Category Archives: The Italian way

Brutto, bruttissimo..our new swim class.

Recently, I enrolled my son in an afternoon swim class which is not only closer to my house, but happens to costs less than half the price of where I used to take him. The day of our swim trial, … Continue reading

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Election Day in Milan and the biggest ballot I’ve ever seen in my life..

Today is Election Day here in Milan. One year ago I was very excited about this day, for it was the first time I was able to vote, having received my Italian citizenship after a decade of residing in Italy.  … Continue reading

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When twinkle twinkle little star is not an option..

Our 2 kids go to 2 different schools in 2 different parts of the city, with drop off and pick up hours at the exact same time. No I do not know what I did to deserve this, but basically … Continue reading

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How to avoid sfiga when visiting Italy..(bad luck)

Shortly after writing The beauty of Milan found in a parking space about learning how to see the positive side of things when you finally find parking space after like an hour and it’s right in front of a this … Continue reading

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Tangled balloon strings in my bicicletta, fruit vendor to the rescue!

This morning after I did my usual round as the mommy taxi, I came home grabbed my bike and shot off towards a meeting for work. I was only 5 meters from my doorstep when my bike started making a … Continue reading

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Settimana di moda. Fashion Week Milan. Day 3.

I haven’t been sleeping well at night so the 3rd night after a long day I have a very large glass of Chianti with my dinner and by 9pm, fall fast asleep. I am dead asleep when all of a … Continue reading

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Dear Marco Bianchi, thank you for your presentation I’m sure it would have been very informative

..if only you had a bit more time with us. Like say a month or two.. Today I attended a presentation at my daughter’s school given by Marco Bianchi – researcher, scientist, writer, speaker, volunteer, and television star of the … Continue reading

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My week at a glance..

Well it’s been quite the week here in good ol’ Milano! First of all I woke up on Monday morning and my little 3-year-old had a serious fever, as in pull out the cold wash clothes and call the pediatrician … Continue reading

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Camera happy and ready to go, thank you S man.

I was so caught up in that whole moving business I completely forgot to tell you that I got a new camera! ‘So what.’ you may be thinking.  Which is what I would totally be thinking if it was me … Continue reading

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The big move part 2: our happy home.

There was one minor detail that I didn’t tell you. I decided to move into our new apartment even though it was not quite finished. My husband asked me several times to reconsider this and my sister-in-law thought I was … Continue reading

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