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.

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Twice last week I listened to myself sagely pronounce: ah, well,…

Bitten

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I've been bitten. I've a bit of Cyclops thing going on, on my…

Mystery solved

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I mentioned before that our new garden is full of surprises.…

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Philadelphia. 7 June. 1753. Benjamin Franklin sat down to write…

Morphing into my mother

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My mother trained as a nurse but gave it all up when us kids…

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Many moons ago, friends shared a house with a girl who'd come…

Childhood revisited

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I used to hate the summers when I was growing up. And I'm still…

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If memory serves me correctly, something it rarely does these…

All in a name

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I'm a great fan of Oscar Wilde and one of my favourite plays…