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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #270 on: February 03, 2014, 10:17:06 am »
Not booked a flight yet either.  I believe there is no direct flight from Adelaide which is a bummer.
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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #271 on: February 03, 2014, 10:52:24 am »
Judy I will have to fly to Melbourne and then on to Hobart. It will be a full day to get there.  :'(
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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #272 on: February 03, 2014, 10:55:37 am »
It's a long way from Perth Cookie.
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« Reply #273 on: February 03, 2014, 11:09:04 am »
Sure is. Being in SA you are sort of in the middle for travel. Not to worry though.
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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #274 on: February 03, 2014, 11:22:55 am »
Same same here .Will take at least 8 hours . I will have to make two stops and change flights. CNS BNE SYD or MLB then HBT.

Things can change with seasons so must wait and see.
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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #275 on: February 03, 2014, 11:24:54 am »
I guess my flights will be similar. It is usually about 4-5 hours to Melbourne. Then I will pick up a flight to Hobart. I can book through for my luggage etc though. Mr ereader and Mr iPad will be coming with me.
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« Reply #276 on: February 03, 2014, 11:26:56 am »
After much consideration, I have decided that I can't make the Forum Fest this year.  I am really disappointed that I will miss out on all the fun and meeting new faces and catching up with the lovely ladies (and lads) I met in Gracetown. Apologies Gert for the late notice, but I was hoping I would be able to make it. :( :( :(

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« Reply #277 on: February 03, 2014, 11:28:37 am »
I guess my flights will be similar. It is usually about 4-5 hours to Melbourne. Then I will pick up a flight to Hobart. I can book through for my luggage etc though. Mr ereader and Mr iPad will be coming with me.

Your game checking your luggage,

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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #278 on: February 03, 2014, 11:30:04 am »
After much consideration, I have decided that I can't make the Forum Fest this year.  I am really disappointed that I will miss out on all the fun and meeting new faces and catching up with the lovely ladies (and lads) I met in Gracetown. Apologies Gert for the late notice, but I was hoping I would be able to make it. :( :( :(

Oh kezza what a shame but we all have to make choices. If circumstances change at all we can still  hope you will make it. There is always next year.

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« Reply #279 on: February 03, 2014, 11:33:06 am »
If it disappears Gert I will have to wear the same clothes every day.  ;D ;D ;D ;D.   Or borrow some.

Kezza, that is sad. Maybe next time.
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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #280 on: February 03, 2014, 02:15:16 pm »
Cookie1 Have you booked anything yet?

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« Reply #281 on: February 04, 2014, 01:12:55 am »
Not yet Tenina. I do plan to book my room soon though. I will leave the flight for a while though.
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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #282 on: February 04, 2014, 12:22:50 pm »
I've started seriously looking into Hobart tonight.  We are looking at spending at least 1 1/2 to 2 weeks there going from Hobart probably along the coast to Launceston.  It will be a family holiday with my 2 year old DD.  Need to work this out so we can book holidays.

I've sent the Grand Chancellor an email tonight to see what impact DD will have on their quotes.  Probably prefer something with a kitchenette though so I've been looking at apartments tonight as well.

For anyone looking to spend more time in and around Hobart we spent a week there last year (based in Hobart) and this is what we got up to with a hire car (we did have a 9 month old so you could do more and we really did nothing at night):
* Day 1 - travel day - left Adelaide 11.30am via Melbourne arrived Hobart 5.45pm (there is a real early flight out of Adelaide that will get you there earlier from Adelaide)
* Day 2 - Salamanca & Tasmanian Museum (we missed the markets as we arrived on Sat)
* Day 3 - Mount Wellington
* Day 4 - Port Arthur
* Day 5 - Hobart City, Frogmore Creek winery (does have a restaurant open only for lunch & lovely bubbles), Pooley winery, Wicked Cheese, Richmond (including old Hobart town)
* Day 6 - Stefano Lubian Winery, Moorilla Winery (at MONA)
* Day 7 - brunch at Jackman & McRoss (yummy), Grandvewe Cheese (nice cafe) & drive to Southport
* Day 8 - travel day - left Hobart 8.55am via Melbourne arrived Adelaide 4.10pm

One thing I learnt at the last winery was that in Tassie they will post a case of wine home with wines from different winery - wish I knew this earlier!

You may be able to tell I like wine & cheese  ;)
 

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Re: Forum Fest 2014 tentative attendee
« Reply #283 on: February 13, 2014, 08:04:40 pm »
Just catching up with this thread.  Kezza,  sorry you are not attending,  but will be another one, I hope. 
I am doing a cooking course at the Agrarian Kitchen on the Monday following the Fest.  They are putting on a special class  and anyone from our group is welcome.  They will then open it to other people who may be interested.  They only take 8 people.  This will be my 3 class with Rodney Dunn.  I have attended cooking classes all around the world and these classes ,  although they seem expensive,  are the beat value.  Any one can check their web site for info.  Or send me a PM for details.
We have not booked our flights yet but are expecting to hire a car and have a bit of a holiday. 

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« Reply #284 on: February 14, 2014, 01:14:56 am »
That sounds like it will be a lovely break for you both Chookie. I am tempted by the cooking class, very tempted. I won't come though as I have to prepare all the reports,for the auditor for the National Rally we are having in September. I will be finalising and closing the bank account in October.
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