On the day of the EU referendum, we step out for a long summer evening’s walk. We head towards Barnwood park via Abbeydale (rather than via the main road).
Nibs enjoyed his off the lead time in the park and then eventually we hit Tiff’s hoard point, the car wash on Hucclecote Road.
Tiff scored two pennies, a 2p and an American cent.
I scored three pennies and a 1 Euro Cent. Oh and another one of them shopping trolley tokens
Today we went out to look for new things to buy for our new house that we’re moving into soon. So we park in Homebase, look in there then walk up to B&M and finally to Currys.
Crossing Metz way towards Currys we spot a few coppers in the middle of the crossing. Tiff and I both pick up a 2p and a penny quickly and head on over. We know there’s more but decide to get it on the way back.
The thing is, this road junction is really busy and there’s 3 lane traffic coming from all directions. It’s money. It’s danger money !
We cross a couple more times and each scoop a few more coins. Tiff wants to continue knowing that I had seen at least one more coin, even through the embarrassment of stopping in front of cars at lights watching you pick up pennies. Even after getting shouted at by people in their cars thinking we’re scuffers ! 😉
I decide I can’t do any more and that we should come back later one night when it’s less busy. Tiff goes back for one more try and I head back to the car. Funnily enough, on the way back to the car, I find a 20p. Tiff makes it back and she couldn’t find that penny I had seen.
Danger money, both in potentially getting hit and the embarrassment of it all
And so the first big score came of the new Road Gold accounting year as we ventured out on a pleasant Summer evening.
As per usual, we headed towards Tiff’s hoard spot of the car wash. Nicely, on the way, I encountered a sly 5p hiding under the corner of a bus shelter. He was mine and the game was afoot !
Nothing further was found until we reached the mega spot and Tiff started reeling the coins in. She gathered up six 2p’s and 4 pennies. All I had to show from it was 3 pennies and 1 playboy shopping trolley token 😉
On the way back however, I did scoop up a tasty ten pence piece !
Nibs had to have a hair cut today and so we took him to Scooby’s. Whilst he was there, we planned a cheeky visit to Money Road.
On the way to drop off Nibs, I stopped for Petrol in Tesco Brockworth and on the way out, I stopped at the air pump when I saw a coin out of the window. There I grabbed a penny and a 10 Euro cents coin.
After Nibs, we drove towards Money Road and parked up in the garden centre. From there we walked towards money road and I scooped a further coin with a penny being found on the pavement.
Money Road was gated off very tightly with new concrete bollards and wider gates. We couldn’t get in how we normally did until Tiff did her SAS roll underneath the fence. I followed and even though I got stuck on the gate temporarily, I got through.
Tiff found a penny almost immediately and so the Moneying on our favourite ground began. I followed with a penny find of my own and then I went on a kind of spree picking up 2 5p’s, 2 more pennies and 2 more foreign coins (1 Euro cent and a 2 Euro cents).
Tiff was feeling a little left behind until she scooped a 2p and then her primal self took over. She thought that she should check the areas where the “travellers” had temporarily habited, found their old fires and started rifling through it with a big stick. Randomly she started finding coin after coin. All I could hear from the places I was checking was “Another one”!…..
This carried on for a while until we were rumbled by a security guard on the ground who wanted us off the property. Kind of odd really for a piece of waste ground. Anyway, we left with him but I did find a penny on the way back. He couldn’t stop that !
Tiff was a bit annoyed as she wanted to check all the other fire areas on the grounds, but she did find……
3 x 5p’s, 1 x 10p, 3 x 2p’s and 2 x 1p. Also some foreign coins, 2 x 1 Euro Cents, 1 x 2 Euro Cents and 1 x 10 Euro Cents. Big hoard win.
It was a cold morning but we thought, “sod it” we’re going out on bikes. It snowed earlier and the chill was still in the air as we biked down towards previous rich money grounds, the Storage King car park down by Walls Roundabout.
Before we got there however, I scooped a 10p from Bird Road, which got one up on Tiff who had previously found 2p right by her car earlier in the day.
We hit the car park, Tiff got off to walk and I slowly biked around. Immediately I found a penny and a two pence piece, which Tiff then reciprocated by finding her own versions of those coins. We carried on and each of us found another penny. Tiff then pulled ahead there with a 5p, found in the mud area.
Hitting the waste ground area right by the car park, I found a further 2 pennies, archive in nature, which is to say they were old and manky.
Riding back along the cycle path towards Sainsbury’s, I was stopped in my tracks by another shiny. It was a 5p !
Tiff and I went to visit one of our favourite haunts today, the car wash on Hucclecote Road.
Unluckily for us, the past few times we’d been there, it hadn’t provided at all and so Tiff was not feeling hopeful about her hoard spot.
As the light faded, we arrived with just enough vision to pick out a few coins. Tiff collected 4 pennies and I found 2 pennies and one 2p plus another one of those supermarket tokens. We were back to winning ways.
Then about 20 yards down the road, she found a further penny to add to her collection !
Out we went on a cheeky cycling jaunt, looking for discarded monetary amounts. A nice way to spend a pleasant Saturday, out enjoying the sun (which finally showed itself).
We headed up to the previously visited rich ground, up by walls roundabout. Nothing was found on the way there, but as soon as we hit the slip road by Storage Kings, Tiff scooped up our first coin, a nice shiny 10p. From there it was coin after coin – on Storage Kings car park, I found 6 pennies, two 2p’s, two 5’s, one 20p and three 1 Euro Cents. Tiff found three 5’s and one 2p there.
Further up the slip road, Tiff collected a further 2p and another penny and I grabbed another 2p.
Leaving the rich grounds we headed up Eastern Avenue in search of further success. It didn’t take too long to come as we cycled around McDonalds and in the car park, what looked initially like a potential Gold sovereign ring, actually turned out to be a very shiny pound coin. LUSH !
From there we hit another slip round along Eastern Avenue and at a crossing, Tiff collected 2 more pennies and I another 5p.
Overall, we banked £1.79. Quality.
Finally, a break in the rain as a sunny day hits. It’s cold, but dry and that enables Road Gold activity.
So off to Money Road we go. We park the car and walk with reverence towards that glorious, huge, majestic road. And luckily, on the way there, I found 6p. A penny and a nice 5. The latter of which was called just before Tiff saw it. But the rules are, call it first, it’s yours.
We hit Money Road and the game began. Tiff started well, nabbing 4 coins almost immediately. Then we went our separate ways, with “money” shouts heard left and right.
The results were once again astounding as Money Road continued adding to our game’s total.
Tiff found 13 English coins totalling 36p and 4 foreign coins. I found 14 English coins totalling 49p and 1 foreign coin.
Oh, and why the Evil Baby title ?
Well, this was found just outside Money Road. Ominous ?
Tiff and I decided to walk up to the Bovis show home to see if we could upgrade where we live currently. It was a nasty windy and rainy walk and the pain of it was, when we got there, it wasn’t open. And thus began another money walk.
Heading back to my house, just a few yards away from the show home, I spotted a penny. Already a win.
We took a few short cut roads that we haven’t used for ages and then the calls of “MONEY” came again. In a small grit out-cropping I discovered another penny and then a 5p.
Not long after, we walked past a bus shelter and there Tiff saw a glistening 10p. Smashing !
Later on, we headed out on a Nibs plop walk and hit lots of areas of the estate where we hadn’t been for a while. It paid off as we found a hot pocket of road gold. I saw 2 5p’s on a t-junction. They were mine and as is normally the way, if we spot a couple, we’ll look in depth a bit more. That paid off too as I found both a penny and then a tuppence nearby. LUSH !
Another decent evening tonight, weather wise and so I took Nibs out for a nice long walk. We naturally found ourselves gravitating towards Money Road. Nibs is spending more time off lead now and that’s quality.
Anyhow, we reach Money Road and Nibs went free. The Road was as clear as it was last time we visited so I decided to check the periphery.
At the point where the road met the mud (where they haven’t continued building) I saw a couple of pennies that had clearly been there a while. Bonus ! Money Road still supplying. It’s electrifying !
I moved a bit further along the road and walking along the pavement, I saw something on the mud alongside. This is what I found….
Well I found 7 pennies and three 2 penny pieces on that mud patch. Hoard alert !
Later on, Nibs found a shoe and went all grabby and bitey on it.
I then found a further 5p and 2p whilst he was doing his shoe thing.
In total, 10 pennies, 4 2p’s and a 5p. It keeps on giving.