It's Spidermonkey's 16th birthday! Yay!
And the Monkey Academy is closed today due to the teachers' strike :) I'm on strike too, though I have no teaching or marking today in any case. I could go an join the demo on Parker's Piece, but in fact I've set my work email to strike auto respond, musique_monkey has taken a day's holiday and we're going to treat Spider to a very posh lunch. I dread to think what the tabloids would make of this disgraceful behaviour, but it's not every day school closes for you 16th birthday.
First though, we're off to the Kelsey Kerridge climbing wall. He has new climbing shoes and is finally old enough to register in his own right instead of having to drag me along to 'supervise'. In fact, he can supervise Squirrelmonkey.
On a side note, has Runescape joined the public sector and gone on strike? I'm very unimpressed that it takes Jagex '3-7 working days' to process a paypal payment that's already gone out of my account, and that they don't tell you that until after you've paid. Squirrel wanted to give Spider 3 months of membership but waited until this morning so none of it would be wasted. Well that worked.