I'm definitely off, Won't namechange, just going to go.

(592 Posts)
Fenton Mon 11-Feb-13 23:37:42

Not attention seeking, just thought I'd clear off in the proper way,

I've had some amazing things happen since I've been here, good solid friends, life changing things , which I will always be grateful for.

I don't think I'm sensitive flower, I've always been more concerned about upsetting other people than worried for my own feelings.

Having my opinions and viewpoints pulled apart or mocked I can withstand, but to be belittled by people I feel I have chatted over sometime now actually hurts my feelings, - so, after sobbing into my cocoa for the past hour I know it's time to go.

It's surprising the things that finally make you flounce, innit?

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 23:48:16

Oh Christ Fenton.

Don't go, just have a break and then regroup. Pm me if you want to offliad.


(it's me Chaos btw)

usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 23:50:32

Oh no, whats happened?

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Mon 11-Feb-13 23:52:58

Fenton, you won,t know me, but I like your thoughts, sorry you,ve been upset.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Mon 11-Feb-13 23:56:14

^ I like your thoughts.hmm

FFs fenton, could i sound any more of a wanker? grin.
I,ve laughed at your posts, oh you know what i mean.

slips off back to wanksville.

usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 23:58:02

I will miss you Fenton, don't go

<clings to fentons legs>

Valpollicella Tue 12-Feb-13 00:00:15

noooooo you fucking DONT

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 00:02:01

Sleep on it Fenton.
Or have a break, don't flounce, when you've calmed down you'll regret it, you've got a lot of mates on here.

BOF Tue 12-Feb-13 00:03:48

You're going nowhere shock! Please, just have a wee break.

MarkGruffalohohoho Tue 12-Feb-13 00:15:42

If this is due to dual-duel threads about amusing deletions look at the other thread and I read the last two comments as a sincere apology to you... although why all the bumping and pfb about threads in the first place is somewhat confused

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 00:19:14

Just have a break. I did and if did the world of good.


not that any buggers noticed I'd actually gone

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 00:21:16

Pfb thread? confused

I just write mine. Barely even think them most of the time - but never birthed one yet.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 00:24:14

Oh bugger, what's happened. Hang on in there love.

I'd noticed you were gone Katie btw.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 00:27:33

grin Mardy you tease.

Now come on Fenton, what's so bad you've had to break out the cocoa? You are OhChristFenton Fenton aren't you?

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 00:35:52

No I'm serious (for once) Katie. Or at least I thought you'd namechanged and I hadn't kept my spreadsheet up to date.

Is it the kids on the train thread Fenton. It's madness. All that quoting of Lynne Truss like she is some demigod.
Why not stay out of AIBU for a bit and make up some silly stuff on chat instead.?

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 00:38:56

And I did Kate.

LineRunner Tue 12-Feb-13 00:39:23

But I was looking forward to your genius easter namechange, Fenton.

And you are funny and nice.

Bless you smile

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 00:42:56

Gosh yes hide AIBU. There's an actual disabled loo one going on in there right now. It's like bleeding Groundhog Day in aibu but with more thickos and I recognise barely anyone in there.

blush Mardy. Thank you

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 00:47:02

Oh no don't go Fenton. You are lovely. Just ignore the wankstains.

Katie I assumed you were one of those much loved mners who name change every 5 mins to confuse <scowls at chaos>

Who the fuck is Lynne Truss? Is she the one who wrote Eats shoots and leaves? If so why should we care about her witterings fgs?

LineRunner Tue 12-Feb-13 00:54:56

Fenton, please don't eat shit and leave.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 01:00:19

No I'd forget who I was if I changed grin I had to turn the computer off for 6 months, then I had a little lurk, then a NC for a few weeks just to see what I was missing when not logged in but without really posting, then me again. I don't like being anonymous because i think it's really easy to slip into nasty bastard behaviour when nobody knows who you are.

I missed certain posters but didn't miss MN. I would like Fenton to stay. She's a Good Egg. It says so here on my spreadsheet.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 01:03:29

...right next to the dossier of Nasty Bastards that I've picked up today.

I remember when you could fit the NBs on a post-it <sigh>

Chubfuddler Tue 12-Feb-13 03:58:10

Fenton! No don't go. Your username gives me an inner chuckle every time. Where are the meanies? I'll beat them up.

I noticed you'd gone km I had also assumed a nc. Glad you're back.

Chubfuddler Tue 12-Feb-13 04:09:41

I've just read that noisy child on a train thread. Mentalists. I don't think some of them have even met a toddler let alone had one.

Have a little break, hide AIBU and come back. Don't let the loons drive another good egg away.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 09:02:48

Fentonnnnn, where are you?

Hope you feel better today, ready to face the hairy of hand and the wanksters the fray.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 09:07:11

Good grief Fenton.
No. Just don't.

You need to stay here or the 'person here for a chat and some laughs' vs 'total gobshite looking to shout thick shit at random people' balance gets fucked.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 09:08:00

Yes getorf. She's the one who berated all those poor grocers for their heinous use of apostrophes. That lead her to believe that she was some sort of arbiter of moral standards and she wrote a follow up book called "Talk to the Hand". I haven't read it, but I understand it s a rant about the behavioural standards of those types who are likely to be unfamiliar with the correct usage of semicolons.

I prefer David Crystal's approach

BTW comeback Fenton

No no Fenton, please don't go! Your name makes me laugh and you are lovely, I would miss you.

I just hide those threads that look like a bunfight waiting to happen because I am protecting my blood pressure

Btw katie, it is lovely to spot you around again. <snogs>

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 09:16:43

The kids on a train thread is the very definition of people who should not be allowed to drive or operate machinery or vote being let loose on the internet.

Jesus wept Fenton. You can't leave over that sort of shite.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 09:29:27

Please REPORT this kind of shite.

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 09:32:35

Fenton-you can't go, I have only just started talking to you smile

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 09:36:48

Fenton! shock. Please, please, the number of interesting posters that its possible to shoot the breeze with is dwindling by the day (I also noted your absence Katie).

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 09:42:49

You tell 'er, mintyy.

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 09:42:59

Fenton. You absolutely cannot leave. Without you, the number of the Po will swell even further.

(And yay! to see Katie back smile)

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 09:43:10


Not today - I will think it's my fault because I made fun of your Site Stuff thread sad. I have no idea what's up (off to search), but I will take it personally and be very upset.

<stamps feet, glares sternly>

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 09:46:13

And if this is about the noisy train thread, that thread is just bananas. I considered posting on it yesterday, but couldn't think of a remotely sensible thing to say that wouldn't have been pounce on by everyone.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 09:46:43

And, and, and - ffs don't dereg.

You will look very silly with side-bollocks.

Fishandjam Tue 12-Feb-13 09:49:17

Fenton please don't go. You don't know me from Adam but I like your posts <heart-on-sleeve emoticon>

And that toddler train fred was full of nutters. If they had toddlers themselves I can only assume they were of the Midwich Cuckoo variety.

BluelightsAndSirens Tue 12-Feb-13 09:51:24

You will need to beg for castration when you come back.

Do you really want to go through that?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 09:56:12


what has happened?

Katie - I noticed yesterday you were back my luvverly, good to see you. We need all the sanity we can get.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Tue 12-Feb-13 09:56:15

sad Fenton don't go. Us fucked up Labrador people have to stick together. Hullypup and I need you.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 09:58:31

Someone tell me what happened?

MrsGeologist Tue 12-Feb-13 10:00:08

Don't go Fenton. You probably don't know me, but I always agree with your posts, and your name always makes me chuckle.

Aw, don't go Fenton. I like you sad

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:02:02

what happened?

what happened?

what happened?

you bastards

Fenton !!! Don't go love...

Not sure hully, I think it was the frankly mad toddler on a train thread wot did it.

Please come back Fenton, I have even put a picture of my lab on my profile for you to coo over <pleads>

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 10:06:10

I don;t know what happened hully.

Was it the toddlers on the train thread?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:06:34

Thanks scone, who are you btw?

ShowOfHands Tue 12-Feb-13 10:07:13

Oh just go fgs. Nobody cares.


Did it work?

Been here for years hully but generally lurked. I was MrsDistinctlyMintyMonetarism for a while and then moved to Oz for a couple of years where I spent the whole time being out of sync and not being able to talk to you lot.

Now I am back and I can't shut up!

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:12:19

Showy - you are one of the dwindling ones that I miss seeing about the ol place. I honestly only recognise about 20 people on here nowadays. 20 out of the millions! Can't afford to lose another one Fenton my duck. Have you had a cup of tea and a sit down and a breather?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:13:01

You seem terribly familiar. Not in a bad way.

Right. I have read the Fenton bits on the train thread, and her deletions thread and I CAN'T SEE what she is upset about.
(Really don't want to do work)

WHAT is she upset about?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:13:33

Who is Phil McAverty?

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 10:14:00

God showy haven't seen you about for yonks.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:15:24

At least dear old Fenton is bringing all us comparatively sane ones together.

It's all getting a bit scary mary

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 10:15:27

I don't really understand it either Hully.

I'm hoping she was in a late night strop, and will wake up this morning all sweetness and light and come crawling back, feeling slightly embarrassed and suitably loved-up

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:16:03

Yes, and who is Phil?

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 10:16:30

I hope she wasn't upset about her thread being locked sad - that was all a bit of a joke with Olivia, I thought, but I do feel bad about it if it did upset her.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:16:52

She's probs got her PERIOD

Have you got your PERIOD Fenton love?

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 10:17:02

I don't know who Phil is either. Fenton seems to confused

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:17:28

The PERIOD thing is a JOKE (in case you're still sensitive)

NaicePig Tue 12-Feb-13 10:20:07

Why is Fenton so upset? That toddler/train nonsense was classic AIBU madness, non? I don't go there any more. <shudder>

Struffle Tue 12-Feb-13 10:20:40

Aww Fenton, I hope you are ok.

<wanders off, aware no-one will know who I am>

NaicePig Tue 12-Feb-13 10:23:24

Fenton's profile is still active so she's still thinking about it

Come back Fenton pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease
I will pay you.


GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 10:24:54

What deletions thread?

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:26:48

Dunno, that train thread was a bit daft. The only giggle I got on there was the poster whose child decided to point and squeal 'Traaaiiinn' at every passing train, and they were at Clapham Junction or somesuch over-trained location. smile
It's exactly what DS would have done.
But the rest? It was just the usual grumblebums who think that they can indeed have a bubble around themselves and no one should intervene. But outside, in shared space, that just doesn't work.
Fenton, are you really going to go? I've enjoyed your skeewiff sense of humour for ages, I'd miss it.
The sitestuff thread? You can't imagine you really upset Maryz can you? I've seen her cross on threads before, and her mighty yet civilised wrath is unmistakeable. She really wasn't cross.
Or have people pm'd you with nastiness? In which case, Olivia is in the wings with her stomping boots on.
So stay, please.

TotallyBS Tue 12-Feb-13 10:27:54

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MmeLindor Tue 12-Feb-13 10:29:59

No idea what has upset you, but please report it to MNHQ and deflounce immediately.

Don't go

<lays trail of Lindor choc to tempt Fenton back>

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:31:26

It's polite to post and say why you are going though, so people know if they don't see you around that nothing horrible has happened to you.
Yes, MN is huge, but there are small pockets of friends that do look out for each other and wonder what happened when one goes silent.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:32:26

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CabbageLooking Tue 12-Feb-13 10:34:34

I like you Fenton - you often make me chuckle. Don't go!

I am a relative noob, but Fenton, you have made me laugh on other threads. There's been a few regulars disappear and it isn't good for Mn, it needs to be populated btw good people, like you!

I don't like people leaving. It's too sad!

By not btw. Autocorrect and I are going to fall out...

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:37:00

Fenton, you delicious devil, you've made me break my break som can implore you not to goooooooooo.

I was merrily wangling away <sounds rude, isn't> and now I've had to log on and dip my tootsies into the mucky MN waters again.

Who has been an arsehole? A newbie or a namechanger? Pray tell.

Come and hide in my buzzum until you feel better <opens arms>

Katie, I noticed you'd gone. Bu I see you on t'fb.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:37:01

I like it when people say they are leaving. It is good manners.

Interpreting it as lacking dignity and designed to get requests to stay seem to me to be other posters projecting their relationships on the board onto the op.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 10:37:51

Fuck dignity, anyway.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 10:37:52

Oh ffs, I go away for one sodding weekend and miss yet more madness.

Don't de-reg Fenton, have a break by all means but don't let the bastards grind you down.

I never join in with the gorn to the dogs threads but honestly, it is bonkers on here ATM. Everyone is so angry about everything. I don't get it. Is it some sort of prolonged invasion? I only say that as the angry people seem to be names I don't recognise.

Right, I'm off to try and find these threads.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:38:09

I still can't jeffing type


Total bs - what a bloody ridiculous thing to say!

I may not "know" Fenton or Hully or Paggy or anyone on this site but they are lovely and I would sit there and wonder where they were if they stopped posting.

This is more than words on a screen for me, it is somewhere I come to laugh and feel a part of things - and this lot <gestures wildly> are fab.


Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:39:13

I think Fenton had a small drink and got all melancholy.
She will feel better this morning <confident>

I remember drinking lots of port and crying over a Yellow Pages ad.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:39:29

Pinot, haven't you got anything cute and fluffy kitten-shaped to distract Fenton with?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:41:23

What was the ad, Paggy? Was it support hose again?

And you, Pinot, where the actual jeff have you been young lady?

I don't know, I move half way across the road hoping to finally chat with the people who have been making me laugh for the last two years and you are all bloody disappearing!

This Cannot Continue, do you hear?


Fucking World Autocorrect..

MmeLindor Tue 12-Feb-13 10:42:15

I don't think it is bs to post a flounce thread. Many of us have 'friends' on MN and they would wonder where we had gone should we just disappear.

It is also a good reminder that words on a screen do hurt, and we should all be more aware of what we say to others.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:42:22

I have not hmm I have a rotund girl cat who refuses to wear her collar and a ginger boy cat who brings me dead mice.


The cute days are gorn.

I can sing and do jazz hands? No? wink

TotallyBS Tue 12-Feb-13 10:42:47

Mintyy - As I said, it's a bit silly to elevate post from anonymous strangers to a level that concerns me grin

Although I do like the idea of just parking my arise in the middle of the road and doing a Gandalf.


Fucking hell autocorrect. We are going to have a fall out..

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:43:59

Xpost, sozzles Scone

I was a tad poorly so had a breakypoo. Thanks for noticing <dark looks at others> grin

Thumbwitch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:44:04

Nooo Fenton, you can't go! Bad plan. Hide the madder threads and boards and stay.

I'll send you thanks.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 10:44:12

I think this is a good place for one of Pag's "oh do fuck off" comments.

I will aim mine at TBS smile.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:44:40

I've reduced my stress level om MN, I've hidden Primary Education, the whole lot.
I may never talk to Mrz again, but it's so much more fun logging on now.

Mine was subtly added ^

See if you can spot it...

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:45:50

No no. Not this time Hully.
It's the one when the old gardener thinks they are going to sack him but they have got a ride on lawn mower for him.
His little face! <wails>

Although I forgot to add [headtilt]

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:47:46

I think it's odd to post on flouncers corner objecting to flouncing.
It's like going on chicken keepers to tell them that chickens are squarky fuckers.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:48:07

Oh yes, that is very moving, Pag.

Totallybs, maybe you just haven't made the sort of connections and friends on here that some of us have?

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:48:43

They ARE squarky fuckers.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:49:35

Shhhhh Pinot angry

PhilMcAverty Tue 12-Feb-13 10:49:43

Nothing to do with the train thread. Laughing at "letting the wankstains win" as it's deliciously ironic.

As for who I am, does it matter? Do I have to be "known" confused?

I think Fenton was possibly the first friend I made on mumsnet when I joined many moons ago, and I'm bloody upset she's gone and hope she comes back.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:50:02

Because of the ninja ginger foxes. The chickens are heroically saving entire families by drawing attention to themselves.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:50:32

While all the people I like are here .....gratuitous re post

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:51:58

We had a fox living under our shed once. Ahh. Had babies but I ate them. Eww.

Phil you have a jolly good name grin

AlienReflux Tue 12-Feb-13 10:52:12

Fenton You don't 'know' me, but I 'know' you (in a totally undodgy kinda way) please don't tip the scales in favour of the utter twats?

totally that post makes you sound like a bit of a twat TBH

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 10:52:13

Sorry, scone. I cross-posted. I do like a good acronym, especially a slightly contemptuous one grin

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:53:11


I didn't eat the baby foxes.


Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:53:31

I see you on the fb, pinot, innit. sometimes when i see people oin there I don't notice they not here.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:54:15

Whose babies did you eat, Pinot?

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 10:55:27

Nobody has to be "known" Phil. As I said on another thread yesterday, I tend to assume everyone I don't recognise is a serial namechanger unless they say or do something which indicates they are a newbie.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:55:53

yy mardy

Right I must go and unpack some bloody boxes.

You better be back when I get back Fenton <glares>

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 10:56:23

It does make me cross when the good posters leave, it just means the po will take over.
We must remember wot that Churchill chap said and never surrender.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 10:56:42

Sorry, Phil, we aren't complaining about who you are. You just sound familiar, and I suspect that since you have appeared some other name I recognise will have simultaneously disappeared, leaving me wondering.

I'm too old to cope with name-changing, it upsets me sad.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:56:59

<welling up at memory of the old gardener ad>

Inspired by another thread, I am trying to download the theme tune to Black Beauty for my new ringtone, but watching those closing credits always makes me cry too, so perhaps not a good idea to be sniffing and lumpy-throated every time my phone rings?

What do you think Fenton? should I go for Black Beauty? other option is introduction to When Doves Cry but I think that might be a bit of a cliche.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 10:57:18

I don't eat baby anything. Not even those fancy baby chickens that get spatchcocked. Great word, that, but I can't eat baby anything. What are those chickens called? Not poisons,that's fish innit. Gah.

The fox ate her babies.

I fear I am digressing and struggling to stay on track. Ahem.

TotallyBS Tue 12-Feb-13 10:58:19

Hully - I'm not looking to make 'connections and friends' here on MN. I have the Real World for that.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:58:52


MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 10:58:56

We will fight them on AIBU
We will fight them in Chat
We will fight them in Site Stuff and the DogHouse
We will never surrender...

AlienReflux Tue 12-Feb-13 10:58:58

Poissons?? (horrendous spelling, and prob wrong shagging bird anyway)

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:59:18

yes, well that is why you don't understand us lot caring then, innit?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 10:59:36

My last was to totallybs

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:59:42

Someone needs to apply Pag's acronym to TotallyBS, please.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:12

You could make friends with scottishmummy Totally, seeing as you both have the same mindset.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:28

It doesn't matter totally, we are all different, you choose not to get involved, but we like being involved and knowing each other etc <shrug>

just different is all.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:28

Really? You don't like finding people with similar interests or issues and having a chat?
Then spotting them again and thinking 'Oh yes, I remember?' and having another encounter?
Seems a bit odd to be on a site like this and only want to make personal observations in isolation.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:59

<snort> at mardy

Although dear lord we agreed yesterday. That was a first and no mistake.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:01:21

Yes me too blush

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:01:37

My kids keep changing the ringtone on my phone Mintyy, so I never know what it is. I jump every time any phone rings, anywhere, in case it's mine.

But even they would know better than to try the Black Beauty music!

I like a bit of lamb-leg, Pinot. Aren't they baby sheep?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:01:51

I've got people on here that I count just as much as friends as people in RL. I've met some in RL too.

Ooooo crossover spooky alert. Worlds colliding

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 11:01:53

I think that's quite sad, actually, to not want to/expect to make friends on here. Actually, I can't see how you can help it.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:02:03

Poussin. YES. Thank you thanks

TotallyBS that's fine, but no need to be rude about others that do enjoy making friends. Live and let live, man.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:09

And [arf] at TBS not wanting to make friends here. I had sort of notice that grin

A lot of people were agreeing with sm yesterday, I thought the world was about to end (though to be fair she was making a lot of sense).

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:09

I don't see MN as a substitute for RL. I see it as an enhancement.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:30

Not baby lambs though. They're more teenage sheep, no?

please don't say they're babies as I loves me some lamb chops and peas

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:50

I see it as part of it.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:54

Aren't poissons fish a la Francais?

greenhill Tue 12-Feb-13 11:04:08

Fenton Don't let the <bastards> grind you down... or takeover the chat boards

<insert goady f'ers, the PO, moaning Minnie's, mean spirited types > as appropriate...

Take a break, but don't let THEM win. goes back to long time lurking, part time posting

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:04:29

urgh, noticed, not notice.

It's quite easy to not make friends on here, though, if you really try. I see a lot of people do it. They make themselves very unlikeable.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:04:45

And YY to real mates on here. Broke my break for Hully and then Fenton. That's true love.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 11:04:52

pouisson, poussin.

All in the vowels.

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:06

But MN is RL, in that we are all here, in real time, interacting with each other, just the same as if we were in offices e-mailing each other, or out on the raz, or talking on the phone.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:09

Who was that other poster, not sm or totally, who was obsessed with being on the outside? <racks brain>

It strikes me as a lonely place to be.

Unless you're Clint, who I am going to be when I grow up.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:28

Absolutters, Biwi.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:34

What about the eggs Pinot? Those are such baby chickens, they aren't even proper babies yet. confused wink

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 11:06:01

It is part of my RL anyway. And it has enhanced my life in innumerable ways.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:06:13

....if not true love, it's at least akin to a fumble.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:07:39

Noooo Mardy, you north bunny, eggs are OK as the lady chicken hasn't been up duffer by the boy chicken. I learnt that on MN.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:07:56

Oh let's go with love. I need love at the mo, precious little in RL <sorry for self>

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:08:04

North bunny? Arf. Norty bunny! grin

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:08:35

Wassup Hullybobs?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 12-Feb-13 11:08:41

Fenton, no! You won't know me but I like you.

PhilMcAverty Tue 12-Feb-13 11:09:00

If it doesn't matter why ask "who" I am?

Anyhoo, I'm off to sulk about her departure as I'm more than a bit pissed off.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 11:09:12

Plus. I could barely leave the house for about three years. If life makes real life friendships and interaction difficult should we just be isolated?
The 'well I have real life friends' is pretty unpleasant when you think about it

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:09:17

Yes, it's a bit like online dating. Which can be much more fun, I would have thought, than real dating. Because if you don't like your date, you can just switch off, you don't have to make an excuse and then get a lonely taxi ride home.

I like chatting here - I can always find someone interesting to argue with talk to. And of course, it makes me forget about what I should be doing <refrains from looking at state of house>

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:10:09

I asked because I thought I might know you. Thought you might be a NCer. Don't worry, I'll never speak to you again.

Pinot - I am at the bottom of the garden eating worms.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:10:21

Pure curiosity Phil. Are you cross about it?

Hully, what's up? You sound a bit down these days.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:10:41

Baby worms?

LtEveDallas Tue 12-Feb-13 11:11:19


<<schoolmarm face>>

Now young lady, this is just NOT GOOD ENOUGH. You do NOT give in to moody, mardy, sarky, bichy or nasty fuckers. You take a deep breath, grit your teeth, SMILE, and casually ignore them. You certainly don't let them affect you, nor your relationship with the sane members of this site.

You maybe take a break, but you do not de-reg as side bollocks are soooo last year.

(Did it work? I am feeling like a middle-aged 1940s headmistress as I have to wear my glasses today. Seems to be influencing my whole persona)

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:12:01

Hully hmm

Phil is upset, leave her be.

I am all calm and zen. Sgreat.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:12:13

I am at a Turning Point

trying to work out what to do.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:12:24

grin at north bunny. I thought you were trying to track me down geographically.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:12:34

WHY is Phil upset??

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 11:12:47

I thought I hadn't seen you around Pinot hope you're ok.

Fwiw toally I don't know anyone on here, not part of any quiches or anything like that (except for a few of us fatties supporting each other in shedding a bit of blubber) but I don't live in a bubble.

I recognise names, posters become familiar. I get to know which people I share a sense of humour with. I get to know who's opinions I respect, and equally those who's opinions I may not agree with but who express them well.

I also massively disagree with the "words on a screen" analogy. They are words, simple as that. They mean the same regardless of whether the are written or spoken. They are written by real people and read by real people.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:13:31

Tell AuntyMary all about it.

Seriously, you don't sound your normal happy self.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:14:21

Hello Chief grin

Hully just fecking explain yourself woman <said with love>

this would make me VERY SAD INDEED sad sad sad sad
I found one of the most valuable and precious people in my RL world on MN,a nd that person is FENTON
If she is 'hounded' (haha) out of here I will be CROSS angry


Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:16:41

Norks shock you never shout!

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:16:42

No, I'll bore myself and you lot to death. I'll work it out.

But thanks.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 11:17:06

Crikey Phil, was just being friendly confused.

Apparently not allowed any more?

brew and biscuit for young Hully.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:17:55

Not boring at all Hully, I have hours to spare.

<desperately trying to avoid housework>

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 12-Feb-13 11:19:10

Hully, I like you even though I don't think you'll know me, and I hope things are OK/turn out OK.


And tell us. Gwan gwan gwan. grin

Just kidding mostly

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:19:18

Pinot - why has Phil gone all prickly and odd at people being friendly then confused

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:20:04

Of course I know you LadyClarice.

I'll just say that everyone is an arse and you can't rely on anyone and it's all very disappointing. But there you are.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 11:20:44

Hey, less of the chiefing missy, I'm all svelte now I'll have you know!

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 11:21:32

Would it help if I clutched you to my breast Hully? I could stroke your fevered brow too.

Hully - I think Phil was on a barneytastic thread with Fenton and thinks people are blaming her. I think it is a muddle. I think Phil read some comments as pointed when they were more 'don't let the bastards grind you down' stuff.
But I cry over Yellow Pages ads so I am a fucknugget.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:21:45

I know not but I think she luffs Fenton and is having empathy pains. Like what friends do.

Or you're all bastards.

One or the other though <helpful face>

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:22:26

Oh. Ignore moi. What Paggy said.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:22:35

That's why we come here Hully. When people in rl are arses, this is a place to escape.

Of course there are some arses here too, but they can be hidden/told to fo/ignored. Most of the time anyway.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 11:22:36

Oh Hully that's shit. Have one of those awkward man-hugs that starts with a handshake, leans in, then ends with back slaps.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:22:52

<sexy growl at Randall>

you are quite right, Pinot, I usually spend my energy making things and giggling, but this has made me CROSS angry

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:25:57

<frantically wafts zen all over Norks>

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:26:35

<tries to envisage what zen over messy norks would look like>

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:27:21

Norty Mardy grin

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:28:35

My second "norty" from Pinot of the morning. confused

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 11:29:00

Oh hully. I am sorry that you're having a horrible time.

TotallyBS Tue 12-Feb-13 11:29:13

Hully - I have people in the Real World that care about me so maybe that is why I can't empathize with people that look for this in cyberspace or those who attach any importance to such relationships.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:30:15

It's a good thing grin Norty beats dull eeeeeeverytime <smooch>

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:30:34

why not have both totally? Why does it have to be either/or?

And as I said, I have met Paggy, Getorf, Biwi, Knotty, Pistey etc in RL. Does that make them cyber or real friends??

MiaCulper Tue 12-Feb-13 11:31:54

Yeah, Hully, TBS has loads of real friends and we're all just saddo losers. hmm

I think those real friends have organised a coffee morning via FB and not invited her today, though.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 11:31:58

So why are you on this particular thread then Totally, because clearly it's for people who do care about their mates in cyberspace?

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:32:36

Yep. We concede it TotalBS. You are a much better person than the rest of us because you have a life. The rest of us are just a bunch of sad fuckers talking on the internet. We obviously have no interactions beyond that of a screen and a keyboard and our imaginary on-line friends. And even if we don't have "people in the Real World" who care about us, what is so wrong about looking for friendship on-line.

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Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:34:51

Well bully for you TBS. You sound lovely hmm

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 11:35:04

I am a cyborg.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:35:59

Thing is, Totally, no one here minds what you think or choose to do. We like each other and like to hang out, and value our friendship.

You think differently, but, er, so what?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:36:40

I am a cypher

or was it a siphon?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 12-Feb-13 11:37:22

Sorry things are rubbish for you, Hully. I hope not everyone turns out to be an arse. Hugs and air-kisses and cake and all.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 11:37:35

grin MiaCulper

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:37:39

I am a sideboard.

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 11:38:55

If you talk to someone enough on here or in RL they become your friends, isn't that how friendships come about?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:39:29

<fiddles with Mardy's drawers>

TotallyBS Tue 12-Feb-13 11:39:48

Apologies if I have offended some people.

I accept that for many people the Real World ain't that great and that MN is their way of escaping the insularity that is the modern world.

As someone upthread has said, it's a bit silly coming onto a flouncer forum and complain about flouncing so <reaches for hide forum button>

MiaCulper Tue 12-Feb-13 11:40:19

I desperately wanted to be bionic when I was younger. That's sort of cyborg-like, isn't it?

Actually, I'd still like to be bionic. Like Jamie Summers (?).

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ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 11:41:00

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Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 11:41:11

And some people like both, Totally.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:41:18

Well done TBS, much better grin

Mia, I do like your name.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:41:34

That was my facial expression at being fiddled with btw.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 11:42:47

Personally I don't use Mumsnet to escape from the real world, I use the real world as an escape from Mumsnet smile.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:43:01

Lolled at Scrambled.

MiaCulper Tue 12-Feb-13 11:43:18

Why, thank you kindly, Maryz. smile

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 11:47:22

The name scrambledsmegs always makes me laugh.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:48:48

It was the post that made me laugh or at least the PA deletion. The name is always good too. I do like a bawdy pun.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 11:49:06

Is there a limit? I had no idea sad

I thought I was allowed as many friends as I like. I had no idea that online friends and RL friends were mutually exclusive. Balls.

(Don't waste a growl Pinot I'm still a lard arse. As painfully demonstrated by the fact that I've lost 17 sodding pounds and not one fucker has noticed.) <<wails>>

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MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:53:05

We haven't forgotten you yet Fenton. We could be hanging out here for some time...

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 11:53:13

We are all sad lonesome fuckers in real life aren't we?

I must go and straighten my piles of collected newspapers over the years.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:55:00

My MIL does the collected newspapers thing. She won't chuck out her Daily Expresses until she has done every crossword and read every story. She even put them into storage when moving house.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:55:17

17lb!!!!! WOW. YOu must feel so much better. Wow. Well done thanks

ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 11:58:54


Cor, I do love a bit of appreciation grin

I must be a really sad fucker, no bugger likes me on here or IRL, but by christ, I don't complain when someone flounces, I think that people online are very funny sometime and they should be encouraged. The goady sods should stuff off.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 11:59:57

Can you come back and put us out of our misery Fenton lovey? Its just I really ought to get showered and dressed on with my day.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 12:01:24

You do look svelte today Randal, have you lost weight?

This is turning into a bit of a love-in, isn't it, which really isn't in the spirit of Mumsnet hmm. It's a pity Fenton isn't here to enjoy it.

usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 12:01:35

If you are reading this Fenton, you are a lovely kind poster.

Chin up. x

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 12:04:39

Wewerehere no cliqueiness on this thread, m'dear. All welcome. I don't think our paths have crossed much on MN, but you don't look like a sad fucker to me. smile

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 12:07:21

Why do you think no-one likes you, wewere? Just do what we all do and keep posting crap until you find like-minded crap-posters smile.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 12:09:02

Is she back yet? It's not all lattes and radio 4 out there you know.

<blows kisses at all the lovely people>

Well I'd just like to say that you are all a bunch of cliquey, sad, friendless, miserable twats who spend too much time on here and have no one that cares about you in RL.

Shame on the lot of you.

I on the other hand have millions, literally millions of RL friends and I do not recognize anybody on this thread. At all.

I'd like to say that.

I would be lying.

Although.....I do have a few friends. I think.

Anyway fenton please come back. Pretty please with a cherry on top?

Don't you know that every nice, sensible friendly person that leaves is replaced by 5 PO or GFs??
Don't do that to us. Please.

Won't someone please think of the poor friendless, emotionally bereft posters?????

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 12:13:31

Oh do fuck off Tantrums hmm

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 12:13:52


Mardy and Maryz This thread is luffly! The sense of love and community is great. I do post lots of inane crap and whining, I need to go on chat more. But this isn't about me. smile <group hugs and love>

Fenton come back now please, your contribution would be sorely missed and it's plain to see you're loved here

You have to use the acronym maryz you cant just say it grin

CinnabarRed Tue 12-Feb-13 12:14:52

Wasn't Tantrums joking? I didn't read it as being a fuck-off-worthy post?

CinnabarRed Tue 12-Feb-13 12:15:24

Oh cool - xpost! Phew.

Tantrums, that post needed a <bosom hoik> wink

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 12:16:12

I think maryz was joking with her fuck off cinnabar. grin

Oh hang on

I bloody well hope it was a joke grin

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Kormachameleon Tue 12-Feb-13 12:22:04


This place is crazy, but if all the good people leave what will we be left with eh ?
A swearier net mums that's what
Full of text speak and poor grammar and chavs

Hully thanks

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 12:22:22

Fenton-hurry back plz. I really need to get on with housework but keep sitting down to check if your back and then i don't get up again for ages.

I dont do FB maryz

I do not like it grin

and no, I dont mind being told to fuck off by my friends.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 12:27:26

Right, am being driven away by the fragrance of my own armpits, when I come back all refreshed and lovely (and ready for the day ahead which involves going out with some of my 200,000 real life friends tonight) I spect to see some sort of meaningful update. Thank you.

CinnabarRed Tue 12-Feb-13 12:30:49

Glad I don't havet to defend Tantrums from the Wrath of Maryz!

That's not a sentence I ever expected to write....

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 12:38:09

Why thank you, yes I have <<twirls>>

I do feel a bit better but still a depressingly long way to go.

Anyway, think I've been needy enough now! Back to Fenton.

I've had a look at the threads mentioned before but I can't see anything flounce-worthy in them. So what's happened? Is it one particular thread or an accumulation of threads?

AlienReflux Tue 12-Feb-13 12:38:41

cinnabar You'd have a job defending Tantrums anyway love, before you started your post, she'd have ripped said offender in two grin

Late to the party as always.

Has Fenton really gone? That is sad as she seemed like a good egg.

Is she related to the Pope do you think?

Me aliens?

But I am ever so nice and sweet and quiet grin

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 12:47:50

OMG Exit good point, well made. Fenton the Pope. I likes it.

ArtexMonkey Tue 12-Feb-13 12:49:25

Don't go Fenton.


KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 13:06:27

<slugs Hully a loving "buck-up" punch>

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 13:07:33

I know, Ah'm trying.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 13:10:57

I'd clasp you to be my bosom but a) you'd probably be crushed to death b) the baby got there first.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 12-Feb-13 13:17:02

While we're all being nice, Exit, I LUFFFFFFF your username. Always makes me smile.

TheSecondComing Tue 12-Feb-13 13:17:51

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BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 13:22:10

<pops head round the corner> FENTON! FENTON where are you?

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 13:26:28

Gosh I hope she's not done something stupid... like joining Nethuns sad

Why thank you LadyClarice


ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 13:36:02

Nooo! Kate, say it ain't so... not nethuns.

Fenton, if you,re there, talk to us, this is an intervention, we can help.

<could Fenton BE the Pope?>

Waves to LadyCCM.grin

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 12-Feb-13 13:37:16

Hello, PathanKhans! Nice namechange. Suits you <<channels Fast Show>>

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Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 14:24:35

I think you're right, amillionyears.

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 14:36:12


FooffyShmoo Tue 12-Feb-13 15:17:23

Fenton, you dont know me but I'll tell you something. I've read alot of utter shit from some seriously miserable fucking know alls this morning on here.

Every funny decent poster that leaves tips the balance firmly in their favour and thats a bleeding travesty.

Cmon petal. Come back.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 15:19:35

what what what Pinot?

(Pinot always knows ev'thing btw)

Absy Tue 12-Feb-13 15:27:05

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Come back Fenton! You were on my name begging thread and clearly it worked as we both got fancy new names.

Come baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

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Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 15:41:57

Ooh, KatieM, say what you feel, love grin

I know nuffin bout nuffin, Guv. I just give the benefit of the doubt that one of Fentons mates normal wouldn't purposefully upset their fwend.

I like to think naice thoughts like that <zen, innit> arf that my phone wanted to autocorrect that to naive grin

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 15:45:05

I can't figure it out though and I am fretting about it. Miss Marple has nothing to worry about.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 15:45:08

Mates normal? That makes no fucking sense.

I apologise for my bastarding phone. It hates me and wants me to look a fool. A FOOL.

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Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 15:49:32

So ...

<taps feet impatiently>

<falls over>

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 15:50:44

Pinot, stop being so nice. Tell someone to fuck off, go on, do grin. I don't think I've every heard you say anything nasty to anyone which is pretty rare on here

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 15:52:04

Lol Pinot. Too much? grin

I don't think it's one of Fenton's mates who's upset her. I think it's some of the influx of knobbers isn't it?

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KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 15:57:28

Disingenuous? Now I'm lost confused

HotheadPaisan Tue 12-Feb-13 15:58:01


Absy Tue 12-Feb-13 15:59:35

It wasn't me.

I don't have children. But am a genius otherwise, so you should all take every freaking word I say as gospel.

And, I did notice that KatieMiddleton was missing. I also noticed today that the woman who had the cats (MadamDeathStar?) was also missing which saddens me, as she was amusing and has been replaced by GFs.

BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 15:59:52

Oh I seem to have missed all the fun... what CVs? what birth certificates? who's disingenous?

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:03:27

Fenton - you can't go. Practically all the good eggs I know are on this thread saying you can't go and I don't want you to go. Just ignore the fuckwits. I read the early part of that thread - I don't think I even posted on it. Sometimes we 'get to know someone' and then they say things that are so completely unacceptable to you that you realise you didn't know them as well as you thought you did and they are, in fact, twats! It happens from time to time - but the good outweighs the bad. I'm a regular under a name change and people have still been utterly lovely and helped me no end.

Do I need to post my CV on my Profile Page?

Please no......

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:03:34

I am wearing a cloak of discretion.

And jeans that dig in.

S'not a good look.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 16:04:08

No no no.
Don't get all paranoid.

I only speed read that thread and I didn't recognise any of the names on the posts that leaned towards the 'wtf' end of the posting spectrum.
It was just a bit batty.

I just hopes Fenton comes back.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:04:23

Absy, what's GF. I think of gluten free, but it can't be that. Unless you're mad.

Which thread? I looked at the children making noise on a train but got bored

<low boredom threshold me>

Goady fuckers I think

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 16:05:31

I'm all confused now. Was it the toddler on the train thread or summat else?

Whatever it was, come back Fenton!

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:05:45

I don't think so Boojam. I just noticed yesterday someone used that "argument" a couple of times on different threads as a way to shut down debate.

Oh Christ Fenton I've opened a can of worms now. And yet, I'm not entirely sure what's going on...

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 16:07:59


"Which thread? I looked at the children making noise on a train but got bored

<low boredom threshold me>"

<gives exit electronic toy to play with>>

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KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:09:04

I thought it was train thread? I made a couple of posts that added little to the debate then hopped it.

I am clear that Fenton should stay.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:09:58

This is what happens when a gaggle of bored women all try to avoid making pancakes for their brood.

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KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:12:07

I'm hiding from dc1 who is making crashing noises downstairs. I don't want to look...

Pancakes later smile

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:13:24

<applauds Beer> you clever mummy, you.

My batter is in the fridge.

As it were.

FENTON <wails>
I know I'm all noo and stuff, and live on the wrong side of the world, but if I can persuade my toddler to say "Oh Christ, Fenton!" and then post it on youtube for you, will you come back?

<offers anzac and tea>

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 16:17:11

I bought pancakes. How fucking idle is that?

FooffyShmoo Tue 12-Feb-13 16:17:40

Im making pancakes and mning

<smug fucker>

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:17:48

Oh god. I went downstairs.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 16:17:49

I read the train thread. It was ridiculous but no more ridiculous than plenty of others. I can't imagine a poster like Fenton would be upset by it.

I'm confused, I always miss stuff.

I'm loving because fuck you as an answer though grin

Who's being disingenuous TSC? <<paranoid>>

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 16:18:59

^ I made a couple of posts that added little to the debate then hopped it.^

That's all I ever do tbh!

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:19:02

Bad mistake Katie.

What have they done?

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:19:16

Foooooooooffy. That is impressive to the MAX.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:19:47

I have optimistically left flour and eggs on the kitchen table.

I'm hoping ds will get bored and make pancake batter. It worked last year.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 16:20:39

'I don't think so Boojam. I just noticed yesterday someone used that "argument" a couple of times on different threads as a way to shut down debate.'

Not me then, I love a good barney chat.
DD will be making her own pancakes at uni. I will make them for myself and DS, but he will have to share his nutella.

I am not accepting an electronic toy from someone who buys pancakes!

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Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:22:01

Oh shit shock

I forgot the Nutella.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 16:22:09

Oh, mine would make the batter, Maryz. It's the step by step instructions that get wearisome. Although he's cracked several recipes he eats on a weekly basis.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:22:38

It's like the fricking apocalypse down there angry

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 16:22:43

You have teenagers, send them for essential supplies.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 16:22:52

Totally valid dissing there Exit

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 12-Feb-13 16:23:38

Oh, that sounds awfully cryptic, and I definitely missed it then.

What a shame, I like Fenton. We're not mates or 'owt but she's a good egg.

FooffyShmoo Tue 12-Feb-13 16:24:10

Pinny- yup

Oh hang on


amillionyears Tue 12-Feb-13 16:25:51

No, not the train thread.
Dont agree with your second paragraph though leomnmuffin. But I have no idea if she uses a second name.
To me , it appears that the MNetter does not realise she has upset Fenton.

Also looks like maybe,that Fenton really isnt coming back.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:26:46

I don't like Nutella. I'm just a bit afraid ds won't make the pancakes if he realises I didn't get any.

I got lemon and sugar and golden syrup and icecream, ffs. It's not my fault I didn't read the list get Nutella.

Katie, just pretend you didn't see, then you don't have to deal with it.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:26:49

If the apocalypse were knee deep in plastic shite and soft toys, some of which that has been washed, with the wheels on the bus on repeat.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:28:04

Well, if it is the site stuff/deleted threads fiasco, I wish someone would tell me - because we both apologised to each other last night, and the whole thing was a joke anyway.

But if she is upset about that and someone knows, it would be nice if they told me instead of dropping cryptic hints on here.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:28:37

Thing is Maryz it's blocking the front door so I can't flee.

Shit "mummy please clean my teeth" is being screeched at me.


TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 16:29:30

You don't like Nutella?

shock shock shock shock

All the more for us chocoholics then.

Seven boxes unpacked, pancake batter made and resting in the fridge and here I am.

Fenton still not back then? Oh dear sad

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 16:30:28

This is ridiculous.

I hate this.

Virtually everyone on this thread are mates and there are paranoias and whispers.

TSC - what did you mean?

lemonmuffin - what do you mean?

Why do people have to do this shit?

It's so unhealthy.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:30:48

Ooh lemon, you dropped your spoon.

Maryz, Fenton might be picking up PMs. Maybe try that? Just ask her outright, save all the bored pancake-avoiding wenches from guessing.

It couldn't have been the deleted Fred though, it was clear it was all done in a Spirit of competitive mnhq lurve..

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:34:38

I did pm her Pinot. And I apologised last night - it was a jokey response, I thought mnhq might merge two threads to keep everythiing together.

I have no idea, I can't believe she would flounce over it, but I'm beginning to wonder now with all the "I know something, but I'm not telling you; someone on this thread has upset her, but I won't tell you who you are or what you've done".

It's horrible.

I am sure it was not you MaryZ

Agree Hully, all this paranoia makes me get a wibbly gut.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:35:16

It's like being back in school sad

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 16:35:24


And my pancake batter is sitting resting in the bowl of my KitchenAid <boast>. We only have sugar and lemon cos we is refined.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:36:44

you are forcing me to squiggle you now, Maryz, lovely. With my dinner lady arms, you need to prepare y'self.

Fenton, mate, please clarify if you read this.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:37:38

Squidge not squiggle

God I hate this phone


GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 16:37:49

Oh shit it's pancake day.

I am not making pancakes for one. My name isn't Delia.

<punches Maryz in spirit of camaraderie>

Divide and conquer you see, if they can get us doubting ourselves and wossname, then Bob is the one in the scarlet drawing room with the lead piping.

Oh no, mentions of school and memories of dinner ladies.


Fenton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:38:35

I am NOT the Pope.

I did NOT do a pissed flounce, - the very idea <hoiks>

It was NOT the noisy toddler toy on a train thread, I like to think that I am made of tougher stuff than that.

It's all about nothing, and a lot about everything.

But I was upset, snubbed, had a virtual slap in the face, if you like.

I have been doing a lot of over thinking about this, and in the light of day I am still miffed, and because of that it is really time for a break.

I try my best to be nice and kind and thoughtful on here, and with the exception of the occasional snippy comment which has slipped out here and there, I don't think I've done too badly, I have certainly never said anything intentionally hurtful.

I don't want to go into the ins and outs, rights or wrongs, because I want to leave the door ajar for myself - at the end of the day although I can't say I chose to be upset, upset I was. I am annoyed at myself about that more than anything.

I am touched by the kind things people have said today, I really am. And the very kind PMs, And only one poster mocking my need to do a flounce thread isn't bad either grin

So, I won't de-register, FENTON is still mine, - but I really, really, for my own good need to take a breather. Being a bit of an introvert in RL, I think I have become too reliant on this forum for laughs, chats and good company, - it's mostly smoke and mirrors afterall - I'd forgotten that, my fault.

I will slope back with my tail between me legs before too long, I expect.

<leaves trail of dog biscuits>

biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit
biscuit biscuit biscuit

FooffyShmoo Tue 12-Feb-13 16:39:41

<pursued by a dinner lady>

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 16:40:00


I thought it would all be sorted by now. If it was anything to do with what Mary said then Fenton didn't show it on the thread.

Just hoping it all turns out alright in the end sad.

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:40:46

I am going to need more proof you're not the Pope.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 16:41:27

Oh fenton.

It's not all smoke and mirrors really. I don't think so. I like to think that the nice people I speak to on here are just that - nice people.

I am sorry that you are hurt about whatever happened and hope you come back.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 16:41:29

Crikey, I always always always manage to cross post at a crucial moment.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 16:41:39

So what the fuck was it Fenton?????

TheSecondComing Tue 12-Feb-13 16:42:15

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TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 16:42:57

Glad you're not leaving Fenton, a break is a healthy and sane thing to do. You can leave us addicts rocking in the corner, unable to exert the willpower to do the same.
I hope you'll be back, with a happy tail and a bounce in your step in a while.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:43:09

I'm sorry if I upset you Fenton. That really wasn't my intention. I was just messing.

Anyway, kitchens to clean, pancakes to toss, teenagers to yell at. I have managed to waste my entire day on here. The joys of half term.

FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 16:44:10


Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:44:35

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What I wouldn't give for a look at your spreadsheet TSC. confused

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:45:08

I understand. When you need a break you need a break. Good luck lovely and hope you come back soon.

TSC stop stirring it. Either spit whatever it is out or just say nothing.

There was a female Pope once - or was that a film.

Have a good break Fenton and come back soon.

BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 16:45:20

Grrr I just read the toddler on a train thread - waste of time - it couldn't possibly the that thread that upset Fenton.

Maryz what have you done?!?!?! <only joking>

No seriously, FENTON, come on, you were so nice and came to say goodbye, now perhaps you can tell us why? And then everyone will realize it was all a big misunderstanding and we will all be friends forever yeah?

Hope your break is a good one Fenton, be kind to yourself smile

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 16:46:56

And congratulations on turning what was a nice, one-sided supportive friendly thread into a really nasty piece of schoolgirl innuendo.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 16:46:57

Oh is this to do with facebook fuckery or something?

Impressed by your staying power Brain.

FooffyShmoo Tue 12-Feb-13 16:47:12

Ditto Mintyy.

Fenton you appear to have made up your mind to go. That's a such a shame. When the troops are being rallied for MN armageddon (which isnt as far off as you might think) you'll be needed.


Absy Tue 12-Feb-13 16:47:13

I was buying crisps.

I was concerned KM and MadamDS had been replaced by Goady Fuckers.

FriskyBivalves Tue 12-Feb-13 16:48:40

Fenton, I have read many of your posts and always enjoyed them.

Could you maybe do some MN-lite? Kind of lurk but don't post and then see how long it takes you to be drawn back in take a view on whether things are back on perspective? How can you resist these beautiful Siren songs urging you to stay?

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 16:48:56

For the love of god. Look what you are doing to poor Getorf. Someone give her a drink or a hug.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 16:49:51




<can go to bed now, safe in the knowledge that Fenton will maybe probably hopefully come back>

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 16:50:12

Glad you,ll be back soon fenton.

Getorf you can come round to mine for pancakes if you want.

still have no idea whats occuring

Most of my favourite poster on here, I wish I could lock you all on this fred.grin


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Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 16:52:00

YY discretion.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 12-Feb-13 16:52:15

You can share my pancakes GetOrf.
DS has his with Nutella,
I lace my Nutella with dark rum.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 16:52:28

Replaced?! Never!

Must dash (just as it's getting interesting). Baby's just woken and big one has a full face of my make up on like Barbara Cartland so must be time to go out...

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 16:52:35

I used to be such a wanker on mumsnet.

Pancake day reminds me that a few years ago I started an AIBU 'aiby to think if you need to buy readymade pancake mix you are an idiot' or something.

I was nicely flamed. grin Chargrilled pancakes. And some knobbers agreed with me.

5 years on I don't give a FUCK about pancakes.

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 16:54:48

Hope you will be back soon Fenton. We did the pancake thing for breakfast with Nutella.

HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 16:56:38

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GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:00:46

I don't understand clues.

My name is not Angela Fucking Lansbury.

I don't know why we can't just say 'x is being a disingenuous twat'.

I have said that before. I didn't get deleted or NUFFIN.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Tue 12-Feb-13 17:01:17

Hi Fenton

I hope you come back when you are ready thanks


TuftyFinch Tue 12-Feb-13 17:04:25

I can't read all of this because I'm supposed to be coastgurding the coast.
It would be nice if you don't go.

BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 17:05:06

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FlouncingMintyy Tue 12-Feb-13 17:06:40

This is driving me to distraction. Suppose I should step away and go and feed my children or summat.

PickledInAPearTree Tue 12-Feb-13 17:09:43

Just popped on to add to the Fenton Respect, I always like to see your name on a thread Fenton.

<hides Betty Crocker "shake to make" pancake mix>

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 17:10:06

See I am a bit confused at the 'clues in her post' thing. I think Fenton just wrote a post without attempting any Agatha Christie plot lines.
I thought it was the train but I think I can see why people might think its the site stuff...stuff.
But I don't know and I don't think Fenton wanted it to be dissected. A first reaction to her post is understandably 'bloody hell, what's up' and 'was it x or y' but ultimately she may not want to say and I am not sure how us randomly assembled posters working it out helps.


Hopefully she will feel better and come back.

BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 17:13:09

Amen <that was to Pag

HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 17:14:10

Quite, Pag.

Fenton Tue 12-Feb-13 17:14:39

Just one last thing, please, please don't anyone go getting all paranoid and fighty sad

I am not on MN FB or any FB (or haven't been for a very long time and even then I wasn't really into it) - there's no behind the scenes nasties - nothing sinister, I honestly didn't leave any clues, just a trail of biscuits to find my way back.

You're going to make me say it, .....It's not you, it's ME.

And what Pag said ^ - some things don't change

TheSecondComing Tue 12-Feb-13 17:15:50

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Absy Tue 12-Feb-13 17:16:50


GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:19:45

Oh god sorry about the facebook references. I was just musing aloud. I wasn't accusing anyone of facebook shite.

I haven't a clue what's going on and would just prefer if fenton would stay that's all.

Snide Papas sounds like a really good name for a blues bar.

HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 17:20:55

No, no, no, TSC. Sorry if it reads that way. I just meant the the outbreak of GF over the past few weeks leaves posters feeling suspicious and paranoid.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 17:22:36

TSC why come on twice and say people know things and are being disingenuous? Can't you see how unpleasant that is and how bad it makes everyoen feel?

If you have something to say, just say it.

We are all adults ffs. Not 12.

MiaCulper Tue 12-Feb-13 17:22:39

What knives? And what Snide Papas? Do you mean this sort of thing?

"I know for a fact believe someone on here knows full well why Fenton is acively upset, yet is pretending she doesn't and by commenting is adding to the 'hmm, I suspect I know something but hmm, are there clues as to why Fenton is upset?' <chin strokery musing> on here.

No idea why- perhaps she's seeking pm's so she can have a right good stir behind the scenes. "


BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 17:24:19

Phew. I panicked for a moment there. My faith in humanity is restored.

BrainSurgeon Tue 12-Feb-13 17:26:16

Epic fail in the form of a cross-post! I'm going to stay out of this now.

Fenton, hope to see you for the Easter NC thanks

usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 17:27:42

All these veiled references and digs really get on my fucking nerves.

I'm sure Fenton didn't mean to cause all this shit.

FFS you can't even flounce off in peace.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:28:57

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usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 17:29:49

<lights joss stick>

HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 17:30:05

To be fair, Hully, it was a million who started with the clues and knowing thing.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:30:59

<passes round kumbaya song sheets>

HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 17:31:19

Oh, x GetOrf.

Right, I'm orf to wrap DS1s birthday presents and try to come to terms with my firstborn baby being 14.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:32:50

Happy birthday to your ds. It is a eek moment when they start turning 14, 15, 16. grin

TheSecondComing Tue 12-Feb-13 17:33:52

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usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 17:34:49

Why should I move on?

<has a sit in>

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:36:31

<throws greenham common t shirt towards usual>

usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 17:37:38

<chains self to thread>

TheSecondComing Tue 12-Feb-13 17:39:37

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Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 17:40:25

It's upsetting because it sows suspicion and paranoia amongst a group of people who normally like and trust each other and can be relaxed without having to think about shit like that.

TuftyFinch Tue 12-Feb-13 17:40:25

<cuts down all the trees>
<goes back to coastguarding the coast>

ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 17:43:53

Hi Fenton <waves> Glad you're not de-regging, hope to see you again soon.

What's with all the insinuations, btw? I'm rather sleep-deprived and not sure I'm picking up on everything, has something horrible happened on another thread?

We're doing pancakes on Thursday, DD1 would never forgive me if she didn't get to coat the entire kitchen in a layer of batter prior to making one small pancake with the remainder grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 17:44:37

I am such a slow typist blush

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 17:45:40

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KnottyLocks Tue 12-Feb-13 17:47:13

Fenton, we'll be hoping to see you back soon after a little holiday. If not, we'll be sending a posse after you!

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 17:49:14

... and you don't want to mess with the Woolly Posse, Fenton grin

Can we all stop with the snideyness, insinuations and general goading please? If you know something, either keep it to yourself or spit it out so that others can confirm/deny.

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 17:49:15


This has been a nice thread in many ways - lots of very nice mners here and just a few goady tossers.

KnottyLocks Tue 12-Feb-13 17:54:03

Nooo us woolly folks are armed with pointy, hooky things.

Even Hully is frit of us grin

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 17:56:43

All friends again?

My whole afternoon and house have gone to shit today. The baby's pleased because she's been able to limpet to me but ds is not happy.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 18:00:15

welcome back, katie...

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 18:03:26

I managed to put a couple of washes on, get DS to A&E after another phone call from school and keep up to date although slightly confused on here.

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 18:05:21

grin Hully

Dh is going to be disappointed. He's got used to clean and tidy house and children and dinner.

Oh well. Sucked. Back. In.

LtEveDallas Tue 12-Feb-13 18:06:27

Well I left DH to do pancakes. Not ONLY did he buy fucking Aunt Bessie and Peppa fucking Pig pancake mix instead of, I dunno, opening one of the 5 packs of flour in the cupboard, he forgot to buy lemons AND the pancakes are SHIT.

DDs chocolate ones are like bloody hockey pucks, and my plain ones are crispy and greasy and fucking HORRIBLE.

AND now instead of relaxing, I've got to cook a proper tea.

<<pancake rage>>

Fuck fuck bollocks.

(oh and Hi Fenton, hope you are OK and look forward to seeing you soon - but without side bollocks, m'kay?)

Is this the LONGEST flounce thread ever? Does Fenton get a sticker?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 18:08:48

I bought a pancake mix. DD was very sweet, she said, "Oh what is this? Aw, never mind Mum, I'll make them properly."

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 18:10:17

Result, Hully!

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 18:10:19

Yes, almost, but did you make pancakes from scratch? Hope ds is ok.

Oh I,ve just stuffed meself lardy

Tufty you,re a proper fishermans friend.

I love you all an all.

usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 18:13:04

My Flounce thread was longer,so can you all stop posting please

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 18:14:51

My dinner is a bag of crisps and a weightwatchers (probably horse) lasagne.

No pankakes, not even aunt Bessies <sadface>

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 18:15:30

Pankakes? Pancakes for the Kardashians obvs.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Tue 12-Feb-13 18:16:48

grin usual

Fenton you can't go! Every time I see your name, it makes me think of Fenton, which then makes me smile, then I watch the video and piss my pants laughing. Without you I might forget about Fenton and the joy that video has brought to my dreary life! Also I like you so you can't go

TuftyFinch Tue 12-Feb-13 18:19:37

Pathan, I've gone without pancakes because I'm too busy protecting the coast. It's going well though, not one invasion yet.

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 18:21:08

I don't like pancakes. So if anyone in this household wants one, they can make it themselves.

usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 18:23:52

I was going to make DS some pancakes,but he's hungover and doesn't want any.

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usualsuspect Tue 12-Feb-13 18:37:43

I told him that,Beer.He made a sort of retching noise though hmm

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 18:37:53

Hold on, back pedal a bit.

almostanotherday, you had to take your son to A&E?

Is he ok?

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PhilMcAverty Tue 12-Feb-13 18:41:48

Fenton, bloody lovely to see you're still around sweet cheeks xxx

<totally ignores rest of the thread>

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 18:43:00

I'll have his, usual

ShowOfHands Tue 12-Feb-13 18:45:43

My computer can't cope with the length of this thread. It will only show bits of it. Mostly about pancakes and Hully shouting about PERIODS.

She hasn't deflounced has she? Oh bollocks. It's always the good ones who leave. Wanky McTroll just namechanges and rogers on.

I haven't posted much recently. Heart's not in it much. Learning to drive. Writing a book. Trying to go back to work. Plus, I have my PERIOD.

PS DH did the pancakes here and appeared out of the kitchen brandishing all sorts of stuff including fresh fruit and cured meats and nutella posh chocolate.

I'm not entirely sure I really like pancakes. I like the fillings. The actual pancakes are like eating a warm flannel.

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 18:46:35

He okay (ish) He got pushed down the stairs at school by unknown hand, ankle is now 4times bigger than it was, black and blue and he can't put any weight on it but not broken thankfully, he has to rest it all day tomorrow and then start putting weight on it from Thursday.

It's one of my teens not my younger DS.

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 18:47:04

Thanks for asking Maryz

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 18:50:21

Don't go! DS is so sure he is getting a lab puppy for Christmas that I am almost convinced he is, too, and maybe you Know All About Labs. And so I needs you.

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 18:51:30

<waves at all nice people>

<flicks v's to all today fuckers>

You Know Who You Are.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 18:51:34

oh almost! Poor ds. I hope the pusher gets flattened by an asteroid.

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 18:51:49

Goady. DYAC!

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 18:52:57

I like pancakes! We don't get a pancake day! What's all this lemon business? I do like lemon. Whaddya do with it?

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 18:54:12

You squeeze the kemon over the pancake and then lightly sprinkle with sugar.

Do you have a Deny's near you? Damn fine pancakes in there

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 18:57:58

Well, that sounds lurvely! We DO have Denny's close-ish but all my pancakes must be of the GF variety. (Gluten Free, not Goady Fucker)

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 18:58:38

DS is on sofa dosed up on painkillers with leg propped up tv remote in hand and I have done his chores for him.

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 18:59:31

Now I just have to convince DH that I am DS is getting a lab puppy for Christmas...

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 19:00:20

My teens are in charge of pancakes once younger ones in bed. should be interesting.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 19:00:36

I love pancakes. Mine are a bit like crepes though, thin and crispy.

Love american ones too, when they're all fluffy and light. With syrup and fruit. Mmmm.

almost - sorry to hear about the evil hand attached to an arsehole. Hope your DS's ankle heals well.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 19:01:29

Ew to that mental image I just created.

<ick face>

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 19:02:43

Cheerful-cut out pics of lab puppies and stick them up all over the house and get your DS to draw daddy a lovely pic of one and put it right in the middle of the fridge.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 19:03:55

I'm amazed more teenagers don't break ankles tbh. Groups of teenage boys only seem to need to catch a glimpse of a set of stairs to start pushing and shoving hmm.

I'm glad he is ok.

ds is making the pancakes too thick. And they are arguing because ds1 fried mackerel earlier and didn't wash the pan properly.

fishy pancakes anyone? [generous].

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 19:04:50

We're about to start the pancakes. Think deliciously fluffy and not at all like shoe leather dh may have to think too if the reality's somewhat different to the dream

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 19:06:14

My dd broke her arm when playing rugby, and then a week later was pushed down the stairs and broke her wrist.

That was a fun few months.

She has broken the same wrist 3 more times since.

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 19:07:15

Perhaps I WILL make pancakes even though it's not a "thing" in America. I do love "things".

Good idea almost!

GetOrf Tue 12-Feb-13 19:07:21

Pushed down the stairs at school. I didn't push her.

QOD Tue 12-Feb-13 19:12:41



HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 19:13:11

It's Wednesday morning here so no pancakes anymore sad

Still, I'm about to cook huevos rancheros for DS birthday breakfast, with chocolate cake to round it off.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 19:13:27

Almost, oh that sounds painful,poor thing.

Maryz savoury in your house, dead posh.

Tufty you is hardcore, forgoing pancakes to defend Albion from pirates and the like.

So on your behalf I will eat a few more and think of "those in peril on the sea".

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 19:14:35

It's only quarter after one in the afternoon here! On Tuesday. It's like time travel! grin

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:18:38

Cheerful It's our equivalent of Mardi Gras for Lent. But being all British (and what with it being all cold and that) we don't dress up in skimpy costumes and have carnivals. Oh no - we get out our Delia recipe books and use up our fattening ingredients on a pancake fest.

wiki link here

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:21:34

According to that wiki link in Estonia, they celebrate Shrove Tuesday by eating whipped cream filled buns. I'm going there next year. grin

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:24:17
MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:24:39

I've killed it now, haven't I.

greenhill Tue 12-Feb-13 19:25:56

Why does the first pancake out of the pan always look so awful that it gets thrown away? They tasted better than they looked anyway (scotch pancakes on the griddle are much nicer)

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:29:26

I've always heard that the first pancake is like your first DC. You make all your mistakes on it and then it gets better. grin

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 19:29:53

Of course we don't need a pup. We have a lovely sweet old boy of a dog already. And I will have DS and a 7 month old baby. And it's always freezing and snowy at Christmas here, making house training even harder.

On the other hand...

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:31:23

I don't even like dogs much but after that picture I want one.

greenhill Tue 12-Feb-13 19:32:24


Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 19:38:19

yeah but they grow

and worse


Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 19:39:57

My old dog looked just like that when we first got him [nostalgic]

<forces self to think of shit and puke and rolling in fox and hair and chasing ducklings>

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:39:59

and smell of dog.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 19:40:54

I suppose I ought to call myself MardiGras for once today.

Hullygully Tue 12-Feb-13 19:41:27

I don't mind any of that. My dear dog rolls in shit every day. Everyday a shampoo day.

But she never loses a hair.

That's key for me.

cocolepew Tue 12-Feb-13 19:46:09

My dog is a chocolate lab crossed with a chocolate cocker spaniel. She looks like a,lab puppy even though shes nearly 3 <random>

Sorry you feel shit Fenton.

I have a picture of one of my lovely labs on my profile <shameless> don't listen to them CY, labs are cute and wonderful and they snore even louder than dh

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 19:57:49

Mine died two years ago. I still come across his hairs.

I really want another dog. Do you reckon it would be the same level of madness as having another c&c?

Aww Maryz - that is rather sweet. Like those people who swear blind that white feathers come from the beyond..

If it makes you feel better we used to find dog hairs when we moved to a different house in Australia that the dogs never lived in. <woooh>

IamtheZombie Tue 12-Feb-13 20:14:05

Zombie has just read this entire thread. It has made her extremely sad.

She hopes Fenton will soon feel able to return.

She hopes the stirrers will stop.

LtEveDallas Tue 12-Feb-13 20:31:51

I have recovered from Pancake rage now. But refused to make USELESS husband any tea, so he is sulking into a can of Carlsberg.

Even MuttDog has refused to eat his abominations - and she eats rabbit poo shock smile

DD has made me promise to make English and American pancakes for breakfast on Saturday. I MAY have forgiven DH by then.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 20:42:10

grin LtEve!grin LtEve!.

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 20:51:37

The hair is really the only thing putting me off. CheerfulDog (pics on profile I think) is the lovliest middle-aged boy in the world but is mostly golden retriever. The hair is ridiculous.

I have a soft spot for golden retrievers but their hair is twice as long as Labradors you know...

Thus half the hair...


CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 21:12:28

Yours are lovely Scone! smile

Golden hair is floaty though...it is v long but it kind of just wafts about until you can suck it up. Lab hair seems sticky by comparison.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 21:18:00

Scone, not so much sweet as slatternly I think.

Mine was a goldie. And the gentlest dog you could ever imagine sad. And probably the only thing in the entire world that ds1 ever loved.

I would like another, but to be honest, any dog we got would outlive our family home, as we will probably move when the kids leave - which will hopefully be before they all turn 30 grin.

Labradors get fat. And (for some reason) smellier than goldies, I don't know why.

I would also quite like a boxer, I have a soft spot for boxers, but they are so incredibly stupid and impossible to train.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 21:26:18

Well, I'm only just back to this thread after popping around to my electrician neighbour to ask him to fix my dishwasher, and after being ploughed with vodka, all I can say is CheerfulYank, you must get a Labrador puppy.
In fact, everybody on this thread should get a puppy or a kitten.
That is all.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 21:31:20

I want a Glen of Immal terrier, have you heard of them Maryz? They are an Irish breed.
I meet one in the park, she,s a dote.Very smart, but placid, short little stocky body and a lovely coat, in wheaten or grey -- and they don,t malt--.
They can have a problem with eyes, but good breeders will have done x breeding carefully.
I wish i could do the linky thing, they are a smasher of a wee dog.

HesterBurnitall Tue 12-Feb-13 21:35:48
Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 21:42:40

Oh, yes the square faced ones, a bit like Highland Terriers. I wouldn't mind, but dh won't consider a small dog - ours used to run with him when he was marathon training, so anything smaller would struggle and I'd have to walk it instead

I ought to take on a rescue, but the last two people I know who have taken adult rescue dogs have had a horrible time -one turned out to really dislike cats (and birds, and children, and cars and anything that moves) and barks all the time, the other is a neurotic poo and puke-eater who scratches himself raw if left alone for even half an hour.

I'm too old to take on a baby-replacement. Though I fancy the idea of being a guide-dog-puppy walker as that's a short-term commitment.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 21:47:51

Aww thanks Hester, aren,t they darling.

The one we know is called Mollie, she is a beauty, my dd rolls round with her, and shes so patient. Beautiful dogs.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 22:06:32


Can we all stop with the snideyness, insinuations and general goading please? If you know something, either keep it to yourself or spit it out so that others can confirm/deny.

Please use your REPORT buttons people. Thanks to those of you who have done so - we will be mailing you shortly but its taken a while to get through this thread.

I am actually meant to be at the lovely wedding of a dear friend in sunny S Africa.
But for various I am not. I am here, and thus rather grumpy about that with a diagnosedbyMN? lurgy of some kind making me even grumpier deleting all sorts of nonsense is not in the spirit of the site.

So if there is anything you think we ought know about fgs click the button

That is all.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Tue 12-Feb-13 22:09:46

Olivia sad

Come and have a cuddle darling <<pats knee>>

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 22:10:59

Aw, poor you Olivia sad.
How shit is that.
I'll keep this lot in line, you just sit back and relax.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Tue 12-Feb-13 22:11:03

Sorry you are having a miserable time Olivia thanks

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 22:11:49

Right then

<flexes fingers>


HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Tue 12-Feb-13 22:14:36

Labradors are hairy fuckwits with no boundaries they are awesome

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 12-Feb-13 22:16:01

So what d'ya think Olivia.
Should Cheerful get a Labrador?

BIWI Tue 12-Feb-13 22:16:46

Too late I see, though, Olivia - you appear to have deleted half the thread!

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 12-Feb-13 22:19:48

Oh no Olivia, the heat is just what would fix you and the wine. Can you not ditch mn and rest?
Hope you feel better soon.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 22:21:53


Too late I see, though, Olivia - you appear to have deleted half the thread!

I nearly deleted the whole thing tbh.
As for cheerful getting a dog = I have always loved dogs but never had one (forces family so wasn't feasible)
I helped look after a neighbour's lab last week and oMG such a responsibility and a TIE.
Has been rather good doggy "contraceptive" tbh.

Maryz got deleted? Shome Mishtake Surely?

Are you actually allowed to do that, Olivia? grin

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 22:43:33

Sorry Olivia <suitably chastened>

Though, tbh I have no idea what I said that was rude, apart from telling tantrums to fuck off, and she knows I luffs her.

Sorry about your wedding sad and the lurgy sad.

I looked after gerbils for a friend once. They ate ds's curtains and had babies (and stank). It cured the kids of ever wanting small furry animals.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 12-Feb-13 22:48:37

Ooh crikey. I gort deleted. Whoops. I thought I was only being a bit cheeky to Totally, clearly being knackered as fuck means my PA radar is off.

Sorry you;re not well Olivia, is it a nasty cold-type lurgy? Have you been prescribed the famed Vicks on the soles of your feet? I swear it's MN's answer to everything, including swine flu and necrotising fasciitis.

thanks and [grapes]

Oh Liv - that is horrid not being able to go to SA. Poor you.

I feel a bit sick now as I have eaten too many homemade pancakes.

I am giving up wine and bread for Lent <brave> but reverting to my Irish Catholic roots and not including Sundays.

CheerfulYank Tue 12-Feb-13 22:54:11

Oh yuck, that's no fun Olivia. sad

Since we already have a dog it wouldn't be all that much more responsibility.... But the hair, urgh!

Sensible me says to get one when DS is older and more helpful. Non-sensible me says Squeeeeeeeee! They're so CUTE!

Thumbwitch Tue 12-Feb-13 22:54:30

There now, I kind of expected to get deleted. Serves me right for posting from the kneejerk instead of carefully structuring my response to avoid it.

Sorry for adding to your woes, Olivia - get well soon x wine

Oh Christ Fenton.

Dont go.

Take a break, and come back rested.

You need to develop a thick skin. If you were anywhere around Richmond Park, I would have coffee with you, poor coffee over you and thicken your skin personally. joking. But I would have coffee with you. And drink it. Not pour it over you. you know.

Keerrrist, what went down here???? [foncused}

Pagwatch Tue 12-Feb-13 23:06:43

Good grief. I got deleted. What on earth did I say?

Was I just so fucking reasonable that MNHQ couldn't stand it anymore.

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 23:07:28

<points and laughs at Pag>

What is it with the deletions. I don't think I read anything on here that ruffled my sensitive feathers.

Or am I thick?

PickledInAPearTree Tue 12-Feb-13 23:12:37

Was it oh do fuck off dear perchance grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 23:14:11


Good grief. I got deleted. What on earth did I say?

Was I just so fucking reasonable that MNHQ couldn't stand it anymore.

<delete self in a bid to nix the lurgy>

KatieMiddleton Tue 12-Feb-13 23:17:04

I have been deleted a lot. I thought we were on dogs now and it was all ok again?

I probably deserved it. My proportion of deleted posts since I've been back is now something like 30% blush

I notice all the posts regarding my less than fabulous parenting are still there...

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 23:18:36

Olivia, you need a hot whiskey with lemon, two paracetamol and an early night.

What is Justine doing, leaving you in charge when you aren't well? It isn't fair shock.

I love my dog but he did not have any pancakes.


IamtheZombie Tue 12-Feb-13 23:21:30

Zombie squeezes the biggest, juciest lemon she can find. Pours juice into large mug. Adds the same amount of Jack Daniels. Adds 2 teaspoons Manuka honey. Fills mug with boiling water. Stirs. The mug, not the thread.

Hands mug to Olivia.

Reboils kettle and fills hot water bottle.

Hands hot water bottle to Olivia.

MmeLindor Tue 12-Feb-13 23:21:58

A thread for Olivia

Come and take the No Goady No PA Oath

I think a new concept of Zombie love is forming. Replacing Puppy Love on Mount Quint.

AlienReflux Wed 13-Feb-13 02:58:19

Urgh zombie that drink is just what I need now sad

almostanotherday Wed 13-Feb-13 09:15:18

I feel shitty today, not good, don't have time to be poorly.

I have found out who pushed DS down the stairs at school tho, so will be dealing with that this morning.

Hope everyone else ok and hope Olivia feels better soon and goes drs to rule out chest infection.

AlienReflux Wed 13-Feb-13 09:25:24

Go get em almost smile

TuftyFinch Wed 13-Feb-13 09:29:00

Zombie please can I have a hot toddy too? I've got the flu and feel so ill. Stuck in the middle of nowhere with two poorlyish but getting better DC. No whisky, no lemons and nearest shop 2 miles away. I'm feeling very sorry for myself indeed.

Hullygully Wed 13-Feb-13 09:40:06

Oh poor tifty

this is no comfort, but I am STILL coughing and ill. Since Dec 18th.

Can I send you lemons?

TuftyFinch Wed 13-Feb-13 09:42:52

Thanks Hilly, lemons would be lovely. Poor you with the coughs, DD was coughing all night.

I am coughing. And sneezing. And miserable.

I am however taking great pleasure in telling everyone at work how ill i am and coughing in their direction.

Hoping to be ordered to go home and recover? no, not me at all.

HesterBurnitall Wed 13-Feb-13 10:10:15

I'm hobbling and paining because I saved a goal with my (pathetic, jellylike) inner thigh at football tonight. The woman who kicked it was massive strong, it's even left a diamond pattern from the stitching in the centre of a massive bruise.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 13-Feb-13 10:12:07

I've got a pile the size of a mans thumb. I can't sit down and standing up isnt to nice either.

But only a small cough.

As you were.

Maryz Wed 13-Feb-13 10:14:20

I have had a fluey thing since the beginning of January. Obviously there is something horrible going around this year.

And now I have an ear infection, am back on antibiotics and I reckon I'm beginning a UTI hmm. It's costing me a fecking fortune, because I think I'm going to have to go to the doctor again later in the week to get a prescription for that.

Tantrums: Go home and recover, right now <stern look>

Everyone else: Follow zombies instructions, drink, retire to bed.

Tufty, try hot ribena, maybe?

I'm coughing hopefully at the kids - do you think they will notice and clear up around here?

Maryz Wed 13-Feb-13 10:14:55

We are all pathetic aren't we?

[feeble grin]

I tried that with the kids MaryZ

Ds1 asked me could I cough more quietly because he couldnt hear the TV.

HesterBurnitall Wed 13-Feb-13 10:37:11

Pickled shock you win. Or, well, lose actually when you really think about it. Ouch.

IamtheZombie Wed 13-Feb-13 10:37:18

Zombie adds lemons to shopping list.

Abra1d Wed 13-Feb-13 10:37:50

OK, I'm completely puzzled. I wouldn't normally 'track' posters as it's a bit stalkerish, but when someone like the OP takes the trouble to post on flouncers and say they're leaving because people have been mean to them it does make me sympathetically look back over the last few days to see what's been happening. Because sometimes people do get a hard time for no good reason, and that's not right.

I can't truly see anything: just the normal argument/counter-argument on threads. Can anyone explain what has been going on?

Pagwatch Wed 13-Feb-13 10:51:12

Oh Abr1d,
I am not sure there is a describable thing.i think only lovely old Fenton knows what upset her and she doesn't want to talk about it.
It's a rum do and no mistake but I am hoping peace and love will triumph


CheerfulYank Wed 13-Feb-13 11:01:45

I am not sick, as the bastarding flu seems to have finally left our house. (Knock wood)

But I am pregnant and hugely uncomfortable. Pore ol' DS woke up with a nightmare and now it's almost 5 and I can't sleeeep. I feel like some ungainly marine animal who's been beached, trying to reposition myself somehow.

And last night, at work (cinema), I shredded part of a film. Boss vair unhappy. Sigh.

All right, done whining.

brew to all coughing/bruised/piled sad folk here. <pats heads, makes shushing noises>

TuftyFinch Wed 13-Feb-13 11:12:55

Everyone's poorly, can we all decamp to Zombie's to be looked after? Mary, good idea with the Ribena.

BrainSurgeon Wed 13-Feb-13 11:40:11

I got deleted too <cries> I'm relly sorry about your cancelled trip to SA Olivia and I would like to apologise if I wrote any of the "nonsense not in the spirit of the site" sad sad sad
I really didn't mean any harm I just wanted all to be friends again and a puppy
<cries more>

Oh dear, everyone is ill - except me - hah.

But you definitely garner the most sympathy Pickled. Ouch!

KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:03:39

I think it was my fault brain. I started it with a post about parenting top trumps and most of that discussion went <careful> Sorry Olivia.

I can't compete with the illing so I'll just hand round the strepsils and mop brows and I had more than my fair share of ill earlier in the year

Thumbwitch Wed 13-Feb-13 12:04:27

You're in good company Brain. wink

KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:14:29

Oh yes. Poor pickled, you have my sympathy. I gave birth to one of those with dd. I nearly named the fucker it was so enormous. It went away by itself after a couple of weeks but I remember <winces>

TheNebulousBoojum Wed 13-Feb-13 12:15:42

I got deleted for asking another poster if I was the smug mother of two who had annoyed her. She didn't think I was.
So, deleted but content. smile

PickledInAPearTree Wed 13-Feb-13 12:16:59

I'm waiting to give birth. God knows what size the fucker will be after!

Just lying on my side feeling a bit glum.

It's a massive design flaw this birth malarky. Very uncivilised! grin

Abra1d Wed 13-Feb-13 12:25:37

Pagwatch, thanks for responding--hopefully all will resolve itself positively.

KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:28:08

wink Boojum

Have you thought of any names Pickled? Hemorrina? I think mine may have popped out pre-birth but I can't really remember. The last bit of pg was hellish so have blocked most of it out.

Thumbwitch Wed 13-Feb-13 12:32:45

Pickled, that sounds awful. How long have you got to go?
Someone on here sat on hers too quickly and it burst shock. Felt better after though.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 13-Feb-13 12:34:53

Due on Saturday so not long. I'm going to show it to the midwife Friday.

It's HUGE I've never seen anything like it.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 13-Feb-13 12:35:51

He's Barry bum grape. I found it funny at first but that's before he turned into Phil Mitchell's head.

Now not so much!

KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:39:57

I don't blame you. Nobody wants Phil Mitchell emerging from their crack. It may go away by itself once there's less pressure.

Is it dc2?

KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:41:59

Thumb did dc2 arrive ok? You must have been due some time in Sep/October?? And Pidj, she must have had her baby too? Oh and Flight is due about now I think?

KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:42:43

Someone needs to do a baby round-up.

Thumbwitch Wed 13-Feb-13 12:46:02

PMSL at Phil Mitchell hanging out of someone's crack! grin

KatieM - yes thanks, DS2 arrived 4 days ahead of due date in mid-October thanks to induction - it all kept nearly going wrong but went right in the end and he was born without real incident, and has been doing really well. He's huge now (see profile pic if you want smile )

THERhubarb Wed 13-Feb-13 12:52:12

I got asked if I was the poster who recently had an entire thread deleted because I broke publishing laws or something. This on a thread where I had just popped in to see if I could help someone. I think she was trying to undermine me (or make me out to be thick) so that was her way. I called her up on it. She never apologised and I was bloody angry as other posters must have wondered if I did indeed break the law and had a thread pulled.

Shit happens. I've been torn apart on Mumsnet, I've been called a rape apologiser. I've had posters link to my threads on other forums and pull me apart on there too. I've had PM threats and been told that someone felt sorry for my children, what with me being a shit mother an' all.

Mumsnet can be really nasty at times. If someone thinks they have lost an argument or thinks you have made them look stupid, they will sometimes waste no time in trying to discredit you, patronise you, intimidate you, etc. But that's the worst case scenario.

Best things that have happened to me; I have had 2 Mumsnetters as clients. Mumsnet HQ helped me out with a work crisis. I've had lovely parcels sent when I was going through a shit time. Complete strangers have gone out of their way to help me. I've had huge arguments with posters and then gone on to completely agree with them and support them on other threads.

For me, the overwhelming kindness of Mumsnet beats the nastiness hands down. It can be hard sometimes to see the wood through the trees, especially when you've had a bad day and feel that everyone on Mumsnet is out to get you and that your reputation is shattered. But it's never that bad. That poster who had a go is probably having a go at someone else now.

Yes it is horrible when posters who you thought were friends suddenly turn against you. Heaven knows many posters have never got over what happened one fateful Christmas when it turned out that many of their friends had started a secret forum of their own.... but you know how loyal you are as a friend. Your conscience is clear and if these people can do it to you, they can do it to others too and probably will. They are not worth your time and are certainly not worth your flounce.

We need all the good people we can get on Mumsnet. So I sincerely hope you sleep on it Fenton and just come back on like nothing has happened. Don't let the bastards drive you out. Why should they benefit from Mumsnet whilst you go without?


KatieMiddleton Wed 13-Feb-13 12:58:47

Congratulations Thumb! I can't get your profile to open but will try again when I'm next on pc.

Thumbwitch Wed 13-Feb-13 13:19:50

Thanks Katie! smile

usualsuspect Wed 13-Feb-13 13:24:43

Don't come back as Fenton3 though, the side bollocks are a bastard to get rid of.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 13-Feb-13 13:36:50

If it's any consolation Rhubarb you were wonderful to me a year or so ago. It was a few name changes ago and I'm sure you won't remember but I do.

You and another handful of vipers literally changed my life.

Thank you thanks

Gorgeous baby Thumbwitch, makes me v.broody.

Thumbwitch Wed 13-Feb-13 14:06:45

Thank you Scone! smile

THERhubarb Wed 13-Feb-13 14:42:40

You're welcome Randall smile It's what Mumsnet is all about though isn't it? Support and laughs? I'm sure you give a fair amount of support yourself - we all do.

Congrats Thumbwitch, sorry I didn't read your update. Glad he's doing well, such a cutie an' all!

almostanotherday Wed 13-Feb-13 15:50:22

Quick update from me DS's school is looking into the accident.

Is this now the longest flouncing thread?

I have been drinking hot lemon and honey all day but nothing is stopping my nose from being like a leaking tap :-(

Is Fenton coming back yet?

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 13-Feb-13 15:59:01

Glad they're looking into it, poor lad must have been scared half to death.

Hope it heals quickly for him.

How is your ds almost ? Hope he isn't too traumatised. Good that the school are looking into it.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 13-Feb-13 16:20:28

My ds2 as well thumb witch ill have a look at yours when I'm on my pc.

It will remind me Phil Mitchell is worth it!