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July 18, 2020
Raise a toast for Ognisko Polskie, 80 years!

Let's raise a glass this weekend for Ognisko Polskie in Kensington, London, celebrating 80 years of serving the Polish community in exile. A success story which throughout the Second World...

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May 2, 2020
3 years, 3 May and something more!

Polish at Heart is 3 years old on 3 May! I can't quite believe how quickly the time has gone - 95 articles, some carried in newsletters and websites, hundreds...

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December 13, 2019
Polish citizenship – the ultimate guide

If like me, you’ve been thinking of confirming your Polish citizenship to stay a European citizen or just want to emphasise your heritage, here is a quick guide based on...

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September 27, 2019
Is it obiad or lunch?

Over the summer I had a convoluted conversation with friends about the names of meals in Polish and English. What is the difference between drugie śniadanie and lunch? Is there...

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March 4, 2019
Poles’ own version of Valentines – Kaziuki

Valentine’s Day has long gone and the shops are no longer awash with red and pink paraphernalia. But did you know that originally, it was the ‘Kaziuki’ tradition which popularised...

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May 18, 2018
18 May: The day I ignored Prince Harry

As Royal Wedding fervour reaches fever pitch, the young couple will be spending their last night apart. Prince Harry may for a moment, reflect on some of his previous relationships,...

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April 30, 2018
Polish Heritage Day near you!

Celebrate the Day of Poles Abroad 2 May and Constitution Day 3 May with us wherever you are! There are 80 events in 65 towns and cities across the United Kingdom...

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March 24, 2018
100 years of Polish Independence in UK: What’s on?

It’s the centenary of Poland regaining its independence in 1918, but not everyone knows the myriad of exciting events we can take part in.  The main celebrations will be in November, but...

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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 carry on getting a grip on my tidying abilities - in fact, to relearn how to tidy. Tidying a home (particularly if...

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December 14, 2017
Messages for your Christmas cards in Polish/English

Christmas Greeting Guide Stuck on those Polish Christmas cards greetings? Feel that there's nothing to add in English to the "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" already in that Christmas...

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