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Associate Dean and STEM Tutor at The Open University. More importantly Parent and Cake Baker

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Joined Twitter 1/26/09


@HoltonKara They are utterly sensible. We did the John Lewis bespoke tins this year- just strawberry and orange- Quality Street heaven! @Tobyboo 🤮 @Tobyboo Delicious!One of my lovely mates sends me the leftover chocolate from Christmas because she knows I love the orange and straw… https://t.co/B6hDoQHvy9
1/22
2020
@Baddiel Vic 2020 What do you want? @thebigmoon @o2academybmouth @Lizmusic @BombayBicycle Amazing! Merch purchased as instructed.
1/21
2020
@thebigmoon @BombayBicycle See you at Bournemouth tomorrow!The cat is fully asleep on my arm. She’s really not embracing the start of the working week. @OpenUniversityhttps://t.co/wTPoXtlR9i
1/20
2020
@slunglowalan 10 years in, single parenthood does get easier but, I can’t lie, it’s utterly draining. Mind you, the… https://t.co/Oehr014lnY
1/19
2020
@richardosman #CAFEDB #FindMyTwin
1/17
2020
@HenryGJeffreys From my godson today: “Thank you for my wolf slippers, they make my feet sweat”
1/15
2020
@blackpooltower @thebigmoon Awwww... you are the best! @DrJohnReade @TheSundays__ All my tapes went mouldy so sadly they are no longer with me, although I have kept some… https://t.co/PkQCTHDuCk
1/12
2020
Very exciting moment- I haven’t had a turntable for 20 years. First play was Blind @TheSundays__ https://t.co/4bjPvpjSKv
1/11
2020
@LucyMangan Me please. Can residents occasionally do talks (with cocktails)? Group discounts for visiting hairdresser/pedicure?
1/10
2020
@pemlife Totally agree- it’s a really weird type of anger/outrage.
1/3
2019
@blackpooltower Give in to the joy of fair and tender feet. You are welcome 😁 @blackpooltower Oh my heart! She is so sweet.
12/29
2019
Merry Christmas you beautiful lot. Remember twitter is like a pub, it's busy and weird and full of idiots but if yo… https://t.co/5NTNvKK1lU
Retweeted by Vic Nicholas @blackpooltower Just looked at this again. I love the ‘Sort booze’ on Christmas Eve, most important. @blackpooltower So impressive. And it’s in a BINDER.
12/25
2019
@climate_badger @S112_OU Ahh... my mistake, if it’s Kelvin-grams then 1.78 is exactly correct. 😂#NewYearNewUnits @climate_badger Very close! But of course it is kg not Kg (I can’t believe I’ve actually typed that, what an arse, blame the prosecco). @julianrh @blackpooltower Turkey Crown FTW @nogbad Very wise! I still remember the year that I left the pigs in blankets in the fridge 😬 @blackpooltower ‘mazing. I suppose a burnt crouton tree trunk would have made it inedible. I expect to see this aga… https://t.co/1HHn8q5B9RRidiculous planning for Christmas Day, stuck on the kitchen wall. Must try to remember that it’s only a meal. Have… https://t.co/qSzd18Bh5pProper snorting laughter at this thread! https://t.co/S8dKny1uiw
12/24
2019
Hard time of year for a lot of folks. Suicide Hotline 116 123 (Samaritans) A simple copy and paste might save someo… https://t.co/t428Z1bRgP
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12/19
2019
@blackpooltower Proud of you bro.
12/18
2019
@ANLecturer Black cats are the best (but don’t tell my other black and white one!). https://t.co/y2HkhsOAM8 @DrJohnReade I don’t like to think of Villanelle doing things as menial as baking 😀 @SheonaU There is a lot of brandy in them. 🥃I’ve iced the Christmas cakes. I’m worried that the baubles will stick fast to the icing and everyone will have gla… https://t.co/yfwcIFlXUi
12/15
2019
Aaah! Student registration closes in four weeks! 😱 Make sure you enrol by 9th January if you want to study with us… https://t.co/3maWYSLt3O
Retweeted by Vic Nicholas @UHSFT My friend is with her son in ICU and just said “I don’t know how to tweet but we are being looked after by a… https://t.co/GbaGujfZNV
12/14
2019
@wuthering_alice @Nigella_Lawson I took this advice and then accidentally dropped my second mince pie on the floor 😩 @geologyclare It is fair to say that it doesn’t fully express my mood. 😭😩Necklace choice was not difficult today https://t.co/Y9nB6TbVGXThank you @laurenlaverne - the perfect supportive start to the day The The - Uncertain Smile. What a comfort! @BBC6MusicI just managed to get two hours of sleep post the exit poll. Woke up after a nightmare where I was trapped in a spi… https://t.co/p6FWqrEJmA
12/13
2019
@SumsyC I’m going to bed. We’re doomed. @sam_d I’m watching the exit poll then going to bed. Mind you last time I said the same and ended up baking an emer… https://t.co/OzpUmGrdyY @AndrewChapman Waitrose blue label cream sherry. Not quite as sickly as Harvey’s @AndrewChapman Hbc? Don’t know what that stands for. Helena Bonham Carter? Hexobenzocoronene?One small upside to a sodding December election: sherry and mince pies. This will help me steady the nerves until t… https://t.co/ogTRckotck
12/12
2019
@MonicaGrady @LiverpoolHopeUK Congratulations Monica! @WhatDaisyDoes I reckon Kate Bush would love to be compared to Isadora Duncan, after all she is the “Mother of Dance” 💃🏻 @ShappiKhorsandi My daughter is doing politics, environmental science and geography A level. I have no idea how the… https://t.co/Rp6Wd5yu5m @WhatDaisyDoes They are meant to be Kate Bush, but Isadora Duncan was quite the influencer wasn’t she? @blackpooltower High chance of an early morning sherry at this stage of both election and Christmas chaos
12/10
2019
My absolute favourites https://t.co/0RbsTUHWqtDeck the halls with decades of sentimental craziness https://t.co/HZhOHdGEXj @SimonMagus Three libraries this year: Winchester, Chandlers Ford and The Open University
12/9
2019
@ruthcunio @LisaBur31751443 https://t.co/RB0c0dlqgu
12/8
2019
@JolyonMaugham Oh Jo. So sad. Lots of love.
12/7
2019
@sam_d Absolutely agree Sam. I’d rather pay more via tax than have everyone worrying about if they can afford to call an ambulance.
12/4
2019
@Mikeslittlelife I’m sure there is something in there about Alexa and wise men @blackpooltower Good idea. I mean you don’t want to get to the stage where everyone is like “consult my amazon wish… https://t.co/eEG2QWkQuN @blackpooltower No... too many webcam meetings, need to appear vaguely professional. Smart tops paired with tracksu… https://t.co/PDC7r7wJGP @blackpooltower Me too! Also sitting in sleeping bag
12/2
2019
@blackpooltower She says “Hmm, I don’t know that one”. Useless.asked the kids to put the crib up. We tend to put the crib on the windowsill where the Alexa sits. It’s the cable c… https://t.co/IB3P6Vxw2W @TobeLeRoneTob88 I’ve still got some of our Granny and Grandad’s decorations. They’ve lasted well, I’m always terrified of breaking them.
12/1
2019
Genuinely I’d be happy to pay a bit more tax for better public services such as the NHS, police and education. Is it just me?
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11/29
2019
Where is Elizabeth? #ElizabethIsMissing, adapted from Emma Healey's best-selling novel, is coming to @BBCOne &… https://t.co/FWAchwoK09
Retweeted by Vic NicholasIf you've got a spare 20 minutes, then thanks to @OUstudents you can use it to grasp the basics of British Sign Lan… https://t.co/8bPc1eI2cR
Retweeted by Vic NicholasHere's a few Thursday facts for you: 1) A new report by @ForwardRole has ranked UK Universities by which one produ… https://t.co/aOZFldSZjg
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11/28
2019
We're thrilled to confirm the TX date for our new drama, Elizabeth is Missing, airing on @BBCOne at 9pm on Sunday 8… https://t.co/r6gFAPKEIH
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11/27
2019
There’s been a power cut for an hour so I’m using the time to write Christmas cards by candlelight. Good luck to an… https://t.co/RCgsLf2VrwI’m taking Action Short of a Strike today as a homeworker, but a power cut means I can’t work anyway! @oubucu https://t.co/Wh8QZJsAJyAccess to education in a way that is inclusive and equitable, which is what @OpenUniversity was set up to do, is mo… https://t.co/xrA3UKdCEv
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11/26
2019
@JolyonMaugham I’m striking tomorrow. I’m pretty pleased with the tone of OU management and union branch correspond… https://t.co/8A4bsaw0sB @anneladams Lovely news Anne, congratulations! @blackpooltower Also the fire https://t.co/PVdeaQpo2f
11/24
2019
@HoltonKara I know! He’s a proper adult with a mortgage now. Still my little bro though ❤️Pleased with my first rainbow cake to celebrate my little brother’s 30th birthday (he’s a chef). https://t.co/EXcKcHf4iF @ANLecturer @OUstudents @OUstudentsVoice Totally agree with you, many of my students talk about social media positi… https://t.co/B4aGhh9fWy
11/17
2019
Great start to the day with a @S112_OU tutorial. We discussed scientific method and did the classic metre rule drop… https://t.co/FarszeyBTl
11/16
2019
Great to be able to run a workshop on monitoring with @JanetteMWallace for the #AssociateLecturerAssembly We has a… https://t.co/rQ8h0Vot9r
11/15
2019
@KateFox41 @OU_STEM @OpenUniversity There will be rounds for each of the three Faculty Assemblies per year. You won… https://t.co/JnnZj5hWM7So proud to celebrate the work of our excellent STEM tutors! We had the first Executive Dean’s Building Excellence… https://t.co/on8C9VJ48I
11/13
2019
@MicheyMathers My goodness Michelle! Pleased you are all ok. Your “tiny but feisty” reminds me of this Shakespeare… https://t.co/foOntwuQoE @hegibson412 Awww... that’s lovely Heather. Hope your Mum is doing as well as possible.
11/11
2019
Tate Britain looking pretty gorgeous this morning. https://t.co/p6sAND4ybi
11/9
2019
Fabulous night watching @timminchin So pleased to see Mitsubishi Colt live! https://t.co/4oIj9IGtxw
11/8
2019
@billykhokhar Disappointed that the cat didn’t appear during the video link on our interview panel today 😿
11/7
2019
I had a joyous evening listening to three STEM professors talk us through their unconventional careers.… https://t.co/uXW0xjcxug
11/6
2019
Major issue of the day: Campus Cats. I’m very much in favour of this. @registrarism #wonkfestExcellent critique of the proliferation of deckchairs at University open days by @registrarism #wonkfest
11/5
2019
Imagine my excitement when I saw the #TEDxOpenUniversity carpet rolled up in the office a few days ago. The red do… https://t.co/NUoMOIVQMdGreat ideas and inspiration from @kehinde_andrews in his talk “I’m not a racist but...” https://t.co/i27MII3RN3
11/4
2019
@SheonaU I’ll do what my Granny did- slip the sixpences onto the plate as you serve each portion. I’d love to get t… https://t.co/hqsPVxAoeY @HoltonKara That’s why I have to do it now, otherwise it will get forgotten in amongst the pre-Christmas chaos.Christmas puddings ready to go. Christmas cakes in the oven. A classic half term activity for me. https://t.co/k0LqsACKol
11/2
2019
@blackpooltower @Daddy_Rarah He’s the best lion (apart from Boffice- loyalty) @blackpooltower @Daddy_Rarah Is it a full scale attack? Looks more like a slump.Not sure we can trust the country to someone who you can’t trust to close an Eppendorf lid. https://t.co/wkQAeHmDnQ
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11/1
2019

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