Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year for all...



New year coming, all the best for all of us in the entire European Union. Have a good fun today and the best possible 2018! The only thing we want to ask for, please remember about animals. They don’t understand what’s happening when a lot of noise appears unexpectedly. The only reaction for most of them is fear and run. Birds are mostly vulnerable, be aware of that. They can leave their homes forever when they experience explosions of fireworks. Live and let live, then. Many thanks💫


Saturday, 30 December 2017

The Hill of Four Winds



We’got a new picture from our Masurian friend, Mrs. Maria Olszowska. What you see above is not Zakopane or Szczyrk in beautiful Polish mountains. It’s the Hill of Four Winds in Mrągowo, a charming town in Masuria! You can remember our Masuria is an implication of ancient climate changes. Huge glacier disappeared and a nice landscape consisting of lakes and hills appeared. So, you can not only sail in Masuria. You can also ski and snowboard over there 🎿⛷🛷🏂

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Joanna Jędrzejczyk in South Korea



PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Torch Relay takes place in South Korea. A good news regarding this event: Warmian-Masurian star of the MMA - Joanna Jędrzejczyk, has been announced as one of torchbearers! It’s quite classified news, no details have been unveiled due to some security concerns. However, we think... she can do her best in Gwangju on 7th January 2018 🤫🙂 Fingers crossed! 🤞🏻

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Szopka from Masuria



What you see on the picture is szopka - a sort of art expression relating to the history of Christianity we know in entire Europe. Szopka literally means a little shed in Polish. These ones were made for an exhibition in Mrągowo Culture Centre by pupils living in Masuria. Moreover, they were made with fully recyclable and environment friendly ingredients like: pasta, reed, cones, straws and so on. Isn’t it very creative, is it? Our youth can be very smart.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Masurian Christmas in Polish London



Our family had quite unusual Masurian Christmas in Polish London. You know the western part of the capital city of the United Kingdom is full of Poles. Hammersmith, Ealing, Hounslow, Harrow, Brent, Hillingdon have our language as the second mostly spoken one in those boroughs. So, nothing strange you can experience our-style Masurian Christmas over there. First of all, the opłatek (it’s the white wafer on a plate you can see in the top left corner on the picture above). We, Polish people, have been using it since about 1000 years to start a traditional Christmas Eve supper. Once all best wishes have been passed on with the opłatek to all participants of the Christmas Eve supper, we eat and eat! 😇 There ought to be 12 dishes on the table but when you are on a fitness diet you try to eat less than usually. For instance: barszcz (beetroot soup served with a croquette), Masurian-like karp (carp’s been our most favourite freshwater fish for Christmas since ages), and sernik (just cheesecake but not a simple one in this case - what you see in the bottom right corner on the picture above is a cake made of chia, millet, dates, fair-trade coffee and a lot of sugar-free chocolate). Such an unusual supper for Christmas Eve in Polish London. Masurian Christmas in a light version. Very nice, isn’t it? 💫

Sunday, 24 December 2017

A kiss under the mistletoe in Masuria



It’s being said that kissing your love under a mistletoe can be one of the most popular customs Britain implemented worldwide for Christmas. In our region people used to keep mistletoe hanging under the ceiling for a good prosperity and fertility in the family. Due to these beliefs we believe today that mistletoe ought to be kept at home all year long. In fact, mistletoes are plant living on trees. They take water from them but also give important fruits for winter birds like waxwings. Merry Christmas!

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Scary gluten-free PIERNICZKI



Here we go with another family Christmas footage. Our beauty is not only World Champion in jazz dance. 💃🏿 She’s also our World Champion in pierniczki! Pierniczki in Polish means: “gingerbreads”. What makes Daga’s gingerbreads unique? They look and taste like standard ones made for Christmas but they are completely gluten- and sugar-free. Posh pastry at home, isn’t it? Merry Christmas to all :)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Winter lights‘ competition



There’s a thrilling competition in Poland. One of Polish newspapers asks about the most beautiful winter city lights in our country. Obviously the capital city of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship is in play. Let’s vote for Olsztyn on: SE.pl (you can also find nice pictures from Olsztyn over there). 🤞🏻

Monday, 18 December 2017

Masurian sheaf for Christmas



Christmas tree is relatively a new tradition in Masuria. People who lived here in medieval times used to bring quite a piece of sheaf home for Christmas. They treated it like we do with Christmas tree today. Christmas tree became popular in Masuria in the beginning of 20th century. It was only 100 years ago. But it was dramatically different Christmas tree from today's ones. Apples, nuts, sweets and small gifts were placed only under the green tree. Today we've got a special habit of sharing Christmas wafer before our special Christmas Eve supper. Moreover, we've got a lot of beautiful baubles. Hand-made in Poland ones are our most favourite Christmas tree decorations. 🎄

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Uszka, pierogi & Balbina



Christmas time coming, we're getting ready to the most important day in Poland. You know it is not exactly the Christmas Day but the Christmas Eve, in fact. Today our Sylwia and Paweł made two most important meals we usually eat during the Christmas Eve supper. The first one is: pierogi. Almost all people in today's world know it is a dumpling stuffed with everything you can imagine. In this case we'll enjoy pierogi with cooked sauerkraut and mushrooms. You can remember we had a lot of mushrooms this autumn in our pure Masurian forests. So, we've got a lot of traditional food now. The best pierogi are slightly fried and served with little bit of natural yogurt. Another meal made by Sylwia and Paweł is: uszka. It's a small dumpling stuffed with mushrooms, of course! Uszka usually are leading ingredient of the classic Polish Christmas beetroot soup. The soup is served hot and Balbina - the cat, seems to be very interested... 😇

Friday, 15 December 2017

A world champion in the family



Great success achieved by our beauty last weekend. She and her YULDANCE team colleagues won the world championship in the 31+ jazz dance! What's very interesting, our Daga took up dancing only about 3 months ago. You can watch their nice performance online: YouTube ✌🏻😍🏆🥇👏🏻💪🏻 Isn’t the life beautiful? You can win a lot when you start a good team dance for real... ❤️

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Science and innovations hub in Olsztyn



All news regarding great, new job places in Warmian-Masurian can be a very good news. So, here we go: Olsztyn University is going to build a hub for science, innovations and fun in Kortowo district of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship’s capital city. It will be open in 2021, all our fingers crossed! 🤞🏻
Information via local media: Gazeta Olsztyńska

Monday, 11 December 2017

Masurian winter breath



Masuria is famous of pure nature. Masurian summers are beautiful but mostly in winter you can feel how clean is local air you breathe in. Deep cold breath while walking across snowy meadows, it makes you aware our life depends on what we choose. Our Roman, who studied also Philosophy, always says that our freedom is an implication of our decisions. The more good ones, the more free we are in life. Have a good walk across your life!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Happy summer selfie



Cold weather in the UK and Poland now! But our Daria made today's Saturday much warmer. It's her summer selfie. Nice one, isn't it? What can make your day better than Masurian smile of happy child growing to be a good doctor? Nothing but more and more children following good ways of their lives. Fingers crossed for all kids living in Masuria!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Saint Nicholas Day in Masuria



Today is the Saint Nicholas Day of gifts. We call this day in Poland: “Mikołajki”. But in Masuria we've got another Mikołajki - a nice town established in the 14th century. There's a proud king of vendace fish on its coat of arms, that has been related by locals to a good fishing for ages. Mikołajki is located between two Masurian lakes: Tałty and Mikołajskie. Moreover, there's also Lake Łukajno staying close to Mikołajki. It's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar Convention on Wetlands site in Masuria. Mikołajki is said to be a capital town of lake sailing in Poland. There's quite a lot of hotels and big haven, of course. Usually thousands of tourists visit Mikołajki in summer. In autumn you can rest and experience no noise of crowd over there but views stay always stunning, indeed.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Late autumn in sailing



Winter coming to Masuria. Our havens are almost empty. From now on, until spring, you experience no crowd everywhere. You can meet only old fans of Masurian sailing in our beautiful northeastern Poland yet. Cleaning process has been happening to the most of yachts in Masuria. Due to a risk of lakes’ freezing, they’ll spend entire winter on shore.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Friday, 1 December 2017

E PLURIBUS UNUM



"E PLURIBUS UNUM" in Latin means "ONE OUT OF MANY" in English. It's not only USA's credo. It's also Benfica's one. The football team from Portugal express their team spirit with such simlpe words. Our Roman went to Lisbon for a conference regading social innovations. He got an invitation from the European Union, you know he's a professional in strategic Corporate Social Responsibility. You also know him good enough to expect him searching for new sport economy solutions in all cities he visits. So, here we go! Have a look at pictures above and imagine that Estadio da Luz is now a crucial part of the commercial district in the capital city of Portugal. The shopping mall named "Colombo" (after Christopher Columbus), is located very close to the stadium and can be even bigger than the stadium. Quite similar solution to Wembley in London but the Portuguese one is missing library yet. In general, Roman says he has never seen such a creative fan engagement in their favourite club life before. There are even red pavements leading to the stadium. You almost feel like a proud Portuguese while walking along all those lines of Benfica's and Portugal's colourful masterpieces of fans' art. Probably only our favourite football club in Poland - the Stomil Olsztyn can have more positively expressive fans than Benfica Lisbon.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Snowy and sunny weekend in Masuria



Our Daga drove towards our Cisówek in Masuria today. And what she experienced under the way? A lot of snow! ❄️☃️ It’s snowing in almost entire Warmian-Masurian. Very good, snowy and sunny weather forecasts for the winter-like weekend in northeastern Poland. Enjoy! 🌨☀️ BTW, winter in Polish is called: zima (you read it just as: ‘zeemae’).

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Music linking generations in Warmian-Masurian



We missed a footage summarising the 26th Olsztyn Blues Nights. Here goes an update, have a look at the Kopernik TV: YouTubeAs you know, the Olsztyn Blues Nights is an international blues festival taking place in the capital city of Warmian-Masurian. There’s no older blues festival in Poland. Its first edition was in 1984. People say this music isn’t sad at all and is fully ready to link generations. We do agree!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Friendly Wembley



Roman and Maks visited Wembley stadium yesterday. This time they went as Stomil Olsztyn fans to watch Tottenham match against Grzegorz Krychowiak’s WBA. Roman said there was no risk to do it, at all. Today’s football in the UK is a very big value business. There is no place for fights between competing teams’ supporters, there’s a lot of place for family and friends time. As you see above, a lot of people come to Wembley when Spurs play now. Sometimes even 90,000 and when they leave the stadium all the surrounding area is full of them. Local businesses thrive. Good for London now, why not make such things possible in Poland too?!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Two boats on Masurian lake



Nice wallpaper for your iPhone 8 by our Masurian friend, Mrs. Maria Olszowska from Mrągowo. Two different boats on one Masurian lake. It's pure life made of variations of grey. When you think about building a good relationship and best possible future of a strong family, everyday challenges tend to be all the grey. You can download and enjoy, this wallpaper is free.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Polish Arlington - our National Cemetery in Grunwald



We live like Europeans but we are Poles, first of all. We want Polish brave past to unite our contemporary times. Americans have Arlington, we ought to have Grunwald even more than a battlefield. Warmian-Masurian is the best place to change the way Poland celebrate national days! 🇵🇱

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Golden grey November in Masuria



Masurian nature follows the path of life leading naturally towards the winter. Golden leaves glide down our trees. In Polish we call November: “listopad”, which literally describes what happens to trees in autumn. Grey sky makes November in Masuria a month of natural mystery, full of beauty of Sun beams sneaking through thick layer of clouds.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Masurian Miss World 2017



Masurian girl born in Mikołajki: Magdalena Bieńkowska, is the most important Polish person in China today. There’s Miss World competition taking place in Sanya. Magdalena Bieńkowska, as the Miss Poland, takes part in that event. We say she looks like Natalie Portman, one of the best and most beautiful actresses in the world, so she is more than ready to win Miss World 2017 🤞🏻 You can watch online stream: LIVE... Enjoy!! 🇵🇱

Friday, 17 November 2017

Warmian-Masurian Congress for the Future



Quite specific event took place yesterday in Kortowo, the academic district in Olsztyn. Almost everything about the future coming to northeastern Poland was mentioned during panels and workshops at Warmian-Masurian University. Health, science, entrepreneurship, innovations, technologies and education decide today how the shape of tomorrow looks like. Good idea with such an agenda for the future. We like all ideas bringing even brighter days for all! Details: Radio Olsztyn

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

14th November



Our family in London unexpectedly surprised today: the Polish Radio Olsztyn reminds that exactly 95 years ago the BBC began daily radio broadcasts. It was 14th November 1922. What's also interesting, 50 years later - on 14th November 1972, one of the most famous Polish singers - Edyta Górniak, was born. She is 45 today. Congrats to all then!

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Masurian apple tree for iPhone



Another unique wallpaper for your iPhone by our Masurian friend, Maria Olszowska from Mrągowo. You must know, there’s a lot of very strong winds this autumn in entire Europe. But have a look at this Masurian apple tree. Apples still on! It can be an result Masurian nature is a pure oasis in the EU. Trees are strong and healthy, so enjoy the view! 🍏

Friday, 10 November 2017

Niegocin for iPhone



An unique wallpaper for your iPhone 8 from our Masurian friend, Mrs. Maria Olszowska. She took a picture of the Lake Niegocin and our Roman, who’s using iPhone 8, turned it into something nice for your mobile. Enjoy! This lake in Masuria is one of the most popular ones. Gizycko is located by Niegocin, one of the most charming towns in northeastern Poland.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Smog-free Olsztyn



Olsztyn is going to provide an access to the information about quality of air you breathe with in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship’s capital city. Live updates and forecasts concerning level of pollution will be available online. A network of 30 readers is planned. They will cover entire Olsztyn. Info via Wyborcza.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Ladybirds and Masurian apples



Polish famous singer of '60s & '70s - Kasia Sobczyk, used to sing about lovely ladybirds wearing nice polka dots. Ladybirds are very helpful beetles we love in Masuria due to their positive role in Masurian ecosystem. We've got also a lot of crab apple trees in Masuria. They are very native to this part of Poland. Their fruits - all those little red apples, are quite sour but also very healthy. Home-made marmolade made of them is delicious. Ladybirds and crab apples make Masuria even more beautiful not only in summer.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

A walk in autumn



A bit of cloudy weekend for you. Isn’t autumn in Masuria beautiful even when we experience no bright Sun in the sky for a while? Enjoy pictures taken while a walk across the forest. A pond met by the way ought to have some good name. Today’s systems of maps are precise enough to let us name democratically what we like in our favourite area!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Stomil in Przegląd



Przegląd Sportowy was our Roman’s father favourite newspaper. He used to read it as a huge football fan. Now they write about our Stomil Olsztyn’s first away win in this season: more... Boys from Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship’s capital city won 3:1 in Mielec over the Stal. Congrats, everything’s possible when we do know we do a good job! ⚽️💙

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Old Masurian cemeteries



Beautiful pictures of old Masurian cemeteries from our Mrągowo’s friend - Mrs. Maria Olszowska. Masuria & Warmian-Masurian never forget about people from the past, who are resting in peace now.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Masurian Scotland



Today is an unique day for Polish people in entire world. Today we remember even more: where are we from and why we live. Our Roman went to Scotland for a short time. A few hours ago he visited Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Memorial of Wojtek - the Soldier Bear, is over there. Beautiful WW2 story. Would be not our nature - Roman says - to leave such place without a candle today. Two candles: white + red, made our day. Polish everyday life can be positively creative, our family try to prove it almost everyday. RIP, Wojtek (the bear)! ❤️ Very short footage: YouTube

Monday, 30 October 2017

Warmian-Masurian BMW power



Many of us drive BMW cars these days but only a few know about the fact that one of the most important CEOs in history of that German car manufacturer was born in today’s Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. Eberhard von Kuenheim is from Judyty, a small village located close to the Russian border. He turned BMW into a very big value brand on the global market between 1970 and 1990. He still lives. There will be his 90th birthday next year.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Olsztyn’s tyres



Exactly today is the 50th birthday of the tyres’ manufacturing in Olsztyn. 50 years ago one of the biggest Polish tyre manufacturers was open in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship’s capital city. Company’s name was “Stomil” for years. Now it belongs mostly to the French giant “Michelin” and is not a sponsor of men’s football club Stomil. But Michelin gives almost 5k jobs in Olszyn and is one of the biggest employers in northeastern Poland. More: Dzieje.pl

Friday, 27 October 2017

Golden roads in Masuria



Trees living by Masurian roads are a beautiful part of our culture. Now their leaves turn into gold. Have a look what Polish autumn makes to let us be amazed, happy and somehow proud.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Warmian-Masurian and... Africa



Our family happy even more again. You probably can remember our Roman is also a member of the Royal African Society in London (due to his professional interests and skills). According to that fact, he was invited to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (commonly known in entire big world as the Chatham House). Roman is keen on Africa. He always says the future of the EU trade relations is mostly African. Today that continent and people living in Africa can seem for many to be poor and without a real hope for a better future but not for Roman. As his idea was for us to start promoting Masuria and Warmian-Masurian (because we love it and we’ve got family roots over there), so he believes a similar issue concerns Africa. All we’ve got roots in Africa, as humans. All we love African nature, as well. Therefore we ought to do everything we can to improve bilateral relations. Do you know, for instance, there’ll be more inhabitants of Nigerian city Lagos in 30 years than the whole population of Poland? Roman knows such things as a professional in strategic consulting and Corporate Social Responsibility. In his opinion e.g. organic cereal from northeastern Poland will be very popular not only in Nigeria one day. Moreover, he dreams about scientific cooperation between Olsztyn’s university and agricultural as well as public health research units in Africa. Very smart guy, hardly ever thinking about himself only and always happy to oblige for a general good of people who deserve more at work. It’s his vision that creating new job places in Europe and Africa can help with decreasing illegal migration from Africa to Europe!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Furniture from the Warmian-Masurian



It’s really important for the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship to grow in economic prism. Pure nature and beautiful lakes never create enough number of decent job places. There’s no place for mining or any heavy industry over there (to keep the air and living space friendly for inhabitants and tourists). But there’s everything in Warmian-Masurian for manufacturing good quality furniture. One of the biggest and the best Polish furniture makers - “Szynaka Meble”, has the headquarters in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. They have developed a new local investment. It’s a big plant in Nowe Misto Lubawskie, which means more good furniture for people in western Europe and more jobs for locals. It’s a good news, isn’t it? Have a look at this footage by local media covering full message: YouTube

Monday, 23 October 2017

Horse-chestnuts in Masuria



An autumn-colourful picture taken by our Masurian friend, Mrs. Olszowska from Mrągowo. What you see is a horse-chestnut in Masuria. It’s been ready for bombarding an area under the tree with its chestnuts. Another school thing comes to our minds when we see such views. Since ages chestnuts have been very popular in Polish primary schools in autumn. Pupils create many distinctive creatures i.a. with them, leaves, toothpicks and so on 🍂🌰🍁

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Olsztyn by National Geographic



Probably greater surprise for Olsztyners than the end of Olsztyn’s turbo roundabout. Polish edition of the National Geographic writes about the Warmian-Masurian capital city. They noticed the history of the contemporary world can - in fact - begin in Olsztyn. Copernicus used to live over there for many years. Have a look by yourself: National Geographic. As a matter of fact, this news has been stolen by us from Mr. Paweł Socha (who is a leading Warmian-Masurian lawyer). That’s nice, thanks! 🙂 We always say people should never give up fighting for better future of Olsztyn. This city does have a very big power inside! ☀️

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Grunwald



Grunwald is a place in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship the biggest and most famous medieval battle took place in our part of Europe. Polish knights won over the Teutonic Order to stop their terror expansion in the CEE. What is sure now with an efficiency of the Polish education system, all teens leaving primary schools do have that date forged good enough in heads to be ready to cite it even at 3:51am while sleeping in deep autumn. As a matter of fact we are members of this group as proudly educated in Polish history. 1410 is one of those years we always remember about. The picture you see avove was taken a few years ago. Grunwald now is renovated and looks a bit more modern. It’s worth to visit that place, the battle changed the history of Europe for ages. Have a look at Maps: Grunwald

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Masurian breakfast in European autumn



Mushrooms’ high tide in forests of Masuria implied such a super Masurian breakfast. Scrambled free range eggs with a mix of fresh mushrooms and parsley leaves - it’s everything you need to make this spectacular dish, especially when dark clouds are stealing the sun behind your window 🌫 Yummy!!!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Our man for a better world



Corporate Social Responsibility is the matter our Roman can be for sure the best Polish consultant in the world. Today he takes part in a special event that is being carried out by one of the biggest banks in the world. What’s interesting, Barclays Bank was the Premier League sponsor for ca. 15 years. Now they started to realise western populations have been ageing quite quick and strongly focus on problems of vulnerable and disable people in everyday life. Lucky us! We must be very lucky family one of our members is such a professional keen on a better world really for all, not only for a few! Masurian nature inside him, though he lives in London. Far away from Masuria, on the one hand. On the other hand, he sees and understands so much we sometimes think he ought to be a political leader for years. He isn’t and he’s not going to be, unfortunately. Bad luck he doesn’t like quarrels and mess.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Rainy Polish Autumn



It looks like a rainy one, instead of the golden Polish autumn, we do experience in Masuria. Sunny days are really rare in October this year. Clouds bring rain you can see on the local road from Giżycko to Mrągowo above. Quite nice view but also very sleepy landscape behind the windscreen. So, we are missing very much our Masurian sun!

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

Podlasie in London



Very important day for our family in London - another academic year has been on. As you know, our Roman is an honorary Strategic Development Director for the Polish University Abroad - the biggest and oldest Polish charity organisation abroad. He used to know for a while the last Polish President in Exile, Ryszard Kaczorowski - who was a big PUNO friend until his tragic death in 2010. Not many people know President Kaczorowski was born in Białystok, the capital city of Podlasie - the closest and not less beautiful neighbour to our unique Masuria. In London almost everyone who speaks Polish and feels Polish does know about it very well. As you see on the picture above, there’s a clear information all they see when they enter the POSK (Polish social and cultural centre in the UK, where the Polish University Abroad is located too). Roman says this academic year is something new for the PUNO. He made PUNO last year to be a part of European Union scientific projects instead of Brexit. Now they’re some link between the EU and all the UK’s Polish academics for the future!  👏🏻

Monday, 9 October 2017

Mrągowo - the western Masuria



Mrągowo is a charming town located in the western Masuria. We’ve got ca. 25k inhabitants, who enjoy life on a few hills among beautiful Masurian lakes. One of the most important parts if our living is sport sailing. There’s “Baza” - a world-famous school for young sailors, in Mrągowo. Moreover, several cultural events take place every year in Mrągowo: The Country Music Picnic, Masurian Cabaret Night, Belcanto Opera as well as Frontier Culture Feativals are the most popular ones. They attract thousands of tourists to an unique amphitheater by the Lake Czos. You can watch all of them on TV not only in Poland but worldwide, thanks to the Polish satellite TV channel “TVP Polonia”. You are never bored in Mrągowo, it’s a nice town of active and creative people!

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday brunch a la Masuria



Sunday brunch a la Masuria today. Take the stone-baked bread, dairy-free butter, fresh radish, aromatic dill and “Paprykarz Mazurski” we’ve been already writing about: here... Extremely yummy with hot Earl Grey tea and guys you love much 💑👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Health services in Masuria



Something important for football fans who’re going to stay in Polish Warmian-Masurian while World Cup group stage matches taking place in Russian Kaliningrad. We’re the European Union, so all the European Health Insurance Cards work in Poland. Our friend, Mrs. Maria Olszowska from Mrągowo, took a few pictures of one of the local hospitals in Masurian Giżycko. Its services are available for all European Union citizens. Good to know, isn’t it? That hospital is like a castle, she says. As a matter of fact, it’s our future in Masuria to provide very good quality health services for the EU.

Friday, 6 October 2017

World Cup 2018 with Warmian-Masurian in Poland



Poland for sure will qualify on Sunday to the World Cup 2018 in Russia. England qualified yesterday. Congrats from us to all English football fans and a little hint, in case Kaliningrad will be the city of England’s group stage matches: an unique Polish city named Olsztyn is located only 80 miles from Russian Kaliningrad. Olsztyn has many municipal lakes and direct connections with Stansted and Luton. There’re many hotels and resorts in Warmian and Masurian area. Poland is a member of the European Union. In 2018 Brits still will be able to use mobile phones in the EU without roaming charges. Moreover, it’s naturally much safer to stay in Poland. So, let’s hope for the best. Even though Three Lions play in St. Petersburg (close to their camp at ForRestMix), feel free to be invited to Warmian-Masurian in summer 2018. It’s really worth to discover Masuria and Warmia, of course :)


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Warmian-Masurian emigrant in Wales



Look who’s been spotted by our Roman in Cardiff! 🙂 Must be some Warmian-Masurian emigrant due to the fact there’s so many cormorants over there. They started to be a local economic problem. You know pure nature of Warmian-Masurian lets our locals run organic fish farms. One cormorant is not more than 3kg heavy but is able to eat about 0.5kg fish a day. Nothing strange, in fact, tasty Warmian-Masurian fish always melting in your mouth. But poor cormorants can’t catch the NFL theorem: no free lunch, in life. Anyway, something smart must be invented to save them, too. Shooting can’t be the only solution 😇

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Heart and thoughts



Londons, Barcelonas and so on, and so on in the whole world but your thoughts always follow your heart! A new iOS11 feature in iPhone8: wallpapers out of LivePhotos. It’s interesting what’s going on with the phone screen while wireless charging ⚽️💙 What you see on the picture is “Stomilek”, the official mascot of Stomil Olsztyn - a leading football club in northeastern Poland ⚽️❤️