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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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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 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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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 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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June 30, 2017
Poles love their music festivals – so what’s going on this summer?

In the 1960s the most popular music events in PRL (the People’s Republic of Poland) were the National Festival of Polish Song in Pole and the Sopot International Song Festival. ...

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June 13, 2017
Kraków: streets to beat the stress

While Kraków is overflowing with beautiful, historic buildings to visit, on my latest trip (in between renewing insurances, resolving bank card problems and finding a new bin for the bathroom),...

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June 1, 2017
Polish mothers refuse to be stumped

Many years ago I visited the UNESCO-protected Puszcza Białowieska (Białowieża Forest) in eastern Poland with a group of scouts.  It was the most serene experience: the raw beauty and hush of...

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