Monthly Archives: March 2010

And we have arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal!

The second leg of this trip was somewhat rougher. They opened our gate in Abu Dhabi so late that suddenly everyone for 3 flights was lining up there, but eventually we got on and the flight with Etihad was once … Continue reading

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Greetings from Abu Dhabi

First leg of the flight survived! After a taxi ride in the pouring rain in Torino and then a 2 h bus ride to Malpensa (Milano) airport, we checked in quickly with Etihad (never heard of them before) and had … Continue reading

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Off for Easter

Long time readers might have noticed that we take the Easter break quite seriously and travel to rather far away (and with far away I mean far away from all the holiday jazz) places (Jamaica, Jordan, Turkey) The spot we … Continue reading

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Mug Shots

A few weeks ago there was a nice ‘warning’ in the school diary that the school photographer would come by and I made sure that all his clothing was extra neat and his hair not an utter mess. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Dinner

He nearly ate all of it … starting with the slices of bread of course (his Italian ‘heritage’, carbs go first). And all the veggies, raw and cooked ones. He only left a piece of the tuna, which the cats … Continue reading

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Breakfast

This is the blog territory when I mainly post cute Julius pics while Ritsu is on vacation a mission, (in this case BKK) so she gets to see him .. so .. 2 guys and 2 cats alone .. yeah … Continue reading

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I’m an old man

No, this post is not about me. This is what Julius now says when he uses foam to make his hair white and create a beard. Bathing was not really on the schedule today, but he was playing wild with … Continue reading

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Sunday (Alice in Wonderland)

Sundays are always a bit tricky .. especially when it looks like it is going to rain any second, plus mama is gone on a business trip and I am not allowed to drive. Besides forcing Julius to try to … Continue reading

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Starfish for dinner

Fun with food when I only have to cook dinner for kiddo (Ritsu is again in BKK for a workshop, I keep asking for a picture of her in front of the ongoing protests, but she is really very very … Continue reading

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Computer cuddle cat

Our male cat, Whisky, has always been the more friendly, cuddly one, while Sheesha is still very shy … but now Whisky added to his features ‘jumping on Peter’s lap while he sits at the computer’ Which can be a … Continue reading

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Off to the market

Today there was a fun school project. During their studies of ‘we all come from different cultures’ they did a bit on Italy and combined that with a visit to the market. We split up in 7 groups and each … Continue reading

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The value of a stay-at-home-dad

Since my February medical update, I have indeed pursued if I would get any support from our insurance with household help, because technically I cannot do my job right now and Ritsu, besides being between 2 major workshops, has to … Continue reading

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Julius & Emanuele

One of his Italian classmates is Emanuele (who by now also speaks English very well) and they seem to get along quite well. We have not managed to organize a play date yet, but I guess this will come shortly. … Continue reading

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Medical update 3/10

For those joining later, you might want to read this , this and this first. (Short version, surprise one-time epileptic seizure which resulted in five broken vertebrae) It was time again to get everything checked out. So on Monday I … Continue reading

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Puntine with Broccoli

Tonight’s dinner was spare ribs (puntine), which are sold here separately (not on the rack) and I just created a make shift marinate of oil, spices, tons of garlic, ketchup, vinegar, sugar (basically a BBQ sauce) and then covered it … Continue reading

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