tweets

These are not all my tweets, but a selection that I hope will be more representative of what I expect whilst walking … instead of my normal continual complaints about Apple, Adobe and Microsoft software crashing, etc.!

  • soft dawn washed skies cut sharp by mountain silhouette of Mull Tue Oct 09 06:45:57 +0000 2012
  • Last night saw wonderful story-telling play “Scota-land” by Mull Theatre co, down to earth and yet magical, touring now http://t.co/himCsodf Fri Oct 05 06:22:28 +0000 2012
  • wild dash through the rain for black pudding earlier, will definitely need a technical poncho for @alanwalkswales next year Tue Oct 02 10:18:01 +0000 2012
  • Unfortunate hyphenation in the ‘i’ Pastyg-ate – Pastyg looks vaguely Welsh. I guess Pastygate not in the hyphenation dictionary. Sat Sep 22 07:13:36 +0000 2012
  • from wind-dashed raindrop-haze scattering off the shed roof to glorious sun and blue skies in moments – no rainbows without rain Mon Sep 17 08:19:05 +0000 2012
  • Wild Wales? Breakfast at beach cafe in Pembroke; youths on next table discuss bar brawls and court appearances for GBH. Sun Sep 09 11:30:23 +0000 2012
  • The Times, p.18: gravestone in Dorset with QR code for memorial website. Expected life of gravestone 300 years, expected life of web? Thu Sep 06 08:17:19 +0000 2012
  • The Times, p.29: UK bankrolling Ethiopian scheme remarkably like Scottish clearances – 200 years and still learnt nothing Thu Sep 06 08:13:50 +0000 2012
  • cyclist opens the event, cyclist carries the GB flag … and outside #olympics2012 cyclists of #criticalmass kettled by police Fri Jul 27 23:00:51 +0000 2012
  • watching Danny Boyce’ images of the despoliation of the land at #Olympic2012 opening ceremony. sounds like dark in the london streets too Fri Jul 27 20:15:55 +0000 2012
  • watching seagulls soaring in updrafts outside kitchen windows – watching for fish in the stream? Fri Jul 13 19:01:42 +0000 2012
  • Inflation hits Aberaeron: “The Famous £1.20 Shop” ! Sat Jun 16 19:59:24 +0000 2012
  • watching ducks flying backwards against the wind Sun May 13 16:32:01 +0000 2012
  • surfer dude gull gliding beneath the curl Wed Mar 07 08:37:41 +0000 2012
  • spindrift hangs like mist over the wind lashed sea Sat Feb 18 11:02:52 +0000 2012
  • Do you call the evening meal dinner or tea? Is this about class? http://t.co/aZDQPJuL Wed Feb 08 18:55:51 +0000 2012
  • “I got caught like an insect in the sticky web of words, as spun by the poets and poetic writers” Andrew McNeillie, ‘An Aran Keening’ Mon Jan 02 09:50:59 +0000 2012
  • Tiree dawn: a glowing jet-trail, wind-shimmered against the green blue sky, points beyond the horizon to the coming sun. @tireetechwave Mon Nov 07 07:29:35 +0000 2011
  • whistlely wind and misty sun, great day for the kite surfers Wed Sep 28 08:32:05 +0000 2011
  • is there a name for old socks at the bottom of the drawer, or social media that somebody once invited you to join and keep sending emails Wed Sep 28 05:25:36 +0000 2011
  • they heard I was coming, riot police meet my train in Eindhoven Thu Sep 15 15:29:50 +0000 2011
  • we’ll call the universe ‘ickle pickle’; that’ll put it in it’s place Tue Sep 13 23:51:34 +0000 2011
  • Barra airport on the beach: thick white mist over surf silvered sand, and wind whines like whale song through the control tower antennae. Wed Aug 10 11:31:24 +0000 2011
  • “Often my eye gazes westward / Where the sun is setting in the sea.” (from Gaelic by Maclachlan), quoted by Margeret Leigh Sun Aug 07 07:42:05 +0000 2011
  • ” ‘S tric mo shuil a’ sealltuinn soar / Far an laigh a’ ghrian ‘s a’ chuan.” Dr Maclachlan of Rahoy Sun Aug 07 07:39:52 +0000 2011
  • Harris: rich tapestry of sand and rock, ferry zig zags between shallow shoals of Sound of Harris archipelago Sat Aug 06 14:04:25 +0000 2011
  • East Lewis: vast tide-ribbed sands of Uig; peat smoked iron age house on the western edge if Gt Bernera Sat Aug 06 14:00:47 +0000 2011
  • East Lewis: bleakly beautiful; monochrome houses fade into grey skies; bus shelters impeccably designed yet unrelentingly functional. Sat Aug 06 13:58:25 +0000 2011
  • “when all the pens are broken and fiddles dumb, there will still be waves breaking on the long sands of the Western Isles.” Margaret Leigh Mon Aug 01 09:24:42 +0000 2011
  • I love books that make you reach for the dictionary Mon May 30 09:13:40 +0000 2011
  • reading Dreyfus on Heidegger – philosophical prozac Sun May 01 19:38:08 +0000 2011
  • last night’s star-full sky has fallen like snow on frost-encrusted grass while crescent moon and morning star hang low on fire-smoke horizon Mon Feb 28 06:45:56 +0000 2011
  • across the world people stare into identical blue-topped screens, type inanely, ignoring family, friends and all about – ‘social’ networking Fri Feb 25 22:50:52 +0000 2011
  • funny how circumnavigation sounds so much more productive than going round in circles Wed Jan 19 10:25:32 +0000 2011
  • air thick with shredded cotton-wool snow Thu Jan 06 15:20:08 +0000 2011
  • Through the dark the stirring sound of wind rush sea Tue Dec 28 23:07:24 +0000 2010
  • a single star shines stark in the still dark pre-dawn sky and from the night frozen snow encrusted grass a thousand frost stars twinkle back Thu Dec 23 06:58:31 +0000 2010
  • “There’s no such thing as a dead language, only dormant minds”, The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Zafon Sat Dec 11 02:59:53 +0000 2010
  • wonderful to wake again to see the dark cows grazing peacefully against wild white wind whipped sea Wed Nov 17 08:16:41 +0000 2010
  • A few spindrift days on Tiree, flung from the rushing waves, caught for a moment in fresh Atlantic winds, then back into the flowing seas. Wed Sep 15 06:49:36 +0000 2010
  • Just read article that says “United Kingdom and England are synonymous” http://is.gd/eXlrb – words fail me !##$?! Mon Sep 06 11:07:07 +0000 2010
  • beautiful day! glorious sun, glass-sharp horizon and clear blue skies … yet this morning the clear skies gave the ground an autumnal chill Thu Aug 26 14:10:59 +0000 2010
  • a building is not a place but a process Wed Aug 25 21:23:43 +0000 2010
  • jellyfish morning, pearls along the strand-line, from the largest dinnerpate to tiny coins, glistening and desiccating in sun and seawind Fri Jul 02 07:21:08 +0000 2010
  • Something beautiful about the metalic sheen of a cloud covered sky Fri Jun 25 16:37:44 +0000 2010
  • Swirls of mist rise from sun-soaked seas, while in the garden Fiona spins bright wool as if spinning mist herself. http://twitpic.com/1q24ac Sat May 22 16:38:54 +0000 2010
  • Watching dawn break over icy blue and cool pink sea. Cup of tea at hand and ready for next chapter of Schon Sat Feb 20 08:01:34 +0000 2010
  • Morning breaks over misty sea http://twitpic.com/142zdk Fri Feb 19 07:51:39 +0000 2010
  • Watching dark streaks of rain from a passing cloud speed across the sea like a giant jellyfish against the sky Mon Dec 21 12:22:41 +0000 2009
  • beautiful sunrise behind Jura – looks like Krakatoa Thu Dec 17 09:02:48 +0000 2009
  • wonderful spindrift waves 🙂 🙂 Tue Sep 08 17:45:07 +0000 2009
  • watching waves breaking over the rocks and listening to the hard disk rumbling over a backup Wed Aug 19 16:01:51 +0000 2009
  • running: sun, sand, and wild, wild wind http://www.alandix.com/blog/ Wed Aug 05 07:53:45 +0000 2009
  • fiery sunset to the north, pink sea to the south Fri Jul 10 21:10:51 +0000 2009
  • basking shark, 50 yds to sea, moved out a bit further as we got down to the beach, lovely to see the evening sun glint on its fin Wed Jun 24 19:05:42 +0000 2009
  • glorious sunrise; from the back of the house, Rum and Skye silhouetted against the reddening sky Mon Apr 13 05:11:29 +0000 2009
  • stood outside – at first a dozen stars, then as my eyes got used to the dark, they filled the sky – like listening to the silence Mon Mar 23 23:13:48 +0000 2009
  • clear morning – on the horizon clouds rising along the west of Jura like a snowdrift blown in from the sea Tue Feb 24 08:35:36 +0000 2009
  • that pink-yellow glow as storm cluds rush to meet the sunrise Sat Jan 17 09:20:09 +0000 2009
  • it was light so thought it was late, but it was moonlight, low on the horizon, streaming through the windows Fri Jan 09 06:40:44 +0000 2009
  • mesmerising wind swept rain against the windows Fri Dec 12 14:06:34 +0000 2008
  • another stunning sharp sunrise – that blue in the sky, so clear, you never see at noon … reading about named graphs – a day of PhDs ahead Thu Dec 11 09:01:12 +0000 2008
  • fallen hail, thick like snow on the grass, the sound of surf like passing trains, so many stars, and the spice smell of coal fires burning Thu Nov 27 21:51:53 +0000 2008
  • wild day – far at sea the sunlight shining on white-tipped waves and at the short spray blowing back from the crashing breakers Sun Nov 23 10:22:54 +0000 2008

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