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.

Balatongyörök

2019 Grateful 51

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I caught some form of crud during the week, a nasty chest infection…

2018 Grateful 1

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2018 is drawing to a close. 2019 is almost upon us. Himself and…
Swan in the road

Trash talk

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We went looking for holly the other day, down by the lake. It…
Sunset at Balatonmáriafürdő

Bracing the cold in Balatonmáriafürdő

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We had it all planned. We left in plenty of time to get to the…

2018 Grateful 6 | Making the Move

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Things have been a little scatty lately. What with my recent…

2018 Grateful 15 | Meditations while oiling the garden furniture

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I've gone a whole week without doing myself damage - am impressed…

2018 Grateful 17 | Quince

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Google, there's such a thing as too much information. I had thought…

Doctor, Doctor

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Those who say that Hungarians don't have a sense of humour must…

2018 Grateful 20 | Pears

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I've always thought the word 'bounty' to be a peculiarly Protestant…