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    2021 Grateful 52

    2021 Grateful 47: Glass balls weather

    We woke to a cold house. The electricity had gone out about 4 am. What heat we had built up had quickly dissipated and my

    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

    Hungary

    An old beauty – a renovated wine cellar

    I’m a regular at local markets. Rooting through other people’s cast-offs is my idea of heaven. Not modern-day tat though – old stuff. Old furniture.

    Kis-Balaton
    2019 Grateful 52

    2019 Grateful 40: Kis-Balaton Tour

    I’ve driven the road from the village to Sármellék and on to Balatonszentgyörgy often enough to comment repeatedly on the dead trees and reed fields

    Sunset at Balatonmáriafürdő
    Hungary

    Bracing the cold in Balatonmáriafürdő

    We had it all planned. We left in plenty of time to get to the garden centre in Balatonkeresztúr before it shut at 5 pm. Time

    Budapest

    Day trips from Budapest

    Occasionally, when friends or friends of friends are planning to come to Budapest for more than the usual weekend break, I’m asked for recommendations on

    Walking in Circles
    Budapest

    Who on earth am I?

    Occasionally, very occasionally, I consciously do a bad thing. I’m sure I do lots of bad things without thinking. I’m human. But to actually do

    Hungary

    The stories behind the cakes

    On a recon of Zala county a couple of years back, when I was exploring thoughts of life in a Hungarian village, the instigators of

    Hungary

    Is it funny if I’m not laughing?

    Hungary has been in the international news lately. The New York Times ran a piece with the headline: As West fears the rise of Autocrats,

    2018 Grateful 52

    2018 Grateful 47

    Ah, no! Seriously, Tibor? Monday? Say it isn’t so! That was me on Thursday morning. We’d arrived down to the village the previous evening to

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