Had lovely few Christmas days (and birthday!) with my family. My favourite time, bedtime, bantering with my nephews who I was sharing a room with. I asked if they would visit me when I was old and in a home, the 10-yr-old said of course he would, the 7-yr-old said he would write on a checklist 'have to visit my auntie', that's how he would remember. I'm still bemused that I now have a Kindle, a gift from my brother. I've downloaded Alan Hollinghurst (The Stranger's Child) and Mischa Hiller (Shake Off), I tried to download The State of Me, but apparently I cannot download the revised e-book (I downloaded the original in 2010 to my laptop when it was first released and it says I have already purchased). Since I now have a Christmas cold, the kind where the sneezes start in your feet and make their way up to your head, shaking you like a spin-dryer when they eventually happen, I will not be reading e-books or p-books (though I would like to finish The Hare with the Amber Eyes before Dec 31 as I started it in Jan this year). When I sneeze I look like I'm crying, and yesterday the wee 7-yr-old said, You've got the sea in your eyes. Though when I asked him later how to say in German - my sis-in-law is from Hamburg - I love you very much, Auntie N, he made a funny face and said Scheiße! before collapsing in hysterics with his brother. Not the only swearing going on, we got my (Danish) stepdad to say For helvede! a few times as it sounded like it was right out of The Killing.