After being hit with the fine a week after landing back in the country Mr Forbes came up with a novel way of settling his debt.
He brought a bucketful of coppers to Swansea Civic Centre on Friday and boldly tipped the lot onto the counter in front of an unsuspecting council worker - before making a swift exit.
I can't afford to take everyone away during half-term.'I came into a bit of money at the time and we may not have got another chance to go to somewhere like Egypt.'I told the school in advance that I would be taking Tommy-Lee but of course I knew they would fine me anyway.
I just took it on the chin.'They say the rule is designed with the kids in mind but it's nothing to do with the kids - it's just another way of taxing you.'I was aware I wouldn't get away with it but I made the decision I thought was best for Tommy-Lee.
It was a spur-of-the-moment booking while I could afford it.
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