A Hungarian Wedding

In August we attended my really good friend’s wedding.

We left BB#2 with the Grandparents, and took BB#1 and my niece. After the ceremonies we took the kids home and only Husband and I attended the reception ๐Ÿ™‚

So first they had a welcome reception with drinks and snacks.

One of the things I learned that Weddings are boring to kids, so they entertained themselves:

Playing zombies, hide and seek etc…

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DSCN2735Rare moment: sitting down.

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They are still bride and groom here ๐Ÿ™‚

Then the first ceremony took place in a lovely garden:

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It was really hot and there was no shadow anywhere where chairs were placed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So most of the people watched from far away from under the trees.

The next ceremony was held at a catholic church:

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After the church ceremony was over it started pouring down, with big pieces of ice! So it was not to easy getting the kids home ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But we made it back for the reception which was held in a tent.

At Hungarian wedding receptions the first serving is always a meat soup, followed by a beef stew. (Sorry I forgot to take pictures of these)

Then a big plate of different kinds of meat and vegetables arrives:

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The wedding cake:

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My piece with a pina colada:

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At midnight another round of food arrives. usually stuffed cabbage, some more meat and lots of fruits.

After midnight the husband and wife change into something red and the rest of the night is spent dancing:

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We stayed till 4 am, and we were not the last ones. We had a good time ๐Ÿ™‚

How are weddings different in your part of the world?

Festetics Palace

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At the end of summer we took another vacation to Lake Balaton, this time to the southern shore.

We had a rainy day and decided to visit Festetics Palace in Keszthely.

The Festetics Palace is a Baroque palace located in the town of Keszthely, Hungary. Its construction was started in 1745, lasted more than a century, during which the palace, built at first on the foundations of a ruined castle, was tripled in size.

The counts Festetics were progressive landowners: Kristรณf Festetics founded a hospital, Pรกl Festetics established a school in the town, and in 1797, Count Gyรถrgy Festetics opened an Agricultural University, the Georgikon, Europe’s first agricultural college, which is still in operation as a faculty of the University of Pannonia. (Source: Wikipedia)

The palace houses several permanent exhibitions: Aristocratic lifestyle exhibition, Coach and Carriage Exhibition, Historical Model railway.

The ticket prices are too expensive for my taste and getting around with a baby/toddler was not always easy (lots of steps, no where to feed him etc), but we still had a good time.

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The Helikon Library.

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I love this photo ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess the rain was good for something ๐Ÿ™‚ To make interesting reflections ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was my favorite carriage. I thought it would be perfect for Cinderella or Snow White ๐Ÿ™‚ But actually it was a carriage used to carry coffins ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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The Blackberry boys and me ๐Ÿ™‚ (I was carrying alot of stuff ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

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1. Update on the paper clip drama: BB#2 did not poop for 2 days after the papaer clip drama, so I took him for an X-ray and good news: no foreign object was detected. Hurrah! Now a plastic nasal spray cap is missing ……..(So I am seraching poop after all).

2. Saturday we had the teacher-parent-kids get to know each other day down by the river. The weather was not the best, but at least it was not raining all day long. BB#1 had a good time he played soccer, ping-pong, table ffotball (foosball). Ofcpurse Husband was working as always so I had to go alone ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I tried to talk to a few parents, but I did not make any new big friendships yet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

3. On Sunday I had to make “organic” sweets for BB#1 for school. Everyone had to take 30 slices and they had a tasting day ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this: http://aspoonfulofstyle.co.uk/2013/11/04/recipe-raspberry-oat-slices/

except I made a blueberry oat slices version ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Today BB#1 was supposed to go on a field trip, but they cancelled it because of the weather, and ofcourse the weather turned out sunny today ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I understand, the weather is really unpredictable nowdays. Lots and lots of rain at any time.

5. This week BB#1 took his shoe lace tennis shoes to Physical education class. Today was the first day he had to use them, I am awaiting how the shoe lace tying went.

6. The boys are all better from their colds, I am the only one still having a stuffy nose ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

7. I am really sick of the rain.

8. On wednesday BB#1 will go swimming with his school, for the first time. I am scared how the whole changing all alone thing will go. I hope he will bring everything home.

9. On Thursday I will finally get to go somewhere without kids. Hurray. I am having our usual lunch date with my ex-coworker, who is 91 years old and 2 more ex-coworkers.

10. The wine square will open up on wednesday till the weekend, so I plan on going to see that too.

Project 52, Week #36

This weeks pictures are from the day we went to taste the cake of the year, the Somloi revolucio (Somloi revolution).

It is a modern spin on the traditional somlรณi parfait, this cake dons a nut brittle sponge layer with a subtle orange drizzle, topped with dark and white chocolate mousse and a ganache.

To me the cake tasted like if I were eating an orange jelly filled parlour candy at Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

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BB#1 happy with his MIGNON ๐Ÿ™‚

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BB#2 with his vanilla pastry.