It's census night here in Australia.
I was trying to explain to Sibs what a census was all about
and I think she eventually sort of got it when we got to the Mary and Joseph story!
Even though she is not entirely sure what it's all about she asked plenty of questions.
My favourites were -
"Do we have to include the cats?"
"We can't have 'friend' to play otherwise it will mess up the census"
"Oh no, Dad is away...(wobbly bottom lip) he won't get any services if he's not on the census!"
Apologies for the terrible photography -( maybe my phone isn't quite so good at night?)
but allow me to just take a moment to comment on the question about ancestry.
It asks - "What is the person's ancestry?" and then gives 7 options with a 'other' box at the end.
How come "English', 'Irish' and 'Scottish' get a box...and no 'Welsh'? Hmmph!
I also had a little chuckle with this box - I ran out of counting fingers!!
Anyhow, I completed my census online and it was super quick and easy.
When I pressed "submit" it made me recall that earlier conversation.
No donkey to get to the census city...not even a pencil was needed!
I bet even a generation ago would not have envisaged a situation where one would be sitting on the sofa,
ipad on lap, completing it?
Times are a'changing.
Talking of changing times...
What is going on in some parts of England at the moment?
Riots and looting on the streets of London and some of the major cities?
I was watching the UK news earlier today and just couldn't believe what I was seeing...
I hope it settles quickly and safely.