Author Archives: Kelley Kagele

Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

One of the perks of living in Poland is that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice in one month!  In Poland Mother’s Day or as they say here in Poland Dzien Matki is always celebrated today the 26th of … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Brda River

Last Saturday a friend of mine coordinated a kayaking trip down the canal and river that goes through Bydgoszcz.  I grew up canoeing so I was in complete heaven when she offered. Our first house here in Bydgoszcz was right … Continue reading

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Where did April go?

I have gotten several emails and Facebook posts asking if I am still here…..well, I am!  I mentioned a few months ago that I started working as an English teacher here in town.   At first it started as just … Continue reading

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Is that a Goose?

It is the time of year here in Bydgoszcz where a lot of restaurants serve a lot of goose dishes and I love goose, so I am in heaven now when we eat out.  The other weekend there was a … Continue reading

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What a Month

YES, I am still alive!!  I can’t believe it has been over a month since I have posted anything on the blog. Well this past month has been completely crazy in our house….. Lots of Scouting activities HOMEWORK, HOMEWORK and … Continue reading

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Walnuts and More Walnuts

One thing I have started doing more now that I live in Poland compared to living anywhere else in the world…if I can pick it, I will do something with it.  I have done apples, plums and now walnuts!! Polish … Continue reading

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And So It Starts….

Can life get any crazier?  How do you know school is back in session for your kids? When you say good-bye to… sleepovers going to bed at 23:30 waking up whenever stress free mornings afternoons to myself to do whatever … Continue reading

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Men’s World Volleyball Championship

Where have I been over the last week? Watching this… I have been talking about this tournament for several weeks and it was finally here!!  The girls and I were beyond excited that 5 of the days of the tournament … Continue reading

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Last Day of Summer

Last week we had lots of fun with the girls as it was the end of summer before they start getting knee-deep in books. One of the days we went to my friends summer house which is about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Here We Come Sokrates

What a day yesterday was!  Why?  School officially started for “A” & “E” who are going into 2nd and 4th grade. This year once again they are going to Sokrates International Primary School here in Bydgoszcz.  We absolutely enjoyed last … Continue reading

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Eating Like a Local

In every town all of the world there is spot where the “locals” eat that you won’t find in any travel guide.  When we travel VERY rarely will you find us eating on the main streets of the city but … Continue reading

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Boleslawiec Polish Pottery Festival Day 2

Yesterday’s blog post I show you how fabulous last Saturday was for me in Boleslawiec, Poland during their annual Polish Pottery Festival.  Well Sunday was just as fabulous! It was another fun day and my feet were so sore from all … Continue reading

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Boleslawiec Polish Pottery Festival Day 1

Oh I have no words for how AWESOME my weekend was!  I went with another friend to the annual Polish Pottery Festival in Boleslawiec, Poland.  This festival is 5 days of ceramics, concerts, parades, exhibits, handi-crafts, antique market and a … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Borowski Glass Studio

I know it may seem hard to believe there are other things to do in Boleslawiec beside Polish pottery shopping!! This is the unique and VERY interesting glass studio, Borowski which is just outside of town really near Andy’s & Andar’s . … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…WR Outlet Store in Boleslawiec

WR Ceramika is yet another pottery place in Boleslawiec, Poland.  Yes, there are still a few more we have yet to explore. WR has 2 stores in Boleslawiec, the main store located just down the block from Andy’s.  The outlet … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Ceramika Trycz, Boleslawiec, Poland

Yes, this is yet another blog post on yet another Polish pottery store in Boleslawiec, Poland.  Why yet another one?  Because in 4 days(not that I am counting) is the Boleslawiec annual Polish Pottery Festival!!  I have had lots of … Continue reading

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Time to Eat in Boleslawiec Poland

After a long day of shopping for Polish pottery it is time for a good Polish food.  In Boleslawiec there is an AMAZING restaurant that you need to stop and try Polish food if you go there. Opalkowa Chata needs to … Continue reading

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A Visit to…Ceramika Artystyczna, Boleslawiec, Poland

Hi my name is Kelley and I am a Polish pottery addict!  I am not going to lie…I LOVE Polish pottery.  I fell in love with it even before moving here to Poland. One of the stores that is always … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Apple & Bacon Smalec

I mentioned last week we have been using as many apples as my family can eat without getting sick of them.  One of ways we used some apples was with making…smalac. If you eat at a restaurant that serves typical … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day

How many apple’s can my family use in a week?  In the past 3 days we have gone through 12 kilograms (26.5 pounds).  Yes, you read that right!  We are in apple heaven here in our house. Why so many … Continue reading

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Trickline, Slackline or Highline

I know this is really late but in May we went to watch something called a “Trickline,” “Highline” or some call it “Slackline” competition.  Whatever you want to call it…it is AWESOME! This all happened the first weekend in May … Continue reading

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Dirty Carrots and Cheese

On the first Sunday of the month for 4 hours there is a farmers market type event here in town at a local nightclub.  A friend has been telling me about these for a while and that I really need … Continue reading

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Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia

Last Sunday we went back to one of my favorite areas of Poland…the Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia area.  Yes, the wonderful beaches they have up there is just one of the reasons why we love going up there.  We went up there for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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