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Elli’s birthday

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Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis
Elli has a birthday every year. As, I suppose, you’d expect. This year Michelle and I ventured up to her house in Balham, followed by a cracking meal in Pizzeria on the Green in Clapham, where even the severe lack of seats didn’t ruin the mood – and then onwards, across, deep down into the depths of Brixton. My Daily Mail-fueled expectations were not met, however – there were no drug dealers on every corner, no drug-fuelled brawls, no gay policemen smoking spliffs. In fact, it was a very enjoyable night, and Plan B nightclub managed to play an entire night of tunes I had never heard of. “House” music, apparently. I considered asking the DJ for a spot of Bon Jovi, but my life may have hung in the balance.
So, welcome to another year, Elli! Thanks for the night, and the bed, and expecially the chocolate…

Fun Funds News

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Well, I didn’t vote for them.
The government-liasing Student Loans Company this weekend announced that the interest on Student Loans held with them would double to 3.2%. Yep, that’s me done for.
And, as the icing on the cake, today’s Daily Mail warned me of Labour’s plans to tax speeding tickets and, more importantly, parking fines. Of which I get about 3 a month (well, it’s cheaper than paying Surrey County Council’s parking charges…).
Time to think about student bankruptcy, no?