A garden party for Romanian guests in an English garden in Hungary.
The day had arrived for our garden party. The guests were to be a group of 41 Romanians who were on holiday at our mission base, in the village of Orbottyan near Budapest.
We spent the afternoon preparing the garden, putting chairs and tables out. making sure the drinks and melon were well chilled etc. It was a jolly hot day and rushing around was not a good thing to do. Soon all was ready with the help of other members of our team.
The chairs were placed in groups around the garden.
The tables were prepared. You can just see one table as I peek through the grasses.
The garden waites in silence. Little does it know that in a few minutes a large number of people including 17 children will be tramping all over it.
.At last the guesta are here. Some sit down in the shade and wait patiently for the food to be ready.
The children liked the pond. It was fun to throw things in. Mum was taking care.
Some wander around and stop for a chat under the arch.
Some are taking their own photos and exploring.
This genaration were looking at plants. The conifer bed was interesting.
One happy Romanian family. It says it all.
The food is ready. Here’s the pizza. We will follow this with cold melon and cookies.
Happily queueing up for pizza.
Now we can all sit and eat. Everyone is having a great time.
After the food some decide to have a sing along.
Many other things were going on. Some were sitting around in groups while the children found enough energy to rush around playing games.
Do we have a youg drummer in the making?
Sadly all good things come to an end. It was time to sing the last song and say goodbye.
The party was a great success. It was an interesting cultural mix. We had Romanians, Hungarians, British and American present. There was an interesting moment when I was asked if I was going to make sunflower oil from the sunflower seeds!!! I guess the idea had never entered my head.
We were so happy to share our garden with them, and look forward to seeing many of them again when we visit Romania.
- 8 Aug, 2008
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