Hi from Szeged ( pronounced Sar..ged )
Photographed is the limo that we toured Budapest( looks better with the top down ) it was great. Left Budapest at 1pm so had another “power shop ” through the markets before I left. !
One of the organisors 2 daughters picked me up and drove me here , took about 2 hours as it rained lightly just about all the way. Anna and Sophie speak English very well so it was really interesting to chat with them .
The hotel Novatel is really nice and overlooks the Tisza River ….. I arrived at the hotel at the same time as a German Choir all dressed in national costume…for a while the receptionist thought I was with them………about 30 of them in the lobby all excited about the performance they had just done ….. It was fun to say the least …….I did a polka with Hans while they sang “Auf Auf something Polka ! ” AND they took photos and I did not..don’t tell Chris.
After a quick check into my room I went to the main shopping mall called the “Arkad ” because I had to buy a new coat…..the one I bought with me just does not go with my judging attire and I don’t want to catch a chill ! ………………………….I now have 11 black coats. I was not expecting the weather to be this cold. Up until last night it was perfect..
Also booked a hair appointment because the official procedures commence tomorrow from about 5pm…with meetings and dinner etc.
On a count down now….. should be great….am looking forward to seeing some old friends on the judging panel
Take care everyone and thank you all sooooooooooo much for your emails.