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Win a £250 voucher of your choice - find the Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles, uncover the word and add to the MN Fairytale - final clue now added NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 16:43:23

You may remember a while back we ran an Easter-themed treasure hunt around the site with Cadbury. Due to popular demand we've decided to challenge Mumsnetters to a similar hunt, with a twist grin. This time we've hidden Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles around the site and we need you to find them.

The same rules apply as last time (see below) BUT we'd also love you to contribute to the MN version of Hansel and Gretel over the week. Here's how it'll work:

We've hidden seven Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles on various Talk boards around the site, you can see a full list of all talk topics here. Each day we'll post a clue on this thread which will direct you to a specific Talk topic.

Once you've figured it out head on over to the relevant talk board and you should see a Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebble, if you're correct make a note of the first letter of the talk topic - so if the clue takes you to Style and Beauty the letter you're after is S.

Collect all 7 letters, unscramble them and you'll be left with a word. Then you simply need to submit the word on the competition page (at the end of 7 days) and you'll be entered into the prize draw to win a £250 voucher of your choice.

What about Hansel and Gretel? I hear you say - well, never fear, all shall be explained grin.

Below is the first clue which also happens to be the start of our Hansel and Gretel themed fairytale.

Once you've found the Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebble, please do add a sentence each to expand upon the story. Each time we post a new clue, we'll change the direction of the story (based on the talk board the Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebble is hidden on). You don't have to include references to Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles but please feel free to shoehorn in include if you wish grin

One final note, you're more than welcome to help each other out but please don't post the answer on here once you've worked it out smile

Here are the clues:

Day one: Once upon a time, long, long ago a Wood Cutter and his wife had twins, a little boy and a little girl. However when the LOs were born, the wood cutter and his wife just couldn't seem to agree on a name for their PFBs...

Day two: Unfortunately soon after, the Wood Cutter's wife unexpectedly passed away. He was beyond devastated and decided the best option would be to move his family abroad and get away for a while. This was a huge decision and he wasn't sure where to go or what he needed. "Where could I find such information?" he wondered...

Day three: "Is that Katie Hopkins Price and Amanda Holden Redman?" he whispered. Gretel wasn't so sure but had heard on the grape vine slebs often hung out in the dark forest on a Saturday night. Gretal discretely took out her iPhone from her pocket and informed a popular parenting site of her latest sleb sighting....

Day four: "Someone needs to teach you some manners!" The Witch grumbled as she sat down on the sofa with her iPad, brew and cake. "Let's see if there's any tips for teaching manners on Mumsnet."...

Day five: Hansel and Gretel decided this was a bad idea, after all anyone could turn up, and instead suggested the Witch baked a 16 tier cake and decorated it with Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles.

However they weren't sure what quantities to use for such a large cake and need some more advice, so once again they turned to Mumsnet for help...

Day six:As it was the Wood Cutter's birthday, the children picked up a card on their way home "Deer Father, We hope you're birthday is everything you want it two be. Enjoy youre day. Lot's of luv Hansel and Gretel"

When the Wood Cutter saw the writing in the card, horrified he sent the children straight to corner.

Day seven:Inspired by the MN Style and Beauty threads the step mother decides to make amends with Hansel and Gretel. "Let's clear out some of your old clothes so we can buy you a nice new collection."

"What a great idea" Said Gretel, "although I'm not too sure how to use that selling website, where can I get some great advice?"

Here's the link to the competition form again: www.mumsnet.com/competitions/2013/september-2013/250-voucher-cadburys-pebbles

(Please don't post the answer on this thread)

Thanks and good luck,

Katie @ MNHQ

crazykat Mon 16-Sep-13 09:31:49

Does this work on the app or do I need to use a computer?

Does it start today?

I suppose this must start today if the last letter is on Sunday 22nd, and theres 7 of them.

NotAQueef Mon 16-Sep-13 11:27:17

Confusing that thread (and clue 1) was posted on 05/09 if it's not starting until today.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Sep-13 12:45:03

The thread started today. We had to create the tread earlier in order to get everything up and running this morning.

Please do start adding to the fairytale, we're looking forward to seeing your creative writing skills grin

YoniMatopoeia Mon 16-Sep-13 12:56:50

Does this work on the mobile site? Or do I need to browse on my laptop during my pointless teleconference this afternoon?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Sep-13 13:01:56

Unfortunately you'll need your laptop YoniMatopoeia smile

dappledawn Mon 16-Sep-13 13:22:19

OK, here goes: (my sentence to continue the story):

'The woodcutter liked names like Duwayne and Princess, but his wife wanted to call the children Peregrine and Clementine; so they argued over this heatedly, late into the night.'

CMOTDibbler Mon 16-Sep-13 14:16:20

As the woodcutter persisted with his ideas of names such as Stella and Heinekin, his wife pelted him with Dairy Milk Pebbles. Distracted, he commented instead that they were sweet and chunky. 'Just as our babies will be my darling' she said, scooping them up quickly.

ThisTimeItsPersonal Mon 16-Sep-13 14:17:04

The woodcutters wife decided to ask her family for advice, little did she know that DMIL was expecting her DS to be named after her long lost cousin, Wolfgang III.

The woodcutter's wife didn't realise that her dreadful SIL was also secretly pregnant... And was listening in to all of her choices for names as she coveted the woodcutter's wife's opinion.

VivaLeThrustBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 17:18:24

The woodcutters wife was horrified at the prospect of calling one of her babies Wolfgang IIII. However her mil told her if she named her son after the long lost cousin he may leave them all his money in his will and Wolfgang III was very, very rich.

CheeryCherry Mon 16-Sep-13 20:18:56

The Woodcutter's wife (who actually had a name, to be disclosed at some point soon) had a long, hard think. Could she cope with the name Wolfgang III? And would her new DD have to be called Klaudia to balance out the German/Austrian influence?
Or could she get away with Jack and Jill... and just call her precious DS Wolfy as a nickname...

CheeryCherry Mon 16-Sep-13 20:21:36

She sat quietly munching a huge packet of Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles, watching her PFBs as they peacefully slept.
I think I've decided, she thought...Jack and Jill it is.

missorinoco Mon 16-Sep-13 20:54:55

Much as she liked the names Hansel and Gretal, the woodcutter's wife couldn't help but have a bad feeling about them.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 16-Sep-13 21:09:00

and as she sat munching on her pebbles, she shuddered with fear with a vague premonition tht the future held something terrible for her children...

themummyonthebus Mon 16-Sep-13 22:14:43

...and decided to ask the non woo members of mn whether finding the iron axe standing on it's point this morning had a rational explanation or was just a confirmation of her feelings of foreboding...

givemeaboost Mon 16-Sep-13 23:18:10

after some dectective work polly the woodcutters wife deduced her husband had been chopping wood and left the axe that way. Happier in the knowledge there was no supernatural forces in action she retired to the sofa to indulge in an espresso and some Cadbury pebbles

RubyRR Mon 16-Sep-13 23:39:50

Pollys husband came in and asked when dinner would be ready, Polly posted about him on AIBU, she was overwhelmed by the LTB letters that appeared before her eyes. Olivia came along to remind everyone to behave but seemed distracted by the Hansel and Gretal names

Caitycat Tue 17-Sep-13 09:48:12

As she sadly munched her pebbles, wondering if the mumsnet jury were right and she should indeed ltb she was struck with a sickening thought, what if Hansel was a chav name. After all none of the naice families she knew had chosen it.

dappledawn Tue 17-Sep-13 10:17:37

Have we had the new clue for today yet, KatieBMumsnet? - have I missed it? (Can't wait to add my next instalment) grin

dappledawn Tue 17-Sep-13 10:53:49

Suddenly she had a flash of inspiration from the gardening catalogue that evil MIL had sent them yesterday (as swedes and mangelwurzels were the only vegetables that they knew how to cultivate down there in the woods): "Eric!" she shouted to him, "I've found the perfect names for the PFBs! How about Aubergine and Courgette?"

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Sep-13 11:21:43

Eventually, after some careful consideration, the Wood Cutter's wife decided on Hansel and Gretel as the names for her PFBs. After all MN isn't the fountain of all knowledge grin

Unfortunately soon after, the Wood Cutter's wife unexpectedly passed away. He was beyond devastated and decided the best option would be to move his family abroad and get away for a while. This was a huge decision and he wasn't sure where to go or what he needed. "Where could I find such information?" he wondered...

dappledawn Tue 17-Sep-13 11:33:53

"It must be somewhere I could find work....like the Black Forest, or the Amazon Rainforest, perhaps? Somewhere with plenty of trees to chop down...."

ThisTimeItsPersonal Tue 17-Sep-13 11:47:50

He wanted to have a naice house as well, so looked online at some housing websites, but could not find what he needed. All of the houses had the twigs and pebbly shit that he hated, and he could see a feature wall in all of the rooms!

But he decided to share the truly hideous ones online, for us all to snigger at.

Caitycat Tue 17-Sep-13 17:59:24

sadly whilst joining in some rightmove based sniggering he realised that one of the houses being singled out for derision was his own. It seems hand cut wooden panelled walls and ceilings aren't to everyone's taste.

RubyRR Tue 17-Sep-13 18:05:57

The woodcutter decided not to read the facts and experiences about moving abroad, instead he would write a wish list of his perfect house, 1 sex bear, 2 futility room 3 a panic room in case of zombie attack,

BlackeyedSusan Tue 17-Sep-13 23:48:45

... a cupboard for his ofrs and a larder to store his cadbury pebbles as he needed a good supply to catapult at the zombies.

captainmummy Wed 18-Sep-13 12:55:06

Where's the 3rd clue?

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 18-Sep-13 13:04:24

The woodcutter had yet to decide which country to move to. Should he go to Singapore? Would America be a good destination for 2013? Or maybe he should become a correspondent for a newspaper and travel about a bit with little Hansel and Gretel, and show them the world.

dappledawn Wed 18-Sep-13 13:59:08

(Yes, third clue please! grin )

'With the sex bear and the ofrs (??) claiming almost all his attention, as well as all the demands of the international move, it became clear that the poor little twins were in grave danger of being sorely neglected, especially as all he ever fed them was Cadbury Pebbles!'

watchingout Wed 18-Sep-13 17:12:03

However it was a tasty alternative to Pom Bears ...

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 18-Sep-13 17:13:09

Eventually the Wood Cutter decided he didn't need all of those extra rooms and the family relocated to a quiet farm in the south of France.

After a few years of enjoying a secluded life with his DCs, the Wood Cutter ventured into the online dating world local pub. Here he met a fair maiden and, in a whirlwind romance, they were wed the following month. The Wood Cutter was deeply in love with his new wife as she was with him. However Hansel and Gretel were a burden to their Step Mother and one day she decided to lead them deep into a dark forest with the hope they'd never find their way back.

Hansel and Gretel knew what their DSM was doing though, and luckily had a pack of Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles with them. Hansel suggested leaving a trail of Pebbles behind so they could find their way home. After a few minutes, Hansel spotted someone who looked kind of familiar...

"Is that Katie Hopkins Price and Amanda Holden Redman?" he whispered. Gretel wasn't so sure but had heard on the grape vine slebs often hung out in the dark forest on a Saturday night. Gretal discretely took out her iPhone from her pocket and informed a popular parenting site of her latest sleb sighting....

dappledawn Wed 18-Sep-13 17:30:33

'....then, as she got a bit closer, she realised (to her horror) that their non-stop, giggly chatty gossiping was actually evolving into a spine-chilling, eerie cackling; their pretty faces started to sag, their pert noses protruded rapidly until they met their jutting chins, and - before her very eyes - sprouted hairy green warts.....'

captainmummy Wed 18-Sep-13 18:10:33

And told them all how to get there - just follow the pebbles! <hopeful that they hadn't all been eaten by the crows>

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 18-Sep-13 19:17:09

Hansel wanted to get a better look and leaned over, pushing Gretel over, she managed to get her balance buy only by stepping out from the bushes they were hiding behind and into the clearing where the celebrities were, but they were too busy arguing to notice..

'Give up Katie' said Amanda 'You're never going to get the part of an ugly sister, no on would tell your stage part from your screen presence!'

'What do you mean? I have the face of a saint!'

'Yes! A Saint Bernard!'

(With apologies to Matthew Kelly!)

RubyRR Wed 18-Sep-13 23:02:45

Amanda carried on "you'll never love your kids as much as Peter Andre does!" Katie's mouth dropped to the floor and a pebble inadvertently rolled in choking her, as she gasped for breath she struggled with her last words "I need a spray tan"

missorinoco Thu 19-Sep-13 09:55:48

Hansel was fairly sure his pebbles would be safe with the pair, who were invariably on a low carb diet.

dappledawn Thu 19-Sep-13 16:31:30

Suddenly, there was a deafening noise:something huge, shapeless and primaeval came crashing through the undergrowth towards Hansel and Gretel; its female partner was pelting it with Cadbury's pebbles as it - (yes it was Ozzy Osbourne!) - howled:

'Oi Sharon - where's the next f ***g clue then?'

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 19-Sep-13 17:35:27

Hansel and Gretel ran as fast as they could until they suddenly noticed a cottage in a small clearing between the trees. As they got closer they realised the cottage was covered in their favourite treat; Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles!

Hansel and Gretel ran straight up to the cottage without a thought for their safety and started to eat the outside walls when suddenly a wicked witch appeared in the doorway.
"Don't you know it's rude to take something that's not yours without asking first you horrible horrible children?!" and with a flick of her wrist Hansel and Gretel found themselves tied up in a cage in the cottage.

"Someone needs to teach you some manners!" The Witch grumbled as she sat down on the sofa with her iPad, brew and cake. "Let's see if there's any tips for teaching manners on Mumsnet."...

captainmummy Thu 19-Sep-13 17:43:21

She started an AIBU and had 990 posts telling her what a witch she was and she should let them go so they eat some more

dappledawn Thu 19-Sep-13 17:54:56

But while posting, she inadvertently outed herself as a witch - moreover, one who had also just kidnapped and encaged two helpless children - and (not unexpectedly) she began to be flamed from every direction by millions of righteously outraged MNetters - Not a situation she was prepared to tolerate! angry.....so....

captainmummy Thu 19-Sep-13 19:05:43

Mumsnet withdrew the thread because everyone reported it, assuming it was a troll!!

yegodsandlittlefishes Thu 19-Sep-13 20:22:42

She was so outraged, she took out her spite by popping bags and bags of Cadbury's Pebbles so that they showered and ricocheted around her until the whole cottage was carpeted in a thick layer of them.

missorinoco Thu 19-Sep-13 20:39:54

The AIBU thread reached 1007, despite maxing at 1000, as the children, realising she was on it, posted via their smartphone, in order to distract her whilst they plotted an escape plan.

RubyRR Thu 19-Sep-13 22:31:29

Following the completion of the thread 100s of MNers all posted on different boards, each having their very own thread to ask what happened. MNHQ sat throwing pebbles with force at the big delete button to clear the threads about threads.

AGnu Fri 20-Sep-13 16:04:24

The witch, now a little calmer, stared in horror at the pebbles liberally strewn around her cottage. "What can I do with all these pebbles?" She wondered to herself. "I know, I'll use them to create a handy area of block pavving for local people to arrange to meet by..."

wink

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 17:29:47

Hansel and Gretel decided this was a bad idea, after all anyone could turn up, and instead suggested the Witch baked a 16 tier cake and decorated it with Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles.

However they weren't sure what quantities to use for such a large cake and need some more advice, so once again they turned to Mumsnet for help...

RubyRR Fri 20-Sep-13 18:14:32

The witch was overwhelemd by helpful replies although puzzled over why she was asked the size of her tv to determine her cooking ability instead she threw the pebbles into her cauldron with naice ham and gin and hoped she could work her magic.

missorinoco Fri 20-Sep-13 18:19:55

They were somewhat perturbed to find all the Mumsnetters spoke harshly to them about manners, following the earlier thread the witch created.

captainmummy Fri 20-Sep-13 18:27:07

It was while she was watching her large 50" TV that she came across Jamie 'whack it all in luvvy jubly' that she had her idea! Sod the cake - cook the kids! She'd had the gin by this stage and was a a bit pebblish peckish.....

libbysugg15 Fri 20-Sep-13 19:01:30

However, it was then she remembered her oven was broken. She needed to make an urgent call to British gas or she wouldn't have a meal to satisfy herself and her warts...

nextphase Fri 20-Sep-13 20:06:52

Looking at the smart meter she'd been testing for them tho, she realised quite how much it would cost to run the oven long enough to roast them. Was she prepared to spend that much money on cooking the kids?

yegodsandlittlefishes Fri 20-Sep-13 20:07:59

or find a good recipe that wouldn't involve cooking them. She turned over a few ideas in her head of how to word her request on Mumsnet, which was making her hungry, so she ate a few more Cadbury's Dairy Milk Pebbles.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 21-Sep-13 12:41:54

Finally (as in all good fairy tales) ding dong the wicked witch was dead (due to an unfortunate accident involving cakes and ovens) - at last Hansel and Gretel could return home to their DF.

As it was the Wood Cutter's birthday, the children picked up a card on their way home "Deer Father, We hope you're birthday is everything you want it two be. Enjoy youre day. Lot's of luv Hansel and Gretel"

When the Wood Cutter saw the writing in the card, horrified he sent the children straight to ____ corner.

steppemum Sat 21-Sep-13 16:50:42

Don't want to be a spoil sport, but I am pretty sure that I only have 7 clues, but your last clue said

finally....

steppemum Sat 21-Sep-13 16:51:36

whoops, I mean DON'T have 7 clues, I have 6

have guessed the word though grin

RubyRR Sat 21-Sep-13 16:59:12

I didn't even notice that, if I was on countdown I'd lose my points for using my letter twice! Really enjoyed this thread though

captainmummy Sat 21-Sep-13 17:17:01

I've got the word too (I think) so is it ok to send the form in?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 21-Sep-13 18:18:39

Sorry we meant finally the wicked witch was dead not finally as in the end....do carry on the story....

missorinoco Sat 21-Sep-13 19:28:35

Somewhat insulted at their father's lac of excitement at their safe return, the children ate through the packet of Pebbles they had salvaged from the cottage as a birthday present for their father.

RubyRR Sat 21-Sep-13 19:43:12

A random person walking past was witness to this excessive chocolate consumption by minors, she pulled her judgey pants so high her vision was obscured and she walked straight into a tree.

dappledawn Sun 22-Sep-13 14:55:18

The children took a look at this person with the most unfashionably highly-pulled pants, and when she came round from the blow to her head, Hansel and Gretel kindly introduced her to the MN Style and Beauty threads, to help her become a bit less of a fashion disaster.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 22-Sep-13 16:56:33

Inspired by the MN Style and Beauty threads the step mother decides to make amends with Hansel and Gretel. "Let's clear out some of your old clothes so we can buy you a nice new collection."

"What a great idea" Said Gretel, "although I'm not too sure how to use that selling website, where can I get some great advice?"

With a nice new wardrobe, all was forgiven between Hansel and Gretel and their wicked step mother and they all lived happily ever after...until...

DanglingChillis Sun 22-Sep-13 16:58:21

I have the six first letters but can't get a word out of them. I can see what a seven letter word might have been but not a six letter word? I've even tried an anagram algorithm and it can't work it out either. Hmmm.

DanglingChillis Sun 22-Sep-13 16:59:26

Ha, yes, now I have the seven letter word!

RubyRR Sun 22-Sep-13 18:31:42

The witches best friends next door neighbours dog walker bought the clothes for her own DC the witches mother who was narcissistic and used to take little witchy to stately homes demanded to know where the clothes were from as she plotted her revenge, she had never believed her evil daughters death was an accident

I think I have all the answers, but can't make a word blush. Is it really obvious?

I have it now & I feel daft blush

yegodsandlittlefishes Mon 23-Sep-13 10:39:27

I can't make a word. I was sure I found all the Pebbles, but can't spell make a word.

givemeaboost Mon 23-Sep-13 12:01:32

I can see what the obvious answer is but I have a spare letter hmm <<<<wonders if it just goes before the word...

The witch dealt with her Narcisstic mother by going NC.

As the atmosphere in the cottage had imp[roved so much she felt ready for a bit of a boost. She gave the bra gurus on mn her measurements and she was not really a 36A oh no! She was a 32FF! She could now she her witchy waist and was well chuffed very pleased with her new boobs. She vowed never to send Gretel to the forest branch of a well known chain of ladies clothing who can't fit bras for toffee! as that would be a worse fate than the oven...

Life was going swimmingly until out of the blue Witchy's narcissistic mother reappeared and said...

givemeaboost Mon 23-Sep-13 14:22:36

well, typed into an anagram maker and found 0 answers so guessing I am correct about the extra letter.

bit misleading though mnhq..........

AGnu Mon 23-Sep-13 14:53:58

It is just one word, 7 letters... Maybe go back & check there aren't any clues you might have misinterpreted?

Don't know why I'm trying to help... The fewer people that get it right, the higher my chances of winning! wink

yegodsandlittlefishes Mon 23-Sep-13 15:08:32

I thought I had found the pebbles on the pages. I did check them before the pebbles disappeared. Unless the pebbles were moved about at different stages to confuse people, anagram maker can't make a word with my letters either. Not a word I've ever heard of, anyway.

RubyRR Mon 23-Sep-13 18:35:42

"Where are you spending Christmas this year? I see JohnLewis have their Christmas range online and I thought I could take you and new boobs shopping" witch signed a deep sign, she thought she had moved on, had her mum became the fairytale mother she had hoped for?

kinkyfuckery Tue 24-Sep-13 13:39:37

Is this still running?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 24-Sep-13 16:06:05

kinkyfuckery the story is still going, please do continue smile

SaltySeaBird Tue 24-Sep-13 16:16:38

Ugh I thought I had all the letters. I saw the pebbles on 5 of the days so it is only two which could be open to being wrong but I'm pretty sure they are not.

I'm rubbish at anagrams anyway but this is defeating the internet as a whole too.

kinkyfuckery Tue 24-Sep-13 17:19:45

I got up to question 3 the other day, then tried to find the rest. I couldn't see the icon on any of the other pages, but still managed to work it out without the icons. grin

SaltySeaBird Tue 24-Sep-13 18:18:32

The word I can make isn't a word I would have thought that would be chosen ...

SaltySeaBird Sat 28-Sep-13 08:40:20

Think the contest is over now, what was the word?

dappledawn Mon 18-Nov-13 13:56:35

I wonder who won this?

MollyBerry Wed 27-Nov-13 18:06:19

The word was PEBBLES. Who won?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 09:28:19

Hi all, thank you to everyone who took part in the competition.

The winner of the £250 voucher was korkythekat thanks

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