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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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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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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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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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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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Warsaw Planetarium

When we were at the science museum in Warsaw last week we also went and did the planetarium which is attached to the museum. Since my husband’s foot is still quite sore from when he broke it 8 weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Copernicus Science Museum Time

As you could tell by my last post we spent the latter part of last week in Warsaw, Poland. For all of you who sent me messages, THANKS!  She made it safely to the US and is already enjoying shopping … 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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President Uchtdorf Visits Poland

We had the most AMAZING weekend to date I think since moving here to Poland.  Why?  We spent the weekend in Warsaw for church meetings. First up was Saturday night Seminary/Institute Graduation.  Wednesday nights for this past school year I … Continue reading

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Time for Another Visit to Torun

I mentioned before that a friend of mine living in Norway came to visit the last 6 days, so that meant lots of sightseeing and playing tour guide for her and her other 2 companions.  On Thursday we went to … Continue reading

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What a 48 Hours

What a 48 hours it has been for me! We have some guests visiting us from Norway this week and so the last 2 days has involved trips sightseeing to…. Ostromecko  My friend is a HUGE Polish pottery lover, so … Continue reading

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The Newest District in Poland

Yesterday was an AWESOME day at church!!  OK, yes I say that a lot about our church activities but this one is one that can never be repeated again!! Our  branch here in Bydgoszcz became part of a newly formed … Continue reading

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Trams of Bydgoszcz Past

The beginning of the month was a holiday weekend here so all sorts of exciting things were happening here in town. One thing that happens here during special holidays is that they run a couple of the old original trams … Continue reading

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Another Successful Auction

Last Friday night was a HUGE success for a fundraiser for the local orphanage that I was organizing with the help of one my most amazing friends! Like I mentioned in a post last week, I was totally excited for … 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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Time to Visit…Gdansk, Poland

So last Friday afternoon my husband and I headed up to Gdansk which is about 2 hours from our house on the north coast of Poland for a quick overnight get away for the 2 of us. We have been … 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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Time to Cook…Polish Poppy Seed Cake with Stripes (Makowiec w Paski)

Easter here in Poland means eating some form of poppy-seed cake called Makowiec (the typical one is just like a jelly rolled caked filled with poppy-seed filling).  Almost every grocery store and bakery here in town has them for sale … Continue reading

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