2013: My year in Tweets (January to June) – 1 January 2014
At the beginning of each year, I create a summary of the previous year as highlighted in some of my favourite tweets.
Here’s how the first half of 2013 unfurled:
Here we go. The final seconds of 2012 tick away. What an amazing year it's been. Happy New Year! #2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) January 1, 2013
Desperately sad to tell you that CMJ died peacefully this morning
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) January 1, 2013
@philmcnulty Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 3, 2013
Lonely and forlorn, the Christmas tree stands, shorn of festive finery and ready to be escorted off the premises. Always a sad day.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) January 6, 2013
People of the world. Stay away from Britain. It is locked in ice chaos. On high ground, the snow is 2cm deep. Authorities are losing control
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) January 14, 2013
Five floors below me at street level, HMV and Jessops sit across the road from each other exchanging forlorn glances.
— Q A Pesto (@Quaristice) January 15, 2013
'I went down to the sacred store where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music wouldn't play…' #HMV
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) January 15, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) January 16, 2013
It's sleepy time so we're off to hit the hay! See you at 8am for more #TescoTweets
— Tesco (@Tesco) January 17, 2013
One single Waxwing visiting our village this morning. pic.twitter.com/tWS2nXCe
— Paul Bunyard (@wildaboutimages) January 18, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) January 18, 2013
-45C today. Got to love Winnipeg…
— Becky Dean (@rlpbeckleston) January 21, 2013
Garden tap broken – water going everywhere! Not connected to the main water, poor plumbing skills #nightmare
— Jonathon Beever (@JohnsonBeever) January 22, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) February 9, 2013
— Pedro Miguel (@DataMan2000) February 9, 2013
— NASA (@NASA) February 12, 2013
@PhilBray getting a bit dewy eyed watching that video back again. Reach was bloody awful but we had some good times.
— Pedro Miguel (@DataMan2000) February 13, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) February 13, 2013
A misty morning on the Ouse in York….. pic.twitter.com/c06G4eLv
— Sean Annable (@Annable1971) February 14, 2013
One Rich Tea biscuit conquered! This is by far the biggest news story of today.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) February 14, 2013
Happy Valentines Day to @sarahlbray. Thank you for putting up with me and looking after me 'in sickness and in health'! Love from me. x
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) February 14, 2013
@PhilBray Exactly right, moved to the US in Dec 1981. I remember being good friends with a Philip. I suppose that's you!
— Geoffrey Nilsen (@gbnilsen) February 15, 2013
Clear skies at last, from Cardiff to Belfast to Edinburgh to London, to the northern lights, and beyond. pic.twitter.com/gW4LDVfk
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 15, 2013
Late winter sunshine. Preliminary marking out and first digging completed on the #vegplot. Soil very wet still and inclined to cloy.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) February 17, 2013
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 22, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) February 25, 2013
Early flight to Glasgow, randomly found my trousers in the corridor of my hotel this morning, difficult to explain!
— Stuart Herrington (@Stuhezza) February 26, 2013
Cold. Grey. Damp. Be patient. The hawthorn, spring's perennial harbinger, has new green leaves arriving! #vodacircuit
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) February 26, 2013
Number 11 bus in midseason form – to St Paul's & back a fright in the front seats at the top. They're amazing drivers. Never hit a thing!!!
— Henry Blofeld (@blowersh) February 26, 2013
The sun is shining. There's nearly 30 minutes more daylight today than a week ago. There is blossom on a few trees. It's good.
— Q A Pesto (@Quaristice) February 27, 2013
Home in daylight for the first time this year. Winter's grip is loosening.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 4, 2013
— Paul Bunyard (@wildaboutimages) March 5, 2013
Can't say I've ever suffered from this problem while paying for parking ! pic.twitter.com/vYcw3rwGAb
— Jonathon Beever (@JohnsonBeever) March 6, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 8, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) March 8, 2013
'The Hedgerows Heaped with May': wallow in tales of quintessentially English countryside. Meander by rivers. Yearn for a bygone life. Bliss.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 9, 2013
Weightlessness is a constant delight – we're able to fly. Makes me smile. pic.twitter.com/W6ff0N3N1w
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 11, 2013
Picked a bad day to catch the bus into town with @benleighkelly. The wind cuts like a thousand knives today.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 11, 2013
To bed – in a fleece!
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 12, 2013
Bitter but glorious morning. Ice on the windscreen. Winter trees shiver in the sunshine. Waiting. pic.twitter.com/FFMSjaGIAT
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 14, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 16, 2013
Cheer up Britain! it's the first day of Spring and Budget Day and the forecasts are …..OK, as you were.
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) March 20, 2013
Twitter's 7th bithday is also my 5th Twitter birthday! We've come a long way since https://t.co/4MYWMTG6fC!
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 21, 2013
Someone in the office just sneezed loudly twelve times. This was immediately followed by spontaneous applause.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 21, 2013
My baby daughter fell asleep on my chest today for 20 heavenly minutes. I wish I could have bottled that feeling I had. I'd make billions.
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) March 21, 2013
Night night TV Centre – looking lovely tonight despite the ravages of time and the souvenir hunters… http://t.co/es1aDciTHH
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) March 21, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 22, 2013
Trust me. Those war time sailors who came up here in duffel coats and jumpers their mums had knitted are the bravest men who ever lived.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 25, 2013
Long range forecast: Argentina to win the World Cup! Remember where you heard it first. #brazil2014
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 25, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) March 28, 2013
Hundreds of sentences; thousands of words; millions of characters. This is it: my #10kTweet for all who've followed, follow, or will follow.
— Andrew Burdett (@AndrewBurdett1) March 29, 2013
There may never be a clearer picture of the Isle of Wight from space. pic.twitter.com/Vqge7mKSol
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 30, 2013
Easter Finale: The Sun, a bright point of light surrounded by profound blackness, our world glowing in-between. pic.twitter.com/uv4jK666nt
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 31, 2013
Out for a bitter afternoon at @NTGreysCourt. Time to defrost in the tearoom!
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 1, 2013
Gorgeous evening sunshine is the perfect tonic for losing an hour's sleep. Suddenly there's a tangible sense that spring really is coming!
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 2, 2013
Enjoyable spring walk in surprisingly warm sunshine in the woodlands of @ClivedenNT. Trees still displaying skeletal wintry branches.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 6, 2013
It was with great sadness that I learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister, and a great Briton.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) April 8, 2013
Very sad to hear of death of Baroness Thatcher. Her memory will live long after the world has forgotten the grey suits of today's politics.
— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) April 8, 2013
— Robert Peston (@Peston) April 8, 2013
If he'd still been with us, dad would have been 81 years old today. Still missed. x pic.twitter.com/DlIdrJJrrA
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 13, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 14, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) April 15, 2013
Coast, Wednesday, 8pm, BBC2, and this is Birthe Marie, 1930s Danish gaff ketch that took us over the sea to Skye pic.twitter.com/JaSIFZvm0i
— Nick Crane (@nicholascrane) April 16, 2013
David Dimbleby demonstrating brilliantly once again how to commentate on solemn, dignified occasions. Peerless
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) April 17, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 20, 2013
Snowbirds from Space! Canada’s premiere aerobatic team, photographed from orbit. Amazingly clear, and great timing! pic.twitter.com/nqgXFpyRZM
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) April 23, 2013
— Chris Wilkins (@ChrisBWilkins) April 25, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) April 30, 2013
Here's a pic, tulip fans! How nice is that eh? pic.twitter.com/feDO6UkSpx
— Cliveden NT (@ClivedenNT) May 1, 2013
Fighting the urge to return to Facebook. Must resist….twitter is so much better.
— Sophie Flowers (@Flowers_S) May 2, 2013
Great sunset this evening in Warwickshire. love the sheep checking on her young :o) pic.twitter.com/XwwiDmsuR5
— Paul Bunyard (@wildaboutimages) May 4, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) May 7, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) May 10, 2013
The air is thick with the evocative smell of steam. Maidenhead resonates to the sound of klaxons. @CartersFair is in town!
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) May 11, 2013
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World. http://t.co/DMnMc8qC7f
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) May 12, 2013
#wafc go down holding the Cup. The game is about glory. It's about life-long memories of Wembley. It's not just about trying to finish 17th
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 14, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) May 15, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) May 24, 2013
@PhilBray your tweet saved us £ 7.53. I knew it would be worth following you one day. 😛
— Paul Baker (@maidbloke) May 24, 2013
Welcome to Maidenhead High Street – 25th May 2013 http://t.co/DhISryaxwt
— Maidenhead High St (@MaidenheadHghSt) May 25, 2013
Peas planted in the #vegplot this afternoon. Carrots and potatoes coming through nicely. Sunshine with a chilly wind. Coffee beckons.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) May 25, 2013
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 28, 2013
The TMS box before the start is always a delightful mixture of 'threads and snatches'. A feverish hum of expectancy around the ground! Fun!
— Henry Blofeld (@blowersh) May 31, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) June 1, 2013
Biggest attendance at Maracana? 250,000 for a Kiss concert on a crazy, crazy night in 1983
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 2, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) June 3, 2013
— Andrew Burdett (@AndrewBurdett1) June 6, 2013
— Andrew Burdett (@AndrewBurdett1) June 7, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) June 7, 2013
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) June 16, 2013
— Sam Underhill (@s_underscore) June 21, 2013
Although we were celebrating Mum's birthday, today would also have been Grandma's 99th birthday. Still missed. x pic.twitter.com/4rixQyBraa
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) June 21, 2013
Best business card ever – given me by guy I met at Pro Bono economics last night pic.twitter.com/jUb2UB1TTt
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) June 25, 2013
Al fresco tea to the backdrop of screaming swifts. Treasure these days.
— Phil Bray (@PhilBray) June 30, 2013
Read the tweets from July to December here.This entry was posted by philhbray.