Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Autumn Harvest 2015 in the Zala


Every village or town we pass through in the Zala seems to have its own Autumn harvest display.
In similar places in France and Italy, Autumn festivals are held in a much grander scale
where a schedule of programs are organized that usually lasts for days,
but here in the agricultural region of southwestern Hungary where scantily populated villages
are far between, it’s more of a combined effort

of the farming locals, as a way of keeping their tradition alive, to put up a modest display
of their produce accompanied by lifesize dolls which they made themselves.
And since it’s the Autumn school holidays of the kids. it also serves as an exciting sight to look at everyday.

Human relationships, Hope and Birds

Dropping by the post office today, I heard the chirping of birds coming from the nearby Aviary of the village. I thought I should take a look of it after my errand.

Am I glad I did – for what I saw that moment made my heart jumped with joy. It was the most beautiful sight of colourful birds singing and playing with each other.

Not that I haven’t seen birds singing before. I just felt that witnessing such mesmerizing beauty of nature on a grey winter day just proves that each day brings a promise of hope to everyone.

We just have to learn how to look at things on the positive side.

(Note: Quote: Unknown)

New Year’s Day Walk

Happy New Year everyone!

I know. I had been out of circulation for a long, long time that’s why it is my desire to make up for it. And since it’s the first day of the New Year, I promise a new beginning, a new makeover for “A Pinay in Europe”!

The last few months I’ve too busy immersed in many activities including attending Painting and Knitting classes which I truly enjoyed and got passionate about, plus wrapping up the end of our stay in the UK, driving back to France only to begin the almost impossible saga of emptying a cramped 200-year old four-floor house in the South of France. Yes. Our house for the last ten years is gone, sold and vacated. So much lovely memories, wonderful experiences that no amount of money can buy, but c’est la vie (that’s life) and we have to move on.

The good news is, it’s my new year resolution to update this site more regularly – with new layouts, new ideas, new themes and more travel stories and tips for everyone!

So for my first post, I thought I should try delving on digital scrapbooking. I hope you like it!