A big day

Well, believe it or not, I have just voted for the first time in my 44 years!

I voted for The Green Party in the current European Elections They look like they care about all of the things I care about and, frankly, I have had it with the alternatives.

Could they run the country in the unlikely event that they came to power - debateable - but a bunch of people caring for the planet and all of the people who live on it can be as shambolic as they like if it avoids the power games based on outmoded indeologies and false morals that are going on in the world at the moment.

It seemed like an entirely appropriate decision as I made my way through beautiful countryside to the idyllic Ballinger Memorial Hall, the sun lowering to the horizon and the sound of villagers playing cricket in the background.

My one regret - I drove rather than take the field and woodland paths which I should have walked instead!