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Graeme Hird

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Do any of the members of APUG from Melbourne and surrounds want to get together in January, 2005? Dates would have to fall in the first two weeks for me to be able to attend.

I'd love to meet up with some of you, since my home location of Kalgoorlie, WA, makes personal interaction with other real photographers impractical.

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I'd love to meet up but am just too far away in Perth. 3 day drive is a bit far... and good old Qantas has recently doubled the frequent flyer points required to get anywhere which is a bit unfair for us West Aussies!!! Those points are becoming useless these days. Suppose it'll always get me to Kalgoorlie. :smile:
 

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Qantas really doubled the FF points required? Are you sure. It used to cost us 30,000 points to go return to Broome. Now it's 60,000?
 

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It cost me 120000 points for one flight from Perth to Cairns last year because I couldn't get a direct flight via the center and was penalised for a 12 hour trip Perth/Adelaide/Melbourne/Sydney/Cairns and didn't even want to fly the milkrun in the first place. I have tried in the past month to get another flight Perth/Cairns/Perth and was told it will cost me (if I get the direct flight) 60000 now instead of 30000!
 

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IF the timing suits, I'll be in for a chat and a few frothies...
 

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Yeah, I'd be interested too. I live in Olinda about 45 minutes out of the city.
 
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Ooh, Olinda! I've got memories of catching the train and bus there when we had snow in the Dandenongs. I should have been at Uni, but how often does a trip to the snow cost $5?

Your neck of the woods would make a great meeting place, but we'll keep the options open for now. See how many others are interested first.

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Nige said:
IF the timing suits, I'll be in for a chat and a few frothies...

I'll be there in spirit. Save a few cold ones for me....
 

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If you don't mind one from a little further down under, I might be able to make at that time too. :smile:

best,
John.
 
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I think we've had enough time for people to express their interest. Time to set the wheels in motion.

How does Sunday afternoon, 2nd of January sound to people? The only reason I've suggested a Sunday is to fit in with work hours. I'm happy to do this one evening during the week, or even an afternoon during the week: I'll be on holiday so I won't be restricted time-wise.

You guys in Melbourne can suggest the time if the one I've chosen doesn't suit.

John, of course you're welcome. The more the merrier!

Robert, if yours is a Coopers or VB, I'll drink one for you. If you're planning to have a Fosters, I'll give it to John for you ... :smile:
 

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Graeme Hird said:
..if you're planning to have a Fosters, I'll give it to John for you ... :smile:
Well, having got to know Robert a little, there's a lot I'd be willing to do. But you're asking a lot here ... :tongue:
 
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I think you might be correct John - my apologies. There are some sacrifices a man should never be asked to make for his fellow man.

We'll send the offending drink to the toilet without the middle-man's hindrance ....
 

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Funny thing is, I have it on extremely good authority that Fosters is exactly the same as Crown. They only differ in the packaging and the marketing.
 
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That would explain why nobody from Australia listed Crown as their favourite beer. I'd call Crown Lager the single most over-rated beer in the Australia - the power of marketing strikes again!
 

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yes, I don't think it's (Crown Larger) much chop either...

the 2nd... I'll have to check with the Tour Director! I shouldn't be too far away cause I have to go back to work on the 4th!
 
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Graeme Hird said:
I'd love to meet up with some of you, since my home location of Kalgoorlie, WA, makes personal interaction with other real photographers impractical.

Cheers,

Can you define "real photographers" ??
 

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Graeme Hird said:
Robert, if yours is a Coopers or VB, I'll drink one for you. If you're planning to have a Fosters, I'll give it to John for you ... :smile:

Hah!! If you Aussies won't drink that stuff, I can guarantee I won't either. Fosters tastes too much like American beers; I prefer something with a bit more body. Coopers or VB will be just fine.
 
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David said:
Jan. 2 sounds fine. How do we get the details?
Hi David.

You'll need to wait for the details - I haven't made them up yet!!!:smile:

We're waiting on various tour directors to give final approval before the date is finalised. Once that's done, we'll be able to make times and locations become a reality.

Watch this space ......
 
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Graeme Hird said:
Hi David.
We're waiting on various tour directors to give final approval before the date is finalised. Once that's done, we'll be able to make times and locations become a reality.
I have provisional approval from my tour director. One of my workmates is a big fan of rangefinderforum.com and when I mentioned the possible meeting to him he said he may be in as well. He's a film fan like us, so it's a potential two from SYD at this stage. We both would need to be back at work on Tuesday, so Sat/Sun works for us....
 
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