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Summer Sydney meet up?

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bunnygirl80 Fri 28-Dec-12 09:44:45

It's about time we had another meet up grin

Just so we don't waste loads of time procrastinating about details, here's what I propose
1. No kids (usual exceptions for cute babies apply)
2. With booze
3. Sometime in Feb, at this stage I shall nominate Saturday 9th, although I picked this at random
4. Location: I liked the place we went to on Darling Harbour last time, the view wasn't as good as at Opera Bar, but less chance of sunburn too

redvelvetpoppy Fri 28-Dec-12 21:56:57

smile I was just thinking the same and logged on to see what everyone is up too.
It was the Helm Bar we went to last time. I'm definitely in. Hope life is treating you well Bunny

CornishMade Fri 28-Dec-12 22:25:53

I would like to meet again but I can't do the 9th! Don't change it on my account, but in case the 9th doesn't work for others either, I can do any other weekend day in Feb. smile

bunnygirl80 Sat 29-Dec-12 07:58:51

It doesn't have to be the 9th cornish. I just picked that date off my calendar at random. We could do the 10th instead?

rvp do either of those dates work for you? I'm well thanks for asking, although currently discovering that being 26wks pregnant and summer heat and humidity don't exactly make a fantastic pairing grin

Thumbwitch Sat 29-Dec-12 10:31:22

Hurrah! Should be able to do any weekend in Feb bar the first one smile
Happy to go to the Helm Bar again too, and will have a scrummy baby with me ;) - might have to sit downstairs outside, weather permitting? Lots of umbrellas down there.

Lovely to see you and Ds today Bunny - hope you got home ok and he napped all the way for you!

ComradeJing Sat 29-Dec-12 13:00:56

Yay! I logged on just to check this. I'll also have a tiny baby with me.

I need to check my dates but 10th looks good.

redvelvetpoppy Sat 29-Dec-12 21:18:02

I am flexible with dates in Feb so far, so if the 10th suits, that's fine with me! Will be lovely to meet the tiny babies smile

Thumbwitch Sun 30-Dec-12 00:05:13

Um, would just like to point out that DS2, while scrummy, is far from tiny... grin

bunnygirl80 Sun 30-Dec-12 00:27:36

So atm it looks like we're on for the 10th

It was lovely to see you too thumb. DS had a great time, he's been asking to go and see the frog again all day today!

carolyn24 Sun 30-Dec-12 12:49:41

Myself and little one are looking forward to coming along to meet you all-sounds like a great idea. Might sound like a daft question but how will I know who you are? Not arrived in sydney yet so don't know how big helm bar is so how obvious the group will be!!

Thumbwitch Sun 30-Dec-12 17:08:17

The usual trick is to let one of us have your mobile number when you get one, and then phone when you get to the Helm Bar and we wave, or come and find you, or it becomes apparent somehow. The Helm Bar isn't that big but it's still nice to have a rough idea of where we're sitting, that kind of thing. smile

When are you arriving, Carolyn?

bunnygirl80 Sun 30-Dec-12 20:32:06

You mean you can't spot an MNer at 50paces Carolyn shock wink

We normally swap mobile numbers, and any poor woman of childbearing age who walks in will get a knowing smile in case she's a stray member of the group. If there are few people coming who won't know anyone then I have been know to make a handy sign as well smile

carolyn24 Sun 30-Dec-12 23:51:19

Ok great. Arriving in sydney on 9th January so not long to go now! Will be getting an Australian mobile so will give someone the number once sorted. Looking forward to it smile

CornishMade Wed 02-Jan-13 12:52:02

The 10th is fine with me! Excellent. smile

Eralc Fri 04-Jan-13 23:15:28

Ooo - congrats bunny! Sorry - just being nosy (am missing Sydney lots at the moment - it's over 9 months now since we left, which is just scary!) and thought I'd say hi to the sydneyside MNers!

abithormonal Fri 11-Jan-13 01:57:26

Hello all, I'l be there

Thumbwitch Sun 13-Jan-13 10:41:54


Eralc, you wouldn't be missing the weather at the moment - it's ridiculous! No fires up near me this time, thank goodness - hope the rest of you are safe.

bunnygirl80 Sun 13-Jan-13 20:46:36

Hi Eralc. How's the UK?

The weather is somewhat warm thumb grin I was musing the other day on how, when you put the washing out on a hot windy day it dries within an hour, but if I put it in the tumble dryer it would take two, and if this means I shouldn't put non tumble dry stuff out in those conditions......then I realised I probably need to get out more!

Thumbwitch Mon 14-Jan-13 00:56:07

grin - that's funny! I hope you resolved your dilemma!

Has the cool change come your way? It rained most of the night last night here, and this morning it's lovely and cool still (cloudy, sun only occasionally poking through). Should help the NSW RFS to get the rest of the fires under control smile

carolyn24 Wed 16-Jan-13 06:03:50

Hi all, sorry to deviate this thread a little but I thought some of you may be able to offer some advice about beach visits with a baby! Visited Coogee and clovelly beaches today and noticed that there were no options to hire sun loungers with umbrellas. Most people seemed to take Umbrellas or sun shelters with them which is ok if I am with other people but I was wondering if I wanted to take the little one to the beach who is 5 months old that this would probably be quite difficult if have to take a sun shelter with as wouldn't have a car. Do any beaches in sydney have loungers and umbrellas to hire? If not can anyone suggest a good lightweight sun shelter or any other hints/tips about how to take the baby to beach on my own without a car? Thanks!

bunnygirl80 Wed 16-Jan-13 06:38:36

I don't know of anywhere where you can hire stuff, it's generally a case of bring your own shade. Cancer council do quite a good pop up tent that you should be able to erect single handed. We have a massive tent that takes two people to erect, but it still folds small enough to fit in the bottom of the buggy, so if we needed to we could get it to the beach on public transport.

If you don't mind being a bit more urban, Dawn Fraser pool in Balmain is nice. There's plenty of shade around, and as its a harbour pool at low tide there's a big patch of sand that children can play in. You just need to check tide times before you go

Eralc Thu 17-Jan-13 14:33:41

The UK is bloody freezing! Poor DS2 doesn't know what's hit him the last couple of days - he isn't a big fan of snow, and DS1 has found it a bit of a shock to the system too. The car said -8 this morning - grim. Other than that, it's all good. We've slotted back into where we left so much that being in Sydney feels a bit like a dream (something I didn't want to feel like, but think it's a bit unavoidable!)

carolyn24 Tue 22-Jan-13 05:41:20

Thanks so much for the info. I am now in possession of a cancer council tent. Tried it out at home and seems really easy so going to attempt the beach with the little fella tommorow - fingers crossed!

bunnygirl80 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:37:24

Just bumping this to make sure everyone is still up for meeting on the 10th

I think the plan is to meet at Helm Bar (on next to the aquarium on Darling Harbour) at 12:30.

If anyone wants my mobile number in case they get lost/aren't sure who we all are then PM me

abithormonal Tue 05-Feb-13 01:48:13

Ah I like that the one with the bump bumped it ha ha ha, he he ha ha ha.......

Anyway so I'll be there, no kids (yay).

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