Sushi Sundays

Sushi Sundays

Last week two good friends of mine made their way over from London and we wanted to take them out for a nice meal, something they would remember. Italian is too obvious, Indian restaurants are generally poor in Poland and pierogi isn’t the most exciting food in the world! So we settled on sushi. One foreign cuisine that Poland has lapped up is sushi. A few years ago, the raw fish industry took off over here and rather than just being a short-lived fad, it’s still something that’s proving popular to this day.…Czytaj dalej …
Christmas Cheer?

Christmas Cheer?

During a recent trip back to the UK to help celebrate Bonfire Night with my family, I was actually quite shocked by just how much Christmas was being celebrated already. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these folk who say we should only enjoy Christmas on the official day, in fact I love the build up to the big event just as much as the day itself. But shops pumping out Christmas songs, and adverts on TV in October? Come on, that’s just not acceptable in my book. I’ve always enjoyed…Czytaj dalej …
Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

So, like most self-respecting citizens, I recently purchased a rather large box full of sweets and candies to sit next to my front door in preparation for kids coming past on Halloween. 
Now, I don’t know about you but when I was a young boy, this was one of the highlights of the year and I used to look forward to it for months. These days it seems that pubs and shops are more inclined to get the decorations up and their staff are more interested in dressing up than local children are.…Czytaj dalej …
Open Mic – Alright!

Open Mic – Alright!

When it comes to entertainment, those that know me will tell you Karaoke is not something I particularly enjoy. Why people are quite happy to sit around and listen to drunken fools butcher their favourite songs is something I will never understand. However, the idea of a good old Open Mic night is a different kettle of fish. There is a proud dignity in people standing up in front of a microphone, picking up a guitar and performing a song for everyone else to enjoy. Last weekend, myself and some friends found ourselves…Czytaj dalej …

The last week or so has had an abundance of games on for football fans to watch, all of which were qualifiers for the World Cup 2018, set to take place in Russia next year. Despite their poor performances (dear me it they were painful to watch at times!) England finished top of their group and are now guaranteed a spot in the tournament. I’m not sure quite how long they will last against some of the big boys, but they need to sharpen the squad up a bit to have any real…Czytaj dalej …
Suits You Sir!

Suits You Sir!

For some unknown reason, two sets of very good friends have decided to get married at the end of this month (weddings in late October? Really?), so I decided now was a good time to treat myself to a new suit. I’ve always been quite traditional when it comes to my formal wear, generally opting for a pair of standard dark trousers and matching jacket, with a snazzy yellow or purple tie underneath. I’m not sure why, but it always seems to do the trick. 
However, this time I decided to be a…Czytaj dalej …
Stranded!

Stranded!

Anyone who’s been following the news over the last few weeks will no doubt be aware of the terrible predicament Ryanair and its customers are in. With numerous flights cancelled, thousands of passengers have been left in dire straights and the situation looks extremely messy. The whole thing got me thinking about some of the times I’ve been stuck in airports and to be honest they are (closely followed by dentist’s waiting rooms) some of the worst places in the world to be sat in. I remember spending one night in an airport…Czytaj dalej …
A Good Deed For The Day

A Good Deed For The Day

Here’s a simple question for you all out there: When was the last time you made somebody smile? 
I’m not talking about friends, or a joke you’ve told, but the last time you’ve done a good deed for someone. The reason I ask, is this week I stopped into my usual cafe on the way to work and sat down with a cup of tea to read the paper. As I went to leave and pay my tab, I found out that it had already been paid for by an anonymous person who…Czytaj dalej …
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Whilst sat round the dinner table two weeks ago, somebody asked me the meaning of my name and I was embarrassed to tell them I had no idea. Of course, one quick visit to google and I had my answer. With Ango-Saxon origins, the name ‘Sibbald’ can be broken down into two parts and there are two theories behind its meaning. The first theory is that it is made up of the two words for ‘sea’ (‘Si’) and ‘bold’ or ‘bravery’ (‘bald’). The second, is that it comprises of the words ‘Sige’ (for…Czytaj dalej …
Booking a Flight!

Booking a Flight!

Next week sees me jetting off on my summer holidays to Tenerife. Can’t wait! But amongst all the excitement comes that huge problem that always arises when going anywhere for any length of time - which books to take? As someone who doesn’t own a kindle, getting it right first time is essential and here’s the three on my shortlist: 1. ‘Is That Mic Off?’ - Phil Mason & Matthew Parris. A quirky book which offers readers the chance to see some of the many gaffes and slips muttered by politicians. Quite a…Czytaj dalej …