Visiting another restaurant on horseback

After last week we wanted to visit another restaurant in the same area called “Trattoria da Angela”. Starting out early we were able to discover new trails on our way. Me and Lisa went to pick up Andrea the Cowboy near Lanzo. He always has to ride on his own from Cafasse, which is quite…

An unexpected problem

Yesterday I went up the hill to finally clean the old mule track that combine our valley with the valley of the restaurant Della Valle. I went there with my friend, my little son and Dakota. We had a lot of motorized equipment, like a chainsaw and edge cutter. That was the reason we got into trouble! The neighbour…

Riding to the restaurant with Soraya

It’s been a while since I went to the restaurant Della Valle on horseback. Since Moon managed to tear down the fence while leaning on it, I’ve been scared about tying up another horse in the same parking lot… But then I was invited by some of my favorite riding friends, Lisa and Andrea… Since I…

A typical Aperitivo in Turin

Sometimes I go to town to meet my friends over a typical aperitivo. It works like this: You pay only the drink and eat straight from the buffet! You can eat as much as you want, and a lot of people make a normal dinner out of it. Normally the drink costs around 8-10 euro….

About being the only Viking in Valli di Lanzo…

While eating some typical Norwegian pancakes with smoked salmon and Nutella I realized that I’m unique! What describes this weird combination better than those ingredients? Norwegian salmon is in my bones and Nutella is the basic ingredient for Italian kids! Nutella This chocolate spread is being produced by Ferrero; the biggest chocolate producer in Piedmont….

Learning an important lesson

After writing so much about the hoofs and the jogging shoes of Soraya, I think it´s time for an update! Being in the middle of it doesn´t make you see things clearly. But now that I´ve finished with the medicines and change of diet, it´s easier to tell you what actually happened and why I´ve…

Exploring the town of Saluzzo

As I told you before, yesterday I woke up in Saluzzo. I had finished my job as a Norwegian guide, and wanted to take a look at Saluzzo before going home. I also went to visit the castle of Manta, which is located further up the road.   I was awaken by the cows on…

Going to Barolo with a Norwegian group

Today I woke up in Saluzzo. Yesterday I went to Barolo and La Morra! I’ve seen some beautiful new towns thanks to a Norwegian group. It’s amazing that you can feel like a tourist  after almost 10 years in the same country!   This time I was actually the guide, even if it was the…

Being seen by others in a digital world

Today I read a comment from a friend on FB. It was her birthday and she was grateful for all the comments online. She felt like being seen by others, and wrote about how important this is. This made me think! I had the same experience some days ago. I´ve got 170 or more congrats…

Driving in Italy

I’ve discovered the interest about living in Italy and the challenges that comes with it. That’s why I want to tell you about my biggest challenge ever: Driving in Italy! It is a kind of tragedy/comedy, just like many other things that happens in my life. Let me mention Going to the vettie or Working in…

Going to the vettie

As you all know, I have many animals and the waiting room is always full. Therefore I decided to bring three animals at the same time! Our black cat, Noar, has been limping for a while. Need to check him up. Lunala needs her second vaccination so she can start to meet other dogs. Frida…

The medieval festival

Lanzo is a very cultural town, and today we went to the annual medieval festival. It’s made in the honour of Torcetti (typical biscuit), grissini (bread sticks) and the famous cheese Toma di Lanzo. In the afternoon we went to see the parade of people and horses dressed up in medieval costumes. I’m asking myself…