Normally the rate of British pounds (GBP) to NZ dollars (NZD) is between $2.5 and $3 for every £1. So consider my horror when I recently checked the rate and saw it's about $2.1 or $2.2. I don't have riches and I don't make my living playing the finance markets, but it still affects my money.
However, I've found one silver lining. I'll be ordering a test copy of my new book soon, and in the next month ordering a bunch for the launch at the Pit Bar (Bats Theatre, Wellington) on 2nd December. Buying these in dollars suddenly makes them that little bit more profitable. Huzzah.