Monthly Archives: January 2010

The view

This is what kept me entertained most of the time while enjoying 27/4 bed rest

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So, what happened? [updated]

I know that I owe you readers and all you many well wishers a much broader explanation as to what got me into experiencing the wonders of the Italian hospital system. But besides 10 loaned minutes on a windows computer … Continue reading

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Hospital food porn

Readers of this blog might have noticed that I have the tendency of taking pictures of what I am eating … And hanging out all day in a hospital bed, only equipped with an iPhone … well, what better thing … Continue reading

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Nacken.com on medical leave

Sorry I did not get that out earlier, but there is no internet in this hospital and I am somewhat tied to the bed anyways. When I get a longer online chance, I might tell things in more detail. Just … Continue reading

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Car trouble in Pragelato

Although we all were a bit off this morning (Julius coughing, me not having slept too well) we still decided to head for the mountains. The weather did not look to great either, but the further up we got, the … Continue reading

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Somewhat fancy dinner and stay @ Tenuta La Cascinetta – Hotel De Charme, Ristorante e Sushi Corner – Buriasco (TO)

It is definitely rare to find a fancy restaurant WITH a sushi bar here in the middle of nowhere. But this is pretty much what Tenuta La Cascinetta is. (Warning, big flashy website with music and flying cutlery) The setting … Continue reading

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At the pump

Julius has been very curious about that whole ‘fueling the car’ thing … so, not only did I show him, I let him do it: Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Großmama Renate!!!!

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Supermarket shopping with Julius

Going to get groceries has become so much easier … I recall times when Julius would just want to touch / break anything or went pee-pee in the shopping cart … Now he is pretty mellow, just wants to sit … Continue reading

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Hmmm, veggie juice

I was able to get Julius to drink tiny bits of freshly made veggie juice in a shot glass, but now I found a way to make him trink a 0.15l cup: Recently he loves ‘races’ and being the ‘winner’ … Continue reading

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We haven’t been to the Lingotto playground in a while

It has been a nasty weather weekend, very cold and very wet. Plus I had been visited by the tummy flu fairy … but I still made it somehow to get some entertainment arranged by at least driving to Lingotto … Continue reading

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Snow

This is the first snow Julius got this season! It is not much (and turned into mush very quickly)

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My first X-wing Fighter

Today I sat down with Julius to assemble his first model kit .. and x-wing fighter from star wars (everything star wars gets the name ‘skywalker’ from Julius), this was a his xmas present from grandpa Kurt and he was … Continue reading

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Happy Befana everyone …

Today is a wicked holiday here … and since we have only been in Italy in 2006 when this occurred, I am not sure about the supermarket situation (the streets look very empty and even Ritsu’s office is closed) … … Continue reading

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25 hours to get back home

What a long day … we woke up around 7 at our airport hotel and caught the 7:45 bus to Terminal 1. We got lucky at check-in as some nice lady said ‘family with small children can check-in at the … Continue reading

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One last ramen …

… before we head home. We left Ritsu’s parents’ place after lunch for the 3h odyssey , navigating Keio, Yamanote and Keisei lines to get to Narita and then the shuttle bus to the very same hotel we stayed when … Continue reading

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