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Author: Paul Macklin

Paul is your friendly neighbourhood poet/cynic. He believes in story-telling, curiosity and peanut-butter sandwiches and he spends the vast majority of his time writing stuff. Paul learnt how to write stuff at Portsmouth University where he earned himself a Masters degree in writing stuff. Neat huh? Paul also hates writing in third person.

Posts by Paul Macklin

The Best Man Diaries – Alex (6/6)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Best man diaries

There are few honours in life more highly valued than the chance to be someone’s best man. It is an honour bestowed upon someone after serious thought. It is an honour bestowed upon someone trustworthy, organised, and mature. So imagine my surprise when my best friend asked me.

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The Best Man Diaries – Paul (5/6)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Best man diaries

Men are a funny bunch. Stereotype would have you believe that a stag do is about drinking games and strippers. But then according to stereotypes, the French are running around in stripy tops and berets while waving garlic about. Hint: they’re not.

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The Best Man Diaries (4/6)

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Best man diaries

We’ve seen how two of our best men performed in organising a killer stag, now it’s time to look at the main event, the crux of the arc, the final crescendo. That’s right. The wedding itself requires just as much organisation and attentiveness. From helping guests to their seats to toasting the couple in their speech, a best man’s job isn’t over until the bride and groom have departed and the party is finally over.

In the last year I’ve been to four weddings, and I’d like to quickly review what made them so fantastic in terms of the best man’s role.

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Unique Wedding Destinations in Australasia (6/6)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Unique wedding destinations

Australia is a funny place. Famous for dangerous animals and big spiders, Australia still receives a hefty sum of tourists on a yearly basis. And in fairness, once you arrive, it isn’t altogether surprising. Australia is like a home away from home. Everyone’s speaks English, the customs are largely the same and the weather, although not quite as good as everyone tends to make out, is still better than home. The best thing about Australia? The stunning views and insane biodiversity, of course.

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Unique Wedding Destinations in South America (5/6)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Unique wedding destinations

If there is one continent on the planet that muscles out Asia as the darkest and most mysterious, it has to be South America. We all hear stories about bad South America can be, but what we don’t hear is just how beautiful and romantic it is. With Latino passion and unexpected beauty at every turn, South America is pushing the boundaries of exceptional and extreme wedding locations.

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Unique Wedding Destinations in Asia (4/6)

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Unique wedding destinations

Now on to my favourite continent; the sprawling, exotic and mysterious Asia. It is hard to get your head around just how big Asia is, because it stretches from Turkey right across to where the Bering Strait divides Russia from Alaska. And in all that distance, Asia packs in cultures and ideas that are so alien to us that we can’t help but be entranced by its mystique.

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Author: Paul Macklin