It’s Epiphany today, a national holiday here in Italy.
Last night a witch named Befana flew past our house on her broomstick to leave candies for the kids who’d been good.
And lumps of coal for the naughty ones.
Hah! That’ll teach ’em.
(You can read all about this Epiphany tradition on Wikipedia, here.)
Completely unseasonal then, is today’s Italian dialogue with transcript, as we’re at the gelateria (ice-cream shop).
That said, Italian gelaterie seem to do good business all year round, not just in summer.
For example, it’s common if you are invited to dinner at someone’s house to take a kilo or so of ice-cream with you. It costs, but it’s delicious, and is sure to be appreciated!
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LAST DAY! January Sale 2016
The 2016 January Sale ends at midnight tonight, Wednesday 6th of January.
Midnight means midnight on the west coast of the USA, which is more or less the last time zone to get there. By then it’ll be tomorrow morning in Italy, and already afternoon in Australia and New Zealand.
Anyway, when I get up tomorrow morning (Italian time) it’ll be over. The coupon code will be switched off, and that’ll be that until at least June or July.
Coupon code januarysale2016 gets you 16% off anything in our shop UNTIL THE END OF TODAY.
This is how:
- Select what you need in our online shop
- When you get to the shopping cart, use coupon code januarysale2016
- The coupon code will discount everything in your shopping cart by 16%
- It’s valid until midnight tonight in the last major time zone where we have members
Use it or lose it, as they say.