Under the mattress...

Started by Scrumpy, April 01, 2022, 09:58:46 AM

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Scrumpy




If you have any paper 20/50 notes hidden under the mattress dig them out..
Legal tender will be withdrawn after the end of September..
There are 7 billion pounds worth of 20 pound bank notes  and 10 billion 50 pound notes still in circulation...


My mum (later in life) would fold 5 pound notes into a tiny square shapes and put them into her holiday purse. She would carefully unfold it when it came to spending it on holiday ..She was so happy to treat us all..
Did any of you have a hiding place for cash ..?
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Alex

I don't have a hiding place, but I do collect £2 coins in a pottery owl   :grin:

Michael Rolls

money - isn't that the stuff that brushes our fingers on its way to the government?
Mike
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Sheila

I used to volunteer in a charity shop and was told to check books that were donated and some people hide money in them.


Seems like a daft thing to do but then I discovered that a friend of mine does it!

Scrumpy




I have just a found a 20 pound note in a drawer.. It's one of the old ones.. Need to get rid of it...
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

I had a couple in my wallet from pre lockdown. I haven't really used any cash since then. I noticed them when swapping over to just a phone case with space for cards and notes rather than a separate wallet and spent them in a self serve supermarket checkout.

I still have a couple of old pound coins. I use them in supermarket trolleys there is one (B&M I think) that they won't work in.

It's good to moan.

Sheila

Quote from: Scrumpy on April 01, 2022, 11:18:05 AM


I have just a found a 20 pound note in a drawer.. It's one of the old ones.. Need to get rid of it...


Years ago, when I worked in a bank, we were told that customers could pay out of date notes into their account but we were not allowed to just change them.

Scrumpy




I'll keep Tracey occupied then off load it on her..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

GrannyMac

Quote from: Alex on April 01, 2022, 10:05:12 AM
I don't have a hiding place, but I do collect £2 coins in a pottery owl   :grin:

I saved £2 coins in a terramundi. Over £400 when I opened it.  Paid for my break a few weeks ago.   :clap:
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

Scrumpy




Well done GrannyMac... I seldom have cash in my hand.. Less so since covid..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

GrannyMac

Same here Scrumpy.  Most of those savings were pre Covid. I sold an old silver teapot the other day. Just decluttering, but that money has almost paid for a short break we've booked in June. 
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

Scrumpy




OH ! to have a silver teapot... :clap:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

You could have bought Mac's  :grin:

It's good to moan.

GrannyMac

 :grin:

There was a sugar & cream too.  It came from my parents' home.  My mum said it was plated, but I looked at the marks and realised it wasn't. Only got scrap value, but that's fine.
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

crabbyob

i bought an old silver tea service about forty years ago...
i wonder if she still has it  :?: