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From a vistit to Poland in 2012

Sunday 19th August 2012, 12:13 AM No comments

How do I look like at a picture and how to photograph that uncle…


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View from our balcony

Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:36 PM No comments

Monday is also a day – Zeeland blue mussel season 2012 officially open

Wednesday 11th July 2012, 01:30 PM 1 comment

Monday evening with super nice dinner and a surprise dessert. Why not? Saturday after hearing it on the radio that the mussels season had some grand opening somewhere I spotted them in the local Aldi market. 2kg should be about fine for two people.

After scrubbing the mussels thoroughly and checking that all of them close nicely (“dispose off all broken and open ones that do not close after irritating them with a needle inside gently”) they got boiled in a delicate stoved ragout composed of typical soup veggies and fried (butter) onion. Usually it’s just onion and celery. The latter I did not have therefore the veggies – which turned out to be a great idea! Midway through the cooking I added 100ml cream and a solid dash of white wine. Parsley also, naturally! After 8 minutes boiling, shaking and stirring all mussels were open and ready to meet Belgian fries and deep-fried breaded courgettes.

The dessert was chocolate pudding with a secret layer of red currant underneath… Who is hungry?


Easter Retrospection

Sunday 4th April 2010, 04:48 PM 1 comment

Every time I was cooking something this week I thought how many times have I already eaten this with Hanne (ie. white borsch with sousage and egg), or otherwise I thought that actually we’ve never eaten it together (mazurek, babka – polish easter cakes). I thought also in general, how many times and with who I actually eaten them. With my grandmother Zosia, with family, the part which has not eaten with us for long, and also mother, father, brother… Easter 2010 is my first easter home with family since 3 years. I was surprised with the new tradition off hanging easter balls. Must have been invented when I was away :). Among easter eggs I also noticed a historic egg from the time of anthrax fever made by my aunt Zosia Domaniewska.

Things I have not eaten with Hanne yet I promise to catch up with them next year. Meanwhile we are going to see each other already on the 20 of April – I can’t wait for that!!! 🙂

Happy Easter

for you my Hanne

and everybody!

My skype darling(s)

Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 07:54 PM No comments


As we are still separated from each other, our most precious moments together are currently through skype.

And thanks to the camera, it is not just Bronek and me, but a whole family meeting. It is nice that, allthough I can not be there in Poland with Bronek, I can still see Zuza growing up.

So here are some nice memorables of our moments together on Skype.

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Happy Valentine Potato

Sunday 14th February 2010, 05:55 PM 4 comments

This is a Polish Valentine Potato for Hanne – a Polish solution to the problem of valentine branding.

Update: This is not a stock photo – I have it here and the orange background is my mouse pad 😛

Alphabet of Zuza – the little niece of Bronek

Wednesday 27th January 2010, 04:09 PM 1 comment

Here I present three funny pictures from a photo shoot on 10.01 by my brother. The pictures were made as complement to Zuza’s christmas gift – an alphabet of pictures. In the pictures you get me, just out of bed to represent letter W, you get Lala the handmade doll which Hanne made for Zuza as L, and at last you get Jacek the friend of my brother who came by to get a picture for his graduation diploma and ended up as the letter “Å»”.

Snowstorm in Lodz, 14.10.2009

Wednesday 14th October 2009, 02:55 PM No comments

Around noon the weather was still all right. A few petals of snow were to be seen. You rarely expect it to happen in October, especially considering the 20’C a maybe a week ago.

The Storm

It is 3pm now and since than we got loads of snow with some trouble along: A Robinia tree collapsed in our garden. The the terrace tent has folded down under the excessive white mass. We are hoping and struggling now not to let our birches fall. I don’t even try to imagine what is going on the roads in the center…

An old pic from Brussels

Saturday 3rd October 2009, 06:58 PM No comments

Intensive Polish course in Łódź

Tuesday 1st September 2009, 03:27 PM 2 comments

Being here in Poland for several months, I have to keep myself busy somehow. Weaving is very nice, but sometimes I am also in the need to meet new people and I love learning new things. By the way, one day I would like to speak fluently Polish. So I took this intensive course, which I enjoyed a lot. I could share the love and sometimes frustrations 😉 of being in a Polish relationship with others in the same case. My Polish improved, as we were forced to speak in Polish. And I started to see Lodz through whole new glasses. As at first, two years ago, I was not so fond of this city, but now I must say I really like it and see and appreciate its beauty.

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