Family Bonding

August is the most “relaxing” month of the year, here in Italy. It means, majority of the people here are on vacation leave. The kids are on vacation too from school, so it is the best month to savor summer, and time to rest or explore. I personally doesn’t have a vacation leave this August, so i will be just contented to do some summer fun every weekends. My brother and her kids arrived here in Milan last Saturday, and they will stay here until the 12th of August. We seldom see each other because he lives with his family in Bologna. We will just make the best of our time when we can.


Last Saturday, we did some shopping at the mall near our home. My brother caught 2 stuffed toys in the machine while we were passing our time. My daughter is obviously ecstatic because she got a Dinosaur and a cute horse for her stuffed toy collection. I was tempted to buy two tops, even i didn’t have a plan to buy anything. They costs only 5 euro each: Bershka and Piazza Italia, so i don’t blame myself why i bought it. My mom also shopped for her “grand kids”, so nobody went home empty-handed. The fun ended up with ice cream cones from McDonald’s.

My Mom (center), my brother at the right and his 2 kids at the left. My daughter in front


It was a sunny Sunday, as opposed to the weather forecast that it’s gonna rain. What a better way to celebrate my brother’s birthday at the lake, not so far from Milan. We all had fun at Mandello del Lario (in Lecco).

Lovely view while we were on the train
My daughter enjoying the mini zipline
My brother, welcoming his 43rd Birthday =)

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My son trying to catch some fish
My son trying to catch some fish

And the summer fun continues….

Stay tuned!