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What IS the #SecretThing that Mummy Barrow, Mammasaurus and The Alexander Residence are on about?!

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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 12:31:52

Top blogging trio Mammasaurus, Penny from The Alexander Residence and Mummy Barrow have put their heads together and come up with a thing.  This thing is a #secretthing - all we know is it's got something to do with Comic Relief, whose 25th anniversary is (unbelievably) this Tuesday. 

The trio so far have kept completely, infuriatingly schtum. Although they've all tweeted and blogged about it (read their posts here), they've managed not to let the cat out of the bag - apparently, they're going to reveal all on Thursday, so watch this space.

In the meantime, to prevent ourselves from exploding with anticipation, we're amusing ourselves at Mumsnet Bloggers HQ by trying to guess what the #secretthing might be. 

So what the jeff IS it? Over to you...

MummyBarrow Tue 29-Jan-13 13:04:57

Just putting this out there.

I love cake

and Pimms in a tin

And Mulberry

You know... if anybody might, well, <cough> want a hint 48 hours early

AlexanderResidence Tue 29-Jan-13 13:16:47

I have the puncture repair kit and some lard, we are good to go. Mummy Barrow you have said too much!

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 14:37:51

The bloggers team have done a sweepstake. We think the thing is:

a small mammal trained to pick pockets <fund-raising>
the three of them on a bi-plane, in itsy-bitsy bikinis, trailing a Comic Relief banner <awareness-raising>
National tour of their Bananarama tribute-band, all profits to CR <hell-raising>

My money's on the bi-plane.

katese11 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:42:36

Hee hee, I am dying with suspense...the reveal is Thurs, right?

Tee2072 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:47:24

I think you're all wrong.

But I won't say what I think it is. In case I'm right and spoil the surprise.

::taps nose::

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 15:06:10

Argh TEE! Have you burrowed round the back of Twitter and infiltrated their secret base?

Tee2072 Tue 29-Jan-13 15:09:13

Kate! Such an accusation...

::taps nose again::

MummyBarrow Tue 29-Jan-13 17:39:14

Okay can I just say that whilst the theme for Red Nose Day is "do something for funny for money" me in an itsy bitsy bikini would be beyond the realms of funny.

I would look like the Good Year Blimp.

Might be a good way to raise money "I need another tenner before I get out of this flight path"

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 18:18:43

<imagines self in same, causing total eclipse of the sun>

TheLovingParent Tue 29-Jan-13 21:25:11

Do exciting secret things happen regularly in the blogosphere?
(Now awaiting a telling-off for 'shouting' in caps on forum!)
This week's mantra: "Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue."

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 21:32:38

Hello TLP
We reckon this exciting secret thing is a bit of a one-off. Though it might start a trend <hopeful>.
And no need to panic about shoutiness - you are amongst shouty, caps-loving friends here wink
So what's your best guess at the secretthing?
Latest poll of the MNB team puts naked cycling in the lead...

TheLovingParent Tue 29-Jan-13 21:40:51

Given the names of the Big Three and the CM theme, I'm going with:-

"On-street fundraising whilst practising the Alexander Technique, dressed as a T-Rex, in a wheelbarrow."

Or was that one done last year?

TheLovingParent Tue 29-Jan-13 21:41:21

CR theme (not CM). As in Comic Relief.. Soz.

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 22:19:34

TLP - genius. It's got us thinking that a little competition for best suggestion might be in order...

TheLovingParent Tue 29-Jan-13 22:22:19

That could be a great fundraiser in itself! £1 per entry, via PayPal. Count me in. Happy to help set it up. smile

MummyBarrow Tue 29-Jan-13 22:30:35

thelovingparent ooh that sounds good. Would you?

Was also thinking we could buy a gift whilst doing our thing and the person who gets closest could win it?

Tee2072 Wed 30-Jan-13 09:17:05

Buy a gift? A clue?

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Jan-13 10:29:20

We're probably not able to do a Paypal thingy on here <jobsworth>.

BUT we do have a couple of boxfresh copies of Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess. It's very funny.

Let's say one to go to the closest answer, and another to the one which makes the Bloggers team snort the greatest volume of tea over their keyboards.

Tee2072 Wed 30-Jan-13 11:09:01

Pics on that last part, Kate, or it didn't happen!!

MummyBarrow Wed 30-Jan-13 12:16:35

I like this. I like this alot. We will also throw in something from the trip.

mummyglitzer Wed 30-Jan-13 12:33:22

Ha ha ha! I am loving TLP guess!

The #secretthing is literally keeping me awake at night and I'm not even involved!

IzzieA Wed 30-Jan-13 15:56:03

Is it a blind date with Harry from One Direction? Inspired by Fifty Shades perhaps?? Hope I haven't let the cat out of the bag!!

MummyBarrow Wed 30-Jan-13 18:07:25

oh IzzieA If only... if only..... <sigh>

ILoveDolly Wed 30-Jan-13 18:42:56

I have no idea what #secretthing might be but I am so excited about it my teeny section of blogoverse is virtually oscillating.

Craftsonsea Wed 30-Jan-13 19:30:47

Didn't Annie run into the sea naked for Save The Children last year? On that grounds I think the #secretthing must involve nakedness, it simply must to get into The Big Mammasaurus Book Of Good Ideas. Possibly some nakedness during Prime Ministers Question Time or naked abseiling, maybe down Mumsnet Tower. Perhaps Mumsnet would like to show their support for that and join in? KateMumsnet do you want to be the one to ask Justine??!

katese11 Wed 30-Jan-13 19:48:04

OK, it's to do with bloggers and involves travel... I think the ladies are going to act like rednose Santas and leave novelty rednoses up and down the country. Then the bloggers need to find them and blog it! Naked santas, obv....

mummyglitzer Thu 31-Jan-13 07:22:43

So MummyBarrow has confirmed that the #secretthing will be announced at 10am.

Anyone just a little bit excited?!

mummyglitzer Thu 31-Jan-13 07:23:41

I have been promised no nakedness!

katese11 Thu 31-Jan-13 08:30:42

no! i'm at buggyfit at 10....then mad dash to baby cinema....will have to try and check on the way!

MummyBarrow Thu 31-Jan-13 09:07:03

Well craftonsea I am friends with Sally Bercow so if there was to be nakedness during Prime Minister's Questions it would fairly easy to have arranged.

Just saying.

Craftsonsea Thu 31-Jan-13 09:22:29

Mummy Barrow I am starting to think that you and I move in quite different social circles! I, on the other hand, know the name of almost everyone locally that would hold a conversation with a microwave. Looking forward to the big reveal grin

Tee2072 Thu 31-Jan-13 10:05:37

It's been announced and WOW!!!!

mummyglitzer Thu 31-Jan-13 10:31:17

I can't get over how amazing this is! I am so so proud of my lovely blogging friends.

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 31-Jan-13 11:10:43

Tee you pipped me! Very, very cool innit? Link to our page for the whole story...

Mammasaurus, Mummy Barrow and Penny Alexander Residence - we are thrilled for you and will be following your journey avidly. Well blimmin' done!

Though obv slightly disappointed at lack of nekkid.

Tee2072 Thu 31-Jan-13 11:12:47

"Though obv slightly disappointed at lack of nekkid."

KATE! shock


(Me too. Maybe when they get back? [hopeful emoticon])

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 31-Jan-13 11:27:02

PS Against stiff competition, the most tea was snorted on MBHQ keyboards in response to Craftsonsea's naked abseiling down Mumsnet Towers <crampons face>.

No-one got close to the real secret - so TLP gets the second copy as runner-up. Do email us at with your addresses, and we'll get those out to you.

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 31-Jan-13 11:27:46

Tee arf. We will see what we can do.

Craftsonsea Mon 04-Feb-13 19:44:39

grin Just noticed this, will email. Also looking forward to the nekkidness and presuming mnhq will be joining in in solidarity wink

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