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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:ok well its confirmed.



IVe booked the date in, and so now we have a lovely big Hall with a Kitchen and toilet block, along with a big ass campign area and flat area to use for the weekend! sept 30, Oct 1, 2 and 3. Its in a beautiful location only 5 minutes from the closest Public Transport and Supermarket, or 25 minutes by car from the Adelaide GPO. We can arrange transport to and from the site from the Bus stop given a bit of notice.



We've also bought a big ass markee to use as a 2nd learning area if the workshops get too big to fit in the hall.



I was thinking we could also have a bit of a party on the saturday night if people were able to chip in for a PA...



so yeah - if you are interested in something or doing something else - say so!



and yes - there will be a large campfire, and a big fire spin.

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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted:Great photos there MiG and falloutboy. Thanks!!

More food....

Sweet corn chowder: (makes heaps)

1 cup cannelini beans, soaked overnight. (or used canned ones)
1 cup yellow lentils
4 large potatoes, peeled, cubed.
1 small onion, diced.
3 cubes of "Massel ultracube chicken style stock" - see note
water

2 x 440g cans of creamed corn
1 cup frozen corn kernels, or fresh.

fry the onion in a little oil. Add beans, lentils, potatoes, and stock cubes, cover with water and bring to the boil, cook until its all soggy. At this point you can mix it with a stab blender if you have one, or a potato masher. Mash it till most of the big bits are broken up.

Now add the creamed corn, and corn kernels, salt and cracked black pepper and chopped fresh parsley. Add some water if its too thick.
You can add cream if you like as well. (I don't)

Serve with crusty bread smothered in butter!

* Massel stock cubes are just about the best stock cubes ever. They come in beef style, chicken style and vege style, but NONE of them have any animal content or MSG at all. They are very good quality. You can get them in coles woolies etc


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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Thanks for the recipe's Mojojo! I'll give them a try one day! smile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:mojojo said...

"pinch of asafoetida (also known as "hing" - ask at your asian grocer)"



eek if only i had known that ages ago!!! you have no idea how long i searched for this mysterious asafoetida powder! but it's kewl - we eventually tracked some down in a very small yet expensive bottle in a health food store!! ubblol & then i moved to the country...there's this odd lil store that stocks TONS of herbs & spices & oddities...& he says asafoetida for $4!!! biggrin



thanks heaps for those recipes!! your food was most delish!! clap



awesome photo fallout! *eep...i'm chanelling batman again* ubblol



& thankyou thankyou thankyou for the ride dexta!! biggrin hug yes, i think we will all definitely have to come to adelaide a few days early for cg2006, just so we can see the sites & go to the wine centre!!! biggrin ubblol


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Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

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Posted:THIS SUCKS.
I wish i could have been there!
*too angry for words*


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Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:but sakura!! there will be another common ground next year!! biggrin & it will be bigger & have WAY more hoppers for you to meet!! yay! hug

bounce bounce2


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Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

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Posted:*calms down*
More hoppers you say?


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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:HEAPS! & heaps & heaps & heaps!! biggrin there were a big bunch this year, but after the lot of us coming back & raving about how splendiforous common ground 2005 was, i reckon it's gonna be MASSIVE next year!!!

bounce biggrin bounce2

*starts counting down to next year...realises there's no date set yet...starts tapping fingers impatiently...*

ubblol


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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 784
Posted:ALOT MORE!!! biggrin:D:D

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:..and if autralian customs restrictions are relaxed, more llama too!

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Please please can next year not clash with Bellingen Festival??



Can it be like Easterish???



*tries to look appealing* rolleyes


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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted:Easterish, yes easterish would be BRILLIANT - thats just before I leave the country for two years bounce

And we could have a HUGE egg hunt! Like, really really HUGE!


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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

Mr_Jedly

member
Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:Yes I'm shamed I didn't go cause all the people from perth said it was soo much fun!
Hopefully I can go next year. >_<
Congrats to the organisers! The people in Perth won't stop talking about how much fun was had!


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We grow old because we stop playing.

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Dexta
PLATINUM Member since May 2005

Dexta

burner
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 90
Posted:You should have come Draghkyre. Broken leg or no broken leg.

Google "Fyregear" for great fire equipment.

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Then he could have watched Kyle sleep in person. I watched him go to sleep standing up in the corner of the hall, fascinating.
Serves you right Jed Bin Broken. Send me a postcard next time and the rocks will be your friends biggrin


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hmmm I think the Easterish suggestion is a bit scuppered by Confest... or maybe we could have a Common Ground village there.. Commonfest? HoPfest?

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:Firetwirling workshops at confest!

It will be easier to score lifts to and from common ground if it's held at confest, NSW!

edit: keeping the festival on the same date and in the same place lends a sense of continuity methinks. That said, I was born to be at confest tho!

here's to making the trek across to Montacute towne every year!


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:not for the south australians...

That, and common ground is south australian, i thought. Its our only fire-focussed thing, i reckon, so it'd be nice to keep it here...


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:sorry guys but I totally agree with MIG. confest is already its own festival and common ground had a sweet and lovely energy of its own.
I can honestly say that I wouldnt come if common ground was tacked on the coat tails of confest becasue it would take away that special 'something' that common ground had.
Plus I really like south australia. smile


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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 784
Posted:i think it should stay here. It gets everyone to come here for once, seeing we're all leaving the state for every other event/festival.

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Phaerie
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Phaerie

veteran
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 1240
Posted:yeah even though i didnt go, i think from the sounds of it it would not have the same vibe that was created if it was just added to another festival.
yeah there are lovely people that go to confest... but they arent all US...
i want to be able to experience the real commonground...

that is all </rant>


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:What about the Annual Ute Muster at Deniliquin? there'll be heaps of cars there too! vroom vroom!

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:UteMaster! Lovin it! ubblol

Yes I agree with everything I want to go to the REAL common ground and I want to go to Confest and I want to go to EVERYTHING while still sleeping in my own bed!!
OOOH life's tuff with so much good things to do!


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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Written by: falloutboy

[image]Yah, so i've also finally got around to uploading a few photos from CG..(not many but some).

falloutboy's photo bonanza



Stunning pics Josh! Can't wait to see more!!! ubblove


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Arnwyn
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Arnwyn

old hand
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 1065
Posted:I would just like to send out a HUGE thanx and congrats to Katinca and Pyrolific, YayYay, Ben-ja-men, Lexi and all those others who helped out and organised the weekend.....you really know how to present the best showcase of fire spinning and creative people.
Valura your aura clensing is amazing, i just wish i could spend a moment with u every morning...WOW!
and OMG some of these photos have taken my breath away, some extremely talented people, hug to all of you.

Gr8 workshops too, me and the little man picked up a few tips...might see myself spinning a staff yet.... biggrin i hope... eek


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:oh thanks so much sweetie! hug hug hug hug

any hint as to your real name babe? Its hard to know who is who now that I have met them but seem to forget their Hop names hug hug hug


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Katinca

See my vest.... see my vest...
Location: Adelaide - South Australia

Total posts: 693
Posted:Common Ground is gonna stay in SA. But it will probably be the next weekend. Not Labour Day weekend. And it will probably go for longer as well. biggrin

JOy.


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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:Well done guys! Sounds like you pulled off a fine festival biggrin

Perhaps I'll shall come to a future event - maybe even drag a DJ friend or two along with me. smile


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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:Youd have loved it Flash!

seeya at the next one hopefully smile

Josh


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Posted:yeahhh Kate it's deffinately an Adelaide thing hey ubblove ...loved the sight... beautiful grassy hills...so green... very cold...butttt shrug that's all part of the fun...hehehe biggrin and I like the idea of it going longer biggrin ubblove biggrin

You guys really did a marvelous job! hug ubblove grouphug ubblove hug


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:I like the idea of the three days. For the first one it gave us a chance to meet each other and get to play. I would have liked to stay and keep hugging ppl. Lots of lovely energy.
The play in the long grass looked lush too.
More henna then too wink


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