Two Years in Poland: Where Has Don’t Stop Living Gone?

“Seventh son of a seventh son” – Iron Maiden. Well I have been in Poland just over two years now. It’s crazy. I never meant to live here, I honestly had no idea I would stay this long, be living and working here. It was something in the hands of God. At the moment I Read more about Two Years in Poland: Where Has Don’t Stop Living Gone?[…]

Big Bird, Hot Dogs, Football and A Lying “Friend”: The Story of How I Ended Up Living In Poland

“I always thought that you’d get married. I’d be living in Warsaw on my own. On that damp and lonely, Thursday years ago” – Jarvis Cockerowski. I didn’t in so many words (as I write loads) really get into detail about why I live in Poland. Because it is a complicated story which had so Read more about Big Bird, Hot Dogs, Football and A Lying “Friend”: The Story of How I Ended Up Living In Poland[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Working Mondays, You've Been Too Busy Lately You Haven't Had The Time

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Working Mondays, You’ve Been Too Busy Lately You Haven’t Had The Time

“I’ve too too busy lately that I haven’t had the time” – Blur. The irony of my “Pracujące Poniedziałki / Working Mondays” feature is that i have been too busy working to actually post about my jobs and my life!! For a few years now, I wrote about different jobs l did on my 15 Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Working Mondays, You’ve Been Too Busy Lately You Haven’t Had The Time[…]

Happy Three Kings Days (Dzien Trzech Króli) and My Month Off Alcohol

To all my friends in Poland, my readers and everyone else who I know and who reads, Happy Three Kings Day! This is the Dzien Trzech Króli in Poland dedicated to Kaspar, Melchior and Balthazar, the three wise men who visited Jesus at his birth. I will not be going to the parade this year in Read more about Happy Three Kings Days (Dzien Trzech Króli) and My Month Off Alcohol[…]

Wesołych Swiąt: Merry Christmas and A Year of Połnocny Irlandczyk w Polsce

Wesołych Swiąt: A Year of Połnocny Irlandczyk w Polsce Merry Christmas everyone. Wesołych Swiąt! Today is exactly one year since I started this new site. As 2017 comes to an end, I find it hard to believe my new project, Połnocny Irlandczyk w Polsce, is a year old and has gone from strength to strength. Read more about Wesołych Swiąt: Merry Christmas and A Year of Połnocny Irlandczyk w Polsce[…]

Top 9 Stonewall Reasons Why I Love Living in Poland

“Close your eyes so you don’t feel them. They don’t need to see you cry. I can’t promise I will heal you, but if you want to, I will try” – Robbie Williams. 16 months into my new life in Poland and I flabbergast myself each day. Poland is a beautiful country and I have Read more about Top 9 Stonewall Reasons Why I Love Living in Poland[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa

“Nigdy nie widziałem Warszawy tak pięknej, jak dzisiejszego wieczoru” – King Zygmunt. (“I never saw Warszawa as beautiful as I saw her tonight”) When I was asked by my Polish language school (the excellent Klub Dialogu) to do a presentation about Northern Irish culture, I was delighted and honoured to be given such an opportunity. Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Top 5 Reasons Why Learning Polish Is Difficult

Is it hard to learn Polish? Is it really a hard language? Or is this just another myth concocted by unintelligent wannabes in the quest for global superiority? I don’t really care, but at least today I can give you my personal view on it – again and as ever – only my opinion. Nothing Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Top 5 Reasons Why Learning Polish Is Difficult[…]

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[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Inventing my Own English Words, Jonny Blair's Dictionary

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Inventing my Own English Words, Jonny Blair’s Dictionary, Jonnego Blairowski

“Welcome to my world” – Jim Reeves. A different Pracujące Poniedziałki (Working Mondays) for you today as I delve into my own wacaday, mysterious world where I add my own words and invent new words to and within the English language. If “to hoover” is a verb, “tannoy” is a noun and “facebooky” an adjective, then I Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Inventing my Own English Words, Jonny Blair’s Dictionary, Jonnego Blairowski[…]