Beaut Aussie BYO Picnic

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G'Tag peoples,

 

ANZAC day falls on a Sunday this year - and a small group of us NRW-based Aussies are very keen

to arrange a BYO Picnic in Düsseldorf.

 

Come along and join us?!

 

WHEN:

 

from 12.00pm

Sunday, 25th April, 2010

 

WHERE:

 

Rhinepark, Düsseldorf.

 

(The huge park along the Rhine - north of the Altstadt. We'll aim to

set up at the Oberkasseler Bridge end, and we'll

be flying the 'flag' so you'll know where to find us!)

(Googlemaps link.)

 

WHAT:

BYO Everything! eg. food, (vegemite sangers, lamingtons, pavlovas or meat pies perhaps?), drinks, anklebiters, eskies, rugs, cricket sets, rugby or AFL balls, music, BBQs (we checked with the Ordungstamt-very German- huh? and bbqs are permitted provided the grass isn't burnt and all ashes removed), friends & acquaintances, and whatever else you might deem necessary for an Aussie picnic...

 

Feel free to pass along the invitation to any other friends & acquaintances (especially Aussies!) However, if inviting locals, it may be best not to reveal the significance of the date. ;-)

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I'm sure someone'll give you room on their barbie, Briseis. You can use mine. :-)

 

We decided the BYO was the easiest option - especially as we have no idea how many people'll be coming.

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Oh no would love to be part of this. You have to have a Kiwi to get the NZ in ANZAC. However I am needed in the UK that weekend so will not be able to join you. Please Please however could you keep me posted of any further advents that maybe happening.

 

Thanks Mate

 

ALDO

0163 258 9687

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I might be able to bring the necessary NZ credentials. (but no BBQ sadly). I just need to check that I'm not out of the country that weekend. I'd be coming from Bonn, anyone else coming from that side?

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We'd be happy to include a few kiwis. (You know how good we are at claiming famous ones as our own! ;-)) Am hoping we can arrange a few decent sized bbqs...

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Hey, if the Kiwi's are coming along, maybe we can do a hangi? (hopefully that's the right term!)

 

Think the Krouts will mind if we dig a big hole in their park to cook meat?

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Hi All, looking forward to attending this very important date in the Aussie calendar! My boyfriend and I will have moved to Koeln (can't do umlats on my computer) a couple of weeks earlier so it will be great to meet everyone. I'm sure we can bring beer and meat and will look into other items. See you all there :)

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Hi, I live in Darmstadt (near Frankfurt) .. but would love to come to this event, since I think I will be in Cologne on this weekend to watch a band. Is there a plan B if the weather doesn't hold out?

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Wet weather plan? Surely, it's gonna be 25 degrees and sunny!!! :)

 

But seriously, there's a bar/cafe at the end of the Rheinpark we could head to - if the weather is really bad. (I believe that's what happened a few years ago.)

I'll check out all details and post them later this week. Very much hope that someone'll be bringing a cricket set. We had one - but moved last year and now I can't find it!

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Hi guys

The girl and I are coming up from Köln for this exciting event.

Perusing the kvb website suggests to me the cheapest ticket will be a

TagesTicket 5 Personen RegioTicket 5 - a zone 5 ticket for 5 people, €29

That leaves three spots available for anyone coming from Köln who wants to save some mula.

Lemme know if interested or if I've got lost in the German/google translate and this is in fact not the correct ticket.

Cheers

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I doubt you have to be Aussie or Kiwi to attend? More the merrier I guess.

I am passing to all expat friends and aussies/Kiwis i know around.

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All's progressing for our picnic - and I've just checked the weather forecast and it looks to be cloudy & 18 degrees - but no rain... :-)

So far we've lined up a few bbqs & extra coal, music, the Flag of course, & a huge bottle of Tomato sauce!

 

Rugby Coach - am sure if you bring along a rugby ball - you're bound to be welcome... but here is an Aussie check list for anybody hoping to integrate well ;) :

 

(Does anyone have a similar Kiwi one?)

 

 

You know the meaning of 'girt'.

You believe that stubbies can either be worn or drunk.

You think it is normal to have a Prime Minister called Kevin.

You've made a bong out of your garden hose rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden.

When you hear that an American 'roots for his team' you wonder how often and with whom.

You understand that the phrase 'a group of women wearing black thongs' refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds.

You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'.

You pronounce Penrith as 'Pen-riff'.

You believe the 'L' in the word ' Australia ' is optional.

You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas'.

You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.

You call your best friend 'a total bastard' but someone you really, truly despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'.

You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.

You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin.

You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.

You believe that cooked-down axlegrease makes a good breakfast spread.

You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.

You know, whatever the tourist books say, that no one says 'cobber'.

You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again'.

You believe, as an article of faith, that the confectionery known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.

You still don't get why the 'Labor' in 'Australian Labor Party' is not spelt with a 'U'.

You wear ugh boots outside the house.

You believe that the more you shorten someone's name the more you like them.

Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language.

You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude, while 'scuse me' is always polite.

You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasions via your nose.

You understand that 'you' has a plural and that it's 'youse'.

You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle.

Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules of beach cricket.

You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'.

You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'.

When returning home from overseas, you expect to be brutally strip-searched by Customs - just in case you're trying to sneak in fruit.

You believe the phrase 'smart casual' refers to a pair of black tracky-daks, suitably laundered.

You understand that all train timetables are works of fiction.

When working at a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer.

You get choked up with emotion by the first verse of the national anthem and then have trouble remembering the second.

You find yourself ignorant of nearly all the facts deemed essential in the government's new test for migrants.

You will immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!

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If anyone is comking from Cologne I would like to arrange something- perhaps we could car pool it?

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