We proof-read the catalogue very carefully, all three of us, before sending it off to the printers on Friday. Today, we went through it again, against the original Excel draft, because we knew alterations had been made from that, and it’s that spreadsheet that Ro will use to upload the catalogue onto the website. We found another two mistakes – one didn’t matter at all, it was just a decimal that should have been altered to a fraction on a measurement, but the other was a description of the provenance of a piece of china that had, somehow, been put against two different pieces. Very relieved to have picked that one up. It would have been quite a blunder to have that printed. So Weeza has notified the printers and it’ll be corrected.
Otherwise, the main event of the morning was the Sage, unasked, doing the hoovering. Honestly, he really is a treasure. And he bought kippers for dinner, yum. Real Lowestoft kippers.
He had, and deserved, a lovely time this evening while I was out at a meeting, buying stuff on eBay. One item, he got for less than half what he’d bid – it was slightly mis-described and went for a lot more than the vendor probably expected, but a lot less than it should have. He suspects that the underbidder is kicking himself.
There’s not a lot going on here at present to tell you about, I’m afraid. It’s Squiffany’s birthday later this month and I haven’t been shopping at all yet. I did ask her what she was hoping for (in a general sort of way, not asking what she wanted from us) and was discomfited when she replied “Barbie”. That is where I draw the line, I’m afraid. I may buy her a swing for the garden instead.