Sunday, 8 May 2011
Days Out in Devon: Saving and Spending in Newton Abbot
The main reason for our trip was that so Louis could spend a birthday gift token in WH Smith. He's a big fan of Wimpy Kid so it got used on buying one of the books. We then went on a charity shop spree, ostensibly to look for Beano Annuals and, ch-ching! we found two, one for the bargain price of 20p. Here's my lovely son waiting for me to finish browsing in the British Heart Foundation shop and attracting nostalgic comments from passing pensioners who enjoyed the antics of the Bash Street Boys, Dennis the Menace and Roger the Dodger in their younger days. Louis also picked up four other books and a rather natty set of night vision goggles. Total cost of his secondhand purchases, a very reasonable £6.20.
It occured to me that our very enjoyable trip was a really worthwhile educational experience. Louis is learning how to make his pocket money go further and save for the future. It's certainly something we'll repeat in future to reinforce sensible spending and saving habits in a really fun way!