November 4th, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009!

Coco&Me - Picture of Jack o' Lantern 2009 cat face version  -…)


Here’s a belated picture of this year’s Jack o’ Lantern for Halloween.


I TRIED to carve a cat this year, complete with the body, but, when I realized that the cat’s eyes are suspiciously looking similar to “the eye” in Lord of the Rings, I kind of lost interest in finishing the project…

The more I look at it, the mouth looks like that of the cheshire cat from Alice In Wonderland, a little vampire touch with the fangs, & it could look X-massy too, what with it’s snowman bod… LOL! One confused Jack o’ Lantern this year then! Oh well, I tried didn’t I, & they say that’s the important part…, right…??


Anyways, did you have a wonderful Halloween?

I couldn’t go to my favourite A’s fang-tastic party this year because our little one got sick at the very last minute before leaving// It was a shame because I just love going trick-or-treating with the kids… Let alone missing the Martha-esque home-entertainment that A is famous for… You wouldn’t believe what a downer that was! – Then again, atleast our son got to go though! It would’ve been a real shame if he didn’t.


  1. A brief look at it and I immediately thought he looked like a sinister version of Felix the Cat.

    There wasn’t much Halloween anything in Lyon! I got my son and his friends some Halloween-themed lolipops, but that was it. No trick-or-treating (bummer).

    Oh, Bernachon was selling Jack-o-Lantern chocolate!

    Comment by cocopuff1212 - November 4, 2009 7:59 am

  2. Hello cocopuff1212! – Felix the Cat!!A-ha! I totally see what you mean!! I like that! – Does France in general celebrate Halloween in a big style like we do over here? – The Bernachon must’ve been beautiful, & delicious…!

    Comment by tamami - November 4, 2009 12:38 pm

  3. Tamami-san – sorry I didn’t know you got injured, hope it wasn’t too painful and you’re feeling better now. Love your kitty version of JoL – especially the whiskers :)

    Must come to see you soon to try the hot chocolate (and everything else) – keep warm. kxx

    Comment by keiko - November 4, 2009 1:28 pm

  4. Your cat-o-lantern looks fantastic.
    Especially, knowing you stayed up so late to finish it and your blog post.

    Comment by daku - November 4, 2009 1:36 pm

  5. Hello Tamami,
    Your cat-o-lantern looks very beautiful.
    Great job carving it.
    Any sweet pumpkin halloweeny recipes for us ?

    Comment by Swati - November 4, 2009 1:43 pm

  6. Hello, Tamami-san, have been directed here by “F” at Brown’s. I’m a keen baker/ writer myself. Your stall looks lovely, will definitely pop down to the market one of these weekends!
    (Oh and the Nontan book almost brought tears in my eyes.. I loved Nontan, happy to know the books are still around!)

    Comment by Miho - November 4, 2009 2:46 pm

  7. Beautiful pumpkin. It looks like it’s from a Miyazaki film. :)

    Comment by Maria - November 4, 2009 4:05 pm

  8. definately felix the cat. or one of those black & white plastic clocks with the tail that swings back & forth!:) sorry to read you missed your party. sickness also here–pregnant dtr. went to the e.r. on sat. & just got home this afternoon! better now , but tires. hope your household is feeling better now.

    Comment by jonquil - November 5, 2009 2:12 am

  9. I also thought of Felix the Cat the instant I saw your jack-o-lantern! Mine wasn’t nearly so impressive… and I had a fairly quiet Halloween myself (dinner at a friend’s, where I was one of only two people in costume), though the day after was Day of the Dead (great fun). Hope your little one is completely recovered by now! xx

    Comment by Rachel - November 5, 2009 3:32 am

  10. Wonderful pumpkin. A lot more sophisticated than my effort! LLGxx

    Comment by Liberty London Girl - November 5, 2009 4:06 pm

  11. Hello Keiko san! The foot is still hurting a bit… but it is getting better slowly tho! And JoL… sounds like JLo!
    Daku & Swati! – ‘Cat-o-lantern’…! Now why didn’t I think of that naming?!
    Hajimemashite Miho-san! F mentioned about you last week! Did you go to the “gathering” yesterday? I’m hoping to go to the next one (if it’s not on Thursdays which is when I am working). Hope to meet you one day! xx
    Maria! How did you know?! I was actually trying to channel the ‘cat-bus’ from a Miyazaki film when I was carving it!
    Jonquil, I’m relieved to hear that your daughter & baby-to-come was alright. It must have been a very worrying time. Please send my best wishes to her! – As for the clock, I was looking at one on ebay just couple of days ago – no joke! It’s really cute… but a bit expensive at £40…
    Hi ya Rachel, well done for dressing up darlin’! That’s the way to do it! ‘The day after was Day of the Dead’… Lol!! Like that!
    LLG, I love the Etre touchy gloves you featured… It IS genius! I want one to use at my market!

    Comment by tamami - November 6, 2009 1:16 am

  12. That, my dear, is a work of art!!! ;)

    Comment by Jan - November 8, 2009 12:39 am

  13. Hey Tamami – Dil told me you had a blog so I just popped by to say that I enjoyed the fruit tart so much (from yesterday’s market) that I have been dreaming about it ever since and now I understand why our wedding guests hoovered everything up so quickly – lush!

    Great blog too – I only had a little look cos I started to crave for cake!

    See you soon probably next Sat when I come for more cake – hmmm – what to try next!
    L. x

    Comment by Laura - November 8, 2009 12:31 pm

  14. Oooh! Thanks Jan! Hope you’re doing well! xx
    Laura! I’m so happy you liked the fruit tart! And it’s always so nice to see you drop by my stall! C u!! xx

    Comment by tamami - November 8, 2009 7:14 pm

  15. Tamami-san – it is a fantastic Cat o lantern, well impressed! So you dont just make beautiful cakes and babies!

    Comment by Angela G B - November 12, 2009 2:21 pm

  16. Hi Tamami! I’m a new reader-fan of your blog! I’m writing from Barcelona(Spain) and since I discovered it I couldn’t stop reading,and copying and tasting with all the family yrs recipes. My english is not too good…i’d like to tell you so many things about your great job in the web and at the market….that I haven’t enought words ! So I tell you just a very big THANK YOU!

    Comment by giovanna - November 12, 2009 4:03 pm

  17. Good evenin’ Angy! It seems like ages that we haven’t spoken…! Hope to catch up next week, & ofcourse at ‘I’s party!! Xxx
    Giovanna, wow! Thank you for reading & trying out the recipes! And thank you for writing a message – I love hearing about who reads this blog!!

    Comment by tamami - November 13, 2009 8:32 am


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