Thursday, 16 October 2014


I have finally (after 30 years of waiting) seen great barrier reef.

I don't know why but we always had many Australian movies on tv - weird I know - watching great barrier reef on polish tv where you were not allowed to travel and leave the country - joy of growing up in communism.

I still remember that day, funny enough it was winter, snow outside the window and they were showing gbr on tv .

I was in my bed wondering if I will ever travel to AU and see that wonder in my life.

Now 30 years later I finally did see it.

It is hard to believe how you feel when your dream comes true.

I was sick from excitement and the fact not being confident swimmer and never snorkel before.

But once I put my head under water I was speechless like I would enter different world, couldn't even feel how cold the water was...

And couldn't wait to dive again like you couldn't get enough of it.

Once we were back in the hotel every time I have closed my eyes I could see reef and wanted to go back like something there was calling me...

It did change me, maybe I just say it after every holiday but this time I do feel different...


Monday, 13 October 2014


Poziomka is wild strawberry in English. It is not very popular in Australia and even in UK people don't know what they are heaving growing wild in their bushes/gardens.

I remember discovering it in our garden in Beckenham where no one knew what I was picking and eating, probably they thought weird polish people are eating everything what they can find in bush:)

Def they gave me that look...

I have accidently brought with me some seeds over here and happily growing it in my tiny garden

The taste is so intense to compare with normal strawberry, a little bit like bubble gum but so beautifully delicious

Usually I have couple of them a day  but this week beaucause we were on holiday I have collected a whole bowl yesterday and made yummy Eaton mess.

so good............

I am planning to make Pimm’s jelly with poziomki and clotted cream this weekend pics to follow if I can last that long...