Category Archives: Hospitality

That time of month again

Today is that time of month again that I dread the most…NO not that kind of problem but we have to say good-bye to some wonderful church missionaries we have at our church here in Bydgoszcz.   Every 9 weeks … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Poland!

Happy New Year from Poland! For the first time in celebrating 22 New Year’s together, my husband and I celebrated New Year’s without our kids.  We went out with a few friends to a local hotel that was having a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to wish all my American friends and family….. Even though we are in Poland and today is like any other day, kids going to school, husband going to work and me hitting the gym, we are still have … Continue reading

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BINGO Time

One of the fun things I miss about the US is the game BINGO!   Growing up in North Dakota bingo was a game that was played quite often for fundraisers with church groups, youth groups or other charity groups. … Continue reading

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Happy Name Day “E”

Well the other day was big day here in Poland, “E’s” Name Day. Once again another perk of taking my kids out of the International school here and immersing them in a more traditional Polish school is that they are … Continue reading

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Halloween party time

So last week was a crazy week for several reasons which I will be blogging about this week but one of the reasons was for Halloween!  No, Halloween is not celebrated like we do in the US but I saw … Continue reading

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International Kindness Project is today!

International Kindness Project is today! The Kindness Project began in 1996 as a way for families to honor their deceased child and to help themselves heal. Now, years later, almost 2,000,000 (yes, two million!) Kindness Project cards have been used around the … Continue reading

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I am REALLY disliking goodbyes!

I am REALLY disliking goodbyes Last night was yet another night we had to say goodbye to some friends!  These are just not ordinary friends but kind of my sons since they are the same age as mine.  We have … Continue reading

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A Day With Lots of “Downs”!

Yesterday was another day with lots of downs!  I spent the majority of the day with one of my girls on her class field trip.  Now this was not just a day to the zoo or to the movies, we … Continue reading

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Just Trying to Keep My Sanity!

Those of you expats living in Poland, you know it can be a just a bit of a challenge living here!  I can see how some people can be just miserable here and I had one friend who lived here for 3 … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions in Poland

Merry Christmas from Poland! Well being our first real Christmas here, I am learning all sorts of Christmas traditions in Poland which are unique to me. First up that is unique to me is that Christmas Eve is the BIG … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…French Bûche de Noël

Being the holiday season it is time to cook…French Bûche de Noël!  As I am sure you can tell if you are a faithful blog reader of mine, I like to cook and bake!  A good friend of mine here … Continue reading

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A Morning At One of the Local Polish Orphanages.

A morning at one of the local Polish orphanages was one of the highlights of living here in Bydgoszcz this year.  I am currently the Chairperson for a Spouses Club and over the last year we have been doing different … Continue reading

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My Favorite Coffee Shop in Bydgoszcz, Beyrouth Cafe!

Almost every Friday late afternoon you will find me and a friend hanging out a local shop here in town while our little ones are taking a community art class.   A few months ago when our kids started taking … Continue reading

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Halloween Polish Style

Well we survived our first Halloween in Poland.  I threw a Halloween party here at our house for just a few people.  OK, in the end it being about 28 people with 16 of them kids so it was a … Continue reading

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The Auction was a Success!!

In my last post, I mentioned I was helping putting together a charity auction for a local orphanage here in Bydgoszcz where I live.  Well it is 2 days later and I am finally caught on my sleep from the GREAT event … Continue reading

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Charity Work for Far Away Lands!

One of the neat opportunities about living overseas is the charity work that I get to do locally.  Living back in the states you participate in fundraising efforts to help those living in far away lands but now that I live in … Continue reading

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The Perfect Lunch Date!

All I can say yesterday was a HOOT!!  A few weeks ago I was introduced to fellow American Blogger living here in Bydgoszcz, Poland like me.  If those of you who did read my post about the volleyball game, Rachael … Continue reading

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Cooking American Style

One of the great things about living where I live is meeting other expat wives in the area. Last Tuesday, I had 2 French, 1 Estonian, and 1 Slovakian friend come over to my house for a cooking lesson and I showed … Continue reading

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Palace Ostromecko

Few weeks ago my husband and I had to attend a social for his work.  Let me tell you it was rough having to put on a nice dress, do my hair, eat someone else’s cooking and finally meeting a … Continue reading

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Do you have your flowers and chocolate ready?

It’s Miedzynarodowy Dzien Kobiet

Attention men: Do you have your chocolate and/or flowers ready for all the women in your life today?  Why? Because today, March 8th, the women receive flowers and gifts from their loved ones.  In Poland the International Women’s Day was an official holiday, but was a working day. After the fall

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Well today is the day!

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22 years ago my husband decided to enlist in the United States Air Force.  But luckily at his very first military assignment to Minot, North Dakota, he met me and swept me off of my feet and we fell madly in love.  Well over the last 20 years that we have been married the

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Valentine’s Party Time!

I know Valentines was almost a week ago but on Saturday at our church we had a Valentine’s Party for the adults.  It was small but the nice thing about small parties you really get to have great conversations.   BUT the bad thing about small parties is there is LOTS of food leftover.  Needless to say, my American cupcakes were a hit with the Polish but then all

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I think I gained 5 pounds!

One of the things that has made the transition to Poland an easy easier move is our wonderful church.  As many of you are aware a great church family no matter where you move to can either make you or break you.  Well yesterday we went and spent half a day with one of ours.  They live about and hour and 15 minutes from us in a neat town called Torun.  The great Continue reading

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European Hospitality

The other day I hosted a monthly board meeting for an international spouses club that I am the Chairperson for in Bydgoszcz. Yes, I know I have only lived here 9 weeks but if you know me, I LOVE to be involved in the community and elections were held at the 2nd meeting that I attended and a few ladies said I would make a great Chair (and I fell hook Continue reading

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