I discovered this great challenge hosted by 15 And Meowing
and MCGuffy’s Reader
not so long ago and thought I’ll participate in it this week.
So, here goes:
1. When I am nervous, I…. feel cold shaky, bite my nails/lips, have nausea. It depends on how nervous I am, but usually even when I’m just a bit nervous, I won’t eat anything.
2. When I am angry, I… usually won’t let other people know about it, unless I’m like raging and physically can’t hold it inside any longer. It also happens that I cry or feel like crying. And honestly I don’t like it ’cause then I feel like I can’t cope with it, but on the other hand I don’t get angry very easily and even if I get angry, it usually doesn’t last very long, although can be intense for me. Since I have trouble letting out my emotions, it still happens sometimes that I self harm because of anger, but now it’s rather rarely.
3. Today, I know for sure… that Zofijka won’t take part in her volleyball tournament today. She plays volleyball and we thought she’d play today, but yesterday she fell over at school and her knees hurt a lot and are bruised, so she just went there as a supporter.
4. For St. Patrick’s Day, I… am listening to a lot of Irish music in my green room.
Do you have any heirlooms or antiques?
They’re not very old and not with much history to them, but yes, we do have some. We have a china closet that was made by my grandad. He made it particularly for us, Mum asked him to do it to have a heirloom after him, something that will be just hers and will always remind her about him. He was always good at making furniture, although he’s not a professional carpenter or anything. I actually admire this combination in him that although he’s a very cerebral sort of guy, he is also very manually talented and can almost make anything from nothing. THen we have, also from my grandad, his collection of coins and medals and banknotes and other numismatic stuff and OMG it’s soo huge! My grandparents were wondering what to leave all their children and decided they want to give Mum the whole grandad’s collection as legacy. We all think it’s a very big honour, since this collection matters a lot to my grandad. Mum isn’t a numismatist and doesn’t have much interest in such things, but she feels honoured and she decided that because this collection is already so enormous, and also because of her respect to her dad, she will try to expand it. Also we have a big antique clock in the living room that was previously my grandparents’. And we have some jewellery that goes from generation to generation, but I don’t know much about it.
Hey guys! 🙂
Happy St. Patrick’s day to all of you, even if you don’t celebrate it in any particular way. Here in Poland we don’t rather have any Irish connections as a nation, so people don’t really care about it in general, but since I’m obsessed about Celtic everything, I do. And I’m gonna celebrate it on my blog by sharing an Irish song with you. I love loads of Irish music but Enya is my most favourite Irish artist so I chose her song. It is one of my favourite songs by her.
“The Humming” comes from her latest album “Dark Sky Island”.
Do you have any favourite recipes/dishes that have been passed down in your family?
Yeah we have lots of cakes that my gramma started to bake and then my Mum started too. Or even so that my Mum was making something regularly for different holidays and people from my family stole it. Like her fabulous meringue dessert or orange juice cake. I love my Mum’s meringue, especially when it’s with blueberries. It is a meringue with whipping cream and different fruit. It’s very sweet so the fruit should be rather fresh and juicy, not very sweet like bananas for example. Most often we eat it with strawberries and blueberries, or raspberries, sometimes with cherries, billberries… It’s just sooo yummy everytime you eat it you regret you can’t eat more of it, but like I said it’s very sweet so you get stuffed rather quickly. It’s my Mum’s spectacular dessert. Everyone likes it and it’s easy to make, so any failure is impossible. Also my Mum’s chicken breasts in almond flakes are widely known in our family, as well as her podpiwek. Podpiwek is a Polish non-alcoholic beverage, but apparently before my Mum started doing it, most of our family didn’t even know how it tastes. It’s soooo yummy. And there are also my Mum’s pierogi, with cabbage and mushrooms. I mean, this kind of pierogi is very common in Poland at Christmas time, but people obviously have very varying recipes, plus, most people as far as I know make them with sour cabbage, which in my opinion is worse. All those foods I mentioned are my favourites, but there are many more.
Your turn now. 🙂
Another Welsh song today. Greta Isaac sings mainly in English, but occasionally in Welsh too, and recently she became a bit more widely known after featuring the well-known Welsh language band called Swnami. I really like this song.
Because it’s not available neither on Youtube, nor Spotify nor SoundCloud, I’ll share it on Dropbox and it will expire after a month since publishing this post.