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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:bounce2
uh-huh uh-huh! biggrin

Just booked the tickets, my new passport should be with me within a week and when it arrives I can apply for the online visa.
Details are as follows:

Leave London Heathrow 24th September 22:30 - Arrive ADELAIDE on 26th September 11:30
Leave SYDNEY 27th November.

So its two months of seeing you lovely lot ubblove

My plans are as follows:
Go to Australia.
Work way up SE coast staying with as many friends as possible.
Return to England 2 months on.


and thats about it, Ive spent ages thinking of what to do, then realised you would all know anyway. So, like Lightning did in London, im leaving myself in your hands ( umm ) If you reckon something would be good to do or see then tell me and I'll see if I can.

I want to go to lots of spinning meetings.
I want to meet as many of you as possible.
I wish to chase Bender naked through a field of corn. umm
I want to spend some time doing nothing on a beach.

Im going to this Common Ground thing too. Is there a spare tent/ space anywhere for me to squeeze into please? The JonCof International Tent Errecting Service, Mobile Skinning Up Workstation and Hug Distributor should also be fully functional. ubbangel
Can I get some sleeping space on the floor/ sofa/ spare room/ compost heap at your house please? *flutters eylids*

My questions:
Is CG like Play (99% HOPpers only)? or is it more of a public event where the average Joe Human will be walking around? umm
What will the weather generally be like for the duration of my stay?
Is there cake in Australia?
Can John Howard collect me from the airport in a monster truck?

Would it be worth me bringing my laptop to put all my pictures from my phone onto and to change the music collection on my phone? Reckon you this is a silly idea and I should just get a digital camera and a MP3 player instead?

Can I meet Crocodile Dundee? Can I? Can I?
Who is Bruce? confused

I assume I will need a plug convertor for any electronic equipment I bring. Can this be confirmed? This is a code red situation. I dont want to bring my white noise generator with me only to find out I cant plug it in anywhere.

I will probably have more questions at a later date of a serious nature, but I think thats all the major ones I need. Thanks everyone hug2 kiss

Oh, and by the way, I have NO interest in watching the Ashes in November ubblol


bounce Im very excited! bounce


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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:ohh hun i so want you to come!! uhmmmm i shall come back and kiddy-sit for him if you get this weekend off... biggrin cos then i get to visit.. and he gets kid-free time.. though no promises when.. hmmm.. i'll think of another idea..



whoohoo! fluff! you know what i almost posted you some of that stuff ubblol i plan on buying a few jars for CG.. seeing there will be people not yet exposed to it ubblol



adelaide markets are fun smile i love the asian supermarkets.. where i go to buy strange things i dont know what they are like and eat them.. the adelaide spinning crew's recent addiction from there is wasabi coated peas.. but they are a bit odd. the peas too. ubblol


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Jonny you lucky ass! frown I wanan go!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:***Important advice***

If you find yourself sleeping at Arsn & Valura's place, be sure to keep your feet out of reach of the cat!

***that is all***

wink


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I have a dilema.

Should I bring my bigger but warmer sleeping bag,
or
bring my much smaller but much colder sleeping bag?

Im thinking the thicker one as you can always make a hot sleeping bag cooler, but you cant make a cold sleeping bag hotter.

What do I do? confused


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted:chances are, you're not going to need heaps in the way of really really warm.

But it's up to you.


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

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:I'd go for the smaller one.

Despite complaints from the locals, its really not cold over there. I'd guess that its warmer now than when I was there a few months ago.

smile


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 2474
Posted:id bring the warmer one its been really cold here of late, if you bring it you wont need it if you dont you will

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:bring the colder one, if you're cold i'm sure someine will lend you a spare blanket..... or you'll just have to freeze your bum off... i forgot my sleeping bag completely at cg last year and i managed to survive... (and i don't like the cold, ask mig...)

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted:Actually, i think i might have to ask a question:

What temperature, for you, is cold?

According to http://www.bom.gov.au/
the coldest apparent temperature recently is about 3 degrees. At 4:30 am.

At 9:30 pm, the actual temp is 11 degrees. The steadman apparent temperature (which i'm assuming takes stuff like wind chill into account) says 6 degrees.

You're not going to need a -20 rated bag, a +5 would probably do you perfectly. Depends on how warm you want to be, i guess smile


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

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:How much camping are you doing? Whose tent will you be in and how many warm fluffing bodies will there be in there with you.

Take the small one and then you can pack more orange trousers and toys and those huge undies you were going to make for everyone to sign.

Raid Bens place for warm blankeys. Last year I had a whole annex of Ben tent to myself. Sheet luxury I say. I could have been the 4th person in a 4 person tent too. 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

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ezz
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

ezz

moo..
Location: melbourne, australia

Total posts: 1899
Posted:bring the colder one..inland is always colder and I found out that the hard way,,,,*shivers*
or maybe I am just angry for being unorganised......

I;ll just hug you to make this seem like a intelligent post hug


hug me!

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:bring the thinner one.. you brits know what the cold is really like so I reckon it will be pretty warm here for you... and if you get cold...someone at CG will lend you a blanket man... we aint gunna let you freeze your hiney off!



btw...bird speaks the truth. Our cat will gnaw your toes off.



But thats no reason not to come and stay at our house mind! ubblol ubblol


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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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Take care Jonathan.



shining on,



:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:i rode from about 2 thirds up down Mt Wellington today for the first time XD you should come and try it. biggrin



mind you, i MAY have headbutted a tree, but it was mouthing at me and the path gave me a direct route and i was wearing a helmet so it was all s**ts and giggles. smile AND my mate slipped over when we were walking across a creek ubblol my other mate was like "watch out this is normally pretty slip........never mind" ubblol and theres a brewery at the bottom of the hill smile


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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stroo
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stroo

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Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:im so jealous Ucof! just got back and i'd go again tomorrow if i could. you'll have the best time hug

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted::o you were here?

And you never told me?

*cries*


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

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Total posts: 2895
Posted:Muchly jealous.. I'm sure you'll have an awesome time though! smile

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:hehe i remember miss foxy.. i was covering you in a bunch of my extra blankies *slou*

i agree.. you would probably know what -real- cold is like, as much as we complain about it here, it's probably nothing compared to what you're used to ubblol

uhm.. *points at mig* he seems to know what he's talking about
hug


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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Jonny! Brisbane! Now. smile





Please? ubbangel


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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs..., United Ki...

Total posts: 2722
Posted:Me Jealous.

Me Pouting.

Have Fun out there Jonny Boy!
smile hug smile


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Gnor: I wasnt going to make the pants, simply procure a pair from the BBC ubblol They never got back to me about that either frown



Ry: Now is a little soon. I think they woud miss me at work too. And the tickets I have are not for today either shrug But it'll be soon though I promise!



Thanks for all the warm wishes from all the lovely people I know kiss I'll miss you for two months, then come back and make you really jealous when I tell you what a great time i had tongue nana



Operation: Pensive Audio/Visual Attention Attractor (OPAAA) is coming on well.

I currently have on the laptop, entire series of:

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

15 Storeys High

The Mighty Boosh

Time Trumpet

The Day Today

Hyperdrive

all of which I recommend you look at and tell me which you like ubbidea



Passport has been delivered, Visa has been sorted, im awaiting the delivery of the tickets, and I still need to pack.

Other than that, all is going well biggrin



and im bringing the smaller sleeping bag ubblol



See you all sooooon! bounce


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:good decision on the sleeping bag wink you'll be warm enough.

only 13 more sleeps til cg!

and what? 10 sleeps til you get to adelaide?


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:its about 8-9 biggrin

I cant work it out right now, when I get home from work, im having a sleep for 3 hours. Does that count with the sleep I have from 4am-7am, or is it a different sleep? shrug


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:You know you want the entire series of Maid Marian and her Merry Men as well!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:Tasmania?

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:mjk, why don't you just come to common ground and stop pestering the poor boy?

huh? punk?

it's gonna be awesome.


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:*tickles mjk* totally. wink

no worries mate, we have you covered in spare blankies if you get cold *nods*

get all the sleep you can ubblol

hug


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Im with the others Mjk. tongue
Go to CG! Its nearer than Tazmania!

I just had a 4 hour sleep on my last night of work ubblol Im going to miss this place! ubbcrying


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:and those pesky police wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Typically the last night! ubblol
before the last smoke. ubblol


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