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    2020 Grateful 52

    2020 Grateful 4: 7scents (re)visited

    I find being in the city very stressful. Shop assistants seem to fall into one of two camps: those who are extremely helpful and lovely,

    Eva Gladys Thommen in her gallery in Pécs
    Hungary

    The Artist Known as Eva Gladys

    Walking out of a ruin pub in Hungary somewhere approaching midnight is not particularly noteworthy. But walking out of a ruin pub and across the

    Random thoughts

    Unorthodox

    It’s difficult these days to know who is right. Whose truth is THE truth? Is there even one truth any more? Was there ever?

    Budapest

    Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, POD and POC, All Nine, Shorts, Boys and Beyonds

    I did a double-take when I read my friend Takács Györgyi‘s post on Facebook saying she was now offering Access Bars sessions from somewhere on

    Budapest

    The Surrealism of Equal Love

    I’ve been known to use the word surreal when I’m describing some of what passes for politics in Hungary to people who’ve never been here.

    Reviews

    Exercise your brain with Maths Chase

    Boss is an avid puzzler. He spends a chunk of his day, every day, doing crosswords and puzzles. The crosswords I get; the puzzles I’m

    Two pints stage scene
    Ireland

    Two Pints: Roddy Doyle’s Dublin on Stage

    A few years back, when I first came across Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints, I gave a copy to two Irish lads in Budapest thinking that

    Budapest

    Not the Girl

    It was 2006. Rhonda Byrne’s book The Secret had everyone dreaming the impossible dream. I read it, too. Just to see what the hype was

    2019 Grateful 52

    2019 Grateful 33: Country Music

    Heading back from a party in Tát on Sunday, we took the long way home to stop by Zalacsány and the Örvényeshegy piknik. Billed as

    wine-tasting hungary
    Budapest

    Hungarian wines and the 5%

    I’m not a great one for wine-tastings. I have a thing about pretentiousness. I don’t trust the lingo. Talking of balance and body and finish

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