My name is, unsurprisingly, Paul Hellyer. I am a middled-aged, middle-class male living in New Zealand. I have strong ties to Hungary, through my wife’s family. We have lived in Hungary at various times in our lives, and maintain a strong on-going connection. I have a deep interest in Hungarian history and literature and have written on these topics for the Magyar Szó, the bulletin of Hungarians living in New Zealand. Many of the entries posted here were first published in that bulletin.
You can see me on Facebook here. I’m still trying to work out how these various social media sites fit together.
The title of this blog is taken from the opening lines of the Joni Mitchell song, Chinese Café.
I am not related to the former Canadian politician of the same name, although I get a small amount of e-mail that is clearly meant for him. Unlike him, I don’t believe in UFOs.