My Depression Began One Year Ago Today

My Story Goes On But My Depression Began One Year Ago Today

“Happiness lies in your own hands” – Madonna (lest, she was wrong). Dzien dobry! This is a happy blog, my real life story and I try to tell it like that, I am so grateful for you all and for your support, but as I am so honest and open, here is today’s truth. A Read more about My Story Goes On But My Depression Began One Year Ago Today[…]

Hostel Review: My Glorious Return to Gdynia and My Charming Stay in the Green House Hostel

When I first backpacked to the port city of Gdynia in July 2016, I had no idea that exactly a year later, I would still be living in Poland, back in Gdynia and ready for more fun on Poland’s gorgeous Baltic Coast. On that trip, I was working with Eat Polska on a smashing food Read more about Hostel Review: My Glorious Return to Gdynia and My Charming Stay in the Green House Hostel[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Watching Wyspa (The Tempest), An Outdoor Musical Shakespeare Performance in Nowe Miasto, Warszawa

“Thought is free”― William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Wyspa). You might have read recently that I am back studying Polish (for the second time). Having spent 3 months learning Polish in Gdańsk in 2016, I recently got back into it after long periods of depression. I was so grateful to be at Klub Dialogu in Warszawa’s Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Watching Wyspa (The Tempest), An Outdoor Musical Shakespeare Performance in Nowe Miasto, Warszawa[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Favourite Polish Song, the Sombreness of “Jeśli Tylko Chcesz”

“Bo bez ciebie nie ma nic, z tobą jedną mogę być, jeśli tylko chcesz” – Borysewicz & Kukiz. (because without you, there’s nothing, with you I can be, if you only want). As I hit the year mark this week of living in Poland, it’s an odd milestone on my ridiculous journey. I don’t feel any Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Favourite Polish Song, the Sombreness of “Jeśli Tylko Chcesz”[…]

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę? Why Do We Love Poland? With Agness and Cez From Etramping

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę? Why Do We Love Poland? With Agness and Cez From Etramping

Another exciting post in my new series sharing YOUR love about Poland. The series will be as regular as I can make it, and will feature other writers and travel bloggers who are as lunatical about Poland as me. You don’t have to be Polish to be in the series, but you do have to “Kocham Read more about Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę? Why Do We Love Poland? With Agness and Cez From Etramping[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Anniversary Party at Klub Dialogu, Warszawa

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Anniversary Party at My Polish Language School – Klub Dialogu, Warszawa

Yet another exciting day in my new life in Poland, and one with a twist, as ever. As I personally celebrate one year in Poland(3rd July is my magic day), attend the Polish Super Cup Final (with irony – Arka Gdynia, which I visited on Day 1 play Legia Warszawa, where I now live!) prepare Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Anniversary Party at My Polish Language School – Klub Dialogu, Warszawa[…]

What SHould Jonny Blair do in August 2017

July 2017 Poll: Vote For What You Want Jonny To Do in August 2017

So the countdown continues, I have just 5 (FIVE) Polish provinces still to visit on my quest to do it by the end of 31st December 2017. As I celebrate and reflect on my first 12 months living in Poland, your last two polls voted two opposite entities for me: 1. Go to Holy Częstochowa, home Read more about July 2017 Poll: Vote For What You Want Jonny To Do in August 2017[…]

One Year in Poland: Leaving the Past Behind, Heading to Częstochowa, Getting Naked at Międzyzdroje and My Return to Gdańsk, Gdynia and Poznań

“You’ll never change what’s been and gone” – Noel Gallagher. Dzien dobry! Czesc! Hello! Bout ye! This is a sincere 6 month update, halfway through my toughest year in life so far. July and August are going to be VERY busy months in my new life in Poland so I thought I’d give you all Read more about One Year in Poland: Leaving the Past Behind, Heading to Częstochowa, Getting Naked at Międzyzdroje and My Return to Gdańsk, Gdynia and Poznań[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: A Night Out at the Orchestra with Sinfonia Iuventus At Wierzbno, Warszawa

“Man of the match” – Lee Adams. My adventures in Poland continue take on a crazy theme, with an endless list of invites to parties, events, shows etc. As my first year of living in Poland almost arrives (3rd July will be my year anniversary), I could easily concoct about 50 stories like this one, Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: A Night Out at the Orchestra with Sinfonia Iuventus At Wierzbno, Warszawa[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Majdanek German Death Camp Near Lublin

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Majdanek German Death Camp Near Lublin

“It’s 12 o’clock till midnight, there must be someone to blame” – Manic Street Preachers. On my travels around the world, before I settled in Poland, I toured a lot of grim, dark, horrific places in places like Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. (links further down). It doesn’t phase me, scare me or remotely shock me, Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Majdanek German Death Camp Near Lublin[…]