Better late than never, everyone else with Sealed Pots seemed to open theirs last week, but events caught up with us and it just didn't get done. So yesterday after I got back from a couple of days with Mum, Lovely Hubby and me decided to go and do a bit of Christmas shopping, so just before we set off was the perfect time to open the pot.
I'm afraid my lovely shiny tin sustained some damage getting it open, who knew double sided sticky tape was that strong!! We had to prise the lid off with the end of the can opener to get at our pennies.
But it was worth it .... what a lot of pennies there were!
I'm afraid we cheated and used the cash counting machine at the supermarket, (I know it cost us money, but it was easy and we chose this option), and this is the grand total after all the tinkling and re-feeding the stubborn coins back through the machine was done.
We didn't spend it on Christmas things, instead we used our £35 of Nectar points and £12 of money off coupons on wines and two bottles of Port .... and brought the money home with us.
Where I set to and minimised the damage to the lid the best I could, and then re sealed the pot for next years saving.
Sorry for the rough treatment Mr Tin but at least you are once again sealed up, as every good Sealed Pot should be.
In other news (as they say) the fascia boards and guttering have gone up on two sides of the conservatory and what a difference it makes. We're suddenly looking a whole lot smarter.
There's still the Velux and that side of the roof to do, but we have to wait for a dry and relatively wind free day for that. Meanwhile work is cracking on a pace inside with nearly all the roof insulation now in place.
Advent Challenge - Day 10
A Christmassy magazine, discovered in the Christmas decorations box. I remember putting it in there last year to hopefully dissuade me from buying too many Christmas magazines this year. I have been quite good .... I have only bought two (not counting the magazines that I get on subscription), which is a VAST improvement on the many, many I used to be tempted into getting.