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End of an era - MP hanging up her... erm... keyboard

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 21-Apr-10 16:01:34

It is with deep sadness that we must inform you that Morningpaper has, after four glorious years, decided to retire her mouse and cease to produce the Talk round up. Apparently she has a "proper job with benefits". This Friday's round-up will be her last (so do make sure you're preferences are set to receive it.)

Thankfully we have been rescued from the slough of despond into which we at MN Towers had tumbled by the news that none other than Aitch, who currently scribbles the TV round up for our parenting newsletter, has agreed to step into the breach. We're delighted that's she's cheap available and ready to pick up where MP will very soon be leaving off. So more bumsex then.

Alouiseg Wed 21-Apr-10 16:04:02

RIp morningpaper, enjoy your benefits in kind {grin}

Lulumaam Wed 21-Apr-10 16:05:47

the king is dead, long live the king

or summat

thanks MP,for 4 years of hilarity and madness.. and woooo for aitch!

DownyEmerald Wed 21-Apr-10 16:06:06

will miss morningpaper, but Aitch is good too!

Do hope MP will stick around, that SWMNBN thing was so good - especially as I had read the initial comment that kicked the whole thing off, and remember thinking "very funny wish I could think of things like that to say"

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 21-Apr-10 16:06:22

Oh no. Yay!

Just about sums it up. grin

SethStarkaddersMum Wed 21-Apr-10 16:06:55

Congratulations on the new job MP! I always looked forward to your round-up - it will be much missed sad

(though Aitch will probably be pretty good too wink)

notwavingjustironing Wed 21-Apr-10 16:07:18

Did a quick rub down with Big Tech not count as a job "with benefits" at MN then? grin

Good luck MP - and I look forward to reading Aitch's acerbic take on events.

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 21-Apr-10 16:08:42

Oh good on you both.

You've done a grand job MP
<shoves MP off into wings stage left>

<Aitch enters stage right>
Ah, Aitchy my dear.
Have I told you lately how I love you?

OhFuck Wed 21-Apr-10 16:08:50

A rub down with Big Tech? Oooooh the static ...

All the best in your new pastures, MP. And hooray for Aitch, who I am sure will do the round-up justice

MmeLindt Wed 21-Apr-10 16:09:45

I was all set to dig out my store of then read that I also will need some too.

Congratulations on the new job, MP. Make sure you have enough time for MNetting.

Looking forward to the first Aitch Round-up.

cornsilk Wed 21-Apr-10 16:09:52

Well I like Morning paper and I like Aitch. But who is the best?

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 21-Apr-10 16:09:53

Oh no. What a shame.

I remember how excited I was (sad) when was first mentioned in the round up. Nearly as pleased as when I had my first post deleted (oh innocent times).

Good luck MP, and good luck Aitch.

Booboobedoo Wed 21-Apr-10 16:11:11

Is it really four years?

I remember when MP was about to do her first round-up, and asked people to point out interesting threads. I suggested the FLY stuff, and it went in.

I was ridiculously proud.

I've really enjoyed your round-ups MP. Is your new job writing-related? <nosey>

YesYouMust Wed 21-Apr-10 16:12:26

Well i've never been in one by MP so hopefully Aitches era is the one for me! grin

giraffesCANdriveAcar Wed 21-Apr-10 16:12:31

Will there be a leaving party? With alcohol?

Compost Wed 21-Apr-10 16:13:48

She is going to claim benefits???? shock

This will kick orf

queenoftheslatterns Wed 21-Apr-10 16:14:10

oooh i forsee a harry hill moment coming up...

sad for mp (am always ridonkulously proud when i make the round up)

but grin for aitch, im sure you will be fab!!!

AvadaKedavra Wed 21-Apr-10 16:14:26



Good luck to you both for the future, really enjoy reading the round-up even though never been on a thread mentioned on it, never mind name checked! hmm

justaboutkeepingawake Wed 21-Apr-10 16:14:30

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VinegarTits Wed 21-Apr-10 16:15:27

sad grin for MP

grin grin for Aitch

Flamesparrow Wed 21-Apr-10 16:15:57

FOUR YEARS?!?! Has the roundup seriously been going that long???

Fimbo Wed 21-Apr-10 16:16:11

Well done MP grin hope new job goes well and Aitch good on you for filling MP's shoes.

I would like to nominate Aitch for mumsnetter of the week (SC thread).

BitOfFun Wed 21-Apr-10 16:16:43

Who is the best? There's only one way to find out...


Sorry you're going, MP- you have a genius for comedy, and I'll miss your round-ups sad

<eyes Aitch suspiciously>

<not really>

TheProvincialLady Wed 21-Apr-10 16:16:55

So what you are really saying is that Aitch and MP had a fight, and Aitch was the hardest?

DecorHate Wed 21-Apr-10 16:20:19

Could we have a thread with all the quotes of the week for the last four years in honour of her leaving?

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