My husband and I have this conversation once in a while, "What would we do if we won a million on the lottery?" We have fun deciding.
It has taught me one thing which is, at my age I still don't know what I like or dislike. We talk about what kind of house would we buy? I like the thought of living in an old style house in the country with big inglenook fireplaces and oak beams and lots of land. I would hire a gardener because although I love nicely kept gardens, I really haven't a clue how to get them that way. A chef would be hired to prepare healthy appetising meals to help me loose weight and perhaps a personal trainer.
I also like modern homes in a city. It would have the technology to switch on music, TV, curtains opening and closing all at the touch of a button. Huge rooms with ultra modern furniture. I wouldn't need a chef as we would be eating out in restaurants. I have decided I don't have to choose,I will have both. My country house will be in Scotland and my ultra modern one will be in London or perhaps Barcelona.
|Ettrickshaws in the Scottish Borders and it's for sale!|
I can't understand why I like two completely different types of houses. I watch those programmes about buying house in the country or abroad and the buyers have such definite ideas of what they like and dislike. I shout at the TV for them to buy it and not be so fussy. Some are put off a house because of the colour of wallpaper or the wrong type of oven. Maybe if I did have a million I would be more fussy, after all there would be so much more choice.
Where would we go on holiday? I enjoy small and friendly hotels and I enjoy large slightly more upmarket fully inclusive hotels,I couldn't really say which I enjoy most. This year we are spending one week in a very rural place in Turkey and another in a small village, would I do that if I had a million in the bank? Probably not. I would go somewhere quite exotic and live in luxury but would I enjoy it more than our usual haunts? Well there's only one way to find out.
After I've listed all I want to do with my imaginary windfall, share it with our children, set up a trust for future grandchildren, give some to close friends, some to charity, buy an old country house and a deluxe town house, go on an exotic holiday, buy a car etc I think we'll need a few more millions to pay for it all.
The one decision my husband and I agree on is that there will be no publicity. We won't buy a flashy car until we've moved away and as some of the neighbours here find it hard to say hello we won't be telling them we're moving. I don't understand those people who have their faces splashed all over the newspapers, why would you do that?
So readers if I win the lottery I will never tell you. I will carry on blogging as usual just from a more luxurious location whether it be my country house or town house.
In fact I may already be there and have won those millions, now that would be a great double bluff!
A few weeks ago I asked ,"What would you not buy if you had a million pounds?"
This week I'd like to know.....
Have you planned what you would do if you won millions of pounds or dollars? What would you buy? Would you go public about it?