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My Picks for Top Tweets: 24 August 2017

The high pressure system is still in place so it’s another glorious day at my place! We’ve had a great week so far. At the moment I’m expecting it to start raining again on the weekend. I always feel guilty when that happens – a fine week followed by a wet weekend – because I got to enjoy the sun and the workers didn’t. It’s why I’m more likely to write at... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 23 August 2017

It’s a glorious day in my part of New Zealand. Spring has sprung! There’s still a nip in the air, but who cares when the sun is shining and there are clear blue skies as far as the eye can see. There are a lot of tweets today, but I’m sure you won’t mind. New Zealand has an election one month from today. It’s been pretty exciting by our standards. The leaders of three parties... read more

Simon’s Cat: Cat Yoga and … Witchcraft

This new Simon’s Cat video, Cat Yoga, came out several days ago but I’ve been too busy to post it. It’s more than 35 years since I did yoga so I don’t remember much about it, but some of the names here seem familiar. I do remember the Downward Dog, which, of course has a new name here – Downward Cat! 17 August was Black Cat Appreciation Day, and the real life Simon, Simon... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 22 August 2017

I’m listening to Trump’s address to the troops announcing “his” plan for Afghanistan as I write this. Is it normal for there to be a  fanfare before the president speaks like that? If a New Zealand prime minister’s speech had something like that preceding it, he’d be laughed out of office for his pretentiousness! He’s having to make excuses for changing his mind... read more

On Charlottesville and Freedom of Speech

As I said in my post on Charlottesville, the destruction of a statue is one I don’t agree with. I think that has a lot to do with my education in history, and perhaps also a general dislike for that sort of action. I suspect everyone here would agree with me that the burning of any book is wrong, and that’s what I equate it with. Also, to me its getting rid of a symptom, not the cause. I think... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 21 August 2017

It’s time to stop counting the days and try and come up with a more imaginative way to start a post on best tweets. (See what I did there! 😀 ) It’s a magnificent day in my part of New Zealand! It feels like it’s been raining for weeks, which is probably because it has. Today though, I woke up to clear blue skies, warmth, and sunshine.  It’s lovely! The sad news in this part of the... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 20 August 2017

Fifteen days of top tweets and counting. There are a lot of tweets from the Life on Earth account today, as it’s one that I enjoy very much. Often when I go there I end up stuck there for some time! You can see why below. The All Blacks beat the Wallabies (Australia) in a rugby test last night hence the indulgent featured image. It was a great game. The only problem was that is was in Sydney, so I... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 19 August 2017

Day 14 of top tweets. That’s two weeks! I’m quite proud of myself for keeping it going! All the nice comments are a great encouragement. Thank you all for your support. It means a lot to me. I’ve veered of track a little today by putting in a couple of Facebook posts of animals hanging out at Shepreth Wildlife Park in England. You can see they’re not worrying about the terrorism,... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 18 August 2017

Well, I’ve kept Top Tweets going for thirteen days now! Sorry I’m so late getting this up today – I’ve had responsibilities in the real world to discharge. It doesn’t happen very often, but obviously they have to come first. I’ve tried not to do too many political tweets today as a bit of a break from real life. I can’t not mention the awful events in Barcelona... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 17 August 2017

Day 12 of top tweets. There’s another new category today: “Other Apes”. By “Other” I mean, of course, not humans. The inaugural entry (though it’s not the first ape tweet – that was here) is a baby Hanuman Langur, which I’ve never heard of before. There are more pictures and video if you click through to the story, but I’ve put the video here too. I... read more

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