Author Archives: morselsandscraps

About morselsandscraps

A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.

Twelfth month in Warsaw: 8th February – 8th March

This is the last post on my 12monthsinwarsaw blog. I’ll be returning to my Potato Point blog, snippetsandsnaps, when I finally manage to reassemble myself in Australia. Please join me in my other life in a week or so. How … Continue reading

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The journey home

It’s 10am. I’m standing downstairs near my daughter’s apartment, surrounded by suitcases (“soupcases” in the dialect of twins) waiting for the taxi to the airport. We are going to the airport unaccompanied. We’ve said our farewells. At checkin we watch … Continue reading

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Packing up a year: a journal of departure

As this post appears, I am actually back in Potato Point. My chronology is warped by packing up my Warsaw home and settling into my Australian one. There’ll be two more posts here before I relocate in cyberspace as well. … Continue reading

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Last minute discoveries

This post marks a trio of Warsaw discoveries I didn’t have time to pursue, thanks to disease and the alternating inertia and flurry of departure.  Lady Ryder of Warsaw On a day of rain and gloom, I notice a faint … Continue reading

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Miscellany 11

This is my final round up of Warsaw odds and ends.    

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Paula’s Sunday Black and white challenge is opportune, as I straddle two hemispheres. This time next week Poland will be the other side of the world, and Potato Point will be home again. The first photo was taken on a … Continue reading

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Ice and buddings

For Pete Most lives are ice and buddings, but some are frozen deep, and ice vetoes the fragile buds.    

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Last snow 

This Being Done Clive James Behind the trees across the street the sun Takes down its last pale disc. This being done, No soft pale light is left for anyone. There is a further comedown in the night. Outside, unheard, … Continue reading

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Miscellany 10

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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Family: black and white and colour

It’s been a family month: a granddaughter and a son (her uncle) both decided independently to come to Poland and they were here simultaneously. And then of course there are Maja and Jaś, the reason why we’re all here at … Continue reading

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