Category: 2017

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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...

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An Ode to Spain

Greetings! ¡Saludos! 🙂 OK this is not really an ode; I haven’t written poetry in years. But some of you know that I’ve moved back to South Africa for… well, indefinitely. Who knows what...