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08/05/2015

Space for the Butterflies

Joining in with {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

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This is the first general election for all three little ones.  We’ve always taken the girls with us to vote and today was no different.  They might not really understand what it’s all about but I hope that they will simply absorb it as something that we just do.  We talked about the fact that 100 years ago today only their Daddy would have been allowed to vote, and that there are parts of the world where no one can vote, or where I still wouldn’t be allowed to vote.  I don’t know how much sank in, except perhaps a cake shop variation on Nick Clegg’s Nando’s voting analogy (not voting is going to Nando’s, refusing to order off the menu and then complaining that you don’t like the food that arrives), but I will take them with me every five years until it’s their turn to decide our future.

And as it’s voting season I would be truly grateful and honoured if you would consider voting for me in the MADs Blog Awards for Pregnancy Blog, Baby Blog, Preschool Blog and/or Writer.  You can nominate here, you only need to give an email address and it takes mere moments – thank you x