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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

Tweets for Today

  • 06:40 Still pretty cold with snow on the ground, but this is the week's halfway point. It's all downhill from here... #
  • 08:15 Muesli with milk, vegetarian sausage, mushroom, fried potato, hash brown, scrambled egg, orange juice, coffee, sesame rolls. #
  • 08:22 The snowman on platform 4 at Marylebone Station is still there, standing proudly, looking at the trains. #
  • 08:45 Someone's phone just rang. But from the ringtone, I can't tell what sort of person she is: was it Pastime, Gangsta or Amish Paradise? #
  • 09:03 Sky News Headline: "Another job blow for Barack Obama" - didn't Bill Clinton have the opposite problem? #
  • 12:01 Cold but sunny. Walking briskly along Bishopsgate to catch up with some friends for lunch. #
  • 19:44 On the way back to Wembley. It's surprisingly quiet on the tube and the railway. The cold weather is more exhausting than I expected. #
  • 19:46 Lunch today: roast pork, apple sauce (disturbingly white), potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, broccoli, roly poly sponge, custard. #
  • 22:48 Just been talking to Viv and Chris. Matthew has been out watching the game so I don't suppose he'll be very happy either. Goodnight. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-05 05:18:01 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 13:28 Sandwiches call out to me. Salmon and cream cheese or Chicken and sweetcorn? Decisions, decisions... #
  • 18:17 Leaving the office to brave the elephants. Though it's not too bad here by now. Pretty much all the snow has gone. #
  • 19:31 In Wembley, the snow lies round about, deep and crisp even. Guess that tonight the frost will be cru-el. #
  • 06:40 Still pretty cold with snow on the ground, but this is the week's halfway point. It's all downhill from here... #
  • 08:15 Muesli with milk, vegetarian sausage, mushroom, fried potato, hash brown, scrambled egg, orange juice, coffee, sesame rolls. #
  • 08:22 The snowman on platform 4 at Marylebone Station is still there, standing proudly, looking at the trains. #
  • 08:45 Someone's phone just rang. But from the ringtone, I can't tell what sort of person she is: was it Pastime, Gangsta or Amish Paradise? #
  • 09:03 Sky News Headline: "Another job blow for Barack Obama" - didn't Bill Clinton have the opposite problem? #
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Syndicated 2009-02-04 10:15:50 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 05:42 It comes as no surprise to look out of the window and see that Bromborough is submerged in a light layer of white, fluffy stuff. #
  • 07:19 It's never very encouraging when the local train runs snowy late. It *might* catch up time before Chester so I can catch the London express. #
  • 07:39 The local train made up a few minutes on the way to Chester after all, so now travelling through white Cheshire on this Candlemas morning. #
  • 08:00 Bob Dylan's Street Legal is massively under-rated: Changing of the guards, Baby Stop Crying, Is your love in vain?, Senor...all masterpieces #
  • 09:06 Told that Virgin trains are running normally except to Manchester but SW trains are suspended. Conditions are deteriorating as I head south. #
  • 09:39 Easy to Watford, but the train is evidently struggling to make the last few miles. And I hear transport in London is pretty dodgy atm. #
  • 10:33 Success on the Northern Line Euston to Bank, and eventually on the Central Line from Bank to Liverpool Street. #
  • 10:38 Snowing now in Bishopsgate. #
  • 13:39 Pretty much everyone at the Bank has thrown in the towel. I've taken an indirect route to Marylebone, where I just made late running 13:30. #
  • 20:04 The temperature outside has risen to 2deg but the snow is unimpressed. On Merseyside, Matthew tells me it's like it was London this morning. #
  • 22:39 So I come to the end of a snowy and extraordinary day. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-03 05:30:40 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Good morning

It's been a while since I wrote directly here. Viv and I are both
trying out Twitter, which enables short posts up to 140 characters
from anywhere. Loudtwitter is another tool which consolidates them
into a daily LJ post. I don't think it will replace the occasional LJ
posts.
We woke up, as expected, to snow this morning. Snow in Wirral usually
means the rest of the country is pretty much hammered by it and it
does seem like that today. Talk of 15cm in London tonight.
Solid snow as far as Rugby, where we are just arriving, with
suggestions that the Tube is worse affected.
White and bleak. That's today's assessment.

Syndicated 2009-02-02 10:29:12 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 07:46 Good morning. We move into the second month, though this Sunday seems to resemble most of the other ones. #
  • 09:09 Off to the 9.30 service. Though I will be leading the prayers at the 11 o'clock service. Simple prayers for a Family Service. #
  • 12:40 It is bitterly cold here in Bebington. Even the noonday sun seems to offer no heat at all. Welcome to my new Twitter followers. Choose Life! #
  • 13:08 It's far too cold to cook lunch today, so we're sitting in the warm at the Merebrook waiting for the steaks to arrive. #
  • 14:27 Back home, defrosting, watching Friends, drinking coffee. Like is good. But cold. #
  • 14:35 It has been pointed out that my typing is not good. I think I meant: "life is good". I like life. And Ike... #
  • 15:08 It's just started to snow. Is that good? #
  • 17:21 Looks like it was a very little flurry of snow, so that's all for now. The grass is still green. #
  • 18:03 Celebrating a famous victory: following on from too many draws, Liverpool successfully beat Chelsea by 2 to nil. Though it's still freezing. #
  • 20:35 Pretty loud at the service tonight. Not sure that it was the best attended service you ever did see. And it is getting colder by the hour. #
  • 21:06 If New Zealand beat Australia in the cricket and Liverpool beat Chelsea in the footie, then all is well in the world. #
  • 22:44 Packing my bags for next week was dead easy for once. Thank you, Viv, thank you M&S ! Now for bedtime, for it's an early start tomorrow. #
  • 05:42 It comes as no surprise to look out of the window and see that Bromborough is submerged in a light layer of white, fluffy stuff. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-02 06:49:44 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 09:24 Good morning. Once again, a gloomy morning, though on Merseyside this time. #
  • 14:33 Sitting in BB's in Birkenhead with a latte and a muffin, after some exciting clothes shopping. Including shoes that aren't falling apart. #
  • 18:14 Guess I'll have to wash some dishes while Viv prepares the evening meal. #
  • 19:14 After doing an overwhelming amount of washing up, we enoyed a meal of baked salmon and vegetables, supported with home-made vegetable soup. #
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Syndicated 2009-02-01 05:14:59 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 07:28 Today is 25th anniversary of starting my first proper job: NCR in Birmingham, where I was from 1984 to 1990. Seems such a long time ago now. #
  • 08:07 On the railway platform. In the distance, the sirens are screaming more than is usual. Otherwise, same as ever. Sun, cold morning. You know. #
  • 08:35 Cannot simultaneously deal with a suitcase, a newspaper, a BlackBerry, a bag of chocolate goodies AND an Oyster card at the Baker St gates. #
  • 16:33 On the tube at Liverpool Street, on my way to Euston Square. Once again, struck by the massive size of the Gherkin. #
  • 16:54 I'm now at Euston, waiting for the call for the 17.10 to Chester and Holyhead. #
  • 17:06 Success! I'm on the 17.10 to Chester, in a largely unoccupied carriage which is of indeterminate class, so quite comfortable. #
  • 17:43 I didn't even know this train stopped at Milton Keynes Central, yet here we are already. Next stop will be Nuneaton, I think. #
  • 19:36 On the local train home from Chester. Viv came to meet me, so that was very good. #
  • 20:19 Back home. Quiet evening. So far. #
  • 21:52 Just lost a game of Scrabble to Viv. #
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Syndicated 2009-01-31 07:01:16 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

Tweets for Today

  • 06:22 An hour ago, I had a dream that my alarm had gone off, but a few minutes ago it was no dream. #
  • 07:36 Running a few minutes early this morning! Watch in amazement as I blow away this early advantage and still end up running for the train! #
  • 08:10 Walking to the station. What sort of a day is ahead of me? Probably another one filled with tying up some loose ends. #
  • 08:11 At last! A morning when I get a seat on the train - possibly because it has twice the usual number of carriages! #
  • 08:28 Cold out in town this morning and they're threatening us with snow by Sunday. #
  • 09:00 New York Times said it was the coldest winter in seventeen years. #
  • 12:57 Walking along Bishopsgate in the bright sunshine on my way to St Helen's. Always seems very crowded along the road. #
  • 14:00 Be sober & vigilant: your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith. #
  • 17:22 Just heading off to the new year party from Goldensource somewhere near Tower Bridge. Hope I can find my way there and back without incident #
  • 21:02 It's not every day you go along to a bankers party and find the guitarist playing stuff like "All I once held dear". Tonight was like that. #
  • 21:11 Back to Wembley from Tower Hill. District to Aldgate East. H'smith and City to Baker Street. Bakerloo to Marylebone. Chiltern to Wembley C. #
  • 21:43 Goodnight, children, wherever you are. #
  • 21:53 My left shoe has fallen to pieces. Trip to Shoe Zone on Saturday! I guess. #
  • 22:48 Guess it's pretty much time for sleepy-byes. Perchance to dream... #
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Syndicated 2009-01-30 06:06:27 from C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais

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