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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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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Here are all the photo's I've come across so far, hopefully it makes things a little easier for everyone.



Roarfire's Album



Gita's Album



Myco's Album (still being added to)



Ry's Gallery



Moon Pixie's Gallery



Valura's Gallery



Enjoy my friends smile hug


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

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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:i found this one...
http://photobucket.com/albums/v601/Bendered/Common%20Ground%2005/
br>warning, pictures may contain traces of nutz


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bluebottle
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

bluebottle

Member
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 118
Posted:hi everyone,
Common Ground was a great weekend, heaps of fun meeting everyone and learning new moves.

Fantastic collection of photos there smile If anyone needs more hosting space than available on hop or any free providers, send me a PM, i've got plenty of space left on my server.

tAlex


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

Intrepid Penguin


Total posts: 5635
Posted:errr Tyr lovely, you do know that Ziggy is Josh's not mine? Them giraffe aliens probed him real good...

I'm just his disapproving aunty Flynt.


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:I'll be putting all mine up at a later date, after i can shrink them etc.

Will post on here when i do.


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"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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

Total posts: 3776
Posted:clap thanks for that list steph!! hug2 i think my computer is gonna crash from all the pictures!! ubblol

so when is next year's common ground??? tongue


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J-J


member
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 41
Posted:biggrin biggrin That was such an awesome weekend. biggrin biggrin

I had a great time, learnt lots of new stuff, ate dee-licous mojojo meals and met so many wonderful people I'll never forget. grouphug

big thanks and hug to the people who did such a brilliant job of making this happen. You are the best. smile




And I'd like to take this opportunity to invite everyone come and join us in Busselton (2.5hrs south of Perth) this November for something same same but different:
Perth Fire Group in conjunction with the UWA Juggling Club presents weavesmiley J-camp 05 juggle 18-21 nov 2005.
"A weekend of fun & games (and henna, and hair-braiding, and massage) plus a heap of workshops on poi, staff & many juggling activities." Plenty of fire-twirling as well of course biggrin We'd love to have you join us. hug
All the details are here: http://www.kyelight.net/forum/cgi-bin/YaBB.cgi?board=doof;action=display;num=1123757402;start=0#0
br>Questions? Ask Gnor or me
(but as I don't get to spend nearly as much time on HoP as I would like, you'll probably get a reply quicker if you ask gnor)


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Location: .:*over the rainbow*:.

Total posts: 3492
Posted:Written by:
i think my computer is gonna crash from all the pictures!!




..... ubbidea ...oh so *that's why my computer was making a louder hhhhhuuuuuummmmmmm than usual ubbloco ubblol ubbloco


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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Tyr
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

Tyr

Simplicity Convoluter & Cabbage Friend
Location: In the shadow of the wolf (som...

Total posts: 126
Posted:Ziggy is Joshs!!! smile

Oh well Josh just went up in cool points and Flynt just went down

Lucky Flyntie has HEAPS of cool point to spare!!! *Hugs*.

P.s. Being Ziggys auntie and public liaison officer is a very important task too wink


P.p.s. Anyone in Melbourne wanna spin fire for a charity (raising money for the Cancer Council) - this Sat night at about 7pm? (Outside a Bar in the CBD nothing fancy and no insurance required, just no burning guests). If yes gimmi a call 0421 851 886 or email crystalflame@mail.com Cheers D.


What are you creatures of Fantastica? Dreams, poetic inventions, characters in a neverending story.
Gmork
The Neverending Story

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Sakura_Moon

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

Total posts: 1803
Posted:*wallows in self pity*
I wish i'd come.


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I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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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:at least be consoled to know that yours is the 1000th reply!
woot for numerology!!!

down with underwear.


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Dexta
PLATINUM Member since May 2005

Dexta

burner
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 90
Posted:It's so great to be looking at all the fantastic photos and reliving the whole thing biggrin Thanks heaps to everyone that took the time to take photos and put them up hug as I was very much on the photographic slack end.

I only wish there had been more time to get to know more people grouphug

I put forward the motion that Common Ground 2006 be a week long event. Who's with me on this one? bounce


Google "Fyregear" for great fire equipment.

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crazy fairy girl


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:Hey everyone!!!

Thanks for an amazing crazy weekend! I have never met so many beautiful people before and I will never forget it.

Please put me down for one of those T-shirts, I would love to be able to say ten years from now that I was at the first Common Ground.

Put me down for next year!!!


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Katinca


Katinca

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

Total posts: 693
Posted:Hooray for everything!!



Well that was most fun. And you know what I can't believe it! We just finished packing up the final things and taking the PA back yesterday and it was a beautiful day. Then last night, we had a lightening storm and today it has been raining all day. Apparently it's going to rain for the rest of the week and early next week. So we were SOOOOOOOOOOO lucky with the weather.



But that means it was mean to be as lush weekend as it was. I had an awesome time. Wish I had a chance to spin a bit more, but was just a tad too busy to do that, and very tired. It seemed like every time I picked up my poi/staff I was too tired to do stuff. But you get that.



Thank you to all who made it special and for helping out when things needed to be done. It wouldn't have been possible or as amazing as it was without every single one of you helping and contributing your beautiful spirits and energies into the weekend.



Special thanks to Kristy, Flynty and Elke, it was lovely to have you girls there. Flynt my sides still hurt. biggrin



And did anyone get the details of that Gypsy dude. I wanted to get his contact details, but he mysteriously vanished before the next morning when I could get them. Must be a Gypsy talent biggrin



Anyway massive grouphug to all, and looking forward to it next year, we might even do a summer CG here on a nice beach... wink see what happens.



OH yeah and everyone who decides to miss Adelaide because is not worth travelling to. I bet your kicking yourselves now eh? ubbloco



Hopefully will be seeing a few more Hoppers passing through here. We have a WICKED fire scene and our under the bridge Friday fire nights are mouchoius fun.



Ok gonna shudup now, been ranting for way too long.





* Back to Lurking *



~*~ Folds hand behind her back and skips away while whistling merrily ~*~


Love and Light

~*~ Katinca ~*~

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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:oh and if anyone can help us out with video footage of CG, both the show and other stuff that would be well wicked cuz we are going to be applying for grants for the next one, and it would be great to have some vid for our applications.

thanks!

Josh


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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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

Total posts: 3776
Posted:dexta! did you give me a ride to the airport on monday morning??? confused have a feeling it was you...but i have a shocking memory for names (especially when there's real names & hop names to learn! ubbloco )

ahem! well, if it was you that gave me a ride...i hope i didn't annoy you guys too much with the "wow! look at that! i have to come back!! woohh!! wine centre!!" & so on & so on... tongue thankyou so much for giving me a ride to the airport!! i lost you guys pretty much straight away (not a bad effort, given the size of adelaide's airport!! ubblol ) so i didn't get a chance to thank you for the lift!! hug

if it wasn't you...then...whoever it was, please own up cos you rock!! biggrin


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Written by: Pyrolific

oh and if anyone can help us out with video footage of CG, both the show and other stuff that would be well wicked cuz we are going to be applying for grants for the next one, and it would be great to have some vid for our applications.

thanks!

Josh



we have video of the whole show...we can send it down to you.. or maybe can you teach us the spangly way of sending it through the net? 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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Location: .:*over the rainbow*:.

Total posts: 3492
Posted:oohhh oohhhh bounce

.:*grabs a box of popcorn and sits in front of Valura's video*:. biggrin


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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Posted:and hey Kate, you gorgeous girl! hug ubblove hug ...thank YOU so much for all your energy sweet one!

I really enjoyed playing with you... would love to hangout more... your a beautifully strong and grounded person!*:. hug ubblove hug


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Tyr
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

Tyr

Simplicity Convoluter & Cabbage Friend
Location: In the shadow of the wolf (som...

Total posts: 126
Posted:I can contribute some video footage too smile Mostly the show but some other bits too.

What are you creatures of Fantastica? Dreams, poetic inventions, characters in a neverending story.
Gmork
The Neverending Story

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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:I've got premiere and an a biblical amount of hosting, would love for the chance to put the footage together so the rest of earthstralia can share what we all had.

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Posted:Sounds great bender! biggrin



.:*gets more popcorn ready for everyone and sits on comfy beanbag infront of video screen*:.



biggrin ubblove grouphug ubblove biggrin

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Katinca


Katinca

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

Total posts: 693
Posted:*munches on popcorn*

Mmmmm buttered and salted. biggrin


Love and Light

~*~ Katinca ~*~

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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 784
Posted:and iceing sugar?

Do we sleep when we die?

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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted:By popular request, I present
smileThe recipes from the common ground kitchen. smile
It's as close to what I did as I can remember, as most of the recipes are in my head and I tend to cook intuitively and not with a book.

Aloo Gobi Masala
(potato curry)

Spice mix:
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chilli powder (or more or less according to how you like it)
pinch of asafoetida (also known as "hing" - ask at your asian grocer)
Mix spices together with about 1/4 cup water

have everything ready to go before you start to make it easy.

heat 2 Tbsp ghee or oil - see note in a pan/wok/pot
add 4 medium potatoes , peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
add spice mix, stir to coat all the potato. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Add 2 diced tomatoes or 1/2 can of diced tomatoes.
and some water, just enough to simmer in, not too much.
You can now add other hard veges in too if you want, I would definitely go for cauliflower
If you want to add green veges, do this when everything else is basically cooked. (spinach is a good one to add too)

cook some more, until veges are tender but not soggy. Add more water in a little at a time if needed.
add in 2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,
two tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
some curry leaves, torn into pieces or chopped (you can use dried ones, just soak them in hot water for a while first)
2 tablespoons of curd (I left this out)
salt and chopped fresh chillies to taste. Cook about another five minutes, or until you are ready to eat it!

Serve with steamed basmati rice or as a side dish to other curries.
Yummy.

*Ghee is clarified butter, you can buy it or make it. It is just the clear fat part, without the milk solids. To make ghee, heat 250 gms butter in a small saucepan very very slowly so the white bits stay on the bottom and the yellow clear oily bit separates to the top. Once it is melted, slowly and carefully pour off the clear stuff, avoid getting any white bits in it. Keep it in the fridge. Throw away the rest, its useless. Very salty!

Alternatively just use butter, or oil. Oil can give the curry a slightly bitter taste though. Best oil to use if you must use oil is sunflower oil. (thats what we used at CG)

The rest to follow soon - work calls.... frown


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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:!!

Super stuff Jo, THX!! Much appreciated. hug


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Dexta
PLATINUM Member since May 2005

Dexta

burner
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 90
Posted:Hey gita! Yeah, it was me that gave you the lift to the airport smile

No worries about the enthusiastic pointing all the way there. I was quite keen on the wine centre myself! beerchug If only we had the time. We'll put it on the "To Do" list for next year clap

Donno how we lost you at the airport either. I imagine it was something to do with being totally zonked from the past few days.

hug till next we meet hug


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:My site's been updated with all the latest pictures - Head to www.mig.everythingforums.com/cg.htm for about 100 of the best ones i had.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
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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:temporal frames are cool smile

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falloutboy
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

falloutboy

remember
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...

Total posts: 433
Posted:
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Yah, so i've also finally got around to uploading a few photos from CG..(not many but some).



falloutboy's photo bonanza



Additionally.. i'd like to officially state that i had an ABSOLUTE BALL meeting (and in some cases, re-meeting) all you Lovely HoPPers at Common Ground! It was brilliant and exciting and sooo much fun with soo many hugs! Thanks to everyone and anyone who helped in any way (that's everyone) to make it become such a fun & smile filled adventure. Can't wait for the next one! Wooooooo!!! biggrin hug hug


-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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