Monthly Archives: May 2011

Children’s Festival @ Piazza Castello

Today was some kid’s festival in the center of Turin. We have not been there in a while and the weather was just great. It included a lot of walking and some waiting, but it was great fun. The main … Continue reading

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Juli & Fede

Today we had the return play-date with Federico. Julius was mainly excited since Fede would bring his MarioKart Wii game and his own controller (with a wheel), but since the weather was so great, I first took the boys out … Continue reading

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Lining up at the supermarket

The most boring part of the whole experience …

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Goose Egg

Last Sunday while enjoying great food at Cascina Vrona, we got a surprise gift: A goose egg! I had never even seen one before, and comparing it to a regular chicken egg I would say it is triple the size … Continue reading

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Taking care of plants

On a recent trip to the big Carrefour, Julius made it very clear that he wanted some flower seeds. From what I understand, they are doing some planting at school and he has some sunflowers there, and now he wanted … Continue reading

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My Secret Garden

Weather is great these days, but there is usually not enough time to go to the playground / river between homework and dinner prep. So, at least we have the garden in the back. (Square pics now single-clickable)

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Some more pretty sunsets

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Sunday bliss @ Cascina Vrona

It had been a while since we had Sunday lunch at Cascina Vrona. In fact, we had tried the last 2 weekends to get a short notice reservation, but during the month of May, many Italian families celebrate their kids’ … Continue reading

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Fresh haircut

We tried yesterday to go to Julius’ regular barber, but they were too crowded. And today we had the rare chance, on one of the few and irregular ‘Sunday shopping center open’ days to try the hair place in the … Continue reading

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Longtime no silly bath time photos

The fun of taking a bath … and by now Julius does the rinsing off part all by himself. (Square pics now single-clickable)

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Play-date with Federico

It took as a loooong time to finally organize a play date with Julius classmate & bus-pal Federico. They met on the bus at the beginning of the school year and ever since then I keep hearing his name. He … Continue reading

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Asian Lunch

After Japanese school and a failed attempt to get Julius’ hair cut, it was time for our regular lunch at our favorite Asian restaurant. (Square pics now single-clickable)

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“Playtime” with Greta

Julius and I went downstairs to the neighbors, but they had guests over and were preparing for dinner. So we had a bunch of kids who we could teach the fun game of ‘setting the table’. Later on Julius got … Continue reading

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Is there something burning in the distance?

Beautiful blue sky morning … but what might that black smoke be there?

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Party

Today we were invited to a party at one of Ritsu’s colleagues and since it was pot-luck, I made this nice chicken salad with melon and asparagus. The cubic presentation was unintentional, but I left it like that, until finally … Continue reading

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