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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.

usualsuspect Thu 15-Aug-13 22:50:58

Nice to see you Shirley.

CeliaLytton Thu 15-Aug-13 22:54:58

Helen, sad you're leaving and all that but this cake is amazing!

Valpollicella Thu 15-Aug-13 23:06:53

They have blocked MN <aghast> I bet LOADS of you were on it

QOD Thu 15-Aug-13 23:34:25

Can I have your job?

Can't believe people get paid to mumsnet and you're leaving, mad! !!

Au revouir x

Nagoo Thu 15-Aug-13 23:37:40

Helen, it's been marvellous.

I shall miss your special ways smile

Good luck!


BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 15-Aug-13 23:56:50

I met Helen once, very briefly, upstairs at the September Southwark meet-up. She was having a semi intelligent conversation with BIWI and I was half trying to think of a sensible contribution, massive fail, and half trying to stay upright and not fall out of the window. I think I scored 50% on the second bit.
Lots of luck in your new job you must be mad

And thank you for cake grin

BIWI Fri 16-Aug-13 08:11:10

Intelligent conversation?
At a meet-up?

You were pissed, weren't you?!


BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Aug-13 09:27:29

That's why it sounded intelligent!

Eri0817 Fri 16-Aug-13 10:14:34

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UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 10:21:32


HelenMumsnot Fri 16-Aug-13 10:27:06

Is it about time I revived this name that I'm not allowed to use

I have more than one of these, and they used to be great back in the days before MNHQ were blue sad

HelenMumsnot Fri 16-Aug-13 10:28:23

By the way, have I ever told you I love you Val?

JaquelineHyde Fri 16-Aug-13 10:29:14

Eri0817 You really need to start your own thread, in the correct section. You won't get any replies on this thread and it really is quite rude to crash someone's leaving thread with your requests.

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 10:34:07


UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 10:34:28

no more cake! why why??????

MmeLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 10:47:54

I do like HelenMumsnot. Very good.

We should have a day of changing our names to something Helen based. Who is with me?

Blatherskite Fri 16-Aug-13 10:50:13

That sounds good Mme smile

HelenaLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 10:50:24


I think it looks very chic. You can visualise me as a posh Genevan woman, sipping espresso while nibbling on salted caramel macaroons.

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 10:51:10

I'd love to but last time I did that it backfired and I couldn't get back to my old name!

if I could I'd change my name to ZingLuffsHelenButLuffs CakeEvenMore


HelenaLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 10:52:48

Might be a bit of a pain when logging in.

HelenZingsAwayFromMN might be a bit sad

Blatherskite Fri 16-Aug-13 10:53:45

The only problem is - I can't think of one!

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 10:55:09

Blather how about

HelensOffSkite ?

Blatherskite Fri 16-Aug-13 10:57:59

I like it! grin

HRHwheezing Fri 16-Aug-13 10:58:37

How could you possibly leave us?! Good luck in whatever you are doing next.

HelenaLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 10:58:47

Hmm, I think Blathers needs to keep the Blathers bit really.

HelenBlathersWithTooMuchGin ?

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