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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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May 25, 2017
Plumbing problems abroad resolved – or are they?

So. Following a 'plumbing impasse' at my little flat in Krakow, it all went quiet for a while. As you will remember there were a million and one issues that had...

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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
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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May 3, 2017
Plumbing problems abroad – not for the faint-hearted

Over ten years ago I took the plunge to buy a little Kraków studio apartment. Many British Poles, particularly from London had been doing this for years, finding gems within...

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