Thursday, 15 June 2006

visit to the Mall and burning money

 

Visited the Mall yesterday to buy a birthday present for Leo ~ Lyn's Godson ~ he will be 1 Year old on the 20th June ~ my how time fly's seems such a short time ago Anna his Mum rang to tell us she was pregnant ~ went into the Early Learning Centre and Lyn bought him a sand pit ~ I got him a Bubble Maker worked by batteries ~ the assistant was demonstrating them and they looked really good ~ am going to buy him a little outfit to go with it ~

Anna his Mum is giving him a birthday party and has hired a field in Emberton park in Northampton where they live ~ we are assured there is every facility there for Birthday Parties ~

A field seemed an odd place to me ~ but could have its advantages if the weather is good ~ because the children can run amok ~ (well perhaps not Leo who is only toddling at the moment) ~ there will be adults there as well ~

Can't wait to see how it all goes ~

Back to that £20.00 note ~ Money burns a hole in my purse ~ but I never thought I would actually burn money ~ It is very tempting to have something that looks so real ~ so to overcome the temptation of spending it ~ with tears in my eyes I put a match to it and now it is just ashes ~ and Lyn and I watched it burn to the very end ~

Almost felt like putting the flag at half mast lol ~

We did go out and have Lunch at the Red Lion yesterday and it was my turn to pay ~ but Lyn wouldn't let me ~ so I feel I havn't lost anything now ~

 

34 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Oh how awful for you ,but at least whilst you still had the £20 note it would just anger you to look at it ,I love bubbles I would like that machine ,we are going to a party in Northampton on Saturday too ,but for my 70 year old cousin ......Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I do hope the weather stays good for Leo's party. A field sounds a good idea if the weathers dry. I love those bubble machines, we have them at work for the kids! I think I would have written to the managing director of the bank and complained to him. It doesn't seem right that you should lose out when the bank gave it to you. The branch staff don't like you to do that and it might have got you somewhere to have threatened them with it. Have a lovely evening. Jeannette xx  

astoriasand said...

The Mall looks very similar to "The Ridings Shopping Centre" in Wakefield West Yorkshire Ally,I laughed at the burning money part, of your entry,that was real funny.still at least you got away with paying for the meal,which I think I would have done myself,treat you after losing that unwelcome twenty.Sounds good the childrens Party,seesm lots of mums do this nowadays,for childrens parties,and usually hire a marquee in case it rains,whier I used to live they do!!!!!!!!
The photo.s are realy nice,I could have swore I saw you waving  from inside "The Early Learning Centre".at us all LOL!!!!!!! But no just my imagination running wild again.Take care have a good evening.ENGLAND on TV so I thought I would watch a little of it.Give them my support,they need it without ROONEY.Haaaa!!!!!!!!
Regards Astoriasand.

aniracj said...

Emberton Park is lovely, it is near Olney so not sure if it still comes under Northamptonshire or if it is Cambridgeshire, but you will like it there......I have very fond memories of Emberton Park, many a picnic held there on our trips up from London before we moved here.

sdrogerson said...

bubble machine sounds great.

spoke to our bankers
appalled at Halifax not exchanging it out of good will.
Did you have your hoodie on?

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I suppose that`s the only time when you actually will burn money, but I still think your building society should have given you the benefit of the doubt.  I love Early Learning, they`re toys are excellent.  It`ll be Roman`s birthday on 28th July and I have no idea what to buy him, so a trip to ELC is on the cards.  Hmmm..a bubble machine?  That`s sounds like fun! We are having his party in our garden, not quite a field but we`re borrowing a bouncy castle so I hope we`ve got room for the kiddies and their parents...lol! :o)


Sandra xxxx

blazensun said...

Bubble machine sounds like fun.   just don't want to think about you burning money it's just wasn't right of the bank not to exchange it.
Sunny

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

shame you could'nt get the money changed by building society...

Astra!

dejen13 said...

Hi Ally, thanks for your visit - look forward to reading more of yours, will put you on my alerts.  Congrats on burning the forgery - must have been so hard - glad you had a nice lunch out anyway.  Cheers Jenny

jaymact1 said...

It is a lovely place to shop but the clothes shops I thought were a bit modern for me.  So sorry about you rmoney think that was rotten. LOve Joan.

stijoan said...

sorry about your money Ally i know it must of been ard for you to burn it. hope you have a wicked time at the birthday party! love Joanne

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally, Sounds as if you had a lovely day out yesterday shopping with Lyn. What a shame you had to burn the forged £20 note, it was unfair of the bank not to exchange it. Hope you had a nice meal in the Red Lion.

Leigh xx

jeanno43 said...

So sorry you had to see your money go up in flames.  Liked the pictures of the mall.  The gifts sound great, hope that they all have a lovely time.  You did the right thing.

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oddb0dkins said...

It's all about attitude - you should have burned that money and revelled in the decadence of it. Now that would really have cheered you up. B. x

bbartle3 said...

"with tears in my eyes I put a match to it and now it is just ashes ~ and Lyn and I watched it burn to the very end ~ "

- Ally

My goodness, burning evidence of a crime
might be a crime!? No? Not in Merrie England?

There being so little self-regulation here in California
life is just one long law suit. ha ha ha ha.

Barry
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rachealcarol said...

Bubble machine sounds great Ally.........you'll just have to test it :) Rache

deegleed said...

Dan visited.
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ora4uk said...

awww birthdays of god children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews are so much fun....I so enjoy buying when they were small.....now that they are older...just give money or gift cards....LOL....for Cam's 7th bday we bought new bedding for him...Superman LOL....he loves it....he had spong bob before LOL...and yes they grow up so very very fast...oldest grandson just celebrated 19th bday...can remember the day he was born like it was yesterday....have fun at the party...sorry about the twenty...never burned money before LOL...happy day to ya from KY.....Ora

plieck30 said...

Seems as if that field will be a good place to try out the bubble machine. Even the adults may like to chase bubbles. I would. Paula

kaydeejay5449 said...

It is sad that your bank would not fix their mistake.  You did the right thing by burning that money.  No matter what, doing the right thing will be rewarded in the long run.  You have a lot of integrity!   Kathy
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nedmoh said...

Hi Ally ,hope you have a good time at Leos party.When we had our Silver wedding Party at the local village hall we hired a disco and they had a bubble making machine ,thank you for reminding me it was great fun. We will have been married 40years next year where have the years flown too?? How lovely of Lyn to treat you to lunch to make up for the £20 note,she sounds a lovely kind daughter.Enjoy the sun .........Jeanxx

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi, I am smiling to myself because imagine people watching you burning a £20 note..lol..and thinking 'she must have money to burn' , but I know it is sad also, but you did right and you will be paid back in some way, believe me, because you are a good, honest person.
I miss little toddlers' birthday parties, enjoy the day.
Rach.xxx

sexkitten198511 said...

bless ya Ally. Iv'e all ways wanted to go shopping at norwich as it's not far from me

lindachapmanuk said...

Ally, you have far more integrity and honesty than your mean old bank.That must have been hard to burn that, well done! A sand pit and a bubble machine! You can't go far wrong there, he can sit in the sand pit while blowing bubbles ! lol enjoyed your entry  Linda xx

deegleed said...

Hiya Ally. I do love your part of the country. We must visit it again soon. Any suggestions where? Have done Cromer to Wells-next-the-Sea. E-mail me with any suggestions. Dan

bbartle3 said...

POINT: Giving the banknote to
the English equivalent of The
Treasury Dept might have aided
them in sinking the printing of fake
money. It might have provided a clue
to who's making (printing) the notes.

Barry

icklemisssexpot said...

Oh dear i'd have been in tears watching money burn but it does put temptation out of the way...Actually i'd have been tempted to deposit it back into the bank LOL...Bubble maker sounds really cool :o)   Caff xxxx

helloimkara said...

The little battery opperated buble blowers are fantastic!!!  All little ones love bubbles and those machines are so great! We have one and Wyatt loves for me to use it while he is in the tub haha!

Kara

zoepaul6968 said...

Do you know what hun?Bugger the twenty pound note,its just one of those things,anyway,a birthday party in a field sounds so much fun,I hope the weather is fine for that,xxzoexx.
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debbiewebb4465 said...

I would LOVE to go shopping in Norwich Mall ~ it looks great!!! Mind you it's a long time since I bought anything from the ELC :-) Hope the party in the field goes ok ~ sounds a great idea to me!!
love n hugs Debbie ~xxxxxxx~
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grahamfarmga said...

LOL I would feel like flying my flag at 1/2 mass too
terrie

faircolleen said...

I would have put the £20 back in the bank. . you are so honest Ally and thats a good quality you have.Ive been to Norwich ,seen the Cathedral too.

happinessdreams said...

I love shopping! which means I would go crazt at the Norwich mall!
elisa

mtrib2 said...

I forget to comment that the food at the birthday party must have been delicious and looked fantastic.      I will have to read why you burned a money bill that looked like real.      Those are nice presents that you picked out for Leo.   mark