We have a big tin in our cupboard into which we regularly decant small change. I usually forget about it unless I am moving it around when tidying out the aforementioned cupboard. Or playing counting pennies games with the kids.
So this week - during a clearout - I recognised that the tin was hard to move and full. Very heavy to lift in fact. So I realised it might be time to visit the Coinstar machine at the supermarket.
Imagine my surprise when after much pinging and chinging into the machine (and a very heavy trip from the car with the change bag) I hauled £55! Hurray! Needless to say I did the sensible thing - and put the amassed fortune onto my supermarket Christmas saver's card. Small acorns. That grow into a nice nest egg for the Christmas trolley fund!
In other news, I've just noticed that the old version of Nanny Behaving Badly has reached ebay. Fortunately it's listed as unavailable as it's now been re-released. Anyway - explanation - I've never had a book featured on Ebay before. This is my first ever writing Ebay
moment. So reverence is required. Note to self: GATHER AND CALM.