Friday, 9 August 2013

#Spend20K challange

Well that's an easy one.......... a house deposit!!!

The #Spend20K challange is a gauntlet thrown down by The National Lottery to celebrate the launch of their new Lotto game, in association with BritMums.
They want to know what you would spend 20K on if you won it....... and the winners (10) get £100 love to shop vouchers.

Around this area houses tend to sell for about £90,000 - £100, 000 - the liklyihood of us ever owning one on just above minimum wage with 2 children...... well actually, co-incidently,  about the same as the chance of us winning the lottery.

I hate the fact we scrimp every month to get through and spend £550 a month on rent - a mortgage would actually be lower!!!!  The chance of us ever having £10,000+ deposit for a house, then money for solicitors etc - impossible.

So yes, if I won £20K, I would put £12,000 (ish) as my 10% house deposit, use some for the soliciters etc and everything else on making my house into the perfect home.

for starters - the kids room.
I would make them the most perfect bedrooms and playroom - they are both superhero obsessed (which doesn't come cheap).

How coool would this look on the kids bedroom wall with lights in Iron Man's hands??

Or they would LOVE this one.

I love this style bed for when they have friends to come and stay.

and as for the playroom...... well they REALLY need some decent storage for their Lego (I'm sure they have more then the Lego shop itself does lol)

I like these boxes

And of course they would need a proper lego table.  I love this idea - and would solve the storage issue too.

Then I would make a start on my room...............the kitchen...........the bathroom...................on second thoughts I might need more then £20K ...................................................

So join in, what would you spend the £20K on??  A holiday?  Paying off the credit cards??
Britmums Spend £20K challenge in association with The National Lottery.
“This post is an entry for BritMums #Spend20K Challenge sponsored by The National Lottery, with more ways to win more money on the new Lotto game. Find out more about new Lotto, which starts in October, here –


  1. A deposit on a house is right up there for me too as I know the challenges of renting. Great ideas on bedroom/playroom and you can always recognise a post from a parent when storage comes up lol. We always need more don't we?
    Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

  2. Could you please add a working link to the National Lottery website please? Kate on behalf of BritMums. Entries close tonight 18/8 at midnight.

  3. thank you, and thanks for spotting it - not sure why that was playing up.