First day: From Lanzo to Druento

The first day of our trip became a marvelous ride through woods and bushland, as well as long fields where the horses could run as fast as possible! I’m quite sure that the 3 hour ride to Druento was the most exciting ride of the week. Except the variety in the nature, we also met…

What to remember before a long ride…

I’ve been terribly busy lately while getting   everything ready for the long ride. There are so many small details to remember! Preparing yourself for a long ride isn’t only thinking about yourself, but also your horse and your travel mates. I’ve packed a special bag for Soraya with her beautybag, extra saddle blanket, jogging…

Back in the park of La Mandria

Today we decided to go biking in the park of La Mandria. The weather is finally becoming better after a lot of terrifying  thunder storms. You can’t go very fast while biking with a child. We stopped to have lunch after only 500 meters while watching the birds and the fish in the lake. Later…

The breadsticks (grissini) were invented in Lanzo

Just like the special sweet cookie called «Torcetti» also the «Grissini» were originally invented in the medieval town of Lanzo. Soon there will be the annual party of torcetti, grissini and «la toma di Lanzo». It is a famous cheese made of cow milk from the area. The history You’re probably curious about knowing the…

Why horse riding can be more secure than walking…

You might think I’m kidding, but I’m actually serious about it! Horse riding can be more secure than walking under some kind of circumstances. Let me mention some examples from my own life: 1. Dangerous animals in the forest Snakes The possibility to be bitten by a snake is much higher by feet. Lately I’ve…

Giro d’Italia went through Lanzo

I believe that the images themselves describe the visit of Giro d’Italia  better than my own words…   I’m therefore going to take you through the streets in a visual way. The school kids started the party with a flash mob in the square. My son was doing his best to follow the dance teacher…

A touristic tour to the restaurant

Last Friday I arranged the first touristic tour to a restaurant on horseback! A young and lovely couple that are originally from London came to experience this speciality! I picked them up on the train station in Mathi. Jason and Gaia came out from the last waggon, but they recognized me easily. First we went…

Celebrating Norway’s National Day in Turin

The 17th of May is Norway’s National day. Yesterday I was invited to a dinner party in Turin with other Norwegians and their Italian partners. I actually decided to wear the national costume that we call «bunad». Also my Norwegian friend Berit did wear her version of it. Mine is a Nordmørsbunad and her is…

Giro d’Italia is soon coming to Lanzo!

I’ve been taking some pictures of Lanzo lately, since the small town is full of pink bicycles and other pink decorations… It’s all happening thanks to Giro d’Italia. It feels almost like being part of a big wedding party while driving or walking through our little town these days. Everything is so pink! And everything…

Back to Barolo and La Morra

Last Friday I went to Barolo and La Morra with a Norwegian group. It was the same route as last year, but the participants were new, and so was the bus driver. It’s starting to become kind of a tradition to visit these beautiful small towns in the middle of the vineyards during spring. The…

Children need nature and animals!

Not only horses are trying to teach us to live in peace with the nature. Also children have the need to explore a natural environment. But it’s unfortunately quite common that adults don’t listen neither to children or animals. They just keep going down the chosen track, regardless what happens to those depending on them….

The road to happiness

Did you know that happiness is the road itself? Today I found a very interesting article online that explains this very well. The article is telling us about the 10 easiest ways to feel happy. And it stroked me that you’ll only find this magic state of mind while you’re actually going after it. While…