Not being a regular voter the experience of voting in the referendum this morning was a quite new experience for me and I was immediately struck by how antiquated the whole procedure was. I handed over my poll card to one of two older ladies where one took a ruler and then proceeded to find my name in a long list on doing so she called an an attached number to another lady who entered it on a voting slip. The rest was down to me. Why on earth is the system not computerised as I can imagine that when things get busy this whole precess can be time consuming even more so if a person is in the wrong line. I also had a slight disagreement with, lets call him a bouncer, though dressed in pink shorts and lilac T shirt and a little to much weight was not most peoples idea of security. Anyway he took umbrage to my cat who I walk each morning about 7am and I thought as the polling station was very close to my route then I would vote at the same time as exercising Millie. Anyway I was told that Millie could not come in the polling station when I asked why he pointed out it was not allowed, I then pointed out that although there was a sign forbidding dogs, this sign made no mention of cats and fair play with a wry smile he said I had a point, so much to the bemusement of the polling station staff I voted with cat in attendance, unfortunately I was not allowed to photograph this as this was definitely not allowed. I think this is about as exciting as my day will get.