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  1. L-Izzle

    Man, I can’t even begin to explain my love of gelato. A few years ago I was staying with my brother in Melbourne, and he lived right near this fantastic gelato place (which I’ve heard has since closed down…nooooooo!). For the three weeks I was there, I ended about 90% of my meals with a cup of gelato from there. And I mean ALL meals — because breakfast requires dessert too! They got so used to seeing me at about 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 8:30pm every. single. day.

    Man, those were probably the best three weeks of MY LIFE. Needless to say, I got so bootylicious (don’t you like my positive spin on things? haha). It was awesome.

    In other Italian-food-related news…my new job is located across the road from the Italo-Australian Club. My little Italian friend Tash has assured me I’ll be able to have lunch with her Nonna there pretty much every day. I’m excited. I love Food. And Old People. And Italian Food. But probably not Food Made Out Of Old Italian People. But who knows. 🙂

  2. L-Izzle

    Man, I can’t even begin to explain my love of gelato. A few years ago I was staying with my brother in Melbourne, and he lived right near this fantastic gelato place (which I’ve heard has since closed down…nooooooo!). For the three weeks I was there, I ended about 90% of my meals with a cup of gelato from there. And I mean ALL meals — because breakfast requires dessert too! They got so used to seeing me at about 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 8:30pm every. single. day.

    Man, those were probably the best three weeks of MY LIFE. Needless to say, I got so bootylicious (don’t you like my positive spin on things? haha). It was awesome.

    In other Italian-food-related news…my new job is located across the road from the Italo-Australian Club. My little Italian friend Tash has assured me I’ll be able to have lunch with her Nonna there pretty much every day. I’m excited. I love Food. And Old People. And Italian Food. But probably not Food Made Out Of Old Italian People. But who knows. 🙂

  3. Fiona

    Look at that range whoa

  4. Fiona

    Look at that range whoa

  5. theresa

    I love the long posts! I think there is something about Italian men finding relationship boundaries to be quite ambiguous. Last year there was an italian photographer visiting Townsville and although he knew I was only recently engaged he still invited me to come with him to Brisbane for a dirty weekend. Uh, no. Just because Andy was in PNG does not mean I am available.

    Regardless, that gelato looks yummy. The blackberry is beautiful, it’s a shame it didn’t taste as good as it looked. Enjoy your time in Florence!

  6. theresa

    I love the long posts! I think there is something about Italian men finding relationship boundaries to be quite ambiguous. Last year there was an italian photographer visiting Townsville and although he knew I was only recently engaged he still invited me to come with him to Brisbane for a dirty weekend. Uh, no. Just because Andy was in PNG does not mean I am available.

    Regardless, that gelato looks yummy. The blackberry is beautiful, it’s a shame it didn’t taste as good as it looked. Enjoy your time in Florence!

  7. whisperinggums

    This post is the best of both worlds – good story and great photos.

  8. whisperinggums

    This post is the best of both worlds – good story and great photos.

  9. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Hehe I thought you were like my parents who like to leave for a flight about 4 hours before everyone else. Hmmm you’ll have to keep us updated on the Ronaldo situation! 😉

  10. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Hehe I thought you were like my parents who like to leave for a flight about 4 hours before everyone else. Hmmm you’ll have to keep us updated on the Ronaldo situation! 😉

  11. Agnes

    Hehee, love it!

    It’s a shame the blackberry flavour was disappointing because it looks amazing! And to be honest with you, I’m also disappointed that you didn’t try every single flavour. Where’s your commitment?! 😉

  12. Agnes

    Hehee, love it!

    It’s a shame the blackberry flavour was disappointing because it looks amazing! And to be honest with you, I’m also disappointed that you didn’t try every single flavour. Where’s your commitment?! 😉

  13. Hannah

    L-Izzle: You got my hopes up with your gelato story, as my brother now lives in Melbourne too. Sadness that the shop is gone. But congratulations on the new job working out! I haven’t been to many of those club-restaurants, though my family and I used to go to Woden’s Hellenic Club a lot, back when the brother and I could play pool in the kids’ game room…

    Fiona: So far, that place has had the most flavours of anywhere I’ve seen!

    Theresa: Thank you! And hmm, could it be that Italy is the homeplace of the idiom “when the cat’s away, the mouse will play”?! :S

    Whisperinggums: 😀

    Lorraine: I’m not usually that bad! But the metro has been running less frequently in the preceding days because of strikes, so I was paranoid!

    Agnes: I’ll have you know I bought and ate an entire tub of gelato from the supermarket that night, and today hit up another gelateria, and just finished *another* supermarket tub with two flavours in it. I demand respect! 😛

  14. Hannah

    L-Izzle: You got my hopes up with your gelato story, as my brother now lives in Melbourne too. Sadness that the shop is gone. But congratulations on the new job working out! I haven’t been to many of those club-restaurants, though my family and I used to go to Woden’s Hellenic Club a lot, back when the brother and I could play pool in the kids’ game room…

    Fiona: So far, that place has had the most flavours of anywhere I’ve seen!

    Theresa: Thank you! And hmm, could it be that Italy is the homeplace of the idiom “when the cat’s away, the mouse will play”?! :S

    Whisperinggums: 😀

    Lorraine: I’m not usually that bad! But the metro has been running less frequently in the preceding days because of strikes, so I was paranoid!

    Agnes: I’ll have you know I bought and ate an entire tub of gelato from the supermarket that night, and today hit up another gelateria, and just finished *another* supermarket tub with two flavours in it. I demand respect! 😛

  15. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    Hehe! I’m so tickled by your shoutouts, as well as my seeming clairvoyance re: i signori. Nutella YOGURT gelato is new to me and sounds mighty tasty! I’m very intrigued to hear more about your adventures with Ronaldo… ;D

  16. Hannah

    Amber: Credit where credit is due 🙂 Next time, though, can you clairvoyant-me an unattached man closer to my own age? 😛 I’ve been avoiding further encounters with Ronaldo…

  17. Hannah

    Amber: Credit where credit is due 🙂 Next time, though, can you clairvoyant-me an unattached man closer to my own age? 😛 I’ve been avoiding further encounters with Ronaldo…

  18. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    I vow to do my best to fulfill this very practical wish of yours ::salute::

  19. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    I vow to do my best to fulfill this very practical wish of yours ::salute::

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