Some very important steps…

Despite of very busy days, I just need to tell you about some big steps in my life… Erasmus+ Lately nobody has heard from me because I’ve been working on a new project. Erasmus+ is about sending students out in the world to get some new work experience. I’ve been so lucky to take care…

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…

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…

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…

The travel must come to an end!

I’m gonna wake up quite early tomorrow morning, to grab the plane from Kristiansund to Oslo. The travel has come to an end… I’ve seen a lot more of Norway than after one of my usual trips back home. I’ve met old friends that I hardly ever see and I’ve met new and interesting people….

The strong little Lyngenhorse and a marvelous Spa

  Nordlandshest, or Lyngshest/ Lyngenhorse, is a rare Norwegian horse breed. My friend has 3 beautiful and brave examples living in her garage!   Yesterday she let me ride Trym, and we went on a 2 hour long ride in the Norwegian forest. Even if they are really small (around 130-140 cm tall) they are…

It’s a challenge going to Norway…

Going to Norway has been more exciting than I thought it would be! Strange things happened, and it almost seemed impossible to reach my homeland! It started with not being able to get out of bed. After taking off the saddle after a short ride the other day, I got a sudden back pain. The…

The difference between Northern and Southern Europe

After spending almost a week in the middle part of Norway, I start to feel the need of daylight! The difference from Italy is notable. In Averøy it’s getting light around 9 in the morning, while in Lanzo we have bright daylight at 7 o’clock. The biggest difference is that it’s actually never bright light…