Hello everyone,how are you in the New Year 2014?
I spent my 3 weeks long winter holidays in various regions of Poland,now I'm back home knee deep in photos and with more than 6000 watch messages to browse through.I will do this successively so don't worry that I forgot about you,I didn't
I will upload my photos in no particular order,I'd even say that I'll do it in a very particular disorder because I'm so eager to do this and there are so many photos that I don't even try to master the chaos.
Our journey by plane was traditionally with a small thrill of emotion because we landed more than 30 minutes early and it looked as if they were having some technical problems with the aircraft itself.Fortunately we landed in Poznań-Ławica without any problems,only there's a relatively long runway in Ławica and the plane actually spends quite a long time riding after the touchdown so there's a new thrill that the brakes are broken
Anyway the weather in Poland was delicious and with small breaks it continued until our departure.Meanwhile,we took a train to Warsaw and then were kindly driven by my sister to my family house in the outskirts of Warsaw.
In my family house we were welcomed by my parents and Trotyl the cat.He has a habit to come to your bed early in the morning and sit on your head,purring affectionately.A paw in your eye is optional.He's a very nice little thing,keeping company to my dad who is retired - they go together for walks in the neighbourhood.My sister also brought her two rascally kittens which were prowling around the house,apparently afraid of everything and everyone until the feeding time came,eating everything they found and ganging up on Trotyl. Mufa,my dear calico girl also came home
We decorated the house for Christmas and took a train to Mrozy in eastern Mazovia to spend Christmas Eve with akseiya
's family,next day we came back to my family to Skierdy,and again on the 26th of December we were back to Wola Rafałowska where we spent our time until the 29th of December,strolling around in the beautiful weather,playing games and generally fooling around.
The week from the 29th of December to the 5th of January we spent with my family.By that time,I caught my traditional Christmas cold,but since the weather was great,I didn't even think of staying at home and we went for a wonderful stroll to the Vistula riverbank,next days we spent either at home or going to Warsaw.We went to the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science to take photos of Warsaw skyline (coming not too soon).Our NYE we spent at home,both having already a nasty cold.
On the 5th of January we were going to Poznań again,to visit akseiya 's sister and her family and generally to do some sightseeing.On the last evening in my family house,my parents went to the theatre and I wanted some toasts which ended up burning with a merry little fire in the toaster.The fire was put out after the whole thing had been thrown into the sink,but the nasty smoke lingered for a long time despite thorough airing.
The journey by Polski Bus to Poznań passed nicely since there were very few people on the bus,and without any adventures.In Poznań,we stayed in the Very Berry Hostel which is indeed a very nice place and wonderfully situated in the city centre and close to the Old Town and all.It's also just across the street to the Hotel Rzymski where we stayed last time when we were in Poznań and which is a great place too.
In Poznań,we had great time visiting akseiya 's family,then on the 7th of January we went for a little stroll around the city - from the hostel to Ostrów Tumski and Malta,following the rails of the Park Railway Maltanka and we ended up in the New Zoo which is a great place but it was already pretty late so we didn't visit it as thoroughly as we wished to.On the whole,we did a 9km stroll in great weather so we were very pleased.On the last day we went to the Old Zoo to visit our dear fat blue Victoria Crowned Pigeon - there were two of them,one very curious,both fat and self-satisfied,which pleased us too.Then we visited :akseiya: 's family again and on the 9th of January we flew back to London.The city welcomed us warmly with great sunny weather and wonderful golden sunset so it's nice to be home again Unfortunately in Poland I din't find much time to meet my friends and spent all my time with both families so I hope I'll visit them next time.All in all,I'm rather pleased and excited Oh,I forgot to mention a few things.First of all,before our holidays,we went to the cinema to see "The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug".Peter Jackson is a genius.I loved the film.I loved the DRAGON I even love Peter Jackson As a Tolkien fan I was hugely satisfied.It's a masterpiece.
The second thing is that in all this mess with transferring the photos from one device to another (and it was not a quest for those who lose their composure easily since we only took a Mac with us and it isn't compatible with anything) I lost about 40 pictures from one of the folders.I hope I'll find them...
Last but not least,my lens apparently was SNEEZED AT just after I cleaned it because there are many little SPOTS on some photos... I don't know who and how but that person should spend their time retouching my pictures... (wasn't me... it apparently happened before I fell ill...)
I hope you had wonderful Christmas too.I wish you all belated happy New Year