Horses and friendship

Today I want to write about friendship among horses. Some people do not believe that animals have feelings like humans. But they do! Today Soraya showed me this. I believe that horses are able to create lifelong friendships and also falling in love. It´s the same for other animals, like cats and dogs. The problem is…

My horse has opened my eyes!

After doing so many adventourous rides with Soraya, I have started to explore more trails also by feet. She has opened my eyes to the valley! Last week I finally went to see the statue «La madonna» above the Devil’s bridge in Lanzo. My father in law was one of the Alpine soldiers that actually…

Tasting Barbaresco wine… in Barbaresco!

There’s nothing like tasting local products while traveling in Italy. Yesterday I was so lucky to see two beautiful towns: Neive and Barbaresco. I was in the area to watch my husband in a barrel race, while I realized that we were only 14 minutes away from Neive by car. After looking at all the…

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…

The annual party of cheese, breadsticks and cookies

Every year in Lanzo they celebrate the typical cheese «Toma di Lanzo», the breadsticks called «Grissini» and the sweet biscuits called «Torcetti». This party lasts four days, with a market of typical local products, carousels, historical spectacles with horses and drummers, archers and medieval objects. Every evening there is a big food hall with music and…

A Norwegian visit in Turin

Last week I received a very nice visit in Turin. The three Norwegian ladies are working with an Erasmus project in Norway. I am supposed to organize all the practical aspects of the same project when the students arrive. It’s about sending young people studying to become a chef or a waitress to gather some…

From Lanzo to Pratorosso – Pilone del merlo – Cudine

As you can read in the headline, we’ve done a lot of exploration this time! An 8,5 hours ride including breaks was enough to make me really exhausted. Especially since we did a long ride yesterday as well… The plan was to ride to “Il pilone del merlo” over Coassolo. That’s a rather short trip…

Riding from Lanzo to La Cialma

I’m having some quiet days at home at the moment, so I’ve brought Soraya to our garden. In this way I’m able to take some nice rides in the mountains over Lanzo. Soraya has put on some weight during the holidays. I’ve been away too long, and now it’s time for some attention and training…

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….