So, I received a little care package in the mail yesterday from the Vicious Chicken. Note the super-cute monkey wrapping paper. (VC actually apologized that the package wasn't wrapped very neatly. Tsk! Some people are such perfectionists!) Anyone who is familiar with the VC's charming blog will probably have a good guess as to what's inside. (Use the box of CHOCOLATES for a size comparison. Yes, she sent me CHOCOLATES. I don't think anyone's given me chocolates for about ten years. VC, marry me. We don't have to tell the Husband or NBM - we can just sneak off. Of course, NBM does have that faster-than-the-speed-of-light-looking bike now. Hmm....) Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes...
Ta da! PG (sort of like Lipton's in the US, for the uninitiated) is holding a little monkey giveaway. Buy one of their economy 160-teabag boxes of tea and receive this little ambassador of goodwill. I complained to VC that I couldn't get ahold of PG Tips on this side of the pond, and she sent me one! (Seriously, VC. I bet I could figure out a way to dodge NBM's bike. Well, maybe.) Of course, VC is now drowning in teabags. If you visit, I'm sure you'll be able to sit down and have a cuppa with her. As an aside, you may notice that the little guy here is looking a bit acquisitive about the chocolates. I can't really blame him - had I been stuck in a little envelope with a box of chocolates that I couldn't actually open (it's hard having suctions cups stuck to your hands), I'd be feeling a little acquisitive myself. However, I will say that I managed to wrest the box away from him last night (no photos of this - it was a little ugly), and snarfled two of the chocolates - they are delicious.
So, thank you, VC. While I feel that this may all be part of an underhanded plot to populate the world with knit monkeys, it's one in which I'm happy to be complicit. Plus, he makes a nice addition to
In the meantime, I have the last kiln load of metal clay for this week ready to be fired when the SO takes his nap. I printed out business cards last night - they are serviceable, at least - and I'm hoping to start taking photographs tonight. Wish me luck!
And thanks for stopping by! Have a great day, everyone!