My Christmas cactus is looking great. This plant has travelled around with me from Rotorua in the North Island to Lyttelton and now to Oamaru. It lives outside all year round through frosts and snow (Lyttelton had occasional snow, but none here - rats!).
I am still wrestling with my sock - I knitted right up to the end of turning the heel, then decided that it was too large so I frogged it right back to the ribbing and reduced the number of stitches.
I'm also wrestling with plans for my business for 2007. I know what I want to do, but I'm frustrated by lack of capital (nothing new there) and also how to actually achieve what I want to do. I'm trying to find a source of yarn, but can't get woollen mills to respond to my enquiries.
I have contacted one mill 4 times now, by phone AND email, over the past 5 weeks, and had just 1 email in return. No apologies for the delay in responding either. I told them I wanted to buy so they knew I wasn't just tyre-kicking - how do these people do business?
I always reply within 24 hours to my prospective customers this is by no means common when I'm trying to get an answer from another business. This leads me to my question -if you email a business for information on their products or services, how quickly do you expect a response?