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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]

Wittsend13 Mon 24-Feb-14 18:22:15


Labootin Mon 24-Feb-14 18:23:15

Oooo ..what bright spark thought that one up !

Very brave MNHQ

Fool hardy (especially if I get chosen have you any idea how much I can drink- it's shocking check your credit limit on your credit card)

You have been warned.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Mon 24-Feb-14 18:26:27

WeegieMum - how can you complain London and the SE is the focus when that is where Justine happened to live when she developed MN? Someone living in Leeds or Wales could just have easily have started up the site if they had thought of it first confused.

clux73 Mon 24-Feb-14 18:27:21

Ooh me please! Am very intrigued to see the inner sanctum. I miss my job in a creative studio so might find myself answering your phones, tidying up, bossing people around though!

headlesslambrini Mon 24-Feb-14 18:28:09

ha, don't need to, as supreme leader of all things essential, I already have zillions of hidden camera's all round MNHQ, all carefully monitored throughout day and night

and yes, in case you are wondering, it's Rowan's turn to take the minutes refill the staplers

oh and Justine, I love the jumper on the back of your chair

made ya look, made ya stare, made ya lose ya underwear

jojane Mon 24-Feb-14 18:29:13

Add me please

ProfPlumSpeaking Mon 24-Feb-14 18:29:38

Adding my name too.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 24-Feb-14 18:31:50

Me me me!

I love Kentish Town!

declines to mention that MNHQ is acksherly in Gospel Oak

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 24-Feb-14 18:33:12

I mean, grin

MrsCakesPremonition Mon 24-Feb-14 18:33:25

Please can I second nevergoogle - I feel that we neeeed a birth thread live from MNHQ.

atomicyoghurt Mon 24-Feb-14 18:35:49

I volunteer!

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Mon 24-Feb-14 18:36:41

Send Zombie. since it's a school day and I'm miles away

Labootin Mon 24-Feb-14 18:37:31

You do need to think about the ramifications of putting your name forward tbh .. Imagine the spreadsheets they've got on you ...

Justine .. How about fluffymommy23994422
Tec.. God no don't you remember the blue waffle horror of 1996
Justine.. Good point , well made

(With apologies to fluffy I hope it cleared up)

CecyHall Mon 24-Feb-14 18:38:35

Me please!

everlong Mon 24-Feb-14 18:40:50

Too far away but would have loved it. Fab idea.

whattoWHO Mon 24-Feb-14 18:46:38

Can the lucky 'golden ticket' five wear helmet-cams to broadcast all they see? like on I'm a celebrity springwatch?

Would love to come but sadly need to work.

nevergoogle Mon 24-Feb-14 18:48:17

yes, it's close enough to my due date for a train journey to set things off. for added excitement you could ply me with pineapple, curry and raspberry leaf tea.

MrsCakesPremonition Mon 24-Feb-14 18:50:08

An MN induction to go with the MN haircut and scarf

500internalerror Mon 24-Feb-14 18:51:13

Is there still a pound stretchers in Kentish town? Wondering if I could kill 2 birds with one stone :-)

Sparklingbrook Mon 24-Feb-14 18:51:35

So who is planting the hidden cameras? wink

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Feb-14 18:52:06


I know technically I've been, but both times you chose to be out Justine sad

YoullNeedATray Mon 24-Feb-14 18:52:16

Idly wonders whether I could actually apply do it, as it's the NUT's strike action day ....... then decides that if I do strike, I'll be on hand at schoool gates to explain why .....

figgypuddings Mon 24-Feb-14 18:54:29

You know they 2millionMNers will raid the biscuit tin and drink all the gin. Nail everything down. wink

WhoWasThatMaskedWoman Mon 24-Feb-14 18:58:43

I would have been tempted but Lucy Kellaway just blogged that it was the quietest, and most work-focussed office she'd ever been in, so I've gone off the idea. Unless you were all hungover from the previous night's gin the day she visited, in which case I'm in.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 24-Feb-14 18:59:00

Me please.

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