Tweets on 2010-12-23

  • Can't quite believe I made it in. Feel totally rubbish. (@ Loxley House) #
  • Intrigued by report reference to job title which suggests Council now has a Head of Intelligence. #
  • Welcoming good quality tech design in housing scheme for Lenton Bvd. Hope it actually gets built! #
  • @A_C_McGregor on planning website, code 10/03217/PFUL3 #
  • RT @magicweston: A misinforms me that his mother recommends feeding birds to mince pies… #
  • @lan3y Here's link: – planning wesbite doesn't seem to have helpful perspective drawing we saw in ctte. #
  • @jamesmcgraw I liked it. Had us laughing out loud several times. But it's been 15 years since I read the books. #
  • @nrusson so WTF is a lower-case h hitler? #
  • @A_C_McGregor #
  • @rfwgwheeler @JChris_J I wondered if our RIPA powers had got so out of control that we're running spies now. Council has its own M! #
  • Invisible Homeless WIN – Win! #
  • @lordbonkers bit like Monty Python, mmm? #
  • Wouldn't want it without the little drummer squid. #
  • Wondering if this port-based cold remedy would work with sherry. #
  • *sigh* I knew I was bunged up, coughing and headachey, but it wasn't till Ctte this afternoon I realised how blocked my ears were too. #
  • RT @helenduffett: Just got an email from Don Liberali! I thought he left town years ago. Scared now. #
  • @helenduffett self-medicate with alcohol #
  • @jamesmcgraw and strange no-one seemed remotely interested in how the time machine worked. #
  • @adamrio Key West is an awful lot closer. #
  • @rfenwick *googles* doesn't he look a bit too much like Joey from Friends? #

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Tweets on 2010-12-22

  • @dr_nick so what's there? #
  • @LloydieJL presumably it's already been taped? #
  • @A_C_McGregor isn't it just a slightly battered trilby? #
  • @TimHarford @ianvisits did a search for "hitler" which had a massive spike around 1800… #
  • RT @mawawa: Kings of Leon unharmed but their sets are on fire. #
  • Ooh, interesting. Bright magnesium flash from toaster. Now it's only making Sting toast. #
  • Hehe. "Does english people like the toast done on one side really ?" Best answer – chosen by voters: "No." #
  • @kayray was wirdste tun, wenn sie auf Deutsch antwortet? #
  • Unexpected outcome of no snow in Nottingham has been a lot of flights for Heathrow diverted to East Mids Airport. #
  • Poor lion feels left out of carousel action. #
  • @rfenwick this is what I got when I basically needed a laptop for conference. #
  • Grrr.'s "Twitter retweet" button doesn't appear to work. #
  • @jamesgraham how's that political restriction working out for you? ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @rfenwick and if you, hem, hem, use exactly that link, hem hem… #

  • Apparently we had one all along. tobble. #
  • @Meryl_F hope not, I actually have to leave house tomorrow, was hoping to fit in supermarket too. #
  • @dr_nick hopefully no-one froze to death? #
  • Urgh! Count the ways this is awful. Take That as "older men" ?! Stop wearing colours, grandad. Stay home this summer. #
  • @Alexander_Ball maybe you're just growing your winter fur. It doesn't seem to have warmed up much. #
  • Addressing envelopes for Christmas cards whilst watching a particularly gruesome CSI autopsy scene. #
  • Envelopes 101. Check they're all the right way up before you start writing them. #
  • @artesea coo, not sure what that means, but thanks for fixing. Deffo works now. #
  • @hughmcguire daughter's on the left, right? :p #

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Tweets on 2010-12-21

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Tweets on 2010-12-20

  • @mpntod UK's equivalent of 555. 07700 featured on Peep Show this week. #
  • @Meryl_F not having it stinking out the whole house! And it's far too cold outside! #
  • Campaign to Tax Other People gathers force. #
  • @Meryl_F even conservatory has been below freezing on coldest nights – certainly colder than fridge! #
  • I've had no Martin Amis so far this weekend, so I'm looking forward to getting at least 9" tonight. #swapsnowinatweetwithmartinamis #
  • 1272 Plain Bob Minimus quarter peal for carol service and in memoriam a ringer from Llandudno who died last month. #
  • Was planning to make macaroons with the leftover eggwhites, but now I'm not so sure. #
  • @Pe27ach in all prob there will be only two of us eating it, so will probably reduce the ingredients a lot! #
  • @Alexander_Ball Tim Minchin live? if so cor! If not, still cor but less so. #
  • @Alexander_Ball grrr that totally passed me by despite being on Minchin and arena mailing lists! #
  • Pork steaks with jerk marinade, leftover Choc peanut cheesecake #nomnom #
  • @agnt_orange still better than outside! #
  • Just call my private line on 0115 496 428. #
  • Thiniking is probably too cold to do the washing up. #
  • Putting on some the layers I usually reserve for camping. Admiring the Shell Island fire scorch marks on my fleece. #
  • Richard Kemp is ace. Again. Calling Grant Shapps out. #
  • Actually, given the coughing and the feeling of my throat, it could well be that me feeling the cold not related to how cold it actually is. #

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Tweets on 2010-12-19

  • No snow in Nottingham beyond a sprinkle on cars. I'm off to ring for a wedding when it's -4 outside. #novel Hope it's not a backless dress #
  • I think this sign is great: Low Bridge Warning WIN #
  • Oh dear. Just agreed to ring Christmas Day at 9am. Still at least that gives me a fighting chance of cooking dinner before it gets dark. #
  • RT @jamesgraham: Apparently all this snow is because God is angry that @itvnews was beastly about Nigella Lawson. #
  • @austinrathe there's no snow at all anywhere in city, but it is v cold and icy. #
  • There's a strong smell in the fridge. If it's off the camembert, that's fine. If it's off anything else it's a little alarming. #
  • @MarkReckons I try and wait long enough so that when you cut a slice, the cheese heals. #
  • At the Panto. Long way through the run and lots of improvisation from cast. (@ Nottingham Playhouse) #
  • @stephsirr it's brilliant when that happens. sense of ddanger on stage. #
  • Panto ace as always. Where else could you see ageing transvestites dance Heads, shoulders knees and toes to "Let's Get Physical"? #
  • Just reading about the US DADT repeal. Quite impressed by the sturdy margin it passed the Senate by. Woot. #
  • Ooh the Christmas sleb #cdwm is pretty good. Love Dermot and Hannah Waterman. #

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Tweets on 2010-12-18

  • Oh, gawd, not MORE Christmas cards?! #bahhumbug #
  • @tom_watson wasn't he a talking head on that BBC4 History of Motorways prog? Maybe Aunty has his details? #
  • Intriguing snow warning map. How is Rutland snow-proof? Can Ruttie breath fire? #
  • RT @po8crg: Amused to see the the public think Ed Miliband is less honest than Nick Clegg #
  • @alanfleming @ramtops like that'll help! #
  • Dear contributors to Lib Dem Voice. 95% of you title your email "Article for Lib Dem Voice." Put more info in subject line! #
  • Greasing up a 9" spring form. #
  • @DanielFurrUK no need to feel guilty – almost EVERYONE does! #
  • @kayray #
  • @kayray blimey what is the news saying about the. uk? #
  • Watching Dirk Gently with P. Chorusing through the opening moments: oh its him! Oh, it's her! Oh it's him! #
  • @kayray yeah but they close after 2" of snow too! Was it reported in context of Europe-wide big freeze? #
  • RT @madeupstats: Since #glee started, a total of $16bn has been wiped off global stockmarkets.
    Sometimes, data is brutal in its truth. #
  • @dr_nick we laughed a lot. Been a long time since I read the books and the few bits I can remember didn't happen. #
  • @jonathanfryer really? more than China? #
  • @adamrio blimey! #
  • This is really bizarre: French hamburger joint does foie gras burgers #
  • @helenduffett seems a bit OTT for London Underground, but the city has changed so much recently. #

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Tweets on 2010-12-17

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Erm, no, BBC, no.

Erm, no, BBC, no.

Originally uploaded by nilexuk.

Today’s shocking news of how few Nottingham boys have an expected level of reading ability is pretty poor. The City Council’s view is that the numbers are made much worse by local teachers boycotting the SATS tests that formed this league table.

But it’s not helped by this map from the BBC.

Their labelling of the cities in the East Midlands – the distinctive dark blue shapes – is all completely wrong in the map above.

“Telford” is actually Derby, “Derby” is Nottingham – the distinctive hook shape at the bottom is Clifton – and what is labelled “Nottingham” is Leicester.

Telford is actually in the West Midlands and shouldn’t be on that map at all.