I had no idea that cacti shed needles. Yikes! I’m really glad to hear your eye is doing better.

I look forward to it, Meg :)

When I was at uni, my best friend used to keep a small potted cactus on his bedside table. He was also in the habit of picking up his alarm clock and looking closely at it to see what time it was. One morning, he grabbed the wrong thing—he was lucky to end up with a face full of dirt and pebbles, rather than needles or hairs.

BHD, I hope you feel better, soon!