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"2015 – A year of Tweets"

As has become my custom, I like to pick my top tweets of the year. I’m including some of my favourite re-tweets this year too.

  • Nothing like a spot of website maintenance to start the New Year. All links now working as they should, and information is up to date! (Thu Jan 01 08:21:35 +0000 2015)
  • May the love of the Word made flesh enfold us,
    his joy fill our lives,
    his peace be in our hearts;
    this night and always. #compline (Sat Jan 03 21:01:57 +0000 2015)
  • Started my placement at Knaresborough today. Next 4 months joining in the worship over the Nidd. (Sun Jan 04 13:39:09 +0000 2015)
  • Blowing the metaphorical dust off the lunchboxes. It all starts again this morning. (Mon Jan 05 07:41:02 +0000 2015)
  • I wonder if I should have read up on the (n)etiquette of e-mailing a columnist in the newspaper out of the blue before doing so? (Mon Jan 05 21:10:15 +0000 2015)
  • Newspaper in question being @churchtimes, so it’s not quite the same as dropping a line to @caitlinmoran about why Kermit was only number 3. (Mon Jan 05 21:11:56 +0000 2015)
  • May the living waters of Christ cleanse us,
    may the Spirit descend upon us,
    and the blessing of God be with us
    this night and always. (Tue Jan 06 20:48:09 +0000 2015)
  • Overheard on the way to school:
    “We’ve got RE today?!”
    “Yeah”
    “Oh God” (Wed Jan 07 08:45:24 +0000 2015)
  • Today’s main task is to make a minion birthday cake for No 1s birthday tomorrow. And prepare a presentation on ministry and leadership. (Fri Jan 09 10:30:56 +0000 2015)
  • Car being mega buffeted in scout carpark! Hard to tell the difference between the road and the woods on the way here. #BitsOfTreeEverywhere (Fri Jan 09 20:56:32 +0000 2015)
  • Pretty much a full house of weather warnings: Rain, wind, snow, and ice. #YorkshireWeather (Fri Jan 09 22:19:04 +0000 2015)
  • I realise that I’m actually quite looking forward to the start of term at YMC. Really enjoyed last term, once I’d got into the groove. (Sun Jan 11 09:14:56 +0000 2015)
  • Our loss is your gain #YMC. I only had 1 term and 1 module with Christine, but wow! @Steven_Croft @DioceseofSheff (Sun Jan 11 09:59:49 +0000 2015)
  • RT @metoffice: AMBER warning for #UKSnow, YELLOW warnings for ice, rain & wind have been issued #WeatherAware (Tue Jan 13 12:50:13 +0000 2015)
  • Another Mirfield weekend rolls in. Worship will be all from the Book of Common Prayer this time round, apparently. (Fri Jan 16 16:20:46 +0000 2015)
  • Found out in this evenings Theology lecture that God doesn’t exist. Turns out there is a God, and it was a semantic exercise. #phew (Wed Jan 21 22:18:00 +0000 2015)
  • @NessWilson @springharvest Hearing you speak at Skeggy a couple of years ago was a joy and a highlight – sad not be with you again. (Wed Jan 21 22:19:30 +0000 2015)
  • PC has just given up. Hoping that its just the PSU which has blown (it was v hot when I looked in the case). Emergency trip to Maplin! (Fri Jan 23 11:13:07 +0000 2015)
  • PC seems to be working again PTL. Nasty moment when wouldn’t POST, but the mighty Tom’s hardware helped me track down the schoolboy error! (Fri Jan 23 12:39:56 +0000 2015)
  • Someone’s turned the scout hut car park into an ice rink!! (Fri Jan 30 21:00:52 +0000 2015)
  • Quietly satisfied that I got full marks on the Harry Potter quiz in this week’s First News. (Never mind that it’s a newspaper for children.) (Sat Jan 31 22:10:45 +0000 2015)
  • Wednesday is the one day I have to travel any significant distance. Another weather warning of snow for this week makes it 3 in a row!! (Mon Feb 02 21:42:32 +0000 2015)
  • I used to wonder if hyperbole was the next series up from Superbowl. (Thu Feb 05 21:53:49 +0000 2015)
  • Pikachu Pancake photo.eutony.net/365/2015-04-28 (Tue Feb 17 14:47:21 +0000 2015)
  • Time for Penguins of Madagascar! First cinema outing for No. 2!! (Wed Feb 18 09:58:23 +0000 2015)
  • Can’t believe someone is having Fireworks in this weather, but not sure what else it would be? #BigBangs #Harrogate (Mon Feb 23 20:16:27 +0000 2015)
  • Fifteen years ago, the most wonderful person I know said “I will” to me, and me to her. Feels like yesterday. (Thu Feb 26 19:41:55 +0000 2015)
  • RT @TheRealNimoy: Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015 (Sat Feb 28 06:33:30 +0000 2015)
  • Thank you @TheRealNimoy for being such a major figure in my childhood! #TrekkieForvever #RestInPeace (Sat Feb 28 06:36:48 +0000 2015)
  • Who’d have thought I would end up citing Richard Feynman in an essay on doctrine? #LifeOfAnOrdinand (Sat Feb 28 09:08:07 +0000 2015)
  • I somehow seem to have agreed to plan and a lead a 6.20 sunrise service on Easter day. (Sat Mar 07 20:57:44 +0000 2015)
  • Do you think that a mid-life crisis is when you reach the age when you realise there will be no deus ex machina? (Mon Mar 09 12:42:11 +0000 2015)
  • Weird to be planning an Easter day service in the dark depths of Lent. #LifeOfAWannabeVicar (Fri Mar 13 12:45:26 +0000 2015)
  • Right, signing off twitter for the weekend as I’m on silent retreat! Admittedly you may not notice any difference!! See you on Sunday. (Fri Mar 13 17:29:03 +0000 2015)
  • Great weekend. Very quiet and peaceful. Was almost a shame to start talking again. Think getting home to a bouncy 4yo will be a shock!! (Sun Mar 15 14:50:58 +0000 2015)
  • God is sort of the opposite of us – He remembers the good stuff forever and forgets the bad straight away. (Mon Mar 16 08:52:54 +0000 2015)
  • Good to see @NYorksPrepared taking prayer seriously: “Having a BCP is about being prepared should disaster strike” 🙂 #BookOfCommonPrayer (Tue Mar 17 11:33:29 +0000 2015)
  • The lord is risen. Alleluia!! (Sun Apr 05 06:22:08 +0000 2015)
  • Led a sunrise service at 6.20, now on the train to Durham for a week of Easter School. #LifeOfAnOrdinand (Sun Apr 05 12:31:32 +0000 2015)
  • Jesus is Lord – by his death and resurrection, God is saving the world in a way that can be received by everyone through faith. @MarkPowley1 (Fri Apr 10 13:09:21 +0000 2015)
  • In a range of contexts, how do you communicate gospel values most effectively to young people? #BigQuestions #YMC @twurchordinand (Fri Apr 10 13:12:41 +0000 2015)
  • Answers from panel to last tweet: “role model”, ” sharing life”, “Godly play.” (my paraphrase/brevity) (Fri Apr 10 13:53:55 +0000 2015)
  • Suddenly have a load of (other) trainee vicars following me. Feeling I need tweet super spiritual tweets (as you can tell from this one!) (Fri Apr 10 20:40:02 +0000 2015)
  • I don’t really like the idea of lining up a week’s worth of automated/scheduled tweets on a Monday morning tho. Misses the point for me. (Fri Apr 10 20:49:36 +0000 2015)
  • … Bit like scheduling the year’s birthday e-cards on Jan 1. Practical, sure. Better than forgetting? Almost certainly. But feels soulless. (Fri Apr 10 20:51:35 +0000 2015)
  • Lots of food for thought yesterday. Especially struck by church as authentic, changing, doubting, spiritual, community. (Sat Apr 11 06:37:23 +0000 2015)
  • The challenge with authenticity is not making our character flaws into a virtue. (Sat Apr 11 08:14:34 +0000 2015)
  • Survived my first YMC Easter School. Good stuff, but looking forward to seeing clan. Not so wild about normal life resuming in the morning! (Sun Apr 12 15:34:05 +0000 2015)
  • I packed a huge wheely suitcase. The Brother who joined us from CR appears to only have a small backpack for the week! #TravellingLight (Sun Apr 12 15:36:32 +0000 2015)
  • One high point was deciding not to suggest the actions to “allelu allelu” at morning prayer, only for everyone to rebel and do them anyway! (Sun Apr 12 15:40:58 +0000 2015)
  • Today I learned the importance of listening carefully to one’s beloved’s questions:
    “Did you have any trysts?”
    “Nothing major.”
    #doghouse. (Sun Apr 12 22:01:04 +0000 2015)
  • Just so we’re clear, I didn’t have any trysts! I thought it was a question about fallings out!! 🙂 (Sun Apr 12 22:04:28 +0000 2015)
  • Sad news of fatality on railway near Harrogate. Thoughts and prayers with those involved and left behind. (Thu Apr 16 13:21:33 +0000 2015)
  • USB wallsocket. Genius. photo.eutony.net/365/2015-04-19 (Fri Apr 17 13:36:14 +0000 2015)
  • Just had my first, and quite probably last, Prestat hot chocolate. Not really my cup of tea (and not just because it’s not tea). (Fri Apr 17 20:43:57 +0000 2015)
  • 4yo: “No no – I’m a hungry hungry cakeavor not an apricotavor’ (Sat Apr 18 09:26:53 +0000 2015)
  • Can’t really believe my placement is nearly over. Going to be odd to be back at St Andrew’s! (Sat Apr 18 21:12:29 +0000 2015)
  • RT @RevRichardColes: Silent Breakfast at Mirfield. One of the great gifts of western monasticism to the world. http://t.co/u67eUVg9E9 (Mon Apr 20 11:22:42 +0000 2015)
  • Here’s an idea… How about we (a) all vote and (b) vote for the party we want, & ignore the “safe seat” “wasted vote” nonsense propaganda? (Mon Apr 20 21:11:30 +0000 2015)
  • Probably happier than I should be that next Saturday’s day on Church History has been cancelled. #FamilyTime (Fri Apr 24 16:59:27 +0000 2015)
  • Well that’s it – my placement at Knaresborough is over. Bit sad really… (Sun Apr 26 12:10:52 +0000 2015)
  • Feel v sorry for the cyclist who thinks it’s ok to nearly knock down a 10 yo on the stray and then swear at them. Must have troubled life. (Sun Apr 26 15:00:18 +0000 2015)
  • It’s 1 year since I said the last goodbye to my Mum. So glad that I was with her for her last few hours. Slightly subdued day ahead, but OK. (Mon Apr 27 06:40:51 +0000 2015)
  • This is how my day is shaping up! #porrige #explosion photo.eutony.net/365/2015-04-29 (Mon Apr 27 06:50:51 +0000 2015)
  • So I posted a bowl of porridge on Instagram. It’s been heart-ed by 2 Russian ladies who don’t seem to own many clothes. How does that work? (Mon Apr 27 21:06:23 +0000 2015)
  • One of the great things about being a Dad is that the kids haven’t heard all your old jokes before, so you can inflict them all over again. (Mon May 04 18:11:27 +0000 2015)
  • This mission model has been fascinating. I genuinely didn’t think the basis of mission was in Genesis! (Mon May 04 21:12:37 +0000 2015)
  • I’m thinking that Carly-Rae is this generations Kylie. Irritating pop that you end up really really really really really really liking. (Thu May 07 06:39:49 +0000 2015)
  • Oo – power cut in Harrogate. Only 30s or so. Computers won’t have enjoyed that. 🙁 (Sat May 09 17:30:07 +0000 2015)
  • Hard to tell what’s really going on in London protest right now. Pinch of salt re Stuff on twitter, but why apparent media blackout? (Sat May 09 19:59:19 +0000 2015)
  • Who’d have thought a Taylor Swift video would give a precis of modern dance genres? #ShakeItOff (Wed May 13 06:48:52 +0000 2015)
  • I’m no expert on the fairer sex, but I don’t think I’d like a boyfriend to describe our relationship as “I’ve found myself a cheerleader.” (Fri May 15 06:38:43 +0000 2015)
  • The gardens at Mirfield looking (and smelling) fab in the spring sunshine. photo.eutony.net/365/2015-05-17 (Sat May 16 12:35:58 +0000 2015)
  • Really interesting discussions today about baptisms and funerals as ministry and mission. #FoodForThought #YMC (Sat May 16 21:08:07 +0000 2015)
  • Also interesting to note that YMC is a nominee in the Yorkshire hospitality awards. Only in that instance the M is meatballs! (Sat May 16 21:10:01 +0000 2015)
  • There would be a certain irony to being run over while walking along playing Crossy Road. #RememberToLookUp (Tue May 19 12:17:14 +0000 2015)
  • I had to be filled with the Holy Spirit before my ‘Christianity’ was anything other than just words. I still do! #Pentecost (Sun May 24 05:58:02 +0000 2015)
  • Putting off my lunch so I can hear @alexbcann play electric dreams. (Wed Jun 10 11:12:05 +0000 2015)
  • Anyone else got dimming lights in Harrogate? Twice in 20 mins where i am. #BrownOut (Thu Jun 18 20:04:59 +0000 2015)
  • It strikes me that ordination is the result of ministry, not the cause/source. Obvious I guess, but easy to think of it t’other way around. (Sat Jun 20 05:28:36 +0000 2015)
  • My first weds evening off since I started ordination training, and I don’t know what to do with myself!! (That may be a slight exaggeration) (Wed Jun 24 19:38:14 +0000 2015)
  • @alexbcann I guess you know when its a good one cos the crowd goes ho? (Thu Jun 25 10:46:49 +0000 2015)
  • What’s with the KT Tunstall thing in the Lawson track? @StrayFM @alexbcann (Thu Jun 25 10:52:05 +0000 2015)
  • Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening. #harrogate @StrayFM (Wed Jul 01 13:10:24 +0000 2015)
  • Things hotting up at the Great Yorkshire Showground! Except for the rain, that is… (Mon Jul 13 12:15:38 +0000 2015)
  • The Divergent books are gripping – almost forgot to pick up my boy from scouts! #whoops #badparent #NoseInABook (Fri Jul 17 20:28:26 +0000 2015)
  • Just spent 1.5hrs catching up on admin and emails. And a little bit of Facebook, if I’m honest. My ‘reward’ is a trip to IKEA. (Fri Aug 21 09:13:18 +0000 2015)
  • Made it through IKEA in record time (45 mins) AND only bought 1 thing that wasn’t on the list! (Fri Aug 21 10:51:50 +0000 2015)
  • My approach to hoovering (and ironing) is that any amount I do is an improvement on the pre-hoovered (or ironed) state. (Sat Aug 22 10:09:49 +0000 2015)
  • I discovered one of the hidden dangers of scrabble last night, when I told my 11yo son he was ‘allowed to have sex’. (Fri Aug 28 18:30:55 +0000 2015)
  • Why is it take a 5 minute fix always takes an hour when JavaScript is involved? (Thu Sep 10 11:58:33 +0000 2015)
  • The depressing thing about fixing bugs is that you can work for hours, and have a single line of code to show for it! (Thu Sep 10 12:22:50 +0000 2015)
  • First online shop of the term, and I now realise that I utterly failed to compensate for the fact both boys now have school dinners. (Fri Sep 11 10:03:21 +0000 2015)
  • Starting to get the impression that community/fellowship is (particularly) on God’s heart right now. It keeps cropping up…. (Tue Sep 22 21:06:03 +0000 2015)
  • Nothing like a good baking session. Flapjack for scouts to sell at firework display, Christmas cake in the oven (2.5 hrs still to go!) (Sat Nov 07 13:08:11 +0000 2015)
  • Horrible journey home from Mirfield – cars at all angles on M621, then several lakes instead of roads through Leeds. (Wed Nov 18 22:16:37 +0000 2015)
  • RT @FrizFrizzle: Leeds to the left of me,
    Wakefield to the right,
    Here I am,
    Stuck on the M62. (Wed Nov 25 16:26:46 +0000 2015)
  • I must remember to try and arrange my work Christmas day the evening before a liturgy construction assessment day again next year… #D- (Sat Dec 12 07:00:46 +0000 2015)
  • In the end, the liturgy construction went quite well, aided by being allocated to a fanastic group of fellow ordinands. Plus lots of coffee. (Mon Dec 14 07:35:34 +0000 2015)
  • Oooo – empty can rattling down the road on an otherwise quiet dark and misty night. Have I walked into a horror film? #GladItsNotElmStreet (Tue Dec 15 21:03:55 +0000 2015)
  • Christmas cake! photo.eutony.net/365/2015-12-23 (Sun Dec 20 08:25:21 +0000 2015)
  • Brass quartet playing “Let it go” outside M&S. #HarrogateLife (Tue Dec 22 13:31:26 +0000 2015)
  • The wait is over – The king has been born, in a stable! Merry Christmas one and all – may it be peaceful and joyful. (Fri Dec 25 08:48:31 +0000 2015)
  • Don’t want to be grumpy on Christmas Day, but I don’t like the arrangement of “Joy to the world” with minors/sevenths. Misses the point! (Fri Dec 25 15:53:47 +0000 2015)
  • RT @metoffice: News Release: Red warning is issued for rain(Sat Dec 26 09:42:53 +0000 2015)
  • Just been for a drive through Harrogate – town roads all fine, except for some deep standing water in usual places by stray. @alexbcann (Sat Dec 26 10:56:23 +0000 2015)
  • Last of our Christmas guests on their way south again. Lovely time had by all, I think, house now feels a bit empty (even with 4). (Wed Dec 30 11:12:47 +0000 2015)
  • Rains coming down again… Does Storm Frank mean we have to be particularly direct with one another? (Wed Dec 30 12:53:44 +0000 2015)

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