Sunday, May 01, 2005

That can't be good....

I have just realised how rapidly life passes us by.....

I saw this headline on the BBC website....

Remember these?
The pound note is long dead, but one bureau de change wasn't told

I thought to wasn't that long ago that they ceased to be legal wrong can I be...pound notes stopped being legal tender in 1988, that's 17 years ago...I thought it was just a few years back...and even worse - the pound coin was introduced in 1983 - that's 22 years ago!! I remember that...even now when I go back to the UK (not often admittedly)I still think the notes would be better than all these bloody coins!!!

Oh..and here's a first pocket money savings account was with the Post Office (accounts since stopped) and was in Pounds, Shillings and Pence!

Where has my life gone? I think it is time to start doing some serious planning! all about it here. (The BBC article, that is...not the urgent planning of my life!)


Blogger Mia said...

What the F....... I guess that means that the GBP25.34 I had sitting there for a rainy day has been swallowed up.
Grrrrrr how come I didn't know of this, could it possibly be because I've not lived in the UK for a very long time and never gave the Post Office a new address.

3:43 pm  
Blogger Madame Chiang said...

I never actually used mine after it will have closed with the equivalent of about 2 pounds and a few shillings and pence in the account!

11:59 am  
Blogger Affenhänger said...

I remember going back to the UK in 1995 for the first time since early 1987 and trying to buy some things on the ferry with a hand stuffed full of my old pound notes. The woman just looked at me as if she didn't know what to say, then burst out laughing.

6:47 pm  

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