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Gordon Brown's better half is surprise Twitter hit!

world Updated: Jun 05, 2009 15:55 IST
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While British Premier Gordon Brown fights for his political survival grappling for support, his better half has become a surprise hit on social networking site attracting nearly 120,000 followers.

Yes, Sarah Brown is a surprise hit on Twitter. In fact her total number of followers reached 118,718 on Friday leaving her only some ground to catch up with US President Barack Obama's 1.3 million, The Daily Telegraph reported.

In stark contrast to the mood of crisis in 10 Downing Street, her tweets over the past few days have spoken of glorious weather outings with the children and excitement at the appearance of tiny strawberries in the garden.

Last weekend she told her followers how much she had enjoyed a trip to London Zoo, especially the water jets in the Splash Zone -- "perfect for younger ones on a hot, hot day".

Under the user name 'SarahBrown10', there are regular updates on her public duties, such as speaking at a reception for Chance UK, the mentoring charity, earlier this week. There are also frequent replies to messages from other users wishing them well with children's birthday parties.

However, there's little reference to politics although in one posting on Thursday night, she remarked cryptically: "I don't know what a shadow twitterer is."

In another message posted on Thursday, she explained: "I have really enjoyed Twitter since I started nearly three months ago -- love the Tweet chat and info exchange. I learn a lot here. Sarah."