Never have I actually felt a 'lack of' anything. I was always fed, clothed and mainly very, very happy. We all lived in a house not a box and most importantly of all, we were surrounded by love.
As I progressed from little girl to teenager I didn't mind the jibes at how dated my personal stereo was, it was mine, it played my music, I loved it. I just got on with my life. Having 'stuff' has never been important, being happy has. In my twenties I just worked, had babies and let life flow over me.
Then things started to change in my forties. I decided that although I was happy, I wanted the happy tickets that allowed me to do the things only money can. I just knew that the ticket I had bought was it, don't ask me how or what I did to make it so, it just was and deep in my core being I knew it. Bought a Euromillions ticket on the Friday and the following week I had £18.6 million in my bank.
It is unbelievable how suddenly some companies seem to know. How they know I have not one clue, but the amount of offers I have had not only on things like cars, houses etc but yachts, private jets. islands (yes my inbox suddenly has a selection of islands I may want) Yeah, because I was always googling how much a new yacht/plane/island would be. Doors that were always wedged shut for me suddenly have a strange spring action that when I phone up the companies in question are nearly falling over themselves to help. Life, it's a funny old thing. When I had £70 to my name I could only just get by, now, with millions in my bank I am suddenly being given free stuff (that gets sent out straight away to the Salvation Army).
You thought there would be big cars, big houses and madness. You thought that my whole life would be up on its end and completely different. No. Not me. I have been poor and happy. I have been middle class and happy. Now I am a multi-millionaire and guess what . . .it hasn't changed a thing I'm still happy.
Right, I'm off now as my bacon sandwich and mug of coffee are ready. You see, some of the best things in life really have always been so easy to have!