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Bad Maid of Honour! [10 Apr 2008|12:55pm]

zildjian77
Not sure if this is appropriate for the community but I am desperate!
I am the worst Maid of Honour ever! 
I am trying to organise the Hen's night for my best friend who lives in Townsville and Im in Sydney and I need help big time.
We are looking at doing drinks at several pubs(almost a pubcrawl if you will) in Townsville around the city and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of places to go.
I have searched and found names of places but they dont give me the vibe of the place and recommendations that people who actual have been there can. 
If anyone can help me then it would be awesome. I have left it so late only 2 weeks till the party ouch Im bad!
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Cairns [25 Jan 2008|07:12am]

hexvenus
I know this community hasn't been active in... well months... but i'm hoping some of you still read it.

The family and I (i.e hubby and 2 kids under 5) are seriously considering mirgating north from Hervey Bay. Cairns is our current favourite option.
What's it like to live there?
What is the job market like?
Any areas we should steer clear of?
What is the shopping like?
I've heard it's extremely touristy but practically void of all tourists between Jan and June????

We would probably be moving in April or June.

Many Thanks!!!
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New here [14 Oct 2007|08:42am]

vunadiwai
Hey all. Came across this comm, joined it and am now wondering if any of the members are actve on LJ still? Obviously I live in Cairns, love LJ (well I live for my flist) and play in the Supernatural fandom. I have other interests to obviously :P Looking to make friends in the area, if nothing else than to bitch about the weather together :P
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StudentFace.com.au has just launched! [16 Aug 2006|01:10pm]

akilbob
First of all I apologize for posting this thread on your community journal but I think it might be of interest to Cairns University students.

We’ve been developing StudentFace.com.au for 8 months and we have just launched it (one week ago). We are now open for registrations. It is online student social networking website which aims to connect like minded students in Australia, it is first of its kind in Australia. If you find it interesting, please.... spread the word and let other students know about us. Feedbacks are much appreciated.

Cheers

www.StudentFace.com.au

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Wedding planning.... [06 Mar 2006|02:47pm]

jensternal
Hello--new here.

I'm actually coming out to Cairns/Port Douglass this year to get married, but I don't know when. Was hoping you guys could help me with that. We're doing the whole "wedding on the beach" business, and I really want to spend some time scuba diving, swimming, etc. We were thinking about November--would that be a good time, weather-wise? What about jellyfish?

Thanks!
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A random noob [25 Nov 2005|05:15pm]

taintedkiai
*God I hate these noob posts*
Hi,
I'm one of like 8 people that live in cairns :D (sadly yes I read past entries).
Sick of only having peeps from fandoms on my Flist, I decided I would search out some locals.
Cause when you have access to the enitre world via the internet its always good to find people in the same area.
I'm anti-social at the best of times and random all the time, I like the fact that people don't know me (I hang out on local chats >:P ) So sadly I don't share pics or personal information, I'm not paranoid.

If anyone actually cares feel free to friend me, just let me know and I'll return the favour. But since most of my Flist is from a fandom most of my posts will seem weird. o O not gacy weird, just japanese game show weird.
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[07 Nov 2005|03:24pm]

krissy_girl
[ mood | okay ]

I came across this website and forum - its got pictures of people from clubs, events, members rewards and a forum that we must get active with peoples.

Canz.com.au - forum

Canz.com.au

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What I did on my holiday [07 Oct 2005|09:15am]

si_fuller
(the following is a copy of a post I made on my own Livejournal)

So, I've been gone two weeks, I know you know this, all twelve of the people who might read my entries have been anxiously waiting for some word all this time, it's just not normal for a Livejournal to lie fallow for so long!

Anyway, I flew up to Cairns with the family. The first proper holiday I've ever had with my wife in the nearly nine years we've been together.

Before the flight, I went to TAFE all morning, then caught a train to the city to tour the State Library. Of course I'm a bit biased, but the place is incredible. We went deep, deep underground to the storage rooms, which are these huge concrete spaces filled with book shelves, and a couple of other places, then we went over to the Mitchel Wing. Imagine a big old Victorian library, those ones with stained glass windows, huge stone busts glaring down at readers, and stout wooden shelves rising for several stories, accessible only by narrow walkways. You know, the type that dark cultists seek the ineffible secrets of whatsis in. Outside the Mitchel Wing is a statue of explorer Matthew Flinders. And on a window sill behind, there is a statue of his beloved cat, Trim, that stares appreciatingly up at him.



Trim was the first cat to ever circumnavigate Australia, you understand. And that's the sort of people librarians are.

I was also interested by the large number of homeless people who are attracted to the buildings for some reason. Yeah, I'm a country boy, these things are still a twisted novelty of sorts.

Anyway, from the library, I caught another train to the airport. And away we went, slightly exhausted. Anyone who's bored of life should take a three hour flight with two very young boys at night time. It won't make you happier but you definitely won't be bored. They ran rampant the entire flight, often up and down the corridor. Glenn finally went to sleep just as the plane was about to land, the little bugger.

I'm biased, but Cairns is one of the best places you can hope to see, if you can stand the humidity. Since I moved south, they turned part of the mud flats into an artificial lagoon, which is free for the public to use. Amazingly, the place hasn't been filled with gangs and drunks, vandalised, and avoided by anyone with half a brain. This may be because it has its own dedicated police station. I spent quite some time here.





The second is about the only photo of my wife that survived Evan opening the camera. I had to crop it somewhat to get rid of the red blobs. And of course you can barely see her anyway. Ah well, at least we have the videotapes.

Not shown in the photos is the number of pretty people not wearing much. I think the police, along with troublemakers and park people, also keep away flabby tourists and anyone whos skin tone does not compare to a nut. Here I observed the proper method for lying in the sun if you are a girl in a bikini:

1) After finding the ideal position, poolside or near a walkway for prime exposure, get down on all fours, bending your back in order to thrust out your hanging breasts and your buttocks, while your head stays upright as possible.
2) Slowly slide your front half down, keeping buttocks high. Concentrate on getting your breasts to bulge out at your sides as they contact the ground. Keep your head high.
3) Slide your legs slowly down, until you are lying flat.
4) Cheekily undo your top, exposing the previously bulged breast sides.
5) Pretend to sleep. If nobody notices, repeat process until satisfied.

I'm telling you, they all do it.

Besides swimming and getting nicely brown, I also caught up with some old friends. Which is always great, because you just kind of slot back in where you left off, and even though I've become a father of two, Adam's been around the world and has settled down with a prefabricated family, and Dave was almost killed by a brain tumor since we were last together, it was just like old times.



I also got to see my various neices and nephews that I hadn't met yet. At one stage the entire family was in the house, my parents, my brother and sisters, our various spouses, and all our children. It was the highlight of the holiday, I reckon. Unfortunately all that's on the third roll of film that we haven't had developed yet, but here's me with the youngest Fuller, Aliyah.



And then I came back to Sydney. And I'm reminded of just how shoddy living is down here. Sure there's the convieience of everything, the being part of the global scene, the employment and all that, but everything's so much brighter, cleaner, greener, and nicer up there. You can go to the beach and share it with maybe three other groups of people. You can eat fresh local fruit all year. You can get eaten by crocodiles or sharks or stonefish or box jellyfish or stinging trees. You can get curlews nesting in suburban front yards. Curlews are these charming birds that, late at night, shriek like terrified women.



I'll always be a tropical lad at heart.
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[30 Jun 2005|05:27pm]

smurfy_mish
Hi all, I'm from Melbourne. I will be visiting Cairns soon (can't wait!).

I just wanted to find out which are the largest (and best!) Trash and Treasure/Second Hand Markets to go to in Cairns/Port Douglas. The only market I have found on the internet is Rusty's Market. Do you know if this market is good for second hand stuff/collectables? or does anyone have any better ideas. I don't know my way around Cairns at all, and would really love to check out some great markets (looking for Smurfs and stuff)!!!. Please help me if you can. Thanks, Mish.
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[19 Jun 2005|11:30pm]

dirtwren
Hello, new here.

If anyone can help, i'd greatly appreciate it! i'm just wondering about opinions about a few things:

1. When is the best time to visit Cairns?


2. What are the best things to do and see in Cairns?


3. Is Paronella Park awesome?

Thanks:)
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[12 May 2005|09:45pm]

krissy_girl
Join _aus for Aussies
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[12 May 2005|08:18pm]

krissy_girl
[ mood | calm ]

My step dad took xbrokenxhope And I up the Tablelands today so She could see what Cairns had to offer. It was such a good day The drive was beautiful - The waterfall was so pretty - I wanted to Climb Down and swim in there! We walked Along the Kuranda Rainforest walk...then checked out the Kuranda Markets and went to a pub for a round of Vodka and orange. We then went to Mareeba or something...There was this tiny ass mall with like 4 shops *blink* and they called it a Plaza - yeah well it shits all over maroochydoor plaza *rolles eyes in sarcasim* from there we headed Down to Atherton and has fish and chips for lunch - on our way down the table lands we seen a sign for a lake - so we stoped there and went on another rainforest walk were We seen these tree giants and I threw the Camera when a Bug attacked me Im so glad it didn't break - Its gross on the way down so much grafiti you'd think some people would have some respect for one of the oldest rainforrests in the world! assholes!

when we were back in Cairns we tried rescuing this budgie that was being attacked by a biger bird, some guy around our age came to help + some random woman offered her shirt...not the one she was wearing - then mum tried - and it flew away. =(

Anyways - Here are the pics from today - There this really good one I took of the big tree *yay*
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[15 Apr 2005|08:07pm]

sundaypills
i got back to sydney in december from living 8 mths in cairns. and i miss it! so much nicer than the big smoke...
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[15 Apr 2005|09:13am]

brass__quay
Anyone here know how to get fake IDs? XD XD
I wanna go to Soho.
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[30 Mar 2005|01:36pm]

krissy_girl
[ mood | crazy ]

Evermore - yeah whos going to see them?

I want to go just for something to do,

but I'm not

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Kill Me.......NOW! [25 Mar 2005|02:21pm]

ghosty2030
[ mood | Dead ]

Remind me never to go for a skate on a day like today.

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[21 Mar 2005|05:36am]

brass__quay
oy, look, a Cairns community. how inherently odd. there's like a grand total of seven people living here anyway. XD
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[15 Mar 2005|11:38pm]

krissy_girl
[ mood | crazy ]

Ello *waves*

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[02 Mar 2005|03:19am]

xbrokenxdesire
[ mood | bored ]

so...tell me some places around here where I can meet people my age?

keeping in mind...I am not a people person...?

*help*

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Hi [28 Feb 2005|11:40pm]

_stefano
Why hello there!
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