Dig for Gold

Dig for Gold

Anyone looking for a great, fresh comedy / drama series which their friends won’t have heard about, need look no further - we have a fantastic recommendation... I was told about ‘Detectorists’ two weeks ago and after watching the first two episodes online, I ordered both series to make sure I didn’t miss out. It revolves around two lonely men, using their trusty metal detectors to help them seek out treasure and gold in the British soil. Sounds dull? Don’t be put off - it’s brilliant! Packed full of great comedy moments and…Czytaj dalej …
A Hike in the Hills

A Hike in the Hills

I’ve always said that popping on your hiking boots and grabbing a rucksack is one of the best ways to spend your free time. And now that the sun is out in full force, it’s the ideal time to do it. I like to try and get back to Britain a few times a year to see family and friends, so yesterday I booked a ticket to go back in a fortnight to spend a few days in the Yorkshire Dales. For anyone who is looking to visit the UK but wants to…Czytaj dalej …
The Joys of Gardening

The Joys of Gardening

Last Friday I was called up by a friend of mine who owns a little allotment patch close to Wrocłwaw, inviting me to join him for a few days in the sunshine. Seeing as the springtime is in full force, it seemed like a good opportunity to meet up and catch some rays. Of course, there was some hard work involved. See, my mate enjoys gardening and growing his own fruit and veg. So a weekend away didn’t mean relaxing, but involved me helping him pot and plant seeds so he has enough…Czytaj dalej …
Come On Comedy!

Come On Comedy!

Anyone who has read emblog.pl in the past will know that we are big fans of comedy - both on screen and live. Both have their own merits, although for me seeing it on stage just pips it. 
So imagine my joy wen I learned on Monday that as of next week, one of my favourite local venues is all set to start its own stand up comedy show every fortnight. Great news for the city and great news for fans of live entertainment too. Because the venue is rather small - and…Czytaj dalej …
Great British Talents

Great British Talents

The Brits are renowned for many talents and anyone visiting the country will be left amazed by their behaviour, habits and strange little quirks. They are an eccentric nation and sometimes it’s hard to understand their way of doing things. Their ability to make a mammoth meal out of a breakfast, for example. What other country chooses to eat sausages, mushrooms, bacon, black pudding and baked beans before work?! Then there is their love of queues. This is something of a national sport and their ability to stand in a straight line for…Czytaj dalej …
Total Balderdash!

Total Balderdash!

Over the weekend I was introduced to the fantastic board game Balderdash. The word itself means 'senseless talk or nonsense' and the game is extremely enjoyable to play.   It basically involves a number of cards containing lists of unusual laws, strange events, difficult words and acronyms and players having to make up their own definitions to them. The rest of the players must then try to guess the real answer contained on the card to score points. For each point, you move your counter forward and the first person to make their…Czytaj dalej …
Cat Crazy

Cat Crazy

Over the weekend, I was forced to visit one of my friends in Wroclaw, one of my favourite Polish cities. When I say ‘forced’ that makes it sound negative... it really isn’t! The issue is that her flat is full of things which don’t agree with me - cats! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried really hard to get along with these beautiful creatures, but no matter what approach I take, they just don’t seem to like me. Some people just have a natural ability with cats and some people don’t. I definitely…Czytaj dalej …
“You’ll float too…”

“You’ll float too…”

If you’re anything like me, you will have spent countless nights as a child with the lights on for fear of things that crawled in the dark. Strange noises, evil spirits and zombies were all things that scared me stiff but there was one thing that stood out more than anything - clowns. The reason for this was of course Stephen King’s spooky book and film ‘It’. Well imagine my horror when I saw the new trailer for the upcoming remake, due out in September. Just when I thought I had finally overcome…Czytaj dalej …
Causing Quite a Racquet!

Causing Quite a Racquet!

In a desperate attempt to shift a little more weight (in preparation for all those upcoming Easter eggs) a few weeks ago myself and two friends decided to get involved in a new sport. Going to the gym has never really been my thing and swimming is more an individual activity, so I suggested looking at badminton. Racquets and shuttlecocks were bought and courts were booked. I even invested in a new pair of trainers and shorts to get myself in the mood. 
In the past I’ve always viewed it as a bit…Czytaj dalej …
Housewarming Hijinks!

Housewarming Hijinks!

One of the (many) best things about purchasing new property is that it gives you the chance to throw one of the most exciting parties going - a Housewarming party. Ok, so I might be cheating a bit. It’s not me that’s the lucky new owner of a smart, nice new apartment, but a good friend of mine from Holland (who I first met incidentally in Poland many, many years ago). So when I was invited along to see the brand new pad, I couldn’t wait to get myself along and help celebrate…Czytaj dalej …