Tuesday, 27 December 2011

You've got the sea in your eyes

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 Schei├če! 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.

6 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sorry about your cold!

Your nephews always sound like such fun wee boys!

Belated wishes for your birthday!

trousers said...

Lovely observations about your nephews.

I don't know, I go quiet for a little while and then when I come back to visit, everything's changed! I do like the new look of your site.

nmj said...

Hey Crafty, At least I didn't get cold til Boxing Day, so could have been worse, it's a bad one though so I'm just muffled up in bed today. Hope you had good xmas too! My nephews are my wee pals, we have a ball together, am always wrecked afterwards as I give them every ounce of energy I have!

Hey Trews, I changed blog template a couple weeks ago, does it look okay? I felt I needed a change though I hate clutter and baubles on my blog, this is a bit more colourful than my usual. Hope Santa was good to you!

susan t. landry said...

i just love that: you've got the sea in your eyes.

nmj said...

hey susan, i know - a wee bit of poetry. Wee 7-yr-old is also doing yoga classes (for mummies and children) and he gave me a facial massage, was the sweetest thing ever. And on xmas eve both did an impromptu show - 10-yr-old playing trumpet accompanied by 7's yoga moves. So funny and sweet.

trousers said...

HI Nasim, yes I think it looks good - I was used to the minimal thing you had before so this was a pleasant surprise, and no I don't think it's overly flashy. Quite sophisticated, in fact :)