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The truth: hook, line and sinker Marbella Moments by Nicole King THE word ‘truth’ is defined as being a fact, a reality. When we hear this word we put extra importance on the value of the information shared; after all, it’s the truth. Lately I’m beginning to wonder more a n d m o r e o f t e n ju s t h o w many ‘truths’ have been lost and manipulated with each passing generation, leaving us with the truth as we know it; not the truth itself. Synonyms for ‘truth’ are sincerity, candour and honesty and yet you can be sincere, candid and honest in your belief that you are telling t h e t r u t h , wi t h o u t y o u r truth being a fact. Whe r e d i d a l l t h i s fa n cifu l thinkin g c o m e f r o m y o u mig h t wonder? Just from looking at the clear blue sky and watching how the planes appear from behind La Concha mountain and weave their trails across my visual horizon un-

Will future generations recognise the past?

Nick Horne The Rich Pick Freelance correspondent, London, England EMERGING like a dream from the mist the ancient Republic of Venice was known as La Serenissima (the most serene). A city some thought to float on mist and water is an archipelago of islands set in a lagoon close by the Adriatic Sea on the Italian coast. Today, one island is entirely given over to relaxation and luxury. The Isola San Clemente, a private island in the heart of the Venetian lagoon is the home of the San Clemente Palace Kempinski, a luxurious Venetian retreat just 10 minutes aboard the Palace Hotel’s swift water taxi to the iconic Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace, Venice’s cathedral and the Grand Canal. This many-starred luxury resort is the perfect hideaway to relax and pamper yourself and your companion. Set among gorgeous parks and gardens, an oasis of peace and tranquillity; for several c e n t u r i e s t h e h o me o f a s ec lu d e d monastery, the island is now the setting of the San Clemente Palace, a hotel with just 190 select rooms and romantic suites. Generous public spaces, a mix of traditional elegance and modern conveniences conspire to encourage guests to kick back in the embrace of their private refuge. The Pala c e i s c r e a t e d b y an as s e mb lag e o f buildings, some dating back to the Middle Ages, all carefully maintained and set in

til I’m left with a mostly overcast vie w a n d unexpect edl y cl oudy day. Why does this interest me you may wonder again? Well, it’s simply be c ause I r em em ber a t i m e when ‘line clouds’ didn’t exist. I learnt to identify the three basic cloud shapes: Cirrus, from ‘cirro,’ meaning curly or fibrous, Stratus, from ‘strato,’ suggesting sheets or layers and Cumulus, from ‘cumulo,’ indicating heaped or piled. No ‘line clouds’ were in my schoolbooks. I also remember planes flying in the sky that didn’t leave lasting trails. Our whole school class went out to the playing fields to witness Concorde’s first flight; no cloud formation or pathway was left in its wake. I remember so I have comparable; I know this is new, different. But will the next generation? Have you no t i ced t hat t hese ‘ l i ne clouds’ now also appear in Disney cartoons? I have. Can we deduce therefore that this is to be a new truth, that modern ‘planes now leave contrails

that make clouds? Or could there be some truth to the worry that these are actually chemtrails and we’re being ‘fumigated’ for one unknown reason or another? Which truth sounds more likely in today’s world? An elephant tied to a stick with a pi ece of st r i ng as a baby wi l l never realise that it is all powerful and can do what it wants, it’s been t aught t o bel i eve a di ff er ent ‘truth.’ It’s been taught to believe it’s helpless; dependent. How many truths are given to us without us even investigating their veracity? Can it be that we’re all so well rewarded we no longer care? I don’t think cattle know they’ll end up in the slaughterhouse whilst they’re grazing in the fields. Do we really know what’s intended for us? If we want our children to inherit the earth perhaps its high time we stop grazing in the oblivion of our daily business and start evaluating some of the truths we are bei ng t ol d bef or e i t ’s t oo l at e and another generation will swall ow al l t r ut hs ‘ hook, l i ne and sinker.’

The most serene island in Europe PURE LUXURY: The San Clemente Palace Kempinski.

ROOM WITH A VIEW: The Al Bacaro Garden Bar. the long-established beauty of the island’s park as a backdrop, this resort offers endless opportunities to relax. Of course there is a pool to swim in and laze beside, even a three-hole golf course s o y o u c ould pra c tis e your putts a nd swing. Though naturally the spa is part of the scenery too aptly named the Merchant of Venice, incorporating an even more se-

cluded private suite for a totally discreet pamper within the more than 380sqm spa. Make your selection from a full menu of hyper-luxury experiences that are crowned by the Gold Mask treatment, a 24-carat gilded facial massage. Three restaurants - including the signature Acquerello whose terrace overlooks Venice’s skyline and lagoon - offer Venetian and international cuisine with superla-

SWIFT: Water taxi to the palace.

tive service. Discover breakfast within the Insieme Restaurant, with walls decorated with tapestries and in summer take your breakfast in a 15th century monastic courtyard. Arrive at Marco Polo airport and skim across the lagoon by fast water taxi to the San Clemente Palace as a newly-wed or in your comfortable middle years and find serenity.

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