I loved pocket money day... which was always a Saturday morning when the family made the weekly trip to ‘Safeways’. I would always buy two comics, the ‘Whizzer and Chips’ and the ‘Beezer’ and some sweets, which were usually either Toffos, Sherbert Fountains or Tooty Frooties. Our pocket money was 50p, but there was one day my sister and I thought we’d hit the jackpot when our mum gave us a £5 note and told us to go to the local newsagents to buy some milk and a sweet for ourselves. We thought that meant we could spend whatever change was left and bought enough penny sweets to fill a wheelbarrow. You can imagine our mum’s face when we returned after nearly an hour of meticulous sweet-choosing!