We bought our first terramundi pot when I was pregnant. We didn’t know if our burgeoning bump was a boy or a girl – we referred to it only as Bean – but either way it seemed sensible to start saving for the future.

The tradition with a terramundi pot is that every time you have a new pot, you also write down a wish, and put that in with your first coin. So, sometime in late 2008, we wrote down our wish – for a healthy, happy Bean to arrive safely – and popped in our first pennies. It fast became a habit, coming home from work or the supermarket and immediately emptying our loose change into the pot.

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