The more accurate diary. May(be) 2005

Warning: These are old.

May 2005

6th May

Surfaced in and out of sleep and lurgy to the sound of election results still on the radio. Lots of people getting onto the web to explain that they couldn't vote because the previous house-owner was still on the list, or that their children could vote. I am only amazed that this year no-one has filled in their pet's name and then affected surprise for the local newspaper that the silly election people have sent a reminder to their dog.

I know someone who turns eighteen today and thus will have the longest wait to vote. Happy birthday!

5th May

Election day. I have a cold and just want to sleep. Voted instead :) There was a fantastic interview on the telly in the evening with a woman who is 105 and votes in every election; she remembers a time when women couldn't. I once worked out that had I been born a century before my real birth date, then I would have been 48 before I could vote. I cannot understand it when people don't vote, and particular when it's women. We haven't even had the vote for a century yet. BBC News 24 also had a cool guide to election organisation: why is a returning officer called that, who is s/he, why are most of the announcements from acting returning officers, and what happens if you turn up and find someone else has already voted in your place. That bit might be useful, with all the hoop-la about electoral fraud.

Practised my Welsh by watching the election results on S4C. In Welsh, you don't take seats: you snatch them.

2nd May

Bank holiday today. Went to the margarita place with Bron. It was shut. Half of Swansea was shut. What kind of a bank holiday is that? Boo hiss.

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