Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bruna’s Birthday

We were invited by Ritsu’s colleague to her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Sure enough, Julius was the biggest kid there, but had a great time checking out all those new / strange toys he had never played with. And of course … Continue reading

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Julius & Greta

Finally! Recently a new family moved into our building and they have two daughters, and the older one, Greta, is just a few months younger than Julius. It took us a bit to arrange the first ‘official’ playdate … but … Continue reading

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By the river

The weather has been kinda nice these days, so when Julius comes back home from school, we go directly to that park by the river. This time there were no other kids, so we went to that ‘shag’ to try … Continue reading

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Hmmm … Asparagus

… wrapped in prosciutto di Parma with egg. Yum!

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3 hours at the playground

As usual, on saturdays, Julius first went to Japanese school and then we had lunch at Ristorante Asia. Since the weather was really beautiful, we decided to go to our nearby park / playground and let Julius play around … … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart on what is going on in Italy

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c La Douche Vita www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook and continued here The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon … Continue reading

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Feeding birds, down by the river.

As part of my ‘try to be healthier’ initiative this year, I go out on a walk pretty much every day and I found this weird shag by the river, where some people leave bags full of stale bread. Great … Continue reading

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Return of the dinner face

Tonight it was actually Julius who started arranging his food around until it resembled a face (a frog as he said) and only asked me to add some mayo spots and a ketchup mouth. I still can hear my mother’s … Continue reading

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V’day 2011

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. We had some great food again and all of you (3 or so) regular readers will know where we went (hint hint, same as last year) Food and service were again outstanding and … Continue reading

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Thai hot pot

We have not done that one in a while … but it was very nice again, albeit we felt a bit rushed this time (the waitress, after seeing how we slowly dipped in one piece after another came over and … Continue reading

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Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

Sorry for that tacky title … running out of ideas (for silly head lines). Julius loves to go through the (cleaned) plastic trash and find things he can turn into ‘something’ … today it was this awesome robot. (Not visible … Continue reading

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Lunch @ Elefante Bianco

First off, WHY would anyone call their restaurant “White Elephant”? I bet there is a charming story behind that, but they even have dishes that make you think they actually serve elephant meat. We have been passing the place several … Continue reading

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Parco Forestale del Roero

We had discovered that park through a brochure Ritsu had picked up somewhere and this place is not really easy to find. And it does not seem to be that popular yet, it is rather new. The picture from google … Continue reading

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Men who stare at goats

Sorry for the long-ish blog break. I will see what I have in terms of pictures and such to make up for that …. But we just returned from our home-away-from-home (Cascina Vrona, yes, AGAIN) besides perfect weather and 2 … Continue reading

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