Wednesday, 23 April 2014

My deep love of Mumsnet

I am always behind the curve, if it's trendy or new or hip, I will find it years after it is trendy/new/hip. I am a late adapter.

So, eleventy million years after it started, I have become addicted to Mumnet. I can spend hours on it, it has boards for everything, all open for the great British public to chip their tuppenyworth in. I have had loads of advice about parenting a troubled teen, dealing with, quite frankly, bat shit crazy ex partners (not mine) and the best Farrow & Ball colours for north facing rooms. I have had squillions of clothes advice, I now know where to buy really cheap shoes and the best jeans. The mumsnet swears by has made me open my purse numerous times. I bloody love it.

Himself now takes me out for a walk every night just to get me away from it, I will clickety finger my way through an evening nae bother at all. So he has now taken to joining in, we do enjoy an "Am I being unreasonable?" of an evening.

Although he's now not allowed near it if he's had a sherbet as when a nice lady asked for good ideas for her husbands 40th birthday present and ON MY ACCOUNT, SO EVERYONE THINKS I'm THE WEIRD ONE. The bold mr auntiegwen replied

"Tie him to a hotel bed and shag him senseless, You're welcome x"

They haven't banned me though, they just chat to me a bit less now.

20 comments:

libby said...

Could have been worse.....Mr AG could have suggested that a Mr Libby would be able to introduce him to someone named Carpet..........

libby said...

Could have been worse.....Mr AG could have suggested that a Mr Libby would be able to introduce him to someone named Carpet..........

auntiegwen said...

Libs - so good you said it twice, I love all Mr Libby's mates, I fear me and A are your only boring friends, all the others are massively more entertaining :)

mannanan said...

Brilliant. I just love it.

auntiegwen said...

Mannanan - he doesn't need encouraging

K Ville said...

I recently deleted my account and nobody even mentioned being tied to a bed anywhere near me!!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

He even made it sound like you! Mind you, it's probably good advice...

auntiegwen said...

K - I'm not sure if you're pleased or disgruntled about that!

C - you think? Andrew if you're reading this, that would not be a proper birthday present, there has to be nice lady things for it to count

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Andrew said...

Nothing I write here will make me sound any less dubious, will it?

adventuresinrealityblog said...

Nothing I write here will make me sound any less dubious, will it?

auntiegwen said...

Skyline - many thanks & welcome

Andrew - if you had a notion for a middle name...

Curry Queen said...

And of course, that is EXACTLY what the Shah would have done too!

auntiegwen said...

CQ - Andrew thinks of the Shah as his role model :)

Rosemary said...

My husband fell about laughing when I told him about `your` Mumsnet comment ... and then went on to remind me that HIS 70th birthday is only a few weeks away!

auntiegwen said...

Rosemary - I can recommend some lovely hotels :) ...

Mrs Worthington said...

Mr Auntie Gwen is too BLOODY RIGHT

Helena said...

lol....I'd never even heard of Mumsnet, Gwen! I feel so out of touch and place these days. I need a grandchild!!

Trish Burgess said...

I'm part of Mumsnet and never use it, unless they pop something funny on Facebook and then I take a peek. But I haven't joined any threads yet: if I do, I'll be on this bloody computer even more than I am already.

auntiegwen said...

Mrs W - ah for the love of God, don't encourage him, it's his birthday in a few weeks!!!

Lena - it's brilliant, you don't need a wean or a grandwean, just join in the am I being unreasonable

Trish - it's is the best entertainment, I am there everyday, which is why nearly a year after getting the keys to this house I am still not finished!!!!