My trip to Siberia, Russia

As was mentioned a few weeks back I was planned in for a trip to Siberia, Russia.

 When telling people about this the few replays I received was, Cold…. Gulag…  Criminality…Aeroflot?…Security?… etc.

I must admit I did not know what to expect myself. 

In my eyes cold it was as it was between -6°C and -17°C which in my opinion is cold. 

Gulag… Not where I was and Siberia is amazing big. 

Criminality I was informed by my contact when arriving was something you could see in movies. This was something which was through during the 90th.

Twinkle-Twinkle

How are you all? Preparing for Christmas? Survived the first crisis and near-nervous breakdown?

Well, I must say I’m one of the lucky cats, without my servants folks getting stressed out! The only thing they did was decorate the house a bit Christmas-isch, which looks not bad I must admit!
Recently I went around and took some pics.

Take care and heaps of glitter-purring, unicon-like greetings to all of you

Cheers!

It’s autumn, as we know.

One of the few good things at this time of the year is, that many winemaker open their doors and invite you to test their new wines!

Patrik and I usually visit the nearest ones, mostly because one has to get home again somehow… But also, their wines are convincing and we like to support the locals.

So last weekend we visited Juliana & Stefan Traber, at our neighbor village called Dietingen. Their wines became even more attractive since he changed the label a couple of years ago (it was unbelievably…..well, suboptimal…afore). Although, we didn’t have much time actually, we went for a quick visit to say hello and test a couple of wines.

This weekend, our “neighbor” Hausammann, with their impressive winery, has open house.

Patrik and I decided to visit them on Friday evening. Firstly, the atmosphere is amazing in the dark, with its lights and the lovingly arranged Christmas decoration!

A Secret “Boat Sitter” & A Culinary Highlight

The other day, Patrik has been contacted from Igor – the owner of the lovely “Osteria No 6” in Albenga .   This time it wasn’t only small talk or sharing recipes.

Yeah, Igor and Patrik keep a casual contact, joking with each other and sending pics with tasty meals to and fro.

We also know that he and Donatella – his wife – like to drive to Loano every now and then and pay a visit to our Luna Azzurra. Every time sending us a picture or two with some comments! It makes us happy of course, knowing that someone cares so much about our baby.

Blankness

Patrik and I have been searching and searching……..sadly, we found none!

I talk about ideas for this weeks post. Amazingly, we simply couldn’t come up with a good idea – one, worth writing about (better nothing than some crappy yaaaaawn – story)!

Might be the early winter blues….who knows?!

So, sorry folks, no report this time! But we do wish you a wonderful and comfy weekend – I’ll be busy doing my Italian homework. What fun have you planned?

About Scorpios….

Already November – can you believe it?

Well, that means not only cold and unpleasant weather, it’s also the month’s with most birthdays in our family!

On Thursday, the 7th, it was my dad’s and yesterday it was mine! On the 26th it’s my brothers birthday (OK, he doesn’t belong to us Scorpios anymore). Then, there are many friends and acquaintances also celebrating their big days in November! A party month actually, hahaha….

Elba – Capraia – Loano

We where leaving Isola d’Elba heading for Isola di Capraia and from there we headed straight to Loano.

It was a bumpy ride between Isola di Capraia to Loano, but we were in the end happy that we did not sail first to Corse, France which was the wish and plan we had. 

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