I remember always being so excited to get pocket money from my parents. Each Sunday I would be given pocket money for the coming week. Of course, this depended on my behaviour in the previous week! If I had talked back, been disrespectful, or not kept my room tidy I wouldn't get anything that week.
It was money that I could spend on whatever I wanted. I felt so rich to have those pennies in my hand! Then came the choice between spending straight away or saving it towards a bigger purchase like books. The most exciting thing to buy!
So when I saw this purse it brought all those memories back. Spending hours in a bookshop choosing exactly which book I wanted, skipping to the corner shop to buy penny sweets (fried eggs, jelly rings, cola bottles and chocolate mice) and buying art supplies. I still spend money on the same things now!
It is amazing how such a small thing can bring back so many memories!