...about today's European Union elections.
Hold on readers, bear with me!
You might say it's really about the surprising and sometimes delightful connections we can make through blogging.
It all started with a post on one of our very favourite blogs. Scotsman Angus lives in deepest France and blogs in a consistently engaging fashion about life with his Polish Lowland Sheepdogs Bob and Sophie and much else besides.
Now you may already be aware that across Europe today (Thursday), elections to the European Parliament are taking place. On Tuesday Angus posted some photos of French election posters, and Gail responded by commenting that here in Scotland she had received lots of election leaflets through the door, but regrettably none from the solidly pro-EU Liberal Democrat Party.
You'll never guess what happened later that day.
Early evening Gail and I answered a knock on the door. (I did not bark, I am not that kind of terrier.)
We were greeted by a lady with a smiling face and a fistful of Lib Dem leaflets.
So much, so unremarkable, I hear you thinking.
She announced herself not only as the lead candidate for the Scottish Liberal Democrats in the current EU election, but also as an avid fan of both my blog and Angus's. She had seen Gail's comment on Angus's blog, done a spot of detective work and identified our address, and hastened round in person to rectify the shortfall in Lib Dem election material.
What a star!
Oh she said such nice things about my blog too, I think Gail would be voting for her party even if she hadn't already been intending to.
We do hope she is elected and has the opportunity to remain an MEP for a very long time to come....
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