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And suddenly there is Access!

Although I haven’t been so active on the blog of late, that doesn’t mean that I have been idle. On the contrary, I have been busy trying to get the hang of Twitter and its many facets. I found another one, quite by accident, today.

I decided to send a direct Tweet to a certain person, and once it had been sent it was only visible in my browser. The repeated version of Twitter that is sent to my blog didn’t have that particular Tweet at all. Curious, I thought, and did a couple more just to confirm the fact. Sure enough, they were invisible to the rest of the people reading my Twitter line.

While I was doing this, I was thinking of people who I would like to write to, but could find no access for. I don’t know if you have had similar problems, but some people just don’t seem to have an email address – or of they do, (and its almost certain they do), they are doing an excellent job of keeping it private.

Not so with Twitter!

You want to send a Tweet to Gordon Brown, for example, just search for the tag in Twitter, and up it comes:- @gordon_brown

For Tony Blair, though I can’t think of a possible reason for wanting to contact him, unless its to be very rude, there are several – @tonyblairoffice, @Plaid_Blair, and @TonyBlairEurope. Curiously enough, the search for “tony blair liar” leads also to @tonyblairoffice.

David Cameron? Yes, he’s the US at the moment, and I did send him something:- “@David_Cameron If you are not bringing Shaker Aamer with you after 13 years internment, you might as well stay there!”


I must admit, knowing that it is a private conversation, there is a tendency to be more rude than usual. I really will have to watch that, or I might find myself upsetting the wrong people!

So, if you want to contact someone, and are having a difficult time finding how to do it, try Twitter – you will probably succeed.

All of a Twitter!

This blog has been inactive for a while now, unfortunately, and although it has caused me some concern to leave it alone so long, I have had other matters to attend to that had to take priority.

What I jokingly referred to as “Fat Feet Syndrome”, was not just a temporary problem caused by higher temperatures, as I had expected, but a sudden drop in urinary output for some unknown reason, which was ongoing.

My doctor diagnosed this as Burger’s disease, and uttered those dreaded words “STOP SMOKING”.

Every time he had said that before, I had studiously ignored him, and told him that I wasn’t going to do that. This time was different, however. I could see that he was completely serious about it. He also said that if I didn’t stop, I would start to lose body parts at the extremities, as the blood supply to them would just not be sufficient to maintain them in good condition.

Besides which, my swollen feet didn’t feel like my feet any more. Walking, although not exactly painful, was no longer comfortable. I realised that If I couldn’t walk any more for any reason, life as I knew it would be thing of the past, and I didn’t relish the thought of what would replace it!

Although I had tried giving up smoking before, I’d had no success with it – probably because I had no real incentive to do so. Now I had. And it made all the difference. I went cold turkey! I have not smoked since the end of August 2014, and have no intention of starting again.

Although not writing anything in the blog, I have not been completely inactive. On the contrary, I have become much more familiar with the niceties of Twitter, and am now quite active on that program. You can now follow what I am doing there very easily, as I have now fixed the connection, and the links are displayed on the left side of the page.

For those of you that are considering giving up smoking, and are having difficulties, you may be able to use the same trick as me. Whenever I found an urge to smoke getting too insistent, I went to sleep. By the time I woke up, the problem had gone away! Ok, for me its easier – I am retired. But if you have the time available, and need the extra help, its heartily recommended.