Anna Kucewicz

November 10, 2017
11 November – Pride in Poland’s rise from the ashes

Here's a few things every Pole should know about 11 November. Firstly  - that it’s nothing to do with Remembrance Day, it just happens to be on the same date!...

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October 28, 2017
Five reasons Polish Zaduszki win over Halloween

As I returned today from cleaning Polish graves at our local cemetery with the scouts, in time for Zaduszki (All Saints and All Souls Days) on 1 and 2 November,...

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October 21, 2017
Hygge – with a Polish twist

The Danish concept of 'hygge' has been all the rage here in the UK these past two years; it resonates because British people love to find any new way to...

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October 11, 2017
Ten images of growing up Polish

The images of Poland we 'English Poles' grew up with in post-war UK were, I suspect, nothing like what our contemporaries in Poland had.  Our identity was rooted in the past and...

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September 28, 2017
3 Polish Poets for Poetry Day – classic and modern

So it's National Poetry Day in the UK and the classics are coming out, but do you know the most famous lines of Polish Poetry? It has to be the...

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September 23, 2017
Legendary Pole, Hubal the first Partisan of WWII

Did you know that the Poles were not only the first to fight in World War II, but they set up the first Partyzantka (Partisan Unit) on 23 September 1939....

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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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