At 38 degrees Centigrade, today was the hottest day in July …
But it did not break the record of 38.5 degrees set in August 2003.
However, I think I must have set the record for eating the fastest ice-cream!
It was so hot we did not go for our walk to the park. We stayed home most of the day till Mum thought it was time for an ice-cream.
Hmmm. Which lead should I wear?
It was gelato to be specific. Badiani had just opened near us on Fulham Road – TROUBLE!
Mum thinks because it is gelato, it has less fat. Ice-cream uses more cream and has a 10% fat content whereas gelato uses more milk than cream, and usually less, or hardly any egg yolk. So with that rationale, Mum favours gelaterias.
Which flavour should I have –
Life is so full of choices!
And at Badiani, the orange is the new black concept is rampant!
George had his own cone too …
How strange that I gulped down the gelato and cone in record time while George licked it so delicately.
And Mum, after feeding us, she had her own little petit cup of hazelnut –
We thought she might share but NOT! But it was a special treat – and one way to cool down on this very hot Summer day!
May’s comment: Badiani, the Florentine ice-cream company opened at 303 Fulham Road, and they are Italian so it wasn’t a surprise that dogs are allowed in. There’s even a garden in the back so we can have gelato al fresco!