18 thoughts about winning the lottery

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Do you know what one of my favourite, completely useless, pastimes to do is?

I like to plan what I’d do if I won the lottery.

It might seem a teeny bit sad to be planning something that has odds very much not in my favour, but it’s a nice little thing to think about when walking home from swim class whilst Henry chills in the stroller.

Now when I say a lottery win, I do mean a big one. Go big or go home.
And my thoughts usually go a little something like this:

I’d definitely build my own house. Somewhere in Hampshire for sure. Not too big, but definitely not small. Rustic and homely but with huge windows and beautiful (preferably sea) views.

But hell am I sticking around whilst it’s being built. We’ll go travel. Pay someone to oversee the build and Skype us.

I wonder who would look after the cats and rabbit whilst we’re gone. Maybe Alice?

Oh speaking of animals, we could get a horse for Henry. He likes horses. I’ve always wanted to learn to ride a horse. Hope it doesn’t bite me.

Shadowfax is a great name for a horse. Shout out to Lord of the Rings. Oh and maybe a grey one called Gandalf.

Oh and a dog. A big fluffy white one that kind of looks like a polar bear.

Definitely called Balthazar. 100%.

Ok so back to the travels. Where first?

Bora Bora. Yep. Just got to convince Dann to get on the plane… in first class! Oh I’ve always wanted to travel first class.

Then Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, New York, Hawaii….. maybe not that in that order, but oh man, I want to go to ALLLLL the places!!

We’d also need to look after our parents. Maybe a nice little house each? And definitely private healthcare for my mum for her back. Always nice to give something back.

Oh and help out our sisters. They deserve a treat.

Oh I’d also like a car. And Dann will probably want one too.

A little Fiat 500 for me. Baby blue, with a cream interior.

Dann can choose the family car.

Yay, we could have more babies. Hopefully I won’t be as sick…. but hey I’ll be rich… who cares!!

Oh I’d be able to decorate the house from Anthropologie and Homesense!!

OK I’m going to google homeware when I get home for my dream house…..

So what about you? Do you also plan out your fictional lottery win??

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  1. The Breastest News
    January 26, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Oh wow I'd love to win the lottery. I need to actually start playing it first lol. Love that you'd get a dog 🙂

    • Rachel Bradford
      January 29, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Yeah I said exactly the same thing for ages! Now my husband does it weekly! I think we've won £3!! ha ha Thanks for commenting.

  2. Emma Lambert
    January 27, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Oh what I’d do if I won the lottery! I’d love not being able to worry about money and be able to support my family x

    • Rachel Bradford
      January 29, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Absolutely. Would be so good to just take care of everyone and have no worries.

  3. Georgina Clarke
    January 27, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Here’s hoping you win it one day simply for Balthazar!

    • Rachel Bradford
      January 29, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      I know right!!

  4. Five Little Doves
    January 28, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I love to imagine what I would buy if I won the lottery! A huge house would be the first thing, with a granny flat for my parents!

    • Rachel Bradford
      January 29, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Aww that's so sweet. I often think an annexe would be a fab idea for my dreamhouse!

  5. Tinyfootsteps Blog
    January 29, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    This post reminds me of when me and my brother were kids. We'd get these great big pieces of paper and draw out our dreams home if we were millionaires. They usually involved quadbikes and a ride-up-to outdoor cinema. Hah! Jenna at Tinyfootsteps x

  6. Kira
    February 6, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I would definately buy a house if we win the lottery and then go to Disney land 🙂

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