re-settled in Hungary from Rochdale, Lancs, England, and into a little village, doing a bit of greenish farming hoping for a quiet life... but stuff just happens...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

mid october adventures

Girls been here for a full - 2 days, was it... but we had a nice time even made it to Szigetvár. Sorted Vera's jewellery... Bonzo managed to ascape and been attacked and bit by something, but as he looked sort of nearly dead we assumed he was poisoned, and sadly thought he just quietly goes to that forever sleep... but after 3 days, he decided to live a bit more and seem to be nearly back to normal, we wonder if he'll climb out again - we haven't managed to work out where - more chicken wire will be applied. I am doing another Futurelearn, this time European culture and politics, tons of chance to sometime even decent arguments. Marc and Sharon got their tickets for a Budapest nearly xmas, winter will be over real fast with Sz+Dr coming for bonfire night here to Kiskassa then we off toEngland on the 17th for 3 full weeks. Today we had fun and adventure in a very foggy landscape. we got a word, that a real skeptic - even the new list-owner! will be in Mohács with one of those posh river cruse boats, so we drove over. Just finished our lovely fish-soup and roast zander when we had the message that they don't let them disembark and that they are 3 miles up from town in the closed customs area. So we decided to look them up there when we sow this big boat reversing into the little peer in front of us, and there was Rick, in shorts and panama hat waving... they let us on, and after we were re-assured that they let us know when the boat is starting off to Budapest, we had nice chat and coffee... and of course the boat started up with us still on... but we were not far when Alan informed the staff... and the giant boat reversed for us back, but did not bother with the safety bridge, and so we jumped from about 1.2meters height very bravely without braking any bones or flattening the elderly and frail sailors catching us... forgot to say, we went with Vic and Maggie to the Bohemien Beer Kitchen, we must take Szonya and Drew there...

Sunday, October 09, 2016

free Bonzo and new flash bus-stop...

... built by the communal workers, absolutely fantastic - Újpetre, Kozármisleny eat your heart out! Yes, Bonzo is freed and gets out any chance he has and bark like mad at nothing much at times, but Alan loves it this way... Népszabadság the broadsheet my parents and I have been readin all these years - the biggest opposition daily - just been shut down by Orban's lot - basically as an act of vengence... quite upsetting, this is the next level on the way to fascism. I think our dear leader is going totally bonkers - he had a lovely fall on the face not having his referendum validated - maybe that added to his apparent madness. Nevertheless he has his 3.3million voters - because Jobbik is part of his support whatever is their latest lie about it. All very upsetting - we should have our stuff ready to leave before people start disappearing in prisons like in Turkey. Try to calm down - walnut picking is good for that... the beautiful autumn is continuing, if at night rather chilly.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

gorgeous indian summer

Boully beautified our disintegrating egyptian puff, and we had a nice time all in all.Other news: Erzsi's Zsuzsi and partner are moving back to the village in the bank-loan-problem-abandoned house, fixing it up as well as the bank repayments. So they are very busy with that. I'm glad that's all sorted. Geese been moved to the front again last week, one of them promptly took off for a village sightseeing, but heroic Alan with Pete managed to catch it and trim the wings without major injuries. We went to see Ripoff Raskolnikoff and Des-o-drom in Pécs and had some nice sitting about with drinks and nice meals. Boully was staying home knitting. We might go to Hollókő next week with Jutka's crowd for a couple of days, it is a good deal in this beautiful village in the Mátra in this posh looking wellness hotel. Our dog-posters were taken down (again).

Friday, September 23, 2016

The bience

As I sit, with mobile

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Szarnyas festival (Vokány) and all sorts

we did go and get Pete at al and had a nice day as per usual in Budapest, having another go on the - now free for us oldies - water bus. Hippo is having new injectors, very expensively even if could be much more. We decided to enjoy winter at home again... which is Kiskassa, Europe, the Universe ('cause someone just asked where is our "home"... and this made me think...) to be short I just copy here a message I sent elsewhere this morning, plus photos of our poster sticking for the two dogs party - nothing much else happening opposition-wise around here... the festival as above, brill brass band of Pécs uni, and a high class world music act Boja, and lots of food made from things with wings... unfortunately we were allowed to taste only one of the 15 bogrács cooked by the cheerful locals. Tomorrow it is free concert in Pécs - Ripof Raskolnikov. ====== demagogues are defined by building their lies and immoralities on a grain of truth: the situation -is- sad. Though statistically still not more significant than other mass-shooting due to deranged people in general, there -is- something missing from the claimed appeal of "western a(e/in)ffluence". Poor socialisation+poor education+stress(from being blamed for not being enough rich/beautiful/positive/enterpreneurial/clever/etc/etc) omnipresence of senseless violence in entertainment/media omnipresence of unequality/poverty/mysery... it is the time of easy solutions. it is the time of fascism filling the vacuum - the absence of even the search for democratic/human trusting alternatives. As per usual. on a positive note: our anti-gov posters stayed on now for two days! I think they came off last time from the prime spot in the village due to bad stickmanship. you are all busily quiet - and I have free pre-breakfast time, as the fig/raspberry picking is delayed this morning due to wet vegetation. to cheer you up, last saturdays village festival nearby had this rather too classy/good for the occasion. the singer is our "passivist" two tail dog anti-party organiser.