I think this has been a very good break. It's not like you get a rest, but you do get to think about different smaller and more friendly problems for a week or so.
I am very pleased with my Kindle that I got for Christmas. I am currently reading Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe. There's a load of free texts available, and a lot of what I want to read is out of copyright anyway. I haven't quite got to the stage where navigating is intuitive, but I guess if I persist it will get easier. I like the facility to change the font, because I can move it up and down according to how tired my eyes are.
As well as 'whistle and I'll come to you' I watched one TV show all Christmas, and that was the Doctor Who Special. Hmm. Does any individual iteration have as much impact by this stage as the fact of its recurrence? As Marley said: 'Would you know the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas Eves ago. You have laboured on it, since. It is a ponderous chain!'