In Bristol, and I've got chips and gravy. May need to readjust the north-south divide.

Just successfully haggled with a taxi driver πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Oh wow. Rolling into bath spa from London - what an amazing looking town / city! Looks like it might be worth a visit...

Fella on the train next to me has gone to the toilet leaving his phone behind, unlocked. Should teach him a lesson.

Great to meet @mradamb@twitter.com today at @YouthareUnited@twitter.com - talking about uniformed youth and maps and data and lava lamp plots and engagement, and how it all fits together!

I wrote a little blog post about the election hack that we hosted at @opendatamcr@twitter.com last week. medium.com/@opendatamcr/local- If you want to do something similar in your area, we can give you pointers, and some data!

Off to London this morning, first to meet @mhclg@twitter.com to talk about and with @swirrl@twitter.com. Then to see @YouthareUnited@twitter.com this afternoon, and then heading straight across the country to Bristol for an @EnvAgency@twitter.com workshop tomorrow.

2 years ago today the bomb went off, took 22 lives, and irreversibly changed countless others. I remember the events unfolding, and the following days, like it was yesterday. Such sadness, but such pride. Keep on being Manchester, Manchester 🐝✊

At this event, Paul Davidson from @istanduk@twitter.com talking about the types of data that are sloshing around the system.

@opendatamcr@twitter.com @bureaulocal@twitter.com Introductions done at - good and varied group of people here - data people, policy people, and front-line people dealing with homelessness and related issues from a range of organisations - local authorities, central gov, academia & 3rd sector.

@opendatamcr@twitter.com @bureaulocal@twitter.com Follow along on the

And through @opendatamcr@twitter.com / civic data work, where I made an animated map of homeless deaths in 2018, using @bureaulocal@twitter.com data twitter.com/northernjamie/stat

@theinetwork@twitter.com Interesting not least because it touches on various areas of my work - through @swirrl@twitter.com, where we provide and support the platform that @mhclg@twitter.com uses to publish some datasets about

Just hot-footed it across Manc to get to an interesting @theinetwork@twitter.com event today - looking at and data.

Turns out trying to book a hotel in Bristol at the last minute is a challenge when Rod Stewart's in town. Who knew??

So this is what it means to be 42. I'm excited about using my new bamboolagoo toothbrush!

I follow 1,241 people on here. There must be _someone_ not watching Eurovision.

Just got caught looking at my table-mate's phone on this train. When he caught me, I panicked and purposefully, and obviously shifted my attention to his laptop screen.

Had a really good day today with some really talented people from @WeAreSigma@twitter.com. Working with @stevedesigner@twitter.com to rapidly turn his designs for displaying genetic information into dynamically-generated charts and pages. Challenging, and tiring..! 😴

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