Monday, 1 August 2011
Days Out in Devon: Saving and Spending in Newton Abbot Part 2
As we were passing the cattle market a car boot sale was in place. 'I wish I could go to one of those' said my son. 'Well' I replied. 'Your wish is my command. We'll stop and have a look'. 'I wish that I could have lots of sweets' added Louis trying it on. 'Steady there, dude' was my answer. 'This fairy only grants one wish!'.
spending money wisely before. The lesson started in Lidl where I gave him a choice between the McVities Jaffa Cakes that he spied from afar or the one of the cheaper bigger, weirdly branded offering. Then at the car boot sale I let him loose to spend his pocket money.
My son could certainly give those 'Bargain Hunt' contestants a run for their money. The smooth talking haggler. came home with a huge stack of books including Dandy annuals and a bingo game. All acquired by this expert negotiator for 50p each! And the prize item? Was it a piece of gold jewellery or a rare antique vase? No, it was a cuddly Spongebob, destined to be much loved, and beaten down to the rock bottom 'best' price of 10p!