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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — TEN REASONS WHY POLAND BEATS SPAIN AS A PLACE TO LIVE

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A couple of days ago I posted a picture on Facebook showing the weather in Marbella and the weather in Brzeg. If you didn’t catch it, it’s here. I added a comment to the post: ‘Lovely day here in Brzeg… … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — DINNER IN KATO-WHAT?

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I haven’t blogged for a bit and some of you will have been wondering if I’m still in Poland. Some of you, on the other hand, may very well have not. Well, I am, although not long after Christmas, I … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — CHRISTMAS, BLOODY CHRISTMAS

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We’re rocketing towards the middle of January now, but it would seem that the prospect of the Brzeg Christmas decorations coming down is as remote as finding a car park in the town that doesn’t resemble a bomb crater. And … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — IN BRZEG, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

It’s cold in Brzeg… bloody cold. And, this morning, for the first time since I settled in Poland, I find my normally sunny disposition tinted with an unaccustomed hue: I’m bored. So… I’m sitting in the Ambrozia bar/café amid the … Continue reading

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WONDER WHEEL — FILM CRITIQUE

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WONDER WHEEL, written and directed by Woody Allen, is the narrative of four characters whose lives intertwine in a flurry of frustration, danger and passion amid the hustle and bustle of summertime Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s. Ginny … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND

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I’m in Poland — Brzeg, to be precise. If you haven’t heard, I now have a fulltime job as the native speaking teacher for an English school called Progress; I’ve actually completed six weeks of an eight-month contract and I’m … Continue reading

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 UNDERSTANDING… RYANAIR

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I’ve just returned from ten days in Poland and I think I need a new liver. I had a fantastic time and I’ve really fallen in love with the country so much that I’m going to live there for the … Continue reading

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NOT UNDERSTANDING… YOUNG LEARNERS

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Once I had two jobs… now I have one job… heaven knows, I’m not miserable now. Well that didn’t last long. My job at the little school in Fuengirola (I’ve removed the name from my previous blog for legal reasons) … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING… WORK?

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It’s often said that a week in politics is a long time, which is nonsense because a week in anything is just a week — 7 days, no more, no less. But a lot has happened in the past seven … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING… THE JOY OF STAYING PUT

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Chicos, I haven’t blogged for a while — you may, or you may not, have noticed. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, I have been working flat out on my novel — Compound 19 — which is now completed … Continue reading

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