FEBRUARY

The February was a little harder than the other months. The days were very short, and the evenings with dark were too long. So I’ve said I am alone in the house, I have no internet, no Tv…Just my laptop with 6 films! During this wintertime I watched the Monty Python and the Holy Grail maybe thirty times. The snow was big, so I could not move out from the village.

Of course the village and the people helped me. They always invited me to their house.

The birthday of my hostess and my birthday is on the same day, so we made a birthday party together 🙂 She made chocolate cake to me 🙂 It is very very kind 🙂

I can say about this people, they are not envious. They have no money, just there is what they make in their garden…But they always give me something, unselfishly. They saw, I am alone, I have not got anybody, any relative in the village, so they would like to help and to make I feel myself good, like in a family….

A huge thanks to them for these.

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The wintertime, the cold and the snow made a closer relationship between me and the children. We were together in the small warm schoolroom, we played, talk to each other…It was an amazing feeling when they come to my hosue on my birthday. The said me in hungarian: Isten Éltesse tanítónéni! ( Happy Birthday!) They gave me something small gifts, e.g. handycrafts, plastic flowers, or a few children gave me stuffed animal. I would like to weep…It was just beautiful. They have just a few toys at home, and they gave me yet.

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The wintertime is the period of the weave. Some women in the village make it still. They invited me to try it. Mónika, the young woman, has got a loom at home. She makes haversacks, sheets, homespuns, wall hangings in every wintertime. She makes them for the wedding of her daughter. It is a tradition that every girl has to take homespuns to their new house. Its name is: zesztre (dowry). DSCF0385

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