[b]IN THE WORDS[/b] of my two eccentric uncles The Pet Shop Boys: “It’s a… it’s a… it’s a… sin.”
No it’s not. It’s a bit of harmless fun. Gambling that is.
We’re not all as rich as we’d like and we haven’t got a bottomless pit of cash. Spending money on gambling, however, is often seen as a massive sin. Next time someone harps on about what a ‘waste of money’ gambling is and how you’d be much better saving it or spending it ‘more wisely’, show them this. All prices are accurate-ish circa July 2017.
[b]What can £100 buy you nowadays?
30 pints of beer - the equivalent of at least four hangovers and an increase in waist size, baggy eyes and a red nose
14 packets of cigarettes - not that good for you the last time my butler ‘Daft’ Frankie...
[b]HELLO[/b], good morning and welcome to my blog. I hope you are all keeping well and feeling wealthy. As regular readers know, I’m an extremely lucky person and the rather splendid returns from my first pair of tips ([b]see ‘The steady drip fills the champagne bucket’ posted 16 Feb 11 14:30[/b]) have encouraged me to continue helping you all in your quest to lead a lifestyle as glorious and exhilarating as my own.
To celebrate my recent wins I began by stripping down to my fluorescent orange Speedos. I then attached a rope to myself, jumped in my heated swimming pool, tied the rope all the way across and simply bobbed gently up and down most of the morning. You could say I was buoyed by my success.
When I’d grown tired of the pool, I changed into my paisley smoking jacket...