Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Aftermath

I've been cooking for nineteen people and generally looking after them the last couple of days, seven stayed last night, and they have all gone now. I am exhausted. But it has been good. I didn't think we'd fit so many people in the house, but there was room for everyone. I generally had pretty straightforward food on the go more or less the whole time. We didn't do a sit-down meal, because I haven't got a big enough table.

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!'
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