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December 24th, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

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Merry Christmas to you~!!!!!!
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I hope this post finds you well! I wonder how you are spending your Christmas? (Or, if you’re reading this post-Xmas, I wonder how you’ve spent the day?)
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By the way, guess what, I’m currently in Tokyo!!!!!! :) The last time I’ve spent Christmas in Japan was…, I reckon something like over 25 years ago??? My gosh, this number kinda is freaks me out…

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So I write this years Christmas message to you on my iPhone, having just finished the Christmas Eve dinner with my parents. And I am rather un-elegantly rolled out on the sofa with an inflated tummy. Feeling quite uncomfortable right now actually…
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Tomorrow we are visiting my childhood friend A’s place for another Christmas do. Amongst other presents, I’m taking two boxes of Christmas crackers that I’ve brought over from London, which should hopefully be a ‘cracker’ with her crowd as it’s super-uncommon/ unknown here in Japan.  :)

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Anyway, it’s a short message this time to you, but stay tuned, I’ll hopefully post something new next month, as I’ve loads of kitchenware that I’ve bought which I want to show you!!!!!

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Til then, with happy festive thoughts beaming your way, T xx

12 Comments »

  1. Merry Christmas Tamami!
    Here in Turkey we don’t celebrate Christmas so it’s a rather normal day for me tomorrow, haha! Glad to hear you are united with your parents and loved ones and in your home country, even if with a little discomfort :) I think most of us know that feeling, Christmas or not.
    Always waiting for your posts!
    Happy New Years to all!

    Comment by Minik - December 25, 2015 5:46 pm

  2. Merry Christmas Minik!!!!
    Here in Japan also, it is not as festive like in the UK, as it is a normal working day & school day for the Japanese. (Whereas in the UK, 25th & 26th is national holiday.) The illumination lights are pretty here in Tokyo though! A bit O.T.T. with the crazy amount of electricity used but, for the Japanese, Christmas has no religious meaning, they just adopt the fun element.
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    What’s rather sad about the ‘feeling too full’ thing is, with age it seems, I get full quicker than before! I’m sure I used to be able to eat more…!!! Moderation when eating is surely a good thing, but still…, I don’t know, I guess I am ‘feeling’ my age…!
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    Anyway, wether you celebrate Christmas or not, happy holiday to you!!!!!!!!!!
    T xx

    Comment by tamami - December 25, 2015 11:41 pm

  3. Dear Tamami
    It truly must be a special holiday for you in Tokyo! I start feeling excited the moment i start for the airport and from then on its a feeling of relief, adrenaline, impatience all at once. Do post some pictures ofvTokyo in Christmas. Adopting the fun element of a religious festival is even better than the original way to celebrate (i feel sometimes).. have fun n we want a detailed post onit!

    Comment by Swati - December 28, 2015 5:33 pm

  4. Hi Swati!!!!!!!!!! It’s so lovely to hear from you!!!!!
    Lol, I totally agree with the mingled emotions you’ve mentioned – I also feel relief when I’ve boarded the plane without hiccups!!!! And I also feel a worry coming on when waiting for the suitcases to come out on to the conveyor belt- last time the airline lost one of ours! (Recovered after 1 day.)
    The holiday is indeed exciting! I’ll try posting real soon!!!!
    Til then, belated Merry Christmas to you, and I wish you the very very best for 2016!
    T xx

    Comment by tamami - December 28, 2015 11:52 pm

  5. Happy Christmas (a few days late) – I hope you’re having an amazing time in Tokyo and look forward to hearing more about it. xx

    Comment by Rachel - December 30, 2015 2:26 am

  6. Ooooooo! Rachel!!!! Merry Christmas to you too!!!!!! Hope this year was a good one for you & I wish you an even better one for the coming year!!!!! – happy greetings from a sunny Tokyo, t xx

    Comment by tamami - December 30, 2015 3:22 am

  7. Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu, Tamami-san!

    Comment by Yoshiko Yeto - January 12, 2016 1:14 am

  8. Yoshiko san,
    akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!
    2016年も宜しくどうぞ!
    よいお年を!
    珠美

    Comment by Tamami - January 12, 2016 10:20 am

  9. Hi Tamami!

    Late Happy New Year here :)
    I’ve been broadway market few times and found your tart so so so yummy that I still think about it now. I’m trying to make my own one and I would like to know what is the filling inside of fruit tart? They are Amazing!
    wish you all the best and can’t wait to go back and try you dessert!
    xx

    Comment by Jennifer - February 26, 2016 12:01 pm

  10. Hello Jennifer!!!
    Wow!! Thank you so much for the amazing comment!!! :) :) :) I’m so happy that you like the fruit tart! The base filling is an almond cream called “crème d’amandes” – an equal quantity of butter, sugar, egg and almond powder mixed together. I tend to put in a bit more egg as an extra to make it fluffier. Super super simple. Once baked, smear raspberry jam, then fruit. Done!!! :)
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    Good luck with your baking~!!! And hope to see you down at the market again soon!! :)
    All the best, Tamami x

    Comment by Tamami - February 26, 2016 1:01 pm

  11. A most belated holiday wish! A month of virus’ & then packing & moving to a new apartment. Hope your holidays were wonderful :)

    Comment by jonquil - February 29, 2016 4:16 pm

  12. Dear Jonquil~!!!!!! Ahhh, yes, very belated happy new year to you too!!! :)
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    Virus? Cold? Poor you…!! I also suffered from a whole week of bad cold this month. It’s so cold standing outside on Saturdays… no matter how many layers of clothing, it’s c.o.l.d. I actually want to wear one of those bank-robber style balaclavas!! Ha! I don’t think it’ll attract customers though…!
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    Enjoy your new apartment! It must be so nice! New environment, new year~!
    xx

    Comment by Tamami - February 29, 2016 6:59 pm

 

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