I’ve been off Twitter for Lent. I did sneak back in to send a message to someone on their graduation day, and on another occasion I retrieved a message from another after it was mentioned, but I managed to resist the temptation to look at my feed, or to post. And resisting temptation is what Lenten fasting is all about.
There were a few events I’d have loved to Tweeted about, such as
- Shelagh Fogarty’s caller Phil, who wants to be helped by an assisted suicide facility. Shelagh handled him perfectly.
- Katie Boyle dying. I met her three times, each time I was star struck (but I was a teenager)
- The prisons’ minister saying we send people to prison as a punishment, we don’t add to the punishment when we are there. Well said sir.
- The ‘A Thousand Years‘ video to mark World Down’s Syndrome day. We used it in assembly to great effect.
- Going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over two nights. A Christmas present from our eldest daughter. It was magic!
- Having a ticket to see Scott Hahn at The Holy Rosary Shrine in Belsize Park. I could not use it as I was at Harry Potter. I had seen him before at Farm Street on 31 October 2008 (He made an impression as you can tell) and I’m delighted the talk can be seen on EWTN‘s Youtube channel.
- Taking sixty Year Eight pupils to Mass in the school’s local parish a part of the parish mission and some of them repeating Fr Elias’ message “We do what we have to so we can do what we want to”
- Saying Happy St Joseph’s Day to St Joseph’s College
- William from The Cedars School winning the first ever Young Croydon Mayor election
- Stephen Hawking dying
- Congratulating St James the Great in getting to the final (football)
- A prospective Head Boy saying at the hustings “A community without unity is not a community”
- Nick Hewer being on The Great British Bake-Off. This was one of the funniest programmes I have seen in ages. Nick’s comic timing when saying “I’ll never do it again” and “You try filling a biscuit” still make me smile.
Finally, a cryptic message. Professor, if you had not known what my letter was about you would have got in touch. Thank you for your own personal confirmation of who you are.