My stay this time was shorter and involved a detour to the village of Cuptoare, outside the former industrial dystopian-looking town of Resita, where-in resides my friend and artist, Nuri FY, who I first met on last year's Borsec residency, who had kindly invited me to visit her there, so I travelled from Manchester to London to Luton to Bucharest and then travelled far west on the night train out to Resita.
While staying with her, her husband and dog Ibu, she taught me how to make pictures and dye with the 'batik' technique.
Together we set up the tent with Maria, which has travelled many lands and transported from place to place by courier. Maria collects folk songs from around the world so we heard some there and heard more poetry from the others and songs from Mykola.
We went there and Maria hung up her hammock and asked me to sing the Oldham Weaver for her while swinging in the hammock. I don't know what the owners would have to say about that nonsense.