Today is the first day of my summer holidays. I work term time only in a primary school office and and am looking at 40 days of freedom before the beginning of another academic year. With such a long break and very few concrete plans, it would be easy to fritter the time away. In years gone by I've drawn up lists of activities and am already working on one in my head. But this year I've decided to raise the stakes, and recognise my good fortune by making every day count in some way or another. I haven't yet worked out all the details and perhaps I never will. Maybe I'll just run with it.
Anyway this afternoon I attended Bristol's Green Party leadership hustings. You may not have realised that the Green Party is in the process of re-electing its leaders, perhaps because the media often overlook the Greens' activities or perhaps because they are (thankfully) not nearly as dramatic or contentious as those of the Tories or Labour. We're just getting on with it. Polls open at the beginning of next week and, as a result of today's question and answer sessions, I'm now pretty well decided on who is going to get my votes and pleased that under the single transferable voting system each of them will count.