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...

Friday, July 29, 2016

back, Kiskassa, summer, Jocelyn and Lois

I think I've lost a post - I'm sure I did one since we came back from Toronto. A full month without blog - couldn't have happened, surely. For being fairly busy, there aren't a lot of photos either. So I went to Bp to meet Jocelyn and Lois who were after a very action-packed art (music, art, literature) tour of middle-Europe; Germany, Netherlands, Brussels. I met them at the airport and after a lunch in Keleti's Baross "resti" they started their Kiskassa adventure, that was meant - and hopefully still is, a bit less hectic. But it included the usual trips to Pecs, Siklos, Villany, and a lot of corresponding eatings. I hope Jocelyn had a nice time, and interesting and very nice person. We look forward to next week's "Ördögkatlan" festival, which happens in the nearby villages with very impressive classical music and other more unusual cultural experiences. We hope to spend a couple of hours in each village, each day from Tuesday till Sunday picking the one most likely to have stuff we are interested in. On about 12th Aug we are off to Bp, Lois and me off to our Scandinavian tour, that looks every bit as energetic than the one I mentioned above. If you puzzled, the photos with a surprised Lois and Jocelyn are made while they were standing in Jenő's giant "singing bawl". Meanwhile, ofcourse we are worried about the increasingly grotesque world of ours, watching the news about killings/Trump and the Sanders/Corbyn saga of corrupt rightwingers undermining democracy everywhere... In Kiskassa all seems as was before, the street furniture made by the work-fare people multiplying, the weather hot and stormy. Did some cherry and apricot bottling; lots of raspberries and figs, some beggies even being recovered by Alan from under the jungled weeds that greeted us...

Monday, June 27, 2016


wedding was just a lovely, friendly, cheerful affair, I hope all enjoyed it as much as us, including the newly weds. Unfortunately I couldn't make decent photos of the event as the happy mothers were the witnesses, so I stood next to Martin, Sharon and the humanist who performed the "rites".And then of course I was too busy eating and dancing! But tons of other stuff happened, such as the pre-wed dinner, which was also very good, the day-trip to the islands, the 5 days retreat of 6 of us to a lovely lake-side villa at one of the great ones, Huron. Just a few photos - I hope there will be better ones, especially from the wedding, from others.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

more pre Big Day Toronto

now without Marta, she's gone East with Donna. the Botanical (Allan's) Gardens, CN Tower meal were before Marta's departure, obviously