You can buy a lot of Kindles for that

My daughter Bethan and I were driving home from town last month and we saw the Gloucestershire Mobile Library parked up in a layby. I said “Don’t they know the world has changed, you can buy an awful lot of kindles for that” I did a quick calculation and estimated it must cost £250,000 per year to run the mobile library – staff costs, bus costs, fuel, books, insurance etc. You can buy 2,500 Kindles for that, give them to all the people who borrow from the library plus free…

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Time to move on

If you realise you’re making a mistake or you know you should withdraw but you’ve invested so much time or money in it, well this is a blunder, right? And we know it. The bill came in from the VW Garage and boy, was it painful, including last year: I must have spent almost £2,500 on the car. She’s 9 this summer, done over 100,000 miles on the clock but because I’ve spent so much money on her in the last 12 months, I’m reticent to trade it in for…

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