a few more photos
...and a few more replies to your comments :)
To Paco: it's good you mentioned Harry Potter, these stories are as popular in Poland as everywhere else, but I've never come across one in English. I've often wondered what kind of reading they make in English, so if you reckon the language is nice then I'll try and get a copy!
For Habooba, and especially Amjad, I'm posting the following two photos: one of Pirat saying hallo to you :)
...and one of our cats, basking in the afternoon sun. Can Amjad count how many there are? He might be surprised to hear that we've got more than twice as many in total! Actually, this has become a serious problem for us: when we first started living here, we welcomed the first two cats very warmly (remember we originally come from Warsaw, a big city, and had never had any experience of country life, so for a long time we didn't realise that cats can be more of a nuisance than anything else); the cats however multiplied very vey quickly, and though at first we managed to give the new-born kittens away, to friends and whoever else wanted a pet, it soon proved impossible to get rid of all those new generations. No birth control medicine was really successful in their case, so in the end we started to sterilize them one by one, but this is expensive and time consuming. We sometimes doubt if we are going to win this war in the end... Does anyone else have a similar problem?
Marianna, thanks for all the posts - yes, ever since I went to Slovakian mountains I've wanted to come back so I hope to do that one day, maybe for cycling as well as trekking. I wonder if the hotel in Ruzomberok where we stayed is still open...
Cristina, thanks for all your nice words! As you can see I still haven't managed to make a tour of Poznan with a camera in my hand, but I'll come to that, I promise :-)
Anita, congratulations on your daughter's achievements, it is a big thing to study a difficult subject in a foreign language away from home! As for living with a psychologist/psychiatrist under the same roof, well... you can get used to anything, I suppose ;-)
I've just realised that one of my cousins in Poznan - a girl called Tosia - got her psychologist's degree this year, and to celebrate it, all the family (myself included) is invited to a dinner tomorrow at 3... Await some new pictures :-)
OK, 3 a.m.is about to strike, so to finish off, let me post one more picture of myself - sitting on our terrace and looking at the lawns I mowed today... Bye!
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