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New Horizons...

New Horizons...

 I have said on many occasions 'The more things change, the more they stay the same'... And indeed this is so true. Lots of things may change, the environment, the destination, the climate but the fundamental and important values one has in life often stays the same.

To be the person you want to be, should be where you set your sights. The horizon need not be far away and the best things in life are normally closer than you think.

Things have certainly changed on quite a huge scale for me, both physically and psychologically. I spend my time in different locations and being with like-minded people is what keeps me energised and enthusiastic every single day. I am inspired by those in my life; some older and some much younger! In the past I have felt as though I had been drifting off piste occasionally, but wise words from someone so very dear to me reminded me of the person I want to be, by saying 'stick to the plan'... Having said that, I have enjoyed every single experience I have endured, good and bad and even though some of the events can only be labelled as somewhat challenging, it has been these times that have shaped me, made me stronger and drawn me to the place where I feel so much at home.

The horizon should be one that we can see, one that we can believe in and one that we can share with those close to us.

~ “Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary,
simply by doing them with the right people.
” ~

Have a glorious September!

Anna Fill: Wedding Celebrant and Event Coordinator

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Anna Fill Interviews: The Pianist - Emmanuelle Stephan

Emmanuelle Stephan has music running through her veins. From a very young age, this French pianist was destined for great things. Her love for the piano was born out of passion, and her inspiration she gained from her mentors.... Read more

Alex Sutcliffe: A Taste of Tibet in Digne-les-Bains

A Taste of Tibet in Digne-les-Bains. During the last weekend of every September, a special event takes place at the Alexandra David-Néel museum in Digne, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Now called Les Journées des Grands Voyageurs, the weekend is a celebration of Buddhism, and of the traveller's life and work in Tibet. Alex Sutcliffe explores Dignes... Read more

Judy Churchill: Why we all need the Great Outdoors!

The hills and mountains will always deliver the same incredibly positive results to both body and mind. “I go to the hills when my heart is lonely, I know I will hear what I've heard before…” sang Maria in the film ‘The Sound of Music’ and she wasn’t wrong; what she was saying still rings true today. Judy Churchill explains her passion for the great outdoors. Read more

Melanie Gulliver: Coconut Shrimp with a Mango & Pineapple Salsa

What an interesting combination.... A really easy option for hot summer evenings and the whole recipe takes only about 30 minutes to make. See more from Melanie Gulliver See more

Sarah's Vignettes: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Sarah Swan just loves to read books, books and more books. This time Sarah has chosen to feature: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center. Read more

Fashion: Michel Bonzi: The Wedding Gown

Choosing the wedding gown is one of the most beautiful times for a bride... Michel Bonzi, haute couture designer from Marseille knows how to make every bride feel incredibly special 'You are a princess, I will make you a queen'... Read more

All About Figs: Figgy-licious Moments

All about the figs... It has always been one of the delights of living on the Med but to my amazement figs are being successfully grown in Yorkshire too... Read more

French Event: Expat News with Tracy Leonetti

If you live or work in France or planning to relocate, you need to have the best and latest news about how to start your life in France. Tracy Leonetti is your French expat expert and she has organised a special event taking place on the 18th September where you can engage and interact in an informative evening and meet new people too... Read more

Italy Event: Concert in the Magical Castle of Dolceacqua

The castle in Dolceacqua makes a magical setting for a wonderful concert with multi-instrumentalist and composer Vittorio de Scalzi. The event will take place for one evening only: Friday 7th September starting at 21.00. More details

Monaco Event: World Alzheimer's Day Monaco 2018

A day dedicated to the care and prevention of alzheimer. On Thursday 20th September in Monaco there will be interactive workshops and events, followed by a conference at Auditorium Rainier lll. See more

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

The Professional Women's Network is getting ready for a new season: 'Let's get busy'... Be with us this September 2018! Read more


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Anna Fill
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