Summer vacation, Day 23 – Nyári vakáció, 23. nap

An uneventful, lazy, and relaxing summer day.

Reading (mainly on the balcony) the whole day. Finished Track of the Cat, a mystery novel by Nevada Barr. Started two books: Adventures of a Railway Nomad, How Our Journeys Guide Us Home, a nonfiction by Karen McCann and a satirical novel (written in Hungarian) Egy ceruza története by Józsi Jenő Tersánszky, who is “considered one of the outstanding icons of 20th century Hungarian literature.”  The novel’s title in my translation would be “The story of a pencil.” It’s a pencil that is telling the story about the last days of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the battles of the Italian front of the First World War.

Today, I didn’t even need to cook – my cousin surprised us (again) with a home cooked Sunday lunch. It was very delicious, especially the new potatoes that her family grew in their garden. She even included her tasty chocolate yeast bread. Thank you, Eszti!


  1. Kathy Tully

    Hi Marta glad you are feeling better. I am sorry we didn’t get to talk at Jolene’s retirement party. Let’s meet at U village once you return from your adventures. Is that Sauerkraut or cabbage on the plate of delicious food? Take care Kathy

    • Kathy,
      It’s good to hear from you. We will meet definitely at U Village one we will be back. It’s sautéed white cabbage with caraway seeds (little vinegar, little sugar, and salt could be added while cooking).

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