Horses being blessed in Mathi

Every year in every little town there is the blessing of tractors and horses.. This Sunday we were the chosen ones! At 10.30 a group of horses and a foal went from L’erica equestrian center to the church to get a blessing from the priest. This is a usual tradition in Italy. Catholic people are…

How I got knocked out by the flu!

This is the period of the year when everybody get sick! All the members of my family have been sick, and I´m the last one trying to cope with a terrible flu… After more than a week of pain in the body, a soar throat, lack of voice and headache I could not resist any…

Some Christmas magic in Lanzo…

The first Saturday of December you’ll find this beautiful Christmas market in the little town of Lanzo. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to visit, since my son had to reach a birthday party. But he did get time for a short ride on a donkey! There were 5 lovely donkeys  in service for the…

Riding on burned fields

There is nothing better than going for a long ride when the weather is getting warmer. It´s been a long winter and many cold tours. Today the sun was shining and the fields were perfect for galloping! Before the grass starts to grow it´s possible to ride everywhere! Crossing town I had to cross the…

Where my heart is

Sometimes is just so important to follow your heart. Put everything else aside and concentrate on what you really need… I couldn’t find peace in my heart until I finally went to Pian della Mussa. I needed to go cross country skiing in the sunshine while we still have got some snow. On my way…

Ready to ski in the alps!

It’s almost like getting back in time. Being so keen to go skiing is a feeling that I had almost put away a long time ago. But knowing that me and Luca have got a whole day to go skiing – without kids – and that I’ve got a great pair of new skis… well,…

I want to go skiing telemark!

I’m gonna tell you about my skis. Wherever I’ve taken them, they made people laugh. I just wanted to sharpen the edges and make them slide faster again. I didn’t want to entertain anybody… Hard to admit it, but my husband was right. It’s certainly time to buy a new pair. They didn’t even get…

Finally riding together again

Finally me and my husband could go for a ride together. Thanks to the long period of snow and ice, Luca wasn`t able to go far thanks to his shod horse. Me, on the other hand, have been riding through all the winter time.   Since I´ve moved my horse all the way to Mathi,…

After the rain…

After three days of puring rain it was time to go for a walk. It normally never rains this much during wintertime, but lately the weather seems to behave a bit crazy. There are actually two rivers crossing underneath the famous Devil’s Bridge. I love watching the water flowing down the river while walking my…

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…