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    I've been asked if I want a free £20 note. All I've got to do is spend it on something to make me feel happy. The idea is, to blog about how an unexpected windfall (like finding a £20 note you didn't know you had, and we all know that feels good) that you're allowed to spend as you wish, can really cheer you up. It's all about 'life's little wins'.
    This got me to thinking....how would you spend the money?? Can be spent on anything you like as long as it makes you feel good!
    Xxx
    Sarah x

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  • #2
    I'd spend it on buying food for an extra yummy picnic which I'd like to eat either on my husband's sailing boat or at my favourite beach and as his boat needs a lot of work doing to it...which is going to cost a fortune, I think we'd be at the beach and probably in the car with the heating on as we've had two storms in the past two days, but I'd still enjoy it and hopefully my husband would too!
    "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl

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    • #3
      Now that sounds lovely.....!!! xx
      Sarah x

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      • #4
        I'd spend a fiver on a pint and a bag of crisps for myself and then give 3 x £5 in secret to complete strangers ala Random Act of Kindness style, it makes your happy smile multiply by 4

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        • #5
          Wow Vic....you read my mind! Well sort of.... I was going to spend a tenner with another crafter (to spread the joy) and then do a RAK with the other £10..... just haven't decided how yet! x
          Sarah x

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          • #6
            I would have bought a homeless person a pair of wellies during the snow. They were walking round with sodden, wornout trainers on. It made me want to cry.
            Carol
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            • #7
              Oh, you're all making me feel guilty as I was spending the entire £20 on myself!! I do give to charities too honestly!
              "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl

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              • #8
                I had a work colleague who had a moderate lottery win. She gave 20% money to her family with the stipulation that they must give 20% of it away and the recipient had to give 20% to some one...and so on. I thought it was a lovely way to spread the joy.
                If I was given £20 to do something that would make me happy I would go to a famous cafe in Largs called Nardinis and have a Knickerbockerglory....last time I was there they were £19.99 and I just couldn't...not with my hard earned cash!!!!

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                • #9
                  I would go out to dinner with it, for me, hubby and daughter
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Loody View Post
                    Wow Vic....you read my mind! Well sort of.... I was going to spend a tenner with another crafter (to spread the joy) and then do a RAK with the other £10..... just haven't decided how yet! x
                    Yep it's a great feeling isn't it, and watching their surprise from a distance can sometimes be priceless. I have a few envelopes with a printout of why they're getting it with a note to pas it forward if they can. I don't always give to people down on their uppers, I've even left £5 at the till to help pay towards someone's bill or ask a waitress to offer them "free" cake.

                    It's been a while and I've not won £20 but I think I'll make a few envelopes up and drop them around.
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                    bigger, fatter, shinier acorns, but that is of interest, only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better, that we can become oak trees.”

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                    • #11
                      While walking the dog one late evening we found a fiver and some change in the middle of the road. It must have fallen out of someone's pocket.

                      We left a lost property message on a few lamp posts with saying if you can describe what you've lost and left a contact number.

                      We had 3 calls but not any one saying they'd lost money. So in the end we gave it to a local charity.
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                      • #12
                        Just before Christmas I was in my local co-op looking at the veg, an elderly lady was also looking and mentioned that she would love to buy a parsnip but they came in a bag of about 6 and she said she wouldn't use more than one and was disappointed that they were not sold loose. She walked off to carry on with her shopping and yes, you guessed right, I bought a bag and while I was still at the till I split the bag open and gave a couple to the lady, her smile was all I needed.

                        Although if I was given £20.00 I would probably spend it ALL on sweets or cakes

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                        • #13
                          Have put an appeal on FB for crafters to show me what they're willing to sell me for £15 https://www.facebook.com/TheLilacDra...2?notif_t=like
                          - I will chose what I fancy buying and pay the crafter....am hoping then that the crafter will then 'pay it forward' in some way The other £5 is going to be used as a random act of kindness..just haven't decided how yet...
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                          • #14
                            Am quite surprised that I have only had 2 crafters showing me their makes. Obviously no one wants my money xx
                            Sarah x

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Critchley View Post
                              I would have bought a homeless person a pair of wellies during the snow. They were walking round with sodden, wornout trainers on. It made me want to cry.
                              I've done this in the past - the winter before last, it was bitterly cold. We were setting up our stalls in the shopping centre at 7am. There was a man asleep on the floor in one of the doorways of a shop. Even though asleep, he was shivering violently. I felt so sorry for him. Eventually the shop had to open, so the manager had to wake him up and ask him to move. I felt so sorry for him, I gave him £5 and told him to go along to McDonalds for some breakfast. I saw him again a couple of days later and gave him another £5.

                              I wonder how these people survive in that kind of weather.
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