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RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 14:59:51

Hi all,

We know that some of you have clocked it already <hands out deer stalkers> but we thought we would have an official thread to announce with sad hearts that we have to bid farewell to the wonder that is HelenMumsnet

For those of you who don't know where have you been? Helen has headed up the MN Community team for several years now and she is orf to pastures new.

Aside from supplying MNHQ with plenty of [cake] and [gin], she has worked tirelessly on many many elements of Mumsnet over the years to help shape it into the site we see today thanks .

She has trained many of us and been one of the kindest and most supportive colleagues it's possible to have!

So please join us in raising a glass wine to the lovely HelenMumsnet - we will miss you and we wish you the very very best in your new job.

p.s Please don't troll us, you know too much wink

Ode to HelenMumsnet by OliviaMumsnet

A blue sad face is not enough to describe our feeling
The news that Helen's leaving HQ has left us all reeling.
We wish her all the very best in her new endeavour.
We're sure her new employers know that she's not just clever,
Her long list of skills is wonderfully impressive,
Though she plays it down, for she's discreet and not excessive.
When (wo)manning the ship she maintained perfect control,
Hunting out with precision every sock puppet, perv or troll.
She is generous to a fault, in knowledge, care and time,
Her replies on Site Stuff threads verged from brilliant to sublime.
A discerning modern woman, she don't believe the hype,
Though she's regularly <boggled> at the sentences she has had to type.
The Mumsnetters will miss her as off she fucks to pastures new
And all of us at the Towers will miss her smile and bossy emails too.

JammyDodger1 Thu 15-Aug-13 18:05:45

Bye, good luck sad

UnitedZingDom Thu 15-Aug-13 18:08:18

thanks for everything! thanks

fertilityFTW Thu 15-Aug-13 18:14:37

So long, farewell lovely Helen! And thank you for the cake!

SunnyIntervals Thu 15-Aug-13 18:45:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 15-Aug-13 18:51:38


Best of luck and a whole heap of unmnetty hugs H
cake thanks

MrsBottesini Thu 15-Aug-13 19:59:59

grin grin
cake cake


(now you've got your new nickname theme for when you come back to troll post wink HelenCakeNet ...I'm sure someone witty can think of something far betterconfused )

JaneMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 15-Aug-13 20:13:43

cake grin

Shannaratiger Thu 15-Aug-13 20:46:33

Bye Helen we'll miss you. thanks Good luck in your new job. wine

UnitedZingDom Thu 15-Aug-13 20:54:34

Jane, Rebecca, Olivia, Rowenna or any other Mumsnet

is there a party going on yet?
with wine and cake and [gin]?

also any news about [gin] emoticon being done? wink

UnitedZingDom Thu 15-Aug-13 20:55:46

I meant Rowan sorry

we really need a [twatphone] too...

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 15-Aug-13 21:23:53

No party <stern>

<realises she hasn't been invited to the party>

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Thu 15-Aug-13 21:25:18

Ah Rowan, have they left you behind to man the big red button whilst they party. They should at least have left Olivia, given she's off the [gin].

MmeLindor Thu 15-Aug-13 21:34:01

She has to be HelenUsedToBeMumsnet surely.


UnitedZingDom Thu 15-Aug-13 21:42:17


or * HelenXMumsnet*wink

MissBeehiving Thu 15-Aug-13 21:42:43

Bye Helen smile Good luck thanks

Valpollicella Thu 15-Aug-13 21:55:22

Aw, bye HelenMN <proper DM sadface>

cakesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilecakesmilesmilesmilecakesmilesmilesmile cakesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilecakesmilesmilesmilecakesmilesmilesmilecake
cakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecake cakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecake

Just for you...your leaving present grin

usualsuspect Thu 15-Aug-13 22:00:16

Can we run riot around the boards if MNHQ are all partying?

garlicagain Thu 15-Aug-13 22:02:14

Goodbye, Helen, and thank you for the cake !

Hope the grass is even greener on them thar new pastures smile

Blatherskite Thu 15-Aug-13 22:11:39

Bye bye Helen. You will be missed sad

Shaky Thu 15-Aug-13 22:12:19

Goodbye helen. We will miss you

cake cake cake cake

jumpingpillows Thu 15-Aug-13 22:37:08

good luvk

ShirleyFuckingKnot Thu 15-Aug-13 22:40:21


I just popped on, as I do on rare occasion and wanted to say farewell, good luck and tons of love from me to you.

I remember meeting you (and Rebecca) and how funny and kind you were.

Kisses and unmumsnetty hugs from me to you. Xx

Valpollicella Thu 15-Aug-13 22:42:27

Shirley, stay the fuck on here woman. We miss you

UnitedZingDom Thu 15-Aug-13 22:42:47

usual I think they are all pissed now and Olivia is full of cake and can't move

go on, call me a troll, see if they miss it!grin

ShirleyFuckingKnot Thu 15-Aug-13 22:48:11

Oh Val. I would love to stay but I fear that the MN addiction would once again have me in its grasp if I were to come here too often. plus work blocked MN so I now have to do actual fucking WORK during the day DAMN THEIR EYES

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