Christmas, Kids and Bartali

We are living a cozy Christmas period in Herrenberg with our family; Peter, Anne and their children are here, and Marie Luise and Christoph too. Our kids are happy and overwhelmed with joy and surprises (they saw Santa leaving our house after dropping the presents!). Guni cooked a delicious parmigiana di melanzane.

I enjoy singing and playing Paolo Conte’ songs lately.

It’s a beautiful time.

It’s a very cold winter it seems to me, and I not going out much these days. Plus teleworking, plus covid restrictions equals a time not extremely exiting and social lately. But in the meantime they took away from my mouth a tooth with an oral surgery procedure, so I not getting bored anyway.

Foundation’s calling

I am reading a Jack Reacher’s book by Lee Child and I like the feeling of liking it and enjoying looking forward to reading more of the story. Once or twice a year it happens to me, a lousy reader, to come across a book i feel good about. Like the recent ones on chemistry and quantum mechanics by Tim James.

And I got the feeling I need to return soon, again, to dream in the Foundation’s Universe.

Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is my favorite novel. My dream. Feeling like returning back home.

Also Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 Space Odissey and Randevouz with Rama are immensely great. But Foundation is touching base with myself.

Planet Venus

Planet Venus

Starting November visiting the Stuttgart Planetarium with our kids, and celebrating the Anniversary of our encounter in Milan 18 years ago with 🌹 red roses and Paolo Conte’s concert tickets!

Venus if you will, Please send a little girl for me to thrill. A girl who wants my kisses and my arms, A girl with all the charms of you. Venus, make her fair, A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair. And take the brightest stars up in the skies, And place them in her eyes for me.

Tai Chi 2.0

Today first time Qigong and Tai Chi lesson in Herrenberg. First time ever live (and not online/remote). In the open air, with a beautiful countryside view in front of me. Splendid. A great start of weekend.


I have lived a Summer Staycation with my family and friends here in Herrenberg which is a place new for us, while was always a place for vacation for us. And now is our home town and our place.
With Nonno and Nonna visiting us, Blaubeuren @ Guni’s Klassentreffen, Calw, Opa and Oma, Pauline and Almi, MaisLabyrinth, Salvio, Herrenberg Naturfreibad, Tübingen, Spielplatz, Spielplatz, playing football with Diego and Wanda, Spielplatz, Spielplatz, Diego, Wanda, Guni.

A Summer full of love and happyness. I have been enjoying the kids 24 hours a day during the Kita closing period.
And today, that the Kita and my work start again, with a feeling of nostalgia I have been walking alone along the same path around home – from home to the bakery and playground – which Wanda Diego and myself walked together many mornings this summer.