Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Leonardino va in treno (3)

Leonardino è un leoncino che vive a Nairobi…

Monday, April 29, 2013

The moving childcare

Last week-end we went to Val Seriana, north of Bergamo, where Mathilde’s old university mates organized a reunion.

Nice week-end (we’ll tell you more about it in another post). But Val Seriana is not just around the corner - we had to travel twice three hours and half by train in three days. And three hours and half on a train with a 20 month-old and a 5 weeks child may be very long.

But les M&M’s have plenty of resources. To the great joy of the passengers of our coach, we transformed carriage n. 8 into a moving childcare: every kid on the train was welcome to join and share his/her own toys, books, and snacks.

And so, have to admit, the three hours and half of the trip passed relatively quickly. At least for us - but if you want a piece of advice, in the future, if you travel alone or in couple, try to avoid coach n.8…

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tommy, one month and one week

It’s probably too early to start speculating on Tommy’s personality, but so far we had the impression he is going to be a very serious boy…

Friday, April 26, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013


From Giulio Cesare (and before him, apparently, Alexander the Great) to Napoleon Bonaparte and Fidel Castro. From Michelangelo to Picasso, passing from Raffaello*. From Ludwig van Beethoven to Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Paul Mc Cartney. From Lewis Carroll to Moravia. From Mc Enroe to Maradona (or Gigi Riva if you prefer). From Bill Clinton to Barak Obama. Charlie Chaplin. Bill Gates. Albert Einstein. Gandhi… and our Leonardo (??)
All these people have a common characteristics, which one?
(*) Leonardo da Vinci was ambidexter: he was writing with the left and painting with the right hand - and does not entirely belong to this category.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tommy, one month and one day!

Happy monthi-plus-one-versary, Tommy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A special honey moon

‘How has Leo taken the arrival of Tommy’. This has been the recurrent question we have been asked for the past three weeks.
And we, slightly embarrassed by the possibility of disappointing our interlocutors by contradicting their expectations, tried to provide vague answers: ‘So far not too bad’, ‘Well, at the moment they had very little opportunities to interact with each other’, and so on and so forth.
The truth is that, since day one, Leo has been very sweet with Tommy - or ‘Pommy’, as he calls him. He looks for him, he observes him, he asks about him, he gently - and apparently of his own will and initiative - caresses or kiss him. So far we have not observed a single sign of jealousy or a call for more attention or care.
We know times will come when Leo may express some form of jealousy, and times when the two brothers will be fighting and arguing with each other.
But for the time being we enjoy this very special honey moon…

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bon anniversaire Mathilde

Avec quelque jour de retard, bon anniversaire Mathilde !

Friday, April 12, 2013

Et voilà, Macha et Pacha !

Des landes au-delà des Alpes, voilà Macha et Pacha, à connaitre Thomas et à câliner Leo, et à porter beaucoup des cadeaux et de bonne humeur.

Revenez bien tôt !

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Attacked by Spam - how we are trying to protect us

You may have noticed it, in the past weeks we have been victim of a spam attack: our posts were loaded by a number of unsolicited bulk comments, mainly advertising.

Initially the issue was more annoying than anything else: we were receiving a few spam comments per day, which we regularly deleted. But lately the number of spam messages has increased to few hundreds per day - which made the issue unmanageable.

To prevent the problem, we have decided to set up a 'word-verification' system. From now onwards, if you wish to post a comment, you will be required to complete a word verification step similar to the one above before your comment is published.

We are aware that this additional step could make posting comments a bit more burdensome, and we apologize - but we are sure you do understand, and we hope this would not discourage you from keep on posting your comments

Please, let us know if you encounter any difficulty or problem.


Les M&M's 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pursuing your dreams

Dear Leo, pursue your dreams...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tommy’s first bath

Tall and thin: a long-limbed person - at the clinic they told us that a person with the physical characteristics of Tommy could become an excellent swimmer or an excellent high jumper.

Useless to say on which side my heart beats. And so, as per Leo, I took the responsibility of Tommy’s initiation to water.

The result? Well, let’s say that perhaps not even Michael Phelps showed his talent on his first bath. Or that perhaps Tommy is really destined to become a great high jumper…

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Il pranzo di Pasquetta (Easter Monday lunch)

Abbacchio, patate al forno, et flageolets. Fusion cuisine…

Monday, April 1, 2013

È arrivata la nonna!

Dalle pianure delle nebbie perenni, ecco giungere, passato il Rubicone, attraversata la Val di Chiana, e infine superata Orte, la nonna - a far conoscenza di Tommy, e a coccolare un po’ Leo.
Torna presto!