Remember the other day, when a baby-dreaded teenage schoolkid came in looking for information on mountain carrot and blue heather? Those are alpine plants, by the way, and apparently are regarded as pests by the Department of Conservation. I managed to find a few websites which had information on blue heather at least, and had the list of URLs printed off for the dreadlocked pupil to collect.
He came in yesterday, five minutes before closing time, for the list. He looked so pleased at my efforts that it just gave me the warm fuzzies. It's nice to see school kids interested in doing their homework, and it's even nicer to get warm expressions of gratitude.