Travellers’ Tales and an Auction Result

Number Two son is in Toronto, has already arranged his national insurance number and is on the track of a job. This is all good to hear.

Number One son, meanwhile, is somewhere down south preparing to take a flight on Saturday. When he gets there he will be spending the first ten days travelling round in a camper van.

Ah, the carefree days of youth.

Julia had to wake me up the other day when she left me in the car whilst shopping, but it’s not the same thing as camping.

Most of the day was spent researching medals to go on eBay. I found a couple of interesting stories, which I’m writing up.

The Genghis Khan coin sold for £16. It’s cheap for 800 years of history and a link to one of the most famous names in history. But, on the other hand, it’s expensive for a piece of dust-gathering junk. It’s just a question of perspective.

11 thoughts on “Travellers’ Tales and an Auction Result

    1. quercuscommunity

      It’s OK if you like snow and bears and maple syrup. In an ideal world I’d spend spring and summer in UK, watch the coloured leaves in New England and overwinter in New Mexico.:-)

    1. quercuscommunity

      Some coins are surprisingly cheap – it’s because not many people collect them.

      No 2 son entered the annual lottery for 2-year working visas and got one. He may come back sooner depending on education plans.

  1. Clare Pooley

    Your younger son has been quick off the mark in getting his insurance number. I hope he finds work soon. £16 doesn’t sound a lot for such an interesting coin.


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