Life's Little Wins
What are you favourite little life wins? For me, it's probably finding something I thought I'd lost a long time ago, or getting to the till in a shop and finding out that what I wanted to buy was in the sale. Money Supermarket did a survey and found that the number one "little life win" is finding unexpected money in a pair of trousers you haven't worn for ages. Such a great feeling!
So to celebrate little life wins, they conducted a little "feel good" experiment. They put secret cameras in a busy dry cleaners and told customers they'd left a £20 note in their pocket. Fantastic! You can watch the video here!
So to pass on that feeling of goodwill, they asked a couple of bloggers, including myself, to take part in a similarly feel-good task. The task was simple- each blogger would get £20 to spend on whatever they wanted, so long as it gave them, or someone else, that feel-good feeling! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with mine!
As you probably know, I've been living with my parents since I came home from working in America in October. I work in Manchester so living at home is ideal for me. I pay my rent and I do some contribution regarding cooking, but at the end of the day I'm pretty well looked after. I get a lift to the train station in the morning and a lift home at night. I have most of my meals cooked for me, my washing done for me and all my food bought for me. As much as I love being independent and living away from home, the truth is living at home is really great.
But I don't always show how much I appreciate living at home. I'm an only child so I spend a lot of time with my parents and we get along really well, but living in such close proximity means we don't always get on. I can get frustrated at my lack of independence and it can be hard to accept that I can't always do my own thing which means at times, I can be a little difficult to live with! So, when it came to a free £20 (and I'd already paid my rent for the month!) I knew I wanted to treat my parents.
So on Saturday, I took my parents out for lunch at a little Italian they've been wanting to go for a while. I told them I was using my £20 towards the meal and had a bit of a tussle with my Dad over the rest of the bill (I won). It was lovely to treat them to thank them for putting up with me living at home and driving them crazy!
Here's what we had...
Garlic and tomato pizza bread to start!
Mum and I both had Eggs Florentine (my Dad had lasagna). We had a starter as a main so we had room for lots of garlic pizza bread!
And a tirimisu with three spoons for dessert!
Thanks Money Supermarket, from the Crowley family!