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...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

time flies silly

due to be off to grandads tomorrow for a month, bit sad to leave spring here, time just gone too fast - had some health checks, been to the opera, Kiskassa medvehagyma festival,Easter nice big family meal in Telki, Alan collecting tons of tools from János's, re-discovered Siklós and Pécs, updated mobile phone but prefer the old one dammit, somehow was very busy... re-discovered how comfortable we really have been here, giving up selling house for the time being - as we had enthusiastic would be buyers disappearing without a word, and cannot see viable alternatives for viable money. pics withnew mobile - still not sure how it works, demanded comments from me, which would have been a good idea explaining the photos, but they disappear when copying, so as usual, you have to guess what is what...

Thursday, March 08, 2018

got back ok

sudden descend into winter the last 2 days of the journey in fully white landscapes... but we had a pleasant meal at Rosemary's the day before departure, a gorgeous fish picalia the day before that... We miss A.A.already... never mind. people were nice in Kiskassa, nothing bad happened... and we had some sunshine yesterday making most snow to melt - next Thursday big communal do with meal for combined international women's day and revolution day. Tomorrow our 45th anniversary - blimey. Had nice adventures on the way, being the only guests (again) in a giant establishment in non-Greek Macedonia, see picture of mega-pencake. Found other good spots to stay. We got 40liter of the best cold pressed olive oil home in one piece. And of course Jenny and Kostas were just the perfect hosts in Thessaloníki - two wonderful days of walks and museums and meals. Learned a new way to do spinach... Went on a pirate ship...

Sunday, February 18, 2018

last weeks in A.A. - carneval!

what a carneval for a small place - all parking places full - we have never seen more than half a dozen cars there before... all noise and good atmosphere, bit noisy, but with markedly more entertaining music than in Kk... going back for more music and food this afternoon, tomorrow "Clean Monday" national holiday, free meat-free street-food, kite-flowing, weird flat bread with herbs - up in Logga, though the weather forecast looks awful - 13C with 100% chance of rain... we'll see - often reality defied science... the flowers were collected on my morning walk from the road-side the other day, still going strong.and of course, some Koroni sights.