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#500463 - Tue Oct 27 2009 03:02 PM A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Any members in Sydney, or able to get here, are invited to a bit of a Christmas shindig, which will probably be held on Friday, December 18th.

As seems to be the custom, we have an overseas visitor who wants to see more of Sydney than the Bridge and the Opera House. I have told him to bring his Canadian to English phrasebook, so that he may communicate with us. We may also have a couple of interstate visitors, too.

Venue has yet to be decided, and I am open to suggestions. Because of the proximity to Christmas, a 'formal' function may be difficult to arrange. Star City Casino has been the locale of a couple of these dos, but it is a bit restrictive with a large group.

Feel free to post any question/suggestions/acceptances, etc in here, or as a PM to myself.

Cheers,

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#500464 - Tue Oct 27 2009 05:32 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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This is a nice idea Ozz - and this time I've actually seen it in time to note my calendar!

I don't have a venue suggestion but would love to come so I'll watch this space!
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#500465 - Tue Oct 27 2009 09:35 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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If the planets all line up nicely then I will be there and will look forward to catching up with everyone and hopfully meeting some new!

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#500466 - Wed Oct 28 2009 04:51 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Hi Ozzz, why not try that lovely resturant at the harbour - plenty of choices if that is full up !!
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#500467 - Wed Oct 28 2009 05:42 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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OOoh I can still taste the lamb chops from the restaurant we went to at the harbour! Oh I am green with envy at all of you!
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#500468 - Wed Oct 28 2009 07:42 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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That's just sickening, really and truly horrible!!! Here I am all ready to meet you all, and I just happen to be on the (cold, wet, and windy) other side of the continent whilst you fortunate souls are going to hang out drinking beer under the sunny skies, complaining about the heat and humidity whilst getting merrily tipsy together! I think I'll lodge a compaint - who knows where the after-signing-up-service is located???

I'm not even going to poke my nose into this discussion after today!!! You are all just too lucky to be getting together for a blast of a time just before Christmas!!!
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#500469 - Wed Oct 28 2009 08:43 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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That's just sickening, really and truly horrible!!! Here I am all ready to meet you all, and I just happen to be on the (cold, wet, and windy) other side of the continent whilst you fortunate souls are going to hang out drinking beer under the sunny skies, complaining about the heat and humidity whilst getting merrily tipsy together! I think I'll lodge a compaint - who knows where the after-signing-up-service is located???

I'm not even going to poke my nose into this discussion after today!!! You are all just too lucky to be getting together for a blast of a time just before Christmas!!!




Ah, but most (all) of them haven't had the pleasure of buying me lunch unlike you.
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#500470 - Wed Oct 28 2009 08:58 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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As I'm not frequenting this discussion any more, I didn't see that comment, Sue
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#500471 - Wed Oct 28 2009 09:09 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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#500472 - Wed Oct 28 2009 03:41 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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As our guest speaks French, and you two ladies live in or near France, I would suggest that you both cancel all plans, and jump on a plane, toot sweet!

It will be my pleasure to buy you lunch, and a couple of beers to wash it down with.

We will try to keep the temperature down, too. How does a nice, warm 30C sound?
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#500473 - Wed Oct 28 2009 03:53 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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What about Oscars? It held all of us very nicely and if we book ahead - their dining area is very generous size wise and reasonable. Booking the venue soon might make sense.

Just a thought.
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#500474 - Wed Oct 28 2009 04:07 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Nannanut's suggestion of Oscar's at Pyrmont is spot on. We had a great time when we were last there. Check it out here.

I can book it, but will need to know an approximate number of guests.
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#500475 - Wed Oct 28 2009 05:49 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Damn I'll be in Melbourne
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#500476 - Wed Oct 28 2009 07:32 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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I'll probably be in Sydney on the Sunday night, but doubt I could swing it to be there Fri as well. Collecting globetrotting saintly_frog from her gap year in UK.

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#500477 - Wed Oct 28 2009 08:09 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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I would love to meet you all but I am in Perth with absolutely no chance of making it to Sydney at that time
Have a drink for me though
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#500478 - Wed Oct 28 2009 08:37 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Oscar's looks posh .. I'm not sure how I'd fit in LOL The Mercantile at the Rocks would be more my style ....


Edited by Copago (Wed Oct 28 2009 08:42 PM)

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#500479 - Wed Oct 28 2009 08:51 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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They put up with us last time, Jill. I am sure we can hide you away somewhere..

The Mercantile is only a 5-minute walk from Oscars, too! Nothing says we have to stay in one location.
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#500480 - Thu Oct 29 2009 03:26 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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As our guest speaks French, and you two ladies live in or near France, I would suggest that you both cancel all plans, and jump on a plane, toot sweet!

It will be my pleasure to buy you lunch, and a couple of beers to wash it down with.

We will try to keep the temperature down, too. How does a nice, warm 30C sound?




Good thinkg I'm still not reading this discussion, an offer like that doesn't come every day
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#500481 - Thu Oct 29 2009 04:50 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Alas, it's a terrible time to have it for me. Between work and cricket (actually, cricket and work. Let's get the priorities right!), I'm pretty well stuffed.

We could be up for another get-together when Leau comes out again though...
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#500482 - Sat Oct 31 2009 10:46 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Well I've booked my flights and I will be there with bells on.

See you all on the Friday night. Not sure where of course but I'll let someone else decide all that guff.

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#500483 - Tue Nov 03 2009 10:20 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Location is less important than people. Exit, did I hear you mention that you would have first shout?
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#500484 - Tue Nov 03 2009 10:29 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Oooo Ozzz - Did you hear that too ?

I'm in - Where Ever you end up!
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#500485 - Wed Nov 04 2009 12:15 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Gawd! The things I have to do just to hear your dulcet tones Ozzz. Sigh.

First round on me!

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#500486 - Wed Nov 04 2009 01:58 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Between work and cricket (actually, cricket and work. Let's get the priorities right!)




All work and no play make Dalgleish a dull person...?

Or is he all play and no work?
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#500487 - Wed Nov 04 2009 04:38 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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The way that time is going this is going to sneak up quickly!

There is a chance that I may not be able to do the night time but if that happens will anyone be up for lunch or an arvo something?

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