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All the usual things, really. Met up with and broke bread with people I consider family. Voted in lots of debates. Went to fringes. However, there are a couple of things that were out of the ordinary:

- I was very proud that Calderdale's anti-racism motion went through (helped along by a barnstorming speech from the amazing Pauline Pearce).

- I was similarly proud that our amendment to the transport motion went through, and it's now officially lib dem policy to support HS3 connecting the north.

- I made a few speeches, but one that was particularly well-recieved was the one on the social security motion. (if you're a license fee payer, you can watch it here for the next 27 days - I'm at 1 hour 40 minutes and 15 seconds in). Sadly conference still voted the motion through, albeit with amendment one removing the commitment to sanctioning people, but I apologise to all my disabled friends that I wasn't able to get it voted down for the commitment to devolve WCA to local councils (several times this was nonsensically referred to from the stage as "abolishing" WCA - like local councils have the money or inclination to run it any better than ATOS or Maximus).

- I co-hosted Glee for the first time. Which was initially terrifying, but actually... lots of fun. And I really genuinely loved seeing all the journos who gladly sing along with stuff while they are there doing their biennial pretending-to-be-outraged-at-Glee articles the morning after.

Lots of other people from Calderdale made speeches too - Mick Taylor, Ruth Coleman Taylor, Sarah Noble and Alisdair Calder McGregor prominent among them - till it got to the point where in a debate on the final day the chair made a joking reference to a constitutional requirement that someone from Calderdale must speak in every debate for it to be valid. While we didn't win every fight, I think we did pretty well. All in all I think we had a pretty good conference.

And now it's back to the real world...
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For those of you who don't follow me on twitter:

- we got burgled last night.
- they took small, easily carried things like laptops, wallets, and the phone I'd just sold on ebay
- The police have been fantastic, especially responding officer PC Lewis and Fiona from the crime scene unit.
- for various reasons (which I'll maybe talk about publicly later) we are hopeful they'll get caught, and we'll get at least some of our stuff back
- response from internet friends has been amazing. You're all lovely, and anyone who says internet friends are not REAL friends can get tae fuck right now.

Some things which are really bothering me right now:

1, as I've talked about before, we couldn't get contents insurance due to the make-up of our household. There is no insurance company which is set up to deal with poly households. So anything that's gone is gone.
2, Roxy, who barks if somebody farts at the top of the street, made no noise at all. This is odd.
3, The thing I am most bothered about is the wallet I don't usually carry around. It had in it my Women's Suffrage lucky 50p coin, and a little plastic penny that Holly gave me when she was little because she knew I was short of money and I kept it because I'm soppy. So, you know, the things that are worth money are just money, but that little worthless plastic coin...
4, the guy who bought my phone on Ebay, even after being given the crime number, is ranting at me about how I'm running a scam, despite me having given him a refund.

But mostly I am OK, everyone else is OK, nobody (canine or human) was hurt, and we think they're going to get him.

This has been your installment of drama for your friends list today...


The police have a suspect in custody and we're going to get at least some of our stuff back. How they caught him is really quite funny, and perhaps after he has been on trial I will post the tale :)
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