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Would you be interested in hosting a Mumsnet stall at The Baby Show Oct 17th-19th?

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Sep-08 11:46:26

Still a hypothetical question at the moment, but we might have the chance of a small stand at The London Earl's Court Baby show this Oct 17th-19th and we wondered if any Mumsnetters would be interested in being Mumsnet ambassadors, handing out fliers, talking to baby show visitors about the site and showing them how it works on a laptop or two.

We'd need someone to coordinate the three days (although that person wouldn't necessarily need to be there for the three days) and probably three or four volunteers for each day. Ideally at least a couple of the volunteers would be able to bring a wireless adapted laptop.

If noone fancies it, that's not a problem. But we did this once before in Birmingham and the folks that took part seemed to have had a good time so we thought we'd ask.

If you're interested in principle, please post here, just so we know if it's an idea worth pursuing.

Thanks all

Tutter Tue 30-Sep-08 11:50:00

<<rubs hands in glee at impending merriment>>

littlelapin Tue 30-Sep-08 11:51:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Snaf Tue 30-Sep-08 11:53:20

Ooooh. I could theoretically do the 18th or 19th. Mwahahahaaaaaa.

Nbg Tue 30-Sep-08 11:53:22

If I lived nearer I would have definately done it for you.

Hope you find someone.

Tutter Tue 30-Sep-08 11:53:58

i once manned a stall at a conference in the states

amazing the number of furreaks that wander around these places gathering the freebies

they go mad for the pin badges

oh, btw, no can do, sorry - 3yo and 14mo in tow would make it a tad tricky

Chequers Tue 30-Sep-08 11:54:27

with or without dcs?

CountessDracula Tue 30-Sep-08 11:58:46

OH GOD IT'S IN LONDON
Why are all these things always in London

etc
(just thought I would get in before others, obv I am in london but busy that weekend)

noddyholder Tue 30-Sep-08 12:00:24

cod custy and expat

avacado Tue 30-Sep-08 12:01:36

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KerryMum Tue 30-Sep-08 12:04:57

oh god this is just too irresistable to pass up. May even volunteer to fly over from Kerry.

he he he

zippitippitoes Tue 30-Sep-08 12:05:18

are you paying travel and subsistence for the three days..random curiosity

PortAndLemon Tue 30-Sep-08 12:05:26

Could do Friday if was allowed to have DD (6 months) in tow. And I have a wireless laptop...

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 30-Sep-08 12:05:53

Would love to. Would love to get away from screaming baby and demanding toddler for a weekend but unfortunately it is screaming baby's christening, I suppose I could just leave them all to it.

zippitippitoes Tue 30-Sep-08 12:06:02

half a crate of wine as a thank you smile?

SoupDragon Tue 30-Sep-08 12:06:42

"cod custy and expat "

<<weeps with laughter>>

KerryMum Tue 30-Sep-08 12:06:43

I think they should specify that NICE mnetters like lapin and lulu, etc. need apply.

misdee Tue 30-Sep-08 12:08:14

oh yes pelase. if i can get my laptop fixed in time that is.

littlelapin Tue 30-Sep-08 12:09:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cocolepew Tue 30-Sep-08 12:11:25

We should make a note of the dates so the threads on the days of demos are really bitchy nice and sweet.

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Sep-08 12:11:26

Well there are others in Manchester and Brum coming up and they have Baby Show scotland too....so careful about protesting too much non Londoners or we might nab you for service at a later date

Current plan was not to have stand run by MNHQ but by mumsnetters, though the odd MNHQer (and believe me we're all a bit odd wink) might pop in at some point.

Don't think dc's would necessarily enjoy the experience - it's a pretty busy, crowded place with not much on offer for children, but if you really wanted to do it and bring them we'd obviously be happy for you to do that. Probably work best for a short time burst.

We only want folks to do this if they think they'd enjoy it, so please don't feel obliged.

Thanks for the response so far

KerryMum Tue 30-Sep-08 12:12:38

pmsl

CountessDracula Tue 30-Sep-08 12:12:49

wine comes in cases zippi
not crates
wink

KerryMum Tue 30-Sep-08 12:13:18

zippi you can bring your crates over to mine!

zippitippitoes Tue 30-Sep-08 12:14:14

lol cd yet another reason why i would not be a suitable image for mn

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