If we were having coffee – 2 January 2016

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!

© Solveig Werner 2016. All rights reserved.

31 thoughts on “If we were having coffee – 2 January 2016

    1. Oh thank you Margaretha, sorry for my lateness in reply. Bonne année et bonne santé!
      Do come forward if you have a tradition to share 🙂


  1. Looking forward to the Discovering Traditions posts! They sound really fascinating.

    Glad to hear that 2015 came to a pretty good end for you and yours. We’ve had lots of fun saying goodbye to 2015, a year that wasn’t particularly kind, and we’re looking forward to lots of new and better things this year.

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  2. I too am looking forward to Discovering Traditions and it is a series/feature that bloggers can participate in more than once because we all have more than one tradition we can share!

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    1. I’d love to have you as a guest, I am sure you have a few traditions up your sleeve. I do love that it will be flexible in terms of schedule and that people can come back to share more. 🙂 We all have more than one tradition, I am sure of that. Sorry for being so utterly late with my response here …

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  3. I love eating Japanese. It’s one of the few types of food where I’ll venture out of my comfort zone and try something different. Happy New Year!

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  4. Ione our traditions I remembered is Mother buying each of one us a pomegranate for Christmas. They were only available at Christmas time a d expensive. Have a good 2016 and take a moment and pray/ask for WORLD PEACE.

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    1. We are quite lucky this winter for the price of pomegranates, which are mostly found around Christmas too here. I only started associating them with Christmas over the last few years, I do prefer them to Brazil Nuts 🙂
      Have a beautiful year 2016 Betty Louise.

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  5. Happy New Year! Japanese food is so yummy, funny how little one fell asleep on her scooter… They do the silliest things sometimes don’t they??

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    1. Here we are lucky we have a street where there is one Japanese restaurant next to the other, but I think only one or two are sushi restaurants.
      If you have a tradition you want to share, then definitely get in touch with me, I am still looking for contributors, the year is long after all.
      Have a great 2016! Solveig

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  6. Hi Solveig, your daughter sounds so sweet. Both of my kids are away this week so I’ll be getting on with the Book Project and painting. My mother has gioven us the fattest, juiciest cherries I’ve ever seen. These are the premium cherries and she buys them by the box. They are like lollies…only better.
    My daughter loves sushi.
    Thanks for the coffee
    xx Ro

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    1. Oh Rowena, I am sooooo behind with some of my replies here… Sorry for that. Did you manage to find time to squeeze in some book writing time next to the redecorating of your sons’s room.
      Those cherries sound marvellous! Last summer we had the chance to eat cherries straight from the tree in the south of France, they were so deliciously sun drenched 🍒
      Thanks for stopping by, Solveig


  7. I love Japanese food (OK… I love food. period.) Sounds like you had a nice holiday week! I wish for you a marvellous 2016!

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  8. Looking forward to reading your resolutions, Solveig!! I’ve been pondering on whether or not to post mine. The list is long…
    On a side note, in case you might’ve missed it in one of my comments, I’m very much in with regards to your Discovering Traditions series. Sounds like my cuppa tea! 😉

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  9. I’m behind so I’ll be reading your Advent posts before I get to your resolutions! Ah, the mother-in-law visit. My mother-in-law passed away several years ago, but I remember those visits vividly. Hope you at least get a few dinners out, instead of having to entertain at home while she is there with you. Okonomiyaki are delicious, but then I like all Japanese foods! And now I am craving sushi and sashimi!

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