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  • jet9catjet9cat Forumite
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    All I want to say is , WOW, doesn't Martin scrub up well!? Very smart. :money:
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  • ErrataErrata Forumite
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    Martin, I'm glad you found the evening worthwhile but I'm truly astonished you didn't know what evening dress was.
    I think the time has come for youngsters, and adults, to have some financial education forced down their unwilling throats alongside cookery lessons. Maybe you and Jamie could join forces, like Morecambe and Wise.
    Were you invited because you're the owner of MSE or because you're a Governor of the London School of Economics ?
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    What was the food like, Martin?
    All posh-nosh? Or did you actually get a plate-full of decent dinner?
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    To answer the questions above...

    I believe I was invited due to the financial literacy initiative in my MSE not LSE role :)

    As for food. It was fab. Here's the menu with XXXXs marking the dishes I've forgotten...

    Goats cheese and beetroot starter
    A course of XXXXXXXXXXXX
    Then Sloe berries sorbet, ~
    Then beef fillet and potatoes gratin
    Then raspberry compot, apple crumble and xxxxxxx
    Then coffee and petit fours

    Each with an accompanying whine (though I only had one glass as early GMTV the next day)
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  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Errata wrote: »
    Martin, I'm glad you found the evening worthwhile but I'm truly astonished you didn't know what evening dress was.
    I think the time has come for youngsters, and adults, to have some financial education forced down their unwilling throats alongside cookery lessons. Maybe you and Jamie could join forces, like Morecambe and Wise.
    Were you invited because you're the owner of MSE or because you're a Governor of the London School of Economics ?

    Just to clarify, I've always been to black tie events, and have no issue with that, yet formal white tie with tails, white waistecoat, bow-tie and shirt studs is beyond me. :)
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    To answer the questions above...

    I believe I was invited due to the financial literacy initiative in my MSE not LSE role :)

    As for food. It was fab. Here's the menu with XXXXs marking the dishes I've forgotten...

    Goats cheese and beetroot starter
    A course of XXXXXXXXXXXX
    Then Sloe berries sorbet, ~
    Then beef fillet and potatoes gratin
    Then raspberry compot, apple crumble and xxxxxxx
    Then coffee and petit fours

    Each with an accompanying whine (though I only had one glass as early GMTV the next day)

    You were whining over each course :rotfl::rotfl:
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    Yep, sounds like posh-nosh to me!
  • You say in your blog - "blinkered politicians still DON’T introduce compulsory financial education, or even commit to introducing it in schools." I agree that this subject could always be given more time and emphasis within the curriculum but there is a strong element of financial education included in PSHE which is a compulsary part of the curriculum.

    Check out this link:

    http://www.pfeg.org/curriculum_and_policy/england/secondary/pshe_education.html

    Are you aware of this or does this not count?:confused:

    p.s. looking good in the suit!:T
  • Absolutelty loving the suit Martin, very flash x
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  • It seems that you caved in to wearing the toff's club uniform even before Gordon Brown did. How much did it cost to ape our masters?
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