I did open my sealed pot last year but if I recall correctly, I just took about twenty-five euro out of it and put the rest back in. I've had another year of mostly forgetting about it, to be honest, but I opened it up and counted it yesterday. I had even added a couple of notes at some stage. Total: €83.06. Not bad really. I'm heading to the craft fair at the RDS in Dublin in a couple of days and will be keeping an eye out for something beautiful that I otherwise wouldn't get for myself. I'm not in debt anymore but the trapped feeling does resurface from time to time. It's nice to have an amount set aside that can be just spent without agonising over whether it would be the better to save it or use it for something practical.