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University Admissions Officer, Trustee & Box Office Director @jrtheatre, love craft, theatre, nature & volunteering. All my own opinions. she/her

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Pockets are always essential. https://t.co/OiKSF7Z4aRI think we have discovered why the government hates Universities so much. It’s because they all failed their resear… https://t.co/eCjSiKzFXX
Retweeted by Helen LayThat noise you can hear is @ffolliet screaming as a whole nation is taught how NOT to do a presentation… https://t.co/2dJXndgdXd
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Retweeted by Helen LayAs we wait for @BorisJohnson’s delayed press conference to announce a delayed lockdown: Today there are 21,915 new… https://t.co/Qh0v7K1bXu
Retweeted by Helen LayPutting my new flowers in our lovely Rob Ryan vase that friends gave us for our 30th birthday/we've moved back to Y… https://t.co/DbQEissFjNOne thing we have learnt during this absolute shower of a year - the non-theatre world really could use our skills… https://t.co/PEFKhOExy6
Retweeted by Helen LayCan we stop saying that “universities will stay open”. Because we never, ever f***ing closed.
Retweeted by Helen LayThis lockdown is not to save Christmas. It is to develop systems to ensure competent handling of the pandemic in fu… https://t.co/DeFD8SfGfH
Retweeted by Helen LayJust in case anyone in Britain or Ireland is still unsure at this point - this is absolutely not how a pandemic is supposed to be handled
Retweeted by Helen Lay @JessDouglas30 I don't have lots of Christmas traditions but making a cake to share with my family is one of them,… https://t.co/jFH2JoKOED @JessDouglas30 Me too, I'm exactly the same. Yesterday I made apple and blackberry fool and shortbread biscuits.… https://t.co/Ld7UY1lNg3We're both celebrating. Kimberley's reached target weight at Weight Watchers. And I've come on the right bus. https://t.co/mTJwLlO9Kb
Retweeted by Helen Lay“Doing anything for Halloween?” “No. I suspect the next time I do anything at all will be mid-2021 at the earliest”
Retweeted by Helen LayWhoever could have predicted that we couldn’t beat the need for a national lockdown with the stringent “no drinking… https://t.co/wja6QuGowy
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10/31
2020
Friday afternoon walk along the Pocklington Canal. Making the most of it not raining to #GetOutside and get some fr… https://t.co/vPc46Ai9wkThe problem with cropping out the the title, subtitle and units off my chart here is that we now have Covid-skeptic… https://t.co/4nKn9v8UP5
Retweeted by Helen Lay @Helzbelz1982 Thank you, we went this afternoon, not a sunny as Sunday but really nice to be out.This is one of the most important stories in the UK. The reason we’re living under increasingly severe restrictions… https://t.co/T38VHdxnfB
Retweeted by Helen LayDid Eat Out to Help Out drive #COVID19 infections higher and fuel the second wave? @rishisunak has argued that it d… https://t.co/TutjsGbICy
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10/30
2020
With my biologist hat on this is fascinating. But it's so frustrating that this was predicable and avoidable. Re… https://t.co/hheVnic50q📞 York’s own contact tracers reached 83.7% of residents in the past six days who the national system were unable to… https://t.co/TFPBlD5x08
Retweeted by Helen LayThis explainer on ventilation, masks, gatherings and covid from Spain is amazing (it's in English) https://t.co/ZVbM8WKpeG. @IndependentSage
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10/29
2020
@Mariana_J_Lopez Brilliant, yes definitely interested. I did step aerobics when I was a teenager and loved it so th… https://t.co/TSiyx0wkaa @Mariana_J_Lopez Exciting, will they be instead of one of the other streams or an extra?You may have found this year difficult as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is how you can help improve… https://t.co/xA7JxE2IW7
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10/28
2020
@Helzbelz1982 I thought about going there yesterday, it's so long since I've been (I did conservation volunteering… https://t.co/dpZNZdBcDv
10/26
2020
Also started the sloe gin today. Actually remembered to check and then pick sloes when ready this year and then g… https://t.co/tvsFbJITfNExploring the local lanes today, making the most of being able to get out in the light and dry. 4.5 miles walked.… https://t.co/99E7gIM2UW
10/25
2020
Brilliant episode of The Last Leg tonight and Gogglebox before it too. Lots of much needed Friday evening laughte… https://t.co/sSbABoZaEayeah this whole thread is bang on. https://t.co/Z3bvR5AMJB
Retweeted by Helen LayEvery year at this time I make the travelling Christmas cake not knowing where it will be travelling yet because we… https://t.co/z3siVxLSgMHave you been saving your @tesco Clubcard points for something special? Why not donate them to FareShare – your don… https://t.co/YmMblXKsjY
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10/23
2020
3 after work walks over the last 3 evenings. Sky wasn't as impressive tonight but still so good to get out with Nic… https://t.co/Sl1wYgQG4LAdvert for a senior job at Test, Track & Trace. Pays up to £2000 A DAY!! Key experience required is "turning round… https://t.co/FaAp5fnPe2
Retweeted by Helen LayTODAY is Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Awareness Day! Around the globe, our community will SHINE GREEN. Thank you, Brisb… https://t.co/WoEakV0Xwf
Retweeted by Helen Lay @HoyleTime Brilliant 😀
10/22
2020
Time we worked together. https://t.co/xFPsgBiPQC
Retweeted by Helen LayThings are hotting up. Household and hospitality transmission, young adults to older adults, fit people in their 50… https://t.co/7rzGfgifi0
Retweeted by Helen LayWhere this pandemic is concerned, we're all in the same storm but we are not all in the same boat. Some are in huge… https://t.co/YmORBD3IVF
Retweeted by Helen Lay @nmeth I reckon that's your weekend plans sorted finding out."Our crisis is the privatiser’s opportunity." So true and just makes it all the worse. https://t.co/S59F1EcnLa
10/21
2020
Anywhere could end up in Tier 3 this winter. That’s why our fight was always everyone’s fight. We’re so grateful… https://t.co/IMlrYP6fBS
Retweeted by Helen LayAnd the photos make me very happy to see them enjoying what I've made for them. But also sad because the nearly 20… https://t.co/bL7J82jIFtAnd I posted them off with a new home present. My brother's been sending me photos of my nieces playing with the p… https://t.co/d7WIdq5dWELast weekend my mum mentioned my little niece would like some hats for her dolls so I knitted a few. I then sewed… https://t.co/a9h5cf8RZcRemember when the tories said they'd unite the UK and now Kent is part of France, everybody is banned from Wales an… https://t.co/qTeE6cvr1L
Retweeted by Helen LayThis is fantastic news for this brilliant venue. https://t.co/jACwpBV3Dn
Retweeted by Helen LayIt’s that sort of feeling isn’t it? https://t.co/eElt4Sb74q
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10/20
2020
“The days are getting shorter and colder, but I ask you to remember: even as the winter comes in, there is hope and… https://t.co/aAOekPBwnE
Retweeted by Helen LayIt's 2 years ago today that we moved into this house, just been going through the photos of what it looked like the… https://t.co/9sYiFnEqqxIt is almost inconceivable that in the middle of a pandemic, the government could allow two thirds of hospices to b… https://t.co/FNUnBXYtSa
Retweeted by Helen Lay @JoHaywood3 Thank you - I had a photo of it on the back of her sofa by the time I got home so I'm pretty sure it was a success. @JoHaywood3 @Tate Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
10/19
2020
@Helzbelz1982 We live a bit fair out to walk into the city centre but we'll have to try and go in more often. @Helzbelz1982 That's interesting, we've only been in 4 times during the day since lockdown and only one was a weeke… https://t.co/9nNXj1pLYHAlso dropped off 3 bags of donations @TheBHF shop that I've been collecting up for a while. Having done a tip run… https://t.co/m1mIfuAjQRWent in a couple of shops for things I needed but still no desire to mooch. In one of the shops the card machines w… https://t.co/0Yn4txMgJxFirst trip into York city centre for 6 weeks this afternoon so I could get my glasses tweaked and it was so sad and… https://t.co/AyPvN5tLs4😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/7FfFPXIIwT
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10/18
2020
@RachelMcGrath Johannes to front the Daily Briefing please
Retweeted by Helen LayHas the government considered putting the #Strictly bosses in charge of national Covid planning because honestly I… https://t.co/MC0keXWz4Q
Retweeted by Helen LayThe word ‘person’ began with the Latin ‘persona’: an actor’s mask or character in a play. Here’s a piece about ho… https://t.co/LvjBhltTFV
Retweeted by Helen LaySeeing as no one can come and stay at the moment we're pressing ahead with renovating the spare room in the hope it… https://t.co/8emRMkVrM4Are people really discussing Boris Johnson as possible candidate for PM? When I lived in London he was known as the gaffe man!
Retweeted by Helen LaySome of these food boxes went to people who didn't need them round here and donated them to Foodbanks via the churc… https://t.co/Nfnt1ZHMpn
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10/17
2020
My bit on Boris Johnson’s seven kingdoms, and another top-tier week in British Covid politics https://t.co/FWPqnC4XQL
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10/16
2020
😂 https://t.co/ZxmN21zF0g
Retweeted by Helen LayScientists from @OxfordPhysics have developed an extremely rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19 that detects and iden… https://t.co/eg5yAcYKjL
Retweeted by Helen LayYes I couldn't believe this @LNER email either. Never in my life have I ever planned ahead so little at the moment… https://t.co/xKqYZm07AcIs there anything - ANYTHING - the govt has learned from the past few months? https://t.co/9u3PM0ZoVz
Retweeted by Helen Layit was terrific to meet you and discuss our shared values and aspirations for true social mobility @UniOfYorkhttps://t.co/S16Soq60l0
Retweeted by Helen LayOnly 4 days left to donate to our Crowdfunder campaign and claim your reward! Our theatre has been decimated by th… https://t.co/sxajKvyC6h
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10/15
2020
I don't know how they can do anything to surprise me anymore but still they do. How could you take that much mone… https://t.co/LirEneFHaNWatch this video - as it pans ftom right to left you see one of the lads coughing heavily into his hand, as it pans… https://t.co/u5olqYjQnt
Retweeted by Helen LayExclusive: UK govt is paying management consultants the equivalent of million and a half pound salaries to work on… https://t.co/wISnWYcuKk
Retweeted by Helen Lay @Helzbelz1982 That's stunning.People of Twitter. Please look at this and sign the petition. #KeepTheLifeline https://t.co/QJPnscizHC
Retweeted by Helen LayThis has been the year we have discovered how many people don’t understand the concept of exponential growth.
Retweeted by Helen LayA very clear thread which makes the vital point that restrictions have to go further and last longer the more they… https://t.co/5bupg6js5Z
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10/14
2020
I made the blocks in the quilt in 2017 while teaching sewing classes and then as is typical for me it's sat as a pa… https://t.co/Mxhi5ipcXEFirst time we've seen each other in person in 7 months and it was lovely standing in her front garden having a chat… https://t.co/A4RZkNi2JTToday I popped round to my now former colleague to gift her this quilt I made. We've worked together for 7 years an… https://t.co/9YjN4Ea5jK“We love this theatre. I’ve performed here & been in the audience & am grateful for these opportunities. Long may i… https://t.co/UhLCXCgHSS
Retweeted by Helen LayBoris Johnson: Include women with babies born in the past 12 months in those able to form a social bubble - Sign th… https://t.co/1RubG5Ss16
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10/13
2020
On the 21st September - that's nearly 3 weeks ago - SAGE recommended a raft of measures. The Prime Minister has tim… https://t.co/YqkYuwd3gm
Retweeted by Helen LayThis is what I keep coming back to. Pre-vaccine and effective test, trace and isolate system was all that was going… https://t.co/nAO2DYCXos
Retweeted by Helen Laystonking thread on COVID, ventilation and what it means for meeting people in pubs / restaurants / your own home...… https://t.co/g6lEh0lAU4
Retweeted by Helen Layfunny to think that food provides magic covid protection from strangers.
Retweeted by Helen LayI am grateful to the Deputy CMO for recognising this point. Too many rush to blame the public in the North without… https://t.co/HAVZGB7bZC
Retweeted by Helen LayWe have given and lost so much this year, believing @BorisJohnson when he promised to build “world beating” Test &… https://t.co/Rm8DIlvR1p
Retweeted by Helen Lay @numigildert That's so nice to hear. Helen S told me about your move, glad it's working out well.
10/12
2020
What did you do in the crisis, grandad? I washed my hands, I stood apart I wore my mask, I broke my heart When all… https://t.co/nAvGxR5sWy
Retweeted by Helen LayWe’re in a mess. Cases, hospitalisations and deaths are all rising. It's too late for test and trace to stop it. T… https://t.co/nZGSXdp2v6
Retweeted by Helen LayLooking forward to another week of typing “good thanks, hope you are too!”
Retweeted by Helen LayThank you to everyone who has contributed so far to our @TheatresTrust #SaveOurTheatres campaign and to all those w… https://t.co/y4PZ0AEBP5 @Helzbelz1982 Yes, now my concerns in May/June/July about things opening up too quickly and just waiting a bit long… https://t.co/L1NWAdMiP1Discovered @RP131 and their brilliant data presentation this week. 4 areas (Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and… https://t.co/G0hS5R9QwWNo point getting frustrated or angry. Need to keep looking forward, being constructive, being kind to each other &… https://t.co/H16Dw63EHR
Retweeted by Helen LayIt reminds me of when I was doing a pantomime at university and a very posh guy who'd been to private school etc. w… https://t.co/JqEwerK4Zc
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10/11
2020

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