Sitting in the kitchen: October

Black, huge birds from the North have arrived! This is a high autumn already. I like these birds a lot, because of their  serious appearance,both with their voice. The sounds they give are also serious and dramatic – this is something like of the throat “A!” , “A!” ( very funny). It makes an amazing atmosphere! I guess, these big, black birds must live somewhere on the North, in the Scandinavia and near the White Sea in Russia. I’ve been expecting them every year … Hundreds of birds, and such a noise! They are usually sitting on the trees here, in the afternoon, and is better not to walk under these trees… I always avoid this area. Really huge number of birds!

I love to  sit in my kitchen and watch birds by the window. ( Here is not far from the river, and next to two ponds, so lot of wild ducks are passing my window – due to I live very high). This is like a documentary, this sight!


Recently I had very yummy food, so I was watching birds and having my feast at the same time! On these images below you will see… Quiche with celery, walnuts and Roquefort cheese, ruskie pierogi ( pierogies stuffed with a mix of white cheese, pepper, potatoes and onion) … These are cooked and if you have enough, that you keeping for the next day, it’s even better to fry it a bit on the frying pan. These dumplings on the display are from the catering industry – homemade are usually smaller than these. This is very popular catering dish in Poland, and also schaboszczak ( pork steak, breading with a breadcrumbs and fried – similar to German schnitzel ). I have to buy schaboszczak for the next time. There is quite good catering store a stone throw from my house! I have also Italian sweet cream with pistachios and gorgeous honey with French edible chestnuts. And I am drinking my ginger drink in a jar!!! I must be a freak. ( Or maybe I drink it in a glass more often, but I wanted this picture to be artisan/hipster/ boho a little bit…

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So isn’t bad, don’t you.

Blogging with my dog

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You see, that is not easy to blogging, while my dog craves to lick my face, or she wants me to scratch her tummy. Thus, I let her win this time! No boars toady, but I went shopping to the supermarket, have spent few hours there and I’m so tired.

The rain has set in and the weather is very autumnal. I thought I will read the book on Mariacki Altar in Cracow, because I am making the post, but I guess that she wants to play with me.

Tame boar at Polish farm

I want you to know, that it’s not a blog on wild boars, but simply I cannot resist, cannot help myself… Another boar’s post! Isn’t he cute?

And I have a spooky, bloodcurdling story, again! I had invited my Mom for a supper, yesterday. She was walking near my house and it was not too late, between 20:00 and 20:30. The streets were empty because of chilly, unpleasant rain… She noticed ” alone dog”, you know ( who was not a dog, in fact). She started to watch, and stopped, and was looking around , thinking : ” The owner must be here…” And in this moment she realised, that this is a boar! So early!

He, or she, ( but rather he, if alone) was running a while and then did hide himself into the decorative plants and bush, and disappeared into the darkness…

A bit of unknown places , old photos


Well, my father told me it must be St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, but obviously it is not! And I guess it can be some another church in Vienna ( although I’m not sure)… Very difficult to recognize, while you cannot see the front of the building, don’t you.


My father and my mother had been visiting Germany, France, England, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and my father was also in Sweden ( in the 60’s and 70’s ). I absolutely give up, when it comes to recognize it! Do you know?


My father has some hazy memory, that it was taken on some camping in Switzerland ( or not in Switzerland, but obviously it looks like camping)

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These are from Germany, and he told me where he took it, but I forgot.


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The days are getting shorter and I still watch woman football in Amman at tv ( better than war in Mosul and CNN in these days – only Trump against Hillary or Clinton against Trump). Sometimes I watch Russian romantic movies, because I know this language quite good. I understand about 70% while they’re speaking fast, and I could simply imagine the rest, because in Russian many words are very similar to Polish words. I also read in Russian, but for me is hard to speak, because I have been learning long time ago. In English, while they are speaking fast, like in CNN, I sometimes miss some message, but recently I made big progress ( watching Quest means buissnes).

Have to take my dog for a walk! Last week one woman asked me : ” Have you seen any boars in these days?”, and I said : ” No…” So she said : ” I saw two boars, near our building, it was after midnight, then they were running somewhere… And later one old man stopped me and said: I have seen two boars, they were running not far from the supermarket. Better watch out!”