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Title: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on January 24, 2014, 12:32:43 AM
Ok I have to say I'm a bit jealous of all those lovely Perth girls having so much fun over in the wild west ;)

It's probably about time a similar party was held on the East Coast. I know you're all out there. Who's keen to meet up in Sydney???

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: ninjaj on January 24, 2014, 05:04:09 AM
I was just thinking the same.

I live in the bush capital but I'd be happy to come up for a meet up, though preferably on a long weekend ;)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on January 27, 2014, 12:51:11 AM
Good on you marty998, I was thinking the same thing.
I'm not far from Sydney, and would love to come up. Provided an old gal won't spoil the fun :).
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bigchrisb on January 27, 2014, 07:53:20 PM
I'm also in Canberra, but in Sydney a day or two a week.  Would be keen for a meetup in either area.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on January 28, 2014, 03:08:11 AM
Appears we just missed a decent long weekend Ninjaj. I've actually just enjoyed 6 days off courtesy of having way too much annual leave accrued.

Looking forward, the next "block" to take off is the few days between Easter Monday and Anzac day. 10 days straight from Good Friday for only 3 days annual leave. Yahooee.

Happy, bigchrisb, the next thing to work out is what we want to do? (Maybe this will help drag some lurkers out?) I was going to suggest $10 steak & chips at Cargo Bar Darling Harbour but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to come all the way in for a 1 hour lunch!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ozstache on January 28, 2014, 04:20:40 AM
Another Canberran here (well, close enough), interested in a meetup. Given where we are each calling in from, perhaps somewhere midpoint between Canberra and Sydney could be the go. Mittagong/Bowral?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on January 28, 2014, 02:23:13 PM
I'm happy to go north or south. Could even go to Canberra for a day trip.  As a suggestion, what about Berrima?  Pretty. Bit of a tourist trap, but from vague memory I think there is somewhere we could picnic.  If we do Sydney, could it either be accessible by train, or somewhere with easy parking (preferably free)? $10 steak and chips sounds like a bargain though.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bigchrisb on January 28, 2014, 03:56:16 PM
Great - with 3 from Canberra and 2 from Sydney there sounds to be enough critical mass to make this work.  I'm keen for a picnic half way. Lets pick somewhere along the rail line from Sydney so there is a non-car option for Sydney folks (in the spirit of mustachianism).  Moss vale has a park next to the railway station? 

I'm tempted to throw my bike in the car and do a ride afterwards to fitzroy, belmore and/or carrington falls.  I'm thinking a sedate cycle over a few hours if anyone wants to join me.

I can give a lift to someone from Canberra if anyone wants to car pool
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ozstache on January 28, 2014, 07:50:36 PM
A stop somewhere along the Sydney/Canberra train line and a picnic sounds like a fine idea to me.

My only blackout dates are from this Fri to next Sat, whereby I will be holidaying in New Zealand, South Island with my lovely wife.

Don't worry, I haven't gone all spendy all of a sudden. We'll be mustachian holidaying, meaning taking cheap Jetstar flights ($300 return each!), driving/sleeping/eating in a budget campervan, some freedom (as they call it in NZ) camping and a DIY itinerary involving lots of free hiking and sightseeing.

Looking forward to both the holiday and the suggested meetup!
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Post by: This_Is_My_Username on January 28, 2014, 08:44:47 PM
I'm also from canberra and keen for the meetup between Canberra and Sydney.  My availability is sporadic and will depend on the specific date that is chosen.

Thanks Marty for taking the initiative to start the topic.

I'm also happy to carpool

cheers
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on January 29, 2014, 03:06:53 AM
HAHAHA whenever I hear of "mid way between Sydney and Canberra" I immediately think of Paintball @ Penrose near Moss Vale.

My god I lost a lot of skin, blood, dignity and moolah that day. I've never had so much fun being shot black and blue by my mates. One of them got me real good (nipple shots....owwwwwwwwwwwwww). I said, mate fuck you, you are not getting in my car you can walk back to Sydney.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on January 29, 2014, 03:13:35 AM
Great - with 3 from Canberra and 2 from Sydney there sounds to be enough critical mass to make this work.  I'm keen for a picnic half way. Lets pick somewhere along the rail line from Sydney so there is a non-car option for Sydney folks (in the spirit of mustachianism).  Moss vale has a park next to the railway station? 

I'm tempted to throw my bike in the car and do a ride afterwards to fitzroy, belmore and/or carrington falls.  I'm thinking a sedate cycle over a few hours if anyone wants to join me.

I can give a lift to someone from Canberra if anyone wants to car pool

How sedate? Happy to bring my bike and go for a ride around wherever. I tend to cruise at about 17-18km/h on a bike. Up to 25km/h if it is flat enough.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on January 29, 2014, 02:12:38 PM
All sounds good EXCEPT the paint ball. 

I would drive to Southern Highlands, since to catch the train I would need to go up to Sydney change and then go back out - could take 3 hours or so. No problem leaving the venue rail accessible for any other rail commuters, just sayin in case the venue is being chosen with me being the only potential rail user.

Not likely to be able to keep up with you young fellas on a bike,  but perfectly fine with coming for the picnic part and leaving you guys to it. I'm pretty free at the moment but once school is back will start to collect engagements.

NZ sounds great Ozstache.  Spent a week or so there on South Island in a camper van many moons ago. The distances are relatively small so it works well.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bigchrisb on January 29, 2014, 03:42:06 PM
How sedate? Happy to bring my bike and go for a ride around wherever. I tend to cruise at about 17-18km/h on a bike. Up to 25km/h if it is flat enough.

Sounds about right to me!  I'm a commuter tyres on a mountain bike kinda guy, rather than part of the fibre/lycra/latte brigade
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on January 29, 2014, 11:45:51 PM
Yeah mountain bike for me, usually wear a singlet and boardies. I don't think you'll ever catch me in lycra.

My Saturday's are blacked out for a month, cricket season is still on. Although we are getting smashed this year, I love it too much to miss a game.

I can only really do Sundays if we are going to meet at Moss Vale. Thinking about driving to Campbelltown and then getting a train (90minutes from C'town to MV, the return fare is much cheaper than burning petrol), BUT I'm scared to leave my car all day in the south western suburbs. I know it's not good to stereotype, but that whole slice of Sydney scares me :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on February 02, 2014, 12:55:38 AM
Okey Dokey, will we keep the momentum and pick a Sunday?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bigchrisb on February 04, 2014, 03:52:04 PM
After consultation with the SO, it would seem my Sundays are of limited availability over the next few weeks!  How about the 16th of March?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on February 05, 2014, 02:42:03 PM
Works for me, by then cricket season is over and I could do Saturday 15th if that gives us another option.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bigchrisb on February 09, 2014, 02:32:01 PM
Ok, 16th of March in the Southern Highlands.  I'll be taking my pushy for a ride to the waterfalls after.

Thus far, Marty998 and myself.  Any others?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on February 09, 2014, 04:04:36 PM
Yes I'm in.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ozstache on February 09, 2014, 04:46:06 PM
I'm in at this stage too.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Sydneystache on February 09, 2014, 10:31:18 PM
Hi all, I'll be reading the meetup from a distance. My weekends are booked with work and volunteering. I thought the mustachian thing would be bring a plate at some mustachian's home then do a round robin. But I guess a great deal of trust needs to be first established and i'm pretty much a newbie around here.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on February 10, 2014, 12:52:23 AM
Train timetable attached for those coming from Sydney end:
 
Thinking maybe the 10:04am from Campbelltown on the way down and 3:59pm from Moss Vale on the way back.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bigchrisb on March 05, 2014, 06:19:18 PM
Sorry to bail, but I'm going to skip this one.  I've decided that I'm spending too much time obsessing about PF, and need to give it a rest.  Might hope to catch up at the next one.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 07, 2014, 03:53:55 AM
No probs BCB. How many of us are there left?

Ozstache?
Happy?

Should we continue if it's just the 3 of us? Just thinking what is there actually to do in Moss Vale. I'm not exactly the type to sit on a picnic rug and chat for half a day haha.

Lunch at local hotel maybe is all I can really think of. If it's going to take me 4 hours to commute there and back I want to make the most of the day :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ozstache on March 07, 2014, 12:52:30 PM
It looks like I'd be the only one coming from Canberra, so perhaps it is better for all if I dip out on this one and you guys meet up closer to the Sydney CBD.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 08, 2014, 04:49:54 AM
I was wondering how many to make a quorum….

Are there any other takers other than Marty and I?  BIG SHOUT OUT to any one else within cooee. This is your big chance to come to the best meet up Down Under.

Marty, mate, no offence but I think if its just us two we should try to reconvene, when (and if?) there is a bit more interest.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 08, 2014, 06:02:18 PM
None taken, was going to suggest the same.

cheers
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 09, 2014, 02:09:46 PM
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None taken, was going to suggest the same.
:)

I must admit, I'm amazed there aren't more Sydney mustaches.  4 of the replies were from ACT and I'm out of Sydney also.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 09, 2014, 03:02:58 PM
:) I don't think Sydney has ever pretended to be anything other than a non-mustache city.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: ninjaj on March 11, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
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None taken, was going to suggest the same.
:)

I must admit, I'm amazed there aren't more Sydney mustaches.  4 of the replies were from ACT and I'm out of Sydney also.

Possibly because Canberra is the cycling capital (per capita) ;)

Sorry I'm going camping this weekend with the misses on the south coast.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Evangeline on March 14, 2014, 05:19:14 AM
Hi all - another Canberran here. I would love to meet my fellow mustachians. It looks like we have enough numbers to perhaps do one in Canberra...? That way I can easily ride my bike to the meetup (sorry to hijack your thread Marty).
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 14, 2014, 05:37:21 AM
Hey thats great Evangeline.  I'm south of Sydney, so as I said,  I would be fine with coming to Canberra as a day trip instead.
Seems like Sydney has the Westchester blues :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on March 16, 2014, 03:11:42 AM
Ok I have to say I'm a bit jealous of all those lovely Perth girls having so much fun over in the wild west ;)

It's probably about time a similar party was held on the East Coast. I know you're all out there. Who's keen to meet up in Sydney???

Just remember, this is the internet-- you have no idea whether we're lovely or even girls! :)

Sincerely,

One of the Perth Girls
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 16, 2014, 04:25:25 AM
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/journals/young-australian-can't-wait-for-fi/msg201154/#msg201154

hmm...well I would hazard a guess that having balls would 100% inhibit someone from describing their knitting needles as beautiful haha

love
Martina998
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ok I've had my fun for the day, thankyou. After 700 posts I think its too late for me to pretend :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 16, 2014, 06:12:05 AM
Remember its the internet..we don't know whether you've been pretending all along, or even now. 
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on March 16, 2014, 09:06:17 AM
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/journals/young-australian-can't-wait-for-fi/msg201154/#msg201154

hmm...well I would hazard a guess that having balls would 100% inhibit someone from describing their knitting needles as beautiful haha

love
Martina998
xox


Touché, erm... 'Martina'.
(Interestingly I do have a couple of straight guy friends who knit. It's approached like lego, with shapes, engineering and lots of numbers.)

I would have to say that when all of us met each other it took a couple of meetups for most people to be comfortable that none of us were mass murderers, etc.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 21, 2014, 04:20:37 PM
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/journals/young-australian-can't-wait-for-fi/msg201154/#msg201154

hmm...well I would hazard a guess that having balls would 100% inhibit someone from describing their knitting needles as beautiful haha

love
Martina998
xox


Touché, erm... 'Martina'.
(Interestingly I do have a couple of straight guy friends who knit. It's approached like lego, with shapes, engineering and lots of numbers.)

I would have to say that when all of us met each other it took a couple of meetups for most people to be comfortable that none of us were mass murderers, etc.

hmm, well I'm still not sold. Guys...knitting?. Seriously? I know we live in a time where historical gender roles don't really matter anymore, but it's so hard to repress the urge to poke fun at this one :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 21, 2014, 04:46:39 PM
Problem might be your preconceived notions of knitting, rather than the guys who do it? Heh.
Can't see much difference between knitting and say whittling (which seems to have more masculine associations and also uses pointed implements)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ozstache on March 22, 2014, 04:48:53 AM
Dare I say that I could knit earlier in my life....
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on March 30, 2014, 07:57:26 AM
I wouldn't make too many assumptions based on gender about these things-- I have had three line managers in my career that were both straight and male:

- One could knit very well, and went through a weaving phase (both on a loom, and basket weaving).
- Another and made period costume and props for theatre as a side venture. He also fixed up the aforementioned 'beautiful' knitting needles once for me and commented about how nicely made they were at the time.
- The third was a very blokey bloke who wouldn't be caught dead doing textile work.

None of these people would be young or hipster enough to be considered metrosexual. Also I don't work in an artistic field, it is in a field traditionally considered a 'man's vocation', and I do have a tomboy streak in me (apart from occasionally knitting, I will quite happily play with Meccano)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on April 05, 2014, 03:01:43 AM
I would really like to attend. Sounds like fun!! Sounds like it is Canberra - suits me. Where  - although I'm south, I guess Belconnen or Gungahrlin and when - next weekend?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: kaetana on April 29, 2014, 10:33:44 PM
Any chance of a meetup in Sydney next month? Just found out I'm popping over there mid-May for a work conference!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on April 30, 2014, 03:27:37 AM
I'm still keen!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on April 30, 2014, 05:19:04 PM
Will give it a go depending on day / time/ place.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: kaetana on April 30, 2014, 06:06:15 PM
How about lunch or coffee on Saturday the 17th? I have only ever visited Sydney, so maybe one of you locals can suggest a place?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on May 01, 2014, 03:05:22 AM
How about lunch or coffee on Saturday the 17th? I have only ever visited Sydney, so maybe one of you locals can suggest a place?

Locals hmmm....Sydney is an awfully big place. What's local to me is probably other side of the world to most others.

City pubs and eateries are quite expensive too. My local chinese tastes pretty good but I live in the outer suburbs and it's hard to get to.

I might be on leave from work that week, so any of the days beforehand could work for me too.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: kingma15 on May 01, 2014, 03:31:10 AM
How about lunch or coffee on Saturday the 17th? I have only ever visited Sydney, so maybe one of you locals can suggest a place?

Locals hmmm....Sydney is an awfully big place. What's local to me is probably other side of the world to most others.

City pubs and eateries are quite expensive too. My local chinese tastes pretty good but I live in the outer suburbs and it's hard to get to.

I might be on leave from work that week, so any of the days beforehand could work for me too.

What about a meet up somewhere central (ish) located.

The Botanic Gardens is a nice central place. We could bring our own lunch, or depending on numbers, maybe a pot luck picnic lunch could work.

What do people think?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on May 10, 2014, 01:29:28 AM
The last idea was 17th May - I'm still interested. If I catch the bus from Canberra, it arrives in Central Station Sydney at 11:30am, and leaves at 3pm.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on May 10, 2014, 04:27:34 PM
Sadly  I'm tied up that day.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on May 16, 2014, 04:33:02 PM
I take it this is not happening? I'm off looking at apartments today. Doing my bit to keep fuelling the ginormously massive property boom...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on May 16, 2014, 05:51:10 PM
Don't think so. Good luck Marty.
I'm trying to stay mustachian at the school fete.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on May 18, 2014, 04:35:32 AM
No luck yesterday. Saw a nice one but on a main road with high strata fees.

Saw a shit one too which would be great for a reno but a few other buyers had the same idea and the I think the seller is also being a bit greedy.

To mix metaphors it really is like banging your head against the wall expecting results different to a broken skull.

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ozstache on May 18, 2014, 05:39:58 AM
I've been trying to find a fire sale serviced apartment to buy anywhere around the country, but I can only find overpriced, new stock. The search continues ...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on August 30, 2014, 06:33:17 PM
Try again for a meetup?

I've seen more Harbour City residents floating around nowadays...

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on August 30, 2014, 09:26:54 PM
Interested if it happens to be a suitable date, location and time. :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on September 08, 2014, 06:51:50 AM
I'm planning to go to the Canberra meet up on the 20th. But I'm also still interested in a Sydney meet up if its not too close to the other one. Sydney's closer.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Cashup on September 28, 2014, 09:52:48 PM
I'll be selfish and go with the earlier suggestion of meeting up for a picnic in the Botanic Gardens. It's walking distance for me...:))
That said....any place that suits the majority of Sydneysiders and I'll be there.

I'm guessing a weekend day would suit most people...what about Sat 18th or 25th Oct?...say 1pm....on the lawns near the Opera House entrance to the gardens?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on October 18, 2014, 03:46:36 AM
How about a Saturday lunchtime BBQ at a beach or nice park?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on November 26, 2014, 04:03:32 AM
I can't do saturdays guys and gals.

Will be at the Shelbourne hotel on friday night from 6:30-7ish for $5 pizzas if anyone wants to randomly join.

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Wadiman on December 07, 2014, 06:49:03 PM
Looks like this thread has been going for a while without an actual event.

I'm keen to catch up if there's still interest.

The Xmas break is coming up so this may be good or bad timing depending on whether folk stay in or exit Sydney.

Personally, I am free most evenings during weekdays or could make a weekend coffee catchup somewhere central.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on December 13, 2014, 04:29:07 AM
With Marty998 having holidays this week, we discussed in his journal about having a meetup during the week. Marty998, Ozstashe and I are all available any day except Monday. A Thursday lunchtime BBQ sounds great to me - as the two of us are coming from Canberra, maybe Bowral would be good. Does anyone else want to come, and if so when and where?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on December 13, 2014, 04:53:22 AM
Unfortunately I'm stacked until Xmas. Free after that  except 30,31. then pretty free for about  2 weeks. Bowrals good for me.
( ahem disclaimer…19 yro  DS just persuaded me out for dinner. Glasses of wine were prob v> 20g, a bargina, but now severe typing dysfunction…)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on December 13, 2014, 03:02:40 PM
And I go back to work on the 30th....with no break till the the last week of Jan

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on December 13, 2014, 03:39:51 PM
There seem to be several choices with BBQs in Bowral - which would you like? Ozstache, I'm happy to take you.

Glebe Park Bowral -
Glebe Park
Bradman Oval, Bowral Street, Bowral 2576
Toilet, Gas barbecues, Picnic Tables, shelter sheds, Children’s Gym Playground.

Lion’s Park
Bong Bong Street, Bowral 2576
Toilet, 2 electric BBQ facilities

and
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on December 13, 2014, 03:55:41 PM
I wonder if we could invite the rest of the canberra gang?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: wern55 on December 26, 2014, 01:32:11 PM
Hello Sydneysiders,

  I thought I'd highjack your meet up thread to try and make some new connections while I'm in Sydney for a business trip.  My wife and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and are still in the accumulation phase of FI.  My employer had deemed it necessary that I be in Sydney for 3-4 weeks starting around Jan. 12th and I'd love to meet some like-minded people to make the most of my stay.  Can I convince you guys to target mid-January for a Sydney meet up?
 

Lewis
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MammaStash on December 31, 2014, 04:06:52 PM
Seems like you guys never managed to meet up? We need more critical mass!

Marty ---
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:) I don't think Sydney has ever pretended to be anything other than a non-mustache city.

I nearly fell of my chair! So true ... I am seriously struggling with the economics of this city....

Schedule permitting I'm up for meet up... with bikes (and possibly kids) is awesome.

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Wadiman on January 04, 2015, 06:22:02 PM
Mammastash - I'm up for a meetup in Sydney - an Innerwest location (eg a park like Sydney Park) would be good sometime one weekend in Jan.

Wern55 - watch this space - let's see how we go with getting a meetup for Jan!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on January 05, 2015, 04:13:05 AM
I'm still up for a meet up, if I can make it.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: wern55 on January 05, 2015, 10:19:22 AM
Awesome.  Here's a really easy group scheduling webservice we can use to find out when people are available.  I don't know my weekday availability yet, but weekends will probably be easy.

http://doodle.com/r2e8qvqpbmq26npa (http://doodle.com/r2e8qvqpbmq26npa)

Go to the link and let everyone know when works for you!  I hope this works out!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on January 11, 2015, 03:18:11 AM
Another Sydneysider here. Been following mmm for a while but first time posting. The forum has been a great resource, and probably about time I got more involved, adds a degree of accountability when following the mustachian way. Anyway, I should be around for a meet-up, will see if a date and time is decided upon.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: wern55 on January 13, 2015, 03:43:59 PM
Are people free this Friday?  I'm in town now and Friday around 6pm or later would be great.  I'll leave it to you locals to pick a good meeting spot if that works.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on January 14, 2015, 06:47:54 PM
I could possibly get in after work on Friday. Are you based in the CBD? I don't get into the city often enough to know many good meeting places, at least not the ones that are Mustachian. As the guys have mentioned it is a pretty non-mustache city. More reason to try meet like minded people I guess.

Any more of the Sydney gang keen on the meet up, or have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on January 25, 2015, 05:00:28 PM
Hi all -- casual MMM reader who stumbled on this forum today, looking to meet some like-minded people. Kismet has intervened it seems -- I'm originally from the Twin Cities (hello wern55), now living in Sydney, and I work in the CBD. Trifecta! This may have been suggested before, but would people be into BYOB/uncorking some wine in the Botanic Gardens this coming Friday (30th), weather permitting?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on January 26, 2015, 03:27:56 AM
I have to present a paper in early Feb, which is still not finished, so I'm out til mid Feb.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on January 26, 2015, 08:19:19 AM
So when are you guys actually going to meet up? :-p
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: wern55 on January 26, 2015, 03:40:00 PM
Johnners!  Sorry about the noncom.  Arriving in Sydney has been a little crazy for me so far.   BLERGH that is a very strange coincidence! Friday will be my last evening in the country and if it so happens that we're able to meet up in the Botanical gardens that would be awesome.  I should be free that evening.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: JLR on January 27, 2015, 02:30:40 AM
I'm a bit past Canberra, but will follow this thread incase we are in town when you happen to be meeting up.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on January 27, 2015, 03:34:58 AM
Blergh, good idea with the BYO. I should be able make it in Friday evening. Hopefully the weather picks up!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on January 27, 2015, 11:37:42 PM
great, we will be a merry little tribe at least! can't say what the weather will be but if it's anything like today, how about this place as a plan B?

http://www.marlowesway.com/

i basically hate all bars in the CBD, but this one plays good music so it's tolerable. it's also tiny but I could get there around 4 to secure a spot -- it's down a little laneway off bridge st and pitt st.

But assuming it's nice and sunny, want to meet at the Palace Garden Gate? Those are the ones off Macquarie St, around 141 Macquarie St according to Google.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on January 28, 2015, 11:13:54 PM
What time suits you guys? The earliest I can make it in is 5:30.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on January 29, 2015, 02:34:13 PM
how about 6pm, then? i'll be the girl with brown hair, jeans, and a teal backpack.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on January 29, 2015, 07:18:30 PM
That suits me, 6pm at the Palace Garden Gate.

Are you going to be able to make it wern55?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on February 01, 2015, 03:28:51 PM
huzzah -- johnners and I broke the curse of this thread and actually MET UP on friday -- it was fun! wern55, fellow countryman, sorry you couldn't join us, but hope you had safe travels back to MN.

among many MMM topics, johnners and i talked a bit about the difficulty of socializing in sydney on the cheap, and had the bright idea of trying to organize a weekend BBQ sometime in the next few months. despite having lived in australia for 2 years I still haven't grilled ANYTHING outdoors so i am very into this idea. we've broken the seal, i see bright things ahead! anyone else interested? once we plot our locations, perhaps we can find a place roughly in the middle to share the travel burden. i'm in the eastern suburbs.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on February 02, 2015, 03:02:25 AM
I second what Blergh has said. Good to get the first Sydney meet up on the board. Hopefully the first of many, and we can get a few more people involved in the coming months.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on February 02, 2015, 03:11:15 AM
I'm south right out of  Sydney. I'm not likely to drive into the CBD at night for a quick drink in a bar, no parking etc etc. A barbie in the daytime would make the trip more worthwhile. If its somewhere accessible by train, I'll probably do that, otherwise drive.  Same deal as the Canberra meet up - because I have quite a bit of travel time, it would turn into a bit of a day trip, so I'm a bit less available.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on February 11, 2015, 01:20:30 AM
I'm off work for much of next week....

Happy to do whatever works.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on February 12, 2015, 03:41:00 AM
Hi everybody, not sure why but I'm not getting the replies to the thread...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Melody on February 25, 2015, 04:20:07 PM
Seems like you guys never managed to meet up? We need more critical mass!

Marty ---
Quote
:) I don't think Sydney has ever pretended to be anything other than a non-mustache city.

I nearly fell of my chair! So true ... I am seriously struggling with the economics of this city....


Really? Apart from rent/mortgage Sydney doesn't seem that bad to me :S
Some background, I am from Perth, aside from rent my next biggest line items in my budget are transport and going out. Sydney has much more usable transit than Perth (and a max spend of $60/week) so car ownership isn't really needed. Taxis are also not needed...Big Saving right there. Going out is cheap - loads of live music events without cover charges, $4 beers (more like $10 here), free events to attract the tourists, cheap coffees, lots of nice hikes etc accessible by public transit on the newcastle and Woolongong lines.
I'm also a single young professional, so my Sydney friends are all "poor" due to high rent, whereas my Perth friends are "cashed up bogans" [Slang for unqualified people making huge money in the mining industry]. As a result Sydney-siders appear to be so much more frugal in their entertainment choices which would make things easier.
And then this is the kicker, while rent in Sydney is stupid, mortgages are not so bad if you want a very small apartment. Perth has limited stock of very small (studio) apartments, and they aren't all that cheap. If you want to be in a cool, walkable neighborhood, you have only a handful to choose from and they are not cheap and the price for a studio is almost as much as the Sydney prices. And if you end up living in a studio you can't buy much stuff... You may also have a gym/pool on site, so you wouldn't pay or this stuff separately.
Assuming you fit the young and single demographic, life in Sydney could be cheaper than life in Perth. And certainly more fun!
However for families that want a house with land and a car, Sydney is an expensive place to have those things.
Also for renters, rents are crazy, so for anyone who can't afford to buy Sydney is expensive. (In comparison yeilds in Perth are low, so renting is more affordable.)

Can you tell I've thought this out? Looking to make the move soon! Hope to catch you all at a meet-up sometime soon.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on February 26, 2015, 01:27:38 AM
hey there Melody, looking forward to see you in our fair city :)

You really have got this all thought out! Where in particular are you looking to stay? Inner ring/close to city?

Agree with you a good night out can be had pretty cheaply wherever you go.



Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Melody on February 26, 2015, 03:32:09 AM
I will try and live near work, but hope to work in the city. Darlinghurst, chippendale and redfern would be  my areas of choice. But anywhere in the city or inner west would be cool :-) but if the job is further out i will reassess. Hoping to join family and friends in sydney and have some new experiences  :-)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Ren2706 on February 26, 2015, 06:26:06 PM
Hi everyone - My first ever time posting in any forum, hope I'm doing it right! ha ha I've just discovered the MMM blog and am seriously obsessed with it, my partner, friends and family are pretending to listen but I think I'm at the stage where they need a break and I need to meet other Mustachians to talk all things frugal with...

Not sure if a Sydney meet up ever got off the ground but I'd love to come along if another one happens! :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MammaStash on March 06, 2015, 02:51:05 AM
Glad you guys managed to meet up. Good idea for BBQ of some sort. I need to figure out how to make this thread email me so I don't miss pending plans.

Melody - great take on keeping a bright outlook! However remember you probably won't be young and single forever. I've not lived in any other Australian cities so hard to compare ... BUT unless you live within biking distance of CBD Sydney is a not very Mustachian.

Consider the sprawl ... Move to the suburbs and commute for a LONG time in the car or train if you can afford the train line suburbs. But the outer suburbs don't get very much cheaper for rent or purchase prices. So you pay twice - with the housing coat and the loss of life hours to the commute.

They are ripping UP the bike lanes in the city (did that really happen? Or did sense prevail?)

Want to go to the beach? Get in the car for an hour. Want to go to a sporting event? Another hour. Live near the beach but want to see the Symphony? Perhaps another hour. Urban sprawl without rival (er except maybe LA ... I've lived there too ugh... I know Perth is a sprawl too but I don't think it compares).

Think public school is fine for your kids? Well think again "everyone" chooses private school ;) ... Or at least sometimes it feels that way.

Think your old hatchback is cool? No way ... You need an SUV or you won't fit in.

HOWEVER Sydney has awesome stuff ... A zoo with the best view ever. Beaches that defy description. Majestic mountains nearby. So somehow we all decide it's better to stay.

Best way for Sydney to be Mustachian is to work in your suburb or telecommute :)

Ok I didn't mean to vent. But this is how I see things in Sydney. It's a love/hate thing :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 06, 2015, 05:13:54 AM
Thats why I moved out!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MammaStash on March 08, 2015, 04:53:44 AM
Maybe we need a what is the most Mustachian suburb in Aus thread somewhere :)

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Melody on March 12, 2015, 05:17:38 PM
The problem with Sydney seems to be that so much of the work is in the outer suburbs (Paramatta, Campbelltown etc) where I wouldn't want to live, but doing a reverse flow commute seems even crazier!!!! Expensive rent + commute. I have been applying for stuff in Sydney, but also now Newcastle and Melbourne. I feel very ready for a change, Sydney would be my first choice but the lack of work in the CBD is a problem. (I'm an accountant in a heavy industry, in Perth, most companies will have an office in the CBD or an inner suburb and a facility in an industrial area, in Sydney it seems the office is just lumped in with the facility.) Still I applied for something cool in North Sydney yesterday so there is hope :-)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on March 13, 2015, 02:47:41 PM
In Canberra, we are meeting up at a variety of places North, South, East, West (we haven't yet really been North), so that everyone can get to something. Just do it (preferably at a time that I can come from Canberra)!

Maybe you need to work out what is easiest for everyone, or somewhere people would like to actually go out of their way to see (like Lithgow so they can look at the Blue Mountains, or Bondi, so they can go to the beach, or the bottom of the bridge so they can go on the cheap bridge walk).

I know that at least two of you live in the south. Why not a Sydney poll - where do I live - broken up into the major areas? If someone says what they are, I could set up the poll.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: dusty on April 04, 2015, 04:22:03 AM
As the thread has already been disrupted, thought I might chime in.  I grew up in Newcastle, spent a year in randwick (on a military base), then a year in Bondi in a furnished apartment, I then lived in Darwin for 12 months, back to Sydney where I lived in an apartment in Guildford for 12 months, then a house in Holsworthy (next to liverpool) for two years, then a year in an apartment in Chatswood whilst I worked at South Head, Watson, then an apartment in Darwin for two years, then an apartment in Teneriffe, Brisbane for 6 months, then a yacht at a marina in Scarborough, Brisbane for 6months, then Darwin (on a military base) for 12 months, and I am now praying to all the gods that I get posted to Holsworthy in January so I can live in an apartment again.

I figure Sydney is fair to middle on the expensive scale and it all comes down to your choices.  As ERE lists it your first 3 concerns are - housing, Transport and work.

I have lived on all three sides of Sydney and worked on the south and in the middle.  I found that if I wanted to go out I could catch a train no probs  -tho whilst living in Chatswood we did have the saying "oh thats OTB, no thanks (over the bridge)"  Otherwise, I am an avid hiker and spent most weekends in the blue mountains.  I found living in south / west of Sydney was better for this but then its all connected by motorways and train lines.  If I get back to Sydney in January 2016, i intend to live in a new apartment in Liverpool, due to the closeness, to work + plus the accessibility of the city  and the blue mountains by train.  I tend to find the general cost of an apartment in Sydney is $500 / week rent (which is what the Defence force assesses as the average for our rental subsidy)

Otherwise i would like to see a list of Australian Capital Cities by cost IAW forum users opinions

Darwin Cetainly needs to be at the head of the list as the most expensive whilst Brisbane and Sydney are about equal these days
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on April 04, 2015, 04:47:43 AM
Darwin, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart.

I mean, the price of coffee in Perth says it all really.



I would still like to do a meetup, holding out for that mythical under 30's crowd that seems to be hiding under a rock...

Steak & beer anyone???
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on April 04, 2015, 05:28:44 AM
You forgot CANBERRA!!!

The under 30's crowd... check out Bondi (I don't think there are many rocks there) - or at least not as many as elsewhere in Sydney.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on April 04, 2015, 05:50:34 AM
Ah well yeah..erm...Canberra...sorry :)

Build a wall around the place, lock the pollies in and throw away the key. Problem solved.

Probably fits in somewhere between Melbourne and Brisbane I'd say, depending on which end of town?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on April 04, 2015, 05:56:26 AM
Canberra is a bit of an enigma - houses are expensive because we are part of the Sydney market (anyone who wants to invest in Sydney but hasn't quite got the money, invests in Canberra), but I think our coffee is probably somewhat cheaper (don't drink coffee and MMM is against you buying coffee anyway!). It's probably too big and too hilly to build a wall around.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: agent_clone on April 05, 2015, 03:12:32 AM
In terms of housing I personally woud put Canberra somewhere between Sydney and Melbourne.  Canberra may not have the High's of the Melbourne property market, but it also doesn't have the lows.  Until the last year or so there wasn't much under the price of $300k in Canberra (now there are a number of new 1br (and sometimes 2br) apartments in Franklin and Harrison).  Rental wise you were looking at, at least $300pw, whereas when I was looking at Melbourne there were places cheaper than that...
This may have changed a bit in the last year or so though with the public servants losing their jobs and the property going down a bit...
Canberra has the transience issue that Darwin does, which inflates prices somewhat.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Melody on April 05, 2015, 07:54:00 AM
Perth isnt that expensive  because you get perth wages (higher) unless you want to buy. Rental yeilds are very low making it a good deal for the renter, but expensive for the purchaser. A 3 bedroom house  in a bikeabke to the cbd location can be easily found for under $450 a week and at then end of the day that will impact mpst of us more  than the price of coffee (which seems to have dropped with increased competition. .. i only pay $3 at the place near  work).
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on April 11, 2015, 01:41:37 AM
Hello everybody,
Well, I was reading through the NZ Mustachians thread and somebody suggested a facebook group. I though, hey, that's a good idea, since we aren't having a huge amount of luck in actually having a physical meetup. So I've set up a facebook group, "Sydney Mustachians".

Please join! I'd love to have a community on there.
On the flip side, I have to say, in setting up the group I had to include a few facebook friends in order to have the group. Going through my friends list... I don't actually believe I have many Sydney Mustachian friends at all. Maybe cause Sydney is really expensive?

Linda
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on April 17, 2015, 04:09:04 AM
Hi everybody!
Let's try again?
7th May, Albion Hotel Parramatta from about 6.30pm.....
Cheers :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on April 27, 2015, 03:53:39 PM
Hey Gockie,

Is the catch up on the 30th still happening?

I didn't get any notification for your last post, I'm guessing it's because it was an edited post and not a new one.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on April 27, 2015, 04:33:55 PM
Sorry! I have to postpone. Does the 12th May suit? Sorry :(
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on April 28, 2015, 05:45:43 AM
Ah I was just going to ask if this was still on.

I don't know about 12 May...will have to confirm my work schedule closer to the date...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Johnners on April 28, 2015, 08:39:42 PM
Gockie,

No problem, I should be available on 12th. I will confirm closer to the date.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on May 09, 2015, 06:59:30 PM
Can't do 12th in Parra sorry

What about 15th?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: dungoofed on May 10, 2015, 12:04:35 AM
subscribing.

From June I think Sydney will be my closest meetup possibility. Although I saw someone from Port Macquarie posting a couple of weeks back. Might be a chance for a two-person mid-north-coast meetup hah
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Gockie on May 10, 2015, 03:55:26 AM
Hi Guys,
I've things going on right, left and centre atm cause a tenant is moving out, secured new tenant (yay!) who wants the place furnished so i'm crazy busy with this atm. With this, and throw in 2 other side jobs (volleyball manager and Airbnb host) I hardly have free time in May. June looks much better though. So I'd like to defer till June when craziness subsides...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: geoffsaxby on June 02, 2015, 03:05:37 AM
Hey guys

Looks like a few people have had the idea of getting the Sydney Mustachians together. I actually went ahead and formed a meet up group for Sydney Mustachians

http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/

First meet up is 27 June near Central

Would be great to see you all there!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Yellyfish on July 19, 2015, 08:36:23 PM
Hi Sydney MMM'ers, I'm an ex-Perth MMM and since I'm pretty new in town (well outskirts of town) though it might be nice to meet some likeminded people. I realise that I missed the last meet up, but would love to be kept in the loop for the next one. Also, what is the facebook group's name so I can add myself to that as well.

I hope being an MMM won't be so hard as it was in Perth!

Cheers,
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on July 20, 2015, 01:23:31 AM
Is there something happening on the 29th of August in Surry Hills?....
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Yellyfish on July 20, 2015, 06:13:51 PM
Is there something happening on the 29th of August in Surry Hills?....

I did see that on Meet Up so I RSVP'd. Hope it goes ahead 😀
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: geoffsaxby on July 21, 2015, 03:47:55 AM
Hi Yellyfish and Marty998

Yes, there is a Sydney Mustachians Meetup group that I run.

Our next event is 29 August. Full details here
http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/223573472/

I don't check this forum very often, so please join the meet up group to get updates.

Hope to see you there!

Geoff

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on June 11, 2016, 05:03:35 PM
Bumping thread just for lols.

Maybe in the past year there's a few more of us out there. Come out, don't be shy :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Carl500 on June 24, 2016, 09:49:37 PM
I'm in Sydney, and keen for a meetup soon.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on July 02, 2016, 05:50:10 PM
good timing -- the sydney mustachian meetup group just scheduled another get-together for saturday july 23. all the details here:

http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/232165080/

lots of new members this time too! should be fun.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on September 15, 2016, 08:06:31 AM
Hi Sydney staches, I'll be keen to meet more like-minded happy savers when you next have a gathering!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on September 15, 2016, 04:06:07 PM
Tell us about yourself DropBear!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on September 18, 2016, 03:13:53 AM
Righto, I'm keen on adventurous activities, and get around without a car.  My professional job is interesting and challenging, but I'm not so keen on the time commitment.

Living frugally is quite satisfying, and my savings are pretty well settled.  The beauty of the mustache idea for me was in linking this relatively low cost / high experience lifestyle with the capacity for genuine financial independence.  I'm 32, am planning to be FI around 38-42, and just need to organise my investments to get there.

I'm interested in meeting other mustachians to see if they're similarly empowered.  What was your last meeting like?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on September 18, 2016, 06:14:35 AM
We haven't really had one... the Sydney crowd is a shy bunch...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on September 18, 2016, 09:27:43 PM
We haven't really had one... the Sydney crowd is a shy bunch...

Speak for yourself! :P
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on September 19, 2016, 02:15:28 AM
We haven't really had one... the Sydney crowd is a shy bunch...

Speak for yourself! :P

Ok well yeah, after 4 years, almost everything about me is on these boards but... no one else wants to come out and play... :(
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on September 24, 2016, 05:51:24 PM
Hi Dropbear [and any other potential lurkers] --

There is a Sydney Mustachians Meetup group that has been going for a little while: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/

Some stuff happening the next few months:

October picnic: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/234380479/

November wild food foraging workshop: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/234381029/

The organizers don't post much to these forums, I think. Maybe we'll meet at one of the above!

Cheers
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on September 28, 2016, 04:33:57 AM
Thanks for that, Blerg, I'm keen.  I saw the meetup group on this thread previously, but didn't see these upcoming events you've linked until now.  Always up for a game of frisbee in the park!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Wadiman on October 23, 2016, 03:30:16 PM
October meetup report for Sydney Mustachians:

There were just four of us that ended up meeting on Saturday.

But the lack of numbers was compensated by the quality of the conversation!

We shared insights on investment strategies, long-term plans, FIRE predictions, rice cookers and travel.  There was a stark contrast between our interests and those of TAB punters a few metres away (we ended up in a pub due to concerns about weather).

Hopefully we'll have a much bigger turn-out at the next one - given we are talking about Australia's largest city you would think we could get a bit more interest.

If we were talking about a Sydney BMW owners get-together I think there would have been a much higher level of attendance! 

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: bassman on November 22, 2016, 07:43:44 PM
Anyone planned another Sydney meetup?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: arebelspy on November 23, 2016, 04:28:38 AM
Following! 

We'll likely be in Sydney starting in mid-January... So a meetup in late Jan or early Feb would be awesome, if you guys/gals are up for it!  :)

Also, would love comments from you Sydney folk on this post:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149 (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on November 23, 2016, 04:29:32 AM
I might come up if you're around, will follow
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: arebelspy on November 23, 2016, 04:32:21 AM
I might come up if you're around, will follow

That would be great!  Then we'd both be happy!

(I can't resist, your username is too fun.)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on November 25, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
If any of you want to come down 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

There are buses from Sydney to Canberra - Murray's goes frequently from Central Station, and there's also Greyhound.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on November 26, 2016, 12:23:44 AM
Following! 

We'll likely be in Sydney starting in mid-January... So a meetup in late Jan or early Feb would be awesome, if you guys/gals are up for it!  :)

Also, would love comments from you Sydney folk on this post:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149 (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149)

I might come up if you're around, will follow

That would be great!  Then we'd both be happy!

(I can't resist, your username is too fun.)

I am trying to work in a "NOT. HAPPY. JAN." joke into this little exchange but am having a little difficulty! It only works if someone is specifically not happy :D

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on November 26, 2016, 03:21:47 AM
Following! 

We'll likely be in Sydney starting in mid-January... So a meetup in late Jan or early Feb would be awesome, if you guys/gals are up for it!  :)

Also, would love comments from you Sydney folk on this post:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149 (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149)


I might come up if you're around, will follow

That would be great!  Then we'd both be happy!

(I can't resist, your username is too fun.)

I am trying to work in a "NOT. HAPPY. JAN." joke into this little exchange but am having a little difficulty! It only works if someone is specifically not happy :D

ARS loves to bum around with my username - ( see what I did there? ;) ). What can I say but I'm happy whatever Jan does.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: BLERGH on November 26, 2016, 03:23:37 PM
Hi all -- I've recently become one of the co-organizers for the Sydney Mustachians Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Sydney-Mustachians/), and have been thinking about what to organize for January. (November's wild food foraging workshop was great, by the way -- learned heaps in just two hours and am already incorporating some tasty dandelion greens into my meals.)

Would people be interested in a 2017 kick-off picnic the weekend of 28 or 29 Jan?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: arebelspy on November 26, 2016, 06:16:42 PM


Would people be interested in a 2017 kick-off picnic the weekend of 28 or 29 Jan?

Yes! :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MissPiggy on November 27, 2016, 01:21:08 AM
Hello! Jumping in here as a new Mustachian!

I'm keen for a Sydney meetup early next year. A picnic sounds lovely!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on November 27, 2016, 01:34:29 AM
If it was near central station (Hyde Park, Botanic Gardens?) or on the south side (Royal National Park?) I could come.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MissPiggy on November 27, 2016, 02:21:28 AM
If it was near central station (Hyde Park, Botanic Gardens?) or on the south side (Royal National Park?) I could come.

Central Sydney locations are a + for me too!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on December 17, 2016, 08:05:56 PM
Not incredibly keen on being in Sydney on the Australia day long weekend, but for a mustachian meet up I'll try.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on December 18, 2016, 05:07:04 AM
Heads up-- I might be moving over that side of the island in the New Year :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on December 18, 2016, 01:15:06 PM
How exciting! One of the Perth girls on the Eastern seaboard :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on December 18, 2016, 11:02:24 PM
Returning there, actually... I'm not a sandgroper by birth! I grew up kinda somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney (is that vague enough for the internets?)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on December 18, 2016, 11:36:01 PM
Vague enough. There's 101 places in between :D
Title: Re: Sydney meetup -- summer picnic 14 Jan!
Post by: BLERGH on December 20, 2016, 07:10:43 PM
hi all -- another co-organizer beat me to it and just put together a meetup for saturday 14 jan for the sydney mustachians group:

https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236351899/?eventId=236351899 (https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236351899/?eventId=236351899)

"It is time for the Sydney Mustachians to get together once more, this time to celebrate the incoming year.

Let's spend a Saturday afternoon sharing stories, ideas and company in Sydney's lovely Prince Alfred Park . No rigid plans for this meetup, just BYO food, drink, blanket, activities, and/or entertainment.

Providing things to share is welcome, but definitely not required.

Friends, guests, kids, and family are welcome."

Hope some of you can come!

cheers
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on December 23, 2016, 02:08:16 PM
Yeah it's definite-- I'm moving to Sydney and will be there by the end of Jan. Lots of things to do now! Looking forward to meeting some of you guys at some point.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MissPiggy on December 27, 2016, 09:40:07 AM
Looking forward to meeting you too!

Another Perth to Sydney migrant ;) (sort of)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on January 03, 2017, 05:02:46 PM
This sounds great.  I'm keen to meet everyone there!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup -- summer picnic 14 Jan!
Post by: TimCinel on January 09, 2017, 06:00:14 AM
hi all -- another co-organizer beat me to it and just put together a meetup for saturday 14 jan for the sydney mustachians group:

Haha, that was me. I just came here to advertise it (and get it off my todo list) but you beat me to it :) Guess we're even :D Tomorrow or Weds I'll also put up a post of /r/fiaustralia and /r/ausfinance

Anyway, look forward to seeing some of y'all there!

Holy crap this forum software is suboptimal.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on January 14, 2017, 11:19:48 PM
There was a decent turnout to yesterday's meetup, thanks to all of you that came and made it a great afternoon. Plenty of ideas, stories and laughs were exchanged. For those interested, pictures and follow up can be found on the event page: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236351899/
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on January 15, 2017, 04:24:00 AM
Glad to know it went well.

I don't feel too bad for missing it (sorry!), we won our cricket match so are still clinging to mathematical hope to reach our semis :D
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on January 15, 2017, 01:28:41 PM
Sorry for hinting I might come and then not showing. My old folks are sick and keeping me very busy.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on February 21, 2017, 05:44:36 AM
How quickly time flies, it's only four sleeps until the next meetup! 25 badasses signed up, that's a new record.

Saturday 25 Feb, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Pub if the weather is bad.
Meetup link: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236937795/
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/364228740610947/

Forecast is not so promising right now, but hey, forecasts aren't that much better than a coin flip anyway...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Tin Foil Investors on February 25, 2017, 09:12:16 PM
Hi All!

We had an awesome time at yesterday's meetup - thanks so much for organising!! It was such a nice reception for us first timers :)

I'm all for doing this once a month I think it's so important to push along our goals through like-minded community support and baddassity.

Looking forward to meeting more of you next time :)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on February 26, 2017, 03:36:54 AM
How quickly time flies, it's only four sleeps until the next meetup! 25 badasses signed up, that's a new record.

Saturday 25 Feb, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Pub if the weather is bad.
Meetup link: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236937795/
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/364228740610947/

Forecast is not so promising right now, but hey, forecasts aren't that much better than a coin flip anyway...

Facebook link if broken... what's the URL of the Facebook group???
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on February 26, 2017, 06:20:09 AM
The weather was bad but we didn't let that stop us. There was a pretty strong turnout and very diverse topics of discussion. A few mediocre pics taken by me on Saturday can be found on the Meetup.com event page (https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236937795/) or the Facebook event page.

Quote from: Tin Foil Investors
We had an awesome time at yesterday's meetup - thanks so much for organising!! It was such a nice reception for us first timers :)

Glad you had a good time, I did too :) Thanks for coming.

Quote from: stripey
Facebook link if broken... what's the URL of the Facebook group???

Whoops, that might be due to permissions. I'll make the next one public.

Mustachians Australia Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Tin Foil Investors on February 27, 2017, 11:53:57 PM
So we don't use the Sydney Mustachians Facebook group?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/825740927479005/

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on February 28, 2017, 04:47:06 AM
Thanks for organising, Tim!  I had a great time, and look forward to the next one.

Monthly meetups sound like a good idea too.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on February 28, 2017, 07:38:58 PM
Quote from: Tin Foil Investors
So we don't use the Sydney Mustachians Facebook group?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/825740927479005/

That group is very quiet and a bunch of Sydney MMMers were in the Australian group so I've been using that one.


Quote from: Dropbear
Thanks for organising, Tim!  I had a great time, and look forward to the next one.

You got it! Also looking forward to the next one.

Quote from: Dropbear
Monthly meetups sound like a good idea too.

Slightly confused because we're already doing monthly meetups :D Are you referring to the mid-week ones?

That reminds me, I need to organise next month's meetup...
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on March 01, 2017, 05:07:32 AM
...we're already doing monthly meetups :D

Should have said "monthly meetings are a good idea", but you knew that already ;)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on March 02, 2017, 05:19:50 AM
Next Sydney meetup organised:


If you're keen on following the meetups, it might be worth joining the Facebook group, since we may not be able to find anybody to continue funding Meetup at ~ $260 / year. Don't have a Facebook account? You could a single-purpose Facebook account with no personal details, just for this group.

There was some interest in a monthly mid-week evening meetup in the last meetup's RSVP responses. Anybody interested in trying to get that up and running? If not, I'll give it a shot next week.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on March 02, 2017, 12:23:48 PM
I think it's very funny (and a little ironic) that the Sydney group - the last group to get their act together and actually HAVE meetups, even though they were one of the first to try to get a meetup happening - has commandeered the name "Australian" Mustashians on Facebook (especially as they already had a "Sydney" mustashians facebook group)! And that they don't use the meetups thread in the forum to have meetings (as someone who came from Melbourne, I am trying hard not to consider this "typical Sydney behaviour"), and always tell anyone in the forum a very short time before the meetups, when we probably already have something planned. And that the very people who tried so hard at the beginning to get the Sydney people together are not going to the Sydney meetups.

I would dearly like to come to a meetup (being a meetup junkie), but I don't do facebook (you weren't allowed to be on facebook where I worked, and I haven't since I retired).

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on March 03, 2017, 04:46:57 AM
deborah, if you can't offer your criticism in a constructive manner then I'm afraid I will have to dismiss it as a complainypants tantrum.

I mean, honestly, after coming to the Sydney Meetup thread and then bagging out the thread and its participants, what kind of response do you expect other than a dismissive one?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on March 03, 2017, 01:12:49 PM
Sorry, I thought it was funny, so I said it was - definitely not meant to be complainypants! I am REALLY REALLY glad that you guys have you act together now and there are more Australian meetups.

And it's my choice not to be on FB. This occasionally leads to problems. But, because of my background I really am very reluctant to join it.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 03, 2017, 02:54:08 PM
Deborah... Even thought the time and place is inconvenient for me I can see that Tim and the others do their best to cater for everyone. I don't mind missing out ... I have one mustachio friend here I meet for lunch or drinks regularly. The point of it isn't really to talk mustachey things though.

I think you need to watch Frozen.

"Let it go... let it gooooooooo"
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: MissPiggy on March 09, 2017, 01:37:01 AM
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Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: HernandezPrime on March 09, 2017, 07:31:43 PM
Hi everyone!! I've been looking for people to meet up with in order to discuss FI, and just found this thread! I've sent a request for the Australian Mustachians page, so hopefully I'll be able to start attending. I'm glad there are meet ups in Sydney!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on March 11, 2017, 03:32:16 AM
Boy, oh boy. Time does go quickly. It's only a week until the next meetup!

Saturday 18 March, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Hotel if the weather is bad.


Again, forecast is not so great. Let's hope for the best but prepare for the worst. I want to see more attendees arriving by bike next time - wet weather is not an excuse :P
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: dusty on March 16, 2017, 08:10:04 PM
Hi guys, Sydney Mustachian here.

I'm keen to meet others thinking FIRE if I am welcome - sending a request for the facebook group
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 18, 2017, 04:28:37 AM
How did the meet up go? I was considering going, but got a little shy. Not knowing anyone in advance is tricky for me :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on March 18, 2017, 06:02:27 AM
How did the meet up go? I was considering going, but got a little shy. Not knowing anyone in advance is tricky for me :)

You know me! But I was four hours away from Sydney today.

You and I can meet up next weekend instead. Still need to give you my blender.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on March 18, 2017, 03:08:06 PM
How did the meet up go? I was considering going, but got a little shy. Not knowing anyone in advance is tricky for me :)

You know me! But I was four hours away from Sydney today.

You and I can meet up next weekend instead. Still need to give you my blender.

I have been waiting for this mythical blender for months now! Do you actually have it? :D
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on March 20, 2017, 04:40:01 AM
Quote from: dusty
Hi guys, Sydney Mustachian here.

I'm keen to meet others thinking FIRE if I am welcome - sending a request for the facebook group

Quote from: HernandezPrime
Hi everyone!! I've been looking for people to meet up with in order to discuss FI, and just found this thread! I've sent a request for the Australian Mustachians page, so hopefully I'll be able to start attending. I'm glad there are meet ups in Sydney!

Did you folks end up coming? If so, who were you? If not, do consider coming next time :)

It's funny, we don't always share screen names IRL :D


Quote from: marty998
How did the meet up go? I was considering going, but got a little shy. Not knowing anyone in advance is tricky for me :)

It went well! Smaller numbers than last time, but it went well. We had 4 newcomers (1 an infant, however) and 8 or so returning Sydney Mustachians. Some photos are posted on the event pages.

Don't be shy! Most of us went for the first time without knowing anybody. Try to remember that we are "your people". It's very likely that we'll have a lot in common and that we'll be able to get along.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on March 20, 2017, 04:44:59 AM
Next Sydney meetup organised:


If you're keen on following the meetups, it might be worth joining the Facebook group, since we may not be able to find anybody to continue funding Meetup at ~ $260 / year. Don't have a Facebook account? You could create a single-purpose Facebook account with no personal details, just for this group.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: dusty on March 21, 2017, 12:17:52 AM
Hey Tim, Yeah accountability - I came off night shift and it was rainy and my bed was warm - sorry slept thru and didn't yell out.  I am down for the April meet up though.  Apologies for not staying in contact.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 25, 2017, 04:54:05 AM
How did the meet up go? I was considering going, but got a little shy. Not knowing anyone in advance is tricky for me :)

Marty998, if you pluck up the courage I might even get motivated to drive up to meet you. At my first meet up, I have a moment of truth when I realised I had to walk up to a group of perfect strangers and say "Hi, I'm happy".  And hope like hell they were the right group.  ( they were). I still got all klutzy and spilled my coffee.
Next Sydney meetup organised:
  • Meetup.com event (https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/238556304/)
  • Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/383086455410814/) - only accessible to members of Mustachians Australia Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/)


If you're keen on following the meetups, it might be worth joining the Facebook group, since we may not be able to find anybody to continue funding Meetup at ~ $260 / year. Don't have a Facebook account? You could create a single-purpose Facebook account with no personal details, just for this group.


Making a single purpose Facebook account is an idea, thanks Tim. I prefer to keep my forum handle/identity not directly linked to my Facebook account. I know, I know clever evil people can work out everything about me when I post, but I'd rather not make it too easy.

I usually travel down to Canberra meet ups, although Sydney is theoretically closer ( just more hassle with transport, traffic, parking etc)....I've been thinking about coming to one, but thus far the timing hasn't worked out.

Edit typo
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: happy on March 25, 2017, 05:11:28 AM
PS just noticed Prince Alfred Park is right next to Central...trains are sparse on the weekends in my neck of the woods, but would be easier than driving....
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on April 16, 2017, 06:53:41 PM
How quickly time flies, it's less than a week until the next meetup!

Saturday 22 April, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Pub if the weather is bad. Current forecast indicates good weather. Call me 0400 884 564 if you need help finding us or have any questions.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/383086455410814 (access through this Mustachians Australia (https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/) group)

The Meetup.com presence is dead. Sadly, we failed to fund it by about $40. This Forum and the Facebook Group are now our primary presences.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on April 16, 2017, 07:06:57 PM
PS just noticed Prince Alfred Park is right next to Central...trains are sparse on the weekends in my neck of the woods, but would be easier than driving....

That's right. Both wet and dry venues are no more than 5 mins walk from the nearest Central Station exit.

Consider making the trip, we'd love to see you!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Dropbear on April 18, 2017, 09:45:50 PM
Sweet, thanks Tim, I'll be there!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: marty998 on April 19, 2017, 03:29:39 AM
Sorry guys, can't make this Saturday. I have a gift voucher to use for a rather unmustachian photo shoot that I've booked....

Going to get some good tinder *ahem* corporate pics done.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Wadiman on April 19, 2017, 04:40:08 AM
I'll be  there Tim - thanks for organising!
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on April 20, 2017, 07:20:23 AM
Sorry guys, can't make this Saturday.

That's too bad, we'll hopefully see you at another one soon. Hopefully before July when I move back to Victoria! ;)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on April 21, 2017, 08:44:03 PM
Just a heads up - I'll be there about 10-15 min late.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on April 23, 2017, 08:20:19 AM
Thanks to everybody that made it yesterday. The weather ended up being excellent and the company was even better.

Here are some photos from the day:
http://imgur.com/a/gJAUj
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: deborah on April 23, 2017, 07:44:53 PM
The photos are good. The meetup was excellent.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: diften on May 11, 2017, 11:18:31 PM
Hello forum readers.

Another meetup is scheduled-
Saturday 22 April, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Pub if the weather is bad. Current forecast indicates rain. Call me if you need help finding us or have any questions.

See details on the facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/294031184366321 (access through this Mustachians Australia group)

Cheers


Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on May 22, 2017, 06:28:35 AM
Very disappointed that I couldn't make it. I hope you guys had a great time, the weather was grouse.
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: diften on June 05, 2017, 08:38:47 PM
Hello forum readers.

Another meetup is scheduled-
Saturday 24 June, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Pub if the weather is bad.
PM me if you need help finding us or have any questions.

See details on the facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/920409118098218 (access through this Mustachians Australia group)

Cheers
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: stripey on June 21, 2017, 02:32:53 AM
Condrammit, another one I can't attend-- my brother is due to be wed this Saturday. (They're not on the MMM forum but both of them are possibly the most happily naturally frugal couple I know. Their reception is crepes in a park)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: diften on June 22, 2017, 04:34:49 AM
No worries, there'll be another one next month! :)
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: diften on August 24, 2017, 07:20:16 PM
Hello forum readers.

Another meetup is scheduled-
Saturday 16 September, 1PM onwards in Prince Alfred Park if the weather is good or Royal Exhibition Pub if the weather is bad.
PM me if you need help finding us or have any questions.

See details on the facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/869303673217314/ (access through this Mustachians Australia group)

Cheers
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: atreechange on September 15, 2017, 06:29:42 PM
Hi guys I've recently joined the forums and wanted to know if the meetup is still on today? I don't have FB.

Thanks
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on October 21, 2017, 07:08:42 PM
NEW MEETUP (MID-WEEK EDITION)

When: 6PM, Wed 25 Oct, 2017
Where: My workplace, near Martin Place / Wynyard (further details upon RSVP)
RSVP: Please email, call, or SMS - email@timcinel.com / 0400 884 564

Back when I organised the Sydney meetup, some of the Sydney attendees expressed interest in a mid-week meetup. I'm in Sydney next week, so ... here goes nothing!

This will be hosted after hours at my workplace on Martin Place. We have plenty of space, board games and limited refreshments will be available.

If this works out well, I'd be happy to organise one of these every couple of months.

Facebook Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/228857057649016/) (via Mustachians Australia Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/))
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: Wadiman on October 23, 2017, 02:34:47 AM
Hi Tim -

The midweek meetup is a great idea - I would normally jump at this but won't be in Sydney that day.

Hope it goes well!

Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: casserole_dish on October 28, 2017, 09:32:36 PM
PTF
recently moved to way out west of western sydney but happy to train in for a meetup.
When is the next one scheduled?
Title: Re: Sydney meetup
Post by: TimCinel on November 15, 2017, 04:11:49 AM
NEW MEETUP (MID-WEEK EDITION)

When: 6PM, Wed 6 Dec, 2017
Where: My workplace, near Martin Place / Wynyard (further details upon RSVP)
RSVP: Please email, call, or SMS - email@timcinel.com / 0400 884 564

We had our first Mid-Week Meetup back in October. Attendence was good, conversations were intersting and laughs were had. Let's do it again!

This will be hosted after hours at my workplace on Martin Place. We have plenty of space, board games and limited refreshments will be available.

Facebook Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/979731762164677/) (via Mustachians Australia Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/329636750723874/))