(Milan) It's starting to look a lot like summertime around here. A. and I spent the weekend back in Milan, setting up our old\new home just on the outskirts of the city center. The property is a once upon a time functioning farm, where many family members now reside. Our weekend was full of work, lots of unpacking and organizing going on as we're getting ready to spend our summer there waiting for the arrival of our little bebe. It's refreshing to be completely surrounded by nature and kinda of nice having a community of family next door. I'm looking forward to spending time with our two little nephews, dining al fresco on the loooong covered porch and cooling off in the pool. But my highlight of the weekend, little American me, was morning time pancakes! Couldn't believe we found this box of Vermont pancake batter at the local grocery store. Added some fresh slices of banana to the mix, and voilà! A perfect kind of Sunday morning drizzled in maple syrup. The best. Oh that and the summer thunderstorm from the night before.