I had a lovely email this week from Suze. At the start of this challenge she decided to have a special sealed pot, which would be funds towards her cruise on the Queen Mary.
She has just opened it and you can see the result above. In her own words:
I am pleased I did this as this last month has been tough. If I hadn't put money aside every day then I would be drawing on my savings on Tuesday morning.
These tins are tough to open and my scales have not been found. So we headed for my son's workplace and used the industrial can opener. William so pleased that he wanted to open the other tin which was being weighed. He also asked for the notes!
The final stats are
Contents $245 in notes and coins.
Congratulations Suze! I am so thrilled for you! I hope this extra cash will help you have an unforgettable time. And I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to hear all about your trip when you return. Bon Voyage!
I like the way that Suze weighs her pots. That's a great way to record progress.
My Sealed Pot Week
MONEY NOT SPENT-£5.80 change from purse,
SAVE NOT SPENT
My brother gave my Mum a wonderful Christmas present-2 tickets to see Phantom of the Opera in London.
And lovely Mummy asked me to go with her! My brother even bought rail tickets!
So what SHOULD have cost £22 rail fare and £40 for my ticket was free. I did treat my Mum to lunch (so she didn't spend a bean). So I'm going to add £20 to my sealed pot. This is frugal fun at it's best! :) And the show was amazing. As we were seated in the Grand Circle we got to see close up all the chanderleir acrobatics, when the Phantom was hiding/singing from it and when it dramatically crashed onto the stage! My Mum's face was a picture!
SAVE NOT SPEND-£5.00 from not buying ice-cream at theatre yesterday. We took our own cheaper treats instead.
IT'S A RAID-from Mr Sft
(I take all his silver change except 5ps which we collect in our china hen towards paying for eggs-when our neighbour's hens start laying. Our copper coins are saved in a pot for gambling with my family at Christmas time)
OVER TO YOU-WAS WEEK 13 LUCKY?