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Recognise your fellow Mumsnetters by nominating your favourite Mumsnet user to win Silent Pool gin

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AbbiCMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-Jul-19 11:12:42

To tie in with their new #FortheSpirited campaign, Silent Pool Gin is on a quest to unearth the UK’s most spirited characters – and the search starts right here. For two months, the award-winning distillers will be celebrating the spirit of Mumsnet by getting you to nominate the users who you think show the most – well – spirit. They'll be giving one bottle of gin per week to a winning Mumsnet user. In addition, if your nominee wins, you'll also receive a shopping voucher worth £30..

Here’s what Silent Pool Gin have to say:
“For the spirited. Three small words that capture the essence of Silent Pool Gin. It represents our independent mindset and our uncompromising commitment to producing a gin with a refreshingly individual character.

For the spirited is about following your own path. Embracing life and living for the best things it has to offer. It’s about doing something kind, inspiring, creative, different. Could be finally handing in your notice, booking that round-the-world trip, starting that new Japanese course or even just deciding to make your very first post on AIBU.

Whatever your version of ‘spirited' is, we applaud you. However, applause only gets you so far, so to officially recognise the wonderful achievements of the Mumsnet community, we are launching the Silent Pool Gin For the Spirited award. Each week, one lucky Mumsnet member will be recognised as a kindred spirit and will win one bottle of Silent Pool Gin.

Also we’d love to hear your spirited stories so please tag us in at #forthespirited @silentpoolgin

There's no such thing as a best Mumsnet user but you probably have your favourite(s). Is there someone: Whose posts you always read? Who brightens your days and whose views keep you glued to the screen? Who has given you priceless advice, yet you wouldn't know from Adam in real life?

Every week for two months, Silent Pool will be giving the #FortheSpirited award to one lucky Mumsnet user – with the prize of a bottle of gin. Simply nominate your favourite Mumsnet user on the discussion thread and they'll be in with a chance of winning. In turn, if your nominee wins, you'll also receive a £30 voucher. Win, win (gin) gin.

Thanks and good luck!



Terms and conditions of prize draw:
Activity specific T&Cs: Mumsnet will run a random prize draw once per week. The nominees within the winning entries will be contacted via email or PM to inform them of the win, and to ask if they would like to receive the prize. A non-alcoholic prize will also be available if desired. To receive an alcoholic prize, nominees will need to provide a copy of photographic ID to Mumsnet (eg a photograph of a passport or driving licence), as well as a physical name and address for the prize to be dispatched to. The name and address will be shared with Silent Pool Gin, with the user's permission. Mumsnet will dispose of this information within one week of users' receipt of the prize. Posters of the winning entries will be emailed by Mumsnet to inform them of the win, and to give them the opportunity to choose the voucher they would like. Their name and email address, with the user's permission, will be shared with Mumsnet's voucher fulfilment company for the purposes of ordering the voucher. Voucher winner's details will be retained for audit purposes. Winner's details will be used for the purpose of the prize draw and prize delivery only, and not for any other marketing purpose. Standard Mumsnet T&Cs can be found here.

[POST EDITED BY MNHQ to remove language around 'courage' and 'bravery']

dontdoxmeeither Fri 12-Jul-19 17:45:14

I vote @datun too. Her (and other people's) posts have made me see the importance of current issues surrounding women/biological females. @datun stands out for me for putting it in a way I can understand.

TheFatberg Fri 12-Jul-19 17:45:55

Of course she makes me smile joanofbarc as well as teaching me all about etiquette and class by example.

Moltenpink Fri 12-Jul-19 17:48:44

@Reastie for the hundreds of pounds she has saved me by setting up the Xmas bargain threads every year.

HettySunshine Fri 12-Jul-19 18:01:11

I would like to nominate awesmum she is an absolutely amazing woman and deserves to be rewarded.

ILoveJigsaws Fri 12-Jul-19 18:11:13

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RockysMa Fri 12-Jul-19 18:39:33

@thighofrelief101 for her mad/funny/crazy advice clinics grin

GCAcademic Fri 12-Jul-19 18:45:52

Another vote for Datun.

zenasfuck Fri 12-Jul-19 18:48:06

I'd like to nominate @bitoffun because she's awesome, lovely, kind and just a beautiful person

Cooroo Fri 12-Jul-19 18:54:37

Datun for her clear insight and humanity.

janetheimpaler Fri 12-Jul-19 19:05:14

I'm a big fan of anyfucker but have to nominate Across the Pond, she is so humane and wise.

FrederickAlgernonTrotteville Fri 12-Jul-19 19:10:58


Binglebong Fri 12-Jul-19 19:14:44

Datun, always so clear and I have no idea how she keeps her temper under such provocation sometimes!

RandomNameChange415 Fri 12-Jul-19 19:15:21

I’m rubbish at remembering names, but NobleGiraffe rescued me in the middle of GCSE hell when I’d completely forgotten what circle theorem DD needed so I’d go for her.

RantyAnty Fri 12-Jul-19 19:15:23


BitOfFun Fri 12-Jul-19 19:18:00

Aww @zenasfuck, you'll make me cry blush. Although you are clearly an outstanding person of great judgement, I am going to have to nominate Knotty and Pistey for their amazing work with Woolly Hugs- they coordinate so many lovely mumsnetters to knit and crochet blanket squares to bring comfort to MNers who are bereaved or seriously ill.

Oh, and I've heard a rumour that they are basically powered by gin, so I know they'd appreciate the prize grin

DearPrudence Fri 12-Jul-19 19:22:48

@BIWI for helping so many people in the low-carb bootcamp.

Iovestruck Fri 12-Jul-19 19:28:07

*@kateandme*. Very often, I'll read an especially nice/ thoughtful post, look at the name of the poster and it's her. smile

MadisonAvenue Fri 12-Jul-19 19:29:41

I'm going to nominate KnottyandPistey

HoneysuckIejasmine Fri 12-Jul-19 19:33:07

RedToothBrush for her wonderfully curated Westminsterenders threads.

And KnottyandPistey, obviously.

HavelockVetinari Fri 12-Jul-19 19:34:53

@MrsTerryPratchett for being sane, practical and kind at all times.

SausageEggAndSpam Fri 12-Jul-19 19:40:21

I only remember the names of users I wish to avoid though smile

I've heard about this @AnyFucker and I ought to go look them up

Schmoozer Fri 12-Jul-19 19:43:38

Anyfucker every time for me !!!!
Straight concise good sense

endofthelinefinally Fri 12-Jul-19 19:47:27

So many wonderful people on MN. I too would nominate KnottyandPistey (who are actually two people), for their fantastic work. I am a recipient of a woolly hug in memory of my late DS. It comforts me every day and is one of my most treasured possessions.

PseudocideBlonde Fri 12-Jul-19 19:50:27

LucindaE and her Horrors of hyperemesis threads. They were such a support when I needed them and she does it day in day out

BearWoman Fri 12-Jul-19 19:54:50

Sunshineandflipflops for her honesty, unapologetic vulnerability and integrity

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