Quiet in the back row.
Here are the top 10 tweets of the year in descending order of greatness, as voted for by you. Corinne’s won comfortably in the end, with a whopping 29% of the vote ahead of Amy’s on 21%.
Just seen schoolboy in Costa ordering latte and biscotti before school while his mum tried to hold the 139 bus for him. Only in @WHampstead!
— Corinne Gladstone (@CGladstone) June 5, 2013
"This is Finchley Road; change for the Metropolitan Line" Why can't the Metropolitan Line just accept me as I am?
— Amy ButterballTurkey (@butterworthamy) April 17, 2013
There's man on Finchley Rd honking his horn at 4 cars in front to move. The 4 cars are parked. The man is still honking. 2 mins have past.
— Oh haiiii! (@MissiMartinez) May 3, 2013
If you're the lady who took a cab from Mill Lane to Maida Vale, the turnip you forgot on the back seat is now back at George's Fruit & Veg
— Mark Marfe (@TibuDelMar) September 21, 2013
Drinking coffee outside at Nero, while blowing my nose on a Costa serviette. I'm West Hampstead's most audacious gangster.
— Skeleton O'Rourke (@Ghoul_of_London) March 5, 2013
Overhead in @WHampstead "He is just SO passionate about bread it makes me want to weep."
— Gemma Brady (@gemmabrady28) November 24, 2013
'All of these hairdressers are such a waste of space.' Overheard in W. Hampstead, London this afternoon. The man was bald.
— Mairéad Roche (@Merazad) March 29, 2013
Finchley Rd fruit man shouted something about his pears being cheap then hugged me today. Up the hill there is no hugging.
— Hampstead Cat (@thehampsteadcat) April 10, 2013
Girl wearing crash helmet, no bike in sight, strolling down west end lane. Whampstead has become more perilous than I thought.
— Lisa Goll (@LisasShare) August 15, 2013
Amusing NW6 moment; someone just ordered a "Tai chi latte". This is what happens when you put fancy coffees in a place like West Hampstead.
— Skeleton O'Rourke (@Ghoul_of_London) August 11, 2013
Onto the photos
Nicky’s photo of Camden’s parking enforcement car itself parked outside a marked bay, came from behind to win by an absolute canter, garnering more than 100 votes – more than a third of the total. It was a close-run thing between pre-race favourite, the Dylan’s pigeon, and the early frontrunner of the Tartan army.
Here are the top 10 photos:
— nicky coleman (@MustardColeman1) September 5, 2013
— Maha Khan Phillips (@MahaKhanPhillip) September 11, 2013
— Adam Phillips (@adam_m_phillips) August 14, 2013
— Katya Herman (@KatyaHerman) April 25, 2013
— simon whiteside (@cyberdonkey) May 4, 2013
— Lucy Brown (@YouCanCallMeLB) April 15, 2013
Sky writer sunset! http://t.co/qRJfeTqcJp
— Jamillah Knowles (@jemimah_knight) September 2, 2013
— Simon Inglis (@The_SimonInglis) November 13, 2013
Just posted a photo @ West Hampstead http://t.co/InmjyWiMYO
— Joseph Critchley (@josephcritchley) September 7, 2013
Possibly worst example of fly tipping at Minster Rd recycling. I complained, council cleared, but it goes on pic.twitter.com/LXaNol1Mjc
— RichardOlszewski4FG (@Richard4FG) September 10, 2013
I’ll be contacting Corinne and Nicky to arrange for them to collect their prizes, although it’s really the accolade that’s the true trophy!
Thanks to everyone who voted and to all of you for keeping Twitter a fun place to hang out. Let see who’ll be the first Tweet of the Week in this weekend’s newsletter.