Wellies and my witchy sister

2 years ago I got a pair of wellies from my sister for birthday. They are very nice but… I thought I would not use them unless I go for mushrooming in the rain or something.

My sis Sylvia sometimes tells me she’s a witch. Yep yep, sometimes she’s witchy to people, but so am I 🙂 But she said it in a spooky way: “Sometimes I have premonitions about certain things and then I’m always right.” I took it as a bla bla talk but… when she gave me these wellies, she said she knew I would definitely need them.

It’s July 13 – full summer season, the weather predictions for this week, as they were for the previous week, are “light rain” in Züri. When in Zurich they say “light rain”, it means it is raining cats and dogs…

So yes my dear sis, you ARE a witch, I DO believe you now. And please take your wellies when you visit me, we will have lots of fun when mushrooming 🙂 But don’t worry, every 3 days there is some sun 🙂 And thank you for the most useful birthday present I have ever got!

After the last whistle during Euro 2016

“What are we going to do during the evenings when there is no more Euro 2016?” asked my husband… I was a little bit concerned. First of all, I thought we have things to do apart from football… Second of all, when I met Eryk, he didn’t event like this game.

Euro 2016 is over. Congrats to Portugal, first time European Champion. Cristiano Ronaldo  is a big player and surely deserved to raise the Cup with the whole team. Bravo les Français , ce championnat vous a rapprochée. And congrats to all other teams, especially Underdogs that I always support like Iceland or Wales or even Ireland who almost caused a surprise against France in group matches. Bravo Poland, I think we have a lot of work to do, but we have team spirit and started scoring. We just have to score more then during this Euro 😉

Anyway, I hope what we won’t be bored after Euro 2016 with my husband 😉 Actually I will close this computer right now and… go to sleep 😉 Sweet dreams everybody and happy celebration to Portugal 🙂

 

Coffee on/off

Yesterday I heard the text of the week of my husband. It’s not only what he says, but especially how he says it: in a completely casual, sometimes lazy way like if he was asking me to prepare some tea when I’m in the kitchen.

Yesterday we were watching some movies and I was drinking some ice coffee that I bought in Germany. Of course I spilled it and then run to the bathroom to take my new stain remover and use it.

My Dearest Husband, while watching me removing the coffee from the coach, said in his casual manner: “Fortunately you bought the whole kit. A coffee to spill on the coach and your product to remove the stain”.

I was rolling on the floor for the next 20 minutes. It is good to have some laugh in all the worries and stress of every day life.

Here we go, my stain on/off kit 🙂 It is all blurry as I used my newest whitening to hide the brand 😉 but here it is… And if you have any stains of coffe, ink, paint or blood, just call me – I will help you as I bough the products for all types of stains 😉

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Beer belly

I wanted to work for 30 minutes before catching the train, but as I experienced the maintenance of our website, I am writing a quick, FUNNY post for blong.

Any advice on belly exercises??!! I am following some during fitness but I don’t think that it helps.

Why? Third time, THIRD time in a month a woman asked me if I was pregnant.It was our cleaning lady from the bank. I was downstairs texting a friend, she was passing by and with a big smile asked “Bist du schwanger?” When she saw my big eyes, the next 10 minutes she was apologizing.

Second time, it was when my neighbour saw me in my sporty clothes. She said I am all healthy and sporty and if I’m pregnant. But as I don’t want any any dead rats at my door steps, I will just say it is all fine and I took it with a smile.

First time, it was a guy who gave me his seat in the train. As he was insisting, I took it… What the heck, I don’t any kid, so at least I will sit when I’m tired and…. fatty? 🙂

So I am asking again, does anybody know very good belly exercises, I am trying everything, I am not weighting a lot… But all my weight is in my belly…

I could not find a scene from “Ice Age” where Sid, the ground sloth, is congratulating one of animals on being pregnant and she shouts loudly “I AM NOT PREGNANT”. That would be my reaction if they ask me forth time… But for now, some of my newest plush toys, including Scrat from “Ice Age”. I need to find a Sid too… And the newest movie is coming soon, we will definitely watch it 🙂

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Why did I start writing this blog?

I remember 1 crazy month in my first company (a language school) in Geneva. In 4 weeks we had problems with moving from Aix-les-Bains to Annemasse (the Landlady didn’t want to give us the caution back), I had chickenpox (which most of time happens to children) and I sprained my ankle.

Just to explain little bit in details, the Landlady thought we destroyed her brand new mattress (which Eryk’s Mam, who gave us the greatest support during that hard times, spotted to come from 1996 – from the label) and said she has to keep the caution which was 400 euros. It was a very big amount for us during these times… In the end, after many official letters, visits, shouts and explanations, she gave us everything back and even wished all the best for the future. I sprained my ankle during one of these unpleasant calls she gave me at 8 in the morning, as I didn’t notice a step near the Mairie of Annemasse. As for chickenpox, I have no idea where I got it from, but I went to the doctor on Sunday and she was claiming for 2 hours it couldn’t be a chickenpox as it happens only to children. It was Eryk, who guessed that this was Chickenpox and proved her wrong.

I remember one of my colleagues Christelle said during a BBQ at work that these kind of stories don’t happen to normal people and that I might be from a different planet 🙂 That is when I definitely thought I should write down all these adventures. 6 years later, here we go 😀

A few memories from old times with my first company. My good friend Andrea, with whom I will be watching a football match next Saturday in Geneva and a nice girl Aurore diguised with a beard. Below those, revisiting Aix les Bains in 2012 during Euro in Poland (the t-shirt come from Kasia K. who visited us during this period – I am mentioning it as we are very much into football nowadays 🙂 ). There is also a photo of big house in which we used to live – but we lived in a small 25m2 part (which had no windows in the room, I will explain in another post) and a photo of a park nearby.

 

 

6 hours till the opening of Euro2016 in France

It is a serious disease that the Earth is suffering from during Football Championships. I know it is bad, that the Earthlings are ignoring Rugby, Volleyball, Golf, Cricket and other nice sports. Football is a very easy game. And it changed especially since 2000 when the players became more Top Models then players and Football an Industry and not a game. Yes I know it…

Still, when there is Euro or Champions League or Mondial… I get crazy. I buy the stickers of players, read books about football (now “Fever Pitch” – I vividly recommend, not only for football fans), play Fifa all the time, buy T-Shirts of different countries, flags, balls, mini balls etc.

I already mentioned that I am a Death Angel of all teams that I am supporting. Even if I am supporting 10 out of 12 teams, there are big chances that one of the rest two will win. So I never tell who I am supporting, although the Universe knows it anyway.

But this year I am the happiest person so I can tell you that my number 1 is of course Poland, number 2 is the country where I live Switzerland and then… I like teams that are theoretically weaker but interesting e.g. Belgium or Croatia. I have big fondness for France, although I loved the team from 1998 with Zidane, Petit, Blanc or Barthez. I like our big rivals Germany with Muller or Hummels. And I would love some super surprising and less rich team to go further e.g. Iceland or Romania. So in general, I will be happy with most of results, but would be the happiest if Poland and Switzerland made it to semi finals 🙂

Now counting hours till the big opening in Paris. Let this Euro be full of Fair Play, Team Spirit, Peace and Saying “No” to Racism. And of course full of amazing goals and emotions 🙂

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I put only 3 attributes related to football, as I don’t want my hubby to shout at me that I am buying useless stuff 😉 Although he is the sweetest and doesn’t shout and brings me nice things 🙂

Djoko and my love for sports and video games

2 years after my sister was born, my parents tried to have another child. They tried and tried for 3 years and then big efforts paid well as my mom was pregnant. They didn’t care about sex of the child but everybody thought it would be a boy, Kajtek.

Kajtek turned out to be Kasia 🙂 But maybe that’s why from the beginning I loved watching sports and playing video games. I had many friends who were boys but first they treated me as their mate, not a girlfruend material. Later I ended up well, I even got married. To a guy who doesn’t like sports or video games so much but still… He tries to catch up, especially during big sport events. Or giving ironic comments when I’m loosing in Fifa online 0:3 to a 10-year old 🙂

Yesterday my favorite tennis player won his first Slam in Roland Garros and made history as the 10th player who got all 4 Slams. Djoko, I’m very happy for you. I was so happy when I saw the final result, that my husband asked if I put a bet on him and won lots of money or if Djokovic is my friend who is reading this blog. Not yet but Djoko, if you see this post, please follow my blong. I will also write to you as, if you don’t ask, you don’t get, a very wise sentence that my friend Reinoud taught me 🙂

In 4 days Euro 2016 in my previous home country France. Counting days down to watch and support… Everybody as every time I support a team, it’s loosing – I’m a death angel of all teams I like.

Countimg days to other sport events, r.g Olympics in Brazil, home country of my bro in law. What a nice sport year we have.

What did I do after coming back from our trip to Ticino? Of course played on ps4 – new Uncharted 4 (brilliant!) and Fifa online – this time it was 1:1. Hey Dear Hubby, I’m making progress! 😉

 

 

Gottardo and Italian flavour of Switzerland

This weekend was one of these, when you are so exhausted that you just wanna stay in bed, especially with rainy weather of Dübi and coming back home at midnight after a delicious dinner sponsored by my company. I will tak about this and other food experience in a different post.

A friend of mine (also Kasia, they are so friendly 🙂 ), invited us to her house near Locarno. Initially we were supposed to come Friday evening, then Saturday early morning… Finally we came at 1600. The other Kasia thought we wouldn’t make but she just doesn’t know well our style of visiting which can very from relaxing-organized to very lazy. Apparently her style is very organized like my sister’s.

Well, finally we arrived to Pollaggio. We saw celebration of the opening of Gottardo tunnel – 57km lenght through which you can travel from German to Italian part in 20 mins. Of course you can also travel the other way around 😉 Polish media said the cost was as planned, which in reality means it was doubled 🙂 My friend Ewa K. (soon S. 🙂 ) gave me a brilliant idea – every time I spend more money then planned on shopping, I would say I just planned with Swiss precision 🙂 Some photos from Gottardo:

After this intense day and finally joining Kasia and Jon at 2030 in a nice Italian restaurant as well as going up to their lovely house 2.5 km with too much luggage, a new day has come… We planned a very lazy, relaxing visit of Locarno after a tasty breakfast. After running another 2.5 km to the bus stop, we were rewarded by amazing views. Then we travelled to Locarno, were we met women who we didn’t know before – Irena and Barbara. They were so noce that they invited us for ice creams and ice coffee. We will definitely stay in touch as we had lots of laughs and fun. Now we’re in train to Zurich HB, will be at home at around 1900. A few photos from Locarno:

Saluti and see you next time. We hope you, dear followers, also had a nice weekend 🙂

 

Schwiizertüütsch und Deutsch

Frau Sadowska von meiner Schule wäre sehr stolz auf mich… Nach 15 Jahren, endlich spreche ich Deutsch und verstehe viel von Züritüütsch! Alles dank meinen Freundinen Ewa Kula (eine wunderbare Deutsch Lehrerin) und Krysinska (beste Wiewiórka) und auch meine Kolleginen, vor allem sehr geduldig Laura K.

Deutsch war nicht eine Liebe auf ersten Blick. Das hatte ich mit British English – eine sehr schwere Liebe mit viele Emotionen, auch hassen und weinen. Das zweite Liebe hatte ich mit Französisch – auch sehr schwer, im Land wo die Franzose wollten mich viel mal zurück nach meinem Land schicken.

Deutsch ist meinen Kumpel jetzt. Mein Kamerad. Freut mich um diese Sprache zu verbessern. Als für Schwiizertüütsch, Schritt für Schritt es wird auch kommen 🙂

Guete Aabig und mein Blong gseet uus wi e gstorbeni Chatz 😉

Dancing

One of the greatest things about our wedding is that we started dancing. And we continue after the wedding. It is amazing I went beyond my trauma.

When I was 10, we had this dancing course and contest afterwards. My partner Michal G. was showing everybody that he was too cool for dancing and we got the last place in this contest. Failure makes you stronger, but in case of a 10-year old girl, it made me traumatized. Ever since I wanted to dance, I couldn’t till I was 18 and then I did it but only after 3 beers or 2 shots of vodka…;)

End of January 2016 Eryk said: we have 3 months until the wedding, we need to get individual classes. I was so unhappy about the idea. First two lessons (or maybe twenty-two 😉 ), I was so blocked and stressed. But then…

It has been now almost 2 years now and we absolutely love it.

We started with Vienna Waltz for the wedding (of course with some other figures etc.)  and we continued with some Cha-Cha, English Waltz, Jive, Disco Swing… More to come.

Since a few months already (time flies!) we started Argentinian Tango. And we adore it. We struggled in the beginning but we love attending it mostly because of the patience and smile of our teacher Francois and Juanita. We also love it because of people who attend it, we all make mistakes but we never give up and enjoy dancing.

I have to finish now as we have our lesson in 1 hour and I need to prepare my dress but please check our First Dance in April 2016. More videos from Tango will come once we are the best 😉