Thursday, August 26, 2010

my birthday

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Election Day in Melbourne

Election Days are some of my favorites...

In Australia, unlike the US or the UK, they are always on a Saturday. And unlike almost anywhere else in the democratic world, we have compulsory voting - well compulsory 'getting your name ticked off the roll' anyway!

All across the nation at schools, churches and other public places there were election booths. They often have a fete like atmosphere! Small stalls selling trash and treasure, jam, backyard produce, cakes... all a delight!

At our local booth, Mr S spotted a game in the trash and treasure stall. We are now the proud owners of "Crazy Crab' for the grand cost of $2! It is such a fun game. I foresee hours and hours of fun!!

And now at 9.30pm at night, I am sitting watching the election coverage on the ABC. God I love it!!! It is such fun watching the drama as the votes are counted.