Hello from Charlestown NSW

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  1. JonD

    JonD New Elf

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    HI everyone.
    2017 will be our first Christmas light show (hopefully) we do a very large Halloween setup every year but not much for Christmas :( so we decided that this year we would change that.
    Our Halloween Haunted Mansion Maze that we have will be converted into a Christmas maze telling to Night before Christmas story. Just have to remove a few corpses!
    also i have stated to look into the christmas light display for the main house. I have been playing around with the XLights controller and so far like what it does. I'm now researching what Led lights to go with and controllers.
    I am planing on outlining the 2 story house and roof and placing a mega tree in the yard. possibly some arches and will be using the projectors in the windows for our virtual Santa and workshops again. (kids love those).
    of course we will also be using all this setup for halloween as well. :)
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    G'day Jon, It's great to have another Novacastrian on board. We didn't have a light show for 2016, but intend to get back into it for 2017. I can't tell you how many times I've been reminded that people missed the show. It sounds like you've already got a good start on things. The people here on ACL are awesome and I'm sure you will make some lifelong friends as well as gain some invaluable knowledge and advice.
     
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    Welcome JonD, good to see another local. Gotta catch up with all these South Australians :D
     
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    Hi from another Novocastrian
    at this rate we could hold our own mini expo :D
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    I'm up for it or maybe even just an initial get together. It might then be worthwhile doing something bigger. Happy to meet somewhere central to have a chat (and maybe a refreshing ale) in the near future. Alternatively, I'd be more than happy to have something at my place or travel to someone else's place. I'm rusty after 12 months off, but keen to get back into things.
     
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    JonD New Elf

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    wow so many locals, Thats awesome.
    Id be very much willing to a catchup with everyone :)
    I'm very happy to travel anyplace or host.
    I have been watching a few video online from the Mini's of past they look very helpful will have to keep an eye out for any.


    Thanks for the warm welcome guys
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Okay, why don't we start with just a simple meet and greet to start things off? We can discuss the possibility for a future Newcastle mini and other stuff.
    Is there any interest in gathering at my place in Swansea next weekend (14/15-1-17), either Saturday or Sunday as a starter? If we procrastinate, it may not happen, so let's make a start. We can arrange another meeting at someone else's place in the following weeks too.


    By the way, I'm home today and tomorrow if anybody would like to visit and have a chat.
     
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    Fing Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Welcome to the Madhouse,


    good to see another local*. I'm up the valley a bit in Muswellbrook. If you haven't done so yet, read the 101 Manual.


    *At this rate I wonder if we should move the Sydney Mini to the Valley ? ;)


    The idea of a cleansing Ale sounds good Habbo, although next week doesn't suit me, and with all my shift work I'l usually need a bit of notice.


    Cheers
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    Welcome fellow Novo... 8)
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, I hope you achieve what you set out to do
     
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    TByrne Apprentice Elf

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    Welcome JonD!


    Im on the central coast, Can make the meet and greet on Saturday if it goes to plan :D
     
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    Thank you everyone for your welcomes.


    Im free anytime on Saturday if you'd like to get together.
     
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    Welcome JonD, Bonnells Bay here. Been to your mansion oh no what will happen with the geocaching Halloween. Sorry guys wont be able to make this weekend but will be interested in other dates
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    How does 1.30pm sound? I'm just plucking a time out of thin air, so if another time is better, let me know.
    Any and all are welcome.
    We can make it a meet and greet and arrange further catch-ups or possibly even a future Central Coast/Hunter mini.
    6 Wallace Street, Swansea
     
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    Thats a name i recognise lol don't worry the Mansion Maze will continue :) i just felt we needed to Light up for christmas as well.



    That sounds awesome to me. i will keep an eye out if times change but if not i will see you there.
     

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