Stretch out for getting back in the saddle

Many people don´t know how important it is to do stretching regularly. If you have a bad back or other muscular problems, it might be the solution to get back in the saddle. I´ve been suffering from pain in my back and down the foot for around 3 years time. It started with my line…

Bussana Vecchia – from Earthquake struck Town to Artistic Paradise

While I lived by the sea, I went back to one of my favourite places in the hills. The very small town Bussana Vecchia. In 1887 a violent earthquake struck the hinterland and only ruins were left. Some time after several artists started to make the town alive, and today you´ll find many interesting artistic…

Riding on a Haflinger to Dolce Acqua after a difficult time

This lovely Haflinger called Pippo took me out on the streets that ended up in Dolce Aqcua. Exactly the same mountain town that I visited some days ago by car! “Allevamento Maglio” is one of the nearest riding schools in Bordighera. I’ve been there a couple of times and it’s a big place with an…

Taking a look at Turin

When I get tired of living in the mountains, I always escape to the city center of Turin. Taking in the view of the many shops, buildings and people is like medicine when you stay too much inside your own garden… Being a freelance writer is sometimes a lonely job. That´s why I always go…

Wonderful small towns in the Ligurian alps

I’m not the most patient person when it comes to beach life. Therefore I’ve been often striving to visit some of the really amazing towns surrounding the Ligurian seaside.     Since yesterday was rather cloudy, I decided to take my mother to see some of my favourite places up in the hill. On the…

A short glimpse of Nice

In this video I’m trying to show you as much as possible from the beautiful summer town called Nice. Again you’ll find me on one of those small touristic trains… but this time far from the protected park La Mandria… Since I had to pick up my mother near the airport of Nice, I decided…

Visiting “la Mandria” by train

While sitting on the balcony in Bordighera, I started to think back to a special place with a special story… of course linked to horse riding! Earlier this spring me and my family decided to support FARO, an organization that helps sick people. They arranged a family day in the famous park La Mandria, and…

Italian summer in Liguria

After a hard time at home it’s great to be able to escape to Liguria. We just lost our dear Australian Shepherd and it really broke me down! The worst part of it was seeing how sad my son became because of loosing his best friend in the garden. Skipper had a kidney disease that…

Natural horsemanship

  People performing Natural horsemanship with their horses receive friendship and trust. Some days ago I decided to visit a friend who keeps his horses in his own yard. Then I also got to know his horsemanship skills! It was amazing to see how well he communicated with his four legged friends. But it was…

Busy days in the garden…and a new decision!

I know I’ve been lazy with updating the blog lately… But I’ve been really busy doing gardening and having folks over on barbecues. Another table ready for dinner guests… this night I’ve made vegetarian lasagne. Just wanted to tell about my new decision:  I’ve decided to quit eating meat. I’m really suffering the fact that…

A visit in the garden!

Yesterday we had one of those typical huge summer barbecues… Family and friends all together to eat a lot and also to play volleyball! We are not only a horse addicted family, but also crazy about beach volley! Playing on our own lawn is almost as fun as on the beach… Great Brazilian friends Since our…

Learn Italian with me!

I´ve been thinking about how I can make this blog more interesting for all of you. I don´t want you to waste your important time, so therefore I´ve decided to add a small Italian course as a part of each article. I will go back in time and add the most important words and phrases…