I went to see my local MP, Keith Hill, on Friday to interview him about his retirement.
It made me realise how shamefully little I know about my local area.
I'm meant to be reporting on it for the next couple of weeks, so hopefully my knowledge will improve.
Keith on the other hand was well informed about local issues, which is what anyone would hope from their local MP.
It hasn't always been this way the Tory MP that we had through the eighties didn't even know where the St.Leonards junction was - only one of the most conjested areas in the borough.
So I'll be sad to see Keith go, even though I don't agree with all his politics, I can only hope that his replacement will be as passionate about Streatham.