Last year, MN posted some of the nominatory comments from the Christmas Appeal.

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Please could you do it again?

I fnacy an indulgent blart.


Ah yes - have been feeling teary and think I need a good cry but it's not forthcoming. Think this would be the ticket

Sometimes it makes me happy to have a full-on cry.


OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 18-Nov-12 22:17:51

We'll see what we can do.

Thank you OhEm.



BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 22:19:31

<gets hankies ready>

SweetMingePie Sun 18-Nov-12 22:20:39

Have the nominates been told yet? And have donators been told who they are donating to yet?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KnottyLocks Sun 18-Nov-12 22:26:51

<passes BIWI a truck load of tissues>

KnottyLocks Sun 18-Nov-12 22:27:32

Just like that , Reality grin

BeerTricksPott3r Sun 18-Nov-12 22:31:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Twas just quotes last year though wasn't it? - no names named, no cringing

Whaddaya mean?

MmeLindor Sun 18-Nov-12 22:34:27

I give the thread a kleenex rating of 9.5

without even seeing it.

TheLightPassenger Sun 18-Nov-12 22:44:25

where was that from last year, I didn't see it, I'ld quite like to see that please smile

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 12:04:47

Hi y'all,

We will try and pull something together today - get your hankies at the ready.

Thank you very much Rebecca. I know you must be bust [understatement]

We, and tissue manufacturer everywhwre, appreciate it.


RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 13:06:43

Okay, here goes - some of the posts have been edited slightly and names taken out. The below is just a tiny selection from all of the nominations we received.

<hands out tissues>

"She is a such beautiful person and speaks with such wisdom and gentleness, despite what she endures. My heart skips a tinybeat each time I see her name on here as I am in awe of her amazing soul."

"She is having chemo at the moment. Yet she continues to give support and remains serene and good humoured throughout. She really is an exceptional person and thoroughly deserves a treat this Christmas."

"She's funny, clever, caring and has excellent advice. She's unique. I think she's probably pretty well-off and doesn't need a present, but she puts so much time and thought into her posts that she deserves something. Oh, and she likes me smile"

"I just think it might cheer her up to know she's being thought of at Christmas."

"She's a single mum doing her best and having a bit of a rough time financially. She gives out loads of love, good advice and encouragement and I just think it would be nice to give a bit of it back to her."

"She's also a great friend, and has been a constant source of joy & support for me even in her toughest days."

"Even though she doesn't know me from Adam every thread I have started about how rubbish I feel or threads I have browsed to cheer myself up, she always makes me laugh. brightens my day a bit."

"She has adopted children all with SN and she is truly an inspiration."

"I would like her to get something for herself rather than for her family as she always goes without for the sake of her family."

"An incredible, non-stop source of non-judgemental advice, support and help for everyone on the special needs board. A force of nature and a relentless fighter, she is the heart and soul of the board."

"Wouldn't have 2 BF DDs if her advice wasn't around."

"She took the time to message me after my miscarriage to check that I was ok and that I had somebody with me."

"Her mum is v ill with cancer, and she hasn't whined. Is so lovely, and funny and deserves recognition for being ace."

SecretCervix Mon 19-Nov-12 13:20:34

I was one of the people nominated to receive something, I namechanged and I was DanyTargaryen, if you recognise me as a person you nominated I just want to say thank you so much smile

SecretCervix Mon 19-Nov-12 13:23:51

Any chance MNHQ fancies PMing me a clue? grin

Oh, that's lovely, thank you Rebecca.


Oh, that's lovely, thank you Rebecca.


Oh, that's lovely, thank you Rebecca.


Oh, that's lovely, thank you Rebecca.


Oh, that's lovely, thank you Rebecca.



You just meant really, really, really lovely, didn't you Chaos?

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 14:05:50

<wipes snot off Mumsnet>

SantasStrapOn Mon 19-Nov-12 18:40:56

Same as SecretCervix (great name btw), I was nominated, as Stratters, and I just want to say thank you so much to my nominator, I was gobsmacked and really, really chuffed.

SweetMingePie Mon 19-Nov-12 19:14:25

One of my reasons for nominating someone is up there. Well deserved and I bet this person got more than one nomination.

Rebecca, have donators been told who they are sending to as not heard anything yet?

MmeLindor Mon 19-Nov-12 20:47:56

Lovely. Thanks, MNHQ

Aaah happy warm fuzzy sigh. Luffly.

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 21:51:18

More, please, MNHQ!

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Mon 19-Nov-12 21:54:22


BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Mon 19-Nov-12 21:54:54

I have been nominated too, and it made me cry when I got the pm.

FrankincenseWippery Mon 19-Nov-12 21:59:57

Yep, made be blub a lot bit when I got my email saying someone had nominated.

McPhee Mon 19-Nov-12 22:01:15

Someone has also nominated me. It's been a crap year, and this gave me a lift.

I'm still gobsmacked and very humbled.

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 22:01:20

I have been nominated too blush and I was shock and very blubby too

FrankincenseWippery Mon 19-Nov-12 22:07:46

Lots of people have left my gob smacked, flabber ghasted and humbleness humbled in the past few weeks. There are some totally fricking awesome people on MN. That is for sure

FrankincenseWippery Mon 19-Nov-12 22:08:50

And. AND what's even better, is that I have the privilege of them being my friends too.

valpollicella Mon 19-Nov-12 22:13:43 fecking vipers make me weep

(Frank...have seen your message... Cannot get onto to reply but big fat YES please!)

FrankincenseWippery Mon 19-Nov-12 22:16:26

Excellent. They go on sale on Friday morning. I will have every available appliance logged in to get them. Oh yeah.

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Mon 19-Nov-12 22:29:56


BellaVita Mon 19-Nov-12 22:34:49

Fab thread!

FrankincenseWippery Mon 19-Nov-12 22:38:59

<snogs back>

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 19-Nov-12 22:39:30

When do we get told who to send things to?

Firawla Mon 19-Nov-12 22:41:56

I also wanna say thanks to whoever nominated me, I was really surprised did not expect that at all!! and was really touched. Was having a crap day (cant remember why now) when I got the pm to say I had been nominated and really made me smile to know that someone had thought of me, so thank you!! thanks

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 22:44:03


When do we get told who to send things to?

Very soon, we promise, Ken

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 19-Nov-12 22:53:54

Thanks. Oh god I just outed myself sorry.

Hang on a minute.

Who's snoggering who(m?)?


izzyishavingababyAGAIN Mon 19-Nov-12 23:09:28

Me too, nominated and cried, I am amazed anyone knows who I am as I name change so often.

It really is touching to know your words have meant so much to someone.

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Mon 19-Nov-12 23:12:51

I'll snog anyone. I'm not fussy. <harlot>

valpollicella Mon 19-Nov-12 23:20:52

Me too.

I dont discrim wih my lovage and snogsi

RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Mon 19-Nov-12 23:24:43

I am a nominee and it is one of the nicest things that has happened to me in what has been an awfully shite year. I couldn't even guess at who might have noticed me and put me forwards, or what their reasoning was, but I am might grateful because it means that in a year where I cannot afford presents for my children, they can still have a little something there to put a smile on their faces (and a tear in my eye).

Makes all the rubbish with homelessness, DLA appeals, two potential diagnoses of behavioural disorders in both my babies, the fight to get proper care at home for my own health, and to try to find out what is wrong and manage my health, feel that little bit easier, because I have something to look forwards to.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 19-Nov-12 23:31:29


More please!

WorraLiberty Mon 19-Nov-12 23:31:45

I was quite humbled to be nominated

There are some very thoughtful people out there wine thanks

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 11:52:17

I got nommed last year and I was like this shock for ages and all wussy and stuff.

I got such lovely things too. I kept showing them to OH who didn't understand at all. Bless him.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 20-Nov-12 14:27:41

sad I missed out on the snogs

BIWI Tue 20-Nov-12 14:28:48

<snogs Rebecca>

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 20-Nov-12 14:33:23


FrankincenseWippery Tue 20-Nov-12 14:37:37

<snogs Rebecca> <AND hands her cake>

<suck up. And?>

I cried a little bit at my nomination message too, then went "but why, what did I do to deserve that, does anyone even remember my name?!"

You lot really are luffly you do know that don't you? thanks

MrsChristmasVamos Tue 20-Nov-12 14:50:07

Awwww. Lovely. Makes you feel all warm inside.

More, please !

EauRouge Tue 20-Nov-12 15:19:47

I got nominated too. I have no idea by who, or why, but it gave me such a lift and I'm really glad that I managed to help someone out somehow. Thank you, mystery MNer thanks

MN is bloody brilliant, isn't it?

OlaRapaceFru Tue 20-Nov-12 18:26:22

Another grateful, but somewhat bemused, nominee here too smile

When I got the PM from MNHQ I sat and looked at it for about five minutes with my chin virtually on my knees. Then I had a bit of a blub.

Whoever nominated me, thank you very much. I have no idea what I've said or done, but I feel so honoured thanks

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 21-Nov-12 09:05:02

I also got nominated and am very [shocked] and grateful and also a bit bewildered as I am never nice ever. Chaos reckons it's for services to swearing which sounds about right grin

SantasStrapOn Wed 21-Nov-12 17:59:50

By my reckoning that means I've been nominated for inanity. I'm quite proud of that, and pretty speechless that I was nominated at all.

Thank you, whoever you are. grin

RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Wed 21-Nov-12 18:22:01

Will we be able to send thank you cards to the people who donate?

I'd like to too Rabbits!

There's normally a TU thread on here when ArEm gets her figner out.

More sniffles.


RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Wed 21-Nov-12 22:54:29

That sounds lovely, but I would definitely love to be able to send some hand written letters with sloppy kisses on too, so fingers crossed I get to do that. grin

LadyMaryChristmas Wed 21-Nov-12 22:59:42

<sobs> wine

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Nov-12 10:11:49

<pulls finger out>

We did originally say that we would have all of the mails out by the 23rd (tomorrow) However, it is going to be more like the 27th now.

Apologies for the delay - we are ruffling our papers and SandyMumsnet is busy making the spreadsheet make sense <boggle>

Still plenty of time for the Christmas post!


BIWI Thu 22-Nov-12 10:57:44

Rebecca - you did specify Bollinger, didn't you?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Nov-12 12:04:13


when ArEm gets her figner out.

Fingers are well and truly out actually.
[Paddington Bear Hard Look]

I really am sorry, HQ.

I had it in my mnid that emails would be out by the 19th.


As you were.


Jacksmania Sat 24-Nov-12 17:33:26

I really want to know who nominated me, too. And for what. Can't imagine.

<joins all round snogging, especially Chaos and Rebecca>

Services To Bendiness?


LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 18:53:09

I can't either, Jacks. I'm incredibly grateful, I've no idea why though.

Jacksmania Sun 25-Nov-12 03:16:52

LOL Chaos!

I don't think so. I'm actually not very bendy, I'm one of those strong-but-not-terribly-bendy types grin so I could do this reasonably easily, but not this. In fact, my quads and back are so tight that the ad ind one is completely out of my reach.

Jacksmania Sun 25-Nov-12 03:17:38

Second one, obvs.

Anyway - I digress grin

Jacksmania Sun 25-Nov-12 03:18:26

LadyMary, if you are who I think you are then you absolutely deserve the nomination!!!!!

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 25-Nov-12 10:49:04

I found out last night that there's another LadyMary, she's LadyMaryCrawley. I was LadySybildeChocolate before her sad demise {sobs}. I was LadyMaryCreepyCrawley over halloween, and was going to change to LadyMaryCrawley after Christmas. I need to think of a whole new name now. sad

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 25-Nov-12 10:49:20

I bet that's as clear as mud! grin

Jacksmania Sun 25-Nov-12 13:22:55

Yes it is grin

Pickles77 Thu 29-Nov-12 15:12:55

I was nominated- whoever it is. Im very very touched and it made me cry a lot blush so thank you

Does everyone who gets nominated get a pressie. I just want to know if the flipping lovely person I nominated will definitely get something.

ParceQueJeLeVauxBien Thu 29-Nov-12 15:21:34

I think so, MrsTP - from what I remember reading from other years, there are usually more donors than nominees

SolomanDaisy Thu 29-Nov-12 15:22:30

Reading those nominationcomments made we wonder if it might be possible to see the nomination of the person we're sending gifts to. If I've got the person who never buys anything for herself I want to buy for her not her children, iyswim.

Thanks Parce. If it helps, OP, she is nice, having a hard time and not well known in the slightest. I doubt she hangs out in Site Stuff so wouldn't have gone on to say she was nominated. You could argue that well-known posters are more likely to be on that thread so it's a bit self-selecting for your theory.

Bugger half that comment was the wrong thread. Serves me right for having two open at once.

GrannyRat Thu 29-Nov-12 15:38:16

Right, late to the party (as usual) and have been directed to this thread from the uncharitable one in AIBU. Anyway, can I still nominate someone or is it too late? Also, will the poster whom I intend to nominate find out who I am? I wouldn't want them to but would like them to know the reason. Thanks.

rubycon Thu 29-Nov-12 15:46:54

I've been nominated too - I know not why, but thank you very much to whoever it was that took the time and made the effort to put me forward, that in itself was a present!

TheLightPassenger Thu 29-Nov-12 16:12:58

has anyone got a link to last years' nominatory comments, it would be nice to read that as well.

PeppermintPasty Thu 29-Nov-12 16:20:40

Have I missed the boat? How do you nominate?

I have been nominated and am truly touched

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:28:59


Does everyone who gets nominated get a pressie. I just want to know if the flipping lovely person I nominated will definitely get something.

Hi MrsTerry,
Absolutely most definitely.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:29:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OhComeAllYeZombies Thu 29-Nov-12 16:30:43

Are you deleting the right thread, Helen?

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:33:07


Reading those nominationcomments made we wonder if it might be possible to see the nomination of the person we're sending gifts to. If I've got the person who never buys anything for herself I want to buy for her not her children, iyswim.

Hi Soloman,
That's lovely idea, might hinder the anonymity of the MNer, but one to think about for next year...
Not logistically doable for this year though IYKWIM. <gulp>

BlameItOnTheCuervo Thu 29-Nov-12 16:41:56

oh god, I've just read the reasons again and one of my reasons is up there! Thats made me so happy.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:45:51


Are you deleting the right thread, Helen?

Darn. I knew someone would notice. blush

Doigts de saucisses, as they'd say on Mamanset...

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:46:28


Right, late to the party (as usual) and have been directed to this thread from the uncharitable one in AIBU. Anyway, can I still nominate someone or is it too late? Also, will the poster whom I intend to nominate find out who I am? I wouldn't want them to but would like them to know the reason. Thanks.

Hi GrannyRat,

The matches for this year have all been done and sent out <the elves are still recovering from the party>
You are warmly welcome to look out for the MN Christmas Appeal next year, pop it in your diary now for November, and you could be the first to nominate!

And no, no one need ever know it was you........

BartimaeusNeedsMoreSleep Thu 29-Nov-12 16:58:05

Thats a point - does the nominee receive the reason?
Cos I'm not sure mine was worded very well... blush

Still, never mind, have ordered the presents for my receiver and it should be there in a few days <rubs hands>

Jacksmania Thu 29-Nov-12 17:04:43

Sandy, so many of us were utterly surprised and delighted and shocked to be nominated... I would really love to know why someone nominated me.

BlameItOnTheCuervo Thu 29-Nov-12 17:06:41

me too Jacks.

Jacksmania Thu 29-Nov-12 17:12:17

I had a really creepy dream about my ribs popping out through my chest last night shock. In my dream I thought "shit, better go to the hospital" but then detoured to shower and do my hair hmmWTF in this disgusting bathroom where the windows were crawling with bugs.

Jacksmania Thu 29-Nov-12 17:13:03

Shit!!!!! That was not supposed to be on this thread.
Sorry blush

However I also don't want to dream about anal anything!!! grin

Jacksmania Thu 29-Nov-12 17:15:26

OMG wrong wrong thread!!!!

blush x 10000000


BlameItOnTheCuervo Thu 29-Nov-12 17:17:06


<mops wee off sofa>

MrsDeVere Thu 29-Nov-12 17:17:31

Bwah ha ha haaa @poor jack

JustFabulous Thu 29-Nov-12 17:21:33

Is there a link to last years comments thread please?

Jacksmania Thu 29-Nov-12 17:29:23

Do you need the link to gussiegrips's website, Cuervo? grin

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 29-Nov-12 17:38:07

My nominee is on here... and no, I'm not telling who you are or why I nominated you grin but you do deserve it and I'm feeling all twinkly to know that you're pleased.

BlameItOnTheCuervo Thu 29-Nov-12 17:40:56

yeah, quite possibly. although, I do have a very attractive cervix. or so I was told by the nurse who did my last smear.

and the one who inserted my coil.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sun 02-Dec-12 13:45:16

I've received a present! How do I thank the donor? And the nominee? Thank you, thanks . 'Twas a crap year, but still not sure I deserved it.

OlaRapaceFru Sun 02-Dec-12 15:37:05
EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sun 02-Dec-12 20:24:53

Thanks, Ola. smile

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