Reminiscing: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 12 Years Ago

Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today

“Is this the way to Legia Warsaw? Every night I’ve been eating my coleslaw” – Northern Ireland fans (2005). First of all today is my birthday! Sto lat, happy birthday to me! Ask me fifteen years ago today as my train rolled into the Polish capital city of Warszawa if I expected to live here Read more about Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today[…]

10 Iconic Northern Irish Pop (ular) Songs You Need To Listen To

“Burn the bridges as you’ve gone, I’m too weak to fight ye. I got my personal hell to deal with” – Peter Cunnah. Northern Ireland still remains unknown to many people around the world and it constantly shocks me why more people didn’t read Atlases, study world history or look at a map when they Read more about 10 Iconic Northern Irish Pop (ular) Songs You Need To Listen To[…]

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

“A constellation once seen over Royal David’s City. An epiphany you burn so pretty, yeah you are a shining light ” (Shining Light). Superlatives cannot really do any justice here. I’m stuck to writing emotional wordbooms from my Ulster inspired heart today. This is a high in life. Here goes. If your life gets any Read more about Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa[…]

17 Things From Northern Ireland invented in unknown

17 Things You (Possibly) Didn’t Know Were Northern Irish

“I’ve got some records on, and some bottles of wine. On a stormy night the rain is lashing down; and I’m waiting for her” – Tim Wheeler, Ash. Growing up on the streets of Northern Ireland, you get used to local heroes. We know them all from an early age. You also become attached and Read more about 17 Things You (Possibly) Didn’t Know Were Northern Irish[…]

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash to Play In Poland for the First Time at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash to Play In Poland for the First Time – at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

“We made a connection, a full on chemical reaction” – Tim Wheeler (Shining Light). Growing up in Northern Ireland, there were always local heroes to cling to. Our wee country boasts writers such as CS Lewis (of Narnia fame) and Seamus Heaney. Musicians such as The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, The Read more about Northern Irish Rock Band Ash to Play In Poland for the First Time – at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa[…]

Poland Poll!! Welcome to 2020 - What Do YOU Want To See More Of on Northern Irishman in Poland in 2020?

Poland Poll!! Welcome to 2020 – What Do YOU Want To See More Of On Northern Irishman In Poland In 2020?

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! I will keep this short and simple. It is now January 2020, the fifth calendar year of this blog’s existence (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). At times, I was too busy to write blog posts, go on tours and complete all my previous missions and polls. I’m Read more about Poland Poll!! Welcome to 2020 – What Do YOU Want To See More Of On Northern Irishman In Poland In 2020?[…]

Fry Up, Northern Irish national dish.

The Best Northern Irish Slang Words and Phrases Translated “Intill” English and Polish

“So it is” – Northern Irish people, daily. So it is. Yes, we really do say that too often, so we do. Growing up in Northern Ireland, we always had our own slang. At the time, I didn’t know another world. I remember ordering “a chip” in England for the first time, only to be Read more about The Best Northern Irish Slang Words and Phrases Translated “Intill” English and Polish[…]

Mieszkam w Polsce: Differences Between Northern Irish and Polish culture

Mieszka w Polsce: Most Amusing Differences Between Polish and Northern Irish Culture

“Kocham cię jak Irlandię” – Kobranocka. (“I love you like Ireland”) In my series Mieszkam w Polsce, I try to write about situations that arise in my normal life as an immigrant living in Poland. I have a plethora of posts still unwritten in this series, as I will simply never get the time to Read more about Mieszka w Polsce: Most Amusing Differences Between Polish and Northern Irish Culture[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Book Review of Jan by Peter Haden

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Book Review of Jan by Peter Haden

It was only when I unexpectedly, and somewhat inadvertently moved to Poland in 2016,that I started really getting into the history and culture of this huge country, this sleeping giant, this world superpower. Poland, in its self deserved selfish world, is absolutely fascinating. It is a gift from God that I ended up living here. Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Book Review of Jan by Peter Haden[…]