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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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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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Who likes Italian cooking?

Yesterday was yet another cooking class, who likes Italian cooking? I participated in yet another cooking class with a few of my friends.  My friend Patryk who has done other cooking classes for us taught us more wonder Italian dishes. … Continue reading

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Well that was fun

Several friends and I have formed a cooking club, since a good share of them are from other countries we all want to know how and what each of us cook in home countries.  Well, a Groupon coupon that I … Continue reading

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Oh my feet still hurt

Oh my feet still hurt from last night! But at least it was a for great cause, a charity dinner/auction that I organized with the  International Spouses Club for a local Hospice program, Salus Homini. We raise 4,500 zlotys which … Continue reading

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Off to another beautiful walk,

The other day a few of the wives from my husbands work and I got together and were off to another beautiful walk doing a city tour of the old town area of Bydgoszcz.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate … Continue reading

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I am leaving on a jet plane

I am leaving on a jet plane…. OK not really, but I did 3 weeks ago back to the USA to visit family and friends.  We had not been back as a family in about 4 and half years, so … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes on House Hunters International TV Show!

Behind the Scenes on House Hunters International TV Show! We finally saw our House Hunters International TV show the other weekend!  It was CRAZY to watch ourselves on television.  I saw it originally when it aired in the USA back in September … Continue reading

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Carnival Party Time in Poland!

Well it is carnival party time in Poland! Now in the US where I grew up we really did not celebrate carnival so when we moved over to the Netherlands 7 years ago, it was a complete eye opener to … Continue reading

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Come to Poland!!!

Am I losing my mind for doing 2 blog posts in a row about doughnuts?  YES!!!  The stars are in alignment this week for me to give me the excuse to eat them twice in one week!  As you know Thursday … 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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Amber Jewelry Oh Yes!

Amber Jewelry Oh Yes! One of the items most people buy when visiting Poland is Amber jewelry  Before moving to Poland I had heard of Amber jewelry but never really gave it much thought.  Well if you have ever visited Warsaw or Gdansk you … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo, Another Volleyball Win!!

Woo Hoo, Another Volleyball Win!! So we spent tonight at another KS Palac volleyball game to cheer on our “adopted” daughter Rachael!  What a game it was, I don’t think I have bit my nails so much in one night. … Continue reading

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Happy New Years (Sylwester)!

Happy New Years or in Polish Sylwester! It is hard to believe but today is the last day of 2012 already.  Are you like me wondering where did the time go?  The year just flew by with us all the … Continue reading

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A Day of Highs and Lows!

Yesterday was a day that showed me the highs of living here in Poland as well and the lows of living in Poland! The morning started out with a BIG BANG(the positive of the day)!  I was able to got … 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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Time to Eat Polish and Indian Holiday Food!

Yesterday was another crazy day of the holiday season, which meant I got to each traditional Polish and Indian holiday food!! For lunch several ladies with the Spouses club that I am involved in had lunch at the GREAT restaurant NUVO here … Continue reading

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Doing Something Bigger Than You and Me, Volunteering for Szlachetna Paczka!

Last Friday and Saturday afternoon will be 2 days that I will not forget anytime soon!  A few weeks ago I received an email from a blog reader, Andrzej, telling me about a charity here in Poland called Szlanchetna Paczka.  Well he … Continue reading

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A Visit to….Sopel Christmas Ornament Factory

One thing that Poland is known for is…Christmas ornaments!  I bet you if you go through your Christmas ornaments at least one is made in Poland.  Well who would have thought but there is a factory right here in Bydgoszcz!!! … 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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1 Year Ago Today My World Changed Yet Again!

It is hard to believe but one year ago today, we packed our car and our van and drove to move from The Netherlands to Bydgoszcz, Poland!  Yep, I have officially have been in Poland for 365 days!  CRAZY!!! Never in my … Continue reading

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A visit to…Boleslawiec, Poland (aka Polish Pottery Heaven)

Boleslawiec, Poland (aka Polish Pottery Heaven) Last Saturday I went to the Boleslawiec, Poland with a group of friends.  What is so special about Boleslawiec that we would leave Bydgoszcz at 04:15 in the morning and shop all day and … Continue reading

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Yet Another Great Coffee Morning!

I am truly grateful for a great group of expat ladies who are in similar situation as I am in, who’s husbands brought them to Bydgoszcz because of their jobs. Once a month we get together for coffee/tea/water, to socialize(what us women do best!), to eat and to … Continue reading

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Slovakian Hospitality and Food!

 Last weekend we were invited over to a friend’s house so ours kids could play together and us parents could hang out and talk.  The family we visited is from Slovakia.  What made this play-date even more special is that they … Continue reading

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