Reaching the forties with joy….

Just think about it… about 100 years ago most people didn’t get past their mid-forties at all! Today the 40s it’s the new 30s, and this means a lot of new opportunities. And I must admit it. I´ve never felt more in shape than during the latest years! Last Tuesday I became a member of…

The annual party of cheese, breadsticks and cookies

Every year in Lanzo they celebrate the typical cheese «Toma di Lanzo», the breadsticks called «Grissini» and the sweet biscuits called «Torcetti». This party lasts four days, with a market of typical local products, carousels, historical spectacles with horses and drummers, archers and medieval objects. Every evening there is a big food hall with music and…

A Norwegian visit in Turin

Last week I received a very nice visit in Turin. The three Norwegian ladies are working with an Erasmus project in Norway. I am supposed to organize all the practical aspects of the same project when the students arrive. It’s about sending young people studying to become a chef or a waitress to gather some…

From Lanzo to Pratorosso – Pilone del merlo – Cudine

As you can read in the headline, we’ve done a lot of exploration this time! An 8,5 hours ride including breaks was enough to make me really exhausted. Especially since we did a long ride yesterday as well… The plan was to ride to “Il pilone del merlo” over Coassolo. That’s a rather short trip…

Riding from Lanzo to La Cialma

I’m having some quiet days at home at the moment, so I’ve brought Soraya to our garden. In this way I’m able to take some nice rides in the mountains over Lanzo. Soraya has put on some weight during the holidays. I’ve been away too long, and now it’s time for some attention and training…

Swimming with stallions

After coming back to Italy, I would like to tell you about my best summer memory from Norway. We actually went swimming with stallions! My neighbors in the island have a farm full of horses amd other animals. They also have a nice riding ground and a beach just underneath!   One day they let…

Knitting is difficult!

Knitting is more difficult than I remembered! I am taking a refreshing course during my stay in Norway. Since I actually won a knitting set in the lottery a week ago, I took it as a sign. I’ve been wanting to start knitting my own sweather since I saw a friend knit in a café….

An unusual warm Norwegian summer

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and now I’m enjoying the Norwegian summer. Yesterday we had more than 30 degrees, which is something really special. We’ve been swimming in the sea and in the nearest lake. The water in the lake is more than 20 degrees, which allows you to take long swims. Some courageous…

A long ride to “La Madonna della Neve”

Since my son was still by the sea, I chose to enjoy my free time with a long ride to an amazing place: La madonna della neve! I started out from Mathi this time, to meet Andrea further down the track. First of all we took a long break in a small village called Rocca….

Walking from Balme to the Green Lakes

«I laghi verdi» – The Green Lakes – is a place you should visit during your lifetime! Me, Luca and Dakota were planning to visit the more typical lake: «Lago di Malciaussia» until a friend told us about the green lakes. This particular name made us curious, and we went to the valley of Ceres…