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Tweets for Today

  • 08:02 Off to work again. I don't think I got nearly enough sleep last night. Back too late, then twittering, couldn't get to sleep. Weekend soon! #
  • 08:46 @tobyho I'm sure Mr Dylan himself would say Senor is about six minutes, from a response to a 60s journo who asked what his songs were about. #
  • 08:50 @reyes I was tweeting all night from a VF BB. But between Euston and Chester? Quite different matter. Even on trains with "enhanced signal". #
  • 12:38 Straight down Bishopsgate, past the mass of roadworks and other construction. Blue skies, busy streets. #
  • 17:46 Loads of beautiful smelling but overpriced flowers for sale on Liverpool St station tonight. Guess it must be St V day soon. Tomorrow! #
  • 18:13 Am on the 18.10 to Chester, a remarkable achievement seeing as I didn't leave Bishopsgate till 17.38. It's dark outside. Or is it a tunnel? #
  • 19:18 Hello to all new followers... great to have you. It looks - so far - as if the train to Chester will actually be there on time. Much better! #
  • 20:23 Now at Chester Station with @vivhalliday - next stop Bromborough and hot, sweet coffee. #
  • 21:28 Christopher said: If you think your life sucks, try having chemotherapy on Valentine's Day. #
  • 23:47 Last coffee of the night. And I've remembered to turn the heating off, so we won't wake up baking and parched in the middle of the night. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-14 05:06:08 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 08:00 On the mornings when I seem to be late to breakfast, I arrive at the station earlier! Overcompensation by eating faster? Eating less? #
  • 11:49 @JoMangee no, it's never tomorrow. If it's after midnight, it's still today - just a different one. #
  • 19:02 I've arrived at London Twestival. Already around a hundred people here and I think it will be pretty crowded in here in just a few minutes. #
  • 19:41 It's snowing outside at Twestival. Already met a load of fascinating people here. No, it doesn't feel like a geekfest. #
  • 20:58 Here at Twestival the singer on the main stage is singing Walk On The Wild Side. While three ladies in spangly stuff dance to it. #
  • 21:48 It's getting ever noisier at the London Twestival. Still snowing. Packed in here. Never been to anything quite like this before. #
  • 21:49 @ChuckSmith saluton from London Twestival #
  • 23:54 Well, that's it from the Twestival in London. Lots of fun, lots of money raised for charity: water. Now back to Wembley. Met Line for once. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-13 05:09:00 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 08:00 On the mornings when I seem to be late to breakfast, I arrive at the station earlier! Overcompensation by eating faster? Eating less? #
  • 11:49 @JoMangee no, it's never tomorrow. If it's after midnight, it's still today - just a different one. #
  • 19:02 I've arrived at London Twestival. Already around a hundred people here and I think it will be pretty crowded in here in just a few minutes. #
  • 19:41 It's snowing outside at Twestival. Already met a load of fascinating people here. No, it doesn't feel like a geekfest. #
  • 20:58 Here at Twestival the singer on the main stage is singing Walk On The Wild Side. While three ladies in spangly stuff dance to it. #
  • 21:48 It's getting ever noisier at the London Twestival. Still snowing. Packed in here. Never been to anything quite like this before. #
  • 21:49 @ChuckSmith saluton from London Twestival #
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Syndicated 2009-02-12 22:19:35 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 13:22 Round the block to buy a sandwich. #
  • 15:26 Well, on another round trip. London to Wirral and back within nineteen hours. On an insanity scale of zero to ten, surely an eight or nine. #
  • 15:45 Oh, that's all we need. Just arrived at Euston and they're asking Inspector Sands to report to the Control Centre. #
  • 15:50 Yes, Euston Station has just been evacuated due to a reported emergency. So, what for the 16.10 to Chester? Fire sirens are wailing here. #
  • 16:01 Various BTPs and other staff are inside the station, but the rest of us are outside. All trains up to 1610 showing as "delayed" of course. #
  • 16:09 All the staff are back into Euston and there is an expectation that passengers will be let back in shortly. Some trains retimed. #
  • 16:10 And we're back. #
  • 16:15 Staff lady shouts. "Do not run: the trains will not leave without you" and I'm now on it. 2 hours to Chester, signals & weather permitting. #
  • 16:22 Left Euston at 16.21 or thereabouts. #
  • 16:36 Apparently we'll be 16 minutes late at MK and only seven by the time I get to Chester (18.16, new projected time) - well, we'll see. #
  • 16:47 North of Bletchley and suddenly all the fields are covered with snow again. That's not what I would have expected. #
  • 17:59 As the train runs just that little bit slower, the chances of catching the 18.30 out of Chester are getting that bit slimmer. :+( #
  • 18:33 Actually saw the train leave Chester on its way north. So now it's a rearranged lift and an inconvenience to others. Sorry Debbi #
  • 19:34 Nearly at Hoylake for the Deanery meeting. There *might* be time for a coffee beforehand. #
  • 22:00 Home, after a discussion on the future of Deaneries in Wirral. Fascinating. Coffee now calls, of course. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-11 05:06:44 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 07:06 Before I left, most of the way to reinstalling AVG on Viv's pc. Very icy underfoot, but at least trains are running today. Nearly light too! #
  • 07:35 So, why is my train retimed? Instead of 09.38 into Euston, I'm told it will arrive at 10.06. Are we going via Coventry? Or Northampton? #
  • 08:29 Snow on the ground. Thick fog. This is the Trent Valley. #
  • 09:44 Just on the final approach to Euston, so guess it was just a timetabling ploy. En route entertainment from Chuck Missler and Tom Petty. #
  • 10:13 I'm between Euston and Liverpool Street, finding a route with a "good service" so far as I am able. #
  • 17:10 I got a ticket for London Twestival on Thursday night. Yay for me!!! #
  • 18:43 The end of the office day. It's one degree and pourong with rain. Wish I'd brought my coat with me. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-10 05:05:31 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 10:04 Good and warm on the train to Port Sunlight. Church service less than thirty minutes away. #
  • 21:57 It's been a fairly quiet day for twittering. Church, lunch, snow (a bit), talk, coffee. So pretty ordinary day in most ways. #
  • 23:25 That's it from me for another night. More at stupidly early hour tomorrow. It's clear and cold, so: probably frost, possibly snow overnight. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-09 05:05:46 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 08:23 On our way to church's monthly Prayer Breakfast. Following NZ Sevens from an increasingly excited @br3nda in Wellington. #
  • 12:29 Cleaning the kitchen, defrosting the freezer. #
  • 18:55 Off to the Medieval Banquet, a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity. #
  • 21:32 Evidently a great deal of food was consumed at banquets. Some dishes have been forgotten, some justifiably, but some deserve rediscovery. #
  • 22:08 Well, I have discovered that the famed kicking dance from "Into The Valley" (The Skids) originated with the galliard in the Middle Ages! #
  • 22:27 Look at my word cloud at twittersheep.com/?q-ringbark - more coffee than anything else, it seems. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-08 05:06:26 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 06:54 Good morning. Feels like a normal work day at the moment, but it's not. And the promised poor weather has not (yet!) affected London. #
  • 08:07 In the last hour, a dusting of snow turning to sleet and slush. Chiltern advertising a regular service, but I haven't seen any trains yet. #
  • 09:16 At the opticians. They blow air into your eye and then vlind you. #
  • 10:21 Finished at the opticians. Enormous cost resulted, of course, but new glasses are not far behind. Word of the day: blepharitis #
  • 11:29 Just having fun travelling on the Tube and DLR. Off to have a look at landside at LCY. It was the brand new stolport last time I did that. #
  • 14:28 After the airport, back to SHB for their monthly prayer meeting. And after a bite to eat for lunch, time to head over to Marylebone. #
  • 14:54 Announcer: Flash photography is prohibited on Underground platforms and trains.
    My thought: Well spotted, sir! I didn't see the flash. #
  • 16:40 Just left Marylebone. On the way to Wrexham. Very nice seats. #
  • 19:27 Happy Waitangi Day! I'm in Wellington! (Unfortunately, that's a small town in Shropshire, close to the England/Wales border.) #
  • 19:44 Almost everybody got off the train at Shrewsbury, leaving me in peace to enjoy the last forty minutes to Wrexham. Just Bob Dylan and me... #
  • 20:12 Just left Chirk. Surprisingly, the journey was very relaxing and hasn't seemed as long as it truly was. And Viv is only ten minutes away... #
  • 22:17 Home for the weekend. Christopher is listening to Six Months In A Leaky Boat. Of course. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-07 05:15:45 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 07:26 When I hear about councils asking to borrow grit from other councils, I can't help thinking of the parable of the wise and foolish virgins. #
  • 08:25 Rain is heavier in NW1. Turns out I was on an earlier train, running late. Apology for its late arrival when it seemed 8 mins early to me. #
  • 20:08 Just left the office. There's a drunk lying in the doorway and a security man figuring out what to do with him. Outside, it's 2 degrees. #
  • 20:10 Let's be disparaging about the Iranians and call their rocket "home made". It's not like some guy knocked it together in his shed, is it? #
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Syndicated 2009-02-06 05:18:22 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

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