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The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

How wonderful it would be be if speed travel really existed... I'm talking about how those famous Star Trek words 'Beam me up Scotty' were followed by a couple of button pushes and a slider meaning that anyone could arrive at any chosen destination within seconds. OK, this means of travel was used for galactic expeditions and I would only want to have use of such a 'transporter' for nipping around Europe... for now! Wouldn't that just be great!

I can see only one flaw in this form of travel... no more hours browsing around duty free at airports being tempted by all sorts of exclusive goodies but there again, more time would be available to head to the largest shopping centre once destination had been achieved within seconds thanks to a Scotty-style hop.

This idea of fast travel sounds great but leaves me reflecting on the way we travel through life... We set out our goals, not always knowing how we will reach our destinations owing to so many things that are out of our control but what makes the journey, the destination all the sweeter, are the moments of wonderful things we experience along the way that shape who we become.

So my feeling is, don't be in a hurry to reach your destination... enjoy the ride, that is the most exciting bit. Embrace all the ups and downs, be grateful for the opportunities that come by your way and keep on truckin'... Your destination will always be just ahead of you.



Anna Fill: Wedding Celebrant and 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.

Saudi woman racer Aseel Al Hamad makes history 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 June 2018:Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, had never driven on a track in her home country before. Read more

Maestro Massimo had a dream...

Massimo Dal Prà had a dream and a belief in that dream—that there were sufficient talented musicians in the area to create a symphony orchestra in Bordighera... Read more

Alex Sutcliffe: Self-Limiting Beliefs

Self-limiting beliefs are the negative thoughts that plague most of us, such as: I'm no good at this; I couldn't possibly do that; I'm afraid of this; I'm not good enough for that, and so on. Alex Sutciffe explains further... Read more

Melanie Gulliver: Summer Tomato and Almond Tart

A perfect gluten free tart for summer lunches or beach picnics, this tart is based on a recipe from one of Melanie Gulliver's favourite chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi. Read more

When you're feeling blue... Reach for Curacao

An official Curaçao liqueur has to be made with the dried peels of the "Laraha". Laraha is a bitter orange native to the Caribbean island of Curaçao. See how you can enjoy this cool true blue number. Read more

Health: The Dark Brown One: Cinnamon 

This exotic spice is derived from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum. Healthline explains that the smell and flavour of cinnamon come from its oils, which contain the compound cinnamaldehyde... Read more

Event: The Gold of the Pharaohs Exhibition

For its major 2018 summer exhibition, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco revives an Egyptian theme which it had already successfully tackled in 2008 with the exhibition “Queens of Egypt”. Read more

Celina Lafuente de Lavotha: Monaco's Sound & Light Show

A sound and light show extravaganza, dedicated to the Grimaldi dynasty, with scenes projected on the facades of the Palace, took place in the Monaco Palace Square... Read more

PWN Nice-Côte d'Azur: July Events - 2018

The Professional Women's Network are welcoming you to our events this July. At PWN, we believe in motivating each other, supporting each other and finding solutions. It is clear that when working together we are so much more. Read more


Our Monaco reporter, Celina Lafuente de Lavotha keeps us updated with the news from the Principality - from culture to entertainment. Enjoy!


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Anna Fill
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