Small change for a sea change

Most of us were lucky enough as children to be given pocket money. What was pocket money for you as a child is small change now. It can help us give our children experiences and support that will create a sea change in their childhood.

Garry Dalton

My pocket money story

I recall the annual family holiday during the Glasgow Fair when dad would hire a car for the full fortnight and we (dad, mum, big sister and me) would embark on 14 day-long holidays somewhere within 3 hours from home.
Mum and dad were very clever, I have now learned more so as an adult, as their wishes to avoid the inevitably repetitive "are we there yet" comments from us siblings were achieved by a prize competition, being 10p to the winner and nothing for second place, to the first person who sees a Harry Lawson lorry on the road. That kept sister and me glued to the car windows, and also very quiet and maybe explains why mum and dad "preferred" to go to places on the west coast rather than the east. Silence is golden (we are told) and free if you use the right tactics!

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