Friday, December 30, 2011
5 days later than due date (but only 6 hours later comparing to my spreadsheet), Stefano came to life!
He was waiting 4 kg (8 pounds and 13) and he was the bigger of ours baby!
Mum and baby are fine and all of us are very happy.
Agnese, Rachele and Paolo gave him the warmest welcome at home!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Children found it very interesting and we did too.
The dinosaurs department was one of the most popular attractions, with T-Rex being the top hit.
The model was a real size one and it was moving so smoothly that it was very realistic.
Paolo was horrified and holding us very firmly wanted to go away from that room as soon as possible.
Rachele was much more diligent and she pretended everything was fine until when she was few meters close to the exit door: at that point she run away at full speed!
Agnese was fine and she took these pictures.
It was interesting to see dinosaurs eggs...
I wonder if anyone in history has every made a dinosaur-eggs omelette.
Agnese and Rachele standing in near a dinosaur skeleton... we did give up trying to get Paolo into a picture too...
They found very interesting the bird area too.
I saw a dodo, and I could picture very well these sailors being in sea for months and finding themselves in front of these big chicken like birds... no wonder they disappeared so rapidly.
The earth forces was quite good as well, including the earth quake simulation.
The girls found attractive also the geology area.
In particular (I do not wonder why), the precious stones section: a diamond is always a diamond for a woman... apparently even in the case where a woman is just 8... or 6...
Finally the big mammals area was amazing as well. In the back of the picture a big blue whale.
It was a very tiring day, but so nice and interesting!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Last year it was in a play group 3 times a week, now he is in a different one, and regular.
He seems to enjoy it so far...
Monday, October 10, 2011
We had the chance of visit few attractions there.
First day we went to Conkers forest, a wood plenty of attractions for children.
They enjoyed most the "Enchanted forest", a play room with fairies... but also with spiders, creepy sounds and a troll!
In the picture (taken from Agnese) the train that would have taken us for a tour was coming.
We spent the evening in a very nice hotel with swimming pool.
The day after we went to the National Space Centre.
There were many interesting simulators to try and play with, in addition to other attractions.
A very enjoyable one was a particular 3d theatre: it consists of a 360 degrees planetarium style screen... it is like to be inside an half sphere and watch everything happening around you.
Obviously there were also satellites and a real rocket (in the picture).
Agnese (on the right) and Rachele (left) got caught under the rocket before it was leaving....
And finally Paolo landed on the Moon...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Today I start my 4th job in 5 years of living in Cambridge.
I join with enthusiasm and motivation to Novalia, leaving Telecommunications after 10 years and half.
"Hope it lasts!", commented Anna Maria... sharing a quite sensible thought!
In the picture... I enter into new world experience!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
English Heritage was running children & family activities during this week, with the theme: "Time travelers, World War II".
There were several stall where to learn about something specific about the World War II and also activities and games for the children.
Here Agnese is learning how to milk a cow (no, milk doesn't come straightly from supermarket).
Then it was time to run through a military training path... (oh don't forget to call him 'Sergent Major', or he would be disappointed).
And finally into the chicken wire... but now the difficult bit was done: she managed to remember to call him Sergent Major!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
After 10 months this is my last day at Polatis.
I feel it is now time to go towards new adventures and taking some risks.
But I also feel I would regret not doing it.
I thank all Polatis team for having me on board.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
We spent our summer holiday in Italy.
It started with Davide & Alessia wedding (where this family picture was taken).
Then we moved to the seaside.
First week the weather was quite bad, second week Paolo got the chicken pox and Anna Maria and me we had to stay home with him in turns.
Luckily we had 3 weeks and last one was great!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
We went visiting friends in Southwold, in a lovely cottage were they had a fantastic time in a covered swimming pool.
We spent most of the day at Audley End house and gardens.
Taking advantage of the Royal Wedding holiday, we spent a nice afternoon at Fen Drayton Lakes and bird reserve.
I found this place because of a 10 Km race that is going to happen there... and it is quite a nice walk between several lakes and lot of birds to be observed (if you don't have noisy children).
Monday, March 21, 2011
Our article (and pictures) about a portion of the holiday tour we did during last year, has now been published.
The magazine is "Practical Motorhome, May 2011 issue".
(If interested, PDF is available on demand - 4.3 Mb).
Monday, January 24, 2011
25/1/2001 - 25/1/2011: I celebrate my 10th anniversary of being an Emigrant.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
13/1: Today Paolo started at nursery and it is going to be for two mornings per week.
He seems very happy to be in an environment with other boys and boys toys...
He had a training period of once a week together with his mum, but it hasn't been regular... (because we tend to forget about it).