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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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I Love Being a Mom

Yes, I love being a mom!  Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the US (in Poland it is in a few weeks) but we celebrated yesterday. My girls woke me up bright and early at 06:30 in the morning with scrambled … Continue reading

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Happy Wet Monday (Śmigus-Dyngus)

Today is unique holiday here in Poland.  It is called Śmigus-Dyngus or in easy words, Wet Monday! Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches.  In the old days boys would sneak into the girls … Continue reading

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Happy Easter – Wesołych Świąt

I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Happy Easter or as they say here in Poland…Wesołych Świąt! Today we had the typical Easter dinner with family and friends.  “E” made a typical Polish vegetable salad … Continue reading

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“Artichoke” Polish Ribbon Easter Decorating

As I mentioned yesterday, I love how the Polish people here decorate Easter eggs here! 2 weeks ago a few friends and I got together once again to learn a traditional craft here that is done during Easter and Christmas. … Continue reading

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Polish Easter Eggs

Hi, my name is Kelley and I am addicted to Polish decorated Easter eggs.  I LOVE Polish decorated Easter eggs! Every year that we live here in Poland my Easter egg collection is getting bigger and bigger. How could you … Continue reading

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Time to make….Polish Easter Palms

One the things I am enjoying about living here in Poland the longer I am here, is learning about all of their different customs that go with the different holidays.  The first year in any country that we have lived … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day from Poland

Yesterday and today it is not uncommon to see men walking around town carrying some flowers and/or chocolate or women carrying some flowers and/or chocolate.  Why because it is Women’s Day here in Poland along with several other countries!  March … Continue reading

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How many did you eat?

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that today here is Fat Thursday or aka Paczki Day!  For many of my friends that means…how many jelly filled doughnuts can you eat in one day. As the saying goes..”When in Rome do as … Continue reading

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“C” is for Cookie

Another perk of this time of year is Christmas baking! Growing up my mother, my grandmothers, aw heck every mother I knew baked cookies, candy and all sorts of sweets during the holiday season.  So yes, I had to continue … Continue reading

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Holiday party time

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  Yes, I love the Christmas holiday time but in the same breath it is almost the most stressful time of year because of all the different holiday parties.  If you … Continue reading

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Time to run the Torun Santa Half Marathon

Well my husband added another Half Marathon to his completion list.   Sunday he ran in Torun, Poland in a really unique one, a Santa or “Mikolajow” themed one.  Every runner received a long-sleeved red shirt and a Santa hat … Continue reading

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Tacky holiday sweaters

Yes, even in Poland they have tacky holiday sweaters! I was shopping the other day at a local store and my girls come running up to me and pull me over to this……. The worse part?  The elf one even … Continue reading

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St. Martin’s Day in Poland

Last week here in Poland there was a special holiday called St. Martin’s Day, which also was the same day as Poland’s Independence Day. St. Martin’s Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 throughout Europe. It celebrates the end of the growing … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day Poland

Happy Independence Day Poland! National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence. The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since … Continue reading

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I am HOW old?

I so did not want to get out of bed this morning!  Not because it is cold enough outside to have a nice coat of frost on my windshield to scrap off before I take my little ones to school, … Continue reading

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The thing that drives my husband crazy!

It is hard to believe but I am turning the B-I-G 40 here in a few weeks.   One of the things that my husband hates about my birthday or any holiday for that matter is getting me a present, … Continue reading

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Bringing the 4th of July to us!!

Happy 4th of July!!! Unfortunately, it just does not feel like the 4th of July here.  Maybe it’s because my hubby is working LONG hours today and I am teaching English lessons, or we don’t have family here to do … Continue reading

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Celebrating Queen’s Day!

Celebrating Queen’s Day! Happy belated Queen’s Day to all my Dutch friends and family! Yes, I know I am not Dutch but when you live in a country for 6 AMAZING years you to tend to take on a few … Continue reading

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Happy Easter or Wesołych Świąt!

I just want to wish all my blog readers a….. Afrikaans – Geseënde Paasfees Albanian- Gëzuar Pashkët Amharic- me’elkam fasika Arabic (Lebanese)- El masi7 2am Arabic- (Modern Standard) (fiṣḥ sa’īd)- فصح سعيد Armenian (Eastern) Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց Aromanian- Hristolu s-aflà! (Christ … Continue reading

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Easter Craft Market in Torun, Poland

Easter Craft Market in Torun, Poland This afternoon me and the hubby went to Easter Craft market in Torun, Poland.  This event was only held today and we missed it last year, so this was on our to do list today!  … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in Poland!

Valentine’s Day in Poland! I know this is a bit late but life got the best of me yesterday! I was sicker than sick with the stomach bug yesterday so I spent ALL day in bed having a Criminal Minds … Continue reading

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Paczki Day in Poland – aka National Jelly Doughnut Day!

Paczki Day in Poland – aka National Jelly Doughnut Day! It is FAT THURSDAY in Poland today! In Poland they celebrate Fat Thursday unlike in the US were we celebrate Fat Tuesday. They eat paczki all day long(Ok not all … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Poland!

Merry Christmas from Poland! I hope your Christmas was holly and jolly!  We had a great day with food, friends and family.    First up was a local television station, TVP came to our house in the morning to film … Continue reading

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Finally Made it to a Polish Christmas Market!

 Well yesterday we finally made it to a Polish Christmas Market!  We hopped into our car and headed down a lovely little town Torun.  We have been to several in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands over the years as this … Continue reading

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