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Webchat with Daisy Goodwin, lunchtime, Tues 23 June

(428 Posts)
GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Jun-09 11:47:31

As requested and promised, Daisy has accepted our invite and is coming on next Tuesday (exact time to be confirmed, but probably around 1pm). Get there early to bag your place.

elkiedee Mon 29-Jun-09 00:44:21

Just posting to bookmark thread so I can find it when I have time to catch up (missed "webchat" as had gone out of house with to a mum and baby group at the time).

Some really good questions were asked, not so sure about the answers as far as I've read so far (first 300 messages).

onebat Wed 24-Jun-09 21:37:02

Oh I see, foxy. Sorry, was being dim.

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jun-09 21:13:19

And it was my bloody idea she came on in the first place, rude, I call it...

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jun-09 21:12:58

I asked questions pretty early on in the hope they'd be answered.

Hey ho.

onebat Wed 24-Jun-09 08:42:50

eh, foxy?

foxytocin Wed 24-Jun-09 06:01:32

in that case lacka glad i haven't had the time-- -to-- read the thread.

d'you think then that Daisy set out on a public relations exercise with the nest of vipers MN regulars? you know like the David Cameron web er chat.

CurryMaid Tue 23-Jun-09 18:09:35

Just marking my place so I can read this later.

AitchTwoOh Tue 23-Jun-09 16:55:34

lol i've just seen hellzapoppin's blatant job request brilliant idea to replace DG's company director with an MNer. lol. did you miss 'oh shite i seem to be running sainsbury's' or whatever it was called? or 'undercover boss', in which a sappy wank of a boss who's never done a hand's turn goes to see what life's like at the sharp (ie minimum wage) end. nasty business. supposed to be warm fuzzy like secret mill but instead tricks poor miserable workers into saying how much they despise the bosses and company before pulling them up for not being team players.

anyway, yes, i have GREAT ideas for programmes, and some of them i even have a number of months before they turn up in the radio times having been done by someone else. CAT me, DG. lol. grin

LackaDAISYcal Tue 23-Jun-09 16:28:53

Gosh, was that it....9 posts and very few questions actually answered hmm

I'm glad I went to stay and play now.

tiktok Tue 23-Jun-09 15:52:50

LOL @ mention of invoice on rocket

tiktok Tue 23-Jun-09 15:52:05

Habbibu, nothing you say in your story makes me think I've got it wrong, though....the nannies and maternity nurses who write these books are usually a lot more short-term than your mum was with the little boy, and may move from family to family several times in a year. They cannot fall in love with every passing baby that goes through their hands - each one would be an emotional wreck. You have to see it as a job, even if you are warm, affectionate and cuddlesome by nature.

I don't think this approach is consciously thought out, and in any case the rigid routine school is in the culture anyway. It also has to differ from what the mum would do, left to her own 'feckless' self, as maternity nurses are often employed specifically 'to get the baby into a routine' rather than just to lend a hand and muck in. They have to bring some sort of different, expert approach.

This approach suits them, and their emotional needs not to be securely attached. But if mothers try to copy the very rigid aspects of it, it is less likely to suit them and it surely will not suit the baby.

AbricotsSecs Tue 23-Jun-09 15:37:32

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LupusinaLlamasuit Tue 23-Jun-09 15:35:23

Now that, Daisy, is how to handle a webchat...


ahundredtimes Tue 23-Jun-09 15:26:16

Rhubs - Swedes is my daughter, and I am trying to manage her expectations re her A levels. Is hard work. She has delusions and isn't revising enough. Sigh.

Swedes Tue 23-Jun-09 15:19:21

MP Send the invoice by rocket.

morningpaper Tue 23-Jun-09 15:18:49

Can't believe I just spent two hours defending Gina Ford

Can I invoice her?

Habbibu Tue 23-Jun-09 15:16:56

"She cannot, must not, love the baby - life would quickly become unbearable. "

Not sure that's quite true, Tiktok, but it is bloody hard. My mum worked in residential care for 10 years before we came along - mostly babies being put up for adoption. They were all assigned a key worker type person, who did a huge proportion of the looking after of them. One wee boy she looked after from one week to 5 years. She adored him, and I know was broken hearted to see him go, but I know she doesn't regret treating him as her own for the time she was with him. He always feels a bit like the big brother we never had.

She also advocates lots of cuddling and falling asleep feeding, etc, despite doing all her basic training in the late 50s to 60s.

AitchTwoOh Tue 23-Jun-09 15:15:45

nor do i use the words child abuse lightly, tiktok. sad

AitchTwoOh Tue 23-Jun-09 15:14:50

anyway where's that nice TS746 or whatever her name was? she seemed nice. i imagine we'll see a lot more of her on MN now that she's broken her duck and started posting. wink

tiktok Tue 23-Jun-09 15:13:44

I would be surprised if she didn't develop her 'do not use the words child abuse lightly' theme.....

AitchTwoOh Tue 23-Jun-09 15:13:23

lol squeaver. WHY can't a woman be more like a man? [rex harrison] [daily mail]

Phono Tue 23-Jun-09 15:08:33

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squeaver Tue 23-Jun-09 15:07:30

Yes Aitch it'll be "why can't women ever just let things go?"

LupusinaLlamasuit Tue 23-Jun-09 15:06:18

treble arf at this chat. But respec' (aiii) to Daisy Goodwin for turning up. In the biblical sense at least.

Phono Tue 23-Jun-09 15:04:01

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