Thursday, 30 March 2017

Brexit vs. Luton-Mazury



Brexit seems to be an outer space bolid. Another big step towards leaving the European Union was done yesterday by the British government. Article 50 has been triggered. But the reality in the UK goes still like the Brexit didn't happen. All long term infrastructural investments move ahead. We visited Luton today. There's airport connecting London and i.a. Olsztyn-Mazury. Luton airport is growing - we say in Poland - like mushrooms after the rain (British: springing up like mushrooms). It's strange when you take into consideration Britain is going to close borders for EU's immigration. Who's going to use this airport then? A lot of staff will lose their jobs at newer and bigger Luton. Brexit looks like a good deal for the UK but not for businesses operating thanks to the European Union. What a challenge in front of Olsztyn-Mazury, as well. This small airport in Poland will have to be closed once the number of Polish people living in the UK has been reduced significantly by the Brexit? There's no possibility to keep such airports above the line of economic balance without Poles in the UK. Therefore Young Polish Emigrants' Association we belong to started to fight for the future.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Pink Floyd in Masuria



Such things don't happen too often. Olsztyn-Mazury airport is going to open the passenger terminal for music. A concert will take place on 22nd April 2017 over there. Polish cover band "Spare Brics" are good at Pink Floyd music, the Olsztyn-Mazury airport say. Their performance comprises not only songs but also laser show, incl. a presentation of Leszek Paradowski pictures (famous photographer). More: mazuryairport.pl

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Olsztyn Theatre Festival



There's a very good Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn, the capital city of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. They've been carrying out, for 25 years, one of the most famous theatre festivals in Poland. This year festival started yeaterday and will last until next Saturday. Theatres not only from all over the Poland perform. There's also some kind of an experimental theatre from Vienna, Austria. More details about Stefan Jaracz Theatre & Olsztyn Theatre Festival: teatr.olsztyn.pl | ost.olsztyn.pl

Friday, 24 March 2017

Teutonic castle in Szczytno



Szczytno is one of the most charming towns in Masuria. Over 100 years ago the most famous Polish writer - Henryk Sienkiewicz, wrote a novel about Medieval times in today's northeastern Poland. In 15th century Teutonic Order was ruling over our Masuria. One of their strategic castles was in Szczytno. And Henryk Sienkiewicz wrote about this in his "Krzyżacy" (Polish: "The Knights of the Cross"). Now the castle is almost completely destroyed. But it seems the European Union can help to restore some parts of the ruins. The objective is a strategic improvement of the number of the local tourism attractions. As a matter of fact, everybody read and even watched "Krzyżacy" in Poland. So, the idea is good. More about it: Polsat News TV

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Masurian birds' life in the early spring



There's still a lot of fruits on trees, our birds love so much in Masuria. Masurian nature keeps them somehow safe, throughout the whole winter, to let those little tweeting creatures outlive hard weather time. Have a look at the picture above, fruits are small and frozen but birds find them tasety and very nutritive.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

Masurian summer lunch in an early European spring



Today a bit of light Masurian summer for lunch. Slightly fried cottage-cheese-stuffed dumplings with strawberries, low-fat yogurt and honey from Masuria. Not sugar- and gluten-free exactly, but very nice meal to cheer up while a lot of cold rain outside the window 🌧 😋 🍽

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Copernicus picnic in Olsztyn



As you know, Copernicus used to live in Olsztyn - the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city. It was long long time ago, around 500 years gone. Today Olsztyn's inhabitants celebrated the anniversary of the astronomical tables were created by him. As a matter of fact, they are exposed in the Olsztyn's museum. More about today's old town events in Olsztyn: orientacja.pl

Thursday, 16 March 2017

University of the Third Age in Mrągowo, Chapter No.1 by Maria Olszowska



Yesterday the lecture, we were mentioning about, took place. Our friend from Masuria, Mrs. Maria Olszowska, who is a retired Biology teacher, invited Mrągowo's inhabitants to an unique journey across the Masurian kingdom of plants; plants living in forests, by lakes, countryside roads, and even on meadows and moorlands. People enjoyed most her presentation regarding many green wonders of Masurian nature. Take a look at the gallery, yesterday's event was supported by DiscoverMasuria.com

















































Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Iława 2017 Air Show



Iława, a charming town in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, invites for their local air show. It'll take place on 13th May 2017. A lot of very unique aircrafts booked, including famous Russian MIG 29. All details on: Facebook ✈️

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Masurian Nature: KINGDOM OF PLANTS



We are happy to announce a very interesting lecture by our friend and volunteering expert from Masuria, Mrs. Maria Olszowska, who is retired Biology teacher. She'll carry it out tomorrow, on 15th March 2017 for the Third Age University in Mragowo. All we know Masurian nature is a kingdom of plants first of all. She knows about it a lot lot more! 🌲🌳🌿🍀🌻🌾


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Golden jelly from Masurian forests



There's something strange but good looking in Masurian forests, too. Mostly in yellow and orange but sometimes transparent, too. It's golden jelly fungus, a creature living on deciduous trees and their broken branches.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Men's Day in Masuria



Yesterday was Polish early version of the International Men's Day. All our boys received nice greetings from the friend of ours, who lives in Masuria. Maria Olszowska took a picture of the February Daphne - a plant confirming the spring has at last come to our beautiful Masuria. That's a cheering news! 😊

Friday, 10 March 2017

#KatSto



Flu is awful, usually. But today it implied good memories on TT. There's a match in the evening, in Polish Championship: GKS Katowice v Stomil Olsztyn. About 20 years ago our team won twice during one season - they played in our Premier League that time, in Poland. What an unexpected change during such a short period in football history. Both clubs fight now to return to their glory. Fingers crossed for them, Stomil and GKS deserve to play in the nearest future the football they used to play in such a close past. Strange a bit, 20yrs gone but sport memories like vivid.

EDIT: good news from Katowice, today's final result: 2-2. So, this season means double draw in favour of our Stomil (GKS almost on top of the league table while Olsztyn rather in the middle). Thx!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Night of the owls



"Night of the owls" this weekend in Warmian-Masurian. Polish State Forests invite for active events on 11th and 25th March to Kudypy. It's very close to Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city. Local wildlife officers are going to carry out lectures on life of owls as well as campfires and late night walks across the forest in search of Warmian-Masurian owls. That's awesome!!! 🦉🌲

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

International Women's Day



We celebrate IWD in Poland the same way all the world does. Small garden flowers from Masuria to all women of the world today! Enjoy the view of them taken by our Wojtek.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Land of lakes in Poland



Must see: www.youtube.com - Masuria seen from a drone perspective. Unique footage, nice music. Author says he's a sailor keen on new technologies. He's inviting you out for an adventure among Masurian lakes, rivers, medieval castles, holy places, picturesque havens. Good job, Mr Truszkowski! 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Jonquils from Masuria



Latest news from Masuria: the new kind of jonquils, you can buy now in big British retail chains, can be spotted in Masurian home gardens. A bunch of such nice flowers costs at least £2 in the UK. In northeastern Poland, as said above, you can enjoy them live while walking across Masuria. Local free attraction. Another one :)

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Winter buds of Masurian trees



Trees in Masuria, while getting ready for winter, form their buds. In spring buds turn into bigger shoots. Later they become green leaves and colourful blossoms in summer. Buds are not only some kind of growth carriers for trees. Those small pieces of big trees are also their 'fingerprints'. You can identify the tree genus in a cold Masurian winter thanks to characteristic shape and colour of its buds. 

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Narrow-gauge railway In Masuria



There's a narrow-gauge railway in Masura: more... It used to be regular timetable one. Now the railway operates in summer as a family tourism attraction of Ełk, capital city of our unique Masuria. As a matter of fact, it's a part of the Ełk's Historical Museum. There's possibility to visit the museum but take into account they usually open the door between 7am and 3pm. Early mornings in Masuria are much different from the ones we experience in Warsaw / London, especially in July & August 🚂