Monthly Archives: October 2009

Cascina Vrona / Osteria dell’Arco

We returned to Cascina Vrona for one night, to enjoy their dinner and a lunch next day at Osteria dell’Arco. Julius feel asleep in the car and kept sleeping once I carried him to our room, where he was quickly … Continue reading

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Sporty!

This week, J’s school is closed for fall break. So we are very happy to have found a great alternative. A close-by sports club has a ‘kids’ village’ and they seem to be doing some great programming. Karate, swimming, soccer, … Continue reading

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Kitten update

The kittens are growing and have started exploring the whole place. The especially like the pillows in the living room and hanging out under my futon in my office. They tend to like to stay close to where people are, … Continue reading

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Truffling out @ Tra Arte e Querce

For our second truffle outing this season we followed the recommendation of our favourite Arneis dealer (the Olivero family) and booked a night at this lovely B&B “Tra Arte e Querce” The room at 90€ per night was a bit … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Behold this pretty lame costume! … For the token Halloween event at J’s school he was asked to be either a green monster or a black cat (for some song and play that he has been singing all week) .. … Continue reading

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¡Gracias! Dora

Not that Julius isn’t language confused enough with English, Italian, German and Japanese … now he is picking up Spanish … thanks to Dora, the Explorer … He can now count in Spanish (pronouncing dos as dot) and names all … Continue reading

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Fancy birthday party!

Julius was invited to a birthday party by one of his classmates. I heard earlier that some of the rich and famous are sending their kids to the international school … but I had no idea that this party was … Continue reading

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Finally meeting Ogarit again

It has been a looong time that we have been out with Julius’ friend Ogarit and family. But we met again for a very nice lunch in Monteu Roero (Cantina dei Cacciatori) and the 2 kids were all over each … Continue reading

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Toasting Pizza. Are they serious?

Found this in the freezer section today: They say it can be done in a regular toaster, but even their picture suggests that this mini pizza is a tad too large to fit .. and what about melting cheese? Crazy

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Sunday outing with papa: Ice Age 3 (3D) + Playground

Ritsu needed some quiet time to work on a paper, so I took Julius out for a fun sunday. First off to the movies: Ice Age 3 in 3D (and in Italian, which was not too much of an issue, … Continue reading

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Dinner @ Osteria Antiche Sere

Following the advice of chef GianLucca from last weekends ‘La Capuccina’ (and after reading two very nice reviews (here and here), we made bookings for Kyoko’s last night in Turin. The place is not that easy to find (dark small … Continue reading

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The early crew

Somehow, these 3 boys are always the first to show up at school. Might have something to do with the other kids taking the school bus and that after 8:40 parking in front of the school becomes a nightmare … … Continue reading

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Lago Orta / Lago Maggiore

We had a fun day exploring the close by lakes Orta and Maggiore … the Orta peninsula was very nice to walk through and they had a couple of art exhibitions which Julius followed by using a map. Once found, … Continue reading

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Great dinner and weekend @ La capuccina with Kyoko and uncle Tim

For this weekend we headed in a different direction, towards the lakes of Orta and Maggiore (more on that later). Ritsu found this great B&B which also does fantastic dinner … halfway through we already begged the inkeepers if we … Continue reading

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Eco-Wise kindergarten field trip

Today was Julius’ first field trip with his new school and I was one of the parents to come along. It was a day out in the middle of nowhere, where the kids could roam free and did many activities … Continue reading

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