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Coco&Me » Blog Archive » Merry Christmas 2013!
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December 26th, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!


Homer: Now that just leaves little Maggie. Ah, a squeak toy. It says it’s for dogs, but she can’t read.




How did you spend your Christmas this year?

Did you get a present that you wanted?


This year Mr.D gave me a beautiful Marimekko teapot, & I gave him a Hario glass teapot!! – I guess we’ll be drinking a lot of tea from now on! Lol! ^^ As for the children, our boy was given a Hubsan x4 Quadcopter (a dinky remote controlled indoor flyer that RC enthusiasts would nod their approval to), & our girl received a well-made toy accordion which still sounds pleasant to the ear even when played in a muddle (phew!).

Santa (cough cough) gave them each a Mosaic Craft Kit, an attempt for sure to keep the kids busy while the parents have a well deserved rest…


We ate our Christmas dinner on the 24th, like we always do. And it’s always me that cook. Again this year it was roast duck, brussels sprouts with crisped up bacon, duck-fat roasted root veg (potatoes, parsnip, carrots), home-made gravy sauce. It all went well & got chomped down, which is a delight after 3 hours of cooking in the kitchen.


The party itself is always the usual fair too – children popping the Christmas crackers throughout the dinner, reading out the silly jokes that fall out, the adults having a vague attempt at guessing the answer whilst sloshing in copious amounts of red wine. Ofcourse, elemental to the cause, we don on the cheap yet colourful paper hats. The dessert was, funnily enough, my usual flourless chocolate cake (that I sell on the stall), simply because I had an order to make 2 of these that very morning, & I decided to make an extra one for us too. (There’s no rest for the wicked…?)


Today (26th), I write this blog post from bed…! I’ve gotten a terrible cold, I’m feeling terribly woozy. Sore throat, gunky nose. Every year around this time I get ill like this – even after a year of having caught no cold. It’s as if my body reserves all this bad stuff for when I finally find the time to relax… Mr.D has taken the children to the local cinema so the house is quiet right now. Bliss…


Anyway, dearest people who read this blog, VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! And I wish you the very best for the coming year!  Love, T xx



  1. Your family’s Christmas sounds just lovely… I’m sorry you’ve got a cold. I hope you feel better soon, and have a wonderful, stress-free New Year. どうかよいお年を、そして2014年もたまみさんにとってよい年でありますように。Lots of hugs!

    Comment by cocopuff1212 - December 26, 2013 11:13 pm

  2. Ms. Cocopuff1212!!! Thank you very much! I slept a lot & so am feeling much better – now almost 2am but not sleepy atall… oops! – Ms. Cocopuff1212, have a great winter holiday with your lovely family! And I wish you the very best for 2014!!!! Lots of happy thoughts, t xx

    Comment by tamami - December 27, 2013 1:46 am

  3. Hope you feel better soon and I guess it is nearly time to say HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Comment by kerrilee mackenzie - December 29, 2013 1:19 pm

  4. Hello Kerrilee!!! yes!!! I guess it’s time to say A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!!! :) I wish you the very best for 2014!! And may many sweet things happen for you! x

    Comment by Tamami - December 29, 2013 1:33 pm

  5. Glad you had a lovely Christmas but sorry you fell ill after – I hope you’re feeling better now, or will be in good time to welcome the new year in! xx

    Comment by Rachel - December 29, 2013 9:03 pm

  6. Ah! Hi there Rachel!! :) Lovely to hear from you as always! I’m much better now thanks, am even thinking of going swimming later – I feel like doing something good to my body before I welcome the new year, y’know what I mean? – especially after another year of eating so much, a superficial attempt at “making amends”… LOL/ xx Anyway have a great year ahead Rachel! xx

    Comment by Tamami - December 30, 2013 10:59 am

  7. Happy New Year! I look forward to reading more of your blog through 2014 , I always enjoy your items, keep them coming!

    Hope you have fully recovered from your cold by now.

    Comment by Jeannette - January 1, 2014 4:40 pm

  8. Jeannette! How wonderful that you’ve left a comment! Thank you very much!! xx Yes, am 100% better now! Cheers! ;-) – I’ll try my best to keep updating the blog!! So please stay tuned!! xx Jeannette, many happiness for you in 2014!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - January 1, 2014 5:48 pm

  9. Heal soonest! & a joy filled & prosperous 2014 :)

    Comment by jonquil - January 2, 2014 12:32 am

  10. Jonquil!! :) :) :) How wonderful to hear from you! Thank you very much!! And I also wish you a happy, healthy & prosperous new year! xx

    Comment by Tamami - January 2, 2014 12:36 am


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