Anna Kucewicz

May 23, 2017
And my poppies have bloomed – on such a day of sadness

May 23rd, and my poppies have finally started to bloom. Not too late to remember those fallen at Monte Cassino, and yet right on the day after the worst tragedy...

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May 18, 2017
They really DID believe… Monte Cassino, 18 May

Of the many accounts I’ve read about the Battle of Monte Cassino, these words hit me hard. They were recorded by someone who sat with the surviving soldiers many years...

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May 17, 2017
And the winner of the “Are My Roots Showing” competition is…

Well the competition was stiff, with some really good entries such as „snieging" which was purportedly coined by a wędrownik (explorer scout) in the 80's,  „hooverować" and „wyrzucić do baku" -...

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May 15, 2017
Citizenship – that is the question!

If like me, you’ve been thinking of acquiring Polish citizenship (or confirming the possession of it which is the legal term), and Brexit has made you think seriously about taking...

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May 10, 2017
Polish Heritage Day helps people find their roots

Imagine never knowing where your father is buried, anything about your grandparents’ lives or family history. It is a common experience for those whose families have been uprooted by conflict,...

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May 10, 2017
word of the week – Pejzaż

Pejzaż -  landscape, cityscape I first came across this word from a Czerwone Gitary song, recorded in 1972, though I only discovered it in the late 90's - "czarno-biały pejzaż...

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May 3, 2017
3 May Launch Trip around the best haunts of London

To launch my blog I thought I’d take a trip around a few of my favourite Polish places in London. This is not an exclusive list, there are more places,...

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May 3, 2017
What is ‘the 3rd of May’ all about?

The 3rd of May celebrates the date of the first written constitution in Europe, in 1791 – the Polish constitution, naturally. My first memory of this significant date in our...

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May 3, 2017
Where are you heading this summer?

In summertime by the marina of this stylish Polish town on the Baltic, you could easily imagine yourself to be on the Med. How is that? Because Sopot, initially a...

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May 3, 2017
Struggling with your child’s Polish?

I know from experience it’s hard to manage in a bilingual home, especially if only one of you speaks Polish. What with work and school, it’s sometimes easier to just...

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