How to spend £100

I’ve not been around much recently, but my mother, on seeing this particular nugget of a blog headline, decided that I would be the best candidate to answer the question. She’s probably right. You really don’t want to know what she’d spend £100 on.

But I’m going to tell you anyway, just so you know what kind of person she really is.


Every week she does a grocery shop and comes back home with £100 of yoghurt. (This may be a slight exaggeration – she does occasionally add milk, ham and juice to the fridge. Oh, and Cheerios). But our cupboards seem to groan with yoghurt. I don’t know why – most of it is out of date. Because no-one eats yoghurt in our house. And don’t get me started on the bottled stuff. I could paint my room in blueberry probiotic drinking yoghurt, the amount of it that comes through the door. And goes in the recycling 2 weeks later. I’m waiting for a horde of yoghurt-loving toddlers to turn up any day now, because she seems to be expecting them.

Anyway, that’s my mother.

Here’s what would buy with £100

  • All the crop tops in New Look. And the shoes. You can never have too many pairs of shoes.
  • 50 pairs of earrings (see above).
  • A swimming pool for my bedroom.
  • 165 Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Books. Imagine the luxury of £100 to blow on books, all in one go. Heaven. I wouldn’t sleep for a week.
  • Steak. You can get a 700g Chateaubriand at Gaucho for £84.95, and I reckon I could manage it all. The other £15.05 could be for chips and garlic butter. My perfect dinner.
  • In app purchases for my mermaid creation game.
  • A unicorn. What? Just because you’ve never seen one doesn’t mean they’re not available in shops.

Now, tell me that isn’t better than yoghurt.

TSB asked us to share what we’d do with £100, and to share this infographic of top 10 things that the British believe get better over time. I can tell you that yoghurt isn’t one of them. Nor is wine, if my mum has any say in the matter…

How would you spend £100?

TSB asked us how we would spend £100 because their TSB Plus Account has just turned one year old; the maximum interest you can earn in a year from the Plus Account is £100 AER (5% AER on up to £2000), so they wanted to know what we’d do with the extra money if we’d had the account from the beginning. For more information visit the TSB Bank Accounts page.

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5 thoughts on “How to spend £100”

  1. I can’t understand why Doc Martens aren’t in that top 10 – there is no-one on the planet who wouldn’t agree they get better as they age 🙂

  2. Shoes, shoes and more shoes! I know the boys would like new games for the iPad or a new football but if I was spending it, I’d buy shoes.

    A swimming pool for your bedroom isn’t a bad idea, might use that one too!

  3. All brilliant suggestions GG – I’m so with you on the Krispy Kreme and the books, but you can keep the steak as I’m vegetarian!


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