Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #exeter

Most recents (8)

It took my legs a few minutes to warm up this morning, but glad to report that long morning walks remain easy, in contrast to later in the day. #Totnes is waking up beautifully โ˜€๏ธ
5 miles walked this morning, with no adverse effects. Then strimmed & mowed a lawn. Great to not be worried about my heart and lungs as I got a real workout from the gardening. However, I'm mindful of the warnings of some with #LongCovid that I should continue to pace myself.
Read 73 tweets
An Emergency Speed Restriction is in place between #Tisbury and #Gillingham on the West of England line.

Later this week, @SW_Help will announce a temporary, revised timetable for services between #Salisbury, #Yeovil Junction and #Exeter St Davids.

Here's what's happening ๐Ÿงต Image
The very hot and dry conditions of recent weeks has dried out the clay soil beneath the embankments between Tisbury and Gillingham ๐ŸŒก๏ธ

When clay dries out, it shrinks. This is causing track defects, which means we cannot run trains at full speed ๐Ÿš†
You can see in this photo that the level of the track has been disturbed because of the earth moving ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ

Vegetation by the line is also sucking up the remaining moisture in the embankment and causing more earth movements ๐ŸŒณ

It's a problem known as Soil Moisture Deficit. Image
Read 8 tweets
Spent more time in the garden today. Insect populations are booming! A bit of sunshine really helps to lift the spirits.
#Hoverfly Image
Had a run of 3 good days, but just tried doing *some* of the things my lungs had allowed me to do over the weekend & over-did it by fixing the ball-cock in the toilet cistern! Lowered my guard; lungs are tight again (first time in 10 days) & I'm lightheaded. #PulmonaryEmbolism
Read 78 tweets
BREAKING from @TulareSheriff: CHP officer and suspect shot after chase that ended in #Exeter. Officer shot in shoulder & airlifted, expected to be ok; suspect shot in torso & taken to hospital.
UPDATE: @TulareSheriff says the suspect reportedly got into an argument with someone at Sequoia Natl Park, slashed their tires, brandished a pistol & drove off. Then deputies respond to report of shots fired near Chevron in Three Rivers, no one hit. (1/5)
Then @CAL_FIRE spots suspect car near Horse Creek Bridge, pulls him over, he stops, they all get out, suspect shoots at fire personnel, they fire back, then he drives away and chase begins down Highway-198 nearing #Exeter area. (2/5)
Read 6 tweets
So, #Exeter has just told students to not meet with people from other households inside for the next 14 days, and social media is already awash with people trying to figure how to squirrel round it. My message to those people: don't. Don't ignore or refuse to follow instructions.
This measure has been put in place to prevent community spread. It is a stopgap, to reduce pressure and prevent more extreme measures in the future.
If you can't handle the thought of two weeks without going around your friends house, then imagine having to for longer, not being able to meet them outside, or even campus closing again (god forbid).
Read 4 tweets
The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
Read 91 tweets
Time for a little story about a boy, his first hockey hero,and his hero's hero ... featuring @rodgilbert7 ...
When I first became really interested in ice hockey in 1969, there was only one team in New York ... the Rangers.

That's right, before the #Isles appeared, there was only one way to #PlayLikeANewYorker ...

... and the New Yorker I followed was #7, Rod Gilbert.
My mom secured a copy of his autobiography, co-written with @StanFischler, and I devoured it. Yes, Stan, I still have it. Goal: My Life on Ice.

When I went to my first game at MSG, guess who scored the first NHL goal I ever saw? That's right ... Rod Gilbert.
Read 14 tweets
Today was a day of two halves for me. It showed both the best of humanity, and some of the worst. Starting with the worst, The news of the shooting in Christchurch was a dark reminder that there is no corner of this world where you can escape hate. 1/?
The killing of others, no matter what cause you claim to follow, or who you target, is wrong on so many levels. The Canadian in me is reminded of the attack in Quebec City back in 2017, and I have a similar feeling of both anger and sadness, 2/?
Whilst I don't know anyone in NZ, I want to say that if someone from #Christchurch stumbles across this tweet, we are here for you, no matter what. What I am not here for is the coverage. 3/?
Read 10 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!