Hear the first-hand account of a woman's time in Budapest as thousands of Ukrainian refugees arrived. 

Eileen Kay, an expat and seasoned traveller, will be sharing tales from around the world as she launches her latest book at Cakes & Ale on 18 June. 

Based in Dumfries, Eileen has previously worked for the BBC, KISS-100 FM Radio, and as a stand-up comic. 

'Laughter, Hope, Survival – On the Refugee Trail from Africa via Ukraine to Hungary and beyond' is the fourth book is her Noodle Trails travel memoir series. 

It tells the story of the arrival of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine with her typical sharp sense of humour. 

Readers can discover the tales of the Ukrainian grandma who downed a drone with a jar of tomatoes, and the soldiers who were threatened by a Russian warship and responded with obscenities.

Eileen also befriended a group of medical students who she is still in contact with. 

All profits from the book sales will go towards refugee relief.