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“Blessed be the Sunshine, for it will stem the flow of life’s anxieties … for a while at least”
― P.A.Davies

I don’t think Americans quite do it in the same way as us Brits…but we do these things called ‘Carboot sales’ from the backs of our cars on sunny afternoons in the countryside – and actually make a fair bit! It’s a good few years since we did a sale though, so I had forgotten how much people are on you the minute you arrive and start unloading the car (and that’s before the visitors have even arrived!)

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A pitch at our local weekly carboot sale costs just £7 for a car – so we took two in and had a van as well and we came away with a nice tidy £324 split between three couples. It was pretty good! There is a lot leftover to sort out though, bric a brac and bits like that, but all in all we didn’t do too badly.

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The weather was gorgeous – still is in fact, and I’m determined to enjoy the rest of it with a book and a bit of studying later on. Oh and perhaps a game or two of ‘Sequence’ – anyone ever heard of that one? (Photo taken last night)


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“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
― Oscar Wilde

I had to save up to do today’s blog…Money! Can’t live with it – can’t live without it. We spend much of our time spending and earning money and really it’s one of the biggest motivators going. (Aside from chocolate and Apple Juice. But do we ever really look at the little bits of metal that we’re holding in our hands and the bits of paper slipped into our wallets.

So I decided it was time to have a closer look at these things that weigh my purse down and keep falling out (not the notes but rather the 1 pence pieces) and also share the currency of England with those who might not realise what it looks like.

I think Twenty pound notes are the most beautiful of all the money. They are a wonderful purple colour, and of course, they are higher than £10 and £5. Unfortunately I had no £50 notes to share. But I think I covered everything else!

Ten pound notes, fondly referred to as ‘Tenners’ are orange, and of course shiny. Five pound notes (yep you guessed it – Fivers!) are a nice sort of blue green colour. The rest of our money is a mix of coins that are bronze or silver in colour. Or in the case of Pound Coins – sort of gold.

And there you have it. A spot of Great British Pounds to brighten your day! Although I don’t know exactly why they’re British because Ireland uses the Euro and Scotland has its special Scottish notes for when it gets bored of the above.

I tried finding out what you could get for £5 (as pictured above) but really all I came up with was this website called FiveSquids where people will do a lot of things for Five Pounds! The best thing you can get for £5 coins though is a £5 note. It will ultimately lighten your purse and sit much nicer!

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