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Win a £250 voucher of your choice - find the Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles, uncover the word and add to the MN Fairytale - final clue now added NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 16:43:23

You may remember a while back we ran an Easter-themed treasure hunt around the site with Cadbury. Due to popular demand we've decided to challenge Mumsnetters to a similar hunt, with a twist grin. This time we've hidden Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles around the site and we need you to find them.

The same rules apply as last time (see below) BUT we'd also love you to contribute to the MN version of Hansel and Gretel over the week. Here's how it'll work:

We've hidden seven Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles on various Talk boards around the site, you can see a full list of all talk topics here. Each day we'll post a clue on this thread which will direct you to a specific Talk topic.

Once you've figured it out head on over to the relevant talk board and you should see a Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebble, if you're correct make a note of the first letter of the talk topic - so if the clue takes you to Style and Beauty the letter you're after is S.

Collect all 7 letters, unscramble them and you'll be left with a word. Then you simply need to submit the word on the competition page (at the end of 7 days) and you'll be entered into the prize draw to win a £250 voucher of your choice.

What about Hansel and Gretel? I hear you say - well, never fear, all shall be explained grin.

Below is the first clue which also happens to be the start of our Hansel and Gretel themed fairytale.

Once you've found the Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebble, please do add a sentence each to expand upon the story. Each time we post a new clue, we'll change the direction of the story (based on the talk board the Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebble is hidden on). You don't have to include references to Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles but please feel free to shoehorn in include if you wish grin

One final note, you're more than welcome to help each other out but please don't post the answer on here once you've worked it out smile

Here are the clues:

Day one: Once upon a time, long, long ago a Wood Cutter and his wife had twins, a little boy and a little girl. However when the LOs were born, the wood cutter and his wife just couldn't seem to agree on a name for their PFBs...

Day two: Unfortunately soon after, the Wood Cutter's wife unexpectedly passed away. He was beyond devastated and decided the best option would be to move his family abroad and get away for a while. This was a huge decision and he wasn't sure where to go or what he needed. "Where could I find such information?" he wondered...

Day three: "Is that Katie Hopkins Price and Amanda Holden Redman?" he whispered. Gretel wasn't so sure but had heard on the grape vine slebs often hung out in the dark forest on a Saturday night. Gretal discretely took out her iPhone from her pocket and informed a popular parenting site of her latest sleb sighting....

Day four: "Someone needs to teach you some manners!" The Witch grumbled as she sat down on the sofa with her iPad, brew and cake. "Let's see if there's any tips for teaching manners on Mumsnet."...

Day five: Hansel and Gretel decided this was a bad idea, after all anyone could turn up, and instead suggested the Witch baked a 16 tier cake and decorated it with Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles.

However they weren't sure what quantities to use for such a large cake and need some more advice, so once again they turned to Mumsnet for help...

Day six:As it was the Wood Cutter's birthday, the children picked up a card on their way home "Deer Father, We hope you're birthday is everything you want it two be. Enjoy youre day. Lot's of luv Hansel and Gretel"

When the Wood Cutter saw the writing in the card, horrified he sent the children straight to corner.

Day seven:Inspired by the MN Style and Beauty threads the step mother decides to make amends with Hansel and Gretel. "Let's clear out some of your old clothes so we can buy you a nice new collection."

"What a great idea" Said Gretel, "although I'm not too sure how to use that selling website, where can I get some great advice?"

Here's the link to the competition form again:

(Please don't post the answer on this thread)

Thanks and good luck,

Katie @ MNHQ

crazykat Mon 16-Sep-13 09:31:49

Does this work on the app or do I need to use a computer?

Does it start today?

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots Mon 16-Sep-13 09:56:08

I suppose this must start today if the last letter is on Sunday 22nd, and theres 7 of them.

NotAQueef Mon 16-Sep-13 11:27:17

Confusing that thread (and clue 1) was posted on 05/09 if it's not starting until today.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Sep-13 12:45:03

The thread started today. We had to create the tread earlier in order to get everything up and running this morning.

Please do start adding to the fairytale, we're looking forward to seeing your creative writing skills grin

YoniMatopoeia Mon 16-Sep-13 12:56:50

Does this work on the mobile site? Or do I need to browse on my laptop during my pointless teleconference this afternoon?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Sep-13 13:01:56

Unfortunately you'll need your laptop YoniMatopoeia smile

dappledawn Mon 16-Sep-13 13:22:19

OK, here goes: (my sentence to continue the story):

'The woodcutter liked names like Duwayne and Princess, but his wife wanted to call the children Peregrine and Clementine; so they argued over this heatedly, late into the night.'

CMOTDibbler Mon 16-Sep-13 14:16:20

As the woodcutter persisted with his ideas of names such as Stella and Heinekin, his wife pelted him with Dairy Milk Pebbles. Distracted, he commented instead that they were sweet and chunky. 'Just as our babies will be my darling' she said, scooping them up quickly.

ThisTimeItsPersonal Mon 16-Sep-13 14:17:04

The woodcutters wife decided to ask her family for advice, little did she know that DMIL was expecting her DS to be named after her long lost cousin, Wolfgang III.

mrscumberbatch Mon 16-Sep-13 16:25:15

The woodcutter's wife didn't realise that her dreadful SIL was also secretly pregnant... And was listening in to all of her choices for names as she coveted the woodcutter's wife's opinion.

VivaLeThrustBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 17:18:24

The woodcutters wife was horrified at the prospect of calling one of her babies Wolfgang IIII. However her mil told her if she named her son after the long lost cousin he may leave them all his money in his will and Wolfgang III was very, very rich.

CheeryCherry Mon 16-Sep-13 20:18:56

The Woodcutter's wife (who actually had a name, to be disclosed at some point soon) had a long, hard think. Could she cope with the name Wolfgang III? And would her new DD have to be called Klaudia to balance out the German/Austrian influence?
Or could she get away with Jack and Jill... and just call her precious DS Wolfy as a nickname...

CheeryCherry Mon 16-Sep-13 20:21:36

She sat quietly munching a huge packet of Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles, watching her PFBs as they peacefully slept.
I think I've decided, she thought...Jack and Jill it is.

missorinoco Mon 16-Sep-13 20:54:55

Much as she liked the names Hansel and Gretal, the woodcutter's wife couldn't help but have a bad feeling about them.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 16-Sep-13 21:09:00

and as she sat munching on her pebbles, she shuddered with fear with a vague premonition tht the future held something terrible for her children...

themummyonthebus Mon 16-Sep-13 22:14:43

...and decided to ask the non woo members of mn whether finding the iron axe standing on it's point this morning had a rational explanation or was just a confirmation of her feelings of foreboding...

givemeaboost Mon 16-Sep-13 23:18:10

after some dectective work polly the woodcutters wife deduced her husband had been chopping wood and left the axe that way. Happier in the knowledge there was no supernatural forces in action she retired to the sofa to indulge in an espresso and some Cadbury pebbles

RubyRR Mon 16-Sep-13 23:39:50

Pollys husband came in and asked when dinner would be ready, Polly posted about him on AIBU, she was overwhelmed by the LTB letters that appeared before her eyes. Olivia came along to remind everyone to behave but seemed distracted by the Hansel and Gretal names

Caitycat Tue 17-Sep-13 09:48:12

As she sadly munched her pebbles, wondering if the mumsnet jury were right and she should indeed ltb she was struck with a sickening thought, what if Hansel was a chav name. After all none of the naice families she knew had chosen it.

dappledawn Tue 17-Sep-13 10:17:37

Have we had the new clue for today yet, KatieBMumsnet? - have I missed it? (Can't wait to add my next instalment) grin

dappledawn Tue 17-Sep-13 10:53:49

Suddenly she had a flash of inspiration from the gardening catalogue that evil MIL had sent them yesterday (as swedes and mangelwurzels were the only vegetables that they knew how to cultivate down there in the woods): "Eric!" she shouted to him, "I've found the perfect names for the PFBs! How about Aubergine and Courgette?"

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Sep-13 11:21:43

Eventually, after some careful consideration, the Wood Cutter's wife decided on Hansel and Gretel as the names for her PFBs. After all MN isn't the fountain of all knowledge grin

Unfortunately soon after, the Wood Cutter's wife unexpectedly passed away. He was beyond devastated and decided the best option would be to move his family abroad and get away for a while. This was a huge decision and he wasn't sure where to go or what he needed. "Where could I find such information?" he wondered...

dappledawn Tue 17-Sep-13 11:33:53

"It must be somewhere I could find the Black Forest, or the Amazon Rainforest, perhaps? Somewhere with plenty of trees to chop down...."

ThisTimeItsPersonal Tue 17-Sep-13 11:47:50

He wanted to have a naice house as well, so looked online at some housing websites, but could not find what he needed. All of the houses had the twigs and pebbly shit that he hated, and he could see a feature wall in all of the rooms!

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