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Old 01-11-2006, 01:05 PM
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Any news from the new press agent? I wonder what she does when there is nothing happening. Have tea with the staff until a new scandal arises! :p

And I wonder what the next scandal will be.

OK I know she also handles the positive stuff too. But there is nothing happening !!! Neither good or bad !!! Paca and you Monegasques!! What is happening in Monaco? Do you have snow? Earthquakes? (Vulcano outbrakes?:o ) Storms? Ocean flooding over the streets? Cars flying into the ocean because of storm? Yachts flying around?
They're preparing a course of action for the coup that Paca and I were plotting last night.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:24 PM
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:o :o Please moderators---make an exception-we live for this stuff!
Thank you Donna!
You could always make it series of posts that don't exceed 200k.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:16 PM
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I am not that technically advanced.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:35 PM
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Any news from the new press agent? I wonder what she does when there is nothing happening. Have tea with the staff until a new scandal arises! :p

And I wonder what the next scandal will be.

OK I know she also handles the positive stuff too. But there is nothing happening !!! Neither good or bad !!! Paca and you Monegasques!! What is happening in Monaco? Do you have snow? Earthquakes? (Vulcano outbrakes?:o ) Storms? Ocean flooding over the streets? Cars flying into the ocean because of storm? Yachts flying around?
NO, no news at present. They are preparing the Circus festival and are discussing what PA said to the admin for new year (still haven't read the article and there is aother one in todays paper too).

As to the new press lady (sounds like those laundry people doesn't it:cleaning and pressing - 5 Euros ), apart from having been hired, I haven't noticed much about her. I suppose she is advising him about his public appearance (what tie to wear etc - guess when you don't have a wife, you hire one) and speeches and has the press office watch how it is reported in the press. It has been said that she used to advise others as well, so I assume she will continue doing that and just give the whole thing a strategy. mainly I think they needed someone to reintegrate the press office into the palace's working, so that actually they can reply to requests from journalists and maybe arrange interviews etc.

Also at present we don't have snow, though there was some around here (it is one of the coolest winters since I moved here) and we haven't had any earthquakes in a while. There were some minor ones a while back, but the last really noticable one was end 2000 while I was pregnant with my boys and thought that was a rather huge kick as I was lying on my bed and it started to move. It only registered in my brain as a quake when my ex rang to see how I was doing.

Oh, another thing is new now: we not only have animals now in the playground, getting someone to reorganize the city for the handicaped, we also have baby swimming now in the pool. We were there today and it was really very well done and the opening hours are much more friendly for families now. It used to be closed on Sundays, but open when the kids were at school. They also have now once a week swimming till 21.00h so finally the working people have achance too. I must say I am amazed. All these things have been done by the cityhall and duely reported in the press (i'm not sre whether the press office have their fingers in that as well, or whether they have their own). These mesures concern mainly families with small children so one has to ask, whether this has to do with PA being a young father (or planning on more ) or whether they just happened to pull these things out of tehir pockets. Usually those things take up years to change, so I wonder whether they had some pressure from above or what else made them do all those things, when they wouldn't or couldn't do these things before.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:39 PM
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I am not that technically advanced.
You could try to just scan the text bit and the pics seperately. I did that with some articles I posted a while back. took me some time, but when I was on the verge of madness, it finally worked (still haven't quite recovered, hence the crazy ideas that keep findig their ways into my fingers and on this page )
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:24 PM
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As to the new press lady...I suppose she is advising him about his public appearance (what tie to wear etc - guess when you don't have a wife, you hire one) and speeches and has the press office watch how it is reported in the press. It has been said that she used to advise others as well, so I assume she will continue doing that and just give the whole thing a strategy. mainly I think they needed someone to reintegrate the press office into the palace's working, so that actually they can reply to requests from journalists and maybe arrange interviews etc.
Hmm...wardrobe consultant...I'll add that to my to-do list. It probably takes a while to get things scheduled, and I don't think PA is the press' darling right now with the whole PM mess. She is probably figuring out what kind of spin they want to put on this first year or so starting with the trip to the North Pole.

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Oh, another thing is new now: we not only have animals now in the playground, getting someone to reorganize the city for the handicaped, we also have baby swimming now in the pool. We were there today and it was really very well done and the opening hours are much more friendly for families now. It used to be closed on Sundays, but open when the kids were at school. They also have now once a week swimming till 21.00h so finally the working people have achance too. I must say I am amazed. All these things have been done by the cityhall and duely reported in the press (i'm not sre whether the press office have their fingers in that as well, or whether they have their own). These mesures concern mainly families with small children so one has to ask, whether this has to do with PA being a young father (or planning on more ) or whether they just happened to pull these things out of tehir pockets. Usually those things take up years to change, so I wonder whether they had some pressure from above or what else made them do all those things, when they wouldn't or couldn't do these things before.
I thought PA mentioned in his speech last July that focusing on children and families. Whether his own fatherhood is influencing it or not, it really doesn't matter. Probably a matter of being seen getting things he said he wanted to do done in a pretty timely fashion which could take pressure off bigger things. It also may be that these plans were already in planning stages and at an opportune time came to fruition. Alternately, it could be seen as a quid pro quo for having to cede on bigger things like expansion.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:45 PM
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You could try to just scan the text bit and the pics seperately. I did that with some articles I posted a while back. took me some time, but when I was on the verge of madness, it finally worked (still haven't quite recovered, hence the crazy ideas that keep findig their ways into my fingers and on this page )
I could write the text for you. That would take me much less time than going to the scanner service and asking them to do something, then fighting in into the forum. However if there are particular pictures you would like to see, for instance the bedroom picture, I could ask them to only scan that. :o
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:58 PM
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I suppose she is advising him about his public appearance (what tie to wear etc - guess when you don't have a wife, you hire one)
I don't see any difference in his dressing. How hard can it be to choose a tie? He obviously had his colours done (he is summer, for those interested), so his wardrobe consists of blues, reds, pinks, greys, occational yellow and black for funerals. Everything goes together.

You have the coolest winters, we had the warmest November for appr. 100 years. I guess global warming is coming in on us. Our glaciers will start to melt soon, raising the surface of the ocean, perhaps drowning Monaco. What do you think about that?

Congratulation on the baby swimming and all the progress. How wonderful to hear that you are approaching the modern world. When will you get rid of your medieval church, which condemns divorced people and gays?
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:59 PM
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Personally I'd love to read the text, the bedroom picture OMG I don't think I want to have a closer look, before someone redesigned it. Absolutely not my taste, brrr yuk. Makes me think of sth it shouldn't. Grrr, no no.

Pink, you need to add remodeling the bedroom to your to do list too (oh and of course serving better food at receptions , though I could help you out with that, having myself thought up some nice fingerfood :) - and turning up the heat a nudge in winter)
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:06 PM
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I don't see any difference in his dressing. How hard can it be to choose a tie? He obviously had his colours done (he is summer, for those interested), so his wardrobe consists of blues, reds, pinks, greys, occational yellow and black for funerals. Everything goes together.
I have no idea why it is so hard, but the male ligue usually makes quite a fuss about it.

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You have the coolest winters, we had the warmest November for appr. 100 years. I guess global warming is coming in on us. Our glaciers will start to melt soon, raising the surface of the ocean, perhaps drowning Monaco. What do you think about that?
That's why I'm teaching the little ones to swim I'm living on a rock, so the waters have to rise a bit in order to get to where I am. All the new bits of MC would disappear of course, but since we are close to being moles seeing what we have built underground, we might just put some extra strong glass up and put a new meaning to seaview

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Congratulation on the baby swimming and all the progress. How wonderful to hear that you are approaching the modern world. When will you get rid of your medieval church, which condemns divorced people and gays?
possibly when they found out that deo juvante was a joke and not a credo.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:11 PM
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Yes, it is a bit icky to be inside the Grimaldi Forum. Going down all these escalators, down down down down. Then sitting in the big room/?? thinking what if the walls broke!?!?!?!?
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:12 PM
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Deo Juvante is not a joke. It is just the people who don't listen.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:14 PM
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Attachment 223537
Well dearest

Here comes the article. Unfortunately it had to be less than 200KB so you can hardly see what is on it.:( If the moderators can make an exception I can post it in a much better size (498KB or even 1000KB).
Actually that’s not his bedroom. The pictures appeared several years ago when point de vue went with prince albert on a trip to china (I believe) and had an interview with him. The pictures are from the hotel.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:16 PM
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Especially when you watch them build it and after you walked once around and saw all the cracks in the walls and the rust showing before they had even officially opened it. I haven't been there when it rains, so I don't know whether the glass roof is leaking too, but in the new train station they have to put up buckets every time we have a drop. The first winter it was opened was one of the rainiest so you can imagine what it was like to wade through the puddles to the train. (of course same construction company as always...)
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:16 PM
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Then Pink can breath easier, and Paca too.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:20 PM
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Deo Juvante is not a joke. It is just the people who don't listen.
Well to me it is when it is chosen as a family motto by someone who just took over the power by being dressed up as a munch. Apart from that I take it with frederick the great: every one their own.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:21 PM
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Then Pink can breath easier, and Paca too.
hew, load taken of my chest. Hotel room explains the impression it gave me
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:45 PM
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Perhaps, Prince Albert had been planning these changes long before he took over. Now that he is in control, he has been free to move them to the implementation phase.



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Oh, another thing is new now: we not only have animals now in the playground, getting someone to reorganize the city for the handicaped, we also have baby swimming now in the pool. We were there today and it was really very well done and the opening hours are much more friendly for families now. It used to be closed on Sundays, but open when the kids were at school. They also have now once a week swimming till 21.00h so finally the working people have achance too. I must say I am amazed. All these things have been done by the cityhall and duely reported in the press (i'm not sre whether the press office have their fingers in that as well, or whether they have their own). These mesures concern mainly families with small children so one has to ask, whether this has to do with PA being a young father (or planning on more ) or whether they just happened to pull these things out of tehir pockets. Usually those things take up years to change, so I wonder whether they had some pressure from above or what else made them do all those things, when they wouldn't or couldn't do these things before.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:03 PM
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Personally I'd love to read the text, the bedroom picture OMG I don't think I want to have a closer look, before someone redesigned it. Absolutely not my taste, brrr yuk. Makes me think of sth it shouldn't. Grrr, no no.

Pink, you need to add remodeling the bedroom to your to do list too (oh and of course serving better food at receptions , though I could help you out with that, having myself thought up some nice fingerfood :) - and turning up the heat a nudge in winter)
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Going ahead to another post...if it's a hotel room, okay, but sheesh, he packs even more than I do!!! Oh, I think the residences could use a remodel. I read somewhere once that Princess Grace remodeled in the late 70's and nothing really has been done since then. Have to leave my own imprint. I've already got ideas going...

Yes, Paca, I've thought about your food comments too. I think there are ways we could do the receptions better... Quite a bit of my job revolves around special event planning so I have a pretty clear idea of how to serve a crowd well for not a lot of money. I'm currently planning a cocktail reception for 250 and a sit down dinner for 400+ in April...crowd of a few thousand...no prob. It's all about economy of scale.

I don't like being cold so the heat is a done deal. (Is PA a polar bear???? Compared to me, he's a big guy...likes the cold...could possibly cause physical pain when showing affection...I dunno...just wondering.)

So let's see, the to-do list includes:
1. Wardrobe overhaul (top priority: new tux)
2. Residence remodel (top priority: new heating system)
3. Improve food at social functions (healthier, improve taste)

What else am I missing? Oh, yeah, provide an heir.:p

I don't think he needs a wife...he needs Martha Stewart.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:31 AM
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How about that we start our own thread about how we would woo Prince Albert? Free style!! It would be fun and perhaps give Sebastian and Monaco ideas. Besides, Pink needs some ideas for her courtship with him. :)
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