Older blog entries for ringbark (starting at number 504)

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

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

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