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Friday, December 14, 2007

Calling any takers



Anyone feel like a Melbourne blogmeet in February? We're passing through after a -- hopefully -- lovely 3-week holiday in Tasmania and I thought it would be jolly to catch up with some of you.

Since Best Beloved and Bumblebee will be with me, it might be nice to have a lunchtime picnic on the 2nd of February. Laura and Dorian suggested the Royal Botanical Gardens and we all wonder if anyone has a good suggestion about a meeting point there?

Apparently there is a great children's playground, so somewhere near there would be good. And maybe a B-plan could be made in case of inclement weather. Any suggestions?

How excitement! All welcome! Especially you. And you. I love the idea of a [insert collective noun here] of bloggers lolling on a blanketed lawn nibbling things and yacking.

UPDATE: Heide has been suggested. What do you think?






16 comments:

Lord Sedgwick said...

Heide is good.

Ampersand Duck said...

A Heide of bloggers! As a collective noun it works on so many levels.

Actually, you're right, M'Lord. I was quite jealous when Laura wrangled a group there. Maybe we should meet there again? Although not very public transport-friendly? Or is it?

Lord Sedgwick said...

http://www.heide.com.au/getting_there.php

Ampersand Duck said...

fantastic! You rawk.

lucy tartan said...

Heide is probably the nicest spot in Melbourne for a pickernick but in honesty it's *not very* PT-friendly. The 291 bus passes Heidelberg station maybe twice an hour, it would be five minutes on the bus to Helmet (and presumably the bus stops on the other kerb of the six-lane road, there), and then there's an uphill walk of 10 minutes at least and no footpath to speak of.

Not to put anyone off voting for Heide (I'm going to) but forewarned is forearmed.

genevieve said...

Woo, the pollmonkey rocks. I voted and it shifted from 50-50 to 67-33.
Me powerful.

In fact, either is absolutely fine. Both very lovely and a top notion. Look forward to seeing yez all.

genevieve said...

and that is a bewdiful dejeuner sur l'herbe la-bas.

Tim said...

Botanical Gardens would be my pick. It's central, easy to get to, pleasant. Unfortunately, because 2/2/08 is a Saturday I'll be at work and not at the picnic, so I'll abstain from voting. But I still suggest Botanical Gardens.

Lost in a reverie... said...

I voted for BG because the children's garden is lovely and driving from south to north can be a bit of a hellride. However, I've always wanted to visit Heide and this exciting occasion may be the perfect opportunity to do so.

jac said...

I abstain from voting since I piked from the last blogger meet-up, and although at present I have no plans for 2 Feb, this could change at any moment (honestly); but I can get to either location (although I've never been to Heide and in fact am not sure how to pronounce it, one syllable or two?)

Ampersand Duck said...

Well, jac, I hope you make this one.

It's pronounced hide-y, which is why I liked it for a collective noun for bloggers, since most of them are very shy creatures :)

I'm torn between the two as well.

Another Outspoken Female said...

I love heide but it is not PT friendly which means a very temperance style picnic for some of us.

Not as pretty but very well appointed for its central location, childrens playground and food for those who sleep in and need to grab something - is the modest Curtain Square, in Carlton North. It is on 2 tram and 1 bus route.

just a thought

http://landownunder.blogspot.com/ said...

Anyone for Wattle Valley Park?

http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=207

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattle_Park,_Melbourne

genevieve said...

FX, Wattle Valley Park is a bit old and grotty.
Heide knocks it for six, so do the Bots for big trees and shade. Fitzroy Gardens same (and close to tram).

genevieve said...

Just voted again (changed my mind, heh.)

Tony said...

And if they don't let you in to Heide - and let's face it, why would they let bloggers in - you can always rock up next door to the Yarra Valley Country Club for $10 pots and parmas and a round of Kino and pokies.

Ker! CHING!