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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]

Solo Wed 26-Mar-14 23:04:46

Soon be all over and then more fun eh?! grin.

Just realised that there's another thread!

nevergoogle Wed 26-Mar-14 18:14:09

all fine thanks, but too big and tired to go far now.

NymodigFruOla Wed 26-Mar-14 17:41:31

It looks as though they all had fun

Solo Wed 26-Mar-14 17:37:02

It was never thank you! (that feels weird!) how are you anyway? how's the bump? all good I hope smile

nevergoogle Wed 26-Mar-14 17:32:18

i'm so glad you could take my place Solo. it sounds like it was lots of fun.

Solo Wed 26-Mar-14 17:28:08

<Waves at ScrambledSmegs grin>
Nevergoogle! sad I'm sorry you couldn't make it. However, I do believe I was your stand in blush
I only got to my emails at 1am. But the email was sent yesterday morning! so Rebecca wasn't up in the early hours (not for me anyway wink).

Was a really good day! MNHQ is full of gorgeous and stylish people (no, really!) and everyone was very welcoming! There were plenty of yummy home baked cakes... chocolate cakes!! I didn't try them sad but secretly hope that Kate will post some out!! wink
There was a large bottle of gin on the desk next to one of the ahem, staff members <taps nose>.

The mostly open plan office is very busy and it's amazing the amount of work that is going on.
Patrick was very informative and very stylish handsome too!

Lunch with Justine, Rebecca and Rachel (I hope I've remembered your name right!) was fab, with lots of conversation, but I was cursing my deafness a bit and I apologise if I answered a question wrong! typical thing for me to smile and nod inappropriately blush, but I did hear most of the conversation ~ honest!

It was lovely to meet the other 3 Mumsnetters and there was a funny moment when two of us seemed to recognise one another, but neither of us knew how! I still don't!

Anyway, thank you MNHQ for allowing us into your world of work, I for one had a lovely time!

Ps. Rebecca, I think we must have missed one another as I popped to the ladies before leaving. It took me 2 1/2 hours to do a 35 minute (according to the SatNav) journey shock. Ah well! totally worth it! grin

nevergoogle Wed 26-Mar-14 17:00:18

Give RebeccaMumsnet a slap on the legs for the 1am thing from me. grin

nevergoogle Wed 26-Mar-14 12:27:34


ScrambledSmegs Wed 26-Mar-14 12:16:54

<waves> at Solo. Lucky you!

Tell us the truth, is MNHQ full of intimidatingly stylish and clever people or more like a Hogarth print like we all suspect?

Solo Wed 26-Mar-14 12:13:07

Well, I got my email at 1am! Wanted as a standby!! Eek! What to wear? How to get there!!
Well we are here
Everyone is lovely grin

nevergoogle Wed 26-Mar-14 10:14:03


Is everyone having a lovely time? envy

Gutted I couldn't make it in the end.

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 25-Mar-14 20:00:47

<<notes KateS down as having Monica Tendencies>>

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Mar-14 10:20:11

We're polishing the gin bottles and plumping up the cushions excitedly smile

NymodigFruOla Tue 25-Mar-14 08:17:05

Well ... it's the big day tomorrow - have fun grin

nevergoogle Sun 09-Mar-14 20:33:08


BoffinMum Sat 08-Mar-14 07:39:06

He would nick all the Bourbons, nevergoogle.

Choccyjules Fri 07-Mar-14 21:17:57

Wow, enjoy!

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 05-Mar-14 20:47:11

I won a Kindle Fire last year. I would much rather have won this!

You winners, you know we all expect an extremely detailed account of every minute, don't you? <<narrows eyes>>

nevergoogle Wed 05-Mar-14 18:13:17

i kick cats, and i still got chosen. there really is no justice in this world.

can we make suggestions for the live webchat guest?

i really hope it's somebody brilliant and not nigel farage.

actually, scrap that, leave him with me, alone. we need to chat.

Solo Wed 05-Mar-14 00:09:53

<Starts to hatch a hot curry with castor oil plan> wink

Oh well done you all <appears pleasant on the outside but is kicking the cat with envy>

Disclaimer: I don't have a cat. I don't go near cats. I don't like cats. But I definitely don't really kick cats. at all. Ever.

HanSolo Tue 04-Mar-14 23:31:15

I have never won anything in my life before!

HanSolo Tue 04-Mar-14 23:30:42


just... shock

nickelbabe Tue 04-Mar-14 18:10:06

chaos you jammyy sod!

nevergoogle Tue 04-Mar-14 14:19:59

grin fabulous plan.

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Tue 04-Mar-14 13:57:02

There you go, solo. Have JustEat deliver a curry to nevergoogle every night and you might just be in there grin

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