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As time goes by...

As time goes by...

We all measure time in different ways but no matter how we do it, the days become weeks and the weeks become months and before we know it, more time has passed us by... It makes me wonder how much we really value time, respect it even? Perhaps we should take a moment and think about how we actually spend our time? Apart from the usual, living, breathing, eating, sleeping, that is. We all have to spend time doing that!

Rodin, the 19th century sculptor said: "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely ." Perfect!

Time is so precious these days and how often have we said 'If only we could turn back time... ', 'Another place, another time' and 'There's never enough hours in the day...'... Would you really want more hours in the day, or be in another place or time? Well one thing for sure is that it just so happens that this month we can turn back time. In the early hours of Sunday 28th, we turn back the clocks one hour. We will have one extra whole hour to do... to do what?

How about we gift ourselves that one hour and do something special, something we can look back on with a smile, something that over time we will remember as time well spent! Let that one whole hour have meaning.

I know one thing, I am so so grateful for every moment of time I have, for the time I spend with friends and my family, for the time I am able to embrace new opportunities and for the time people have spent on me.

"Dear past, thank you for all the lessons... Dear future... I'm now ready."

Wishing you the best time ever this October!

Anna Fill: Wedding Celebrant and Event Coordinator

You can have the wedding of your dreams! Together we will create the ceremony with personalised moments that you will hold precious forever. This is your day and everything is possible. Visit my website.

Anna Fill Interviews: Martine Ackermann Rallies the Ladies!

Martine Ackermann, founder of the charity 'Child Care Monaco', has once again put her wheels into motion. For the past 5 years Monaco ladies have donned their finest attire for the spectacular Monaco Ladies Vintage Car Rally.  Read more

Featured Artist: Gunilla Larsson

Gunilla Larsson from Sweden, showcases her impressive collection of artwork and she will soon be back at Gemluc Art. See more

Melanie Gulliver: Banana Pecan Bread - Naughty and Nice

This month's recipe by Melanie Gulliver ticks all the boxes in terms of various dietary requirements, and hits the taste spot too. It is
perfect for breakfast, a snack or afternoon tea... Super popular with vegans and non-vegans alike. Read more

Alex Sutcliffe: The Corsica Experience

The island of Corsica is a lovely fusion of two countries Italy and France, while remaining resolutely Corsican in spirit, and boasts breathtaking mountains, nature reserves and a glorious, dramatic coastline. Alex Sutcliffe captures the true essence of this stunning island. Read more

Judy Churchill: Why you shouldn't retire!

The human body and brain were designed to be active, to problem solve, to workout hard and take pleasure in achievement and the long hard road that leads to that achievement and success. You all know the adage: ‘it’s not the destination but the journey that counts’. Judy Churchill explains 'Why you shouldn’t retire!'... Read more

Tracy Leonetti: French Expat News - Residency in France

Tracy Leonetti is your French expat expert and for those who are seeking residency following the issue of Brexit, make sure you are armed with the correct information. Tracy can guide and assist you through the process. Read more

Sarah's Vignettes: The Memory Collector by Fiona Harper

Sarah Swan just loves to read books, books and more books. This time Sarah has chosen to feature: The Memory Collector by Fiona Harper. Read more

Celina Lafuente de Lavotha: Prince Albert welcomes the blue squad riders

The bicycling blue squad descended on the Monaco Palace Square final stage of race for the oceans. Prince Albert II saluted their triumphant arrival, and the enthusiastic cheers from the crowd gathered to welcome the  brave riders, being sprayed with champagne as customary. Read more

Event: Mimosa Matters - Run with your heart not your legs

The Nice - Cannes Marathon takes place on Sunday 4th November, 2018. Once again Mimosa Matters will be stepping up and will be taking their places at the starting line. Run with your heart not your legs...a slogan that has struck a chord. If you wish to join in the marathon... Read more

Fashion: Roger Vivier Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

At the heart of the collection, the Très Vivier creations continue a long tradition of unapologetic elegance, displaying the same head-turning qualities as the legendary pumps that took the fashion world by storm in the 1960s. The large square buckle in polished metal pays tribute to the aesthetics of the original pump. Gherardo Felloni adds passion to the new collection... Read more

Le Beau Séjour Restaurant in Gorbio - Magnificent & Sublime

Le Beau Séjour Restaurant sits in the centre of Gorbio, a village perched on the Mediterranean Alps, and only a stones throw away from Menton and Monaco. With a magnificent backdrop, the restaurant makes a perfect picture postcard setting for any special occasion, in particular a wedding... and la cuisine is exquisite... Read more

Network: PWN Nice-Côte d'Azur: October Events - 2018

The Professional Women's Network is getting ready for a new season: 'A moment in time...'... Be with us this October 2018! Read more


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