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Winter wishes of love...

Winter wishes of love...

It's beginning to feel a lot like winter... Days are shorter, temperatures are down and it is definitely feeling much cooler but even then there is something quite nice about winter that I always look forward to. I enjoy lighting the fire and cooking a real winter warmer, wearing my winter woollies and my guilty pleasure has to be putting on my fluffy jimjams (but don't tell anyone!).

The winter season is a good time to take stock of where we are in life, and see how many of the dreams we made at the start of the year have been fulfilled, and what little wishes we still want to achieve before the end of the year.

We never really know where life will take us. I never imagined at the beginning of this year that I would be making so many changes on so many levels; geographically, professionally and mentally. Every situation I have encountered has turned into a new opportunity, a new challenge and certainly a new adventure... And I am loving it!

But to be honest, summer, autumn, winter or spring, all I could ever wish for, is to have love, share love and give love. It is the greatest gift to give and to receive.

"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." - Pietro Aretino

Wishing you a warm and loving November!

There's such a lot of love in our articles this month, those we have featured who love what they do, and thank you to all our wonderful writers: Judy Churchill, Alex Sutcliffe, Sarah Swan, Melanie Gulliver, Tracy Leonetti and Celina Lafuente de Lavotha for loving and sharing their passions and knowledge in their articles for us all to read.

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: Shirley Thompson

Shirley Thompson is aiming to achieve two world records: she is hoping to become the oldest woman to row solo across an ocean and the first Irish woman to do so. Shirley has been training near Cannes and will start her challenge this coming November. Read more

Anna Fill Interviews: Chef Ivy Dai

Amazing Graze! For anyone who may think that eating a plant-based diet is just lettuce and tomatoes... think again! Meet chef and entrepreneur food specialist Ivy Dai who invites The Riviera Woman to an extraordinary lunch tasting... Read more

Anna Fill Interviews: Antonella Pastore

Melanie Gulliver: Sweet Potato and Orange Soup

This month's recipe by Melanie Gulliver is a true winter warmer. It is a very easy recipe only requiring 4 main ingredients. The result is a delicious tasting soup with a lovely bright orange hue. Read more

Sarah's Vignettes: Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner

Sarah Swan just loves to read books, books and more books. This time Sarah has chosen to feature: Lies between us by Ronnie Turner. Read more

Judy Churchill: Feel blessed when we can’t take things for granted

Most people spend their lives trying to reach a state of equilibrium and ease where they can relinquish the discomfort of not being able take things for granted. Whereas being able to take your job, finances, relationship, family etc. for granted may seem like the ideal no-stress scenario, in reality the absolute opposite may be true. Judy Churchill explains... Read more

Alex Sutcliffe: Breathtaking, beautiful and exhausting... Florence

It would take a month to do justice to Florence's extraordinary collection of art and museums. Alex Sutcliffe spent three days visiting this incredible World Heritage Site. Read more

Tracy Leonetti: French Expat News - Talks business options

Auto Entrepreneur or not Auto Entrepreneur ... is that the question? Get the real facts when setting up in business in France. Tracy Leonetti, the expat expert has the answer... Read more

Celina Lafuente de Lavotha: Culinary secrets at the Gastronomy Seasons festival

Once again this gastronomy festival reunited under one-roof chefs from different parts of the world to talk about their countries culture through gastronomy, unveiling to the public the secrets of their culinary techniques and savoir-faire. Read more

Special Feature: Death by Design

I hope no-one is deterred or incensed by the title of the article but all will become clear as you read on. I received an email requesting a celebrant for an event, and asking me if I could arrange a meeting at my earliest convenience, to discuss the arrangements... Read more


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