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March 15, 2019
Spring clean like a Pole

In Poland it’s difficult to consider Lent and preparations for Wielkanoc (Easter), without also thinking of the annual 'spring clean' at home. The aim of the clean is indeed for your house...

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September 21, 2018
Finding your Polish family’s history – the magic of the internet

 The internet and genetic testing have truly revolutionised family history and it is astounding what you can find. Books that have rarely seen the light of day are published page...

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March 29, 2018
Święcone – What to put in your Polish Easter basket

It's time to hunt out the basket for the annual Święcone (Easter basket blessing). This tradition dates back many centuries when priests would go round homes blessing all the Easter...

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January 13, 2018
5 reasons decluttering is so hard in a Polish home

Among my New Year's resolutions, is one to get a grip on my tidying abilities - in fact, to learn how to tidy. Tidying a home (particularly if you come...

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