Kwiatkowski wins a monument race today

 

I am only for a while, and I am leaving you with that ten minutes of the brilliant show ! I have to admit  I am a nut about cycling… Milano-San Remo is a race called a monument ( a one day race), and this is not easy to win there. Michał Kwiatkowski is the World Champion from 2015, and is starting in the team Sky. The finish is gorgeous!

 

Polish hit in Belgrade

Poland has taken the first place in the medal standing at European Athletic Indoor Championships in Belgrade this year. We have seven gold medals, one silver and four bronze, and we are the winners, while lot of people was expecting, that Great Britain will remain at the top. This is amazing to beat GB, because they are considered as great power in athletics… Thus, right now Poland is also a great power, you cannot deny. This is Polish relay women team: Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, Małgorzata Hołub, Ida Baumgart and Justyna Święty. They are the golden medalists, and Justyna Święty has her individual bronze medal, too.

The other Polish medalists are: Polish relay men’s team: Kacper Kozłowski, Łukasz Krawczuk, Przemysław Waściński, Rafał Omelko  ( gold medal), Marcin Lewandowski ( gold medal 1500 m run), Adam Kszczot ( gold medal 800 m run), Piotr Lisek ( gold medal pole vault), Konrad Bukowiecki( gold medal shot put), Sylwester Bednarek( gold medal high jump), Rafał Omelko ( silver medal  400 m run), Ewa Swoboda ( bronze medal 60 m run), Sofia Ennaoui ( bronze medal 1500 run) and Paweł Wojciechowski ( bronze medal pole vault).

source Twitter @PZLANews

 

 

Sitting in the kitchen: February

I don’t like February, and, as far as I am concerned, February is the worst month of an year. Therefore I feel happy that this is over now. Here is already spring, with quite warm, longer and sunny days . ( It was even 15 degrees above zero a few days ago). Tomorrow I will bake a spelt buns. I have not yeast at home, so I need to buy. This is much better, while the bread is made at home, don’t you. I’ve read, that in the old times flour was much better than today and spelt had been very popular in Europe, for sure in the Middle Ages. The painting by J. Vermeer ” The Milkmaid” is not that old than the Middle Ages, but I guess in those times bread was also much better than our contemporary chemical bread. ( Here read on the painting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Milkmaid_(Vermeer) )

I saw a fox recently! ( Not a boar this time… ) This fox is almost tame and very beautiful. She/he has been living here for a few years, so from time to time is possible to see her/him. The fox usually strolls among the apartment blocks here, acting like dogs do. Everytime I met this fox I was thinking I see a dog, and after a longer moment I realised it is a fox. I think she/he also feels herself/ himslef a little bit as a dog and this is a useful trick. I see the animal wants to be accepted here and is friendly. I remember two years ago, in the wintertime, and it was after midnight, my sweet dog had decided she will make this fox run. Wow! She almost bited the fox’s tail! But very soon it turned out that the fox is much  better long distance runner than she. ( And I was the last one in that chase). The fox was out of reach!

But this time I had my dog on the leash, so firstly the fox was starring into my eyes for a moment and afterward simply went somewhere into the night, and the moon was shining. .. Here, in Warsaw, we have  quite big number of foxes. The fox I know is friendly and brave, and young. I like him a lot and hope we will meet once again. I might call the fox a friend of mine, because I have seen the animal wants me to feel like that. I know it from this look – very clever animal, indeed.

Panda Bao Bao ( not sure I wrote her name correct) has already arrived to China, and she must spend some time in a cage, so she got nostalgic. And one woman in Canada, who is a restaurant’s owner, discovered some illegal immigrants there, and she gave them breakfast. It was next to the border with the U.S. And the temperature in Lahti for today ( yesterday) was higher than zero. Don’t forget to watch the large hill competitions today! And some gorgeous people in fabulous clothes were standing along with the Queen – that’s because of some common project of the U.K. and India, although I am not big on it, so no details this time. And I am not  mad! In other words I am going to tell you, that this agressive and weird stuff is still in my livingroom. The tv set. ( As  some of you might remember, in my latest post I was wondering should I have a tv set at home or not). Mine tv set is bothering me, and I find it overwhelming ( Bao Bao, the Queen, ski jumping, a restaurant in Canada…) Nevertheless , I cannot do this right now. I cannot throw the tv set out, because I am dead keen on sport. I am completely nut about watching sport in tv! Firstly, these World Championships in Lahti, it is running right now. Secondly, European Athlethic Championship in Belgrade ahead! Not to miss! ( Not to mention about a cycling races, f.ex. Paris – Nice is upcoming soon). Especially I adore runs and I am a massive fan of Genzebe Dibaba.

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One winter night I went sleep , that day I captured this last boar’s track this year. And the next day, while I had waken up, I saw it is already spring. Snow had been melting  and I felt that awesome springish warmth. It was amazing! Rain or shine, snow or shine February is a love season for squirrels. Be aware of that, lol. ( This is a squirrel track).

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I am not sure I will make my millet’s pudding with a chocolate drops, or maybe I will read a book.  See you soon, guys! Love to be with you.

Tracks on snow #3

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Nice to be with you again! The lack of time is spooky… So, this print above I captured into the wood here. I am not sure, seems itcould be from a deer or from some smaller wild boar.

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This second photo I took also there into the wood, and I guess it must be the deer’s hoof print, because is more delicate and more slim…

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In the park next to my house I came across that – these are from a wild duck…

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That last is so impressive! I think is must be this huge boar’s  hoof print… And , what is unexpected, I saw it next to the supermarket here… Well, next to the supermarket’s bins.

Maria Skłodowska-Curie, not Marie Curie

 

That post is very painful for me as a Pole. Her name is Maria Skłodowska -Curie, not Marie Curie. She is a Polish Nobel Prize winner and she has Polish name, not French. She is not a French, she only married a Frenchman, and her name is Maria not Marie. Her name is Skłodowska – Curie, and her parents were both from a noble families. Her father name is Władysław, not Ladislas and her mother name is Bronisława, not Bronsitwa. We have not in our language any names Ladislas nor Bronsitwa. This is sad that lot of people in the UK are laughing from   our language, which is in fact very difficult for them, but obviously this is not the reason to offending us and to introducing false as a truth.

 

Maria Sklodowska was born on the 7th November 1867 in Warsaw, to parents; Ladislas and Bronsitwa, who were both teachers. Disaster struck the family when she was eleven, her mother Bronsitwa died from tuberculosis. Marie worked as a tutor and governess, and studied physics, chemistry and maths alongside her job. In 1891 she moved to […]

 

via Nobel Prize Winner: Marie Curie — Roger Bussey