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How to Reconnect with Yourself

I’ve always considered myself a number of romantic things: a creative, an independent, a writer, an adventurer… a lover of life. And recently, slowly, subtly, without me ever really realising, I lost that nostalgic,...

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How to Survive Winter in the City

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus   Winter in South Africa You’d think living in Africa, where we have eternal sunshine,...

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A Blog Renaissance

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. – Marianne Williamson By definition, the word “renaissance” means a renewed interest in something; a rebirth or...

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Children On The Run, Part 4

And so we come to the end of my grandmother’s story… Days were scorching hot so we had to stay inside our tents, but nights were chilly. We had one army blanket for the...

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Children On The Run, Part 3

In the summer of 1941 the Polish government in exile in London received permission from the Soviet Union to release several hundred thousand former Polish citizens from labor camps, prisons and forcible resettlement in...

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Children On The Run, Part 2

Prisoners of War We were now prisoners of war and they moved us into an existing camp. They still kept First World War prisoners there. To make room for us, they resettled the prisoners...

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Children On The Run, Part 1

My babcia (Polish for grandmother) and I haven’t always been on the best of terms, but every now and then she’d share a story about her past which left me flabbergasted. How this woman...

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Reasons to be HAPPY :)

Just in case you need some reminders as to why you should be happy today 🙂 Well you’re alive and kicking for one thing 🙂 Your worst day is only 24 hours. And then...