Tag Archives: June 2015


Unexpected find

On a nice hot evening, Nibs and I went for a walk away from Summerhouse as Tiff was teaching her last few lessons. We aimed up towards McDonalds and then left along the A38, looking to find some archive treasure.

It was a long walk with narrow paths and traffic speeding past. Not great for finding money but still, we went and had a look. Nothing.

At the half way point, Nibs decided that he needed more fun and slipped out of his collar and it wasn’t a great sight as a “naked” dog was on the A38 !! – still, nothing was coming at that point and I grabbed him up and got the collar back on. We headed back !

On the journey back, Nibs stopped for a pee near a hedge at a farmer’s field gate – whilst he was busy, I noticed some eye energy. I picked it up and just as I was about to toss it loose, I noticed it had markings. I couldn’t tell what it was at the time but when I got back I found out it was an old French 10c coin.
The first non-English coin of this year’s game.


I also found a 20p on the way back. So that was nice. :)


Sunny Bike Ride

On a nice June evening bike ride, we headed through Brockworth, then up Shurdington Lane and left at Badgeworth Lane. Along the road, a circle called to me and I shouted “MONEY”.

I stopped quick-smart, got off my metal steed and went back to where I thought I’d seen a 5p. When I got there, it was a dirty pound coin ! Mega win.

We carried on and literally about 20 yards further, I stopped again and picked up a nice archive penny.

We Headed back over Chosen Hill and got to Hucclecote Rugby Club ground where Tiff found an archive 2p and a penny. This to add to a 2p coin she found earlier in the day underneath the papers stand at Tesco Petrol Station in Brockworth.

Later still, on a Nibs walk, I find another archive penny !



Tiff and I went out for an evening walk – the weather was on the tad cold side, but it was decent for a walk. We covered a fair whack of ground but no money anywhere, until, MONEY !

I spotted a tenner on the grass verge to my left – I picked it up, but alas no, it was another one of those printed napkin things !! BUGGERATION.


This was convincing because it wasn’t a big wad or sheet of them, like when Tiff found her £20 version. Never mind.

We carried on walking, ended up at Tesco’s car park, we scoured it but all I could find was an archive penny.


Is it ?

Tiffany finds 1p at Hardwicke Petrol station in the morning. Win !
Driving back she thinks she sees a 20p coin at the crossing by the roundabout where the petrol station is located.

All day she was thinking about it then later, after her shift ended, she walked back with Nibs and found it. It was indeed a cheeky 20p. In the same place I was yesterday. I must have missed it. But she never !


Press that button

I went over to see Tiff this evening and to walk Nibs before she finished. So I went to where she worked and tried to find her. On the way through I passed a few vending machines, and as you do, you have to put your fingers in to feel around 😉

Anyhow, the first 3 had nothing, then the last one the same. Except I pressed the coin return button and 2 x 50p and 1 x 20p fell down. Quality find.

Then on the Nibs walk I found 2 x 1p at a road crossing.


Putting your arm under !

Today was a strange but good money day.

During my normal weekly shop at Tescos, I scour the aisles whilst shopping, as per usual. Anyhow, I look under the cake shelf (through the grates) and I see a lonely 5p. I wait until the coast is clear (as in wait until no-one sees me looking like a right gimpy scav), then I bend right down and put my arm right under and drag that little blighter to my awaiting grubby hand !

Nice !

I carry on shopping, then on the way out, I spot a 2p (I think) underneath one of the self service checkout ends (it overhangs and leaves a gap of about 6 inches above the floor). I go to the car and load the shopping, thinking, “shall I” ? I decide no.

All evening the thought of leaving that coin was nagging at me, so I walked to my mate’s house to drop off the tripod he lent me, then aimed back on up to Tescos.

I walked back in there and on my way up to the choccy aisle I saw a penny at one of the self service tills – BONUS, I thought to myself. So I picked up a nice bag of Cadbury’s Crunchie rocks and headed for the checkout. There were people there, so I bided my time and hung around at the clearance section. As soon as I saw they’d finished I headed over – paid for the chocolate, picked up the penny and there’s another bonus. 2 pennies left in the coin return. Win.

Then over to where that 2p was. I went to the side, bent down and pretended to do my laces, waiting for the chap who was paying for his goods at that till to leave. He did so after a bit and then I grasped my opportunity. Arm under time again. Instead of pulling out 2p though, it was a nice shiny 20p !!


Need Piccies

On a walk up to Tescos to take extra pictures for this website and do a quick scour of the car park – I find 2 x 2p and 1 x 1p.
Walking back to the house I find another penny near to where I live.

Later on, Tiff and I walk up to Mum and Dad’s house – Tiff finds a penny on Kingscroft Road and I find 1p on the way back outside the Dinglewell Shops.

first pound

First Pound Coin of the year

On our way back from a long Nibs walk up Leckhampton Hill we stop into Tesco’s to pick up a wedding card for the evening do.
On our way out of Tesco’s I find a pound coin in the car park, just behind the mothers and toddlers spaces. Win !