2017 Year Wipe Penny Count Up.

Penny Club comes in waves. Some weeks you can be quids in with almost 22p jingling in your penny club purse. Some weeks a lonely 5p is all that separates you from the world of dropped coins. This past year has presented me with lots of different places to visit and see and the geography of such places has determined my end of year Penny Club salary. The best finds where in these places;

Bridlington- 34p

Petersfield- 21p

Morrisons- £3.24 Various stores-secret you see.

Aldi- £2.86-Various.

The North of England fared better than the South, but the South did provide unexpected treats of the odd 1p when all hope of finding was lost. 

So 2017's grand total is £12.74.

I have found it is usually one or the other, shopping lists or coins and both are welcomed but with the advent of everybody penny clubbing it is getting harder- I am taking to the Nana's here- I saw you eye that 20p up and I let you this once seeings as you had dropped your Arrowroot biscuits three times to get across to it.

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Not shown in the picture is the £4.50 I took out to pay the milkman. When there is no change in the house, Penny Club will provide.

Places to avoid-

Bournemouth -Nothing

Marks and Spencer- Nothing

Pets at Home- Nothing

The big car park by Brighton Pier- Nothing

Worthing Pier- Nothing

The posh garden centre in Preston- Nothing.

So with my jar cleaned out I will continue into Penny Club 2018.

Please let me know how you all did with your finds and your do's and dont's for the rule book which is imaginary but exists somewhere I am sure. Maybe we should write our own?

Daytrips- The New Forest, Horses and Rollerball.

I don't know much about the New Forest except what I imagined it to be like. In my mind I thought it would look like this.

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Aaah Eric Winter knows it, but it wasn't like this picture, it was better than this picture but I didn't see a giant hare. Dan and I were originally on our way to Calshot Castle but then realised it had closed for winter. Nevermind, we followed the directions and got lost but this was ok as we drove into a world of gorses, horses, pine cones and people going about their dog walking business as if this place was completely normal.

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Actual real life horse but far away. I've been about and seen things but I honestly have never seen such a place as this and that people live there and that there is a special garden and a car museum. It was wonderful.

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Still perplexed we carried on our journey and got lost again and ended up at beach with a hill and a shop and a view to the Isle of Wight and it was lovely. Lovely Lepe it was called. Not actually its real name but it was lovely and it is called Lepe. Nanas and granddads sat in cars with flasks and ate Garibaldi biscuits and cheese sandwiches. I wanted a cheese sandwich and a Garibaldi biscuit but we needed to press on before sun down.

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After making calculations on how we could ever afford to live in all of the places we had so far seen, I mean that green thing on the hill would do, we drove on to find Calshot as we had come this far we might as well. Excitement at seeing Grouse frightened both myself and them and shouting to them 'ARE YOU A PARTRIDGE?' means I am not cut out for such country living if I couldn't identify the fauna. Further reading and they are Grouse.

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Full on horse.

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Just when we thought our day couldn't get any better the beautiful sight of Fawley Power Station filled our eyes. I looked up more things about it and I was astounded to find out that the control building was used in the film Rollerball. Jonathan Jonathan!! It has closed down now so it will probably be all gone the next time I get there. Such precious times. 

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Collections-Beach.

It has been that long since I went to the beach that I had forgotten which beaches all of my collected carrier bags of stuff had come from. These bits are from West Wittering as there is a slipper limpet peeping and it is the only place I have ever seen them.

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I think Portchester because of the pottery and the tiny shells and the green mud stains.

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Silverdale Glass as I remember picking it out and doing an ‘ooh’.

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More Silverdale as I have planted the seeds I picked up with the attached note of 'Silver beach seeds' I still won’t remember what they are. 

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These last bits are from Southport. I love my tiny urchin very much.

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Daytrips- Chichester Cathedral and Gardens.

This was to be my second trip to Chichester as the first time Dan and I visited it was dark and cold and I was sans earmuffs. This time it was Halloween and I hoped there was a £1 shop and maybe Halloween pennies on the floor. We started in Priory Park and there is a bit about it HERE.

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We shared a club biscuit.

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After a trip to Pallant House to see the Bomberg exhibition, we found the pound shop and I bought a six pack of Roysters steak crisps and some Bourneville, found a 1p in Marks and Spencer and then we walked to the Cathedral. 

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Impressive.

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The Bishops Palace Gardens are round the back of the cathedral and are well signposted. From a search it says HERE that,

'The gardens date back to 1147-48 when the cathedral was moved from Selsey to Chichester.'

That is old. If you look HERE there is a map and points of interest to see. I really liked it and it is a nice quiet place to sit, with lots still out flowering and changing colour.

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