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Mumsnet's 10th birthday party

Mumsnet birthday cakeWe thought you might like to see some edited highlights from the Mumsnet birthday party, held on 2 March 2010 at Google HQ in London.

We've uploaded some video footage (below) of the speeches from Justine, Carrie, Gordon Brown, Sarah Brown and Matt Brittin, managing director of Google's UK and Ireland operations.

Mumsnet party balloonsWe've also got some rather lovely pictures of mingling and merriment, slebs, shoes, biscuits and balloons for you to enjoy.

Click here to browse all the party pictures
and here to get the goss.






It was a great night and we'd like to say a very big thank you to:Sarah and Gordon Brown, with Carrie and Justine and cake

  • All our Haiku VIPS
  • Jo de Banzie photography for her gorgeous photos
  • Tate & Lyle for providing the cake and the biscuits
  • All our marvellously kind goodie bag contributors: Divine chocolate; Jergens, our lovely hosts Google (they gave everyone a covetable Google pen) and our very special friends at Bloomsbury who kindly provided a copy of Babies: the Mumsnet Guide (have you bought yours yet? [wink]).


Also, on behalf of our Haiku VIPs, thanks to:

Modern heroines
wicked queens with golden hearts
Mumsnet is legend ApplesinmyPocket

Floating in nothing
The net catches me, saves me,
All I need to know. BuzzingNoise

Pieces of patchwork
We stitch ourselves together
Bound by common threads. Pofacedagain

Mumsnet speaks, leaders
Tremble. Their untruths crumble
Like biscuits in tea. vezzie

Long-Distance Mothers
Shed their loneliness like skins
Littering the floor. PopeSusanIV

Internet strangers
united as one, support
anonymous friends. Rubyrubyruby

In internet times
Mumsnetters are the neighbours
I no longer know. nighbynight

Your posts set me straight.
Threads of life interweaving
On the world wide web frakkinaround

Events surprised us:
Births, deaths, and the rest of it.
Here we can debrief ZephirineDrouhin

Words that I can't say
to my mother or my love,
written to strangers. choosyfloosy

Threads of silky speech.
We are spiders. We are flies
In our safety net. Anguis

It takes a village
to raise a child and Mumsnet
to raise a mother. Bumperlicious

Carrie and Justine with Sarah and Gordon Brown

Some of the Mumsnet haiku comp winners


Justine, Carrie and Justin Webb holding 1010 logo

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