Reclaiming the ‘hood

Join me for a ramble around my Warsaw neighbourhood. It’s strange returning to a familiar place on the other side of the world. The apartment is the one we had on our last visit: I know the parkland and the shops: I pay a courtesy visit to the jester whom I met with delight last year and note concerts in the villa and a Beethoven festival.

I’ve been here less than two days and we’ve had sunshine, grey chill, and snow, all registered in the urban view from the apartment (oh my flowering tibouchina and the purple haze on my Potato Point deck!)

All the trees are bare, but beginning  – just beginning – to break into leaf and bud, as are the bulbs in the apartment courtyard. Street boxes are ready for planting.

The duck pond in the park where I used to take the twins before they could sit up has been drained. On the way to pre-school Jaś and I stop to watch workmen cleaning it out for the summer water. The pond in the old clay pit into which the pram took a header this time last year holds reflections of the apartments towards ul Puławska.

The villa remains gracious on the hill and provides the twins with a bike track they relish and so does the circuit around the park.

Two shadow figures walk through this landscape, waiting to take on the bodies of denizens of Warsaw.

About morselsandscraps

A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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20 Responses to Reclaiming the ‘hood

  1. restlessjo says:

    Ah, those shadow figures get everywhere, Meg! 🙂 🙂 Lovely to see the ‘sprogs’ at play 🙂 And you- of course! Still looking a bit bleak, isn’t it? Hope you find your croci soon. Sending hugs!


  2. pommepal says:

    What a lovely and exciting time to arrive. You will be able to watch spring unfold and I know you will find the best bits to show us. Such a different view from potatoe point. The Tibouchinas are flowering well this year. I must get a photo of them.

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  3. Rosemary Barnard says:

    Love those tiny buds and shoots for the promise they hold.


    • I’m housebound with a mild cold, so I won’t be monitoring daily as I hoped. But I’ve never been here at this time of year and I’m eager to watch spring unfurl.


      • Rosemary Barnard says:

        Sorry to hear that you have a cold. You are probably a little run down after all the effort of getting yourself to Warsaw, then exposure to new bugs when you finally arrived. This time last week you were still in Sydney! I hope that you have a nice warm window in the sun and a good book to soak up while you recover. Much love. Here in Newcastle I can’t wait for cooler weather.


  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Well it all looks really laid back there! How those babbas have grown, maybe they will be able to tell you when the tulips are out – not for a while there if there’s been snow! Enjoy, enjoy and happy Friday!


    • And happy Friday to you too. Laid back? Not so sure. Had to call on our daughter to get the washing machine going (water was turned off) and I have no chance of keeping up with the cyclists – they won’t be biking to school on our days, unfortunately, because it gives them such huge pleasure.


  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    That jester rocks too 🙂


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