Saturday, 24 November 2007

I love the Dollar rate !

The great thing about the current dollar rate is that it makes imports from the USA such a bargain ! I've been talking to a new supplier for a little while now, but the original rate meant that the prices I'd have to charge wouldn't be too competitive. But with the value of the dollar slipping relative to the pound, it has improved to the point of being worthwhile.

I placed my first order with them last week.... a selection of really nice unusual dice. It'll probably take a week or two for them to arrive, but as soon as they do, I'll put them in my website and you can drool over them for yourself (and hopefully buy some !). You can look forward to all kinds of nice dice - hit location D12's, D30's, glow in the dark dice and dice with luminous spots, braille dice, and maths symbol dice, to mention just a few.

Since I haven't got them in yet, I can't post a piccy, but the one above is a shot of the Crystal Dice I sell. Nicely alternative, although the D20's tend to roll for a while before stopping !

(PS as a follow-up to my last 2 posts, Tabby is back to his normal loveable self, although a bit clingy. Not that I'm complaining.... he's cute when he snuggles up at the end of the bed at night)

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Good News :)

To say I'm relieved is an understatement..... looks like we got Mr Tabby to the vets just in time. They've put stitches in his tongue, but when we took him back to be checked up, they said that it looked like they were (just) holding, and he should make a full recovery although he might have a small notch at the edge of his tongue where they had to remove some bits that were too badly damaged to heal.

Poor little thing has been moping around the house for the last couple of days, and is generally out of sorts, but I guess I would be too after what he's been through ! He's been very clingy and lacking in confidence, but we've been giving him lots of love and attention, and it seems to be helping. With luck, he'll be back to his normal superior self in no time !

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Tabby and the vet

Not a business-realted post this one....

Tabby Cat is our SnM office junior in charge of morale boosting, milk drinking and general cuteness duties, only he's convinced HE is in fact in charge. Well, actually he is; as they say "dogs have owners, cats have staff".

But we had to take him to the emergency vet last night, with a terrible wound to his tongue. We think he tangled with a hedgehog and (never having seen one before) didn't realise that all those spikes are sharp. He hates travelling at the best of times, and somehow telepathically knows when he's going to the vets. So of course, he made himself scarce while we were on the phone to them.

By the time he reappeared, it was midnight. Even though he put up a terrific fight to avoid being put in his box, and cried a bit on the way down, he was ever so good. Not once did he lash out and try to claw or bite anyone. But he's really a very good natured little thing, and I think he knew we were doing it to make him better.

They gave him antibiotics and pain killers, and we've had to take him back again this morning to be knocked out and have stitches. Hopefully we'll get a call in a couple of hours to say he's okay and ready to come home..... we're both missing his company already.