Question of the day.

What kind of dog would you get if you had a chance?

My answer:

As a loyal and consequent Jackophile… well, ya know what I’m about to pick… Jack Russell terrier. 😀 Actually, we thought about getting a Jack Russell sometime ago, but no, seriously… I’m afraid I have no clear idea. I like dogs, but I am not like passionate about them so am not an expert as for breeds and don’t have a favourite one. I’d just like it to be friendly and cute and clever. Zofijka dreams about having a dog, Misha is a bit too little for her, she’d need a companion with whom she could go for walks regularly and play outside, which she can’t do with Misha as we don’t let him out almost at all and if we do it’s usually by accident, plus their characters are as different as possible, Misha is a bit afraid of Zofijka’s exuberance and boisterousness. But neither Zofijka nor Mum aren’t decided as for what kind of dog exactly it should be. My Mum is terribly indecisive. Sometimes she wants a little, young and cute dog like a york so she could have it at home with Misha and they could play together and sometimes it could go out and then get back home and lounge on the pillows. Then she wants an older dog which is already taught some discipline so she wouldn’t have to teach it everything and it would be better to guard the house and it should be of a bigger breed and should only be on the backyard, not in the house God forbid! Then she says she doesn’t want any dog because then everything would be messy and dirty and it is too much of a responsibility for anyone here, particularly for happy-go-lucky Little Skunk Zofijka, instead she wants another Russian blue cat to keep Misha company – he’s really thirsty for any animal friends, it’s very visible he lacks it very much and is just bored most of the time. And sometimes she wants an Abyssinian cat. And then she doesn’t want any other animal because it’s just way too much for her to handle. Things are even more complicated because as long as we live here we had three dogs already, and all were just so stupid and two of them have ran away from us while the third one was trying desperately to run away because he missed his old family and was misbehaving so we sold him. My theory is that changing his name worsened the situation so much, because when he came to us, his name was Jacky, but Mum decided to change it because “it’s stupid” and because sometimes some people call Dad Jacky so it would be a bit confusing. He was going by Jacky for like three days and although he was sad visibly, when we finally changed his name to Bobby, the real troubles started. 😀 Well I’m sorta kidding but who knows… Wonder what’s his name now. Anyway, for my Mum, it all goes this way in cycles since about half a year now. 😀 Most recently when she was in a dog phase she wanted a pinscher. So nobody of us knows what kind of dog we want. 😀

How about you? 🙂

Ellie Goulding – Atlantis.

Hi guys! 🙂

Yeah today something a bit more mainstream. I actually like Ellie Goulding pretty much. Not all of her songs, but still. For some people it’s rather unbelievable that I can like any music that is more commercially popular. 😀 One of my friends was absolutely shocked when I told her I like Ellie, and Sia, and some others like that. She said it’s news of the year for her. 😀 But in fact I like a lot of popular music, I just rarely listen to it because everyone listens to it ALL the time so there won’t be any difference if ‘d be one of them, and there’s so many more beautiful pieces of music to discover. I’m sure though that if Ellie was less popular, less liked, haven’t made the song for “50 Shades Of Grey” and wouldn’t be so crazily promoted by all the radiostations around the world, I’d like her much more.

This is one of my favourite songs by her. One of the ways I know that a certain tune is really good if when I get those sort of tingles, like people get from ASMR, and to my great surprise, when I was listening to this song for the first time, I got quite a lot of tingles. This has never repeated with it but still for me it means it’s really a piece worth a lot of appreciation, so now it’s the time to share it with you guys. Personally I’ve never heard it on radio or listened by anyone else, so guess it’s not amongst Ellie’s most popular songs, so maybe some of you will hear it for the first time. I’m curious what your impressions will be like.

3.2.1 Quote Me!

Ashley over at Mental Health @ Home

has tagged me for the new game – 3.2.1 Quote Me! created by Rory at A Guy Called Bloke & K9 Doodlepip

Here’s what he has to say about it:

 

Everyone loves quotes right?

So l figured to introduce a bit of light hearted fun with this series. It’s simple:

Every day l will pick a topic, post 2 quotes and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own and let’s see how far we can take that topic for the day.

Rules:

Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Topic For Today: Age – Age, Ageing, Aged.

 

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.

Clint Eastwood

There’s no such thing as aging, but maturing and knowledge. It’s beautiful, I call that beauty.

Celine Dion

I tag:

Laura at

All The Shoes I Wear

Chocolate Hun at

Chocolate Vybz

and Cyranny at

Cyranny’s Cove

Question of the day.

You’re getting to build the house of your dreams, so…
Tell us about the housewarming?

My answer:

Well, is the housewarming really necessary? If I’m honest, I hate housewarmings. My experience in this matter isn’t very rich and I’m sure you can have a very nice one, but what bothers me about housewarmings is how obligatory they seem to be and more a duty than something you do for fun. You get a new house – you MUST make the housewarming, all the people you know expect you will invite them, and that you will make the housewarming. It’s so obvious for them that they don’t even ask whether you will do it but when. And if they’ve ever invited you to their housewarming, they will be deadly offended if you won’t return the favour, no matter what kind of relationship you have with them. So far all the housewarmings I’ve been to were just soooo boring and hopeless. So far I’ve moved houses twice in my life and when we first moved my parents did the housewarming, but it was a complete failure for various reasons, and my Mum said she’d never ever do it again so we didn’t in our current house.

But OK, as I said I am hopeful that not all housewarmings are so boring and awful. I’d make one if I had some nice people to invite about whom I’d know we’d all have fun together, whatever having fun would mean. It’s my house of dreams plus in such a nice area that I am sure there would be some cool people that I could invite. And I would invite you guys. And some of my pen pals with whom I’m coresponding for a while and know them well and get along. I would also invite some people from my Mum’s family maybe.

So actually chances are that it would be quite a big housewarming. Or no… I have another idea. It wouldn’t be too cool if I’d make one gathering for all the cool people I know from all the environments I’m a part of. It would be way too big, so no fun, and people from different environments maybe wouldn’t get along well enough to feel good. Like I can’t imagine for example C. and my gramma on one party. and not only because of the language bareer, which is another huge issue. So I’d made a few smaller housewarmings.

As I wrote earlier my house would be filled with harps, and I would often make some harp festivals and invite harpists and harpers, particularly Celtic, so maybe we’d have some harp music in the background, or any other kind of good music.

I’d ask my Mum to make some very Polish food like pierogi or her very healthy chicken soup full of colagen with noodles if it wouldn’t be too hot, her yummy homemade bread or other things like that, and all the cakes that she makes that people always devour immediately, so good they are. And I’d ask my Dad to make some smoked meat which people always like. Or my Mum would made just a few dishes that she’s always very good at and we’d hire a catering company to do the rest. I’d also like some Welsh food since the whole thing would take place in Wales.

That’s about some basic stuff.

How about your housewarming?

Question of the day.

You’re getting to build the house of your dreams, so…
If you could chose one original piece of art/craft/artefact for your home what would it be?

My answer:

To match the Celtic feel, I would fill the house with all kinds of harps, particularly Welsh ones as my dreamhouse would be in Wales. I would learn to play Celtic harp and I would invite lots of harpists and harpers to my house, make some sorts of harp festivals and I would also design harps on my own. That could be a lot of fun.

You? 🙂

Share Your World.

Here are my answers for Cee’s questions in Share Your World.

If you were to pack a basket for picnic lunch, what would be in your basket?

I’m not big on picnics, but let’s think… garlic bread rolls, some yummy cheese, small piri piri sausages, some chicken, maybe chicken breasts, radishes, olives black and green, maybe other vegs, a bottle of kefir, or Pepsi, or blueberry yoghurt, quite different things but that’s what in my opinion suits best when you eat outdoors, and I would pack some fruit too and and some treats, like some biscuits, spicy crisps or chocolate. These are some of my ideas.

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

No tents, no campings, no sleeping bags, no such things, yuck I’m fed up and I don’t think it’ll ever end although the last time I was sleeping in the tent was more than four years ago, I don’t miss it.  I would need a comfy room with a comfy bed, with at least two pillows and some fresh air but not too cold ’cause my feet are always cold and although I don’t care about it during the day, it can make falling asleep hard sometimes. Unless I could be able to make myself a hot bottle or something, then I don’t mind how cold it is in the room. I like having my room cool while I sleep but I need to keep my feet warm, otherwise all is nuts. Unless the temperatures would be like we have today, I think it’s the hottest day in this year so far, so in such case I would definitely manage without any warmers.

If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?

It would definitely be a house, not an apartment. I would like the bedroom to be possibly distant from the living room or dining room even just because  if some people would come over they wouldn’t pry into my private space and if I were to live there with my family I wouldn’t have to get through the whole living area to get to my room when someone is having guests or something. We had our previous house arranged this way and it was terribly annoying – I came back from somewhere for example and there were my Dad’s friends in the living room, so of course I couldn’t just pass them away but we had a whole ceremony of greetings even though they and me barely knew each other. 😀 Same repeated whenever I or any of my siblings needed to the bathroom or anywhere actually. If we’d live together I think it would be wise to have two bathrooms. And a balcony could be nice.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

Misha, progress iin my languages, blogging,writing. On Monday I had an psych appointment and I was finally assessed and diagnosed with dysthymia and AVPD. It was a bit exhausting, but I think good overall, and at least I know what’s up with me. It was Mother’s Day on Saturday and Zofijka’s birthday on Sunday, and, apart from some minor but rather rough incidents taking place on both days and affecting me quite a lot, I enjoyed the weekend and overall it was fun. Also I finally managed to get the new book by my favourite writer Małgorzata Musierowicz and I had loads of pleasure reading it, pity though that is already over, I’m waiting for the next one. It was quite a cool week overall, I must say.

 

Questions and answers.

Ashley over at Mental Health @ Home

has provided her readers with some questions which she was asked by people who nominated her for various awards so thought I’d answer them too, the more that Meg says it’s my turn now.

answer them too if you’d like, I’d love to see your answers. 🙂

Questions from Michele – The Hippy Chic

Whom do you have in your day to day life that inspires you?

My Mum, with her attitude to life, love, support and lots of good advices, my sis – with her crazy ideas and her child-like outlook on things, my grandad – with his versatility, believing in me, strength and sense of safety and uncoditional acceptance he gives me, my crushes with their music and all about them, my favourite writers with beauty of their books, my cat Misha with his beauty and emotional support he gives me every day and night.

What crises has God pulled you through recently?

The whole drama of exams and related stuff, and my emotional turmoil that was the consequence of it all.

List 5 healthy coping strategies you have incorporated into your life that have replaced any bad habits or addictions?

Writing my emotions and thoughts out instead of bottling them up or cutting is the one that comes to my mind right now, well I still bottle up and cut but not as much as in the past.

What is your all time favorite band?

All time favourite… well I have lots of all time favourite artists, but for some reason they’re mostly vocalists. Does Enya count as a band? Enya, Nicky and Roma Ryan actually say they’re a band named Enya.

Are you happy?

As most of people, I guess I’m somewhere in the middle. I can’t say I’m unhappy, even though I’m depressive most of the time and I was unhappy for most of my life, it would be a huge lie to say that I’m unhappy now. I can’t say I’m happy though, because I’m not happy all the time. I still think I’m lucky as for a person with a depressive disorder because I do experience some glimpses of happiness here and there and am not anhedonic all the time which helps me enjoy the life and cultivate my passions.

What is your favourite movie and why?

“Rännstensungar” – it is a Swedish film and I don’t think it has an English translation or subtitles. I mostly like it because one of my music crushes – Cornelis Vreeswijk – plays a role there, and does it really well. I like the character he plays and I like the plot of the film, also because a huge part of it is disability.

If you could dine with your hero, who would that be?

Mmm, my hero… in what context? Generally if you’d ask me who is my hero I’d say God, and yes, it would be a very interesting, thrilling and nice perspective to have a dinner with Jesus or with the whole Holy Trinity. In more colloquial sense of the word hero, I could say all of my music crushes are my heroes, inspirations, and much more. The English word crush doesn’t really cover all that they’re for me, but something deeper would be too exalted, I suppose. Anyway, yes, I think I’m gonna pick all my crushes cuz they’re all equal for me and they are Enya, Declan Galbraith, Cornelis Vreeswijk and Gwilym Bowen Rhys. Well diningwith Vreeswijk is as realistic as dining with Jesus since he has passed away 30 years ago, but oh well… dreams… 😀

How do you give back or pay it forward?

If I understand the expression well, I try to be as supportive and helpful for my friends as I can when they need it. I am also in a sort of prayer group online where we pray for souls suffering in purgatory.

In what way does music impact your life?

In a whole lot of ways. It gives me inspiration, harmonises with my emotions, is a gate to my Dreamland, soothes my anxiety, helps me to recover after loads of social interactions, enriches my life, and affects me also in many other positive ways that sometimes ae even a bit hard to explain. There are also bad ways in which music can impact me. Some sounds can make me anxious, most often it’s just like a slight disquiet in my brain, but sometimes the anxiety can last for quite a while and be very hard to cope with. Sometimes such sounds can be in music. But it is also music that is the best cure for me for this kind of anxiety. Well maybe not, the best cure is time, but some right kind of music works the best to help me survive while the anxiety is still there.

What gets you excited, or willing to rise every morning?

Misha meowing at my door to let him out of the room. He usually sleeps with me through the night but wakes up between 3-7 AM, so if I want him to sleep with me, I also need to let him out. And I can’t leave the door open because he won’t go to sleep then, plus I’m simply not used to sleep with my door wide open. I am a very heavy sleeper if I can sleep well, but when Misha meows I wake up immediately.

Do you consider yourself worthy of love and admiration?

Theoretically.

Questions from A Guy Called Bloke And K9 Doodlepip

Apparently these questions should be answered on a dirty used sock. There are profuse amounts of such in my house, however I highly doubt there is a way you can put it into a Brailler, I’m afraid my embosser wouldn’t handle a sock either. 😀

WhAt is the WEirDeSt thing about you?

Hmmmmmm… well honestly I’ve just been sitting at this question for a while thinking about all those absurdly weird things about me and sighing and finally my Mum came in and saved me, cus I just don’t know which of all those is the weirdest. She says the weirdest thing about me is that despite my disabilities my IQ seems to be above average from all the tests I’ve been through. I mean, I was born with DeMorsier syndrome which’s an endocrynological condition and most of children born with it are retarded, most of them (including me) have hypothyroidism. Wise people say that all the children who are born with hypothyroidism are severely retarded both physically and psychomotorically, which doesn’t seem to be true in my case. That hypothyroidism I apparently have is another weird thing since nowadays I don’t seem to experience any symptoms of it other than mood dips, plus most people with it struggle with overweight while I am underweight and my metabolism is fairly quick, but my hormones still indicate I have hypothyroidism. I wasn’t born premature, rather the opposite but I was in the incubator for quite a while because of some complications and they say it can affect baby’s intellectual development. When I was a toddler it was clear that I’m not delayed intellectually but I had a bunch of autism-like behaviours like I had a whole lot of stims, I wasn’t shy or anxious among other people but I had some bizarre and amusing social behaviours and a bit autism-like way of thinking and relating to people and myself. And When I was like in my early school years it was almost all mysteriously gone. I still do have autistic traits, but apparently not enough to be diagnosed with anything, one of the caretakers at the boarding school was very concerned I might be an Aspie so I had an assessment in that direction but they said I don’t fulfill the criteria for Asperger’s. I kinda like my autism-like part of mind, I must admit, because it gives me some different perspective on various things. My neurologist says I most probably had to have some very mild brain injury that caused my balance coordination and other issues. And my Mum isn’t objective, she thinks I’m intellectually outstanding or something, which I don’t think because I don’t know how it could manifest, but still I think it’s weird that I’ve been through all that as a child and thinking fairly neatly, could agree with my Mum it’s a bit of a miracle. 😀 Ugh, and my lengthy writing is surely a weird thing too, but I guess more common luckily.

If you had a choice to be haunted by a ghost, who would you pick and why?

Again I’m gonna pick Cornelis Vreeswijk, I’ve been dreaming and fantasising about being haunted by him for years hahaha I think it’d be fabulous. Do I still need to explain why him? It would be very very very lengthy, so think twice in case you still think I should, although I’d have nothing against going in depth into it.

Which cartoon character do you resemble the most?

Um, I’m terribly ignorant as for cartoons, so sorry, no idea. :/

Is there anything orange within 10 feet of you right now? WHAT???

Don’t think so, can’t think of anything orange here.

John Belushi in Animal House 1978 is a classic, however if you haven’t seen it, nor care for it, well it isn’t! However the question IS have you ever been involved in a Food Fight?? Fess up, how, when , why?

Never.

Have you figured it out yet and if so what is the point? That’s the question, not 2 B or not 2 B but the point?

I haven’t figured it out fully but I’m afraid there is a possibility that there might be  no point at all.

What is the opposite to being scared of heights?

Wondering whether there are any people who are scared of lows and how it feels… I’m scared of heights and my own opposite of it would be feeling grounded.

Now it’s your turn guys. We all know you want to answer them too so come on, don’t pretend it’s not true and don’t hesitate. 🙂

 

Question of the day.

You’re getting to build the house of your dreams, so…
What name do you give the house?

My answer:

It would depend where exactly it’d be located, I mean what would be around, like for example our current house does have a name and it is taken from the name of the street we live on, which can be directly translated as Acacia Street, so we planted some acacias on the backyard and the river runs through it, so we called the house Acacia River. SO I think I’d take the inspiration from the surroundings or from the look of the house. Other than that, it could be also inspired by Celtic culture, however at the moment I don’t have any clever ideas. Things like Avalon or Camelot or related are a bit too cliche, I guess, plus not really personalised I’d say. I also wouldn’t use anything with Celtic in the name because a) it’s too obvious and b) I have a feeling like the word Celtic is slightly overrated these days, like lots of stuff that has nothing to do with anything Celtic has Celtic in its name and that’s so weird and I don’t really know why it happens. Oh, as I’m writing this I got an interesting idea. Not sure whether I’d use it, but it’s funny. As I wrote two days ago about the location of my dream house, I would particularly like it to be somewhere in North Wales, maybe in Gwynedd. There is a town in Wales (South Wales, but never mind, I think), called Caerffili (Caerphilly). Caer means castle or fort in Welsh, while Ffili is the name of the man that is said to build the fort in Caerphilly, hence its name, or from lord Philip de Braose. And I have a friend who calls me Millie. So I could call my house Caermillie, or CaerMilly, or Caermili, never mind the spelling, but, you get it, in reference to Caerphilly, so that would mean Millie’s fort/castle. 😀 Quite a quirky idea, but I like it, I must admit.

How would you name yours?

Music Monday Blog Party ath the Bee’s – Elin Bell – Grey Is All.

Hi guys! 🙂

So it’s Monday again and another opportunity to celebrate our lives and take part in the Bee’s Music Monday Blog Party🙂

Yesterday was Zofijka’s 11th birthday. Unfortunately, the skunk slippers which I mentioned last week that I bought haven’t got through yet, but hope they will very soon. We still have some leftovers from Zofijka’s birthday and from Mother’s Day that is always on 26th May in Poland, so today I celebrated my life with the last piece of sponge cake with mascarpone cheese, jelly and strawberries, which was delicious, and with my favourite raspberry tea. Before I did it though, I did the Tibetan exercises. I thought I’d be stuck on five repeats for a while, but I’m doing 7 of which exercise now. I still don’t do them perfectly because of my Achilles tendons being messed up so that I can’t straighten my legs fully, but thought I’d increase the numer of repeats because I didn’t feel tired at all after those 5 repeats of each, so thought I can do more. And it’s going relatively well, anyway better than I would assume it could go with my legs and coordination, however I’m not experiencing any of these magic effects that my Mum seems to have.

And the song I’ve chosen for today is one that I fell in love with last autumn. It’s my favourite song by Elin Bell. Elin Bell – or actually Elin Petersson – is a Swedish artist making kinda electropop music. I think she’s really good.

Friendly Fill-ins.

Here are this week’s Friendly Fill-ins, hosted by 15 And Meowingand Four-legged Furballs

and my answers.

 

  1. It is __________________.

2.The best part of last week was ____________________.

  1. Every summer, I _________.
  2. Once upon a time, _________.
    1. It is __________________. Zofijka’s birthday today.

    2.The best part of last week was ____________________. getting the new Małgorzata Musierowicz book – the one I talked about in the Weekend Coffee Share – OMG I had so much laugh of it.

    1. Every summer, I _________. am at least once on the beach. The advantages of living almost at the seaside.
      1. Once upon a time, _________. there was a creature called Jim, who looked as a 11-year-old boy, but in fact was the last of the species called jimosaurus. Jim lived in the forests of Australia and his food was helping other beings. That’s roughly how each of the episodes of the fairytale I created for Zofijka starts.

Question of the day.

You’re getting to build the house of your dreams, so…

Tell us a little about the design and style?

My answer:

Well one thing that’s for sure is that I would entrust the design and style stuff to my Mum. She is much better oriented in all that, plus it’s her passion and she’s really good at that although she’s not a professional designer or anything, but everyone who knows her and visited our house says she has a real gift. Plus our tastes are generally similar. I would like my house to combine old and new things, be slightly vintage, but have also some modern twist to it. I would like it to feel homely and cosy, so that I think I’d like to use some warmer colours in the kitchen and the living room, however my room would be rather in more calm and fresh tones. I would like it to feel natural –
as little artificial stuff as possible, lots of stone, brick and wooden twists. Well it’s countryside anyway so it’d have to fit in the landscape. I think I’d like a balcony there. Maybe like we have here, not very small, and you can go on the grass straight from it. And if I were to move there with my whole family, which is much more likely than just with Mum, although I don’t think my Dad would be glad, he prefers some warmer regions of the world, but anyway if I were to live there with my Dad too, I’d like to have a garden for him. Yes my Dad is into gardening. Not Mum, but Dad. Lots of people think it’s weird, and actually I think so too, but never mind, it’s his hobby and I’m glad he has his own hobby now, whatever it is. And I guess that’s all I could say about that at the moment, although if I had the possibility to build my own house of dreams, my wishlist would be probably longer and more precise.

What would your dream house look like?

Plu – “Cân Melangell” (Melangell’s Song).

Hi! 🙂

Today is my Little Skunk’s (aka Zofijka) birthday, but other than that, it’s also saint Melangell’s story, also known by her latinised name – Monacella. It is a Welsh saint, or actually Irish, because she was said to be an Irish princess flee from Ireland to Wales and then live in the place known nowadays as Pennant Melangell. She is mostly known as a patron saint of… hares. I think that’s pretty cute that even animals have their own patrons, and not even only those domesticated, like cat, whose patron is saint Gertrude of Nivelles. The legend says that when Brochwel – prince of Powys – was hunting, a hare hid behind the saint’s apron and so avoided the death.

And this song tells the story of Melangell. This is my favourite version of this song just because it’s great and because I love Plu’s music, and because my current music crush Gwilym Bowen Rhys is part of this band.

Named after Grandma

TulipByAnyName writes about grandma names and some cool alternatives to honour them.
My Mum isn’t yet from the gramma generation, she was born in early 70’s, her name is Anna, which is an extremely popular name here for many generations, I’d say it is one of those universal ones, although nowadays is slowly going out of fashion. But I think that to honour my Mum, I could simply give my daughter the name Anna as a middle name. If I lived somewhere else I could also consider Anwen, Annabel(la), Aine, Anneli or just Anne, or maybe ANnelise. I could also think about something related to Grace, since Anna means grace. Maybe Gracelyn(n) or Graciela.
What is your mum’s name and what name would you give to your daughter to honour her?

TulipNames

honorgrandma

The baby in this picture is so adorable but Grandma’s today are much more stylish and hip than the old-school Granny cliches! Grandma’s today are typically in their 50’s or 60’s so let’s look at some of the most popular names from that generation. I plucked names from 58 years ago in 1960, since most of these names held popularity for several years making them now Grandma-aged names!

Mary
Mary, a Hebrew name meaning bitter, was the Number 1 name in 1960 and today ranks and Number 126. Mary was a Top 10 name from 1900-1971 so chances are you have a Grandma, Great-Grandma, Aunt, or other female relative named Mary. My favorite modern Mary alternative is Maren. I love how familar yet unique Maren is. Maren has Latin roots meaning sea. There are probably 1,000 variations and diminutives of Mary, but a few I think make nice modern…

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Boo. :( What a pity.

I’ve just felt a little disappointed. Well it’s nothing big, actually I started to laugh at myself afterwards, but thought I’d share with you how much of a freaky Jackophile I am.
Just got through a stately pile of comments arising in my spam folder since quite a while already. By the way sometimes such comments can be really intriguing. Some look like excerpts from some weird books, some are in French or Portuguese or other Romance languages, well maybe I should feel honoured that someone thinks I’m so well-read I can even speak Portuguese. 😀 I’ve also come across some laudatory hymns in honour of my blog completely unrelating to my content, bestudded with horrific amounts of bizarre looking links. And there is that current epidemic of “what” comments which hadn’t omitted my blog either.
Anyway, clearing up all that shit, I stumbled upon one comment… or actually, commenter, commenter’s name, that made my brain turn upside down and short circuit. Jacek? Jacek? How’s that possible. Looks like I really attract all the Jac- people and vice versa. Wow, how lovely. Not only that he’s Jacek, but also if he’s Jacek, he is for 99,9% Polish, or at least of Polish descent, there haven’t been any Polish people to my blog so far apart from my Mum who hasn’t a clue what it’s on about and only looks around when I ask her whether everything looks decent. He commented on the post I’ve written on ENya’s birthday. Oh wow, does he like Enya? That’s way too good. How could it land in the spam? It’s like throwing diamonds to the cesspool! And his website seems quite neat, and in Polish. It was called music calendar. Oh, so so thrilled and curious what he wrote to me. I scrolled down to see his very ambitious, elaborate and relevant comment just to see the only thing he has to say was… “What”
I just felt so pissed off. Well that is completely meaningless, but… Jacek… 😥 I feel like someone is making fun of me and my Jackophilia. 😀

Ideas needed.

I have a question for you guys.

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot on adding something new to my blog and thought I could d something related to names. I’ve done a few name games in the past and wrote that post a few days ago about names and people’s personalities, and now I’m wondering what could it be and in what form. ANother series maybe? If series then it would appear weekly I think.

I absolutely love name games myself and I have a feeling that you enjoyed them too, particularly the first one I guess, but I’m not big at making them, unless I really have an inspiration, but usually I don’t have. Those two I’ve done in the past were actually based on patterns of other games as I told you. So name games could be a nice thing, but I just don’t think I could be systematic with it.

I also thought about some kind of more educational series where I’d pick one name and post its meaning, etymology, rankings and stuff, but am not sure whether there’s really a point in doing it, there are already a few blogs on WP about it.

Relating to the post about names and personalities I also thought about writing posts about particular names and traits they give people, or making such posts for your request.

Does any of these ideas appeal to you? Have you any suggestions as for how it could look like? Or maybe you have any other ideas about name posts I coul d make? Do you think there is a point in doing any kind of regular name posts or is it too niche?

Will be grateful for any suggestions cause I’d like it to be fun for you or something people will be interested in. 🙂

If We WeRE Having Coffee… #WeekendCoffeeShare

Time for another Weekend Coffee Share

hosted by Eclectic Alli.

If we were having coffee, assuming it would take place in my house, you’d hear children screaming, running and playing. Zofijka is having her birthday party for her friends and cousins. TOmorrow she’ll make a more serious one, with dinner and all, for her God parents and grandparents. It’s a pity those skunk slippers I got for her haven’t arrived yet, but hope it’ll happen soon and that she’ll like them. Today I’ve heard her confiding to one of her friends how much she likes skunks, and they now call her Sophie Skunk. 😀

If we were having coffee I’d tell you we have Mother’s Day today, so, happy Mother’s Day to all of you mummies. 🙂 Never mind that for most of you your actual Mother’s Day has already passed this year, let’s celebrate once again. So if you consider yourself a mum – be it a mum for your own children, heart mum for someone, adoptive mum, mum to be, pet mum or any other kind of mummy, feel free to have some extra coffee and an extra muffin. Yes, we have muffins today because of Mother’s Day. They’re shop bought but still. Very yummy. And we have lots of other stuff – a very yummy, homemade chicken soup with dumplings, jelly with grapes and strawberries, Zofijka’s yucky Soy Luna birthday cake, well I haven’t tried it, it’s for the kids, but all those shop bought overly decorative birthday cakes for kids are always yucky and from what this one apparently looks like, I wouldn’t expect it to be different. But we also have some nice sponge cake with strawberries and other stuff that my Mum has made and it’s brilliant. And a lot of fruit and other things. So well, help yourself, particularly all the mummies here.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you I bought my Mum a new speaker which she can connect to her phone and play her own music in the kitchen. She always wanted to be able to listen to something else than just the radio, like her Spotify or something, so hope she’ll be happy, but it haven’t arrived yet either.

If we were having coffee I’d ask all of you how you’re doing…

If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m not doing the best moodwise today. Don’t really know what happened, I just woke up and felt like again I’m slipping into that awful hole from where I’ve barely got out recently. I know I had some yucky dreams tonight and maybe that’s what pushed me down, and then some thing happened later on today that made my slip ride even quicker. I’m not down there yet and managed to stop the slide somewhere at the beginning of the last lap though so that’s good at least now I’m wondering which way I’ll go from here, up or down into the hole again. Of course I hope for the first, the more that I’ve been feeling really good over the last week, but guess nothing lasts forever, meh that’shit you have to feel blah for most of the time, but that seems to be the main rule for my flippin’ brain. Anyways…

If we were having coffee I’d tell you Misha’s with me all the time today. The kids are playing on the balcony and Misha can’t go there because then he jumps on the roof and Misha is generally crazy in the fresh air, poor child, and there would be no one to keep an eye on him there in all the comotion we have here today, so Mum told me to close him in my room and so I did. Thought he won’t be glad of it, but he just went to bed and still is sleeping very heavily. Guess he didn’t sleep the best at night, I don’t know where he was then, not with me anyway and not in any of the hideouts that I know of. He’s so so sweet when he’s sleeping.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that yesterday there have been new books added to our Polish digital library for the blind and there was one I literally couldn’t wait for, the new book by Małgorzata Musierowicz. Małgorzata Musierowicz is one of my most favourite writers, I absolutely love her series “Jeżycjada”, and my Mum told me a few months ago that she’d seen her new book in the bookshop. I knew it will be in our library because all the books by Musierowicz are and they are scanned and added pretty quickly, but it seemed so long for me and I just couldn’t wait. My Mum suggested that maybe we could read it together which I’d be very happy about, but finally it didn’t happen. Plus my Mum isn’t a good reader, whenever she starts reading a book, her eyes become heavy and she feels sleepy, so reads a single book for quite a long time so I felt that the book will be available for me maybe even before we’d get to half of it. And yesterday it came! And I’m reading it right now. Maybe Musierowicz is the one whom I should be thankful too that I haven’t yet slipped down into my gloomy hole. Her books are always so full of warmth, happiness and yes, positivity, but not the kind of positivity you usually think of while hearing this word, a foolish optimism, kinda artificial one and for all means, just to not be negative. It’s very natural so that when you read her books you just have to smile or even laugh at times. And you get a lot of stuff to ponder on, during and after the reading so your brain has something more productive to do than overthinking, overanalysing, rethinking, freaking out, overloading itself etc. And you get hungry immediately, they eat so so so many yummy things. They are so many that she’s even written a whole book with recipes of the dishes her characters eat. I only wish her books were longer. They read so quickly. You want to read more and more and more and suddenly it’s over. There aren’t many other writers that I love as much as Musierowicz. and I know her in person and I’ve even been to her and I was in her house and it was sooo cool.

So how are you doing guys? What happened to you this week? 🙂 What would you tell me if we were having coffee? 🙂

 

Question of the day.

You’re getting to build the house of your dreams, so…
Where do you build it?
My answer:
I’d have many places to consider, but if it would be really the house of my dreams, I think it would be in UK, most probably in Wales, more exactly in North Wales. I guess somewhere in Gwynedd. I’d like it to be close to the sea, or at least a river, with some forest nearby, and not too far from the mountains. I’d like the area to be as rural as possible because I have a bit of a crush on British countryside and so has my Mum. There is a gardening TV channel my Mum likes, not so much because of the gardening stuff, but because they have a lot of programmes about houses and interior design, which is my Mum’s passion, and they have a programme about people buying houses in Britain, we always watch it whenever we can. 😀 Where would your house of dreams be located?
You can expect a few more questions on that topic in the next few days, I guess, at least unless I’ll get another constructive idea.