What to give as a wedding present

What to give as a wedding present

Great ideas for a wedding present

Hello, wedding season! April is generally the start of the wedding season in the Western world and invitations keep flowing in. In fact, this weekend, one of our friends tied the know and she looked stunning. The couple were so looking forward to spending their special day with friends and family. What a beautiful day it had been!

With every wedding invitation also comes a bunch of other questions. What to wear? Will we stay longer and make it a (mini) break? Or what shall we give as a present?

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Are you ready for graduation?

Are you ready for graduation

What needs to be done for a graduation party

This weekend, my friend and I were talking about graduation. Her son is finishing up the last few days of high school and can’t wait to start his next chapter in life. It was exciting to see him thrilled about his college choice and his mom, my friend from school, prepare for the party. I loved how relaxed both about it, mainly because they are prepared.

To also enjoy a stress-free party, we’re giving you this checklist today:

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Prepare for the wedding season

Prepare for the wedding season

Join your friends for their wedding celebrations

The month of May is also the beginning of the wedding season for so many couples. We’re excited to attend our first wedding of 2018 soon. It will be a joyful event and we can’t wait to see old friends and family members again.

With weddings costing on average GBP 27,161 in the UK or over USD 30,000 in the US, it’s not a cheap day out for anyone. Plan and budget for attending a wedding to enjoy the day with a beautiful couple to the max!

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Don’t wait for that special moment

Don’t wait for that special moment

Create your own special moment

Earlier this month, a friend finally came to visit. Originally, she was to fly with 2 other friends. Getting 3 friends to book an overseas trip is not that easy. Family commitments, no time off from work, financial constraints, you know how it is. So said to herself: “Why wait?”

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Repatriation

Repatriation – The final journey home

In 2012, I had to make the most difficult phone call in my life. I had to inform our family friend G that her sister who lived like me in the UK had passed away.

Up to now, I remember it very clearly. Police called me on Friday evening confirming they found the sister dead in her kitchen. Our friend anticipated something was wrong since her sister didn’t answer the phone for days and was over 80 years old.

I could not call G that night and waited till the morning. G was prepared for the news which I barely spoke out. I sobbed more than G and over the next few weeks, we worked together to bring her sister home.

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Create a will

Do you have a will in place?

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably avoiding this topic. Yet, it’s of such vital importance to draft. But I don’t have anything that’s worth much, you may think. A will is not only about any money, houses or jewellery. A will also protects your family, especially if you have minor children. Join me and create yours (I’ve mine in place)!

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