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Feeling invisible .....wave at a mate!

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Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 20:31:06

Following on from Trish's good idea (and by request) this thread is the place to play 'bag a buddy' 'wave at a mate' or 'grab someone else's grip for a minute'

The original idea from the invisble thread was that it would be a brilliant idea if people had a friend they could pair up with ....just so someone is going to wave at you when you feel down.
It needed a thread.
This is it .....................

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:32:23


Will you be my mate, Reprint?

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:33:06

So Reprint you're my first buddy grin

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:34:02

Is it the poster above and the one below? In which case hello cheapskatemum!

moustachio Tue 22-Oct-13 20:34:36

<waves> hi Perpendicular,cheapskate and reprint smile

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:34:42

Will some please be my mate?

ilikeFISH Tue 22-Oct-13 20:34:56


I'm here!

flootshoot Tue 22-Oct-13 20:35:08


Who wants to be my mate then? I'm nice. Honest

Hi Ive been on MN for a while but don't have any mates here so a big wave from me

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 20:35:42

<<waves like mad at perpendicular>>

<<wonders if she is a gin wine or vodka type>>

this is fun!

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:35:54

<waves> at flootshoot!

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:36:34

<waves> at brokenbanana

Hello PVP! I'm already confused (it doesn't take much). Is my wavemate Reprint or PVP, or both?

Thanks for this thread Reprint

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:37:14

<waves> at ilikeFISH

Hi Iaminvisible

Salmotrutta Tue 22-Oct-13 20:37:38

<waves at everyone>

Hello all!

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:38:10

I confused too, Cheapskate doesn't take much!

hawkeye21 Tue 22-Oct-13 20:38:11


<waits to see who my wavemates will be>

Salmotrutta Tue 22-Oct-13 20:38:12

Hi BrokenBanana!

Did I do that right?! confused

Ooh, just noticed Moustachio - Hi to you too!

Salmotrutta Tue 22-Oct-13 20:38:32

Hi hawkeye!

Salmotrutta Tue 22-Oct-13 20:39:00

I used to love MASH...

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:39:16

<waves> @ Salmotrutta

Hello hello hello grin

Salmotrutta Tue 22-Oct-13 20:39:26

And Last Of The Mohicans.

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:39:49

Hello Hawkeye

Salmotrutta Tue 22-Oct-13 20:39:56

<waves back>

<thoroughly confused>

<waves> to everyone

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Tue 22-Oct-13 20:40:43

<waves wildly and pokes self in eye>


<Waves at everyone>. You are all my favourites. smile

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 22-Oct-13 20:41:11

<waves at everyone>

<is clearly a thread whore>

SpottyDottie Tue 22-Oct-13 20:41:31


Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 20:42:17

Do we need an actual rule for this to avoid confusions?

You get to be mates with the person who posted before you, unless already paired up!! posting to say you are making it a pair will help)
If you don't have anyone un-paired before you, then just hang on a minute for the next person.

Does that make sense?

I started the thread before thinking through how it would work was claimed by perp and requested by cheapskate .... so will be waving at both grin and the hell with the rules!

<<belatedly waves at cheapskate>>

hawkeye21 Tue 22-Oct-13 20:42:21

Hi IamInvisible and Salmotrutta.

(Yes, also a MASH fan. wish they would re-run it)

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 20:42:22

Checking in grin


flootshoot Tue 22-Oct-13 20:42:23

Ullo everyone. Someone will have to pair us up. I'm confused and I've had wine. Hic.

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:42:29

I think trish suggested the poster above you and the one below are your buddies?

<waves back at moustachio> smile

Reprint, I like them all!!! grin Esp gin though...

Does that mean I'm flootshoot s mate? confused

Hi floot
Can I call you floot?

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:45:26

<Waves> at Sparkling!

<Waves> at Spotty!

<Waves> at Uncomfortably.

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 20:45:47

perp I am a tea girl ....but hear that its good with gin shots!

SuperMuddle Tue 22-Oct-13 20:46:05

As there have been a couple of posts in quick succession, I shall do this:

<waves at UncomfortablyDumb, flootshoot, and PerpendicularVincentPrice>

TravellingLemon Tue 22-Oct-13 20:47:20

Hellooooo grin


Been lurking too long

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:47:51

<waves back wildly> grin

*Reprint', it sounds fabulous!

I want to be friends with everyone. smile

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Tue 22-Oct-13 20:48:07

<waves at broken banana>
<waves at Sparkling>

<waves at everyone for the fun of it>

Did someone mention wine?

I love to lurk usually but feeling bold tonight

MaryZombie Tue 22-Oct-13 20:49:34

This is going to be Nobdies all over again thlgrin

Called the Wavvers or something.

<waves to everyone>

<takes notes>


Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 20:49:38

<<discovers waving with wine is not sensible>>

We need a wave icon

<waves> at Reprint. A threesome! <waves> at perp, so she doesn't feel left out. Feel we should be moving on from the waving stage by now. Anyone else watching football?

flootshoot Tue 22-Oct-13 20:50:11

Hello banana... if I can call you that you can call me Floot. [Grin]

SuperMuddle Tue 22-Oct-13 20:51:12

No- one waved at me!! sad


IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:51:22

You're so lovely Sparkling. There should be more like you in the world.

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 22-Oct-13 20:51:40

Can I join in pretty please? I have cake and wine

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:51:56

Waves @ Supermuddle,

Yes much prefer banana to broken grin

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Tue 22-Oct-13 20:52:05

<waves at supermuddle>

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:52:40

Waves @ absentminded

Hi supermuddle

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 22-Oct-13 20:52:51

Nope, not watching anything, pinned under sleeping grumpy baby who whinges if I even look like I might move...
Can reach laptop with one hand but the tv remote is over <<<<<<<there and is too far away...

What flavour cake absent ?

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 20:53:50

Oo-er are you a footie fan cheapskate? which team?
I am actually watching the dog, who has been speyed today and is still wobbly. Also have half an eye on work emails as am awaiting a confirmation.
What are you up to perp (is perp OK?)

Aww thanks Iam. I would hate to think anyone feels invisible on here. Everyone's input is valid and interesting to me.

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:55:58

I'm waiting for DH to FaceTime me. He is away until January. It didn't work last night.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 20:56:03

How do I get someone? <needy>

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Tue 22-Oct-13 20:56:07

I had no waves. Nobody loves me, everybody hates me.

<sits alone in dark corner> wink


WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Tue 22-Oct-13 20:56:26

I had no waves. Nobody loves me, everybody hates me.

<sits alone in dark corner> wink

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:57:20

Reprint, I got distracted because the baby screamed <switched to Baby TV and harmony returned> grin

Is your dog ok?

Hello SuperMuddle!!

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 20:57:55

<blows kiss to WitchesCat>

MaryZombie Tue 22-Oct-13 20:58:29

<waves to WitchesCat>

<waves to WitchesCat>

marriedinwhiteisback Tue 22-Oct-13 20:58:43

>>waves<< at Sparkling's cat grin.

Isn't it just that there are some posters we notice because they hit a note with us nicely or otherwise - I don't really look at the name too often and rarely remember it else I wouldn't be here because I'd be too narked.

I remember very few names but if I waved at them I'd be accused of favouritism. Contemplates changing name to "can't win"

Hi WitchesCatamongthePhantom big WAVE fpr you.

nf1morethanjustlumpsandbumps Tue 22-Oct-13 20:58:49

Waving at witchescat evening everyone

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 20:58:53

Waves at Hester

hawkeye21 Tue 22-Oct-13 20:59:04

Another one watching a sleeping baby on my lap. If I leave him a bit longer I might (emphasize might ) be able to put him down and get on with the chores.

In the meantime I seem to have nothing to do except mn. grin

Celtic - just gone 2-0 up! Also a dog fan, have one stretched out alongside me.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 20:59:17

Do you just wave then? <small voice>

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 20:59:42

Oh oh!

<waves back at Invisible>

headlesslambrini Tue 22-Oct-13 20:59:44

<waves> not sure to who tho!

SuperMuddle Tue 22-Oct-13 21:00:03

Thank you IamInvisible, WitchesCatAmongThePigeons, and BrokenBananaTantrum! grin. Have a wave back: <wave>

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 21:01:46

So, according to the rules I think I'm supposed to wave at banana but she already has people waving at her, so I'll just wave randomly and hope for the best.


MyOtherNNisTooScary Tue 22-Oct-13 21:02:03

I haven't read the invisible thread yet but I would like to join in too please.

<lets fate decide by pressing post in

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 21:03:03

<still waving randomly> <and smiling>

hawkeye21 Tue 22-Oct-13 21:03:15

What are you up to Salmotrutta?

Any sign of Dh yet IamInvIsible?

<waves at everyone>

Who wants to be my mate? smile


IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 21:08:07

No Hawkeye. There's a five hour time difference so it depends what time he finishes work. I miss him like crazy but he gets right on my wick when he's at home!

FrightRider Tue 22-Oct-13 21:08:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 21:08:37

Waves at Lollipop

We've transposed that poem, "Not Drowning, but Waving" <gets family to do Mexican wave to everyone, since we're watching football & all>

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:08:55

Sends flowers to WitchesCat

Waves at new arrivals.

Thinks we are definitely not nobdies, Maryzombie but probably do need a name.

Aww, perp, how old is the baby? teething? I have GC ... can't wait for the next arrival. Bit baby soppy here!
Dog is fine - just wobbly after anaesthetics. And she is a wuss so thinks lots of TLC is in order, and that I should watch in case the cat pinches the dinner she won't eat!

Are we winning, cheapskate?

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 21:09:32

We did the Mexican wave at the Olympic footie cheapskate. ' 'twas fun!

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:10:33

FrightRider fancy a wavemate?

MyOtherNNisTooScary Tue 22-Oct-13 21:10:34

I think that means I'm paired up with planet blue*<waves> and *Lollipop <waves>. Is that right? Who is keeping the spreadsheet on this? And we need a [waves] emoticon grin.

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 21:10:47

Aww, waves At Fright, don't be sad!

FrightRider Tue 22-Oct-13 21:12:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SoleSorceress Tue 22-Oct-13 21:14:00


WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Tue 22-Oct-13 21:14:04

I love you all btw. Bloody fabulous and lovely yous are.

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 21:14:34

Waves at Sole

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:14:43

Ok I'll just try it out

<waves to FrightRider>


And feel free to abbreviate -it's a PITA to type all of my name out

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 21:14:43

Almost 6 months, teething and a grumpy sleep avoider but gorgeous!! Reprint, how many GC do you have? Glad your dog is recovering [smiles]

SuperMuddle, I waved at you too <sticks tongue out>

Sparkling you sound lovely, this thread is a really nice one.

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 21:15:15

HelloMyOther andLollipop <still waving> Hoping you're both seriously into tea and chocolate too ...

flootshoot Tue 22-Oct-13 21:16:56

Leaving thread now, will join again tomorrow!

FrightRider Tue 22-Oct-13 21:18:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:19:04

<<waves to floots>>

Think i saw your Mexican wave at Olympic football, Invisible! it was impressive. Celtic still 2 goals up.

Just popped on to say goodnight all. I'm off to bed. Got an early start and I'm knackered. Didn't want my new found friends to think I'm ignoring you all....

<<taking this far too seriously>>

trish5000 Tue 22-Oct-13 21:21:26

Hi Reprint. Thanks for starting it.

MrsCakesPremonition said on the other thread "everyone buddies up with the person above them on the thread.
That way you get two buddies to wave at - the person above, and the person below".

Seems a good way of doing it to me?

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 21:21:46

Yay, the birth of a new quiche! <happy sigh>

Planetearth, I'm seriously into tea, chocolate & David Bowie. Did you see the exhibition at V&A?

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:23:53

Two grin and number 3 on the way. Lucky enough to be involved in their lives.
Six months is such a great stage! (apart from the teeth. And the dribble lol)
When is your baby due?

grin at cheapskate drowning wave.

If we all wave at once we cause a tornado somewhere?

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:24:41

Any way you like FrightRider I'm not fussy. smile

trish5000 Tue 22-Oct-13 21:26:00

I dont think ilikeFISH got buddied. And since brokenbanana, who is the poster above me, seems very buddied [is that a word!], I am happy to be buddied to ilikeFISH if she wants?

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:26:07

Ok trish so that means I'm waiting for a person below.

Oo err mrs

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 22-Oct-13 21:29:57

Iaminvisisble......hi smile < waves and spills wine everywhere>

Brokenbananatantrum......chocolaye of course!! shock

And bloody hell this thread moved fast.... ( trying to get ds to sleep and he didnt like the idea of me being on myphone)

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 21:30:24

cheapskatemum no, I didn't get to the V&A, although I did spend several happy hours obsessed with the V&A website and their bookshop. Did you get there?

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 22-Oct-13 21:30:59

I have no idea what chocolaye is <sleep deprived>

Annagramma Tue 22-Oct-13 21:31:12

<still invisible>


LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:32:41

Annagramma will you please be my wavemate?

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:33:49

<<waves madly at Annagramma >>

Needing cure for arm ache

RaisingthedeadArizona Tue 22-Oct-13 21:34:33

LetsFaceTheMusic will you be mine? cake I haven't got a buddy on here and I LOVE music.

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 22-Oct-13 21:35:13

< waves at Annagramma>


KatoPotato Tue 22-Oct-13 21:36:01

<<lifts top and flashes the lot of you>>

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:36:04

RaisingthedeadArizona I surely will smile

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:36:32


I think chocolaye is what DP's hope for when they wrap up those ghastly jars of chocolate bodyspread ..... and call it a Christmas present!

MyOtherNNisTooScary Tue 22-Oct-13 21:39:58

planet, I like the odd cup of tea but I'm more a coffee drinker but you totally had me at chocolate. Total chocoholic! The Nutella thread is to torturing me as there's none in the house <sob>.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:40:13

Clocks Kato

Lifts top in return

Remembers the state of her old grey bra

Lowers top quietly and sidles off hoping no one noticed.

RaisingthedeadArizona Tue 22-Oct-13 21:41:18

Yay. Waves goodnight at LetsFaceTheMusic

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 21:43:08

Reprint, 3 GC sounds lovely, I had DC in May and have a few more months off work to spend on MN.

KatoPotato, that's an interesting way to make new friends grin.

Does everyone have a buddy?

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 22-Oct-13 21:43:31

Pahahahahaha Reprint [ grin]

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 22-Oct-13 21:43:57


LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Tue 22-Oct-13 21:46:00

Waves goodnight to RaisingthedeadArizona and FrightRider

hawkeye21 Tue 22-Oct-13 21:46:29

Right. Cannot put it off any longer. I'm off to the kitchen to do the washing up (no dishwasher) then my bed is calling. Can guarantee that at least one of the kids will wake me during the night and I desperately need my beauty sleep.

Goodnight all.

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 21:47:13

MyOther There's a Nutella thread? How have I missed that?

<goes to investigate the possibility of Nutella on toast>

RaisingthedeadArizona Tue 22-Oct-13 21:48:18

Can I check. Now we've got a buddy/wave mate - what do we do next? Sorry, I bit dense today. I didn't realise people had mates on here (bit dense everyday!). So every time someone with mates starts a thread , do their mates all check in on to say hi etc?

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:50:21

Hello everyone, I am waving!

RaisingthedeadArizona Tue 22-Oct-13 21:54:27

Gives final wave at *LetsFaceTheMusic", hope you sleep well. I'm shattered (for no good reason) and off to bed. See you around me old chum wink

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 21:56:12

Hellocatacombmint <waves back>

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 21:56:54

Hello, I rushed in earlier, waved, then had to rush out again. Are there rules, or are we just happy wavers? How do you get a buddywaver? <confuzzled>

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:57:48

I think Trish's idea was that people would keep an eye out for seeing a "mates" name ...and pop a comment on.
Lots of suggestions that sending a PM to a friend if you were in over your head on a thread, might be a nice option for finding backup.

I think seeing that a friend has started a thread, and joining in, is a great way to start ....but don't think there are any rules really.
As ever with MN, it will be what people make it.

Maybe a pressure group for a wave emoticon grin
<<looks at MNHQ>>

Kleptronic Tue 22-Oct-13 21:57:50

Always late to the party me. I wanna wave at someone!

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 21:58:44

I haven't got a clue who my buddies are, but I don't mind because I think we all are going to be friends.

RunFatGirlRun Tue 22-Oct-13 22:02:00

Hi <waves> <waves at Hester> <waves at everyone else>

I have followed this thread with great interest to an interior soundtrack of Mr Cellophane off of Chicago grin

Anyway I'm an MN nonentity and pleased to meet you.

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:03:15

Ok, thanks Reprint if I ever fail to reciprocate a wave, its due to dizziness not rudeness btw wink

Waves at Kleptronic

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:03:16

UncomfortablyDumb start waving smile
In theory, the person below and above you will buddy-up .... so Catacombmint arrived just before you <<waves hello>>
(Planet is waving at everyone, along with lots of happy wavers smile We are just trollops )
So you are now watching for the next poster after you, to wave at

The more I say ...the more confused I get!

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:03:32

Planet earth and uncomfortably dumb, you two have got to be friend because you both like lyrics.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:03:32

Cellophane Mr Cellophane <sings and sways>
<and waves too of course>

Hello FatGirl me dear old china. How I have missed you.

Hi kleptronic! I'm always late too. Can we turn up late together? <waving>

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:04:09

Oh I didn't know those were the rules. I'll have to read back.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:05:44

Waves at uncomfortably dumb.

And again at everyone else.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:06:21

Ah right so I wave at IamInvisible and Witches.


UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:06:24

Yes, but I also waved earlier up there ^^ and what if I'm sandwiched between two already luvved up wavers?

Then I comment again like just now, but don't realise that my new sandwich (Wavewich?) need wavemates.

This is all too much. Head hurts grin

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:06:52

Ooh, sorry reprint I forgot there was a system. blush

<Continues waving anyway, because it's fun>

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:07:02

Hi invisible .... you were here at the start, and I think Moustachio and Ilikefish think you are firmly teamed up grin

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Tue 22-Oct-13 22:08:37

hello-the daily fail hates me <does a little dance> and my non halloween name is rude. <waves like a loon>

mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:10:35

PML at this thread. You are all so funny and such a lovely idea. Planet I'm waving at you because you have a lovely Bowie lyric in your name.

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:10:52

there's a system hmm
I think only for anyone who needs it.

Me - I am into universal waving grin
with brew

Although - if we are being serious, it may feel good to know who you can wave at and expect replies?

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:12:39

Sooo, I'm either linked with Hawkeye & Flootshoot, or PlanetEarth & Kleptronic. But I don't really understand so to be on the safe side will just wave at everyone forever.

Will go do well in Tesco smile

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:14:02

Can I join in? I want a friend too ��

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:14:05

I make that four friends from two posts smile
You are on a winner!!

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 22:14:53

Thanks Reprint

<waves > at *Moustachio and IlikeFISH

Kleptronic Tue 22-Oct-13 22:14:53

Hullo UncomfortablyDumb <waves>, hullo QueenofLouisiana <waves>, hee! grin

IamInvisisble Tue 22-Oct-13 22:15:01

Thanks Reprint

<waves > at *Moustachio and IlikeFISH

MyOtherNNisTooScary Tue 22-Oct-13 22:15:32

I swear I'm fatter for having joined MN planet. If its not the delicious sounding NN's, it the what's for tea threads and recipe threads and cake emoticons and...<gets up to make chocolate cake in a mug>.

MyOtherNNisTooScary Tue 22-Oct-13 22:17:33

<comes back because I don't currently own a microwave> sad.

How do we know if our invisibuddy has posted? I mainly use the mobile site and it doesn't say who has posted?

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:18:54

Thanks mignonnette. It's a significant lyric in our home. My DCs spent their early years thinking it was a lullaby and it's now our rousing sing- along in the car. smile

<waves to mignonette and to anyone else who happens along>

CamelBalls Tue 22-Oct-13 22:19:47

Can I have a waving buddy? !

Not sure how peo

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:20:46

<waves at everyone from invisible thread>
<waves at everyone from other threads>
<waves at the Tuesday wine>

CamelBalls Tue 22-Oct-13 22:21:16

Can I have a waving buddy? !

Not sure how many people you can have as a friend/buddy though, I want one!

waves madly at everyone

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:21:37

Hey CamelBalls.

I'll be your waving buddy.

<waves at CamelBalls>

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:21:54

I will wave to you camel as I'm invisible to everyone else wink

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:22:23


Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:22:35

hmmm tooscary I have no idea. Probably just by keeping an eye on the boards, Maybe worth a PM to say hello and find out where buddies usually lurk/post?

Is everyone sorted out?

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:23:31

<waves to UncomfortablyDumb and MyOther>

Chocolate cake in a mug? What is this witchcraft?

<remembers that I blew the microwave up so we don't have one either>

Longtallsally Tue 22-Oct-13 22:24:01

Inthechelseahotel - I can see you! <waves>

<waves at everyone else, in case Inthechelsea just got a buddy, whilst I posted>

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 22:24:54

I've PM'd my lovely buddies grin

Hello chelseahotel, I can see you!

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:25:47

Longtallsally thanks wine

Planetearth (just realised, makes you sound like a Duranie when shortened!) I DID go to V&A exhibition. Got tickets on the day, so late entry & very rushed at the end - which was best bit - still worth it, but your way of doing it sounds good too.

Kleptronic Tue 22-Oct-13 22:26:18

Fuuuuck. I'm gonna write everyone down. In a non-stalker way of course. <skips off to find a pen>

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:26:41

I'm invisible. I'd love a cheeky wave.

Who wants one my fingers are flexed!

Waving goodnight to everyone!

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:27:14

Feeling better now grin perpendicular good, I'm glad!

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:27:25

<<waves at recent wavers>>

I don't think there is a restriction on only making friends with the people who arrive immediately before and after you smile as far as I can see, the more the merrier, so go for broke and talk to everyone!

As long as everyone gets someone - we are ahead on points!

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:27:48

Hang on, are mignonnetteZOMBIEKILLEROFHQ and mignonette two different people? <head explodes>

mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:27:50

Hello Ohwhatwitchery I'm waving at you too.

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:28:03

<<waves goodnight to cheapskate>>

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:28:18

Hi Harold

mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:28:20

No i changed my name back because it was shouty, Hester

MyOtherNNisTooScary Tue 22-Oct-13 22:28:23

Reprint, good idea. I'm on the mobile site (did I already mention that?) and you can't send PMs (it's great really grin) so I will send PMs when I'm at the laptop.

Waves goodnight to everyone smile.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:29:49

Ah right. Thanks for clearing that up, you atrocious cunt.


HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:30:44

PHEW thanks hotel. I thought I was going to be invisible on the invisible thread. That's a whole new level of invisible


mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:30:55

heh heh you atrocious old cunt back at ya Hester grin and wave.

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:31:11

I'm invisible on a waving thread!! My waving buddy two-timed me with ChelseaHotel and then ran off.

Sooo. Anyone want to be my buddy?

<rubs thighs and leers>

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:32:31

Is this degenerating into a waving orgy, with two timing and everything.

The telegraph was right this place is pure FILTH!

Kleptronic Tue 22-Oct-13 22:32:44

<waves at HaroldLloyd> fucking loved him I did, he was great.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:33:42

Oh I loved Harold Lloyd too! My DB and I used to watch him in the summer holidays, along with Huckleberry Finn and Heidi. THAT'S how old I am.

mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:34:28

I'll buddy you Humphry. I'm promiscuous, me.

mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:34:54

I mean humpday God, I need new glasses.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:35:03

grin It was a nickname I had once, from being bespectacled and clumsy.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:35:26

Humpday, my buddy kinda drifted...I will wave at you. Look, I am doing it now.

Also waving at Exit, very pleased to see you here.

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:35:29

<waving goodnight to everyone>

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:36:14

Waves at chelsea hotel & Humpday

Let no woman go unwaved!

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:36:19

Ill be your buddy Exit.

Shall we do waves or have a secret handshake.

HEIDI! Yes to that. Loved it.

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:36:23

Did you hang off buildings and stuff, Harold?

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:36:30 there anything you can do?

mignonnette Tue 22-Oct-13 22:36:33

Goodnight Planet my buddy bud bud.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:37:10

No I'm a bit of a pound land Harold, I just trip on kerbs.

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:37:21

Oh wow. Heidi...

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:38:11

I like this thread. I've never been spoken to this many times on s thread in my whole MN career.

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:38:33

"So until we meet again goodnight and I love you all" for all who know morcombe and wise!

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:38:40

I used to watch all those, Hester. And Silas.

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:38:44

catacomb hello! thank god! was starting to think I smelled!

<checks pits, waves at catacomb>

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:39:41

<waves again at dumb>

Annagramma Tue 22-Oct-13 22:39:58

Oops, I missed the personi wanted to wave at.

<waves and waves and waves at LetsFace >

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:40:11

Anyone remember Champion the Wonder Horse?

NN to everyone leaving

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:40:29

You are Fragrant, Hump.

There's a sentence I didn't expect to writegrin

Inthechelseahotel Tue 22-Oct-13 22:41:07

Dumps all the others and links arms with uncomfortably dumb

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:41:11

Oh YES. I do.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:41:12

Yes! Like a mighty cannonball he seemed to fly....

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:41:23

Did Hully just, gulp, make us happy?

thanks Hully

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:42:00

<warbles along with catacombmint

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 22:42:07

Night everyone!

Reprint, DC is waving too, although their hand is covered in dribble.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:43:00

Planet, you called?

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:43:12

Who flew like a cannonball? Champion?

It's on the very outskirts of my memory. (40, pisspoor memory...)

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:44:00

Yes, and they talked about him everywhere he goes...(42 but love theme tunes)

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:44:09

Me too, I can remember the song but not really anything else.

Was he like an equine lassie?

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Tue 22-Oct-13 22:44:27

whooopdefuckingdodahday! jumpsupanddownandwavesherknickers in the air at Mignonette
someone else wave at me pleeeeze (i'm not sad and desperate or owt honest)

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:44:39

Littlest hobo has to be the best theme tune ever.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:45:27

I was once in a band, just for fun. We did a cover version of the theme from littlest hobo.

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:45:58

<<Waves at Perp (Vincent?) and accepts dribbly wigg;e>>

<<waves at Exit, et al. Runs to turn off drippping tap>>

Needs a drink, and faster fingers.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:46:04

Waves at Witchery.

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:46:21

I always wondered about him being a wonder horse. I mean, clever and all, but wonder Hmmm. I'm struggling to remember the similar stuff that was on at that time.

waves at witchery

EauPea Tue 22-Oct-13 22:46:37

<<Stands quietly in the corner waving, hoping someone might notice>>

GigiDarcy Tue 22-Oct-13 22:46:39

Too sleepy to work this out so <waves to all and proffers cake and wine. Anyone want to be my wavy friend?!

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:46:48

<waves to witchery

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:47:13

Needs faster fingers, and a less creaky computer. And more chocolate.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:47:19

Waves at Gigi. Spots her wine, offers everlasting friendship.

GigiDarcy Tue 22-Oct-13 22:47:49

Ooh, I can wave to EauPea! grin
<waves in frantic semaphore fashion>

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:47:57

Silas! Oh yes I remember that too!
Silas theme
Huck Finn

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:48:01

<waves to EauPea>

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:48:04

<Drags EauPea out of corner & coerces a midroom twirl>

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:48:29

Hmmm, but Championnnn the Clever Horrrse doesn't have quite the same ring! I wonder if he was pre or post Skippy. Or Shamu. Or Flipper. ( disclaimer I have not seen any of these).

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:48:48

<waves to witchery, catacomb again, gigi and eaupea>

Love your name eauPea. Very clever. How you going to Halloween it up?

HesterShaw Tue 22-Oct-13 22:48:51

Sorry, I appear to be in my own thread.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:48:57

I have a memory of Heidi, a wheelchair, a cliff and feeling a bit scared.

GigiDarcy Tue 22-Oct-13 22:49:25

Really can't type fast enough on ipad!
<waves and wine to HaroldLloyd>

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:49:53

No one puts EauPea in a corner. grin

PlanetEarthIsBlue Tue 22-Oct-13 22:50:18

<Waving goodnight to everyone for the second time. Really going this time.> smile

EauPea Tue 22-Oct-13 22:50:34

Gigi Pick me, Pick me

<hides back in corner, feeling waaayyy needy>

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:50:42

Hester, Silas appears to be making off with Champion the wonder/ clever horse in that pic!

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:50:57

Shamu? NO memory of that!

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 22:50:57

My Heidi memory is of bread rolls from the grandmother.

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:51:10

Waves to eaupea and advises that corners are in short supply grin

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:51:48

NN Planet

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 22:53:03

I just vaguely remember the sound of the goat bell? And the boy person. Peter?

Grennie Tue 22-Oct-13 22:53:06

Hi all,

Eaupu I will be your buddy if you don't yet have one.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:54:31

I have a strong memory of Heidi repeatedly calling GoatPeter.

Ps just googled Shamu. He appears to be real! I am confused because I remember a song....

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:54:40

Was Peter some sort of goat herd?

I am going to have to investigate this!

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:55:48

And the girl in the wheelchair was Clara. Her mystery illness was cured by mountain air.

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Tue 22-Oct-13 22:56:30

whoooooooo! this is great. oh how am i going to remember who my mates are? because my brain is soggy from waiting up for dd and dh to get back from Arctic Monkeys, jammy buggers

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:56:43

Night all, I need to sleep and stop faffing with shamus and goatpeters. Xx

PerpendicularVincentPrice Tue 22-Oct-13 22:58:10

EauPea I love your NN!

Leaving now for the 2nd time smile

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 22:59:20

But I will leave you with a lovely thing. Today I found out what a momonga is. I suggest you have a look.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 23:00:23

I'm very scared. But I'm going to google it.

Grennie Tue 22-Oct-13 23:00:35

Is it rude catacomb?

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Tue 22-Oct-13 23:00:54

Waves shyly at humpday, catacomb,Planetearth,mignonette and eaupea. look i made brew but sod that lets drink wine

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:02:04

Not rude! Lovely!

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Tue 22-Oct-13 23:02:14

oh that is so squeal!!!

EauPea Tue 22-Oct-13 23:02:36

Wow life is so much better without the invisibility cloak thlgrin
All these new friends and I keep losing t'interweb.
uncomf Sorry for my two left feet, hope I didn't crush your toes thlblush
Thanks Harold
Gigi I don't know semaphore, but I whipped off my drawers all railway children esq, to wave back to you.

Frantically waving to Planet and Hump and everyone else.
Not sure how to Halloween my name, any andd all suggestions welcome.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 23:02:41

CUTENESS Want one.

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:03:53

gringringrin Really going now. Night night.

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 23:03:54

Ok, I must be missing something as I googled <brave> but didn't find anything especially lovely confused

Am off now, but will be back tomorrow.

Waves farewell to everyone!

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 23:05:07

Very very cute. I would like to keep a pack of them just so I can screech fly my monkey friend, fly!

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 23:05:34

ok, yes that is cute, and much better than either of my options huh1 & huh2

Definitely going now.

UncomfortablyDumb Tue 22-Oct-13 23:06:07

Toes are fine Eau wink

Catacombmint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:07:07

Uncomfortably, that made me laugh lots. grin

Thisghosttrainisreversing Tue 22-Oct-13 23:08:54

<wonders into thread>

<waves at everyone>

<waits patiently for a wave buddy>

grin grin

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:10:00

eaupeanthedoorandletthemonsterout ??

eau4peatsake ??

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 22-Oct-13 23:12:48

Oh this has moved too fast and now I haven't got a buddy! I was trapped under the baby but managed to get the remote so have now watched diy sos <sob> and don't tell the bride...then dp came home and relieved me of baby pillow duties so I can chat but the threads gone super fast and theres pages to catch up in now! If i just wave again, that might work <big 2 hand wave now they're both free grin >

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:14:19

<<waves at ghosttrain>>

Would be nice if we can wait for someone without wave buddies to come along, but if not then very happy to keep waving.

Are you another nightbird?

EauPea Tue 22-Oct-13 23:15:31

Waves drawers at Gennie Cheers bud
Reprint * Perp* OhWhat waves to you all.

If I have not yet waved inappropriately stroked anyone yet, please don't feel ignored, I seem to keep breaking the internet tonight thlsad

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:15:35

Perfect timing I would say tea smile

How old is the baby?

Thisghosttrainisreversing Tue 22-Oct-13 23:19:37

<waves at Tea and Reprint >

I'm usually around at this time of night. Not a regular poster really but always lurking like a big lurky thing grin

EauPea Tue 22-Oct-13 23:21:31

ThisGhost and Tea* hello I think we are allowed more than one buddy
Reprint You are genius, I think I may just let my monsters out, might wait until tomorrow as posting is soo slow tonight

Annagramma Tue 22-Oct-13 23:22:53

Tea I'm another trapped-under-baby one. So demanding. Thankfully this one has exhausted himself with screaming for every second since his birth/crying/gurgling/going to the toilet. I think I've rediscovered a lve of phones, so easy to balance when cuddling a baby.

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Tue 22-Oct-13 23:23:20

<waves at ghosttrain witchery tea and eau again>

Only came in to see if there was anybody still waving to themselves. But then I found about about momongos. So it was worth it.

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 23:24:33

Im turning in too. I dont think I have a buddy, I got too overexcited about Heidi and lost track.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Oct-13 23:26:26

I am friends with evvvvveryone. I really am. So I shall wave at all. And actually then I must go to bed.

Night all lovely folk smile

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:26:51

Eau - always manage to come up with things for other people, and end up with no idea what to do myself!

So is everyone set up with someone now? Have blistered fingertips this evening lol Now I know why Trish didn't start the thread grin
Don't want to wave goodnight though, if anyone is still feeling invisible!!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 22-Oct-13 23:27:56

Reprint, he's 4 months and a proper little chunk so being stuck under him with a dead arm/stiff neck while he snores/snuffles/headbangs you with his tiny but incredibly fucking hard skull into your cheekbone is not fun!
He's teething though so the alternative of moving and waking him up, followed by the hours of crying to get him to settle again is just not worth it...
So has everyone had a nice day? Hasn't actually stopped bucketing it down with rain all day here, keep expecting to see Noah float past the window...

HaroldLloyd Tue 22-Oct-13 23:29:53

I am self employed and had a lot of work on, and a snot ridden DS returned from nursery at 10am. Its been a bit.. trying.

I have a little 8 month old DS. No teeth yet. Bloody teeth, are more trouble than they are worth if you ask me.

Have you managed to extract yourself? I got lucky and he went in his cot!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 22-Oct-13 23:32:45

Anna how old us he? Shall we be 'squashed under baby buddies'?! Mine is asleep in his chair for now...hopefully he'll stay that why for a few hours <crosses fingers, salutues magpie , finds four leaf clover and rubs rabbit foot!>

Reprint Tue 22-Oct-13 23:32:47

Ah, my DD had a little one who cried a lot at night. Its hard hard work.

Harold - if you are still there, reading back I think you are firmly buddied with Gigi and Chelseahotel grin

EauPea Tue 22-Oct-13 23:40:07

Reprint All I could come up with is GrimReprinter or ReprintsofDarkness

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Wed 23-Oct-13 00:00:37

<claps at eaupea for marvellous puns>

MargueriteLeChou Wed 23-Oct-13 00:52:47

I'm not even sure how this works confused

<waves at everybody>

ScarerStratton Wed 23-Oct-13 01:53:57

What is a Buddywaver? How do I sign up to be a Buddywaver? It is the middle of the night, I am overtired, and have an insane desire to become everyones' Buddywaver.

<waves to everyone>

GigiDarcy Wed 23-Oct-13 05:22:47

Can't sleep, need to be up at 6 and got a big observation at work today sad. Thought I would take my mind off it by coming back on to wave!
<sends waves and happy thoughts into the Internet>

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 05:53:29

Scarer, Marguerite and Gigi are now your buddies!

Gigi, good luck today smile

<waves sleepily>

GigiDarcy Wed 23-Oct-13 06:22:08

Ooh, more buddies grin
Thankyou Perpendicular
<morning waves to all, happy Wednesday!>

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 07:02:29

<waves to the night wavers>

Good luck Gigi

Hope everyone had a good night?

Annagramma Wed 23-Oct-13 07:06:38

He's three days Tea (well, just about).

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 07:09:54

Morning wavers

ginslinger Wed 23-Oct-13 07:19:01

morning! <waves furiously>

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Wed 23-Oct-13 07:26:52

moan. morning it's absolutely pissing it down. 《waves at everyone, especially Harold brew

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 07:35:51

Morning all. <waves blurrily - it's early>
Macs and wellies on - it's pissing own here.

<waves at UncomfortablyDumb > Love your NN

<waves at FrightRider RaisingthedeadArizona and Annagramma>

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 07:40:05

DH has texted bemoaning his trust in yesterday's weather forecast. 'An umbrella in the cupboard keeps no one dry'. He thinks if he says it enough,it sounds like a proverb.

<laughs and snuggles down in nice warm dry bed>

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 07:45:14

Why thank you LetsFace

I'll help your DH out and will use that expression at my earliest opportunity is lying as my piss poor memory will not allow me to remember it when needed but the good intention is there

Belisama Wed 23-Oct-13 07:46:22

Oh no, I missed this lovely wavey thread! Is too late to for me? Will I be forever without a waver?

<Overdramatic as always>

PlanetEarthIsBlue Wed 23-Oct-13 07:48:09

Morning all! brew all round.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 07:48:35

Jumps up & down waving at Belisama

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 07:48:58

Morning Planet

PlanetEarthIsBlue Wed 23-Oct-13 07:49:27

< waves at Belisama> There you go, panic over.

Belisama Wed 23-Oct-13 07:53:29

Thank you, feel much better now.

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 07:54:36

I need to join in, it's my birthday today and I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself that I'll be spending it alone. A wave from a fellow mumsnet ter would cheer me up....

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 07:55:22


trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 07:57:47

Hi Grennie. <waves>. Since this was my idea, I think I will just put here that Grennie and I were the very first MN buddywave pairing!
Didnt expect this to all take off so well.
In rl, I have ideas that sometimes dont work!

I have noticed that some of the posters from the other thread who posted to say that they felt a bit invisible are not over here yet. Not that they have to of course.
But some said [and I hadnt thought of that], that they feel their opinions do not matter, or they dont feel worthy enough sad
I hope they do feel able to come over here.

If a MN buddywave group or buddy doesnt work out the first time round, I envisage that this idea will keep popping up from time to time, and you can just add your name, and get buddied up with the poster above you who isnt buddied, and a new poster that adds their name underneath.

Contrary to how it can seem on here, it is very by and large, an anonymous forum.

I, and I suspect thousands like me, have not met any mumsnetters whatsoever, and to the best of my knowledge, dont know any of them in rl either.

MoreThanWords Wed 23-Oct-13 07:58:52

Happy birthday! ��������

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 08:01:12

Very happy to wave at hudyerwheesht <waves> Sends <cake> and <thanks> and <wine> as it is a special occasion!

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:03:00

Thank you morethanwords!

And thank you Trish for the idea.

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 08:04:12

Happy Birthday Hudyer!

<hands over gin, cake & key to stripper's thong>

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 08:04:15

tsk. I got so carried away with the < > stuff, that I didnt do the cake thanks and wine properly!

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 08:06:03

<waves at hudyerwheesht>
Happy Birthday. Hope you treat yourself today.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 08:06:52

Happy Birthday hudyerwheesht cake

trish I'm not sure the actual pairing aspect is working, but this still seems a very welcoming & friendly space smile

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:07:33

Aw, thanks guys.

<waves back>

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 08:08:59

Forgot to actually wave. Oops.

<waves at hudyerwheesht>

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 23-Oct-13 08:10:50

Happy Birthday hudyer hers some cake

Good luck gigi cute you'll ace it

Anna oh so tiny! how's he doing? and you?

Morning to everyone else <waves> how are you all today?
I had planned to take DSs to the park today but thanks to the incessant rain it looks like its soft play hell instead....

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 23-Oct-13 08:11:57

*duress not cute

stupid phone

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 23-Oct-13 08:12:46

*SURE not 'cute' or 'duress'

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:15:47

Anyone not already paired want to hook up?

Belisama Wed 23-Oct-13 08:21:06

Hi hudy, happy birthday! I'll be your buddy if you like, (scuffs toe shyly)

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 08:23:43

UncomfortablyDumb grin

Not exactly no!

I couldnt see the idea completely in my head, but never mind. So long as the group has 2 or more people in it, I dont think it matters.

Am wondering whether there may need to be a waves and talks and chats group, and another thread at some point for new joiners. <mind slightly boggles> We shall see. Very happy to see how it all evolves. I dont want to be head honcho particularly. Reprint or anyone can do what they like with it.

Think I will wave again at Reprint <wave>

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:28:09

Yay, thanks Belisima. smile

(Does a little I-have-a-buddy dance)

ginslinger Wed 23-Oct-13 08:28:11

Hello hudyerwheesht and happy wavy birthday cake

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:30:20

*Belisama even.
Can't even get my buddy's name right. blush The shame.

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:31:16

(Waves to Ginslinger)

Belisama Wed 23-Oct-13 08:33:06

No shame on this thread! Everyone gets my rl name wrong and I never care so it's fine.

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:34:28

Ha, me too. smile

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 08:34:52

Belisama your name seems really familiar but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe need more coffee

Late to the party. Anyone want a buddy? :-) <waves at everyone>

TwickOrTweasels Wed 23-Oct-13 08:37:57

Oh I missed all the invisibility and waving. Hope I'm not too late.

Waves to everyone invisible and visible I see you all and offer brew cake and unintelligent conversation.

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 08:39:24

Happy birthday Hudyer cakewine

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 08:42:45

<<Waves good morning>>
<<waves at perp>>
<<salutes Trish (and Grennie)>>

and hello to everyone who arrived this morning. Hopefully you have all found someone to wave with?

Uncomfort (I just can't use 'dumb'. Tried. Failed smile ) I hold my hand up to this not being a perfect matching system - but Trish had a great idea which deserved to me actioned, and I don't do my best forward thinking in the middle of the evening with one eye on 'Bake Off' blush
I hope the principle is working and that everyone is finding someone?

Trish's idea is to pair up, so everyone who wants one will have a wave-buddy.
Just to reiterate, this is the loose way that its supposed to work ...for anyone coming in at this point:
On arrival, your your buddies will be the person who arrived immediately before you and the person who arrives immediately after you We are also waving randomly, and chatting on the side so you may need to scroll down to spot the previous new arrival ...but you shouldn't have to go far ....or wait too long for the next person. <<crosses fingers>>
If you can't see some one free .....just post a new wave anyway. this is a nice thread and someone will buddy up or point you at another new arrival.
* -There is no limit to the people you can buddy with, as long as you play fair and do buddy with the people 'next' to you so no-one feels invisible
* - it is useful to send a PM, to connect directly with a new friend -just to say hello and share a couple of bits of info (such as where you usually lurk)

With apologies for any muddles ..... cake

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 08:43:34

(Waves to all the lovely birthday well-wishers and takes the much-needed brew on offer)

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 08:43:40

epic typo ..... be actioned, not me actioned grin

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 08:45:38

Hi patience, have you got a buddy yet?

ginslinger Wed 23-Oct-13 08:48:08

If anyone's still looking for a buddy then I'm here.


2tiredtoScare Wed 23-Oct-13 08:49:21

Hi ginslinger, I'll take you

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 08:50:54

<<waves madly at Trish>>

NOW I know why you held back on starting the thread !!
Think we do need a waving chat thread, but also wondered if this one should run as far as it can first, as people who are worried about posting or feeling invisible may have all the usual worries about posting on a new chat thread?
All thoughts welcome from everyone.....this thread doesn't 'belong' to anyone (other than happy wavers)

ginslinger Wed 23-Oct-13 08:51:18

Thank you! I never name change because I'm too lazy

2tiredtoScare Wed 23-Oct-13 08:53:59

Now ginslinger, what's your favourite Gin? Lets see if we are compatible

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 08:55:04

Patience, if you havn't got a buddy, I will be yours.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 08:55:58

<<waves at Patience>>
have you found your buddies now?
Looks as though you & Twick have started with a perfect match on timings smile

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 08:57:31

Aw gawd, sorry, didn't mean to sound at all critical. Was a commentary on my inept dippiness than anything else. Hangs head.

ginslinger Wed 23-Oct-13 08:58:59

anything with gin in it!
Seriously, I prefer Tanqueray No10 and I like a Hendricks too. The worst gin I had was something someone brought over from Waitrose made by Heston Blumenthal and was earl grey - it tasted like cat pee

ginslinger Wed 23-Oct-13 09:00:21

Right now I need to go and attend to real life matters. Vet and dentist.

2tiredtoScare Wed 23-Oct-13 09:01:08

I had a nice imported one on Friday, think it was called Millers or something. I like most too but not really Gordon's

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:02:03

Just reading back over posts ..... Marguerite ...... I am sorry we had all gone to bed when you waved sad
Please come back! even a small cough should do it, now we are all awake!

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:06:48

Can I have a buddy please? A fellow gimmer would be nice?

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:06:54

Uncomfort ....I didn't mean to sound criticised blush and you didn't sound critical. It was a bit haphazard, as a concept ..... but then I hate spreadsheet thinking when I have to do it, so was never likely to volunteer for anything that organised grin
I actually quite like the relaxedness of it ..... just hope no-one ends up feeling left out.

perp did you have a good night with the baby?

Anna - drooling at the idea of your tiny tiny. I am such a sucker for new babies!

<<looks around for cheapskate>>

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 09:10:14

Kikithecat I'm a gimmer too (49 and recovering from hysterectomy - half blind without glasses - oh the joy!)

I've already got buddies but I'll be yours too <greedy>

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:11:28

<<waves at kiki>>
..... have no doubt another new waver will be along in a sec, but would be happy to wave with you. Haven't set foot in a gym for decades, though, so it might be a good idea to wait a bit. Have some brew in the meantime!

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:13:19

Oh thanks Lets (may I call you that?), you sound perfect. And not only I now have a buddy, but a popular one too!
I am often to be found on Chat, Relationships, S & B (though I don't have any), and sometimes Arts & Crafts and AIBU (only when feeling VERY brave). You?

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 09:14:11

Really lols at gimmer gym-er confusion.grin

If your a gym-er, you'll be better off with someone else Kiki (see above for reasons)

<waves anyway>
<wipes tears of laughter from eyes>

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:15:12

Thanks Reprint I accept your brew and return your wave.

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:17:04

No no no!! Definitely gimmer, not gym-er, I was a bit confused by Reprint's reference so thanksfor clearing that up. Old gimmer (51).

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 09:18:23

Chat, General Health - hysterectomy support thread, Relationships when feeling v brave, AIBU and v occcasionally S+B. Might have to look at crafts as The Sewing Bee inspired me to start sewing again after all these years.
V proud that DS3 Yr8 came home from school beaming - Mum I was the only one in DT who was confident to use the machine on my own grin

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:19:59

blush blush blush

<<admits she has no idea what a gimmer is and thought it was a mis-spelling on the first mention>>
<<blushes some more>>

Waves, anyway

ChairmanWow Wed 23-Oct-13 09:21:42

<Pops head round the door>. Can I come in? I've been here since Jan but definitely feel invisible. Any older mums about? I'm 40 with 2 kids under 3.

SpottyDottie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:21:55

Belated wave to Teaandcakesanddeath Reprint and Iaminvisible

SpottyDottie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:23:11

Apologies TeaandCakeordeath I got your name wrong!!

EauPeanUpTheGatesOfHell Wed 23-Oct-13 09:24:43

<Runs in to show off new halloween nickname, quick rendition of Timewarp, runs out again WAVING madly>

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 09:25:31

grin at Reprint


Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:26:19

<waves at Dottie>

<waves at Wow> come all the way in! [smile}new people are rolling up all the time, but you are the first person after Kiki so you had a match before you even peeped!!

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:28:02

<waves at smile and offers cough medicine>

Loving the NC eau

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:33:43

Hi Dottie!

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 09:34:03

shock I've only been gone for a quick shower, now I need to sit down to catch up. If I get nothing done today I'm blaming you guys grin

Waves at any newcomers I haven't seen as I haven't actually caught up yet

EauPeanUpTheGatesOfHell Wed 23-Oct-13 09:35:21

Thanks Reprint
Did you see the paltry offering I came up with last night for your halloween nc/

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:35:41

OK I'm off now and will wave at my buddies when I next see you. smile

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:37:16

I don't think any of you are invisible now!

Morning! <waves at everyone>

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 09:40:45

Proper grin at gymmer/gimmer.

Love the NC Eau, am ashamed to admit it took me bloody ages to get your nickname hmm but I feel better as I've remembered where I know the name Belisama but no clue if its the same person.

Flings open the door for Wow and drags her in. Waves to everyone else.

Now I must go & get stuff done.

hawkeye21 Wed 23-Oct-13 09:41:23

<waves frantically>

Morning everyone. As expected I was up half the night with both dcs, but the eldest is now packed off to nursery and the youngest is once again asleep on my lap. So I thought I'd come back and see what has been happening with the buddywavers. And, wow! It is certainly moving fast.

<waves again, then yawns>

EauPeanUpTheGatesOfHell Wed 23-Oct-13 09:42:03

Morning Grennie <Waves>

Will all this waving improve the bingo wings, or just make them more visable? thlhmm

I am watching The Wright Stuff and eating toast. grin

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:42:37


Morning everyone, waving to anyone who gives a shit grin

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:46:20

<waves at grennie sparkling & hawkeye>
<waves at smiles again>

Eau - I did much appreciate the suggestions, as hadn't come up with a thing. Getting round to changing it might take a while ....I have to NC so often because I accidentally out myself, that doing it just for fun is not high on my list!

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 09:47:14

Would someone please tell me what a gimmer actually is??????

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 09:48:01

Morning, generally waves, I am looking at the price of crocheted craft stuff online, and FAINTING.

I was called a Mumsnet Saddo on the Wright Stuff <beams>

EauPeanUpTheGatesOfHell Wed 23-Oct-13 09:48:42

I'm typing with my fingers tightly crossed (not easy!!) as we should find out today ... finally, if our application on a house has been accepted.

We have been waiting weeks and only have about 5 weeks left before we have to be out of here thlconfused so if anyone fancies joining me at the sacrificial alter to light a few candles, or come and storm the estate agents office and wave madly until they confirm, I would be forever grateful thlgrin

SpottyDottie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:48:51

Morning kikithecat great name!

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:49:19

Morning <waves at everyone>

I am still in bed, but I am ill. But my rumbling stomach is going to force me to get up.

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:49:51

Piste - You were on the Wright Stuff?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 09:49:52

A gimmer is an old git btw

Yes. Piste had her very important thread about the clock going in the centre of the mantepiece discussed on TWS. grin

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:52:07

I have heard of that thread, but didn't know it was Piste who started it.

Good luck Eau. Will keep my fingers crossed for you.

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 09:54:27

Morning all <waves tiredly but enthusiastically again, baby also proffers dribbly hand>

<blows kisses to Reprint, Cheapskate and Supermuddle>

The baby never sleeps and i'm getting over the novovirus so not feeling great today! Tea and toast will help grin

Bunraku Wed 23-Oct-13 09:55:42

Think I'm a bit late to this party! Socially awkward as ever grin <waves to all>

Belisama Wed 23-Oct-13 09:56:10

Namechanged quite recently uncomfortably, hope I haven't committed a nn faux pas and sound like someone else blush.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 09:56:52

Sparkling - you were there too! Just looking it again here <snort>

On the Wright Stuff Facebook page that day, there was such vitriol, folk said I should have my kids taken away grin Some MN mates and I went in and agreed, blamed my problem on gin consumption!

I do love that sorta daft AIBU thread, not started any since it must be said, although I have thought of some grin

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 09:57:28

Hope you're ok Grennie and can spend the day resting smile.

Hudyer, do you like your birthday stripper? Reprint and I paid 10 quid each so he needs to do the full monty.

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 09:58:57

Yes I can spend the day resting thanks.

Piste - I love that they did that and blamed it on the gin grin

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 10:00:03

<waves at bun>

<thanks piste for explanation>
<realises she has been a gimmer all along and just didn't know it>
I learn such a lot from MN

Excellent Piste I will have a read of that again-it was v entertaining.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 10:01:18

And I offered an extra tip if he would do it at your table!!

<goes to find glasses>

Dogonabeanbag Wed 23-Oct-13 10:01:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 10:02:50

Morning beanbag, no need to be nervous it's a friendly bunch!

Salmotrutta Wed 23-Oct-13 10:03:35

<waves at absolutely everyone>

Well, this exploded!


I shall be popping in and out to make sure you are all behaving.

Anyone not behaving will be issued with a detention.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 10:08:34

<waves at dogon * & sal

this is supposed to be a working day for me, and I really should do something productive..... so apologies for dipping out for a while
(just consider me as in detention)

IamChristmas Wed 23-Oct-13 10:10:12

<waves at dogonabeanbag >
Helloooo want to be my wave buddy? I'm a late comer too smile

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 10:10:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 10:11:14

<pokes tongue out at Salmo> I survived the Sainsburys toy sale. Got a few extras for the DC.

Anyone fancy a doughnut?

ScarerStratton Wed 23-Oct-13 10:12:14

Happy Birthday hudyerwheesht cake wine flowers

IamChristmas Wed 23-Oct-13 10:13:04

I always fancy a doughnut!

Dogonabeanbag Wed 23-Oct-13 10:13:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:14:08

I didn't manage to stay away very long grin

Good luck today Eau hope all goes well.

Ah sorry Belisama didn't mean to panic you. Just realised that I have previously encountered that name in a different corner of the internet. Just wondered if you were the same person using the same name here as there iyswim. Gets coat grin

Waves at Grennie (am trying harder now, see wink).

Waves at Dog never too late I reckon.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 10:16:47

Morning all. Waves at fright, having had a similar night it's a weak wave.

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 10:17:03

Happy Birthday hudyerwheesht


Dogonabeanbag Wed 23-Oct-13 10:17:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hawkeye21 Wed 23-Oct-13 10:17:22

Good luck with the house Eau . I had an offer accepted last week and am now going through a whirlwind of emotion, ranging from excitement to bricking it. Hope it works out for you.

Morning Salmotrutta <waves>

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 10:18:19


<waves> at everyone. I've only been awake half an hour blush, it's the joys of half term and having teenagers!

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 10:19:03

Sorry uncomfortably, was I harsh?

IamChristmas Wed 23-Oct-13 10:19:06

Yay smile thanks dogonabeanbag, I've been on mumsnet for far too many years and that is the first time I've ever been waved at. Loving this thread!

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 10:21:44

<waves to christmas> You must be really busy with a name like that grin

RaisingthedeadArizona Wed 23-Oct-13 10:22:38

Waves a late good morning at everyone and to my wavemate*LetsFaceTheMusic*. Hope you slept well. What you up to? Are you at work? I'm about to go check in on the lady I look after then am off to the hospital to get a blood test done as our GPs have decided they aren't doing them any more unless you are very old, very sick or both. Ha! This will take up around half a day as opposed to about 15 mins at the GP. Grrrr. Have a good day all.

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 10:22:47

Not sure Bunraku got a wave so <waves>

Dogonabeanbag Wed 23-Oct-13 10:23:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:23:29

No not really Grennie and nothing I hadn't said myself grin

envy for IamInvisisble grin

Morning Harold

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 10:24:15

Witchescat i'd love a doughnut, fancy a brew?

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 10:24:49

Reprint , I am totally happy with what you are doing.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:27:15

As an aside, I got, er, serenaded to bed last night with the theme from Champion the Wonder Horse as a result of this thread. Never expected that when I woke up yesterday grin

Dogonabeanbag Wed 23-Oct-13 10:27:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:27:23

As an aside, I got, er, serenaded to bed last night with the theme from Champion the Wonder Horse as a result of this thread. Never expected that when I woke up yesterday grin

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 10:27:39

I'm just having my breakfast in bed now, uncomfortably grin

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:27:40


Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 10:27:50

<waves at Trish>

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:30:08

shock IamInvisisble grin

If you tell me your teenagers made it for you, I will insist you compile a 'How to Teenager' for my future use.

IamChristmas Wed 23-Oct-13 10:30:21

<waves back at Grennie> we'll I can't tell a lie, this time of year things do rather kick off for me. It's not a bad job though, there's quite a lot of travel involved smile

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 10:33:20

Morning FrightRider and Raising the deadArizona <waves>

Fright my days of littlies padding about in the night are long over but I remember them well and feel your pain. Strong coffee? brew For you, not the littlies smile

Raising no I'm recovering from a hysterectomy so not back to work for another 4 weeks. biscuit to your GP for making life just that bit tricker. hmm

Off to shower and do my daily toddle round the street.

<waves to everyone>

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 10:35:52

No, I got up, made it myself and got back in!

DS2 just got up, came in and said 'shall we have a cuddle? I think so' and got in! He's 6ft4 and almost 17!grin

Hullygully Wed 23-Oct-13 10:38:11

Hello everyone!

This is just smashing.

Jolly good show everyone. <throws love to all>

HesterShaw Wed 23-Oct-13 10:39:14

Morning everyone <waves wearily> I think a pulled a muscle from last night's waving. No wonder the Queen does such small, mean energy efficient waves.

I have no news.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 10:42:05

Awww at IamInvisisble DS

Morning Hester <waves>

thanks for LetsFace

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 10:42:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 10:49:58

Morning all. I tried to wave this morning but my phone ignored it and it didn't work.

I am invisible to electronic devices, bastards!

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 10:53:02

<waves at trish & hully & sighs with relief>

<waves at Harold , fright , hester et al>

<brings brew 's on a tray>

I am STILL getting no bloody work done!

hawkeye21 Wed 23-Oct-13 10:58:33

I beginning to wonder whether it was a mistake for me to log on this morning. DS is happily lying on his baby gym (actually he is wriggling like crazy and focused on trying to bat the dangly lion) so I should either be playing with him or getting on with the housework. Instead I am enjoying myself waving at people.

<waves again>
<DS waves too>

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 11:06:52

Perpendicular a brew would be fabulous, thanks!

DH has bought his uniform home from work, so instead of doing housework I'm dressing up and MNing.... I should get on as I have guests coming Tomorrow. TTFN.

<waves at everyone> thlgrin

mignonnette Wed 23-Oct-13 11:11:49

Good morning to my wave mates Hester, Perpendicular, PlanetEarthisblue, Ohwhatwitchery and Humpday

And to everybody else. I have started a thread in chat about American Vogue calling MN 'whiny'.

<waves> grin

I have two ill DCs who are producing record amounts of snot currently watching cbeebies and blowing their noses on the carpet.

What is it, slag off mumsnet week? Didn't The Telegraph yesterday say MN has an obscene underbelly - I know I do but that's what happens when you birth a nearly 11 pounder.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 11:28:42

Will head over & check out your thread mignonnette <waves>

I'm also after some crafty advice if there are any crafters around.

Yes MN do seem to be getting a kicking atm, but I love the responses to these criticisms which seem to be a meh shrug grin

Do not envy you or your carpet Sauce smile

Bunraku Wed 23-Oct-13 11:31:10

Going to try making a fish pie. No idea what I am doing grin

mignonnette Wed 23-Oct-13 11:42:34

Thank you Uncomfortably. Loads of press jealousy at the reach of MN I think!

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 11:45:34

<hands witchescat & mignonnette large steaming mugs of brew>

Hope everyone has a lovely day, DC and I are going swimming. Neither of us will be sick in the water this time <looks pointedly at DC>.

Going to check out the vogue thread!

A day late again on checking out the boards, & waves to everyone out there in the real world.

hawkeye21 Wed 23-Oct-13 11:49:44

Hello flatbellyfella .


mignonnette Wed 23-Oct-13 11:51:08


How do they get sick out of a pool? Enjoy swimming and see you on the thread smile

Hi there FlatBelly

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 11:57:01

Yes I think you're right Mignonnette Blimmin wimmin. Opinions of women, having power. It's not right I tell ya grin

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 11:57:39

Waves to FlatBelly
Good luck Bunraku

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 12:00:16

Mignonette, it's a little pool with proper shallow steps and 2 handrails so I do the carrying - otherwise no chance!

<takes cough syrup> sorry I'll be good now grin

Bunraku Wed 23-Oct-13 12:04:28

I'm interested in knowing how they get sick out of a pool too now confused

Waves back furiously ,whilst attempting to alter a pair of curtains.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 12:10:48

<waves at smiles>

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 12:14:37

Last time I saw fella & curtains in the same sentence it was in reference to BeakerGate. Urgh

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 12:15:49

Oh me too sauce. In between the carpet they like to wipe their noses on the leg of my jeans.

Good luck with fish pies, curtain altering, snot avoidance, staying awake, and vomit free swimming.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 12:17:51

Oh my. What should I call you uncomfortably dumb? I can't bring myself to say dumb. Or uncomfy!

I didn't read that thread.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 12:23:26

Not sure it was on the actual thread Harold may have been when it went viral.

Really don't mind what I'm called - someone used UD use that if you like smile

Hullygully Wed 23-Oct-13 12:31:13

Where's that Doris?

I hope she's not having a life somewhere. The cheek.

VladTheProcrastinator Wed 23-Oct-13 12:45:46

Oh dear late to the party as usual.

<waving frantically>


HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 12:51:40

Will do UD. I have to type in slow bursts before DS grabs my phone and sucks it.

Waves to Vlad.

Yes where is that Doris? Maybe she's tucked up in bed having dreams about goatpeter.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:06:34

Wave to Vlad

grin at dreams of goatpeter

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 13:07:12

Hi Vlad <waves>

Doris is having a life outside MN shock

Harold I let DD play on my phone and she's been taking photos .... I've loaded one for you which I thinks sums up nicely the grossness of toddlers and colds.

Not sure if picture worked ... Never done it before and looks up side down for some reason ..

VladTheProcrastinator Wed 23-Oct-13 13:07:48

thanks HaroldLloyd.

I need some advise now,from my MN buddies. I have cut, to fit my window, a pair of nice, "Next" curtains I have been given. To get a nice straight seam down the cut edge,is there any thin,double sided sticky tape available that you know of ?? Trying to sew it by hand would take me hours & I know it would not be straight. I hope one of you are knowledgable on such matters. TIA.

VladTheProcrastinator Wed 23-Oct-13 13:18:01

<Waves> to UD and Grennie. I'm almost scared to ask but...who is goatpeter? Oh dear spellcheck just tried to change that to goat pest. grin

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:22:00

Goatpeter refers to a discussion last night about Heidi. All above board I think wink

Not sure I follow Flatbelly but can you use Wonderweb stuff & iron it?

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:23:06

Aww, that's cute Sauce

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 13:26:00

No one has waved at me sad I am invisible.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 13:27:57

<waves at Boo>

and shares gin from hip flask wine


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 13:28:12

sloe gin obvs

VladTheProcrastinator Wed 23-Oct-13 13:29:36

<waves> to BOOsterseat.

Thanks UD I will go and have a look.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 13:31:06

Ahhh ... thank you for the reminder piste ! had forgotten to turn my sloe gin bottles this week!

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:31:49

Waves at Boo

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 13:32:30

Gin? Why thank you.

Im home! grin

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 13:34:05

Iron-on wonderweb is definitely the quick solution ....but it will make the edge a little stiff (which is fine if its a side seam on curtains)
Which ones do you have? ..... have just redone the GC nursery here, with the new "truck" design. Have never used Next before, and have been quite impressed.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 13:34:27

<waves at Boo>

Thanks for the "Wonderweb" tip UD I googled it,& it looks like its exactly what I need.
Waves to BOOsterseat

OhAntiChristFENTON Wed 23-Oct-13 13:38:22

Well this is all very wonderful isn't it?

<waves at everyone>

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 13:38:34

Boo and I are Gin Buds <beams>

Reprint The Next Curtains are"Vincenza Collection" Avellino.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:49:03

You're very welcome flatbelly it's dirt cheap too, can often pick it up in Poundland type places, although it's probably called some longwinded iron on sticky something or other.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 23-Oct-13 13:51:00

Home now...I swear soft play is Gods punishment for having unprotected sex!

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:51:36

Quick question - has this prompted any of the invisibles to post more on other threads today?

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 13:51:55

MN HQ really need to get a wiggle on with the Gin smiley.

It helps us bond

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 13:52:02

Hahaha Tea no disagreement here.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 13:53:30

<waves at Fenton> ........who is definitely not invisible grin

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 13:56:20

couldn't spot them on a quick google flatbelly but sounds good!

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 13:57:59

<waves> I've done some housework and got showered and dressed.

I don't remember there being soft play when my kids were little, thankfully.

Late to the thread as ever sad and a bit confused with all the waving about who has already buddied up and who hasn't yet.
So, just to be on the safe side - I'll wave at everyone <wave> and see who comes along next...

ChairmanWow Wed 23-Oct-13 14:06:15

Blimey this thread moves fastt! Erm, belated wave to kikithecat and thanks to uncomfortablydumb (great name!) for dragging me in. I think the whiplash is wearing off now. Not really MNing much today because of kids underfoot, but as there was mention of gin, we have some sloe gin infusing nicely in t'cupboard under the stairs. If you hang on a few weeks I'll crack it open and we can all have a glass. Schlurp!

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 14:12:54

Sorry bout that Wow I can offer a winnie the pooh plaster if it will help grin

I'm clearly missing out on this sloe gin malarkey. Gin always gave me terrible headaches although come to think of it that could have been the quantities

(Does anybody on this thread have any advice regarding a Big Shot? My thread in Arts and Crafts is getting no where)

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 14:28:16

Hi everyone. I thought you already had a buddy Iaminvisible?

There is a nice chat thread in feminism as well, called The Feminist Pub. Lots of chocolate biscuits and alcohol available, and a fully staffed creche.

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 14:28:39

<waves> at mrscakes

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 14:30:24

I'm waving at everyone, Grennie I don't want anyone to feel left out!

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 14:32:42

Sauce I can see it, bless! Thats exactly the vision I am seeing at home today, muchos snot and grumpiness and demands for Peppa Pig.


I give you GoatPeter, the patron saint of invisbles everywhere.

Waves to Fenton and Boo. Im waving so much today I might have to purchase one of those giant comedy waving hands - youd think the Queen would have thought of that already.

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 14:32:44

Someone mentioned sloe gin- I'll be the official gin taster for the thread. grin

<waves to all the new thread members]

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 14:34:55

Forgot to confirm that I bloody love Sloe Gin.

<Links arms with all Sloe Gin producers>

RaisingthedeadArizona Wed 23-Oct-13 14:54:42

Waves at *LetsFaceTheMusic". When was your op? How are you feeling? I hope you're not too sore and are managing to get some rest during the day.

Am back from the round the world blood test trip. Was surprisingly quiet and I was all done and dusted in 5 mins. The blood-taking woman was v surprised that my GP don't do them any more.

Hope you didn't get poured on when you went out for your daily walk. It's v v showery oop in Yorkshire.

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 15:26:37

Raisingthedead whereabouts in Yorkshire are you? I miss the North grin

Back from swimming and smelling of chlorine <slightly bedraggled wave to everyone>

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 15:28:51

Bunraku I scooped out as much as I could and hoped the rest washed away <ashamed emoticon>

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 15:29:53

2 weeks ago today Raising and yes I'm taking it easy tody as I have learned my lesson

Glad your test wasn't too time consuming. I wonder if they dress up for Halloween smile
All sunny here in Wales (for a nice change)

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 15:36:01

<sticks head in and waves>

Not ignoring everyone, but am now playing catch up from this morning so have to wooooooork

<exits, whining>

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 15:41:17

Gin and fellow Yorkshire people grin

Does it get any better?

Bunraku Wed 23-Oct-13 16:00:52

perpendicular no need to be ashamed! I just wondered how pool staff actually get rid, they can't possibly just pull the plug surely.

Suppose one was an octopus, does that entitle them to eight buddies? grin <hopeful>

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 16:02:01

It's gorgeously sunny here in the south west after a seriously wet and windy start.

School run is done and I've even got the dinner on, DH is snuggling up with the DC before work so I'm free to MN.

LetsFace I hope you recover quickly. flowers

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 16:03:54

'Tis sunny here in the East Midlands. DS2 is washing and hoovering the cars!smile

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 16:04:19

Arf @ GoatPeter grin

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 16:11:03

grin at GoatPeter

redundantandbitter Wed 23-Oct-13 16:19:52

I'm waving ... Spluttering , not completely drowning...,no.. I'm waving again...

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 16:28:49

Thanks Witches <waves>

Liking your Stevie Smith impersonation - with the added bonus of a happy ending redundant grin

Bunraku Wed 23-Oct-13 16:40:47

Why is the sun only on your side of the midlands? I've got some blue skies but no sun envy

hudyerwheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 16:41:00

(Sticks head back in and waves again)

Thank you again for my birthday wishes earlier, cheered me up on a bit of a lonely birthday. I didn't realise I had been getting lovely slices of cake - I usually use the app and they don't show up on that!

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 16:44:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Annagramma Wed 23-Oct-13 16:50:02

Ooh, we've been moved.

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 16:53:33

This doesn't belong in relationships??

VladTheProcrastinator Wed 23-Oct-13 16:55:04

HaroldLloyd grin at goatpeter.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 16:55:27

I wondered I thought we were in chat!

How did that happen.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 16:56:29

And happy birthday to you hyder


HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 16:58:15

A few of you mentioned baby DSs last night, I've just taken delivery of boy-tights. They are hilarious i hadn't thought of them before!

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 17:01:17

Hi All -

the thread moved because it will poof out of existence in 90 days if it stayed in Chat, and it seemed sensible for it to hang around if 'invisible' people want to keep referencing names they can wave to etc etc.

MN could only think of Relationships as a location option ....the subject doesn't really fit anywhere.
(thinks we should lobby for an Invisible Topic ?!?! lol )

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 17:14:03

Oh no, we'll attract all kinds of trolls & lazy journos if we're in Relationships atm.

Who will discover we're a writhing orgy of extremely proper & chaste wavers grin

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 17:14:33

<looks around nevously>
But this is Relationships shock
It's serious and scary in here.

Everbody hold hands and sing Kum By Yah

<waves to FrightRider and AnnaGramma>

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 17:15:57

Leave The Bastards.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 17:16:06

I am definitely a wave trollop grin

<waves at anyone in the vicinity (& anyone who might still be in Chat)>

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 17:27:41

Oooh relationships, we'd better behave! grin

Could you imagine a DM storyline? ^ invisible MNters form relationship uprising^

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 17:28:13

Gah, italics fail blush

redundantandbitter Wed 23-Oct-13 17:28:18

Easy tigers! There are some lovely folk in this neck
Of the's not all
Leave the bastards and Kum by yah. Sometimes we get Pom poms and hot pants out !!!

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 17:37:58

Hot pants? shock I hope I wouldn't be expected to wear them even if they were full of sequinny loveliness. I'd scare the children!

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 23-Oct-13 17:38:41

Nooo redundant I thought we should hold hands and sing Kum by yah to comfort ourselves. Like the cubs do after their campfire ghost stories smile

Actually I don't know what's worse, the big real scary hard stuff on Relationships or the thought of hot pants....

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:54

<comes in waving>
I actually did work today.

Disappointed the lazy Daily Fail journalists forgot to mention MN was full of happy people waving happily. Even if there are some wave trollops <stares at reprint>

Am in awe if eaus halloween costume. I hope you've entered the competition eau.

Oh. Relationships. Right. LTB.

<exits waving>

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 17:47:53

Mmm home made cottage pie. Lovely.. I don't think I could wait.

We have a chicken roast trying to tempt DS to eat as he is poorly and it's his favourite.

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 17:51:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 17:51:41

Maybe the smell will rouse him!

Annagramma Wed 23-Oct-13 18:01:18

I've lost track of life so <waves madly at everyone>

Pom poms? shock I'm not a Pom-pommy person.

Homemade cottage pie sounds delicious. We are having fish and chips. hmm blush

WitchesCatAmongThePhantoms Wed 23-Oct-13 18:08:42

I had cottage pie for the first time in years, proper comfort food although a chippy tea is delicious. <ignores diet to eat all the lovely food>

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 18:20:33

Mmmm, cottage pie. We're having garlic & rosemary potatoes, with....whatever box I can find in the freezer grin

After my initial burst of posting energy this morning, I now have to face my inevitable virtually invisible thread. Ok, so not the most interesting of subjects, maybe a bit niche, but was really hoping for some input. Bah humbug.

Although GoatPeter proper cheered me up earlier, so thanks for that smile

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 18:30:35

Where is your thread UD?

Ill put my oar in! grin

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:32:32

We are doing Chat in Relationships. Thats weird!
Oh well. At least we wont disappear after 90 days!

MrsCakePremonition. I was wondering if you would arrive. No, it isnt exactly as you described or envisaged, but never mind I dont think? Crowd control never goes as planned does it! smile [remembers own mum who tried to shephard a crowd and failed miserably --as we all warned her!--]

IamInvisisble Wed 23-Oct-13 18:55:05

We had Cottage Pie too!

Bunraku sorry you had no sun, perhaps you might get some tomorrow. We have had so much rain the last few days I thought I was going to have to grow flippers!

I am thinking about doing some knitting tonight, need to get my bits finished for the WoolyHugs.

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 18:59:38

BOOsterseat great, more Yorkshire people - I miss the motherland.

Bunraku, I think an octopus policy of one buddy per tentacle seems fair. What if you're a centipede though?!

Can someone please tell me more about boy tights?

<sneaks into Reprint's office quietly, hands over brew and cake and leaves>

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:01:21

<waves at trish & Mrs>

I think if anyone can come up with a decent place to put it, then the powers Towers might be persuaded to shift it again. Relationships was their suggestion..... I was stumped.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:06:25

Thank you perp
Have literally just thrown it all into a pile and given up for this evening!
Tea & cake are very very welcome though!

<sends wave to small dribbley person>

Catacombmint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:15:13

Hi Reprint, Harold Lloyd, uncomfortably, and everyone.

Waving tiredly and emotionally at you all.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:19:14

Whats up, Cat

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 19:21:40

Waves at everyone who's come in for the evening session.

Seconds the what's up Cat

Thanks Reprint & Hump for the good advice. Sensible buggers angrygrin

PerpendicularVincentPrice Wed 23-Oct-13 19:24:31

Are you ok cat?

Reprint, the dribbler sends a dribbly kiss <disclaimer: it might smell of sick>

Catacombmint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:24:50

Rubbish day sad looks as if it has been difficult for a few of us?

My line manager had a go at me in front of another manager. It was very uncomfortable. She was annoyed because I am on annual leave at the same time as one of my staff for 3 days next week, and the person we have to cover is a bit weak. But I have organised support for her. Apparently this isn't good enough and I have to org back up just in case the support is off sick.

The only reason I am off at same time as my colleague leaving one person alone is because they are both temps. When we booked our leave, we also had 2 permanent members of staff covering the work.

I think she expected me to offer to work. But I worked all last half term. I need to spend time with dd!

Sorry mega self pity post hmm

Catacombmint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:26:00

I mean I have organised support for the one person.

But I have to get support for the support!

It could go on forever!

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:30:42

<offers flowers & wine >

The upside of relocation to the R-zone is the absolute freedom to jump around shouting Leave The Bastards, cat

BOOsterseat Wed 23-Oct-13 19:32:11

Mark of a shite manager Cat, she needs reminding of her RIP and PIP principles.

Settle down with us, we have gin grin

trish5000 Wed 23-Oct-13 19:35:39

Am hoping that others who felt invisible from yesterdays thread will feel brave enough to join?

Everyone is worthy in my book. And important.

Catacombmint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:37:24

She is alright usually ( tough but fair). She is v stressed at the moment and took it out on me.

DP has made me veggie cottage pie which I am going to go and eat with a huge glass of red. And snuggle him.

I may be back later, just wanted to check in with all you buddy wavers.

Ps I love stgoatpeter smile

Pps thank you for support, is appreciated

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:43:38

Not sure how we can put out signposts now trish since that thread went over 1000. Perhaps we need to go trawling ;p;

Marketing! We need marketing!!
<looks at business budget>
I could put a card in the Post Office window?

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 19:45:03

;p; ????? what????
shouls have been : lol

HaroldLloyd Wed 23-Oct-13 19:47:12

If we keep nattering at this rate we will stay up in active convos, and hopefully people will see.


FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 19:57:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 19:58:32

UD - which is your thread?

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 19:59:02

flowers Sorry to hear that fright.

Reprint Wed 23-Oct-13 20:01:41

fright It can be the hardest thing in the world to just keep on trucking when all you want to do is hide in a corner and cry. I feel for anyone who is in that position.
It is just so unrelenting, and always that feeling that if you let go even for a little bit, you will lose it once and for all.

I can offer wine but it sounds as though what you really need to do is offload.

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 20:06:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HumpdaySelfieinaWitchesHat Wed 23-Oct-13 20:13:17

<waves at wavey mate catacomb>

I have nothing sensible to offer either wavey catacomb or fright other than an acknowledgement of crappy day. Pretty crappy time here too, tbh, but random waving helps. Or at least distracts a little.

Fright, if you want to, spill the beans here. Or go, name change if nec and spill the beans on another thread if someone might actually be able to help you. Or know that there are people here hoping it all turns out right for you.

There was a thread the other day about the things we say to ourselves when times are hard. My favourite was 'it'll be alright in the end, so if it's not alright, it's not the end'. I decided to adopt that one.

ChairmanWow Wed 23-Oct-13 20:15:04

Fright lovely have a good cry, get your pyjamas on and snuggle up. Do something nice for yourself and have a good kip. It won't fix your life but if you can grab some space from it all it'll help. And keep unburdening yourself. It's what us invisibles are here for.

All is quiet here. Kids asleep, husband is out. Time for a big glass of red and some shit telly.

ChairmanWow Wed 23-Oct-13 20:16:56

Oh and another Yorkshire exile here. Good to see some other Yorkshires on here too. Sending you all a white rose to remind you of home.

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 20:21:05

thanks for Cat & Fright & Hump and any other CrappyDayWavers sad

I have no words of wisdom that someone hasn't already said (as usual) but wanted you to know that there are people who care.

(Hump I have never heard that 'not the end' saying before. But love love love it. Thanks)

UncomfortablyDumb Wed 23-Oct-13 20:23:12

Also Hump I completely understand the beading thing. I think the problem with that is it is possible to start small, fiver here, few quid there and then you turn round and you've got boxes & boxes of the shiny little fuckers everywhere twinkling at you grin