Calling all US MN'ers! Trinity and PurplePillow need a favour from you wonderful people :D

(73 Posts)
TrinityRhino Sun 29-Sep-13 17:26:27

We are after a Minnie Mouse Precious Petal Baby Bouncer for our pregnant friend.

We have 6 weeks ish grin

Original Thread here

We cant seem to find it anywhere in the uk or anywhere that will post to the UK

Maybe one of you wonderful people would post it to PurplePillow cause you are so lovely grin

TrinityRhino Sun 29-Sep-13 17:50:22

pretty please oh helpful wonderful US mners grin

TrinityRhino Sun 29-Sep-13 20:18:13

Bumping for lots of lovely helpful people grin

PurplePillow Sun 29-Sep-13 20:32:44

Unashamed bump grin

Bimblepops Sun 29-Sep-13 20:44:02

I'm off to NY in four weeks, is that any good to you?

Could probably get a friend in the US to buy it and then I can maybe bring it back or post it back when I'm there...

PurplePillow Sun 29-Sep-13 21:01:12

That's a fantastic offer Bimplepops grin can I let you know just incase we can get one a wee bit sooner? I really don't mean to sound ungrateful and I'm not I'm actually really touched that you would do that for me grin

Would you be allowed to bring it back with you? Don't want to make your trip harder grin

TrinityRhino Sun 29-Sep-13 21:11:47

oooh Bimplepops (cool name) that is such a kind offer smile

PurplePillow Sun 29-Sep-13 23:10:40

Bump grin

PurplePillow Mon 30-Sep-13 01:09:50

Last bump before sleep incase anyone else can help grin

headsspinningforachange Mon 30-Sep-13 01:14:13

Bumping for ya's smile

Jacksmania Mon 30-Sep-13 01:15:56

I'd be happy to order it for you, have it sent to my PO Box in the States (I live very close to the US border) and post it off for you.
I'm trustworthy - you can check with Chaos smile

laraeo Mon 30-Sep-13 01:19:30

I'm in the US, northern Virginia, and would be able to order one, no problem. Just let me know. smile

Jacksmania Mon 30-Sep-13 01:30:48

I think they went to sleep. smile
Well, two offers to help will make a nice surprise tomorrow morning flowers.

laraeo Mon 30-Sep-13 01:47:22

I do believe you're right! We're busy watching the Patriots and Falcons game. Go Pats!

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 30-Sep-13 01:55:01

I can be back-up if needed. I live in Florida. I would be happy to help.

MooseBeTimeForSnow Mon 30-Sep-13 02:34:19

I can vouch for jacksmania. I'd have volunteered my services. I hope you can get this sorted smile

NatashaBee Mon 30-Sep-13 02:36:17

Sounds like you already have some offers, but I can help if not smile

PurplePillow Mon 30-Sep-13 09:24:23

Just back in from school run and wowgrin

So many kind offers grin

Can you pm me your name and addresses so I know where to post it to please and we can sort it out via that
Again thank you all

PurplePillow Mon 30-Sep-13 19:51:28

Hey guys, I got your pm's thank you

I would be happy for any of you to help me but what would be easiest for you as in who is closest to a burlingtons coat factory?

Also would it be easier for me to buy it and get it delivered to you and you post onto me or you buy and post and i transfer money via paypal?

thanks smile

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 30-Sep-13 20:36:22

Purple, I am very close to a store; I just called them and they have two in stock. I am sending you another PM.

wibblyjelly Mon 30-Sep-13 20:42:44

Aw, I love MN!

laraeo Mon 30-Sep-13 22:17:11

It sounds like Minnie is taken care of / if not I'm 10 minutes from Burlington Coat Factory.


PurplePillow Mon 30-Sep-13 22:22:04

Hi laraeo, yes thank you all for your kind offers of help.

Sconerhymeswithgone has been wonderful enough to get "Minnie" for me but i cannot say thank you enough for all your lovely offers of help grin

MN really is an amazing place filled with lots of lovely people (not hairy truckers) grin

Jacksmania Tue 01-Oct-13 04:14:03

Hi Purple - sorry I didn't get to look in again today but I see you're sorted smile
I'm glad. Best of luck and MN love to your friend!

ZingWantsCake Tue 01-Oct-13 05:38:45

this thread made me well up! souch love and generosity! thanks

I hope you get this on time. lucky baby!

PurplePillow Tue 01-Oct-13 16:52:27

Yes she is going to be a very lucky baby but after all the scares my friend has been through so very worth it grin

I really cannot thank everyone enough especially SconeRhymesWithGone grin

SconeRhymesWithGone Tue 01-Oct-13 20:43:16

I am leaving work in a few minutes to go get Minnie. smile

Bimblepops Tue 01-Oct-13 20:51:09

Really glad this is all sorted. Mumsnetters rock!

PurplePillow Tue 01-Oct-13 21:07:45

Aww Scones I really can't thank you enough gringringrin

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 02-Oct-13 00:00:45

My pleasure, Purple. smile

Minnie is now sitting on my dining room table waiting for her journey across the ocean which will begin tomorrow morning. The saleswoman who helped me was the same one I spoke with yesterday, and she was very excited to hear Minnie is going to a baby in the UK and had put the bouncer aside so no one else could get it until I got there.

PurplePillow Wed 02-Oct-13 07:57:58

Awww and the joy spreads gringringrin

I am sitting here in the pouring rain waiting to take my girls to school with tears of joy on mt cheeks and a feeling of humbleness at the kindness of the world smilesmile

Thank you so much Sones xxx

ZingWantsCake Wed 02-Oct-13 08:29:08

stop making me cry!thanks

but please please update when the item arrives, whenever it is, I need to know!smile

TrinityRhino Wed 02-Oct-13 10:07:41

awwww this is just wonderful

scones, you are awesome

<lovely warm feeling>


Jacksmania Wed 02-Oct-13 19:13:43

Awww, this is just the sweetest thread. I'm going to put it on my Watch list - please update when Minnie arrives thanks.

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 02-Oct-13 19:48:13

Purple, I sent you another PM; the shipper needs additional info. Minnie is packaged up and ready to go.

PurplePillow Wed 02-Oct-13 21:11:39

Sorry was at taekwondo with the littlest dd grin pm'd you now grin

I will definately update gringringrin

PurplePillow Wed 02-Oct-13 21:35:54

ZingWantsCake sorry for making you cry hope they were happy tears like mine smile

I cannot wait to see this properly instead of just a photo gringringrin

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 02-Oct-13 22:19:04

Minnie is on her way! They said it would take about a week. This has been so much fun. smile

ZingWantsCake Wed 02-Oct-13 22:26:20


no need to say sorry! happy crocodile tears, of course!

I wish there was a way to follow the parcel's route - like on a radar screen or such!
it's so exciting! X

ZingWantsCake Wed 02-Oct-13 22:27:51

<gets cheerleader out fit and pompoms>
Go Minnie, Go Minnie, Go Minnie! grin

PurplePillow Wed 02-Oct-13 23:38:52

Oh yes never mind NORAD tracks Santa we need a NORAD tracks Minnie gringringrin

ZingWantsCake Thu 03-Oct-13 02:02:24


yes, that's it, that's what I meant! grin

SconeRhymesWithGone Sat 05-Oct-13 01:15:59

I have tracking information but so far all the website says is "in transit."
Thanks to Purple and Trinity and everyone for your kind words, but it was no trouble at all and a lot of fun. I am really looking forward to hearing that Minnie arrived safe and sound.

My 3 year old granddaughter has been telling her friends at nursery that I sent Minnie Mouse across the ocean to "Puh-pull Play-low." Her teacher was a bit hmm.

BillyBanter Sat 05-Oct-13 01:29:42



PurplePillow Sat 05-Oct-13 08:36:03

Awww that is sooo cute SconeRhymesWithGone gringringrin
Your granddaughter sounds adorable grin

I think I may have to change my name now in her honour gringringringrin

PurplePillow Sat 05-Oct-13 08:41:10

I meant to say your post has brightened my day grin

I'm only up this early on a Saturday when I'm full of the cold and feel miserable so I can take DD2 to her taekwondo grading but now have a smile on my face a a little zing in my step gringringrin

TrinityRhino Sat 05-Oct-13 08:47:38

awwww your grand daughter sounds adorable grin

this is so lovely grin

ZingWantsCake Sat 05-Oct-13 08:55:38


please NC ! just until the parcel gets there!smile

glad you have a little Zing in your step!grin grin grin

Scone aaawwww! how cute is she!
you are lovely for doing this, this thread makes me so fuzzy and warm! thanks

PurplePillow Sat 05-Oct-13 09:07:55

I will Zing as soon as I can get on laptop grin (can't nc on my phonehmm)

I'll try and get Trinity to do it for me though gringringrin

PuhpullPlaylow Sat 05-Oct-13 20:46:10

<twirls with new name on> gringringrin

What do you think ladies? Does it suit me? wink

Hope your granddaughter likes it Scones gringringrin

ZingWantsCake Sat 05-Oct-13 20:56:04

oh that is a beautiful name PuhPull! smile smile smile smile

[double thumbs ]up

PuhpullPlaylow Sat 05-Oct-13 21:01:27

Thank you Zing gringringrin

It was time for a wee change and definately couldn't get a better one than this grin

Scones Granddaughter sounds so cute grin

SconeRhymesWithGone Sun 06-Oct-13 13:17:20

Oh, that is lovely! She will be so excited. Thanks, Puhpull and Zing. grin

PuhpullPlaylow Fri 11-Oct-13 09:55:29

Ooh very excited, looks like Minnie may have arrivedgringringrin

Unfortunately I was on school run hmm

But a parcel has been taken to my local post office so fingers crossed gringringringrin

Will update when I know for surethanks

PuhpullPlaylow Fri 11-Oct-13 10:47:08

YAY SHE'S HERE gringringringrin

Sorry for shouting but I'm really excited and gratefull gringrin

I honestly cannot thank scones enoughthanks you are a wonderful person and I hope to tell you that in person one day gringringringrin

Hopefully I'm going to deliver it to mum to be either tonight or over the weekend and give her a wee boost as she's not sleeping and getting very sore hmm

I will update her reaction as soon as I can gringringrin

ZingWantsCake Fri 11-Oct-13 11:19:43

Yay Yay and hip hip hurray!

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks wine wine wine wine wine wine wine wine brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake

and balloons!

that made my day! (happy tears)

PuhpullPlaylow Fri 11-Oct-13 11:45:24

Me too Zing gringringringrin

I love mn, hairy truckers, nests of vipers and all winkgringrin

Will update when I've delivered it to my friend gringrin

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 11-Oct-13 13:42:48

Yea! So happy to hear Minnie arrived and looking forward to update. grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 11-Oct-13 17:43:14

Oh how truly, deeply gorgeous.

Only just seen this and it's made me cry too!

Well done scones have a wine and flowers smile

PuhpullPlaylow Sat 12-Oct-13 01:13:50

Hi all, just back in from taking "Minnie" to her knew ownergrin

She was flabbergasted when she opened the box and highly delighted grin

My friend and her husband were absolutely blown away by the effort and kindness shown to them to get this for their (soon to arrive) new baby and a lot of joyful tears were spilled (not just by them) blush

I really cannot thank SconeRhymesWithGone enough and cannot wait until they next holiday in Scotland so we can meet up and I can thank her properly face to facegrin

You and your husband are very special people and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, what you have done today and throughout this thread has touched so many people and brightened what we can only describe as a pretty bad year and for that I can never repay you fullyblush

Love and gratitude from four humbled families to one wonderful one thanksthanksthanks

ZingDollyChops Sat 12-Oct-13 02:08:13


How lovely!!

Am I the only one who figured Burlington Coat Factory only sold coats?? I may have to go for a looksee

NatashaBee Sat 12-Oct-13 03:21:18

They do have some good baby stuff there (and coats!)

SconeRhymesWithGone Sat 12-Oct-13 14:29:14

Oh, Puhpull, I feel so humbled by your post. It was very much our pleasure, and we just feel so privileged and happy. flowers flowers smile

FTRsMammy Sat 12-Oct-13 15:50:47

Have just stumbled across this Fred and can honestly say THIS is exactly why I loves MN

thankswinethanks To all

'Scuse me I've got something in my eye

PuhpullPlaylow Tue 22-Oct-13 11:52:13

Just a wee quick updategrin

If baby hasn't made an appearance on her own by next Tuesday my friend is getting induced as baby not growing

Will add pics of her in her present as soon after as possible grin

We're all getting very excitedgringringrin

ZombieZing Tue 22-Oct-13 22:52:36

(still makes me giggle!)

good luck to your friend! how exciting!

TheDoctrineOfSpike Tue 22-Oct-13 22:56:20


PuhpullPlaylow Thu 24-Oct-13 01:47:40

Well it's happening grin

My friend was induced last night (8pm ish) as pre eclampsia was detected but baby not made an appearance as yet but they're hoping she'll be here in next few hoursgringringrin

I'm going to try and get some sleep and will update in the morning as soon as there is any news smile
Sleep tight everyone xxx

BruceWillisLovesMe Thu 24-Oct-13 11:21:35

What a lovely thread :') <wipes eyes> hope your friend and baby are meeting each other already grin

PuhpullPlaylow Thu 24-Oct-13 13:55:12

Hope Olivia Hannah was born at 7:06 am weighing 6lb 2ozgringringrin

Mum and baby doing great gringringrin

So excited to finally meet her smile

TheDoctrineOfAnyFucker Thu 24-Oct-13 14:01:32


ZingAnyFucker Thu 24-Oct-13 14:10:29


beautiful names too!smile

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