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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
beyond abysmal service set to ruin my wishing had stayed with have had good service in past from help but last
Beyond abysmal @Plusnet service @IslayBeachHouse set to ruin my #Easter - wishing had stayed with @bt_uk. Have had good service in past from @plusnethelphelp but last six months have found them utterly complacent.
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
just read amp cant imagine how came up with the idea for a comedic romp through trauma induced depression and
Just read & can’t imagine how @GailHoneyman came up with the idea for a comedic romp through trauma-induced depression and loneliness that is also a paean to the healing powers of Scots granny soup and tea served with biscuits.
But I’m glad she did. #EleanorOliphant
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
eu leaders agree to delay brexit until 30 october live news
EU leaders agree to delay Brexit until 30 October – live news https://t.co/gqsGQ2IqhG
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
pop up installation museum in glasgow cousins pile on literally breathtaking reflection on the human condition
Pop-up installation @KelvingroveArt museum in Glasgow: ‘cousins pile-on’.
“literally breathtaking reflection on the human condition” - @guardian
“Whimsically plays on notions of piling on & piling in. Squashes how we see the post-financial crisis world.” - @FT
#schoolholidays
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
lovely loch earn this lunchtime first picnic of the year
Lovely Loch Earn this lunchtime. First picnic of the year!
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
there is usually a mistake of nuance on every page of every translated book in this nice read by about transla
“There is usually a mistake of nuance on every page of every (translated) book.” ⁦@TimParksauthor⁩ in this nice read by ⁦@carmitstead⁩ about translating literary fiction. Sales up 20% last year: Brexit backlash?
cc. ⁦@TimG_translator⁩ https://t.co/GjWPRGrsEx
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
good line from ben elton on bbcsaturdaylive media quoting tweets in stories is like enabling hecklers
Good line from Ben Elton on #BBCSaturdayLive: media quoting tweets in stories is like enabling hecklers
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
among the founding ancestors claimed by the macgregors was pope gregory the great while clancampbell was wont
“ ..among the founding ancestors claimed by the MacGregors was Pope Gregory the Great, while ClanCampbell was wont to include the legendary but elusive King Arthur among its ‘name-fathers’.”
One of many nuggets in Tom Devine’s The Scottish Clearances, which #amreading & recommend
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
charles moore defining entitlement with his pre answer off subject rant about alleged bbc bias on brexit on ju
Charles Moore defining entitlement with his pre-answer, off subject rant about alleged BBC bias on Brexit on @bbcquestiontime - just imagine Dianne @HackneyAbbott Abbott behaving like that: the crowd would have started jeering, and Fiona Bruce would have cut her off
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
dawn this morning on the costa kilnaughton were on the early boat and it feels like winter has drawn its last
Dawn this morning on the Costa Kilnaughton. We’re on the @CalMacFerries early boat and it feels like winter has drawn its last breath. #schoolholidays #Stirling and @CrieffHydro here we come
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
this is beyond parody utterly pathetic american trophy hunters spent two days crawling through the heather aro
This is beyond parody. Utterly pathetic American trophy hunters spent two days crawling through the heather around my house on Islay before shooting one of the semi-tame goats that roam the shore and hillsides. And they think they are Awesome for doing it! #FFS https://t.co/mI5VPHcKK4
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
here they are about five metres from a coastal path those tough to track down islay goats that hapless america
Here they are, about five metres from a coastal path ... those tough-to-track-down Islay goats that hapless American hunter Jason took two days to track down! #Islay
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
the suggestion that these are tough to track wild animals is laughable they spend half their time in my garden
The suggestion that these are tough-to-track wild animals is laughable. They spend half their time in my garden munching everything but the rhubarb. Have to get within 10 metres before they trot off - the telescopic lenses on the rifles were not really required
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
boris johnson s obama tirade seen as racist slur by italian papers buffoon damaging london s image as tolerant
Boris Johnson's Obama tirade seen as racist slur by Italian papers: buffoon damaging London's image as tolerant city
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
breaking afp italy has arrested kosovan jihadists suspected of planning to put a bomb under venice s rialto br
BREAKING @AFP Italy has arrested Kosovan jihadists suspected of planning to put a bomb under Venice's Rialto Bridge
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
raw eggs every day amp steak tartare the secret of the world s oldest person italy s emma morano 116 amp born
Raw eggs every day & steak tartare the secret of the world's oldest person: Italy's Emma Morano, 116 & Born in C19th https://t.co/xJ75iVrIqy
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
quite a queue for french expats wanting to vote in london natural constituency for
Quite a queue for French expats wanting to vote in London #presidentielle2017 - Natural constituency for
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
hotel rigopiano dogs survived avalanche made their way in 2m high snow to neighbouring village taken in by wom
Hotel Rigopiano dogs survived avalanche, made their way in 2m-high snow to neighbouring village, taken in by woman who has their puppies
Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
looks like might be something in justinbieber arrest rumours italian daily la repubblicait says he is being qu
Looks like might be something in @justinbieber arrest rumours: Italian daily La @repubblicait says he is being questioned at Rome hotel
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Angus MacKinnon
AngusM1966
this is website saying justinbieber arrested in rome rome police hq say they know nothing about it
This is website saying @justinbieber arrested in Rome http://t.co/Woa5kZeAue Rome police hq say they know nothing about it
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