Monday, 25 July 2011

"A penny saved is a penny earned"

Hi everyone, I would like to introduce you to my piggy bank Percy...original I know. He is surprisingly large for a piggy bank and if I ever manage to fill him up i'm sure he will weigh a tonne! I purchased him from Argos...and if you look carefully you can see little distorted me in my pj's in his reflection.

Anyway....I started saving loose change about a year ago and my piggy bank is nowhere near full...partly due to how large it is. I recently decided that I will now be saving for something that I wouldn't normally buy, something that would be just too frivolous (bit of self blog promotion there) to buy out of the blue. Now i've been thinking maybe a lovely bag like the mulberry Alexa which is one i've been lusting after for a very long time. Chances are by the time (if ever) I manage to fill it I will have changed my mind anyway....but I like to have a goal. I am also well aware that the contents of Percy is unlikely to reach anywhere near that amount unless i'm filling it purely with £2 coins, which i'm just not rich enough for (I need to use those bad boys). I am also willing to keep filling or refilling Percy well into my 20's, 30's....40's whatever it may be until I can purchase something of value and be proud of my saving ability. Any of you doing something similar? Also any suggestions on what you think I should be saving up for (practical suggestions are just as welcome as those of the frivolous variety) would be greatly appreciated.

I would also like to mention that I may be a bit M.I.A in the blogging world this week or the next couple of weeks as I have rather a lot on my plate. I am currently doing a life guard course which at the end of the day leaves me very knackered and smelling nicely of chlorine. I also have a big summer project to do before I go back to can see Percy in the above picture resting on some of my reading material.

Hello to all my new followers, its great having more of you to chat to :)

Hope you enjoyed,



  1. This is a fab idea, I really should have a piggybank for all the pennies that I find around my house!! xx

  2. Hope you wont be gone too long, but I understand! Cute piggy bank, I should start saving as well. :)

  3. Very practical thinking I see ;) Well done on taking a life guard course :O Ever since I visited a water park in Spain when I was younger I've wanted to be a life guard, but I am not fortunate enough to be able to swim, so that dreams on hold :( Thanks for sharing :D

  4. Very clever idea, I have something like that in my room. Except it's a terramundi money pot, which has no hole to open it with, so when it's full you have to smash/break it open! Which is good for practical reasons such as not having the temptation to pinch some money, although I managed to sneak a £5 out using tweezers yesterday! :/ (will do a post on that - hahaha.) I am "saving" for a dress though..
    Love Hannah xx

  5. Ooh, I love saving and just knowing that you have money somewhere makes me feel a little bit secure! A trick I do all the time is hiding my pound coins in my pajamas drawers, like hidden in between two tops and you forget about it for a while and when you change clothes after your showers, you'll find your money there! x