January 19th, 2017

Happy new year 2017.

It’s a new year, a new beginning…

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Belated happy new year everyone!

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How is 2017 panning out for you so far?

Back to the usual routine by now?

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Personally, what with what’s going on, welcoming this new year feels a bit like starting with the dreaded next chapter in a book where the last chapter ended badly.

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And indeed, this new year started off on the wrong foot. I was straight back for treatment on the very next day we came back from our Germany trip… Aw dear readers…, I couldn’t help but feel miserable :( it was like an unwelcome reminder of how 2017 is going to be for me… You know, it felt like reality face slapping. Ouch. (sigh…)

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BUT…!

And there is always a ‘but’, right? :)

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Just yesterday, on my way home from the radiotherapy session in town, as I watched a guy climbing up the stairs two-steps at a time, I copied & I did too! Just imagine me taking big strides on the steps at Kings Cross station! Lol. The point is, I think my energy is coming back, I CAN FEEL IT. As well as skipping the steps, I’ve been making it a mission to walk on the escalators to clock in more step counts too. And using the stairs instead of taking the lifts! I think it’s paying off. :)

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PLUS…!

I come with amazing news to share with you.

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Folks, Coco&Me has received its first ever Christmas present!!!! Our fabulous/ genius/ uber-kind bestie Mr.A (who we stayed with in Germany) has SUPER kindly offered to update the site so that it is mobile responsive! (Yah, I know, you don’t need to tell me, like, ‘finally’ huh?) When Mr.A handed me a Christmas card of a hand holding a mobile, I didn’t ‘get’ it, but when he explained, oh my gosh I was sooooo extremely happy, I cried! :) :) :)

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Mr.A, You know what you did? You brightened the start of 2017 for me. And your show of kindness will positively glow in my soul. :) Thank you so much.

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In detail, not only will the site become mobile responsive, he will be creating a proper recipe page where all the recipes I’ve posted in the last 10 years will be easily accessible.

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What’s more, the graphics will all be in vector so that it’a crisp-looking, and and and… ah yes, I’ve taken this opportunity to start on INSTAGRAM!!!!

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You’ll find me on: https://www.instagram.com/_coco_and_me_/

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Ha ha, again, like finally, right…!? I know that it won’t look as beautiful as the others nor will I be uploading pictures so strategically, but I’ll give it a shot in my own way!

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Not sure when we’re rolling out the remodelled website, but when it does, I hope that you’ll like it & agree that it is a major improvement!

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T xx

8 Comments »

  1. Happy new year, dear Tamami! So sorry to read that you had to start the year with treatment but you really impress me with your positive outlook and I am sure that 2017 will turn into a great year for you! How unbelievably nice of your friend to do this for you! One really good friend you have there!

    Comment by Cynthia - January 20, 2017 3:37 pm

  2. Ahh! Hi Cynthia~!! Happy new year to you too~!!

    Yes, it was indeed a depressing beginning… but the prospect of having a remodelled website soon is making me happy & excited! It definitely keeps me off the “blues”!! :)
    And yes! Mr.A is seriously an amazing guy & it’s an absolute honour to be his friend! :)

    Cynthia, have a great 2017~~~! xx

    Comment by Tamami - January 20, 2017 4:38 pm

  3. Happy New Year, Tamami! I echo what your friend Cynthia says, it is so nice to see you are so positive about your treatment and condition. Keep on feeling like this, it helps I know.
    All the best for the coming year, I look forward to seeing your new remodelled website, although I have always enjoyed it as it is anyway. xx

    Comment by Jeannette - January 21, 2017 3:59 pm

  4. Hi!! Happy new year to you too Jeannette!! Aww… thank you…! I’m trying, I’m trying!! :) :) :) Life is too short to be sad, I’m sure you’ll agree? It stops one from actually doing things…, especially from moving forward! (wherever that path leads to)
    I really appreciate your encouragement. Thank you so much Jeannette! xx And you have a great 2017 too~!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - January 22, 2017 12:54 am

  5. That’s great news about the site. Although I enjoy it as it is and don’t own a smartphone (I have a silly phone, lol) some improvements are necessary.
    Speaking of website improvements and doing something NOT for the money… I started off the new year by (voluntarily) working on a website. This was my first time doing this and I loved it! I didn’t have any time for cooking, eating, going to the toilet, writing you a comment or you know anything but I enjoyed every moment of it. Guess I was hangry for some real work, haha (I’m a housewife!). Glad to hear your energy is up up up! I got my mental fingers crossed for you all the time!

    Comment by minik - January 22, 2017 7:56 pm

  6. Hello Minik!!!
    I’m relieved to hear that you don’t mind the site as it is! It’s not been modified for 10 years, can you believe it!? But I guess the design stood up to the test of time…! ;-)
    I can really tell from how you write that the work you did for a website was tremendous fun for you! Wow! Maybe is it going to be a very different 2017 for you? ;-)
    Good luck with everything that you do, Minik!!! And thank you always for your super-nice comment!!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - January 22, 2017 8:50 pm

  7. Hi Tamami! I just discovered your fantastic blog and wonderful recipes, hooray! We were friends on our art foundation course together many years ago, I don’t know if you remember me- I had lots of red hair (I still do!) I shall very much enjoy reading your blog now. Wishing you all the very best,
    love Lis xx

    Comment by Elisabeth Lenz - February 5, 2017 4:30 pm

  8. Hello Liz!!!!!!!!
    Yessss! Of course I remember you!!!! :-)
    Thank you so much for finding me! :-)
    I saw your Facebook message also, so sorry that I haven’t replied back yet…Lame excuse but I have been busy lately… … I’ll contact you properly! love, t xxx

    Comment by Tamami - February 5, 2017 8:11 pm

 

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