Freebies, flasks & finger puppets – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Each week we publish a small selection of highlights from the MSE Forum. This week is a short one thanks to the bank holiday, so it's a slightly slimmer round-up than usual. Happy Easter weekend, folks.

Money Moral Dilemma

Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.

Should I ask my dad's wife to pay me for my houseplant?

Five months ago, I asked my dad's green-fingered wife if she could use her skills to nurse an orchid back to health for me. It's now looking healthy and pretty – but on their windowsill. Should I ask her to pay me for it if she wants to keep it, or should I just let her have it as she saved it?

You can find out what our MSE Forumites think and add your own two cents on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Remember the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every Money Moral Dilemma.

Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at and it could be featured.

Latest comping wins

One of the most frequented boards, Competitions Time, is where compers come to find and share competitions. There are countless success stories, but here's the most recent one. The prize below (a Jameson cocktail kit from Craft Pubs) was won by MSE Forumite redfox5.

Your two cents

Do you grow your own veg or herbs? Maybe you have an allotment, or just a few chives in a window box, or perhaps you've been wanting to start growing things but haven't yet. With spring here, now's the time to start talking all things homegrown. We'd love to hear your questions and suggestions, and see your photos in this MSE Forum discussion: The even bigger and better and hopefully not lower bits of growing your own in 2022!

If you're not a member yet, it's easy to register to the MSE Forum.