Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

I was thrilled to get the first ever Christmas card from the McBaby...

But not so thrilled when the little monkey unwrapped the Christmas present for his dad that I'd spent ages wrapping.

Happy Christmas wherever you are and whatever you're doing!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Remember the Moneysupermarket competition - the Super Savvy kids challenge?

The idea of it was to provide tips on teaching children the importance of saving money, and unbelievably, my entry on car boot sales made it to the final!

Sadly, as the McBaby is only little, I didn't think we'd get far, so reluctantly had to turn down the invitation to come to the final, not before asking around to see if anyone had a spare child I could borrow though.

However, those great people there still sent us some money-related goodies! We got a fab Junior Monopoly game that we can't wait to play at Christmas, some gold coins (*not pictured..hic!) and some Love2Shop vouchers!

We can't thank Moneysupermarket enough for the fabulous parcel and also the wonderful timing. We were able to take some friends out for a meal last night, so it was all very much appreciated.

It's a good time to mention that a few friends have given the McBaby cash and due to the wonderful power of compound interest, hopefully it should stand him in good stead when he's 18.

Happy Christmas all!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Presents galore

Since the McBaby received so many presents from the lovely children at his birthday party, I decided to return something I'd bought him.

He had so many that I thought I'd get something for his dad with the money that I'd spent. And after all, the ball that I'd bought was probably a bit young for him - you roll it and it makes a strange noise. That's so last month!

So I popped it back into the bag with the receipt and pushed him into town. The ball, lolling about in the pushchair, kept making funny noises particularly when we were going over uneven ground. Our route into town takes us over a bumpy canal bridge, so the ball really started going for it. So, when a group of people passed us, I felt it necessary to explain what the noise was and shouted "sorry - he has a weird ball".

Strange looks all round.