The question was “What can you say in 140 characters?”. In reality, you only have 93 characters. Not every tweet is perfect and tweets really should not be uniform, but …
A Tweet, well done has a Hashtag, Link (I use Bit.ly to help count clicks-through) and a photo. I schedule on Tweetdeck (Hootsuite is fine, I schedule RTs on Hootsuite. I must give Buffer another go. I was using it just after its release).
All the elements in place together will allow you only 93 characters. Choose them – and your link and your photo – carefully. And hone your editing skills.
I am very proud to have been invited to speak at Create2014 in Derry~Londonderry September 17 as part of CultureTECH week.
With in 24 hours of launching their KickStarter, the reached 50% of their goal and are as I write £311 short of their £2,500 target with 25 days left to go.
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This is a review written for Trip Advisor
This was the most inventive and memorable dinner I have had in many years. A good dinner is not just about sitting down and eating; it is about the whole experience and the company.
Dawn and I arrived a little early – no problem a cold glass of Slovenian Champagne with mint “from the garden” was our welcome as Dejan asked whether we preferred to sit inside or out. We were briefly tempted to sit inside the stunning 1878 Austro-Hungarian house on the edge of Lake Bled, but it was a warm sunny evening so we sat outside on the veranda overlooking the lake.
Miha the chef came out to talk to us about what he had been preparing. A proper conversation about food, ingredients, and source.
Dejan talks in detail about each wine on the list; there is an emphasis on Slovenia – a country which produces some excellent award winning wine, but like much else about Slovenia, not well known, or at least not known well enough. Miha came to the table at each course to tell us about what he had prepared. His ingredients included flowers and herbs from the hotel garden, and mushrooms from the surrounding forests. After the main course we invited both of them to join us for a glass of wine. We talked about food and dreams and ideas. This was a table for dreams and plans as the sun set behind the Slovenian Alps.
Dejan brought us a glass of the best desert wine I have ever had – I tend to avoid desert wines – and local pear brandy. I should have taken notes – I’ll have to go back to find out what they were.
Expensive? Not compared to any northern European city restaurant with such high standards of cooking, welcome, presentation.
By the end of the evening we were exchanging email addresses and links to Facebook pages and promising another visit. It can’t come soon enough.
Most of the time I will be blogging about Bled here. But sometimes I’ll post on davysims.com
Yesterday cycling (yes, me, cycling) around the hamlets nearby, there were several cars being re-packed for the long drive home. Sunday marks the end of the holiday and if this were a normal holiday we would be waking up at home this morning, not here in Bled.
There was another wonderful thunderstorm last night. After a day of bad weather in Austria and Italy, the mountains could no longer hold back the weather and the overspill into the sunny side of the Alps was dramatic, noisy and entertaining. This is the third thunderstorm in just under a week. Whether it’s hot and sunny, wet and thundery or just bright and cool. like this morning, the weather is not boring.
We are both feeling healthier. Local fresh food from small supermarkets, fantastic salads, bread, fruit. I don’t think we have ever ate so well.
And exercise. Walking mainly. To Bled centre is 25 minutes. I’m cycling or just following paths. Some are too challenging. But I’ll get there.
And there is so much more to Bled than Lake, Island, Church, Castle, Pletna boats. And you don’t have to look far to find them. Some of the buildings are beautiful/impressive/interesting … oh and there are several ugly hotels, but at least they are in the one place and most of the time you won’t see them.
Coming up this week; to Ljubljana for the day.
Some of my best photos are here on Flickr.