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"2011 – a year of tweets"

As is my wont, I’ve decided to pick over my tweets of 2011, and present edited highlights right here, right now.

So without further ado, I give you 2011 (with typos corrected!):

  • Thrown some mulled wine into this evening’s curry… Will report on outcome of experiment. (Wed Jan 05)
  • Mulled wine curry essentially a success. (Thu Jan 06)
  • Great service this morning by da Yoof. Not too sure that “God is sick” though! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sun Jan 09)
  • Just sent an email titled ‘C# conventions.’ May have inadvertantly got my colleagues hopes up for a trip to Redmond. (Mon Jan 10)
  • Fairly major crash on the Wetherby road going out of Harrogate. Police have closed the roads, and a couple of fire engines on the scene. (Wed Jan 12)
  • @NickHancock I have a nasty feeling my 1st 7″ was D.I.S.C.O. by Ottowan. That or the special glow-in-the-dark Phantom of the Opera single. (Thu Jan 13)
  • Perhaps church should be pay-as-you-go instead of pay monthly? รƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยฃ5 admission. 50p for toilets. รƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยฃ1 to receive communion? (Sun Jan 16)
  • Time for today’s left-over “Wishes” choccy star. Had hoped to last to 11, but just recharged my coffee and it’s just too tempting. (Fri Jan 21)
  • On the 36 to ripon for our growing leaders day. Also spotted harrogate station’s swanky new cafe. Last I saw it was a greasy spoon! (Sat Jan 22)
  • @GirlHarrogate Tickled by the idea of an AA man fitting batteries.. Do you get a boy if it’s AAA you need? (Thu Jan 27)
  • Right, time for bed. 2nd blog post will have to wait, as will thank you letters. Facebook: the source of all procrastination strikes again. (Thu Jan 27)
  • Dyson Doctor has given a poor prognosis. It might be terminal. More positively, just blogged my 2011 ‘resolutions’ (Sat Jan 29)
  • Oh Joy. Our boiler has conked! No central heating or hot water for us. Error code has fan speed is too slow – hopefully engineer can sort it (Sat Jan 29)
  • @alexbcann I started drinking my coffee black when I was 16, and I thought Special Agent Dale Cooper was the coolest. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Mon Jan 31)
  • Why would I want to automatically link Twitter and Spotify? I’d be so embarrassed if all my followers knew I was listening to Steps. (Thu Feb 03)
  • About to watch no. 1 son in a show at the royal hall. Excited. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sat Feb 05)
  • Had so much fun at the show yesterday at the Royal Hall. Admittedly I was “only” ferrying little ones to/from the stage, but still. (Mon Feb 07)
  • RT @funnyoneliners: We begin cutting our wisdom the teeth the first time we bite off more than we can chew. (Sun Feb 13)
  • We appeared to have successfully quarantined our 7 yr old, so the vomiting didn’t spread to anyone else (and – best – not the 5 month old). (Mon Feb 14)
  • So I suggested a romantic evening with the missus, snuggled up in front of the fire, perhaps playing a board game. And here I am on Twitter. (Tue Feb 15)
  • Growing Leaders session 2 this evening. I’m still challenged by where my motivation and identity comes from – so easy to base it on activity (Thu Feb 17)
  • Last night was brought to you by the letter ‘S’ – for Snow and for Sick. However, not for Sleep. Still, 4 Due South’s watched. (Sat Feb 19)
  • Compulsary mediation for splitting partners sounds like an excellent idea. It’s in nobody’s interests to drag kids through the courts. (Wed Feb 23)
  • Late for church. Blame it on the baby. 95% because of him so not too unreasonable. (Tue Aug 20)
  • Celebrating 11 years of marriage this weekend. Fun to look back at wedding and honeymoon pics. (Sun Feb 27)
  • Momentous day as No. 2 son starts on solids! (Wed Mar 02)
  • In my household, “bookworm” is a compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Tue Mar 15)
  • Enjoyed Only Connect Comic Relief special. The “tongue twister” missing vowels round was genius. (Tue Mar 15)
  • Happy days. Number 2 son slept for 12 (count ’em – 12) hours last night. I suspect not seen the last of the wee hours, but still a milestone (Sat Mar 19)
  • My birthday evening consisted of cake and presents, followed by playing Rummy in front of the fire with a glass of Baileys. Perfection. (Sat Mar 19)
  • Final fling of birthday celebration is lunch and a walk at Fountains. (Sun Mar 20)
  • Lovely lunch. Roast venison (oh deer) and now going to stroll the abbey. Holding out for a world famous ripley ice-cream on the way home. (Sun Mar 20)
  • I just wrote my own obituary! That is to say I wrote what I would want to be remembered for in 50 years time. Wasn’t as morbid as it sounds. (Wed Mar 23)
  • Right – here we go. Growing Leaders session 3: Clarifying Call. It’s a good ‘un! (Thu Mar 24)
  • Happy census day. (Sun Mar 27)
  • Was going to put a fake poo on the office floor as an april fool, but left it at home. So now i’ll have to use a real one. (Fri Apr 01)
  • OO – Just spotted that I’ve had my domain (eutony.net) for 10 years! (Wed Apr 06)
  • No. 2 son is cutting his first tooth. Won’t be a baby much longer!! (Thu Apr 30)
  • Yay – I’m a winner on the Advertiser crossword. Thank you very much @HarrogateHound. (Fri Apr 15)
  • Just watched Enchanted. Hugely enjoyed. Haven’t laughed out loud at a film for ages (thinking the Central Park sequence – brilliant) (Wed Apr 20)
  • Sitting in hookstone wood enjoying god’s wonderful creation. And twitter. (Sat Apr 23)
  • Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter. He is risen indeed! (Sun Apr 24)
  • Very best wishes to William and Catherine – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – on their happy day. (Fri Apr 29)
  • Lovely, if windy, day at Burnsall. Although I did burn my finger, cut my toe, and scrape my heel. Oh yes, and I now stink of smoke. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Mon May 02)
  • Just started my 365 project. http://photo.eutony.net/365/ and http://www.365project.org/eutony/ (Tue May 10)
  • No. 2 just had first night in his own room. His parents had blissful undisturbed sleep. He seemed to like it too! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Thu May 12)
  • No. 2 Son just rolled over onto his front for the first time! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Mon May 16)
  • Since when has wales been on the route from cornwall to scotland (by train)? Still I expect newport’s nice at this time of year.. (Sun Jun 05)
  • Lady in front has just started singing out loud. To be fair she has headphones in and is ‘reading’ an opera score. (Sun Jun 05)
  • oooo – I do love a good thunderstorm. Must be in honour of #ipv6 day. (Wed Jun 08)
  • @NickHancock I would LOVE to work with you @ Stray, but I guess you want more recent experience than running a radio station 2 decades ago!! (Fri Jun 24)
  • Well, first ever photography competition entered. Closely followed by first ever failure to make it past the first round. (Sat Jun 25)
  • OO I do like a good admin session. Now, onto the ironing…. (Sun Jun 26)
  • There’s a pair of Red Kites which hover over my house every days or so. They never stay long enough for me to get my camera. ๐Ÿ™ One day!! (Wed Jul 06)
  • Those aren’t birds sweetheart – they’re giant vampire ducks. #replaceawordinafamosquotewithduck (Thu Jul 07)
  • It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing ducks. #replaceawordwithduck (Thu Jul 07)
  • Serious lightning in Harrogate. Came within 1,000 ft of us, and seems to have knocked out the Three network! (Fri Jul 08)
  • I am supporting #riotwombles everywhere, join me and add a #twibbon now! – http://twb.ly/nWREVe (Tue Aug 09)
  • All geared up for baptism of no 2 son. Commiting him to a walk with God in faith. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sun Aug 14)
  • First climb in 4 months. Just about pulled off a 6a, but stamina, strength and technique fairly rubbish! (Thu Aug 18)
  • Off to a work do this evening. Summer / Garden party. I’ve got my brolly. (Fri Aug 19)
  • It is literally breathtaking to me how impossibly difficult situations can be turned on their head after falling on your knees. (Tue Aug 23)
  • Cleared my inboxes. Sorted out my in-tray. Printed out all my online statements. Great feeling. And now off for a climb with my son! (Sat Aug 27)
  • On the other hand, my attempt to make a cappuccino this morning failed dismally. I need to read this: http://www.coffeegeek.com/guides/frothingguide/steamguide (Sat Aug 27)
  • Ah-ha – Suddenly #Torchwood makes sense – Q is behind it all. (Fri Sep 02)
  • Just wandered past @strayfm’s front door. Very plush. They didn’t invite me in for a coffee tho. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sat Sep 03)
  • Seriously windy in harrogate today. So far have resisted purile jokes. (Tue Sep 06)
  • I also see that sainsburys has now got christmas stock on the shelves. Well, it is only 4 months away. (Tue Sep 06)
  • T. been waking at night for 3 nights running. Last night was worst (1-3am). No apparent cause! (Wed Sep 07)
  • Praying for a peaceful and uneventful day today. #tenyearslater. More happily, I acquired my first nephew yesterday: welcome to the world HJ (Sun Sep 11)
  • I can never hear The Stranglers’ “Strange Little Girl” without thinking about Shades http://games.world.co.uk/shades/ (Wed Sep 14)
  • .. and I never think about Shades without thinking about Drogon. http://www.drogon.net/tlod/ + I’m still an arch on there! (Wed Sep 14)
  • RT @funnyoneliners: There’s no I in team, but there are two in Schizophrenia. (Sat Sep 17)
  • No. 2 son just pulled himself to his feet for the first time! Plus he dances to my guitar. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sat Sep 17)
  • After an evening with Becky, Samantha, Sarah, Geraldine and Megan I got home to discover my wife had locked me out! (Tue Sep 20)
  • Turns out that it IS important to wash your hands between mowing the lawn and hanging out (white) washing. Still, green is the new black. (Sat Sep 24)
  • Just heard Christina Perri “Jar of Hearts” for the first time (on @strayfm) – good track! (Sun Sep 25)
  • As one generation grows, so a previous shrinks. Goodnight and goodbye Douglas. I’m glad you met (2 of) your great-grandchildren. (Thu Sep 29)
  • Just noticed a lage patch of baby snot on the knee of my trousers. No one at work has commented… (Wed Oct 05)
  • Can’t believe it’s taken me 5 years to think of adding “prev” / “next” buttons to my blog. Anyway, done it now. (Tue Oct 11)
  • Growing leaders tonight. Comes round quick! All about staying the course and finishing the race. Can’t believe there’s only one more after. (Thu Oct 20)
  • Right. Worked twitter. Done my 365. Can’t put off the ironing any longer. Plus I can hear my bed calling to me… *yawn* (Tue Nov 01)
  • RT @NRE_Northern: Passengers are currently unable to alight from trains at Shepley due to reports by police of a lion in the area. >> Wow. (Sun Nov 06)
  • First proper frost of the winter. I suspect it’s unrelated to No. 2 son bring back his supper (and lunch) all over me at bedtime. (Mon Nov 07)
  • But I did think of a maths joke – is the circadian rhythm a sine of the times? (Fri Nov 18)
  • Nursery are having a “clothes swap” party on Friday. I misintepret this everytime I read it. My version sounds much more fun… (Wed Nov 23)
  • Well, I think we’re all set for the last Growing Leaders session for the 2011 course. Great evening of celebration and reflection planned. (Wed Nov 23)
  • Some of my tweets are really quite amusing. Apologies to my followers that they’re such a small minority. (Wed Nov 23)
  • What a fantastic morning. Replied to all outstanding e-mails. Growing Leaders admin done. Promise of reindeer later! (Sat Dec 03)
  • vg7yh (Tue Dec 06 07:52:58)
  • That last tweet was by my one year old son. I thought it was quite insightful. (Tue Dec 06 07:53:57)
  • My son told me he had “icy tea” at school today. Seems like a daft idea when it’s so cold out. (Wed Dec 07)
  • Was having a discussion at work the other day – does Flash Gordon count as a musical? (Sun Dec 18)
  • Younger son just took his first steps! (Fri Dec 23)
  • Merry Christmas everyone. May your day be filled with joy and peace. And Downturn. (Sun Dec 25)
  • Lovely afternoon having our seemingly annual catch up with @Clare_Sansom and @AidanBaker. Must reciprocate soon! (Sat Dec 31)
  • In other news, wishing all followers a very happy New Year. We’re not staying up (but antipicate awakening at 12 by fireworks and cheers!) (Sat Dec 31)

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