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So, we thought we'd have a sort of Mumsnet open day...

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Feb-14 17:29:18

Ever found yourself wondering, in an idle moment, what really goes on at MNHQ? If you’re curious to know who’s in charge of the big red delete button, what we keep in our biscuit tin, and whether we do, in fact, harbour mainland UK’s largest cache of gin well, here’s your chance. On Wednesday 26th March we’re planning to throw open our doors to five nosy interested Mumsnetters, who’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets.

Attendees will be treated to

- a tour of MNHQ (which will take approx 10 mins)
- the opportunity to grill our community, content, bloggers, events and campaigns folks on anything you fancy
- the chance to ransack our books box for a load of freebies
- lunch on me (possibly with wine)

We’ll also do our best to organise an exciting webchat guest for the day, so you can see backstage on those too.

Our offices are in central-ish London (Kentish Town); if you’re likely to be within striking distance on March 26th, and fancy a nose around, add your name to this thread; we’ll stick it in a hat and do a Hunger Games-style reaping on Monday 3rd March. Come on now, don’t be shy - what could possibly go wrong?

[May the odds be ever in your favour]

Indith Mon 24-Feb-14 17:32:32

Are you looking for a small child to take over so you can retire? Someone who will never reveal the secrets of the never ending gin bottle to net mums? Will there be golden tickets?

Mintyy Mon 24-Feb-14 17:34:14

Oooooh. Name added.

nevergoogle Mon 24-Feb-14 17:37:18

What could possibly go wrong?

I could go into labour at HQ.

Count me in!

Sparklingbrook Mon 24-Feb-14 17:38:36

I think it would ruin the magic and mystique. And I am too far away. But anyone who goes needs to agree to start a thread and SPILL upon returning. grin

IamtheZombie Mon 24-Feb-14 17:41:18

Zombie waves arm frantically.


Zombie recovers arm and waves it some more.

NymodigFruOla Mon 24-Feb-14 17:52:01

Me, me, me !

<hope you've still got some of that gin that you ... ahem .... nicked?> Only joking grin

Amrapaali Mon 24-Feb-14 17:55:31

"Once in a lifetime chance?" That's some hard sell going on there, Justine.


HavantGuard Mon 24-Feb-14 17:59:18

Maybe she means that once you know all the MN secrets she'll have to kill you. But after wine.

AlpacaLypse Mon 24-Feb-14 18:02:45

Realistically I don't think I could make it - but whoever does, could they let me know if Tech prefers Gordons or Bombay Sapphire so I know what sort to send as a bribe next time the site goes tits up?

Eastpoint Mon 24-Feb-14 18:03:35

That sounds like fun. I wouldn't have to kill anyone from another District while I was there though would I? Will Olivia be there to discuss The Archers?

TitsalinaBumSquash Mon 24-Feb-14 18:05:10

Go on then, chuck my name in, got to be worth the larks. grin

Showy Mon 24-Feb-14 18:07:26

Chuck in a free gingerbread man (you can keep your wine) and I might consider it.

KatyMac Mon 24-Feb-14 18:09:05

Can I come?

I'll bake cake? (& bring it)

Indith Mon 24-Feb-14 18:09:49

showy if you go then you have to tell me all about it.

That there London place is too far for little people like me.

HortenMarket Mon 24-Feb-14 18:11:16

Why not? Toss my name in the, ahem...pot.

Valpollicella Mon 24-Feb-14 18:12:39

Adding my name grin

Anonymousy Mon 24-Feb-14 18:14:55

Why not eh? Do we get biscuits and gin for elevenses though? grin

AnotherWorld Mon 24-Feb-14 18:16:40

Me me me!

Weegiemum Mon 24-Feb-14 18:16:47

Well it's a lovely idea, but I'm in Glasgow and it's term time - of course I can't come.

I think you'll have a lovely time but it does reinforce the fact that London/SE is the focus.

As there are more folk in Central London than there are in Scotland, then I really do see the rationale.

But is there a virtual way that those of us not in "striking distance" of MN to be included, then I'm probably not the only one who'd appreciate it!

HanSolo Mon 24-Feb-14 18:16:54

<cough> Add me, please!

Daisyjane12 Mon 24-Feb-14 18:16:55

Sounds fun smile

doubleshotespresso Mon 24-Feb-14 18:18:57

You had me at "Biscuit tin...."! Yes please....

RichTeaAreCrap Mon 24-Feb-14 18:19:39

Ooooh add me please!

PseudoBadger Mon 24-Feb-14 18:21:45

Here's my name being added >>>>>>

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