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SantasMooningArse Sun 28-Nov-10 18:10:36

I have asked in Site Stuff where to put this with no reply, so if it's wrong can you move MN please? Thanks.

Yesterday I received a gorgeous pack of coasters that we can put pictures in, and a box from Amazon with toys including a Rubiks magic puzzle for my ds's.

I want to say a huge thank you to whichever person sent them. They are perfect and the feeling someone cares enough to have nominated and / or bought for us makes a difference. Two weeks ago we thought we were about to become homeless after a bloody rough year and although that has passed we're still feeling very shaken and it's so good to have some light out there. Christmas stands between now and our ds4 being seen at the Paediatrician's request (for those who don't know ds1 has asd, ds2 dyspraxia and ADD, ds3 asd) and this has given me the Christmas spirit I was missing.

Thank you, I wish you all a most wonderful of festive seasons.

CherryTheRedNosedMonster Sun 28-Nov-10 19:10:36

oh how wonderful! i havent taken part this year, but what a lovely post, a lot of thought must have gone into choosing those for you.

SantasMooningArse Mon 29-Nov-10 10:52:55

A duplo set turned up for ds4 this morning as well, also from Amazon so possibly part of first order or possibly not.

Thanks, perfect choices.

CMyes, very much thought. I haven't been able to do it either but have in the past and well aware of effort, ideed postal prices too.

sunnyshine Mon 29-Nov-10 11:46:30

the sender was supposed to put a number and letter code somewhere on envelope so you ould thank them if you wanted to!

SantasMooningArse Mon 29-Nov-10 11:50:25

Oh no, Dh cut up the boxes- am so sorry! (has started as self employed and uses them to pack the lighting gels he sells on ebay).

PixieOnaLeaf Mon 29-Nov-10 11:54:08

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BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Mon 29-Nov-10 11:57:48

oooo how exciting I love this time of the year for this thread alone <<<<feels all soppy and sentimental>>>>>>

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 29-Nov-10 12:57:37

oh my ! I have just received a totally fab Amazon gift voucher - am surprised to be nominated in any case - but this is so generous and kind and I am really very touched.
(ref 87D) thank you so much grin smile xxx

escape Mon 29-Nov-10 13:36:37

oooh. So nice to read. I have sent the past few years, and have really enjoyed finding the 'right' thing to send - even doing a bit of cryptic MN searching to garner likes and dislikes - amazing what you can find out about someone on here, just by knowing the town they live in!
Anyway, am sadly in no position to contribute this year so to read the happy messages is ace!

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Mon 29-Nov-10 16:03:45

How does this work ?? How do people find out your address etc ??

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Mon 29-Nov-10 16:04:44

Sorry, meant how would I find out someones address whatever to pass on a parcel iyswim ?

BecauseImWorthIt Mon 29-Nov-10 16:05:21

It's all organised, this year, by MNHQ, ACT. People nominated those they thought were in need back in October, and other people volunteered to give gifts, and MNHQ have matched them up, supplying addresses for the senders.

PixieOnaLeaf Mon 29-Nov-10 16:05:42

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ApocalypseCheeseToastie Mon 29-Nov-10 16:12:21

Ah well, maybe next year.

I have around £100 worth of next vouchers sat waiting for a new home grin might donate them to school raffle

DanceInTheDark Mon 29-Nov-10 16:49:50

Wow this thread has started early!

<warm and fuzzy>

BecauseImWorthIt Mon 29-Nov-10 16:57:00

Why not contact MNHQ? They may be able to match you up with someone anyway?

QueenGigantaurofMnet Mon 29-Nov-10 17:56:37

apocolypse - i forgot to nominate myself wink

PavlovtheCat Mon 29-Nov-10 19:55:14

my understanding is, it is not about need necessarily, but rather a way of saying 'thank you' to a poster who you feel might have been supportive, nice/kind/had a hard time/done something good, given MN a good name, as well as need?

Is that right? Either way it is lovely.

PixieOnaLeaf Mon 29-Nov-10 20:25:43

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Alambil Mon 29-Nov-10 20:41:57

I can't find my ref, but I got a lovely gift set from L'Ocittane (sp - am not used to posh stuff!)

Thank you a very lot. It really perked me up after a bit of a shit day.

<mails HQ to see where her to-send-to nomination details are.... I didn't realise they'd done some alredy!>

Santa10D Tue 30-Nov-10 08:12:30

smile

LewisFan, there is something in the post also for your son. (which you can either get something before Christmas with, or let him choose!)

Hope you get to pamper yourself with the smellies!

Santa xx

secretsantatomooningarse Tue 30-Nov-10 09:34:11

Hi santasmooningarse

I'm glad that the gifts were ok and that they all arrived safely. And yes the duplo was part of the same order (they were meant to arrive together - oh well)

Hope you have a lovely christmas and that 2011 is happy/heathly/fun etc

[fsmile]

secretsantatomooningarse Tue 30-Nov-10 09:34:53

oh bugger - was hoping he christmassy smileys were working

smile

EnnisDelMar Tue 30-Nov-10 10:57:03

Can I just say a really big thankyou to the person who nominated me this year,

I didn't feel comfortable receiving anything so asked for my nomination to be passed forward to someone more deserving.

But the thought was very much appreciated.
Thankyou smile

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Tue 30-Nov-10 12:05:26

Thankyou very much to the person who has nominated me.

Its very kind of you and so very thoughtful smile
Thankyou

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