Archive for the 'Perso' Category

Liver transplant

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

It has been 6 months since my last update: – The house is almost finished. Well, at least we can almost move in. – I have now 24 jumps. Did 2 of those in the desert in Dubai. The local dropzone reopens this week end. … But the most important piece of news of the […]

Skydive !!!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

It’s been a while but we were really busy with the house !!! :S So to experience something new that would take my mind off the house, I decided to go for Skydive training. Mag wanted but could not join because of her back 🙁 Yesterday for theory, this morning, practice. 1st dive was stressful […]


Monday, September 28th, 2009

Since last friday assemblies of metal, rubber and glass appeared on our terrain and started removing trees, rocks and earth. They must be shaping this unwelcoming place to a living area. I must confess we are all (parents, neighbours ,friends and us) very excited to finally see concrete progress. We are also amazed by how […]

Licence to build

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Finally we have it. Our architect did a great job! After quite some troubles to start (finding 1500m2, splitting them, finding the architect, agreeing on a design…), quite a long wait (almost 3 months) and a phone confirmation, we received the official approval on friday the 4th. What a relief and satisfaction. Still lot’s of […]

Unexpected Bottaro’s

Friday, August 21st, 2009

What was our suprise when the phone rang and Aline told me they were in Italy on the way to Biot !?! We really had a fun time with everyone ! Reminds us how much we love our family and how far most of its members are. We really wish we could see them more […]

Maki is here

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Just a quick post to announce the arrival of Maki the little rabbit. He will share our lives from now on and we’re sure everybody will love him at first sight just like us! Already some pictures on the gallery.

Hello New-York

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Almost everyone including Mag thought that we were going to Deauville, but I had secret plans. So here we are in New-York. It’s been a while for me and first time for Mag. More news coming…

Voyage de noces – 11 – Ishigaki to Tokyo… and to La Napoule

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

We’re back in the biggest city on earth. After a dreamlike week on the beach, we reach our first location and final stay: Tokyo. We started off with Shinjuku and its sky scrappers, Yoyogi garden, Harajuku and Shibuya’s fashion shows !! Today, we went to the fish market in Tsukiji, the electric town of Akihabara, […]

Voyage de noces – 10 – Manta !!!!!

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Finally we managed to go diving Manta Ray Point, the most famous diving spot of all Japan. And as our instructor Satoki-sensei said : we were lucky !!! The average is one or two manta rays and we had more than 8 !!! Mag and I are delighted. Please go check the pics on the […]

Voyage de noces – 09 – Kobe to Kabira, Ishigaki

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

I am the happiest man on Earth !!! You should have seen the sweetest face of Mag when we were on final approach around the island with it deep blue see, the white foam of the coral reef, the clear blue sea inside and the white sand beaches !! It was all worth it just […]

Voyage de noces – 08 – Himeji to Kobe

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

So here is the end of our Honshu trip. We visited Himeji castle this morning and went to Kobe. Tomorrow morning is our flight for Ishigaki. There rest, snorkling, diving, swimming, padding… awaits us. I don’t know if there will be any Internet access. You’ll see 😉

Voyage de noces – 07 – Hiroshima to Himeji

Monday, May 12th, 2008

I really wanted Mag to taste Horshima’s okonomiyaki. It’s the local specialty and she always wanted to eat what they cook in the mangas with the metal tools. So we went to a weird second floor in which there was at least 20 little restaurant one next to the other, all doing okonomiyaki. We didn’t […]

Voyage de noces – 06 – Kyoto, Nara, Koya-san and Hiroshima

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We finally got to our guest house in Kyoto. The housekeeper was very nice, helpful and interesting. Thanks for everything Harumi-san. We did most of the main activities, 2 days by bicycle and 2 days by bus (because we were tired ;). I will not cite them all as it tooks us 4 busy days […]

Voyage de noces – 05 – Matsumoto to Kyoto

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

We stayed in a lovely ryokan and went to eat in a Japanese grill, teriyaki place. There we were at the counter and they did not speak English and the carte was almost not even written in roman letters. We still managed to order thanks to a funny (as in drunk) couple sitting next to […]

Voyage de noces – 04 – Nikko to Matsumoto

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Today we enjoyed hiking through the mountain to see the many temples, trees, ponds, Japanese and tourists… Nikko is really a wonderful place. Mag was delighted and so was I. Then we needed energy so we went a to a so small restaurant that it took us 10 minutes to find the entrance even though […]

Voyage de noces – 03 – From Tokyo to Nikko

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Yesterday we went to Ginza, one of the biggest and most famous commercial street of Tokyo. They call it the Japanese Champs-Elysees. Of course we went to the Sony Building to see many technological goodies. Cameras, video cameras, home theaters… and of course the Rolly. Even if it is really useless the temptation to get […]