There is a lot in the papers at present about the super rich because of the Saatchi/Nigella court case. Having read it all in The Times, I have decided that I have absolutely no desire at all to be in the super rich bracket. It would seem to me that as long as we have enough for our needs (rather than our wants), are healthy, well fed, warm for the winter - what more is necessary. The whole thing about being super rich seems to me to be obscene when I think of all the people who are below the poverty line and are going to go hungry and cold this winter.
£1500 each month on fresh flowers? I love my bunch of daffodils for New Year - what pleasure I get from watching the buds open to remind me that Spring is not all that far away, and to prompt me to go out into the garden to see how far up the snowdrops are.
A Home tutor for my children? I think children should grow up in the kind of environment where they meet 'all sorts'. That way they learn to get along with everybody.
£500 on a bottle of wine - no thanks.
It would seem to me that this kind of life is life lived in a bubble, protected (or excluded which ever way you look at it) from real life so completely that the two never ever meet.
I have a home help one morning a week. She has been coming to me for over fifteen years and we are great friends. (She is my main source of information as to what is going on in the area!) No way would I want a housekeeper - somebody to make all the decisions for me - I like to decide what we are having for lunch.
There is something immoral about great wealth in a world where so many are starving. But the sad fact is that if all that wealth were to be shared out equally then after a year or two some would be super rich again and others would be poor. It seems that making money is an interesting occupation for some whilst others just spend it.
One thing is for sure. Wealth is not for me. I have never bought a Lottery ticket and after reading about the super rich I never shall. The chances of winning six million (as someone did a fortnight ago) are very remote - but I don't wish to, thank you. Luckily the couple who did win it, having bought each of their children a house, are carrying on as normal as they can't think of anything they want. I hope it continues that way for them.