Whatever boxes you tick, try to enjoy your vote. Make it worthwhile and involve the kids. It's trite but true that cynicism about our democratic process is a luxury envied by the many who live without.
Loss is part of living and most of us have done all this before. People come -- babies are particularly welcome -- and they go. But can our celebrations, our precious times together be the same without a foundation member? Is it worth even trying?
I would have been perfectly happy with another Beatles name. Julia. Martha. Dear Prudence. Lovely Rita. My sparkly, carefree, 20-something Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds would have only slumped into Lucy at the Sink with Dishes many years on.
Like sleeping beauty, I awoke to find my daggy old hobby had become Prince Charming. Grown ups were colouring pictures and it was cool. In top-selling-book-lists cool. Displayed-in-the-window-of-my-gorgeous-local-bookshop cool. Slagged-off-by-Russell-Brand-in-an-angry-YouTube-tirade cool.