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Old 12-03-2020, 09:55 PM
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:05 PM
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What!!!! does this mean no SV hugs awwww
stoopid virus is really doing my head in grrrrr
I know, I thought of you Jen. Have to make do with Wuhan foot taps!!
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Old 14-03-2020, 09:33 AM
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I am a bit hesitant at the moment, not for me as such and while the individual risk of acquiring it is still pretty low, my mother lives in the house with us and is in her late 70s. Bringing it home to her could be a disaster.
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Old 14-03-2020, 12:29 PM
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School has postponed our Open Day so I'll be there Fri-Sun. This means that there will be pavlova on Saturday night.

Please let there be clear skies!

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Old 14-03-2020, 02:50 PM
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Pavlova

Yea Pavlova!!
As long as its not Purple.
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Old 14-03-2020, 05:55 PM
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Pav 😍 Woohoo I was wondering when u were going to pop up in here Paul 😈 🤪🤪
Hey there nothing wrong with purple pav Rodd it all tastes the same hehehe 💜
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Old 16-03-2020, 09:43 AM
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Well bugger. I really have to call it over the virus thing. While the personal risk to me is pretty low, my mother lives in the house with me and is in her late 70s. Hope you all have clear skies and plenty of pav. I will just have to give my new pier at home a beating instead.
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Old 16-03-2020, 02:13 PM
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It's going to be 50-50 for me at the moment.
I've got a damaged lung from a work accident with about 25% of my left lung working and also our close contact with my wife's great aunt who is 92.
I live in a rural community that has at least 50% of the population is over 60 so for them I shouldn't take the risk even though it's so miniscule.
I'm pretty disappointed as SV has a group of great people and the camp setting is perfect.
I'm looking at virtual star parties on twitch now and maybe this might have to be the way for a while??
Econgreg, OPT telescopes, and Fraser Cain all do a streaming live telescope thing on Twitch already but it's not the same as being there but it does allow access to people who don't get out or have access to telescopes
Have a fantastic camp everyone.
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Old 16-03-2020, 04:06 PM
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4 more sleeps woohoo is it Friday yet

Aww sorry to hear that Paul and Andy i was looking forward to checking out your new gear.
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Old 16-03-2020, 09:03 PM
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So a number of people have pulled out. I will not share who or why as I believe reasons are private. But at this stage I intend to go ahead. Numbers are going to be low as we normally get a flurry of bookings in the last week or so and that has just not happened.
I had a chat with my local clinic today and their info is that they are not testing anyone at this stage UNLESS they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or been overseas recently. Having sniffles, fever, headache is not enough for them to test, only if you are having trouble breathing. I will ask everyone attending to be aware of "social distancing" and to regularly wash and dry your hands. I have purchased some hand cleanser and will have plain old soap as well. Hand sanitiser is really only for situation where water is not available and we have plenty of that at SV so it shouldn't be needed.
Andy has offered to do the presentations that he was going to do at NEAF (which is now cancelled) so SV gets the first look!! THANKS ANDY!!

Obviously, if anything changes with the health situation, I will advise as soon as I know. And again, if you have any concerns, please contact me by PM, email or phone 0448 567 187

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Old 16-03-2020, 09:31 PM
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Hi all,

As Malcom expressed, weíll monitor alerts and take all precautions possible at the camp.

Personally, I canít wait for the camp. Itís my twice a year stress relief and I can think of no better place to be rather than being in a CBD lift or a local shopping centre with people going crazy.

Iíve been lucky enough to be able to work remotely for the last few days and am virtually packed and ready to head up.

And to think weíve got an Andy presentation - thereís always good in the bad .... glass half full.

To those that do attend the camp, letís hope for the typical Monday night clear skies for all 4 nights !!!!!

Bring it on

Oh, and hereís to Richmond winning the AFL kickoff in front of 00,000 fans on the Pre Camp Eve .... not quite the typical 5 digit attendance number

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Old 16-03-2020, 11:11 PM
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Hehehe awesome guys, this is the best thing I have read in the last few weeks Iíd be happy to have my 14 day quarantine at SV 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Iím looking forward to Andyís talk 🤗
See u all soon 😈
Is it Friday yet 😈😈🤩🤩
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Old 17-03-2020, 04:44 PM
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...that Jen is a thought worth seriously considering! 14 Days at SVAC under self quarantine...

I'm definitely in for that.

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Old 17-03-2020, 07:43 PM
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Hi all,
Still thinking of coming for at least 1 night.
What night is Andy doing his talk?
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Old 18-03-2020, 03:52 PM
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Update!!

Hi all
Unfortunately, while the camp is going ahead, I will not be able to attend. Midday yesterday I started to feel unwell and this morning I have woken up with what appears to be a chest infection and intermittent headaches.
I am sure it is just a cold and no cause for alarm but in the current environment I am being very careful and making sure we all stay safe.

Paul Byron is still attending so any issues he should be able to handle. The Saturday feast is still on, Steve is very keen!!

With numbers as low as they are, I propose that you all sort out cabins yourselves, most attending appear to be camping so that should not be an issue.

Thinking about things, my feeling is that in about 3-4 months, we will all be looking for stuff to do to feel like getting back to ďnormalĒ (whatever normal is!!) so I was considering a follow ďWinterĒ camp.
To that end, how does everyone feel about doing it all again in July? Would be an additional camp, and the weather may be a bit dodgy and cold, but the nights will be long so more chance to clear up?
Anyway, let me know what you think.

Lastly, a huge thank you to:

Paul, Steve, David Murton for helping out while I am laid low.

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Old 18-03-2020, 07:37 PM
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Old 18-03-2020, 09:50 PM
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A speedy recovery to you Malcolm.
Clear skies for everyone @ SVAC.

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Old 18-03-2020, 11:27 PM
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Get yourself tested Malcolm
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Old 19-03-2020, 08:39 AM
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Sorry everyone, but Iím out too.
Iíve been keeping a close eye on the wife & #3 sonís health - they both picked up a nasty cold last weekend that has just been passed on to me as well.
Iím sure itís nothing sinister, as I have no symptoms other than a sniffle and feel otherwise ok - but best to play it safe!
When the winter camp goes ahead Iíll present my talks then.
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