Wednesday, 26 September 2007

"Coincidence" - Hugh Masekela, 1994

My life has been full of coincidences. Some of them have been incredibly important, but most are not so consequential. But I find them great fun either way.

I've had another minor one this morning. And since it's the only thing I'm motivated to write about at this point in the week (maybe it's all that studying for my "Life in the UK" test -- which I'm now scheduled to take two weeks from today [gasp...]), here goes!

Yesterday, I got a craving for Nutella. A really strong craving. I've gotten into the habit of eating a toasted bagel for breakfast on work days, and I started thinking about how wonderful Nutella would taste on my cinnamon raisin bagels (as a substitute for the peanut butter I often eat on them). So early in the evening yesterday, John and I walked over to the little food shop in our village so that I could get some. And I thoroughly enjoyed my bagel this morning! John also had some on toast at the same time, and he enjoyed it also.

So I headed into work and got into the office just before 8am. On the counter was a large box of Confetteria Raffaello that had been brought into the office by one of my colleagues. There was only one of them left, and I hadn't had one up to that point. I was curious. So I helped myself.

WOW! It was a very delicious coconut cream candy with something crunchy in the middle (maybe almond-flavored?). Where has this been all my life????

I was curious, so I "googled" the name of this delicious confection. That led me to this page on Wikipedia for Ferrero SpA. Lo and behold, Confetteria Raffaello is made by the same folks who make Nutella!

Cool coincidence, huh? I hope this is a good omen for the day.



At 26 September, 2007 14:18 , Anonymous bronx boy said...

Chocolates,Nutella and coconut cream candies? Better watch the calories!

At 26 September, 2007 15:56 , Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I love nutella. Sara in Milan and Shelley in Rome started a World Nutella Day. Not sure what date it's on.

At 27 September, 2007 21:39 , Blogger Toni said...

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At 08 October, 2007 08:57 , Blogger Milky Bar Kid said...

You naughty, nutty girl.


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