This year I could have bypassed the UK General Election, but I didn’t.  I registered for my postal ballot papers and duly returned them in good time – even though the pre-paid envelop clearly wasn’t going to be pre-paid when returning from Switzerland.

Low turn out figures REALLY annoy me.  I believe that you should have to vote.  Too many people have died, and are still dying, for this simple right.  If you haven’t popped to the polling station yet, get your butt down there.  It takes five minutes.  Revel in the fact that you are free to put an x on a piece of paper.