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26Dec/100

A belated Happy Holidays

Another Christmas is over, and silence is upon us once again. Please excuse my absence the last few days, but I haven't had the time to sit down in front of my Mac. Christmas Eve and Day was absolutely wonderful, shared with Øyvind's parents, sister and her boyfriend, even though I kinda missed having my own parents here. We made dinner both days as we have this tradition of eating pork ribs on Christmas Eve in Norway, and since I hail from up north I wanted to have Pinnekjøtt as well. I'm not a very big fan of pork ribs, or even pork in general, but Øyvind's dad makes a killer pork rib which I just can't say no to. So this year we made one ourselves from his instructions (and with a little help from the master himself), and it was just perfect.

We didn't have a Christmas tree for several reasons. 1.) We don't really have the space for a tree. 2.) We've got two small devilish dogs, and I suspect that the youngest one would try to eat.. the tree, with the decorations and all. 3.) I absolutely hate the idea of having a living room full of previously hibernating insects and arachnids - yes, I have actually experienced the scenario with a room full of disgusting and very much alive creepy-crawlies. So, we decided to use our glass cupboard as an.. art deco tree, and it worked out very well. As usual I didn't think there would be anything labeled with my name 'under the tree', but somehow I ended up with several presents from near and far. Thank you so much for thinking of me, I love you all.

Amazon Kindle Leather CoverI have my own little tradition of buying myself a Christmas present, even though I don't really celebrate this holiday, and this year was no exception. After having fondled Kari's gorgeous Kindle, I knew I had to stop pondering and get one for myself. You might remember that I was fantasizing about one not so long ago?

So late last night I decided to log into Amazon and order me a spanking new Kindle 6" Wi-Fi and a nice brown leather cover to keep it safe from any harm. Unfortunately it was out of stock, but expected delivery was set to January 20th. I'm really excited, and I hope this will rekindle (no pun intended) my joy of reading.

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Posted by Shamini on December 26, 2010 – 4:56 PM

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  1. Glad you had such a wonderful time! And yay for your kindle! I got pork ribs today. Oh. So. Stuffed!

  2. Thank you, Pinchy – and thank you so much for your present! Heart I couldn’t sit on the fence anymore, I want to start reading again. I used to finish a normal sized book in a couple of hours before.. don’t know what happened to me!

    Have you had a nice holiday? Smile

  3. Skal selv bestille meg en kindle nå snart. Jeg har liksom ikke plass til nye bøker, også blir det utrolig tungt å lese dem på senga. Spesielt de som er på 500+++ sider.

    Gratulerer med kjøpet og gledelig jul! Grin

  4. Vi kan inte heller ha en gran, vi har en galen katt som helt säkert skulle riva ner den och äta upp glittret Wink
    Istället har vi en mini gran placerad på ett högt ställe så att han inte kommer åt Wink
    Sköt om dig
    Kram

  5. Margrethe:
    Bøker tar noe helt enormt med plass, men jeg elsker ‘de ekte’ bøkene mine da. Hadde ikke plass til å ha halvparten av biblioteket mitt oppe når jeg flytta hit, og det er litt kjipt. Jeg kjenner til problemet, jeg leste “Sagaen om Isfolket” som 12-åring i innbunden utgave, på senga. Grin

    Anna:
    Da jeg bodde hjemme i nord hadde jeg fire katter hvorav to var Maine Coon (altså ganske store kattedyr), og det var en umulig kombinasjon med juletre! Uansett syns jeg granen er finest i skogen. Wink Du også! *klem*

  6. Betaler du ofte toll når du bestiller fra my us postkasse? Er så redd for at jeg ikke skal få tak i de fine Chanel palettene i Norge. hoho Grin

  7. Ragnhild:
    Nå brukte jeg ikke MyUS for å bestille Kindle, ettersom Amazon faktisk sender til den til Norge – men dersom det er kosmetikk du har i tankene, så er ikke kosmetikk tollbelagt. Moms derimot betaler jeg hver gang jeg bestiller noe, plus gebyret som alle speditører tar for å bringe noe over landegrenser.

    Personlig har jeg ingenting imot å betale moms eller evt. toll på det jeg kjøper. Folk flest tenker ikke over at vi betaler moms når vi handler i butikkene hjemme også, forskjellen er bare at her er momsen innbakt i prisen vi betaler. Jeg syns ikke det er greit å be firma om å jukse med verdien, og dermed begå svindel (som igjen er straffbart) – og jeg syns igrunn det er litt skremmende at mange bloggere oppfordrer leserne sine til å gjøre dette.

    Uansett er prisene i USA stort sett såpass mye lavere enn de er her hjemme at man havner godt under norsk pris selv om man er ærlig og gjør ting på den rette måten mtp. moms og eventuell toll. Smile


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