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.

Louise Robertson

My pocket money story

I scream for Ice-cream.
There it is all in the title. That's all I ever wanted with my pocket money, mint choc chip, toffee crunch, rum and raisin, chocolate or strawberry, but never vanilla.
Until I saw a mini suitcase in a shop that doesn't exist anymore, called Woolworths. It was a round black shiny case and totally impractical, but I wished for that suitcase. I imagined all the places I would take it, the Australian Outback, the African Jungles, the Himalayan Mountains and Hidden Temples. I saved and saved for that black shiny round suitcase and eventually bought it. It went to the seaside with me twice and was just big enough for my swimsuit and a towel.
It came in handy though as I had to live between my Gran's and my Mum's and my Dad's, and I kept my precious things in it.
I now have a huge suitcase and I've travelled the world, I've seen the jungles, the deserts, the mountains and found the temples . I still want to see more. I don't have that little suitcase anymore but I still think of it and how I saved for it with my pocket money.

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