Ristorante del Mercato

The other day I went to another "till we meet again" dinner.  This time it was one of my dearest friends that I have made here in Poland.  Her husband works with mine and they are from Slovakia.  When we first met 2.5 years ago one of the first things she said was "sorry, my English is not so good."  I can proudly say that over the last 2.5 years of getting in lots of trouble together...going on Read more [...]
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Tomato Rut

Yet another perk of us moving last summer into this new house is that we are able to have a nice little container garden in the front part of our house.  When we were living in the US we always had a garden with lots of vegetables and fruit because stuff you grow yourself is always so much better. Last summer we were too new to this house so we did not plant anything but this year we did mushrooms, Read more [...]
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Warsaw Planetarium

When we were at the science museum in Warsaw last week we also went and did the planetarium which is attached to the museum. Since my husband's foot is still quite sore from when he broke it 8 weeks ago, walking activities are not high on our sightseeing list.  So, movie watching is high on our sightseeing list.   We had yet to go to the planetarium so last Friday the planetarium was a perfect fit. You Read more [...]
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Copernicus Science Museum Time

As you could tell by my last post we spent the latter part of last week in Warsaw, Poland. For all of you who sent me messages, THANKS!  She made it safely to the US and is already enjoying shopping at Target, getting unlimited refills of drinks at restaurants and studying to get her drivers permit. Meanwhile she was having fun in the US we had some fun ourselves in Warsaw. One of the highlights Read more [...]
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A Long 5 Hours

What a sad day yesterday was in more ways than one.  I am having a hard time trying to word this post. We were at the Warsaw airport doing this... "L" is going to be doing her university studies in the US so yesterday she flew back a few early to start getting herself situated there before school starts.  So we drove down to Warsaw since that is the major airport for international flights. She Read more [...]
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Bydgoszcz Busker Fest 2014

Where to start about our last Saturday? My hubby had to work on Saturday so the girls and I had some free time to fill.  Luckily it was the Busker Festival time here in Bydgoszcz and 2 years ago we went to it and had a blast so we head into town to watch it for an hour or two.  Well, 6 hours later I think we finally headed home.  It was a long day but a fun day. What is a busker?  It is a street Read more [...]
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Bonfires, Bread and Beer

Saturday night we were off to enjoy a bonfire at one of my husband's co-workers house.  We have had lots of dinners at friends houses and we have hosted lots of bbq's at our house but we had yet to ever attended a Polish bbq. So this bbq was a first for us. Once again like most typical Polish people they were some of the most gracious hosts and like most Polish dinners more food then I could imagine. So Read more [...]
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American Girl Sweepstakes

It has been a CRAZY week in our house as we have some guests in town visiting so our days lately have been sightseeing with them, so hence the reason for not a whole lot of posts this week! BUT to help make up for it, I have the AMAZING giveaway that I am doing with a few other blogger friends for our blog readers. My youngest 2 girls LOVE dolls and dressing them up.  They love American Girl dolls Read more [...]
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STUDIO Pod Labedziem

Well yesterday we finally picked up "L's" Senior/Graduation pictures and all I can say is... WOW, she is defiantly not my baby anymore! Last week I talked about the pictures that STUDIO Pod Labedziem did for my oldest daughter and here are a few of the AMAZING pictures he took! These turned out absolutely spectacular and I am having the hardest time deciding which one to hang Read more [...]
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She is Not My Baby

Tuesday evening "L" and I did yet another tradition of being a high school Senior....SENIOR PICTURES!!! In the US a lot of kids in their last year of high school during this senior year do a photo shoot with nice clothes, sport uniforms or other items that describe them.  Yes, typically they are done in the fall but the fall got a bit busy for us so when STUDIO Pod Labedziem donated a photo session Read more [...]
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I Just Want to Cry

How easily do I cry? Where the Red Fern Grows, The Green Mile, Pay it Forward, The Patriot and 17 Miracles are instant tear jerker movies for me. When I go on the Godvine website and watch dog rescue's I better have a box of tissue's next to me. I no longer host  or go to "Going away" dinners or parties...I go to "Till we meet again" because the thought of never seeing some friends again(the Read more [...]
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Time to Visit…Tyrcz Pottery

Yes, there are still more shops in Boleslawiec that I have yet too talk about and YES, there even more that I will be blogging about here soon. If you are looking for unique one of a kind pieces of Polish pottery well Tyrcz is your place if you are in Boleslawiec, Poland. This shop is located in the little strip mall right next to Vena pottery. Time to Visit...Tyrcz Pottery If Read more [...]
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Where Did The Year Go

Last Friday was finally the last day of school here in Poland for my youngest 2 girls!  Yes, it seems like they go to school FOREVER here compared to the US since most of my friends back home kids have been out for a month already but we do get some AMAZING holiday breaks throughout the school year. I was a VERY proud mom day on Friday!  My girls survived their first year in Polish school.  "E" Read more [...]
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Primo Ice Cream Time

The other day I took "E" and a friend of hers to one of the BEST ice cream places here in Bydgoszcz, Cafe Primo. The locals here in town all say this is the place to go for ice cream but living here now for 2 full summers we had yet to eat there.  But I am proud to say, I have finally had some of this famous ice cream and now know I know why everyone says this is the best place in Bydgoszcz to get Read more [...]
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Polish Pottery Categories

One of the first things I talk to people about when I take them Polish pottery shopping for the first time is the difference in Polish pottery categories. NO, not all pottery pieces are created equally! Each Polish pottery piece is categorized into between 1 and 5.  Many stores put labels on them like this that clearly say what category or quality it is. Not all stores label them especially Read more [...]
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Men’s Volleyball World Championship

Last night for the us was AMAZING again for my girls and I! Why?  We got tickets to this! For those of you not in Poland or not a volleyball fan, this was a ticket for the Poland vs. Brazil men's volleyball game.  World Championships this year for the men is being held here in Poland in a couple of weeks, so many of the games are already being played before the final games here in Poland. I Read more [...]
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Za Piecem Restaurant

Yes, I love to cook and yes, I love to eat out just as much! Friday afternoon we headed out for lunch with the last our guests before they head back to the US.  These 2 guests were only here for 2 days for work here in Bydgoszcz so they had no real time to explore or experience the tastes of Poland.  So for their last real meal here in Poland before they headed off to the airport we took them one Read more [...]
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That Time of the Month

Life has been totally crazy for us the last 3 weeks!  One of the nights last week it was time to say say good-bye to 4 of our church missionaries.  1 of them was going back to the US as his 2 years here came to an end and 3 others went to different areas here in Poland, that meant we got to welcome 4 new church missionaries here. Time for good-bye....  A couple of Read more [...]
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Another Day at the Beach NOT!

A couple of Sunday's ago we headed up to Gdansk to pick up some people who were going to be working with my husband here for a special assignment for a couple of weeks.  Well what was suppose to be a quick 4.5 hour round trip turned into a little over 10.5 hour trip.  They missed a connecting flight so it put them in Gdansk 6 hours later.  It wasn't worth it to spend 2 hours driving home to spend Read more [...]
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President Uchtdorf Visits Poland

We had the most AMAZING weekend to date I think since moving here to Poland.  Why?  We spent the weekend in Warsaw for church meetings. First up was Saturday night Seminary/Institute Graduation.  Wednesday nights for this past school year I taught bible study classes for high school age kids(Seminary) and young adults up to age 26(Institute).  I am lucky I only have to teach 1 time a week here Read more [...]
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Time for Another Visit to Torun

I mentioned before that a friend of mine living in Norway came to visit the last 6 days, so that meant lots of sightseeing and playing tour guide for her and her other 2 companions.  On Thursday we went to visit Torun as that is a must if you are in this part of Poland. I guess living here now 2.5 years I am starting to take stuff for granted when I look around.  So it was interesting to look at Read more [...]
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What a 48 Hours

What a 48 hours it has been for me! We have some guests visiting us from Norway this week and so the last 2 days has involved trips sightseeing to.... Ostromecko  My friend is a HUGE Polish pottery lover, so that meant road trip to Boleslawiec! I wish I could tell more about our adventures but it will have to wait for another post.  Time to head out Read more [...]
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Hi Ho Hi Ho Off to School We Go

It is hard to believe that only in the 1st grade "A" as of this week has attended 3 different school buildings in her short education span.  Crazy huh?  But this 3rd school building is worth it!  The school that my youngest go to here in Bydgoszcz has out grown their school building, so they moved into a new building last week.  They told us parents back in September that they were looking at moving Read more [...]
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Soprano Pizzeria in Bydgoszcz

So a few weeks ago at the Charity Auction I helped organize, one of the items that I won was a big basket that was named "Taste of Bydgoszcz."  The basket was full of gift certificates from lots of different restaurants here in Bydgoszcz.  One of them was from Soprano Pizzeria. The other day we went and used our gift certificate at Soprano Pizzeria in Bydgoszcz and eat some really good pizza. What Read more [...]
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Wooden Shoe Flower Pots

As you know I have been CRAZY busy getting my over grown yard into a beautiful yard for all the summertime BBQ's we like to do with friends! I am putting the final touches on it and yesterday's creation was my highlight...Wooden Shoe Flower Pots. While living in the Netherlands I got a few of their wooden shoes or clogs at second-hand stores or flea markets.  I would see in the backyard of many Read more [...]
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