• Life

    It’s Done, 6 Lessons From Our Wedding Day!

    What’s up people! Hope everyone had a great weekend! What’d you get up to? Uh huh, right, yeah cool, anyway so like I totes got married on Sunday. Was certainly a long time coming, and I for one am looking forward to the future together with MrsFrugalSamurai (starting with no longer typing out MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be, frigging long word – glad to see the back of you). A friend of mine aptly named “a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family” jokingly said he wanted 6, yes SIX learnings from our wedding. What? No well wishes for the family? No dirty jokes about the wedding night? No sage advice for the newly…

  • Life

    Final Learnings From Planning a Wedding (Almost Time)

    Yes indeedy, ladies and gentlemen – it’s almost time. Time for what?  For the wedding of the century of course. Oh you mean Harry and Meghan? (Thoughtful pause) No… no I don’t mean Harry and Meghan… “rubs chin” but yes, yes you’re right – that would be quite a wedding. No, I meant the wedding between yours truly and MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be. It’s now mere days away. Wait, do I know you? Probably not, not many people do – I’m like the wind you see, billowing in the summer breeze, roaring in the winter gales, whispering through the Autumn leaves, caressing the… ahem, apologies, I got sidetracked. Riiiight… Just bear with me…

  • Life

    How Watching Tintin is Changing Me One Step at a Time!

    “No Tintin! Don’t go that way!” Said I, whilst on the edge of my seat this afternoon, engrossed in the latest episode of “The Adventures of Tintin”. The plot line was about one of his associates, a lady opera singer – who had lost her extremely valuable Emerald. Of course, like all Tintin stories – there was a happy ending (not that kind, it’s a children’s show for goodness sake). The lesson I got out of the episode, is if you ever lose a precious gemstone the size of your fist – don’t investigate your personal maid, or your gambling addict pianist. Emeralds are created when rocks are soaked in…

  • Real Estate

    6 Cons To Buying Off-The-Plan

    Hay guys and gals! How y’all doin! The year keeps on rumbling on doesn’t it, we are almost a third of the way through, how are you going with your goals and plans for this year? If you’re like me – who hasn’t ticked anything off yet, don’t fret! Still plenty of time to get started, but get started you must. Following on from the post last time (here) about buying real estate off-the-plan (new build whether apartment or house), I received quite a number of messages regarding people’s stories of their successes and failures of purchasing off-the-plan. Suffice to say, although some people have done quite well with this…

  • Real Estate

    6 Pros To Buying Off-The-Plan

    What’s up ladies and gentlemen! Hope everyone had a great weekend. MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be certainly did – seeing as she had her hen’s on Saturday night. Poor old me was left home alone to entertain myself. I was crestfallen. … for about a minute! Because HUZZAH! It meant I finally had free rein over what I wanted to watch on Netflix. No more Korean dramas or American sitcoms for me! No siree, straight to bingeing on “The Adventures of Tintin”. Totally. Wild. But call me old, fact is that after the day I had on Saturday I really just wanted to lie in bed and watch some nostalgic childhood TV shows to unwind.…