Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve Gala in Olsztyn

One of the most impressive Polish voices today in Warmian-Masurian Concert Hall. New Year's Eve Gala in Olsztyn with Katarzyna Mackiewicz. Try this to catch what she is capable of: Adagio in G minor. That'll be a very happy new year in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

New stadium for Olsztyn

Very good news from Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city. A new stadium paperwork has landed at city hall. Looks like our Roman's favourite football club in Poland - the Stomil Olsztyn, is really supposed to have a pitch upgrade! More:

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Greetings with Ronaldo to Warmian-Masurian

Cristiano Ronaldo's life, especially his early career years in Funchal - the Madeira's capital city, can be a great motivation and engagement course not only for British young footballers but also for kids from Warmian-Masurian: more... Our Roman, who is Stomil Olsztyn fan, visited CR7 museum and made, by means of his iPhone®, the footage you can watch above. Moreover, he said he got two CR7 gift sets for Stomil Olsztyn's young footballers. They'll be sent from London to the Socios in Olsztyn soon :)

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas trees in Masuria

There's a lot of beautiful Christmas trees in Masurian homes now. This tradition migrated to Poland from Germany between 18th and 19th century. Other regions of our country are used to fir as a Christmas tree. In Masuria we use pines or spruce. The more impressive we make the tree the more health, wealth and peace - we believe - it brings to our home and family for the coming year. But over all gifts we find today under the Christmas tree we always prefer white snow in a forest behind the window to watch. Merry Christmas to all the Europe, many kind greetings from Masuria!

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Friday, 23 December 2016

Masurian gingerbreads

Tomorrow, the 24th December, is the most important day we celebrate every 365 days in Poland. There's nothing similar to the Christmas Eve in Polish culture. The supper, we are preparing for almost 24 hours, is just a family supper. This year we've been spending Christmas in different parts of the world, we'd say. However, our Wojtek made something what unites us over borders and time zones. It's on the one hand just Masurian flour with eggs, sugar and ginger. On the other hand gingerbreads are his and Daga's favourite little something for Christmas all we do love always and everywhere...

Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Alarm Clock Clinic in Olsztyn

Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city, is proud to announce the first Polish "Alarm Clock Clinic" for adults has been launched. There's one for kids in coma, too. Now they offer also services for people 18+. Quite hard to catch the relation between the name of the clinic and its mission. In Polish you know it at once: "alarm clock" means "budzik" (literraly: an device that wakes up). More abou this:

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Warmian-Masurian Ronaldos

Not all of us prepare "barszcz" with "uszka" for Christmas Eve this year. Our Roman has just written from Madeira. There's about 20 deegres more than in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship now? On the one hand not bad, on the other hand no chance for white Christmas at all ;) As a matter of fact, he is Stomil Olsztyn old fan and a member of that football club fans' association. Moreover, he's a professional in strategies relating to the Corporate Social Responsibility. Therefore he decided to visit Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Funchal, the city CR7 was born in. The point's been a look into Ronaldo's life, in his early years very similar to the one many Warmian-Masurian kids experience yet. Roman wanted to know what had made a boy from relatively poor family living in a distant island became the biggest star of the most popular sport. No simple answer discovered even over there. Everybody says nothing new: hard work & good people around is a key to succeed. So, Roman will bring a few inspiring things for future Ronaldos from Olsztyn. If Funchal won thanks to Ronaldo, why Olsztyn can't win something similar in the future? Today's Funchal is much different from the Funchal of 1980s. It's very modern and entrepreneurial destination for tourists and investors, as well. Very impressive change story. Inspires important conclusions on strategic development, our Roman said. Clever guy, not many people go these days to heaven islands to do anything for someone's hope!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Masurian ravioli for Christmas

Christmas coming this weekend. So, our last Saturday and Sunday fully focused on preparing old, traditional food we are very used to eat during 'Wigilia' (Christmas Eve's supper in Poland). One of the most important dishes is 'barszcz' (beetroot soup) with 'uszka' (little Polish home-made dumplings richly stuffed with forest mushrooms). Takes a lot of time to prepare but their taste, you know - when you use this-year mushrooms from Masuria, is fully worth all the boring work spent for experiencing a big family Christmas. Picture above taken by our Pawel.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Lichens - wonders of Masurian nature

Lichens, thanks to their physical structure, are almost self-sufficient. They can look like shells, leaves or little bushes. It's worth to know lichens living on trees are a good sulphur dioxide bio-sensor. They don't like air pollution. This is why you don't see them in many industrial parts of today's European Union. But you are able to meet many of such unique plants in Masuria. It's a living proof we breath with probably the cleanest air it the EU.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016

Warmian-Masurian UNICEF

Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship is one of the poorest regions in the European Union but people living over there are always full of hopes and open to the world. As a matter of fact, "All the colors of the world" action by UNICEF takes place in Olsztyn now. Warmian-Masurian pupils create charity dolls to raise money for saving children in very poor parts of Africa. More on the Gazeta Olsztynska

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Peace Light of Bethlehem in Olsztyn

The Peace Light of Bethlehem comes to Olsztyn. Polish scouts are supposed to deliver it again from Slovakia tomorrow, at 6.30 pm, to the Old Town Market Place in the Warmian-Masurian capital city. Everyone will be able to take home a piece of the peace light. Please, remember to bring your lantern:

Monday, 12 December 2016

Christmas market in Olsztynek

Olsztynek town in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship invites to a Christmas market this Sunday. On 18th Decemer you'll be able to experience early tastes of Masurian Christmas Eve. There will be not only a lot of local food but also nativity scene, Santa parade and workshop of preparing dumplings: more.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Airships from Dywity

It's worth to notice Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city, used to be a big airship hub. Before the WW1 there were 24 docks for airships in Dywity, today's Olsztyn County. That's quite impressive! More about this on:

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Golf in Masuria

There's already been two golf courses from Masuria in GolfAdvisor directory. As a matter of fact, there are three of them marked as Warmian-Masurian but only "Mazury Golf & Country Club" as well as "Sand Valey Golf and Country Club" are from northeastern Poland. Both over 6500 meters long, 18 holes, par 72 and... the beauty of Masuria all around for free!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Deers in Masuria

These two are cute, aren't they? Author of the footage says he was lucky to watch a clash of Masurian titans. It's this year rut. Both deers fought each other in a forest not far from Szczytno, Masuria: more...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Masurian cranberry marmalade

Pure nature in Masuria creates a lot of very good quality forest fruirs. One of them are cranberries we turn today into a marmalade. Masurian home-made marmalade from cranberries always best for Christmas roasts, also veggie ones :) Picture can look not too good but taste is delicious!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Ice rink UKIEL

Olsztyn launches an ice rink on the beach of Ukiel, which is the biggest lake in that unique Polish city. It will be open to all everyday, including weekends, from 8am to 10pm. News source is: "Nasz Olsztyniak" (it is local free newspaper).