Some good news this week. This i nice little cheque dropped through our letter box. Winnings on the premium bonds!.
(Premium bonds are UK government bonds that are put into a draw and you can win cash prizes. Like the lottery. But you can cash in your tickets any time.)
About ten years ago Michael bought £700 worth and won £50 within a couple of months. So I bought £1000 worth and have never won a penny! Actually I had forgotten about this investment till he won.
I married a gambling man….in fact all of my three husbands have liked a flutter. Maybe this says something about me,…….. but I am not sure what!
I have observed that gamblers think differently than non gamblers.
A gambler is always just about to win, despite evidence to the contrary. When Michael puts £10 to win at ten to one. He is winning, or loosing, £100. For me I might win £100, but I am only loosing £10.
Optimist v pessimist?
This mentality persists even in the face of evidence to the contrary. Michael has friend I call Placepot. A lovely man who will always do you a favour. But he is always doing these multiple, cumulative, bets, where for £1 you have to pick a winner on six consecutive races to win. You stand to win a large amount for your £1 stake but the odds must be very long.
To my knowledge he has only ever won once, but that is enough for him to dream of a life of riches when he gets the “big one”.
Anyway, the £25 cheque will go into the PARIS FOR CHRISTMAS fund. To Michael it could have been £25000.
But I think I will cash in my £1000, that will give us a good Christmas.
A year ago, I myself was dreaming..of a life in Paris