Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter coming

Easter coming! As a matter of fact we had much different time this time in the past. People used to burn old crucifixes to get some kind of medicine for ulcers. There was also no Easter basket until 1945 but Masurians had holly water and fire for Easter. And this for whole three days. On Easter Sunday people used to wash themselves in a water flowing towards eastern parts of our world, to be healthy all year long. Easter Sunday was a family time. Easter breakfast was very light. No meat, no fries. The most favourite meal was cake with cottage cheese. It was called: “Kuch”. Very tasty, enjoy!

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2018

Friday, 30 March 2018

Warmian-Masurian family future

There’s quite high number of divorces in Poland, mostly in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship these days. Statistics show almost 5 in 10 marriages end with divorce: more... Our Grazyna says it can be an effect of the economic circumstances we experience in our country. She’s a very good professional at family counselling. You know, Poland in general is succeeding but Polish people in particular are not too much. This way they look for a change to board such a speed train called “Success”. It is unfortunately simple psychology of interpersonal relations to blame each other for lack of anything: money, love, future in family. And the simplest way of changing such a ‘bad luck’ seems to be a divorce for so many people. Obviously, it doesn’t work like that. To succeed you must build your family every day, with an awareness of life rules. Nothing really important happens at once in life. Hard times are not for dividing people. They are for making us better team members. Only as a team we can really succeed. Isn’t it obvious? Yes, it is. We’re lucky we are able to build our family day after day, challenge after challenge. It’s Masurian way of life of creating good relations for the future.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Masurian spring’s been coming

A lot of snow in Poland last fortnight but not in Masuria. We’ve got a bit cold but sunny beginning of Masurian spring. Brooks and moors have already woken up. Lakes are waking out of winter ice. And you smell everywhere the change in nature. Masurian spring’s been coming with new birds in the sky.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mazury are good, nice and impressive

Masuria in Polish is: “Mazury” (pronounce: “Mazuri”). We use plural to describe the name of our favourite region in our family language. What’s very interesting, almost 100 million people living in Africa, and speaking Swahili language, do use the word: “Mazuri”, to describe everything good, nice and impressive. Isn’t it a deep truth about Masuria, eh? Our Mazury are really good, are really nice and are really impressive. What we do with such a real treasure is different matter. Who but our family tells the world aloud: “Discover Masuria!”, because Masuria is good, Masuria is nice and Masuria is impressive? Not many with such an effect we are lucky to be able to carry out. But it will change for sure, much more people will talk and know much more about Masuria soon, because: Mazury are good, nice and impressive. Roman.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Warmian-Masurian fresh water

Olsztyn - the capital city of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, can have one of the best tap waters in our country. That water has everything we need for living: magnesium, calcium, potassium and so on. Therefore new public drinking water taps will be open this summer in Olsztyn. All people, including visitors will be able to drink very good Olsztyn’s water for free. More:

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Safe & Sound

Pearl looks like Naomi Campbell, she is CRM manager in Mombasa, level of her IQ is even higher than the level of her unique beauty, and we’ve got a new Stomil Olsztyn fan in Kenya. She says our world boundaries are limited by our beliefs. Wise beliefs determine only good boundaries we need to live safe & sound. Smart girl from Africa. All the future in front of her, I’d say. Roman.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ash & Baobab

Two continents, two trees but one world and one beauty of pure nature. Our Masurian friend - Maria Olszowska, has sent to us her Polish ash picture. Our Roman took his one in Africa and you see an old baobab on the right for aesthetic comparison reason. Aren’t beautiful both of them?! 🇵🇱🇰🇪🌍💚

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Mazur in Africa

You probably remember our Roman is a member of Royal African Society. He is also a director for the Polish University Abroad, one of the biggest Polish charity organisations outside Poland. Now he is in Kenya with some European Union academic research project regarding future reforms in public space communication. It’s a complex matter for all of us. He says it’s a very big challenge to let kids of our kids feel at home in all parts of the Earth. As you see he feels at home in Mombasa area. A lot of local people speak not only English but also several communicative words in Polish. That’s because of descendants of Polish WW2 soldiers, first of all. Roman visited the Commonwealth Cemetery to pay tribute to the second world war heroes. He also met things he doesn’t want to talk about. Poverty in Poland is much different from the one in Africa. He only says we ought to thank God we are able to help Africans to develop their part of the world and prevnt African youth from finding Europe as the only way to a better life. Isn’t our Roman clever guy? Yes, he is!! 👏🏻🤔👌🏻❤️

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Storks returning to Masuria

People say that storks have started to return from Africa to Masuria this year. It can be strange when you take into account how cold was last week of February and the the first one in March. On the other hand, there’s no better place for safe and easy living than our Masuria. We love storks! Storks seem to know it very well 😀 Such a good message via

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Masurian ice cream

A big bit warmer in Masuria now. No -10C anymore. We've got +10C at last and we are looking forward to summer. This is an effect our Grazyna and Roman are in Kenya now. +30C over there! The best thing to do in such circumstances is what? Eating ice cream, obviously! 😀 The one you see above in Daga's and Grazyna's hands was made out of the organic milk. And where the best organic milk comes from? Masuria, of course. 🙂

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Masurian Men

We celebrate Men’s Day internationally in November but locally we did it yesterday. Our boys play their league matches on Saturdays. Our Masurian friend, Maria Olszowska from Mrągowo, has sent a picture of classic Masurian statue called “Prussian Lady”. Nobody knows these days what were such statues made for in ancient times. One of theories is that they are in fact not women but fighters or even warriors. Which one looks like “Prussian Lady” more, Maks or Bruno? 🙂

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A rose from the willow

An unique rose for all women today. We’ve got International Women’s Day. What you see above is not a flower, in fact. It’s a kind of safe home for a small insect, similar to mosquitos. They are hiding inside for winter. Happy I.W.D. then!

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2018

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Bid a castle in Masuria!

Something unusual takes place in Masuria tomorrow. There will be a bidding for the Teutonic castle in Szymbark. As a matter of fact, it’s not fully operational but the price is a bargain. About 400,000 GBP for such a nice piece of history can be recognised only as a good deal. What’s important, the castle is located in the heart of the European Union. Polish enthusiasts of the history try to win the bidding, however other parties are not excluded. Details: GO...

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor in Olsztyn

Very interesting concerts this week in Olsztyn. Their philharmony will play i.a. Nicolay’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. Two events will take place on 8th and 9th March. As you can remember, the 8th March was a day of tulip and stockings for many years in Poland 😉 Details:

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Winter, mist and shadows

Just winter, mist and shadows for all from Masuria...

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2018