On page 2 of The Budapest Times issued 13-19 September, the article I found very fascinating is, and I quote “Beware of Friday 13th” unquote, because I have a special interest in this subject. The superstition of Friday the 13th affects many people in different ways, for example here in England some Hotels or Guest Houses would not have a room no.13 available to rent. The apartment block we live in also does not have a flat no.13. However, my interest lies in a different direction. I have learned from your article that Gioachino Rossini died on Friday the 13th of November, the very same day I was born, although not in the century I might add. That is why I have found this subject very amusing as I am 81 years old, hopefully 82 years old next November, and so far unaffected by Friday the 13th.
I was also happy to read in your report on page 12 that the Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, has announced a bid to co-host the 2020 UEFA Football Championship and if successful some matches might be staged in the Ferenc Puskás Stadium. I have read in the British media that altogether 13 different cities across Europe will be hosting the games. At the moment it is difficult to imagine how this will work, but I hope it will. Hungarian Football needs some uplifting from the doldrums it is in since in the early 1950’s they were the best and I am sure they can be again.
J. Jakovlyevits, Margate, England