Really NKU? Well, I never meet any despite dropping obvious words in conversations with most new people I meet. People give me quizical looks if I mention MN at all, and The Cambridg eLocal section on MN is one of the slowest local bits on mumsnet.
I really don't tihnk there are than many of us.
I would even be willing to bet that not a single other parent at DS's school is an MNer.
and at the park it is not uncommon to see perfectly respectable intelligent mothers pull a fruit shoot out of their handbag and offer it to their offspring without glancing round their shoulders first or looking in any way embarrassed or guiltySo I can only conclude that they don't know about mumsnet.
I met one of my best friends in the village through MN
we were talking about homebirth and if our area was friendly, we ended up narrowing it down to a particular surgery then she asked if I was the lady who lived down the road from her who had had a homebirth.. the answer was yes... bit wierd but am really pleased we got to know each other, she is lovely just in case she is reading this
Ah well there you may have it, if you don't include all the villages were there are hundreds of families you are keeping your area really tight. if you had the same conversation about a similar sized area in birmingham or london or york etc you would have the same issue. (I think)
I am in Cambridge, but you wouldn't spot me as I'm not a mother so have no offspring to furtively give fruitshoots to, or to chat to in Sainsbury's about penguins and pombears (and I get my shopping delivered anyway)
You are right NKU, but I feel that even if we included all the villages we're still not a very large group are we?
floweryI guess I'm basing it on the Cambridge local section of MN being very very quiet and slow, nver having met anyone who uses MN or would call themselves an MNer (and I know that perhaps these people are all secret mn users and pretend they don't notice when I offer them a pom bear) but I just want to meet more.
Maybe there are lots of MNers in Cambridge but they never post in the local bit?