If you ask Master Frugal what his proudest moment is, he’s likely to tell you that it’s the time he won me a unicorn from one of those grabby machines in the arcade at Butlins.
He’ll tell you that he spent his own money on it and that he (and his big sister) got a round of applause from the people stood around them when he won her and he’ll even tell you how good he felt walking back to where we were sat with the unicorn hidden behind his back so he could surprise me with it because he knew I really wanted one of the cute cuddly toys I’d spotted earlier in the day.
He probably won’t tell you that he talked about his ‘victory’ frequently during the rest of the week away but unfortunately, he probably will go on to tell you that I loved Ethel so much (great name for a unicorn, yes?) that I left her sitting on my bed on the day we left Butlins and that I didn’t realise until we were too far away to go back!
In my defence, I hadn’t packed her as I’d been joking that she would suffocate in a suitcase!
I felt awful, really awful about leaving her so I picked up my phone and tweeted Butlins. Here’s what happened next….
Thank you Butlins for helping us get Ethel home!