Thursday saw me at yet another Hustings meeting. This time it was the Catholic Cathedral Justice and Peace Group.
The theme was Social Justice so I spoke on issues relating to Health Inequalities, Homelessness and Social Care. Indeed I was the only person to raise those topics. The questions were largely on trams though.
The experience was a little more nerve racking than usual as my nephew walked in at the beginning. I have never had to do a political speech, debate or interview in front of family before! A wee bit strange but still seemed to go off OK.
My nephew has a pony tail and pledged many many years ago that he would only cut it off when Hibs won the Scottish Cup. His step mother has been sharpening the scissors for some days now with a degree of relish which I have only seen when my older sister used to scrub our necks as children!
I mentioned this to my younger brother who looked at me and asked, in earnest, who had won enough trophies to merit my clean shaven head?
Time will tell if young Kevin will finally get the short back and sides he so richly deserves or not but I will be digging out my formerly redundant electric hair clippers to see the job through to the end. It sounds like I may have to wait in a long line.