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mumsnet people this really must change - or tell me to bog off.

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Tortington · 12/09/2005 17:50

i have been reassures by the adding of topics for teenagers and knowing that quite a few mumsnetters have older children.

i know that this subject has come up before and i know you have said you will address it.

i know that you probably are limited in some way through some product advertising thingymajig and can only get comp prizes from certain places or from certain non stingy advertisers.

i appreciate you efforts. and thank you

however. i came to enter this weeks competition. becuase i have a lovely god daughter called mini rhubarb and well... mrs rhubarb would be soo very impressed if loads of dollies and girly stuff turned up for her daughter ha ha haa haa ha haa ( thats an inside joke but you get it) never the less i want to get it so i look fab around xmas time without spending any money.

imagine my dismay shock horror and general ending of my known universe when i discover i can only put in a book review up to 10 years old.

i cant remember seeing prizes for older kids - you can and prolly will prove me wrong. i did see a change in ogffering spa days and ready meals in a basket. etc.

but would like to point out that just becuase the prize your offering may have a maximum playing age of say 10. that does not necessarily equate with the kids we have. see what i mean?

i chose that topic in particular becuase 80% of the other topics simply dont apply to me - its hard enough entering the blinking comp in the first place as i havent pushed a buggy changed a nappy used any breastfeeding bottle feeding quipment, used a car seat etc - all the first two topics of "for baby" " for new parents" are out and some of the others simply dont apply.

now i was quite happly using the few topics to enter - but today am a bit premenstrual and this got on my bresticles - the thing about the age of the books - hence melodramatic rampage

ta very much. i

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SleepySuzy · 12/09/2005 17:52

Bog off!

SleepySuzy · 12/09/2005 17:52

Just kidding. Fair point.

MarsLady · 12/09/2005 17:52

(I'd go with her mn towers.... she's a woman on the edge lmao)

SoupDragon · 12/09/2005 17:53

Calm down dear, it's only a competition.

SenoraPostrophe · 12/09/2005 17:54

custardo - you have such a way with words!

I agree, even though my babes are just babes. I find it really confusing that for book reviews you have to select one year, when most books/toys are suitable for a range.
marthamoo · 12/09/2005 17:54

I know what you mean - there was one competition where you had to send in a review of a ski-ing holiday. Hard as it is to believe, not all of us have been ski-ing.

SleepySuzy · 12/09/2005 17:55

I've never been ski-ing, I would be on my botty the whole time!

zippitippitoes · 12/09/2005 17:57

haven't they said in the past that you can send in a review of something else that could be interesting (it's only a draw in the end isn't it)

Tortington · 12/09/2005 17:58

in fact have just checked and as well as all the first two topics being out most of the amusements topic is out of the question too - ending at 10 years old at most - dvd's ending at 5 ? no c'mon!
gifts and toys 10 max

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marthamoo · 12/09/2005 17:58

You could always crib a book review off amazon, custy...

SleepySuzy · 12/09/2005 18:00

Perhaps you stop being a mum at 10.

Twiglett · 12/09/2005 18:00

you should bring back the captions for pictures entry

reviews are dull IMHO

Tortington · 12/09/2005 18:02

they say if you want somethng added let them know - but i want to enter comp immediatley.

just want you to think about the age range thingy really

specially on dvd's

add gameboys and x boxes and playstation reviews.

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Tortington · 12/09/2005 18:03

i could martha moo - i know i could thanks for cheating tip - but much prefer sound of my own gob obviously.!

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spacecadet · 12/09/2005 18:05

can see your point custy as although i have 2 little ones im also mum to a 14 year old and an 11 year old.
love the way you word things

wartywitch · 12/09/2005 18:05

i agree custy i often find the categories are weird
especially BLINKINg SKIING

wartywitch · 12/09/2005 18:06

i get hacked off my total starngers winning
think you must haev to have a few posts yto your name to win

SoupDragon · 12/09/2005 18:07

Dare you to review the DVD of, for example, "texas chainsaw massacre" and file it as appropriate for under 5s.

Fio2 · 12/09/2005 18:07

i just cant review anything and my kids are 6 and 4, my memory is rubbish. the only thing i could review are food, takeaways and wine

I just spluttered about the skiing holiday, never been havent been able to afford to go camping for 3 years!!!

wartywitch · 12/09/2005 18:08

yes an atleast the captpions are funny ot read fot he rest of us
mot bleeding prams

anorak · 12/09/2005 18:11

I never check out the competitions any more. So often the prizes are baby orientated and no good for me.

My kids range widely in age from 4 to 16 so it is all rather narrow with the high amount of baby goods.

What about something for the mums as well as the older kids?

wartywitch · 12/09/2005 18:12

i suppose it depends what htye can blag

champs · 12/09/2005 18:56

hi all! i'll send this thread over to MNHQ and will deff try and get some comps for older children and even mums themselves when i get back


Twiglett · 12/09/2005 18:57

routes of entry champs

sort out the routes of entry there's a love

they're duller than a dully dull thing

marthamoo · 12/09/2005 18:58

What's a route of entry?

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