Home for the Holidays-Pandemic Edition

Everything is the same. Nothing is the same. I run the last pre-Christmas errands in Budapest, buy the same candy as in all other years, but the store has almost run out of them. Panic buying, the shop assistant whispers somewhat incredulously from under her mask, we’ve run out of almost everything, what if they…

A Tale of Many Baubles

Lately it’s become ever more fashionable to have your tree up early in December as per the American way, yet our family staunchly resists such dark temptations. The tree is to be decorated on the 24th, and there’s no way around that. The big dusty boxes come off their shelves and several decades of family…