Anna Kucewicz

September 15, 2017
Fall in love with Polish cookery with “Wild Honey and Rye”

I have several Polish cookbooks on my kitchen shelf, including the great classic Kuchnia Polska which is splattered with food on my favourite recipes and  is an encyclopedia in itself,...

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September 9, 2017
Unpronounceable Polish word of the week – can you?

Krnąbrny So my friend has just described her child's behaviour in this way. When you can mould your mouth around its consonants, it means: rebellious, defiant, incalcitrant, stubborn and generally...

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August 31, 2017
On this day: 1 September 1939

It was the start of a hot, summery Friday with clear blue skies. Children had been getting ready for school the following week, but school had been called off indefinitely a...

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August 25, 2017
Five things I love about Poland

As I've travelled around Poland this summer, I've thought about the many differences between Polish and British culture. Some are quite superficial but others much deeper. Here are the ones...

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August 15, 2017
Why is 15th August a national holiday?

There are two reasons, intertwined due to history and tradition, peasant, church and military.  There's a holiday atmosphere to this day, re-established in 1992 and the flags are out in...

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August 11, 2017
Which beach can you cycle to, roller skate and have a boogie on?

Well let me give you a clue, it's in Poland on the Baltic Coast. My article earlier this year on the wonders of  Sopot didn't mention Jelitkowo that's a walk...

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August 5, 2017
Hooray for mud, country life and British farming

Here in Britain we love the idea of country life, to see cows and sheep in the fields around our towns and cities. Many dream of one day being able...

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July 28, 2017
Not an iPad in sight! How Polish kids’ camps, kolonie, entertain

So kolonie zuchowe (Polish brownie and cub camps) have been going on for nearly a century and certainly for over 60 years in the UK, yet the children play many of...

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July 21, 2017
Our Polish Heritage – the Winged Hussars coming to the UK

If you thought the Polish Hussars belonged to history, you’d be wrong because next month (August 26 - 28, bank holiday weekend) they’re appearing at Leeds Armouries. Based in the...

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July 14, 2017
Europe wades into battle for primeval Białowieża Forest

by Marcin Onufryjuk, licenced under CC by 2.0 The European Commission has waded into the battle for the Puszcza Białowieska after the Polish Government has been massively increasing logging in...

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