Category Archives: Just for fun

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Who’s Ready for an Auction

Yes, I am still alive but I have not been posting a lot lately because my life in centered around putting together my annual charity auction that I do each year.  This event is the highlight in my year every … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of the Bydgoszcz Zoo

Today “A” and I headed over to the zoo in town for a sheep shearing demonstration they were doing with the sheep they have in the zoo.  Since we were all ready at the zoo, we walked around for bit … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung in Poland

I think winter is officially gone (at least I am hoping so) and spring has sprung in Poland. As there was plenty to do inside my house got chores, it was just too nice to do anything inside. First stop, … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Poland

The other day one of my Polish blog readers sent me a link that he thought I might enjoy reading. The link went to a Tumbler account “This is Poland!” It was a bunch fun facts about Poland.  Some of … Continue reading

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Ranch dressing is here in Poland

A few weeks ago my favorite grocery store chain here in town, Lidl, was having “American Week” special.  They were selling all sorts of foods that are “American” in their eyes.  Now this is not the first time they have … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip to Slovakia & the Czech Republic

No, I really did not make a quick trip to Slovakia or to the Czech Republic yesterday but I was able to learn a few things about each of the countries as it was time for my monthly coffee morning with the … Continue reading

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Is it TK Maxx or TJ Maxx?

I never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would wake up early to drive 40 minutes to another town(Torun) to stand in a line for a grand opening of store but I did today! One of … Continue reading

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Well that was a surprise!

It is hard to believe but our oldest daughter turned 18 on Sunday!  I am starting to feel old now. One of the cons of living here for her is that since there was no school for her here in … Continue reading

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Time to cook…Paczki (Polish doughnuts)

If you are not from Poland or you don’t live in Poland then you are probably aware that tomorrow here is Fat Thursday, Paczki Day or in simple words…National Doughnut Day!  Yes, it is a religious holiday that has to … Continue reading

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Oh, what a morning

Yesterday it was time for my monthly coffee get-together with the other women from the military base where my husband works to learn more about each other’s cultures, raise some money for local charities and most importantly eating food from … Continue reading

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What do I love?

What do I love? Family time, chocolate chip cookies and ice cream!  This past couple of days I had all 3 and was in HEAVEN. Rachael(our “adopted” daughter from another mother and father) had a few days off from her … Continue reading

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The game in the eyes of a 6 year old

Last night was a girls night out with my youngest 2 girls and a good friend of mine.     We headed to the Men’s volleyball game, Transfer Bydgoszcz, who was playing against the Warsaw team. Oh, it was a … Continue reading

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Perfect weather for sledding

This week and next the kids are out of school for winter break!  We have had the perfect mix of weather for sledding the last 2 weeks.  Last week we got lots of snow and this week the weather is … Continue reading

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