Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Pocket money

I'm very lucky that Mike gives me an allowance each month to spend on fripperies. 

I receive on the 15th of each month - wait for it now - £36

Mike receives a tax free allowance of £36 for each night he spends away from home. I pointed out that by rights & in all fairness that I should have one nights worth for myself each month as obviously my workload increases dramatically when he is away. It doesn't if anything it makes my life a bit easier - one less male to clear up after but a frippery allowance actually makes me spend less each month. 

It's the 15th today but I had already spent my pocket money at the weekend. 

I made good use of it in Hobbycraft on Sunday & received a bonus gift by walking like a lady.

I stupidly wore a pair of heels which were really hurty & rubbing (hurty is a proper word in my world) 
Mike told me to stop stomping & to walk properly, which I did with imaginary books on my head. 

Mike was suitable impressed enough to buy me a bonus gift of this


It's a storage container a bit like a craft briefcase if you will. Marlene who blogs over at Poppy Patchwork bought a similar one so I found where they were in the store to have a further look. 
They come in several sizes but Mike picked this one for me & seeing as he was buying I agreed. 

It's rather useful & currently houses all of my current projects - well the ones that fit in.

Take care all xx

20 comments:

  1. Interesting! quilt project is still on my mind...

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  2. Glad you like yours, mine is great, I too prefer to have cash (pocket money), it is just too easy to spend on the card.

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  3. I love the idea of pocket money. Great storage.

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  4. what a good idea! must show this to the Bearded Wonder ;) xx

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  5. How great to get your away from home allowance! Enjoy using your new storage and spending your allowance too!! xx

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  6. I like that idea Jo, good on you! Makes complete sense and hubby obviously thought so too!
    I know the word hurty, we use words like that too, and it sounds like it was worth the pain of the hurty shoes to get that useful storage.
    Have a good week!
    Gill xx

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  7. Now why aren't I getting an allowance, can't believe I've missed a trick there. The craft briefcase looks great. Have fun filling it up. X

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  8. Pocket money? What a great idea........that box is brilliant, would just need to work out where to put it.......

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  9. Hmmm, I shall have a word with Mick, I don't get any sort of allowance for him being away from home, and he's been away quite a bit just lately. Love your craft storage, I really need something like that, I've got bags all over the place with all my projects in.

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  10. In my house, I am the one giving out pocket money.... I am very generous I think. I do like that box of yours. I have many bags floating about the house, being in the way. Happy sorting. x

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  11. Wow, an allowance for being away! I must have a bucketload of cash somewhere, as mine was sometimes away for 15 days at a time. Long distance truck and bus driver plus a coach captain for a few years (tours). I'm just kidding as I've always been well provided for. I've quite a few tubs, but am trying to finish lots and get rid of a few. Enjoy your new tub and take care.

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  12. A frippery allowance, how wonderful. Glad to see you making very good use of it. CJ xx

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  13. It's good to treat yourself isn't it?

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  14. I had my first good look around a Hobbycraft last month - it was very exciting! I didn't know where to start. Glad you enjoyed your visit and came away with something so useful. I love all its compartments.
    Cathy x

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  15. I love the idea of a frippery allowance - maybe as it's Budget Day you could ask for an increase?! I definitely need one of those storage boxes, they look very handy. xx

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  16. I'm the main earner in our house. I need to keep quiet about this frippery allowance. Mr Him will be demanding one in no time for his fripperies, of which he has quite enough already. Robert dyas have long thin storage boxes too. I have one for wrapping paper etc.

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  17. How wonderful to have a special allowance for fun things Jo, the box looks like a very useful addition to store all your crafty bits and bobs in. Hubby and I have an old tea tin where we save all our loose change, when it's full to the brim and we can no longer shut the lid it's emptied and we get to use the cash for fripperies......we are very civilised, no fisticuffs at dawn to decide who can claim it, we take it in turns.

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  18. It's been a long time since I've worn heels and I'm not even sure I could do it for a 'reward' these days, so well done to you.

    I have a frippery allowance as well. It should really be called my frittery allowance because it gets frittered away every month and more often than not I've not got a clue what I've spent it on.

    I have a sneaky feeling the kids and Mark benefit as well with bits and bobs I pick up for them along the way so I'm not feeling too guilty about it. xx

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  19. This post made me laugh! You are a silly pair Jo :) I'm glad you were able to stabilize your walking in order to scoop up this handy craft case. What handy storage. The only extra cash I get is what I find in the pockets of jeans on wash day. My son recently asked what I do with it, and I told him with a straight face that I put back on his or my husband's dresser. (but I think of it as I did their laundry so they are buying me a coffee in payment)
    Have a great weekend!
    Wendy

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  20. Hurty is absolutely a word. I think if my hubby told me to walk like a lady I would take aim with one of my pointiest shoes :-) I'm going to have to look into this away from home allowance, it could boost the yarn and gin fund! xx

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