I’d be afraid to come out of the locker!

You know how nowadays, when we are buried in commercial marketing gimmicks, that there seems to be a day for just about everything, sensible, or otherwise? Well, yes, this is about one of the ‘otherwise’ group.

It seems that today, for want of better reasoning that after the day of US independence, that the next day, we celebrate the independence for women, of wearing one piece swimsuits! Yes, seemingly its National Bikini Day somewhere, I assume in the US?

At my age, and in truth, boringly, throughout my life, I’ve always gone for swimsuits. Maybe its because I dont have a figure that you want to show off in public, maybe its just because I prefer swimsuits? At my age, a swimsuit, with a small skirt design is even better!

I know Bikini’s were supposedly named after Bikini Atoll, in the Pacific, which I rather gather was in the news at the time they first came out, though not for a reason that would make you want to swim there, as it was one of the Nuclear warhead test sites! So if there, you probably should wear more than a bikini, lol!

However, I guess that now, for many, they are the article to wear on the beach, or in, or around a swimming pool, I suppose. Just dont expect me, especially at 60 to do so, even on a scorchingly hot day like today! Well, if someone wants to mind control me to do it, I guess, but I would question their sanity if they did!

OK, video time. Firstly, I’m going to give you one of those 90’s records, that was in truth, pretty dreadful. But hey, its one of those catchy, dreadful versions of the song, and I fell for it, for better, or for worse. Those of musical culture might want to avoid?

And for a more vintage version, with a younger wearer of said bikini, the Brian Hyland version

Sealed with a kiss. (Well, sort of a kiss)

Its crazy, isnt it, you can go a year or so, without any opportunity to vote, then they all come along at once! Then again, after June, unless I get to become a US citizen in the meanwhile (yes, joking, I’m sure), it will probably be an age before I get to vote again. The funny thing about tomorrow, because we are still working off last years electoral register at the moment, I’ll be voting under my old name. So I must remember, when they say Miss Nicholls tomorrow, thats me!

Firstly, tomorrow, we get to vote for local councils, and for only the second time, the police commissioner. I havent seen any paperwork for any party, for either, but I suspect thats because the others see it first, and discard it. Fine by me, to be honest, but anyway…I pretty much know which party I’ll be voting for, anyway, as my middle of the road Liberal Democrats locally, havent annoyed me in the same way the national party has. So I suspect, they will get my vote.

Yes, fine, thats the easy one to decide!

Next month is the complex one, that I havent got a clue how I will vote, at present. Yes, the ‘should I stay, or should I go’ vote for whether the UK stays in the EU. I’ve seen good points for both sides, bad points for the same, and if I had to vote tomorrow, not a clue! Sadly, the ‘stay’ group has run a very negative campaign, and given Cameron is supporting it, just makes me want to vote otherwise. But sense says, stay is better…I think? As I say, I suspect that might yet be an ‘on the day’ decision.

Alright, I suppose I have to mention it, I see the inevitable has happened, and Donald Trump will be the Republican Presidential candidate. You’re right, I’m not a fan! He’s better than Cruz, I think, but thats not saying much! Oh, and the Democrats seem finally to have fixed it totally that Clinton will be standing against him. You’re right, despite being a woman, I’m not a fan of her either! Yes, I’m one of the Bernie Sanders brigade! Not that, short of a miracle, my views will feature in this election anyway, but…

The question someone asked me, is why I support Sanders, but cant stand Corbin, over here, who’s views are not much further left than Bernie. Maybe its a matter of trust, and confidence, Bernie comes across as a nice guy, Corbin just seems sort of crazy, and unreliable on so many things.

I’ve seen people suggesting Bernie stands as a 3rd candidate, either Independent, or as the Green Party candidate, which would suit me fine. My only worry with this, is that Trump gets in by default. I suspect he could beat both, individually, but he’d take more Democrat votes, than Republican, and that thought terrifies me. But thankfully, not my call.

OK, the video is nearly as old as me. And yes, thats scary, as I remember owning the single of this. Oh, the kiss? Well, we put an X on the voting form over here!