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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:biggrin

I'm currently counting down the days to the 9th of February, which is when I fly out to Auckland, NZ.

I'm in New Zealand for about 3 weeks before heading over to Sydney for a while (I don't know how long yet), then to Melbourne for a while (I don't know that length of time yet either) and then hanging around in the rest of Australia for a while (can anyone spot a recurring theme with these brackets? smile)

At some stage, I'll be passing through New Zealand again to get the flight back here from Auckland.

What I'm after is anything people recommend I do, places I should go, people I should visit. That kind of thing.
My itinerary (I hate that word) is deliberately fluid, so, any ideas?


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


woodnymph
woodnymph

member
Location: london,uk
Member Since: 14th Sep 2003
Total posts: 313
Posted:NO idea mr.monkey as i live in london but as you're about to embark on a journey i would love to do one day i thought i'd say bon voyage ..and it's your year..yes,its the year of the monkey...! cool


Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:visit me! visit me! visit me!!!

ohhh, wait, you are already doing that. biggrin

If you need help booking things or investigating things, send me a pm. I am more than happy to assist.

Stuff you should do around Sydney:

1. visit Rozi
2. Go to Mardi Gras
3. visit Rozi
4. Go to the Blue Mountains & do some walking
5. visit Rozi
6. Go to the hunter valley and visit some vineyards & drink lots & snots of wine
7. visit Rozi
8. Tell Mr Bluecat off for not visiting Rozi

hug weavesmiley hug

drop me a line, & let me know more specifically stuff you would be interested in doing


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:spank

none of that ms rozi.

feeling bad enough already.

visit markee mr bov.
and various others too.
jo in christchurch.(spherespinner)

are you getting as far south as queenstown?

why aren't you going a week earllier and going to the NZ juggling convention?

hugR


Holistic Spinner (I hope)


TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:
Will do Rozi *starts adding stuff to the list of things to do* biggrin

I kicked myself when I found out that I was going to miss the NZ juggling convention.
The flight I booked was just after the cut-off date which meant the flights started getting cheaper, and they wouldn't let me change it without forking out another quite considerable wedge of cash which I really couldn't afford frown
However, it does mean that I'm going to be working for a week longer than if I'd have been going to the convention, which'll mean I can afford to stay longer and do other stuff instead smile


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Bovrilmonkey is going to antipodiea frown

Weasel is going to Sweeten and JonCOF is going to Canatabarry frown

all of these places are a long way away

But Antipodeia is the long way awayest. Sometimes it is further than the moon. Probably.

Antipodenians! Look after The Bovrilmonkey and show him where to buy modelling balloons (He'll be taking some with him, but they will probably be all floppy and useless after he empties out all the opiates). He is a very nice and special person, and everbody should have one of him in a box for when they need him. Unfortunately that is not possible, so you will just have to make the most of him while he is there.

Oh, and make sure you ask him about The Magic of Poindexters biggrin

And Bovril! Remember to check your luggage carefully for Podieans. If one hits an Anti Podeian then noone knows for sure what will occur. But they will probably either

A) explode in a violent manner, reshaping any nearby continentental shelves
B) disappear in a total poff of nuthingness
C) gently fall over and lie around looking anticlimactic and a little embarrassed


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:yes...

poindexters are VERY important

as is weasel staff, bored juggling and rude balloon models.

as Bovril about them all, many, many, many times.



Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:Quote:
Bovrilmonkey is going to antipodiea frown

Antipodenians! Look after The Bovrilmonkey and show him where to buy modelling balloons (He'll be taking some with him, but they will probably be all floppy and useless after he empties out all the opiates). He is a very nice and special person, and everbody should have one of him in a box for when they need him. Unfortunately that is not possible, so you will just have to make the most of him while he is there.





I can put him in touch with a very lovely lad called Dentrassi who gave me a balloon flower. He is sure to have a stock of modelling balloons.

Does Bovvie make balloon umbrellas like Dom does?


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:no, but bovril does make great balloon porn stars.

wink

It has to be seen to be belived.



Matthew B-M
Matthew B-M

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Location: East London Wilds
Member Since: 9th Jul 2003
Total posts: 605
Posted:I actually think the best model I've seen him do was the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner (with an Acme bunch of dynamite, too). Fantastically impressive!

smile


Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance


UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Ive only seen the road runner!

ooooooh.



simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Rozi - i have not seen The Bovrilmonkey make a balloon umbrella

but i am sure that he could if he tried

bovril can make anything in the medium of balloon

because he has magic balloon fingers

and the amazing thing is that is only one of the several hundred magic facts about bovril

and have you seen bovrils huge fluffy purple poi?

they are magic too because bovril made them

well, actually his mum made them

but i think she is probably magic too, because she made bovril


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:all mums are magic.....mine is..she does poi and now I am going to show her flags too....

..cunning plan by me I think... wink


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


Eera
old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:If you're going the LA route then take a VERY good book as it's a real killer; last time I did it the US authorities plunked 2 jumbo's-worth of passengers into a small room with only 5 toilets and didn't let any of us walk around the airport while waiting for the transfer.

And wear one of those fetching white and red rugby shirts. You're bound to make loads of friends that way.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.


Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:Quote:
And wear one of those fetching white and red rugby shirts. You're bound to make loads of friends that way.



If you do that, I will meet you at the airport wearing mine!!!


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:I dont have a red and white rugby jumper.... confused

I have a green jacket though!

In melbourne you can:

Go to the Zoo
Check out the three D movie theatre
Go to the cool sculpture place up in the mountains somewhere...
See Pharlap at the museum!
take a stroll through Queen Vic markets on a sunday morning and have spanish donuts and strawberries for xmas
Head out to St Andrews for a fantastic hippy market and the Chai Tent
Borrow a pushbike and ride around St Kilda, or skate along the beach...
Soak up some sunshine and do some serious cloud watching at the Botanical Gardens
Cruise on along the promenade and dance at the Moombah festival

Lots of things smile

xoxoxoxox Looking forward to seeing you! *HUGZ* ubblove


Currently on the right side up of the world.



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