Hard Core Drinkers? Whatever gave you that impression .
I'm in posting from fiji because it's soddingraining too hot outside.
NineDs - nope, didn't get the booze smuggled onto the plane and also had to send DP home with the poncey French Thermal Aqua vita refreshing spray I'd packed in my hand luggage. Damn those new liquid restrictions. Did manage to eat the ham and cheese croissants and offend the surrounding few rows with my egg may sandwiches though .
Rightio, where are we thinking for restaurants? Beachside? CBD? Type of food?
I'm better for the second weekend, I'm trying to go ski-ing the first (I'm not normally this poncey but it's an interesting mix of the school holidays and end of contract for me, so I'm squeezing it all in).
Now then. You lot (and I mean you lot in the nicest possible way) won't go and get all cliquey before next July will you?
I'm not going to be moving before then (and don't think dh would go with the incentive of "go on darling, it's for a MN meet-up") but will desperately need to drink cocktails fairly soon off the plane. And by reading your last thread you're just the ladies to do this with <stalker>.
Arfishy - hope you're enjoying Fuji - I'm assuming you're still bootcamping on holiday
Please may I come to the next meet up? [street urchin cap in hand emoticon] Oh no, if I come to the next one you'll all know each other and I will be the only one who has to tie a cod to me so you'll recognise me. Damn those pesky inlaws.
Bama - ofcourse I'm still bootcamping [hides triple layer burger and cocktail under table] . We promise not to get all cliquey. Perhaps I can patch you in live with Ninedragons at the same time
Ah yes, I'd forgotten the pope's visit. It's going to be a nightmare, we live very close to Randwick racecourse and the overflow parking comes down to us. Coogee is going to be wall-to-wall pilgrims. Although I suppose better than Hells Angels.
Hey VF - have you always been ViolentFemme, I've been reading it as Violet. [Dim Emoticon].
LOL at cod-wearing Aquasea. You'll be ok, MrsBigD has to go through the cod initiation ceremony too.
25th is fine for me too. Now, what sort of food do we want? I have to confess I've never really gone out for dinner in the CBD area so I'm a bit stuck. I'd suggest a dinner cruise on the harbour but that would leave no escape for first-timers .
Looks like 5 is fine for all of us then. I'll ask DH for recommendations on the restaurant front. There's a belgian mussel house by the Rocks. (That is MUSSEL not Belgian Muscle aka Jean Claude Van Damn!). Been there before - it was like Belgo's, if anyone's been there.
I'm with ninedragons re Hell's Angels vs Bible-bashers . Went to Key West when there was the biker festival on and even though they look scary they're all pretty cool... even when I accosted one of them to ask whether I can take a pic of him his cool tatoes and his bike ;)
Brightongirldownunder... I'd be for Jean Claude... I can't eat mussles ;)
Ohhhh yes, don't get me started on the bible-bashers. Have been having extremely infuriating enlightening fights conversations recently with a few of them regarding their pigignorantarchaic interesting views on homosexuals. Lesson learned, never try to talk sense to those who have faith. It is a battle lost before it has begun.
<<skulks out of the room wondering when she will be able to keep her big mouth shut and hoping none of the Sydney MNers are gay bashers>>