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    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…

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    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…

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    3 More Things I’ve Learnt From Planning A Wedding (So Far)

    “Tick tock, tick tock…” What’s that sound? Whose watch is broken? Where’s the bomb located? Shall we sell this grandfather clock? Tell me QUICKLY. Whoa, calm down please, it’s just the days, hours and minutes counting down to MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I’s big day. oh… is that all. What you mean – is that all, with a couple of months to go – things are starting to heat up! Surprisingly though, our head space is relatively calm considering the timeline. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a ton of stuff to do, plenty of items to be ticked off and surprises just waiting to rear their ugly heads around the corner. But…

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    Valentine’s Day

    Lurve is in the air! Yes indeedy boys and girls, it’s Valentine’s Day Feb 14th. Tis the special day for romantic love each and every year. I’m going to keep this post short because MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I just came back from dinner, and it’s wayyyy past our bedtimes. Fact is though tonight we saw many, many couples out and about – one’s who have just started dating, one’s who have been dating for ages, married couples, young, old, it didn’t matter – if there ever was a reason to head out with your partner in love, tonight was it. But TheFrugalSamurai! Didn’t you know that Valentine’s Day originated in Ancient…

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    5 Things I’ve Learnt Trying to Plan a Wedding (So Far)

    What’s up ladies and gentlemen! Hang on a moment, “drinks large gulp of water”. That’s better, sorry guys – it’s been crazy these last couple of weeks with work, wedding planning, moving house and all the usual bedlam and chaos that occurs in December. You know how that feels! Luckily I’m not doing it alone and MrsTheFrugalSamurai-to-be has been behind me every step of the way. That’s right, tell the audience how much I’ve supported you. Yes dear, can you remove the knife from my back now? No, not yet – here let me give it an extra twist.  I’m joking of course, behind every man is a woman doing all the work.…