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Skyscape
19/52 for the group 2015 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: S is for Skyscape

Skyscape

The start of the week was very unpromising with a sheet of grey cloud blanketing the sky for several days. Today the weather changed for the better and as I walked back from town after voting, I snapped this lovely sky with my phone. Yes, I have been and went and voted! And for once, my vote might actually matter. I'm hoping that Plaid Cymru will hang on to the seat and, if there is a hung parliament, our MP might actually have some influence on who gets to form a government.

Below is a picture of our polling station at the Darllenfa Rhydd (Free Library). Actually, that's something of a misnomer because it's neither a library nor is it free. If you want to use a room for an event, you have to pay. In fact "Darllenfa" literally means "reading place", "llyfrgell" is library, so a better translation would probably be "Free Reading Room", but it's always been known as the Free Library.

Darllenfa Rhydd / Free Library

Every Thursday, the Free Library is the home of a small market for locally made and locally produced foods. However, just for today, the market had to move to a local hotel because of the general election.



In other news, the second year computing students did the presentations for their big projects this morning and despite all the glitches and hiccups in the weeks leading up to the event, all three did really well which was a huge relief.

And in other other news, I am rather miffed that when I went to the Royal Mail sorting office to collect the parcel that they couldn't deliver yesterday because I was at work, I found the office closed. I have now been online and asked for it to be redelivered, but it won't come tomorrow as the earliest date I could request was Saturday. Having said that, that will mean that I won't have to wait in for it tomorrow. It's been weeks since I walked up to see M & B. First it was waiting in for a different delivery, then it was the 'flu, then my Dad's funeral, then I worked an extra day (normally I have Fridays off), so finally I might get back into the usual Friday routine of a walk followed by having a chat and a cup of tea while I help them finish their crossword.

Current Mood: tired tired

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cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: May 7th, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your polling station has a little more about it than ours which is an eighties built church hall.

I held my nose and voted Labour as they stand the best chance of unseating our idle, useless Tory.

Nice sky!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our polling station has moved from place to place over the years and when we first lived here voting always took place in the Drill Hall, a rather shabby single storey giant hut. The Free Library is much nicer.
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: May 7th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
My polling station was a shipping container turned into a portacabin. Yours is much nicer!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our polling stations has moved from place to place over the years and when we first lived here voting always took place in the Drill Hall, a rather shabby single storey giant hut. The Free Library is much nicer.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: May 7th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a beautiful sky. And what an impressive polling place, too. I vote in a fairly new and decidedly unimpressive elementary school. Anyway, fingers crossed for your candidate.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was at junior school, we always got a day off when it was an election because they used the school as the polling station.

I am hoping the Plaid Cymru candidate gets in. She used to be my husband's Welsh tutor and she's been a local councillor for some years, so has political experience.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: May 7th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely building! Much classier than the usual Scout's Hut/Community Hall...

I did vote, though I don't live in an area where my vote has every made any difference.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always vote because not too far back in the past, my ancestors wouldn't have been able to, either because they were female or because though they were male, they were not property owners.

Regarding the polling station, until fairly recently voting always took place in the Drill Hall, a rather shabby single storey giant hut. The Free Library is much nicer.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: May 9th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here in Ceredigion, although Plaid Cymru narrowed the gap considerably, the incumbent (Lib Dem) held onto his seat.

I vote because it matters & because I am a woman. That said, I'm deeply saddened by the outcome & it feels like all that campaigning, effort & hope was for nothing.

Five more wretched years...
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