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  1. whisperinggums

    I love the empty restaurant…how strange!

  2. croquecamille

    I used to love playing sardines! We would play on camping trips in middle school, and it was, as you say, super fun times indeed.

  3. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)

    Hmm crema novi, never heard of that, but you sold me. Do you know if they have it for sale in the States? Whenever I get back to Italy, I will have to get some!

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe it’s been a couple of years since we played sardines-so much fun! 😀 And hmmm creme novi, must seek this out now! 😀

  5. Kath Lockett

    The restaurant was probably empty because Wilbur had escaped and they were out tracking him down…?

  6. Simply Life

    oh my, that gelato looks way too good! I would miss it too!

  7. Hannah

    Whisperinggums: I’m sure that if the restaurant had slapped a square of tofu on the crate, it would have been teeming with customers 😉

    Camille: If we’d been allowed to play sardines on the one camping trip I went on in grade 9, I might not have switched from outdoor ed to cooking immediately afterwards. Actually, now that I think about it, letting 14-15 year olds play sardines would probably constitute a dereliction of [the teachers’] duty of care…

    Stacy: Sadly, I have no idea if it’s available in the US. I certainly haven’t seen it here in Canberra! I’d definitely recommend stocking up in Italy 🙂 Are you visiting Italy soon?

    Lorraine: Do let me know if you find it in Aus! I’m also rather glad other people know of and played sardines 🙂

    Kath: Silly Italians – don’t they know that all you have to do to catch a pig is sing “Chin Up”?

    Simply Life: Gelato in Australia just isn’t the same…

  8. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics from the top of the Campanile, especially that first one! Maybe they’re not interesting only to the person who took them, but rather only to anyone who’s been there :]

    Ah! Again, you prove that we are childhood literature buddies. Templeton was my favorite, and I wrote a couple “novels” of my own about him, the most popular (among my second-grade classmates, that is) being the 70-page opus where Templeton ate so much and got so fat that he had to have [what I later found out is called] gastric bypass surgery.

    Crema Novi? Who what when where?! I know not of this!

    How funny about the game; I don’t think I’m familiar with it. To me, terms like “crammed in like sardines” evoke images of, indeed, sardines-the-fish, packed snugly into their little tins.

  9. Hannah

    Amber: You invented gastric bypass surgery? Wow! 😉 And hurrah for liking the Campanile pictures! Did you, too, experience the awkwardness of being crammed against a wall while 15 people passed you in the other direction, with no one ever stopping to think ‘hey, maybe it would be easier for the single person to go past us, rather than our entire group past her’?

    I found a couple of upscale food stores with multiple variations of chocolate-hazelnut spread – even some by fancy chocolate companies like Amadei. In all honesty, though, I prefer peanut butter to nutella-esque substances 🙂 And the game really does end up with everyone crammed together like sardines, so it’s a fitting name 😀

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