Due to neglecting my blog, I had hoped to update before the New Year however, there was so much to do and only now do I find myself with time to write a quick post. Much has happened in the past six months and the coming year will undoubtedly see many changes as Lecito will be starting sixth form.
As so much has happened since I last posted, the quickest way to catch up is probably a photo blog, not sure that they will be in order though hopefully they will give you a taste of our ongoing Hungarian experience.
|Prepping for curry night|
|Finally found a big enough pot for the base sauce!|
|Just had to include this photo of a pineapple plant found in our local Obi store .|
|Quaint wine cellar built into the hillside in Lendeva, Slovenia.|
|Sprint and her fencing teacher at the Xmas party. Curry pasties were a hit which |
delighted me as usually Hungarians tend not to enjoy Indian cuisine.
|Part of the Autumn harvest, chillis made a wonderfully hot chilli ketchup and apples are |
frozen for crumbles and pies to see us through the cold winter nights.
|Sprint with friends of ours including Richard, one of the most interesting people I have |
encountered. He is also an unbelievably generous chap who bought Sprint the quad bike
in the photos below.
|Nicole and Sprint having fun with the quad.|
|Even gran had a go!!|
|In the one week I received numerous boxes and bags of clothes from British expats,|
for days the house looked like a laundry or Oxfam shop!
|All of the clothes were distributed to needy families in the village and we were duly repaid,|
by some, in the form of mushrooms, veg and chestnuts.
|The boys in Zagreb at the Xmas market - they are growing up so quickly!|
|Nicole photographing her favourite subject... Food. Mini donut balls with chocolate sauce|
and icing sugar, apparently traditional Croatian fare and totally delicious.
|Kerecseny, the new, New Forest!|
|Finally, the square in Nagykanisza was opened and it is a credit to the|
town. The sculptures, bandstand and fountain are a wonderful addition to
this fairly unknown town.
|Xmas dinner, sushi starter.... the girls insisted I make it!|
|My wonderful family in Zagreb, we picked up Nicole from the airport then spent the day shopping.|
|Several of the village children treated us to some Hungarian carols on Xmas eve.|
|Table for 9, the most I have had for Xmas dinner!|
This New Year we really felt more a part of the village than ever before as during the fireworks, there were cheers and shouts of Happy New Year across the fields. On New Years day one of the children came round to recite a poem as a thank you for the firework display whilst another neighbour brought some red wine.
2013 will be a difficult year for many in the village as due to the lay offs at Flextronic, some families have lost not one but two incomes.
Well that's all for now folks, hope 2013 is a good one for you and in the words of a friend - may you reap what you sowed!!