Saturday, 30 June 2018

Summer fruity breakfast from Masuria

Our summer breakfasts in 1980s looked almost exactly like this. It’s our Pawel and Sylwia creation made of our favourite Masurian fruits. Sweet strawberries, mellow gooseberries, nice red currant and organic dairy (yoghurt plus cottage cheese). We added always oats and ate everything with passion ❤️

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Olsztyn Culture Summer 2018

Olsztyn Culture Summer starts tomorrow for the 22nd time in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship’s capital city. It’s one of the most recognisable cycles of cultural events in Poland, full of concerts and other performances. Most of its events usually take place in the central Olsztyn, including the castle amphitheater and old town market. For the full list of this year diary go to: MOK. And tickets: here...

Sunday, 24 June 2018

School holidays 2018

Two-month school holidays have just been starting in Poland. Obviously our kids are very happy 😇 Daria and Maks go to the 7th level of Polish primary-school system of education now. We’ve got 8 of them again. Bruno will attend his school as 3rd-level pupil in September 👍🏻 A lot of plans for July & August. You’ll see soon 🙂 Our family always loved school holidays, we are missing them much. Isn’t it unfair? We grow up and loose most of the summer fun, don’t we?! 😎 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

The white stork, the symbol of Masuria

The white stork is symbol of Masuria. The number of our storks usually depends on the condition of environment, access to food and possibilities of building nests. No wonder this bird prefers our rural  areas due to the purity of Masurian nature. People used to call white stork as ‘Wojtek’. It’s popular male name in Poland. They also thought white storks were thinking a lot while standing on one leg in the water. And, moreover, the nest of storks! All we want to have it on roofs of our houses, because it is said to bring a lot of luck in life. As a matter of fact, we love storks very much. They have their celebration day in our country. It’s usually 31st May.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2018

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Masuria for Macbook®

We've got a great picture form our Masurian friend - Maria Olszowska, who lives Mrągowo! This time our beautiful Masuria in green and blue. Looks very nice when you watch it, doesn't it? Enjoy all the time round. You can download and set as the wallpaper on your MacBook. It's completely free.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Roman and London Tech Week

London Tech Week 2018 is taking place in London. We are very very very proud of our Roman, who made a Polish university took part in the LTW for the first time in history of Polish higher education. Roman’s PUNO is carrying out an academic project supported by the European Union. Moreover, he developes a Polish startup inspired with research regarding future transportation in the European Union. What’s crucial, all we will feel at home with local public transport in any European Union city soon. Oh, he is smart! He is very cery very smart and loves Poland!! 🇵🇱❤️

Thursday, 14 June 2018

World Cup fan zone

There’s World Cup fan zone in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship’s capital city. Olsztyn neglected quite a long time with it. However, everything seems to be all right now. What’s very interesting, their fan zone is completely alcohol-free! It’s family friendly, which means watching Polish national team matches with kids is a top priority over there. We do like it very much! Address: here...

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Mazury at Polish Hearth

There’s summer party with “Mazury” dance group at the Polish Hearth in London. You know well that “Mazury” means “Masuria” in Polish. Event takes place in one of the most Polish venues in London. The Polish Hearth’s famous of the Polish government in exile. Polish politicians living in the UK after the WW2 had a lot of meetings over there. Even our Roman, who is Strategic Development Director for one of the oldest Polish charities in London - the Polish University Abroad, decided to carry out the first biggest Polish academic conference outside Poland at the Polish Hearth in April 2011. Conference commemorates last Polish president in exile - Mr. Ryszard Kaczorowski, who died in ‘Smolensk Crush’ in April 2010.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Masurian grain mix for family dinner

Masurian grain mix for family dinner today in Warsaw. Healthy stuff by our Daga. She invented it out of nothing unusual. Everything good for eating goes always as Masurian in our family. It reminds us about the past, mostly school holidays when we were kids and had always best meals out of anything!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Witches tree in Masuria

Bird cherry is a nice shrub with white, very good-smelling flowers blooming in spring. Its fruits and shoots are being eaten by many animals. Even bees enjoy collecting pollen and nectar from this plant much. Why does it happen? It happens mostly because of some kind of pheromones that have antiseptic feature. Literally, there are almost no bacteria on bird cherry. Therefore it was called ‘witches tree’ in the past, in Scotland. In Masuria we call it just: czeremcha.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2018

Monday, 4 June 2018

Stomil and Roman

About one month ago our favourite football club was supposed to be relegated from the Polish Championship. Not many people believed everything can be still fine and Stomil Olsztyn can finish present league season successfully. One of always-believing fans was our Roman who wrote very important words on Twitter - as seen above. On 30 April 2018 he replied to a pessimistic comment with his rationally optimistic managing style. He said there is still plenty of time to play better and no need to demotivate our players in public. Today all we know he was right, as usually. Stomil Olsztyn won their last match yesterday and we stay on course to the Polish Premier League. It’s again Roman, who says like that. He always motivates all of us to do all the best when we can do it, in fact. It’s not an easy life with this guy, however we are in much different stage of living with him in our team. Thank you Stomil, and thank you Roman !! 💙💙

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Masurian Lake Victoria

This is how dream lake of our childhood looks like now. All we watched with passion all those BBC films about Lake Victoria and its wildlife in 1980s. Yesterday we got even more pictures from Kenya. One of them is quite Masurian. Aerial view of the lake - seen towards the city of Kisumu - could be our Masuria, couldn’t it? The only difference down there seems to be lack of cormorants and plenty of flamingos instead. Obviously, none of us would be brave enough to swim in African Great Lakes. Masurian Great Lakes are a bit safer. No hippoes, no crocks in Poland 😃 Anyway, we love all lakes!