When I bought a house in a small village near the Kis Balaton in Western Hungary, I only ever intended it to be a weekend/holiday getaway. But village life has worked its magic and now I find it hard to leave.

2019 Grateful 4: Looking for Advent

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Determined to make the most of the short time I have in the village…

2019 Grateful 11: Getting away from paradise

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A friend of mine, who lived on the Big Island in Hawaii for many…

The invisible village

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As the story goes, when the Russians came through Zala liberating…

2019 Grateful 13 - Nailing it

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People often ask if I miss the city life, the convenience of…

2019 Grateful 14: Bee lesson

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I'm not quite sure what we've done to deserve such glorious weather…

2019 Grateful 15

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'When you first get down here [the village], you're grumpy as…

2019 Grateful 24: Green Tomato Day

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The responsibility that comes with having a garden weighs heavily…

2019 Grateful 26: Pass the Zucchini

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I'm at a loss as to how to explain to her-next-door that there…

2019 Grateful 27: Wallowing like Buffalo

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It's all happening in the village today. Well, technically, it's…