While we may be a party that does so much of its work online, we've never lost sight that voters are actual people out there in the country.
The weeks of the local and European Parliament election campaigns have seen us contacting and communicating with people in a far wider range of places than ever before.
We've delivered pallets loaded with Pirate leaflets in Warrington, been on hustings in Lambeth, Maria's been on radio Cumbria, I've been interviewed by a paper from Bournemouth, had tweets about energy policy from Stockport, we've fielded calls from Liverpool, sent off posters to supporters in Moss Side and Garstang.
Equally, we have received many messages from people who wish they could vote for us. And of course I wish they could too. However what all of these people want is not just a name on a ballot. They expect us to field strong candidates, like the ones we have now. They expect us to work hard for our ideas, and to campaign. I'm happy (and somewhat exhausted!) to say that's what we have been doing.