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

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[…]

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę: Lauren Colgan from Klub Dialogu

The latest lady to feature in my Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę (Why Do We Love Poland?) series is a personal friend and fellow student of the Polish Language School Klub Dialogu, as I introduce the lovely Lauren to you all. Lauren hails from England, lives in Poland and has attended a few events with me the Read more about Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę: Lauren Colgan from Klub Dialogu[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My 5 Craziest Moments From My First Year in Poland

“Stepped off a train all alone at dawn, back into the hole where I was born” – Oasis. Let’s get to the facts – I didn’t expect to be living in Poland right now, most people know that. I lived around the world in days gone relentlessly by, I travelled far and wide, sailed the Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My 5 Craziest Moments From My First Year in Poland[…]

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 Travel Target For 2017: Visit and Write About Every Polish Province

In January 2017, I set myself a target to have visited and written about every Polish Province and all 20 of my personal Polish list by 31/12/2017. I am well on target now, though some provinces I only spent a few days in, so I will probably return to them. Thanks for following the journey Read more about My Travel Target For 2017: Visit and Write About Every Polish Province[…]

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[…]