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#500513 - Fri Dec 04 2009 12:52 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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We will try to keep the temperature down, too. How does a nice, warm 30C sound?




Considering it's already snowed here once, I'd take 30C...it's almost down to 30F here.
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#500514 - Fri Dec 04 2009 07:30 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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I love 30C! I'm so there! TWO WEEKS!
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#500515 - Fri Dec 04 2009 08:16 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Don't worry, she has agreed to lend me her pointy stick just for the occasion. Be afraid.

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#500516 - Sat Dec 05 2009 01:06 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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I love 30C! I'm so there! TWO WEEKS!




Don't swelter, LDV...are you used to 30C in December?
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#500517 - Sat Dec 05 2009 08:16 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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30C is 30C, no matter when it comes around. Compared to the lack of Cs we've been having here (and at night the negative Cs) I'll take anything more than 20C with joy.
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#500518 - Tue Dec 08 2009 06:25 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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For those people who cannot make it to Sydney, but would like to be part of the fun, we can give you a call. Simply PM me with your phone number (with area codes, etc) and your preferred time of call. The phone is generally passed around the table, so that you will speak to everyone there. You can then have lots of fun trying do decipher the Aussie accent, and trying to guess who is who! A hint- my voice is deeper than Exit10's...

Only just over a week to go!
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#500519 - Tue Dec 08 2009 08:15 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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... but mine is sexier.

Have we decided on a venue yet? It would be good to know before I get on the plane.

MarchHare - are you still after a bed? Or anyone else for that matter.

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#500520 - Tue Dec 08 2009 08:37 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Oh dear Exit - I'd better bring my shiny cutlass to trim the pointy tip, then!

Oh and I'm sorry - I didn't answer your kind offer of a spare bed!
My nephew has arranged accommodation for Steve and I.
Thank you very much for the thought!
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#500521 - Tue Dec 08 2009 08:47 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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That's a lovely idea Ozzz - like pass the parcel with audio instead of wrapping paper!

Leo it's been 'a little more' than 30C lately. Like 37C...
Well at least there's always a breeze round the Quay.


Still looking at City Extra, Ozzz?

And will we all wear our FT Badges for recognition?
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#500522 - Tue Dec 08 2009 08:49 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Oooo! Just looking at the City Extra web page - there's a free glass of wine with every printed page!

*prints off a ream or two!*
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#500523 - Tue Dec 08 2009 10:02 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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City Extra sound pretty good. I just spoke to them, and they seat over 300. Reservations are not a great problem.

I suggest 5pm, and I will book for 12 people.


Meagan, can you please PM me your arrival time? I will not be back on Sydney till about lunchtime on the Friday.

MarchHare, if I fax you a few blank pieces of paper, will you print off a few extra for me, too?
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#500524 - Tue Dec 08 2009 10:16 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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LOL Ozzz!
Already printed and waiting to roll!
We're allowed a free glass with each main course.
We'll be Very hungry by then I'm sure!

Hopefully there won't be any last minute Friday Afternoon Meltdowns and we can escape from work at a reasonable time!
May not be till 6ish allowing for traffic etc.

But if you start at 5 - we'll just catch up!
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#500525 - Wed Dec 09 2009 09:54 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Does this mean I should starve myself for a week beforehand so I can have lots of main courses?

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#500526 - Wed Dec 09 2009 07:15 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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My Plan exactly, Exit!
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#500527 - Wed Dec 09 2009 08:45 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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I'm sure there'll be plenty of lettuce, carrots and other rabbit food. Yum! Yum!

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#500528 - Sat Dec 12 2009 03:54 AM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Llamas like rabbit food then do they, Exit?
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#500529 - Sat Dec 12 2009 12:07 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Someone be sure to take a digital camera and post them all in the Staff Room. Maybe we can superimpose Terry and Karen in there somewhere.

Hope you enjoy the weather. I'm tired of waking up to 18F (-8C), not to mention the winds. Dave, you're only two hours south of me, and I feel your pain. Eat more jerky!
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#500530 - Sat Dec 12 2009 12:11 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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For those people who cannot make it to Sydney, but would like to be part of the fun, we can give you a call. Simply PM me with your phone number (with area codes, etc) and your preferred time of call.




I've received your calls before, and the fact that I couldn't understand a word that you guys said had nothing to do with alcohol.
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#500531 - Sat Dec 12 2009 02:02 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Llamas like rabbit food then do they, Exit?




This one does... especially if you add a steak, put some snags on the barbie, and throw on some prawns!
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#500532 - Sat Dec 12 2009 02:02 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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the fact that I couldn't understand a word that you guys said had nothing to do with alcohol.



Oh Me too! Bloomin' foreigners!
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#500533 - Sat Dec 12 2009 04:05 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Just thought I'd share this with you all, to let you know that I *really* wish I was on my way to Sydney just now.

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Issued: 11.00 AM MST Saturday 12 December 2009
Wind chill warning in effect.

Today:
Sunny. Wind west 20 km/h. Temperature steady near minus 36. Extreme wind chill minus 51.

Tonight:
Clear. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Temperature steady near minus 37. Extreme wind chill minus 52.

Sunday:
Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late in the day. High minus 32. Extreme wind chill minus 51.

Monday:
Sunny. Low minus 36. High minus 28.

Tuesday:
Sunny. Low minus 31. High minus 20.

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#500534 - Sat Dec 12 2009 04:21 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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Agony, those numbers are impossible! Minus 52? Why would anyone live there?

And to all those foreigners on my phone list, I promise that we will speak slowly and in single syllables...

Nightmare, I am sure there will be several cameras floating around, and the good thing is that Auntie Ren will not be there to make us all wear silly hats with pigtails hanging off them!

Less than a week to go. My bellybutton has been puckering and unpuckering with excitement. (Can anyone identify that last quote?).
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#500535 - Sat Dec 12 2009 05:15 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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#500536 - Sat Dec 12 2009 05:42 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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We are all still banned from Star City Casino, for breach of the dress code.
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#500537 - Sat Dec 12 2009 06:05 PM Re: A Sydney Xmas Get-together
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