Monthly Archives: April 2009

ANZAC Day, Budapest 2001

In 2001 we attended the ANZAC Day service at the British Commonwealth War Cemetery located near Solymár, on the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary. There are over 150 service personnel buried here, including six New Zealanders. The photos below include the … Continue reading

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Back in Hungary

In January 2001 we returned to Hungary, this time to settle there. A month later I wrote this letter to friends and family back home. However, things didn’t work out as we planned and six months later we were back … Continue reading

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April in Hungarian History

I am thirty-two and wise,/Poem, be a big surprise/pretty/ditty This is the opening stanza of “For My Birthday” composed by Attila József in April 1937. Born the son of a labourer and a washerwoman on 11 April 1905 he would … Continue reading

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