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…

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….

A short and stunning visit to Apricale

I’ve actually been back from the seaside for a long period, but I would like to tell you about the small town “Apricale” that I visited during my holiday. I didn’t even plan to go there, it just happened! A Norwegian friend and her Italian husband have got a flat in the neighbor town of…

What is a swag?

After going trekking I’ve started to look for a swag. I got to know this incredible invention during my stay in Australia. It’s actually a tent, mattress and sleeping bag all in one – that you can just roll together and bring with you wherever you go. I’ve found a site where they sell the…

An extra visit in Chianale

The same afternoon that we arrived on horseback in Pontechianale, we got a lift by car to Chianale. This is another small town a bit further up in the mountain. The speciality of this place is the little rocky bridge the combines the houses on each side of the river. It’s also a very tidy…

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…

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 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….