Today has been a good example of the diverse life of a Parliamentary Candidate. As usual I was up early to catch up on the Sunday papers online and check my emails. Then I had feed CeeCee and take him out for his first walk of the day.
Then straight down to church at St. Anne’s in Tottington for the 10.15am service. The guest preacher today was the Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong the Dean of Blackburn. Despite the service lasting a little longer than normal I managed to get down into Bury to meet up with the film crew from the BBC who were filming a live interview by the Peel Statue with the Labour and Liberal Democrat Candidates and myself for The Politics Show. All went ok and I was straight off to my next engagement.
A short drive to the official opening of the new facilities at the Diggle Lane Allotments. They are a really enthusiatic and go ahead group who have a thriving Allotment Society. Thanks to their hardwork they have managed to obtain sufficient funding to have some organic toilets installed which might sound trivial but for all the Allotments holders who want to spend a day tending their patch it will make life so much easier when they need to spend a penny.
From there I nipped back home and collected Susan and CeeCee and went to visit the Pets in Need Spring Fair at Greenmount Old School. Sue and I have been sponsoring one of the cared for animals Cassie but unfortunately we were notified a while ago that Cassie had died so today we renewed our Sponsorship this time for a pair of miniature donkeys called Blackberry and Bramble. After grabbing a bite to eat and buying some scrumptious home made cakes it was back home to deal with my phone calls.