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Dear friends, did you know that the month of May is officially Williams Syndrome Awareness month?

I'm sure Williams Syndrome is something that a lot of people won't have heard of. That's why we want to make a big noise about it.

+Susie Thomas​​'s brother Philip was born with the condition just a few days before me, and it was only when I had the pleasure of meeting him some 8-9 years ago that I became aware of it. On our first meeting he was chatty, friendly and enthusiastic. It didn't matter that we had never met before. He got straight in to asking me about washing machines (spin speeds, capacities and guarantees!) and that was that. It was really refreshing in all manner of ways and we formed a bond instantly (or at least I'd like to think so).

Fast forward to present day and Peelop is now my big brother. I'm marrying his sister next year and I couldn't be happier. He is a joy to be around. He's kind and funny, and I'm a better person for knowing him as a result. He doesn't have a problem, a disability or a handicap. As he'd say he's simply got special talents, and I completely agree. Amongst other things he's a demon keyboard player - something I could only dream of being able to do.

So, please take a few minutes to watch the link, and read up on Williams Syndrome. Friendliness is certainly a trait that Peelop has in spades, and I often wish that I (read we) could be more like him.

#sayhello #williamssyndrome +Williams Syndrome Association​​
One of the first and most important things most parents tell their children is "don't talk to strangers" - but little Lauren Taylor can't help talking to everyone she sees. Lauren is a bright, enthusiastic and positive three year old. On the surface she just seems more chatty than other children but in fact she was born with a rare condition called Williams Syndrome, which has made her one of Britain's friendliest little girls. She joins us wit...
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If you don't know of Scott Matthews, then I suggest you look him up. Incredible guitar skills, incredible voice.

One of a number of talented musicians to come out of my hometown #Wolverhampton, and also my school.

Stunning track.
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If you love good beer and want to be part of something a bit different then why not consider becoming an Equity Punk. This is crowd funding and then some.

Equity For Punks IV is now open #BrewDog #EFP

Use the referral code R803672 and I'll get a little treat too! :)
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+David Hughes Honestly I'd have to say just being part of BrewDog is number one. It's nice to know I'm helping in their success, and I enjoy spreading the word and introducing people to good beer. It's a friendly company for sure.

The discount comes in handy too, obviously :)
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Shot and edited (with +Snapseed​) on my Nexus 4 whilst walking down the road. There's life in the old dog yet!

(And yes, I mean the phone not me!)
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I stopped off to pick up some beers on the way home tonight from my local emporium for my first #beerexchange .

+David Hughes and I got commenting over Google+ recently and it was clear we both like a good beer. As a result we agreed to set up something via mail, and tomorrow I'm gonna post off my offerings.

The rules of the #beerexchange  are simple; send each other 4 bottles of craft beer to try, and hopefully something new that we've not sampled before. For this first time around we also agreed to send something local to both of us.

I'm looking forward to see what arrives next week, and I'm eagerly keen to see what Dave thinks of what I've sent him. Apologies for any spoilers, but as promised I've managed to source some +Sacre Brew from Beer Gonzo, so I'm happy about that. The rest is a surprise.

Let's hope it is the first of many exchanges (wouldn't it be cool if it caught on). I'll be posting responses to each beer as and when I drink them!

#craftbeer
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+David Hughes Ha! I don't think it's posh (don't forget we are in Cov). Probably very similar... wall to wall beer! :)
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The sun is out and all is well :)
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This may be a video from the US, but the content within is relevant to all of US.

So many valid points - all of which underpin why I've decided to vote Green in the #generalelection this year.

It's time for change. #Sorry.
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Incredible smiles, beauty and happiness. This is why I'm going travelling... I want to see this kind of reaction first hand.
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Since upgrading my #Nexus 4 to the 5.1 factory image I don't seem to be able to screenshot using the normal volume down and power key method.

Weird.

Maybe a reboot will fix it.
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Yup, that did it. Oh the irony.

It seems the power button wasn't registering at all. I couldn't even get the power down menu up to reboot it, so had to force it off.
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Just an average Joe.
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I'm a 30-something Technical Support Manager living in Coventry in the West Midlands. I like movies, music and a spot of running.
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