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On the rainy day... memories form a holiday :-)

Hi! In September I had days off work so my wife and I went to the sea to the health resort Dąbki. On sunny and sizzling days we went to the beach to sunbathe. We swam in the sea and we went for a walk to a sea strand. On the cloudy days we went to sightsee nearby towns and ports. In Darłowo we explored the market place with beautiful fountain, pomeranian princes' castle and church where is buried the last Baltic Viking, king of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Pomerania, prince-Eryk I. Later we went to Darłówko.There is a harbour with a mobile bridge and the lighthouse. After several sizzling days which we spent on the beach, we went to Ustka. There is a lightouse, a mobile bridge and the harbour. We swam forty-minutes cruise at the sea. In Jarosławiec there is a high and beautiful lighthouse. To get upstairs we had to ovearbear 122 steps. In the evenings we went to the pub to eat fish, to drink one's fill of beer and we went above nearby lake for a dance.My wife and I spent the holiday time nice and pleasantly.

Best wishes M P

Favourite spots in Poland

Chrobry square vel Wzgórze is my favourite place in Bielsko-Biała. It is in the city center in Bielsko-Biała. On the Chrobry square there is a beautiful fountain and Sułkowskich castle. From Chrobry square one may get across arkades to the Old Market place. In front of the Sułkowskich castle near Chrobry square one may see Polish Theatre and a wonderful fountain. On Chrobry square there are coffeehouses in which one may drink tea or coffee.


Main Square in Kraków is my favourite place in Poland. There are Sukiennice in which a lot of souvenir shops sell souvenirs. There is Mariacki Church with an antique altar triptych of Wit Stwosz. On the street, drive many wonderful horse-drawn carriages. In the centre stands a monument of a Polish big poet Adam Mickiewicz. Next to Sukiennice you can buy flowers for loved ones.

M.P.

Beautiful Switzerland

I was in Switzerland this year. I flew by plane from Krakow to Basel. I was in the Alps. I rode the cable car to Pilatus Mountain (2.132 m. above sea level). The views were beautiful! I was also on the Lake Geneva. I visited Montreux. As that time there was a jazz festival (51. Montreux Jazz Festival). By the Lake Geneva I saw a beautiful old castle - Chateau de Chillon. The castle was built in the 16th century. I also saw the production of ementaler cheese in the village. Then it was cheese tasting. It was delicious. I would like to go back to Switzerland...

Alice

Greece memories

I am going nowhere for vacation this year. I am resting in my garden. I am lying on a sunbathing armchair and drinking a cool lemonade. Together with my friends we are baking sausages and potatoes on the campfire. I am very often watching photos from my journeys across Europe.

I was in Greece a few years ago. It was one of my travel dreams. I visited the hills of Acropolis, Parthenon, Areopag in Athens. These are terasures of Greek antiquity. I saw also Meteora (Ekecheiria). This is a monumental mountain masiff with monasteries on the top.
Meteora is eye-catching and breathtaking. It is on UNESCO World Heritage list.

A.

What about your days off?

It's already the end of July. Hard to believe, isn't it? Well, the time flies by. I'm sure you've got plenty of holiday stories to share. If there's anything you want to write about, you're welcome to send it over to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. or bring it to the library to get it published on our blog :-)

All the best,

Ola

Holiday memories

We were with the family on a holiday by the sea, in a small fishing village of 600 people (after the peak season), in Rowy near Ustka. There is an old church from 1844-49 there of neo-romanesque style built of stone boulders.
It is close to the clean beaches and to the Słowiński National Park and the largest mobile dunes in Europe. There is a port on the river Łupawa.
The Sun was shining. Sometimes it was raining. I was walking by the sea. My sister had a dog and it liked walking with us so we took the dog for walks. The wind was strong and cold.

J.Ś.

 

Any more stories about... history?

Emerytka 67 gave us a solid piece of local history in her post. As the summer holidays are getting closer, perhaps there will be more entries like this one? If you see or hear anything interesting, please let us know! You can write to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. Thanks!

Ola

History of the Bielsko-Biała train station

MAIN TRAIN STATION IN BIELSKO-BIAŁA

The Main Train Station in Bielsko-Biała was bulit in the years 1889-1890 by the architect Karol Korn. The history of that station dates back to the year 1853, when the decision on the structure of the railway line was taken from Bogumin to Oświęcim, as connecting Vienna with Galicja.In year 1995 a repair of the station started and was finished in the year 2001. It is one of the prettiest buildings in Bielsko-Biała.

Emerytka 67

Musso, Wodecki, theatre and other wonderful people and places

I washed the dishes yesterday because the dishwasher broke down.
I went for a trip with my friend to Kraków and it was very nice.
On Wednesday I read Musso's "Girl on Paper" and loved it.
I listened to Zbigniew Wodecki on the radio. I'm very sad that he left.
I visited my friend on Monday and we went for a walk. Then, we played with her granddaughter. We didn't meet on Sunday because R. looked after her mother.
My husband was on a walk with the dog. I stayed home and cooked dinner and then baked the cake.
In the afternoon my husband and I cleaned the house. I washed the windows.
Later my husband dusted the furniture and hoovered the floors.
In the evening I sang and danced happily but I didn't go out because I was tired.
My son and his wife didn't come to us. They went to the Cinema and then to the pub and ate spaghetti.
My husband and I went to the theatre in February. Later we walked in the park and talked about a play.

M.

Irregular verbs, beer and orchids

Yesterday was Wednesday.
Yesterday I got up early and learnt English.
I worked under stress because we had a very difficult lesson. I don't like working under stress.
Then we went with my wife to the Czeczów Palace on foot. Yesterday was a very nice weather.
Going to the lesson we were still repeating English words.
Every student was present at the lesson.
The teacher taught us a new Past Simple tense. This is the hardest tense. Ola told us that the most difficult to learn are irregular verbs.
At the end of the lesson, the teacher gave us a lot of homework.
After the lesson, tired but happy, we went for a beer. Mira told about her orchids and Teresa was telling dirty jokes.
I ate a huge cake.
On the way home we made shopping at the grocer's. We buy more things in a small shop than in a supermarket.
Last night I dreamed irregular verbs.

A.Sz.

What about tomorrow?

Tomorrow after the morning toilet I will eat breakfast, then I will go shopping and I will visit friends. I will come back home and I will prepare dinner and, when I eat it, I will go to the garden to mow the grass. During breaks I will drink coffee and I will pick out weeds from between the flowers. Then I will take a shower and I will go to the ASOS meeting. When I come back, I will check the e-mail and I will go to sleep. Before sleep, I will watch TV.

T.

What did you do yestarday?

I had a very hardworking day yesterday. I woke up early in the morning, I walked a dog and I went shopping. Later I made a breakfast for my wife and me. After the breakfast I washed the dishes and I made up my mind to clean the house. I washed the windows , hoovered, dusted. I can’t cook so my wife cooked the dinner. We ate the dinner at 1p.m. o’clock. After the dinner I went to play with my grandchildren on the playground. In the morning I watched TV , I read the book and I did English homework. I went to sleep about 11 p.m.

Best wishes P.M.

What's with the weather?!

Here's an entry of one of our English classes student, from the beginning of this spring. Has the weather changed much since then? What do you think? Let us know!

Beautiful winter we have of this spring! The landscape is winter-like. It's snowing. It is cold and unpleasant. Spring flowers have already shyly appeared, trees have already had leaves, even beautiful butterflies appeared. That's all covered by white snow. I hope it will quickly pass and beautiful spring will come back. Warm and sunny days will come back and again it will be colourful.

Desired spring

We have the desired spring. It is beautiful, green and colourful from blooming flowers. Birds sing loudly and cheerfully. Days are long and bright although still cold. We are waiting impatiently for warm weather.

Easter holidays were cold. An unpleasant cold wind blew and sometimes snowflakes were falling. Despite the terrible weather I went for a short and fast walk to the forest.

My daughter Monika got a small, crazy mongrel. He is amazing, cosy and adorable. My grandchildren are happy to have him. He is ridiculous and polite but sometimes he is angry and bites everyone. He will grow up to be a great and friendly dog.

B.Ż.

Pleasant memories

1. It was a casual day. I was to pass a difficult exam. I wore a tidy white blouse with an adorable, small collar, dark skirt, a waistcoat and shoes. The exam turned out to be easy. I came back home happy.

2. It was chilly, wet and unpleasant. I saw a small, beautiful and colourful bird in the garden. It was sitting on a tree and sang amazingly loud. Right away he made this terrible day wonderful and happy.

3. I always impatiently wait for Easter. Everything wakes up to life: green grass, kids, first spring flowers. Days are longer, the world is beautiful. Drinking tea, eating cakes together is domestic to Easter tradition. We sit with our family in an enjoyable, friendly and nice atmosphere.

J.Ś.

Give me more stories!

Everyone likes a good story! You can write about anyone and anything, inspired by reality or your own imagination. Please send your stories to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. or, if you take part in our library English course, bring it over to the class. Cheers!

A.R.

Some stories in English...

AT THE RESTAURANT

An older handsome man ordered a duck with apples at the restaurant. He waited long and patiently for this duck. The dish was delicious and tasty but unfortunately expensive. Anyway, the gentleman was pleased and happy.

IN THE PARK

In the park in front of the Czeczów Palace grows a huge tree. It is high and wide and has an amazing bark. This is a beautiful old plane tree (platanus). This is the pride of our village and THE TREE OF YEAR 2012. It is over two hundred years old.

MY GRANDDAUGHTER

My adorable granddaughter is a little girl. She lives in a small, cosy room. There are colourful booklets and a lot of different toys. She likes to draw and paint. She is loud but polite and nice.

THE WEATHER

The weather lately is terrible. It rains all the time, it is wet and cold. Dark and heavy clouds cover the sky. It is really unpleasant.

A.H.

Birch - a tree that heals

This in one of the most beautiful Polish trees. For the Slavs it was sacred. Its great treasures, the birch gives to us in the early spring. 

Birch juice is collected in March before the tree buds begin to appear. In the juice are natural sugars, organic acids, mineral salts, amino acids, peptides, vitamins C and B. It strenghtens the body, regulates metabolism, detoxifies and supports cardiovascular treatment, nourishes the hair and whitens freckles. 

We should drink the juice now 1/2 - 2 cups in the morning and evening for 15 - 20 days. It can be repeated every year.

At this time we resign from: black tea, cofee, alcohol, spinach, chocolate, sorrel.

J.Ś.

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Thank you very much for this precious Slavic knowledge! It is the most wonderful gift to all of us :-) I have collected the birch juice this year and I can confirm its healing qualities. See you at the lesson!

Aleksandra

My name and other things

My name is Zofia.
I have lived in Kozy since I was born.
I have a son Michał and a daughter Magdalena.
Recently I became a grandmother. My granddaughter Julia is 5 months. I am very happy. This is my son's daughter.
I am an outgoing person.
I meet with my friends. We go to the Cinema or to the theatre. Then we go to the café for coffee and cake.
Sometimes we take a trip.
I have learnt English since November 2015. My daughter has lived in England for two years.
When I fly to her with a visit, I will be able to communicate easily.
It is getting warm. The spring is coming. I like gardening. I'm going to start cleaning my garden. My husband bought a greenhouse. We have to build it in the garden. I am going to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and spinach. We will have organic vegetables.
I like flowers very much. I have them in my garden and at home. At home I have a lot of orchids. I care about them and I am glad when they bloom all the time.

Z.M.

Another "hello" :)

Hello!
My name is Barbara.
I was born in Bielsko - Biała. I'm from Straconka.
I got married in 1976 and I have lived in Kozy for 40 years. I have two daughters and one son. I also have three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Since last year I have learnt the English language.
I like to read newspapers. My favourite colour is black and grey.
I listen to the radio and watch ski-jumping and nature films.
I like to travel. Every year my husband and I always go somewhere for 2 or 3 trips.
This year I'm retiring.
I look forward to spring and warm summer.

B.Ż.

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