Thanks for the good wishes everyone -- much appreciated.
1. My cold has come back -- which means mugs of hot tea and meals on trays.
2. My mother has had a picture re-framed as my Christmas present. I lie dozing and hearing Nick trying to work out how to hang it on a brick wall that bends nails. When it's done, he wakes me: 'Come and look, darling girl.' For me, it adds a bit more home to the kitchen.
3. Digging out My Family and Other Animals. The hot Corfu air creeps into the bedroom.