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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.

ZingWantsCake Sat 17-Aug-13 12:14:43

MrsBotteni she left on Thursday! sad

MrsBottesini Sat 17-Aug-13 09:43:02

Helen when are you escaping abandoning us leaving? <sob, sniff>

[SoWeKnowWhenToNamechange,wink see above]

ZingWantsCake Fri 16-Aug-13 16:27:57

yes MaryZ, please start a thread and link it here

HelenaLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 16:20:19

Yes, do a thread MaryZ

MammaTJ Fri 16-Aug-13 15:55:29

Goodbye Helen!!

cumfy Fri 16-Aug-13 15:41:29

Oh Helen,
Wiv yor perfick spellin'
Please accept some gin flowers
As you depart the Towers.

Good luck! flowersflowers

Thumbwitch Fri 16-Aug-13 15:38:39

Ahhhhh that makes sense now! I thought it really was Helen trying out a new name! Serves me right for not reading everything blush

Maryz Fri 16-Aug-13 15:37:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thumbwitch Fri 16-Aug-13 15:14:36

Shouldn't it be HelenX? wink

HelenMumsnot Fri 16-Aug-13 15:12:07

But do I stay as this or become HelenZ?

ZingWantsCake Fri 16-Aug-13 12:20:24

purr I love Eddie too!

and I've just started a new thread demanding cake

had to NC of course

I want CAKE!

sorry Helen, but you are gone and it's Chaos! we need order and we need cake!

FoxPass Fri 16-Aug-13 12:17:54

good luck Helen! thanks wine

purrpurr Fri 16-Aug-13 12:15:37

Laughing like Mutley at Zing in war paint, class! Oh I'm easily pleased.

Anyway, did somebody mention cake? <brandishes fork>
What, no cake? So my options are Or Death? Thank you for flying Church of England, cake or death? <too much Eddie>

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 12:07:01

<rocks in corner, mutters "they won't make me flounce" & "I want cake"sad >

SoupDragon Fri 16-Aug-13 11:45:53

See how swiftly they forget her?

HelenaLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 11:44:28

There is no cake?

But that is just cruel. To dangle cake in front of us for one day only.

YoniMatopoeia Fri 16-Aug-13 11:36:11

But it still has cake as an option down there

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 11:27:18


there's no more [cake ]

we must rebel

I'll be WilliamFuckingWallaceGladiatorCakeDemandZing

I've already painted my face blue

.sad <--- me in war paint
/ \

HelenaLindor Fri 16-Aug-13 11:17:44

Oooh, yes. I didn't think of that. You are right. It is fab.

Will there be cake at the meetup?

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 11:14:18

<claps hands and jumps up and down>

I ♥ it, it really suits you Blather!grin

<ticks "help someone get a new name" off list>

HelenIsOffSkite Fri 16-Aug-13 11:09:23

I was thinking it was more off-ski in a sort of 80's Norm-ski type way...

Off site works too.

HelenIsOffSkite Fri 16-Aug-13 11:08:19


Not that it'll get much use, I'm off for a mini MN-meet up now so will be out all day.

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 11:01:29


OffSkite is witty though (even if I say so) because Helen is Off Site - see?wink

UnitedZingDom Fri 16-Aug-13 10:58:59

so? are you going to use it?


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

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

HelenBlathersWithTooMuchGin ?

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