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Title: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 02, 2012, 03:44:10 pm
I'm thinking of organising a 2 night TM retreat weekend around Margaret River.
approx August, or I would consider "Christmas in July" theme

If this is something you think you would love to be a part of, let me know
a)  what you would be interested in learning to see being cooked eg. bread, a bbq menu, or other
b)  any other things you would like to do over the weekend, eg. bring in a massuese, go on a winery tour
c)  would you like a special  TM chef eg. Tenina or Nico Moretti?
d) just a  FORUM FRIEND get together where we "bring something to the table" in either a demo or fun situation and meet each other and have a laugh in an informal situation
e) would you like to try something different eg. Hot Mix Pro, Thermochef
d)  do you have any suggestions
e)  have you got a group already that we can just go *pow! - done!* even on a mini weekend idea
f)  your best friends, would you want to share double beds (women are happy to, men seem to say ---- no way (unless they sway)
g)  BUDGET: have not EVEN costed this prospect before posting, let me know what you reckon is fair, what you expect - yeah, just putting it out there. If there is feedback, put it here, or PM me. I have contacts and the more info you give to make my life easier in nutting it out, the more I can do a good fun weekend for all.



Note:  we can have a mixed group, but it has to have a common interest of TM cooking

I've got the know how, you have just got to let me put it all together and there is a lot of fun to be had. If you have ideas for any other things I am happy to hear your requests.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 02, 2012, 08:25:16 pm
A tiny bit  to far for me CP  :)

i would choose, D)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on May 02, 2012, 08:27:47 pm
Sounds like a great idea, CP, and what a wonderful location.  I don't think most people realise how much organising goes into a weekend like this but, if it happens, I am sure you will all have a great time.  Enjoy it (if it goes ahead).  In fact, if it does happen, I think there will be an awful lot of jealous people who will miss out, for obvious reasons or distance, time and costs, over this side of the country!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 02, 2012, 10:39:53 pm
It sounds like a great idea to me.  There is only one direct flight to Perth from Cairns  but if it "T s"  I would consider it. Someone might have to lend me a sweater.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 02, 2012, 11:06:14 pm
Oh this would be so much fun. Would be a great weekend getaway. Would love to come along and meet people. But money would most likely stop me :(
But if something changes I would consider it (DH approved of course) it's only a flight away :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 02, 2012, 11:07:50 pm
Wildly puts hand up to attend  ;D ;D ;D now to put my thinking cap on for ideas  ;) ;)

Sounds like a brilliant idea CP - an awful lot of work for you though  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 02, 2012, 11:31:20 pm
Sounds fun ;D

Cant commit until I know dates as we already have a few things on.
H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 03, 2012, 12:15:46 am
I would love to attend CP. If I can get a reasonably priced flight.
I like option D & E. I don't think it would matter what took place.
It will be a fun weekend to get together and talk thermomix or whatever.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Wonder on May 03, 2012, 12:47:47 am
Great idea CP but too far for me. Good luck with the interest and subsequent planning.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 12:53:31 am
I am happy do anything  Would love a break even if  had to fly VIA Sydney to get the timing right. The Fri night direct flight to Perth does not get in until 2130. Not such a good arrival time.

Would love to visit a winery or ten but so long as I can have a glass of I am no fussed about the where.

More than happy not to  have to "do" but more than happy to watch others.

I snore, sleep naked, which is not a pretty sight,  and have to get up for a pee at least four times a night so am also more than happy to pay for a single room.

Would love to see the Hotmix in  action.  Or not

As you can tell  I am pretty easy to please.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 03, 2012, 01:10:00 am
I am a massage therapist............. in my spare time, when I am not cooking, or running my shop.

But, so far from Perth...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 03, 2012, 01:18:45 am
It sounds like a wonderful idea CP. I would be more than happy to just meet everyone. I'm like Gretchen and snore so I would probably be a single roomer too. Couldn't fully commit until I know when as we're going away to see Judy later in the year.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 01:33:22 am
I wanna see Judy too. I just need someone to look after my dogs. Perth I can do hopefuly as DH is here  but he going to a meeting in Adelaide in November  and I want to go as well so I can MEET JUDY.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 03, 2012, 02:06:56 am
How I would love to go to something like this - if only I could swing it but it's so hard for me to plan so far in advance, we never know how DH is going to be from one day to the next here.  I will be there in spirit though girls and it looks like I might get to meet a couple of you anyway before the year is out. I would be a single roomer too, wouldn't get a wink of sleep if I was in the same room as Gretchen and her snoring  - also to see her naked would just be too much to bare bear  :D :D :D. Certainly would be a lovely experience and CP, I know you could organise a wonderful weekend - good on you for even thinking about it. I hope you can pull it off.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 03, 2012, 02:14:39 am
 yes l would love to come

can help out , were possible , look for accomdation for us , ect  cant  talk now my 3 year old is in to every thing
will post later ideas
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 03, 2012, 08:10:02 am
Well I'm a snorer too, so would probably need a singlr room. Unless another snorer wants to share and we
could do a duet. :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on May 03, 2012, 08:24:47 am
I am SO SO SO HAPPY to read this thread - I thought I was the only woman who snored.  What a relief.  Actually, I'm thinking of going to a Butenko course (I think that's what it is called) which is apparently helpful for this problem.  It doesn't worry me too much, although I do sometimes waken and am aware that I have been snoring, but poor DH isn't getting much rest at nights.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 03, 2012, 08:39:21 am
My DD was a real loud snorer until she had her tonsils and adenoids removed. Now she doesn't make a peep ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on May 03, 2012, 08:41:34 am
I had my tonsils out when I was a kid, not sure about the adenoids.  The snoring just came along hand in hand with menopause ... you know the story .... snore .... flush .... snore .... flush ....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 03, 2012, 11:34:37 am
frank and i sleep in separate rooms  :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 03, 2012, 11:39:19 am
frank and i sleep in separate rooms  :-))

I tell DH that I can't wait to be able to sleep in another room :) so I don't have to put up with his tossing and turning, snoring and farting. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 03, 2012, 11:42:21 am
that sounds like..................................................ME  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: courton on May 03, 2012, 11:43:14 am
What a great idea...the weekend that is (aka snorers anonymous!). Pity Sydney is so far dorm WA. I seriously don't think anyone is going to be disturbed by the snoring after a few drinks and lots of laughter!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 11:56:08 am
When we moved to Cairns from Sydney  we bought a king sized bed . He likes to listen to classical music all night long and he was always fiddling with the head phones.  Of course he would fall asleep, mouth wide open and the headphones would fall on the floor removing them from the socket. Have you  ever been woken by the 1812 overture at 3 am?

Hence he sleeps on the other side of the house and I get the king bed with ensuite which is much needed.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 11:58:47 am
What a great idea...the weekend that is (aka snorers anonymous!). Pity Sydney is so far dorm WA. I seriously don't think anyone is going to be disturbed by the snoring after a few drinks and lots of laughter!

I may have to fly to Sydney from Cairns to get there. No problemo. 

If Tenina could come it would be wonderful for all us Easterners


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 03, 2012, 12:06:56 pm
That sounds like a great idea, but it's a bit too far away for me.
For the record, I never ever ever snore. Well, I never hear myself anyway.....just don't ask my DH
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 03, 2012, 12:21:49 pm
CP you might have to change the subject line to 'why I don't sleep with my husband'  :D :D :D  I know women who would love to have a bed to themselves but their DH's won't hear of separate beds.  I also prefer sleeping alone - DH's legs get the shakes, he tosses and turns all night, he snorts & snores, he takes up so much of the bed that I was finding myself almost falling out and he said I snored and kept him awake.  One night I decided to give him a good night's sleep and moved to the other end of the house.  We both reported that we had had the best sleep in years so that was it - no arguments from either. I can still hear him snorting and snoring but I don't get too many complaints about my snoring these days.  Occasionally I give up my double bed to visitors and try and sleep with him but I just can't so end up sleeping on the lounge. Have you noticed how it is usually the woman who move out.  Oh the things we tell on this forum  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on May 03, 2012, 12:24:51 pm
I wanna come, I wanna come!!
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 12:34:07 pm
CP looks like you have a few goers . Lots of single rooms requested.  Tenina wants to come . Looks like your negotiating skills are needed.

Maybe a winery foodie place with accommodation? I say keep it simple. Just the girls, good food , a glass of and lots of laughter.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 03, 2012, 12:36:57 pm
My DH hates it when I say that I'm going to sleep in a separate bed one day, won't be for a long time yet though until the kids leave home I guess.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 03, 2012, 12:40:25 pm
your day or should i say  your night will come soon dede, and you are right when the kids leave home it a whole new chapter in your life  :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 03, 2012, 12:42:05 pm
CP that's a great idea.  For me it would have to be early July as end of July going to Bali, and when I get back I will not be seeing anyone for 2 weeks as I went to my skin specialist yesterday and I will need to use this cream for my face and neck that will make me look like the elephant man.  I will not be venturing out of the house :-[ ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 03, 2012, 12:44:53 pm
kezza i get excited when i hear the word bali, where are u staying ?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: sue_purrb on May 03, 2012, 12:49:00 pm
I work alternate weekends, but if the planets were to align and it fell on my weekend off, I would love to join in. :)
Sue
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 12:49:59 pm
Kezza we wouldn't mind. 

I think a date should be set so CP can negotiate and those who can  go will be able to make firm plans. For those wo cannot go there is always a next time and maybe we can  make it an annual  Thermofest for Thermomix Lovers  with each state taking a turn.

Just a thought.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 03, 2012, 12:53:50 pm
Uni, I am staying in Seminyak at the Breezes hotel.  Haven't stayed there before, but I believe it is quite nice.  Going for just a week with some friends.

CP, just pick a weekend and those that can go will jump at the chance.  I love going down south and there is just so much we all could do.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 03, 2012, 12:57:54 pm
ok, I will have a look at my calendar tomorrow and see what dates can be worked out. Kezza and sue_purbb what dates in early suit, eg. 1-14th?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 03, 2012, 12:58:50 pm
your day or should i say  your night will come soon dede, and you are right when the kids leave home it a whole new chapter in your life  :-*
And one that will come around quick enough too :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 01:09:21 pm
ok, I will have a look at my calendar tomorrow and see what dates can be worked out. Kezza and sue_purbb what dates in early suit, eg. 1-

I think there are school hols in JUly which would not suit some.


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 03, 2012, 01:11:50 pm
actually yes, would that be a problem? - I suppose the first problem would be that the airfares would be more expensive. Over here they start a week later than Eastern States I think, so I will check out tomorrow.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2012, 01:15:13 pm
You first suggestion would be best perhaps. Nothing much is happening in August .

Makes no difference to me but it is a pretty slow month in tourism isn't it?


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 03, 2012, 01:19:37 pm
EXCITEMENT, dh says yes he I can go & he will look after ds,

I think I need my own room too


H :)

Should just say I cant do july school holidays, foster kids here etc, but  Augst free anytime ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 03, 2012, 01:50:46 pm
 cp   l went down to the tourist information center today to see what accommodation
  was around  for a lot of people
  l got some brochures about winery tours
. if you send me a pm with your address l can send them to you .
 l can check out any places that you think we might like to stay to see if they are suitable .
 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: thermo18 on May 03, 2012, 09:59:04 pm
I would really love to come haven't be down south in years, just a date and time and hopefully it's a yes from me  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 04, 2012, 01:54:55 am
thanks nazar, that was very sweet of you. The accommodation is easy as thats what I do for a living (when I'm not on the forum). The hardest part I think will be getting a date to fit in with people, and then everything can be worked in around that. It will be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 04, 2012, 01:59:37 am
CP, i understand you cant please everyone. Dont make this stressful for you. If others can do July thats ok, another time for me.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 04, 2012, 02:22:22 am
CP, i understand you cant please everyone. Dont make this stressful for you. If others can do July thats ok, another time for me.

H :)

I think it is school hols in all states at various times in July  so possibly  not such a food month.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Very Happy Jan on May 04, 2012, 06:22:32 am
I would love to join forum friends for a weekend away. What a great idea CP.  :-* August is best me .
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 04, 2012, 06:55:49 am
CP select the appropriate dates and we will do our very best to be there.

Kezza, is that Effudix? You poor thing doing your face and neck. I only did my forehead. The very worst part is after you stop the cream and the area swells as it rejuvinates. It is wonderful though.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 04, 2012, 07:09:56 am
This is very exciting. I haven't had a girls weekend away in ages and have never been to W.A.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 04, 2012, 10:50:18 am
I don't envy you this task CP.  Just go with the best month regarding numbers and it would definitely be easier for a lot of mums not to have it during school holidays.  Obviously early July 1-14th is better for me, or the last week in August. 

Cookie, yes that's the one.  I have to use it on my face and chest, not neck.  Obviously too many wines last night!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 04, 2012, 10:57:24 am
CP,  set a date and I'll see what I can do.   Have been looking for an excuse to come to WA. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 04, 2012, 11:14:36 am
what about at this stage we say approx date range -  mid to late August? yay/nay?

those who have expressed strong interest (let me know if you want to to be removed from list):

Gretch
faffa
hally
mcmich
cookie
nazar
kezza
suepurbb
Tenina
VHJ
chookie
me

anyone else? remember Eastern Staters that a husband or close relative may have some Frequent Flyer points going begging. I think once I work out the approx total cost, you are gonna get a nice surprise and its probably not going to be as expensive as you would think  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 04, 2012, 11:18:28 am
Yay
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 04, 2012, 11:34:27 am
August is fine for me  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 04, 2012, 11:39:41 am
I'm fairly sure mid to late August is good for me. DH doesn't want to go over the Nullabor until the weather warms up.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 04, 2012, 12:32:03 pm
yah  sounds good to me       [ but l am free most weekends ]
 l don't mind sharing a room or a queen bed if needed l can bring my sleeping bag
 l don't snore

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 04, 2012, 01:03:30 pm
yay yay yay, I can't tell you how exciting its getting, keep those replies coming in  :D (ideas are forming in my head as we speak)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 04, 2012, 08:46:00 pm
hopefully by xmas 2013  the main house will be done in bali and we can all go there, its a bit out of the of the way and quite, no night life, but we can make our own night life, right girls  ;D

payment............... all of the  duty free alcohol remain with me at the end of your stay  ;D

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 04, 2012, 08:53:03 pm
That's a yes for me CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 04, 2012, 09:32:27 pm
All good for me.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 04, 2012, 10:12:32 pm
hopefully by xmas 2013  the main house will be done in bali and we can all go there, its a bit out of the of the way and quite, no night life, but we can make our own night life, right girls  ;D

payment............... all of the  duty free alcohol remain with me at the end of your stay  ;D

Yay that sounds great fundj :)

You guys are going to have so much fun. Would be so good to go. If I get this job then maybe I could come along too.
What would be the cut off time to let you know.  I guess you will need to know numbers by a certain date to accommodate everyone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 04, 2012, 11:59:32 pm
Looking forward to dwn south.

Yes Uni looking forward to Bali too.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 05, 2012, 02:12:11 am
CP where were you thinking in the Margaret River?   We're you thinking of meeting in Perth and all travelling together  or planning to meet at venue in the  River region. Reason I ask is I may need an extra day to fly there. Probably will anyway due to flight times from Cairns.
Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on May 05, 2012, 02:27:21 am
I would love to come along, haven't been down south in years.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 05, 2012, 02:52:48 am
Gretch probably somewhere like Gracetown, as depending on numbers and bedding configuration we will need houses that are close to each other.  Had a really fab house in Busselton in mind that sleeps 17 people (6 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) and has top facilities and absolute beach frontage, however don't think that it will be suitable with all the snorers  :D Have nothing that is close walking distance from it either, so thats why I was thinking Gracetown - which is probably more central for eg. a winery bus tour
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 05, 2012, 03:43:22 am
Even though I have been to Perth several times I have never  explored the Margaret River area so all good to me. I know this is a lot of work for you to organise for us  so I am happy whatever or wherever you choose . 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 05, 2012, 09:05:08 am
Sounds like a fun weekend/get together ... Good on you cp for putting something like this together... Never know might make it one day.. Hope all those going have a fab time 😊😊
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 05, 2012, 10:55:39 am
I'm willing to drive others down to Margaret River or Gracetown. I have a 4 x 4 so if you want to bring heaps of booze back I can fit it in.
It's all so very exciting.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*to CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 05, 2012, 11:03:48 am
Im happy to drive too, though I am back to a normal car now and not my 7 seater  :( :( I really miss it already!!

 
hopefully by xmas 2013  the main house will be done in bali and we can all go there, its a bit out of the of the way and quite, no night life, but we can make our own night life, right girls  ;D

payment............... all of the  duty free alcohol remain with me at the end of your stay  ;D



ummm there will be alcohol leftover  ??? ??? ???  :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 05, 2012, 11:17:43 am
Yeah can I book a seat?  Happy to pay for petrol. 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 05, 2012, 11:19:22 am
Im happy to drive too, though I am back to a normal car now and not my 7 seater  :( :( I really miss it already!!

 
hopefully by xmas 2013  the main house will be done in bali and we can all go there, its a bit out of the of the way and quite, no night life, but we can make our own night life, right girls  ;D

payment............... all of the  duty free alcohol remain with me at the end of your stay  ;D




Uni is  a dreamer eh?
ummm there will be alcohol leftover  ??? ??? ???  :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 05, 2012, 02:24:38 pm
 ;D  dreamer :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 05, 2012, 09:20:39 pm
Wow Faffa a normal car would feel real weird. I love my 7 seater and it feels strange sitting in just a normal car after so many years driving larger vehicles. We started with a Nissan patrol, then a Mazda mpv, now we have a Kia carnival. DH has a land cruiser 8 seater.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 05, 2012, 10:02:13 pm
I'ld like to book a seat too please and of course pay for petrol. Maybe Gert and I could co-ordinate our flight times to meet at Perth airport around the same time. I would be leaving from Sydney as I don't think Williamstown has flights to WA yet.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 05, 2012, 10:28:39 pm
Might be possible mcmich. As soon as we know he dates I will,be looking for the easiest way to get there. There are flights from Newcastle to  Perth on Virgin too if that is easier for you.

Anyway we will sit back and wait for details then  try to fit in as best we can.


If I do go to Sydney maybe we can get the same flight
Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 05, 2012, 10:38:09 pm
Williamstown would be easier - didn't know they had flights. Will leave from where ever fits in best with everybody. I would even stay in Perth overnight if it easier. Are we the only two from the East going over?
You're right will be able to co-ordinate when there is a date.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 05, 2012, 10:38:56 pm
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I wish i was coming  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 05, 2012, 10:41:07 pm
I will have to say NO to this one sorry. Just can't afford 2 flights. Armidale to Sydney then Sydney to Perth. Also have my 3 nights away at conference in July. Even tho it is all free I will need to spend some time in the shop after.
Perhaps us Eastern sides could have a get together?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 05, 2012, 11:41:55 pm
I would love a lift with someone too. Will of course pay my share of petrol.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 12:14:29 am
Yahoo! I  found a warm jacket I lent to a friend  about 8 years ago. I forgot she had it dry cleaned  and gave it back. It was in a closet I never use but DH said he thought I had a jacket and there it was.  About 12 years old  and not very stylish but  WARM And FITS , well sort of.

Now for a pair of shoes as all I own are sandals. 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 06, 2012, 12:40:02 am
Lol Gert , those coming from the western part of Australia will be all rugged up and those coming from the eastern part with be in tshirts and shorts. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 06, 2012, 12:51:37 am
Wow Faffa a normal car would feel real weird. I love my 7 seater and it feels strange sitting in just a normal car after so many years driving larger vehicles. We started with a Nissan patrol, then a Mazda mpv, now we have a Kia carnival. DH has a land cruiser 8 seater.

lol Dede not only is it a normal car it is a littlest car!! (Holden Astra) unfortunately my beloved Chrysler Voyager died after we hit something on the freeway (still fighting the insurance company on that one ...) anyway DS number 2 is about to get his license (a few years late) and has purchased this lovely car and told me I can drive it until he gets his licence in about 7 months - think I might keep him  :D :D

as for lifts, we can certainly work out times etc, even if they are different. I would have to work on Friday and work only about 20 min from the airport so could always be packed and ready to go from work and pick up on my way ... it will all work out as we will make it  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 06, 2012, 01:01:45 am
I am sure I can help with airport pickups. I know how to drive there, I wonder why.......

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 01:07:43 am
CP, after much deliberation and being urged by DH to just put him in a nursing home and go away and enjoy myself, I am going to do my best to get there.  Please add me to your list and as soon as you come up with the dates (I will work around anything you come up with) I will start negotiations here with firstly, relatives and friends then, as a last resort a nursing home.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 06, 2012, 01:10:50 am
YAY, YAY, YAY.  Happy Halex ;D

I get to meet you & some of the others from the other parts of Australia.

Happy Dance

H :)



Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 01:30:35 am
Maybe we could call it Thermofest 2012 or has that been done?

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Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 01:37:35 am
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Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 01:47:04 am
It would be more like Forumfest wouldn't it Gretchen?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 06, 2012, 01:51:07 am
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Wish I could come
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 06, 2012, 01:53:17 am
Judy,  that is great.  What a generous DH.

CP,  late July or August would suit us.  My DH would be coming also.  We would fly to Perth , stay in Perth, (before or /and after) hire a car, need ensuite accommodation, with or separate from group.  Hope this is not too difficult ?  If this is your business then we will employ you to make other arrangements also once dates are set. If this is all too difficult,  please say.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 06, 2012, 02:02:34 am
Fantastic chookies coming with DH too & Michele,

Yay what fun

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 06, 2012, 02:08:54 am
I'm happy to pick people up and transfer them to overnight accomodation and then pick them up and drive them down south. I'm sorry I can't fit you all in here but we only have 2 bedrooms as such as with DD's sitting room and study we've used them all up.
As soon as we know times, flights etc we'll sort things out. It is all so exciting.

Judy that is exciting news and very kind of DH. It will only be a couple of days too.

CP you are indeed a star, this is getting bigger and bigger.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 02:17:29 am
It would be more like Forumfest wouldn't it Gretchen?

Yup Forumfest 2012 . 

Poor CP this is getting bigger than Ben Hur.  How can we help? Possibly some will drop out when the dates are set but it is still difficult.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 06, 2012, 02:39:29 am
Good idea Gert, yes CP do you need help?

Gert glad your coming but please dont bring any mouldy food with you. We have fresh produce down south ;D

H ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on May 06, 2012, 02:41:03 am
I can also help with airport pickups and drop offs to hotels  if needed I'm only 20 minutes away from the airport, would love to travel with others down south, my car is small, but room for one or two.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 03:00:45 am
Would it be easier on everyone if we all  got a bus down from Perth?  Save everyone driving?  Is there a train?

Well I am hoping there will be some mouldy  cheese in the Margaret River region H :-))

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 03:02:09 am
That sounds like a good idea Gretchen, what with luggage and all.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on May 06, 2012, 03:03:48 am
A bus would be a great idea, no one would have to drive. I'm with you Gert must have some moldy cheese.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 03:03:52 am
That sounds like a good idea Gretchen, what with luggage and all.

What luggage?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 06, 2012, 03:08:24 am
Gert, i love blue cheese.

Bus sounds good but dont know anything about buses.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 03:10:11 am
You might not have much luggage Gert but I can't travel without it.  I might need this or that so it all goes with me  ;D If we are told we can't have much luggage I will have to work out how to travel lightly.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 03:14:31 am
Maybe hiring a bus for the weekend would be a good idea then it would not matter where we stayed  and no one would have to worry about driving or logistics. We would need a cute driver of course. Meet In one spot. Drop off in city and proceed to airport.

Just a thought.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 03:17:08 am
You might not have much luggage Gert but I can't travel without it.  I might need this or that so it all goes with me  ;D If we are told we can't have much luggage I will have to work out how to travel lightly.

Now now Judy how much stuff do you need for two days?  A plastic bag would do it. Nobody  cares if you wear the same clothes  every day.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on May 06, 2012, 04:27:18 am
Would love to come depending on dates, there are two of us both thermo fanatics. I do have a bus license if that helps at all.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 06, 2012, 04:57:32 am
ohh ok I know someone who hires buses  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 06, 2012, 05:16:33 am
My DH has a bus license. He is cute to me but probably no one else. I don't drink much so am happy to be a driver, BUT I will not tuck you all in each evening.
No trains to Margaret River , there is probably a bus but I wouldn't reccomend it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 05:23:00 am
So now we have  2 ppl with a bus license. Sounds good. Sounds easy. We will   see what CP thinks. She is probably going nuts by now but she is also probably used to dealing with a group with different wants and needs. 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 06, 2012, 05:54:28 am
Depending on numbers I know that where I can get a bus from you can also hire a 12(?) seater that you can drive on a normal license ...

If need be Cookie DH could keep Chookies DH company  ;) ;) :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 06:14:20 am
DH + DH +bus drivers + happy bus and we are rolling!  Sing sing a song sing it loud sing it strong!

Ok I went to the pub for lunch.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 06, 2012, 06:56:06 am
 ;D just sitting back smiling. This is going to be a ripper weekend.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 07:00:43 am
Will I bring my instrument to play.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 07:12:29 am
Gert, i love blue cheese.

Bus sounds good but dont know anything about buses.

H :)

What about a really smelly red rind cheese?

I don't know anything about busses either but Faffa says you can rent a 12 seater and not know a thing about driving one. You think they  would rent a bus to a 68 year old piss pot  fat wench like me?   If I can drive a Thermomix surely a bus can't be that hard.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 06, 2012, 07:42:57 am
CP will you have any kind of bouncers to control the over excited (possible pissed) Thermomixes.
Might pay to consider that ;D (not pointing any fingers)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 06, 2012, 07:59:53 am
I am also happy to drive if anyone needs a lift.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 06, 2012, 10:35:48 am
 l am just sitting back here laughing and wishing that l lived in perth
(it would be a hoot to all travell in a bus  together from perth )
it takes about 3 hours  from perth to margaret river driving but the bus takes takes about double that time and sometimes you have to swap buses

thats so nice of your husband judy  it will only be for a few days
and you will be so energize when you get home . maybe send lots of yummy snacks  with him  so he will not miss you so much
it would be good to meet you  and the other forum members too

l am soo excited about this weekend  l cant wait
 l might check out target when l am in maragret river next  week and buy myself some new pj just for the weekend
 please let me know cp if there is something l can do to help   
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 10:58:31 am
l am just sitting back here laughing and wishing that l lived in perth
(it would be a hoot to all travell in a bus  together from


 l might check out target when l am in maragret river next  week and buy myself some new pj just for the weekend
 please let me know cp if there is something l can do to help   

Pj S ? Do I need Pj s ? 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 06, 2012, 11:01:22 am
has the date been announced  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 06, 2012, 11:09:36 am
That's ok Uni . . . we certainly appreciate your invitation to all we "eastsiders" to have the East ForumFest at your place!!  We could setup video conferencing between the two groups and all sorts of things . . .!!!  Can you just imagine?? a whole weekend at the foot of the kitchen master (sorry . .mistress!!)  I'll be there with bells on . . . . .  ;D ;D ;D

Seriously, Uni   . . have really appreciated all your comments and input . . !!  Thanks heaps!! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 11:14:58 am
If that's how you travel so lightly Gretchen - no but I'm sure it will be a lot colder down there than up in Cairns so perhaps you should pack a pair.  If you can't buy them up there, give me your size and I'll pick up something down here for you.

Nazar, I know the break will do me the world of good - I've had outings with the carers but I haven't had holiday respite without DH for over 8 years and would you believe Perth was the place I went then.  I went with a girlfriend but we didn't get down to Margaret River (another story there :-))). It will be lovely to meet you all.

CP I am happy to do whatever you plan but like Gretchen, I will probably be more of a looker than a doer as I will benefit more from having the break and not having to organise anything except look after myself. Just being there will be enough for me - I'm sure it will be a fun weekend.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 06, 2012, 11:42:38 am
gert l dont think you want to see me in my saggy baggy pj
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 06, 2012, 11:44:04 am
Judy you are just a sweetheart. Here you are looking for a lovely let down your hair and do nothing weekend away from all cares and woes and you want to make sure that I am warm in Jammie's.  Stop it now. We will all be ok and maybe you can have a little well deserved pampering. 

I can sleep in my clothes if needs be . I am sure nobody cares if my clothes are two days old and wrinkled.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 06, 2012, 12:23:52 pm
Not at all Gert.

To be perfectly honest I think our time away will be spent talking and not very much doing at all. Who want to play TMX when we have all our friends to chat with. Perhaps Tenina would like to be chief cook if we supply the ingredients and do the dishes, she could try lots of things out on us. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 12:52:56 pm
Poor Tenina, she might need a break too though Cookie.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 06, 2012, 12:58:14 pm
Well maybe us perthites can dig some things out of our freezers :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on May 06, 2012, 12:58:31 pm
Will I bring my instrument to play.

Gert

Dear Gert, what is your instrument?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 06, 2012, 01:38:46 pm
This sounds exciting. Not sure how DW would feel about me spending a weekend with all of you lovely ladies.  Just kidding she probably wouldn't care.  I might be in depending on the dates or I might be able to just make a day trip.

I would love to get the chance to meet all of you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bonsai on May 06, 2012, 01:45:15 pm
What a wonderful weekend ! Not sure if work commitments will allow me to join in but even a (long) day trip would be great to meet some of the lovely people on the forum. Judy are you sure you're not planning to pack the Thermomix as well as the PJs ?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 06, 2012, 02:15:05 pm
No way Bonsai - a retreat to me is no cooking.  Perhaps I will be able to travel fairly lightly - I was forgetting DH is not coming. The things I have to pack for him!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 06, 2012, 02:15:38 pm
This weekend sounds like a real hoot. I would love to come, but I really don't think I can swing it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on May 06, 2012, 03:28:19 pm
I am keen it just depends on the cost and the date. I have a 7 seater but with all 7 seats in use there is not a lot of boot space for luggage although if Gert only has a plastic bag with her that leaves more room for the other 6 people lol
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 06, 2012, 09:35:05 pm
Have just caught up. I haven't been on since yesterday morning. It's lovely that so many more of you are coming.
This will be a brillant weekend. My DH would love to come along too. (will see what the date and fares are first) I can't wait to meet you all face to face.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 06, 2012, 09:36:10 pm
Thankyou so much CP for organising all this.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 06, 2012, 09:40:01 pm
This thread is getting better and better. Oh I so wish I could come along to meet everyone. Would be such a great weekend. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 07, 2012, 01:25:55 am
Will I bring my instrument to play.

Gert

Dear Gert, what is your instrument?

What I am most known for Cecilia is playing the fool.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on May 07, 2012, 01:57:44 am
Well, it might as well be April 1st - you certainly pulled me in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 07, 2012, 02:01:00 am
Well, it might as well be April 1st - you certainly pulled me in.

That is not to say I don't play an instrument.. LOL!

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 07, 2012, 02:15:58 am
in bussleton there is a whole heap of church campsites  ( people call it the holy mile ) that cater for big groups of people
l stayed there about 7 years ago at the uniting church   one  i think .
 it not flash had a huge kitchen a big hall area and had lots of rooms with 4 single beds in each room and had a real good homely feel to it
 and you can walk though to the beach, we all had so much fun there that weekend
you might allready know this cp but incase you did not thought you might like to know
l dont mind were we stay but thought this could be a good option as it sounds like lots of people are coming
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on May 07, 2012, 02:52:13 am
That is not to say I don't play an instrument.. LOL!

Gert

Well, a retreat is supposed to be a quiet time of contemplation and reflection, but on a more manic occasion, we could form the Forum Thermomix Orchestra and upload our contemporary composition to YouTube.  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 07, 2012, 03:02:47 am
That is not to say I don't play an instrument.. LOL!

Gert

Well, a retreat is supposed to be a quiet time of contemplation and reflection, but on a more manic occasion, we could form the Forum Thermomix Orchestra and upload our contemporary composition to YouTube.  ;)

Many a fine tune has been played on an old Thermomix. Just  go here to hear  a suburb tune .
http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2010/10345/thermomix-christmas-music-video.html

Gert


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on May 07, 2012, 03:31:04 am
Fine work.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 07, 2012, 04:18:20 am
So that I can work out dates and arrangements, can you please PM the following information (do not post on forum website):

Name:
Email:
Home/Work Phone:
Mobile:
Address:
Postcode:

Preferred Weekend (choose two preferences):
a) 17th Aug
b) 23rd Aug
c) 30 Aug

I am a definite: yes / no


No. of Adults:

Bedding preference
Double  :
Single (share room) :

Any Disabilities:

Transport Arrangements: TBA later

Eastern Staters:
what date would you plan to arrive in Perth?
do you require accommodation?

Notes/Suggestions for thought (delete and/or add): I think a must would be to do a winery tour on a bus as we would see about 3-4 vineyards and have lunch, choc factory, cheese factory etc

eg. While I am there I would really like to see...
I would really like to do...
I think having a themed dinner would be....
Getting a Masseuse to come in and do neck/shoulder massages would be great

Complete this sentence: This weekend means that I...



Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 07, 2012, 05:04:21 am
CP I am unable to attend sorry. Have fun
DG xxxx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 07, 2012, 07:14:14 am
Thanks CP, glad you have got to this stage.  :-*  Just realised the 31st is Fathers' Day weekend if that affects anyone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 07, 2012, 08:28:05 am
darn here I was thinking that if we left it to later we might have had a better chance of it being warmer lol.

That has probably made it easier in the fact that it is now down to 2 weekends  :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 07, 2012, 08:45:28 am
Fathers Day would probably be a bit hard for me too. If it suits the majority though I will try and fit in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 07, 2012, 09:00:00 am
I hope you are all getting your questionaire done and back to CP - mine's gone to her. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 07, 2012, 09:20:28 am
Yep done mine as well. Don't think DH would be excited for me to be going if it was Fathers day weekend lol and in fairness I would be VERY peeved if he went away on Mothers day weekend  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 07, 2012, 09:36:39 am
I'm just about tok send cp all my info, all the way from Crown Towers in Melbourne. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 07, 2012, 09:37:19 am
Have sent mine off too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 07, 2012, 09:44:23 am
I'm just about tok send cp all my info, all the way from Crown Towers in Melbourne. 

You cheeky girl. Enjoy!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 07, 2012, 09:50:07 am
Thanks Gretchen I am. Sitting in the room ,on the iPad ,looking out at the Yarra and the lights of Melbourne. iPads are wonderful things.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 07, 2012, 09:55:16 am
Yes they certainly are. Don't expect the same accommodation and service  in August.LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 07, 2012, 10:37:22 am
I've always wanted to stay there Cookie, enjoy it for me  ;)
Hope you are having a good time and DD is on top of things.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 07, 2012, 10:39:19 am
Cookie,  if you wave we might see you ;D

Have sent mine off to CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 07, 2012, 10:40:07 am
Cookie, we have stayed at the cown, we loved it.

Love Neil Perrys rockpool, also his tapas bar next door. Plus restaurant no.8

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on May 07, 2012, 10:45:04 am
Enjoy your stay in Melbourne Cookie :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 07, 2012, 11:05:27 am
 my infor is all sent to cp

have a good time cookie


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on May 07, 2012, 01:36:02 pm
Whew! Just speed read all eleven pages!! Wow, this one moved quickly.

I've pm'd you Denise and hope that the end of August suits others. I have a conference in Perth at the beginning of August and will be in Perth for 5 days, so end is better for me.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on May 07, 2012, 03:14:14 pm
Can you put me down as interested. Will have to get respite but DH says plan it,you have time!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 08, 2012, 01:51:32 am
Thanks everyone, I will be printing off all the info and working out bedding configuration over the next couple of days. Just scanning through quickly the weekend of the 24th seems to work with the majority, but I will confirm that also. Then I've got to make a couple of phone calls and I should be able to come up with a $
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 08, 2012, 10:03:53 am
This will be bigger tha any other T????convention anywhere.


Thanks for all the good wishes. DD is hardly coughing now. The medication is wonderful. She starts the conference tomorrow. I'm going to spend the day at Chadstone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 08, 2012, 10:15:32 am
This will be bigger tha any other T????convention anywhere.


Thanks for all the good wishes. DD is hardly coughing now. The medication is wonderful. She starts the conference tomorrow. I'm going to spend the day at Chadstone.

OMG you will go nuts.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 08, 2012, 02:00:33 pm
I have sent my response to CP. I am in depending on the weekend. The current preferred weekend I will be running the City to Surf Marathon.

Dennis

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 08, 2012, 02:16:32 pm
Aww DD it would be great to have you there, but I don't think your preferences are going to work in  :'( It seems to be the weekend of the 24th that suits the majority, and we don't want to upset the fathers by not being there on Farters Day now thats its been brought to our attention. We all need to treat ourselves sometimes, so maybe this will become an annual Pilgramage  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 08, 2012, 03:24:23 pm
We all need to treat ourselves sometimes, so maybe this will become an annual Pilgramage  ;)

HECK YES!!!!!  :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 08, 2012, 09:50:12 pm
An annual get together - how fun.
I can't wait for this year. As soon as the date is confirmed I'll be keeping an eye out for cheap flights.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 09, 2012, 08:41:49 am
There is a seat waiting for me using my points if the 24th is  chosen. Hope it is still there when we find out. Yippee.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 09, 2012, 09:26:39 am
There is a seat waiting for me using my points if the 24th is  chosen. Hope it is still there when we find out. Yippee.

Gert

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 10, 2012, 10:13:31 am
Trudy mentioned she and dh would also be interested in going .. She hasn't had Internet access since being in France so hasn't been in touch with what's happening.. Maybe later today... :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 10, 2012, 01:23:01 pm
Can you put me down as interested. Will have to get respite but DH says plan it,you have time!

would love to  :-* Can you PM me your details (as above) as I am printing off for a hard copy as it is easier to keep track.

Gretch, the weekend of the 24th August is the goer with all but one (Dashingden, sadly  :'( he doesn't know what he is missing out on by being a fitness nut  :D)

I'm going away this weekend to Geraldton for my brothers DD wedding. Have had a few more "yays" today, and will start allocating the beds into closely grouped houses next week. Then I will be able to work out costs. Closing date Tuesday of next week, and everyone will then be put onto a group email for the latest updates and information rather than posting here.

Another thing I was thinking of putting out there in the forum was if any of our members possibly wanted to contribute anything to advertise their business (or DH's) - and it can be anything! possibly little itty bitty piccy frames (made from leftovers)  :D soaps, jams, pens, lollies, caps (eg. promotional material), as well as anyone who would like to make something for gifting as a pressie from them eg KFC Spice Mix (don't worry chookie, just using it as an example  ;D) - think outside the square, its nice to be aware of what we can offer each other, and if you ever need something like vege stock and happen to drive past a sign and see the light on know you can catch your forum friend in her dressing gown and she will welcome you  ;D

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 10, 2012, 01:39:43 pm
Are we going to have a lucky dip CP  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 10, 2012, 01:44:19 pm
well it could be if its only 1 of every item, but to get the best marketing coverage it would be nice to pop into a little gift bag for everyone to take home. Its just a thought at this point, if the idea doesn't take off it doesn't.




Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 10, 2012, 01:46:29 pm
A goodie bag like celebs get at logies etc?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 10, 2012, 01:53:46 pm
How many on the list at the moment CP?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 10, 2012, 02:00:32 pm
A goodie bag like celebs get at logies etc?

Yes  :D a Logie Bag

would you believe 23 - how good is that!!!


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 10, 2012, 02:40:14 pm
That's amazing, you must be very pleased (and very busy) CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 10, 2012, 02:54:04 pm
 and loving it.

I will be allowing a 12pm departure from each house on the Sunday, as I anticipate giving a little lee way for a more relaxed brekky and pack up. Perhaps some people would like to have a lunch or stop over on the way back to Perth and that would be something that could be organised during the course of the weekend perhaps or leading up to
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 10, 2012, 05:40:02 pm
Hi CP, I am here in France with Kim at the moment.  She told me about the WA gettogether and I would love to come.  Will be back in Australia mid June so keep me posted through Judy as she has my emaila address.  Trudy
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 10, 2012, 05:40:27 pm
Hi CP, I am here in France with Kim at the moment.  She told me about the WA gettogether and I would love to come.  Will be back in Australia mid June so keep me posted through Judy as she has my emaila address.  Trudy
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 10, 2012, 09:00:42 pm
CP,  thanks for all the trouble you are taking.   I will bring Gift packs of KFC for everyone.  No trouble as I am making up a big lot for a charity function.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 10, 2012, 09:34:51 pm
Can you put me down as interested. Will have to get respite but DH says plan it,you have time!

Another thing I was thinking of putting out there in the forum was if any of our members possibly wanted to contribute anything to advertise their business (or DH's) - and it can be anything! possibly little itty bitty piccy frames (made from leftovers)  :D soaps, jams, pens, lollies, caps (eg. promotional material), as well as anyone who would like to make something for gifting as a pressie from them eg KFC Spice Mix (don't worry chookie, just using it as an example  ;D) - think outside the square, its nice to be aware of what we can offer each other, and if you ever need something like vege stock and happen to drive past a sign and see the light on know you can catch your forum friend in her dressing gown and she will welcome you  ;D

Are you talking about anyone in particular ? ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 10, 2012, 10:25:27 pm
CP can you give an approximate time time of departure from Perth and how as I have limited flights and may have to come on Thursday .

Thanks for  all your hard work?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 11, 2012, 01:53:03 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ok I did it.  I was able to get a Business Class seat using my points on Qantas all the way from Cairns to Perth. Yahoo. I will be getting up at 0430 flying to Brisbane and from there to Perth arriving at 1200.  About 9 hours of flight time and several glasses of wine later I will get to meet you.  No doubt it will be a very long day but so worth it.

Hopefully a few of us can meet up at the airport or someplace convenient or whatever for whatever transport CP has organised.

Sorry mcmich. I thought I might go to Sydney and meet you there for a flight but this was a wee bit easier and saved me two extra hours flying  plus wait time.

I am so excited. Now to find some warm clothes. Off to the op shop for a throw away sweater.

Gertbycoralsea soon to be gertbyindianocean
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 11, 2012, 01:58:37 am
i am getting so excited and i am not even coming   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 11, 2012, 02:17:52 am
Me too fundj. I will have to try and save up some money to go next year. Also will need a babysitter as DH works weekends.
I wish I was going  :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 11, 2012, 02:34:43 am
Hunter Valley next year? Barossa anyone?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 11, 2012, 02:48:46 am
Hunter Valley and I'm in . . :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 11, 2012, 02:57:11 am
YES YES YES YES  Hunter Valley definately count me in. Only 3 hours from here.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 11, 2012, 03:00:45 am
is there a train station ?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 11, 2012, 03:09:37 am
Uni - I'll drive you . . . !!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 11, 2012, 03:16:48 am
really, where do u live ?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 11, 2012, 03:22:22 am
Get a train to Cessnock, Branxton or Singleton and I can pick you up from there. Or take up Goldfishs offer of a lift.
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate yum  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 11, 2012, 03:46:42 am
Well I can't book flights until I am sure of DH respite booking. Have been on the phone this morning with no joy but one lady who is not in today will be calling me back on Monday and then if that fails, I have to get back to the other one I was talking to. Bye the time I get this done, I will need 2 weeks holiday - talk about stress.  I don't cope very well when I ask for help and it is not there for me as I rarely ask for any. They did guarantee that if I can't find nursing home respite and have friends/relatives staying here with DH, they would be able to send care workers morning and night to help them with the heavy work so at least I have that option to fall back on.  DH was the one to suggest a nursing home to save all the trouble of organizing the other option.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 11, 2012, 03:51:13 am
Oh JD how distressing. You are entitled to a break and they should be very accomodating. I guess it depends on whether beds are available. If you lived closer, I would come and look after DH. As long as he realised a wasn't as good a cook as you  :P and could cope with DS7  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 11, 2012, 04:11:58 am
 :) I hope it all works out for you Judy
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 11, 2012, 04:13:26 am
fingers crossed  for you JD
i am sure he would love to have DS7 around DG
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 11, 2012, 04:24:50 am
Hang in there Judy.  At least you have a fall back position.  We all have our fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mrs KK on May 11, 2012, 04:39:09 am
Hi CP - did you get my message about attending the retreat? Cheers Kylie
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 11, 2012, 05:19:51 am
really, where do u live ?

Just near Dee Why . . . wouldn't be a problem at all :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 11, 2012, 05:31:46 am
 ;D we should catch up in the city soon  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on May 11, 2012, 05:34:26 am
Judy, i do hope it all happens for you. It will be so nice to meet you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 11, 2012, 05:55:19 am
Jet Star have a sale on NOW.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 11, 2012, 06:14:53 am
Oh no JD, you poor love, how frustrating.

You need the break, last resort nursing home with food parcels.

 :-* :-*

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Aussie Brenda on May 11, 2012, 06:22:45 am
Ho Ladies this sounds like so much fun, hopefully we can arrange one in the eastern states  next year and have a get together for those of us who find that WA is just a wee bit too far for a couple of days.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 11, 2012, 06:25:00 am
Brenda, fundj is trying to organise a Sydney Get Together.
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=9925.0 (ftp://http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=9925.0)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Aussie Brenda on May 11, 2012, 06:30:04 am
Thanks DG, I read that after I had posted, it would have to be more than a lunch, as I'm down the bottom of Victoria.  Lets see what happens...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 11, 2012, 07:59:59 am
DG, what a sweetie you are. Thanks for all  your support girls, I will just try and forget about it for the weekend and start again on Monday. I met Katie for coffee this afternoon and came away feeling calmer and more relaxed.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 11, 2012, 08:14:33 am
Do we have a time to be at Perth airport? I was hoping to fly in really early and have a bit of a look around Perth as I haven't been to WA before.
Judy - I understand how much organising goes into respite care. With morning and evening services to your home and family in the middle it might be better than respite.
Absolutely forget about it this weekend and start afresh Monday.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 11, 2012, 08:23:16 am
It may end up being that way Michele but it's a lot of responsibility to put on relatives/friends.  Looking forward to meeting you in the West.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on May 11, 2012, 08:38:45 am
DG, what a sweetie you are. Thanks for all  your support girls, I will just try and forget about it for the weekend and start again on Monday. I met Katie for coffee this afternoon and came away feeling calmer and more relaxed.  :-* :-*

I'm glad the coffee and chat helped Judy.  It's nice to meet up and talk about everything.

Monday's a new day and we are all hoping it can be worked out.  Forget about it until then and enjoy the weekend and mother's day.
I've already offered to provide the food parcels, but taking food to JD's place is probably like taking ice to the eskimo's!

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 11, 2012, 09:16:00 am
Do we have a time to be at Perth airport? I was hoping to fly in really early and have a bit of a look around Perth as I haven't been to WA before.

Certainly not mcmich. You do what ya wanna do. It was just a thought. I think  is every man for himself as I have already had an invite to lunch.  I am sure you could book a city tour  and meet up where ever CP chooses.


Judy will get there don't worry and I positive she will be looked after as well.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 11, 2012, 10:56:00 am
Well I will have a browse round Perth before heading down South. (If I can find my way).
Yep, Judy will be fine - It's Hubby that needs the TLC.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 11, 2012, 11:01:01 am
Well I will have a browse round Perth before heading down South. (If I can find my way).
Yep, Judy will be fine - It's Hubby that needs the TLC.

I am sure PC is working on how we get to Gracetown. No worries'!  Go with the flow. It will all be good.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 11, 2012, 11:59:47 am


Gretch, the weekend of the 24th August is the goer with all but one (Dashingden, sadly  :'( he doesn't know what he is missing out on by being a fitness nut  :D)



He does know what he is missing out on and is very much looking for another race so that I can come to this weekend retreat.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 11, 2012, 12:06:57 pm
Be quick Dashingden, the cut off point is next Tuesday I believe.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 11, 2012, 12:10:41 pm
DashingDen, you better Dash, ha ha ha, LOL

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 11, 2012, 12:12:48 pm
The Brisbane Marathon is in early August.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 11, 2012, 07:48:32 pm


Gretch, the weekend of the 24th August is the goer with all but one (Dashingden, sadly  :'( he doesn't know what he is missing out on by being a fitness nut  :D)



He does know what he is missing out on and is very much looking for another race so that I can come to this weekend retreat.

Dashingden you can race any time but how often do you get to spend a weekend ith this many women lol!!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 11, 2012, 10:54:35 pm
Maybe that's what he is worried Frozzie. (http://img.tapatalk.com/74fa479a-8a96-7b44.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on May 12, 2012, 11:28:37 am
Well I will have a browse round Perth before heading down South. (If I can find my way).
Yep, Judy will be fine - It's Hubby that needs the TLC.
What time do you land?? I am picking Gretch up at around 12 on Friday, and would be happy to get you as well…we can all go for lunch and have a jump start on all that food and fun!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 12, 2012, 11:35:21 am
Wouldnt we want to be heading down south around lunchtime?

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on May 12, 2012, 11:37:09 am
Not sure….is it just Saturday nite? ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 12, 2012, 11:40:18 am
Dont know Tenina, I thought it was 2 nights. Think we will have to wait for CP.

At this stage JD is looking at flying in thursday, staying with my family, then I thought we were heading south friday.

Of course we will go with watever.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 12, 2012, 11:51:05 am
Dont know Tenina, I thought it was 2 nights. Think we will have to wait for CP.

At this stage JD is looking at flying in thursday, staying with my family, then I thought we were heading south friday.

Of course we will go with watever.

H :)

H,  think this is correct.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 12, 2012, 11:52:24 am
This is the first line of CP's original posting girls.

"I'm thinking of organising a 2 night TM retreat weekend around Margaret River.
approx August."

She is away this weekend but will be working on our retreat again next week when I'm sure all the relevant information will be given to us.  I'm sure we all have plenty of questions for her  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 12, 2012, 11:55:13 am
Thanks supertar :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 12, 2012, 12:31:48 pm
Now come on girls. It is two nights starting on Friday.  Some will no doubt be able to go down earlier than later. There will no doubt be a plan. Let us not stress and what ever happens it will be fun.

 If you miss the bus train plane or point it will still be good.

Sunday we can race or cruise back. Lunch  or no lunch.

We are having a retreat. Calm cool and riotous. It's will all come together in good time.

Thank you Tenina. Mcmich if your flight arrives by noon fine. If later I will wait. If it all works out with Tenina's offer then fine. If not we just get another drink.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: shan_k on May 12, 2012, 01:02:31 pm
I would love to come - but I'm only just back from NZ that weekend so I better not. In the mean time I will scrub up on my thermomixing skills so I can come next year without feeling overwhelmed by the talent :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 12, 2012, 01:08:46 pm
go on shan_k u know u want 2  ;D, try and make it you will have a ball

 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 12, 2012, 02:08:45 pm
What about you Uni, why aren't you coming  :'( :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 12, 2012, 02:24:35 pm
would love to be there JD having my lower theeth done around those dates
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 12, 2012, 02:27:48 pm
Good enough excuse Uni, pity though.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 12, 2012, 09:22:50 pm
I'm not reading this topic anymore, I'm jealous :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 12, 2012, 09:31:24 pm
i bet you will  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 12, 2012, 09:34:15 pm
You got me ;D

Ok maybe I will have a little peek from time to time :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 13, 2012, 12:31:01 am
Well I will have a browse round Perth before heading down South. (If I can find my way).
Yep, Judy will be fine - It's Hubby that needs the TLC.
What time do you land?? I am picking Gretch up at around 12 on Friday, and would be happy to get you as well…we can all go for lunch and have a jump start on all that food and fun!
Thankyou for the kind offer Tenina. Cookie has also offered to pick me up too and show me the town. Hally has offered also. (you are all very generous and kind) As Gert says it will all work out.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on May 13, 2012, 03:22:30 pm
Wow! This is really coming together!

So exciting! So many exclamation marks!!  :D

The 24th suits me, so I'll be there with bells on.

I'll bring some little Skinflint goodies. Just need to know how many peeps.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 14, 2012, 01:42:48 am
Yes, coming together here in Adelaide too.  The nursing home rang me back just now and no, they don't book respite in advance anymore so suggested I ring them on the 19th/20th August to see if there was a spot available  ???   OK, back to plan 2 and SIL will be staying here with care workers coming in 3 times a day - this is now being organised for me so my next fun job will be to organise my flights. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 14, 2012, 01:50:51 am
great news JD, you are going to have a ball   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 14, 2012, 01:51:26 am
Yeah Judy, glad it's all coming together.
They don't book respite in advance - so you can't plan anything - ridiculous.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 14, 2012, 01:55:03 am
Judy, give a big thankyou to DH and SIL. It will be lovely to meet you and everyone else in person.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on May 14, 2012, 02:00:55 am
So happy for you that everything is finally working out Judy.  The break will be such fun.  You'll have to make sure you pamper yourself some time as well when you are over in WA - don't let Gretch lead you (too far) astray - and you've got to watch Chookie as well!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 14, 2012, 02:07:09 am
Woohoo Judy what fantastic news. Once you get your flights organised you will be ready for a weekend of pampering.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 14, 2012, 02:23:32 am
Great news for you Judy.
You deserve a weekend of pampering.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 14, 2012, 02:49:42 am
All booked, how easy was that.  The sick feeling in my stomach has now turned to excitement -  a much better feeling.

Thanks for your support girls, you have no idea how much I appreciate it.  I would also like to reveal now that the lovely Michele offered to come over to Adelaide and care for DH herself so that I could have this lovely break. Isn't that wonderful, I always thought you were a real sweetie Michele and I was certainly right. I can't wait to give you a special hug when we meet up in W.A.

Off to pm Hally with my arrival times.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

(http://dl6.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1911/1911616tsggkkmmin.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 02:52:13 am
Yeah Judy, glad it's all coming together.
They don't book respite in advance - so you can't plan anything - ridiculous.


In other words don't bother ringing us . Just what is respite care for? Someone had to die the day before you can get in?  We love your SIL!

Anyone coming from Tassie?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 02:56:23 am
We all thank you for that very generous offer Michele. Very kind indeed.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 14, 2012, 02:56:47 am
Fantastic news JD, this weekend is going to be huuuge.

Its so great we have interstate members, yay happy dance :D

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 03:00:21 am
Fantastic news JD, this weekend is going to be huuuge.

Its so great we have interstate members, yay happy dance :D

H :)

Anyone from NT  coming?  Tasmania?  Hope so . If so declare yourselfs  and we will have. Happy happy happy dance with H

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 14, 2012, 03:11:19 am
Yeah Judy, glad it's all coming together.
They don't book respite in advance - so you can't plan anything - ridiculous.


In other words don't bother ringing us . Just what is respite care for? Someone had to die the day before you can get in?  We love your SIL!

Anyone coming from Tassie?

Gert
So even if you had an emergency - heart attack and was admitted to hospital you have to ring up and hope they have a bed available? And we have one of the better health systems?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 14, 2012, 03:28:56 am
Gretchen, you will have to take photos for me, and post.


Robyn
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 14, 2012, 03:43:30 am
Judy, it would have been a pleasure.
Many years ago when my first husband passed away I didn't want nurse anymore - not qualified for anything else  (don't know how many times MacDonald's knocked me back) and found a job as a carer for people with disabilities and the elderly staying in their homes. It was the one of the best experiences ever.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on May 14, 2012, 03:45:44 am
Yes lots of photos please. We all want to see how much fun you're all having.

YAY Judy. I'm so glad it's working out & you can start getting excited about the weekend away. Good on your SIL

And Michelle - what a lovely gesture, you rock!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 14, 2012, 04:18:17 am
I can imagine how well you would be suited to it too Michele - people like you are desperately needed so I'm glad you didn't give it away.  Those who get you as their carer are indeed very lucky people.  :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 04:50:53 am
Gretchen, you will have to take photos for me, and post.


Robyn

Oh you bet. Hopefully this may be the beginning of  an annual.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Very Happy Jan on May 14, 2012, 08:30:30 am
I'm very excited about this weekend get together. I mentioned it to 3 of my TMX  friends and they jumped at the idea so PM'd CP63 and hopefully we are able to fit on the list. I feel a few cocktails  ;), many laughs and an all round good time coming  :) Roll on August
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 14, 2012, 09:44:42 am
Glad its all coming together for you. Yes, its 2 nights being the Friday and Saturday.

Look who's coming so far:

bedlam
chookie & DH
creampuff
cookie
faffa
gertbysea
halex
JD
kezza
mcmich
megan
meaganjane
mep
mrskk
nazar
suejen
suepurb
tenina
trudy
4 x VHJ’s
+ 1 person

remember cut off date is Wednesday...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 14, 2012, 09:50:21 am
Thanks CP,  what a list of great Forum people.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 14, 2012, 10:00:37 am
MJ,  I'll have to ask you in public as I keep mucking up when I try to contact you in your other 'life'.  Could you please bring some skin products for old dry skin ,  for me to purchase.  Also some gift products for me to purchase as gifts for family and friends.  Sorry to intrude into this topic like this but I don't know how else to contact  MJ.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 10:06:38 am
Indeed it is a great list. But I am really concerned about one attendee who wrote this to me.....

" I have booked a ticket and can't wait. But for political reasons and a quiet life I am not writing on the forum that I am coming"

I find this as sad as it is disturbing that someone here on our wonderful independent forum is so frightened of HO that they cannot say they are coming for fear of some retribution. What is that all about?  No doubt it will all come out on the weekend and then what happens.? Do we all have to be complicit in not taking photos or sharing the fun with everybody else because one of us is in fear of losing her job or status or whatever?  

I hate bullying with a passion. Oh wait I have said that before.  What to do?

Did you know that Octopus have very long tentacles? Oh maybe that was another thread.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 14, 2012, 10:09:08 am
What a great list of people. Would love to meet every single one of you :)

Just had a though
CP your not a mass murdered or anything like that are you?

You know these organized chat room meetings ;D

Oh well at least I know if none of you return I have plenty of information to pass on to the police ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 10:31:50 am
MJ,  I'll have to ask you in public as I keep mucking up when I try to contact you in your other 'life'.  Could you please bring some skin products for old dry skin ,  for me to purchase.  Also some gift products for me to purchase as gifts for family and friends.  Sorry to intrude into this topic like this but I don't know how else to contact  MJ.

Wait a minute. I think my skin is older than yours achookwoman. MJ can you bring a bucket of dry old age skin for me?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on May 14, 2012, 10:33:40 am
VHJ great idea about cocktails.
I do make a few liqueurs - Midori, Blue Curacao, Kahlua, Drambuie, Butterscotch Schnapps, Triple Sec, Sambuca and I am sure I will have more by August.
Bring your own mixers and if anyone has any other preferences, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
I only drink an occasional local red but really enjoy making liqueurs. Do have Rum and Burbon too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Aussie Brenda on May 14, 2012, 10:35:23 am
LOL gee Gert haven't you got enough old aged skin of your own......????? ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 14, 2012, 10:37:56 am
VHJ great idea about cocktails.
I do make a few liqueurs - Midori, Blue Curacao, Kahlua, Drambuie, Butterscotch Schnapps, Triple Sec, Sambuca and I am sure I will have more by August.
Bring your own mixers and if anyone has any other preferences, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
I only drink an occasional local red but really enjoy making liqueurs. Do have Rum and Burbon too.

oh JC
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on May 14, 2012, 10:44:17 am
Actually it was you fundj who got me into this after reading your posts on lemoncello. Decided that I could do it, so bought myself a still.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 10:50:52 am
Actually it was you fundj who got me into this after reading your posts on lemoncello. Decided that I could do it, so bought myself a still.

I have a still as well Sue Jen but gave up making liqueurs as I drank them. Now I just make Rum, Burbon, Vodka and Gin.

Love my still but thinking of selling it. I have an air thingy for distilling  after starting out with the water thingy. Good fun.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 14, 2012, 10:52:03 am
may god bless you my child, will you be coming to the syd weekend get together  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 10:55:14 am
LOL gee Gert haven't you got enough old aged skin of your own......????? ;D ;D ;D ;D

What a hoot. Blame iit on  the iPad . My GD wants to to know how I got  all those cracks in my face?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 10:57:01 am
may god bless you my child, will you be coming to the syd weekend get together  ;D

Was that blessing for moi? Not sure about it. Depends on the date . Want to.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Hough on May 14, 2012, 01:41:11 pm
Hello new to the Forum and very interested in coming to the Retreat
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on May 14, 2012, 01:55:11 pm
Hi, can someone please point me in the right direction for CP's message where she requested everyone's personal details? I can't find it despite trawling through many pages of chit chats. I can't remember what information was needed.

Thanks in advance  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 14, 2012, 01:57:35 pm
It's here somewhere MEP. Will see if I can find it for you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 14, 2012, 01:58:49 pm
So that I can work out dates and arrangements, can you please PM the following information (do not post on forum website):

Name:
Email:
Home/Work Phone:
Mobile:
Address:
Postcode:

Preferred Weekend (choose two preferences):
a) 17th Aug
b) 23rd Aug
c) 30 Aug

I am a definite: yes / no


No. of Adults:

Bedding preference
Double  :
Single (share room) :

Any Disabilities:

Transport Arrangements: TBA later

Eastern Staters:
what date would you plan to arrive in Perth?
do you require accommodation?

Notes/Suggestions for thought (delete and/or add): I think a must would be to do a winery tour on a bus as we would see about 3-4 vineyards and have lunch, choc factory, cheese factory etc

eg. While I am there I would really like to see...
I would really like to do...
I think having a themed dinner would be....
Getting a Masseuse to come in and do neck/shoulder massages would be great

Complete this sentence: This weekend means that I...

Here it is MEP
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 14, 2012, 02:10:31 pm
I just messaged CP to include me in the weekend retreat.  I have switched from the city to surf marathon to the Rottnest marathon.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 14, 2012, 02:12:38 pm
Good onya DD ... not going to tell my DH though as he may want to tag along!! Someone has to be on parenting duty and it is HIM that weekend lol
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on May 14, 2012, 02:18:23 pm
Thanks very much dede. Much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 14, 2012, 02:19:11 pm
Good on you Dashingden, do you think you can keep this huge group of women under control  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 14, 2012, 02:23:30 pm
JD I don't think anyone can keep all of you women in control, nor do I think that I would want them to.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 02:32:16 pm
JD I don't think anyone can keep all of you women in control, nor do I think that I would want them to.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

Just don't get us up for a morning run. ;D

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on May 14, 2012, 04:36:18 pm
JD I don't think anyone can keep all of you women in control, nor do I think that I would want them to.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

Just don't get us up for a morning run. ;D

Gert
I second that!

I'll bring some skin products with me. I'll also be bringing some freebies for the gift bags that CP is putting together.
My 'other life' email is skinflint@skinflint.com.au
My website is www.skinflint.com.au
MM I hope it's okay to put that here.
Let me know if there's any special requests!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 14, 2012, 10:56:30 pm
Wow DashingDen your brave. My DH said he woukd keep on running.

This weekend is getting bigger & bigger :)

H :)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 14, 2012, 11:02:51 pm
i will be praying for you DD, please god keep  DD safe  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 14, 2012, 11:06:24 pm
Hello new to the Forum and very interested in coming to the Retreat
Welcome to the forum Hough. The cut off date is Wednesday. It's going to be a fun weekend away. Send your details to Cream Puff if you think you can make it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 14, 2012, 11:18:11 pm
Hello new to the Forum and very interested in coming to the Retreat
Welcome to the forum Hough. The cut off date is Wednesday. It's going to be a fun weekend away. Send your details to Cream Puff if you think you can make it.

Hi hough. Is it hough as in huff and puff or hough as in hue?  You are  game to join the forum and sign up for a weekend  with us nutters all in one day.  Where do you live and  are you a Thermomix  lover like us?  Looking forward to meeting you.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 01:23:48 am
CP, I think the goodie bags will be a goer - please give us a list of people coming so that we know how many items to bring over.  I have chosen a South Australian icon for my contribution - do we all want to know what is in the bags or do we want some surprises?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 02:42:25 am
CP, I think the goodie bags will be a goer - please give us a list of people coming so that we know how many items to bring over.  I have chosen a South Australian icon for my contribution - do we all want to know what is in the bags or do we want some surprises?

NOOOOOOOOOO! SURPRISE!!!!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 15, 2012, 05:16:07 am
Surprises please.
I will have to put my thinking cap on to come up with an idea to contribute to the goodie bag.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 15, 2012, 05:19:47 am
if i was coming i know what i would add to the  goodie bag  :P
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 05:34:59 am
if i was coming i know what i would add to the  goodie bag  :P

And that would be?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 15, 2012, 05:37:46 am
Frank won't fit in the goodie bag Uni  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 15, 2012, 05:42:10 am
 :-)) :-)) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 15, 2012, 05:42:22 am
yes he would, i some times call a short black
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 15, 2012, 05:58:46 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 06:00:52 am
Surprises please.
I will have to put my thinking cap on to come up with an idea to contribute to the goodie bag.

Ok mcmich. Think small and light. Think individual packaging like a hotel soap but not that or maybe that. Think not too expensive as you will need about 30 of the thing. Think food. Think local grown.  Something like peppercorns. Anybody grow somethng like that? Honey in very small amounts in plastic? If food or plant material you may have to check this website http://www.quarantinedomestic.gov.au/destination-western-australia.html
as they have Quarantine Doggies at the gates from all inbound flights from other states. Most things are fine but best to check as I had to do.

Local crafty thingy? Kitchen tool?  Funny cookie cutter? Mold that will fit in Varoma? Something silicone?

People were asking a while ago for some muslin.  A length of muslin cut with pinking shears  and rolled. No muslin then cheesecloth. Cheesecloth diapers cut smaller. I could use that.

Oh what about a pastry/dough cutter. Small and cheap and light. You know those squarish plastic things to cut dough. Indivdual wrapped confection with Lake Mcquarie on the front? Chuppa Chop? A pen?

I am on a roll but you know the most useful thing you could bring is Paracetmol. Everyone gets a six packof drugs wrapped nicely of course.  Barrocca?

If you are crafty of know of someone who is maybe knitted nosewarmers?  Bed socks from KMart. Cheaper by the dozen.

And for the oldies some Tenas.

Well you can go from there. But you know if I had not already bought my contribution I would be looking for some muslin or cheesecloth. this would be great from making our soft cheeses. Those shops are a mystery to me but I would brave it. Do you have a Spotlight store?

Gelatin sheets would be welcome I am sure. Impossible to find here. Oh but the could be expensive. Cup cake paper thingys. so many cute ones these dasy.

You must have a $2 shop.  

Check out a Bunnings if you have one. Lots of odd small things.

Hairdresser may sell you some samples of shampoo in the squeeze packets.

I gotta stop.

Gert

Pot scrubbers? Safety pins? I can never find one when I need it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 15, 2012, 06:19:31 am
Lip balms, perfume samples, make up samples,
shopping lists for everyone....

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 15, 2012, 07:12:27 am
Well aren't you a little genius Gert.
Here I was thinking that I couldn't promote my business - nursing.
Although we throw away scissors after a single use - I give them away all the time. Being a gynea ward we have incontinence aids for the women pre repairs. Loads of panadol (no access to the good stuff - it's all counted). Suppositories, nasal bolsters, catheter bags.
I could offer to catheterise - saves frequent trips to the bathroom when drinking. (probably inappropriate)

Thanks for the ideas Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 15, 2012, 08:01:20 am
I could offer to catheterise - saves frequent trips to the bathroom when drinking. (probably inappropriate)

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D If that is setting the tone for the weekend then we are in for a mighty fine time  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Very Happy Jan on May 15, 2012, 08:12:12 am

I could offer to catheterise - saves frequent trips to the bathroom when drinking. (probably inappropriate)


just gets better and better  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 09:05:38 am
Too funny , all the years I worked in the operating theatre and I never thought once of hospital gear.

Ok paper booties in case there is athlete's foot in the shower. Swabs in place of Tenas. Disposable  Gowns in place of p j's.  Paper hats to protect  us from the nits on the pillows.  A canister of nitrous oxide for a few laughs. Lots of bottles of distilleD  water and then some bags of saline for the  hangover. Disposable razors for shaving body hair. Iodine for putting on the bleeding bits.. Scrub brushes for cleaning the iodine off. OMG. The list goes on.  You have only got to pare it down and see what you can snaffle.

Lordy Lordy help us if anyone actually NEEDS a nurse. I only deal with the unconscious ones and you can deal with the ambulatory ones.

Better make sure there  are office chairs on wheels to wheel the  unconscious ones to the rooms. Dash can aid those who need someone to lean on.

We are good for,health and safety. Right?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 09:08:51 am
Wait a minute mcmich did you say  nasal bolsters in the gynea  ward. OMG I have  worked with surgeons who did not know their bum from their nose when they were poking about.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 09:17:24 am
Gert, you are having so much fun and you aren't even there yet  :D   Our goodie bags are going to be very interesting by the sounds of it and it's nice to know we have a couple of nurses on hand if per chance we need one or two.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on May 15, 2012, 09:51:17 am
Crio Bru is definitely on board for the goodie bag…FYI!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 10:18:19 am
Sounds like I might need a bigger suitcase to carry all this stuff home  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 15, 2012, 10:20:35 am
Oh my god Michelle, what a great idea ;D (you guys are crazy)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 15, 2012, 11:04:28 am
I love this, and I am not even going........
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 15, 2012, 11:25:08 am
OMG girls you are all going to have so much fun. Perhaps the incontinence pads may be needed for all those who wet themselves laughing.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bonsai on May 15, 2012, 12:34:56 pm
I have chosen a South Australian icon for my contribution

The pie floater?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 01:18:25 pm
 :D :D :D No, not the pie floater or the frog cake Bonsai.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tasty on May 15, 2012, 02:28:40 pm
FruChocs or Haighs chocolates??

Wine from the Barossa??

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 15, 2012, 02:32:02 pm
Coopers Pale Ale?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 15, 2012, 05:43:55 pm
I hope your insured cp lol
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on May 15, 2012, 08:50:19 pm
It's wonderful to see the excitement you all have for the weekend.  SO JEALOUS!!!!

Is someone going to contribute some $s to CP to help her purchase the actual bags that the gooides are going to go into?  I think that would be a lovely and helpful idea.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 10:25:09 pm
I would take all of those items from SA if I was able to carry (and afford) enough for over 20 people  ;D  No more guessing, it's in one of those suggestions ;)
Marina, I am hoping CP lets us know exactly what we owe her for the weekend which will include a contribution towards the goodie bag. I am wondering though what size will be needed as this could be the biggest goodie bag you have ever seen if over 20 people are going to contribute to it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 15, 2012, 10:29:56 pm
A roll of jumbo garbage bags are cheap :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 15, 2012, 10:36:51 pm
 :'( what about me  :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 10:39:57 pm
I am sure that CP wil be including all the costs  of all food and extras  when she finally works it out. If Tenina is going to do a mini cooking class we certainly will cover that cost as well. Plus I will need money for my bucket of ageing skin from Meaganjane.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 10:46:24 pm
Then you'd better bring a suitcase after all Gretchen  ;) 

CP, do you want us to all tell you what we come up with for the goodie bag so that you'll have some idea how big it should be?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 15, 2012, 11:12:43 pm
That's ok Judy I can but my carry on plastic bag inside the goodie bag.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 16, 2012, 01:13:02 am
Just having my brekky here in Gracetown....watching the waves roll in...thinking about the Retreat Weekend...staring out to sea...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 16, 2012, 01:19:38 am
Looks beautiful CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 16, 2012, 01:52:19 am
CP, thanks for the photo.  Can't wait. 

You girls are a real hoot.   After the quiet country life I think I will be over stimulated.  Keep the fun rolling.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 16, 2012, 02:46:38 am
 ... or you just might be glad to get back to it Chookie lol

CP you are a tease!! I can't wait for this weekend to roll around.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 16, 2012, 03:29:20 am
CP that photo looks so peacefull.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 16, 2012, 04:39:48 am
Just having my brekky here in Gracetown....watching the waves roll in...thinking about the Retreat Weekend...staring out to sea...


Gosh you are boring. :D

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 16, 2012, 04:50:38 am
ohh think I have my gift sorted, just need final numbers now  :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 16, 2012, 05:01:59 am
i think  :-)) the last count was 92 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 16, 2012, 05:05:39 am
Uni,  you are a VERY bad girl.
DH has sorted is gift today,, needed a trip to Spotlight.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 16, 2012, 05:11:30 am
 ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 16, 2012, 05:12:03 am
Uni,  you are a VERY bad girl.
DH has sorted is gift today,, needed a trip to Spotlight.

Oh boy is it muslin?  Yeah yeah.

I hate Spotlight. The staff always patronise me because I know nothing about anything in there. It is  a complete mystery what that stuff is for?

If you can't staple it or tape don' t know what to do .

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 16, 2012, 05:47:35 am
Gert,  the secret of success in Spotlight is to walk in and LOOK like you know where you are going. 
Def.  not muslin or cheese cloth,  but DH is pretty hadn't with tape,  and I'm pretty good with staples.   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 16, 2012, 06:10:27 am
i asked my DD if she knew what muslim cloth was and she started to lol and  :-)) and shanking her head at me. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 16, 2012, 06:18:44 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 16, 2012, 08:31:13 am
Gert,  the secret of success in Spotlight is to walk in and LOOK like you know where you are going. 
Def.  not muslin or cheese cloth,  but DH is pretty hadn't with tape,  and I'm pretty good with staples.   ;D

Real men shop in Spotlight!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 16, 2012, 09:15:14 am
OMG I have just read through 6 pages of the retreat and seen nothing else on the forum.

I am picking Michele up at the airport (if she so desires) and anyone else if they would like to pm me. Then on Thursday we will go on a city tour. I'm hoping to leave for Gracetown mid morning Friday if that fits in with CP and anyone else who wishes to come with me.

A goodie bag, that sounds exciting. My DH is good at thi king of these things so will have to get him going.
I am so looking forward to this. Gracetown will wonder about all these people.
 :-* :-* :-* :-*to all those coming and to CP.

I'm exhausted thinking aBOUT IT and think I'll head opver to someones van for drinks.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 16, 2012, 09:32:19 am
Gert,  the secret of success in Spotlight is to walk in and LOOK like you know where you are going. 
Def.  not muslin or cheese cloth,  but DH is pretty hadn't with tape,  and I'm pretty good with staples.   ;D

Real men shop in Spotlight!

Gert

And Real women run.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 16, 2012, 09:37:39 am
Cookie, if you could fit JD & myself in that woukd be great. If not I will wrk something ou to get us there. If you can only fit one, please take JD :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 16, 2012, 10:00:35 am
You guys need me over there with my people mover :). I could fit 6 extra people.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 16, 2012, 10:14:41 am
CP, are you working on a bus to take us all down south or is it going to be up to individuals to take all those not driving themselves?
I'm sure it is only early days as far as planning is concerned but it might help to give us a clue in this regard.  Hally if Cookie can fit me in, how are you getting there?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 16, 2012, 11:00:54 am
I can take you Hally if we end up driving ... I can take comfortably 3 extra, 4 at a squish ... missing my 7 seater still ... probably never to drive it again  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 16, 2012, 11:54:19 am
We intend to hire a car as we will spend 8 days in Perth ,  with the Retreat in the middle.  If a bus is going we will go on it and hire the car after the Retreat.  We will have room for 2,  I would think.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 16, 2012, 12:50:39 pm
We need someone co-ordinating this trip down south - generous offers coming from everywhere  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on May 16, 2012, 01:01:19 pm
The Forum is going to be very quiet when all you girls are away, but I hope those with internet on your phones/ipads can report in now and then, sounds like a blast.  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 16, 2012, 01:09:46 pm
If there is no bus I will happily take Michele, Hally and Judy. Hally is fairly close for pick up and throw oout. ;)
We can stop at the Harvey Cheese place and stock up as well as other places. I'll have to see where else.

It is really going to be fun.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 16, 2012, 01:10:55 pm
Gert,  the secret of success in Spotlight is to walk in and LOOK like you know where you are going. 
Def.  not muslin or cheese cloth,  but DH is pretty hadn't with tape,  and I'm pretty good with staples.   ;D

Real men shop in Spotlight!

Gert

And Real women run.

Get Real dash . You are dealing with REAL WOMEN. We live .  We love . We take  a break and OMG.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 16, 2012, 01:19:37 pm
Hello why not wait until CP had done her thing? Leave the logistics to the experts.

There is plenty of time. I am sure we will all make it to Gracetown.

Let us all relax and go with the flow. Harvey cheese place??


Gert


I have no idea why the iPad wrote harvey cheese place  and now I don't remember what it was I said. Lol!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 16, 2012, 01:32:47 pm
Thanks Cookie, JD & I woud love a lift.

Faffa if Cookies car gets full, I can come with you :)Thnk you

JD,  dont worry about me, i live here so can always work something out. :). Been working on my flying skills since age 7, not got very  far, but now I mght really need them ;D LOL.  Take off is good, but has always  gone down  hill from  there!! mum & Dads coal bunker was a good start :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 16, 2012, 02:03:14 pm
No need to tire yourself out Hally, it's much easier in a car  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 16, 2012, 02:18:56 pm
if needs be we can always follow in a convoy and stop along the way at all the appropriate places  :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on May 16, 2012, 02:33:26 pm
I'm exhausted just catching up on the latest developments (haven't been on the forum for a few days), let alone being at the weekend with all the laughs, drinks and sleepless nights. Looking forward to meeting everyone though. :-)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 16, 2012, 04:14:08 pm
Quote
And Real women run.
I don't do running Dashingdon but a brisk walk could be fun.
I actually put off the stress test I was supposed to have because I didn't think I would cope.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 17, 2012, 01:42:35 am
I wasn't looking forward to mine a few years ago either Michele but I surprised myself by doing 9 minutes on the treadmill.  I only stopped because I was so thirsty and my knees were aching.  The attendant doctor said he had only had one person have a heart attack during such a test - it was comforting to know they had all the equipment right there to revive you if the worst happened.  I hated it though, running is not something I enjoy and I may not opt to do another one if asked.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 17, 2012, 02:20:28 am
My cardiologist is a real looker and I have to see him at work so I don't him seeing me red in the face, all sweaty, huffing and puffing.
How was your day out yesterday Judy?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 17, 2012, 04:28:54 am
Great thanks Michele - the sun was out so it was nice and warm in the bus and the animals were a bit active and not just lying around (some were of course, nothing better to do). 7 hours away yesterday & DH having someone different to talk to did us both good.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 17, 2012, 05:15:21 am
Glad you had a great day Judy. Little breaks can be really helpful..

Robyn
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 17, 2012, 08:04:16 am
At this stage am thinking it may be best to go down and back in car groups. Smaller groups are easier to organise rather than trying to get everyone to the one location to board a bus. Petrol money can then be given to the driver.

Am currently working on allocatiion of beds (harder than place settings at a wedding  :D)

stay tuned
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 17, 2012, 08:09:21 am
Oh, Cp, I hope we haven't given you too much work?
Maybe all the snorers could be in one location away from everyone else.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 17, 2012, 08:28:19 am
Not too far, we don't want to miss out on any of the fun.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 17, 2012, 09:48:24 am
Not too far, we don't want to miss out on any of the fun.

First sort them by the colour of their  eyes. Then by hair colour .

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 17, 2012, 10:06:26 am
Gert, that soundsa bit Nazi.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 17, 2012, 10:12:17 am
 ;D lol
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 17, 2012, 10:57:33 am
Gert, that soundsa bit Nazi.

Ok then .... How about left and right handed people?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 17, 2012, 12:57:11 pm
Ok, ok, ok. You have worn me down. I PM'd CP last night and asked to join in...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 17, 2012, 01:02:08 pm
You must have just got in by the skin of your teeth ES.  3 from Adelaide that I know of, that's great.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 17, 2012, 01:20:38 pm
Can you imagine if we do this next year how many would come? Thermo Lovers Fest 2013.

Good on you EmeraldSue. It is gunna be great.

I love the convoy  idea. We can circle the wagons.

CP we could sort according to height. Weight?

So how many now?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 17, 2012, 01:42:51 pm
Will the hair coloue be natural coloour or otherwise? ;D

I'm left handed   ;) ;)      , is anyone else?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 17, 2012, 02:11:59 pm
How about  under  163 cm. Narural hair colour right handed and more than  say 75  kilos in one house.

Then  over 163 cm but less than 175 cm with dyed hair left handed , less than 65 kilos and brown eyes.

Then more that 175 cm in height, more  than 85 kilos blond hair, Ambidextrous .

Then of those sort out the ones who snore and whatever the criteria they can go into one house.

The early risers most definitely should be in one house. I am guessing that would be those on the land and me but I snore so those who snore, get up early, have natural hair , are right handed with blue eyes and weigh more than 75 kilos can sleep in my house but they must have tattoos.

There you are all sorted

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 17, 2012, 03:24:26 pm
think I will sleep in the car ... sounds easier  :-)) :-)) :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on May 17, 2012, 03:39:27 pm
Now where did I pack that tent.................................?????????????????
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 17, 2012, 09:29:19 pm
OMG Gert, you are so so organized. :D
You need a cattle race so you can send everyone in the right direction as they arrive :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 17, 2012, 11:42:49 pm
Does anyone know the numbers now? ( for the goodie bags) I'm very excited.
Never been to WA before and Cookie very kindly offered to show me around Perth.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 17, 2012, 11:50:23 pm
We could bring swags and sleep under the  stars on the beach. Ano one will hear snoring for the roar of the surf. But Judy says it rains a lot at that time of the year is I am sleeping with faffa In her car.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 17, 2012, 11:59:28 pm
We could bring swags and sleep under the  stars on the beach. Ano one will hear snoring for the roar of the surf. But Judy says it rains a lot at that time of the year is I am sleeping with faffa In her car.

Gert
Well if we are going to sleep in the car your idea of circling the wagons is a good one.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 18, 2012, 01:37:08 am
At this stage am thinking it may be best to go down and back in car groups. Smaller groups are easier to organise rather than trying to get everyone to the one location to board a bus. Petrol money can then be given to the driver.

Am currently working on allocatiion of beds (harder than place settings at a wedding  :D)

stay tuned

CP if it makes things easier I will sleep with anyone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 18, 2012, 01:39:21 am
 ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 18, 2012, 02:08:06 am
DD lol  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 02:11:05 am
You will have quite a few to choose from DD, what a great offer  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 02:13:20 am
Very generous indeed. :) ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 02:16:29 am
DD you will be having your own little marathon by the sounds of it  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 02:46:18 am
Apart from dash, who  we will all recognize because he will be the only one in running shorts in the middle of winter, why not all make some sort of ID for ourselves for the first night get together. Not name tags as suck but something with our forum names  and/or real names . Those who Wish   to remain incognito can just wear  a bag on their head. 8)

I am thinking along the lines of maybe drawing or photographing your avatar or whatever . Maybe a badge style, head band, button , necklace , wrist band, hat, or even tattoo. Ok most of us would not be caught dead in a group wearing a name but just for the first night so we can get to know who we are. Well I know who I am but not you. It could even be something you identify with such as achookwoman may be a chicken or cookie a cookie or JD as the dawn rising.  Could be very small or very large.

Only problem may be H who does not know who she is  :o

What do you think?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 03:00:00 am
LOL  ;D
What about an icebreaker game?
Guess who is who and if you get it wrong, you have to skull a glass of wine or take a piece of clothing off  ;D

As a training consultant I often play ice breakers. They are quite fun. Get people interacting. Perhaps not the one mentioned, but there are heaps to choose from.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 03:19:47 am
I don't need a fail at games  to scull a glass of wine.

How about if we get it wrong we can take a piece  of clothing off Dash?

In my case  people would be throwing their clothes at me  for me to put ON!

We need some sensible people to stay sober and cook our DINNER!

There  is no doubt we will need an ICE BREAKER  because it will be sooooo cold.

Those who can leave Perth early can get the dinner organised and those who arrive later finish it off while the others have a drinks break. That might work.

Or we could have a Progressive dinner trooping around the neighbourhood in the dark knocking on doors seeing who has what to eat.

Or we could have each house prepare a course so long as I am in the last course house so  no one will have to carry me home.

Have we sorted the vegans from the vegetarians, from the raw food people from the Crohns/Celiacs from the allergies yet?  That would be another way to  allocate beds.

Then we can sort us drinkers from the abstainers but I bet that would be a very full house on one side.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 18, 2012, 03:47:00 am
Gretchen this is so funny..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 03:50:47 am
Gert you crack me up. I think the girls (and Dash) are glad I am not going, cause you and I would get into too much mischief.
 ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 18, 2012, 03:53:24 am
Dash is going to be so busy......... ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 18, 2012, 03:55:06 am
Dash may be starting to get scared right now :D
He is very game to be stuck in the middle of all those woman. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 04:26:46 am
Dash may be starting to get scared right now :D
He is very game to be stuck in the middle of all those woman. ;)

Ah ha now we know dash is in the MIDDLE house. Quick must PM CP.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 04:27:40 am
Gert you crack me up. I think the girls (and Dash) are glad I am not going, cause you and I would get into too much mischief.
 ;D

DG maybe next year.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 18, 2012, 04:46:34 am

CP if it makes things easier I will sleep with anyone.

 :o thanks DD just noting that down  :D (note to self: needs to be chained to the bed and locked in room)
 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Aussie Brenda on May 18, 2012, 05:16:11 am
Conjuring up lots of different thoughts here, maybe just as will I'm not going,  Only kidding what a hoot, if its a annual thing must put it on my list for next year....Lets see how they all survive.....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 05:16:29 am
You kinky girl CP.... chaining to the bed..... you  might need to pack the whip too  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 18, 2012, 05:40:34 am
My Husband is just laughing at this.

Any more males out there, that want to help Dash with the ladies. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 05:42:58 am
Poor DD, he is the butt of all our jokes but it will be wonderful having him along to hear his opinions on things & see things from a male perspective.  So, am I right in thinking there are only the 2 guys coming now - Chookies DH and DD?

Gert, I'm all in favour of name tags - I'm shocking with names.  Probably would know quite a few from their avatar or having met them but lots of people going that I have not seen a photo of yet.  CP, did you having something like this in mind?  Can't wait to hear about how you are going to keep us busy that weekend or are you going to keep it all under wraps?

Do you think we can talk about this trip for the next 3 months or will we run out of things to say by then  :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on May 18, 2012, 05:58:36 am
Gert, you are seriously hilarious.  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 18, 2012, 06:09:35 am
Judy, we will keep on talking for you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 18, 2012, 06:21:57 am
DD you may wish to retract that  statement when you see us all. ;)

Gert, I'm under 163cm, right handed and..................what the heck, I'll sleep in my car too.

I do love the idea of me making cookies to fit my name. I'll try to remember to do so.
I'm trying to log on each day and read the posts on this section as they are increasing by the day.

Has anyone thought to invite MM? We could put him on the cupboard and praise him for starting the forum. Shall I send him an invitation?  MM would you like to come?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 06:33:57 am
After reading this thread MM is probably hiding.....  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 07:09:48 am
After reading this thread MM is probably hiding.....  :D

Now wouldn't that be a wonderful thing?  Nice as he is I reckon he would be way to scared but who nose he could come incognito. Maybe it is DASH?

Dash are you our secretive MM.?

Gert
DD you may wish to retract that  statement when you see us all. ;)

Gert, I'm under 163cm, right handed and..................what the heck, I'll sleep in my car too.

I do love the idea of me making cookies to fit my name. I'll try to remember to do so.
I'm trying to log on each day and read the posts on this section as they are increasing by the day.

Has anyone thought to invite MM? We could put him on the cupboard and praise him for starting the forum. Shall I send him an invitation?  MM would you like to come?


Ok that is now 3 for sleeping in cars.

No I meant you can make a cookie name tag. But it can be a real cookie. Why not. Let me see.  Girt by sea  ummmmmm.


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on May 18, 2012, 07:19:38 am
Maybe you can balance a bowl of sea water on your head, Gert, then when it topples over you will be "girt by sea" as the anthem says!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 18, 2012, 07:20:11 am
We will recognise you Gert. You will be the one sorting us by height and drinking preferences.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 18, 2012, 07:37:25 am
Woohoo! Just got ten bucks knocked off the price per person for a half day tour. Poor bloke just about had a coronary with the amount of people, and so he is going to have to hire a special bus. Said he's got to make sure the vineyards will allow that size cos it means they may have to hire more staff. I think the newsagent sells big stickers that we can write our names on.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 18, 2012, 07:40:45 am
Yah. Well done CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 07:41:02 am
CP, are you going to get everything and just add it to our bill.  When do you want the money?  When can we start asking questions  :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 18, 2012, 07:48:15 am
Well done CP. ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 18, 2012, 07:49:55 am
CP sounds like your doing a terrific job :)
Your a gem. At least next year will be a little easier once you have got this one organized.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 18, 2012, 08:23:03 am
I've got to work out the accommodation side cos the houses are grouped together but have different tariffs, then work out linen (cos its easier to include linen rather than bring it), and then I will add the half day tour on and advise the cost. The houses are set aside so no one else can book them.

This is what I reckon is a rough idea of itinery:

FRIDAY
9:00am leave Perth
12:00pm arrive at vineyard in Yallingup for lunch eg. Knee Deep (pay separately)
2:00ish visit Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory, Gabriel Chocolate (on way to Gracetown, then drop stuff off at house, unpack & unwind, chat)
7:00ish bbq at one house

SATURDAY:
Free time to chat, relax or go into Margaret River or sight see
11:30 (maybe lunch at Olio Bello? Its 5 mins from Gracetown, depends what people want to do)
1:00pm Get picked up from home for Half Day winery tour (will be pre-paid) visiting  eg. Pierro's Vineyard, Moss Bros, Bettenays (they also make French Nougat), Choc Factory, & Providore. Dropped back home.
7:00ish bbq at one house / or Pizza Night

SUNDAY:
...maybe Miller's Icecreamery? Does anyone have any suggestions? Late departure time allowed approx 12pm from house so there is a bit of time to get back together for a last chat & goodbyes.


Feedback?

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 08:29:16 am
Sounds good to me, you have been busy CP.  I'm easy and will go along with anything you come up with.
I take it all the interstaters will be arriving on the Thursday, that's great.
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 08:35:00 am
Ok All good. Anyone leaving from Perth after 12pm on Friday  as that is when my plane arrives. Tenina was picking mcmch and me up but all flexiable.

I can re book and arrive on Thurs no problemo. .

Any ideas?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 08:40:22 am
Maybe you can balance a bowl of sea water on your head, Gert, then when it topples over you will be "girt by sea" as the anthem says!

Now that is a good idea!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weeken
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 08:45:43 am
Sounds good to me, you have been busy CP.  I'm easy and will go along with anything you come up with.
I take it all the interstaters will be arriving on the Thursday, that's great.
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Everyone but me. BWAAAAAAA!  Anyway I will look at changing it and stay in Pert Thurs night if I can. No worries.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tasty on May 18, 2012, 08:47:58 am
Wow, sounds like you have been busy CP and have put a lot of thought into this. Providore is fantastic and I recommend the duck if they still have it on the menu and the passionfruit curd (but that was before I had a tmx and now I can probably make my own).
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 18, 2012, 08:54:01 am
Sounds good CP. Gert, I was undecided about whether or not to arrive on Friday, i did want to come early and look around Perth but
I have commitments in Sydney on Thursday was going to stay in Sydney Thurs night and fly in at 0920hrs on Firday.
I can easily get a late flight Thursday and stay where Chookie and DH are staying. Cookie has also offered a lift. Whatever is easy for the majority. I will fit in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 09:11:26 am
Sounds good CP. Gert, I was undecided about whether or not to arrive on Friday, i did want to come early and look around Perth but
I have commitments in Sydney on Thursday was going to stay in Sydney Thurs night and fly in at 0920hrs on Firday.
I can easily get a late flight Thursday and stay where Chookie and DH are staying. Cookie has also offered a lift. Whatever is easy for the majority. I will fit in.

Mcmich I was able to change my  booking so will be arriving on Thursday at noon. Where are Chookie and DH staying? In any case I will now be in Perth on Thurs arvo so whatever. 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 18, 2012, 09:27:48 am
Miss Maud's Swedish Motel.
I'm going to fly in Thursday too and stay Miss Maud"s
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 09:56:35 am
All good mcmich I is booked in to Miss Mauds  as well . Too easy.

Amazing what you can do on the iPad. Changed flights booked hotel . Wunnerful.

The brekkie at Miss Maud's is amazing.

Let me know what time you are arriving. If it is anywhere around noonish we can share a cab .

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 18, 2012, 10:15:13 am
Wow CP you have been busy. Well done

Gert, i ' ll just wear a name tag with an alphabetical letter on, easy :D

Poor Den, doe he realise what he is up for? ??? 8)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 18, 2012, 10:24:41 am
At least he will have Chookies DH to balance out all girliness.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 18, 2012, 10:27:32 am
CP you have done an amazing job and the itinerary sounds wonderful. :-*

Gert I was thinking of baking a cookie very hard and trying to wear that. :P :P I think I will also bake a few for eating. If we can fit them in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 10:44:16 am
Perfect CP good job. I love the BBQ idea  . I am sure DH and Dash are up  for it. Men's work is a BBQ

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 10:46:57 am
Gert, you have been very busy whilst I was out today.  All these plans being made, changed and hopefully now everything falls in place for the trip down south.  Is CP co-ordinating that too for those not driving themselves. Guess I'm lucky in that I have people over there looking after me - thanks to those lovely people I haven't had any stress at all.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 10:57:45 am
Gert, DH calls the BBQ a "Uterus Free Zone" LOL
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 18, 2012, 11:41:11 am
If were having lunch out, dont think i could fit in a bbq dinner, might just grab cheese & crackers, dip & veggie sticks

I am sure we can work out who wants bbq or nibbles nearer the time :)

H :)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 11:59:20 am
No worries H . I am sure there will be others who want to do their own thing. No pressure to eat or drink.  All about meeting and greeting.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 18, 2012, 12:41:55 pm
Wow, I've missed a lot of chat today. Will I be sleeping in a car too as I don't have tatoos or blue eyes and I'm right handed?
I haven't booked my flights yet, but looks like I should aim for Thursday too. This is so exciting
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 18, 2012, 12:52:20 pm
Actually, I was just thinking we could maybe fit in a little session of some sort eg. yoghurt making or something on Saturday, or whip up some morning tea on Sunday... (I could make some cream puffs  :P, some one else could make pikelets/scones, etc etc). Maybe Saturday might be good for Pizza night where we can whip up some dough and top with our favourite toppings? We have to plan to have something to eat, otherwise when the time comes around someone will say "so, whats for dinner?" so at least with pizza you can have one slice if you don't feel like eating much or keep going til youre full. Sometimes that country air just makes you hungry as well
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 01:08:06 pm
How many TMX's are making the trip CP and will you be taking the food with you or buying it down there?  Some shopping list that will be for how many people? 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 01:23:16 pm
Is there a grocery store or can we shop on the way?  We can't have you doing all the work. We do not want to have  too much or too little. But we must have some sort of order or we will duplicate too much for each house.  I am supposing that there will be nothing in the houses but one roll,of toilet paper, no salt  and no coffee. LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 01:32:37 pm
Wow, sounds like you have been busy CP and have put a lot of thought into this. Providore is fantastic and I recommend the duck if they still have it on the menu and the passionfruit curd (but that was before I had a tmx and now I can probably make my own).

Oh boy. I love duck.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 18, 2012, 02:11:56 pm
Oh boy. I love duck.

Yeah me too, my fave of all time is Sitting

I've got 2 x TM's I could take down. At this stage of the game I don't know whether I will be in Perth or Gracetown. I live in Perth but I could go down a day earlier to buy food. I'm wanting to concentrate on getting a basic accom & tour costing first so that everything else will fall in after that. I want to make sure everyone has a ride down, as that will determine whether I am down there or up here. I would say Nazar would be coming by herself in her car, suejen's mob, and the VHJ's.

Is anyone able to put their hand up to organise the car pool?  (PM me)

EVERYBODY: Send me a PM and copy & paste the relevant info ONLY:
I can provide transport / I need transport / I don't need transport
I am based in *SUBURB* / 1 person / 2 person
(It would be fair to assume that someone providing transport would have people coming to them  eg taxi/family member dropping off etc unless it was on the way)

Gretch, we won't be eating duck at The Providore as we will be dropping in like tourists do unless you can catch it in the chook yard. Here's their website (http://www.providore.com.au/home)

I'm trying to be mindful of not organising too much for those who want to chill a little, and not organise too little for those who don't want to run out of conversation and be bored.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 18, 2012, 02:20:15 pm
OMG OMG, on Saturday the theme is...."Bazaar Dressup". That means you have to get your clothes from the secondhand shop and dress up bazaar. Thats it, no argument - the weirder the better. (Ok for you Gretch that might mean wearing a jumper)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 02:38:37 pm
How very rude CP i buy all my clothes  at the Sallies and I don' t think they are Bazaar. Maybe I will buy something new and that would be bizarre to me.  :o :o

I already bought  a lovely cotton jumper at St. Vinnies. Only cost $2.50

I m so confused.

Gert

And PS. What you mean no duck? You never heard of a beer ass duck on the BBQ. Of course I can shoot a duck. The duck season isn't closed is it? Chookie can you bring your AK 47? I can't bring mine on board.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bonsai on May 18, 2012, 02:48:30 pm
Gert you are soo funny. Really wish I could get time away from work to go with you all. Is there any way that 'day trippers' can drop in and say hello?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 02:50:14 pm
Do you mean we have to get them before we leave home or at a place there in Gracetown CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 18, 2012, 03:19:07 pm
Do you mean we have to get them before we leave home or at a place there in Gracetown CP.

Just bring a tea cosy JD you can wear it on your head.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 03:21:39 pm
I've never dressed up before Gretchen, wow this is scary stuff.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on May 18, 2012, 03:41:42 pm
Ive been thinking about our Recognition Competition. I think we should all design some form of head gear that best represents our forum name.

I love the idea of the Op Shop dress up day too.

I'll be heading down on my own as I won't pass through Perth. Hope to meet you at the Friday lunch venue.
I'll also bring my TM if needed. I'd like to bring some wheat, but  I don't think we have any that hasn't been treated to use as seed.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 18, 2012, 04:01:39 pm
 had lots of pages to read was away yesturday  

you have done a great job cp with organizing everything

love  all the ideas you have all come up with  
l also will be driving myself there and meet you for lunch on firday
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 18, 2012, 08:02:27 pm
i  wanna paly too  :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on May 18, 2012, 09:34:38 pm
Brava, fundj!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 18, 2012, 10:07:41 pm
Fundj is the Sydney get together going to be like this?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 18, 2012, 10:22:09 pm
i hope not  ;)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 19, 2012, 01:03:25 am
CP, are they our 3 houses?  The top one looks big enough to hold us all for informal gatherings - is that the idea. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 19, 2012, 01:30:30 am
I have a Lady GAGA outfit ;D

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 19, 2012, 01:34:11 am
I have a Lady GAGA outfit ;D

H :)

That wouldn't be hard H. ROFLMAO!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 19, 2012, 02:08:00 am
Is it the one made of raw meat, Hally?? :o :o ??? ??? ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 19, 2012, 02:25:17 am
No I had that one but it started smelling, plus woke up one morning with 100 dogs at my door, LOL ;D

No seruously its not, its one I bought in Hawaii.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 19, 2012, 02:31:41 am
Probably best that I don't tell people what houses they will be allocated cos I might be bombarded with emails  ;)

We'll be your entourage Hally
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 19, 2012, 02:42:23 am
I think you proabably woukd, just have it like school clases. Set in concrete cannot change or move. Any comments will be ignored.

Ooh .i will have a large entourage.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 19, 2012, 01:49:32 pm
I'll be heading down on my own as I won't pass through Perth. Hope to meet you at the Friday lunch venue.
I'll also bring my TM if needed. I'd like to bring some wheat, but  I don't think we have any that hasn't been treated to use as seed.

MJ would you pass through or near Narrogin to get to Gracetown? If so we might be able to travel together.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 19, 2012, 01:55:18 pm
 l cant find the link to the houses of were we are staying for the weekend  that cp put up
it was there late last night now l cant see it ?
 does anyone know were it is  please
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 19, 2012, 02:03:03 pm
Looks like it has been removed nazar - I just had a look for you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 19, 2012, 02:13:59 pm
Now I know why I can't find it. :D

Don't know about this dressing up bit, I'm not into that. My main dress code is jeans and tshirt. If I wore my really daggy ones you would think they are from Good Sammys.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 19, 2012, 02:18:57 pm

This isn't you Cookie?

http://www.cu2nite.com.au/ldc/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/disney-costume-188x300.jpg
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 19, 2012, 02:23:02 pm
No, I'm afraid not.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 19, 2012, 02:24:10 pm
 thanks for looking judy
l thought l was dreaming as it was late when l saw it last night  and l was very tired
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 19, 2012, 11:49:20 pm
Now I know why I can't find it. :D

Don't know about this dressing up bit, I'm not into that. My main dress code is jeans and tshirt. If I wore my really daggy ones you would think they are from Good Sammys.

Sounds perfect.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 19, 2012, 11:51:36 pm
Is this outfit acceptable? Took me a while to find it.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-23f1-40d8.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 19, 2012, 11:58:22 pm
Does it come in other colours?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 20, 2012, 12:03:43 am
Aw shucks you don't  get many choices at St Vinnies. I was surprised they even had it but they are quite close to a house of ill repute. Not my house of course.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 20, 2012, 12:23:00 am
I want one.  How about you Judy.?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 20, 2012, 12:25:29 am
It would be a bit cold for me to wear something like that Chookie.  The boys might like it though  ;)  We really have to put our thinking caps on for this one and there I was, thinking I can relax for the next 3 months after getting all my organisation done so early. :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 20, 2012, 01:16:09 am
Go the safari suit I say LOL. Lots of them at Vinnies
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 20, 2012, 01:35:06 am
The laugh is on me. I have been looking at something all morning which actually came from a bazaar in Egypt and lives on my patio. I reckon I can wear it.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 20, 2012, 02:03:28 am
A concrete statue might be a bit heavy to carry around on your head all night Gretchen  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 20, 2012, 02:33:04 am
Yeah that is true. Re think.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 20, 2012, 05:43:53 am
Bought mine this morning in Lygon St.  Carlton,  Melb.  Quite disgusting.  Tried to get one for DH also but they only had one.  He calls himself a Thermomix Martyr.  Might buy some arrows and stick them in him,  like Saint  Sabastian.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 20, 2012, 08:58:40 am
I hope DD and Chookie's DH have strong hearts
Gretchen. :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 20, 2012, 09:23:55 am
Stout hearts and strong stomachs. Can't wait .

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2012, 05:57:12 am
That pic just rocks Gretch, and yes probably a bit too breezy for that time of year  ;D Just want people to know that with regards to dressing up its optional (but a helluva way to kickstart the fun). Dress as ugly and bizarre or bazaar) as you want. There is heaps of time to find something, and you may even have something lurking on top of the wardrobe or out in the shed that fits the bill.

First tour has just fallen through as he couldn't get hold of a big enough bus, so I've got another company who have the size available, and they have given a special price as well. Hooray! Just waiting to hear back on the places we are going to visit, but at least I have a price to work with. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on May 21, 2012, 06:01:28 am
Could always wear your PJs LOL
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 21, 2012, 07:28:38 am
Good idea DG - that with Gert's idea of a tea cosy on my head and I'll be set.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2012, 09:18:25 am
How easy was that hey?

Done the costing, just waiting to hear from the new tour bus company to confirm what places we will be visiting.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 21, 2012, 11:32:59 am
Please excuse this question, but when are we supposed to be dressing up?  When we arrive, on the bus, whole weekend? :o :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 21, 2012, 11:50:01 am
CreamPuff63

this was on page 29 from cp
   
   
Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #430 on: 18 May 2012, 13:20:15 »
   Reply with quote
OMG OMG, on Saturday the theme is...."Bazaar Dressup". That means you have to get your clothes from the secondhand shop and dress up bazaar. Thats it, no argument - the weirder the better. (Ok for you Gretch that might mean wearing a jumper)

 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 21, 2012, 11:59:01 am
I don't know about dressing daggy for the whole weekend, some of us wouldn't like going out in public looking like that  :o

CP, please confirm if this is your idea.

Dress up night is the Saturday night after we get back from our winery trip.
No need to hire fancy dress costumes, just go to an op shop and find something you would never wear in a pink fit, the weirder the better. Pay as little as you can.
Some sort of fancy hat would be acceptable if you didn't want to go the whole hog.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2012, 12:16:59 pm
no not for the whole weekend, just for the bus tour onwards. they are quite used to groups having a fancy dress theme, and one lot were all dressed up as princesses etc. if you are going to just wear a hat - it can't be any old hat - needs to be bizarre in some or every way. anyone who is shy or embarrassed can hide behind a weird costume, although they will probably find that everyone will want to talk and have a laugh with them
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 21, 2012, 12:30:39 pm
Oh golly.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2012, 12:33:49 pm
golly gosh, you can do it
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 21, 2012, 12:34:43 pm
Double golly Cookie - we are going out into the public arena.  Yikes  :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 21, 2012, 12:36:01 pm
My enormous size 22 pys are very comfy and have lovely green frogs on them.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on May 21, 2012, 12:36:12 pm
We want photos :), lots and lots of photos :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 21, 2012, 12:36:21 pm
. if you are going to just wear a hat -

Cookie . . is it this that's made you all nervous?? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2012, 12:40:32 pm
well you can't go over your luggage allowance - and no one will know you, and after a couple of wines you may not even recognise yourself.

(if people only want to do the dressup for the evening let me know on the forum asap)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: RoxyS on May 21, 2012, 12:44:37 pm
Have only just checked out the forum today after not being on for a while and am sorry I have missed reading this thread before. Would loved to have come. Sounds like it is going to be full of laughs. Will have to keep my eyes open for details of next year's Thermofest. Great hoot reading all 33 pages of this thread. Have fun and will look forward to the photos.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 21, 2012, 12:46:52 pm
My enormous size 22 pys are very comfy and have lovely green frogs on them.

Oh boy cookie you can lend me a pair of pj's as we are the same size. I want the frog ones.

I love a dress up and going crazy with ppl who don't know me and will probably forget me in a heartbeat.  At least I hope they do.

Gert

And PS a size 22 is not enormous it is generous. That is a good thing.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 21, 2012, 12:51:26 pm
Last photo I saw of Cookie when she was travelling up to Darwin, no way is she a size 22 Gert  ???  I'd love a pj party, nothing is more comfy than hanging out in them. I answer the front door, go to the letterbox, talk to new neighbour up a tree (him, not me) in my pj's - could live in them.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2012, 01:00:07 pm
PJ party on Friday night may be too soon before we get to know each other  :D A few people may not wear PJ's, and it could be embarrassing  :D (talk about an ice-breaker)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 21, 2012, 01:01:01 pm
Have only just checked out the forum today after not being on for a while and am sorry I have missed reading this thread before. Would loved to have come. Sounds like it is going to be full of laughs. Will have to keep my eyes open for details of next year's Thermofest. Great hoot reading all 33 pages of this thread. Have fun and will look forward to the photos.

O boy Roxy I am gunna put photos and Movies up everywhere including my FB page.  We are gunna be famous for the REAL ThermoFest Lovers Re TREAT.


We have men. We have silly hats. We have silly people. We have wine . We  have women. I am sure we will have song. I am so tempted  to bring my instrument but it is  soooo heavy and possibly a tad to large. Even to take my  traveling one is an exercise in capacity control. but.... but I could "tiptoe through the tulips".

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 21, 2012, 01:02:26 pm
In your night attire Gert?  We all know what that is  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 21, 2012, 01:03:23 pm
PJ party on Friday night may be too soon before we get to know each other  :D A few people may not wear PJ's, and it could be embarrassing  :D (talk about an ice-breaker)

Not only do I not own any pjs but I also do not own a nightgown. Off to,the op shops AGAIN.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 21, 2012, 01:16:19 pm
I bought my size 22 pjs in Dubbo a couple f years ago. It was freezing and I needed them in the van. I went to Myers etc and could get nothing so I tried Best & Less. They had some out the back. Sizze 22 (room for lots of movement and I can roll them up) and bright turquoise with green frogs. I thought they would shrink and fade. They did neither and I love them. I can almost turn over within them.

Dressing up (especially in a hat only :D :D :D :D) is not my forte. I can be stupid enough without it. But of course I will participate.

CP it is obvious I would prefer to do it only SAturday night, but then I'd love a pj party Friday night. I will go with anything.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 21, 2012, 01:20:48 pm
Well cookie it is time you gave up them size 22 s to a real woman. And I love frogs to death. In fact I love to eat them frogs!!


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 21, 2012, 01:22:58 pm
Ya not gettin 'em. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on May 21, 2012, 01:29:36 pm
Oh my goodness this is sounding amazing. I have pm'ed CP but i live in Mandurah and am happy to drive or car pool .  Glad i checked in at the right time and am able to join in. Always good to have a laugh.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 21, 2012, 01:33:14 pm
Thanks Bedlam. I have offered to sort the car bit out for CP so I'll be in contact some time.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 21, 2012, 01:39:43 pm
Well bedlam your are just the sort of person to join us. Look forward to meeting you .

Gert

Ya not gettin 'em. ;D

So much for sharing.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on May 21, 2012, 04:37:11 pm
I haven't been on much.....I have a 7 seater and can take people although I usually like to knit as a passenger when DH drives us down south. Children contained and usually sleeping and 3 hours of knitting is luxury  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 21, 2012, 11:10:49 pm
l  think l will be too much of a scary cat to wear the bazaar dress up out in public , but if everyone else is  l will too
 ( l will make shore it a good disguise one so no one will reorganize me  remember l live here , l cant just drive away  )
 it will be so much fun to do something l would not normally do
 love the idea of pj  party on firday night , l also wear them around the house like judy  when l can .
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 22, 2012, 01:21:14 am
Great offer Meagan - just bring your knitting to the retreat, you might find a spare minute to click away and I'd love to see what you are making.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 22, 2012, 01:25:37 am
I don't knit but I can unravel. Or be unraveled

☺☺

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 22, 2012, 09:56:10 am
I have my transport organised for the retreat. Came across this info as well, that might be some help. Thank goodness we will be drinking wine!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-54a5-65eb.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 22, 2012, 10:01:42 am
 :o OMG thanks for the warning Gretch. I love putting a bit of ice in my wine, but will have to leave it out from now onwards
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 22, 2012, 10:16:25 am
Yeah that  was pretty scary. No more ice for me either. Probably won't need it that time of year.

Gretchen
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 22, 2012, 10:38:05 am
just gotta make sure that the weather doesn't turn the drinks (or us!!) to ice  :o :o That would be even scarier  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on May 22, 2012, 11:52:25 am
Okay, just caught up on the replies to my question, and was initially pleased dress up was Saturday night, then aghast it was on bus!  But what the heck, I'll just go with the flow.  Now we need clarification if Friday night is pj night :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 22, 2012, 12:47:37 pm
I love my red polka dot PJ's and my cupcake PJ bottoms....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 22, 2012, 01:09:01 pm
Gert I love the gopher and van. My DH is going to build a tear drop van like that one to tow behind the A model Ford for weekends away with the crew.

Meagan I will be in touch re filling your spare seats for the retreat.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 22, 2012, 01:28:19 pm
Oh cookie that is wonderful . Will the  A model,be able to pull it?  What a hoot. Men and their toys!

My DH once had a shipwright build an ice chest for our old wooden boat. The damn chest was big enough to fit ME into and cost  a bomb. The same shipwright  built a  teak pedestal for the boat loo using screws that cost $25 each.  My DDDH then painted over the teak. Of course I went ballistic. The old boat now lives on the Gippsland Lakes and looks better than ever at well over 70 years of age . I miss it but not the cost of maintaining it. It was called Peaced. The dinghy was called Half Peaced.

Gert


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 22, 2012, 10:45:48 pm
Who would have thought ice could be so dangerous?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on May 23, 2012, 02:16:58 am
Ice is bad for you....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 23, 2012, 10:12:03 am
I just send everyone whose coming an email. Let me know if you haven't received yours.

I have a friend who always wears the most outrageous costumes at any party, and am gonna raid their dressup box for stuff  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 23, 2012, 10:13:31 am
Thanks CP, that didn't take too long to get to this stage - put your feet up, have a drink or two and relax now, your job is done.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 23, 2012, 10:16:27 am
CP you are a STAR!!!

Wow you must have had your work cut out for you  :-* :-*

Now I am just confirming after all the pages and pages and discussion on this thread  ;D ;D ...

Friday night s PJ night and Saturday DAY on the bus is the dress up day  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 23, 2012, 10:24:15 am
No PJ night  just a dress up on Sat night not on  bus  is what I got.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 23, 2012, 10:24:53 am
Thanks CP, that didn't take too long to get to this stage - put your feet up, have a drink or two and relax now, your job is done.  :-* :-* :-*

Well done CP excellent .

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 23, 2012, 10:49:27 am
Thanks CP,  will do a direct transfer tomorrow at bank. Very good deal.   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on May 23, 2012, 11:10:13 am
all i want to know,will there be a prize for best dressed  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 23, 2012, 11:17:21 am
No PJ night  just a dress up on Sat night not on  bus  is what I got.

Gert

Where did you get that from Gert, I thought we had to dress up for the bus trip  ??? 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 23, 2012, 11:26:26 am
No PJ night  just a dress up on Sat night not on  bus  is what I got.

Gert

Where did you get that from Gert, I thought we had to dress up for the bus trip  ??? 

No fundj made that up.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 23, 2012, 11:31:26 am
JD thank goodness I am not the only one confused!!!

I also woud love to know the final numbers CP ...so I can organise my gifts for the goodie bag  ;) ;)

I guess the next hardest thing to work out will be the sleeping arrangements and transport for everyone. My you really are a champion  :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 23, 2012, 11:37:10 am
Maybe you can pm us a list of everyone going CP - I'm sure your list has grown since we last saw it on the forum.  We need to know how many males will be amongst us too as I don't think they would like to find a lipstick in their goodie bag  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on May 23, 2012, 12:45:39 pm
Somewhere back a bit CP did say that Dress Up day is saturday on the Bus and the PJs on Friday night was given the thumbs down as we will all still be getting to know each other and might not feel comfortable hanging out in our PJs.

Dennis
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 23, 2012, 12:53:01 pm
Somewhere back a bit CP did say that Dress Up day is saturday on the Bus and the PJs on Friday night was given the thumbs down as we will all still be getting to know each other and might not feel comfortable hanging out in our PJs.

Dennis

Reply# 430 from CP.

I am sure the PJ thing came from fundj.  :-)) :-))

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 23, 2012, 01:10:44 pm
Thanks CP it all a great deal.

I'm doing the trasport bit for CP so if you have any preferences etc let me know. I probably won't finalise it until I get home about the middle of June because of my internet access and no printer. I already have the info you have all sent her.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 23, 2012, 01:18:35 pm
Folks just hold back on making payment for about a week. I need to get firm numbers first although everyone bar a couple have expressed they are definites, so please let me know asap if you are not coming. I have allocated people into houses, and each house has a different tarrif rate so $ depends if the numbers in the house change. Roxy and anyone else if you were still interested I can put you on a waiting list?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 23, 2012, 01:19:01 pm
 Where are you now cookie1? You are so hard to keep up with.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on May 23, 2012, 02:03:12 pm
Hi guys, I had emailed Denise to say that I thought I would have to cancel as my priorities have changed after a five day Farm Planning Workshop. I need to devote a lot more time to our farming business and so have been cutting things out of my life that too me away from that.

However, a return email from Denise has made me change my mind as this is really such an amazing opportunity to meet so many people from here and it may never happen again.

So, I'm still coming!!! ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 23, 2012, 02:19:54 pm
Glad you changed your mind MJ. That was quick, I looked at your first message and looked again and it had changed. (for the better).
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 23, 2012, 02:22:08 pm
I only blinked and it changed  :D :D :D  Good for you MJ, you won't regret it - this is a great opportunity that may not present itself again.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 23, 2012, 02:23:05 pm
Hi guys, I had emailed Denise to say that I thought I would have to cancel as my priorities have changed after a five day Farm Planning Workshop. I need to devote a lot more time to our farming business and so have been cutting things out of my life that too me away from that.

However, a return email from Denise has made me change my mind as this is really such an amazing opportunity to meet so many people from here and it may never happen again.

So, I'm still coming!!! ;D

So glad you are coming MJ.  Hopefully it will happen again but the first one is always memory worthy.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 23, 2012, 10:15:50 pm
So pleased MJ.  Looking forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 24, 2012, 01:32:50 am
Three months to go everyone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 24, 2012, 01:36:46 am
Where are you now cookie1? You are so hard to keep up with.


Lucky duck, she has choofed off to Monkey Mia to play with the dolphins and won't be back til mid June
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 24, 2012, 02:41:29 am
Yes I am in Monkey Mia and not moving Gert. This is our annual 'holiday'. No touring until later in the year when we hope to go to SA.
We don't take a lot of notice of the dolphins as we go fishing, and see lots out there and also lots of tiger sharks this year. It's sad when you bring in a nice fish and only a piece of him comes up as the shark has bitten part of him off. Then shark then circles your boat and that spooks me a lot. We see dugongs, turtles and the other day saw an enormous manta ray.
It's a great place to do nothing. Lots of reading going on. The caravan park is running a biggest morning tea this morning.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on May 24, 2012, 03:39:53 am
Lucky you Cookie, Sounds perfect.
Glad you are coming MJ, I dont get on here as much as I used to but am so looking forward to putting faces to names.
CP, thanks for the details and costings, looks fantastic and appreciate all your efforts. Just want to confirm my respite, have been told it shouldn't be a problem, then will transfer money. Are you sure $30.00 will be enough for grocery items, although I guess we can all add extra at the time.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 24, 2012, 05:41:08 am
Cookie,  have a great hol.  and keep away from those sharks.  We want to meet you in WA.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 24, 2012, 05:43:12 am
Cookie, so jealous love MM :)   We hope to take ds there next year.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 24, 2012, 05:58:40 am
I'm looking forward to meeting you very much too Chookie and everyone else too of course.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 24, 2012, 05:59:10 am
 cookie l can understand you enjoying yourself  at monkey mia it is such a beautiful place  to relax
keep away from those sharks . do you ever see any whale sharks or are they further up the coast

l am looking forward to meeting everyone at the retreat ONLY 92 DAYS TO GO
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on May 24, 2012, 02:26:08 pm
Oh, and in response to Dashing Dan, the closest I get to Narrogin is Katanning as I go via Kojonup. It's a convoluted trek from where I am!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 25, 2012, 09:59:25 am
No whale sharks here Nazar, just the tiger sharks.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on May 26, 2012, 05:29:56 pm
My goodness this weekend its becoming an event.. Definately want lots of photos!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 26, 2012, 11:53:30 pm
Yes a huge event ;D

I am bringing some tea from T2  & some oats for porridge, yum :P

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 28, 2012, 07:09:08 am
Paid so far:

chookie & ral, hough, JD, Gretch, mep, mrs kk, emerald sue

(Don't worry - no hurry just acknowledging receipt of payment)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 28, 2012, 07:40:12 am
Mine shoud be in your bank tomorrow CP.

H :)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 28, 2012, 08:35:05 am
Will pay today now that it is ok to pay  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 28, 2012, 10:40:08 am
I didn't know it was OK to pay. is it the same amount as in the original email?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on May 28, 2012, 10:42:19 am
CP, can you reveal who is in whch house, but no one is to email you to change houses.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 28, 2012, 12:10:13 pm
If it's question time CP - can you give us final numbers yet for the goody bags?  Are there hair dryers in all houses - don't want to cart mine right across the continent if I can use someone elses. Are there electric blankets on the beds? To help with shopping for our breakfast supplies, are you going to ask us what we like to eat in the morning ;D  Mmm, is there anything else I need to know - can't think of anymore at the moment but I'm sure I will.  Sorry CP, just ignore this if you are too busy  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 28, 2012, 12:28:43 pm
I hope to bring some Granuesli down with me, so whoever is in with me can share.

Just a thought in passing. Perhaps each house could have one person responsible for sorting out breakfasts etc. Those that are coming to WA cannot bring anything much in, unless it is a commercial product. Also don't plan to bring your won secret honey as no honey is allowed into WA. I'm willing to do my house and whoever my companions are.

I'm excited already. At night I lay awake thinking about all sorts of things for the weekend, from what will I wear to who will I share with?

I do agree with Judy, that no fuss should be made re house placements. CP will do her best. It is exciting that the weekend is even happening.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 28, 2012, 12:32:53 pm
The dressup idea must be a bit of a headache though Cookie - I know it is for me  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 28, 2012, 12:56:42 pm
It sure is.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2012, 01:02:47 pm
I am bringing some ground coffee and a small plunger just in case and we can share.

JD just get a hat and don't worry about a hair dryer.

Leftovers from the BBq will do me for breakfast.  Dregs from the wine bottles .  I have no idea what granuesli is but if it is healthy I'll pass. Hopefully ,cookie1, your housemates will love it.

It is all about keeping it simple and enjoying each others company. I don't care if anyone is having a bad hair day or wears tracky dacks for three days.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 28, 2012, 01:06:50 pm
Shame on you Gretchen - fancy not knowing about Tenina's Cranberry & Almond granuesli recipe on page 23 in FFS.  It is the best version going around and I am not really a cereal or muesli lover at all.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 28, 2012, 01:15:19 pm
Gert I can't wait to meet you. I love your sense of humour.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2012, 01:17:10 pm
Shame on you Gretchen - fancy not knowing about Tenina's Cranberry & Almond granuesli recipe on page 23 in FFS.  It is the best version going around and I am not really a cereal or muesli lover at all.

Too funny. I did not see that recipe and if I did see it I would have flipped the page quickly.

Now I am going to have to get out of bed and look it up.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 28, 2012, 01:23:14 pm
Worth getting up for, Gert! Trust me!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on May 28, 2012, 01:39:34 pm
It is seriously good. I made a whole batch and took it away with me over Easter with some friends. It got demolished in no time at all.

I've just booked my flights and will be arriving on Thursday afternoon. I can't believe it - I'm actually doing this!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2012, 09:31:35 pm
I think it is lacking in balance. Very sweet with NO chili!

Ge
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2012, 09:41:09 pm
It is seriously good. I made a whole batch and took it away with me over Easter with some friends. It got demolished in no time at all.

I've just booked my flights and will be arriving on Thursday afternoon. I can't believe it - I'm actually doing this!

Do you know where you are staying Thursday night? PM me if you like .

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 28, 2012, 09:44:13 pm

(http://dl4.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2528/2528974is9blomdmr.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)

That's what tweaking is all about!! ;D ;D ;D

(Gert - have you ever tried Herbie's "Chilli Hit" . . .a tiny pocket and purse sized bottle -12 gm - of wonderful heat - a combination of chilli pepper, paprika and ginger . . take it with you anywhere and sprinkle it on whatever you please - even breakfast! ;D )
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2012, 10:22:15 pm

(http://dl4.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2528/2528974is9blomdmr.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)

That's what tweaking is all about!! ;D ;D ;D

(Gert - have you ever tried Herbie's "Chilli Hit" . . .a tiny pocket and purse sized bottle -12 gm - of wonderful heat - a combination of chilli pepper, paprika and ginger . . take it with you anywhere and sprinkle it on whatever you please - even breakfast! ;D )

OMG never hear of it. Gotta get some NOW or make it. Got some fresh ginger in the fridge. Maybe slice and dry it in the oven then blitz it  with some  fresh dried chillies which  I always have. Gunna look it up,right now. Go well with granuesli I reckon.

Thanks for that goldfish.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on May 29, 2012, 12:18:42 am
l also  didn't know it was OK to pay. is it the same amount as in the original email?

a girlfriend has lent me a blonde wig for the dress up part   and will visit opshop to find some bazaar  clothes



Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 29, 2012, 02:28:19 am
Goldfish I am doing it.  The postage was too much for Herbies so I am doing this.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-25db-598d.jpg)

Put them into the oven a 100 degrees. Let ya know how it goes soon.

Thanks so much for that.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on May 29, 2012, 02:45:03 am
Gert, that looks great. I'm addicted to affogato, a sprinkle of that over the top, how good would that be. Love chillies too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 29, 2012, 03:18:43 am
Gert, that looks great. I'm addicted to affogato, a sprinkle of that over the top, how good would that be. Love chillies too.

OMG Great idea.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 29, 2012, 04:15:16 am
I will put the result in the What are you cooking today thread. Taste and looks great.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 30, 2012, 03:46:08 am
We could not  ask for more or better. Well done and thank you CP.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 30, 2012, 04:49:50 am
We could not  ask for more or better. Well done and thank you CP.

Gert

Totally agree they all look FABULOUS!! and CP knowing you I know its going to be a corker of a weekend  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 30, 2012, 05:33:37 am
What no screw tops?
Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on May 30, 2012, 06:22:08 am
decided we better go screw tops ... quicker and easier lol  :D :D Thank goodness you are around Gert  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 30, 2012, 06:27:02 am
decided we better go screw tops ... quicker and easier lol  :D :D Thank goodness you are around Gert  ;)

I was worried when you said it woold be a "corker" of a weekend.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 30, 2012, 06:33:44 am
Well I've just spent a good half an hour checking out all those houses CP - absolutely beautiful selection of homes, cannot believe how classy they are and the fact that we can hang over our balconies and yell out to each other (only joking, I'm not that noisy) is another bonus.  30 people - that number is set in concrete now?  Bring on August ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 30, 2012, 10:48:56 am
Wow, 30 people. That is truly amazing.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 30, 2012, 11:27:20 am
Cookie just think what it can be next year if this is successful and it looks like it is going to be a load of fun. Hope we all can circulate and meet everyone. Maybe a bit of house hopping or nocturnal bed visits.   ;D ;D. Mind you my nocturnal visits are usually to the loo.

CP has done a great job and I am sure she has chosen the house most suitable for the first night BBQ or get together  so we had better not trash it. We may have to BYO chairs, glasses , plates and cutlery. That will be interesting to sort out in the morning.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 30, 2012, 11:31:30 am
I'm sure I read somewhere on the seaside homes site that these holiday homes are for families not parties - how are we going to party without anyone knowing about it  :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 30, 2012, 11:37:03 am
I didn't hear about a party. Is there a party? Anyway middle of winter. Only crazy people go in the winter.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 30, 2012, 12:27:44 pm
Families DO party on occasion . .. !! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 31, 2012, 02:22:17 am
No parties. Just a bunch of geriatric people  meeting and greeting each other.  How could we party? Only a few of us already know each other and we only everh have sedate coffees together. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on May 31, 2012, 02:31:06 am
Until those from the Eastern side of Australia get together with those from the West  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on May 31, 2012, 02:33:19 am
Ooh, I haven't been on for a couple of days. When's the party?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 31, 2012, 07:00:01 am
Dress Code:  Burlesque  :D :D :D  how many takers now??? (Gretch put your hand down!)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on May 31, 2012, 07:44:21 am
CP,  I have checked out all the houses and you are a pretty smart cookie.  Thanks for the trouble you have been to for all of us. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 31, 2012, 09:10:27 am
Too easy I have my outfit already.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-2753-94b0.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on May 31, 2012, 10:27:27 am
Where's your TMX Gert?

This may help people recognise me when I meet them at the airport.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020478.jpg)

I'm the one with the hat and sunnies, the other is the baldchin groper I caught yesterday.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 31, 2012, 10:50:09 am
Where's your TMX Gert?

This may help people recognise me when I meet them at the airport.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020478.jpg)

I'm the one with the hat and sunnies, the other is the baldchin groper I caught yesterday.

That is good eating.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on May 31, 2012, 09:20:44 pm
Goldfish I am doing it.  The postage was too much for Herbies so I am doing this.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-25db-598d.jpg)

Put them into the oven a 100 degrees. Let ya know how it goes soon.

Thanks so much for that.

Gert

WOW, Gert!!! :o :o  This looks absolutely fantastic!!  I'm really curious to know how this turned out!!  Full instructions, please!!!! :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on May 31, 2012, 11:13:04 pm
Goldfish I am doing it.  The postage was too much for Herbies so I am doing this.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-25db-598d.jpg)

Put them into the oven a 100 degrees. Let ya know how it goes soon.

Thanks so much for that.

Gert
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WOW, Gert!!! :o :o  This looks absolutely fantastic!!  I'm really curious to know how this turned out!!  Full instructions, please!!!! :D :D


Turned out great. I moved the pics and instructions over to this thread  as I didn't want to upset JD.  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=320.90   Reply 9308

If using it as a rub I would add a  bit of sugar as it is quite hot and sour.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on June 01, 2012, 01:21:33 am
Love your new avatar, Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on June 01, 2012, 01:29:33 am
Love your new avatar, Gert.

Me too,  very glam.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 01, 2012, 01:37:46 am
ooh, Gert, now we can see you.
Looks great. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 01:52:17 am
I think that was my original one. Got sick of the apron.

Was using the 'puter so it was easy. Not that is stuck so back to mt reliable APPLE iPad.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 01, 2012, 03:45:02 am
I didn't even notice you had changed back Gretchen - I remember this one so the penny hadn't dropped for me yet  :P :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 01, 2012, 11:14:15 am
Its a lovely photo of you, a very peaceful regal one - so unlike the burlesque one which catches you in full flight doing your thang in the kitchen ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 01, 2012, 12:14:48 pm
Wow, gorgeous Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 12:23:36 pm
Thank you. I itook that photo on my computer when a  friend asked for  it early one  morning. I just threw a silk scarf around myself to cover my daggy singlet. It certainly is flattering. Believe me. I think it's the scarf really.

Don't be frightened in Perth.

Regal I ain't CP though I can be imperious?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 01, 2012, 12:37:43 pm
OMG, this thread has gone viral, as they say.

So looking forward to this weekend. CP, could you possibly email me with dress code details for the dress up night? I just don't have the time at the moment to trawl back through the posts.

I'm going to have to pack the Hydrodol (http://www.biorevive.com/products/hydrodol/) by the sound of it....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on June 01, 2012, 12:40:18 pm
OMG, this thread has gone viral, as they say.

So looking forward to this weekend. CP, could you possibly email me with dress code details for the dress up night? I just don't have the time at the moment to trawl back through the posts.

I'm going to have to pack the Hydrodol (http://www.biorevive.com/products/hydrodol/) by the sound of it....

lol MJ, best to be prepared just in case :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 01, 2012, 01:04:37 pm
Could someone please please confirm:

1) the date/s
2) the goodie bag item. Does it have to be related to the State/city we are from or have any significance? Indicative price range
3) dress-up. How many outfits do we need and for which night/day. Are only op-shop outfits allowed?
4) what else are we expected to bring?

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 01, 2012, 01:08:42 pm

4) what else are we expected to bring?

Thanks  :)

Lots of Berocca!!!!

I think I need all the above re confirmed too ... I have lost track ... Just know it is going to be one heck of a time  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 01:35:40 pm
Is that you JD?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-b717-5afe.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 01, 2012, 02:02:17 pm
(http://www.thedishforum.com/smilies/laughing/pointlaugh.gif)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 01, 2012, 02:15:00 pm
I hope not Gert  :D :D  I wouldn't like to get too much of a shock when I looked in the mirror.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 02:23:15 pm
I think you look grape.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 01, 2012, 02:28:58 pm
 :D :D :D  You're quick Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 01, 2012, 04:30:55 pm
That is SO like the look I am after for the bus trip.

Mep:

1)  Fri, 24 - Sun, 26 August
2)  Absolutely nothing has to correlate. Its from the heart, and there is no budget. Even if it costs you nothing, its going into the goodie bag - its just a little gift from you to everyone. It can be something you would put in a hamper eg. jam. It can be from your business - ie. a pen, a magnet, it could be personlised postcard with your own favourite TM recipe on the back (get it, use your imagination. There are so many things I really find it hard to say (gretch has suggested a few things earlier. maybe homemade herb signs for the vege patch, you need x 30)  I must say I am SO EXCITED to give you my pressie I just can't wait, I'm nearly hyperventilating but thats me.
3) Bizzare /Ugly /Second Hand) for Saturday. It seems that some peeps want PJ party on Friday night. I'm all for that cos I just love to fall into bed as easily as possible after a few drinky poos, but if anyone has any objections say so. Perhaps "Dress as you Wish" dress code, and no one will give a toss.
4) Bring your brush, toothbrush, soap, shamp & conditioner,  food you cannot live without, anything that will prevent you from being a "Diva", rehearse a couple of jokes.

One important question for me: anyone a Vegetarian or Special Need? If so, what alternatives can I offer you at the bbq? PM me - carnivores don't repond.  As we are cutting costs by assembling salads  ourselves and cook the bbqs for a couple of nights ourselves (ie. there are no chefs) Another important thing that people need to know about me: I extend myself as much as humanely possible but once you become a diva I tend to switch off...is that important? (yes, it probably actually is. Best to know now rather than wonder why there are a few awkward moments and I'm looking at you blankly)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 09:57:19 pm
Diva? Is SHE coming?(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-2ca6-40a4.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 09:59:34 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-2cf7-3f8e.jpg)

If I cannot be served my soy non fat caffeine free coffee in bed in the morning I am not coming.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 01, 2012, 10:13:36 pm
Haha Gretchen! I fully expect to see you in that outfit now. ;D

I'll be bringing my cashew almond milk as I don't like milk in my coffee and tea.

CP, can we go to the Margaret River Farmer's Market on Saturday morning to get some fresh veggies etc for salads? I'd really like to see the stuff they have there.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 01, 2012, 10:18:14 pm
Ooh MJ, would love to have a look too. Might even bring an esky to bring things home to perth.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 10:20:22 pm
Hally what are you doing up so early?

Meaganjane great idea and what are you doing up so early?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 10:24:33 pm
Where is my limo?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-330b-0680.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 01, 2012, 10:25:04 pm
I know its kinda sad. Popped my disc out at the gym again, this time rowing ??? Exercise seems to be bad for me.

So woke up by the pain. Having a cuppa, a read, menu planning & hope to go back to sleep soon :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 10:26:54 pm
Exercise is very bad for you poor thing. Take the good drugs and stay out of the GYM.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on June 01, 2012, 11:07:41 pm
Margaret River Farmers Market,  count me in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2012, 11:33:52 pm
Margaret River Farmers Market,  count me in.

If we had a couple of drivers willing to get up and out maybe a few of us could go and have a grazing breakfast while shopping . Have to be back in time to get the bus.

You are up early too chookie.

I am in.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on June 02, 2012, 12:15:22 am
Sounds great :) love a good farmers market breakfast! I will have a car, happy to drive.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 02, 2012, 12:19:55 am
Thanks for confirming everything CP. Farmer;s Market sounds like a great idea. I'm definitely in. Have been to Margaret River twice in the last three months but didn't manage to get there so would love to finally make it this time.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 12:24:05 am
When the other sleepyheads get up and read this I bet we have a lot who want to go. What fun.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 02, 2012, 12:47:31 am
Glad to see this is all coming together whilst I've been having my beauty sleep.  Count me in for the farmers market, someone will have to wake me that morning though - it is probably going to be at some ungodly hour which isn't on my clock and unless I get a cup of coffee, milk no sugar in bed, waaa I won't be coming ;)

Any divas will soon get sorted out by the mob CP, they will be left standing and the rest of us will have moved on.  No time for divas myself, just go with the flow is what I say. 

Gretchen you pinched my idea with one of those photos but I have 2 ideas I'm working on at the moment - just have to do something about them.

CP have you got the goody bags arranged, hopefully you have added them into the cost of the weekend or if you like we could all bring our own if you tell us what size to get.  We could all pack a pillow case to do the job, it would be free and hold plenty.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 12:54:47 am
I am up at sparrows fart so I can make coffee and bring it to any Divas still in bed in my house.


See I can be nice.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on June 02, 2012, 12:58:31 am
sorry to burst your bubble but no farmers markets are on that weekend
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 01:00:07 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-5782-b23b.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 02, 2012, 01:03:09 am
Just had a look on their brochure nazar and there is one on the 25 August. I'm hoping to go to the Farmers Markets here in Margs today. Will take my camera. We have to wait for someone to come around first so they may be late and we might only just get the leftovers. JD thats actually a good idea about the pillowcases. I've been looking around for bags and the cheapest ones I could find are $1ea (which doesn't sound like much, but for something that is possibly going to be thrown out...seems like a waste). I might look online and see if I can see something.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on June 02, 2012, 01:04:00 am
sorry only joking yes they are on
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 01:21:36 am
Naughty nazar :D

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on June 02, 2012, 02:29:44 am
We could supply 30 plastic bags 60cm long and 24 cm wide with gussets, no handles though and I'm not sure if they would be thick enough for heavy sharp articles
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on June 02, 2012, 02:40:31 am
Just been thinking have lots of bags so could put 1 inside other. That should make them thick enough.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 03:38:03 am
I say go to the op shop and buy the most colourful pillow slip you can get . Contest for the most colourful and no making your own. Stress free remember.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 02, 2012, 04:25:50 am
BYO enviro bag ... I probably have a surplus enough to supply everyone!!!  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 02, 2012, 04:36:01 am
What's an enviro bag Cathryn - one of those canvas type shopping bags.  We use them all the time here in SA since plastic shopping bags were banned.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 02, 2012, 04:47:12 am
That's them JD   :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 02, 2012, 05:07:29 am
We could all bring our own then if that's the case - CP will give the final nod for something that has been suggested I daresay - she is the Mother on this retreat  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 02, 2012, 09:16:02 am
Gretchen, I wasn't so much up early as unable to sleep. I wake up at 2am every night and can't get back to sleep for about 2 -3 hours. Last night, I even took a little white pill and that didn't help.  :-))

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 09:59:15 am
I know the feeling. I have to get up at least 4 times a night to pee. Sometimes more and never have a full nights rest. It is very tiresome , annoying and a pain in the ass. I have some  little yellow pills but I still have to pee so it is just as well I do wake up I guess.

Like you I find it hard to get back to sleep so try reading or writing or watching the forum. Makes you so tired. I M lucky that I am retired and no longer have to go to work  tired . I feel for ya.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 02, 2012, 10:27:01 am
Phew. I miss a day and I have heaps to catch up on this post.

I'll have my car at the retreat and I'm quite willing to take some people to the market. I went about 3 years ago and there was a consultant there with a TMX selling things she had made in it. I hope Ian Parmenter is there.
How early will I have to get up? :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 02, 2012, 10:36:47 am
I can bring coffee where ever you are.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/79de2670-de9e-2752.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 02, 2012, 10:39:04 am
Thanks.  I'm sure I won't be far away.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 02, 2012, 01:05:36 pm
I like the idea of the competition for most outrageous pillowcase from op shop. That way it will be easy to Match pillowcase to it's owner.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 03, 2012, 02:46:08 am
mcmich has also very kindly offered to bring brown bags with twine handles (thank you mcmich  :-*).  I was also thinking gee between now and then we are all probably going to be given at least one suitable bag when we go shopping. Why not just bring our own, as it won't take up much room when folded down or a pillow case if you wish? mcmich is coming from nsw so 30 bags take up a bit of room.

I wouldn't be highly recommending the farmers markets there is not a lot there. its in a very small area and there is nothing that will blow your mind. the fruit and vege places didn't have much. I was wanting to see some quinces and all I saw were bags and bags of apples. it is also very muddy...  but I do think its worthwhile going into the town for a drive and a coffee (for those so inclined)

I checked out the Natural Olive Oil Soap factory yesterday and its a great place to visit. Does everyone think they will be able to get to the lunch on Friday and if so, by 12 - 12:30pm?  I would like to make a reservation to ensure our mob are not turned away when we get there.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 03, 2012, 03:00:31 am
Depends on pick up time and how fast Tenina drives  ;D. The drivers are the ones to ask.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 03, 2012, 05:01:32 am
CP how long will it take for me to drive there if I leave home about 9.30? I think Hally has to take crown prince to school first. I'd also like to go down through Harvey and stop at the cheese factory there if possible. Or we could come home that way, just to show the interstate folk some more of the countryside.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on June 03, 2012, 07:53:45 am
Well I have missed a lot of post after being away in SA since March, lovely place especially Clare and Barossa Valley.
I'm an albany girl so I could get to the retreat but realise it may be all booked now, but let me know if there are any cancellations. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 03, 2012, 03:06:34 pm
Has the car pooling been organised CP? I've forgotten who was organising this and haven't heard from anyone so not sure what the arrangements are on the transport front.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 03, 2012, 03:37:35 pm
I believe Cookie is doing it when she gets back from Monkey Mia  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 03, 2012, 04:00:32 pm
Thanks Faffa. Have a good night  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 03, 2012, 04:04:57 pm
correctimondo faffa

another place I would like to add to Fridays agenda is "Canal Rocks" in Yallingup. Friday is a free day and you can meet where the time fits in, my mobile number will be given out and other drivers so that we are in touch.  Canal Rocks is truly spectacular if the swell is huge. (free attraction) Some cars may not want to go to chocolate or soap so its good to meet for lunch and jump into cars with similar interests. The drive there onwards is nothing and houses are close so luggage is not a prob.

cookie it takes 3 hours from Perth if you drive without any hold ups.

2 days is very short to explore this area. I would recommend 3 days minimum. I'm not going to push people either to go from one place to another as I gather from the questionnaires that people want to relax and talk to each other and catch up.  I am really happy to organise this year and next year in Margaret River, and may be the following year in another state or WA if people are happy. Once we have the first and second year its easy from there onwards to organise this and that (especially if its WA ha ha). It has made me acutely aware of what is lacking in the tourism industry here. Shame I haven't got about $4m up my sleeve I could really do a lot to create something really unique.  Then again, why if I had that sort of money why would I bother??? Maybe if I won some obscene amount in Lotto I would create something just because I could and just because its actually really needed. Me and my DH would probably last 6 months in the Lotto life before we woud start to look at challenging ourselves. I won $14.20 last week, I doubt whether it gets better than that)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 03, 2012, 11:47:21 pm
I'll be happy with whatever we do and where ever we go CP.
$14.20, you could save it and buy some soap or chocolate on our retreat.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 03, 2012, 11:54:30 pm
Cookie I can be back home before 9am, probably with tears, never spent more than 1 night away from him, then I see him the next day at 10am. Its going to be tough.
H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 04, 2012, 01:00:35 am
Hally can you perhaps ring him every night or email him on your iPad?  Perhaps DH has something special organised for the 2 of them that weekend to keep him fully occupied and give him something to look forward to - when we get back home to them on Sunday sometime, the reunion will be worth hanging out for. I know it is more you than DS fretting and I have the same trepidation when I leave DH in the care of someone else whilst I go on day trips with the carers but once I get on that bus or boat, within a very short time I completely become immersed in my surroundings and with the people who are sharing it with me that I can honestly say, poor DH slips from my mind for a while and I just relax and enjoy the break.

CP, your lotto wins sound like mine ;D  DH can't understand why I am pleased to just win 3+ but it all adds up.  For the past few years I've been putting all my winnings into a sealed tin money box then open it on the 31st December.  Twice I had around the $300 mark there but last year it was $500 which you can do something with rather than just pop the odd dollar or two in your purse to get gobbled up with your grocery bill.

CP perhaps we could do some things on the way down and others on the way back on the Sunday - it would be nice to see as much as we can, especially for us interstaters. I can't believe you are already talking about a retreat for next year and the year after  :o  I though this one may have been so hard you would be willing to pass it onto someone else but this is obviously your forte and you enjoy doing it (and do it well may I add :-*)

Anyone counting the days ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 04, 2012, 02:43:36 am
I'll have my car too. It's a big one, a Holden statesman - seats five comfortably, though the back seat is low, so short people will need a cushion to see out of the window!

I'll be there around 11 on Friday. Definitely want to go to the Chocolate Factory and will go to Soap Factory, I always like to see other people's soap.

Miller's in Cowaramup will be closed, but the Margaret River Shop will be open. I met Paul Miller at a workshop in Perth and they'll be taking a much needed holiday in August.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 04, 2012, 03:27:39 am
Thats a bummer that they are taking their holidays in August. Oh, well we always stop somewhere else eg. the Providore, which is sort of still heading in the direction of home. Just waiting to hear from the bus company what places we'll be visiting. There was also another place called Margaret River Silk Road which may be interesting.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 04, 2012, 05:44:06 am
Yes folks I am doing the car pooling. I have your name on my list mep. I've put a lot of thought into it but want to do the actual list when I get home.
CP am I right in asking that peoploe get them selves to the driver's place? Hally I can pick you and Judy up as you are only down the road.
CP perhaps I can go down on the Forrest Highway so that we can come to lunch.

All my car planning has been done when I go to bed at night, I lay there thinking who can go with who. I may create a rough plan and send it to CP and then if I haven't missed anyone out let people know via pm.
DH keeps wanting to go fishing during the day.  :P :P :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 04, 2012, 05:47:21 am
Thanks Cookie, it's nice to know we are being looked after.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 04, 2012, 06:24:58 am
Cookie, I believe Tenina is picking up chookie  and DH as well as me from Maudes on Fri morning so maybe you can confirm that with her. mcmich  is staying at Maudes as well but I believe she has a lift. 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 04, 2012, 07:34:45 am
Cookie has offered to show me round town on the Thursday if her time permits of course.
Not sure about a lift down but I'm happy to taxi it to any drivers convenient pick-up point.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on June 04, 2012, 07:42:22 am
  l am coming from augusta  so l will be meeting  everyone in yellingup 
l have a  station wagon   with spare seats if someone wants to go some where different
 l dont mind to drive them   l  will go with the flow
everything sounds great thanks cp a job well done  your excelled yourself
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 04, 2012, 07:53:03 am
Cookie has offered to show me round town on the Thursday if her time permits of course.
Not sure about a lift down but I'm happy to taxi it to any drivers convenient pick-up point.

I think Tenina  has a big car so if she is picking up three from  Maudes then maybe you too. You can but ask.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: sals77 on June 04, 2012, 07:54:34 am
I would love to but wouldn't be able to stay whole day(s) at a time due to baby- but if there were 'session' options with T I would be very keen.  
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 04, 2012, 07:56:52 am
No cooking classes that I know of sals77 - CP can you please confirm that.

.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 04, 2012, 08:48:50 am
Probably best tol leave that up to the driver & passengers to work out, but just putting it out there first that its probably a fair thing if the passengers come to the driver if its out of the way, and it also makes packing up and leaving easier and quicker.

No cooking classes (lack of time I think). Although I would love it if maybe we could have a demo on yoghurt making but we'll have to see how we go for time. Salz77 as much as we would love to have you, I think that it may start to complicate the organisation side of things if we have people coming and going. Maybe next year if its on   :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 04, 2012, 12:08:16 pm
Michele I plan to take you to Gracetown with me.

I've made a roough plan for the cars  and we seem to have plenty of transport. so that is good.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 04, 2012, 12:44:08 pm
I've just had a big catch up on this thread as I haven't had much time on the forum over the last week. I still haven't booked my accom for Thursday night yet, so hopefully  I will get time this week.
Hally I know what you mean  about leaving the kids. I hesitated for a long time before i decided to come on this trip. We have only left the kids for a weekend once before, earlier this year. Mind you, they had such a great time and didn't miss us at all. They didn't even want to come to the phone when we rang to see how they were! I don't know why I am worrying really. However, I  have never left the kids in DH's care before and gone away. I have Visions of non stop takeaways and really late nights!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 04, 2012, 01:29:45 pm
ES, yes Dh are a worry. When my boy  was a baby I went away for one night, dh said I cant stop him crying... I said did you feed him, mmm NO...

Not worried about takeouts they dont like them, more concerned about them getting on. They tease & play but dont know when to stop etc. ds will say " I am dying here, you have to feed me". Mnd you dh will give him lollies just before mealtimes >:(

Kind of figure, just enjoy ourselves & clean up the probs when we get home. :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 05, 2012, 12:02:35 am
That's funny! I'm not really worried. The kids are old enough now. My DD says she is going to do the cooking while I'm away. She has got out her junior master chef book and has started to choose recipes.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 05, 2012, 02:58:56 am
Emeraldsue it sounds as though your Dd will have everyone fed.

Emerals sue if you pm Chookie or mcmish they will tell you where they are staying for the Thursday night and maybe you could stay at the same place.

Hally could you put crown prince in charge for the weekend. Leave a list of instructions for him to follow for each day. eg eat breakfast, then take ........out of the freezer for dinner., put dishes into dishwasher etc.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 05, 2012, 03:52:40 am

Hally could you put crown prince in charge for the weekend. Leave a list of instructions for him to follow for each day. eg eat breakfast, then take ........out of the freezer for dinner., put dishes into dishwasher etc.

LOL H now I could see that happening!! CP would love it ... not too sure about your DH though  :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 05, 2012, 07:23:57 am
Michele I plan to take you to Gracetown with me.

I've made a roough plan for the cars  and we seem to have plenty of transport. so that is good.
Thanks Cookie, didn't want to be presumptuous.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 05, 2012, 07:26:09 am
Think I will suggest it nearer the time. A list of what they can & cant eat & times woukd be great.ie no lollies before meals, fruit between meals, then yogurt etc.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 07, 2012, 03:04:33 am
I think I've sorted the travel arrangements out. I will be pming a few people in the next couple of days to check things with them. I'll then publish it on here using our forum names, so if you see any gremlins in it they can be fixed.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 07, 2012, 03:36:40 am
Paid so far:

cecilia, chookie & ral, emerald sue, faffa, hough, JD, Gretch,  halex, kezza, mcmich, mep, mrs kk,  VHJ x 4,  SueJen x 2, sue-purb.

(PM if you have paid and haven't been listed)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 07, 2012, 07:35:23 am
Ooh I feel guilty. You will have as soon as I return CP. I know I don't have to feel guilty but I still do. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 07, 2012, 08:56:03 am
Don't feel guilty cookie, you told me you wouldn't be back until mid June. I'm just putting it up here cos I don't have time to reply individually to say payment has been received. If other people remaining can make payment it would be much appreciated as I have to put down payments for the bus, houses, linen and food. Ta  :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on June 07, 2012, 10:02:40 am
Am so envious of you all.  Hubby gave me his blessing to go but I can't get any time off work. :'( I hope you will have time to keep us updated when you are away.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 07, 2012, 10:10:41 am
What a bummer Chelsea, would love to have met you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 07, 2012, 10:41:59 am
Don't worry. So long as ther is 3G or Wi Fi I will be Tapatalking

GertT
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on June 07, 2012, 10:42:44 am
ONLY 77 DAYS TO GO
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 07, 2012, 10:46:03 am
 :o 77 days! Must go and pay now, I keep forgetting.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 08, 2012, 07:32:51 am
MJ you look different.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 08, 2012, 11:06:54 am
MJ you look different.
Yes, did my hair differently and wore my contacts. I was so surprised with how I looked, I took a photo and quite liked it! I'm wearing my hair the way I did when I first met my DH.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on June 08, 2012, 11:20:16 am
MJ,  love the new photo. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 08, 2012, 11:39:48 am
I think I look younger than my 55 years, that's why I liked it so much.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: snappy on June 08, 2012, 11:57:43 am
Mj i thought the photo must have been one of your kids! Looking fab for 55!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 08, 2012, 11:59:37 am
Just trickery with the camera, that's all! Not photoshopped, but I did choose the best photo!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 08, 2012, 12:18:17 pm
You look great MJ. Nothing wrong with showing your best photo. Be proud . Love it.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 08, 2012, 11:37:58 pm
MJ you look fantastic for 55 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 09, 2012, 12:37:13 pm
MJ you look fantastic for 55 :)
As I said, trickery! You can't see the wrinkles and sun spots!! ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 09, 2012, 02:07:20 pm
MJ, you look fabulous. I think you like Alyssa Milano - the young American actress who starred in "Who's the Boss?"
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on June 09, 2012, 03:43:59 pm
 you look so much younger mj  it must be all those good creams you make
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 09, 2012, 11:14:05 pm
MJ, you look fabulous.
Which reminds me, I must order some creams off you for the retreat.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 09, 2012, 11:33:40 pm
MJ, thought it was yiour daughter, you look fantastic.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 10, 2012, 04:00:13 am
Looks like you might sell a few bottles of your cream MJ - especially the one that keeps you looking young.  The proof is in the pudding so to speak.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: johnro on June 10, 2012, 04:10:44 am
....and the same opinion from moi, regarding your fabulous new look MJ  :D  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on June 10, 2012, 04:40:08 am
Don't worry. So long as ther is 3G or Wi Fi I will be Tapatalking

GertT
Oh good Gert, you can show me how!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on June 10, 2012, 04:47:30 am
MJ you do look beautiful, takes years off.
Cp,I have just paid.  Keeping my fingers crossed for respite - shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 10, 2012, 04:55:32 am
Don't worry. So long as ther is 3G or Wi Fi I will be Tapatalking

GertT
Oh good Gert, you can show me how!

You bet but  it's so easy so you will have it figured out before then. Give it a try.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 10, 2012, 05:09:15 am
Cookie has posted the car pooling arrangements - check it out here. (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=10231.0;topicseen)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 10, 2012, 01:33:28 pm
Thanks wonderful Judy. :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on June 11, 2012, 01:59:50 pm
cp
 l have paid today for the weekend

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 12, 2012, 02:02:06 am
thanks guys, will post a list of all people paid so far so peeps know their money has been received

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 16, 2012, 11:11:30 am
72 sleeps.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 16, 2012, 11:12:33 am
72 sleeps.
Blimey is that all :o :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 18, 2012, 12:46:30 pm
Well I have missed a lot of post after being away in SA since March, lovely place especially Clare and Barossa Valley.
I'm an albany girl so I could get to the retreat but realise it may be all booked now, but let me know if there are any cancellations. 

Just letting everyone know that there has been a cancellation today due to illness, so this is your opportunity to jump in and grab your spot. Hurry, who could resist not being a part of this wacky weekend?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 18, 2012, 12:55:14 pm
Well I have missed a lot of post after being away in SA since March, lovely place especially Clare and Barossa Valley.
I'm an albany girl so I could get to the retreat but realise it may be all booked now, but let me know if there are any cancellations. 
I see rainbow had an interest CP
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 02:10:18 am
yes I thought I would announce to all first, but will PM rainbow as well so she doesn't miss the opportunity (position has now been filled by rainbow)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 06:30:05 am
Paid so far:

bedlam, cecilia, chookie & ral, cookie, cream puff, emerald sue, faffa, hough, JD, Gretch,  halex, kezza, mcmich, meagan, meganjane, mep, mrs kk, nazar, rainbow, VHJ x 4,  SueJen x 2, sue-purb.

(PM if you have paid and haven't been listed) 4 more to go according to my records...

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 19, 2012, 07:33:42 am
I've paid CP, but only yesterday as I haven't had internet access.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on June 19, 2012, 09:03:41 am
I am now on board, exciting, looking forward to meeting everyone. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 19, 2012, 09:14:08 am
Lucky you getting a chance to join everyone Rainbow - see you there.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 09:19:05 am
I've paid CP, but only yesterday as I haven't had internet access.

thanks MJ, have added you to the list.

I am now on board, exciting, looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

that spot didn't last long! Woohoo!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 10:23:17 am
Heaven help.. Where are you all going again ?? Lol!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 11:04:00 am
Gracetown in the Margaret River region
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 02:02:46 pm
Then heaven help gracetown lol!!! The residents wont know what hit them... Tornado Forumthermomix 😄😄😄
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 03:34:04 pm
don't worry frozzie, there's not many residents. there is only 170 houses in the bay, and it is very quiet and peaceful most of the time. usually there is a lot of empty houses in between a noisy one, and I'm sure residents will only be disturbed by laughter and music. (OMG I'm going to have to do something about getting all my lost music back from my iPod  PS: Everyone else too if you have one, or bring a couple of CD's if you remember)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 04:07:28 pm
 :) ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 04:17:39 pm
frozzie seeing as you would be back in oz, are you able to come along? PM me if there is a remote possibility. You would be so welcome. I think you will be surprised with the cost of the actual weekend, and you would need to add your air fare on top.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 05:39:12 pm
When is it cp?? Im not back in oz before end sept beg oct.. I thought it was before then..

Ill pm you :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 20, 2012, 05:57:03 am
Some of you may remember me posting a picture a while back of this 850g tin of caramel glazed almonds, pecans and popcorn which my SIL sends over from Costco Melbourne from time to time.  He popped in the other night during a quick visit over to see his Mum and we scored another can.  I have suggested to DH that perhaps I could take this one over to the West to share with my fellow retreaters and although he said I am taking my life in my hands by doing so, he did say it with tongue in cheek  ;D

So, what do you think guys - a good idea to nibble on during our evening get togethers?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2012, 06:46:56 am
Does it go with wine?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 20, 2012, 07:02:54 am
Does it go with wine?

Gert

Does wine not go with EVERYTHING??!!  :o :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2012, 07:11:55 am
True.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 20, 2012, 07:13:36 am
too true too  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 20, 2012, 07:44:48 am
This might be a little sweet to go with wine but it is very moorish girls.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 20, 2012, 07:50:19 am
Bring it along JD, sounds yummy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2012, 08:06:55 am
Will you need another suitcase?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on June 20, 2012, 08:15:18 am
This might be a little sweet to go with wine but it is very moorish girls.

Not if it is a dessert wine.  Maybe a nice Tokay or some port.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 20, 2012, 08:19:06 am
OK you bring the port and I'll bring the popcorn Dashingden. ;)

By the time I put in my goody bag stuff and the tin of popcorn Gretchen, I might not have room for any clothes  :D  Chookie has plenty of room in her car I think, might have to go up a size with the suitcase now.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2012, 08:28:09 am


Not if it is a dessert wine.  Maybe a nice Tokay or some port.


You are pushing my buttons Den.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 20, 2012, 08:30:14 am
Gosh, I hope he doesn't push too many of them Gert  :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on June 20, 2012, 09:05:25 am
JD! Looks good,  but will it last or will you be tempted.?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 20, 2012, 09:09:00 am
It will last Chookie, I'm good with temptation looking me in the face.  One thing I do have is willpower  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 20, 2012, 09:10:58 am
I'm in for munching ;D

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2012, 09:17:55 am
Come alone in disguise and whisper the password.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 20, 2012, 09:38:14 am
Tokay or Port......................who cares about the nibblies. I hope to remember to bring some Benjamin Port down with me. It might be windy. :P
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2012, 09:45:14 am
Tokay or Port......................who cares about the nibblies. I hope to remember to bring some Benjamin Port down with me. It might be windy. :P

Ben is my new best friend.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 20, 2012, 10:58:19 am
Tokay or Port......................who cares about the nibblies. I hope to remember to bring some Benjamin Port down with me. It might be windy. :P

bring on the wind then I say  :P :P
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 20, 2012, 11:10:31 am
I'll be in that!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on June 20, 2012, 03:11:15 pm
Port doesn't usually make me windy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 12:05:34 am
Dashingden, It could with that many ladies around.... ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 21, 2012, 01:36:50 am
hope its not too cold then so we can open a window  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 02:10:44 am
hope its not too cold then so we can open a window  :D

OMG we have got to have a window opened so we can smell the sea, otherwise we will have to grab all the blankets and head for a spot outside.

Good point.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on June 21, 2012, 05:21:36 am
I've ordered one of these for you for that weekend.   ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/197701_4063348982111_1069573136_n.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 05:54:22 am
Just the one then is it Julia?  :o

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 21, 2012, 06:00:34 am
That would go down very well Julie - mind you I'm sure we are all pretending to drink more than we actually can and will  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 06:10:48 am
That would go down very well Julie - mind you I'm sure we are all pretending to drink more than we actually can and will  ;)

HELLO!!!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 06:13:13 am
save water, drink Champagne.... ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 21, 2012, 06:15:13 am
That is apart from Gert  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 06:28:20 am
Aw Jude I drink water too but if I have a  choice......

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mrs KK on June 21, 2012, 06:36:09 am
One for me too please!!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 06:38:03 am
One for each house.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mrs KK on June 21, 2012, 06:40:38 am
Sounds fab  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 21, 2012, 08:50:12 am
Ooh I do like champers.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on June 21, 2012, 10:57:11 am
HaaHaa, you girls make me laugh.  Can't wait to hear all about your weekend, sounds like it will be a hoot.  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on June 22, 2012, 04:41:00 pm
Have been a bit absent from here girls, been a bit busy…Thai classes are nearly done, then off to the States for 3 weeks…and of course the whole Singers trip, and grandmother routine….(so amazing!!)

SO…just to let you all know I am excited to come to the retreat, been in touch with CP and all good, just cant keep up with all the threads! hahaha, you are such busy forum members.

FYI, will not be bringing HMP OR TMX to retreat….in case anyone is wondering…or watching this thread!
xxx
T
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 10:27:06 pm
You will be needing a fun no work weekend. Enjoy your trip.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 23, 2012, 01:08:46 am
Enjoy Tenina.  The retreat weekend is one for relaxing and getting to know everyone so just come along and do just that.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 23, 2012, 02:54:08 am
Have been a bit absent from here girls, been a bit busy…Thai classes are nearly done, then off to the States for 3 weeks…and of course the whole Singers trip, and grandmother routine….(so amazing!!)

SO…just to let you all know I am excited to come to the retreat, been in touch with CP and all good, just cant keep up with all the threads! hahaha, you are such busy forum members.

FYI, will not be bringing HMP OR TMX to retreat….in case anyone is wondering…or watching this thread!
xxx
T

Someone was definitely watching Tenina. More than one I say.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 24, 2012, 07:57:44 am
This is a copy of my post in the car pooling. Just in case someone doesn't see it there.

Hopefully everyone will see this.

Does anyone have any problems with the fact that I would like to give each driver a list of their passengers email addresses and 'real' names? I would also like to give the passengers their drivers email address and 'real' name.
If no one minds I'll get it done by the end of the week. Then people can email each other and work out times, places etc for the pick ups. 
 
 
 
 :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 24, 2012, 12:18:47 pm
Cookie,

That seems logical. I'm happy for you to send my details

Sue
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 24, 2012, 12:35:15 pm
So what do we do Cookie, just send our email addresses to you - will the drivers need mobile phone numbers for those interstaters going so they can contact them on the day if needed?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 24, 2012, 02:27:53 pm
No I've given cookie everyones email addresses JD, I think cookie is just asking permission to pass on contact information to relevant people to make sure that she is not stepping on anyones toes. Nowadays you can never be too careful  ;)

PS. I have got 2 x more email addressses cookie, I will PM you tomorrow.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 25, 2012, 06:06:59 am
Thanks CP.

Yes Judy, that's all I'm doing. I will be giving my mobile to my passengers but that is up to individuals.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 25, 2012, 12:31:01 pm
Unfortunately, I'm no longer able to attend the retreat. I'm very disappointed as I was looking forward to meeting everyone and matching faces forum comments etc. Hence, if anyone is interested in taking my spot and/or knows of anyone who is interested in taking my spot, please PM me. I only have one other friend with a TMX and she's overseas when the retreat is on so I don't know of anyone else that might be interested in a TMX retreat. It's going to be a wonderful weekend with lots of laughter I would expect so I really am v. disappointed.

Thanks everyone  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 25, 2012, 12:55:38 pm
Unfortunately, I'm no longer able to attend the retreat. I'm very disappointed as I was looking forward to meeting everyone and matching faces forum comments etc. Hence, if anyone is interested in taking my spot and/or knows of anyone who is interested in taking my spot, please PM me. I only have one other friend with a TMX and she's overseas when the retreat is on so I don't know of anyone else that might be interested in a TMX retreat. It's going to be a wonderful weekend with lots of laughter I would expect so I really am v. disappointed.

Thanks everyone  :)
I read somewhere(help Judy :D) that Michele would bring her DH along if a place materialized.Might be worth a PM to her MEP :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 25, 2012, 01:01:29 pm
Found it MEP ;D

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Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 25, 2012, 01:06:55 pm
Glad you found it CC, sorry it's a busy night tonight.  Hopefully Michele will jump at the offer.  Sorry you won't be able to make it Margaret, it's going to be something special and I can understand your disappointment. Next time perhaps.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 25, 2012, 01:10:48 pm
Glad you found it CC, sorry it's a busy night tonight.  Hopefully Michele will jump at the offer.  Sorry you won't be able to make it Margaret, it's going to be something special and I can understand your disappointment. Next time perhaps.
I thought your razor sharp mind would find it before me :D :D :D :D I read so much these days that I knew it was somewhere and backtracked from Michele's postings ;) About time I used my memory instead of yours :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 25, 2012, 01:15:56 pm
I thank you for your consideration CC and you went to the right spot to find it - Michele's postings.  :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on June 25, 2012, 05:42:26 pm
I would have loved to have filled the spot and meet you all but its a bit far 😄😄😄.. And such a cheap weekend with accom and the tour etc... Cp really needs a big pat on the back after all her hard work, effort and time going into organising this for all you thermo lovelies and gent(s) to make it the cheapest possible for everyone.. 😊
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 25, 2012, 08:59:27 pm
DH would like to come along, he is asleep as he worked night shift.
Will have to see if this ok with CP and Cookie as they already have organised the sleeping and transport arrangements.
Also will have to see if I can get DH on the same flights and if he can can get vacation leave from work.
A few wrinkles to iron out but will see what CP and Cookie have to say first.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 12:26:29 am
You can just sneak him into your bed Michele - one more shouldn't make a difference to your house. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 26, 2012, 12:38:48 am
You can just sneak him into your bed Michele - one more shouldn't make a difference to your house. ;)

Is Dennis with the Denises?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 12:43:57 am
You can just sneak him into your bed Michele - one more shouldn't make a difference to your house. ;)

I don't know what house I'm in or who my flatmates are going to be and there's still the transport.
Will wait and see about flights and vacation leave.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 12:47:31 am
I wonder when CP is going to let us know which house everyone is in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 12:52:40 am
Maybe it will be a big surprise when we arrive in Gracetown.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 26, 2012, 01:44:28 am
Busy week for me this week being the end of the financial year. Just got a couple more payments to come,to tie off a loose end  :D McMich its ok with me, I had you down for a double bed so no need to tiptoe around the house in the middle of the night  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 26, 2012, 01:49:54 am
Fine with  me too. It will mean 4 passengers in the car so  may be a tiny bit squishy for those in the back si it's up to Hally or Judy, whoever is sitting in the back with Michele and her DH.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 03:16:57 am
That's fine by me, I'm sure it will be nice and cosy Cookie - the biggest person can have the front seat LOL. Did you say you had room for plenty of suitcases? ;D  I will be coming over with a medium sized case and a cabin case seeing as I am there for 4 nights but I don't need to take it all down south so I might be able to just take the cabin case and a bag to hold the goodies. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 03:30:46 am
DH is keen to come along as long as we can co-ordinate the flights.
We should be able to fit our clothes in one suitcase and have a cabin bag.

DH is checking out the flights now. So as long as he can get on the same flight at a reasonable fare Don (DH)
will be there.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 03:35:04 am
Good luck Michele.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 26, 2012, 03:51:30 am
Mrs KK, i have sent you a pm
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 26, 2012, 03:52:33 am
Fine by me.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 05:54:15 am
Looks like the flights are available - just need to see if leave can be approved.

Is any other forum member interested? DH would like to go but priority should be given to the forum first.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 26, 2012, 07:35:59 am
I'm pretty sure I'll have room Judy. It's a Nissan Patrol 4 x 4.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 26, 2012, 09:42:09 am
I hope your DH can find reasonable flights Michelle. My loss will hopefully be his gain and you could both have a wonderful time in Margaret River together. In fact, if you can manage a longer stay I can highly recommend a stay at Bunker Bay resort. It's FABULOUS.

Let me know if your DH would like to take my spot.

Thanks
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 09:44:13 am
Have to see if leave is approved first. Should be sorted in a couple of days.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 26, 2012, 12:18:49 pm
Good luck, hope it all works out.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on June 26, 2012, 10:39:13 pm
Michele, another DH would be great.  Good luck with organising leave.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on June 27, 2012, 01:36:07 pm
Wow! Coming on a Thermomix Forum Retreat is absolutely the LAST thing my DH would EVER want to do!! But, then we're polar opposites, which is why we get on so well...

Hope it all works out mcmich!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 27, 2012, 01:48:45 pm
I'm in the same boat. My DH loves eating food, but Is totally uninterested in cooking. It would not cross his mind to actually join us for this weekend in a million years!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 27, 2012, 10:36:17 pm
DH is a good cook but has never touched the thermomix. He has been to a back to basics demo.
He doesn't drink wine but will really enjoy the winery tour. We often go to the Hunter Valley for the day.
Hope his leave is approved and finding it difficult to get him a flight home at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 28, 2012, 12:18:54 am
My dh couldnt think of anything worse than a bunch of giggling girls talking about cooking.

My dh, CLUELESS, was in the bath a while ago, asked him to turn the oven on, he said HOW ??? :o

CP had to show him
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 12:25:39 am
thanks funny Hally
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 28, 2012, 01:19:01 am
Oh dear H!!

Thankfully mine are all well versed with the kitchen ... I didn't dare mention to DH about him joining us ... He wold be there with bells on and then I would have to organise child are lol 8)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 02:38:17 am
My DH would love to come as he loves women and women love him. He cannot cook, or shop.He can, however, poursa mean glass of wine but only after he fills his own glass first.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on June 28, 2012, 04:49:16 am
My dh couldnt think of anything worse than a bunch of giggling girls talking about cooking.

My dh, CLUELESS, was in the bath a while ago, asked him to turn the oven on, he said HOW ??? :o

CP had to show him


H your next challenge, teaching DH how to turn oven on  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on June 28, 2012, 07:49:22 am
Good to know a DH will be there, does he cook the BBQ?   To save me going back on the pages and pages can you let me know about 1. goodie bag?  and 2. dress up??? I have tried to find it but its a bit disjointed so just a bit of help please
 ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on June 28, 2012, 08:50:45 am
Word of warning,  my DH doesn't do BBQ.   
Like Gert's DH he likes women and they like him.  He also likes wine.
He is coming with me as I get lost in airports,  and we are visiting good friends in Perth.
He is also a sweetie and because I want to catch up with all you wonderful people, he is prepared to come also.
So looking forward to this trip, and so grateful to all who are obviously putting themselves out to make this a great  weekend.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 28, 2012, 08:51:23 am
I think it may be easier/cheaper if people just bring a goodie bag for themselves ie. a pillowcase or a bag that has had some purchased items in it. For the winery tour, just dress up bizarre bizarre - secondhand shop or dress up box. Will be emailing everyone probably next week or so once I get my head around this week.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on June 28, 2012, 08:54:40 am
Thanks CP.
My DH does an excellent bbq. Haven't told him yet that he has to get something for the goodie bags.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 10:20:46 am
Will There Be

(http://img.tapatalk.com/3ce738d1-220e-ae6d.jpg). ??
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 28, 2012, 12:54:10 pm
Hally, my DH is the Same. I rang him from swimming training a while ago, and asked him to put the oven on for me so that it would be preheated for when I got home. He asked me "how?" too.
Oh, and he doesn't BBQ either.
On the plus side, he can be charming and pour wine
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 28, 2012, 12:59:19 pm
My DH would love to come of there was more 'blokes' coming. He is not a wine drinker at all, but doesn't mind a beer.


CP we went for a drive down to Gracetown today and our phones couldn't get a signal. Is that correct? They are Telstra. No phone would mean no iPad playing or lessons. :'( :'( ::
I took a couple of photos and will post them. The ocean was really wild and beautiful. We called in at the Margaret River cheese factory on the way home. If my passengers would like to I'll call there on the way home. Harvey has a great cheese place too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 28, 2012, 01:01:05 pm
No iPads at Gracetown - what  :o :o :o   How will we survive the weekend without contact with the outer world ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on June 28, 2012, 01:19:25 pm
Ok, DH does  Bbq if you like char grilled ???

He only bbqs here if I am desperate & just sausages ;D he can turn the hob on then what he says :-))

Hope i can call home or I will be worried about cp.

Cookie,    love, love cheese ;D

Well chookie, your dh s going to enjoy himself with all the women, maybe we could  slow him down a bit by an early morning bootbcamp ;D

Whoops not a boob camp, meant bootcamp, hard yakka ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 01:21:34 pm
My DH would love to come of there was more 'blokes' coming. He is not a wine drinker at all, but doesn't mind a beer.


CP we went for a drive down to Gracetown today and our phones couldn't get a signal. Is that correct? They are Telstra. No phone would mean no iPad playing or lessons. :'( :'( ::
I took a couple of photos and will post them. The ocean was really wild and beautiful. We called in at the Margaret River cheese factory on the way home. If my passengers would like to I'll call there on the way home. Harvey has a great cheese place too.

Please tell me that is not true.  I cannot believe that . I will be truly pissed  off .   I feel sick in the stomach. 

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 01:30:55 pm
Dashing den  will be doing the early morning run H . There will be no boot camp for me as I am well and  truly over it. Years and years of gym, walking , running,  jazzercise  and every other fad have taken their toll on my body. These days I am a champion eater and drinker which I well deserve.

Men doing a BBQ is so sexist . I am sure we can manage while the boys pour the drinks.

Gert




Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 10:04:10 pm
Yeah you can mange. Guys  as waiters, with big aprons. ;D ;D

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on June 28, 2012, 10:48:02 pm
Just like this
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 29, 2012, 12:43:28 am
Wonder if Ral and Den are up for it. ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 02:23:24 am
Yes thats right Dizzy, I was going to type guys in g strings, but you read my mind...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 29, 2012, 02:33:04 am
Don't panic

Don't panic

Don't panic

About 3 of the houses have wifi. There is mobile phone coverage from the top of the hill - you will need to walk up there as its just around the corner from the houses. Most of the houses have a land line, and so whilst you can't make STD calls, you can accept incoming calls.

I'm sure there are a few scruffy surfers you could get to pour your drinks for a couple of bucks  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 29, 2012, 04:17:05 am
Is the wifi accessible and will we need a password for our iPads?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 29, 2012, 05:08:39 am
CP, thanks for that. My mob are ok but I thought Hally and possibly others would need it.

I saw the surfers. My gosh, there was no parking spaces down there and lots of guys changing out of the surfing gear. Ladies if you walk down to see you will have a steep climb back to the houses while you cool off. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on June 29, 2012, 05:53:29 am
Wonder if Ral and Den are up for it. ;D ;D

Gert

I don't have the bum to pull off that outfit.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 05:59:02 am
But Dashinden you are so fit...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 29, 2012, 06:13:41 am
I think you should allow the ladies to be the judge of whether you have the derrier for that outfit Dashingden, beauty is in the eye of the beholder afterall  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on June 29, 2012, 06:25:58 am
I think you should allow the ladies to be the judge of whether you have the derrier for that outfit Dashingden, beauty is in the eye of the beholder afterall  :)

You hit the nail on the head. I was just going to say that MEP

I have just put an apron into my suitcase. ;D

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 07:04:34 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 29, 2012, 07:27:12 am
Good one Gert, prepared for every occasion.  :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: deedub on June 29, 2012, 08:48:25 am
Good to know you've got wifi CP - the rest of the forum will want regular updates from forumfest! And photos!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 11:04:58 am
yes of course, we want updates, photos and more.. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on June 29, 2012, 11:39:52 am
Definately need a photos of the men in their aprons
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on June 29, 2012, 12:49:28 pm
I think you should allow the ladies to be the judge of whether you have the derrier for that outfit Dashingden, beauty is in the eye of the beholder afterall  :)

That is my DW's opinion. She says that since I lost my weight I have no bum. I think it comes from years of sitting at a desk.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 29, 2012, 02:37:42 pm
I think you should allow the ladies to be the judge of whether you have the derrier for that outfit Dashingden, beauty is in the eye of the beholder afterall  :)

You hit the nail on the head. I was just going to say that MEP

I have just put an apron into my suitcase. ;D

Gert

I have a few TMX aprons going begging lol ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 29, 2012, 02:44:06 pm
How much are they Kathryn?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on June 30, 2012, 06:18:47 am
Kathryn, I am looking for a apron too.

How much do you want for 1. :)

Can't find anything up here, or Cairns..
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on June 30, 2012, 07:35:09 am
TMX aprons, bow-tie and cuffs on the cocktail wait staff would be very appropriate indeed.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on June 30, 2012, 08:25:50 am
Here are the photos from my trip down to Gracetown. The beach was lovely and wild. The other photo is from last year's fires that got to the very edge of Gracetown. Please correct me if I'm wrong CP.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020512.jpg)(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020513.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on June 30, 2012, 03:20:41 pm
How much are they Kathryn?

Kathryn, I am looking for a apron too.

How much do you want for 1. :)

Can't find anything up here, or Cairns..

They are all well used girls and I still use them at home. You can buy them from your consultants. They used to be $25. I am surprised they haven't made it to the online shop yet as they are quite popular with customers and very nice to wear (hence why I still use them now lol :D)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on June 30, 2012, 11:22:10 pm
Sorry, I misunderstood Kathryn - I thought you meant you wanted to get rid of some, as Robyn obviously did too.  I don't understand why they are not on the HO website for purchase.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2012, 01:09:36 am
I buy my aprons  from the op shops. Must be full with pocket in front. It is amazing how many new ones find there way there. When they get too grubby I just buy another 2 or 3.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 01, 2012, 01:11:29 am
Great idea Gert, I go through more aprons than tea towels.  I like the chef type ones that wrap around your body and have a bib.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2012, 01:51:25 am
Great idea Gert, I go through more aprons than tea towels.  I like the chef type ones that wrap around your body and have a bib.

Oh yeah Judy you will be surprised at what you find in op shops.

I never met an  apron that could wrap around this body. Lol!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 01, 2012, 03:43:16 am
Me either Gert, but then I have plenty of body to wipe my hands on. Very useful.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 01, 2012, 03:53:20 am
If anyone wants the TMX aprons, I can get some for you. Can't get on the portal at the moment to find the cost as it's down for maintenance.

I love the TMX aprons, they have a split in front so you can move easily and the bib and pocket. I get a lot of comments from customers when I wear it. I'm thinking I might do a give away on my FB page.

They're $25 still. Let me know if you want one!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 01, 2012, 05:53:12 am
JD, you could always turn your spare teatowels into aprons with some ribbon and a few darts. They are really easy to do - I made a heap of aprons for our school fete least year. I was given some souvenir tea towels and they made great aprons with a bib, but no pockets.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/76d22958-d85d-532c.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 01, 2012, 06:19:21 am
must look at op shops too.
I need a apron.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 01, 2012, 08:57:08 am
i am not a fan of aprons, i like to have a tea towel over my shoulder
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 01, 2012, 09:11:15 am
I've been offered an apron MJ, thanks and ES, the teatowel idea is a good one too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2012, 09:14:28 am
i am not a fan of aprons, i like to have a tea towel over my shoulder

I have  both. When tasting you can  be sure the spoon will dribble from mouth to the boobs without,fail.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 01, 2012, 11:33:02 am
Oh Gert my boobs catch everything for me. My family think it is hilarious that I can't eat anything without spilling it down my front. Even when Mum was in hospital it amused her no end that as I was feeding her I spilled food down my shirt.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 01, 2012, 12:29:06 pm
I don't have that problem girls  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 01, 2012, 01:45:51 pm
Hahah! Me either! ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 01, 2012, 11:01:09 pm
Yes, i do the tea towel over the shoulder.

cookie1 me too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2012, 02:37:21 am
I wish I didn't. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 02, 2012, 03:25:41 am
Thats why I never wear a white top.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 02, 2012, 03:33:15 am
I don't have many tops without food stains. The other night when we went out to tea I said at the end, "oh that was nice", and DH said I probably would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't spilled half of it down my front. I looked down and was so glad he told me, it wasn't just a drip but rather sloshes. Other diners would have been nudging each other as I was walking out otherwise  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 02, 2012, 03:44:48 am
I wreck that many tops from massage oil.....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 02, 2012, 04:01:40 am
I wear aprons when I make my skin care products and candles. BUT, I still end up with stuff on the backside of my pants! I'm always wiping my hands on my bum!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2012, 04:03:48 am
CP and obbie and others you have  made me feel so much better. I won't be the only one spilling my food all over me at the retreat.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 02, 2012, 04:16:37 am
I say we all grab a big man's shirt to dine in!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Aussie Brenda on July 02, 2012, 04:31:57 am
Having a laugh at this, while I sit here at the computer, tea-towel over the shoulder, I also love an apron.  Standard outside wear, apron and gumboots at the moment.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 02, 2012, 04:45:55 am
I am about to order a apron online..
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2012, 04:58:11 am
I have one but I don't like wearing them. I should as every time I cook I wipe my hands everywhere and clutch things to my ample chest for stirring or undoing or something as I get filthy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 02, 2012, 05:04:52 am
When my DD was still living at home, we were both puzzled by these oily rings we both had on our house T-shirts.

It wasn't until the kitchen was remodelled and all my jars went into a cupboard instead of an open shelf that I realised it was from the bottom of the jars. They were greasy from being exposed on the shelf and we were clutching them to our chests to open them!
Shows my housekeeping skills aren't that strong... ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2012, 06:25:39 am
............cooking is much more important than housekeeping. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 02, 2012, 08:30:15 am
............cooking is much more important than housekeeping. :D
Oh how I love that quote Cookie :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 02, 2012, 09:39:39 am
I'm with you there. I'd much rather cook than clean.  Come to think of it,I'd rather do anything than clean!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 02, 2012, 07:49:27 pm
Unfortunately my husband won't be able to attend the weekend away. Just couldn't co-ordinate a flight home at a reasonable price.

I'm still really excited about going to WA for the weekend and meeting everyone.
Hope someone else is able to fill MEP's place.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 02, 2012, 10:58:34 pm
What a shame for DH and for you. Sometimes it just does not work out. Anyway an opportunity for someone else.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 03, 2012, 12:31:46 am
I was looking forward to meeting your DH Michele, what a shame. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 03, 2012, 01:56:16 am
Michele what a pity. Perhaps another time.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 03, 2012, 02:18:15 am
1 vacancy available ...  anyone interested in a fun filled 2 days ?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 03, 2012, 06:16:37 am
I wish.  :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 03, 2012, 06:21:06 am
If there are no takers from this previously interested maybe some of the newbies who purchased recently and live in Perth may be interested but they may not see this thread.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 03, 2012, 06:51:34 am
Its open to all TM lovers - first in gets to see what every one really looks like in person, or if they do look anything like their avatars...

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 07:40:49 am
scary... I look like Dido... (wish)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 01:45:32 pm
1 vacancy available ...  anyone interested in a fun filled 2 days ?


I'M INTERESTED!!! :D :D
As long as nobody has issues with a 17-year-old? :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 03, 2012, 01:46:53 pm
Are you only 17? I never would have guessed. I'd love to meet you!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 01:49:30 pm
Yeah, only 17 :-)) I don't act like it though, and obviously I don't type like it either! Thanks MJ :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 03, 2012, 01:57:19 pm
We were all 17 once Amy  :D  It would be lovely to meet you and I'm sure you deserve a lovely break away for a weekend.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 02:01:28 pm
 :D Thanks Judy, I would love to meet you all too!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 03, 2012, 03:00:37 pm
Amy,  please come.  Would love to meet you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 03, 2012, 03:28:35 pm
You should come Amy then we could organise everyone for a workout session on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 03, 2012, 09:43:16 pm
Would love to meet you Amy.

WORKOUT ..... on a Sunday???? :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 10:04:50 pm
Amy, with 10 years experience cooking with themomix already.  Fantastic ;D

age is only a number, I would love to meet you too Amy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 12:00:24 am
You should come Amy then we could organise everyone for a workout session on Sunday morning.

Great idea Dash! ;D ;D ;D

WORKOUT ..... on a Sunday???? :o


LOL Michele.... :-)) I workout every day ;)

Thanks so much everyone, I'm really really really really really excited now!!! :D :D
I haven't actually been following this thread becaue it just made me jealous that I wasn't coming... but now that I might be coming, should I go back and read everything? :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on July 04, 2012, 12:03:08 am
Yes Amy all 800 + posts :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 12:05:53 am
LOL by the time I finish reading them all the weekend would probably be over! :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 04, 2012, 12:16:27 am
i dont like reading this post. jealousy is a terrible disease ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 12:20:53 am
i dont like reading this post. jealousy is a terrible disease ;D

Yeah, it makes you go GREEN ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 04, 2012, 01:16:49 am
Amy, would love you to come.

Dont worry I can look after you i have a working with children card :)

Seriously, you are very grown up for a 17 year old,, & a great cook.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 01:40:10 am
I thought you would be about 22-23, a very grown up 17 year old.. :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 01:51:32 am
Thanks Hally and Robyn :D :-*
I don't really look 17 either, in fact I'm sure a grey hair is going to pop up soon :-))

Glad to hear someone in the group is approved by the governement Hally ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 04, 2012, 01:59:51 am
Amy, it would be lovely to meet you - just don't expect me to join you on a run ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 02:04:27 am
LOL don't worry ES ;D

I hope CP logs on soon. I'm keen for more info. And I just realised that I don't even know what the dates are! :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 04, 2012, 02:09:25 am
hi amy   it would be good to meet you  l am so happy that you are able to come 
firday 24, 25 ,26 august
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 04, 2012, 02:11:52 am
Don't worry Amy, I have a 'working with children' card too and a teacher ID so as long as you promise to let me sleep in Sunday I'll help to look after you. Some nice steep hills for you and DD to jog around in Gracetown. :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 04, 2012, 02:15:14 am
Great news Amy, I will send you some more info a bit later when I'm sitting at my desk. Can you PM me your full name, email address, mobile, home address. Just thinking about transport, we're all going down on Friday morning and will be having lunch at a winery (of course we will be restricting your alcohol intake and it sounds like thats not an issue with you anyway) - do you have Friday off?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 02:33:54 am
Oh golly gosh I'm so excited :D
Michelle, yay, I'm coming! :D

Thanks cookie! Of course you can sleep in on Sunday ;D

Sounds brilliant CP. I'll send you that PM right now ;D
You're right, alcohol won't be a problem for me, I'm not one of those naughty under-age drinkers :-))
And I'm quitting my job soon so I'll be free as a bird on Friday :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 04, 2012, 05:47:33 am
Amy I'm being a mother/grandmother hen here. Forgive me: But you aren't quitting your job to come to the retreat are you?
Ask for a day off or call in with a migraine or upset tummy. You could get one over the weekend trying to keep up with all us older people. :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 05:53:48 am
Amy I'm being a mother/grandmother hen here. Forgive me: But you aren't quitting your job to come to the retreat are you?

Gosh no! :o No way, cookie, don't worry about that. I'm quitting my job because I'm being bullied at work :(

You could get one over the weekend trying to keep up with all us older people. :D :D :D

I think I definitely will after reading about some of the things you've got planned! ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 05:58:17 am
Amy, being bullied isn't nice. Can you talk to your boss..
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 06:01:44 am
Amy, being bullied isn't nice. Can you talk to your boss..

My manager told me not to >:(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 04, 2012, 06:02:34 am

Gosh no! :o No way, cookie, don't worry about that. I'm quitting my job because I'm being bullied at work :(


Amy this is the the father and unionist in me talking. You should not have to put up with bullying in the workplace and you should not have to quit to escape it.  Is it a fellow employee who is bullying you ar is it a manager/boss? If it is another employee you should speak with employer and lodge a complaint or grievance. If it is a supervisor and there is someone higher you can go to then you should speak to them.

You need to be clear about what they are doing and how it makes you feel. It doen't matter if it seems trivial to someone else if it makes you uncomfortable then they should cease doing what ever it is.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 06:05:39 am
I would, I was bullied by another rep where I was working 8 1/2 years ago.
I reported it to my boss and HR.

The guy was made to go to anger management classes, and was reprimanded.

Don't let them win... :-*  I would report it.

Robyn
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 06:14:20 am

Gosh no! :o No way, cookie, don't worry about that. I'm quitting my job because I'm being bullied at work :(


Amy this is the the father and unionist in me talking. You should not have to put up with bullying in the workplace and you should not have to quit to escape it.  Is it a fellow employee who is bullying you ar is it a manager/boss? If it is another employee you should speak with employer and lodge a complaint or grievance. If it is a supervisor and there is someone higher you can go to then you should speak to them.

You need to be clear about what they are doing and how it makes you feel. It doen't matter if it seems trivial to someone else if it makes you uncomfortable then they should cease doing what ever it is.

It is my manager who is giving me a hard time Dash, and she has told me not to speak to the boss :-X I am starting to feel like it must be my fault because I have been bullied in two of my previous workplaces as well, so I'm starting to wonder if there is something wrong with me :-[
In the first workplace I was bullied at, I did go to the boss, but he basically told me I had to put up with it. So I was relived when I left there.

I think I suffer from an inferiority complex...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 06:14:28 am
I loath bullys.I loath them with a passion. Bring 'em on.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 04, 2012, 06:50:25 am
Amy when I left school I was bullied horrendously at my first job in the bank, and also in my 3rd job. I was brought up to respect my elders (even if it was 1 or 2 years) and so I never answered them back or stood up for myself just to keep the peace in the office. I absolutely hated working for those places and my job performance showed because I could learn absolutely nothing because I was so overwrought with unhappiness that these bullies kept handing out to me. They were both well aware of what they were doing, but it gave them a sense of power and I continued to feed their power by making it so easy for them to crunch me. Given the opportunity, I would love to come face to face with those people now and let them know exactly how they made me feel. Time and life experience has given me more confidence (although I have never really lacked confidence, only when speaking to someone of more seniority). Although age is no barrier to being the victim of bullying. You probably need to be a little more assertive when dealing with this nasty person, and I would go over and above and speak to the person who they have to answer to. If you can have dates written down of certain occasions when they have bullied you, or write down things they have said, it will back up more of what you tell them. Of course, if there are any other workmates or witnesses to the bullying all the better. Let your revenge be the fact that they thought they could go under the radar, and if nothing else you will at least bring the managers superiors attention to the fact that it has happened, so should it ever happen again that this person has a case history. Bullies are very insecure people, and this person obviously feel greatly threatened by you in some way. Perhaps they feel you have a big chance of taking over their job or becoming their boss, and have the need to put you down so you feel you could never do it. Do you really want to quit your job because the job is not suitable, or is it to get this person out of your hair?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 06:56:21 am
Some very good advice in the above posts Amy.
If they have bullied you, they have probably bullied in the past and will continue to do so, possibly with whomever takes your place.
Even if you still decide to resign from your position, state the reason in your resignation and let this person be accountable for their actions.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 07:07:10 am
I loath bullys.I loath them with a passion. Bring 'em on.

Gert

Hi Gert :D
I don't like bullies either :(

CP, it sounds like I'm going through the same sort of thing you went through. I am too scared to confront this woman, and I think she knows it. On one occasion I was nearly in tears in front of her. I am just not a confident person, and I really don't like conflict.
I don't know why she would feel threatened by me because she has worked there a long time and as far as I can tell she is very secure in her position. If I said anything to the boss, I think it would make it very awkward for me in my job. No matter what happens I think I'm going to end up quitting. But I'm sure I will find another job.

Michele, I almost feel bad knowing that the next person is probably going to be treated the same way. It almost makes me want to stay in the job so that nobody else will have to put up with it :-\
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 04, 2012, 07:09:12 am
Amy that is really horrid. I know exactly how you are feeling as I have seen it happen to family members. This person is insecure. Not that that makes you feel better. Write down the time, date and what they say of every offence. If you have a witness as well. Perhaps you could try saying, 'don't speak to me like that' rather loudly so others hear.
If you do leave, do as Michele suggested and state the reason (and even times etc of the offences) in your letter of resignation.

Or send them to the retreat on some pretext and we'll sort them out for you. :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 07:09:28 am
Well said  CP. Good advice. Document everything as soon as you can. Take notes. Take a witness.

DO NOT  PUT ANYTHING  ON THE  WEB  such as FB or Twitter. If will follow you all your days. Once out there it can never be deleted. Just like on this forum.

You are so worth the effort Amy trust us.

POke that manager in the eye with a big stick. Oops that may be bullying. No that is just assault.  Probably get let off with a caution at your age.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:22:13 am
Amy Darling, go over her head, and talk to the big boss.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 07:23:49 am
Thanks for all your advice ladies :)
I will write down the specific incidents and include them in my resignation. Unfortunately there haven't been witnesses, but hopefully the boss will take it seriously and do something about it when she realises that I'm resigning because of it. With any luck the next person won't experience the same thing I have.

Or send them to the retreat on some pretext and we'll sort them out for you. :D :D :D :D

 ;D ;D ;D

DO NOT  PUT ANYTHING  ON THE  WEB  such as FB or Twitter. If will follow you all your days. Once out there it can never be deleted. Just like on this forum.

You are so worth the effort Amy trust us.

POke that manager in the eye with a big stick. Oops that may be bullying. No that is just assault.  Probably get let off with a caution at your age.

Gert

Don't worry Gert, I don't have FB or twitter anyway. And I'm trying to be carfeul what I say here as well.
Lol it would be very satisfying to poke her in the eye with a big stick :-))

Amy Darling, go over her head, and talk to the big boss.

I'm scared because she told me not to. I don't know why she would say that ???

Thank you all so much, you're all so supportive and funny and I feel a lot better even though I haven't done anything :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on July 04, 2012, 07:31:20 am
Amy i had a boss who bullied me and a directer who backed up her actions.. Well after near having a melt down i got my grandfather help me to write a letter (he was a mediator for the courts during his retirement) and went to the union rep stating i could no longer work under this person... In the end they both got fired and had been doing it for years.. I was the only one who stood up to them... No matter what you shoukdnt let people push you into a position of being bullied and making you think its you because it generally isnt..i cant stand people like that which is why i did something about it..i would definately be reporting it and like everyone has said write everything down and put it in a letter...you will be amazed how people change their tune after their boss gives them a talking too.  I do agree however you couldnt continue working under that person and i would state that too.. If your planning on quitting anyway it cant hurt and at worst your boss will have the complaint on her record so if it ever happens again their is a recorded history there..
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 04, 2012, 07:31:28 am
Paedophiles usually hold it over their victims as well by saying something like "don't tell anyone, this is our little secret".
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 07:35:09 am
Paedophiles usually hold it over their victims as well by saying something like "don't tell anyone, this is our little secret".


Oh o soap box moment. Don't get me started.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:41:51 am
Amy, I would tell. Stand up to bullies.

Just as I told my Daughter who is 7... we stood up to a girl at school and reported it to the principal. That child had bullied others as well from Prep, grade1 and 2.
Short story, her mother assaulted me on school grounds, and that child is now in another school.
She learnt from her mother to bully.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 07:48:54 am
Amy, I would tell. Stand up to bullies.

Just as I told my Daughter who is 7... we stood up to a girl at school and reported it to the principal. That child had bullied others as well from Prep, grade1 and 2.
Short story, her mother assaulted me on school grounds, and that child is now in another school.
She learnt from her mother to bully.

That is horrendous. A seven year old bully. E gods. What next? Mothers going all nuts over kids  stuff.  Yup that is where it must start.

It is the sneaky silent butter wouldn't melt  in their mouth holier than thou bullys that  hold a very special place in my mean heart.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:54:31 am
I had to stand up for my DD. teachers swept under the carpet, my DD was suffering.
 :)

She is happy since that kid is no longer at school.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 08:04:03 am
It's sad to hear that there is bullying in 7yr old children.

The worst we had to put up with was - freckle face, thunder thighs, four eyes.
I'm sure comments like those chipped away at the receivers confidence.

Fat comments led me into a very unhealthy relationship with food.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on July 04, 2012, 09:00:37 am

I'm scared because she told me not to. I don't know why she would say that ???

Thank you all so much, you're all so supportive and funny and I feel a lot better even though I haven't done anything :D

She has told you not to go over her head Amy so she doesn't get in trouble. She is probably also very comfortable in the knowledge that you won't because you are scared of her and she has directed you not to!! Please stand up for yourself and also perhaps the next person that takes your job when you leave

Hopefully you can find something pretty soon and much nicer to work at  :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 09:06:06 am
Amy, your supervisor is up to her armpits in doodoo. She knows what she is doing is wrong and unacceptable.
If you put your concerns in writing, the powers that be have no choice but to address it. That is their responsibility.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on July 04, 2012, 09:12:53 am
That's terrible Amy, some people are just pure nasty. I don't understand why people are like this, there is absolutely no reason to be nasty.
I hate when complete strangers treat you like s**t just because they feel like it. Makes my blood boil.

My Sister was booked in for a scan at 18 weeks and 3 days, but when she got to her appointment the lady doing the scan refused to do the scan because she was not 19 weeks pregnant :o, she was so rude and wouldn't budge at all. And she complained about my sisters 2 year old making a noise. And as they were leaving she said 'I hope he's in a better mood next time' , my sister said he was pretty good, the ladies reply was 'oh you call that good?'

What a b***h (oops I probably shouldn't say that :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 09:14:42 am
Totally a B****
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on July 04, 2012, 09:20:34 am
Amy, I think you have got a fair idea that we are all here to support you.  Just one thing that hasn't been mentioned is to make sure you also send a copy of your complaint / resignation letter to more than one of your bosses / managers if at all feasible to ensure that it doesn't get 'lost' in someone's rubbish bin - and mark the letter appropriately to show who is getting copies of it. 

Bullying is a terrible thing and no one should have to go through what you are going through.  Stand firm and, if you do leave, you will know that you have hopefully saved future employees from going through what you have experienced.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 04, 2012, 09:24:07 am
amy your boss does not want you to tell as she does not want to get into trouble

l would document everything she said or does and go above her head
her behaviour is not acceptable 

 the chain needs to be broken  and you are the one that needs to do it
 
we are all hear for you to talk to but this need to be done
you can be strong  just think how nice it would be if she left her job instead of you
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 09:29:49 am
Good advice cuilidh. Copy in everyone. Make phone calls and get the correct names and addresses. Whether making a compliment or making a complaint  always put it in  print and copy in anyone who has an interest.

I love writing compliments. It's very rewarding personally to let people know they have done a good job. I also think its important to let people know when a job is not done well. I rarely have to write that sort of letter these days. Maybe I am mellowing.


We will all be right on your shoulder Amy.


Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 04, 2012, 09:35:20 am
when she goes to lunch tape some smelly old cheese under her desk, everyone will think she stinks  ;D ;D ;D no, don't do that - just think about it perhaps...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 09:46:01 am
when she goes to lunch tape some smelly old cheese under her desk, everyone will think she stinks  ;D ;D ;D no, don't do that - just think about it perhaps...

A Limburger cheese wrapper works a treat. Trust me.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 10:20:05 am
That sounds good Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 10:50:32 am
Thanks so much everyone, you're all so supportive it almost makes me want to cry :)

I will start writing my letter tonight. I have to work tomorrow and Friday so I will just go in and keep my head down, but I will finish the letter over the weekend and hopefully hand it in next week. I don't like coming home from work and bursting into tears. It's not fun and I've had enough of it! This has been my fourth job, hopefully my fifth will be better :D
Should I give a copy of the letter to all of the managers, or just my manager and the boss? What do you ladies think?

when she goes to lunch tape some smelly old cheese under her desk, everyone will think she stinks  ;D ;D ;D no, don't do that - just think about it perhaps...

A Limburger cheese wrapper works a treat. Trust me.

Gert

I've thought of doing much worse things, believe me! >:(

Robyn, what a terrible bully that mother and daughter must have been. Its appalling to think of the role models some young children have. No wonder the world is full of bullies, criminals, hookers and druggies these days :-X
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 10:54:02 am
I say do not give letters but mail them to the proper addresses. All of them . Your manager, her boss and the head of human resources. May as well CC the head of the company as well. Nothing to lose.

Anyone else with an idea?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: snappy on July 04, 2012, 11:00:36 am
Amy if you are a member of a union i would also send a copy of the letter to them.  Even if you are not a member of the union, i would find out which is your union and contact them.  If you join up, they might be willing to represent you and they will force your company to take your complaint seriously.  The union will also likely provide you with some information on reporting bulling in the workplace if you decide to manage it yourself.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 04, 2012, 11:20:49 am
Just catching up with this thread and Amy, with the support you have received from your fellow forum members you will probably go into work tomorrow with a completely different attitute.  One like 'how dare you speak to me like that'.  It may impact on you in a way you won't know until the morrow comes.  You may even stand up to her. 
No-one should go home from work and burst into tears - that is just what bullies want you to do and if they know they have got you bluffed, they will continue to play their little games.  It is time for the tide to turn and give this woman the shock of her life.   :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 04, 2012, 11:25:58 am
Amy, that is not good >:(

Fantastic advice from everyone. Stupid cow wouldnt know you had so many wise old friends..

Hugs
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on July 04, 2012, 05:18:51 pm
Who you calling old 😄😄😄😄
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 10:06:56 pm
Amy we are here to help you...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 12:39:56 am
I knew someone would pull you up on the "old" comment Hally ;D

Amy we are here to help you...

I know :D
You're all being so great, and I never thought I was worth the effort of doing anything about it, but now I feel like I can go in there and stand up to her if she says anything. Thank you all so much :-* :-* :-*
I can't wait for the weekend when I can meet so many of you :D :D

Speaking of the weekend, I'm up to page 33 of this thread. Just over halfway ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 05, 2012, 01:30:55 am
So you are definitely coming then Amy?  What does your Mum and step-Dad think of it?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2012, 01:41:52 am
Yeah............it's best to check with the 'oldies' and get their permission. That's what DD was always told.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 03:55:45 am
Yes ladies, the 'oldies' are fine with it  ;) I'm definitely coming! :D
I'm just waiting to hear back from MEP because I need to pay her for the spot. I sent her a PM but she hasn't replied yet.

Has CP been sending PM's with all the information, or do I need to weedle it out of all the posts on this thread? ???

 :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 05, 2012, 03:59:35 am
Thats great Amy..
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2012, 04:53:31 am
Amy this is a basic review of the weekend.  (lucky I went to get it my varoma bread had nearly escaped)
Friday 24th: Lunch at restaurant (this is still in the arranging stage)
2pm drop into a couple of places on the way to Gracetown, eg chocolate factory= Gabriels.
7pm drinks and a BBQ at one place (this may be pizza I think)
Saturday 25th
11am Bus pick up from one house for full day tour including lunch at a vineyard,
5-6pm drop of at house
7pm drinks and BBQ at one place.
Sunday 26th
Late departure given . Possibly meeting somewhere for final goodbyes.

Are you driving yourself to Gracetown?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 05:19:44 am
Sounds like its going to be a great weekend! Thanks for the little overview cookie :D

I've been in contact with MJ and we're trying to organise for me to meet her in Kojonup and ride with her from there.

Is there going to be someone in charge of taking photos that could be sent to everyone after the weekend?

I have lots more questions but I settled on just that one for now :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 05, 2012, 05:42:36 am
cookie, are some of us still going to the Margaret River Markets on the Sat morning?

I'm sure there'll be plenty of cameras around, Amy. I always have my iPhone!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2012, 07:53:01 am
I don't really know MJ. I thought if we are to be back by 11 it may be a bit of a rush. I'm hoping that I can take my passengers to Margaret River and then the cheese factory Sunday morning. Or possibly even Friday afternoon after lunch. Will play it by ear.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 05, 2012, 08:05:11 am
Possibly mix and match passengers with drivers on Sun morning so like minded go with like minded and destinations  to save  drivers going all over the place  

My plane  does not leave until midnight so I can fit in with any one and be dumped  any place any time. I is a big girl.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2012, 08:19:49 am
Plane times certainly are a consideration. I was hoping to return to Perth via the south west highway (going down on the Forrest highway) to show my passengers a different view.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 05, 2012, 09:11:01 am
Don't worry folks I am on a whirlwind visit of Melbourne and will be back sitting at my desk where I have all my information on Monday morning. Have made a tentative booking for the restaurant on Friday lunch, and also rung up a little "must see" to tell them that we will be landing on their doorstep and will speak more with these people next week. I've told them 25-30 people will be coming so can anyone PM me asap if they will NOT be coming to the restaurant? I went to the markets about a month ago and they were very muddy and uninspiring, but don't let that hold you back from having a looksee yourself and having a look at the township of Margaret River but the bus will be in Gracetown at 11am sharp to pick up. The cheese factory will be covered in the Saturday winery bus tour plus some other great spots.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2012, 09:28:06 am
Enjoy Melbourne CP. I love it but necessarily the weather.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 09:33:39 am
I don't mind where I go as long as I'm in good company and don't get left behind ;D ;D ;D

CP, is there anything in particular (apart from clothes and toiletries) that we need to bring? I read something about goodies bags. I feel like I'm playing catch-up with everyone!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2012, 10:07:17 am
Amy we are all taking along something small to give everyone. Not expensive. Can be something you have made. There are 30 of us including you. You will also need to bring along a 'bag' for yourself. eg a enviro bag, or pillowcase. Nothing jazzy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 10:40:47 am
Sounds groovy, thanks Cookie :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tasty on July 05, 2012, 03:03:20 pm
Are we allowed to find out how much this weekend costs if we are interested in future ones?

Sounds like you will all have a ball, looking forward to seeing photos.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: NICKY 74 on July 05, 2012, 05:50:40 pm
hi everyone, i have not been here for a while, but just seen this thread, managed to read the first 11 pages, and last 12 pages, sounds great, i live in busselton, so would love to meet up with you all at some stage during the retreat. hope that would be ok with you all. maybe come and join you for dinner or something. i must get to be now as it has taken so long to read this it is now ridiculous o'clock!
be in touch soon, nicky.  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 05, 2012, 10:54:02 pm
Are we allowed to find out how much this weekend costs if we are interested in future ones?

Sounds like you will all have a ball, looking forward to seeing photos.

I honestly can't remember but no reason why not to know for the future. I think it was only a few hundred for the two nights Including  a food package that CP is putting together . Just the essentials for breakfast and a dinner.  We are all sharing various priced houses so each one is paying  something more or less.  Some had to add airfare and of course driving costs for the locals. Some are adding a night or two at hotels and some are staying with friends or rellies  before and or after. Basically it is costing not a lot.  More than $200 and less than $300 maybe for the Margaret River bit.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 06, 2012, 02:44:33 am
True Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on July 06, 2012, 11:08:22 am
talking about cars and lifts etc.... My DH will be dropping me off at the winery for the lunch as we will be staying the area, and I am desparate for a lift from the lunch to the house for me and my suitcase, I am hoping someone has a spare seat in their car for me please please.   xxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2012, 11:13:59 am
I'm sure there will be room in someone's car rainbow so don't worry too much about it.  Cookie will organise it for you.

Anyone got a packrack on top of their car  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 06, 2012, 11:17:56 am
talking about cars and lifts etc.... My DH will be dropping me off at the winery for the lunch as we will be staying the area, and I am desparate for a lift from the lunch to the house for me and my suitcase, I am hoping someone has a spare seat in their car for me please please.   xxxxxxxxx

Shanks pony I say. LOl!

You'll be right Rainbow.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on July 06, 2012, 11:21:55 am
Thanks Gert, I imagine myself walking behind the cars pulling my suitcase saying "wait for me" LOL LOL  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 06, 2012, 11:29:08 am
Thanks Gert, I imagine myself walking behind the cars pulling my suitcase saying "wait for me" LOL LOL  ;D

We will wave  and wonder what you are saying.

Are you  leaving DH behind?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on July 06, 2012, 11:32:38 am
Rainbow, I am sure KK and I can fit you in whichever car we are taking between us ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 11:34:01 am
I'll bring my broomstick in case of transport emergencies ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on July 06, 2012, 11:34:55 am
DH will be staying in Busselton about 1/2hr away and visiting his sister and brother who live near by. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 06, 2012, 11:41:07 am
I'll bring my broomstick in case of transport emergencies ;D

That will do nicely Amy.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 11:46:47 am
Thank you Gertie :D

I was just wondering whether the sleeping arrangements have been made? Has everyone already been allocated a spot?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 06, 2012, 11:48:49 am
Thank you Gertie :D

I was just wondering whether the sleeping arrangements have been made? Has everyone already been allocated a spot?

CP is charge of the beds but you will probably just take MEPs place.

gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2012, 11:51:22 am
and hope she wasn't sharing with anyone  :D :D :D

Only joking Amy, don't worry about it.  CP has everything arranged and will, in due course, let us all know the final details.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 06, 2012, 12:30:28 pm
Rainbow I am sure there will be plenty of room for you. As kezza said they will probably have room,CP will have space too,and I'm sure there are others. If no one else can fit you in we will squash up and you can come with us. (I can say that as I'm driving).
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 12:46:07 pm
and hope she wasn't sharing with anyone  :D :D :D

Only joking Amy, don't worry about it.  CP has everything arranged and will, in due course, let us all know the final details.

 ;D ;D ;D

Thanks Judy, I just wasn't sure how much information has already been sent to everyone. Sorry if I sound like a nag, but I'm just very very very excited! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2012, 12:51:35 pm
That's exactly what we were all like early in the piece Amy but we've had time to settle down now.  To start with there were questions flying left right and centre - that's perfectly normal in this situation.  It's not often someone else organises a holiday for us, we usually do it ourselves and know exactly what we are going to be doing.  Keep reading the thread though, most things you want to know are in there somewhere.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on July 06, 2012, 02:05:48 pm
Thanks for the support about the lift, good to know that there will be a space and good to know that we will all be among friends even if we have never met anyone before, I am sure I am not the only one feeling a bit nervous but excited about the weekend  :)  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 06, 2012, 02:15:44 pm
 hi rainbow
 just to let you know   l am travelling up from augusta by myself so l have heaps of room in my car for you and your lugguge
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 06, 2012, 11:30:26 pm
What is to be nervous about?  Anyway a glass of Margaret River wine can fix that.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 12:08:35 am
That's exactly what we were all like early in the piece Amy but we've had time to settle down now.  To start with there were questions flying left right and centre - that's perfectly normal in this situation.  It's not often someone else organises a holiday for us, we usually do it ourselves and know exactly what we are going to be doing.  Keep reading the thread though, most things you want to know are in there somewhere.

Thanks Judy, I will take some deep breaths and calm myself ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on July 07, 2012, 06:48:27 am
hi rainbow
 just to let you know   l am travelling up from augusta by myself so l have heaps of room in my car for you and your lugguge

Thanks Nazar, that is much appreciated.  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on July 07, 2012, 08:53:36 am
I may have missed something along the way over the past couple of days, but Amy, I have been wondering how you got on with work - any outcome yet with regards to a) the bully and, b) your job?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 09:21:37 am
Hi Cuilidh :)
I'm writing my resignation letter tomorrow. I'll probably take it in on Monday or Tuesday because I have to return my uniform anyway. Luckily I was only employed as a casual so I can just leave whenever I want. I'm a bit nervous about handing in a letter like this, but I'm so unhappy in this job I know I have to do it.

I'm also emailing one of my past lecturers at a college I attended to see if she knows of any jobs going that use my qualification ;)

Thanks for checking in Cuilidh, I appreciate it :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 07, 2012, 09:38:58 am
Well good luck Amy. You seem quite capable with any job, fish factory, child care, news agency and now cleaning. You are not afraid to try different things . At least you have a go and are not afraid of hard  work. You just have to find a job that suits and hopefully a job with a good boss with mentoring skills.

How are you getting from your place to Margaret River. It is a long drive  isn't it?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on July 07, 2012, 09:42:44 am
Thanks for the update.  Be strong and good luck!

Just rermember in your letter be factual, and, athough it is probably really hard, try not to be derogatory about your (ex) colleagues - beyond stating the facts of the matter - move on with your head held high.  Everything is a learning experience, yours hasn't been good, but leave it behind you now and look forward to the future ... and the retreat weekend, you lucky lady you, I'm sooo jealous!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 09:48:04 am
Thanks Gert and Cuilidh :D I was given some very good advice from some very wise people on the forum, so I think I can do a good job of my letter. I could bring it to the retreat and show everyone my writing skills ;)
Gert, I was surprised that you were so quick to recall my work history :o ;)

How are you getting from your place to Margaret River. It is a long drive  isn't it?

Gert

I think I will be getting a ride with MJ if I can find a way to get to Kojonup to meet her. Its about 5 hours from Albany to Perth. I haven't asked her yet, but I hope I can get a ride back home too :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 07, 2012, 09:55:47 am
Ho HO about the same time it takes to get from  Cairns VIA Brisbane to Perth but of course I am flying.

I am sure MJ  or Dashingden will  see you get back ok?  Maybe you parents can pick you up somewhere convenient.

Brain training Amy. You need it at my age. Mind you I can hardly remember what I had for lunch. Quack.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 09:58:07 am
Amy, I am driving from Mount Barker, there are 3 of us coming so could fit you in too. Let me know it this could help.
Dont take too much notice of my avatar, not really that old
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 10:00:28 am
SueJen, thats a very generous offer, thank you :D Is Mt Barker closer to Albany than Kojonup? I'm not very road-savvy :-))

Gert you're so funny, I can't wait to meet you :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 10:02:55 am
we will probably need to leave about 8am on Friday morning so I could pick you up on Thursday and you could stay the night with us. Would give your Mum a chance to meet us.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 10:04:24 am
we are only half an hour from Albany
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 10:15:33 am
SueJen, my grandparents live in Mt Barker so if you need to leave early on Friday morning I could stay with them on Thursday night and you could pick me up from their house? With the size of Mt Barker, you probably know them :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 12:11:08 pm
Amy who are your grandparents??????
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 12:14:35 pm
Sending you a PM SueJen ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 12:19:30 pm
PM'd you back Amy
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 07, 2012, 01:03:11 pm
How exciting if you know them.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 01:06:25 pm
do know them cookie1
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 01:11:25 pm
Isn't it funny who you meet when you're a 17-year-old without a license needing a ride to Perth for a weekend retreat with a group of Thermomix-lovers? :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 07, 2012, 01:13:32 pm
Isn't it funny who you meet when you're a 17-year-old without a license needing a ride to Perth for a weekend retreat with a group of Thermomix-lovers? :-))

Indeed it is Amy.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 07, 2012, 01:35:01 pm
Except we are not going to Perth for the retreat, we are going to Gracetown Amy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 01:37:30 pm
Its all the same to me Judy :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 07, 2012, 01:40:01 pm
It won't be if you are going one way and we are going the other Amy - we can wave as we pass though  ;D  I'm glad to hear you have a ride, goodness knows where you would end up otherwise. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 01:42:30 pm
LOL ;D
I probably would have ended up in the middle of why-kick-a-moo-cow or somewhere similar :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 07, 2012, 01:51:30 pm
It's OK JD we will get Amy to the right place. We are going to Esperance aren't we.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 07, 2012, 03:14:42 pm
Amy,  I would probably meet you at why kick a moo cow.  I have not the faintest idea where I am when travelling. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 03:37:18 pm
It's OK JD we will get Amy to the right place. We are going to Esperance aren't we.

I think I went to Esperance once. We stayed at the Doo Drop Inn. A very cute little place :D

Amy,  I would probably meet you at why kick a moo cow.  I have not the faintest idea where I am when travelling. 

Thank goodness I'm not the only one chookie! I'm terrible with this sort of stuff. I still get lost in Albany sometimes and I've lived here my whole life :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 08, 2012, 02:01:50 am
Thanks Sue and fancy you knowing Amy's grandparents ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 08, 2012, 02:13:12 am
They are a lovely couple JD
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 08, 2012, 02:54:16 am
Glad it's all worked out for you Amy!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 03:09:41 am
Small world. Like the new avatar Suejen.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 03:23:30 am
Looks like Mrs Doubtfire.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 08, 2012, 03:36:32 am
after MJ's great photo thought I would go opposite and go for the oldest and wrinklest one I could find
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: HotmixPRO on July 09, 2012, 06:46:16 am
Afternoon All, there may have been a rumour circulating that I would be attending the retreat weekend. This was just a rumour, I wont be attending the weekend away, but I may be in WA before the end of the year. If so I will make a post if anyone would like to see the machine in action :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 06:48:43 am
I bet that's an offer the WAers will jump at. If you happen to have free time in Sydney there are plenty of us that would love to see the HMP in action.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 07:09:57 am
Stewart talk to me
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 11:54:54 am
Okay, I need to ask: is anyone getting their hair done before the weekend? I can't decide whether I should or not so I'd like to know if anyone else might be :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 12:01:38 pm
My hairdresser told me to come in and have mine done before I go away but if it is manageable at that time and doesn't need a trim then I won't be as I'm sure I am going to be too busy doing other things Amy.

I need to know if there is a dryer in my house though as I don't want to fill my suitcase with too many things - the goodies have to take priority over a hair dryer. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:02:00 pm
I definitely am not.

Come as you are AMY.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 09, 2012, 12:03:00 pm
I'll just be getting my regular trim around that time anyway.

I'll bring my hair dryer and you can borrow it JD!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2012, 12:05:51 pm
I'm with Gert. I'm coming as I am. I'm afraid you get me warts and all. Don't go to any trouble Amy. It's  not flash is it?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 12:07:22 pm
Thanks MJ.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:07:41 pm
I definitely am not.

Come as you are AMY.

Gert

Okay GERTIE :D
As long as you don't mind my wild hair. It is pretty scary in the morning ;D

I'll just be getting my regular trim around that time anyway.

A regular trim? What on Earth is that? :-))

I'm with Gert. I'm coming as I am. I'm afraid you get me warts and all. Don't go to any trouble Amy. It's  not flash is it?

I never even go to the movies Cookie, so going away for a weekend is pretty flash for me :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:09:22 pm
I'm with Gert. I'm coming as I am. I'm afraid you get me warts and all. Don't go to any trouble Amy. It's  not flash is it?

I'll bring the "wart off" could be useful

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2012, 12:09:48 pm
Fair enough Amy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2012, 12:10:44 pm
I'm with Gert. I'm coming as I am. I'm afraid you get me warts and all. Don't go to any trouble Amy. It's  not flash is it?

I'll bring the "wort off" could be useful

Gert

ROFL
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:11:48 pm
I'm with Gert. I'm coming as I am. I'm afraid you get me warts and all. Don't go to any trouble Amy. It's  not flash is it?

I'll bring the "wort off" could be useful

Gert


Jeez Gert, I refrained from saying that because I thought it would be rude.... :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:14:06 pm
Oh I am Rude. Wait and see.

Only 49 more sleeps.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2012, 12:16:44 pm
It's very funny too Amy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 12:22:50 pm
That time will fly Gert.  I need to get my suitcase down and start putting things in it or at least making a list of things to bring.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 09, 2012, 12:24:32 pm
Ok, details coming this week that should answer most questions. Normally in my day to day business I am only dealing with 1 person when they make a booking, so the enormity of 30 excited people is more than usual  :D I usually only just deal with the accommodation side of things as all the houses are fully self contained, and in trying to keep down the costs of extras am doing all this myself at cost price so its a lot more organisation behind the scenes than I normally do so I appreciate your patience in that I am not just spitting out all the details. Because there are "eyes" watching this space and I respect your privacy, there will be no further details posted publicly and I will be emailing everyone direct.

I will definitely be getting my hair done with extensions, botox, tummy tuck, knee lift and possibly a boob job - its the least I can do to present myself in the best possible way. Won't everybody be doing the same???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:31:15 pm
Nope what you see is what you get. I might pluck my chin and mo though.


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 09, 2012, 12:33:05 pm
 :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:37:15 pm
You ladies make me ROFL, this retreat weekend is going to be a scream ;D ;D ;D

I will definitely be getting my hair done with extensions, botox, tummy tuck, knee lift and possibly a boob job - its the least I can do to present myself in the best possible way. Won't everybody be doing the same???


I definitely need the boob job since I've gone down 4 cup sizes :o But I'm still young enough to be able to lift my knees so no worries there ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:43:15 pm
Oh you are lucky Amy some of us would love to lift our knees but our boobs are holding them down.

Some of us may be screaming. The others will be cringing.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:45:14 pm
My boobs used to break my kneecaps and give me black eyes whenever I ran :-))

If you like your wine as much as you say you do Gert I might be hiding under my bed ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:47:31 pm
Be afraid Amy. Be very afraid.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 12:58:19 pm
Thanks CP, it must be one of the hardest jobs you have ever had to organise and we all appreciate your efforts.  To prove that, we will show you how appreciative we are on the weekend by having the time of our lives.  That's the least we can do for you and ourselves.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2012, 01:00:47 pm
Gee CP when you put it like that I need to get a breast reduction done, liposuction on all of me, eye lifts and goodness knows what else.
As I can't possibly get it all done before August 24th I'll just give up and come as I am.

CP give me a yell if there is anything I can do.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 01:19:13 pm
Thanks CP, it must be one of the hardest jobs you have ever had to organise and we all appreciate your efforts.  To prove that, we will show you how appreciative we are on the weekend by having the time of our lives.  That's the least we can do for you and ourselves.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Ditto

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 01:23:52 pm
Be afraid Amy. Be very afraid.

Gert

I don't think you could be worse than my Auntie. Funnily enough, she's a nurse too :-))

Thanks CP, it must be one of the hardest jobs you have ever had to organise and we all appreciate your efforts.  To prove that, we will show you how appreciative we are on the weekend by having the time of our lives.  That's the least we can do for you and ourselves.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Ditto

Gert

Ditto ditto :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 09, 2012, 02:47:42 pm
Thanks CP, it must be one of the hardest jobs you have ever had to organise and we all appreciate your efforts.  To prove that, we will show you how appreciative we are on the weekend by having the time of our lives.  That's the least we can do for you and ourselves.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thats all I ask. I know everyone is going to have the time of their lives and my reward is going to be happy smiling people. If I have fallen down in any area please forgive, drink, and forget. One of my beautiful cleaners is going to ask and see if we can get some discounted wine. Its going to be a choice from Edwards Vineyard or Bettenays. Seeing as we are probably not going to visit either vineyard in our journey (although I really wanted to go to Bettenays cos that guy is a dirty old buzzard and I know Gretch would give him back), I will see what they can do in the way of a special and delivery to either Gracetown and postage.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 09, 2012, 04:03:09 pm
Retreat Weekend guests only:  Does anyone have any special requests from members perhaps that can be fulfilled - for one, I would like a Pepperberry herb packet from Tasmania to make Venison with Pepperberry Sauce, p86 DOCB, and I would like 1 x Hair Conditioner from Skinflint. MJ bring a crate ful of your stuff. Am willing to pay. Tenina to go crazy with book sales and Crio Bru, and anyone who has a product or service to sell we are happy to put your "thingy" in our goody bag.

If there are any businesses like this on the weekend that you would like to advertise services and products, please PM me. No freight is to be charged as it will be according to pick up and it will be according to a payment that I have nothing to do with eg. cash, first come basis only etc.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 07:31:18 pm
Gee CP when you put it like that I need to get a breast reduction done, liposuction on all of me, eye lifts and goodness knows what else.
As I can't possibly get it all done before August 24th I'll just give up and come as I am.

CP give me a yell if there is anything I can do.

For me it would be like the pantry and freezer. Hard to know where to start and a long term project.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 09:27:58 pm
Thanks CP, it must be one of the hardest jobs you have ever had to organise and we all appreciate your efforts.  To prove that, we will show you how appreciative we are on the weekend by having the time of our lives.  That's the least we can do for you and ourselves.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thats all I ask. I know everyone is going to have the time of their lives and my reward is going to be happy smiling people. If I have fallen down in any area please forgive, drink, and forget. One of my beautiful cleaners is going to ask and see if we can get some discounted wine. Its going to be a choice from Edwards Vineyard or Bettenays. Seeing as we are probably not going to visit either vineyard in our journey (although I really wanted to go to Bettenays cos that guy is a dirty old buzzard and I know Gretch would give him back), I will see what they can do in the way of a special and delivery to either Gracetown and postage.

Oh how love a dirty old buzzard. They always want to tickle your palm when you hand  over cash.

I am up for any extras CP . Bringing cash. I think MJ is  bringing some spakfiller for those with train tracks.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 12:20:11 am
I still don't know what to do for my goodie bag contribution!! :-\
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Wonder on July 10, 2012, 12:25:37 am
i've been following this thread even though I can't make it and it sounds like you are going to have a fantastic time. I'm getting more and more jealous, particularly of those goodie bags.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 12:30:03 am
Amy you could make something since you are going by car. Maybe something that can be cut into 30 small pieces for dinner on Fri night.

That would be lovely.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 12:44:10 am
Oh Gert, thats a good idea :D

Did you have any particular sort of thing in mind?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 10, 2012, 01:43:44 am
 l was so hoping that tenina would bring her dinner spinner book to sell
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2012, 02:17:04 am
Perhaps if anyone wanted any of Tenina's books, they could email her and see if she can bring them down to the retreat.  Most of us would have them so it's not like she would have to bring dozens of them and by then the second printing of FFS should have been done.  Tenina are you there, what do you think of this suggestion.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 02:57:42 am
Just testing a Margaret River Rose from Wills & Domain

(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-8bfc-d7b3.jpg)

Here is a can of Spam for you Amy

(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-8c18-e5cf.jpg)

Pretty cauliflowers just for fun.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-8c33-4106.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 03:00:48 am
Perhaps if anyone wanted any of Tenina's books, they could email her and see if she can bring them down to the retreat.  Most of us would have them so it's not like she would have to bring dozens of them and by then the second printing of FFS should have been done.  Tenina are you there, what do you think of this suggestion.

Tenina is still overseas I believe.

G
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 03:01:12 am
Oh Gert, thats a good idea :D

Did you have any particular sort of thing in mind?

Nope.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 06:24:25 am
Thanks for the visual of the spam Gertie, the spamburger on the can actually looks quite appealing :-))

Oh Gert, thats a good idea :D

Did you have any particular sort of thing in mind?

Nope.

Gert

Helpful :-))
But I do have the beginnings of an idea... ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 10, 2012, 06:32:39 am
I feeling quite pleased with myself, thanks to DD I think I have solved my goodie bag problem. Just getting a  prectice one done to see if it's feasible to do for 29 others.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2012, 06:33:49 am
The different coloured caulis look nice Gert, I still like the taste of the old fashioned white one though  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 10, 2012, 06:37:04 am
Spent the morning getting the containers ready for DH and my goodies for Goodies bag.  Just have to fill them ,  closer to time. Feels  like it is getting closer.  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 07:19:12 am
The different coloured caulis look nice Gert, I still like the taste of the old fashioned white one though  ;)

They all taste the same . Just nice to have colour.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 10, 2012, 07:22:15 am
I'm still deciding what to take for my goodie bag item.  ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2012, 07:24:05 am
What about your dress up outfit Michele, got that sorted?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 07:25:54 am
Only 45 sleeps.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 10, 2012, 07:33:05 am
l am the same michele have not work out what to put in for the goodie bag or my dress up outfit
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 10, 2012, 07:56:49 am
Totally have forgotten the dress part. Another thing to think about.

With 45 sleeps to go, I should have finished the 40 bags in 40 days challenge and will probably find something to dress up in along the way.
The freezer and pantry should be emptier and hopefully will be on top of the moisturiser situation. Not going well with the weight loss challenge though, yet to start.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 07:58:46 am
Wow, all these challenges... I think I am challenged enough at the moment :-))

My dress up is going to consist of a bow tie. That is all. I'm not good at dressing up and being a dag. Thats Gert's specialty ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 10, 2012, 08:05:01 am

My dress up is going to consist of a bow tie. That is all.


Wow! you're game Amy - think we might have to insist upon a fig leaf tho ;)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 08:15:06 am
 :o :o :o

Ahhh... oops. I didn't phrase that very well did I? :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 10, 2012, 09:34:59 am
ROFL
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: HotmixPRO on July 10, 2012, 11:44:39 am
Perhaps if anyone wanted any of Tenina's books, they could email her and see if she can bring them down to the retreat.  Most of us would have them so it's not like she would have to bring dozens of them and by then the second printing of FFS should have been done.  Tenina are you there, what do you think of this suggestion.

Tenina is still overseas I believe.

G

That's correct Gert, Tenina is still overseas until I believe late next week

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 10, 2012, 12:17:27 pm
Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spaaam!
Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spam.

Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.

Lovely Spaaam! (Lovely Spam!)
Lovely Spaaam! (Lovely Spam!)
Lovely Spaaam!



Spaaam, Spaaam, Spaaam, Spaaaaaam!


Now back to you normal program  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 10, 2012, 12:59:54 pm
Jeninwa what are you drinking? I'll have some too please.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 10, 2012, 01:35:42 pm
Have you watched the Heston Blumenthal episode where the theme was School Dinners ? He made "Spam". I've never eaten the stuff, but apparently it was all the rage in the 70's and was served fried as a good protein source in school canteens.

Dress Up? I didn't see that bit, or, if I did, I've forgotten it. Is there a theme?

Amy, what about making some Curry Powder or Taco Seasoning perhaps?

I'll be bringing a selection of spak filler and will bring shampoo and conditioner as well, CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 02:00:14 pm
I'll be completely honest MJ, I have never made my own curry powder or taco seasoning :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 10, 2012, 02:32:27 pm
There's a fantastic curry powder recipe in the Vegetarian Cookbook.

Well, then, what about small jars of jam or relish?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 10, 2012, 02:54:02 pm
Jeninwa what are you drinking? I'll have some too please.

It's called life  :D not drinking as I am on the weight loss challenge  :o, havent had a drink in weeks, when I saw Gerts photo of the spam, I remembered the song from Monty Python.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 10, 2012, 02:56:19 pm
Amy, how about a small cellophane bag of fudge or biscuits
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 10, 2012, 02:59:19 pm
MJ are you going to LG week or 3 days as it is now
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mrs KK on July 10, 2012, 03:06:13 pm
Amy - I am with you... I haven't any idea of what I am going to contribute to the goody bag. As for dressing up I am organised. We dress up all the time. The last dress up I went to was the "Op Shop Ball" (recently) at Burswood. Everyone had to dress-up in in op shop clothes - people went all out. It was so much fun.  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 12:15:40 am
Amy, how about a small cellophane bag of fudge or biscuits

That sounds like a good idea, thanks SueJen :) I'll see what I can come up with ;)

Everyone else, you didn't just read that. Its a figment of your imagination. My goodie bag item is a complete surprise and you have no idea what you're getting :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 12:51:33 am
Whatever anyone is contributing to the goodie bag you can be sure it is well tought out and given from the heart.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 10:00:44 am
I'm very excited ;D
Because I know what I'm doing for the goodie bags! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 14, 2012, 10:08:39 am
I'm very excited ;D
Because I know what I'm doing for the goodie bags! :D
I'm glad you're organised Amy because I have no idea. Not good at dressing up either - may just get a silly hat.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: snappy on July 14, 2012, 10:23:32 am
For those of us not lucky enough to attend do you think after the retreat someone can start a topic about the goodie bags?

I want to know what you got and any recipes!   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 10:27:22 am
I'm very excited ;D
Because I know what I'm doing for the goodie bags! :D
I'm glad you're organised Amy because I have no idea. Not good at dressing up either - may just get a silly hat.

I'm not good at dressing up either Michele so I'll stand next to you ;D

For those of us not lucky enough to attend do you think after the retreat someone can start a topic about the goodie bags?

I want to know what you got and any recipes!   ;D

I'm sure there will be lots of discussion about everything snappy! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 14, 2012, 12:58:00 pm
i am the best at dress ups  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 14, 2012, 01:48:48 pm
But you aren't coming Uni  :'( :'( 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 01:54:09 pm
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 14, 2012, 02:18:51 pm
Maybe Uni would be my costume consultant?  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on July 14, 2012, 03:52:22 pm
Maybe Uni would be my costume consultant?  ;D


... And mine too!,,
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 14, 2012, 04:13:18 pm
MJ are you going to LG week or 3 days as it is now

Yes, I am going. I'm a delegate for the WALGA AGM, so have to be there to vote {YAWN}.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 14, 2012, 06:12:09 pm
What sort of costume are we meant to wear?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 15, 2012, 02:39:58 am
Anything weird apparently MJ - op shop pickups perhaps, although these days op shops are more like departmental stores and I couldn't find anything remotely like weird so I just chose something I wouldn't normally wear. I'm not a dress up person either but who is going to stand out in the crowd if you are not wearing something different  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 15, 2012, 03:59:03 am
JD you could have worn that wedding dress you were throwing out :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 15, 2012, 04:02:45 am
I normally look weird so I'll dress up as me. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 15, 2012, 04:17:53 am
You could always just mix match. Flanny shirt, pretty skirt and daggy sneakers with footy socks.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 15, 2012, 04:21:49 am
I'll just get dressed in the dark and see what happens ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 15, 2012, 06:34:45 am
Good idea Amy! Hmm. I have lots of dress ups that I've stored. The kids are always going to themed parties these days. Plus, our Red Hatter group have participated in a number of theatre acts over the years.... Hmmmm....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on July 15, 2012, 06:44:28 am
might get to meet you before the retreat MJ
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 15, 2012, 08:24:31 am
Anything we Victorians wear will be weird to you warm weather people in WA .  3 degrees here today. Brrrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 15, 2012, 09:11:03 am
Oh Chookie's that must be horrid. We whine when it is 3 degrees over night. I wear my size 22 frog py's and bed socks. A sight for sore eyes.  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 15, 2012, 10:32:54 am
It was 27 here today. I'm sitting under the fan.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 15, 2012, 11:16:42 am
Gert and Cookie,  the house is warm and I have spent most of the day catching up on inside jobs.  We have a very large free standing combustion wood heater, it runs day and night,  this time of the year.  In the distance,  we can see the snow on Bulla.  Family have been skiing.  Kids have been building igloos  and snow caves.  These  have been very popular this year. 
I have been watching the temp for Queensland and WA.  Lucky devils.  See you soon. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 15, 2012, 11:35:22 am
I am not going to read anything about SNOW!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 15, 2012, 11:37:27 am
Jeez Gertie, its not that cold :-)) Icicles, yes. Snow, no.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 15, 2012, 02:16:02 pm
Gert and Cookie,  the house is warm and I have spent most of the day catching up on inside jobs.  We have a very large free standing combustion wood heater, it runs day and night,  this time of the year.  In the distance,  we can see the snow on Bulla.  Family have been skiing.  Kids have been building igloos  and snow caves.  These  have been very popular this year. 
I have been watching the temp for Queensland and WA.  Lucky devils.  See you soon. ;D

I am jealous. I miss the snow and a real winter.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on July 15, 2012, 07:17:34 pm
No you dont dashing not really 😝

Im dying for some heat and sunshine.. Worst french summer ever.. 15 and raining .. Even for 14th juy alot of fireworks et was cancelled 😭
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 15, 2012, 09:39:28 pm
22* here today, down to 15*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on July 15, 2012, 09:53:21 pm
Yes but your in winter.. Winter here is minus 7 mid afternoon!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 15, 2012, 10:14:23 pm
Frozzie,  now that is a bit too cold.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on July 15, 2012, 10:22:48 pm
I agree chookie.. We are all looking forward to no longer having freezing winters by european standards.. Ive had enough icu winds nd oads, snow etc o last me a lifetime..prob is that the winters are long and summers short... No balance... And this summer is miserable.. Feel for those ho have paid o holiday here... Shocking!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 16, 2012, 02:21:55 am
OMG Frozzie I can't cope with our minus 7 at night.
We had a lovely frost this morning. The car was door was iced up and took a big pull to get it open. But at least it is meant to be a nice day.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 02:25:50 am
Oh Chookie's that must be horrid. We whine when it is 3 degrees over night. I wear my size 22 frog py's and bed socks. A sight for sore eyes.  ;)

I hope you are bringing them as I may need to wear them during the day. No doubt I will be chilled to the bone. It is 26 here this morning. DH was in the pool yesterday.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 02:27:11 am
Jeez Gertie, its not that cold :-)) Icicles, yes. Snow, no.

I don't even eat snow cones and the only ice I wanna see is in my Scotch.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 16, 2012, 02:34:10 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 03:54:39 am
I have the air con on again...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 03:59:54 am
You must be rich. I am not game to turn mine on after the last electricity bill.  Had to use the fans in the bedroom the last couple of nights.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 16, 2012, 04:08:24 am
You must be rich! We have to open a window  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 04:10:24 am
Gretchen, I claim all my electricity...work and home.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 04:43:31 am
Gretchen, I claim all my electricity...work and home.

Bwaaaaaaaa'!  We are going to swelter come summer. electricity was costing about  $8 a day  until it went up. Not looking forward to the  next bill.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 05:03:25 am
Ours is $11.90 at home, and $4.80 at work per day. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 05:08:47 am
Jeez Gertie, its not that cold :-)) Icicles, yes. Snow, no.

I don't even eat snow cones and the only ice I wanna see is in my Scotch.

Gert

I'm sure that can be arranged Gert :) I'm applying for a waitressing job so hopefully I will be practised at putting ice in Scotchs by the weekend :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 05:44:19 am
Waitressing is very good experience for all kinds of reasons.i did it for many years.

Today my gift for the goodie bag was hand delivered  to me personally buy the person who grows what I am bringing.  How is that for service?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 06:10:51 am
That sounds like first class service Gert ;D

I'm very curious about your goodie bag item too now... :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 16, 2012, 06:12:17 am
That sounds illegal LOL
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 06:17:55 am
It will be strictly roll your own DG.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 16, 2012, 06:18:51 am
Oh Gert I thought you would at least roll it for us

 :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 06:20:28 am
so not coffee, or mango wine, I'm thinking....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 06:26:03 am
Nobody should be made to drink that Mango Wine. Gross.

Coffee to heavy  for 30 though I did think of it. Tea no  as it would be too cheap,for Hally to drink. LOL!

Mangos are notin season and could not take them to WA in any case.

Ummmmmmm. I wonder??.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 06:26:27 am
I'm guessing moustaches!!! ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 06:29:52 am
I'm guessing moustaches!!! ;D

Made from???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 06:31:18 am
 :)I am thinking still.
Mango wine is Gross.  agree

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 16, 2012, 06:32:24 am
Grass clippings  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 16, 2012, 06:32:55 am
Banana leaves? So we can wrap and bake fish in them.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 16, 2012, 06:34:23 am
I know but I'm not saying  ;)  Don't spoil the surprises girls.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 06:34:32 am
I'm guessing moustaches!!! ;D

Made from???

Hair of course. What else?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 06:53:00 am
Is it from the Tablelands Gert....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 07:21:10 am
Is it from the Tablelands Gert....

Nope.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 07:23:04 am
I'm still Curious :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 16, 2012, 08:17:09 am
Is it something to do with sugar Gert?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 08:41:00 am
Ummmmm ....nope.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 16, 2012, 08:44:17 am
So its not bagas (if that is how you spell it)
Can't be fruit or vegetable or honey as they can't come into WA. Or even nuts I think.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 16, 2012, 07:23:41 pm
I know but I'm not saying  ;)  Don't spoil the surprises girls.

i know 2  :-X
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 09:36:02 pm
I'd take them the local paper, to see what there missing out on in Paradise...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 12:23:25 am
I know but I'm not saying  ;)  Don't spoil the surprises girls.

i know 2  :-X

You're such a tease Uni :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2012, 02:38:54 am
There are a lot of cane fields around my house.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 17, 2012, 03:05:55 am
ha ha and cane toads  :D

anyone fancy a cane toad key ring  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 17, 2012, 03:47:58 am
cane toads..... skirt with dettol....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2012, 04:16:19 am
I have seen a full orchestra of cane toads playing their instruments.

I gave up on the set tol as the back yard started to smell like a toilet. Now we have a toad wacker.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 17, 2012, 04:38:20 am
salt works wonders too
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 17, 2012, 06:40:20 am
I know, it is tanned cane toad skin for each of us. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 06:46:17 am
Now we have a toad wacker.

Gert

Is that the technical name for a large shovel? ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2012, 07:24:52 am
I know, it is tanned cane toad skin for each of us. :D

They are so sweet.

Now we have a toad wacker.

Gert

Is that the technical name for a large shovel? ;D

Could be.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on July 18, 2012, 01:00:52 pm
Is anyone out there feeling sad they didn't put their name forth for the wonderful retreat?
Life is just too busy for me and instead of looking forward to a weekend away it has become a burden.
If anyone would like to go please pm me and I will advise the cost etc.
It saddens me to lose an opportunity to get to know everyone, perhaps my circumstances will be different next year. Have fun everyone.
Denise
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 18, 2012, 01:04:55 pm
thats a shame Bedlam ,i would love to go but i will have no teeth :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 01:12:06 pm
Oh Denise thats such a shame :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2012, 01:14:26 pm
Great opportunity for someone, come on girls help Denise out here and take her place.  Sorry to hear you have had to back out Denise, life gets too difficult at times to do all the things we want. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 01:21:22 pm
Such a shame bedlam
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 01:23:32 pm
thats a shame Bedlam ,i would love to go but i will have no teeth :-))

Uni, I'm getting a skeleton on Friday so I'm sure I could lend you the teeth from that if you wanted to come ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 18, 2012, 04:16:49 pm
Had a meeting down south today so I called into the winery that I'd planned for lunch. I will speak to the functions co-ordinator cos they were talking about a de-gustation menu for that many people which comes to $65 per head. I think that this will be out of a lot of peoples pockets (mine included, and I said we probably won't be eating THAT much). I don't think that anyone will want to spend more than 25 - 30 buckaroonies so if this mob don't come to the party, there is Bootleg Brewery just down the road and many other choices. (I decided to be a know all and take a few chances with shortcuts as I was trying to rush back to Perth - think I added about another 45 mins getting lost and had to eventually pull out my Tom Tom (nothing rude - just a navigator) to get me back on the right road. I got to see a lot of the country side, and funnily enough for years I had always wondered what laid beyond a certain road, and today I got the chance to find out  ;D)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on July 18, 2012, 04:21:08 pm
Yes $65 is too much for lunch for me. Happy with cheap and cheerful  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 18, 2012, 04:28:41 pm
It saddens me to lose an opportunity to get to know everyone, perhaps my circumstances will be different next year. Have fun everyone.
Denise

Glad someone else agrees with me Meagan. Sorry Denise, not thinking clearly when you sent an email to me personally today. Just got back into the office and was trying to catch up on emails...duh now the penny has dropped! I aidentify more with forum names rather than real names. I can't imagine how hard it is for you to come away with the little ones you have taken under your wing  ??? Hopefully someone can come forward and fill your spot. Anyone who has a friend who has a TM maybe could put the vacancy out there - they don't have to be a member of the forum necessarily, cos I'm sure after the weekend they will want to be  :-* (subject to conditions  ;))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 18, 2012, 10:57:22 pm
Sorry  Denise you can't make it this time. We did plan a fair way ahead so it is difficult to know what may come up in the meantime. Things happen and there may be another who can't make it as well .  I am sure someone will take your place.  I have to tell you that when I see the temperature there I am tempted to stay home where it is warm. Instead I bought a pair  of socks and  some real shoes .  My first par of either in 10 years.

Maybe next time. Sorry to have missed meeting you.

Gretchen
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 18, 2012, 11:07:02 pm
Yes $65 is too much for lunch for me. Happy with cheap and cheerful  ;)

Good call CP.  This weekend,  it is the people than are number 1 not the food.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 18, 2012, 11:20:21 pm
Had a meeting down south today so I called into the winery that I'd planned for lunch. I will speak to the functions co-ordinator cos they were talking about a de-gustation menu for that many people which comes to $65 per head. I think that this will be out of a lot of peoples pockets (mine included, and I said we probably won't be eating THAT much). I don't think that anyone will want to spend more than 25 - 30 buckaroonies so if this mob don't come to the party, there is Bootleg Brewery just down the road and many other choices. (I decided to be a know all and take a few chances with shortcuts as I was trying to rush back to Perth - think I added about another 45 mins getting lost and had to eventually pull out my Tom Tom (nothing rude - just a navigator) to get me back on the right road. I got to see a lot of the country side, and funnily enough for years I had always wondered what laid beyond a certain road, and today I got the chance to find out  ;D)

Fancy you getting lost down there with all your experience. At least you know now something you didn't before.

There may be a few reasons why a degustation my not be the best option  as we may not all arrive at or near the same time for one. Also it takes a fair time to serve a meal like that without being rushed.  A degustation   with a  glass or three might put us all to sleep except for the drivers who may get cranky not being able to enjoy  that extra yummy glass of wine.  And then  the cost. More like a special occasion  lunch, not that ours will not be special but an unnecessary  added extra.  Perhaps they could come up with a short menu of a few choices . I doubt they would hear any complaints from us.

And again we have to thank you for all the organisation it is  taking. 

Gert

Gert

So yes we probably all agree with you.  We  know that is is off season and understand the staff problems some may  have  but there has to be one place that would welcome a group of 30 happy tolerant people for a nice lunch .   
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 12:02:57 am
I don't even know what a de-gustation menu is, but since it sounds expesive I'm happy not to find out ;D
I would happy if we all bought a salad roll and sat in a park somewhere. As long as we're all together, I don't mind :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 19, 2012, 12:09:08 am
I don't even know what a de-gustation menu is, but since it sounds expesive I'm happy not to find out ;D
I would happy if we all bought a salad roll and sat in a park somewhere. As long as we're all together, I don't mind :D

I am sure we can do better than that Amy ;D. I am not flying all the way from Cairns not to experience all that the Margaret River  area has to offer. I think a salad sanger  packed  up on Thurs at 0430  might be a tad wilted by lunchtime on Fri.  :-))

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 19, 2012, 12:12:21 am
Cheap & cheerful souds good to me.

Bedlam, I am really sorry to hear your not coming. If its respite, the dept will find it for you, you deserve a break.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on July 19, 2012, 12:14:09 am
Denise I am sad things haven't worked out for you to come. I know you were looking forward to the break and I was looking forward to having a good old chat in the car on the way down  ;) Hopefully you are managing to get some time for yourself though. You are doing a marvellous job!!

Nope the de-gustataion meal is too much for me too - pocket and palate ... I just want to enjoy the company  :) :)

You sure are doing a fab job CP - even getting lost in the name of research  :P :P  :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 12:14:43 am
I don't even know what a de-gustation menu is, but since it sounds expesive I'm happy not to find out ;D
I would happy if we all bought a salad roll and sat in a park somewhere. As long as we're all together, I don't mind :D

I am sure we can do better than that Amy ;D. I am not flying all the way from Cairns not to experience all that the Margaret River  area has to offer. I think a salad sanger  packed  up on Thurs at 0430  might be a tad wilted by lunchtime on Fri.  :-))

Gert

Fair enough Gertie ;D
I was just expressing my amiability to go along with whatever is decided, as long as it doesn't break my student bank account :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 19, 2012, 12:25:18 am
No more cookbooks for you Amy until after the retreat!  ;D ;D

I am sure wherever we eat there will be food for every pocket. I am always happy to share a plate of something delicious so  long as I get the first bite. LO!!

Gert


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 12:28:30 am
Thats probably a good idea Gertie :-)) ;)
I'm happy to share my plate if its not delicious LOL ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 19, 2012, 12:44:39 am
Thankyou CP for your continuing organisation.
No matter where we eat, the company will be good and I'm just looking forward to meeting everyone.
I'm sure there will be a wonderful place to eat that is a little more modestly priced.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on July 19, 2012, 01:18:14 am
Just a little thought for you all for the retreat weekend lol .............
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2012, 01:21:06 am
Still time to find a nice place with reasonably priced meals CP, keep at it - you are learning something everytime you do an exercise like this.  Great to hear you accidentally saw more of your beautiful state - now you can stop wondering.  Like Gert, I'd like a nice meal with a nice glass of wine but it doesn't have to be a big one seeing as we will be eating well that night also.  You'd think the wineries would jump at the opportunity to have so many turn up for lunch in the off season on a week day.

What have we got girls and boys, 5 weeks tomorrow - can't believe it is now within sight.  My DH had better behave himself and not throw a spanner in the works this end  :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 19, 2012, 01:30:14 am
 some trades,businesses and restaurants will quote very high because they really dont want the job, and if they do get it they a laughing all the way to the bank   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 01:31:26 am
My knees are knocking with excitement :D
I hope DH doesn't throw any spanners Judy :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 19, 2012, 01:31:43 am
Why is that Uni? Is it too much work for the return?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 01:51:40 am
Michelle, it sort of standard..  well I've heard.. :)

Like if you book a function for a dinner verses a wedding, the prices jump.. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 19, 2012, 01:56:27 am
Denise I am so sorry that you can't make the weekend. We will toast you and the children one evening.

CP we got lost and had to use Tom a few years ago down that way. We saw lots of scenery. I think it was after we had been to Simmos and took a 'short cut' back to Margaret River. Thanks for your 'research'.
I truly don't mind re lunch. A big meal puts me to sleep in the afternoon, so watch out passengers. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 19, 2012, 02:01:26 am
many reasons Mich, not much money in restaurants these days 2 many ppl pay with C/C  ;)

C P ask if it will be cheaper if cash is involed  ;)

And never mention the word wedding  :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 19, 2012, 02:22:15 am
I said to the guy we are actually being penalised for booking ahead, and he replied its because its such a big group. Then what would happen if we came in small groups at a time - and he said that they wouldn't have a BIG table set aside for us. Had an answer for everything. I have the menu and I thought well we could even pre-order if that would solve their issue. He said I would have to talk to the woman in charge. This is consistent with a lot of Margaret River places when they get a good write up or get a medal for something. This place recently got a few stars from a very pinicky food writer, so thats where the degustation menu comes to hand so the chef gets to choose what you eat. When this place first opened up, we went there for a glass of wine and some nibblies and they were falling over themselves making us feel comfortable. I will talk to the lady today and see what goes down - and thanks for the tip uni I will ask if cash makes some difference. There are lots and lots of places. I just like this cos its small, has a pretty outlook, its on the way, and its in the loop for our little bit of touristy stops before going to Gracetown.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 19, 2012, 02:28:42 am
I have someone I know is keen to come. I'll find out if she's serious. Not a forum member, though has been here to find a few things after I mentioned it to her.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on July 19, 2012, 02:29:36 am
I have managed to get respite but after all of us battling the flu and the constant sleepless nights I think I really need down time.
I guess I jumped in too quickly without really thinking. I don't even get time to catch up on the forum.  I know it will be a fun filled weekend with heaps of giggles, just dont have the energy! Hopefully someone will fill my bed for me.
I am sure your DH will behave for you JD.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 19, 2012, 02:38:44 am
There is no good reson why we have to have one big table anyway. We will all be driving at  different though close times and maybe each car load can find their own table. This leaves scope for table hopping and getting to know each other as we start and finish at different times. Personally I think one big table is harder to get to meet and greet than  moving about a bit.  Maybe 6 "s and 4’s would work for them.

Don't you hate it when they get all uppity. If required we can all plan on paying cash or they could have a set  menu and price. I am sure I could feed 30 people who just walked into my front door without a fuss. Surely a restaurant configure it out. Tell them there are travel writers coming from the East Coast . I'll put a review on Trip Advisor to keep you honest.

For goodness sake it sounds like they are getting precious. now I want to go there more than ever

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 19, 2012, 02:44:59 am
i dont like taking big booking, most of the time ppl book for 30ppl than 20 show up. we have a policy if u book 30 then u need to pay for 30

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 19, 2012, 02:55:18 am
i dont like taking big booking, most of the time ppl book for 30ppl than 20 show up. we have a policy if u book 30 then u need to pay for 30



Don't blame you. This  is why so many restaurants don't take bookings anymore. In this case they are assured that 30 will turn up as it really is the first meeting point for us.

CP you could just say don't bother and we turn up ad hoc anyway. What would they do? I don't think they would turn away paying customers.

We got the same crap  when visiting the Napa Valley  with a bunch of friends. We met down the road apiece. The first 4 went in and settled. Then next two went in and oh hello come and join us. They rearranged the tables and lo and behold some more of us turned up. What a Surprise.  Soon we had sorted the tables, cutlery, salt and pepper shakers. One of us took the orders for food, one took the orders for grog. Those two handed the nicely written pieces of paper to the kitchen chick and  all was well. We sorted our own bill and believe me we hade a great time in a very desirable restaurant in the Napa Valley with no pain to the owners  and there were 27 of us . It can be done.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 04:24:22 am
I didn't realise that getting lunch would be so difficullt :-\
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 19, 2012, 04:55:57 am
I like Gert's suggestion of sitting in tables of 4-6. Surely that would work for them and would it be easier to chat round a smaller table than one big one.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 19, 2012, 04:59:46 am
I think my friend will come. We'll both come a bit later on Friday now,as she works, so won't be there for lunch.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 19, 2012, 05:04:01 am
I dropped in there with the intention of putting a deposit down so they could see that it was a serious booking for 30 people. I also thought I had a tentative booking, but it appears not...  it'll work out, it always does.

I must say when I reached the Bussell highway I did thank Tom out loud. I was beginning to doubt whether he knew where we were going but as it turns out there was NO WAY I would have found the highway, and I couldn't even remember the way back cos I had taken lots of little turns thinking I was heading in the right direction. I only got Tom a couple of weeks ago and haven't used it so I was sitting by the side of a T-Junction trying to work it out and wishing one of my kids was there. Thank goodness for technology though  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 19, 2012, 05:07:40 am
CP,

Sorry that this is turning into a headache for you - I really appreciate all of the organisation that you are doing on our behalf. I have to admit that I laughed when you said you got lost though,  as I  have a terrible sense of direction. I can get lost just turning around.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2012, 05:09:05 am
So it's going to be hard for me to find you at the Adelaide Airport the day we leave ES  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 19, 2012, 05:13:01 am
no its not a head ache, I'm enjoying it. I do the accommodation side of things all the time for other people, so its giving me a different perspective. I like to keep my eyes and ears open for anything that I think will make this weekend special for everyone, so its been an absolute pleasure. It gives me great joy to read the excitement everyone is feeling and discussions here and I can't wait to meet everyone  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 19, 2012, 05:14:19 am
JD, I think I can manage Adelaide airport, but it will be a different matter when we get to WA...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 19, 2012, 05:17:46 am
No, my friend can't come. So, it's still open!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 20, 2012, 09:09:03 am
Is there  no one who wants to have a fun weekend  with us? 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 20, 2012, 09:22:03 am
I THINK Jeninwa may be thinking about it. I guess she will tell us if she possibly can make it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 09:44:52 am
I hope she can!!! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 20, 2012, 09:49:59 am
I hope she can!!! :D

Me too Amy.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 20, 2012, 11:57:50 am
Jen, jen, jen, come on you can do it it.

Would  love you to come, we need a good chin wag.

Btw, knwn Jen fr many years :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 20, 2012, 02:02:15 pm
Hope you have sent her a PM H. OMG I must email everyone soon about details. Sorry  :-*
 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 20, 2012, 03:44:23 pm
Sorry! What have you got to be sorry about CP? You've been amazing organising this event. Don't ever apologise!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 20, 2012, 03:51:52 pm
I said I would email all the details, but I haven't. I have been caught up with work and stuff and always feel guilty when I don't deliver.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 20, 2012, 04:24:39 pm
If I can get the time off work I would love to come.  Back at work Tuesday. What are the dates again? Save me wading through all the posts.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 12:08:13 am
24th - 26th August, Jen :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 21, 2012, 09:19:42 am
It's only the Friday you need to wangle off Jeninwa.  :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 21, 2012, 09:31:55 am
Jen, this is my pm.

Please come :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 11:39:27 am
Does anyone happen to know whether the place we're staying has a beach or park or some good running tracks nearby? I can't go a day without exercise, so I would love to know whats there so I can bring the appropriate gear ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 21, 2012, 12:48:28 pm
Amy it is a very, very small place. Think one tiny shop. BUT it is very hilly so perhaps you can run up and down the streets. There is also the beach down the bottom of the hills. Not sure about a park though, I didn't see one.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 12:54:23 pm
A beach at the bottom of some hills sounds good cookie, thank you for the heads up :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 21, 2012, 02:00:49 pm
Jen, this is my pm.

Please come :)

H :)

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 21, 2012, 02:11:16 pm
I'm pretty sure my boss will give me the day off, but he has to have someone to replace me.
Starting to plan my goodie bag gifts.  ;D
Anyone like Frangelico? I have a bottle or 2 or 3.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 21, 2012, 02:14:40 pm
I haven't tried it but I'm up for anything that weekend Jen - well almost anything  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 02:17:19 pm
I'm pretty sure my boss will give me the day off, but he has to have someone to replace me.
Starting to plan my goodie bag gifts.  ;D
Anyone like Frangelico? I have a bottle or 2 or 3.

YAY JeninWA!!! :D :D :D

No frangelico for me thanks :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 21, 2012, 03:01:43 pm
I like Fran.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 21, 2012, 03:14:20 pm
Ooh, me too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2012, 03:44:12 am
It's hazelnut liqueur isn't it? I like almond liqueur, so am willing to try it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 22, 2012, 04:24:11 am
It's hazelnut liqueur isn't it? I like almond liqueur, so am willing to try it.

Its a Hazelnut liqueur, its in a bottle that looks like a monk with the white cord around the middle. And it yummy on ice. Think its from Italy.
 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 12:25:21 pm
Italians make all the good stuff ;D

Can anyone tell me how many blokes are coming on the retreat? I know Dash is, but is there anyone else? I just need to make adjustments to my goodie bag item for persons of the male gender ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2012, 12:30:12 pm
Chookie's DH is coming too Amy so as far as I know, just the 2 guys.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 12:42:59 pm
Thank you Judy :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 22, 2012, 01:52:18 pm
Amy,  my DH,  also has some goodies to share,  he just doesn't know about it yet. ;D.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 01:55:09 pm
Lol Chookie, the women are always left in charge of these things aren't they? :-))
Is your DH a very manly man, or is he okay with a bit of colour?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 22, 2012, 07:04:12 pm
It's hazelnut liqueur isn't it? I like almond liqueur, so am willing to try it.

Its a Hazelnut liqueur, its in a bottle that looks like a monk with the white cord around the middle. And it yummy on ice. Think its from Italy.
 

affogato with frangelico  :-))

1 Spoon  ice-cream
1 shot of frangelico
1 espresso
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 22, 2012, 08:36:31 pm
Oh yum Uni. My type of dessert.

At my friends DH birthday, we had it with baileys instead of Fran. So good.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 22, 2012, 11:27:12 pm
Lol Chookie, the women are always left in charge of these things aren't they? :-))
Is your DH a very manly man, or is he okay with a bit of colour?
DH  easy going.  Has to be,  living with me ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 11:53:37 pm
Lol Chookie, the women are always left in charge of these things aren't they? :-))
Is your DH a very manly man, or is he okay with a bit of colour?
DH  easy going.  Has to be,  living with me ;D

Thats good to know Chookie! ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 23, 2012, 04:44:15 am
Ooh gosh. DD will be ok with my goodie gift, but you and your DH don't want 2 of the same. I'll have to think about that. Maybe some of my DH's home brew? It's not bad and isn't very alcoholic.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 23, 2012, 06:25:05 am
Cookie, we don't mind 2 of the same.  Please don't got to too much bother.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 23, 2012, 08:47:59 am
It's ok Chookie. If I remember,ok, if not...........2 of the same.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 23, 2012, 08:48:57 am
If they're really good goodie gifts then there will be nothing wrong with 2 of them ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 24, 2012, 04:36:07 am
I've got the time off work, so I'm coming with you all  :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 24, 2012, 04:45:00 am
Yay!

looking forward to meeting you...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 24, 2012, 05:45:53 am
Yay, great news ;D

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 06:43:24 am
I've got the time off work, so I'm coming with you all  :D :D :D

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 24, 2012, 06:54:21 am
Yahoo. Thank you boss.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 24, 2012, 06:55:16 am
Does anyone happen to know whether the place we're staying has a beach or park or some good running tracks nearby? I can't go a day without exercise, so I would love to know whats there so I can bring the appropriate gear ;)
I plan on bringing running gear Amy. I will run at least once while I am there.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 06:59:48 am
Does anyone happen to know whether the place we're staying has a beach or park or some good running tracks nearby? I can't go a day without exercise, so I would love to know whats there so I can bring the appropriate gear ;)
I plan on bringing running gear Amy. I will run at least once while I am there.

Yay, maybe we can go for a run together?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 24, 2012, 09:05:48 am
If it's not toooooo cold I'll be part of the cheer squad or audience. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 24, 2012, 09:09:59 am
It might be too early for that Cookie - perhaps you can make them a coffee when they get back.

Great to hear Jen, see you soon - not long to go now.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 24, 2012, 09:10:33 am
jeninwa,  that is fantastic.  Looking forward to catching up.

Cookie,  I will just think about those that are running.   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 10:37:35 am
LOL it seems that there will be more in the audience that the exercise :-)) ;D

Just so you know cookie, I only drink skinny decaf ;)

Personally I won't be running too early if it still dark. Since I don't know the place I wouldn't want to fall or get lost or anything :-\

OMG I'm so excited for this, only a month to go ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 24, 2012, 10:34:56 pm
Only 29 more sleeps for me  and mcmich before we fly away.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 24, 2012, 10:39:07 pm
Does anyone happen to know whether the place we're staying has a beach or park or some good running tracks nearby? I can't go a day without exercise, so I would love to know whats there so I can bring the appropriate gear ;)
I plan on bringing running gear Amy. I will run at least once while I am there.

Yay, maybe we can go for a run together?

I would like that I usually run by my self. I recently ran with my DD for the first time. It was great.

Last year I ran a marathon with my brother. It was the first time we had ever run together.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 11:15:36 pm
Yay! That would be awesome Dash :)

I have only ever run with one other person, and that was before I was fit enough to even keep up with them :-))
None of my family are into running or sports :(

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 25, 2012, 02:53:54 am
Ready.................set...........................GO ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 04:48:34 am
Do you have one of those funny horn things as well cookie? You know the ones they use to start races? ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 25, 2012, 05:31:37 am
I used to be the chief judge at school sports when I was working Amy, not the starter. I'm sure I could use the car horn
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 05:35:37 am
Wow, really cookie!? Maybe we should have the WA Retreat Weekend Games and you can be the judge ;D I think Gert would win the wine-drinking competition :-))

I'm sure the car horn would work :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 05:41:32 am
Amy, you will LOVE Gretchen. ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 05:45:02 am
Amy, you will LOVE Gretchen. ;D ;D ;D


I already do ;D But I'm sure she will charm me even more in person LOL :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 06:36:42 am
Wow, really cookie!? Maybe we should have the WA Retreat Weekend Games and you can be the judge ;D I think Gert would win the wine-drinking competition :-))


I understand  there is stiff competition in the wine drinking event.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 07:03:25 am
You might not remember it the next day anyway, so it probably wouldn't matter who won :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 07:26:55 am
 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 07:38:45 am
Only 29 more sleeps for me  and mcmich before we fly away.

Gert
Oohh, only 29 more sleeps?

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 25, 2012, 08:04:01 am
Made up one lot of goodies today.  Won't be able to fit many clothes in case. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 25, 2012, 08:06:30 am
That's OK Chookie, plut the goodie bag items in first - got to get our priorities right  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 08:10:18 am
I am sure nobody cares if we wear the same thing every day. This is not a fashion shoot.  My aim is just to stay WARM.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 08:19:31 am
Us folk that are coming from the east will be excused for the lack of wardrobe changes. I'm bringing a pinafore type dress and just plan to change my tops and tights around with it. Hope to get away with just 3 pairs of shoes too and 1 of them will be on my feet.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 08:32:43 am
Us folk that are coming from the east will be excused for the lack of wardrobe changes. I'm bringing a pinafore type dress and just plan to change my tops and tights around with it. Hope to get away with just 3 pairs of shoes too and 1 of them will be on my feet.

You are kidding about the 3 pair of shoes. I had to buy a cheap pair as all I had  are sandals. I will probably never wear them again. I may have to distribute my goodies if they are too big to fit into my bag to go home!!!!!!

Tights ????? Do I need tights? Is it going to be that cold? Yikes !  I did buy a pair of socks.  Bwaaaaaaaa!!!!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 25, 2012, 08:38:59 am
Gert, Fashion Shoot  ????? what is that.

Judy,  agree,  will pack goodies first.  Bit worried about going through customs.  Do they have sniffer dogs in Perth.?

Michele,  like your plan,  but 3 pairs of shoes ????
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 08:39:44 am
I need 3 pr of shoes, my long boots I'll wear as they take up the most room, and pack short boots and sneakers.
I will need tights as I'm wearing them with a pinafore style dress. I will have to take 1 jeans and 1 dress pants.
Oh and warm pj's. That will fit in easy peasy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 08:42:16 am
OK, will forgo the sneakers if i have to - Amy looks like I can't go for a jog with you and DD now.  : ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 25, 2012, 08:45:06 am
I haven't even thought about clothes for the trip yet - probably 2 outfits though with boots to match both and some casual ones for the retreat.  I will lay everything out on the bed then I will put most of it back in the wardrobe, pack the case, unpack the case the next day and pack it with something different.  Well that's how it usually goes ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 08:52:19 am
Thanks Judy, back up to three pr of shoes again. Long boots, short boots and casual loafers for the retreat. Will need to have a pr of flat casual walkers to stroll from house to house and have a walk on the beach though. OK, 4 prs of shoes, no sneakers.
How big did you say your boot was Cookie?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 08:53:35 am
I am only taking 1 handbag.  :D :D At this stage.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 08:56:49 am
Gert, Fashion Shoot  ????? what is that.

Judy,  agree,  will pack goodies first.  Bit worried about going through customs.  Do they have sniffer dogs in Perth.?

Michele,  like your plan,  but 3 pairs of shoes ????

Yes they do have sniffer dogs at each gate.

Fashion shoot as in photography for mags or Cleo or DJ's

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 09:00:07 am
I am only taking 1 handbag.  :D :D At this stage.

I weep. I only have one handbag , one pair of shoes, one pair of  socks. Boots??  boots?? I may have to cancel.

Gert


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 09:04:26 am
As long as you can walk in the shoes you're bringing Gert, then you'll be right.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 09:07:36 am
Achookwoman. You do not have to go throught customs but they do have  Quarantine sniffer dogs to prevent ppl from other states bringing in prohibited goodies. Contact Vicki Guar  at the quarantine office  in Perth with any  questions. 08 93341821

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 25, 2012, 09:09:55 am
Gert I don't have a pair of boots. ::

I am not taking very much at all with me. Wear jeans down on Friday with one top. Different trousers on Saturday with another top, then same jeans home on Sunday. Plus py's and undies. Perhaps 2 pairs of shoes.  I'll throw in my toothbrush too.

Michele I have a 4 wheel drive so the back is pretty big.

Chookie's as Gert said they do have sniffer dogs. They look for fruit,nuts and seeds and also honey.
I started looking for lolly teeth today. Just keeping my eyes open and I know I'll find some.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 09:09:56 am
As long as you can walk in the shoes you're bringing Gert, then you'll be right.

LOL. That is why they are called shoes. If I can walk into the airport I guess I will be ok.

Dress pants? What are they?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 09:11:47 am
I am only taking 1 handbag.  :D :D At this stage.

I weep. I only have one handbag , one pair of shoes, one pair of  socks. Boots??  boots?? I may have to cancel.

Gert


I don't have boots either Gert, don't worry. I will only be bringing one pair of shoes and that will be my runners. I wear them everywhere.


I am :o at all the clothes talk. Why don't we all go naked and save ourselves the trouble? ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 09:19:00 am
Cookie 1 Jeans!!!  The only clothes I have are shorts and singlets with thongs or sandals I do own one dress and a couple of skirts. I own not one piece of sleepwear so I am with Amy.

Ok I did buy one dress at St Vinnies that will double as sleepwear.

Hope the heaters are working.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 09:24:47 am
I own not one piece of sleepwear so I am with Amy.

Gert


As long as you don't hog the blankets Gertie LOL ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 09:39:09 am
Brrrrrrr I think I will be AMY.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 09:42:13 am
What size feet do you have GERTIE? I can bring you some of my fluffy bed socks if you like :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 09:47:58 am
That is very kind but socks in bed would dive me nuts. I like to have my bare feet outside the covers. I m used to sleeping with the door and windows wide open. So I can listen to the forest  critters  at night.  I guess there won't be any in Gracetown.

Just remembered the I will get some long socks on Qantas. I will keep,those just in case.
Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 09:50:48 am
I think you would have feet iceblocks if you slept with them outside the covers over here in this weather :-))

Maybe you should grow the hairs on your feet so they will stay warm.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 25, 2012, 10:01:06 am
You'll definitely need some warm clothes, but the house you are staying in has split system air con. (aagh I'm sorry I have been flat out today, I will try and email everyone this week to let you know which house you are staying in etc)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 25, 2012, 01:54:30 pm
I have no idea what clothes or shoes I will be taking. I'll probably do the same as Judy. No boots though as I don't have any.
 I'd better get started on my goodie bag items as time is rapidly slipping past and I'm a great one for leaving things to the last minute  :P
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 09:39:13 pm
Cookie, lolly teeth are in   IGA.

Gert, I only own tank tops, my favorite shoes are thongs.
Boots, don't have any.

 Have fun with packing... :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 11:14:42 pm
Cookie, lolly teeth are in   IGA.

Gert, I only own tank tops, my favorite shoes are thongs.
Boots, don't have any.

 Have fun with packing... :)

Well I needn't ask you for a loan of something warm then'

What packing? I I'll just have a blanket, airline socks and my goodie bag things. Take a king sized blanket, cut a hole in the middle and voila I have a poncho.  All set and good to go.

Gert.



Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 12:04:58 am
Take a king sized blanket, cut a hole in the middle and voila I have a poncho.  All set and good to go.

Gert.

Better hem it so it doesn't fray ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 26, 2012, 12:18:39 am
It might be cold.
I am taking a sleeping bag just in case, I hate being cold.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 12:37:56 am
I don't have a sleeping bag so will bring thermals ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 26, 2012, 01:53:26 am
Do I need to bring the trailer for extra luggage? ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 26, 2012, 01:56:51 am
Maybe cookie if its cold ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 26, 2012, 01:59:14 am
All the beds have doonas, and most houses have extra blankets. I haven't heard back from any guests who have died from hypothermia...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 26, 2012, 02:04:26 am
CP, how many houses are there?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 26, 2012, 02:14:09 am
Haven't got my file in front of me, but there are about 5 (or could be 6) all grouped relatively together. Off hand lets see if I can remember, Bells Beach House, Cols Place, Ocean Outlook, The Points, Beatty's (not on the website), and Juniper House. The lady from Knee Deep has just got back to me and will have a talk to the chef about having platters on the table which is probably a better way to go, and will call me tomorrow.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 26, 2012, 02:14:21 am
All the beds have doonas, and most houses have extra blankets. I haven't heard back from any guests who have died from hypothermia...

Lol!! well you wouldn't would you! ;D ;D

I am sure we will all be fine.
Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 04:57:12 am
I have complete faith in this being the most amazing weekend, even if we do get a little chilly round the ankles ;D

You're doing an amazing job CP, we love you :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 26, 2012, 04:59:44 am
It won't be cold, we're having the cold spell now. It will be nearly spring.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 26, 2012, 05:06:16 am
It won't be cold, we're having the cold spell now. It will be nearly spring.

I am counting on that. It is  28 c in my back yard . I had to ditch my short sleeved shirt for a tank top.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on July 27, 2012, 11:00:23 am
Bring your winter woolies then Gert…cold as here. Looking forward to this retreat….really…therapy with food, and friends. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 27, 2012, 11:13:48 am
Bring your winter woolies then Gert…cold as here. Looking forward to this retreat….really…therapy with food, and friends. :D

I do not own my winter woolies. I am gunna have to layer. I will look like Michelin Woman. Well more than I do now.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 27, 2012, 11:25:00 am
Tenina,  glad you are back from the States, and safe. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 27, 2012, 01:50:59 pm
I have to sat that I am looking forward to meeting everyone but I am getting nervous about the weekend.  DW has asked if any other men are going and gives me funny looks when I say just one other.

It is follows on the end of a week in Perth for me so I will leave home on Monday arvo for Perth and be in the city all week until I drive down to Gracetown on Friday.

I feel bad about being away from home for so long. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 27, 2012, 02:32:45 pm
You should have planned to bring DW with you. I'm not sure how I'd feel if my DH was going off with heaps of women for a weekend. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 27, 2012, 03:09:29 pm
I would have happily brought DW with me but She wouldn't come.  :( I have been away before camping with a bunch of Uni students when I was younger. She is not the jealous type plus she knows that I am very trustworthy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 27, 2012, 11:10:01 pm
Its a shame dw didnt want  to come. DH thinks your very brave or stark raving bonkers ;D ;D LOL he would run to the hills, is worst nightmare!!

Tell  your dw, we promise if she comes we wont talk about TM cooking all day :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on July 27, 2012, 11:23:39 pm
Its a shame dw didnt want  to come. DH thinks your very brave or stark raving bonkers ;D ;D LOL he would run to the hills, is worst nightmare!!

H :)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2012, 01:03:03 am
I would have happily brought DW with me but She wouldn't come.  :( I have been away before camping with a bunch of Uni students when I was younger. She is not the jealous type plus she knows that I am very trustworthy.

Then you have a wonderful marriage den, there was no way I would have trusted my ex in a houseful of women.  He thought he was God's gift to them and would have been in his element.  Current DH is completely the opposite and has never caused me any angst in that way.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2012, 02:43:23 am
A good marriage is built on trust and other things. I asked DH if he would like to come when we had spaces .........his reply "no bloody way." He'd rather play with the old cars and cook his own meals, although DD will probably do it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 28, 2012, 02:55:35 am
I agree Cookie, my DH will be happily playing with his boat the weekend I am away with you all.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 04:06:07 am
Have heard back from the Knee Deep lady this morning. She has said they can do shared platters for $25 per head. It will depend on the chef and availability of things but it consists of things like bread, lamb coquettes, buffalo chorizo, fetta, olives, scallops and there is quite a lot on each platter. I think this may be the way to go as then everyone can eat as much of whatever as we talk and mingle. I have to give her an answer by Monday so I can put down a deposit, so if there is a positive response I will go ahead. If its too much, I'll look at Plan B.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2012, 04:22:53 am
It sounds wonderful CP. Thanks. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Is it near Dunsborough? I didn't see it on my check out trip. I saw the new chocolate factory though. :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 28, 2012, 04:24:15 am
Sounds wonderful. I am in.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on July 28, 2012, 04:55:32 am
Sounds good to me, count me in.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 28, 2012, 05:09:26 am
CP, did you get my message?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on July 28, 2012, 05:15:16 am
CP,  sounds good to me.

DD, for heavens sake ,  don't get cold feet.  My DH is looking forward to at least one other bloke. ;D

We are actually coming to WA for 10 days as we haven't been west for a number of years.  Also have some good friends in Perth.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 28, 2012, 06:09:41 am
Any vegetables on the platters CP? I may have to bring my own :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2012, 06:58:42 am
OK with me CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 28, 2012, 07:15:09 am
That sounds good CP.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 28, 2012, 07:22:52 am
Sounds good to me. Maybe a few cheese platters too, theres a few of us the food challenge that I am sure would love good cheese.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2012, 08:27:18 am
Cheese at the Chinese factory on Saturday Hally. I think that is included in our tour.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 28, 2012, 08:46:34 am
The Knee Deep Winery is a very special place and I think CP has done well to negotiate a deal for us.  Whatever the chefs chooses for us on the day will be a selection from their menu and therefore delicious. .  They have won awards for their food and for their wines.  I think we should leave it at that. The beauty of it is That with antipasto platters we are able to  arrive at various times, mingle at will and still enjoy the ambiance and  a glass of.

If, at the time, there are any special requests I am sure the chef will happily accommodate any Food Divas for a price.

CP if we can pay in advance for the food it will avoid any kerfuffle on the day and each can pay for their own drinks. Would that be possible?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 28, 2012, 09:28:03 am
CP, That sounds lovely- count me in too.
Dash, please don't get scared off by all us females. It would be lovely to meet you and im sure that everone wil be on their best behaviour. My DH is not interested in cooking at all - the kids will probably get a lot of takeaway whilst I'm gone as his idea of a cooking appliance is the phone. He was not the slightest bit interested in coming along to WA.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 28, 2012, 09:43:49 am
CP,  i think its best you dont count me in on the platters. In past experiences we have found that I have only been able to eat about 1/4 of whats on the platter due to food allergies, & paid a fair bit if money for eating 2 items. i suggested a cheese 1 as I have no dairy allergy. I will just order something for lunch myself.

Thanks

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 28, 2012, 09:48:13 am
sounds good CP  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 28, 2012, 12:58:04 pm
 :'(  :-\
Unfortunately guys, I now can't go. I've sent a message to CP, but she's obviously busy today and hasn't had a chance to read it.

Something's come up for us that weekend and I can't disappoint my DH. If anyone would like to take my place, please let me know.

I'm devastated, I was so looking forward to the weekend, it's going to be a blast!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 28, 2012, 12:59:56 pm
MJ so sorry you cannot make it . I was so looking forward to meeting you.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on July 28, 2012, 01:02:14 pm
i really wish i could MJ  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 28, 2012, 01:09:11 pm
Ohhhhh, MJ!!! :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 28, 2012, 01:18:22 pm
Oh, how disappointing for you ...and us. I was looking forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on July 28, 2012, 01:26:53 pm
Bummer MJ !
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 02:51:15 pm
1 x very desirable spot available...please contact MJ for payment details. Wish you could come MJ but understand completely. I am sorry you can't come becauseI have arranged for a demo to be done foatr the soap company cos I thought that would be right up your ally. Never mind, every one will love this place and there are absolutely great tastings to be had. Make sure you have cash and eftpos on hand cos you are wanna gonna splurge.

I will ask that the platters at Knee Deep are not all the same so that people can take a bit of something different from the platter on the other side of them. H no worries at all. I don't think that you need worry tho, the food is going to be of high quality. I am really trying to butter this worman up, so the next people I have to possibly smooze are the chocolate people....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on July 28, 2012, 03:33:24 pm
Fine by me too CP ... Though some GF (really wheat free) options would be great :) xx

MJ so sorry you can't make it would love to have a catchup
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 03:55:47 pm
OK, update...I will ask her - 1 x cheese platter, and 1 x gluten free option platter...
On Monday I pay the deposit. Booking a month ahead will make sure that the chef will be well prepared.
I will pay the cash deposit but please let me know if you are not able to make 

a) Knee Deep approx 12pm
b) Soap Factory
c) Choc
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 28, 2012, 04:39:59 pm
CP is this for the Friday?  If it is I am not sure I will be able to get there by 12. I will be in Perth on the Friday but won't finish work unitl 10 or 10:30

DW is thinking about coming to take MJ's place but I am not holding my breath.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2012, 04:43:28 pm
Sorry to hear you aren't coming MJ.  All those people going to miss out on their face creams too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 04:59:48 pm
DD I am flying by the seat of my pants for the weekend. I was going to say that only 25 can make it. I'll try and get at least 1 x GF plate and 1 x cheese platter as well
. I don't know, I'm just trying...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on July 28, 2012, 06:28:44 pm
this retreat weekend is starting to look like musical chairs urrmm beds lol..poor cp  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 28, 2012, 08:42:04 pm
CP, would you like us to deposit the lunch money into your account now?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on July 29, 2012, 12:53:08 am
Don't stress too much CP about the GF ... as long as everything isn't crumbed/stuffed etc then it will be fine :) I am easier as it is only wheat free not GF  :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 02:39:44 am
CP you are doing a great job, we appreciate how difficult it is for you to organise so many people.  There are always bound to be cancellations with something like this and hopefully there are people still wanting to join us to fill any vacancies which may crop up. I'm sure if we all just go with the flow there will be enough suitable food for everyone. Failing that, a liquid lunch with some bread sounds good to me.   :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 05:53:49 am
Just pop the champers, you all will have a blast... :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 06:12:19 am
I agree wholeheartedly with Judy, CP, you are doing such an amazing thing organising this weekend and we are all very grateful :-*

Just pop the champers, you all will have a blast... :D

Water for the children of course ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 06:17:41 am
Amy, you are a young Lady, not a child. why not just have fun on the weekend, indulge. ;D


JudyDawn will look after you, Michelle your DFM will be there, Gert will try and lead you astray, while still having a blast. ( Gert is such great fun)

The rest of us Aunty's will be thinking of you, and you have Dash there, like a Uncle too.. :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 06:29:50 am
You're absolutely right Robyn :D I wish you were coming too :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 06:37:02 am
I wish too Amy, but hard when working full time, and 2 kids still young.
If you ever want to visit, come and stay with us..

Very quiet, peaceful, bliss.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 06:41:57 am
I can understand that Robyn :)
I would love to come and visit you sometime :-* Maybe when I get my license :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 29, 2012, 06:44:47 am
Long way to drive.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 08:25:44 am
Yes, very very long way to drive.... :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 08:29:36 am
Longer way to walk though ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 29, 2012, 09:20:02 am
Quote from: Amy :-)
Water for the children of course ;)
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Ames, we will lash out and have a ginger beer - a bundy of course.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 09:23:08 am
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 30, 2012, 07:23:44 am
Any news DD? If your DW isn't going, there's still a place open!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 30, 2012, 07:30:03 am
CP sorry I forgot to reply, too busy doing nothing.

I will do my very best to have myself and passengers at Knee Deep by midday or very soon thereafter. Especially if you let me know exactly where it is in relation to Dunsborough. :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on July 30, 2012, 09:32:49 am
Cookie, do you want me to pack the Navman?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on July 30, 2012, 12:44:38 pm
Any news DD? If your DW isn't going, there's still a place open!

Hey MJ. DW just found out today that she has to go on the school camp. The teacher that was going can't now due to illness. They leave on either the Sunday or the Monday of the retreat weekend. 

I am disappointed. I think that she would have enjoyed herself. Also it means that we will end up being apart for at least 2 weeks.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: meganjane on July 30, 2012, 01:13:20 pm
Oh what a shame, Dan! That's pretty rough that she'll be away for so long. I'll put up a new post here in case people aren't following this one.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on July 30, 2012, 02:32:16 pm
Gert and Obbie, I would have loved to have come on the retreat with all of you as I love Margaret River but we are off to Phuket for ten days on August 22nd. Hope you all have a great time and enjoy the food and wine. We go down there often when we have a free weekend. Knee Deep is good and has won a few awards in the last couple of years. Sorry I will miss it but with so any of you there it will be a blast!!! ;D
Have a glass for me please :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 05:29:07 am
Michele I have a Tom Tom thanks. In fact DH just got a new one for his birthday.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 31, 2012, 08:52:34 am
How many salads do we need per bbq? Any suggestions/links to recipes so I can work out the shopping list?

Is anyone able to bring a dessert?

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on July 31, 2012, 08:55:11 am
Oh I can bring a raw avocado chocolate one that is delish!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 08:56:20 am
Let's keep it simple and easy I say.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 09:05:43 am
Good old fashioned BBQ salads CP, potato, coleslaw, beetroot maybe, some boiled eggs and yummy bread are my suggestions but I am easily pleased and will enjoy anything that is made available.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 09:35:25 am
I eat lots of salad, so I'm happy to contribute extra money or ingredients for them CP :)

And Gert is right, simple and easy will be good :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 31, 2012, 09:39:53 am
that sounds great Meagan - is it a dessert?

now another question to run past - easier for each house to make a salad and bring along to the bbq, or assemble at the bbq? For sake of being easy, it would be the same salad both nights.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 09:41:52 am
I'll put my thinking hat on for the dessert CP. it would be hard to carry something down without refrigeration so I'll have to get round that. Perhaps even fruit would be fine. I hope to bring some biscuits down at least.
With salads we only need the basics. Perhaps the usual lettuce, tomato, cucumber etc as that is always nice.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 09:44:35 am
My thought is for each house to bring along a salad. Then there won't be too many trying to make salads in the one kitchen.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 31, 2012, 09:48:24 am
I was thinking along the same lines as there might be too many people trying to chop and assemble.
Maybe if someone can do a pav even, cos an unfilled one is fine in an airtight container. I've been sitting here this arvo writing up the itinerary and lots of things keep coming to mind.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 09:51:23 am
I'll go and write a pav on my list of things to bring. With strawberries, cream etc. off to do it now.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 09:54:24 am
Make it a big one Cookie, there's 30 of us remember  ;) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on July 31, 2012, 10:19:56 am
just remember CP it is all about the company and not the food for this weekend so simple and filling is all I require  :-* :-*

I hope to bring some biscuits / cake as well so let me know if there is anything else that would help out  ;)

Thinking cap is in overdrive at the moment as we are flat out trying to get things organised and finished for our school fathers day stall fundraiser ... if you have any clever cheap crafty ideas please start another thread for me  :-)) :-)) :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 10:22:51 am
CP, I can bring some brownies if you would like :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 01:24:29 pm
It's on the list Judy. I was going to buy one to be truthful as I think that will travel the best. Perhaps I should buy two. I can put the cream in a tiny folding cold bag. Perhaps we could decorate it with the lolly teeth we are going to wear for Chookie's granddaughter .
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 31, 2012, 01:28:03 pm
I can make apple and rhubarb  crumble and custard  for a dessert 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on July 31, 2012, 01:37:43 pm
A bit of chopped up tomato,lettuce ,cheese ,carrot ,capsicum ,celery .ect on a platter  is an easy salad to eat people can pick at it as they like  

,l can get some platter plates from our church we have lots of them l can borrow  .
 Also l can make an avocado dip too  it's so yummy

I have a car fridge that l can bring with me
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 02:54:08 pm
. Perhaps we could decorate it with the lolly teeth we are going to wear for Chookie's granddaughter .
.   

Is that before or after the photo Cookie?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on July 31, 2012, 03:55:43 pm
that sounds great Meagan - is it a dessert?

Yes otherwise I'll make a torte caprese :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 10:18:00 pm
. Perhaps we could decorate it with the lolly teeth we are going to wear for Chookie's granddaughter .
.   

Is that before or after the photo Cookie?

The mind boggles :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on July 31, 2012, 11:12:58 pm
Are we bringing meat too? JD, you can just take whatever out of my freezer, I have a lot, LOL

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 11:16:13 pm
You could probably feed all of us Hally ;D
If we are bringing the meat as well, perhaps I could bring a couple of kilos of fresh fish? If I put it in an esky with plenty of ice it should be alright on the drive up. Thats if anyone would like some fish :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 01, 2012, 12:12:22 am
I'm sure CP is organising the meat Hally.  I took it that she would buy all the ingredients for the salads too and each house would just put it together. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 01, 2012, 12:14:37 am
Ok, thanks JD :)

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 12:55:54 am
I'm sure CP is organising the meat Hally.  I took it that she would buy all the ingredients for the salads too and each house would just put it together.  

This is an organisers nightmare.  What to eat? Shopping for same. Sorting out  ingredients for each home. Putting these things in each home  fridge and pantry. CP is going to need a rest.

CP may not have enough time to reply to each query.

This is what I imagine she is doing.

Deciding  which house will host the Fri night dinner. That house she will put the breakfast basics plus the meat for the BBQ.

Each other house will get the breakfast basics plus the ingredients for a salad.

This is what our $30 extra is covering.

I say whoever wants to bring a dessert just do it. I am sure there will be enough and any leftover good for Sat night.

I would think any extras brought by anyone would be welcome too, such as cheese or bisquits.

As we will be visiting Knee Deep for lunch I would say that is a perfect opportunity to purchase  wine  for Fri nigh for those who imbibe of course.

If you are not sure of anything then just bring it if you want, such  as softdrinks. Water  will be flowing from the tap so no one will go thirsty.

On Saturday we will be out and about and visiting wine and food places so we can each buy what we need  for Sat night which could be just cheese and bikkies and leftovers. Or NOT!

Once the houses are announced you can tic tac with your roomies and see what else you can contribute to the larder.

Fore me I am bringing things I do not like to do without such as fresh ground coffee from up Obbie's way and a plunger. Added to that are ground salt and pepper grinders. Ok laugh.

If you have a favourite breakfast food  and can't do without then just bring it. Any food fetishes, fads or fancies I say pack it in your bag.

For the drivers I am sure it will be cold enough to keep food for the day with maybe some ice. Again check with your driver to see if you can contribute anything whether it be food or wine or petrol money.

If in doubt then bring it. I don't think we need to burden CP with the minutiae of the provedoring.

If anyone wants to add anything to the BBQ plate I am sure Dashingden and Achookwoman's DH  will be happy to cook it. LOL! It is a man's job after all. No pressure boys. Just saying.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 01, 2012, 01:04:51 am
Poor CP will need a holiday for sure.

We can purchase some cheese from the cheese factory, easy, wine from wineries, try before we buy.

I still have 2kg of oats, so if anyone wants porridge, pm me & i will bring some.

Of to school now

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 01, 2012, 02:10:25 am
Gert you are quite right. As I am from here I am just throwing in a couple of things because I can. There is no danger of anyone starving, far from it.
I have a car fridge too Nazar but I don't plan to bring it, as we don't really need to take anything with us.
We're in August so it's a real countdown now.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 02:20:45 am
I may be able to pick up a few things too as I have a n afternoon in  Perth.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 02:47:01 am
Can I also say that the "party " house  will not have enough plates,  cutlery and glasses for 30 so each person be responsible  for bringing their own from their house and returning it.

I don't do paper plates but I can do without a glass.

Gert


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 01, 2012, 04:08:33 am
OMG Gretch, you've got it in a nutshell  ;D I was compiling an email for everyone and you've covered it totally except for the house placings which I will send out today with basically the above info. Not long to go now....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 04:20:15 am
OMG Gretch, you've got it in a nutshell  ;D I was compiling an email for everyone and you've covered it totally except for the house placings which I will send out today with basically the above info. Not long to go now....

I wasn't trying to steal your thunder so much as saving you reply to a heap of notions.  Hope that was ok.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 01, 2012, 04:33:08 am
I didn't think you were "stealing my thunder" at all Gretch  :D but I did think that you may have been looking over my shoulder when I was typing stuff up
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 04:59:54 am
I didn't think you were "stealing my thunder" at all Gretch  :D but I did think that you may have been looking over my shoulder when I was typing stuff up

Ahhhh. Great minds.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 01, 2012, 05:38:09 am
Definitely.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 01, 2012, 09:17:49 am
Have yet to give Rainbow details as I don't have her email address. Can anyone help me? I have also PM'd her in the meantime.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 01, 2012, 03:11:29 pm
Sorry CP, I can't help you with Rainbow.

DETAILS!!! I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited now!!!!! :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 02, 2012, 02:09:36 am
Thanks CP, I do hope you are able to relax with us all on that weekend although somehow I do envisage you being the Mum to us all as you know all the answers to any questions that may arise.  It all sounds great to me and I am prepared to eat as much as I possibly can so that no food gets wasted  ;D   

Gretchen, you had it down pat - thanks for your contribution as well.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 02, 2012, 02:28:24 am
Judy,  I think we will be able to get CP to relax,  a couple of good bottles of the best Margaret River wine.  ;D
What a wonderful job CP has done .  Thanks again.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 03, 2012, 12:21:00 pm
I had planned on visiting the Red Cross op shop in Rundle St for an outfit today, but I got a call from DS's school as he was in the sick bay and I had to go and pick himself up instead. On the plus side, he wasn't really sick.  :-\
It did give me time to start on my goodie bag items as time is rapidly disappear ing....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 03, 2012, 01:10:12 pm
Only  20 more sleeps for  4 of us Sue.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 03, 2012, 01:17:57 pm
Have I mentioned that I'm excited? ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 04, 2012, 03:54:07 am
Judy,  I think we will be able to get CP to relax,  a couple of good bottles of the best Margaret River wine.  ;D

OMG I can talk til the cows come home once I get a couple of glasses under my belt, and then quite often the cows are getting milked if someone doesn't tell me to go to bed  ;D Maybe wise to fill my glass with some iced water instead  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 04, 2012, 05:36:21 am
Judy,  I think we will be able to get CP to relax,  a couple of good bottles of the best Margaret River wine.  ;D

OMG I can talk til the cows come home once I get a couple of glasses under my belt, and then quite often the cows are getting milked if someone doesn't tell me to go to bed  ;D Maybe wise to fill my glass with some iced water instead  ;)

Can do.   
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 04, 2012, 07:27:59 am
I foresee lots and lots of talking going on. TMX people just seem to get on well.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 04, 2012, 02:56:06 pm
yep
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 05, 2012, 10:21:45 am
Only 18 more sleeps for a few of us .

CP maybe we could do Beer Ass chickens on BBQ's with lids on one night as we would need only about 7 or 8 chickens 8 cans of beer and nobody would have to cook .  All done in an hour.  That is if there are suitable BBQ's  Cheaper than meat . No fuss. Happy to do it. Easy as. 
Two chooks per disposable roasting pans .  Can also be done in ovens .

Just an idea.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 10:29:13 am
I would love to see the Beer Ass Chicken in action :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: KarenH on August 05, 2012, 10:42:47 am
Even though I am not coming on the retreat, I am totally intrigued by the Beer Ass Chicken!  Please tell more Gert ........
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 05, 2012, 11:06:48 am
Even though I am not coming on the retreat, I am totally intrigued by the Beer Ass Chicken!  Please tell more Gert ........

This chook is going to need its own thread. LOL!  There really is not recipe as such but go to this thread

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=320.you will see it. It is posted with photos  in various threads.

Or just google it. Not original and I have been doing it for years. It's the only way I roast a chicken these days  as it so moist and the fat is drained  off in the cooking.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 05, 2012, 11:38:15 am
Just posted a sort of recipe in the main meal thread.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: KarenH on August 05, 2012, 12:01:28 pm
Thank you Gert!  Will have to try this one out soon.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 06, 2012, 01:57:05 pm
I'm excited- I went op shopping today and have bought just the thing for the dress up day. Now I just need to accessorise;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 06, 2012, 02:16:22 pm
Wow, you will look stunning. A dress and accessories. I will look pretty tame but I think I have it all put together now.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 06, 2012, 03:25:09 pm
Had a BAC tonight, and it certainly is very easy and ever so tasty. I give it my thumbs up. Might have to cook some chickens at another house tho cos they could take up a bit of room if all in the one bbq. What do you reckon Gretch - you are the expert? Would 8 chickens be enough for 29 people? I must say my poor little chicken looked mighty uncomfortable on top of the beer can. 2 hungry men, 1 gorgeous woman and nothing left to show for a 1.4kg chook.

(photo coming later)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 06, 2012, 10:45:27 pm
Had a BAC tonight, and it certainly is very easy and ever so tasty. I give it my thumbs up. Might have to cook some chickens at another house tho cos they could take up a bit of room if all in the one bbq. What do you reckon Gretch - you are the expert? Would 8 chickens be enough for 29 people? I must say my poor little chicken looked mighty uncomfortable on top of the beer can. 2 hungry men, 1 gorgeous woman and nothing left to show for a 1.4kg chook.

(photo coming later)

Yeah I think so. We will have had a nice lunch and no doubt we will buy some goodies like cheese and olives . It we had 4 disposable roasting pans, 8  empty cans, say two to three cans of beer,  a small jar say of mixed herbs to pop some into the cans and  8 LARGE chooks  we could feed the 29 of us for around   $100 . 4 houses could each cook 2 in the oven or in a  covered BBQ.  Cool them slightly, break them up into slices and pieces and bring along .  I like the bones and the backs  and I think  there may be one other like me! Oh boy 8 parsons nose .  Yum. too easy and not a lot of cleaning up .

Glad yours was a success.  I cannot be bothered cooking a whole chicken any other way theses days.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 06, 2012, 10:46:25 pm
I'm excited- I went op shopping today and have bought just the thing for the dress up day. Now I just need to accessorise;)

 Can you give us a wee clue? A teaser?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 06, 2012, 11:33:18 pm
I don't want to spoil the surprise, but let me just say that I will feel pretty silly if no one else dresses up.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 06, 2012, 11:50:02 pm
This just keeps getting more exciting :D Gert, thank you so much for suggesting we cook some BAC :)

Don't worry ES, you won't be the only one dressing up ;) I can't wait to see what you've got!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 07, 2012, 12:08:20 am
It looks as if BAC is going to be a goer for the retreaters - you've got my vote for it.  A bit of tossed salad to go with it and it sounds like a winner to me.

Lucky you ES, I didn't have too much jump out at me at the 5 op shops I went to so had to just settle for anything in the end. Be in touch soon regarding meeting time at the airport.  Hope they sort out the problem they had yesterday with the opening of the new car park and changing of the drop off point.  I intend trying to get there an hour before to make sure of my seat - if I missed this flight I would be a shattered woman :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 07, 2012, 12:17:28 am
BAC sounds good to me.  Will help if necessary,  having had a go at the Duck version. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 07, 2012, 12:20:27 am
BAC sounds good to me too!
I have been to quite a number of op shops too, and couldn't find anything that took my fancy until yesterday. My GF thinks that I was grossly overcharged at $5 LOL :D :D ;)
I saw the news about the airport too and sure hope it gets sorted out soon. I'm not sure if I will have to go into work on Thursday morning before the flight just yet. i will try my best to get everything done between now and then, but I'm planning on getting to the airport in plenty of time too as I definitely do not want to miss that flight!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 12:20:43 am
It looks as if BAC is going to be a goer for the retreaters - you've got my vote for it.  A bit of tossed salad to go with it and it sounds like a winner to me.

Lucky you ES, I didn't have too much jump out at me at the 5 op shops I went to so had to just settle for anything in the end. Be in touch soon regarding meeting time at the airport.  Hope they sort out the problem they had yesterday with the opening of the new car park and changing of the drop off point.  I intend trying to get there an hour before to make sure of my seat - if I missed this flight I would be a shattered woman :'(

I have a really tight  connection in Brisbane but there is a later flight. I just don't want to lose my  J class seat.  I have to get up at 0400 to make the first flight down to BNE. I may fall  asleep by dinner time in Perth.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 07, 2012, 12:25:15 am
You are going from one end of the country to the other Gretchen and have been looking forward to this for so long that I'm sure you will stay awake. Have a nap on the plane if possible.  I imagine us all being very tired at the end of the retreat but hope we have the energy to go, go, go during it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 01:02:31 am
You are going from one end of the country to the other Gretchen and have been looking forward to this for so long that I'm sure you will stay awake. Have a nap on the plane if possible.  I imagine us all being very tired at the end of the retreat but hope we have the energy to go, go, go during it.

You think I am gunna nap  on a daylight flight across the country!!!!!! Dream on. I love flying and did not spend the money to miss the experience.  Anyway I che ked the flights from Brisbane and there are still eats available on the later flight so I won't worry about the connection. Hopefully it will be in the same finger.

Are you flying on QF   Judy?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 07, 2012, 01:26:42 am
I don't blame you Gert, there is too much to see on a day flight.
BAC sounds good to me with a bit of salad. IF and it is an IF I have time on the Thursday I'll make some Agrarian Bread from Chookie but I have a busy day so don't count on it.

Perth has had a few fogged out morning lately, so hopefully your flights will be all ok. I'll need flight details from those that I'm picking up too. I can't wait.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 07, 2012, 01:40:27 am
No I'm going Virgin Gretchen.  Funny how we have foggy mornings in August only, here anyway.  Mine is an afternoon flight so hopefully no hold ups but the chaos at the Adelaide airport yesterday with traffic changes was a bit of a worry.  Hopefully they will have it all sorted before the 23rd.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 02:00:09 am
I never really worry about travel arrangements. So long as I have something  to read or a place to people watch I am happy. Whatever happens happens. Since I always have my belongings at my feet I am happy to not care about the flights.  Airlines do not go out of their way to make life miserable.

Cookie 1 don't put pressure on yourself. Doesn't matter.  You Perth people are doing enough for us travellers anyway.

I am sure we will all have a story or two to tell. I have one about a member of this forum that is a hoot and I don't mind telling. It is amazing what some people will put on the Internet.

Gert





Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 07, 2012, 02:22:25 am
tell us Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 02:28:21 am
Shhhhhhh.  Once about a time there was a.......oops maybe later Robyn.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 07, 2012, 04:34:42 am
Ooh I hope it wasn't me. :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Wonder on August 07, 2012, 04:53:38 am
Gert you have us all wondering now and some of us will never find out  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: courton on August 07, 2012, 05:10:04 am
Gert, you are an absolute tease! Now, you have me thinking about some possible members...I think I can guess...then again maybe not! A "she" .... Hmmmm
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 05:54:14 am
I don't know if I want to know... :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 07, 2012, 06:02:23 am
I want to know.  Gert has all the good gossip  ;D
I think those of us that aren't going to the retreat are going to miss out bigtime!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 07, 2012, 06:07:38 am
I thought I told you Gretch to keep my sex change a secret  :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 07, 2012, 07:34:14 am
And Gert , I told you not to mention that the bloke I am bringing is not really my DH. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on August 07, 2012, 07:44:25 am
Now Gert, you can't leave us hangin'   ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/389654_195830630540429_682625178_n.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 08:44:54 am
I can't help it if people want to tell me stuff.  You would almost think I had friends in high places. lol!

Anyway no big deal as anyone can find anything on the Internet if people choose to publish it. Nothing is secret these days. Can you imagine  how quickly a voice or text  message can go around the world.

julieO that made me laugh out loud.

Here you are "outing" yourself  CreamPuff63.  We wish you all the best. How is is going with the hormones?

Achookwoman I thought we were gunna share?

You girls are funny. My hobby is puzzles, trivia and connecting  the dots. Not on paper but the Internet.

You would be astounded how people will "out" themselves  in certain places but try to remain anonymous  on others.

No biggy  as this person revealed all on here not so long ago and in other places so I would not be telling tales out of school. Just something that tickled my fancy.  I'll tell ya soon enough. Some people can not help themselves by trying to show off on the "net". I think it is hysterical how easily they reveal they have not a clue. Stupid is as stupid does.


Is it time for a glass of?

Gert


Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on August 07, 2012, 08:53:33 am
Okay, I'll just have to be patient.....  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/562231_10151010868896352_1320458302_n.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 08:55:26 am
I'm loving the photos Julie, but your cooking is much prettier ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 07, 2012, 08:58:07 am
That cat looks as if it has been eating Julie's food Amy.

Gert you are a tease and I look forward to many of your stories and your life's experiences on the retreat - do you think our house will have time to sleep ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 07, 2012, 09:18:24 am
That cat is gorgeous, I have one just as fat ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 09:30:42 am
That cat looks as if it has been eating Julie's food Amy.

Gert you are a tease and I look forward to many of your stories and your life's experiences on the retreat - do you think our house will have time to sleep ;)

I am sure you will all be sadly disappointed in me  when I just sit back with a glass of and listen. That is what I do best. Boring as dog poo I am. Besides I may have to go to bed to  keep warn.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 07, 2012, 09:31:36 am
Nah, we will just turn the a/c or whatever on ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 07, 2012, 10:16:34 am
Poor Dashmimthink he may be wondering about this weekend.

CP I'm sure you feel better now that your secret is out!  I was stolen from my parents by gypsies but that isn't as impressive.I do have a brother who is gay and I love him very much indeed .

Judy I have a sneaky feeling that the house you are in may be up the latest and talking the longest.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 07, 2012, 01:27:52 pm
I may just have to drink a lot and stay locked in my room.

I am an international criminal. Once the police in Tijuana tried to arrest me for speeding so that I would bribe them.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 02:02:26 pm
I may just have to drink a lot and stay locked in my room.

I am an international criminal. Once the police in Tijuana tried to arrest me for speeding so that I would bribe them.

We can go for a run Dash :D But then again, I don't know if it would be good for my reputation if I associated with a criminal :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 07, 2012, 02:06:36 pm
I am also an international athlete. I have competed in Triathlons on both the US and Australia plus I have run a marathon in the US. Will that help you reputation?

I will be happy to run with you if it doesn't ruin your street cred.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 02:10:18 pm
Lol ;D ;D ;D I definitely think so!
I would love to run with you Dash, I just hope I can keep up :-))

I think my PT would be impressed if I did ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 07, 2012, 02:12:55 pm
I am not that fast Amy. I am sure you will keep up.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 02:18:50 pm
As long as you're sure I won't be choking on your dust ;D
Have you thought about when you might want to go? I was thinking of going for a run on both mornings, probably between 6-7am if its not too cold, otherwise my calves will cramp.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 08, 2012, 01:45:06 am
Yes Gert, I know. totally agree. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Bedlam on August 08, 2012, 06:05:24 am
I imagine jeninwa has advised everyone she has bought my space on the retreat.  I am sure when my 3 leave my care and i have time to think i will regret deciding not to be involved in the inaugural WA retreat. Have fun and report back everyone.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 06:08:02 am
I imagine jeninwa has advised everyone she has bought my space on the retreat.  I am sure when my 3 leave my care and i have time to think i will regret deciding not to be involved in the inaugural WA retreat. Have fun and report back everyone.

Sorry not to meet you this time Bedlem. Maybe next year.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 08, 2012, 06:23:25 am
Amy both mornings sound good to me. I might be going for longer than you are comfortable with on Sunday but I am sure we can do a loop so you can drop off when you are ready.

Gert if you get too cold you can always run with us.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 06:32:51 am
Gert if you get too cold you can always run with us.

LOL ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 06:34:42 am
Amy both mornings sound good to me. I might be going for longer than you are comfortable with on Sunday but I am sure we can do a loop so you can drop off when you are ready.

Gert if you get too cold you can always run with us.

In your dreams.  But in the long past i could walk 10 Klms in an hour.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 08, 2012, 06:37:43 am
That is a pretty good walking pace. I am sure you could manage it again with a bit of practice.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 06:38:35 am
There must have been a very enticing bottle at the end of that 10km Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 08, 2012, 06:39:01 am
Wow thats pretty fast Gert.

I walk at 6.5kph & on an incline of 6.5

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 08, 2012, 06:39:41 am
There must have been a very enticing bottle at the end of that 10km Gert.

Probably a bottle of something ;D LOL

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 07:06:00 am
That was when I worked for Weight Watchers and weighed about 61 kilos. I had a street near me that was 1 kilometre around the block and I used to walk it 2 or three times a week. PPL used to come  out and laugh and wave at me.  I once walked from Whale Beach to Manly  in Sydney  but it took me all day as I had to stop at evey pub on the way. I got the bus back. that was a once off for sure.

Also used to get my  DH to drop me five or ten Kilometres from home and I would walk back.

Now I call the courtesy bus to get me to the pub and back. Much better.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 07:10:11 am
That is a pretty good walking pace. I am sure you could manage it again with a bit of practice.

If I lost 20 kilos and had bilateral hip replacements. LOL!

And why would I want to? ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2012, 07:17:19 am
Health gert health lol!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 07:23:06 am

And why would I want to? ;D ;D

Gert

Bragging rights?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 07:26:38 am
Come on give me one GOOD REASON.

I don't brag and I don't give a tinkers cuss about my health. Well not so far.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 07:33:36 am
If we put you in a desert with absolutely no cars, camels or any means of transport whatsoever, dehydrated you until only had one hour left to live, and put a water tank 10km away.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 07:48:13 am
If we put you in a desert with absolutely no cars, camels or any means of transport whatsoever, dehydrated you until only had one hour left to live, and put a water tank 10km away.

Nope. Wouldn't work. No way could anyone walk 10km in 59:59  on desert sand  if they were dehydrated.

Let the vultures have me like the Parsis. No worries.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 07:53:58 am
Hmm.... good point Gert. It sounded clever when I was typing it :-))

I don't know why I thought it was clever. My brain isn't working today I'm afraid.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 08, 2012, 10:50:42 am
PPL used to come  out and laugh and wave at me. 

why did they laugh at you - were you doing crazy power walking throwing your arms about stuff?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 08, 2012, 11:08:41 am
You guys are crazy.
I participated in the Launceston 10km, and the Burnie 10km 3 years ago and ended up with Achilles tendonitis in both legs, 7 weeks in plaster for left leg and supposed to have plaster for right leg too (but I haven't been back) :o
But the tendons are holding up pretty good with all this walking I have been doing. I think it took me a bit under 1.5 hours to walk 10km at a pretty steady pace.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 02:16:07 pm
Oh yeah CPU I had the arm thing happening  and was pumping away. Looked  a treat but I DID NOT HAVE LYCRA!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2012, 04:16:13 pm
Lol.. Oh lycra now thats omething ill never forget.. Have a hoto somewhere in bright pink lycra tights lol.. SHocking.. Cn see you in lycra and a headband and some 80s baggy shirt gert pmsl!!  Plus the swinging arms...good look!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 10:42:02 pm
Oh yeah CPU I had the arm thing happening  and was pumping away. Looked  a treat but I DID NOT HAVE LYCRA!

Gert

Did you wear.... anything? :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 10:51:29 pm
My favourite was skirt like shorts in black with red and yellow cherries  and a red or yellow tank. I could really swish them shorts.

No hat, sunnies and  purple runners.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 10:55:16 pm
I'm liking the sound of that outfit Gert.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Merrilyn on August 08, 2012, 10:59:05 pm
Ohhhh purple runners   :o :o :o :o

You were a trend setter weren't you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 09, 2012, 12:45:26 am
purple runners Gert.... :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 01:01:30 am
Lycra was the worst thing they ever started using in clothing for older people with lumps and bumps.  OK for the fitness lovers but putting it in T-shirts for over size 10's was not on in my opinion. The trend didn't seem to last for long thank goodness but I remember one summer season not being able to find anything without it a few years back. 

Gert if you still had that outfit, it would be a hoot for the retreat dress up day  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 09, 2012, 02:05:42 am
some lycra is good... :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 09, 2012, 02:16:58 am
Purple runners are back in now
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 06:38:59 am
Was this what you wanted to post CP?

Just passing it on. No interest what so ever.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/7cba0263-4ca8-cb7e.jpg)

I think we will add Sweden to the round the world challenge.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 09, 2012, 06:41:34 am
Strangely enough, I had a dream about the retreat weekend last night night you were all having a great time - now I know why (although it seemed to me it was Chookie leading the team astray, not you, Gert!)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 06:49:34 am
Ther may be chaos.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 09, 2012, 06:52:39 am
No, nothing of interest in that photo what so ever.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 06:54:03 am
Lycra was the worst thing they ever started using in clothing for older people with lumps and bumps.  OK for the fitness lovers but putting it in T-shirts for over size 10's was not on in my opinion. The trend didn't seem to last for long thank goodness but I remember one summer season not being able to find anything without it a few years back. 

Gert if you still had that outfit, it would be a hoot for the retreat dress up day  ;D

Trying to fit this body into those shorts would certainly be a hoot as they would be up to my ankles only.

Anyway are we  going outs in these outfits? Are we getting on the bus with these outfits?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 06:59:08 am
Unfortunately yes Gert LOL

CP I did send you a reply to the above picture but it is sitting in my outbox because of service provider problems again.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 09, 2012, 07:00:57 am
That photo is so funny
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 07:12:08 am
Love the photo, thanks for sending me a special copy CP ;) ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 07:14:27 am
No, nothing of interest in that photo what so ever.

That is what I  thought. I wondered why CP sent it to me.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 09, 2012, 07:38:56 am
Cos I knew you had an iPad and could upload it direct  ;D I tried to save it, but it wouldn't save... I think I'm barracking for Sweden now, or have the Olympics finished?

Definitely getting on the bus in our crazy outfits. No one will really see us but it will add to the fun  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 07:54:38 am
Cos I knew you had an iPad and could upload it direct  ;D I tried to save it, but it wouldn't save... I think I'm barracking for Sweden now, or have the Olympics finished?

Definitely getting on the bus in our crazy outfits. No one will really see us but it will add to the fun  ;D

Are you saying we will not be getting off the bus going to lunch?  As if. LOL! We will definitely be seen but true that no we know will notice us .
Definetly no pics. NOT!

14 more sleeps ACW, JD, ES and Mcmich.


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 09, 2012, 08:33:59 am
OMG,  just counted and only 12 more sleeps for me and DH. Got on to Quarantine finally today and can't bring part of goodies bag. 
Blast.  Will have to be very creative. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 09, 2012, 09:10:13 am
That photo leaves nothing to the imagination.

Chookie's they are really strict here with quarantine.
I realised today that I will be picking mcmich up in a couple of weeks, and Mr and Mrs Chookie's in less time than that. My goodies bag 'thing a ma jig.' Is being finalised as we speak.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 09:12:07 am
OMG,  just counted and only 12 more sleeps for me and DH. Got on to Quarantine finally today and can't bring part of goodies bag. 
Blast.  Will have to be very creative. ;D

Did it have honey?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 09, 2012, 09:13:59 am
That photo leaves nothing to the imagination.

Chookie's they are really strict here with quarantine.
I realised today that I will be picking mcmich up in a couple of weeks, and Mr and Mrs Chookie's in less time than that. My goodies bag 'thing a ma jig.' Is being finalised as we speak.
So excited Cookie, I can't wait to meet you and DH and see Perth. It is exactly 14more sleeps.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 09:30:23 am
It is 2 degrees in the Margaret River today. I am not coming.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 09, 2012, 09:34:11 am
We'll lend you our doona and you can cuddle up in that. Or better still have a couple of ports.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 09, 2012, 09:35:01 am
I'm wondering if Magaret River gets the false spring we get in NSW? At the end of August it turns very warm and then gets chilly again at the begining/middle of September.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 09:52:46 am
Seriously I promised myself that I would never be cold again as long as I live . I was born up in the snow belt of upper New York State and  I never want to be that cold again. Even photos of snow and cold send shivers up my spine.  Do I need ear muffs and mittens?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on August 09, 2012, 10:06:07 am
It will be warmer in two weeks Gert. But cold for you, we use to live in PNG and I use to freeze, going to tassie for our annual holidays.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 09, 2012, 10:12:59 am
Margaret River area is generally a little bit cooler  than Perth but can be lovely and sunny. I would definitely take some warm clothes as it may be chilly at night and in the morning especially for Queenslanders. But who cares its the food wine and company thats important and you will all have a great time. That Beer ass chicken sounds wonderful  ;D ;D >:(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 10:33:03 am
Margaret River area is generally a little bit cooler  than Perth but can be lovely and sunny. I would definitely take some warm clothes as it may be chilly at night and in the morning especially for Queenslanders. But who cares its the food wine and company thats important and you will all have a great time. That Beer ass chicken sounds wonderful  ;D ;D >:(

The trouble is   mama fergie that I do not own any warm clothes but I did by a cardie, a pair of shoes  and some socks  might have to cuddle up with  ACW not DH.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 09, 2012, 10:38:54 am
Ha ha Gert ;D you will definitely need your cardie, shoes and socks and maybe even the cuddle up.
I am sure the houses will have some form of heating and a few glasses of red will warm your insides and maybe even reach your toes, depending on how many glasses you have :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 10:45:04 am
Cardy, shoes, socks Gretchen - what have you got for the legs?  3/4 pants won't be warm enough.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 10:45:40 am
I had better stop whining  and woman up.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 10:47:13 am
Cardy, shoes, socks Gretchen - what have you got for the legs?  3/4 pants won't be warm enough.

Knee socks?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 09, 2012, 10:50:11 am
Maybe one of those Lycra suits would come in handy :D do you have any long pants?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 10:51:07 am
You need a track suit at the very least Gretchen - give me your size and I'll find you one.  If you don't, I will just buy you one and hope it fits  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 10:54:57 am
Make sure you wear your thermal underwear Gert ;)

OMG its so close, I'm so excited!!! I can't wait to meet everyone!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 11:24:11 am
You need a track suit at the very least Gretchen - give me your size and I'll find you one.  If you don't, I will just buy you one and hope it fits  ;)

Hell would have to freeze over before I would pull on trackie daks but thanks anyway.  ;D  :D

 I have one pair of long pants from the op shop. I can layer all my clothes at once . I will be the Michelin Woman. No worries.

Oh wait I have some tights too.  I will be putting stuff together next week   One more trip to,the op,shop for Sat  and all sorted. If only i can find some knee high  boots in faux leopard skin. Pity fur is out of fashion.

My cardie covers my ass . Imagine  that . I think It has pockets too.

I have a scarf  for my ears and nose. Perfect.

Stop whining Gert . Think of poor uni.

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 11:46:49 am
How would these do Gretchen - size 7 but a big size 7, they are too big for me but I thought they were fun when I bought them one season.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 11:49:02 am
Oh Judy, they are FUNKY ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 09, 2012, 11:56:16 am
Love them Judy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 09, 2012, 12:53:37 pm
I think I have the same pair, but a bigger size!
I visited the $2 shop this evening have got another part of my outfit. I do hope that it's not too cold or I will freeze too. Maybe I could bring a large jacket to hide under ? :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 09, 2012, 01:04:58 pm
Nah ES we can just grab the doonas off the beds.

Those boots  are made for walking. JD  Funky is right.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 09, 2012, 01:07:43 pm
JD and Sue you should both wear those boots when you meet up at Adelaide airport for the flight to WA. It will make finding each other easier!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 09, 2012, 01:14:01 pm
Very funny Katie  ;D
I think I'll have enough to take without the boots.
I'm sure we'll find each other without any problems. It is Adelaide, after all!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 01:20:55 pm
I don't know that I would like to be seen in them now Katie, only wore them the one winter.  That's the trouble when you buy quirky items, they go in and out of fashion so quickly.  Classic styles are much more durable at our age.

I'll probably be sitting on my suitcase, on the forum with my iPad if I get there first ES but I'll give you my mobile phone number when we make our arrangements re time etc so that we can at least get in touch with each other.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 09, 2012, 02:07:17 pm
Sounds good to me  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 09, 2012, 02:44:57 pm
Hey Gert, don't worry about the cold too much, will be bringing 2 bottles of Drambuie plus at least another 12 bottles of spirits and liqueurs. Should have something to keep you warm.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 09, 2012, 03:28:52 pm
Seriously I promised myself that I would never be cold again as long as I live . I was born up in the snow belt of upper New York State and  I never want to be that cold again. Even photos of snow and cold send shivers up my spine.  Do I need ear muffs and mittens?

Gert

Gert I was born on Long Island. Lived there until I joined the Marines at 18.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 09, 2012, 09:55:44 pm
It is snowing lightly here at the moment,  so anything over 5 degrees will feel like a heat wave to us. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 10, 2012, 12:02:16 am
Chookie it is definitely over 5 degrees. Just not first thing in the morning.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 10, 2012, 12:06:27 am
its about 8 degrees here this morning
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 10, 2012, 12:10:11 am
8 degrees is great for morning. Frost here this morning so minus 0. But the sun is out which soon warms the place up :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 12:15:30 am
It is snowing lightly here at the moment,  so anything over 5 degrees will feel like a heat wave to us. 

OMG I do not want to hear it!!!!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 12:16:13 am
Seriously I promised myself that I would never be cold again as long as I live . I was born up in the snow belt of upper New York State and  I never want to be that cold again. Even photos of snow and cold send shivers up my spine.  Do I need ear muffs and mittens?

Gert

Gert I was born on Long Island. Lived there until I joined the Marines at 18.

You are a long way from home now young Dash.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 10, 2012, 01:46:00 am
You need to pack/wear a nice warm jumper/cardigan/coat especially for night. It gets cold. I always pack one when I go there even in summer (a light one then), cos the evenings are cooler. Sorry Gretch, you will also need to crank up the heating by the sounds.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 10, 2012, 01:58:11 am
Hey Gert, don't worry about the cold too much, will be bringing 2 bottles of Drambuie plus at least another 12 bottles of spirits and liqueurs. Should have something to keep you warm.

Do you own a wine shop SueJen  :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 10, 2012, 01:58:47 am
Seriously I promised myself that I would never be cold again as long as I live . I was born up in the snow belt of upper New York State and  I never want to be that cold again. Even photos of snow and cold send shivers up my spine.  Do I need ear muffs and mittens?

Gert

Gert I was born on Long Island. Lived there until I joined the Marines at 18.

You are a long way from home now young Dash.

Gert

You're a long way from home too Gert and I an not young by anyone's definition.  My sister that was just here  visiting still lives on LI. My parents escaped the old like you but they moved south instead of west. They are what is known as dam Yankees.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 10, 2012, 02:06:27 am
Sue Jen it sounds like you intend to have a good weekend. :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 10, 2012, 02:25:28 am
Last Barmen Poem

I am the last barman poet
I see Gracetown drinking the fabulous cocktails I make 
Thermomixians getting stinky on something I stir or shake
The sex on the beach  ???
The schnapps made from peach 
The velvet hammer
The alabama slammer.
I make things with juice and froth
The pink squirrel
The 3-toed sloth.
I make drinks so sweet and snazzy
The iced tea
The kamakazi
The orgasm
The death spasm
The Singapore sling
The dingaling.
Thermomixians you’ve just been devoted to every flavor I got
But if you want to got loaded
Why don’t you just order a shot?
Bar is open!

From the movie "Cocktail" with Tom Cruise (aka SueJen)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 04:42:34 am
Last Barmen Poem

I am the last barman poet
I see Gracetown drinking the fabulous cocktails I make 
Thermomixians getting stinky on something I stir or shake
The sex on the beach  ???
The schnapps made from peach 
The velvet hammer
The alabama slammer.
I make things with juice and froth
The pink squirrel
The 3-toed sloth.
I make drinks so sweet and snazzy
The iced tea
The kamakazi
The orgasm
The death spasm
The Singapore sling
The dingaling.
Thermomixians you’ve just been devoted to every flavor I got
But if you want to got loaded
Why don’t you just order a shot?
Bar is open!

From the movie "Cocktail" with Tom Cruise (aka SueJen)


Very good CP. Love it.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 04:44:10 am
Seriously I promised myself that I would never be cold again as long as I live . I was born up in the snow belt of upper New York State and  I never want to be that cold again. Even photos of snow and cold send shivers up my spine.  Do I need ear muffs and mittens?

Gert

Gert I was born on Long Island. Lived there until I joined the Marines at 18.


My mother lives in a home in Boynton Beach. My brother still lives in Syracuse  and sister in Maryland.


You are a long way from home now young Dash.

Gert

You're a long way from home too Gert and I an not young by anyone's definition.  My sister that was just here  visiting still lives on LI. My parents escaped the old like you but they moved south instead of west. They are what is known as dam Yankees.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 10, 2012, 05:00:07 am
This time in 2 weeks I and my passengers hope to be just arriving at the lunch restaurant. :D  Maybe that should say my passengers and I. ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 05:03:24 am
Wahoo!

Can I buy you a drinK?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 10, 2012, 08:41:35 am
Sex on the beach  :o :o :o :o :o  Won't it be too cold for that  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 08:47:19 am
I'm blocking my ears before my innocence is corrupted! :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 10, 2012, 09:09:03 am
Amy,  better bring ear plugs. ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 09:14:26 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 10, 2012, 10:25:50 am
I haven't got a dress up outfit yet. Still thinking I'll just get a silly hat. A hat fits no matter what size you are.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 10:37:03 am
I haven't got a dress up outfit yet. Still thinking I'll just get a silly hat. A hat fits no matter what size you are.

I am sure there will be more than one silly hat. Good choice.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 10:38:38 am
I have a big purple bow tie with polka dots :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 10, 2012, 10:40:52 am
Seriously I promised myself that I would never be cold again as long as I live . I was born up in the snow belt of upper New York State and  I never want to be that cold again. Even photos of snow and cold send shivers up my spine.  Do I need ear muffs and mittens?

Gert

Gert I was born on Long Island. Lived there until I joined the Marines at 18.


My mother lives in a home in Boynton Beach. My brother still lives in Syracuse  and sister in Maryland.


You are a long way from home now young Dash.

Gert

You're a long way from home too Gert and I an not young by anyone's definition.  My sister that was just here  visiting still lives on LI. My parents escaped the old like you but they moved south instead of west. They are what is known as dam Yankees.

You must miss your family Gert. Do you get home often?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 10, 2012, 11:01:22 am


No I do not miss  my family and have no desire to visit the US  in the near future. Been there done that.

Every time I talk to my mother  she wishes for me the visit but the last time I visited her  after travelling for  37 hours the fist thing she said to me was "where ever  did you get that awful dress.?".  I  stayed 3 days .  I have been back many times but not to visit my mother. LOL!

She recently buried her third husband . They had been married about 2 years. She is now 92 and looking for the fourth  but not a lot of choice in the old farts home.  She is pretty, quick with her electric  wheelchair so you never know. ;D

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: snappy on August 10, 2012, 12:24:11 pm
Gert i love to hear of old ladies out on the dating scene!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 11, 2012, 01:30:05 am
Make my own JD, am bringing lots so we can all try lots of cocktails
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2012, 01:55:07 am
Do we have a TMX available to make cocktails, sounds good to me  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 11, 2012, 02:04:23 am
Sounds fantastic :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 11, 2012, 10:40:13 am
Surely they can just be stirred and not shaken or thermomixed. ;) ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 12, 2012, 04:55:13 am
I am happy to bring my Tm for the house I am in ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 12, 2012, 05:20:45 am
My car is too full to bring my thermo
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 05:38:23 am
I could ride on the roof rack Sue ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on August 12, 2012, 06:03:52 am
tupperware shakers are not too bad for cocktails  :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 12, 2012, 06:11:25 am
I have a cocktail shaker I can bring and many cocktails just require stirring.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 06:49:06 am
Sounds good DD.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 06:53:36 am
Maybe some mulled wine would be nice if it's chilly in the evening. I have made it in thermie and it's lovely.  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 12, 2012, 08:38:54 am
I could ride on the roof rack Sue
Your grandmother would kill me Amy
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 09:07:12 am
Like that's happening. DFD is not travelling via the roof racks.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 09:10:26 am
Okay :-)) No riding on roof rack ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 09:19:10 am
Glad, that's confirmed. You are in the car with a seat belt.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 09:21:44 am
Yes DFM :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on August 12, 2012, 09:23:31 am
Like that's happening. DFD is not travelling via the roof racks.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 09:47:39 am
Thankyou Amy, some normality prevails.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 14, 2012, 11:07:20 am
Ok, just organising my gift, how many of us? I dont want not to have enough.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 14, 2012, 11:13:05 am
I'm pretty sure there are 30 of us Hally. I have "organised" 30 gifts, so I hope thats right! :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 14, 2012, 11:13:51 am
Thans Ames xx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 14, 2012, 11:14:28 am
My pleasure! :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on August 15, 2012, 06:24:04 am
Has any one started packing yet, or already packed, my suitcase is out and I keep changing my mind what to take, maybe wait for weather forecast? ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 15, 2012, 06:37:52 am
Has any one started packing yet, or already packed, my suitcase is out and I keep changing my mind what to take, maybe wait for weather forecast? ???

Whatever it is it will be cold. Last whinge........maybe.

Better get my bag out too Rainbow. Look forward to meeting you.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 15, 2012, 06:48:50 am
Have fun girls and take lots of photos
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 15, 2012, 06:52:48 am
Speaking of photos, are we going to have a special thread to post photos on here?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 15, 2012, 06:53:11 am
Great Idea Amy
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 15, 2012, 07:55:58 am
I don't have my case out but have tried to put a bit of thought into what I'll bring.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 15, 2012, 08:01:58 am
I've put a few things on the spare bed - it's a start  ;D 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 15, 2012, 11:55:08 am
This afternoon, I started wrapping up my goodie bag items, and realised that they will take up a fair bit of space in my bag as I dont want to crush them. I've also got to allow for my dress up and some warm clothes. Perhaps I need to buy a luggage allowance on the plane instead of just carry on?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 15, 2012, 12:03:47 pm
This afternoon, I started wrapping up my goodie bag items, and realised that they will take up a fair bit of space in my bag as I dont want to crush them. I've also got to allow for my dress up and some warm clothes. Perhaps I need to buy a luggage allowance on the plane instead of just carry on?

Sue would they Be  less bulky  if you did not assemble them before hand? 


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 15, 2012, 12:38:29 pm
The goodies are going to take a fair bit of space.  Clothes will just have to fit in around the goodies.   I have started making a pile of things to take.  We have a luggage allowance,  but we are coming for 10 days and will be visiting friends who live in Perth.  I have only just told DH about the dress up.  He is going to make a small effort,  but then so am I.  Have started the count down.  Stopping the mail tomorrow,  bought extra chook food, ( thank heavens for the automatic waterer). Booked the car in at Andrews Parking.  Bought a good  Thriller to read on plane.  ' Istanbul Passage'. Hate Plane travel. Only 6 more sleeps. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 15, 2012, 12:58:28 pm
Chookie do you have someone to look after the chooks

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 15, 2012, 08:19:18 pm
Gert, the chooks can look after themselves for 2/3 weeks.   However the family visit and check them out for us.  They have avery large , fully enclosed cage with automatic water and food.  The kids call it the ' Chicken Hilton'. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on August 15, 2012, 08:22:46 pm
Gert, the chooks can look after themselves for 2/3 weeks.   However the family visit and check them out for us.  They have avery large , fully enclosed cage with automatic water and food.  The kids call it the ' Chicken Hilton'. 

how many eggs do they lay for you ACM?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 15, 2012, 10:27:43 pm
Gert, the chooks can look after themselves for 2/3 weeks.   However the family visit and check them out for us.  They have avery large , fully enclosed cage with automatic water and food.  The kids call it the ' Chicken Hilton'. 

Thank goodness for that. One lessthing I have to worry about. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 15, 2012, 11:44:11 pm
Just looked at the long range weather.
Friday is sun 23
Saturday sun 25

Good idea to chck it closer to the time brfore you guys pack. 23 is nice in perth in the sun.

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 16, 2012, 12:04:31 am
Uni,  we have 7 Isa Brown chooks.   They lay 6 eggs every day.  They do this for a year,  then second year will lay 4/5 a day,  the 3 rd. year 2/3 a day.  We don't kill them.  They die of old age.  We give a lot of eggs away.  People often give us something in return,  although we don't expect this.  We always have fresh eggs and they are not much cheaper than the cheapest we could buy,  but they eat the kitchen scraps and lots of greens from the garden.  The GC love them.  We have kept chooks for about 40 years.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 16, 2012, 01:03:42 am
Chooks can look after themselves. we get 7 eggs a day now. :)

I hope you all have fun next weekend..
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 01:14:52 am
Who collects the eggs though Chookie?

Thanks for the forecast Hally, how good does that look.  Hope it stays that way - it will make for a perfect weekend to be out and about.  Will stick pack the brolly though  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Wonder on August 16, 2012, 01:28:09 am
I have visions of achookwomans chook pen full of eggs when she returns  ;D I'm sure that's not the case and you have someone collect them - I wish it was me!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 01:50:31 am
Just looked at the long range weather.
Friday is sun 23
Saturday sun 25

Good idea to chck it closer to the time brfore you guys pack. 23 is nice in perth in the sun.

 :)

OMG is that true? OMG  I think I will come and not back out a the last minute for fear of COLD

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 01:53:32 am
But will it be much colder in Gracetown?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 02:05:12 am
I'm sure it will be cold at night and in the mornings Gretchen but if the sun is out during the day, our trip down south and the bus trip on Saturday will be perfect. I had read this place gets a lot of rain during the winter months so if the long term forecast stays as Hally has written, we are very lucky indeed.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 02:10:09 am
I am such a wimp.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 16, 2012, 02:15:11 am
Judy is right as it will be cold at night and early morning but if temp is around 23 and sunny it will be very pleasant in the day. MR area is usually a few degrees cooler than Perth and it is still chilly here mornings and nights.
It will still be fun no matter what the weather is like as I am sure you will all have so much in common.
Have a great time everyone.  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 16, 2012, 02:36:53 am
You are a wimp Gretch  :D You wait til you see the beautiful view and the ocean, and feel that morning sun as you have a cuppa and you will wonder what you were worried about  :D I have requested sunny weather for that weekend, but have absolutely no doubt that whatever the weather it will be all good regardless.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 02:45:13 am
I wouldn't care if it buckets down so long as it is above 25 . LOL!  Ok I will shut up.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 16, 2012, 02:50:11 am
Gert, we are spoilt in paradise up here :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 03:00:01 am
True.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 16, 2012, 03:02:56 am
ha ha - no you're not...wait til next weekend and you will change your minds  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 03:16:37 am
Well Robyn it is true they have the good wine there. Could change my mind CP


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 16, 2012, 04:15:47 am
Very good wines here Gert. You won't be disappointed  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 16, 2012, 04:29:34 am
Gert you can just wrap a doona round you. I do understand how you feel as when we lived in Broome when we came to Perth we had to wear jumpers in the shopping centres as it was so cold in there.
We'll take care of you. Do you like Benjamin's port? You can share my bottle if you like. Don't tell anyone it is strictly for our house only. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) May trade with Sue jen as she sounds like she will have lots too. I am only bringing it in case of wind and cold-purely medicinal you understand. :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 05:27:47 am
Gert you can just wrap a doona round you. I do understand how you feel as when we lived in Broome when we came to Perth we had to wear jumpers in the shopping centres as it was so cold in there.
We'll take care of you. Do you like Benjamin's port? You can share my bottle if you like. Don't tell anyone it is strictly for our house only. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) May trade with Sue jen as she sounds like she will have lots too. I am only bringing it in case of wind and cold-purely medicinal you understand. :D :D :D

Nothing like a good bottle of port  while wrapped in a doona.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 16, 2012, 05:34:38 am
I am so looking forward to the weekend :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 16, 2012, 05:39:31 am
You need a good wine Gert. I'm sure you will have fun.. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 06:32:34 am
Gretchen you will not be cold, I have packed a light throw for you.  It will wrap around your shoulders nicely and keep you warm and Geoff agreed to model it to show you how it looks  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 16, 2012, 06:33:54 am
How cute Judy I am sure Gert will be nice and warm now.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 07:14:59 am
Ah judy that is so sweet of you and Geoff. He looks gorgeous . Are you saying that a doona for a wrap is not a good  look? ;D

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 16, 2012, 07:17:43 am
Gert I think you would look cute in one of those all in ones haha :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 07:23:01 am
Gert I think you would look cute in one of those all in ones haha :D

What a great idea for dress up. Fancy hopping on and off a bus with that on. 

Got to,say the Geoff's  showing off that beautiful, shawl makes it quite a desirable object. It is absolutely luscious and the colour is wonderfully warm. If JD brings that she might not get it back.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 16, 2012, 07:45:19 am
I will be checking the Willyweather website for Gracetown next week. ATM its only showing up to Monday, and we can't let Gert see that or she'll never get on the plane.!
Anyway, no need to worry as CP has organised warm weather for us  😄
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 07:52:38 am
I am bringing it Gretchen.  It used to sit on the end of my bed but now lives in the linen press and doesn't get used.  It could be half of a Little Red Riding Hood outfit if you are looking for a dress up idea ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 16, 2012, 07:55:37 am
Oh wow Judy I see Geoff has a new career in fashion modeling :D :D ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 16, 2012, 08:11:57 am
Great photo of Geoff!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 08:21:46 am
The things he does for this forum !
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 08:31:03 am
I am bringing it Gretchen.  It used to sit on the end of my bed but now lives in the linen press and doesn't get used.  It could be half of a Little Red Riding Hood outfit if you are looking for a dress up idea ;)

And who will be the big bad naughty wolf?


Only bring if you have  room Judy. I do have  heavy sweater.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 16, 2012, 08:57:15 am
What big eyes you have Gert. LOL  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 08:59:07 am
Ah ha , the big bad wolf has appeared right on cue LOL
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 09:16:15 am
What a Hairy snout you have Den.   ;D. den den ? Where does a wolf live?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 16, 2012, 09:20:24 am
Have you been drinking Gert? :-)) ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 16, 2012, 09:50:35 am
Geoff looks gorgeous and I'm sure Gert will too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 16, 2012, 11:07:04 am
Yep, looks like the good weather request has been approved. Yay!

(But you'll still need to wear the shawl Gretch)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 11:18:36 am
Yep, looks like the good weather request has been approved. Yay!

(But you'll still need to wear the shawl Gretch)

I may have to make JD an offer she can't refuse as the shawl looks so luscious .

Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 11:37:46 am
If you like it Gretchen, it's yours.  We don't need it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 11:41:46 am
If you like it Gretchen, it's yours.  We don't need it.

That is no fun JD. We have to barter.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 12:58:20 pm
OK, give me some laughs on the retreat and it is yours  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 01:05:37 pm
How about a jar  of anchovies ? ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 01:21:29 pm
Have you ever had a jar almost full of anchovies that went dry with old age and you had to throw them out - a very small jar of dried anchovies with perhaps 2 missing?  No?  Well, guess who did  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 01:24:00 pm
Have you ever had a jar almost full of anchovies that went dry with old age and you had to throw them out - a very small jar of dried anchovies with perhaps 2 missing?  No?  Well, guess who did  ;D ;D

Did you give them mouth to mouth?

I'll have to think of something else. I know you like a sweetish wine,. Is,it Moscoto?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 16, 2012, 01:25:35 pm
That would never happen around my house. I open a jar and use one or two for a recipe then proceed to eat the rest. I love anchovies.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 01:28:29 pm
Not telling but you got the spelling wrong  :D :D :D  Don't be naughty, I don't want anything Gretchen.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 01:30:06 pm
That would never happen around my house. I open a jar and use one or two for a recipe then proceed to eat the rest. I love anchovies.

I only buy them in big jars. I have to have no less than a kilo in the house. I use them  a lotin cooking.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 16, 2012, 01:37:11 pm
I don't think I've ever had anchovies. Are they the fishy things? ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 16, 2012, 01:38:26 pm
Not telling but you got the spelling wrong  :D :D :D  Don't be naughty, I don't want anything Gretchen.

So it  is Moscato!  I wonder if they produce that in the Margaret River. 

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2012, 01:41:09 pm
Yes Amy, they put them on some pizzas - haven't you seen them where you work.  I don't mind a few in a sauce as long as they are mushed up and I can't see them but I could never eat them like Gretchen and others do.

We will have fun at the wineries Gretchen, let's just see what they have down there.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 16, 2012, 01:44:52 pm
Yes Amy, they put them on some pizzas - haven't you seen them where you work.  I don't mind a few in a sauce as long as they are mushed up and I can't see them but I could never eat them like Gretchen and others do.

They do use them where I work Judy, but I haven't handled them yet and I don't actually know which things they are. There are a few containers of things in oil, so I guess one of them would be anchovies :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 16, 2012, 02:27:05 pm
I never used to like them on pizza's but in small doses I have become used to them, and now actually like them. In the WW PC book for Osso Bucco this is the secret ingredient. I think this recipe alone helped me like them. I now order them in pizzas! Don't think I will ever be brave enough to eat them straight from the jar tho like the big bad wolf.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 16, 2012, 10:07:43 pm
I Love anchovies too :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 16, 2012, 11:39:08 pm
I Love anchovies too :)

Me too.  I also add to chicken casserole.  Give a little kick.   There are different qualities and types.  Some like the salted ones that are prepared by washing and the placed in oil.  I like the tinned ones.  There are the bottled ones, some good and some brands not so nice.  I like the RoboGourmet recipe that uses them with butter and tuna,  to make a spread.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 16, 2012, 11:48:50 pm
No sneaking them into food with someone who has a seafood/fish allergy, it is not a good mix.

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on August 17, 2012, 12:01:25 am
I love anchovies too, straight out of the jar, and use them in lots of recipes, one for the recipe, 2 for me.
Hally we would never do that to you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 17, 2012, 12:15:46 am
No sneaking them into food with someone who has a seafood/fish allergy, it is not a good mix.

 :)

Jen is right Hally, we wouldn't do that to you :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 17, 2012, 01:51:57 am
I love anchovies too. I put them into spag bog and lasagna.

Judy I plan on bringing a bottle of Moscato. You and I can sit in a corner and consume it. I love Rose too, so was bringing one of those as well.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 17, 2012, 02:05:46 am
Oh thank you Cookie, a woman of my own heart  ;D  I am planning on buying my wine supplies on the way down or on Saturday but I will gladly share your bottle and then you can do likewise with mine.  I don't mind rose either, I just don't drink heavy red wines or dry whites (they are for cooking in this house).
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 17, 2012, 02:47:23 am
We seem to have similar drinking likes.

I have just realised our footy teams play each other this weekend. May the best team win, as long as it is mine!  We'll have to have a footy challenge over the weekend, nothing physical of course. Possibly some other way. :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 17, 2012, 03:29:31 am
I am hoping to pick up some bubbles on the way.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 17, 2012, 09:15:43 am
I have just realised our footy teams play each other this weekend. May the best team win, as long as it is mine! 

There is no fear of your team losing Cookie. Alas, my team has lost it's way these past few years.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 17, 2012, 09:26:06 am
I have just realised our footy teams play each other this weekend. May the best team win, as long as it is mine!  We'll have to have a footy challenge over the weekend, nothing physical of course. Possibly some other way. :) :)

I got really excited for a moment there cookie... :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 17, 2012, 11:51:26 am
I'm having trouble with my packing as it is snowing here today.  I keep wanting to put in lots of cold weather clothes. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 17, 2012, 12:52:46 pm
Snow sounds so exciting to this West Aussie.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 17, 2012, 01:06:50 pm
Ditto that cookie ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 17, 2012, 01:12:53 pm
The day ds  & I left the UK, nov 2005, it snowed, sad bcause ds didnt get to play in it.

Snow is great until it turns to slush.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 17, 2012, 01:13:41 pm
Thats a shame for DS Hally :(
I've always wanted to make a snowman :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 17, 2012, 02:04:45 pm
our snow is mostly slush.  Doesn't settle long enough to be interesting. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 17, 2012, 02:26:47 pm
Thats disappointing Chookie :(

Where do you get snow like you see in the movies? ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 17, 2012, 02:32:18 pm
I've played in the snow on Mt Wellington in January and a few times at Thredbo and also in New Zealand.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 19, 2012, 06:18:55 am
Can anyone else believe that its next weekend!?! :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 19, 2012, 06:20:48 am
Can anyone else believe that its next weekend!?! :o
No.....and I really hope I am 100%. I have been in bed for the last 3 days, sooo sick  :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 19, 2012, 06:39:18 am
Can anyone else believe that its next weekend!?! :o
No.....and I really hope I am 100%. I have been in bed for the last 3 days, sooo sick  :'(

Stay in bed. Take it easy . You will be better by Friday. Hope you have not had the "phone  call" warning you not to go as I am looking forward to meeting a hero consultant.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 19, 2012, 07:02:00 am
Meagan,  do hope you are better by next week.  So looking forward to catching up. Rest up.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 19, 2012, 07:03:59 am
Can anyone else believe that its next weekend!?! :o
No.....and I really hope I am 100%. I have been in bed for the last 3 days, sooo sick  :'(

Stay in bed. Take it easy . You will be better by Friday. Hope you have not had the "phone  call" warning you not to go as I am looking forward to meeting a hero consultant.

Gert

Thanks Gert :) no "phone call" I just feel plain rotten and can't actually remember the last time i felt this sick :( but ds5 is at the drs with DH so hopefully the family will be healthy by the end of the week. So glad it wasn't this weekend!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 19, 2012, 07:06:40 am
Please get better Meagan! We are in the same house for the weekend, aren't we? I will miss you if you're not there :'(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 19, 2012, 07:11:07 am
Can anyone else believe that its next weekend!?! :o
No.....and I really hope I am 100%. I have been in bed for the last 3 days, sooo sick  :'(

Stay in bed. Take it easy . You will be better by Friday. Hope you have not had the "phone  call" warning you not to go as I am looking forward to meeting a hero consultant.

Gert

Thanks Gert :) no "phone call" I just feel plain rotten and can't actually remember the last time i felt this sick :( but ds5 is at the drs with DH so hopefully the family will be healthy by the end of the week. So glad it wasn't this weekend!!

Your GL obviously know you too well. Good .  LOL!

Try to,rest as you can and hope the kids recover too.


Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 19, 2012, 07:32:56 am
This current bug seems to be horrid. Take care Meagan.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 19, 2012, 08:19:17 am
Rest up Meagan, the bug this year can get you for 2 weeks to 6 weeks. A friend is on her 7th week & it took me 2 to get over it.

H  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 19, 2012, 08:35:10 am
Ds5 has a temp of 39.8 apparently  :o he is at the after hours with DH!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 19, 2012, 09:13:28 am
Poor little fella.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 19, 2012, 09:36:26 am
Hally is right Meagan it's nasty and lingers. My poor pregnant daughter had it for 5 weeks and numerous visits to doctor. She was totally drained and exhausted. Her children had it too.  :( hope you and family get well soon.  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 19, 2012, 12:06:38 pm
Can everyone please send me an email if you haven't said whether you will be requiring a platter? I need to confirm numbers by tomorrow so they can order in enough. People who have said yes are (chookie/ral, gill, cookie, faffa, me, gretch, JD, meagan, McMich, suepurrb, kylie, cecilia, tenina). Many thanks  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 19, 2012, 03:19:46 pm
I was just packing and thought I had better check the weather forecast for next weekend. They are predicting overnight lows of 6 with a top of 18 and rain for all 3 days. We better try and keep Gert away from the weather sites or she may not get on the plane.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 19, 2012, 11:06:33 pm
Nah I'll be there . The weather wouln't stop me from coming to meet you all.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 19, 2012, 11:43:09 pm
Gert,  that's the attitude.  DD thanks for the weather report.  Packing today.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 20, 2012, 01:36:32 am
that'll be for everywhere else other than Gracetown where there will be a patch of blue skies and sunshine  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 20, 2012, 03:38:48 am
I had better pack that sun in my bag.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 20, 2012, 05:28:14 am
Any consultants coming that woud like to sell me 2 brushes please.

Thanks

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 20, 2012, 05:44:07 am
Nah I'll be there . The weather wouln't stop me from coming to meet you all.

Gert

That's the spirit Gert. Who needs sun anyway?  There will be lots of rays of sunshine in various houses. ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 20, 2012, 05:53:37 am
Nah I'll be there . The weather wouln't stop me from coming to meet you all.

Gert

That's the spirit Gert. Who needs sun anyway?  There will be lots of rays of sunshine in various houses. ;)

Well said cookie :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 20, 2012, 05:59:20 am
Any consultants coming that woud like to sell me 2 brushes please.

Thanks

H :)
H brushes are like gold atthe moment! They are out of stock till the end of the month as far as I know!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 20, 2012, 06:05:10 am
Oh godness I didnt know :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 20, 2012, 06:43:25 am
Ther are some other consultants coming who many have some. Tassie?  WA?

They might  have a brush or two.

Gert?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 20, 2012, 08:16:04 am
I have a wee brush packed for you Hally, all the way from Canada.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 20, 2012, 08:32:23 am
Oooohhhh excitement JD.

We are going to Canada next year :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 20, 2012, 08:42:45 am
You'll be able to visit Helene and bring back a case full of brushes, spatulas and the little cloths. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on August 20, 2012, 09:00:17 am
Been fighting the dreaded bug myself, but seriously kids, the Crio Bru keeps it at arms length, and I am all good and in partay mode…
Wondering if anyone wants me to bring stock of books, Dinner Spinners, Quick Fix or hopefully For Food Sake all in stock, so let me know.
Already have a few orders. Cash is fine, just let me know. :D

See y’all soon now! ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 20, 2012, 09:01:44 am
Tenina, have all 3, LOL, what about a new one ;D

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 20, 2012, 09:15:17 am
Been fighting the dreaded bug myself, but seriously kids, the Crio Bru keeps it at arms length, and I am all good and in partay mode…
Wondering if anyone wants me to bring stock of books, Dinner Spinners, Quick Fix or hopefully For Food Sake all in stock, so let me know.
Already have a few orders. Cash is fine, just let me know. :D

See y’all soon now! ;D ;D

Bring crio bru. I have cash. Lol,
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on August 20, 2012, 11:01:41 am
Just seen tonight's forecast for the weekend and Saturday and Sunday will be 22 and 24 with a great big yellow sun! Yay ;D.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 20, 2012, 11:03:06 am
    Tenina,    have all the books,  but would love plenty of Crio bru.   ;D

See you 12.00 on Friday.  Do you want us to get a Taxi to you or will you pick us up.?????

Hope you are feeling better. ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 20, 2012, 11:03:18 am
Lovely weather, for a lovely wekend.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 20, 2012, 11:12:12 am
With lovely people :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on August 20, 2012, 11:14:07 am
   Tenina,    have all the books,  but would love plenty of Crio bru.   ;D

See you 12.00 on Friday.  Do you want us to get a Taxi to you or will you pick us up.?????

Hope you are feeling better. ;D

I think I am picking you up at 9am Chookie…will see you then!!

If you guys want Crio Bru, put your orders in online with WA pick up and I will bring with me! ALL GOOD!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mmsie on August 20, 2012, 11:35:22 am
Hi Ladies, can I please have the info for the weekend please? I'm keen to come but need to know location, accommodation etc. many thanks, Emma
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 20, 2012, 11:40:41 am
    Tenina,    have all the books,  but would love plenty of Crio bru.   ;D

See you 12.00 on Friday.  Do you want us to get a Taxi to you or will you pick us up.?????

Hope you are feeling better. ;D

I think I am picking you up at 9am Chookie…will see you then!!

If you guys want Crio Bru, put your orders in online with WA pick up and I will bring with me! ALL GOOD!

Tenina , all OK.   
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 20, 2012, 12:01:26 pm
Tenina, may I buy a couple of spatulas?

Thanks

Halex :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 20, 2012, 12:19:14 pm
Mmsie the weekend has been organised for some time. There is a space as MJ can't come. If you look in chit chat under half price retreat you will find the info. I'm on my iPad and can't link on here yet.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 20, 2012, 12:33:46 pm
Tenina, may I buy a couple of spatulas?

Thanks

Halex :)

Make that 1 spatula Hally - my secret gift is no longer a surprise  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 20, 2012, 12:39:20 pm
Ooh ooh sorry JD :o well at east you know I want them :) ;) :D ;D

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 20, 2012, 01:21:42 pm
you will need to organise with MJ for her place mmsie, and then if you can PM me some details such as where you are coming from eg. wagga wagga, and contact details name, address, email, etc and whether you would like a platter ordered for you from Knee Deep winery where we will be meeting for lunch on Friday @ 12-12:30pm. You may like to bring a bottle or two of liquor and some food of your own to eat and share, and those who can are bringing a little gift for everyone going on the retreat (there is a goodie bag then for everyone to take home), dressing up weirdly on Saturday for the winery tour but basically we are all meeting to have a blast and see the faces behind the avatars. Have I left anything out?


If you guys want Crio Bru, put your orders in online with WA pick up and I will bring with me! ALL GOOD!

Do you think you will be bringing some "spare" CB (1ea of Cavalla & Vegan)  and a jar of Heilala - I am thinking that I am probably going to forget as my head has already headed down south, however if there was spare I would pay cash...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 20, 2012, 10:58:03 pm
   Tenina,    have all the books,  but would love plenty of Crio bru.   ;D


If you guys want Crio Bru, put your orders in online with WA pick up and I will bring with me! ALL GOOD!

How do you make a request online? I have been to Tenina's website although can't see a contact button anywhere.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on August 20, 2012, 11:15:48 pm
you will need to organise with MJ for her place mmsie, and then if you can PM me some details such as where you are coming from eg. wagga wagga, and contact details name, address, email, etc and whether you would like a platter ordered for you from Knee Deep winery where we will be meeting for lunch on Friday @ 12-12:30pm. You may like to bring a bottle or two of liquor and some food of your own to eat and share, and those who can are bringing a little gift for everyone going on the retreat (there is a goodie bag then for everyone to take home), dressing up weirdly on Saturday for the winery tour but basically we are all meeting to have a blast and see the faces behind the avatars. Have I left anything out?

<snip>!

CP, only you could summarise 112 pages so elegantly. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 21, 2012, 12:40:09 am
ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS :)
So you all know I will be bringing, mostly 1.125lts
Frangelico
Amaretto
Cointreau
Drambruie
Butterscotch Schnapps
Blue Curacao
Kahlua
Galliano
Midori
Sambuca
Baileys Irish Cream
Double Chocolate Cream
Rum and Vodka
This will see us through cocktail hour, we will just need the mixers but most are great neat, I have cheated a bit and most are at 20% and not 40%.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 21, 2012, 12:42:32 am
Wow Sue-Jen & I bet you have some great cocktail recipes :)

What sort of mixers do we need to bring?

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 21, 2012, 12:49:11 am
Just lemonade, cola or whatever you like.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 21, 2012, 12:51:23 am
I have no idea what goes with what ???  Sorry
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 21, 2012, 01:04:33 am
Dont worry Halex most are great with ice, guaranteed to warm you up if you feel the cold
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 01:07:40 am
Hally, lemonade is always a safe bet and will dilute them for those who are not used to drinking cocktails plus wine.  Can you please pick up a couple of bottles for us to take down south.

Good to hear they are not full strength suejen  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 21, 2012, 01:13:20 am
Dont want to be the cause of hangovers JD
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 21, 2012, 01:17:18 am
Will do JD, i will get 2 lemonades & 2 cokes :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 01:23:59 am
I'll get some orange juice. It may have to be the non refrigerated variety so that we can carry it in the car. Galliano and oj is lovely. A short Harvey Wallbanger. Iwas also planning on bringing some UHT milk for Friday tea and coffee. Tea bags too. Also a couple of bought pavs and the 'fixings' for sweets. Anything else you can think of? I shop tomorrow as Michele and I are busy Thursday.

I will also have some Port and a couple of bottles of the wine Judy and I like. Moscato and Rose. I'm off to Dan Murphy's this morning.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 01:25:04 am
ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS :)
So you all know I will be bringing, mostly 1.125lts
Frangelico
Amaretto
Cointreau
Drambruie
Butterscotch Schnapps
Blue Curacao
Kahlua
Galliano
Midori
Sambuca
Baileys Irish Cream
Double Chocolate Cream
Rum and Vodka
This will see us through cocktail hour, we will just need the mixers but most are great neat, I have cheated a bit and most are at 20% and not 40%.


OMG!

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 01:27:29 am
Cookie you are doing an incredible job with what you are contributing to our house and doing for those interstaters you are looking after.  Love you Cookie  :-* :-* 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 01:27:50 am
I shop tomorrow as Michele and I are busy Thursday.


Aren't I being spoiled. Cookie and her DH are showing me around Perth on Thursday.
Very appreciative of all that Cookie is doing to make our stay pleasurable. Organising all the transport is a mammoth effort.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on August 21, 2012, 01:31:37 am
Enjoy the retreat ! Hope you all have a blast of a time and look forward to reading all about it !!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 01:32:32 am
Ladies you have no idea how much fun it has been. As CP said it has been a pleasure, truly ruly. :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 21, 2012, 01:32:49 am
You sure are and I hope you have a wonderful experience in our lovely city.
From what I have read Cookie is doing an amazing job as is CP.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 01:34:11 am
Debbie we will set aside some time each day (hopefully) to update you all. Pictures of the lovely houses CP has got for us and the inside of them, the view from the balcony etc etc.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: deedub on August 21, 2012, 01:35:14 am
Oh thank goodness, you're all still here! Haven't been on the forum much lately and thought I might have missed you. Is it this weekend? I hope you all have a fabulous time (sure you will), and please do start a thread for photos so we can see what you're up to!
Very jealous - while you're there, how about planning a retreat for Melbourne or Adelaide 😉
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on August 21, 2012, 01:50:36 am
That sounds good, it will be very quiet here without you all ! I have my kids school fete on this weekend so will be busy cooking for that.

Debbie we will set aside some time each day (hopefully) to update you all. Pictures of the lovely houses CP has got for us and the inside of them, the view from the balcony etc etc.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 21, 2012, 02:00:40 am
if its not to much trouble and it fits in your bag .

 could someone please bring the    devil cookbook     as l would like to have a look at it before l buy it     thank you
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 21, 2012, 02:08:46 am
Hope you all have a great weekend. Try and post something, as we will be on here waiting.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 21, 2012, 02:23:05 am
Jealous Jealous Jealous :(
But I hope you all have a wonderful time, I'm sure there will be lots of laughs :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 02:55:22 am
if its not to much trouble and it fits in your bag .

 could someone please bring the    devil cookbook     as l would like to have a look at it before l buy it     thank you


If it did not stink so much I would bring mine and give it to you. I cannot stand the smell of the ink and paper and do not even like to touch it.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 03:01:05 am
if its not to much trouble and it fits in your bag .

 could someone please bring the    devil cookbook     as l would like to have a look at it before l buy it     thank you


If it did not stink so much I would bring mine and give it to you. I cannot stand the smell of the ink and paper and do not even like to touch it.

Gert


You are in luck Nazar my DH double bagged it and put it in  the outside pocket of my wee bag. You can have it but beware of the recipes and all the corrections you will,have to seek.  Glad to get rid of it .

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 03:08:19 am
Ladies you have no idea how much fun it has been. As CP said it has been a pleasure, truly ruly. :D :D

And you WILL allow your housemates to compensate you. Yes you will.

Gert

Hope you all have a great weekend. Try and post something, as we will be on here waiting.

I will be taking you all on the journey with me no matter how silly that sounds. I love taking my iPad out to take some pics. I want to be sure that Helene in Canada has a look  around too. If I could post little movies here I would take them as well. In any case I can email  1 minute movies if we have wifi. And you are interested.

When my bag is packed I will start a new thread. What shall we  name it.


Gert

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 03:12:34 am
I'm sure you will come up with a good name for the thread Gretchen.

I agree with you re Cookie too, us Easterners love to compensate people for their troubles (hope she isn't reading this ;))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 03:48:39 am
We'll see. Us Westerners love to give.

This will scare you. I have just had detailed instruction on changing the wheel in them Nissan. It has locking nuts, Nissan something nuts etc, etc. you will all have to look sexy if we get a flat tyre as we won't have the strength to lift the tyre off or on.  They are good tyres but then they
Ice up things. In fact web picked up a nail going to the hospital to see my friend yesterday.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Wonder on August 21, 2012, 04:02:27 am
sounds like you are all going to have a great time. I can't believe that list of alcohol!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 04:09:23 am
Gert think of something mysterious .
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 21, 2012, 04:36:37 am
Yes please Gretchen, take videos.

That list of alcohol is amazing... :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 21, 2012, 05:00:27 am
I missed the list of alcohol, but the reaction from everyone here sounds as though it's a pretty amazing stash.  Several videos are a must please, Gert.

Hope you all have the best of times together and, like all of us that are not joining you, I will look forward to all the stories - be they true or half true or a figment of your collective imaginations!  Travel safely, drink wisely and well and return home happy and not too hung over!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 05:35:19 am
Because the 3G network and wifi network may be unreliable at best it might be best to send a small VDO to one person and for them to forward to others. also would not be using up my my 3G sim card.

Anyone ?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on August 21, 2012, 06:00:19 am
You could send it to me Gert but on Sunday I'll be at the kids fete for most of the day.  I'll pm you my email address. Can you load a video on here though ?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 06:07:13 am
So we are going to have a special thread for photos, stories and videos of the weekend? That will be a very bust thread in the few days (weeks, months...) afterwards!!

Am I going to be the only sober person? I'm afraid I can only put one person to bed at a time :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 06:28:59 am
You could send it to me Gert but on Sunday I'll be at the kids fete for most of the day.  I'll pm you my email address. Can you load a video on here though ?

No I don't think the forum supports it but I will try through Tapatalk.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 06:32:22 am
Nope no can do.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 21, 2012, 06:36:56 am
Please note: the bus is now coming at 10:30am to pick everyone up on Saturday. Meet outside "The Points" (spread the word everyone on Friday night - I don't think I am going to have enough time today to email everyone).
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 06:44:02 am
Thanks CP. 10.30 it is.


No worries Amy. I am not a drinker at all. I think they are all old enough to put themselves to bed, we'll just throw them in the door of a house and slam it. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 06:49:48 am
Thanks for the heads up CP :-*

No worries Amy. I am not a drinker at all. I think they are all old enough to put themselves to bed, we'll just throw them in the door of a house and slam it. :)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 06:51:18 am
Am I going to be the only sober person? I'm afraid I can only put one person to bed at a time :-))

Bed? Are we going to have time to sleep?

10.30 sounds good CP, I'm sure we will all be ready on time with the early risers in our house.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 06:53:19 am
Ooh Judy. What time do I have to be up by. Though I must admit 7.30/8 is a bit sleep in for me. I'm also an early to bed person so if you see me asleep in a corner, send me home.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 21, 2012, 06:54:09 am
A couple of seconds there was a post here by debbiebillg re a test video but the post seems to have disappeared.  Anyway, I was responding to that post to say that I wasn't able to pick up a link to a test video
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 06:56:06 am
Am I going to be the only sober person? I'm afraid I can only put one person to bed at a time :-))

Bed? Are we going to have time to sleep?

Um, I was hoping it would be on the agenda somewhere... :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on August 21, 2012, 06:56:15 am
Nope no can do.

No I tried as well with another video. The size is the problem for one thing !
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on August 21, 2012, 07:09:53 am
A couple of seconds there was a post here by debbiebillg re a test video but the post seems to have disappeared.  Anyway, I was responding to that post to say that I wasn't able to pick up a link to a test video

You're not losing it Cuilidh lol, I deleted it because it didn't work lol
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 07:12:23 am
Thanks CP. 10.30 it is.


No worries Amy. I am not a drinker at all. I think they are all old enough to put themselves to bed, we'll just throw them in the door of a house and slam it. :)

Neither am I cookie.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 07:13:22 am
Sorry, did I just read that correctly? :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 07:16:32 am
That time sounds good to me Cookie but I think the others do rise a little earlier - whatever happens, I plan to go along with the rest of you.

Photos will do for the forum Gretchen.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 07:16:45 am
I never stay up later than 2200 and am wide awake up and  about by 0700.

I never drink alcohol before 0800 . You have to have some standards.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: sue_purrb on August 21, 2012, 07:26:28 am
But it's always 0800 somewhere, Gert!!  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 21, 2012, 07:28:02 am
You could always make a exception Gert. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 07:29:52 am
Ok how about this? Those who want a small Movie of what we are up to can PM  me their email addys and I will send when able .

Any other ideas on how we can put  the small movies in one spot from the iPad?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 07:33:35 am
We forgot to tell you, Gracetown is operating on New Zealand time this coming weekend. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 21, 2012, 07:38:24 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D Funny
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 07:46:54 am
Clever cookie.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 07:51:30 am
LOL :-))


Please, nobody bring peroxide...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 21, 2012, 07:58:50 am
 thanks gert thats so generous of you . l can give you some money for it

it was just l heard some bad reports of the book so did not want to buy until l had seen what it was like
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 08:01:44 am
thanks gert thats so generous of you . l can give you some money for it

it was just l heard some bad reports of the book so did not want to buy until l had seen what it was like

There is no way I would take money for THAT book . I just wish I had sent the money directly to the fund and passed on the book.

It will be my pleasure to give it to you. You can pass the gesture forward .

Gretch

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 08:02:30 am
LOL :-))


Please, nobody bring peroxide...

No I would not put that in my bag but I sure wish I had one of Helene's scrubbies!!

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 21, 2012, 08:04:21 am
Funnily enough, I was thinking exactly the same thing, Gert!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 08:05:48 am
I don't think I have seen said scrubbies :-))
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 08:13:25 am
I wish I had sent my money directly to helping the Tassie Devils instead of buying the book too.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 08:18:47 am
I wish I had sent my money directly to helping the Tassie Devils instead of buying the book too.

Live  and learn.

Anyone got their scrubbies yet?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 21, 2012, 08:29:20 am
I wish I had sent my money directly to helping the Tassie Devils instead of buying the book too.

Live  and learn.

Anyone got their scrubbies yet?

Gert
mine was only posted yesterday :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 08:34:16 am
I haven't got mine yet, although my brushes only took 8 days to get here which is pretty amazing.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 21, 2012, 09:50:15 am
I think my spatulas took about 8 days as well when I ordered them, so I'm expecting my kit next week :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 09:52:30 am
Amy is officially in panic mode!

I just realised I have heaps more to do on my goodie bag gifts than I thought :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on August 21, 2012, 10:13:29 am
Gert are u all packed up and ready to go  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 10:16:01 am
Nearly. About to shut the case.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 10:22:25 am
Amy is officially in panic mode!

I just realised I have heaps more to do on my goodie bag gifts than I thought :o
Ames, can you assemble when you arrive? Would I be able to help you on Friday arvo before the bbq?
I have some assembly to do too on arrival.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 10:27:05 am
Thanks DFM, thats really kind of you :D :-*

I'll see how I go tonight and tomorrow. I might just get everything together. Maybe :-\
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 21, 2012, 10:45:17 am
this is A test video my wife asked me to try and put up :) i know she wil be grateful if i can get it to work.... so she can use it on the weekend...


[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiIynSKsYmk[/video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiIynSKsYmk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiIynSKsYmk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiIynSKsYmk

if none of these work (cause they don't in preview) then i can't get vids on the forum

the middle one will work as a link though (and you can click on it)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on August 21, 2012, 10:47:20 am
i need to pee now  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 21, 2012, 10:57:10 am
I just need someone with mscles, lifted mine & nearly fell over :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 10:59:36 am
i need to pee now  ;D


Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 11:01:21 am
i need to pee now  ;D


Thank you for sharing.

I'm on holiday now, don't care who has to pee, no more bladder scans, no more in/out catheters, no more overnighters and out in the morning. No more measuring in witches hats. I'm pee free.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 21, 2012, 11:02:40 am
ROFLMAO

Hey my DD24 (CP88) is coming along for the weekend. She will be driving down after work on Friday, and staying with moi. She is looking forward to meeting everyone  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 11:03:48 am
ROFLMAO

Hey my DD24 (CP88) is coming along for the weekend. She will be driving down after work on Friday, and staying with moi. She is looking forward to meeting everyone  ;D


How delightful.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 21, 2012, 11:06:01 am
i need to pee now  ;D


You have our blessing Uni, go and relieve yourself ;D

ROFLMAO

Hey my DD24 (CP88) is coming along for the weekend. She will be driving down after work on Friday, and staying with moi. She is looking forward to meeting everyone  ;D


That's exciting!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 21, 2012, 11:09:34 am
Yahhhhh,  we have just arrived in Perth.  We feel so SPOILT to be picked up by Cookie and her DH.  This is going to be a great weekend. Looking forward to meeting everyone.  Cp,  that is a really nice surprise.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 11:12:08 am
I'm on holiday now, don't care who has to pee, no more bladder scans, no more in/out catheters, no more overnighters and out in the morning. No more measuring in witches hats. I'm pee free.  ;D ;D ;D

I can sort of relate to that but in a different way Michele - 1.5 more days for me though  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 21, 2012, 11:16:51 am
What did you think of our lovely weather today Chookie.  We but it on so you Victorians would feel at home.  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 11:18:22 am
Oh Judy, I do feel for you. The water works can create a lot of extra changes and linen. I didn't mean to be flippent.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 11:21:53 am
Oh do be flippant Michele, got to keep laughing ;D

Glad you arrived safely Chookie, hold on, we are almost on our way to join you.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: trudy on August 21, 2012, 11:36:22 am
I just want to wish all you lovely ladies a great weekend in WA.  Just wish I could be there with you all!!!!  Have a great time.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 21, 2012, 11:43:37 am
DD,  the rain was warm,  as was the welcome.   Love it all.  Miss Maud's is also great.  We think they have given us their best room,  probably because we are staying 3 nights.  Down to the Buffet now.   No cooking for a few days.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on August 21, 2012, 11:55:04 am
Welcome to Perth, chookie and Mr Chookie, enjoy your buffet. Looking forward to meeting you both on Friday.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 21, 2012, 12:34:45 pm
Oh chookie didnt know you were here already.

Do you need anything?

X
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 01:09:58 pm
Welcome Mr and Mrs Chookie. It was lovely to meet you both this afternoon. I made it to book club , only about 7 minutes late, but there was one later than me.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: courton on August 21, 2012, 01:13:25 pm
What is the book you are reading for the book club cookie?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Shazzy on August 21, 2012, 01:13:36 pm
Have a wonderful time everyone.  It sounds like you will all have a ball.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 21, 2012, 01:16:03 pm
The one we have just finished it The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Our next one is a Donna Leon. Death in a Strange Country. I have read one of hers before so will be interested to see what this one is like.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: courton on August 21, 2012, 01:18:07 pm
Would be interested in the Donna Leon book and what you thought of it.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 01:44:52 pm
Emerald Sue are you packed?

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 21, 2012, 01:59:55 pm
Aah.....no.
I have started tonight though. I have packed my goodie items into my hand luggage, and got a few things out. I still have plenty of time ???
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 21, 2012, 02:12:58 pm
Did I say what time I would be at the airport ES?  I just found out the plane leaves 1/2 later than I thought so I will be there roughly 12.30 or just after.  DD dropped her DH off there this morning so explained the new set up to me for dropping off passengers so that was good to know as my SIL is dropping me off.  If you are going by taxi (?) they will have it all down pat anyway.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on August 21, 2012, 02:16:22 pm
D-Day for me.  Praying for a safe journey.  Setting off early in the morning.  I hope you like my pressies.  Super-excited.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 21, 2012, 02:24:01 pm
I am totally disorganized with my goodie bag item hopefully I can pull something off !!!  :-\
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 02:26:26 pm
I am totally disorganized with my goodie bag item hopefully I can pull something off !!!  :-\

Meagan don't fret. doesn't matter If you have nothing for the goodie  bag. It is not about stuff but people.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on August 21, 2012, 02:26:40 pm
I am so super excited for this weekend though totally unorganised!, I have managed to pick up some relief work as abut it is full time for a couple of weeks (except I managed to get this Friday off!)

If there is anything we need hat can be bought for me to bring please let me know as my kitchen and I are undergoing a strained relationship at the moment lol :)

Can't wait to catch up with everyone, welcome to Perth all our eastern staters :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 21, 2012, 03:09:45 pm

If you guys want Crio Bru, put your orders in online with WA pick up and I will bring with me! ALL GOOD!
[/quote] from tenina

l had a look at your website and could not find any crio bru listed for sale to put an order in  , just books and spatulas

was l looking in the wrong spot ?

welcome mrs , mr chookie  not long now and we will all meet , l am so excited
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 21, 2012, 07:24:00 pm
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,I only wish I could have been with you all. :-* :-*
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Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 21, 2012, 09:11:24 pm
Nazar, please let your DH know that I was able to view the video on all three links which he posted.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 21, 2012, 10:36:41 pm
CC we wish you could be with us too.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 21, 2012, 11:35:18 pm
Thanks for the good wishes everyone.  Spending the day with friends here in Perth.  No doggies at Quarantine when we arrived so could have brought the Bay leaves.  Will get some today and DH can help me finish HIS goodie bags.  It is so nice to feel warm after weeks of cold at home.  We don't mind if it rains as there are no Snow flakes in it. 
CC ,  I wish you were here also.  That would make it perfect. We will take lots of photos so every one can share.
Nazar,  I had the same trouble with Tenina's ordering page.  Looking forward to meeting you.
Faffa, glad you could work around your job.  Going to be good fun.
Cecilia,  it is a long trip.   Hope everything goes OK.  We travelled Jetstar, and had just a cup of tea and a packet of nut,  which we shared.  We never eat much on planes.
Hally,  thanks for the offer.  Nice to know that help is at hand.
Miss Maud's buffet,  for those interested.  $45 plus drinks.  Lots of food but a bit bland.  Hot and cold selection,  plenty of seafood which seemed most popular.  I think us TMX ers are a bit fussy when we are paying for food.  Staff good.

Judy I hope everything goes well at the airport.  The iPad will NOT pickup the Internet on the plane,  but will show what is already there.  So if you look at a page on the Forum ,  and then switch thr iPad off, when you switch it on again , it will show this page but no other on the forum.
More later........
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mcmich on August 21, 2012, 11:40:47 pm
Glad you arrived safe and sound Chookie. have a lovely day with your friends and will see you tomorrow night for dinner.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 21, 2012, 11:49:25 pm
Chookie are you wanting bay leaves from a bay tree? If so I can pick some from our trees :)

Its cold here Chookie  :)

Miss Mauds, yes lots of food but not much of it. We only eat at a very few restaurants here in Perth due to quality. PM if you need recomendations.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 22, 2012, 12:02:28 am
Hally,  I would love some of your Bay Leaves.  I need 60.  Would you have this many.?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 12:09:13 am
Yes I have  9 bay trees :)

Do you want them fresh or dried?

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 22, 2012, 12:35:15 am
Have a lovely time ladies am looking forward to seeing the pictures  ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mrs KK on August 22, 2012, 12:40:31 am
Good morning ladies - just having a quick read (spose to be getting ready for work). I am looking at what everyone is writing and smiling in disbelief that we are actually going this weekend... I got goosebumps. Really excited to meet you all - it is going to be fun. Welcome to the interstaters - you need to send the rain back over east though. Regardless the weather won't stop us. Yeooow  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 12:55:05 am
Mrs KK, did you work out your goody bag?

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 22, 2012, 01:32:21 am
Mrs KK, Adelaide is going to get the weather Perth has just had (starting tomorrow) so it looks like it is leaving your state and heading east.  We always used to get Perth weather 3 days later but in recent years this hasn't been happening.  Someone is looking down on us at the moment though and it looks as if our wish for pleasant weather is going to be granted for our special weekend.

Hally, 9 bay trees!  You obviously didn't plant them just for the leaves as 1 tree would have supplied you with ample - mine is just in a pot but is quite big.  Chookie, our household can help you finish off your goodie bag gift once Hally gives you the bay leaves if you need any help there. Good thing you mentioned the bay leaves on here and that Hally responded.

Thanks for the info on iPad and plane.  I will make sure I download from the forum before boarding the plane so that I can at least read something on the plane.  If I get a seat next to ES, I daresay we will find plenty to talk about though.

CC, what a bonus it would have been to have an overseas member join us.  You will hear all about the weekend though through one of your many friends plus see photos posted on the forum. We want everyone to be a part of this inaugural forumfest.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 22, 2012, 01:45:05 am
thanks for that cuilidh for telling me .l will tell him
l am hoping that l can take my sons ipad with me so we can take a video of us at the retreat to share with everyone else on the forum my husband needs to give me lessons first as l am clueless , he will work out easiest  way for me
thank you
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 22, 2012, 01:49:11 am
Have fun everyone...
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 02:01:17 am
I am sitting here having a cup of tea and should be revving up the car instead   :D
look forward to seeing you all in a couple of sleeps. happy travelling everyone  :-* :-* :-*

PS. As I understand there is still one spot left so if anyone from overseas or interstate wants to come there is time to jump on the plane  :D :D

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 22, 2012, 02:01:19 am
Nazar I can show you in about 30 seconds how to,take a video and email it home.

Even an idiot such as I can do it so you can too.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Tenina on August 22, 2012, 02:03:10 am

If you guys want Crio Bru, put your orders in online with WA pick up and I will bring with me! ALL GOOD!
from tenina

l had a look at your website and could not find any crio bru listed for sale to put an order in  , just books and spatulas

was l looking in the wrong spot ?

welcome mrs , mr chookie  not long now and we will all meet , l am so excited
[/quote]

Welcome to the west guys…sorry its cold and miserable today, but nice sunny days ahead on the weekend…crazy manic nuttso busy, so not reading all the threads…

my website does not stock crio bru… you have to go to http://criobru.com.au (http://criobru.com.au) mark your order as for Perth pickup (so you can avoid postage) and then make a note that I need to bring it with me…all good right up until about 8am Friday  morning…after that, you are on your own!! (As I head off to chauffering duty about 8.15)

See you down there!  (or on the way…I am the one with the subtle ‘Crio Bru’ sign on the back of my car!!)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 22, 2012, 03:18:12 am
Just popped out to Dan Murphy's. Couldn't get Benjamin's Port so we have Orlando. Judy we have a bottle of Moscato and a bottle of Rose. Both Banrock Station. I quite like their wines as I am no wine c....ss.....r. I just know what I like.

Before I went out I whipped up a batch of Chookie's sourdoough bread. Chookie and DH a big thank you. I fed it last night and made a batch of bread this morning.(it's still rising of course) The TMX makes it so easy. I have fed the starter and put it back in the fridge for after the retreat. It is a wonderful way to do sourdoough. I have a couple of questions to ask but will do so on the retreat as they aren't urgent.

I'm excited too. Picking Mr and Mrs Chookie up really brought it home to me. Then tomorrow others arrive.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 03:27:12 am
JD, the bay trees sit on a retaining wall in the front.

Wow, its all going to happen very soon :)

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: rainbow on August 22, 2012, 04:00:43 am
Its all getting exciting, we will be travelling to Busselton tomorrow and DH will drop me at the winery and then spend the weekend catching up with relatives, he tells everyone I am on a "girlie weekend"
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on August 22, 2012, 05:19:00 am
Even an idiot such as I can do it.
Gert

You're certainly not an idiot Gert, far from it.  :D

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and I look forward to all the stories, photos etc.

I've been MIA for the past week.  Have had my grandchild (19 mths) staying with us for 7 days which didn't leave much time for anything else  ;D

He's gone home now so a little 'me' time today.  ;D

Have a great time everyone!  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 22, 2012, 06:51:53 am
I can't believe its so close now... :o
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: HotmixPRO on August 22, 2012, 06:52:22 am
Hey All,

Hope that you have a great weekend and a natter session :),   finally meeting each other should be a blast

Stewart
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 22, 2012, 06:54:20 am
Thanks Stewart. I hope HMP ears don't burn. :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 22, 2012, 07:20:26 am
Are you giving away secrets cookie1. You got that car packed with ALL the items. Be sure to cover them up from spy eyes .  Thermothingys here we come.

Hi Stewart and thanks. Gunna be interesting in our house

Is Tapatalk working  for you cookie?

Thanks Juila.

Can't wait to meet you rainbow.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 07:28:58 am
Gert, i tried to put a photo on via taptalk, not working for me either.

H
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 22, 2012, 07:57:59 am
 thanks tenina

 l thought l  must of been doing something wrong
l will have a look now  thank you, that's so thoughtful of you to bring it down for us
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Gertbysea on August 22, 2012, 08:21:02 am
Tapatalk is working. Yeah.

Gert
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 08:22:13 am
Thanks
 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cecilia on August 22, 2012, 10:46:33 am
Made it safely to Perth.  So far, so good.  Costume didn't unravel, so that's a plus.  Nice weather.  Hell of a lot of cars!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Aussie Brenda on August 22, 2012, 10:53:11 am
Have a great time girls, looking forward to hearing all the tales from the weekend.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on August 22, 2012, 11:06:54 am
Made it safely to Perth.  So far, so good.  Costume didn't unravel, so that's a plus.  Nice weather.  Hell of a lot of cars!

Welcome to Perth, just a couple more cars here than Hobart  :D :D :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 22, 2012, 11:08:24 am
I hope everyone has a wonderful time.  I'm so jealous!
Looking forward to hearing about the great time you're all having and seeing the photo's.
Enjoy xx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 22, 2012, 11:54:39 am
Cecilia you call this nice weather. I think it's cold.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 12:03:09 pm
I've arrived in Gracetown  ;D Just letting you know what I have got so far for your house fridges so it makes it easier to know what else you need to bring :

1kg yoghurt
1 doz eggs
bacon rashers
butter
local bread loaf - wholemeal (on order for Fri pick up)
2 litres hi lo milk
1 litre orange juice
bowl of mixed fresh fruit (buying tomorrow)

1 bottle of no name red & white Margaret River wine (not bad, just sampling a glass of the white for everyone now out of a sense of duty...)

Got the meat, salad ingredients, and garlic bread.

My fridge is loaded and I've got my fingers crossed the safety glass doesnt crack under the load.

Think I had one Malteser too many on the trip down and so its a small tea tonight. I have one question - how long do you cook a boiled egg in the Thermie steaming basket  ;D ;D ;D is it 14 mins, Varoma, Speed 1?
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on August 22, 2012, 12:17:24 pm
Yes CP, for hard boiled its 14 mins - soft 9-12.

Thankyou for tasting the wine for us - such a trooper!

and for organising all the food.  You are amazing :)

See you soon.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 12:20:26 pm
thanks kezza for replying so quickly! (you would never guess I've made them many times but always with the book in front of me)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 22, 2012, 12:23:09 pm
I still need the book CP. I hope you aren't lonely. Thanks for all your work and especially for tasting the wine.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 22, 2012, 12:27:30 pm
CP,  enjoy the quiet and your Boiled egg. 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 12:29:11 pm
No not lonely ATM, but I might be have an excuse for talking non-stop on Friday  :D

Always happy to do a wine tasting at the pop of a cork
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 22, 2012, 12:50:56 pm
Hi CP from glorious Mount Barker 8 degrees at the moment would guess Gracetown would be about the same. Is it best to bring our own tea and coffee. (for the whole house)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 01:38:14 pm
not really feeling that cold cos I'm nice and cozy inside. Some houses do provide tea and coffee and as these may fluctuate with some bookings, I would say bring your own cos then you will be happy with your cuppa
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 22, 2012, 02:01:53 pm
Ok , thanks CP, looking forward to meeting you on Friday
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 02:18:58 pm
will be recognise you from your avata? r  ;)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 22, 2012, 03:14:31 pm
Don't think so!!!!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: maddy on August 22, 2012, 04:09:43 pm
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,I only wish I could have been with you all. :-* :-*

Same....look forward to the reports   :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 05:20:34 pm
yeah we wish you could come maddy  :(
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on August 22, 2012, 09:04:45 pm
Safe travelling, everyone and have a fantastic time!!  the rest of us will look forward to all the reports and pix of all the fun and games!!!!! :D  CP - you're a total whizz at organisation!! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 11:14:31 pm
Gosh, its actually here & happening :)

Better look at what to pack, I think its going to be cold, which rules out my dress up as I will freeze :(

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 22, 2012, 11:40:02 pm
CP, you've done such an awesome job organising this weekend, thank you so much!!! :-* :-*

I'm packing today too :) And cooking stuff for mum and SD to have while I'm away ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 22, 2012, 11:43:47 pm
Hasnt she, amazing job CP.

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on August 23, 2012, 12:17:29 am
Just had a look at the weather forecast for M R on Saturday 19 and rain.
Packing tonight, so looking forward to the weekend.
Thanks CP for all you hard work putting this weekend together.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 23, 2012, 12:25:52 am
Have been woken up this morning to appalling weather in Adelaide. We have had rain, hail, thunder and lightening. More rain and strong winds are forecast for today. I hope it won't affect my flight ???
I've checked the forecast for Gracetown - 8-17 Friday with a chance of a shower,  5-18 and fine for Sat, and 7-18 and showers on Sunday.
Just a few hours and I'll be on my way - id better get a wiggle on!
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 12:31:48 am
Pack warm, hope the heating works in our house as you & I feel the cold.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Safe trip :)

H :)

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 23, 2012, 12:55:00 am
Yes, freezing cold may reduce the level of dressing up here too. Who cares
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 23, 2012, 01:35:42 am
I'm sitting here and the sun is shining, the window is open and its just glorious! Just add a cardigan or a coat to your costume if you think you are going to get goosebumps. Its really not too bad as far as the cold goes. One more sleep to go and I think I'd better go to bed early tonight and rest up for the weekend  :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 23, 2012, 02:10:20 am
Sounds lovely CP :)
Don't you drink too much lol. :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 23, 2012, 02:16:58 am
I hope JD doesn't mind me posting this, but she will be unable to come to the retreat as Geoff is in ICU in an induced coma possibly having suffered a stroke yesterday at about midday. Fortunately she hadn't left for the retreat and was able to be by his side.

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 23, 2012, 02:19:14 am
OMG  sending much needed Love to JD and Geoff. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: dede on August 23, 2012, 02:20:47 am
Oh no, that is terrible :(, poor JD.
So so glad she hadn't already left.
I'm thinking of you Judy and Geoff.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Meagan on August 23, 2012, 02:22:52 am
I hope JD doesn't mind me posting this, but she will be unable to come to the retreat as Geoff is in ICU in an induced coma possibly having suffered a stroke yesterday at about midday. Fortunately she hadn't left for the retreat and was able to be by his side.



Oh :( how terrible! Thoughts are with you JD.....
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Debbiebillg on August 23, 2012, 02:33:14 am
Ohhh that's awful, poor Judy and Geoff, my thoughts are with them xxxxxx 
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 02:48:35 am
Just such a terrible time for them.

It was so sudden, we were pm about taxis & I was in Myer asking how she liked her pillow, firm, medium or soft so I knew what to buy her. Then 30 mins later it all happened

H
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 23, 2012, 02:53:55 am
Thanks for your concerns guys.  At the hospital early this morning just after they bought him around and removed his breathing tube.  Tests reveal it was not a stroke but a bad seizure and the reason they put into a coma was to give the brain time to recover.  First question he asked me was 'what are you doing here'!  I couldn't believe it.  I really didn't think he would remember I was supposed to be going away today.  He is a bit vague but has only been awake for a short time so guess that is understandable.  Geoff's sister Robyn has been with me the whole time, sleeping over last night - so nice to have her support.  Thank you all for your lovely messages and to those going on the retreat, have a ball.  My thoughts will be with you but for me, it was just not meant to be.  Xxxxxxxx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 23, 2012, 02:58:50 am
MY DH and I were in shock at breakfast this morning reading a pm from Judy with the news.  It is so awful for them both.  Such a terrible thing to happen and now Judy can't go to the retreat - which she needed and was so looking forward to.  Life is so cruel sometimes.  
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 23, 2012, 03:11:36 am
Oh Judy just read the news so sorry to hear about Geoff, wishing him a speedy recovery and sorry you had to miss the retreat
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 03:13:20 am
So glad he has come round.

Hugs again.

Of course we will all miss you terribly.

DS, said & I made my room beautiful  for her, poor family.

H :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 23, 2012, 03:13:45 am
 First question he asked me was 'what are you doing here'!  I couldn't believe it.  I really didn't think he would remember I was supposed to be going away today.  

that is obviously a good sign then

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 23, 2012, 03:18:12 am
Love and thoughts to JD and Geoff
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: fundj&e on August 23, 2012, 03:20:54 am
oh JD, so sorry to hear this news sending you and Geoff  lots of  hugs and kisses

Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 23, 2012, 03:22:28 am
So pleased to hear that he's awake.  I can just imagine him asking "what are you doing here"!
Lots of love and a big hug to you both  :) xx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: *suzanne* on August 23, 2012, 03:41:13 am
Thoughts and love to you both xx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on August 23, 2012, 03:52:40 am
Judy - I just saw the news!  My heart goes out to the two of you. . .  what a terrible shock!  I do hope Geoff has a speedy recovery . . and you, too, after such a shock!  I know how much you were looking forward to getting away - but there will be other retreats/events, etc.  I'm sure! This idea of CP's just may take off around the country - who knows what lies ahead! Try to get plenty of rest and do look after yourself!!!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: maddy on August 23, 2012, 03:54:48 am
XXXOOO Judy & Geoff.
My stomach did a flip flop when I started reading....so pleased to hear is o.k, and it wasn't a stroke or worse.
I'm so sorry you missed this event....You will be there for the next one   :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: JulieO on August 23, 2012, 04:03:53 am
So sorry to hear the news Judy though I'm glad Geoff is awake.  Must be such a weight off your mind.  Be kind to yourself over the coming days.  :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 23, 2012, 04:33:30 am
So relieved that Geoff has come round and it wasn't a stroke.  I'm still a bit shaky after the shock of hearing your news, but it's good news that he seems to have come out on this side and can remember things.  Fingers crossed for a good recovery.

You will be sorely missed this weekend, but I am sure there will be a huge 'group hug' coming for you from WA.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 04:35:06 am
More like a Tsunami hug :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 23, 2012, 05:07:19 am
Michele has arrived safe and sound.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: EmeraldSue on August 23, 2012, 05:13:43 am
I second that!
I'm on the plane now and sad that Judy isn't sitting next to me, but glad to hear that Geoff has woken up.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 05:16:28 am
I am pm you my mobile number if you need anything.

 :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 23, 2012, 05:25:55 am
Glad Geoff is ok Judy, still sending Hugs.. :-* :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: sue_purrb on August 23, 2012, 05:51:41 am
Very glad that Geoff is OK, but very sad that we won't get to meet you, Judy.  Hugs to you both.
Sue
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: judydawn on August 23, 2012, 05:53:17 am
Update - ICU staff are pleased with Geoff's progress and if they had a bed available in one of the wards, they would transfer him there but no beds anywhere.  Slowly his speech is improving from first thing this morning but although he can understand what anyone else says, he sometimes has difficulty getting his message across and ends up getting frustrated.  Seems upset I have not gone away. Being fed and hydrated intravenously.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 05:55:11 am
Good news, he is doing so well. He must be very strong.

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Amy :-) on August 23, 2012, 07:00:14 am
Judy, I wish I could come and give you a big bear hug xxxxxxx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Emme on August 23, 2012, 07:15:17 am


So glad Judy that Geoff is doing well, big hug
Take care

Marie
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: jeninwa on August 23, 2012, 07:17:48 am
My heart did a big flip when I read the post, so please that he is awake and on the improve. You will be missed at the retreat, sending big hugs, look after yourself Judy.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Frozzie on August 23, 2012, 07:25:22 am
I just came on quickly to wish everyone a wonderful weekend on the retreat .. Hope everyone has a great time and then saw the news bout geoff an jd... Must have been very scary, my heart missed a few beats just reading it, but im glad he is much better.. Like you say jd just wasnt meant to be... Pity for you though ..

For everyone going stay safe and have a good time xx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: HotmixPRO on August 23, 2012, 07:37:41 am
All the best to you Judy and a speedy recovery to Geoff......
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: deedub on August 23, 2012, 07:48:43 am
Poor Geoff, hoping for a speedy recovery. And I'm so sorry that you'll miss the retreat Judy, I'm sure Geoff feels very bad about that, but no-one's fault of course. No doubt you'll be sent lots of loving vibes from your mates on the retreat - and it gives them even more incentive to plan the next one, so that you can join them!
Hugs to you both
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 23, 2012, 07:50:33 am
Sending hugs to you and Geoff.What great news that Geoff is awake.Take care of yourself and rest when you can.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mama Fergie on August 23, 2012, 08:00:05 am
Just connected to wifi here in Phuket and so sad to read the news about Geoff but glad he is improving.
What cruel timing but so glad you hadn't left for Perth Judy as you would have felt even worse. Our thoughts are with you both and hope Geoff makes a full recovery soon.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 23, 2012, 08:04:20 am
Good to see Frozzie's post on here, I was wondering who we could get to contact her as I knew she would be upset to hear this news.

It will be good to get Geoff out of ICU so soon.  Sounds like he is making good progress.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: mab19 on August 23, 2012, 08:07:30 am
Judy, glad to hear that Geoff is improving.  Hugs to you both.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend full of fun, laughter and wine.  Someone have a glass for me please.   ;D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: courton on August 23, 2012, 08:40:26 am
Judy, big hug to you. Hope Geoff recovers soon. There will be another retreat....Sydney perhaps.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: cookie1 on August 23, 2012, 09:11:40 am
Judy tell Geoff that we are all thinking of him and sending our love. This retreat was not meant to be and that is it. I am so very very pleased that you were home for him. Family are top priority. Retreats can happen again. Geoff's health is important. I hope we get to meet him when we get to SA this year. I want to buy him a coffee.


Michele and I have had a speedy Perth tour and a lovely coffee in King's Park. There were some kangaroo paws out and lots of everlastings. The sun shone too.
See everyone tomorrow. Hopefully the mob in the city, led by Gert , will not be imprisoned overnight for having too much fun. :) :) :-\
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Katiej on August 23, 2012, 09:22:57 am
Judy I'm so glad Geoff is doing well. I can imagine he is upset you couldn't go on the retreat, as I know how much he wanted you to go.

I will collect up all the hugs from your friends here and give them to you in person soon!

Love & hugs to you both xxx
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Halex on August 23, 2012, 09:39:45 am
ES is at the airport, yay we are all going to have a ball.

Whose packing the panadol???

H :)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: goldfish on August 23, 2012, 09:48:54 am
Judy tell Geoff that we are all thinking of him and sending our love. This retreat was not meant to be and that is it. I am so very very pleased that you were home for him. Family are top priority. Retreats can happen again. Geoff's health is important. I hope we get to meet him when we get to SA this year. I want to buy him a coffee.


Michele and I have had a speedy Perth tour and a lovely coffee in King's Park. There were some kangaroo paws out and lots of everlastings. The sun shone too.
See everyone tomorrow. Hopefully the mob in the city, led by Gert , will not be imprisoned overnight for having too much fun. :) :) :-\

Couldn't agree more, Cookie . . .well said . . .  family are absolutely first and foremost at any time!!  As I said before, this may be just the beginning of a lot more get togethers like this.

Gert & co will have the city of Perth spinning on a sixpence before the night is through . . . ;D ;D ;D

Safe travelling everyone!!  and have fun!! :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: achookwoman on August 23, 2012, 10:38:20 am
Ral and I have been down town.  Did a little shopping.  Got to keep the Perth economy buoyant .
Had a 2 hour cup of tea with Gert.  Meeting up with Sue and Michele for Dinner.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Wonder on August 23, 2012, 10:58:21 am
Judy all the best for Geoff and such a shame that you aren't able to go but much better that you hadn't already left. Take care of yourself over the next few days while he is hospital recovering. All the best.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Delightful Den on August 23, 2012, 11:00:09 am
Judy so sorry to hear about Geoff. I am glad to hear that he is improving. My best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.

I am very sorry that you won't be able to be with us but hopefully we will get to catch up with you sometime in the not to distance future.

Dennis
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Mrs KK on August 23, 2012, 12:11:20 pm
Oh my goodness in such a small amount of time I come in from work and I am sitting here dumbstruck as I read. Judy my thoughts are with you and your husband. Wishing Geoff a speedy recovery. What an emotional rollercoaster you have been on - you are a truely amazing lady. I am sorry I wont get to meet you but I think you already know most of us just by being on the forum. Take care.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: kezza on August 23, 2012, 12:47:33 pm
Dear, dear Judy, I am so sorry that we will not be able to share this weekend with you.  Thank goodness Geoff is recovering and it just means we have to organize another retreat.  You will definitely still be in all our hearts this weekend and a few glasses will be raised to your good health and to Geoff's.   :-*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: MEP on August 23, 2012, 01:25:48 pm
My thoughts are with you Judy. I'm so sorry to hear about Geoff and the fact you won't be at the retreat. I'm sure everyone was looking forward to meeting you. Your generosity and kindness through helping everyone on the forum is much appreciated as other messages have already said as much before me.

Take care and God bless you both x
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: nazar on August 23, 2012, 01:28:26 pm
 l  just heard what has happen and l am so sorry to hear such news , thats no good for the both of you .
l am glad that geoff is feeling better . and will miss meeting you this weekend
l am happy for you that you had not left yet and that you could be with geoff
we will be thinking of you and wishing geoff a speedy recovery  my love to you both
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: faffa_70 on August 23, 2012, 02:22:52 pm
Oh JD I am heartbroken that you and Geoff have had to endure such a scare :( sorry I won't get to meet you at the retreat but it obviously wasn't meant to be. Sending you both a huge hug, lots of love and a million get well wished for Geoff. Please make sure you look after yourself too xx. I'm off to pack my bag :D
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: O4aTimtam on August 23, 2012, 02:51:05 pm
Dear Judy, I just wanted to say how shocked and sorry I was to hear about Geoff.  I haven't posted for ages, but was last night catching up reading about the Retreat and the wonderful gathering being planned with our inspriational forum members, of which you are our humble leader. 

I know it sounds like Geoff won't be happy with you not going, but I am also so very thankful that you were not in transit or in WA at the time and able to be by his side.  As others have said there will be other retreats, but you will be sorely missed at this one.

Holding you both in my thoughts,  TimTam x x
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 23, 2012, 02:55:47 pm
One of the houses is missing a dozen eggs. Check the fridge when you arrive and I will bring it to the bbq for you to take home.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 24, 2012, 12:10:08 am
We are on our way
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Yvette on August 24, 2012, 12:26:55 am
Glad to hear Geoff is recovering, thinking of you
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 24, 2012, 12:52:37 am
*happy dance* the day has finally arrived after much anticipation !!! What a great weekend ahead. Whilst I'm having my morning cuppa a ship is just passing by probably about 10km out and the sun has caught the side and it just looks glorious, and also the white foam on the waves as they break. Need to finish up soon and get dressed so I can go and pick the bread up from Cowaramup. Please drive safely everyone, don't rush the ride and we'll see you soon. *another happy dance*
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: sue_purrb on August 24, 2012, 02:16:39 am
Just getting ready to leave now, to pick up Hough (rhymes with cough!).
So looking forward to meeting you all  :)

Sue
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 24, 2012, 04:46:09 am
Well we are at Knee Deep, where is everyone
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 24, 2012, 07:34:48 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/9587932d-2077-551b.jpg)
Well here we are
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 24, 2012, 07:36:42 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/9587932d-20ec-782b.jpg)

Gert and Jenimwa
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 24, 2012, 08:54:20 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/95879302-32d9-9116.jpg)
At Gabriel's chocolate factory
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: SueJen on August 24, 2012, 08:55:14 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/95879302-3377-03ad.jpg)
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: Cuilidh on August 24, 2012, 09:31:37 am
Thanks for posting the photos, SueJen, it's so good to see you all and pretend we are really there with you.  I would love to know who is who, though.
Title: Re: WA Retreat Weekend
Post by: obbie on August 25, 2012, 02:31:35 am
Is it really cold there, everyone is so rugged up.

Great photos, keep them coming.