Above: a rough that was never used..
In stead adjustments were made as below.
Billie works really hard in this book, with a lot of support from Jack, to earn enough pocket money to buy something she really wants. I suppose this concept is something most people go through in their childhood, but since I lived on a farm (no shops and nowhere to buy anything) I was very scared of the idea of spending money. Everytime we went into town to buy something it was a family occasion and I remember mum getting frustrated as both my sister and I could never decide on what we want, whether it be buying new clothes or buying new schoolbag.
The very first time that I used a eftpos card was when I turned 18 and left home for university. I must say I was very very nervous. Everyone expects you to know how to make a transaction, for me it was like when a child moves on from playing houses with plastic cups and imaginary meals to suddenly preparing a real dinner for four in a real kitchen. And money is a serious deal and I was very careful not to press the "wrong" button, as if I will blow something up or lose everything in my bank if I have pressed something wrong. sheesh
Anyway I was very happy when I received this new Billie package in the post! Billie Money Box! There's 8 Billie books inside it too! I haven't seen it here in New Zealand so I'm assuming this is only sold in Australia. I will write about the other Billie release next time!
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