Pre beautiful new purse, complete with jewels and a tassel, I was using two purses. The old faithful red leather number that to be quite honest had seen better days, and a cheap Cath Kidston imposter from Primani. A purse which I rarely used, because I felt like I was cheating on Cath. (I love Cath Kidston!)
Anyway with the change over came a lot of rubbish, expired bank cards, loyalty cards (from food establishments that I've only been to once and will probably never go to again), chewing gum wrapped in old bus tickets, a little bit of money, one ten pound note, one five pound note, two pound coins, one twenty pence piece, one five pence piece, eight pence in two pence pieces and thirteen pennies, to be exact and last but not least loads and loads of receipts. When I say loads I mean loads!
Looking through these receipts it got me thinking. One, if you kept all your receipts you would have an awful lot of receipts. Two, on a more serious note your receipts can tell you so much about what you have been up to over the last few weeks. Or if you're me and never clear the clutter from your purse you can find our what you were up to last summer.
So, I sifted through the pile and found the ones that jogged the memories. I got rid of an awful lot which just read the usual: pizza, shampoo, bread, milk. I don't want to bore you with my weekly shop.
It all starts with a present, like the purse, except that this is a Fathers Day present.
19/06/2010 - A Nintendo DS game.
Yes my 60+ Father has a DS. I find it strange too, but it keeps him happy.
3/07/2010 - Burgers, Sausages and Alcohol.
It can mean only one thing...BARBECUE!!!!!!!!!! The barbecue in question took place on the 3rd of July last year at the student house I was living in. It was one of the last events with the gang before the end of Uni, and it was so much fun. Chairs sinking into gravel, wasps around beer tops, sausages pegged to washing line, good food and bloody great company.
29/07/2010 - Cushions, Throws, Pictures and Bedding.
A trip to Ikea, B & Q, Matalan and The Asda. I had just moved back home after University, and with the last few pennies in my bank account decided to spruce up my bedroom. Excellent results if I do say so myself.
07/08/2010 - A trip to Mars.
A lovely day out with The Boy to Jodrell Bank. I'd always wanted to go to Mars and on that very day The Boy made my dreams come true. Later, sitting on a bench in the woodlands he asked me a very important question.
13/08/2010 - A train ticket from Liverpool to Manchester.
I was travelling to meet The Boy who at the time worked in Manchester. We were celebrating him getting a contract for a job in Leeds. The question he'd asked me 8 days before was 'Will you move in with me?'
09/09/2010 - Ikea.
I said yes, which meant more trips to Ikea. Rugs, throws, pillows, cushions, duvets and loads of candles.
Why not dig deep into your purse and find some old receipts? It's a really nice way to reflect on the not so distant past.