First of all, Merry Christmas everybody.
Our Christmas has been a sad affair; my younger cousin who was suffering from cancer, died on Christmas Eve.
She leaves a husband and four young children behind.
A few days before she died, she was still out and about, so you can imagine that when she deteriorated suddenly, we were and still are, in shock.
She didn't smoke or do anything risky; while cancer was in her family, typically everybody lived till they were at least elderly.
She was carried off.
She was a sweet and lovely kid that I can still see in my mind's eye.