Last week, I simply couldn't find ten tweets that I felt were interesting and varied enough to justify posting a tweets of the week. It happens sometimes. It is always rather disappointing. It does seem to me that less people are using the platform and less people are interested in it recently. There were a plethora of extremely dull local politicians standing in groups holding leaflets, claiming that they were given a warm welcome on the doorstep. Of course this is nonsense. I've done a fair bit of canvassing and most people don't even answer the door. The only really warm welcome you get is when people are happy to tell you your an idiot. Your own supporters will occasionally have a nice chat, long lost friends will greet you warmly, but most people just want to get on with their ironing or watching The Chase. I do wish local politicians would be a bit more imaganative in their tweeting.
As for my week, I had a nice curry on Weds and a couple of beers at the Mill Hill Services Club, that was about it. Anyway, enough waffle, here is what our more interesting tweeters have been up to.
1. I'll start with the one wonderful tweet from last week, that did deserve a platform. I love this
The Burnt Oak Mural in Burnt Oak. “Welcome to Burnt Oak”. I don’t know when it was exactly photo taken but I know it was taken during the summer time. 🍉🕶⛱☀️Burnt Oak is awesome place to buy stuff at the market & shops. Also visiting a park & an wonderful community. pic.twitter.com/N00kc6tQ53— Calvin Casino (@calvincasino) September 13, 2023
2. This blog has long supported the work Mark Amies has done to try and save the Railway in Edgware. Mark deserves an OBE for his work trying to preserve our heritage
"The owner of the Railway Hotel has made some effort to make the building safe and secure....."— Mark Amies (@Superfast72) September 22, 2023
Does this look safe and secure? Open windows, exposed interiors, fire damage, vandalism.....? pic.twitter.com/OP8s4xeh8p
3. Now this is what we call great tweeting.
If you don’t get no2 right, we shall be having stern words with you. https://t.co/5qPsCRrYcZ— East Finchley (@EastFinchleyN2) September 23, 2023
4. One of the reasons I love this feature is because we learn about little bits of our locality like this!
This little pretty garden at Finchley Central tube station is so well kept! pic.twitter.com/gyfonEdwFp— Eva Cohen Steiner (@eva_ecs019) September 23, 2023
5. If you want to get a tweet included here, a bit of local rock and roll history will always do the trick for me
Spider Stacy and Shane MacGowan drinking at The Crown Pub on Cricklewood Broadway, while a band play on stage, 1984— FlipsideLondon Tours (@FlipLondonTours) September 21, 2023
Photo: Steve Pyke. pic.twitter.com/9AXyTa8lQN
6. If you love brutalist buildings illuminated in pink, this is the tweet for you. A shout out for the work these wondeful people do, saving lives.
Our NHSBT Colindale centre is shining pink in the rainy skies of London to honour #OrganDonationWeek— NHSBT Tissue & Eye Services (@NhsTissue) September 21, 2023
This is the home of one our specialist Tissue Retrieval teams 🤩
@NHSBT @NHSOrganDonor pic.twitter.com/oB56r8uLog
7. Had to include this. It's wonderful
Another gem from the 1952 Express Dairy history book. The store in Colindale (anyone know exactly where?), and the new fangled (in 1952), self-service shop in Wembley.— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) September 23, 2023
Via Express Dairy Tales. pic.twitter.com/SO2OcFscoV
8. A date for your diary, raising money for a charity rather too close to my heart
Mill Hill Library is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 28 September from 10am - 1pm.— Barnet libraries (@BarnetLibraries) September 24, 2023
In addition to their weekly refreshments, staff and volunteers will be baking some delicious treats.
Find out more -https://t.co/MPd27EhbKF pic.twitter.com/b3l96XxhWG
9. Always worth a mention, the final resting place of British Rock and Roll legend. Lovely pics
I had the pleasure of visiting the final resting place of Billy Fury a couple of weeks ago at Mill Hill Cemetery in North London. Such a beautiful, peaceful Cemetery. #BillyFury #DjJohnnyRocco pic.twitter.com/gIWil71xxR— Dj Johnny Rocco (@DjRockinJohnny) September 20, 2023
10. And finally, keep an ear out for this forthcoming single by one of our fave local singers, who should be a megastar
And before we sign off, we thought you might enjoy a little snippet of my band, The False Dots, live at the Dublin Castle on Friday 15th. It was a real fun night, as I'm sure you'll see. Have a restfull Sunday (unless you are a Gooner or a Spurs fan, in which case, lets hope it's a good game)