I love playing imaginary games over coffee like “What would you buy if you won the lottery?” Dreams of buying a swish new house, treating yourself to a new car, going on a couple of luxury holidays a year, buying a posh handbag… What’s a bit harder is thinking what you would spend a spare £100 on. There are almost so many options that I find myself going around in circles and ending up thinking I’d just pop it in the bank.
Would you treat someone you love?
£100 would cover a lunch for two at a restaurant like the Berners Tavern in London or a couple of tickets to see The Book Of Mormon – two of my favourite things to do in London.
Would you treat yourself?
We all need a little R&R sometimes so taking yourself off for a spa day somewhere like Whittlebury Hall. From £89pp you can book their Escape & Spa Stay package which includes an overnight stay and a 25 minute treatment.
Would you give it to charity?
The Nepal Earthquake Appeal is the one that springs to mind, first of all. Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes and over 7000 people have died. Donating money to the appeal would help – a little.
TSB have asked me to think about what I’d spend a spare £100 because the maximum interest you can earn in a year from the Plus Account is £100 AER (5% AER on up to £2000). I think I’d use it for ten random acts of kindness – buying a friend a book I think she’d like, treating my mum to a new purse that I’ve spotted, sending Mr P and his dad out for a curry, sending a giant chocolate bar to a new mum friend who might need the sugar boost, taking my mother-in-law to the cinema… that kind of thing. It’s not often you can say you’ve made ten people smile (well, apart from that hilarious Facebook status that had everyone chortling for hours…)
What would you spend a spare £100 on?
Thanks to TSB for commissioning this post and giving me the below infographic on things that improve over time, to share with you. Images: TSB/DTTSP