December 24th, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011 - grinch - Christmas - Coco&Me
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss
Hello dearest blog readers~! How are you enjoying your Christmas weekend? :) What are you up to? (Or if you’re reading this post-Christmas, what did you get up to??)
I’ve decided to not work this 24th despite the market itself being open. Instead I’ll be at home, it’s Christmas Eve afterall & so I’ll hopefully reward myself to a long-ish sleep-in in the morning (until the kids jump my bed & annoy me out), then go for a walk, perhaps stopping over at the new ice cream parlour in my neighbourhood to top up on calories lost! Lol. (my current fave flavour is pistachio – what’s yours?)
And yes, before you say it, I know, I know, I’ve been slack with updating on this blog. Time marches on quicker than I’d like it to & I rarely have a moment nor space in my mind for creative writing.
Yet so many things have happened this year, so many blog posts overdue. I’ll try my best to fill you in before long – I’m not working at the market for a whole month, first market day in 2012 is 28th January, so fingers crossed I’ll be able to write lengthy ones! I especially want to write about the first ever baking class I taught – it was so exciting! And about Mrs T from Japan, and the thoughtful Christmas gift from G, and about my twitter, and and and… also hopefully write a recipe too!!
But for now, a little bit about the text from Dr. Seuss above. As seasoned blog readers know, I like my Christmas blog posts with a poem/ quote every year. This time it’s a nice bit of text about the “little bit more” that Grinch finally became conscious of. – This year I am also aware of this a little more than ever before.
May each & every one of you have the very Merriest of Christmas!! Hope the holidays bring you lots of reasons to smile.
Warmest thoughts, love & appreciation,
Tamami xxx


  1. A very merry Christmas to you and your family. Stay warm :)

    Comment by cocopuff1212 - December 24, 2011 9:34 am

  2. Hellloooo cocopuff1212!!!!! Thank you :) :) :) a very merry Christmas to you & your lovely family too!! Eat plenty of good food!!!!! love, t xx

    Comment by Tamami - December 24, 2011 12:38 pm

  3. Hi Tamami, greetings from Malaysia. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and family. Enjoy your hoilday.

    Comment by amelia - December 24, 2011 1:40 pm

  4. Amelia!!!!! Wowww, thank you!! Lovely to get a message from Malaysia!! Amelia, have a great Christmas too!!!!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - December 24, 2011 4:27 pm

  5. Happy Christmas to you and your family Tamami! :) Hope you have a really good one! x x

    Comment by Jan - December 24, 2011 9:26 pm

  6. Ooh, online at the same time! :) Jan darling, hope things are going well! I’m sure 2012 will be extra special for you!! Enjoy this special Christmas sweetheart! t xx

    Comment by Tamami - December 24, 2011 9:31 pm

  7. Glad you are having such a lovely busy time :) The merriest of Yuletides to you & yours. Looking forward to your next posts ;)

    Comment by petoskystone - December 24, 2011 11:38 pm

  8. Glad you are having such a lovely busy time :) The merriest of Yuletides to you & yours. Looking forward to your next posts ;)

    Comment by petoskystone - December 24, 2011 11:38 pm

  9. Petoskystone!!!! So glad to hear from you!! Thank you!!!! Hope you’re having a great Christmas!!!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - December 25, 2011 1:44 am

  10. Merry Christmas Tamami and many happy returns!! Hope S is feeling a bit perkier now – enjoy ur well-earned rest and put ur feet up :)

    Comment by Little Chan - December 25, 2011 7:47 pm

  11. Merry Christmas!!

    Comment by Toyomi - December 25, 2011 8:17 pm

  12. Merry Christmas Tamami – hope you and your family had a lovely day. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the market at the end of January! :) xx

    Comment by Rachel - December 25, 2011 8:30 pm

  13. Little Chan, yes! Lol!! Three year olds, hey!? I hope you’ve had a fantastic Xmas!!! C u soon. xx
    Toyomi san!! コメント有り難うございます!うれしいっ!!あの時の事を書こうとずっとずっと思っていたらもうクリスマスを過ぎてしまいました。。。とよみさんとお友達になれた事、そしてやっと会えた事がとてもスペシャルな事だと思います。とよみさんにもらった物も大切に持ってますよ!これからもぜひ連絡をしましょうね! – 荷物、えーっ、それは大変でしたね、その後見つかりましたか?? Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 珠美
    Rachel!!!!! OOh My!!? I’ll get to see you!!!!! That’ll be absolutely fantastic after all these years!! Lookin’ forward!! Merry Christmas Rachel!!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - December 26, 2011 1:27 am

  14. たまみさんへ、



    毎週末、たまみさんおよびその他のブロードマーケットに行くのが、図書館に行く前の気分転換でもあり、またいい勉強(Brixton のマーケットを調査していたこともあり)でもありました。


    Comment by 岡田 周平 - December 27, 2011 6:29 pm

  15. 周平さん

    Comment by Tamami - December 28, 2011 12:53 am

  16. Happy New Year, Tamami! I hope 2012 brings you lots of happiness and new adventures!! HUGS!!

    Comment by Diane - December 30, 2011 1:15 am

  17. Diane! Soooo lovely to hear from you!! How are you? I hope all is fine!! Happy New Year to you too Diane!! All the very best, Tamami xx

    Comment by tamami - December 30, 2011 10:09 am


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