The Twitter diary of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, aged 64 and a third

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams is on Twitter, but his tweets aren't what you'd expect.

Although the account is not verified by Twitter, the has confirmed that Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is definitely on Twitter. 

You'll forgive the note of scepticism, because his tweets are not the bland pleasantries typical of politicians; nor are they the Galloway-esque thunderbolts one might expect of a firebrand like Adams. Instead, they are strangely domestic.

Prepare to enter the strange world of Gerry Adams, as revealed by his tweets…

Gerry Adams likes baking.



…and he's not one of those men who's afraid of the colour pink when he does it.



He's also a big fan of flowers, be they daffodils…



Or some sort of pink shrubby flower which I don't recognise.



Gerry Adams loves this horse. He wants to ride it through the fields and take it to the horse dentist.



Gerry Adams also has an adorable Bichon Frise called Snowie who he loves very much.



Sometimes Snowie wears a hat.



Gerry Adams fries his breakfast in the shape of a smiley face.



Oh yes, and Gerry Adams really . . .



Really . . .



REALLY . . . 



Loves his teddy bears.



Gerry Adams, proud holder of a Twitter account. Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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