No I havent yet. I have been living in the UK for the past 13 years and just returned to Brisbane. Having been out of the hobby since the early 80's I feel that I have forgotten most of what I learned then and need to start again as a novice. I have read a lot of Daz's postings - he seems to be a really helpful person and I am going to try to connect with him and visit him if I can.
At the moment I have designated an area or 5m x 3m in the backyard to build a birdroom to accommodate 2 /3 flights and 20 breeding cages. I will build this all from scratch and so that will take me the next few months to do. Thereafter I will join the local and national clubs, source some good breeding stock and be ready for 2012.
It's all quite exciting really .
If anyone has helpful links to purchase cage fronts, supplies etc that would be great.
PS Shame I didnt go and see some of the UK breeders whilst I was living over there - would have been a real experience!