I've Just Heard a rumour...Helen?

(103 Posts)
Tee2072 Sat 03-Aug-13 17:47:35

Are you leaving us?

::throws herself at Helen's feet::

DON'T GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

::sobs::

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 11:02:16

Aw, Tee. <shakes feet slightly>

Yes, I am leaving - it's true.

But not for ten days or so yet.

It's all a bit sad. I shall miss you all except the trolls more than I can say.

BellaVita Mon 05-Aug-13 11:06:24

sad

deemented Mon 05-Aug-13 11:08:20

sad

Can we have a leaving party?

MrsWolowitz Mon 05-Aug-13 11:10:27

No! sad

Why?

Where are you going that could possibly be better than this? <mind boggles>

Poledra Mon 05-Aug-13 11:16:59

Well, FINE! If we're not good enough for you, off you go then, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out etc.

<huffs off>

Poledra Mon 05-Aug-13 11:17:27

Anyway, I HATE you! <channels 9-yo DD>

deemented Mon 05-Aug-13 11:17:46

Please tell us that you aren't deflecting to gasp <whispers> Nethuns?

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 05-Aug-13 11:19:20

Good luck with whatever it is you're moving on to thanks

ParsingFancy Mon 05-Aug-13 11:20:26

Nooooooo!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 11:21:01

Poledra

Well, FINE! If we're not good enough for you, off you go then, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out etc.

<huffs off>

shock

<cries>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 11:21:29

deemented

sad

Can we have a leaving party?

Now you're talking!

MavisGrind Mon 05-Aug-13 11:22:48

Is this, like, the ultimate flounce..? grin

ParsingFancy Mon 05-Aug-13 11:27:11

<pulls self together>

Good luck with whatever you do next. Hope it's fab.thanks

Fiderer Mon 05-Aug-13 12:01:21

Blimey. A new Doctor and Helen leaving the Towers.

<eyes universe with suspicion>

No worries about your leaving present though.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 12:04:05

Fiderer

Blimey. A new Doctor and Helen leaving the Towers.

<eyes universe with suspicion>

No worries about your leaving present though.

Gah! You got me.

I am, of course, the Doctor's new assistant. <spring cleans Tardis>

Pan Mon 05-Aug-13 12:13:41

But, but.....I'll need a new key-worker!

PedantMarina Mon 05-Aug-13 12:23:46

Can I have your job?

Damn, I'm ruthless!

mrsdinklage Mon 05-Aug-13 12:25:36

Tee - are you bugging HQ ?

Tee2072 Mon 05-Aug-13 12:26:33

NO!

Ah well, I hope wherever you're off to you have good luck there.

We will miss you.

[gin] flowers [cake]

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 05-Aug-13 12:29:39

Helen's leaving. Olivia's going off on maternity leave.

Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.

Is there an opening, then?

Tee2072 Mon 05-Aug-13 12:30:40

Not me MrsD. It was mentioned on another thread.

We have 3 or 4 months until Olivia leaves, Tortoise.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 12:38:14

mrsdinklage

Tee - are you bugging HQ ?

We did wonder... wink

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 12:43:09

Tortoiseonthehalfshell

Helen's leaving. Olivia's going off on maternity leave.

Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.

--Is there an opening, then?--

"mere trolling is loosed upon Mumsnet" wink

(except we are totally kick ass without Helen and will be fine and we're not sobbing about her leaving or nuffink)

SoupDragon Mon 05-Aug-13 12:44:10

<<sends in CV listing baking credentials>>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 12:50:24

SoupDragon

<<sends in CV listing baking credentials>>

Credentials, schmendentials. We need samples

Sorry to see you go, Helen. You've always been both fair and fun.

All the best in whatever you are off to do thanks

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 05-Aug-13 13:07:33

Tee I know, but that will be over in a flash, in the wink of an eye, in seventeen parking threads, four hundred and two wedding threads and four billion, six hundred thousand and seven benefits threads. In short, it is no time at all.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 05-Aug-13 13:12:04

Noooooo! <<rends clothing>>

Who are you again? hmm

K8Middleton Mon 05-Aug-13 13:14:23

This is all going to seriously upset my spreadsheet you know angry

Where are you going Helen? Are you going to something new?

And Olivia is up duffed? Where was the official announcement? And will there be a notice board outside the Towers?

How do people find out all this stuff?

I feel as if I live in a virtual cave.

Oh hang on..........

SoupDragon Mon 05-Aug-13 13:18:45

Credentials, schmendentials. We need samples

What do you care - you won't be there!

Regardless, my CV was iced on the top of a lemon drizzle cake.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 13:18:48

K8Middleton

This is all going to seriously upset my spreadsheet you know angry

Where are you going Helen? Are you going to something new?

And Olivia is up duffed? Where was the official announcement? And will there be a notice board outside the Towers?

Olivia is indeed up duffed.

With twins shock.

She did tell you all here. Do keep up. Tsk.

K8Middleton Mon 05-Aug-13 13:34:05

shock that thread was on a Wednesday. You know I'm busy on Wednesdays!

Twins? How lovely. A pair of newborns smile

Sorry to see you go Helen. You've always been very fair and you were most kind to me when things were a bit wobbly in RL and someone was a bit weird on here and it was All A Bit Much. Thank you flowers

FeegleFion Mon 05-Aug-13 13:41:45

Will you joins the ranks of us mere mortals when you leave MNHQ, Helen?

Good luck for the future too. wine flowers

Rooners Mon 05-Aug-13 13:45:27

What? shocksadbear

sorry not the bear

Oh Helen

You're my utter favourite. What's happened? Can we say anything to make you stay? I don't think anyone else at HQ likes me.

ClaraOswald Mon 05-Aug-13 13:52:21

Oh Helen.

How could you? Abandoning us, without a second thought.

sad sad

Tee2072 Mon 05-Aug-13 14:57:13

No, not bugging HQ. It was mentioned on a thread. I just can't remember what thread or who mentioned it!

Groovee Mon 05-Aug-13 14:59:14

Are you off to be Olivia's Nanny?

Sorry to see you go.

ShowOfHands Mon 05-Aug-13 15:07:12

It was mentioned on Fenton's flounce thread.

Helen, you know when I joke around about you being my favourite? I'm not joking. sad

FancyPuffin Mon 05-Aug-13 15:11:51
Tee2072 Mon 05-Aug-13 15:17:42

That was it, Showy. Thanks!

K8Middleton Mon 05-Aug-13 15:57:14

Is Fenton flouncing again? shock

Nooooo.

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 05-Aug-13 16:00:09

Surely, the most important question is: Will Helen still contribute to the Archers' threads?

It's very sad, I was most upset when I heard. I'm going to miss her, like i'm sure she will miss us atrocious cunts. wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 16:24:11

Groovee

Are you off to be Olivia's Nanny?

Arf. grin

Don't think Olivia would let a gin-addled soak like me anywhere near her lovely children.

motherinferior Mon 05-Aug-13 16:27:59

Have emailed you, you horrible ship-jumping old boot grin

Rooners Mon 05-Aug-13 16:56:07

That puffin looks sort of pensive. grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 17:05:42

PrincessFiorimonde

Surely, the most important question is: Will Helen still contribute to the Archers' threads?

Ah but that's Olivia - she's the MNHQ Archers bore fan.

I'm not that classy.

HeavenlyYoni Mon 05-Aug-13 17:14:21

Sorry you are leaving. Why do all the good people always leave? Anything new on the horizon - you aren't defecting are you? to the other side

Rooners Mon 05-Aug-13 17:14:32

Seriously pet why are you going? I hope it is a good thing and not a sad thing. Will miss you massively, heck I remember you joining. xxxx

Rooners Mon 05-Aug-13 17:15:14

I mean it's Ok if you don't want to say. Obviously.

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 05-Aug-13 17:17:01

Oops! blush

Meant to add, hope you enjoy whatever you're doing next.

littlemisswise Mon 05-Aug-13 17:25:12

Good luck where ever you are going Helen. smile.

I didn't know Olivia is upduffed. I was on my holidays when she announced it. She'd better sort that cough out, mind. I can't imagine her pelvis floor will cope with it very well after twins!wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 17:30:10

Rooners

Will miss you massively, heck I remember you joining. xxxx

Aw. Thanks

Was it you that started the "WhotheHelenareyou?" thread then? grin

Oblomov Mon 05-Aug-13 17:32:42

I saw this On Fenton's flouncing thread.
But Helen, you still haven't said why.
Do you just need a rest, or have you accepted another job. You don't need to give details. But give us 'SOMETHING'.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 17:42:08

Oblomov

I saw this On Fenton's flouncing thread.
But Helen, you still haven't said why.
Do you just need a rest, or have you accepted another job. You don't need to give details. But give us 'SOMETHING'.

Oh sorry. Wasn't meaning to be all mysterious and stuff.

I'm moving on to something else that'll net me a wee bit more gin and let me see a bit more of my family.

And, though I'm achingly sad to leave, it's a new challenge. And you don't get many of them at my age

Oblomov Mon 05-Aug-13 17:46:01

LOVELY smile
Wishing You All The Best.

ChippingInHopHopHop Mon 05-Aug-13 17:48:40

Oh blimey. Why is it always the good ones???

I hope your new gin giving, family permitting and challenging job is all you are hoping it will be - but you can come back if it isn't. We'll make Justine beg & everything grin

Noooo!

I'm not sure there could be a better job. Gin and biscuits and reading MN all day without worrying about getting caught? Sounds fab to me.

Good luck Helen.

I am gutted. Helen was, is and always will be my favourite Towerdweller hmm

Sparklingbrook Mon 05-Aug-13 17:57:28

A better offer than working for MN? shock

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 18:02:04

Sparklingbrook

A better offer than working for MN? shock

No, not better. As if!

Just different.

Sparklingbrook Mon 05-Aug-13 18:04:10

Oh right. Well good luck for the future. I trust you will be joining in on the forums still, even if you ware in disguise. x

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 18:11:24

Sparklingbrook

Oh right. Well good luck for the future. I trust you will be joining in on the forums still, even if you ware in disguise. x

Might do wink

Anyway, enough.

You're all very very lovely but I haven't left yet!

ClaraOswald Mon 05-Aug-13 18:48:06

You're sodding off to Bounty aren't you?

Rooners Mon 05-Aug-13 18:48:24

'Was it you that started the "WhotheHelenareyou?" thread then?'

Not as far as I remember..! Lol. Good luck with the new adventure.

LoveBeingItsABoy Mon 05-Aug-13 18:51:54

Will you still tell us off or join in? grin

crazynanna Mon 05-Aug-13 18:54:11

If you are going to Nethuns, if you punch that 'Chelle on the nose for me, there's a litre of gin with your name on it

Trills Mon 05-Aug-13 18:58:08

See more of your family?

Are you suggesting that MN is not a family-friendly employer? shock

IamtheZombie Mon 05-Aug-13 20:41:37

Helen, Zombie wishes you the very best in your new challenge. You have always been very kind to Zombie and she will miss you terribly. She was particularly touched by your PM on her birthday. Thank you.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Catmint Mon 05-Aug-13 20:45:45

Good luck Helen. X

You can still come back every Friday for the drunk thread. grin

Many best wishes for the future x

ArtexMonkey Mon 05-Aug-13 20:48:42

Oh nooooooooooo

I'll miss you a lot. Very sorry to see you go flowers

Catmint Mon 05-Aug-13 21:48:25

Just had a thought. Will TheotherHelenMumsnet change her name to HelenMumsnet?

It's like MNHQ version of Doctor Who....

BOF Mon 05-Aug-13 21:54:51

Who blabbed? shock

We should definitely have a big party thread for you. I have to warn you that I will get drunk and start flashing round cock pictures...

The real reason you are going, I presume, is a desperate attempt to slash the gin budget. With your departure, and Olivia off the juice, I've been told that Justine can now afford to scrap the site adverts grin.

Seriously, you will be greatly missed. Being ticked off by you always gave me an inappropriate frission sad

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Aug-13 10:13:41

BOF

Who blabbed? shock

We should definitely have a big party thread for you. I have to warn you that I will get drunk and start flashing round cock pictures...

The real reason you are going, I presume, is a desperate attempt to slash the gin budget. With your departure, and Olivia off the juice, I've been told that Justine can now afford to scrap the site adverts grin.

Seriously, you will be greatly missed. Being ticked off by you always gave me an inappropriate frission sad

Gah! Rumbled re gin budget.

Party thread sounds hilarious!

Poledra Tue 06-Aug-13 10:26:25

"And, though I'm achingly sad to leave, it's a new challenge. And you don't get many of them at my age"

Fuxsake. Some days it's a challenge to get my arse out the chair without going 'ooof!' I am constantly challenged, constantly I tells ya!grin

BOF, wasn't me! <good girl>

No! I am in shock

You have always been scrupulously bribeable with gin fair and I shall miss you sad

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Aug-13 16:48:56

SconeInSixtySeconds

No! I am in shock

You have always been scrupulously bribeable with gin fair and I shall miss you sad

Aw, thank you.

Still time for gin...

ArtexMonkey Thu 08-Aug-13 17:06:37

That is one massive cock grin

...said the actress to the vicar.

BIWI Thu 08-Aug-13 17:12:02

Gin. I can do gin!

I do hope the party invites are coming out shortly? Otherwise a whole load of gin-soaked feminazi harpies (that's what we're called, isn't it?) will descend on Mumsnet Towers to make our own party!

BIWI Thu 08-Aug-13 17:17:36

Woah! <scrolls back through thread>

Fenton has flounced? When did that happen? Why?!

<suspicious>

There isn't a Moldies 2 is there, that Helen is going off to run?

Fenton flounced ages ago, but she is back <soothes Biwi's brow>

SoupDragon Thu 08-Aug-13 18:06:13

But didn't she then flounce again, albeit for the summer only?

BIWI Thu 08-Aug-13 18:07:04

She hasn't been around for a while - I was perturbed enough to do an advanced search blush

Whaaaa? Fgs I turn my back for five minutes....

TheDoctrineOfJetlag Tue 13-Aug-13 22:33:10

Good luck Helen thanks

NetworkGuy Tue 13-Aug-13 22:53:12

Good luck for the future, whatever the reason for your departure.

Don't forget to join in a personal capacity to say Hello sometime...

NetworkGuy Tue 13-Aug-13 22:56:30

(Just knew I should have hit 'Show all messages' before typing...)

Ah well, good luck with new bigger gin budget challenge...

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Aug-13 22:57:42

Thanks everyone. Last day on Thurs sad

Hope you'll all come and wave me goodbye...

Hassled Tue 13-Aug-13 23:01:27

Oh what a shame - you will be missed, Helen. I've always loved your "Evening all, what's all this then?" approach - I imagine you rocking back on your heels like the friendly village bobby you should have been grin.

Really hope your future plans work out well you - and thank you for all the firefighting.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Aug-13 23:07:33

Arf at village bobby!

Waves now in case I forget.

<old>

MmeLindor Wed 14-Aug-13 10:01:21

So when is this leaving party, then?

[readies gin supplies]

It is the End of an Era.

[sad music]

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 10:39:21

MmeLindor

So when is this leaving party, then?

[readies gin supplies]

It is the End of an Era.

[sad music]

Tomorrow is D-day sad

WorraLiberty Wed 14-Aug-13 10:51:10

Aww sorry to hear you're leaving sad

But good luck in whatever you're going to do thanks

UnitedZingDom Wed 14-Aug-13 19:01:27

well as a leaving present, please, please can you create a cake emoticon, please?

[cake]

you can't have a party party without [cake]

BIWI Wed 14-Aug-13 21:57:44

Aw, Helen sad

I will be in Brighton tomorrow, returning DS1 to university.

Please have a large, virtual gin on me

flowers
xxx

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