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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Bandir gennaio!


What do tin cans, long lengths of string, large numbers of under-10s and spring have in common?

Bandir gennaio! On January 31, all the local kindergarten and schoolchildren banded together with their pushchair siblings to banish January and hasten on the coming spring. Their weapon of choice? The noisiest tin cans available strung onto long string 'tails' and dragged along the old town cobbles. 

With excitement. With delight. With giggling, screaming, eye-twinkling pleasure. 

For once, they were allowed to make a noise, and, boy, did they rise to the occasion!



PS If today's weather is anything to go by, they must have succeeded. More blue skies, warm sunshine with a little breath of cold air to keep us on our toes.

8 comments:

ladyfi said...

Love it! Hope they bring spring along quickly with all that joyous hub-bubb!

V. said...

Send the lot of 'em over 'ere! I'll pay the air fares...

Sandy said...

What a lovely tradition, we could do with a bit of this.

Joni Llanora said...

Nice. I remember we (me + siblings) used tin cans as pretend telephones as kids.

Louise | Italy said...

Hi Joni - Yes,we did that too - physics not being my strong point, I never did quite work out how it worked - but somehow it did!

jane ward said...

It sounds great fun, Louise, I bet the noise is fantasic!!

Caution Flag said...

Some people really do know how to celebrate life. Apparently, I'm not one of those people as I stay holed-up until the temps get warm enough to function.

Katja said...

Ooh, well done little ones! Now, if you could just send them a tad further south ...

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Bandir gennaio!


What do tin cans, long lengths of string, large numbers of under-10s and spring have in common?

Bandir gennaio! On January 31, all the local kindergarten and schoolchildren banded together with their pushchair siblings to banish January and hasten on the coming spring. Their weapon of choice? The noisiest tin cans available strung onto long string 'tails' and dragged along the old town cobbles. 

With excitement. With delight. With giggling, screaming, eye-twinkling pleasure. 

For once, they were allowed to make a noise, and, boy, did they rise to the occasion!



PS If today's weather is anything to go by, they must have succeeded. More blue skies, warm sunshine with a little breath of cold air to keep us on our toes.

8 comments:

ladyfi said...

Love it! Hope they bring spring along quickly with all that joyous hub-bubb!

V. said...

Send the lot of 'em over 'ere! I'll pay the air fares...

Sandy said...

What a lovely tradition, we could do with a bit of this.

Joni Llanora said...

Nice. I remember we (me + siblings) used tin cans as pretend telephones as kids.

Louise | Italy said...

Hi Joni - Yes,we did that too - physics not being my strong point, I never did quite work out how it worked - but somehow it did!

jane ward said...

It sounds great fun, Louise, I bet the noise is fantasic!!

Caution Flag said...

Some people really do know how to celebrate life. Apparently, I'm not one of those people as I stay holed-up until the temps get warm enough to function.

Katja said...

Ooh, well done little ones! Now, if you could just send them a tad further south ...