Italy’s Defective Gelmini Education Reforms

Our son returned to school after his three month summer break on Monday this week. He’s now in his second year of elementary school in Italy, and we were happy with the school and his progress. Year two is not off to a great start thanks to the reforms of Italy’s Education minister Mariastella Gelmini.

Santa Likes Guitars

Christmas is a coming, and the little one has asked Santa for a guitar. Don’t tell him, but Santa picked up a guitar for the little fellow today. This Santa likes guitars too.

Sigh of Relief

Our little one went in for an operation today. The op was to have a cyst like thing removed from the sinus area between his nose and eye.

Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine and good Italian doctors, the keyhole surgery seems to have been a success.

Guilty!

Our little one made a mess in the bathroom.

Clever Son and Crafty Dog

My son continues to surprise us. For a 4.5 year old he has quite a devious mind. Just today after I had picked the light blighter up from school, we stopped off in a bar, or rather we were induced into entering the bat. I was with the mother of one of his friends, and […]

Just another manic Monday

Today was a little hectic. We had to get up early and head off to a hospital on one side of town so our son could have some blood samples taken. The doctors want to know why his level of anti-corpuscles is falling slightly and this means they want to carry out series of tests […]

Trip to the hosptial

Yep, we went to the Regina Elena clinic in Milan today to see one Professoressa Marchisio, an expert on infections of the respiratory tracts in children, in order to hear the results of our little one’s recent, and now, routine blood test.