice to meet you! Hope to see you again another time. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 27, 2015, 09:04:21 AM
Food monkey... i need a bagel! Either 21 or 28 works for me, but 28 might be better as was gonna see folks on 21...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on March 02, 2015, 02:40:12 AM
Yellyfish, it was very nice to meet you! Hope to see you again another time. :)

It was great to meet you too, looking forward to meeting up again to chat more about your travels! I'll be reading your archives too - I love hearing about travel things :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 02, 2015, 02:47:44 AM
Food monkey... i need a bagel! Either 21 or 28 works for me, but 28 might be better as was gonna see folks on 21...

Cool, let's definitely do food monkey on 28th :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 02, 2015, 06:28:35 AM
Yes! So its us two and anyone else who wants a begal saturday morning on 28 march :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: moestache on March 11, 2015, 09:21:31 PM
Been a bit caught up with stuff and haven't been able to make the last couple of meetups but I think I should be able to make the 28th.
Will be nice to see you all again!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 12, 2015, 02:00:37 PM
I think there might be some family events on the boyfriend's side around that time, but if not I'll certainly want to make it to the meet. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 12, 2015, 10:06:13 PM
I'll be there, and  SO might be because he likes bagels
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 13, 2015, 09:08:45 AM
I should be able to make it (actually, I'm not a huge fan of bagels, but they have enough other stuff for me)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 14, 2015, 07:20:46 AM
I am bringing a friend who's interested in personal finance. I told her about the blog and the meet-ups and she's really interested. Not sure if she will join the forum though, she seems like she already has a billion hobbies to keep her busy. But we have lots of discussions together so it will be cool to bring her too :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 23, 2015, 12:44:12 AM
Really looking forward to the Meetup - looks like we have 4 or 5 people coming all up??
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 23, 2015, 04:14:39 AM
Enough for a good chat and being able to talk to everyone!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 23, 2015, 04:17:45 AM
Hey I am about to do another prune, would anyone like me to bring:

-Kaffir lime leaves
-Fresh bay leaves
-Mint (unsure of variety, strobger than spearmint) either as leaves or seedling
-Climbing (Malabar) spinach seedlings... I have an excess of self- sown ones
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 23, 2015, 05:40:35 AM
What time is the meetup? We have family stuff, but may be able to pop by on the way... and if we do, I'd love some leaves and seedlings!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: insolent librarian on March 23, 2015, 06:38:09 AM
Huh. I was just thinking to see if there was another meeting being organised. I won't be able to make this one either...
In fact, due to life circumstances, I might not be able to make any meeting for a bit. Nothing bad, just work and family.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 23, 2015, 06:44:26 AM
Huh. I was just thinking to see if there was another meeting being organised. I won't be able to make this one either...
In fact, due to life circumstances, I might not be able to make any meeting for a bit. Nothing bad, just work and family.
We aim for about 1/month, so check back once a week and that should be enough to see when the next one is.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 24, 2015, 05:15:08 AM
Do we have a time for Saturday? 9am onwards maybe?

I want those giant hash browns with poached eggs, always look so good when other people order them.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 24, 2015, 06:58:33 AM
Yes, 9! That is good for us. SO is coming for the bagels :)

Stripey, I'd love a few bay leaves. I'll bring the kindle with Marie Kondo's "The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up".
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 24, 2015, 08:44:32 AM
Excellent. It's a deal. Anybody want some lemongrass? If you put it in water for a fortnight, you can plant it out too. It grows like... well.. grass :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 24, 2015, 02:36:42 PM
Anybody want some lemongrass? If you put it in water for a fortnight, you can plant it out too. It grows like... well.. grass :)
Miniature pampas grass
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 25, 2015, 05:06:34 PM
:)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 27, 2015, 12:27:13 AM
I can only probably make it by 10 tomorrow. .. I have to get to the part office tomorrow morning ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 27, 2015, 01:32:04 PM
Looks like I won't be able to make it because of a birthday thing. Darn! Really wanted to see you all again and get those delicious things off stripey. :p
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 27, 2015, 07:17:12 PM
We're in the back room of food monkey!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 29, 2015, 02:11:47 AM
Someone yesterday was asking about my tea thermos-- it was a gift, and is the same as this: http://www.highwave.com/product-p/j1570.htm (http://www.highwave.com/product-p/j1570.htm) but mum must have purchased it in Australia somewhere. It does work very well.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on March 29, 2015, 03:27:47 AM
Thanks Stripey! Now I've got something for my Christmas list...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on April 03, 2015, 07:43:02 PM
Hi all! Long time MMM lurker, finally got around to signing up to the forum. Just stumbled across this thread. I actually live down south, but I'm up in Perth pretty regularly on the weekends. It'd be great to meet you all! I see I've just missed a meetup :( If you don't mind me tagging along I'll try to make then next one!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 03, 2015, 09:36:03 PM
Not al all - look forward to meeting you!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 08, 2015, 06:43:29 PM
Hi all! Long time MMM lurker, finally got around to signing up to the forum. Just stumbled across this thread. I actually live down south, but I'm up in Perth pretty regularly on the weekends. It'd be great to meet you all! I see I've just missed a meetup :( If you don't mind me tagging along I'll try to make then next one!

It's always the more the merrier :-) just post if you're planning to come so that we know to keep our eyes open, and so that we can post a few helpful identifiers (like "I'm wearing a red scarf") - otherwise it's tough to decide which group of strangers to approach and ask if they're the Mustachians :-P can you tell I speak from experience here?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 08, 2015, 06:44:39 PM
I was thinking about another weekday post-work Meetup in the CBD given how successful the last one was - is anyone interested in that?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Yellyfish on April 08, 2015, 06:49:31 PM
Mid week meet up sounds good to me, especially since I'm not usually around on weekends. :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 09, 2015, 01:01:47 AM
I'm up for that too. Worked well.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 09, 2015, 06:25:20 AM
There is a place in shafto lane that does $2 tacos on Tuesdays and happy hour from 5-6pm every day ($5 house wine or schooners of sly fox)... how about that? It's close to Perth stn and West Perth Stn so should suit most people? It's super cute and if the weather is good you can sit near the fountain... very romantic!
http://thebelasyse.com.au/
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 09, 2015, 09:49:56 AM
It looks super-cute!!! Will visit sometime hopefully. Alas, I would certainly not make it there by 6pm unless I asked to leave work early (I don't usually finish till 5 or 6pm anyways, particularly if I am doing the teaching round-up with the kiddies at the end of the day) so will have to miss out on that one.

Mondays are always fine, if there is another mid-weeker (I work a four-day week).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 14, 2015, 08:59:06 PM
There is a place in shafto lane that does $2 tacos on Tuesdays and happy hour from 5-6pm every day ($5 house wine or schooners of sly fox)... how about that? It's close to Perth stn and West Perth Stn so should suit most people? It's super cute and if the weather is good you can sit near the fountain... very romantic!
http://thebelasyse.com.au/

Who's up for a Meetup at this place, from 5pm next Tuesday (the 21st)?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 14, 2015, 09:05:40 PM
Meeeeeee!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 14, 2015, 09:31:41 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 19, 2015, 06:31:32 PM
So I'm assuming we'll meet outside? Having never been there before I'm wary of trying to find peeps inside.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 20, 2015, 09:33:30 PM
Or should we postpone given we only got three takers for today?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 26, 2015, 05:36:11 PM
Shall we re-try for another meet up?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on April 30, 2015, 02:15:40 AM
I'm in,  so long as the forum doesn't crash again, leaving us all lost and confused...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BS93 on May 02, 2015, 11:47:38 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm new to MMM forums, so I searched "Perth" and found this meetup thread.

I would be interested in coming to the next meetup and getting to know some like-minded people. I'm 21, just wanted to see what age generally everyone is that goes (and that I'm not too young).

- Brendan
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 03, 2015, 01:50:47 AM
Welcome!

Most (definitely not all) are in their 20s, and young professionals. You'd probably be one of the younger ones at 21, but don't let that faze you at all... you'd be more than welcome! Age matters less and less the older you get.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: BS93 on May 03, 2015, 02:49:36 AM
Thanks Stripey!

I'll keep an eye on this thread to find out about the next meetup.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on May 03, 2015, 07:20:23 AM
Thought I'd just put a vote in for weekend meetups. I'll be in Perth this coming weekend from Friday until Monday if people are keen to catch up soon? Otherwise I'd next be around on the 22-23rd?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 03, 2015, 11:30:14 PM
This weekend is a bit soon, but the 22/23 is OK for me.

Sorry about the other week Miss Bee, we didn't think anyone else was coming!

BS93, 21 isn't too young, and you might give me ideas on how to influence my siblings in this direction :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on May 06, 2015, 05:31:19 PM
This weekend is probably a bit soon to organise, as not everyone checks all the time. 22-23 is out for me, as I am with my folks all weekend.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 06, 2015, 07:08:15 PM
This weekend is probably a bit soon to organise, as not everyone checks all the time. 22-23 is out for me, as I am with my folks all weekend.

The 30th/31st and 6th/7th would both work for me - weekends are better for me than weeknights at the moment, too.

Sorry about the other week Miss Bee, we didn't think anyone else was coming!

Miss Bee wasn't the only one! I had a call from limeandpepper, who had turned up only to not be able to find anyone :-(

I think it's a really, really good idea for us all to post when we're planning to come to a meetup, so that if something goes wrong (forum down, venue closed) we at least know who we should be trying to find and/or contact. If I'd known we had five people coming to the last one I would have turned up despite the forum crash.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 07, 2015, 04:13:41 AM
Ah yes, it was confusing last time! At least the boyfriend and I got a "city date" out of it.

I can't do this weekend either but other weekends should be okay.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on May 07, 2015, 06:38:31 PM
30/31 and 6/7 are good for me too. Agree we should post if we are planning to come, as I thought it was only going to be myself, anatidaev and happier at home...I am also generally good for weeknight meet ups (but not Mondays) if they are in the city
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on May 07, 2015, 08:08:40 PM
How does late afternoon/evening of the 31st (Sunday) sound for everyone then? The next day is a public holiday as well, so most people shouldn't have to worry about getting things organised for work on Monday that day either, I figure. Say 4pm at San Churros in the city?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 08, 2015, 05:20:08 AM
How does late afternoon/evening of the 31st (Sunday) sound for everyone then? The next day is a public holiday as well, so most people shouldn't have to worry about getting things organised for work on Monday that day either, I figure. Say 4pm at San Churros in the city?

Sounds great to me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: lolzmonster on May 17, 2015, 12:41:17 AM
heyo :) ill come
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 17, 2015, 03:30:52 AM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on May 17, 2015, 09:54:27 AM
I won't be able to make this upcoming one after all! It suddenly appears that I will be in Sydney from late May onwards for a few weeks.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 18, 2015, 01:29:59 AM
I can't this time either. Sorry!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on May 19, 2015, 05:41:49 AM
At this point in time looking good, count me in, though there is a possibility of a hike that weekend...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Binky on May 21, 2015, 05:52:45 AM
Hi Perth Moustachians,
I've been reading the blog for a few years now, but I've only just realised there is a local group!
I'm a nurse, a dog lover and a home-owner who is focused on paying off the mortgage quickly in a bid for financial independance.
I'd love to meet up some time, can't make the one on the 31st of May as have plans with a friend, but I look forward to meeting you all at some stage.
Regards
Binky
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 22, 2015, 12:30:30 AM
Hi Perth Moustachians,
I've been reading the blog for a few years now, but I've only just realised there is a local group!
I'm a nurse, a dog lover and a home-owner who is focused on paying off the mortgage quickly in a bid for financial independance.
I'd love to meet up some time, can't make the one on the 31st of May as have plans with a friend, but I look forward to meeting you all at some stage.
Regards
Binky

Yay, how nice that you've found us!

We do meetup pretty regularly (roughly every month - six weeks) so hopefully there'll be one you can make in the near future :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on May 27, 2015, 09:49:03 PM
Count me in 4pm on Sunday :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: lolzmonster on May 30, 2015, 01:27:09 PM
ive got work today it seems :/ so i don't think i can make it.. sorry guys!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on May 30, 2015, 04:57:32 PM
I'm looking forward to meeting those who are coming today! 4pm at San Churros in the city - I'm going to wear a big straw hat (or if I can't find that, some other big hat!) so that I'm easy to find.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 30, 2015, 06:15:16 PM
I'll be wearing a giant pink infinity scarf. Looking forward to meeting you :) just triple checking - this is the one in north bridge?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on May 30, 2015, 06:18:39 PM
Yup!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: AussieMM on May 30, 2015, 09:03:29 PM
Erk my flight just got really badly delayed. I'm mostly likely not going to be able to make the meet up. I'm so sorry guys!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 30, 2015, 10:46:30 PM
Oh no! Maybe next time then :) I'm looking forward to my cold hot choc.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 01, 2015, 11:09:53 PM
I vote back to food monkey for the next one... I missed my bagel :-) for those following at home anatidaev, happier at home and myself attended the last meet up... We'd really love to see more of you at the next one :-) perhaps in late June?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 02, 2015, 12:02:01 AM
A bagel in late June sounds good to me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 02, 2015, 12:55:42 AM
I'll still be in Sydney but I'll try to make the next one!

Additionally, HappierAtHome, I just saw you mention a clothing swap in another thread. While this wouldn't work for me, I've been thinking for a while that it might be kind of fun if a few of us did a garage sale together sometime. If anyone else is keen, I'm totally up for it...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 02, 2015, 08:49:20 AM
Hey this sounds cool :-) my friends did one a while ago and made a decent amount each. I think having a good location helps... They did theirs in north Perth so close to all the cafe strips and stuff. I dunno if I have enough stuff (I tend to get things out of my life pretty quickly once they are not useful to me, but might be interested as I should really do a serious de clutter before I move to Melbourne :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 02, 2015, 06:24:11 PM
I'd participate if someone else wanted to organise, host etc, but I don't think I can commit to being 'in charge' of a garage sale anytime soon (trying to commit only within my capacity, which lately isn't huge).

I don't have a lot of other things, but do have some fairly nice clothes.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 07, 2015, 01:16:38 AM
So early July bagel date with limeandpepper. Shall we start tossing some dates out now so people have loads of notice? How about Sat 4 July in the morning say 9.30 ish. For anyone not in the know the bagels are at food monkey in Northbridge near the corner of lake street and Newcastle street. A coffee and fancy pants bagel with bacon or whatever will set you back less than a tenner :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 14, 2015, 07:47:57 PM
Bagels on 4 July works for me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on June 14, 2015, 10:12:45 PM
I might even should be in Perth then (depends upon my jury duty, and how long it takes me to drive there).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 15, 2015, 05:45:23 AM
Looking forward to it! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 15, 2015, 04:54:32 PM
We will be there! (Bringing SO to this one)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 21, 2015, 04:13:44 AM
Fantastic :-) Glad this is working our for everyone. Happier, you have some of the phone numbers for people? Maybe send out a text too? 4 July will be excellent!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on June 25, 2015, 08:31:05 PM
Well, I don't appear to be coming to Perth, so I won't be there. Sorry not to see you all, I've been looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 25, 2015, 08:54:33 PM
Well, I don't appear to be coming to Perth, so I won't be there. Sorry not to see you all, I've been looking forward to it.
Oh no! Was it the jury duty that got you?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on June 25, 2015, 08:57:28 PM
No, the jury duty was over. I was coming across to visit my SIL and nieces while the girls were on holiday - to help my SIL. But that doesn't appear to be happening.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 25, 2015, 09:21:12 PM
Fantastic :-) Glad this is working our for everyone. Happier, you have some of the phone numbers for people? Maybe send out a text too? 4 July will be excellent!

I missed this! I think I only have phone numbers for the people who have already posted re 4 July (I didn't write down numbers at that meetup when a few people did - just gave out mine - so I only have numbers for the people who have called or texted me at some point) but I'll double check and get in touch with anyone who hasn't posted.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on June 27, 2015, 05:42:46 AM
I reckon I can make this one :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 02, 2015, 06:44:41 PM
Giving this a bump as it's tomorrow morning. Looking forward to seeing you lovely ladies (and maybe a few blokes too!) at 9.30 :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 02, 2015, 08:51:19 PM
Mr Duck is coming and is looking forward to his bagel.

No, the jury duty was over. I was coming across to visit my SIL and nieces while the girls were on holiday - to help my SIL. But that doesn't appear to be happening.
That's a pity. I'm sure there will be a next time :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 03, 2015, 05:33:46 AM
Looking forward to seeing you all! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 03, 2015, 07:04:14 PM
I am in the back room if coffee monkey. If you haven't met me before I am at the only large table in the room and currently the only person in the room so I should be easy to find!!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2015, 11:38:43 PM
Soooo shall we start thinking about dates for the next Meetup? I think we were all in agreement on Saturday that we needed another one sooner rather than later :-)

I'd love another coffee and bagel catchup, 25th and 26th of July and 1st and 2nd of August are all good for me at this point.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 07, 2015, 03:14:57 AM
Soooo shall we start thinking about dates for the next Meetup? I think we were all in agreement on Saturday that we needed another one sooner rather than later :-)

I'd love another coffee and bagel catchup, 25th and 26th of July and 1st and 2nd of August are all good for me at this point.
I am more likely to make it to one on the 1/2 August.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 07, 2015, 06:23:11 PM
All are fine for me altho the 1/2 is better for me as I may be seeing the folks the weekend before.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 08, 2015, 04:08:05 AM
Yep deffo out for 25/26, let's do 1st or 2nd of August at food monkey :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 19, 2015, 09:55:31 PM
Yep deffo out for 25/26, let's do 1st or 2nd of August at food monkey :-)

Anyone have a preference for the 1st versus the 2nd?

I'd probably slightly prefer the 1st, but both are free at this stage.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 19, 2015, 10:28:19 PM
1st is my preference too. Let's lock it in. 9.30am at food monkey on the first?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 19, 2015, 11:04:19 PM
I will put it in my calendar :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: EngineerMum on July 21, 2015, 06:44:08 AM
Excellent, I can come on the 1st too. Really enjoyed the last one - will endeavour to have phone charged for the next one so I don't stand outside for 10 minutes like an idiot wondering where everyone is.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 22, 2015, 05:29:19 PM
Workmate is coming too :-) she was sick last time which is why she didn't  come. EngineerMum, we normally grab the back room if its available.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 22, 2015, 06:57:26 PM
Excellent, I can come on the 1st too. Really enjoyed the last one - will endeavour to have phone charged for the next one so I don't stand outside for 10 minutes like an idiot wondering where everyone is.

Glad you can make it again :-) it was nice to catch up last time.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 30, 2015, 07:17:00 PM
*Bump* because the meetup is tomorrow, at Food Monkey, 9.30ish :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 30, 2015, 08:40:40 PM
I have a sore throat that turned into an occasional, slightly sticky cough, so we'll see if I'm there or not...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 30, 2015, 09:09:31 PM
I have a sore throat that turned into an occasional, slightly sticky cough, so we'll see if I'm there or not...

Oh dear. I hope you feel better soon either way!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on July 30, 2015, 10:03:55 PM
I would have loved to have seen you, but I have about 23421 things on tomorrow. Next time!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 30, 2015, 10:17:29 PM
I would have loved to have seen you, but I have about 23421 things on tomorrow. Next time!
Maybe one of these meetups we should just have wherever you happen to be that weekend :P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 31, 2015, 02:06:25 AM
We should be there!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 31, 2015, 09:54:21 AM
I can't come to this one, unfortunately (am selling a few things on Gumtree and have people coming buy to pick up stuff most of the morning). Next time, hopefully!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 31, 2015, 11:50:49 AM
To anyone who reads this in the morning - are there any places nearby with free parking?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Wildflame on July 31, 2015, 07:11:01 PM
Three blocks north, there is a big park called Hyde Park. I think there is some free parking there, but it may only be a 1 or 2 hour limit.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 31, 2015, 07:17:29 PM
I was so proud of myself for taking public transport, then I missed my train. Sigh. I will be there a little late.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 31, 2015, 07:34:45 PM
We're in the back room!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 03, 2015, 03:36:41 AM
For future reference free 2 hour parking on palmerston st just after Stuart st (two blocks away). Also parts of Stuart (between Fitzgerald and palmerston but only on one side) and lake st (between Newcastle and Stuart)  have two hour parking. Untimed parking on bulwer st about 5mins walk away.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 03, 2015, 04:08:17 AM
Thanks for the parking information!! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 09, 2015, 03:40:24 AM
Shall we make another date for the future? I enjoy having something to look forward to. And maybe a Sunday this time as others have said to allow more people to attend. I propose the Hyde park for a breakfast picnic with food monkey as a back up of the weather looks bad... Because I heard happier at home wants to use her new keep cup :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 09, 2015, 04:01:26 AM
Yes! I am totally trying to steal this meet up format for meeting up with my non-forum friends as well, it works so well.

Late September is good for me, and Sundays are good too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on August 09, 2015, 08:50:00 PM
Sunday brunch picnic is likely to work for me, as is Hyde park. There's a big gazebo with picnic tables near the north west corner / Vincent St which will work unless the weather's truly horrible.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: TooManyGuitars on August 11, 2015, 03:18:35 AM
Sunday brunches at Hyde Park are generally good for me and my DW and mini mustaches too.   

We are away the first and last weekends in September (both are mustachian trips)...the ones in the middle would work :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 11, 2015, 03:33:24 AM
Middle weekends of September would work better for me, too!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 11, 2015, 03:34:40 AM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 11, 2015, 03:47:33 AM
Works for me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on August 19, 2015, 12:02:36 AM
Hello! Forum (and MMM) newbie here. Are meet ups open to anyone?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 19, 2015, 12:29:41 AM
Hello! Forum (and MMM) newbie here. Are meet ups open to anyone?
Absolutely. Please come along!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on August 19, 2015, 07:37:47 PM
I'll do my best :) Looking forward to meeting you :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 31, 2015, 05:06:40 AM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?

So will we do a sort of pot luck picnic, where anyone who wants to bring something to share does so? (Don't worry, nothing too goey - learned my lesson with the caramel slice at our last picnic).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 31, 2015, 06:09:53 AM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?

So will we do a sort of pot luck picnic, where anyone who wants to bring something to share does so? (Don't worry, nothing too goey - learned my lesson with the caramel slice at our last picnic).
Ooh, yes I think a potluck picnic. With plenty of sunscreen :) I've been perfecting my crispy soft muffins...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on September 02, 2015, 08:17:03 AM
Hey folks, haven't been around at all lately, but thought anyone north of river might be interested in a flyer I found at my local library.

Dismantle (Bike Dr) is doing a basic bike maintenance workshop on Saturday 10th October (10am-12pm) at 61 Broun Avenue, Morley (Undercroft Carpark, civic centre).  My friend and I have already signed up, there's a max of 10 for the workshop and refreshments will be provided. 

No idea if there is any space left, you'll just have to email environment@emrc.org.au or call them on 08 9424 2216 to find out. :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 05, 2015, 06:56:34 PM
20th Sept - will try to get there... down at the folks that weekend so just depends what happens on Sunday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 13, 2015, 07:37:19 PM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?

So will we do a sort of pot luck picnic, where anyone who wants to bring something to share does so? (Don't worry, nothing too goey - learned my lesson with the caramel slice at our last picnic).
Ooh, yes I think a potluck picnic. With plenty of sunscreen :) I've been perfecting my crispy soft muffins...
I've had a family event pop up, so I'll be at the park from 9am to 10am and then I'll be leaving. Hope some other people can make it - I will wear a large red felt hat so newbies can find me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 13, 2015, 07:45:11 PM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?

So will we do a sort of pot luck picnic, where anyone who wants to bring something to share does so? (Don't worry, nothing too goey - learned my lesson with the caramel slice at our last picnic).
Ooh, yes I think a potluck picnic. With plenty of sunscreen :) I've been perfecting my crispy soft muffins...
I've had a family event pop up, so I'll be at the park from 9am to 10am and then I'll be leaving. Hope some other people can make it - I will wear a large red felt hat so newbies can find me.

Yikes, I'd better make sure I get there at 9am so I actually see you, then!

Where within the park are we meeting?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 13, 2015, 08:32:54 PM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?

So will we do a sort of pot luck picnic, where anyone who wants to bring something to share does so? (Don't worry, nothing too goey - learned my lesson with the caramel slice at our last picnic).
Ooh, yes I think a potluck picnic. With plenty of sunscreen :) I've been perfecting my crispy soft muffins...
I've had a family event pop up, so I'll be at the park from 9am to 10am and then I'll be leaving. Hope some other people can make it - I will wear a large red felt hat so newbies can find me.

Yikes, I'd better make sure I get there at 9am so I actually see you, then!

Where within the park are we meeting?
I don't think I've been there before, so I'm not sure where a good meeting spot is. It looks like there's a playground next to some parking on the corner of Glendower St and Throssell St that would be nice.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 15, 2015, 05:05:15 AM
I ditched the family event. I will be around past 10am. You should all come early anyway to maximise chatting time :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 15, 2015, 05:24:00 AM
I ditched the family event. I will be around past 10am. You should all come early anyway to maximise chatting time :)

Woot!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 19, 2015, 06:07:08 AM
I propose 20th September, at 9am? Or 10 am?

So will we do a sort of pot luck picnic, where anyone who wants to bring something to share does so? (Don't worry, nothing too goey - learned my lesson with the caramel slice at our last picnic).
Ooh, yes I think a potluck picnic. With plenty of sunscreen :) I've been perfecting my crispy soft muffins...
I've had a family event pop up, so I'll be at the park from 9am to 10am and then I'll be leaving. Hope some other people can make it - I will wear a large red felt hat so newbies can find me.

Yikes, I'd better make sure I get there at 9am so I actually see you, then!

Where within the park are we meeting?
I don't think I've been there before, so I'm not sure where a good meeting spot is. It looks like there's a playground next to some parking on the corner of Glendower St and Throssell St that would be nice.

I'm assuming we'll all meet near this playground!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 19, 2015, 06:32:22 AM
The boyfriend is feeling a bit under the weather, but if all good tomorrow we'll be there. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 19, 2015, 07:44:50 AM
I've got some homemade turkish bread and hummus, hopefully I can find you tomorrow :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 19, 2015, 07:51:30 AM
I've got some homemade turkish bread and hummus, hopefully I can find you tomorrow :-)

When I get there I'll post what I'm wearing to make it easier. Maybe I will put up my blue uv umbrella to be extra noticeable!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 19, 2015, 06:18:55 PM
Anyone bringing picnic rugs?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 19, 2015, 06:38:21 PM
Anyone bringing picnic rugs?
I've got mine! Also wearing a red felt hat. ETA 9:10am
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 19, 2015, 07:15:31 PM
I think I'm in the right place! I'm sitting at a picnic table, black dress and pale blue cardigan.

Oh and I'm tall and chubby with a blone ponytail, if any newbies are trying to figure it out.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 19, 2015, 07:26:48 PM
We have picnic rugs on the grass! Three of us so far.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 19, 2015, 08:32:26 PM
Sorry we can't make it. Y'all have fun!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 20, 2015, 06:09:05 PM
Sorry we can't make it. Y'all have fun!!

Shame you couldn't make it - hope your SO is feeling better!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 20, 2015, 06:10:24 PM
Anyone interested in a Food Monkey* breakfast on either Saturday 10 or Saturday 17 October?

*For anyone new: it's a cafe in Northbridge, decent and cheap food by Perth standards, and they don't mind us staying for hours.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 21, 2015, 12:28:30 AM
Shame you couldn't make it - hope your SO is feeling better!

Thanks, I made banana-and-honey steel-cut oatmeal for him yesterday morning because he was craving comfort food. :) Still on the mend and should be all good in a couple of days. Wish we could have been at the picnic though, it was great weather too!

Also yes, I would be interested in another Food Monkey breakfast. :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 25, 2015, 06:30:28 AM
Anyone interested in a Food Monkey* breakfast on either Saturday 10 or Saturday 17 October?

*For anyone new: it's a cafe in Northbridge, decent and cheap food by Perth standards, and they don't mind us staying for hours.
I am keen for food monkey on the 10th. Likely camping with friends on the 17th. X
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 25, 2015, 04:40:21 PM
The 10th works for me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 25, 2015, 08:25:55 PM
So Saturday the 10th breakfast at food monkey is on!!! Hope to see you all there :-) 9am??? (For newbies it's near the corner of lake and Newcastle next to dominoes pizza you can't miss it. We are usually in the back room... The cafe is divided into a bunch of smaller rooms... but someone usually posts which room and a description of what someone is wearing on the day. )
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 26, 2015, 11:05:34 PM
Ooh I'm going to try to come to this one too :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 27, 2015, 10:28:04 PM
Dammit, I can't come to this one either!

It's the weekend of our (nominal) 6th year anniversary, so will be otherwise occupied :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 08, 2015, 11:32:35 PM
Sorry? No, I'll be envious of you! Giant Lego exhibits sound awesome!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on October 09, 2015, 06:23:57 PM
Leaving the house... This is still happening, yes?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on October 09, 2015, 06:55:18 PM
I'm here in the back room!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on October 09, 2015, 07:09:52 PM
I'll be a bit late, should be there soon
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 09, 2015, 07:28:00 PM
Coming. Had to sort some stuff at home. There in 5. X
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 09, 2015, 07:35:16 PM
We are in the couch room

Edit: we moved back to the back room...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on November 03, 2015, 06:02:45 PM
So, any more ideas on when and where for a November meetup?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 03, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
I'm only free on the 21/22 November.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 03, 2015, 09:59:02 PM
I'm only free on the 21/22 November.

I think I'm free that weekend too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on November 04, 2015, 08:17:01 PM
I'm currently free!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 04, 2015, 10:09:43 PM
Picnic brunch or Food Monkey?

Saturday or Sunday?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on November 04, 2015, 10:28:02 PM
Picnic brunch! Sunday!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on November 05, 2015, 09:01:06 PM
Oooh, I'd love to see your house :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on November 05, 2015, 10:23:25 PM
Dates and venue suggestions are all fine for me so far!! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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"
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 10, 2015, 01:23:36 AM
I am all up for that.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on November 10, 2015, 03:09:30 AM
I might possibly be able to come this time around! Horray!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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? :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on November 10, 2015, 08:20:50 AM
I am up for potluck brunch, yes! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey 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!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper 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. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on November 27, 2015, 12:34:13 AM
Damn I wish I had seen this thread lol.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal 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 :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 06, 2015, 06:27:54 PM
I'm totally out until at least New Years. Unsure about the others yet.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 06, 2015, 07:57:00 PM
I'm also free all of those days :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper 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! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn 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.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on December 06, 2015, 10:53:19 PM
I'm free on all those dates and work in the city so that's easy. If you want to do games, the cafe myriade is nice enough and affordable. I haven't been to any of the CBD bars for a while, pretty much not since I have to pay for my own drinks :)

The bobeche used to do an ok happy hour from memory.... Stables is fine too during the week
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 07, 2015, 10:23:20 PM
So for December after-work meetup: we still haven't narrowed down the date or location any further.

Dates still in contention:
next Tuesday 15 Dec, Wednesday 16 Dec, or week after - Monday 21 Dec or Tuesday 22 Dec?

Anyone care to vote / have a say?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 07, 2015, 10:27:03 PM
And for January Board Games / Potluck Night at the HappierHome, dates still in contention are:

Friday 9 January
Saturday 10 January
Saturday 17 January

Anyone care to weigh in on those dates if they're not available for all of them? Otherwise I'll just pick one ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 07, 2015, 11:06:07 PM
After work 15 and 16 Dec. Board game any of the above.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on December 08, 2015, 01:12:12 AM
Um...
Friday 9 January
Saturday 10 January
Saturday 17 January
... did you mean Friday 8 Jan, Sat 9 Jan, Sat 16 Jan, or am I doing dates all wrong?
Sat 9th Jan would be best for me! could also do 8th but not 16th, now that I look at my calendar
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 08, 2015, 01:40:08 AM
Um...
Friday 9 January
Saturday 10 January
Saturday 17 January
... did you mean Friday 8 Jan, Sat 9 Jan, Sat 16 Jan, or am I doing dates all wrong?
Sat 9th Jan would be best for me! could also do 8th but not 16th, now that I look at my calendar

Yes. Yes, I would be doing those dates wrong. You have passed the test!! Friendship: accepted.

Let's just call it then: January Boardgames / Potluck Meetup is the evening of Saturday 9 January.

As per previous Meetups at the HappierHome, if I have met you at least once before then I am very happy for you to come along (and to bring along your partners/BFF/whoever it is you bring along to social functions - for example if my BFF is free then I may invite her as she has mentioned previously that you guys sound cool, and she'd like to meet you. She's not wrong!). Please either comment in this thread or PM me to let me know you would like to be included, so I can provide you with my address etc.

Are we happy to leave the potluck aspect totally open and see what wonderful combinations of foods we end up with? (My vote: yes. This is how we end up with awesome+bizarre combos. Like five different types of salad. Yum!!).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on December 08, 2015, 08:55:20 AM
Probably will be there, will let you know closer to the date (might be going camping that weekend).

I will bring bananagram (has anyone played that?) and some non-banana food (I really dislike bananas).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 08, 2015, 06:34:18 PM
I'm free for boardgames and potluck on the 9th. :)
Not sure about the after work drinks yet, may be away for work.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on December 08, 2015, 08:23:07 PM
Yes. Yes, I would be doing those dates wrong. You have passed the test!! Friendship: accepted.

Let's just call it then: January Boardgames / Potluck Meetup is the evening of Saturday 9 January.

Yay! More yay!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on December 09, 2015, 02:16:30 AM
Slightly off topic but in our recent meetup some people mentioned an interest in beekeeping. This may be a good opportunity: http://www.postcodehoney.com.au/about.html
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 09, 2015, 06:19:34 AM
I have no preference for Tuesday or Wednesday next week, but I do want a meetup, and I have convinced a mate to come :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2015, 07:21:26 AM
Can I vote for next Tuesday, please?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 09, 2015, 04:42:55 PM
Can I vote for next Tuesday, please?
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! OK, Tuesday the 15th it is. Play nice with my friend, it took a bit of convincing to get him to come and he's anxious we'll all patronise* him about his spending :P

*Or would that be matronise instead?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2015, 04:59:08 PM
Definitely matronise. But don't worry. We'll pretend to be cool :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 09, 2015, 08:17:33 PM
I'll definitely be away. Look forward to the january meet up!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2015, 09:01:18 PM
I'll definitely be away. Look forward to the january meet up!

The real question is, will you bike??

So far for the 15 December Meetup our rollcall is Anatidaev, Melody, Norgirl, and me. Any other takers? Anyone want to just be decisive and pick a venue?
Note: if you are planning to come to this Meetup, and do not post to let us know that, then if something goes wrong and it's cancelled or shifted to a new location no one will know to get in touch with you to tell you what's happened. We cancelled a Meetup once when the forum was down and only three people were planning to show up as far as we knew - it turned out two other people went far out of their way to come to that Meetup and no one had been in touch with them because we didn't know they were planning to come!

For the 9 January Meetup our rollcall is Englyn, Ms Terror, Limeandpepper, Anatidaev, Melody, maybe-Stripey, and me. Anyone else at this stage?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on December 10, 2015, 12:38:49 AM
Sorry, I'm out for both. Already have a Christmas function next Tuesday evening after my work lunch and my parents will be in town first two weeks of January.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 10, 2015, 01:09:17 AM

The real question is, will you bike??



Now I have to!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 10, 2015, 01:25:37 AM

The real question is, will you bike??



Now I have to!

You really don't :-) I'm just impressed that you regularly bike to the markets that are right by my house.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 10, 2015, 07:33:49 AM
Hahaha I haven't ridden there for a while now...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 10, 2015, 05:31:58 PM
There were no objections to The Stables, so I think we should meet there on Tuesday 15th Dec. 5:30pm?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 10, 2015, 06:01:12 PM
There were no objections to The Stables, so I think we should meet there on Tuesday 15th Dec. 5:30pm?

It's a deal!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 10, 2015, 06:01:14 PM
I was gonna suggest belause (Shafto lane) cos it has $5 drinks between 5 and 6 and lots of tables/chairs :-) and a fountain. And serves coffee etc for non drinkers.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on December 10, 2015, 09:42:36 PM
I have +2 for 9 Jan. Should we bring extra chairs?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 10, 2015, 11:25:54 PM
I was gonna suggest belause (Shafto lane) cos it has $5 drinks between 5 and 6 and lots of tables/chairs :-) and a fountain. And serves coffee etc for non drinkers.
Belause it is! Looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 11, 2015, 12:26:26 AM
I was gonna suggest belause (Shafto lane) cos it has $5 drinks between 5 and 6 and lots of tables/chairs :-) and a fountain. And serves coffee etc for non drinkers.
Belause it is! Looking forward to it :)
Yay!!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 11, 2015, 12:45:22 AM
I have +2 for 9 Jan. Should we bring extra chairs?

Nope :-) we have dining chairs, desk chairs, couches, and even outdoor chairs if we need them! Room for all the lovely people.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 13, 2015, 08:44:37 PM
So Meetup is 5.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday 15 Dec), at the Belasyse (I'm assuming that's what you guys meant when you said belause?).

Given we have at least one newbie, should we meet out the front and have some way of recognising each other?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 13, 2015, 09:49:15 PM
Yes, time for another round of rainbow mustachians! All wear something Yellow.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 13, 2015, 10:39:29 PM
I do not own a single piece of yellow clothing.

Can I count 'yellow' hair as my yellow thing? Slash, just rely on their being another MMMer near me wearing yellow if Norgirl is trying to identify us?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 13, 2015, 10:44:16 PM
I will bring a yellow hat for you.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 13, 2015, 10:59:47 PM
I will bring a yellow hat for you.

I thank you for this kind offer and will consent to HOLD the yellow hat prominently for visibility, but will politely decline any invitations to place it on my head.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 14, 2015, 03:08:46 PM
So Meetup is 5.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday 15 Dec), at the Belasyse (I'm assuming that's what you guys meant when you said belause?).

Given we have at least one newbie, should we meet out the front and have some way of recognising each other?
Yes!!! I can't spell. Pulling out a yellow tshirt now :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 14, 2015, 05:07:56 PM
I am wearing a yellow skirt and a yellow beanie. I also come with jingle bells!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on December 14, 2015, 05:19:07 PM
I'm coming to this one now! my other event has been cancelled so after work drinks instead sounds like a real treat :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 14, 2015, 06:03:05 PM
Clearly I am the only one here who feels that yellow is not an appropriate colour for humans to wear. Maybe you all look good in yellow? It makes me look like a steak that's starting to turn and developing that greenish, oil-patch sheen.

I'm coming to this one now! my other event has been cancelled so after work drinks instead sounds like a real treat :)

Success!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 15, 2015, 02:46:32 AM
We are here and the group is growing!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 15, 2015, 03:00:37 AM
We are here and the group is growing!

We're sitting at a table with stools, one yellow beret to make us obvious :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 20, 2015, 11:22:38 PM
For the 9 January Meetup our rollcall is Englyn, Ms Terror, Limeandpepper, Anatidaev, Melody, maybe-Stripey, and me. Anyone else at this stage?

Just bumping this to see if anyone else is interested :-)

Also, there's something buggy going on with PMs not allowing me to add names to a new message, so you may or may not receive a PM with details for 9 Jan from me today, but it'll happen soon.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 23, 2015, 02:30:23 AM
Just signed up to say hi.

I have been reading MMM blog for a while but only just looked at the forum. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 23, 2015, 12:32:15 PM
Just signed up to say hi.

I have been reading MMM blog for a while but only just looked at the forum. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas
Thanks. You too!!! We will have a public meet up sometime in the new year... Likely early Feb. Subscribe to this thread if you are keen :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 23, 2015, 03:11:19 PM
Just signed up to say hi.

I have been reading MMM blog for a while but only just looked at the forum. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas
Thanks. You too!!! We will have a public meet up sometime in the new year... Likely early Feb. Subscribe to this thread if you are keen :)

Thanks Melody I will.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 29, 2015, 09:15:04 PM
February (or even late Jan?) Meetup: shall we start brainstorming some dates? I'd be pretty keen for another Saturday morning at Food Monkey in Northbridge.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 30, 2015, 06:47:28 AM
February (or even late Jan?) Meetup: shall we start brainstorming some dates? I'd be pretty keen for another Saturday morning at Food Monkey in Northbridge.

whats food monkey? sounds yummy
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 30, 2015, 12:15:51 PM
February (or even late Jan?) Meetup: shall we start brainstorming some dates? I'd be pretty keen for another Saturday morning at Food Monkey in Northbridge.

whats food monkey? sounds yummy
Cafe on lake street in Northbridge. Does amazing food at cheap prices and they let us sit there for hours :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 30, 2015, 05:39:33 PM
February (or even late Jan?) Meetup: shall we start brainstorming some dates? I'd be pretty keen for another Saturday morning at Food Monkey in Northbridge.

whats food monkey? sounds yummy
Cafe on lake street in Northbridge. Does amazing food at cheap prices and they let us sit there for hours :-)

Well I would be keen
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 30, 2015, 05:48:34 PM
February (or even late Jan?) Meetup: shall we start brainstorming some dates? I'd be pretty keen for another Saturday morning at Food Monkey in Northbridge.

whats food monkey? sounds yummy
Cafe on lake street in Northbridge. Does amazing food at cheap prices and they let us sit there for hours :-)

Well I would be keen

Which Saturday mornings in Feb would work for you? Maybe 6th or 13th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 30, 2015, 10:16:34 PM
February (or even late Jan?) Meetup: shall we start brainstorming some dates? I'd be pretty keen for another Saturday morning at Food Monkey in Northbridge.

whats food monkey? sounds yummy
Cafe on lake street in Northbridge. Does amazing food at cheap prices and they let us sit there for hours :-)

Well I would be keen

Which Saturday mornings in Feb would work for you? Maybe 6th or 13th?

This is directed at all of you, not just nnls :-P 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 31, 2015, 05:11:38 AM


Which Saturday mornings in Feb would work for you? Maybe 6th or 13th?

13th works best for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on December 31, 2015, 01:58:48 PM


Which Saturday mornings in Feb would work for you? Maybe 6th or 13th?

13th works best for me
Both work for me, but let's do the 13th :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 02, 2016, 09:54:27 PM
Unfortunately it turns out I have to work on the 9th (I requested to have it off if possible, but they've put me on the roster and it looks like they need every staff member they can get - it tends to be like that on Fridays and Saturdays) so I can't do games night. :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 03, 2016, 05:10:02 AM
Unfortunately it turns out I have to work on the 9th (I requested to have it off if possible, but they've put me on the roster and it looks like they need every staff member they can get - it tends to be like that on Fridays and Saturdays) so I can't do games night. :(

That sucks! Do you think you'll be able to make breakfast on Feb 13?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 03, 2016, 06:36:21 PM
I'll be out for the Feb meetup, my sister is having her engagement party in Melbourne so must attend. Still keen for games night!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 03, 2016, 07:19:32 PM
I can probably do the 13 Feb meetup :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 03, 2016, 07:34:51 PM
That sucks! Do you think you'll be able to make breakfast on Feb 13?

I don't tend to get many lunch shifts, so hopefully that will be fine! But even if I do get a lunch shift I could potentially pop by for breakfast, and go straight to work afterwards. We'll see. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: ajg on January 11, 2016, 06:53:48 PM
Hi All,

First post! My wife and I should be available for the 13th Feb meet up. Was it to be a breakfast at Food Monkey in NB?

Regards,

AJG.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 11, 2016, 08:38:47 PM
Hi All,

First post! My wife and I should be available for the 13th Feb meet up. Was it to be a breakfast at Food Monkey in NB?

Regards,

AJG.
Yes, that's right! Looking forward to meeting you :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on January 11, 2016, 08:45:20 PM
I feel like a bike ride, I might pedal my way down there.  It's been a while.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 12, 2016, 02:04:10 AM
I probably can't (yet again!) as it will be my birthday :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 12, 2016, 07:19:38 AM
I feel like a bike ride, I might pedal my way down there.  It's been a while.
Would be great to see you again!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 12, 2016, 07:22:28 AM
Hi All,

First post! My wife and I should be available for the 13th Feb meet up. Was it to be a breakfast at Food Monkey in NB?

Regards,

AJG.
I am curious!!! What brings you to Mr money mustache?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: ajg on January 12, 2016, 08:29:36 PM
Hi Melody,

Excuse the thread hi-jack.

We've been reading mmm for probably two years. I discovered the concept of financial independence in the mmm sense around 4 years ago when I decided my dream career that provides me fulfilment, happiness and purpose just doesn't exist in my realm (after too many years of tertiary study and  general introspection/soul searching...). So started on my investment journey (and education), as well as maximising savings; made plenty of mistakes a long the way so far. I very luckily met my lovely wife just over three years ago and she had a very similar mindset and philosophy on life. Together we have augmented our ideas and embraced a lot of what mmm writes about, because we believe it and it's very logical. We are approximately 4 years away until we hit our target.

We had been working away for 18months and been back in Perth for the past 7months, so thought it was time to see how many other like minded people live in Perth.

Regards,
AJG

Edit: oh, what time will the breakie be at?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on January 12, 2016, 09:18:16 PM
Hi Melody,

Excuse the thread hi-jack.

We've been reading mmm for probably two years. I discovered the concept of financial independence in the mmm sense around 4 years ago when I decided my dream career that provides me fulfilment, happiness and purpose just doesn't exist in my realm (after too many years of tertiary study and  general introspection/soul searching...). So started on my investment journey (and education), as well as maximising savings; made plenty of mistakes a long the way so far. I very luckily met my lovely wife just over three years ago and she had a very similar mindset and philosophy on life. Together we have augmented our ideas and embraced a lot of what mmm writes about, because we believe it and it's very logical. We are approximately 4 years away until we hit our target.

We had been working away for 18months and been back in Perth for the past 7months, so thought it was time to see how many other like minded people live in Perth.

Regards,
AJG

Edit: oh, what time will the breakie be at?
That's a great story! I look forward to meeting you both. Breakfasts are usually at 9.30 or so, but if we have far away friends coming we sometimes go later.
So does anyone object to 9.30???
If not 9.30; food monkey lake st Northbridge, Saturday 13th Feb.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 12, 2016, 11:28:47 PM
Sounds perfect to me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 13, 2016, 10:07:57 PM
Hi Melody,

Excuse the thread hi-jack.

We've been reading mmm for probably two years. I discovered the concept of financial independence in the mmm sense around 4 years ago when I decided my dream career that provides me fulfilment, happiness and purpose just doesn't exist in my realm (after too many years of tertiary study and  general introspection/soul searching...). So started on my investment journey (and education), as well as maximising savings; made plenty of mistakes a long the way so far. I very luckily met my lovely wife just over three years ago and she had a very similar mindset and philosophy on life. Together we have augmented our ideas and embraced a lot of what mmm writes about, because we believe it and it's very logical. We are approximately 4 years away until we hit our target.

We had been working away for 18months and been back in Perth for the past 7months, so thought it was time to see how many other like minded people live in Perth.

Regards,
AJG

Edit: oh, what time will the breakie be at?
That's a great story! I look forward to meeting you both. Breakfasts are usually at 9.30 or so, but if we have far away friends coming we sometimes go later.
So does anyone object to 9.30???
If not 9.30; food monkey lake st Northbridge, Saturday 13th Feb.

looking forward to meeting you all
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: ajg on January 13, 2016, 10:30:10 PM
9:30 sounds good. See you all then.

AJG
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 18, 2016, 06:16:02 PM
Hope nobody minds me posting this here- thought about it because a couple of people mentioned bushwalking in a journal here.

I am looking to sell a set of Scarpa women's hiking boots (EU 39/UK5.5/USm6.5/USw7.5). Lovely gift and although I am an EU 39, I need more room in the toebox than these boots allow. Been used less than 100km all up. PM me for details and a price.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 07, 2016, 05:52:57 PM
hi

is the meetup still happening this weekend?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 07, 2016, 05:59:23 PM
is the meetup still happening this weekend?

Absolutely! I'll be there :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 07, 2016, 06:54:13 PM
is the meetup still happening this weekend?

Absolutely! I'll be there :-)

looking forward to meeting you
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 07, 2016, 08:15:31 PM
Me too!!! I can't wait. Omg food monkey breakfasts are the best!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 07, 2016, 10:05:08 PM
Me too!!! I can't wait. Omg food monkey breakfasts are the best!!
I'll be there too. DH may or may not, depending on numerous factors, but mostly if he feels like bagel.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 07, 2016, 10:16:39 PM
Me too!!! I can't wait. Omg food monkey breakfasts are the best!!
I'll be there too. DH may or may not, depending on numerous factors, but mostly if he feels like bagel.

I have no idea how he copes with our nutty conversations at meetups :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 08, 2016, 10:11:32 PM
I don't usually work lunch shifts on Saturdays but I am this week! If I try really hard I could pop by for an hour before work, but probably not... I'll just have to hope I can make the next one!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: ajg on February 09, 2016, 08:19:59 PM
Hate to the be "commit then bail" persons on our first meetup...But, we started our kitchen reno's a little earlier than excepted, thanks to a quick approval of a low fee 18 month interest free balance transfer credit card (love earning a return on kitchen reno budget money while a credit card company gives us a interest free loan for at least 18 months). Got some family and a friends over last weekend to give me a hand to install the new roof beams and struts, skipbin is organised for this coming weekend to knock down some walls. So that'll be my weekend taken up, so apologies on the double booking!! I'll keep an eye on the thread and catch the next meet up. 

Thank all you MMM Perthites for understanding. Have a good breakie.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 09, 2016, 09:41:30 PM
Hate to the be "commit then bail" persons on our first meetup...But, we started our kitchen reno's a little earlier than excepted, thanks to a quick approval of a low fee 18 month interest free balance transfer credit card (love earning a return on kitchen reno budget money while a credit card company gives us a interest free loan for at least 18 months). Got some family and a friends over last weekend to give me a hand to install the new roof beams and struts, skipbin is organised for this coming weekend to knock down some walls. So that'll be my weekend taken up, so apologies on the double booking!! I'll keep an eye on the thread and catch the next meet up. 

Thank all you MMM Perthites for understanding. Have a good breakie.
kk but come meet us next time, we love new people! And I'd love to hear about how your reno goes.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rahby1us on February 10, 2016, 08:51:45 AM
Hey all! 

So i'm not from Perth or even Australia but I had a question since you guys are by far the most active thread of any on the meetups section of the forum (Congrats!)

Tonight i'm hosting a meetup in my home with 6-10 mustachians coming, all of whom i've never met. It occurred to my wife and I yesterday - "oh no, what if it's horribly awkward and the spread of people is 60 years in age and the only thing we have in common is reading a website!?!" With that fear in mine, i turn to you, veteran meet uppers to quell my fears and possibly offer suggestions of what to do tonight. We have snacks and drinks that we will provide. Should we just plan on mingling with no agenda? Should we have games ready? Should i have some questions prepped that i could ask of the group if it turns quiet and awkward?

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 10, 2016, 06:22:08 PM
You'll be fine. Our meetups have had quite a lot of potential for awkward and almost zero actual awkward. A large age spread, well it's not something that we have in this group, but I do in other social groups, where it has been no problem. A backup activity or game could be reassuring, but I doubt you'll need it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 10, 2016, 06:48:39 PM
I think games are helpful (preferably easy ones that don't take much concentration and/or encourage interaction, so people can get to know each other while playing).

At our first few meetups (which had different people turning up) we talked about how we all found MMM. Plus usual small talk - what do you do for work, what are your hobbies, etc.

We have a lot of talkers in the mix which helps. It's when people don't talk much that social activities get awkward :-P personally I abandon 'social' groups where too many people in the group won't at least meet me part way in keeping a conversation going. We've never had that issue with the meetups here.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 12, 2016, 06:44:55 AM
So 9.30 tomorrow morning. Anyone want to post about wearing/carrying something visible so that nnls (and any other newbies!) can recognise us?

For my part, I'll be wearing a pale blue cardigan over a dark coloured dress, I'm 5''11 and chubby with shoulder length blonde hair and I wear black-framed glasses. This is just like playing Guess Who ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rahby1us on February 12, 2016, 07:42:37 AM
Hey to everyone who read/helped me with suggestions for the other day, the meetup went great! I had games at the ready but we never needed them. The conversation was easy (like you said, how did you come across mustache, where you live in the city, making fun of antimustachians, RV travel and composting toilets!!) Thanks so much!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on February 12, 2016, 08:44:28 AM
Hate to commit then bail, but my boyfriend is insisting on an engagement ring and I think I need to supervise the process to ensure he doesn't come back with a shiney but also missing a kidney. Also I'm not sure if I'm sturdy enough for the bike ride given the weather we've been having.

Have fun, folks!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 12, 2016, 02:59:28 PM
Hi everyone

I've woken up and don't feel well :(
Will have to skip today sorry.  Hope you all have a great day
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 12, 2016, 03:20:44 PM
Hi everyone

I've woken up and don't feel well :(
Will have to skip today sorry.  Hope you all have a great day

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon :-)

Hate to commit then bail, but my boyfriend is insisting on an engagement ring and I think I need to supervise the process to ensure he doesn't come back with a shiney but also missing a kidney. Also I'm not sure if I'm sturdy enough for the bike ride given the weather we've been having.

Have fun, folks!

Congrats!! And yes, definitely better for you to be involved in that decision.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 12, 2016, 03:22:14 PM
So is it just me and anatidaev this morning? If yes, I promise not to grumble about my wedding the *whole* time anatidaev :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on February 12, 2016, 04:42:53 PM
I'll be there
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 12, 2016, 04:51:08 PM
I'll be there

Yay!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 12, 2016, 05:03:18 PM
Oh I'm glad it's 9:30! I had 8 in my calendar and only just woke up. Damn weather.  Sucks about sick/yay engagement/yay mmm meetup overseas went well/our thread rocks. Happier, anything wedding related you want me to bring?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 12, 2016, 05:12:06 PM
Only your brain! :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 15, 2016, 08:56:38 PM
hope you all had fun, sorry I couldnt make it
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 18, 2016, 06:52:30 PM
Is it too early for me to start proposing dates for another Saturday brunch meetup sometime in March? The 5th, 12th and 19th all look good to me (after that it's Easter!).

I know we talked about having a stitch'n'bitch too, but I'm assuming that won't be an open / public event so figured we should organise another open event too :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 18, 2016, 10:22:51 PM
Could I tentatively suggest 9th, 10th, 16th or 17th of April for stitchnbitch? Is that too far away? I'm on holiday around Easter.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 18, 2016, 10:32:45 PM
Could I tentatively suggest 9th, 10th, 16th or 17th of April for stitchnbitch? Is that too far away? I'm on holiday around Easter.

I'd be keen to do that AS WELL as a sooner date :-)

In fact I'd be happy to host the April stitch'n'bitch (those dates all work for me), and then if anyone wants to offer to host one sooner that would just pile up the awesomeness.

Do the March brunch dates work for you?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 19, 2016, 05:45:08 AM
The only weekend I can do in March is the 19th/20th.
Happy to host an April stitch and bitch at mine for those I have previously met (central location). Most dates work for me, though maybe not the long weekend (23-25 April?)

I'm also going to pop this link here in case you don't read my journal because everyone loves free money!
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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 19, 2016, 03:23:46 PM
Is it too early for me to start proposing dates for another Saturday brunch meetup sometime in March? The 5th, 12th and 19th all look good to me (after that it's Easter!).

I know we talked about having a stitch'n'bitch too, but I'm assuming that won't be an open / public event so figured we should organise another open event too :-)

I am not in Perth every weekend in March :( looks like I will have to try to make it to the next one
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 19, 2016, 04:03:30 PM
Is it too early for me to start proposing dates for another Saturday brunch meetup sometime in March? The 5th, 12th and 19th all look good to me (after that it's Easter!).

I know we talked about having a stitch'n'bitch too, but I'm assuming that won't be an open / public event so figured we should organise another open event too :-)

I am not in Perth every weekend in March :( looks like I will have to try to make it to the next one

What about an after work drink during March?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 19, 2016, 04:12:14 PM
Is it too early for me to start proposing dates for another Saturday brunch meetup sometime in March? The 5th, 12th and 19th all look good to me (after that it's Easter!).

I know we talked about having a stitch'n'bitch too, but I'm assuming that won't be an open / public event so figured we should organise another open event too :-)

I am not in Perth every weekend in March :( looks like I will have to try to make it to the next one

I do FIFO and have a trip to Broome to see family in March. So the only dates I'm in Perth are 9th, 14th and then 23-28th (the weekend from 25-28 is Easter long weekend)

What about an after work drink during March?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 19, 2016, 04:20:26 PM
9th and 14th are sketchy for me (in Sydney for the weekend in between for a wedding so I often get really busy around going away and end up cancelling, but if other people are up for it, I will try to come.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 19, 2016, 08:30:05 PM
After-work drinks on the 25th?

Plus I can do brunch on the 12th or 19th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 19, 2016, 09:57:16 PM
After-work drinks on the 25th?

Plus I can do brunch on the 12th or 19th.

25th is good Friday, a lot of places will be closed I think.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 19, 2016, 09:59:59 PM
After-work drinks on the 25th?

Plus I can do brunch on the 12th or 19th.

25th is good Friday, a lot of places will be closed I think.
Oops I meant 24th, the Thursday!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 19, 2016, 10:41:24 PM
After-work drinks on the 25th?

Plus I can do brunch on the 12th or 19th.

25th is good Friday, a lot of places will be closed I think.
Oops I meant 24th, the Thursday!

I could do Thursday
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 19, 2016, 11:29:36 PM
After-work drinks on the 25th?

Plus I can do brunch on the 12th or 19th.

25th is good Friday, a lot of places will be closed I think.
Oops I meant 24th, the Thursday!

I could do Thursday

Works for me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 19, 2016, 11:59:34 PM
I won't be here on the 24th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 20, 2016, 01:02:34 AM
I won't be here on the 24th.

Could you do brunch on the 19th?

I don't think we can find dates for both the drinks and the brunch that everyone can do, but I'm hoping anyone who wants to be part of it can make at least one of them.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on February 20, 2016, 01:49:46 AM
Yup 19th works for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 20, 2016, 08:40:21 AM
Hopefully I can do brunch on the 19th! As usual these days I'll have to wait to see my schedule.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on February 22, 2016, 12:56:04 AM
brunch on the 19th works for me, after work on 24th is a maybe...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 29, 2016, 07:10:40 PM
Really looking forward to the 19th and the 24th.

On another note entirely: is anyone here still 25 or under? You can participate in some cool community consultation and get paid with pizza and an unspecified amount of cash: http://www.involvingpeopleinresearch.org.au/find-out-more/future-events-trainings/event/36-youth-community-forum (http://www.involvingpeopleinresearch.org.au/find-out-more/future-events-trainings/event/36-youth-community-forum)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 29, 2016, 08:55:34 PM
We are talking March, right? I might be able to make brunch on the 19th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 29, 2016, 09:55:53 PM
We are talking March, right? I might be able to make brunch on the 19th.

Yes, definitely March.

As far as I am aware no plans have been made for April yet.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 29, 2016, 10:24:14 PM
I might also be able to make brunch on the 19th!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on March 02, 2016, 06:45:15 AM
Damnit, I'll be away again :( This time visiting my folks in Victoria. April, then!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on March 02, 2016, 05:25:51 PM
I may be able to make the brunch. I won't be able to do after work drinks on the 24th though.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 14, 2016, 08:50:38 PM
Soooo I don't think we actually locked in details for brunch this Saturday! Food Monkey Cafe in Northbridge, maybe 9.30am again? And as always, post if you can make it so that if something goes wrong we know to let you know / wait around to find you before relocating. 

I will be bringing a close friend of mine who has a great savings rate and also happens to be an awesome person. She's nervous about meeting mustachians :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 14, 2016, 09:21:39 PM
The boyfriend and I might be able to make it, we should know by Thursday or Friday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 14, 2016, 10:02:14 PM
9.30 sounds great :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 14, 2016, 10:17:29 PM
I'll be attending! Looking forward to a good chat.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on March 15, 2016, 07:02:55 PM
9.30 should be ok for me, may be a tad late...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 18, 2016, 12:08:14 AM
Update is that the boyfriend and I are 90% chance of making it.

By the way does anyone want seeds? I have sweet basil, silverbeet, lettuce, rocket... I don't imagine I'll use them all up while they're still viable. Happy to share some. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on March 18, 2016, 01:45:19 AM
If you make it tomorrow, I'd love some seeds. We have moved into our new place, with garden beds! Excited to start growing some of our own things but haven't got around to getting anything to plant yet..
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 18, 2016, 02:04:19 AM
90% hey? Good odds!

I might check through my seeds and bring some I'm unlikely to use. I've had to significantly downscale my vege growing plans so I would like the seeds to go to good homes :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 18, 2016, 02:37:30 AM
Have fun everyone, I wish I could be there
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 18, 2016, 03:29:01 AM
I will attempt growing all the things if you want to share seeds.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 18, 2016, 03:48:04 AM
Have fun everyone, I wish I could be there

Will you be able to join us on the 24th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 18, 2016, 03:58:17 PM
Have fun everyone, I wish I could be there

Will you be able to join us on the 24th?

yes I will be. Looking forward to it
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 18, 2016, 06:10:16 PM
Have fun everyone, I wish I could be there

Will you be able to join us on the 24th?

yes I will be. Looking forward to it

Excellent!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on March 18, 2016, 07:14:13 PM
Running a little late but will be there x
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 18, 2016, 07:31:33 PM
Still on the road, probably arrive 9.45.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 18, 2016, 07:41:34 PM
We're in the back room!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on March 19, 2016, 12:39:11 AM
SANGRIA SUNDAY SESSION
Further to our discussions at brunch, I have been given some wine and need help drinking it.
If you think you can help me out, please come along on Sunday afternoon, 3rd April from 3pm. This is also a good chance for you to have a sticky beak at my house and judge the freecycle decor and investment merits of the location...
Pm me for the address, now if I have not met you in person, but you are well known to another perthite on the forum, tag along with them and welcome :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 21, 2016, 11:50:09 PM
Thursday: where and when?

Belasyse again maybe?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 21, 2016, 11:51:54 PM
SANGRIA SUNDAY SESSION
Further to our discussions at brunch, I have been given some wine and need help drinking it.
If you think you can help me out, please come along on Sunday afternoon, 3rd April from 3pm. This is also a good chance for you to have a sticky beak at my house and judge the freecycle decor and investment merits of the location...
Pm me for the address, now if I have not met you in person, but you are well known to another perthite on the forum, tag along with them and welcome :)

I'm very tempted, because: awesome fun time with MissBee and sticky-beaking at your house. It's lovely of you to include us in your sangria session!

But I already have a few things on that weekend, so I'm going to wait and see how I'm going as it gets closer, and then PM you if I do have capacity :-) if that's okay!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 21, 2016, 11:58:39 PM
Thursday: where and when?

Belasyse again maybe?

Looking forward to meeting you all Thursday
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 22, 2016, 12:04:47 AM
Thursday: where and when?

Belasyse again maybe?

Looking forward to meeting you all Thursday
Works for me. Yay!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 22, 2016, 12:05:30 AM
SANGRIA SUNDAY SESSION
Further to our discussions at brunch, I have been given some wine and need help drinking it.
If you think you can help me out, please come along on Sunday afternoon, 3rd April from 3pm. This is also a good chance for you to have a sticky beak at my house and judge the freecycle decor and investment merits of the location...
Pm me for the address, now if I have not met you in person, but you are well known to another perthite on the forum, tag along with them and welcome :)

I'm very tempted, because: awesome fun time with MissBee and sticky-beaking at your house. It's lovely of you to include us in your sangria session!

But I already have a few things on that weekend, so I'm going to wait and see how I'm going as it gets closer, and then PM you if I do have capacity :-) if that's okay!!
I am also looking full that weekend. I'll check with DH :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 22, 2016, 12:56:26 AM
Thursday: where and when?

Belasyse again maybe?

Looking forward to meeting you all Thursday
Works for me. Yay!

5pm?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 22, 2016, 01:06:29 AM
Thursday: where and when?

Belasyse again maybe?

Looking forward to meeting you all Thursday
Works for me. Yay!

5pm?

5 works for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 22, 2016, 03:24:11 AM
Thursday: where and when?

Belasyse again maybe?

Looking forward to meeting you all Thursday
Works for me. Yay!

5pm?

5 works for me
I may be late, got lots to sort out before Easter.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 22, 2016, 06:10:53 PM
I may be late, got lots to sort out before Easter.

Noted :-)

nnls, I'll PM you tomorrow to give you some details that'll make it easier to recognise me (including my name, so if in doubt you can just say it loudly and see if anyone responds!).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on March 23, 2016, 12:39:30 AM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 23, 2016, 12:41:32 AM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
YES. I will bring easter eggs.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 23, 2016, 01:06:52 AM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
YES. I will bring easter eggs.

This just got even better!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 23, 2016, 01:58:04 AM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
YES. I will bring easter eggs.

This just got even better!
Depends... do you like Lindt?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 23, 2016, 02:01:41 AM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
YES. I will bring easter eggs.

This just got even better!
Depends... do you like Lindt?

That's like asking if I like happiness.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 23, 2016, 08:44:25 PM
I may be late, got lots to sort out before Easter.

Noted :-)

nnls, I'll PM you tomorrow to give you some details that'll make it easier to recognise me (including my name, so if in doubt you can just say it loudly and see if anyone responds!).


Thanks
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 23, 2016, 09:46:25 PM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
YES. I will bring easter eggs.

This just got even better!
Depends... do you like Lindt?

That's like asking if I like happiness.
Some people don't appear to like happiness, so I maintain its a valid question ;)

I'm wearing orange today, in case people need to spot me, and it looks like I'll get there at 5 after all!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 23, 2016, 11:37:35 PM
Is it ok if I stop by tomorrow? I haven't been to a meet in ages...
YES. I will bring easter eggs.

This just got even better!
Depends... do you like Lindt?

That's like asking if I like happiness.
Some people don't appear to like happiness, so I maintain its a valid question ;)

I'm wearing orange today, in case people need to spot me, and it looks like I'll get there at 5 after all!

Yay!

I'm wearing a black dress, but then that statement is accurate 5 or 6 days a week.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on March 24, 2016, 01:33:34 AM
Just to confirm - this is as Belasyse, yes? I finish work at 5, but will head over after.

And I'm wearing a dark top with jeans and sneakers (I am a little worried I won't recognise anyone since its been so long and will just stand around awkwardly then head off home).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 24, 2016, 01:44:34 AM
Just to confirm - this is as Belasyse, yes? I finish work at 5, but will head over after.

And I'm wearing a dark top with jeans and sneakers (I am a little worried I won't recognise anyone since its been so long and will just stand around awkwardly then head off home).

Yep!

I'll PM you with some help :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 24, 2016, 02:26:38 AM
Spilt sour cream all over myself (I'm a classy broad) so it's a plum dress, not black.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 24, 2016, 05:51:06 AM
We've decided at tonight's Meetup that we will have a Food Monkey brunch on Saturday 23 April :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 24, 2016, 07:57:02 AM
We've decided at tonight's Meetup that we will have a Food Monkey brunch on Saturday 23 April :-)

Looking forward to it
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 24, 2016, 08:09:14 AM
I have now meet Leia and batman. I am so cool.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: happy on March 30, 2016, 03:38:09 AM
You guys sound like you have great meet ups…I was nearly going on a conference in Perth and the first thing I thought was "ooh maybe I can meet up with some of the Perth girls".  But its not happening now.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 30, 2016, 03:53:57 AM
You guys sound like you have great meet ups…I was nearly going on a conference in Perth and the first thing I thought was "ooh maybe I can meet up with some of the Perth girls".  But its not happening now.
Aww, so close! We'll definitely organise a special one if you do make it here sometime!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on April 10, 2016, 07:43:03 PM
Doh, I won't be able to make the next brunch. Will try make the next meet up after that though~
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on April 11, 2016, 07:54:06 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 11, 2016, 09:11:10 PM
Should we find a different date if this one isn't working for people? Being a long weekend and all...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 11, 2016, 09:53:45 PM
Should we find a different date if this one isn't working for people? Being a long weekend and all...

I didnt even think about it being a long weekend....

I can still make it but if most people cant it probably makes sense to reschedule
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 11, 2016, 10:34:14 PM
I'm unlikely to make it if we reschedule, but enough others might to make it worth it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 11, 2016, 10:57:13 PM
:0 what long weekend?!

Zomg it's anzac day already. Noooo. I hate 4 day weeks.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 11, 2016, 10:59:27 PM
I might be able to make it, will find out later this week when I see the latest roster at work.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on April 13, 2016, 08:34:31 PM
23rd is ok for me, or the Saturday either side (16th or 29th) whatever works for most
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 16, 2016, 07:31:25 PM
So can I assume that we're still on for Saturday 23 April then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 16, 2016, 09:13:11 PM
So can I assume that we're still on for Saturday 23 April then?

23rd suits me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 17, 2016, 02:36:06 AM
So can I assume that we're still on for Saturday 23 April then?

23rd suits me
All over it like a cup of tea.

(I couldn't remember whatever the correct saying is, but figured tea could solve any saying woes...)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 17, 2016, 03:20:25 AM
So can I assume that we're still on for Saturday 23 April then?

23rd suits me
All over it like a cup of tea.

(I couldn't remember whatever the correct saying is, but figured tea could solve any saying woes...)

All over it like a rash?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 17, 2016, 06:34:04 AM
23rd I am :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 17, 2016, 10:56:18 PM
Shall we say 9.30 at Food Monkey then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 17, 2016, 10:57:12 PM
Perfect.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 21, 2016, 07:07:00 PM
I should be there.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 22, 2016, 12:05:24 AM
I am a maybe! If I become a definite, I'll check in this thread tomorrow, just in case of any updates.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 23, 2016, 10:13:50 AM
Hope to see you next time, limeandpepper! :)

For the ladies that were talking about outdoorsy stuff today and making stuff, here's a couple of links to start you off:

- www.tiergear.com.au (This is an online store run by a guy who sells lightweight gear, DIY supplies and is probably the hammock camping specialist supplier in Australia. There are some DIY instructions on the blog but these are all hammock-related items... including a hammock. The guy who runs it is really nice, is a SAHD and this is a side-hustle that's taken off)
- www.bushwalk.com (Australian bushwalking forum- covers a broad spectrum of topics and has a DIY section)
- Facebook group 'Hammock Hangers Down-under'-- which is good for FAQ about camping with hammocks in Australia.
- In Perth the groups I think of that might be of interest are Action Outdoors Association (broader activities), Perth Bushwalkers Club, the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, and maybe the Friends of the Cape to Cape.

Am happy to lend out Bibb track maps, Cape-to-Cape maps, and a PLB to people if those sort of things would be useful. I think the Friends of the Cape to Cape have a publication with track notes for short walks on it- I think it's called 'Walking in Circles' or something.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 24, 2016, 12:17:09 AM
Offering my place for a stitch & bitch (or entertainment of your choice) on either 28/29 May or 11/12 June. I will PM my address to interested parties, if I have met you at least once or you're voucher for (ie you can bring a cool friend). Also we have cats so if you're allergic I can't promise your well being :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on April 25, 2016, 02:12:55 AM
I'm interested but can't commit quite yet!


The warning is enough! If I come, I'll either take antihistamines or risk it ;) I know someone that needs to deal with a range of animals though work but is terribly allergic to horses (read: bronchospasm and needing an inhaler). It doesn't stop her-- she just medicates beforehand and she's all apples ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 25, 2016, 02:18:17 AM
I don't know how to stitch but I suppose I could play with the kitties while everyone else stitches... :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 25, 2016, 03:21:20 AM
I'm in! For either of those dates. I will crochet like a mofo :-) and bring some baked goods!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 25, 2016, 03:38:23 AM
I don't know how to stitch but I suppose I could play with the kitties while everyone else stitches... :D
At least one kitty will love that!

Sounds like it's a go. If no one has a problem with the dates by end of this week, I'll pick one :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 25, 2016, 03:41:58 AM
Is it daytime or evening? I almost always work Saturday evenings. Other time slots are 50-50 but I could ask to not be put on a certain day (though if they're short-staffed I might still be obliged to work).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 25, 2016, 04:33:16 AM
Daytime, I fall asleep in the evenings ;) what time suits you best?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 25, 2016, 04:41:08 AM
Daytime, I fall asleep in the evenings ;)

This is why we're friends :-P 

I'm going to remind Bulbee to check in on the thread so she can weigh in on dates!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 25, 2016, 04:46:37 AM
Definitely a higher chance of making it during the day! Though I've been told that I'm going to get more day shifts from next month. I'm probably slightly more likely to have Sundays off. If I only have to work at night, then morning or early afternoon works for me, as I just have to get to work by 5.30pm. But whichever time/day is best for you/everyone and I'll put in a request to the roster manager!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on April 25, 2016, 07:56:38 PM
I can do any of those at this stage!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on April 27, 2016, 09:21:24 PM
At this stage I'm ok for either of those weekends :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 29, 2016, 08:43:52 AM
A Sunday afternoon is looking better for me at this stage, if no one has any preferences. But no guarantees that I can make it even then, so if you have a preference at all, anatidaev, go with the date/time you prefer! Sigh, I quite like the hospitality sector but it can be so iffy for weekend social events!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 29, 2016, 09:04:21 AM
Ok! Then it's 29 May, Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. I'll provide something sweet and something savoury, but bring a plate of your favourite crafting snack if you like. We'll provide water/tea/iced tea/juice too :)

I've got so far:
L&p, Happier, Englyn. Ms Terror, Stripey. Will PM an address later :) My BFF might turn up too!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on April 29, 2016, 07:37:49 PM
I am in the USA then so I am a definate no. Have fun ladies!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 29, 2016, 08:39:21 PM
I am in the USA then so I am a definate no. Have fun ladies!!!

I will also be in the USA, New York to be exact so a no from me as well :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on May 01, 2016, 07:28:19 PM
I am a maybe for that date, realised I have a fundraising thing all day for my sports team so will have to see what times it is first.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 11, 2016, 06:19:28 AM
Any Perth girls have a size 42(ish) foot, or a sister with that size feet? I have a couple of pairs of barely-worn leather flats in nice colours that I've realised I'll never wear again. Planning to donate to good sammy's if noone wants them :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 11, 2016, 07:07:30 AM
I may, I will check when I see her on the weekend.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on May 11, 2016, 07:20:07 PM
I am a 40, maybe a bit too big for me. I've been looking for comfortable leather flats too :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on May 12, 2016, 01:44:26 AM
Meee! 42 is usually about right.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 12, 2016, 02:42:55 AM
Okay, so anatidaev has first dibs if her sister is a 42, melody has second dibs (she texted me) and englyn is third in line. I'm looking forward to watching you all try on these shoes Cinderella style :-P they're really nice shoes, they just didn't work for me.

Now to go cut my hair using the ponytail method for the first time. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on May 12, 2016, 07:11:16 AM
And I need to remember to bring my Duckfeet to the next meetup for Happier. I might even polish them first, you never know.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 20, 2016, 07:59:23 AM
I just sent around my address, let me know if you're coming and you didn't get an invite/ changed your mind/ only checked the thread recently for next weekend's crafty meetup. (also kitty cat meetup.)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 23, 2016, 11:14:34 PM
I'm proposing that the next breakfast meetup is Saturday 25 June, at Food Monkey in Northbridge :-) who's keen?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 07, 2016, 07:22:12 PM
Sooooo *nobody* is interested in breakfast on 25 June?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 07, 2016, 08:04:50 PM
I am interested! I probably only need to work in the evening that day so should be able to make it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 07, 2016, 08:46:19 PM
*cough* totally thought I'd responded yes to this. Oops. Yum yum bagels.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 07, 2016, 08:47:24 PM
I am interested! I probably only need to work in the evening that day so should be able to make it.

Yay! It's ages since I've seen you :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on June 08, 2016, 12:09:33 AM
*cough* totally thought I'd responded yes to this. Oops. Yum yum bagels.

(x2)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on June 08, 2016, 12:21:42 AM
I think I can, I think I can...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 08, 2016, 07:39:02 PM
Yes! I must have missed the original post. Definitely keen for this one :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 10, 2016, 10:26:47 PM
Can we do Sunday 26 June??? I only fly back in on Saturday at lunchtime but so keen to catch up!!! And also have something to force me out of bed and into Perth time zone!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 10, 2016, 11:37:05 PM
Can we do Sunday 26 June??? I only fly back in on Saturday at lunchtime but so keen to catch up!!! And also have something to force me out of bed and into Perth time zone!!!
Im fine for Sunday, but isn't it closed then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 11, 2016, 12:12:55 AM
Can we do Sunday 26 June??? I only fly back in on Saturday at lunchtime but so keen to catch up!!! And also have something to force me out of bed and into Perth time zone!!!
Im fine for Sunday, but isn't it closed then?
I am 99% sure they are now open Sundays but it wouldn't hurt to make a phone call to check...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: NinetyFour on June 11, 2016, 11:00:39 AM
I think they are open Sundays 7am - noon.  :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 12, 2016, 05:57:08 AM
Discussed it today, and with so many people able to make the Saturday, we'll keep it as-is for now, but would you be available for an after-work meetup, Melody? I can do last week of June or anytime in July :) Anyone else up for it?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 12, 2016, 06:00:58 AM
I'm defs up for an after-work meetup :-) those weeks are good for me, too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 13, 2016, 08:56:04 PM
After work Wed or Thursday any week works for me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 14, 2016, 07:11:56 PM
I'm on mid-season break for my sport so am free whenever :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on June 15, 2016, 02:45:43 AM
I'm currently between jobs, so I'm free whenever (though I'm still not a very active poster around here).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 16, 2016, 01:46:17 AM
Wednesday 6 July? Thursday 7 July?

Are we thinking Belasyse again?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 16, 2016, 03:29:40 AM
If we do Thursday, we could go to Koko Black...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 16, 2016, 03:36:47 AM
Depends how many of us are coming - they don't have big enough tables for all of us if there's a good turnout.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 16, 2016, 06:10:29 PM
I could do the Wednesday but not the Thursday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 16, 2016, 07:14:17 PM
Soooo Wednesday 6 July is looking like the best date then? Anyone else wanting to weigh in on that?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 17, 2016, 09:42:12 PM
Wed 6 July sounds great. Shall we try a new venue, as I always think of it as more of a summer venue? Also, just throwing this out there, I know a great Indonesian restaurant which is very cheap (under $15) and cosy (we can get a whole small room in the old house that the restaurant is in to ourselves) called tasik, it's in northbridge. You can get fairly unadventourous food such as satay or more exciting food depending on your tastes. They have a decent selection of vegatarian items too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 17, 2016, 09:44:36 PM
Wed 6 July works for me. Was gonna suggest a dinner as well if that's an option? As we usually end up having a lot to talk about!!! I like tasik in northbridge for cheap yummy Asian food and the ability to hang around without getting evil glares, but other options could be cool as well.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 17, 2016, 10:53:51 PM
I might not make the Wednesday, and it's probably good for me to learn I my have to go to all of these :D the task sounds delicious, I think I'll look them up anyway...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 21, 2016, 04:41:16 PM
So this Saturday is still on plus the July 6th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 21, 2016, 05:18:46 PM
So this Saturday is still on plus the July 6th?

Yep! I think quite a few of us are still coming along this Saturday :-)

Tasik on 6 July sounds like a good plan to me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 21, 2016, 06:59:43 PM
Tasik 6 July :-) bring it on!!! Can't wait to see you all again!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 21, 2016, 07:22:49 PM
Tasik sounds great! But I might not be able to make it - I may or may not be working that evening, and also there is the issue of getting home at night.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 23, 2016, 07:21:24 PM
9.30am tomorrow?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 23, 2016, 10:34:41 PM
I just got called to work tomorrow. The shift doesn't start till 11.30am but it takes about an hour with public transport each way, so it looks like I won't be able to make this one after all. Sorry! :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 23, 2016, 10:43:14 PM
Bummer!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 23, 2016, 10:49:44 PM
Aww, that sucks lime&pepper! I'm so keen for this. Yay!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 24, 2016, 07:06:54 PM
I am half an hour early, because of course I am.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 24, 2016, 07:08:29 PM
I don't think I'll make it today, I've been away for work this week and only got back in very late last night and I'm exhausted. Will definitely be at the July 6th meet up though!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on June 24, 2016, 07:40:57 PM
I'm in much the same situation as MsTerror with a side dish of a cold :/ sorry not today
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 24, 2016, 09:52:57 PM
Tiniest meetup yet ;) was good. You all missed out on riveting conversations about cats and raised lawns.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 24, 2016, 10:08:16 PM
And milo. And co-sleeping.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: marty998 on June 24, 2016, 10:13:56 PM
I could use some milo right now :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 25, 2016, 02:45:33 AM
riveting conversations about cats

Aww I missed that!! At least work gave me delicious seafood tom yum soup for lunch so it's not all bad...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Laura1 on June 25, 2016, 08:22:20 PM
Hi, I've just moved to Perth and am a fairly recent MMM convert. Would love to attend the 6 July meetup!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 26, 2016, 11:33:34 PM
What time are we planning for 6 July? 5.30pm? And Laura, we'd love to have you there!!! Do you have a smartphone cos we usually post a description of what we are wearing/exactly where we are sitting on the day so new people can find us. But if you don't have a smart phone we can choose a colour code in advance :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 27, 2016, 12:44:04 AM
5.30pm would work for me! Are we meeting outside Tasik?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on June 27, 2016, 02:23:45 AM
5.30pm would work for me! Are we meeting outside Tasik?
Yup... As we probably need to know how many show before we get a table...if we go inside we can post which room we are in for any late comers.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 27, 2016, 06:27:20 PM
I can only get in around 6pm so I'll keep an eye on where to find you :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 27, 2016, 08:39:30 PM
So far for 6 July we have MsTerror, Melody, Laura1 (welcome! hi!), and HappierAtHome, and then on the 'maybe' list we have coin and limeandpepper. Have I missed anyone?

I am doing my usual thing of reminding peeps to post if they think they will be attending, because that way if things go wrong on the day we know who to look out for / contact :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 27, 2016, 08:42:35 PM
So far for 6 July we have MsTerror, Melody, Laura1 (welcome! hi!), and HappierAtHome, and then on the 'maybe' list we have coin and limeandpepper. Have I missed anyone?

I am doing my usual thing of reminding peeps to post if they think they will be attending, because that way if things go wrong on the day we know who to look out for / contact :-)
I'm a "maybe".
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 27, 2016, 09:29:27 PM
So far for 6 July we have MsTerror, Melody, Laura1 (welcome! hi!), and HappierAtHome, and then on the 'maybe' list we have coin and limeandpepper. Have I missed anyone?

I am doing my usual thing of reminding peeps to post if they think they will be attending, because that way if things go wrong on the day we know who to look out for / contact :-)
I'm a "maybe".

Awesome!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 27, 2016, 10:20:36 PM
I won't be able to make this one - wish I could, Tasik sounds like a place I would enjoy. Have fun everyone!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on June 29, 2016, 10:55:52 PM
So far for 6 July we have MsTerror, Melody, Laura1 (welcome! hi!), and HappierAtHome, and then on the 'maybe' list we have coin and limeandpepper. Have I missed anyone?

I am doing my usual thing of reminding peeps to post if they think they will be attending, because that way if things go wrong on the day we know who to look out for / contact :-)

I won't be able to make it - I'll be in San Francisco! :D

Have fun, I'll catch you all at a meet when I get back.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on July 04, 2016, 10:37:42 PM
I have after-hours duties... so I can't allow myself to be quite that far removed from my car. Have fun!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 04, 2016, 11:09:07 PM
I have after-hours duties... so I can't allow myself to be quite that far removed from my car. Have fun!
There is free parking in Palmerston st (2 hour parking) about a 5 min walk away.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 05, 2016, 07:29:16 PM
So tonight we're meeting at 5.30pm outside Tasik in Northbridge, and we're expecting Melody, MsTerror, and Laura1. And me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 05, 2016, 10:55:29 PM
Cool! I will be about half an hour late due to work.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 05, 2016, 10:59:47 PM
Also, don't wait for me to order or anything, I'll just find you when I get there :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 06, 2016, 02:01:22 AM
Ugh, just remembered the trains aren't running on my line this week and the bus takes aaaaaages. I won't get there til at least an hour late now due to work so I might have to pass on this one too, you guys will have finished eating by then. I was really looking forward to it as well! Have fun! Maybe a Food Monkey weekend morning meet up within the next month, pretty please? :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2016, 02:06:44 AM
Ugh, just remembered the trains aren't running on my line this week and the bus takes aaaaaages. I won't get there til at least an hour late now due to work so I might have to pass on this one too, you guys will have finished eating by then. I was really looking forward to it as well! Have fun! Maybe a Food Monkey weekend morning meet up within the next month, pretty please? :)

Bummer! FWIW the restaurant apparently does not open until 6pm, so if you mean that you'd get there at 6.30 that could still be good timing - but then, I imagine you'd have difficulty getting home again if your trains aren't running.

Next Food Monkey breakfast: Saturday 23 or Saturday 30 July?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 06, 2016, 02:21:17 AM
I would have to ride there and back, combined with my ride to work, would make nearly two hours of riding today! I don't think my legs can hack it! The bus would just make me really late. :(

I can do either of those Food Monkey dates though!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2016, 02:23:57 AM
I would have to ride there and back, combined with my ride to work, would make nearly two hours of riding today! I don't think my legs can hack it! The bus would just make me really late. :(

I can do either of those Food Monkey dates though!

Fair call! It is important to manage your spoons after all ;-)

Throwing it out there - anyone else want to vote for either Saturday 23 July or Saturday 30 July for our next Food Monkey breakfast?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 06, 2016, 02:26:55 AM
I would have to ride there and back, combined with my ride to work, would make nearly two hours of riding today! I don't think my legs can hack it! The bus would just make me really late. :(

I can do either of those Food Monkey dates though!

Fair call! It is important to manage your spoons after all ;-)

Throwing it out there - anyone else want to vote for either Saturday 23 July or Saturday 30 July for our next Food Monkey breakfast?
I vote both those dates, ie either suits me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2016, 02:42:43 AM
Oh, and Laura1, if you're having trouble recognising us: I'm 5"11 with a blonde ponytail and black-framed glasses, and I'll be wearing a grey coat with giant polka dots all over it. The coat is very distinctive.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2016, 03:32:28 AM
Looks like I'm the first one here :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 06, 2016, 03:44:09 AM
We're in the front room on the right!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 06, 2016, 10:27:27 PM
23 July is iffy for me. 30th is much better!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 07, 2016, 03:30:52 AM
I could do the 30th July for breakfast
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 07, 2016, 08:49:56 PM
Let's lock in 30 July. Anatidaev, nnls, happierathome, me (melody) and anyone else who would like to join us. Does anyone remember what time their $10 bagel, coffee and cake deal ended? Cos I know we said maybe to go a bit earlier to catch that???
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 07, 2016, 08:55:26 PM
I am in!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 17, 2016, 09:37:36 PM
Does anyone remember what time their $10 bagel, coffee and cake deal ended? Cos I know we said maybe to go a bit earlier to catch that???

Sadly I think the resounding silence means nobody knows!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 17, 2016, 09:40:53 PM
Would peeps be keen for an afternoon tea / craft session at my place, maybe mid-late August? For those who haven't been to my place before it's in the inner North (5km from Perth) so fairly central.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 17, 2016, 10:01:47 PM
Yes! I'm unavailable 20 - 28 August.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 17, 2016, 10:05:09 PM
I'm thinking 13/14 or 20/21 August :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 17, 2016, 11:07:02 PM
13, 14 and 20 are all good for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 18, 2016, 06:28:51 PM
13/14 would work for me :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 18, 2016, 06:52:07 PM
Let's lock in the afternoon of Saturday 13 August then as that seems to be a good date for everyone who's posted so far! Yay!

Standard rules for an at-home meetup: I have to have met you before, or you need to be the guest of another MMMer who knows you well. Express interest on this thread or PM me, and a week or so before the day I'll PM my address and further deets :-)

Looking forward to crafting and chatting and eating the jam slice I am totally going to make!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 18, 2016, 07:32:06 PM
Let's lock in the afternoon of Saturday 13 August then as that seems to be a good date for everyone who's posted so far! Yay!

Standard rules for an at-home meetup: I have to have met you before, or you need to be the guest of another MMMer who knows you well. Express interest on this thread or PM me, and a week or so before the day I'll PM my address and further deets :-)

Looking forward to crafting and chatting and eating the jam slice I am totally going to make!

I can make the 13th, I am not very good at crafty things but I am good at drinking tea
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 18, 2016, 07:34:03 PM
Let's lock in the afternoon of Saturday 13 August then as that seems to be a good date for everyone who's posted so far! Yay!

Standard rules for an at-home meetup: I have to have met you before, or you need to be the guest of another MMMer who knows you well. Express interest on this thread or PM me, and a week or so before the day I'll PM my address and further deets :-)

Looking forward to crafting and chatting and eating the jam slice I am totally going to make!

I can make the 13th, I am not very good at crafty things but I am good at drinking tea

Craft skillz not required :-) drinking tea is an excellent quality!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: MsBona on July 19, 2016, 07:07:02 AM
Hi all, I am new to the forum. 

I would love to meet other like-minded people.  My husband and I are at the early stages of our journey towards FI and it would be great to share ideas and experiences.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 19, 2016, 07:19:56 AM
Hi all, I am new to the forum. 

I would love to meet other like-minded people.  My husband and I are at the early stages of our journey towards FI and it would be great to share ideas and experiences.
Welcome! Our next meetup is approx. 9am -11am on Saturday 30th July at Food Monkey in Northbridge :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: MsBona on July 19, 2016, 07:27:35 AM
Hi all, I am new to the forum. 

I would love to meet other like-minded people.  My husband and I are at the early stages of our journey towards FI and it would be great to share ideas and experiences.
Welcome! Our next meetup is approx. 9am -11am on Saturday 30th July at Food Monkey in Northbridge :)

That's great, thank you Anatidaev.  We will see you there then.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 19, 2016, 07:51:02 AM
Work has been putting me on full day Saturdays recently so I'll have to see what my schedule is. But hope to make at least one of the two upcoming events!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on July 19, 2016, 09:22:46 PM
I have put crafternoon tea in my calendar :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 26, 2016, 06:19:24 AM
Cant make Saturday now sorry.  Hope you all have fun
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 26, 2016, 06:23:51 AM
I can't do this Saturday either, I'll be working. Hopefully I can make the next one!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 26, 2016, 07:24:49 AM
I am so excited for this meetup :)

I can't do this Saturday either, I'll be working. Hopefully I can make the next one!
Cant make Saturday now sorry.  Hope you all have fun
Aww! L&P, maybe we should come to you next one, before you head to Melbourne!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 26, 2016, 07:50:26 AM
Aww! L&P, maybe we should come to you next one, before you head to Melbourne!

:D

Yeah I can actually do pretty much any morning if it's near my current place (and there is a San Churro's where I am!), because my lunch shifts start at 11.30am - and I can possibly do afternoons too, as I don't always work lunch, but even if I do, I have a couple hours free in between lunch and dinner shifts. But for example to get to Food Monkey in the morning on a day I'm doing lunch shift, it would take me an hour to get there, and then I can only stay about an hour - depending on train schedules - before spending another hour to get back in time for work, which makes it tricky.

But that's if my location isn't too out of the way for everyone else, of course.

Also still open to a meetup in the hills sometime - maybe when the boyfriend returns, he knows the bushwalk trails, I'd just get you all lost. :p
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on July 26, 2016, 07:51:58 PM
I have a feeling you live/work near my house, L&P, so I might be able to give you a lift. In general, that is, not this Sat, cos I have other plans.

I can totally lead a bushwalk without getting lost, too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 26, 2016, 09:28:25 PM
That would be great, englyn! Hopefully we can work something out. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 28, 2016, 07:54:03 PM
Have we settled on a time for tomorrow morning? 9.30 would suit me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 28, 2016, 08:13:37 PM
I think the breakfast special might end at 9.30 shall we go for 9.15?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 28, 2016, 08:17:26 PM
I think the breakfast special might end at 9.30 shall we go for 9.15?

Works for me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on July 29, 2016, 08:30:15 PM
I just woke up, so it looks like I'm not going! I suppose the excitement of being in holiday then starting the new job caught up to me. Maybe next time? Sorry!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 04, 2016, 07:51:28 PM
Crafternoon tea on Saturday 13 August

I will PM the following people with details: anatidaev, Melody, MsTerror, nnls, MsBona, limeandpepper and englyn.

If anyone else would like the details (and has met me at least once - I won't invite complete strangers to my house) please either post here or PM me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 04, 2016, 11:28:11 PM
Crafternoon tea on Saturday 13 August

I will PM the following people with details: anatidaev, Melody, MsTerror, nnls, MsBona, limeandpepper and englyn.

If anyone else would like the details (and has met me at least once - I won't invite complete strangers to my house) please either post here or PM me :-)

yay looking forward to it
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 05, 2016, 11:49:58 PM
I probably won't be able to make any social do's for the next month and a bit due to study commitments... hope everyone else has fun!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 12, 2016, 10:17:09 AM
I can't make it to Crafternoon but hopefully can do the next meet. Have fun everyone!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on August 14, 2016, 08:58:50 PM
I am currently planning to come across to Perth to arrive at about 21st September and stay for a weeka and a half. Is there any possibility of me meeting the Perth people? I would really like to.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 14, 2016, 09:29:28 PM
I am currently planning to come across to Perth to arrive at about 21st September and stay for a weeka and a half. Is there any possibility of me meeting the Perth people? I would really like to.

Sounds good!

I'm away 23 - 26 Sept (inclusive) and that's a long weekend here, so I suspect I'm not the only one who'll be away. But if the best date for the greatest number of people falls outside that range I'll be happy :-) are you still here on Saturday 1 Oct? Saturday morning brunches are popular in our group.

Do you know roughly where you'll be staying (close to the city? Eastern suburbs? etc) so we can think of some convenient places?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 14, 2016, 09:59:06 PM
I'm probably going to be back on the east coast that weekend (mother's 60th, y'all) but will let you know if anything changes :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on August 15, 2016, 01:21:35 AM
I am currently planning to come across to Perth to arrive at about 21st September and stay for a weeka and a half. Is there any possibility of me meeting the Perth people? I would really like to.

Sounds good!

I'm away 23 - 26 Sept (inclusive) and that's a long weekend here, so I suspect I'm not the only one who'll be away. But if the best date for the greatest number of people falls outside that range I'll be happy :-) are you still here on Saturday 1 Oct? Saturday morning brunches are popular in our group.

Do you know roughly where you'll be staying (close to the city? Eastern suburbs? etc) so we can think of some convenient places?
Churchlands

I've always wanted to meet the WA mustachians, so I'm happy to stay for the Saturday. I'll be driving across and back, and I will be going back the slow way.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 15, 2016, 09:03:13 PM
I am currently planning to come across to Perth to arrive at about 21st September and stay for a weeka and a half. Is there any possibility of me meeting the Perth people? I would really like to.

I will be off work from 21/9-26/9 would love to meet up?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 15, 2016, 09:04:19 PM
Also could I please get the raspberry/chocolate shortbread recipe ?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 15, 2016, 11:11:12 PM
Brunch on Saturday, the 24 Sept or 1st Sept? I'm good for either.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on August 16, 2016, 12:14:33 AM
Brunch on Saturday, the 24 Sept or 1st Sept? I'm good for either.
You meant 24 Sept or 1 Oct, right? I can do 1 Oct and miiight be able to do 24 Sept depending on family camping plans
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 16, 2016, 12:24:27 AM
Brunch on Saturday, the 24 Sept or 1st Sept? I'm good for either.
You meant 24 Sept or 1 Oct, right? I can do 1 Oct and miiight be able to do 24 Sept depending on family camping plans

I can do 1 Oct, cannot do 24 Sept (will be drinking wine in Margs with my MIL for her 60th HECK YES).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on August 16, 2016, 01:31:37 AM
I can do the 1st October, got a sports tournament in September
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 16, 2016, 02:24:48 AM
Brunch on Saturday, the 24 Sept or 1st Sept? I'm good for either.
You meant 24 Sept or 1 Oct, right? I can do 1 Oct and miiight be able to do 24 Sept depending on family camping plans

I can do 1 Oct, cannot do 24 Sept (will be drinking wine in Margs with my MIL for her 60th HECK YES).

Niiiice. Mum and dad are going on the Ghan for her 60th and spending a little bit of time in each of Adelaide, Alice and Darwin I think.  Apparently RAC members can get a discount on the train tickets if booked far enough in advance.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 21, 2016, 04:53:10 PM
Also away on the long weekend. 1 October sounds great if that works for everyone.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 21, 2016, 05:37:19 PM
Shall we lock in brunch on 1 October then?

I'd also love a catch up in early September if anyone else is keen :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 21, 2016, 05:43:01 PM
Shall we lock in brunch on 1 October then?

I'd also love a catch up in early September if anyone else is keen :-)

I am free 10th September, or the 11th for brunch
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 21, 2016, 07:01:05 PM
Shall we lock in brunch on 1 October then?

I'd also love a catch up in early September if anyone else is keen :-)

I am free 10th September, or the 11th for brunch

I am free both of those days too :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 21, 2016, 07:31:20 PM
Shall we lock in brunch on 1 October then?

I'd also love a catch up in early September if anyone else is keen :-)

I am free 10th September, or the 11th for brunch

I am free both of those days too :-)
Me too!!!

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on August 22, 2016, 04:23:57 AM
This is SOOOO wonderful - you are planning a special meetup just for me. You are all fabulous people!!!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 22, 2016, 08:19:05 AM
This is SOOOO wonderful - you are planning a special meetup just for me. You are all fabulous people!!!!!
You haven't met us yet!!!!! ;)
But everyone is so lovely!!! So stoked to be part of this great community in Perth.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on August 22, 2016, 08:25:38 AM
This is SOOOO wonderful - you are planning a special meetup just for me. You are all fabulous people!!!!!
You haven't met us yet!!!!! ;)
But everyone is so lovely!!! So stoked to be part of this great community in Perth.

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And why not, Deborah?? :) It's as good an excuse as any. Plus we do tend to meet up a little more frequently than some of the other Aussie groups.

Aaaand. I'm now probably free to join you. I'll be back from my Big Scary Exams in continental Europe and my friend's wedding in Bath* by then, and mum's birthday thingy is probs going to be delayed by the imminent arrival of two new twin grandchildren**.
*Yes, the wedding is at the Roman Baths!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on August 22, 2016, 12:34:32 PM
Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to the forum, I've been hijacked here by HappierAtHome from another discussion (check signature at the bottom for details :-) ) and I'm still trying to find a decent path to my FI. Happy to see such a big group of Mustachians  in Perth.

Just wondering if anyone is around this week (from Thursday the 25th to next Tuesday), for a coffee + chat or similar.
Due to my work I always have a limited time to spend in Perth, not sure I'll be around in October.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 22, 2016, 03:59:07 PM
Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to the forum, I've been hijacked here by HappierAtHome from another discussion (check signature at the bottom for details :-) ) and I'm still trying to find a decent path to my FI. Happy to see such a big group of Mustachians  in Perth.

Just wondering if anyone is around this week (from Thursday the 25th to next Tuesday), for a coffee + chat or similar.
Due to my work I always have a limited time to spend in Perth, not sure I'll be around in October.

I also do FIFO and I am on r&r during that time.

Also we are looking to catch up maybe 10th or 11th of September if you are around then
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 22, 2016, 07:03:49 PM
If something gets organised for the next week as per rasics82's suggestion, I'm about a 50-50 chance of making it (depends on health stuff that day, which I won't know until the day). So I'm a 'maybe' if it goes ahead :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 22, 2016, 07:23:09 PM
I can do after work, in the city on Monday/Tuesday (29/30), or a maybe for Saturday/Sunday (27/28).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 22, 2016, 08:26:40 PM
I am mostly working evenings this week and barring last-minute calls should be mostly free during the daytime  except Friday when I'm working the whole day. But transport is a bit annoying for me so depends on the location.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on August 23, 2016, 11:06:46 AM
I can do after work, in the city on Monday/Tuesday (29/30), or a maybe for Saturday/Sunday (27/28).

At the moment Monday would be good for me


I also do FIFO and I am on r&r during that time.

Also we are looking to catch up maybe 10th or 11th of September if you are around then

I'll be away the 10th/11th, but this week why not. I'll be probably busy just during the weekend
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 24, 2016, 03:59:06 AM
Soooo after work in the city on Monday?

Anyone have a suggestion for somewhere to get a drink and maybe some eats?

Also, rasics82 revealed in another thread that s/he part owns a cafe in North Perth so I think we will need to hold a Meetup there one weekend :D maybe the Sept 10 or 11 Meetup?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 24, 2016, 08:52:27 AM
I don't know my roster yet for next week but I met rasics82 today and had a great chat! :)  I'm sure you'll all have fun on Monday!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on August 25, 2016, 03:03:00 AM
Soooo after work in the city on Monday?

Anyone have a suggestion for somewhere to get a drink and maybe some eats?

Also, rasics82 revealed in another thread that he part owns a cafe in North Perth so I think we will need to hold a Meetup there one weekend :D maybe the Sept 10 or 11 Meetup?

That would be great, I won't be around the 10/11th but it'd be a pleasure having you guys there.
Monday is fine for me, 5pm ish? I can suggest the Stables in Hay Street.

I don't know my roster yet for next week but I met rasics82 today and had a great chat! :)  I'm sure you'll all have fun on Monday!

Pleased to meet you, see you soon!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 25, 2016, 04:19:50 AM
Lets lock in a brunch at Rasic82s cafe in north perth on saturday 10 or sunday 11 sept? Shall Rasic82 choose the time and date as it seems we are all free then. And PM us all the location?

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 25, 2016, 04:36:12 AM
Lets lock in a brunch at Rasic82s cafe in north perth on saturday 10 or sunday 11 sept? Shall Rasic82 choose the time and date as it seems we are all free then. And PM us all the location?

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He won't be in Perth those dates - but I think we should eat there anyway that weekend because those burgers look amaaazing!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 25, 2016, 04:40:36 AM
Rasics: 5pmish Monday at Stables works for me - meet down the front near the entry?

I will be bringing my mustachian friend who has been to several meetups. Mr Happier on the other hand is excited about being home alone and playing computer games with the sound turned up really high :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 25, 2016, 04:43:33 AM
I can't do Monday. I will be playing sport with MMM lurking coworker.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 25, 2016, 06:36:57 AM
Mr Duck (probably) and I (definitely) will be at Stables at 5pm :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 25, 2016, 07:50:58 PM
Mr Duck (probably) and I (definitely) will be at Stables at 5pm :)

Yay!

I can't do Monday. I will be playing sport with MMM lurking coworker.

Bummer! But you can make it on the 10th/11th, right?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 25, 2016, 07:54:04 PM
Mr Duck (probably) and I (definitely) will be at Stables at 5pm :)

Yay!

I can't do Monday. I will be playing sport with MMM lurking coworker.

Bummer! But you can make it on the 10th/11th, right?
Yes. Can we choose a date and confirm so i can tell sister and lurking co worker. (These people need forum names lol)

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 25, 2016, 08:15:36 PM
Mr Duck (probably) and I (definitely) will be at Stables at 5pm :)

Yay!

I can't do Monday. I will be playing sport with MMM lurking coworker.

Bummer! But you can make it on the 10th/11th, right?
Yes. Can we choose a date and confirm so i can tell sister and lurking co worker. (These people need forum names lol)

I'm voting for 10am, Saturday 10 September.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 25, 2016, 08:26:33 PM
Done

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 26, 2016, 07:13:48 PM
Done

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+1 I will also be there! And I think my social calendar is now full :P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on August 28, 2016, 07:50:20 AM
I think I can make tomorrow after work (if it's still happening?) And the 10th :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 28, 2016, 08:08:12 AM
I think I can make tomorrow after work (if it's still happening?) And the 10th :-)
Tommorrow is on
 I can't  make it but my sister will be there.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 28, 2016, 06:44:47 PM
This Meetup is going to be great! MsTerror, Anatidaev and Mr Duck, brand new rasics82, Melody's sister (who I think we should dub Harmony, because lolz), me and Bulbee (Bulbee being my friend who has come to a few Meetups and lurks on the forum under that name). Seven people is pretty good for a Monday night!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on August 28, 2016, 09:56:18 PM
This Meetup is going to be great! MsTerror, Anatidaev and Mr Duck, brand new rasics82, Melody's sister (who I think we should dub Harmony, because lolz), me and Bulbee (Bulbee being my friend who has come to a few Meetups and lurks on the forum under that name). Seven people is pretty good for a Monday night!

See you later!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on August 29, 2016, 01:28:48 AM
Do you guys allow walk-ins? If so, I'll pedal over to say hello, but won't be around for long.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 29, 2016, 01:30:46 AM
Do you guys allow walk-ins? If so, I'll pedal over to say hello, but won't be around for long.

Of course we do! :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on August 29, 2016, 03:01:42 AM
Just walked in, am I the first? I'm at the bar downstairs :-) 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 29, 2016, 03:23:15 AM
I'm on my way, had a *delightful* phone call with an internal client /sarcasm
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 29, 2016, 03:30:33 AM
I'm on my way, had a *delightful* phone call with an internal client /sarcasm
I'm wearing a green coat and a black backpack.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on August 29, 2016, 06:26:00 AM
It was good seeing familiar faces and meeting new people!

Also something I saw online that you guys might be interested in - it kinda touches on some of the things we were talking about tonight:

What's all the fuss with payday loans? (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/whats-up-with-payday-loans/7794806)
An excerpt:

Quote
Goodshepherd is a not-for-profit organisation that offers low interest short-term loans and other financial programs and advice.

They commissioned their own research paper into payday lending earlier this year, and found a massive spike in the number of women turning to these kinds of short-term loans over the past 10 years. It went up by 110 per cent, compared with an 80 per cent increase for the general population.

"Vulnerable women are the fastest-growing segment of the payday lending industry," Adam, CEO of Goodshepherd, told Hack.

"This is an industry that is really a lender of last resort, that provides very expensive, extortionate, and in many cases entangling finance for people on low incomes that have no other option."

Adam says part of the reason young women in particular are getting in over their heads with payday loans is that big banks are hesitant to lend to an increasingly casualised workforce.

"Young women are disproportionately and highly represented in roles such as teaching, nursing and community services," he said.

"Governments or companies are taking a much shorter-term commitment in terms of employment contracts and therefore banks are getting nervous about that variability of income and are therefore less likely to lend responsibly, forcing young women that need finance into this hazardous debt cycle."

But that's not the whole story.

The Goodshepherd report found one of the most common reasons women found themselves turning to services such as payday lenders was "chronic overspending". In fact, 29.3 per cent of solo women - including young singles yet to have families - listed this as the underlying cause of their financial stress.

While some of those people were turning to loans to pay off other debts, like Caitlin was, the majority were using them to pay off their cars, utility bills, or as extra cash for holidays.

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on September 04, 2016, 09:55:01 PM
hey what's the address of the new place for the meetup this coming Saturday?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 04, 2016, 10:47:58 PM
hey what's the address of the new place for the meetup this coming Saturday?

Cloud Nine Vegan, 58 Angove Street North Perth.

http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3 (http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3)

I've ended up with an absurdly busy weekend, so I will definitely be there but might "only" stay for a couple of hours instead of my usual three or four hours.
 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on September 04, 2016, 11:38:24 PM
hey what's the address of the new place for the meetup this coming Saturday?

Cloud Nine Vegan, 58 Angove Street North Perth.

http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3 (http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3)

I've ended up with an absurdly busy weekend, so I will definitely be there but might "only" stay for a couple of hours instead of my usual three or four hours.
 

So it's confirmed there!!! I'm very excited ...and a bit worried also :-)

I might suggest to book a table from the website as, hopefully, on Saturday it will be busy!

Sadly I won't be there, but I'll be here waiting for the reviews. Thanks to all!!!




Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 05, 2016, 01:00:30 AM
hey what's the address of the new place for the meetup this coming Saturday?

Cloud Nine Vegan, 58 Angove Street North Perth.

http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3 (http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3)

I've ended up with an absurdly busy weekend, so I will definitely be there but might "only" stay for a couple of hours instead of my usual three or four hours.

still 10am?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 05, 2016, 01:09:39 AM
hey what's the address of the new place for the meetup this coming Saturday?

Cloud Nine Vegan, 58 Angove Street North Perth.

http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3 (http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3)

I've ended up with an absurdly busy weekend, so I will definitely be there but might "only" stay for a couple of hours instead of my usual three or four hours.

still 10am?

Yep!

So, shall we do a rollcall so that we can make a reservation?

MissBee, nnls, MsTerror, Melody, Anatidae V, Bulbee and HappierAtHome (seven people). Who have I missed? The post reply view doesn't show posts far back enough for me to be sure I've got everyone.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 06, 2016, 02:40:46 AM
hey what's the address of the new place for the meetup this coming Saturday?

Cloud Nine Vegan, 58 Angove Street North Perth.

http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3 (http://www.cloudninevegan.com/home3)

I've ended up with an absurdly busy weekend, so I will definitely be there but might "only" stay for a couple of hours instead of my usual three or four hours.

still 10am?

Yep!

So, shall we do a rollcall so that we can make a reservation?

MissBee, nnls, MsTerror, Melody, Anatidae V, Bulbee and HappierAtHome (seven people). Who have I missed? The post reply view doesn't show posts far back enough for me to be sure I've got everyone.
I am going to skip this one after all, had something come up. Looking forward to the write-up on the tasty food!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 06, 2016, 04:45:59 AM
I was intending to come but am on call and it's just a little too far away from my workplace given the traffic that time of the day... sorry :(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on September 08, 2016, 02:18:52 AM
Well, there has been a change of plans. Last year I was going to drive across the Nullarbor, see all the wonderful things in the South West, and go to a Perth meetup. Things were changed (I wasn't wanted, and then I was, urgently), so I flew over, saw nothing and didn't go to the meetup. This time it was really going to happen. But I'm not wanted, and I need to be elsewhere. So I'm going to miss out again on seeing all you wonderful people. Maybe next year...

Then I won't visit my WA family if they don't want me, and I will not have all these urgent family things happening elsewhere. AND I WILL GO TO A PERTH MEETUP!!!

Sorry.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 08, 2016, 05:20:43 PM
Well, there has been a change of plans. Last year I was going to drive across the Nullarbor, see all the wonderful things in the South West, and go to a Perth meetup. Things were changed (I wasn't wanted, and then I was, urgently), so I flew over, saw nothing and didn't go to the meetup. This time it was really going to happen. But I'm not wanted, and I need to be elsewhere. So I'm going to miss out again on seeing all you wonderful people. Maybe next year...

Then I won't visit my WA family if they don't want me, and I will not have all these urgent family things happening elsewhere. AND I WILL GO TO A PERTH MEETUP!!!

Sorry.

Im sorry you cant make it. Was looking forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on September 09, 2016, 01:47:02 AM
Aah, can't make it tomorrow. I went to cloudninevegan last Sun though! Delicious. and quiet.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 09, 2016, 03:04:52 AM
Well, there has been a change of plans. Last year I was going to drive across the Nullarbor, see all the wonderful things in the South West, and go to a Perth meetup. Things were changed (I wasn't wanted, and then I was, urgently), so I flew over, saw nothing and didn't go to the meetup. This time it was really going to happen. But I'm not wanted, and I need to be elsewhere. So I'm going to miss out again on seeing all you wonderful people. Maybe next year...

Then I won't visit my WA family if they don't want me, and I will not have all these urgent family things happening elsewhere. AND I WILL GO TO A PERTH MEETUP!!!

Sorry.

Im sorry you cant make it. Was looking forward to meeting you.
+1 bummer!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 09, 2016, 08:04:21 PM
We're here! In one of the back rooms
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on September 10, 2016, 12:51:49 AM
OMG Saturday is today, I was 100% sure it would have been tomorrow!!! Night shift is totally killing my sense of time :-)

...sooooo... how was it?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 10, 2016, 12:55:56 AM
Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals, my honest opinion was that mine was fantastic! Zucchini and jalapeño quesadilla - sooo cheesy and tasty. Juice was great too. Wasn't game to try a non-dairy coffee though! Seemed busy, friendly service, nice comfy vibe. It's a nice walk there from my house so I'll definitely be going again.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on September 10, 2016, 01:45:43 AM
Awesome, glad to hear that. Quesadilla is also pretty popular indeed, I think the safest choice for coffee is definitely the soy, especially the one they use there is very smooth and "plain" (doesn't taste like soy at all for me), almond and rice are also good, they tent to make the coffee sweeter.
Just a friendly advice NEVER EVER USE COCONUT MILK, it simply doesn't work with coffee ;-)



Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 10, 2016, 01:48:11 AM
I've tried coffee before with coconut (I agree - ugh), soy and almond milk. None of them did it for me. So I'm tempted to try rice milk when I go back :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 10, 2016, 01:49:04 AM
Friends - are we still doing brunch on Saturday 1 October even though deborah can't make it (sob!)?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 10, 2016, 04:39:52 AM
I don't do milk. And I just learned to drink black coffee (and my Italian friends approve... milk in coffee is reserved for breakfast it seems).

I dislike soy (always have) and find almond or hazelnut milk okay. But I just do black coffee ;)

Why not have brunch that day? We can still have a coffee in Deborah's honour:p
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 10, 2016, 04:55:57 AM
Depending on nausea, I'm currently planning on going anyway.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: rasics82 on September 11, 2016, 11:23:00 AM
I don't do milk. And I just learned to drink black coffee (and my Italian friends approve... milk in coffee is reserved for breakfast it seems).

Correct, if you dare to order a a cappuccino after 9/10am in Italy they will give you a weird look... :-)

However, since I'm here, I drink coffee with any kind of milk (except coconut) pretty much 24/7....hopefully none of my friends is reading that
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on September 11, 2016, 11:16:41 PM
Well that's all nice in Italy, where they make good coffee to drink black. I drank long black all through Italy, sometimes even espresso. Can't have one here, though, there seems to be a 2/3 chance the coffee is burnt or overextracted or something and too bitter to have without milk. cloudnine soy coffee was... quite a nice drink, as long as you were not exactly expecting coffee. Smoothie was great.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 11, 2016, 11:18:28 PM
(As an aside, do have a go making non-dairy milks... it's heaps cheaper, uses less packaging and is very easy if you own a blender).

I do think drinking black coffee has made me much much pickier, I agree. If it's black and been burned, then no amount of sugar will save it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 11, 2016, 11:22:07 PM
As an aside, do have a go making non-dairy milks... it's heaps cheaper, uses less packaging and is very easy if you own a blender

Have you made cashew milk stripey? If yes, is it blander than almond milk?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on September 12, 2016, 06:32:07 PM
No because of all things I don't really like cashews (yes, I'm strange). I suspect if anything it would be richer than almond milk. It's a pretty cheap and easy experiment to try though.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 13, 2016, 02:20:31 AM
I am 50/50 for the first. I have interstate friends visiting and a wedding to doll myself up for, but if the boys stay up late and sleep in i might be able to come for a coffee.

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 28, 2016, 05:47:35 AM
Still keen for this Saturday! 9am at Food Monkey?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 28, 2016, 06:03:19 AM
Still keen for this Saturday! 9am at Food Monkey?
I am not sure. I am somewhat housebound at present.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 28, 2016, 04:25:07 PM
Still keen for this Saturday! 9am at Food Monkey?

I cant make it, but have fun :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 28, 2016, 04:58:17 PM
Also at the last meetup someone (I cant remember username sorry...) was asking about wedding dresses and i said my friend had got hers cheap and was going to give you the website, I totally forgot until now its http://www.jjshouse.com/ (http://www.jjshouse.com/)

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 28, 2016, 06:50:04 PM
Still keen for this Saturday! 9am at Food Monkey?
I am not sure. I am somewhat housebound at present.

Fair call :-) at this rate I'm not sure anyone other than me is *definitely* in anyway?

Still keen for this Saturday! 9am at Food Monkey?

I cant make it, but have fun :)

Bummer!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 28, 2016, 06:57:44 PM
Also at the last meetup someone (I cant remember username sorry...) was asking about wedding dresses and i said my friend had got hers cheap and was going to give you the website, I totally forgot until now its http://www.jjshouse.com/ (http://www.jjshouse.com/)

It was me! That's the place I was looking at, good to hear there are some good experiences there too! :)

I am a maybe for Saturday... Were there any other people coming other than Happier?!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 28, 2016, 08:23:37 PM
Also at the last meetup someone (I cant remember username sorry...) was asking about wedding dresses and i said my friend had got hers cheap and was going to give you the website, I totally forgot until now its http://www.jjshouse.com/ (http://www.jjshouse.com/)

It was me! That's the place I was looking at, good to hear there are some good experiences there too! :)

I am a maybe for Saturday... Were there any other people coming other than Happier?!

yes her dress and the bridesmaid dresses from there all turned out great :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on September 28, 2016, 10:54:19 PM
9am at food monkey works for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 28, 2016, 11:31:43 PM
The boyfriend and I could potentially make it!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 29, 2016, 08:50:52 PM
Sorry friends, I'm pulling out - my "new" (second-hand, free) washing machine is getting delivered tomorrow morning :D :D :D which is very exciting, but does mean I can't make the Meetup.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on September 29, 2016, 09:18:22 PM
Might be better to postpone this one to another date then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 30, 2016, 12:02:09 AM
I'm ok with postponing it, I'm still a maybe for tomorrow so then I won't need to rush tomorrow morning to fit everything in!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on September 30, 2016, 08:26:27 AM
Postponing works for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: mrcheese on September 30, 2016, 05:54:48 PM
I am still going - even if the official meet up is 'postponed' :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 17, 2016, 03:12:13 AM
Ok, I can almost stand the smell of coffee and food, so.... When do we want to catch up next?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 23, 2016, 07:53:24 PM
Ok, I can almost stand the smell of coffee and food, so.... When do we want to catch up next?

How did I miss this until now?!

Saturday 26 November would work well for me for a Food Monkey breakfast :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 23, 2016, 08:03:25 PM
Ok, I can almost stand the smell of coffee and food, so.... When do we want to catch up next?

How did I miss this until now?!

Saturday 26 November would work well for me for a Food Monkey breakfast :-)
suits me too :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 27, 2016, 06:56:05 PM
People, if there's anyone besides Happier and me around... Go to the Festival of Lights and eat Indian food in my stead. Gah I guess it's on my to-do list for next year.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/33027604/deepavali-lights-to-shine-on-the-quay/#page1
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on October 27, 2016, 09:03:34 PM
Ok, I can almost stand the smell of coffee and food, so.... When do we want to catch up next?

How did I miss this until now?!

Saturday 26 November would work well for me for a Food Monkey breakfast :-)
suits me too :)

I will be at work on the 26th so cant make it, have fun :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 01, 2016, 05:08:15 AM
Ok, I can almost stand the smell of coffee and food, so.... When do we want to catch up next?

How did I miss this until now?!

Saturday 26 November would work well for me for a Food Monkey breakfast :-)
suits me too :)

I will be at work on the 26th so cant make it, have fun :)
should we move it back one week? At the moment it looks like just me and Happier (I'm cool with that, I'll talk her ear off about baby stuff).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 01, 2016, 11:32:03 PM
Melody can make it on the 27th :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 02, 2016, 03:32:25 AM
I'm seriously unreliable right now, so probably best to pick a date that works for as many others as possible and if I can make it, I'll be there :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 03, 2016, 06:45:08 PM
I am free the weekends of the 26th and the 19th :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 07, 2016, 08:07:23 PM
If we don't set a date soon this will never happen...

I'm not free Saturday 3 Dec, but I'm still free Saturday 26 Nov, Sunday 27 Nov (which I think was when Melody was free), or Sunday 4 Dec.

Of course if we don't get around to finalising a date I'll end up making other plans for those days ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 20, 2016, 09:18:18 PM
If we don't set a date soon this will never happen...

I'm not free Saturday 3 Dec, but I'm still free Saturday 26 Nov, Sunday 27 Nov (which I think was when Melody was free), or Sunday 4 Dec.

Of course if we don't get around to finalising a date I'll end up making other plans for those days ;-)
Ugh I realised it's late November already.

Im confirming I'll be brunching at Food Monkey on 26th November from 9 am. Hopefully I won't be alone - I'll text Melody to make sure she knows.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on November 21, 2016, 09:28:51 PM
I am working that day. have fun :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 21, 2016, 09:49:26 PM
If we don't set a date soon this will never happen...

I'm not free Saturday 3 Dec, but I'm still free Saturday 26 Nov, Sunday 27 Nov (which I think was when Melody was free), or Sunday 4 Dec.

Of course if we don't get around to finalising a date I'll end up making other plans for those days ;-)
Ugh I realised it's late November already.

Im confirming I'll be brunching at Food Monkey on 26th November from 9 am. Hopefully I won't be alone - I'll text Melody to make sure she knows.

There's a reasonable likelihood I'll be there, but depends on how I'm coping on the day. If I'm *not* coming I'll post here to let you know :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 21, 2016, 09:53:39 PM
If we don't set a date soon this will never happen...

I'm not free Saturday 3 Dec, but I'm still free Saturday 26 Nov, Sunday 27 Nov (which I think was when Melody was free), or Sunday 4 Dec.

Of course if we don't get around to finalising a date I'll end up making other plans for those days ;-)
Ugh I realised it's late November already.

Im confirming I'll be brunching at Food Monkey on 26th November from 9 am. Hopefully I won't be alone - I'll text Melody to make sure she knows.

There's a reasonable likelihood I'll be there, but depends on how I'm coping on the day. If I'm *not* coming I'll post here to let you know :-)
Yay! I hope you can make it, if not, hopefully enjoy some time in your garden. I'm hoping for a tour of the changes at some point!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 22, 2016, 12:23:25 AM
Wait, this Saturday, not Sunday?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 22, 2016, 12:27:50 AM
Wait, this Saturday, not Sunday?
I didn't think food monkey was open on Sunday... A quick Google tells me I was wrong. Have I stuffed everyone up? Does Sunday work better?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 22, 2016, 12:28:56 AM
Probably my bad for confusing everyone, I thought Melody was only available on the 27th. But if the meet up is on the Saturday I should be able to come :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 22, 2016, 12:51:23 AM
Sunday is equally good for me :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 22, 2016, 11:31:09 PM
So is it Saturday or Sunday?!

MsTerror, if you'll be there I'll bring my crea clip to show you :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 23, 2016, 01:00:19 AM
Saturday. Definitely.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 23, 2016, 05:12:14 PM
Ok, Saturday. I'll be there :) Yes please Happier, I'd love to have a look at your crea clip! I ended up being a hair model again but I'm starting to resent the time commitment...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on November 23, 2016, 05:20:17 PM
I won't be there (I know, yet again!) as I'll be down in Albany for the weekend.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 23, 2016, 05:23:39 PM
Ok, Saturday. I'll be there :) Yes please Happier, I'd love to have a look at your crea clip! I ended up being a hair model again but I'm starting to resent the time commitment...

I only hair modelled one time but I had to be there for eight hours (they set the colour in the afternoon, made me wait around a whole lot, then cut it on stage that night for some hairdressing conference thing - BORING).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 24, 2016, 05:26:07 PM


I only hair modelled one time but I had to be there for eight hours (they set the colour in the afternoon, made me wait around a whole lot, then cut it on stage that night for some hairdressing conference thing - BORING).
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I've never done one of those whole day things, it sounds interesting but I guess it would just be a lot of waiting around! This last cut was the quickest yet at 1 hour 15 mins! haha
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on November 25, 2016, 12:59:02 PM
If any of you want to come over 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

Of course, it's a loooong way, so it's unlikely any of you would come, but I thought I'd better advise you. I would love to meet you all!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 25, 2016, 05:22:14 PM
I've woken up with a cold, so as much as I want to come hang out I'd better quarantine myself (especially from AV! people who give pregnant women colds are EVIL).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 25, 2016, 05:25:19 PM
I've woken up with a cold, so as much as I want to come hang out I'd better quarantine myself (especially from AV! people who give pregnant women colds are EVIL).
Nooooo! The person who gave you the cold is also evil, I am sad you have a cold :( that sounds awful. I've been lucky so far. I wanted to compare baby bump sizes! And see how to use the crea clip.  We can save that for next meetup (which needs to be somewhere air conditioned).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 25, 2016, 05:35:53 PM
I've woken up with a cold, so as much as I want to come hang out I'd better quarantine myself (especially from AV! people who give pregnant women colds are EVIL).
Nooooo! The person who gave you the cold is also evil, I am sad you have a cold :( that sounds awful. I've been lucky so far. I wanted to compare baby bump sizes! And see how to use the crea clip.  We can save that for next meetup (which needs to be somewhere air conditioned).

Luckily it was some random stranger at the shopping centre, so at least I'm not grumpy with anyone :-) I get very fierce when people see me while they're sick and contagious even when I'm not pregnant!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 25, 2016, 06:03:10 PM
How many peeps are going this morning? I'm just about to leave..
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 25, 2016, 06:15:44 PM
How many peeps are going this morning? I'm just about to leave..
I'm here and nobody else is... Wearing my new green Xmas shirt...*

* And now hanging in the usual room completely by myself.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: marty998 on November 26, 2016, 12:19:33 AM
I'm here and nobody else is... Wearing my new green Xmas shirt...*

* And now hanging in the usual room completely by myself.

Aww no! I would have joined you but...distance lol
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 26, 2016, 12:37:04 AM
Ms Terror did turn up :) Melody slept in, so didn't make it.

Next meetup has to be air conditioned - there's none in our usual place.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 05, 2016, 07:28:21 PM
Friends! I know that I am The Worst at turning up to Meetups lately, but who fancies giving me another shot? (Correct answer: all of you!).

I'm thinking it might be nice to meet up for an after-work drink* (and hot chips, of course...) somewhere in Perth between now and Christmas - anyone interested?

*My drink will be lemonade, obviously.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 05, 2016, 07:35:54 PM
Friends! I know that I am The Worst at turning up to Meetups lately, but who fancies giving me another shot? (Correct answer: all of you!).

I'm thinking it might be nice to meet up for an after-work drink* (and hot chips, of course...) somewhere in Perth between now and Christmas - anyone interested?

*My drink will be lemonade, obviously.
YES. That would be fabulous. I am not in Wednesdays and I can do this week, next week or Tuesday the 20th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 05, 2016, 08:03:00 PM
Friends! I know that I am The Worst at turning up to Meetups lately, but who fancies giving me another shot? (Correct answer: all of you!).

I'm thinking it might be nice to meet up for an after-work drink* (and hot chips, of course...) somewhere in Perth between now and Christmas - anyone interested?

*My drink will be lemonade, obviously.

My work roster has changed for December, so I am home every Friday, Saturday and Sunday which probably don't really work out for me coming to after work drinks but if it is on a Friday I would love to come :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 05, 2016, 08:19:02 PM
Friends! I know that I am The Worst at turning up to Meetups lately, but who fancies giving me another shot? (Correct answer: all of you!).

I'm thinking it might be nice to meet up for an after-work drink* (and hot chips, of course...) somewhere in Perth between now and Christmas - anyone interested?

*My drink will be lemonade, obviously.

My work roster has changed for December, so I am home every Friday, Saturday and Sunday which probably don't really work out for me coming to after work drinks but if it is on a Friday I would love to come :)

Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 05, 2016, 08:48:08 PM
Friends! I know that I am The Worst at turning up to Meetups lately, but who fancies giving me another shot? (Correct answer: all of you!).

I'm thinking it might be nice to meet up for an after-work drink* (and hot chips, of course...) somewhere in Perth between now and Christmas - anyone interested?

*My drink will be lemonade, obviously.

My work roster has changed for December, so I am home every Friday, Saturday and Sunday which probably don't really work out for me coming to after work drinks but if it is on a Friday I would love to come :)

Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)

Yes I figured Friday would be a bad idea, the city will be crazy busy and also other people would have plans :)

But a Saturday or Sunday could work if other people are free. I know December can be difficult to organise. So if after work weeknight drinks works better for everyone else, I will just hopefully catch up with you all in 2017
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 05, 2016, 08:50:26 PM
Friends! I know that I am The Worst at turning up to Meetups lately, but who fancies giving me another shot? (Correct answer: all of you!).

I'm thinking it might be nice to meet up for an after-work drink* (and hot chips, of course...) somewhere in Perth between now and Christmas - anyone interested?

*My drink will be lemonade, obviously.

My work roster has changed for December, so I am home every Friday, Saturday and Sunday which probably don't really work out for me coming to after work drinks but if it is on a Friday I would love to come :)

Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)

Yes I figured Friday would be a bad idea, the city will be crazy busy and also other people would have plans :)

But a Saturday or Sunday could work if other people are free. I know December can be difficult to organise. So if after work weeknight drinks works better for everyone else, I will just hopefully catch up with you all in 2017

Do you know your work dates for January yet? If yes feel free to PM me or post them and when I get around to organising the next crafternoon at my house I'll make sure it's on a good date for you :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 05, 2016, 08:53:32 PM
So I'm going to make a bunch of suggestions and see what sticks.

Tell me if you're available and want to do:

Post-work drinks, city, Thursday 15 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Monday 19 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Tuesday 20 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Wednesday 21 Dec

Brunch, central location, Sunday 18 Dec
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 05, 2016, 09:05:25 PM
So I'm going to make a bunch of suggestions and see what sticks.

Tell me if you're available and want to do:

Post-work drinks, city, Thursday 15 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Monday 19 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Tuesday 20 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Wednesday 21 Dec

Brunch, central location, Sunday 18 Dec
Crossed out what doesn't work for me. All the rest are good.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 05, 2016, 09:17:45 PM
So I'm going to make a bunch of suggestions and see what sticks.

Tell me if you're available and want to do:

Post-work drinks, city, Thursday 15 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Monday 19 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Tuesday 20 Dec
Post-work drinks, city, Wednesday 21 Dec

Brunch, central location, Sunday 18 Dec

brunch on the 18th works for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 05, 2016, 09:46:26 PM
Let's lock in brunch on the 18th then :-) anyone have a good idea for somewhere air conditioned in the central-ish area that'll let us hang out for a few hours? I'm also going to ask my friend who brunches a lot where she'd recommend :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 05, 2016, 10:05:36 PM
Oh, and I'm up for an after-work drink AS WELL if that works for peeps - lord knows I am keen to get some social contact again after months of isolation - so speak up if you want to do that.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 05, 2016, 11:27:23 PM
Oh, and I'm up for an after-work drink AS WELL if that works for peeps - lord knows I am keen to get some social contact again after months of isolation - so speak up if you want to do that.
I'd appreciate after work drinks as well because they're much easier to get to and I am also keen for humanoid contact.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 06, 2016, 05:15:55 PM
I don't think I can make brunch on the 18th, but am free for all the afterwork drinks dates :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 06, 2016, 05:21:04 PM
I now have an appointment after work on the 20th (and I'm baking a cake that night - hmmm!) so I'd be keen to lock in Thursday 15th for an after-work drink? Belasyse or Stables or somewhere else entirely?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 06, 2016, 05:58:15 PM
I'm fine either place, I think Belasyse was easier to sit & chat. Thursday is better for me too

I have no brunch recommendations.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 06, 2016, 06:48:38 PM
I know harvest espresso in vic park has air con, but they prices arent very mustachian from memory.



Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on December 09, 2016, 12:59:40 AM
I can't do these December dates but hopefully can make it to a January meetup instead!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 09, 2016, 01:10:51 AM
I know harvest espresso in vic park has air con, but they prices arent very mustachian from memory.



Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)
I consider air con to be more important than cheap prices, how expensive are we talking..?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 09, 2016, 01:47:00 AM
I know harvest espresso in vic park has air con, but they prices arent very mustachian from memory.



Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)
I consider air con to be more important than cheap prices, how expensive are we talking..?

Um maybe between $15-$20 for breakfast.

Its weird that more places dont have aircon being as it has been known to get quite warm in perth
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2016, 02:30:16 AM
I know harvest espresso in vic park has air con, but they prices arent very mustachian from memory.



Fridays will be hideous in the city for a while with work drinks for Christmas, but what about switching the plan to a Saturday or Sunday meal / coffee / glass of wine? Somewhere with air conditioning and hot chips :-)
I consider air con to be more important than cheap prices

AGREED!

Its weird that more places dont have aircon being as it has been known to get quite warm in perth

You are the Queen of Understatements. ''Quite warm'', indeed.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2016, 02:31:10 AM
Is Harvest actually convenient for anyone?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2016, 02:43:24 AM
Oooh I just remembered that I went to East Village in 140 William for a work breakfast thing recently and it was great! Strong air con, great coffee, good mix of smaller and cheap options as well as hearty and more expensive ones. Not as cheap and cheerful as Food Monkey, sadly, but it is SUPER central.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 09, 2016, 04:11:21 PM
Oooh I just remembered that I went to East Village in 140 William for a work breakfast thing recently and it was great! Strong air con, great coffee, good mix of smaller and cheap options as well as hearty and more expensive ones. Not as cheap and cheerful as Food Monkey, sadly, but it is SUPER central.

That is probably a better option then :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 09, 2016, 04:34:30 PM
Oooh I just remembered that I went to East Village in 140 William for a work breakfast thing recently and it was great! Strong air con, great coffee, good mix of smaller and cheap options as well as hearty and more expensive ones. Not as cheap and cheerful as Food Monkey, sadly, but it is SUPER central.

That is probably a better option then :)
That is definitely easier to get to. I like this option
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 11, 2016, 05:52:43 PM
Some plans changed and I can now come to brunch. I was getting excited there thinking that it would be in Harvest and I could just wander down. 140 William is still good though :) Not so sure I can make this Thursday after work, catching up with another friend after work (she has dabbled in the share market but don't think I can drag her along to a meet up!). Depending on timing, I might pop by.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 11, 2016, 10:35:02 PM
Sunday morning brunch:

East Village in 140 William, 9.30am?

And I think the peeps so far are Anatidae V, nnls, Ms Terror and HappierAtHome?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 11, 2016, 10:42:08 PM
Saturday morning brunch:

East Village in 140 William, 9.30am?

And I think the peeps so far are Anatidae V, nnls, Ms Terror and HappierAtHome?

I thought it was Sunday 18th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 11, 2016, 10:54:26 PM
Saturday morning brunch:

East Village in 140 William, 9.30am?

And I think the peeps so far are Anatidae V, nnls, Ms Terror and HappierAtHome?

I thought it was Sunday 18th?

You're correct! I've fixed it now :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 11, 2016, 10:56:40 PM
Now, given that for Thursday drinks we only have Anatidae V, maybe Ms Terror, and me, should we consider calling it off? I would estimate that I'm a 50-50 chance of having to pike due to a certain tiny terror making me vomit, based on how I've been over the last week.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 12, 2016, 12:26:56 AM
Saturday morning brunch:

East Village in 140 William, 9.30am?

And I think the peeps so far are Anatidae V, nnls, Ms Terror and HappierAtHome?

I thought it was Sunday 18th?

You're correct! I've fixed it now :-)

excellent, see you Sunday
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on December 12, 2016, 04:21:29 AM
Now, given that for Thursday drinks we only have Anatidae V, maybe Ms Terror, and me, should we consider calling it off? I would estimate that I'm a 50-50 chance of having to pike due to a certain tiny terror making me vomit, based on how I've been over the last week.

I hope you're feeling less puke-y soon, hey.  I would be able to make it that day, though I don't really post that much (today is the first time I've really looked at the forums in months).  Can play by ear and see how you're going on Weds/Thurs?

I could try and make an appearance for brunch (if that's alright), but I've got a family thing on that day, so might be a bit too hard.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 12, 2016, 06:16:18 AM
Now, given that for Thursday drinks we only have Anatidae V, maybe Ms Terror, and me, should we consider calling it off? I would estimate that I'm a 50-50 chance of having to pike due to a certain tiny terror making me vomit, based on how I've been over the last week.

I hope you're feeling less puke-y soon, hey.  I would be able to make it that day, though I don't really post that much (today is the first time I've really looked at the forums in months).  Can play by ear and see how you're going on Weds/Thurs?

I could try and make an appearance for brunch (if that's alright), but I've got a family thing on that day, so might be a bit too hard.
I'm ok with a 3 person meet up on Thursday :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 12, 2016, 10:51:43 PM
Yay for coin (possibly) joining us on Sunday!

I'm happy to play Thursday by ear and let you know how I'm doing on the morning of, as long as it won't stuff anyone around if I bail. I'm much more reliable when the event is my first / only thing for that day, which is why I'm feeling more confident about Sunday than Thursday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 12, 2016, 11:51:21 PM
I am likely not going to make Thursday, so don't count me in the numbers!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 13, 2016, 01:58:19 AM
I'll make DH meet me at Belyase so I'm not all alone, just in case.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 13, 2016, 02:01:09 AM
I'll make DH meet me at Belyase so I'm not all alone, just in case.

I'll post in the morning to let you know how I'm traveling :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 13, 2016, 02:01:45 AM
I'll make DH meet me at Belyase so I'm not all alone, just in case.

I'll post in the morning to let you know how I'm traveling :-)

In the sense of, whether I think I'll make it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 14, 2016, 06:14:23 PM
I'm calling it: not gonna make it today. Didn't sleep well last night, headachey, and already vomming which doesn't bode well for the rest of the day (evenings tend to be my worst time).

Sorry friends!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 14, 2016, 06:46:09 PM
That's ok, thanks for letting us know. I'll be there with a bowl of chips around 5.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on December 14, 2016, 09:38:31 PM
That's a shame, hope you feel better soon, Happier!

I will ride my bike over there and will try to be there around 5. :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 15, 2016, 12:56:18 AM
I just checked the website for Belasyse, looking for the menu, and apparently they've closed down? I'll update when I get there but we might have to change locations.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 15, 2016, 02:14:59 AM
Yup, Belasyse is closed! I'll pick somewhere after someone else turns up. I'm in a black backpack and a red/orange top.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 15, 2016, 02:20:43 AM
Wish I was with you guys :-) but I made the right call.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 15, 2016, 11:55:26 PM
So on Sunday I need to bring:
AV's water bottle
Crea clip to show Ms Terror and possibly others

Anything else I've forgotten?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 16, 2016, 12:10:10 AM
Ahah! I had been wondering where the bottle was, completely forgot!

Pictures of your garden?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 16, 2016, 12:13:52 AM
Ahah! I had been wondering where the bottle was, completely forgot!

Pictures of your garden?

It was months and months ago now that you left it at my house!

My garden isn't actually very exciting to look at :-P I've failed to grow many / any summer flowers.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 16, 2016, 12:35:37 AM
Yay crea clip!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 16, 2016, 12:46:04 AM
If I bring a print out of my baby-stuff list, can I get advice on it?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 16, 2016, 12:57:26 AM
Yes, but I may not know any more than you do! I should really look up the list in Baby Love, I vaguely remember (from reading it years and years ago) that its list was practical and not over-the-top like most of the ones that come up if you search online.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 16, 2016, 01:02:24 AM
Yes, but I may not know any more than you do! I should really look up the list in Baby Love, I vaguely remember (from reading it years and years ago) that its list was practical and not over-the-top like most of the ones that come up if you search online.
That would be great! I might post my word doc on my journal...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 17, 2016, 06:37:13 PM
Nnls and I are here! We have a table :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 17, 2016, 06:38:51 PM
I was using the wrong clock this morning so I missed the train, will be there around ten :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2017, 10:14:11 PM
Who fancies a crafternoon at my place? I have great air con ;-)

As per usual, I'm only comfortable having peeps I've met before (though you could totally bring your BFF or sister or something), and I think the actual crafting should be optional.

Comment here if you're interested and want to weigh in on the dates, and once we've picked a date I'll PM my address to the interested parties:

Saturday 21 Jan
Sunday 22 Jan
Saturday 28 Jan (long weekend)
Sunday 29 Jan (long weekend)
Saturday 4 Feb
Sunday 5 Feb

Thanks to making zero plans while too ill to have fun, I now have a million dates free.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2017, 10:30:00 PM
Being sick will do that to you. I will come, but need to check dates.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2017, 10:32:29 PM
Being sick will do that to you. I will come, but need to check dates.

Indeed!

And now being well again coincides with some key friends being away from Perth for a few months AND a period where we have few/no family birthdays or other events, so my calendar is waaaay emptier than usual.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 02, 2017, 10:34:22 PM
At this stage, I'm free for all those dates :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2017, 11:14:23 PM
At this stage, I'm free for all those dates :)
I'm free all of those dates as well.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 03, 2017, 12:22:22 AM
YES PLEASE THAT WOULD BE LOVELY.

Any of those except the long weekend, I'm going camping.

I'm still on a break from my medieval stuff, which brings with it a break from a neverending stream of craft projects. So no idea what to bring. I've recently picked up some sewing of everyday sort of clothes but it's hard to chat over the noise of a sewing machine. I'm sure I'll think of something.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 03, 2017, 12:41:03 AM
At this stage, I'm free for all those dates :)
I'm free all of those dates as well.

I feel better about my currently-pathetic social life now :-P

YES PLEASE THAT WOULD BE LOVELY.

Any of those except the long weekend, I'm going camping.

I'm still on a break from my medieval stuff, which brings with it a break from a neverending stream of craft projects. So no idea what to bring. I've recently picked up some sewing of everyday sort of clothes but it's hard to chat over the noise of a sewing machine. I'm sure I'll think of something.

Yesss I haven't seen you in ages!

It's stitch and/or bitch, so you don't HAVE to work on anything ;-) as long as you're willing to gossip.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 03, 2017, 01:46:42 AM
Bummer, I'm leaving Perth for good! (Sydney, in case you're wondering) and will likely to have left Perth (or about to leave) by all of those dates. ;(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 03, 2017, 01:53:44 AM
Who fancies a crafternoon at my place? I have great air con ;-)

As per usual, I'm only comfortable having peeps I've met before (though you could totally bring your BFF or sister or something), and I think the actual crafting should be optional.

Comment here if you're interested and want to weigh in on the dates, and once we've picked a date I'll PM my address to the interested parties:

Saturday 21 Jan
Sunday 22 Jan
Saturday 28 Jan (long weekend)
Sunday 29 Jan (long weekend)
Saturday 4 Feb
Sunday 5 Feb

Thanks to making zero plans while too ill to have fun, I now have a million dates free.

I cant make any of those dates, see you all next time :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 04, 2017, 12:00:33 AM
Bummer, I'm leaving Perth for good! (Sydney, in case you're wondering) and will likely to have left Perth (or about to leave) by all of those dates. ;(

Whoa congrats! If you fancy a catch up before you leave, tell us when you're available and I'm sure at least a few of us old timers will be free to wish you well :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: stripey on January 04, 2017, 04:07:37 AM
Yeah sorry about the surprise, I don't have a journal to announce these things on (I just dont' feel that I need one!)
Possibly coffee in the evening in town could work on Mondays or Tuesdays- I'll have a look at my schedule
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 08, 2017, 05:38:36 PM
Hey Perth Mustachians!

We're going to be in your town in about a month, mid-Feb.  Anyone available to meet up?

We're doing an RV (camper van) relocation from Melbourne to Perth from Feb 5 to Feb 11.  So we'll probably arrive in Perth late on the 10th or early on the 11th (which is a Saturday).

Would a meetup on either Saturday, February 11th or Sunday, February 12th work for anyone?  (Or--if you guys have a meetup right before that--something more casual for anyone free; we just enjoy hanging out with other Mustachians, even if just one or two.)



(For the below two items, to not clutter your meetup thread, please PM me or post in my travel thread (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/), but posting here initially so Perth people see them.)

We would love suggestions on things to see/do in Perth while we're there.  Not sure how long we'll be there, or where we're staying (probably an AirBnB, possibly hotel), but we need to look into stuff, and a starting point would be great!  We literally just booked the RV relocation, and know nothing else.  :)

Also, we love playing games, so separate from an MMM meetup, if anyone else likes games and wants some people to play with and is willing to host us for a few hours, let me know!  :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 08, 2017, 05:59:46 PM
OH Hell Yes!!

That sounds a great excuse for a picnic in Kings Park on Sun 12th Feb. Possibly early dinner, when it's less hot? Or I can bring portable shade.

I also like games, but my house is probably further than most people want to travel.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2017, 06:05:20 PM
My house is large, central (5km from the city centre), and available for lots of fun times on the 11th and/or 12th. We own quite a few board games, love playing them, love cooking for people, etc. Also, we LOVE babies.

The only rules of coming to my house are a) no peanut products, and b) no pointing out that it's very antimustachian :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2017, 06:10:53 PM
While I'm on the thread:

Crafternoon at my house: shall we lock in Saturday 21 Jan? So far I'm counting AV, englyn, and Ms Terror. Anyone else, please post here or PM me :-) Bulbee is also going to be there (my friend who some of you have met at Meetups - she's lovely and mustachian but doesn't read the forum much).

I will send around a PM with deets.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 08, 2017, 06:21:08 PM
Sat 21 Jan: yes please, before someone else books me for something. I may bring a partner.

I probably can't do 11 Feb, and anyway was thinking it's better to allow some wiggle room after crossing the entire country, in case of mishaps / exhaustion / finding somewhere really pretty and deciding they want to stay another night.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 08, 2017, 06:26:05 PM
OH Hell Yes!!

That sounds a great excuse for a picnic in Kings Park on Sun 12th Feb. Possibly early dinner, when it's less hot? Or I can bring portable shade.

I also like games, but my house is probably further than most people want to travel.

My house is large, central (5km from the city centre), and available for lots of fun times on the 11th and/or 12th. We own quite a few board games, love playing them, love cooking for people, etc. Also, we LOVE babies.

The only rules of coming to my house are a) no peanut products, and b) no pointing out that it's very antimustachian :-P

Yay!

I love both of these ideas.

I will be looking forward to a picnic (on the 12th?) and Happier's Anti-Peanut regime (on the 11th?) for the next month.  :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2017, 06:31:26 PM
Sat 21 Jan: yes please, before someone else books me for something. I may bring a partner.

Awesome. Lock it in!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2017, 06:33:44 PM
OH Hell Yes!!

That sounds a great excuse for a picnic in Kings Park on Sun 12th Feb. Possibly early dinner, when it's less hot? Or I can bring portable shade.

I also like games, but my house is probably further than most people want to travel.

My house is large, central (5km from the city centre), and available for lots of fun times on the 11th and/or 12th. We own quite a few board games, love playing them, love cooking for people, etc. Also, we LOVE babies.

The only rules of coming to my house are a) no peanut products, and b) no pointing out that it's very antimustachian :-P

Yay!

I love both of these ideas.

I will be looking forward to a picnic (on the 12th?) and Happier's Anti-Peanut regime (on the 11th?) for the next month.  :D

Happier's Anti-Peanut Regime: that would make a good journal title.

So you're definitely happy to commit to the 11th? If yes I will also lock that in :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 08, 2017, 06:39:48 PM
Happier's Anti-Peanut Regime: that would make a good journal title.

So you're definitely happy to commit to the 11th? If yes I will also lock that in :D

We have to deliver the RV by 2:30pm on the 11th.  So we may (probably will) be available earlier, but definitely the afternoon of the 11th at least.  :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 08, 2017, 08:28:24 PM
OH Hell Yes!!

That sounds a great excuse for a picnic in Kings Park on Sun 12th Feb. Possibly early dinner, when it's less hot? Or I can bring portable shade.

I also like games, but my house is probably further than most people want to travel.

My house is large, central (5km from the city centre), and available for lots of fun times on the 11th and/or 12th. We own quite a few board games, love playing them, love cooking for people, etc. Also, we LOVE babies.

The only rules of coming to my house are a) no peanut products, and b) no pointing out that it's very antimustachian :-P

Yay!

I love both of these ideas.

I will be looking forward to a picnic (on the 12th?) and Happier's Anti-Peanut regime (on the 11th?) for the next month.  :D

I will be in Tasmania on both these dates :( hope you all have fun
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 08, 2017, 11:08:57 PM
I am all over all of it. I may have been sitting on my hands hoping H@H would offer her house! Much better than my place :) Wooh!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2017, 11:12:25 PM
Happier's Anti-Peanut Regime: that would make a good journal title.

So you're definitely happy to commit to the 11th? If yes I will also lock that in :D

We have to deliver the RV by 2:30pm on the 11th.  So we may (probably will) be available earlier, but definitely the afternoon of the 11th at least.  :)

Great. So if we kicked off at 5pm on the 11th, would that be enough time for you guys to check in to your accommodation, have a nap if needed, etc beforehand? Or would you prefer a later start time?

I am all over all of it. I may have been sitting on my hands hoping H@H would offer her house! Much better more ridiculously large than my place :) Wooh!

Fixed it for you :-)

I will be in Tasmania on both these dates :( hope you all have fun

We seem to be picking dates you're not available lately! Sorry nnls :-(
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 08, 2017, 11:35:53 PM
Thanks for fixing that ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2017, 11:41:51 PM
Thanks for fixing that ;)

Thanks for justifying my purchase of an insanely expensive house! :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 08, 2017, 11:56:24 PM
Happiness needs no justification. Your username indicates it's something you value, therefore it's totally valid. Plus then friends can mooch!  Yay! 

As far as time on the 11th, the earlier start time the better for us... with the baby, we tend to retire early, so to fit in fun we have to start early. :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 09, 2017, 12:08:08 AM
In that case, what's the earliest start time that'll work for you? We'll start it then :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 09, 2017, 04:55:00 AM
Board games at the HappierHome: 1.30pm onwards, Saturday 11 Feb, my house (inner North), I'll provide tasty baked goods and a pile of games.

Post here or PM me to get on the super cool invite list, i.e. get sent my address ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 11, 2017, 08:22:46 PM
Crafternoon 1pm onwards on Saturday January 21st: I will be PMing details to AV, englyn and Ms Terror. I've already shared details with stashgrower, who may join us (yay!).

If anyone else is keen, please let me know!

Boardgames 1.30pm onwards on Saturday February 11th: I will be PMing details to Arebelspy, AV, and I think englyn? If I've missed anyone, or if anyone else is interested, again, just let me know :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on January 12, 2017, 06:10:14 AM
Crafternoon 1pm onwards on Saturday January 21st: I will be PMing details to AV, englyn and Ms Terror. I've already shared details with stashgrower, who may join us (yay!).

If anyone else is keen, please let me know!

Boardgames 1.30pm onwards on Saturday February 11th: I will be PMing details to Arebelspy, AV, and I think englyn? If I've missed anyone, or if anyone else is interested, again, just let me know :-)

Could I possibly join for boardgames?  I have the Widow's Walk expansion to Betrayal at the House on the Hill, so if people are interested could bring it along?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 12, 2017, 06:14:45 AM
Crafternoon 1pm onwards on Saturday January 21st: I will be PMing details to AV, englyn and Ms Terror. I've already shared details with stashgrower, who may join us (yay!).

If anyone else is keen, please let me know!

Boardgames 1.30pm onwards on Saturday February 11th: I will be PMing details to Arebelspy, AV, and I think englyn? If I've missed anyone, or if anyone else is interested, again, just let me know :-)

Could I possibly join for boardgames?  I have the Widow's Walk expansion to Betrayal at the House on the Hill, so if people are interested could bring it along?

Yes! Prepare to be PM'd (tomorrow, when I'm on an actual computer).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on January 17, 2017, 11:04:16 PM
Hello! finally in Perth, so was curious when/if any meetups are happening soon.
If anything is happening, I will probably drag Sir Ed along, so my being there may depend on toddler friendliness
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 17, 2017, 11:38:39 PM
Hello! finally in Perth, so was curious when/if any meetups are happening soon.
If anything is happening, I will probably drag Sir Ed along, so my being there may depend on toddler friendliness

What would be toddler-friendly? A picnic?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on January 18, 2017, 04:11:00 AM
Hello! finally in Perth, so was curious when/if any meetups are happening soon.
If anything is happening, I will probably drag Sir Ed along, so my being there may depend on toddler friendliness

What would be toddler-friendly? A picnic?
Generally, it means a place where he can play, and not worry about damaging stuff - I hate going to a persons house, and being worried he's going to break something cos they have all their nice stuff in easy reach, in the areas of the house that we might be using. It's too stressful, and my kid has a looooot of energy. And he climbs. Hence his forum nickname, that 2ndtimer gave him.

So kid friendly cafes, playground and parks are fantastic, as he can run around, be noisy, as are peoples homes where they have kids themselves, or have kid friendly furnishings where we are.
Libraries are good too, some aquatic centres, festivals etc
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 18, 2017, 08:34:35 PM
Hello! finally in Perth, so was curious when/if any meetups are happening soon.
If anything is happening, I will probably drag Sir Ed along, so my being there may depend on toddler friendliness

What would be toddler-friendly? A picnic?
Generally, it means a place where he can play, and not worry about damaging stuff - I hate going to a persons house, and being worried he's going to break something cos they have all their nice stuff in easy reach, in the areas of the house that we might be using. It's too stressful, and my kid has a looooot of energy. And he climbs. Hence his forum nickname, that 2ndtimer gave him.

So kid friendly cafes, playground and parks are fantastic, as he can run around, be noisy, as are peoples homes where they have kids themselves, or have kid friendly furnishings where we are.
Libraries are good too, some aquatic centres, festivals etc

Oh god, I do not even want to think about how much child-proofing I need to do before Baby Nephew becomes Toddler Nephew and my whole house becomes a potential death trap for him. At least once a small child has destroyed our awful (but comfortable!) beige suede sofas I can justify replacing them with something less beige and suede-y, right?

So maybe a park with a good playground, somewhere central :-) I think some of the King's Park playgrounds are meant to be pretty great.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on January 18, 2017, 09:13:47 PM
I personalyl found, it's not so much death trap that worries me (babies bounce really well,  ask me how I know this) but more about the destruction of property - what can be thrown, chewed, sat on, hit, kicked and otherwise abused. And toddlers do not have impulse control either. Their brains simply haven't developed enough for that.

Kings Park sounds nice, haven't been there since I was pregnant, but I remember it being lovely.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 20, 2017, 08:39:50 PM
Sorry guys, I'm still on the tail end of a summer cold so I'll keep my potential germs away from the pregnant people! I'll do some crocheting on my couch instead. I think I'll be available for the February meet up though :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 20, 2017, 10:00:12 PM
I'll be about 1.30 having got back late from another thing.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 20, 2017, 10:06:46 PM
Sorry guys, I'm still on the tail end of a summer cold so I'll keep my potential germs away from the pregnant people! I'll do some crocheting on my couch instead. I think I'll be available for the February meet up though :)

Bummer! Hope you feel better soon :-)

I'll be about 1.30 having got back late from another thing.

Awesome! :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 21, 2017, 11:29:15 PM
Okay friends, we have a coffee / morning tea in Perth to meet a new MMM couple who've got in touch with me!

10am Saturday 28 Jan, East Village in 140 William (picked for the air con, given it's 34 degrees). Let me know if you can make it :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on January 22, 2017, 01:23:52 AM
I need to show up to one of these sooner or later. Unfortunately I'm working the 28th but it should (fingers crossed) be my last weekend shift. I'll keep an eye on the thread for the next one.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on January 22, 2017, 03:07:39 AM
Okay friends, we have a coffee / morning tea in Perth to meet a new MMM couple who've got in touch with me!

10am Saturday 28 Jan, East Village in 140 William (picked for the air con, given it's 34 degrees). Let me know if you can make it :-)
I'll probably be able to make it. I might even be kid free too! (This is exciting for me)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 22, 2017, 08:15:30 PM
I need to show up to one of these sooner or later. Unfortunately I'm working the 28th but it should (fingers crossed) be my last weekend shift. I'll keep an eye on the thread for the next one.

Bad timing! Don't forget that you can always propose a time and location that works for you, and see who else is free :-)

I'll probably be able to make it. I might even be kid free too! (This is exciting for me)

Woo hoo!

Hopefully at least one other old timer comes along, otherwise it'll be Happier and assorted newbies :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 22, 2017, 08:18:20 PM


Hopefully at least one other old timer comes along, otherwise it'll be Happier and assorted newbies :-P

You can teach them the ways of the Mustache Rebellion!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 22, 2017, 08:28:48 PM
I'll see if I can get my Saturday housekeeping out of the way and be allowed to come ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 22, 2017, 08:42:08 PM
I'll see if I can get my Saturday housekeeping out of the way and be allowed to come ;)

Yes please. It was SO GOOD spending time with you, englyn and stashgrower on Saturday.


Hopefully at least one other old timer comes along, otherwise it'll be Happier and assorted newbies :-P

You can teach them the ways of the Mustache Rebellion!


Rebellions are built on mustaches!

(Doesn't quite have the same heroic ring to it, does it?).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 22, 2017, 08:44:50 PM
Maybe:
Consumerist rebellions are built on 'staches!

Or the other way around.

'Staches are built on consumerist rebellions!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 22, 2017, 10:16:57 PM
Not me, I'm camping.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 26, 2017, 08:07:49 PM
Thread bump, because this is tomorrow.

Suspect I'll be the only person there who isn't brand new :-P

Okay friends, we have a coffee / morning tea in Perth to meet a new MMM couple who've got in touch with me!

10am Saturday 28 Jan, East Village in 140 William (picked for the air con, given it's 34 degrees). Let me know if you can make it :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 26, 2017, 08:13:42 PM
Thread bump, because this is tomorrow.

Suspect I'll be the only person there who isn't brand new :-P

Okay friends, we have a coffee / morning tea in Perth to meet a new MMM couple who've got in touch with me!

10am Saturday 28 Jan, East Village in 140 William (picked for the air con, given it's 34 degrees). Let me know if you can make it :-)
I'm hoping to be a maybe-yes by spending the entire day napping. If my maybe-cold turns into an actual cold and not just extra nausea+ fatigue, I will of course not attend so as not to infect you or the newbies.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 26, 2017, 08:18:08 PM
Thread bump, because this is tomorrow.

Suspect I'll be the only person there who isn't brand new :-P

Okay friends, we have a coffee / morning tea in Perth to meet a new MMM couple who've got in touch with me!

10am Saturday 28 Jan, East Village in 140 William (picked for the air con, given it's 34 degrees). Let me know if you can make it :-)
I'm hoping to be a maybe-yes by spending the entire day napping. If my maybe-cold turns into an actual cold and not just extra nausea+ fatigue, I will of course not attend so as not to infect you or the newbies.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you throw it off - for your sake!! but also mine, because I want you to come to coffee.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 26, 2017, 09:14:50 PM
I *might* be able to come. Do I count as a newbie?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 26, 2017, 09:18:06 PM
I *might* be able to come. Do I count as a newbie?

Nah, you're one of us now :-) practically an old timer!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 26, 2017, 09:22:18 PM
I *might* be able to come. Do I count as a newbie?

Nah, you're one of us now :-) practically an old timer!
Ooooooold. So old. :P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 27, 2017, 12:11:14 AM
Ahh come one guys ;) I'll see what I can do tomorrow, will post here when I know.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 27, 2017, 05:54:03 PM
Alright, for Flyingkea / anyone who's forgotten what I look like, I'll be wearing a navy blue floral dress with black tights, I'm 5''11 with a blonde ponytail and black framed glasses.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 27, 2017, 06:17:00 PM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 27, 2017, 06:17:35 PM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Boylostinoz on January 27, 2017, 08:59:13 PM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!

Thanks for the meetup! Great to meet you all. I even learnt how to quote in the forum!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 27, 2017, 09:22:34 PM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!

Thanks for the meetup! Great to meet you all. I even learnt how to quote in the forum!
We will show you more tricks next time :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on January 27, 2017, 09:35:49 PM
Agreed, very good to be able to put names to faces and usernames
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 28, 2017, 05:22:06 AM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!

Thanks for the meetup! Great to meet you all. I even learnt how to quote in the forum!

Lovely to meet you and Mrs Boylostinoz!

Agreed, very good to be able to put names to faces and usernames

Is it weird that I was surprised by you having an accent?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Boylostinoz on January 28, 2017, 05:23:42 AM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!

Thanks for the meetup! Great to meet you all. I even learnt how to quote in the forum!

Lovely to meet you and Mrs Boylostinoz!

Agreed, very good to be able to put names to faces and usernames

Is it weird that I was surprised by you having an accent?
Thanks again for organising

Sent from my ALCATEL_4034A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on January 28, 2017, 06:35:53 AM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!

Thanks for the meetup! Great to meet you all. I even learnt how to quote in the forum!

Lovely to meet you and Mrs Boylostinoz!

Agreed, very good to be able to put names to faces and usernames

Is it weird that I was surprised by you having an accent?
Nah, though yesterday I had my new neighbour ask me if I had a bit of a South African accent. Personally, I don't notice my accent ;)

Btw, on regards to games night, would us coming along for a short visit work? Long enough to say hello, but not so long the energiser bunny has lost his shyness and starts unleashing a whirlwind of devastation?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 28, 2017, 01:31:44 PM
Don't you all have accents?  :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 28, 2017, 04:23:53 PM
Don't you all have accents?  :)
Sure, but nothing as weird as yours ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on January 28, 2017, 05:37:48 PM
Don't you all have accents?  :)
Sure, but nothing as weird as yours ;)

Oh, actually neither of us have an accent.


;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 29, 2017, 05:06:17 AM
I'm coming! Olive top, denim shorts.

Yay!!

Thanks for the meetup! Great to meet you all. I even learnt how to quote in the forum!

Lovely to meet you and Mrs Boylostinoz!

Agreed, very good to be able to put names to faces and usernames

Is it weird that I was surprised by you having an accent?
Nah, though yesterday I had my new neighbour ask me if I had a bit of a South African accent. Personally, I don't notice my accent ;)

Btw, on regards to games night, would us coming along for a short visit work? Long enough to say hello, but not so long the energiser bunny has lost his shyness and starts unleashing a whirlwind of devastation?

PM'd you :-)

You definitely do not sound South African :-P that's hilarious.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 29, 2017, 05:19:38 AM
I will send around a PM tomorrow re my address, anti-peanut regime, list of games I own etc for boardgames.

Re the King's Park meetup on the 12th, I'm assuming that'll be near one of the kid's play parks or another good landmark to find? ARS might need very clear instructions or assistance finding the right bit of the park ;-) it's even bigger than Central Park, after all!

I may or may not attend King's Park depending on the weather (no lupus flare-ups for this preggo eggo, thanks) but will keep the date free in the hope that it's not too hot that day for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 29, 2017, 06:10:57 AM
PARK! Ack there are so many good spots. Hmm. Dinosaurs at the synergy parkland, or the more toddler friendly space next to Stickybeaks?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 29, 2017, 07:44:43 PM
For best park-admiring, how about near the Pioneer Women's Memorial?

I was thinking an early dinner picnic, maybe from 4.30, to skip the worst of the heat.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 05, 2017, 07:13:11 AM
Looking at the long range forecast, and while Sunday's isn't out just yet, I would be willing to bet that it is likely to be raining on Sunday, so I'm womdering what plan B will be?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 05, 2017, 11:43:19 PM
Looking at the long range forecast, and while Sunday's isn't out just yet, I would be willing to bet that it is likely to be raining on Sunday, so I'm womdering what plan B will be?
Yeah, it is looking like rain. While the Women's Memorial is better for park viewing (sorry Englyn!), I know Stickybeaks is open and has undercover area suitable for chatting (as long as we buy an occasional milkshake, which I will definitely be buying :D) They're open until 5PM on a Sunday.

Location on Google Maps, easy for Public Transport (https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Stickybeaks+Playground+Cafe/@-31.9533293,115.8354781,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x2a32a52503f09dc3:0x83b45cd7aa829fdd!8m2!3d-31.9533339!4d115.8376668)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 07, 2017, 06:44:38 PM
Well, we now have a forecast, 26degrees and 50% chance of rain.
OK, Stickybeaks it is.
Any input on time? Since it's not going to be hot and Stickybeaks with its milkshakes is open till 5 we could make it more of an afternoon tea kind of time. 3.30?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 07, 2017, 06:47:54 PM
Well, we now have a forecast, 26degrees and 50% chance of rain.
OK, Stickybeaks it is.
Any input on time? Since it's not going to be hot and Stickybeaks with its milkshakes is open till 5 we could make it more of an afternoon tea kind of time. 3.30?
330 works for me.

Weirdest time of year to have to plan around possible rain :/
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on February 08, 2017, 03:39:41 PM
Hello from a gas station in Norseman!

I saw a wild wallaby while driving, so that was neat.  So many watch out for camels and emu signs, but nary a sighting.

Stickybeaks at 3:30 Sunday sounds good to us.  If the weather turns out to be good, we can always go for a stroll, too (we'll plan to be there until at least 4 no matter what, in case anyone is late?).   :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on February 09, 2017, 02:42:21 AM
Welcome to Western Australia Arebelspy and family.

+2 for the Meetup at Stickbeaks.   I like the idea of a walk. I don't think I've ever had to think about planning around the rain in February, usually we'd be looking for shade or air conditioning!

See you Sunday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 09, 2017, 04:20:59 AM
I think it suits us too. It suits me, Mr Duck may make it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 09, 2017, 04:25:01 AM
I'm still only a maybe for Sunday. We have plans Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning, so there's a reasonable chance I'll be desperate for introvert time / too tired to do anything by Sunday afternoon :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 09, 2017, 06:24:23 AM
We'll be there - it should work out well in regards to Sir Eds naps too - yes, I will be bringing him along. I'll probably get him a treat there.

Btw, for those catching the bus, I don't think the rd cat bus is stopping along that road at the moment - something to do with roadworks I think, we went past on Sunday and didn't stop on that road.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 11, 2017, 03:06:43 AM
Thank you to everyone who came today! What an impressively large and rowdy Meetup :D gatherings like this really justify my house decisions.

I am SO pleased that I was one of the spies.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Boylostinoz on February 11, 2017, 03:59:39 AM
Thank you to everyone who came today! What an impressively large and rowdy Meetup :D gatherings like this really justify my house decisions.

I am SO pleased that I was one of the spies.
Thanks again for hosting.

I mentioned side hussles in conversation today, some of you may find the following podcast interesting.

 https://sidehustleschool.com/

This is published by same guy who wrote The Art of Nonconformity, which describes us moustacians to some degree.

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Non-Conformity-Rules-Change-Perigee/dp/0399536108





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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 11, 2017, 06:41:22 AM
Thank you to everyone who came today! What an impressively large and rowdy Meetup :D gatherings like this really justify my house decisions.

I am SO pleased that I was one of the spies.

Thanks very much for hosting, it was lots of fun.

I had you pegged as a spy, but ARS fooled me. Resistance was clearly futile...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 12, 2017, 12:27:46 AM
I made it to the cafe and am wearing a red shirt. I might be first, or I might be too tired to recognise anyone else who is already here...

*And am inside, and eating an ice cream.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 19, 2017, 12:14:48 AM
So, was thinking of a housewarming party, for those I have already met. Next Sunday, 2:30pm onwards. Thinking of a fairly relaxed type event, maybe a couple of boardgames, food, chat type of thing. Nothing too strenuous, as it will probably be hot.
If you want to come along send me a message and I'll send you my address.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 23, 2017, 06:53:05 AM
So, was thinking of a housewarming party, for those I have already met. Next Sunday, 2:30pm onwards. Thinking of a fairly relaxed type event, maybe a couple of boardgames, food, chat type of thing. Nothing too strenuous, as it will probably be hot.
If you want to come along send me a message and I'll send you my address.

Well, nobody has said they are able to attend, so I'm not sure if it's a timing issue, schedule clash or what, or people are waiting until the last minute. So if people do want to come along, can you please let me know by tomorrow (Friday Evening).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 23, 2017, 07:06:16 AM
Ooops, I meant to reply and obviously never did! I'll be at a seven year old's birthday party ;-) otherwise I'd be interested.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 23, 2017, 08:47:32 AM
Timing/Date issue - I've got a friend's 30th that day, and I'm doing the decorations.

Er, also been super busy with work and forgot but that's just an embarrassing excuse. I'm so sorry!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 24, 2017, 03:13:34 AM
So, was thinking of a housewarming party, for those I have already met. Next Sunday, 2:30pm onwards. Thinking of a fairly relaxed type event, maybe a couple of boardgames, food, chat type of thing. Nothing too strenuous, as it will probably be hot.
If you want to come along send me a message and I'll send you my address.

Sorry i am still over east. I wont be able to make it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 24, 2017, 05:59:40 AM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 24, 2017, 06:05:01 AM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?
I can do Sunday arvo the following weekend!

PS that is also a long weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on February 24, 2017, 06:09:11 AM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?
I can do Sunday arvo the following weekend!

PS that is also a long weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday.
It is? What is this 'public holiday' you speak of? ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on February 24, 2017, 03:23:53 PM
Labour Day
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: arebelspy on February 24, 2017, 03:26:34 PM
Can whoever took the group picture at the park meetup on Sunday the 12th (can't remember which phone was used, but not mine) at the overlook in King's Park, as well as anyone on the ground when we were climbing the netting structure (and took pictures) upload them to dropbox (or photobucket or google drive or onedrive or flickr or whatever) and PM me link(s)?  :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on February 26, 2017, 05:54:43 PM
Oops, I'm not sure I saw the original message, sorry to not reply. I can't do Sunday afternoons due to training but I hope your house gets sufficiently warmed :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 26, 2017, 06:11:06 PM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?

I can't do either day this weekend, but my availability is pretty low right now (particularly on weekend afternoons) so no point factoring me in or you'll be putting it off forever :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on February 26, 2017, 10:38:32 PM
That was my partner's phone - and I keep forgetting to get the photos off it. Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 01, 2017, 03:22:28 PM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?
I can do Sunday arvo the following weekend!

PS that is also a long weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday.
It is? What is this 'public holiday' you speak of? ;)
So, are we warning your house (weather says it's going to get warm if we turn up or not :P ) I could pop by for an hour on Sunday if it's just me :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 01, 2017, 03:40:29 PM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?
I can do Sunday arvo the following weekend!

PS that is also a long weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday.
It is? What is this 'public holiday' you speak of? ;)

I am working this weekend :( so wont be able to make it. Hope you all have fun
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on March 01, 2017, 04:54:56 PM
Ok that's cool, would the following weekend work instead? And a Saturday or Sunday arvo?
I can do Sunday arvo the following weekend!

PS that is also a long weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday.
It is? What is this 'public holiday' you speak of? ;)
So, are we warning your house (weather says it's going to get warm if we turn up or not :P ) I could pop by for an hour on Sunday if it's just me :)
Sent you a pm
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 09, 2017, 08:02:35 PM
Surely we can gamble on it being cool enough for a Food Monkey brunch by the end of March / start of April?

i.e. Happier will not be a happy camper unless she gets a vege bagel within the next month.

Suggested dates:

Saturday 25 March
Sunday 26 March
Sunday 2 April
Sunday 9 April
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 09, 2017, 08:18:00 PM
All of those dates work for me. I hearan iced chocolate calling my name...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on March 09, 2017, 08:37:24 PM
Away for all of those dates. WEDDING SEASON!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on March 09, 2017, 08:47:30 PM
Im looking after my cousins kids on the 25th in the afternoon while they go to a wedding, at this stage don't have plans for the other days.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 09, 2017, 08:52:22 PM
Away for all of those dates. WEDDING SEASON!!!!!!!!
Wedding season amuses me. I have been to at most 2 weddings in one year, and that year one of the weddings was mine :P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on March 09, 2017, 11:11:09 PM
We are going to 5 so far this year, one is ours. Crazy!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 13, 2017, 03:37:52 AM
Shall we pick Sunday 2 April then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 13, 2017, 05:12:27 AM
Shall we pick Sunday 2 April then?
my calculations tell me nnls will be here on the 9th April and not the 2nd April.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 13, 2017, 05:35:06 AM
But I'm not free on the 9th anymore - it's baby shower day ;-)

Nnls, is 26 March better for you than 2 April?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 13, 2017, 09:00:58 PM
But I'm not free on the 9th anymore - it's baby shower day ;-)

Nnls, is 26 March better for you than 2 April?
I contacted her through Facebook and 26th March works for her :)*

*And she's away 2 April, but said if that worked better for everyone that's OK, but i note she has missed the last few
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 13, 2017, 09:45:44 PM
Awesome!

Next Meetup: brunch at Food Monkey Café in Northbridge, Sunday 26 March.

Shall we say 9am onwards?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on March 13, 2017, 10:17:49 PM
I'm a maybe :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 13, 2017, 10:54:34 PM
I'm a maybe :)

Yay!

So, so far we have Anatidae V, Flyingkea, nnls and HappierAtHome. englyn is a maybe.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 14, 2017, 08:15:43 AM
I can't make this one but hope to make the next one, it's been too long!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 14, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
Awesome!

Next Meetup: brunch at Food Monkey Café in Northbridge, Sunday 26 March.

Shall we say 9am onwards?

Looking forward to seeing everyone
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 14, 2017, 08:50:59 PM
I can't make this one but hope to make the next one, it's been too long!

It's been so long I've forgotten what you look like! You're the statuesque redhead with stormy grey eyes that hint at a troubled past, right? :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 14, 2017, 11:24:27 PM
Even I know that's not true - although it's even longer since I saw L&P.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 14, 2017, 11:33:23 PM
Even I know that's not true - although it's even longer since I saw L&P.

But on the internet, everyone is a glamorous redhead.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 15, 2017, 01:32:46 AM
Speak for yourself. The world would be boring if everyone was a glamorous reahead. I am satisfied as an unglamorous greyhead.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on March 15, 2017, 01:51:04 AM
I think I'm quite cute as I am but I will be a glamorous redhead if it lands me easy multi-million modelling contracts and I can retire within a year. SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 20, 2017, 08:30:30 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: deborah on March 20, 2017, 08:40:00 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
If there are Canberra people, could you also send them our way? I don't have facebook.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 20, 2017, 09:01:21 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
If there are Canberra people, could you also send them our way? I don't have facebook.

Absolutely!

Also, my phone is doing some interesting autocorrect errors. That should have been Mustachians, not mustachioed.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 20, 2017, 09:18:41 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
If there are Canberra people, could you also send them our way? I don't have facebook.

Absolutely!

Also, my phone is doing some interesting autocorrect errors. That should have been Mustachians, not mustachioed.
Did you join the group? Oooh maybe I should join the group. Oooooooh.....
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 20, 2017, 09:21:32 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
If there are Canberra people, could you also send them our way? I don't have facebook.

Absolutely!

Also, my phone is doing some interesting autocorrect errors. That should have been Mustachians, not mustachioed.
Did you join the group? Oooh maybe I should join the group. Oooooooh.....

I did, and you should too!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 20, 2017, 10:25:51 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
If there are Canberra people, could you also send them our way? I don't have facebook.

Absolutely!

Also, my phone is doing some interesting autocorrect errors. That should have been Mustachians, not mustachioed.
Did you join the group? Oooh maybe I should join the group. Oooooooh.....

I did, and you should too!

should we make it an event on the facebook group?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 20, 2017, 11:02:02 PM
I just learner that there's a FB group for Aussie mustachioed, with quite a few Perth people in it. So I mentioned the Meetup thread - let's see if we get my newbies!!
If there are Canberra people, could you also send them our way? I don't have facebook.

Absolutely!

Also, my phone is doing some interesting autocorrect errors. That should have been Mustachians, not mustachioed.
Did you join the group? Oooh maybe I should join the group. Oooooooh.....

I did, and you should too!

should we make it an event on the facebook group?

Sure, why not? :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 25, 2017, 07:21:47 PM
Running late but almost there...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 25, 2017, 07:24:57 PM
Back room :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 30, 2017, 11:11:26 PM
Mid-week meetup

A surprising number of us are now available during the week, so how about a mid-week meetup somewhere central?

My proposal is a Food Monkey brunch or lunch on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 or Wednesday 12 April. Who's available and interested?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on March 30, 2017, 11:25:01 PM
Mid-week meetup

A surprising number of us are now available during the week, so how about a mid-week meetup somewhere central?

My proposal is a Food Monkey brunch or lunch on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 or Wednesday 12 April. Who's available and interested?

I am available both the 10th and the 11th :) I would also vote brunch as I feel like lunch might have a few workers there and it may be busy?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 30, 2017, 11:50:05 PM
Mid-week meetup

A surprising number of us are now available during the week, so how about a mid-week meetup somewhere central?

My proposal is a Food Monkey brunch or lunch on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 or Wednesday 12 April. Who's available and interested?

I am available both the 10th and the 11th :) I would also vote brunch as I feel like lunch might have a few workers there and it may be busy?

Good point! Definitely brunch, on either the 10th or 11th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 30, 2017, 11:52:26 PM
Oh, and I am leaning towards Tuesday the 11th if that's a good date for the other non-weekday-workers...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on March 30, 2017, 11:52:44 PM
Mid-week meetup

A surprising number of us are now available during the week, so how about a mid-week meetup somewhere central?

My proposal is a Food Monkey brunch or lunch on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 or Wednesday 12 April. Who's available and interested?

I am available both the 10th and the 11th :) I would also vote brunch as I feel like lunch might have a few workers there and it may be busy?
+1 the Monday or Tuesday works much better for me too, either one is fine
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 01, 2017, 05:44:40 PM
Oh, and I am leaning towards Tuesday the 11th if that's a good date for the other non-weekday-workers...

Should we go with Tuesday 11th then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 01, 2017, 07:02:24 PM
Yep! 10am? Or I can go earlier / later... Just figured if we went earlier those who drive will hit the last of the morning traffic, given it's a weekday :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 01, 2017, 07:06:16 PM
Yep! 10am? Or I can go earlier / later... Just figured if we went earlier those who drive will hit the last of the morning traffic, given it's a weekday :-)

Sounds good, i will attempt to create an event on the facebook group as well
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 01, 2017, 07:36:04 PM
10AM works for me (probably driving).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 01, 2017, 08:22:52 PM
Facebook event seems to work! Thanks nnls!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 01, 2017, 08:35:29 PM
Facebook event seems to work! Thanks nnls!

no worries, might get a few new people along. though a midweek daytime meetup might be hard for a few people
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: MissPiggy on April 02, 2017, 04:16:17 AM
Hi Perth Mustachians!

Dropping in here to say hi! Currently living in Sydney but fly back home to Perth every now and again so hopefully will be able to attend a MMM meetup sometime in the near future!

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 02, 2017, 03:47:25 PM
Hi Perth Mustachians!

Dropping in here to say hi! Currently living in Sydney but fly back home to Perth every now and again so hopefully will be able to attend a MMM meetup sometime in the near future!

Looking forward to meeting you oneday MissPiggy
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 09, 2017, 10:56:16 AM
Hurro, the boyfriend and I might be able to make this one! As long as I get a good night's sleep (I have developed a terrible habit of sleeping at 5am lately).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 09, 2017, 02:47:54 PM
Yay! I'm excited to see you, Lime!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 10, 2017, 08:48:22 AM
I'm a "maybe" for tomorrow. Got an itchy throat that is probably pregnancy related (dehydration + reflux!), but will not attend if it is still here/ looks at all like a cold tomorrow.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 10, 2017, 06:08:16 PM
I'm a "maybe" for tomorrow. Got an itchy throat that is probably pregnancy related (dehydration + reflux!), but will not attend if it is still here/ looks at all like a cold tomorrow.

Oh no! How are you feeling this morning?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on April 10, 2017, 07:31:46 PM
I'm a "maybe" for tomorrow. Got an itchy throat that is probably pregnancy related (dehydration + reflux!), but will not attend if it is still here/ looks at all like a cold tomorrow.

Oh no! How are you feeling this morning?
Fine :D if I cough at the meetup, it is definitely reflux. Sorry if TMI. But definitely not a cold.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 10, 2017, 07:41:40 PM
Excellent!

The reflux was driving me mad, midwife had to write down exactly which antacid to take before I'd accept that it was safe... Every box says not to take while pregnant!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 10, 2017, 07:48:33 PM
I got here a little early. Have grabbed a table in the back room
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on April 10, 2017, 08:01:40 PM
I won't be able to make it today due an appointment with the baby but will definitely try to attend a few meets now I have met a couple of people and confirmed that you are real and are lovely.
 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on April 12, 2017, 10:43:30 PM
Belated post but just want to say it's so nice to finally meet you, nnls! Also Flyingkea and very cute kid, even though we didn't get to talk much sitting on opposite ends of the table.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on April 14, 2017, 01:13:11 AM
Belated post but just want to say it's so nice to finally meet you, nnls! Also Flyingkea and very cute kid, even though we didn't get to talk much sitting on opposite ends of the table.

Was great to meet you as well :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on May 29, 2017, 02:00:00 AM
hi

Is anyone keen for a meetup in June? Or July if June doesnt work?

If we still have a few people who have time off during the week we could organise another mid week one, or a weekend if that suits more people.

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 29, 2017, 03:06:44 AM
I am so keen to have a meetup :) I'm busy the first 2 weeks + weekends of June, but free after that.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 29, 2017, 03:59:21 AM
My bub won't be six weeks yet (i.e. will not yet be vaccinated) until the end of June so I won't come to a public Meetup until after that point :-) I'll have to catch the next one!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on May 29, 2017, 05:02:59 AM
Hey, would love to go to another meetup! I am free mondays, tuesdays and thursdays at the moment. (New job woo!)
If we can, can it please be at a cafe by/in a playground as I will probably have Sir Ed with me, and he will need to be able to wriggle. (Just an example, the riverside koisk at Garvey park. Which has very good reviews btw.)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on May 29, 2017, 06:22:16 PM
I won't be able to make a weekday one but if it's a weekend I should be able to :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on May 29, 2017, 06:40:25 PM
I am so keen to have a meetup :) I'm busy the first 2 weeks + weekends of June, but free after that.

I am working from 14/6-27/6. So if you have one during that time I wouldnt be able to make it, but would come to one in July if we have one then.

FlyingKea are you also free weekends so Ms Terror could attend? Or only Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 29, 2017, 06:54:46 PM
I am so keen to have a meetup :) I'm busy the first 2 weeks + weekends of June, but free after that.

I am working from 14/6-27/6. So if you have one during that time I wouldnt be able to make it, but would come to one in July if we have one then.

FlyingKea are you also free weekends so Ms Terror could attend? Or only Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays?
Early July is also great. Might be better, in fact (I have a lot of Meet The Baby stuff with family to fit in that isn't organised just yet)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on May 29, 2017, 06:58:03 PM
I can probably make a week day meet though I have a small baby and no car so location might be difficult. I'm happy to bus or train though.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on May 29, 2017, 07:05:23 PM
I think there's parks around Burswood casino that should have both parking and public transport?

*Also I should clarify, I'm free during the week for 2nd week of June, I just re-checked the calendar :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 29, 2017, 07:14:42 PM
I'm seeing the potential for several meetups here with varying locations and times... I'm unlikely to drive all the way to Garvey Park with an infant (or an infant waiting for me at home) so I'll give that one a miss, but pancakes if a central location is best for you too we could do a cafe or park near you and I bet at least a few others would be keen? Bonus: if it's in or right near the city I can even leave the infant at home, which opens up June for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on May 29, 2017, 09:34:08 PM
Burswood would be a good location for me.

Right now, I can't do weekends, as rostered on, however as I am casual, if I don't have bookings for a specific weekend day, then I can leave early.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on May 30, 2017, 07:37:36 PM
Ooh, I had an idea.
I could run a mushroom growing and ricotta making workshop. Happy to do so at my house (near Midland) or at someone else's if someone more central volunteers.
Maybe a Saturday crafternoon early to mid July?
Both things will be hands-on but dead easy, less effort than, say, making muffins.
Who would be interested?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on May 30, 2017, 07:43:03 PM
Ooh, I had an idea.
I could run a mushroom growing and ricotta making workshop. Happy to do so at my house (near Midland) or at someone else's if someone more central volunteers.
Maybe a Saturday crafternoon early to mid July?
Both things will be hands-on but dead easy, less effort than, say, making muffins.
Who would be interested?

I would be interested :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 30, 2017, 08:20:53 PM
Ooh, I had an idea.
I could run a mushroom growing and ricotta making workshop. Happy to do so at my house (near Midland) or at someone else's if someone more central volunteers.
Maybe a Saturday crafternoon early to mid July?
Both things will be hands-on but dead easy, less effort than, say, making muffins.
Who would be interested?

I would be interested :)

Me too!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on May 30, 2017, 09:32:13 PM
I'm seeing the potential for several meetups here with varying locations and times... I'm unlikely to drive all the way to Garvey Park with an infant (or an infant waiting for me at home) so I'll give that one a miss, but pancakes if a central location is best for you too we could do a cafe or park near you and I bet at least a few others would be keen? Bonus: if it's in or right near the city I can even leave the infant at home, which opens up June for me.

I think there's parks around Burswood casino that should have both parking and public transport?

*Also I should clarify, I'm free during the week for 2nd week of June, I just re-checked the calendar :)


There is a cafe near Hyde Park on Bulwer Ave which is centralish for probably still not that convenient for more people. Could get takeaway coffees and go to the park, also allows people to bring their own stuff
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on May 30, 2017, 10:30:16 PM
The bakery on the corner of William Street across the road from Hyde Park, while not particularly cheap for food does coffee if the weather is good for a park meet. Otherwise I know Blacksmith in Mount Lawley has a sandpit and play area, also not particularly inexpensive however.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on May 30, 2017, 11:21:57 PM
Ooh, I had an idea.
I could run a mushroom growing and ricotta making workshop. Happy to do so at my house (near Midland) or at someone else's if someone more central volunteers.
Maybe a Saturday crafternoon early to mid July?
Both things will be hands-on but dead easy, less effort than, say, making muffins.
Who would be interested?

Totally keen!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on June 06, 2017, 06:14:14 PM
Hi All.   I'm  keen to join the next meetup.   Now I'm retired I have lots of flexibility around dates and  times :)  Super interested in the mushroom workshop. I've tried a couple of times to growm our own but no luck. Congratulations on the safe arrival of the new  Mustachians.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 07, 2017, 06:24:35 PM
I think there's a risk here that the perfect will become the enemy of the good... Given the differences in availability across the group I'm not sure it's possible anymore to do one thing that'll suit everyone. I'm going to propose something that should work for at least some people, which is good enough for me (plus: I need a bagel or I will die of bagel deprivation disorder):

Food Monkey brunch on a Saturday or Sunday
Possible dates:
Saturday 17 June
Sunday 18 June
Saturday 24 June
Sunday 25 June

If you're keen to attend this kind of Meetup, let me know which of these dates would work for you!

Organising a more kid-friendly and/or midweek and/or non-city Meetup is someone else's problem, I'm only taking on one organisational challenge at a time ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on June 07, 2017, 08:05:24 PM
OK, good point, I will adopt your organisational style.

Mushroom and Ricotta making and Crafternoon Tea
Possible dates:
Sat 1 July
Sat 8 July
Sat 15 July
Could possibly do a Sunday if that suits the interested people better.

About 1pm.

At my house, which is near-ish Midland, I will PM you with an address once we sort out who and when. Public transport is awful, sorry, but you might be able to get one of the others to pick you up from the train station. Open to people who I (or Happier, whose judgement I trust) have met in real life before.

Disclaimer: I haven't actually grown any mushies yet and can't guarantee that I'll not have killed my mushies-in-progress by then; I've just done a workshop that was great at teaching the theory. The mushies-in-progress are currently looking pretty good though. And I can show you round my veggie garden as consolation.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 08, 2017, 12:50:41 AM
I can do any of the dates both Happier and Englyn suggested :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 08, 2017, 01:07:45 AM
Food Monkey brunch on a Saturday or Sunday
Possible dates:
Saturday 17 June
Sunday 18 June
Saturday 24 June
Sunday 25 June

If you're keen to attend this kind of Meetup, let me know which of these dates would work for you!
I can't do Saturday 24th June. The others are fine at present.

Quote
Organising a more kid-friendly and/or midweek and/or non-city Meetup is someone else's problem, I'm only taking on one organisational challenge at a time ;-)
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on June 08, 2017, 01:32:37 AM
Hahaha Perth Mustachian Over-Achievers represent! Not only do we have the longest thread but we are now concurrently planning three meetups!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 08, 2017, 03:57:52 AM
Hahaha Perth Mustachian Over-Achievers represent! Not only do we have the longest thread but we are now concurrently planning three meetups!
Well we had some time off for babies. This is a significant proportion of my personal community.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 08, 2017, 04:44:13 AM
Open to people who I (or Happier, whose judgement I trust) have met in real life before.

Be wary. They're all lunatics!

Especially the ones you've already met and liked :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 08, 2017, 06:25:18 PM
I think I'm free for all the dates listed. I'm not sure about the logistics for me with attending either non-city Meetup though (newborns, man - so inconvenient!) so I'm not committing to either just yet.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on June 08, 2017, 08:05:59 PM
Weekends are tough for me but food monkey is very convenient so I'm a maybe for that one. No date preference.

Weekdays I can do any except for the 22nd.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 09, 2017, 09:57:23 AM
Will any of the meetups have any not-yet-vaccinated babies there? Just thought to give this a mention, so that the rest of us can assess the suitability of our attendance if necessary. I had a bunch of shots done in 2014 so I think I'm okay...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 09, 2017, 10:10:47 AM
Anything scheduled for before Baby Ewok gets vaccinated, I'll be leaving him at home. So no issues at my end :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on June 14, 2017, 03:08:12 AM
I am free for no food monkey ones as I will be at work :(

OK, good point, I will adopt your organisational style.

Mushroom and Ricotta making and Crafternoon Tea
Possible dates:
Sat 1 July
Sat 8 July
Sat 15 July
Could possibly do a Sunday if that suits the interested people better.

About 1pm.

At my house, which is near-ish Midland, I will PM you with an address once we sort out who and when. Public transport is awful, sorry, but you might be able to get one of the others to pick you up from the train station. Open to people who I (or Happier, whose judgement I trust) have met in real life before.


15th July is the only one that works for me, so my vote is for that. But I dont know if we have met ? I confused forum names and real life names so not too sure If I am able to come. Though I have met Happier


I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 14, 2017, 03:25:24 AM
So I've left it to the last minute, but are a few peeps still free this Saturday? I'm suggesting Food Monkey, 9.30am, Saturday 17 June.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 14, 2017, 05:07:05 AM
I have brunch & bike ride with a friend, so won't make it :)

(Which may turn into he bikes over, and we provide brunch)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 14, 2017, 05:16:24 AM
I have brunch & bike ride with a friend, so won't make it :)

(Which may turn into he bikes over, and we provide brunch)

I suspect I've left it too late and no one will be free :-P

My backup suggestion is Sunday 25th.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on June 14, 2017, 05:19:33 AM
I might possibly be able to do this Sunday 18th June, but not with 100% certainty.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 14, 2017, 05:22:10 AM
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
OK, we'll be at McCallum Park on 3rd July from 2pm? Does that time work? Didn't want to be in the morning and end up in the sun.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on June 14, 2017, 05:58:44 AM
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
OK, we'll be at McCallum Park on 3rd July from 2pm? Does that time work? Didn't want to be in the morning and end up in the sun.

Been meaning to reply, this works for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on June 14, 2017, 04:25:16 PM
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
OK, we'll be at McCallum Park on 3rd July from 2pm? Does that time work? Didn't want to be in the morning and end up in the sun.

Works for me, want me to put it on facebook?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 14, 2017, 04:45:53 PM
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
OK, we'll be at McCallum Park on 3rd July from 2pm? Does that time work? Didn't want to be in the morning and end up in the sun.

Works for me, want me to put it on facebook?
Yes please :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on June 14, 2017, 04:50:17 PM
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
OK, we'll be at McCallum Park on 3rd July from 2pm? Does that time work? Didn't want to be in the morning and end up in the sun.

Works for me, want me to put it on facebook?
Yes please :)

done :)

Happier, do you want me to put the food monkey one on there as well?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 14, 2017, 05:12:05 PM
Not yet, until we know there's at least a few people interested :-) but thank you!

Anyone want to weigh in on Sunday 25th?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on June 14, 2017, 06:50:59 PM
I would prefer 25th June, I've got a couple things on this Saturday morning now.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 15, 2017, 12:37:45 AM
I should be good for 25th June.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on June 15, 2017, 01:18:48 AM
I can do this one! I propose McCallum Park, off Taylor St in Victoria Park. It's close to the Vic Park busport, and should have some parking for people driving. BYO picnic, Weekday event - Monday or Thursday?
Mon: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
Thurs: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July.

I'm free all those dates, not sure if morning, arvo or lunch is best?

I am free 3 July, and maybe 29 June (I am suppose to be going to the zoo with my sister but she always cancels things....)
OK, we'll be at McCallum Park on 3rd July from 2pm? Does that time work? Didn't want to be in the morning and end up in the sun.

Been meaning to reply, this works for me.
I'll do my best to find my way there too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on June 15, 2017, 01:56:06 AM
OK, 15 July it is!

Nnls I have met you before but can't remember your real-life name, sorry!

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on June 15, 2017, 02:40:37 AM
OK, 15 July it is!

Nnls I have met you before but can't remember your real-life name, sorry!

Oh excellent, well looking forward to seeing you again on the 15/7/2017
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 15, 2017, 03:07:55 AM
I'm calling it:

Food Monkey brunch, 9.30 onwards, Sunday 25 June
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on June 16, 2017, 11:07:40 PM
I'm calling it:

Food Monkey brunch, 9.30 onwards, Sunday 25 June

I will put on facebook in case any non forum members want to go
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 16, 2017, 11:17:08 PM
I have confirmed, all 3 of us will be at Saturday Brunch :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 16, 2017, 11:21:43 PM
I have confirmed, all 3 of us will be at Saturday Brunch :)

You mean Sunday, right?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 16, 2017, 11:33:37 PM
I'm calling it:

Food Monkey brunch, 9.30 onwards, Sunday 25 June

I will put on facebook in case any non forum members want to go

Thanks for doing that!! :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 17, 2017, 12:24:15 AM
I have confirmed, all 3 of us will be at Saturday Brunch :)

You mean Sunday, right?
yes. Ugh. It's on the correct day in my calendar, at least...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on June 22, 2017, 09:38:21 PM
I'm planning to impose some experimental lactation baking (baked goods to promote lactation not human milk in the baked goods) on anyone that turns up on the 3rd of July. Should I be aware of any food allergies?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on June 22, 2017, 11:08:39 PM
Nope, though I tend to view new foods suspiciously (food anxiety, I will probably nibble one until I deem it safe).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 24, 2017, 07:07:15 PM
I appear to be ill with something that *could* be infectious so I'm bailing on you all for this morning :-( super sad to miss out, but I'd be sadder still if I made anyone sick,. especially Duckling!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on June 28, 2017, 05:58:17 PM
Hi All. Weird, I lost my notification emails for this thread so thought all was quiet.  NOT SO! Can you please tell me the name of the Facebook page you've mentioned.  I'll get onto that and hopefully stay in touch more frequently.  Cheers.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on June 30, 2017, 05:46:26 AM
Hi folks, I'm thinking I will postpone the mushroom-tea. I'd really like to run it at some point but right now the mushies aren't mushing. Hopefully it's just that it's cold and not that I've done something horribly wrong.
I'll try again maybe around October.
Sorry!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on June 30, 2017, 05:56:16 AM
Sorry to hear about your mushrooms, englyn!

I'm definitely not going to make it on the 3rd. Too much going on this week.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 02, 2017, 07:01:11 AM
Hi All. Weird, I lost my notification emails for this thread so thought all was quiet.  NOT SO! Can you please tell me the name of the Facebook page you've mentioned.  I'll get onto that and hopefully stay in touch more frequently.  Cheers.

Hi

It's called Mustachians Australia.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.  Hopefully it's not too cold :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on July 02, 2017, 07:10:09 AM
That's right, meet up is tomorrow.
Weather isn't look that flash, here is the current Perth airport forecast:
TAF YPPH 021122Z 0212/0318
    20005KT CAVOK
    FM021400 04005KT 9999 SHOWERS OF LIGHT RAIN SCT040
    FM030200 32010KT 9999 SHOWERS OF LIGHT RAIN SCT020 BKN030
    FM030800 22012KT 9999 SCT035
    FM031200 16006KT 9999 SCT040
    INTER 0302/0308 3000 SHOWERS OF MODERATE RAIN BKN015
    PROB30 0217/0301 0300 FOG
    RMK
    T 09 08 08 08 Q 1022 1022 1021 1021
Translation: The bolded part says from 10am tomorrow to 4pm there will be showers of rain.

So, back up plan in the event this comes to pass?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 02, 2017, 07:26:54 AM
Um... There's a Macca's not too far away? (On Canning Highway)**

**Translation: I didn't think of a contingency and this is the only one I can think of.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on July 02, 2017, 07:54:16 AM
Um... There's a Macca's not too far away? (On Canning Highway)**

**Translation: I didn't think of a contingency and this is the only one I can think of.

Yea, I've driven through there, there's not that much. Maccas came to mind first, as did the casino, of the two, I think I would prefer to take Sir Ed to Maccas. At least them he can play in the kids playground and I can bribe him with icecream. *cough* I mean ply him with food. Hmm that doesn't sound much better. ;)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 02, 2017, 08:07:57 AM
Um... There's a Macca's not too far away? (On Canning Highway)**

**Translation: I didn't think of a contingency and this is the only one I can think of.

Yea, I've driven through there, there's not that much. Maccas came to mind first, as did the casino, of the two, I think I would prefer to take Sir Ed to Maccas. At least them he can play in the kids playground and I can bribe him with icecream. *cough* I mean ply him with food. Hmm that doesn't sound much better. ;)
I think that one has a decent playground and I doubt they'd kick us out as long as we got something (mmm fries). Fingers crossed the weather is good...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on July 02, 2017, 08:22:59 AM
Um... There's a Macca's not too far away? (On Canning Highway)**

**Translation: I didn't think of a contingency and this is the only one I can think of.

Yea, I've driven through there, there's not that much. Maccas came to mind first, as did the casino, of the two, I think I would prefer to take Sir Ed to Maccas. At least them he can play in the kids playground and I can bribe him with icecream. *cough* I mean ply him with food. Hmm that doesn't sound much better. ;)
I think that one has a decent playground and I doubt they'd kick us out as long as we got something (mmm fries). Fingers crossed the weather is good...

Ok,I'll make a post in the facebook group event page
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on July 02, 2017, 09:25:57 AM
If it looks like heavy rain I probably won't make it sorry. Google says a 15 minute walk from the bus stop.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 02, 2017, 11:32:04 AM
I definitely won't make it (child health nurse appointment tomorrow and a busier week overall than I'd like).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 02, 2017, 06:46:49 PM
I thought I may be able to sneak away from work a bit early but I've got a bit to do today so probably won't be able to. Have fun though!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on July 02, 2017, 11:05:27 PM
I definitely won't make it today sorry. We had tough night and everything went out the window.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 02, 2017, 11:17:38 PM
I definitely won't make it today sorry. We had tough night and everything went out the window.
Take it easy, pancakes! Hope pikelet is good for you soon.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on July 02, 2017, 11:25:47 PM
Weather is holding out - still being good, so I'll head to the park unless it is actively raining when I arrive
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 02, 2017, 11:44:56 PM
I thought it was at 3pm for some reason. WHOOPS. We'll be there a little late >.<
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 03, 2017, 12:16:51 AM
Just started to rain.  We will head to McDonald's
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 03, 2017, 12:22:10 AM
Just started to rain.  We will head to McDonald's
Dang. I will turn around :P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on July 03, 2017, 02:08:05 AM
Sorry will miss today. I need to join that FB group though :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 03, 2017, 02:58:56 AM
Macca's send to be an OK meetup place :) we're thinking the Volcano Park in Belmont for the next one. Probably in August :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on July 04, 2017, 05:41:05 PM
Thanks for getting back about the FB page, request to join has been sent.

If ever people feel like getting out of Perth for an excursion, you are most welcome in Mandurah, it's a very beautiful place. We can picnic by the estuary, we might see dolphins, or happy to host at home with a tour of our productive garden (all visitors get the tour!). Easy access via train. Perhaps when the weather is better.

 
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 04, 2017, 05:58:37 PM
Thanks for getting back about the FB page, request to join has been sent.

If ever people feel like getting out of Perth for an excursion, you are most welcome in Mandurah, it's a very beautiful place. We can picnic by the estuary, we might see dolphins, or happy to host at home with a tour of our productive garden (all visitors get the tour!). Easy access via train. Perhaps when the weather is better.
I'd love a garden tour! But yeah, weather isn't cooperating. Maybe in spring?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 04, 2017, 07:13:54 PM
Thanks for getting back about the FB page, request to join has been sent.

If ever people feel like getting out of Perth for an excursion, you are most welcome in Mandurah, it's a very beautiful place. We can picnic by the estuary, we might see dolphins, or happy to host at home with a tour of our productive garden (all visitors get the tour!). Easy access via train. Perhaps when the weather is better.

That would be lovely when we have some nicer weather
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 05, 2017, 02:45:21 AM
Very keen on a Mandurah Meetup down the track!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on July 05, 2017, 05:38:51 AM
Garden tour!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 13, 2017, 04:28:03 AM
Hey all, long time no see! I'm loving my new life in the outback and have just booked flights home to check on my house, the weekend 4-6 August. I would love to catch up with everyone again (and meet the new faces). I was thinking we could have a brunch on either Saturday the 5th or Sunday the 6th. I was thinking Food Monkey in Northbridge at 9.30am but open to other suggestions (especially baby inclusive suggestions as I would love to meet some of the mini moustaches if possible). Somewhere central-ish would be great as I won't have transport. Hope some people can make it.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 13, 2017, 04:51:30 AM
Some suggested Cranked in Leederville to me (next to park) so more kid friendly if the weather is good
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 13, 2017, 05:09:20 AM
Awesome, we missed you :) I prefer August 5th (Saturday).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 13, 2017, 07:54:04 PM
I would also prefer the Saturday :) Looking forward to seeing you again!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 13, 2017, 09:00:39 PM
Saturday is great! Food Monkey or Cranked would both work for me. Cranked is less likely to be okay with us sitting around for hours, but if the weather is good I think there are general use picnic benches and such in the park too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on July 14, 2017, 06:15:09 PM
So 9.30am Saturday it is i can't wait to see you all!!! Shall we do Food Monkey if the weather is bad and cranked if the weather is good? We can post on here to confirm a day or two in advance?

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 14, 2017, 10:41:35 PM
Yup, I'm happy to go with the weather.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 24, 2017, 09:46:23 PM
Milkshake Meetup at Whisk Creamery before Limeandpepper leaves Perth! So, really - L&P, what works for you?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 24, 2017, 10:04:39 PM
Milkshake Meetup at Whisk Creamery before Limeandpepper leaves Perth! So, really - L&P, what works for you?

Oh this sounds yummy
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 25, 2017, 12:54:16 AM
Any day between 24th - 29th August should be fine. I guess this is the kind of place to go after a light lunch? Apparently there's not much seating so we can try to go at off-peak times if possible. Also it looks like they have two stores... we're going to the Subiaco one, right?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 25, 2017, 01:10:39 AM
Any day between 24th - 29th August should be fine. I guess this is the kind of place to go after a light lunch? Apparently there's not much seating so we can try to go at off-peak times if possible. Also it looks like they have two stores... we're going to the Subiaco one, right?
I was thinking Subi, where's the other one?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 25, 2017, 01:17:56 AM
The other one's Northbridge. Subiaco is the original and seems to have better ratings on Zomato, if that matters. I don't know if one of them has more seating than the other.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 25, 2017, 02:31:22 AM
Any day between 24th - 29th August should be fine.

Other than the morning of the 24th, I am free all of those days. And it doesn't seem like a breakfast food anyway so I doubt we'd pick a morning :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 25, 2017, 09:22:27 PM
I could do the 24th or 25th but am out from the 26th onwards.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 25, 2017, 09:46:22 PM
Whisk Creamery Subiaco, Friday 25th August, afternoon tea (2pm on).

Om Nom Nom!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on July 25, 2017, 10:25:21 PM
Whisk Creamery Subiaco, Friday 25th August, afternoon tea (2pm on).

Om Nom Nom!

YAAAAAY!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on July 26, 2017, 02:38:35 AM
Perfect! I will eat half my weight in donut/milkshake goodness then I have a massage (free from a student clinic, I am a mustachian after all) booked for afterwards in Subi, before the apparent "best day of my life." I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day before!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on July 26, 2017, 03:14:11 AM
:D how exciting Ms Terror!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: pancakes on July 26, 2017, 03:22:37 AM
I think this is the week we are leaving but if I am still around and not manically packing boxes I'll make an appearance.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on July 26, 2017, 03:30:29 AM
Woohoo!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on July 31, 2017, 12:45:59 AM
Whisk Creamery Subiaco, Friday 25th August, afternoon tea (2pm on).

Om Nom Nom!

This sounds like a delicious meet-up! See you there
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 01, 2017, 03:10:23 AM
So 9.30am Saturday it is i can't wait to see you all!!! Shall we do Food Monkey if the weather is bad and cranked if the weather is good? We can post on here to confirm a day or two in advance?

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reminding everyone about this Saturday because Happier just reminded me. What's the weather report say..?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 01, 2017, 05:39:59 AM
So 9.30am Saturday it is i can't wait to see you all!!! Shall we do Food Monkey if the weather is bad and cranked if the weather is good? We can post on here to confirm a day or two in advance?

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reminding everyone about this Saturday because Happier just reminded me. What's the weather report say..?

My app says rain, but it's still a few days out...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on August 01, 2017, 07:53:39 AM
My app says no rain but i seriously might freeze on 14 degree weather. Lets go indoors. See you all at Food Monkey 9.30am this Saturday :)

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 01, 2017, 12:05:42 PM
My app says no rain but i seriously might freeze on 14 degree weather. Lets go indoors. See you all at Food Monkey 9.30am this Saturday :)

Awesome!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on August 02, 2017, 05:08:41 AM
Sorry, pretty sure I am working this weekend, so won't be able to make it.
However, for those who might be interested my local council is having a pretty big event: http://www.belmont.wa.gov.au/Community/Events/Pages/Avon-Descent-Family-Fun-Day.aspx (http://www.belmont.wa.gov.au/Community/Events/Pages/Avon-Descent-Family-Fun-Day.aspx)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 04, 2017, 06:28:21 PM
We had a terrible night's sleep such that neither of us is safe to drive, so Baby Ewok will be staying home with his Dad this morning.

I however will bus / walk in and am very much looking forward to it :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on August 04, 2017, 07:03:15 PM
Is it ok if I stop by? I won't be there at 9:30, but turns out I need to be in Northbridge to get my bike set up with sensors for a study, so I'll stop by to say hello. ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 04, 2017, 07:30:53 PM
I've nabbed the big table in the back room :-)

Is it ok if I stop by? I won't be there at 9:30, but turns out I need to be in Northbridge to get my bike set up with sensors for a study, so I'll stop by to say hello. ;-)

Yay coin!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 21, 2017, 02:24:55 AM
Whisk Creamery Subiaco, Friday 25th August, afternoon tea (2pm on).

Om Nom Nom!

is this still happening?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 21, 2017, 02:48:27 AM
It is as far as I'm concerned!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 21, 2017, 03:07:25 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on August 21, 2017, 06:27:34 PM
Yep!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 21, 2017, 07:04:08 PM
OM NOM NOM
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on August 23, 2017, 10:42:22 PM
I cant come :(

A guy from work is coming around to do some electrical stuff, he was originally coming in the morning but now cant come until 1pm, and as he is doing the work in exchange for about $70 worth of beer as opposed to the $500 quote I got I have to work around his schedule :(

Hope you all have fun.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on August 23, 2017, 11:14:27 PM
Sorry, won't be able to make it either - weather looks fantastic, I have an aircraft, a student lined up...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 23, 2017, 11:37:32 PM
Sorry, won't be able to make it either - weather looks fantastic, I have an aircraft, a student lined up...
**runs around making airplane zoom noises**

Sounds like we'll trial it, and then we'll need to go again. Good thing milkshakes are a summer food!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 23, 2017, 11:38:53 PM
I'm still coming! And I'm bringing Bulbee. Not Baby Ewok though - he's staying home with Mr Happier.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 24, 2017, 02:16:17 AM
Obviously I am still coming! Also I found out there is an RSPCA Reloved op shop nearby so I'll go there to donate some clothes before the meet. Yay decluttering for a good cause and then hanging out with fun people over delicious treats!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on August 24, 2017, 03:13:09 AM
I'm still coming too! :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on August 24, 2017, 11:56:26 PM
How long are you folks going to be there for? Because I work a very short distance away but have meetings etc.  Whisk sounds infinitely preferable.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 24, 2017, 11:57:22 PM
I'm here now!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 25, 2017, 12:15:43 AM
How long are you folks going to be there for? Because I work a very short distance away but have meetings etc.  Whisk sounds infinitely preferable.

An hour, hour and a half?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on August 25, 2017, 01:02:52 AM
Just got out of meeting. Nooo, I was too late! But that's okay - I can go to Whisk whenever ;-)

Have fun, folks!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on August 25, 2017, 10:55:02 AM
It was nice to see everyone who made it! Thank you Perth MMMers for making a lovely difference to my social life during my time in Perth. Don't know when we'll be here again but it's likely that we'll visit Perth every year or two. My goodness HAH and Anatidaev your babies will be toddlers the next time we meet! :))
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 27, 2017, 05:35:07 AM
It was nice to see everyone who made it! Thank you Perth MMMers for making a lovely difference to my social life during my time in Perth. Don't know when we'll be here again but it's likely that we'll visit Perth every year or two. My goodness HAH and Anatidaev your babies will be toddlers the next time we meet! :))

We'll have our next babies by then :-P

I'll miss you! Good thing you have a journal.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on August 27, 2017, 07:30:25 AM
It was nice to see everyone who made it! Thank you Perth MMMers for making a lovely difference to my social life during my time in Perth. Don't know when we'll be here again but it's likely that we'll visit Perth every year or two. My goodness HAH and Anatidaev your babies will be toddlers the next time we meet! :))

We'll have our next babies by then :-P

I'll miss you! Good thing you have a journal.
Haha it's be nice to think we'll see L&P before then, but probably true! Good luck with all the travel limeandpepper!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: coin on September 04, 2017, 02:50:44 AM
Hey folks, could you do me a favour and keep an eye out for my electric bike? It was stolen on Saturday - they cut off both locks. I've already reported to the police, and I'm pretty sure it's gone forever, but it can't hurt to ask around.

It has a few distinctive features - it has a large scrape on the gear change on the right handbar, it had a camera mount on the handlebars (easy enough to remove) and is missing the "lever" on the rear rack that's usually for keeping pannier bags in place.

It's on the stolen bike website, words cannot describe how annoyed I am about this. :-p

https://www.stolenbikes.com.au/Stolen/Bike/5866

Apologies for polluting the thread! I hope to see you folks again sometime... On my regular bike.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on September 04, 2017, 03:37:33 AM
:O   :(
Coin that sucks! Will keep an eye out.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 04, 2017, 04:01:12 AM
Totally shitty.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 06, 2017, 08:52:19 AM
Boo, very shitty. Hope it comes back to you.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 06, 2017, 07:29:00 PM
How would we feel about a Hyde Park picnic sometime soon while the weather is all lovely and Springy?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 07, 2017, 03:53:38 AM
How would we feel about a Hyde Park picnic sometime soon while the weather is all lovely and Springy?

I would be keen :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: FrugalAussie on September 14, 2017, 05:59:46 PM
Yes please! How about next weekend (23rd/24th) as we're away the weekend after? Maybe we could do a preserves swap, we just bottled 15 jars of Seville orange marmalade and it's yum! We also have a couple of jars of pickled limes (Indian style) for curry lovers.

* People may be interested in a visit to Mandurah on Sunday 8 October. Our local community garden is having an open day with a visit from Sabrina Hahn. Entry is free.  Details on the Mandurah Community Garden FB page. We can do a pick up from the Mandurah train station, if required (we're empty nesters so we have no child seats).
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 17, 2017, 06:16:04 PM
Whoops sorry FrugalAussie, I thought I'd already replied!

We have family things on this Saturday and Sunday so I'm not available. Thread seems very quiet right now so I'm guessing others are busy too...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 17, 2017, 07:07:09 PM
I've got a derby tournament on next weekend so won't be able to do then. I'm also away weekend of October 8th too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on September 28, 2017, 04:45:12 AM
Hey all. I am in town 17 to 23 October. I'd love to have another catch up with everyone. After work (i'll be working in the CBD) Tuesday 17 or Wed 18 oct or breakfast Saturday 21st October would all be good for me :) let me know if anyone is keen!

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on September 28, 2017, 03:57:00 PM
I could do after work on the 17/10.

 
Hey all. I am in town 17 to 23 October. I'd love to have another catch up with everyone. After work (i'll be working in the CBD) Tuesday 17 or Wed 18 oct or breakfast Saturday 21st October would all be good for me :) let me know if anyone is keen!

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on September 28, 2017, 06:39:53 PM
Could also probably do after work either of those days. Likely to be down south that weekend for derby.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on September 28, 2017, 08:39:53 PM
Hey all. I am in town 17 to 23 October. I'd love to have another catch up with everyone. After work (i'll be working in the CBD) Tuesday 17 or Wed 18 oct or breakfast Saturday 21st October would all be good for me :) let me know if anyone is keen!

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The Tuesday would work for me.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 30, 2017, 11:50:07 PM
Sorry friends, I'm officially terrible at keeping up with this thread.

Hey all. I am in town 17 to 23 October. I'd love to have another catch up with everyone. After work (i'll be working in the CBD) Tuesday 17 or Wed 18 oct or breakfast Saturday 21st October would all be good for me :) let me know if anyone is keen!

I spoke with Melody separately and we're both keen on a breakfast/brunch meetup at Cranked in Leederville on Saturday 21 October. Hopefully a few of you will be free too to join us? We may have to shift venue if the weather is bad.

I probably won't make anything that's being organised for "after work" (what is this WORK you speak of?!) due to a certain tiny person, but it sounds fun :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on October 01, 2017, 12:27:57 AM
Sorry friends, I'm officially terrible at keeping up with this thread.

Hey all. I am in town 17 to 23 October. I'd love to have another catch up with everyone. After work (i'll be working in the CBD) Tuesday 17 or Wed 18 oct or breakfast Saturday 21st October would all be good for me :) let me know if anyone is keen!

I spoke with Melody separately and we're both keen on a breakfast/brunch meetup at Cranked in Leederville on Saturday 21 October. Hopefully a few of you will be free too to join us? We may have to shift venue if the weather is bad.

I probably won't make anything that's being organised for "after work" (what is this WORK you speak of?!) due to a certain tiny person, but it sounds fun :-)

I will be at work for that :( hopefully you all have fun and nice weather
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 01, 2017, 12:32:20 AM
I can do Cranked, but similarly am stuck with tiny person and can't do "after work" stuff for a few more months.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 01, 2017, 01:24:28 AM
I can do Cranked, but similarly am stuck with tiny person and can't do "after work" stuff for a few more months.

Our tiny people will just have to drink coffee together at Cranked!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on October 01, 2017, 06:25:44 PM
I can now do the 21st due to cancelled games! Hooray!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on October 03, 2017, 09:18:27 PM
So are we doing two meetups or just the one on the 21/10?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 06, 2017, 04:34:30 PM
Seems like 21st is most popular so lets go with that? I am back in December so maybe we can try for an after work meet up then :)

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on October 14, 2017, 12:56:00 AM
Seems like 21st is most popular so lets go with that? I am back in December so maybe we can try for an after work meet up then :)

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Sounds good
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on October 16, 2017, 06:43:48 PM
Might not be able to come this Saturday now due to family stuff, but will keep you posted closer to the weekend..
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 16, 2017, 11:54:39 PM
I am coming on Saturday. Ducklings presence is uncertain, I am hoping to leave him with Mr Duck :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on October 18, 2017, 03:02:49 AM
I can do this Saturday. Did you guys set a time?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 18, 2017, 03:14:03 AM
I can do this Saturday. Did you guys set a time?

Yay exciting!! 9.30 :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on October 18, 2017, 05:05:05 AM
I can do this Saturday. Did you guys set a time?

Yay exciting!! 9.30 :-)
Deal! It will be great to finally say hello :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Melody on October 19, 2017, 06:36:08 PM
Weather Forecast looks bad... shall we call it for Food Monkey???

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Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 19, 2017, 06:46:09 PM
Weather Forecast looks bad... shall we call it for Food Monkey???

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The morning looks fine to me, according to BOM & my weather app
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Flyingkea on October 19, 2017, 07:00:03 PM
Weather Forecast looks bad... shall we call it for Food Monkey???

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The morning looks fine to me, according to BOM & my weather app

According to the aviation forecasts, not supposed to be stormy until midday, and the moment a 30% chance of that happening.

I might be able to make it, depending on if I have anything come up for tomorrow (at the moment I got nothing on)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 19, 2017, 07:34:12 PM
Melody's messaged me to confirm Food Monkey, and I want to see Melody, so that's where I'm turning up tomorrow ;-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 19, 2017, 07:56:26 PM
Ok, Food Monkey it is! See you all there!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on October 19, 2017, 09:26:59 PM
Still 9.30?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 19, 2017, 10:53:13 PM
Still 9.30?
that is when I will be there.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 19, 2017, 11:47:21 PM
And me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on October 20, 2017, 05:23:55 PM
Well Bub gave us an early 5.20 start this morning so I may be early, nursing a coffee :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 20, 2017, 05:45:51 PM
Well Bub gave us an early 5.20 start this morning so I may be early, nursing a coffee :)

We usually try to grab the big table in the back room!

I will have Baby Ewok in a pram, and I'm very tall with a blonde ponytail and black-framed glasses. There is a 90% chance I'll be wearing a black dress.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Northern gal on October 20, 2017, 10:04:21 PM
It was great to finally meet everyone, especially - no offence ladies - Sir Ed and Baby Ewok.

The little moustaches are just the cutest.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 20, 2017, 10:34:04 PM
It was lovely to finally meet you too, Norgirl!

I am just warning you all that I seem to have come down with a minor headcold immediately upon arriving home. I swear I felt fine earlier this morning, and I really hope I haven't infected anyone!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 20, 2017, 11:36:26 PM
It was great to finally meet everyone, especially - no offence ladies - Sir Ed and Baby Ewok.

To be fair, none of us can claim to be even half as cute as either of those two!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on October 22, 2017, 06:30:10 PM
Aw, there were tiny mustachians there too? Bummer I missed it. Next one I will definitely be there!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 24, 2017, 06:36:42 PM
Any interest in a Hyde Park Meetup on Sunday 5 November?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on October 24, 2017, 09:07:41 PM
Heck yes! Day before my birthday, I'll bring cake!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 25, 2017, 01:34:48 AM
Heck yes! Day before my birthday, I'll bring cake!

Excellent!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 25, 2017, 01:55:23 AM
We will very likely attend, I'll check with Mr Duck. That park is particularly nice :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on October 27, 2017, 01:18:21 AM
Any interest in a Hyde Park Meetup on Sunday 5 November?

I cant make it sorry
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 29, 2017, 05:54:15 PM
Any interest in a Hyde Park Meetup on Sunday 5 November?

I cant make it sorry

We will never see you again at this rate :-P
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 29, 2017, 05:54:53 PM
Time preference for this Sunday? Morning? Afternoon?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on October 29, 2017, 05:59:23 PM
Morning, we're going to the zoo with mother's group after :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 31, 2017, 11:21:26 PM
9.30am onwards? Set up in the shade somewhere near Vincent and Throssell as a starting point?

Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on November 01, 2017, 08:51:19 PM
Might be a tad late but will definitely be there!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 01, 2017, 09:50:18 PM
9:30 works for us!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on November 04, 2017, 07:39:23 PM
Baby Ewok and I are chilling out in the shade near Vincent and Throssell!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on November 04, 2017, 07:59:12 PM
I'm sorry, we're not going to make it after all. I overscheduled and rushing around with babies is not an option, apparently.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 09, 2017, 01:51:03 AM
Hi

is it to early to start thinking of a January meetup? I figured everyone is too busy in December
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on December 09, 2017, 03:54:57 AM
If we want to have a Meetup in January we probably should organise it now...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 09, 2017, 08:25:19 PM
If we want to have a Meetup in January we probably should organise it now...

Well I am free from 10/01-14/01 and 24/01-29/01

though the 26/01 is the first day of a long weekend so probably wont suit most people
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 09, 2017, 08:32:14 PM
I'd love to do something between 10/1 and 14/1 :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on December 10, 2017, 05:47:58 PM
I'm free all those dates :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on December 18, 2017, 08:02:16 PM
I'd love to do something between 10/1 and 14/1 :-)


ok so 10/1-14/1, is weekend better for most people? or week days?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: asosharp on January 01, 2018, 11:15:49 PM
Hi everyone!

As long as it's not too hot it's all good for me :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2018, 12:52:01 AM
I'd love to do something between 10/1 and 14/1 :-)


ok so 10/1-14/1, is weekend better for most people? or week days?
Week days are better, I'm going on holiday with my folks on Saturday or Sunday. Or Saturday morning would be good too.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2018, 12:52:27 AM
Hi everyone!

As long as it's not too hot it's all good for me :)
Hi! Are you new or do I just not remember the username?

If you're new, welcome! If I've just forgotten you, I'm sorry :/
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2018, 01:34:47 AM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 02, 2018, 02:31:46 AM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?

works for me
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2018, 03:54:56 AM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?

works for me
+1
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2018, 04:47:46 AM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?

works for me
+1

13 Jan? Food Monkey?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2018, 04:49:21 AM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?

works for me
+1

13 Jan? Food Monkey?
Do they have air con? I'm not sure they do.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2018, 04:52:39 AM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?

works for me
+1

13 Jan? Food Monkey?
Do they have air con? I'm not sure they do.

Oooof good point.

Ummmm well I never go out anywhere central anymore, so my suggestions may not be very convenient, but Dejaxo in Mount Hawthorn is brilliant and pram friendly (and cheap, depending on what you order). I will keep thinking.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 02, 2018, 08:19:29 PM
13th works for me :) I'm easy for where to go, I don't know anywhere other than Vic Park anymore! @nnls, haven't seen you in FOREVER!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2018, 09:20:11 PM
What about a Saturday morning brunch?

works for me
+1

13 Jan? Food Monkey?
Do they have air con? I'm not sure they do.

Oooof good point.

Ummmm well I never go out anywhere central anymore, so my suggestions may not be very convenient, but Dejaxo in Mount Hawthorn is brilliant and pram friendly (and cheap, depending on what you order). I will keep thinking.
Does it need to be next to public transport? Kettle Cafe in Lathlain was nice when I went there... 12 + months ago, is fairly central and I recall it seemed to have lots of seating, plus a park across the road?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 02, 2018, 09:59:58 PM
Well obv I'm going to vote for Kettle ;-) not sure that it has air con though? Can check next time I ride past though, or ask DH to check tomorrow as he has a meeting there
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 02, 2018, 10:03:55 PM
13th works for me :) I'm easy for where to go, I don't know anywhere other than Vic Park anymore! @nnls, haven't seen you in FOREVER!

Work keeps getting in the way of my social life

I feel like we had this problem last summer trying to find somewhere with aircon, and I cant remember what we did?

I think sage cafe in Vic park has aircon.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 02, 2018, 10:06:02 PM
Well obv I'm going to vote for Kettle ;-) not sure that it has air con though? Can check next time I ride past though, or ask DH to check tomorrow as he has a meeting there

Kettle is also fine with me, I have a car so shouldnt be a problem
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 02, 2018, 11:06:38 PM
Well obv I'm going to vote for Kettle ;-) not sure that it has air con though? Can check next time I ride past though, or ask DH to check tomorrow as he has a meeting there

Kettle is also fine with me, I have a car so shouldnt be a problem
I just called them, they have air conditioning :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 06, 2018, 08:43:29 PM
Looks like I'll have Baby Ewok that day so I won't make it that far, but I'll catch you all at the next Meetup after that :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 07, 2018, 05:30:13 PM
Oh we can go closer to you if you want! How far can you venture? :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 08, 2018, 11:15:21 PM
Oh we can go closer to you if you want! How far can you venture? :)

Thanks, but I think I will just sit this one out and that way it can be convenient for the SOR people :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 11, 2018, 11:06:08 PM
What time will we be meeting at kettle tomorrow?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 11, 2018, 11:07:18 PM
I'll be there at 9:30
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 12, 2018, 07:10:43 AM
I'll be there at 9.30 then :-)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 12, 2018, 06:28:16 PM
Running late because baby. Who is napping at home. See y'all soon.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 12, 2018, 06:31:09 PM
Running a bit late.  Sorry
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on January 12, 2018, 06:43:51 PM
Just got here.  How many people are coming?  Trying to work out how big a table to get
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 12, 2018, 09:07:18 PM
That park was excellent! Definitely going there again in cooler weather.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 21, 2018, 08:09:16 AM
I am back in Perth! Probs be here until late February at least before moving to Melbourne. Keen to catch up sometime!

Also if anyone is still interested in coming to my area in Perth Hills - and I know it's more difficult these days with babies galore so totally fine if it's too hard - as a bonus incentive we not only have a farmers market but also a bulk goods store here now apparently, I have yet to visit the latter though.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 22, 2018, 10:19:48 PM
I am back in Perth! Probs be here until late February at least before moving to Melbourne. Keen to catch up sometime!

Also if anyone is still interested in coming to my area in Perth Hills - and I know it's more difficult these days with babies galore so totally fine if it's too hard - as a bonus incentive we not only have a farmers market but also a bulk goods store here now apparently, I have yet to visit the latter though.

Yay!!

Your local bulk store is meant to be fantastic ;-)

If we need to find an air conditioned, baby friendly venue, I'm happy to volunteer to host, with the usual caveat that it would only be for people I've met before because I'm funny about giving out my address to complete strangers. Also it would have to be pot luck because pot luck is just better.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 23, 2018, 01:26:40 AM
I am up for pot luck at your place! :))  What's a good time? Possibly early or mid February?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 23, 2018, 09:37:08 PM
I am in for pot luck, yuuuummm! February works for me :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 23, 2018, 10:29:00 PM
Yes, that sounds great :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 24, 2018, 01:38:53 AM
We could do Saturday 10 Feb, Sunday 11 Feb, or Sunday 18 Feb. What works for everyone else (especially lime)?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 24, 2018, 01:46:35 AM
At this stage I'm thinking the earlier the better, just in case boyfriend gets interstate work again and we have to leave in a hurry! So maybe 10th or 11th Feb?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 24, 2018, 01:48:14 AM
At this stage I'm thinking the earlier the better, just in case boyfriend gets interstate work again and we have to leave in a hurry! So maybe 10th or 11th Feb?

Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 24, 2018, 03:05:52 AM
At this stage I'm thinking the earlier the better, just in case boyfriend gets interstate work again and we have to leave in a hurry! So maybe 10th or 11th Feb?

Sounds good to me!
Those are fine for me/ us. Any time besides Saturday morning...
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Ms Terror on January 24, 2018, 05:28:50 PM
Either for me :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: englyn on January 26, 2018, 10:56:49 PM
I would really like to come yes please potluck at Happier’s would be lovely. I’m never on the forum any more but miss you people. I can do Sat 10th or the 11th before 2pm.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 26, 2018, 11:00:45 PM
Shall we do 10am onwards on Sunday the 11th then?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on January 27, 2018, 12:08:25 AM
Yup please!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on January 28, 2018, 12:47:00 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: limeandpepper on February 10, 2018, 05:49:37 AM
See you all tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 10, 2018, 06:12:58 AM
Really looking forward to it! :D
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 17, 2018, 02:25:05 AM
I have barely been on the forum in ages (stupid work getting in the way)

But I hope you all have fun tomorrow, hopefully I can make the next one :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 17, 2018, 03:58:50 AM
I have barely been on the forum in ages (stupid work getting in the way)

But I hope you all have fun tomorrow, hopefully I can make the next one :)
That was last week!

But on that note, next Meetup: late Feb? Early March? Mid March?
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: meridian on February 17, 2018, 05:06:59 AM
Hi Everyone,

I've been reading the early retirement blogs for about a year or two now ( new to the forum though), but didn't think there's enough of us in perth for a meetup.
Would love to share stories etc sometime.
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 17, 2018, 05:32:51 AM
Hi Everyone,

I've been reading the early retirement blogs for about a year or two now ( new to the forum though), but didn't think there's enough of us in perth for a meetup.
Would love to share stories etc sometime.
Welcome to what we often tell ourselves is one of the most reliable and awesome and possibly longer continuously running Meetup groups on the forum :D we would love to meet you! What kind of event would suit you? A picnic, cafe or after work in the city? (Note: we find cafes etc to be cheap places to rent a space to safely meet nice internet people ;) )
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: meridian on February 17, 2018, 07:53:00 AM
All of the above sound great, but, a cafe is universally accepted place to go to for meeting people for the first time.
I'm good with after work ( I work in the CBD) that said loud places with alcohol are definitely not for me, can limit options.

I just figured I'd tag along to the next public meetup :)
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: nnls on February 17, 2018, 04:04:11 PM
I have barely been on the forum in ages (stupid work getting in the way)

But I hope you all have fun tomorrow, hopefully I can make the next one :)
That was last week!

But on that note, next Meetup: late Feb? Early March? Mid March?

oops lost track of dates!

Early to mid march would probably be best for me

I am home 7/3-12/3
Title: Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
Post by: Anatidae V on February 17, 2018, 05:46:39 PM
I have barely been on the forum in ages (stupid work getting in the way)

But I hope you all have fun tomorrow, hopefully I can make the next one :)
That was last week!

But on that note, next Meetup: late Feb? Early March? Mid March?

oops lost track of dates!