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Mumsnet Christmas Appeal: the thank you thread II

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Dec-12 20:13:37


Follow-on thread from this one.

To quote SecretSantaSandyMumsnet:

So the spreadsheets have been completed, the matches have gone out, all is done. [gin]

We're all waiting with bated breath. If you're a recipient and you'd like to pop back on here when your gift arrives to thank your donor then do remember to look out for your MN code which will have been included in the address on the packaging and include it in your post. The person who sent the gift will then be able to know it's you.

If anyone has any questions about anything to do with the Mumsnet Christmas Appeal then do please email

Ho Ho Ho!

<readies fire blanket for dangerously warm cockles>

JugglingMeYorkiesAndNutRoast Fri 21-Dec-12 09:20:57

How about RowanBerries for a Christmas name - would that be suitably festive ? smile

A message to Mumsnetter 219 in Glasgow - I got a wee parcel off to you yesterday and hope it may get to you in time for Christmas.

I hope it does but if not perhaps you can see it as a New Year/ winter solstice present to cheer you through the dark days of winter and welcome in the longer, warmer, brighter days of summer smile

Wishing everyone a happy winter solstice today
(and hoping the Mayans got it wrong !)

KnottyLocks Fri 21-Dec-12 09:27:51

Aha! A new thread. Smashing smile <sniffs>

SuiGeneris Fri 21-Dec-12 09:29:34

Giraffes: delighted that you are pleased. Have a great Christmas!

MulledwineGless Fri 21-Dec-12 09:43:49

popping in to see if Mumsnetter 020 pops by

ShowOfHands Fri 21-Dec-12 09:44:24

Oh thank goodness there's another thread. I've been waiting a few days as I couldn't load the last one anymore (my netbook is hamster powered).

I was really, really shocked to receive another parcel the other day and I cannot stress enough how perfect it is. DD was in desperate need of new PJs (she honestly complains of 'windy ankles'; we don't correct her grin) and they are not only the right size but also the best design you could have chosen. She will be thrilled when she opens them on Christmas morning. I will photograph it and add to my profile. DS's PJs are ACE. I am only disappointed that they don't come in my size. They are wrapped and I will explain to dd where they came from on Christmas morning. I cannot wait.

You can also be very pleased that you've saved Christmas for my Dad, Grandma and Aunt. I usually make diabetic Christmas pudding for them but this year with things being a bit tight I haven't managed to buy the ingredients. The voucher has been spent on ingredients and tomorrow morning I will whip up a diabetic Christmas pudding for the three of them to enjoy. You've made a lot of people very happy.

And finally, I'm not sure if anybody remembers me mentioning it on the other thread but it's been a rum few weeks with my Mum's cancer coming back. When I typed the last message we were waiting for some histology results. Well....


Surgery over, no more treatment needed. On Christmas Day I will sit down to dinner with my parents, grandma, aunt, dh and the dc and we will raise a glass to the wonder that is MN. It's going to be a good 'un.

Happy happy happy Christmas to SS174, the lovely, wonderful MNer who nominated me, MNHQ and the Hangers On.

Roll on 2013, year of the unicycle.

janglebells2013 Fri 21-Dec-12 09:51:17

i cannot believe when the postman gave me a card addressed to the mumsnetter of the house.... it was such a lovely card and im so thankful for the amazon voucher, i can't believe someone who doesn't know me would be this kind at Christmas... seriously. thank you SO much. i always shop on amazon and there are things i need (and want) off there. you really made my day.....

and to whoever nominated me - i would love to know who it was as i have been a nightmare, always going on about all my stupid problems. ive had a difficult year and have received so much support from everyone here, i don't understand why i was nominated but thank you ever so much, its really cheered me up smile smile smile smile

shabbatheGreek Fri 21-Dec-12 09:53:33

<<sob>> So delighted to hear about your Mum being cancer free - what a wonderful Christmas present for all of you.

My Mum recently diagnosed with Alzhaimers - she is now taking what she calls her 'miracle tablets' they seem, for now, to have halted what was a rapid decline. She just rang me for the third time today asking what time do 'I want them' for their Christmas dinner grin Her words 'I dont know what time you bloody said....I know I am a pain in the bum but I may have to ring you again before the day!!!' LOL....and she will and I dont care!

JugglingMeYorkiesAndNutRoast Fri 21-Dec-12 09:58:21

Hi shabba - just a thought that maybe next time she calls you could suggest she writes it down ? Does she have a really obvious notice-board/ calender she can check things on ? Christmas present possibilty ?

Lovely posts from everyone here !

MN205 Fri 21-Dec-12 09:59:07

MummyDoIt- thank you for being so so lovely and thinking of me, I'm really touched by your generosity. I've messaged you too- I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas, you really deserve it xxx

Flisspaps Fri 21-Dec-12 10:01:59

Show, that's bloody brilliant grin

shabbatheGreek Fri 21-Dec-12 10:02:42

She writes it down and then looses the piece of paper or cant remember what its about. I told her months ago we are not crying about this - crying will not solve anything - we are going to 'kick it in the balls over and over again' and spend our time laughing!!

(Apologies for kicking it in the balls on a lovely Christmassy thread)

JugglingMeYorkiesAndNutRoast Fri 21-Dec-12 10:12:02

That must be very hard for you both shabba. Great attitude though smile

Always worth looking to see if any strategies could help though
< thinks massive white board in kitchen with lots of pens ! >

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 21-Dec-12 10:13:05

showy that is fantastic news! grin

BOFingSanta Fri 21-Dec-12 10:37:11

Oh Showy, that is good to hear smile, I'm so happy to know that. Hope you have a great Christmas x

Fillybuster Fri 21-Dec-12 10:47:45

Show - that's wonderful news...delighted for you smile Have a wonderful xmas!

<marking place in the hope that MN069 turns up at some point....have sent 2 parcels, hoping they got through!>

JugglingMeYorkiesAndNutRoast Fri 21-Dec-12 10:57:17

Great news Showy smile

imdreamingofaskyebluechristmas Fri 21-Dec-12 11:02:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StNiChaolas Fri 21-Dec-12 11:02:57

Yay, Showy, that's fab re your mom!


SecretSanta091 Fri 21-Dec-12 11:22:22

Hello Delta (MN091), no point in writing my real name as I very rarely post on here, am a serial lurker however, and have enjoyed being part of this secret santa mallarky, even if I am very tardy at getting things posted. I'm glad you have enjoyed your parcel, I hope the presents under the tree are okay, I have a DD(11) myself but she isn't your run of the mill 11 year old so hope that your DD likes her present, and no experience with little boys at all, so here's hoping. Your response made me a bit weepy and I'm so very pleased to have made your Christmas at all special. I will be looking out for you on the boards next year and wishing you every happiness in 2013.

ToReggie Fri 21-Dec-12 11:28:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

beans37 Fri 21-Dec-12 11:29:19

This is MN011 saying an enormous thank you for my lovely lovely smelly candles. I haven't opened the presents for my DDs yet as thought would save them for Christmas Day, but honestly, I'm so grateful. How very very generous and kind. Thank you.
I've had a bit of a rubbish few months as my beloved Dad died and I miss him so very much, so this is a real spirit lifter. Thank you thank you thank you.


beans37 Fri 21-Dec-12 11:31:20

Oh and also thank you to whoever nominated me. Very very touched. A I allowed to now who it was? X

beans37 Fri 21-Dec-12 11:31:48

That was meant to say - am I allowed to know who it was???

ChristMouseTimeMistletoeNoWine Fri 21-Dec-12 11:56:59

Showy - fantastic news re your mum, what a truly wonderful Christmas present for you all.

Merry Christmas lovely lady xx

(ps, tis me, Mouseface grin)

MN193 Fri 21-Dec-12 12:02:40

Thank you so much to MN193 who sent me a lovely present and thank you for dd's
she will open hers on Christmas day.
thank you so much for your kindness x thanks

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