December 8th, 2010

Broadway’s open on 24th.


Hello! How are you all keeping in this cooooold weather? Wrapping up warm I hope??


Last week I purchased a repro US Military ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) snorkel parka on eBay, & just got it delivered to mine on Sunday (which got us surprised as we didn’t know delivery service was operating on Sundays! It must be a special Christmas season thing…). The parka is definitely bulky around the shoulders unfortunately…, but it’s seriously warm (they don’t tag it ECW for nothin’ baby!) so I’ll be looking forward to wearing it at the market for the first time this coming Saturday! Just don’t laugh if I’m moving a bit stiff! Lol!


Anyway, I’m typing this quick message to say that this year, Broadway Market will be open on FRIDAY 24th December instead of 25th! (25th is Public Holiday.) The special Christmas market will open from 9am & finish slightly earlier than usual at 3pm. And then next year, the market will commence from the 8th of January, although I will be on my annual break for 3 weeks & will be back at the market from the 29th of January.


The Christmas market on the 24th will be very special with festive atmosphere… – I love it when greetings like “Merry Christmas!” can be heard left right & centre! It’s a time when one can’t stop feeling anything but festive. It makes me grin & feel proud to be working at such a friendly market. So if you’re going to be in London, & have some time to spare, hop on down to East London & hang out with us – I’d love to catch you this side of the year before my break!


Happy thoughts to you all, Tamami xx


  1. yea! for parkas–stay warm :)

    Comment by jonquil - December 8, 2010 1:41 pm

  2. Jonquil, :) :) :) he-he, thanx!!!

    Comment by tamami - December 8, 2010 3:11 pm

  3. An advance Merry Christmas to you Tamami

    Will you be sharing any Christmas recipes (in the spirit of the season, heh)

    Comment by Tian - December 8, 2010 5:33 pm

  4. Tian! An advance Merry Chistmas to you too!!!!!! You’re the first this year for me!! xx

    Comment by tamami - December 8, 2010 5:50 pm

  5. Oh, I wish I could be there – but I can at least send you warm Christmas wishes! Hope you have a successful day at the market (I’m sure you will) and stay warm. xx

    Comment by Rachel - December 9, 2010 3:43 am

  6. Hey Rachel!!! Yup, cheers, I’m gonna try my best to do well for the next three market days! Merry Christmas Rachel!!! I hope you have a wonderful winter hol! xx

    Comment by tamami - December 9, 2010 3:03 pm

  7. Since I don’t know whether I will “see” you before Christmas, I’ m sending you my wishes now for a very nice one! …and good sales for you at the market. Keep warm!

    Comment by Rita - December 9, 2010 11:34 pm

  8. Rita! It’s so lovely to hear from you!! Are you spending your Xmas in Tokyo again this year I wonder… Would it be chicken again on Xmas?? ^^ Merry Christmas to you Rita! Have a lovely time!!

    Comment by tamami - December 10, 2010 1:40 am

  9. Hello Tamami,
    I’m going to be not so far from london and plan to visit you at Broadway Market and see how professional you will look in that jacket. So could you tell me wich days am i likely to see you during the last 2 weeks of December ?

    Comment by Thao - December 11, 2010 6:55 pm

  10. Hello Thao!!! Wow, it’ll be lovely to see you!!
    I’ll be there on:
    Saturday 18th (9:30-4:30)
    and also
    Friday 24th (9:30-3:00)
    Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!
    All the best, Tamami x

    Comment by tamami - December 11, 2010 11:47 pm

  11. Hi Tamami san. It’s first time to leave a comment to you. Been visiting here sometimes but haven’t managed to taste your lovely cakes yet – though your comment above answers my question!

    Will try on 18th. By the way I totally agree with your opinion of luck of beautiful black forest gateau in London (heard heston does though). Your boozy one sounds fab.

    Comment by Seiko - December 14, 2010 10:02 pm

  12. Konbanwa Seiko san!!!
    I’m very much looking forward to meeting you! I’ve just been reading your blog! Food stylist? Wow! What a lovely job you have!

    Comment by tamami - December 15, 2010 5:37 am

  13. Hello Tamami! I love your blog – it makes me want to give up on my Atkins diet and come towards the light. Just want to wish you and yours a very merry christmas. Aren’t these snowy streets festive. Much Love – Marty x x x

    Comment by Marty - December 17, 2010 9:29 pm

  14. Wow! Thanks very much Marty!!! Very Merry Christmas to you too!! As for snowy streets…, it definitely looks lovely & festive when looking at it from inside a warm house, but I’m not looking forward to it being around tomorrow at the market….! Brrrr….! The forecast says it’ll be -2 degrees around 9am, but would feel like -6 degrees… Yikes! Hope it doesn’t snow too much while I’m there…!!!

    Comment by Tamami - December 18, 2010 1:35 am

  15. Hi Tamami!!! It’s cold and snowing in Oostende, Belgium here. Yep I’m now in Belgium visiting my in-laws and friends until January, 2011 :-P

    How are you and kids?

    Over here we have Christmas market but not as nice as in Great Britain. I adored British Christmas market…sure missed them :-(

    Take care Tamami… I hope to visit you soon. Maybe next year.. :-)

    @ Seiko-san..I’d chanced upon your blog by accident (can’t recalled what I did) and I used translator to English but translation went upsy turvy :-D Your photography is superbe… Just wished I wasn’t Lost in Translation :-P

    Have wonderful and safe holidays to Tamami :-)

    Comment by Esef aka pixen - December 21, 2010 11:49 am

  16. Hello Esef!! It’s been snowing in UK too, quite badly in fact… Last week my trade was miserable…! (I’m planning to write about it when I get a chance).
    I’ve got another week of market, & then will be taking a month off, so I’m looking forward to that very much :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas in Belgium Esef!!!!!!!!! xx

    Comment by tamami - December 22, 2010 1:30 am

  17. Konbauwa Tamami-san!
    It has been a few weeks since we left London!
    Since getting rid of a bad computer virus, now I am able to say hello again!
    By the way I am learning Japanese! Forget to mentioned it when Wally and I met you! LOL
    And wish you a warm and lovely xmas and glorious new year!
    Lyn & Wally!

    Comment by Lyn EL - December 22, 2010 9:53 pm

  18. Lyn!!!!! How fantastic to hear from you!! I hope you & W are well – how is the weather in Minnesota? Wishing both of you a lovely Christmas! (I still haven’t opened your little pressie – it’s sitting underneath our Xmas tree!! …to be opened on the morning of 25th…) ^^

    Comment by tamami - December 22, 2010 10:37 pm


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