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.

The long way home

I'm not one for taking a walk just to walk. I do it, of course,…

The price of potatoes

When I was at home last, Boss was complaining about the price…

2019 Grateful 38

I'd been looking forward to April 18th for weeks. The first day…

2019 Grateful 40: Kis-Balaton Tour

I've driven the road from the village to Sármellék and on to…

Washing windows

Life in the village has its own momentum. Nothing seems quite…

2019 Grateful 51

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

2018 Grateful 1

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

Trash talk

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

Bracing the cold in Balatonmáriafürdő

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