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Welcome to my first coffee post of 2016! What would you like? Some tea (as always there is a huge choice of teas and origins), water, apple juice, milk? I am sorry my great aunt’s Christmas cookies are so good that they are all gone, but I have great pomegranates from Turkey, they are huge and really really good.

If we were having coffee, I’d wish you a very happy, good, prosperous, healthy, successful year 2016! Do you have any resolutions for this sparkling new year, any projects? I will be sharing my resolutions on the 18th of January on Melanie Noell Bernard’s blog she is having guest bloggers share their resolutions during January.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you to excuse me for the lack of time that I am likely going to have over the next few days, as well as the lack of space in my apartment. My mother in law is visiting, which in our small apartment means that things get a bit tight at the moment. Thankfully I am not sick (I was during her last visit), because being a sick host is not fun. I am not sure what our plans are, as there are none. I plan on keeping up my daily posting, as I have recharged my batteries and found a lot of stories and inspiration. Let’s see how much longer I can keep it up. I do plan on going outside with little one so that she can enjoy her scooter.

Since the last time, that I opened my door to coffee visitors so many things seemed to have happened. The last few days of the year 2015, were good I guess. On the 30th S and I went to lunch in the Japanese neighbourhood. But before lunch, as the wait seemed enormous we went for a walk in Palais Royale, and little one managed to fall asleep on her scooter… It was a beautiful day, which so much light. But then Palais Royale is always beautiful even when it is grey and rainy. We had a good lunch, I had a menu that consisted of a small salad, a small soba and sake don (raw salmon on warm rice). Little one went crazy about the soba. In the past I would take an Okonomiaki (they were my pregnancy craving), but now they aren’t of my taste anymore, which meant that my menu was too small, but at the moment I seem to be hungry all the time. Do you like eating Japanese?

Now, I want you to have time to read as many coffee posts as possible, thus I’ll try to make it brief. I put up a post listing all of the advent calendar posts, had lovely Gulara share New Year’s traditions of Azerbaijan, her posts marks the beginning of a new series on this blog Discovering Traditions. I will put up an official call for participation tomorrow (I think), but if you are interested in participating, or know a blogger (or non-blogger) who you think should participate let me know. You can leave me a comment or get in touch with me through the contact page, my twitter or if you have my email address through that too. As for traditions, they can be of any nature (religious, family, local, national) one that you observe yourself or have done, have witnessed etc.

If we were having coffee I’d ask you what your plans are of the weekend. I would probably be curious about your New Year’s Eve, did you do anything special? We didn’t and S was actually asleep at midnight, normally he reads until then, but on the 31st, he was exhausted.

Are you going to put up your own coffee post this weekend? If you have not done so before, don’t be shy, join the linkup with your own post. Diana over at Part Time Monster (a great blog by the way) is our host.

Have a great weekend, and a great week to come!

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