Mumsnet's 10th birthday party
We thought you might like to see some edited highlights from the Mumsnet birthday party, held on 2 March 2010 at Google HQ in London.
We've uploaded some video footage (below) of the speeches from Justine, Carrie, Gordon Brown, Sarah Brown and Matt Brittin, managing director of Google's UK and Ireland operations.
We've also got some rather lovely pictures of mingling and merriment, slebs, shoes, biscuits and balloons for you to enjoy.
It was a great night and we'd like to say a very big thank you to:
- All our Haiku VIPS
- Jo de Banzie photography for her gorgeous photos
- Tate & Lyle for providing the cake and the biscuits
- All our marvellously kind goodie bag contributors: Divine chocolate; Jergens, our lovely hosts Google (they gave everyone a covetable Google pen) and our very special friends at Bloomsbury who kindly provided a copy of Babies: the Mumsnet Guide (have you bought yours yet? [wink]).
Also, on behalf of our Haiku VIPs, thanks to:
- Ford for transport duties
- Pizza Express for giving them carbs to soak up the booze a lovely meal
- The London Marriott Regents Park hotel for putting them up
- Johnnie Boden for party frockage
wicked queens with golden hearts
Mumsnet is legend ApplesinmyPocket
Floating in nothing
The net catches me, saves me,
All I need to know. BuzzingNoise
Pieces of patchwork
We stitch ourselves together
Bound by common threads. Pofacedagain
Mumsnet speaks, leaders
Tremble. Their untruths crumble
Like biscuits in tea. vezzie
Shed their loneliness like skins
Littering the floor. PopeSusanIV
united as one, support
anonymous friends. Rubyrubyruby
In internet times
Mumsnetters are the neighbours
I no longer know. nighbynight
Your posts set me straight.
Threads of life interweaving
On the world wide web frakkinaround
Events surprised us:
Births, deaths, and the rest of it.
Here we can debrief ZephirineDrouhin
Words that I can't say
to my mother or my love,
written to strangers. choosyfloosy
Threads of silky speech.
We are spiders. We are flies
In our safety net. Anguis
It takes a village
to raise a child and Mumsnet
to raise a mother. Bumperlicious