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Introducing myself

06.06.05, 13:16
Hi, I'm Uncle Davey, and I set up this forum in the hope that it will bring
together foreign people and their families living here in Poland. It is not
limited to any particluar language or national community, nor to the working
members of the family.

I'm an accountant, living in Warsaw, with about 11 years general practice in
this country, doing mainly audits, tax advice, business valuations, and our
company also does books for start-up businesses.

In my spare time my wife and I like to go to the cinema, we also love nature
and enjoy plants and fishkeeping. We have three children, two of which are
still pre-school.

I also enjoy literature and foreign languages, and the internet.

I'm hoping that doing this group will enable a lot of people far from their
home in this country to find new contacts and even lasting friendships.

--
best,

Uncle Davey
www.usenetposts.com
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  • 28.07.05, 15:47
    I thought it might be a good idea if we all introduced ourselves. It's nice to
    have some background on the people we correspond with smile

    I'm a small business owner whose been living in Poznań for 11 years. My husband
    is Polish and we met in Montreal in College. We have two children - a boy,
    Dawid, aged 6,5 and a girl, Dominika, who will turn 5 in September. They're both
    in preschool.

    We like to travel around Poland and abroad, usually by car - a Polonez smile - and
    we're rather mountain/forest people. Our kids keep us busy, as you can imagine,
    so a lot of time is spent at home. Before having children my husband and I liked
    going to pubs mostly ;0

    I'm interested in photography, painting and literature, but my biggest hobby is
    cooking and baking.

    From October I'll be taking up English Philology studies at the Poznań
    University and I hope to persue a career as an academic (probably abroad).

    Now it's someone else's turn smile
  • 28.07.05, 19:01
    I guess it may be my turn. I have never fully introduced myself, as I was not
    so sure that Uncle Davey would let me stay here, although I was the 1st one to
    post on this forum (my small claim to fame smile )
    I am a Polish woman, living in the US, which means I am a foreigner, just not
    in Poland. I am from Gdansk, went to school in Poznan and then in the US. I
    have been working at a university, both in administration as well as teaching.
    I am planning to go back to PL to live, probably by the end of 2006 or early
    2007. I am single, have no kids, and live with two cats, Balon and Luna(tyk).
  • 28.07.05, 21:13
    Alright, I will follow you all smile I am a Polish-Hungarian woman, born in
    Krakow, raised in NJ and NYC, now living in England. I have a cat, Benson, who
    travelled with me to England (mighty pissed off he was when we landed!). I
    sometimes wish I was still single.
  • 28.07.05, 22:15
    burgeon napisała:

    > Alright, I will follow you all smile I am a Polish-Hungarian woman, born in
    > Krakow, raised in NJ and NYC, now living in England. I have a cat, Benson,
    who
    > travelled with me to England (mighty pissed off he was when we landed!). I
    > sometimes wish I was still single.

    What? single as in not having a cat?

    --
    best,

    Uncle Davey
    www.usenetposts.com
  • 28.07.05, 22:33
    hee, hee, hee...wouldn't dream of getting rid of Benson!
  • 28.07.05, 22:39
    Benson, eh? Sounds like a good name for a cat. I used to call mine Pushkin.

    Or Alexander Sergeyevitch, for short.

    --
    best,

    Uncle Davey
    www.usenetposts.com
  • 28.07.05, 22:45
    Here you reveal love of poetry and I my affair with cigarettes wink

    Happy to report that poetry I love, and cigarettes I quit.
  • 30.07.05, 00:56
    Pushkin's work is easy to love.

    Did Benson get in many hedges?

    --
    best,

    Uncle Davey
    www.usenetposts.com
  • 30.07.05, 09:31
    "Did Benson get in many hedges?"

    Ha, good one wink
  • 28.07.05, 22:07
    asia9111 napisała:

    > I guess it may be my turn. I have never fully introduced myself, as I was not
    > so sure that Uncle Davey would let me stay here, although I was the 1st one
    to
    > post on this forum (my small claim to fame smile )

    You are, always have been, and always will be, most welcome.

    > I am a Polish woman, living in the US, which means I am a foreigner, just not
    > in Poland. I am from Gdansk, went to school in Poznan and then in the US. I
    > have been working at a university, both in administration as well as teaching.
    > I am planning to go back to PL to live, probably by the end of 2006 or early
    > 2007. I am single, have no kids, and live with two cats, Balon and Luna(tyk).

    I got a lead for you in Gdansk by the way. Someone up there wants that pdf I
    was talking to you about. Let's get back in e-mail contact.


    --
    best,

    Uncle Davey
    www.usenetposts.com
  • 28.07.05, 22:52
    hey, Uncle Davey-I sent the pdf file to the e-mail address two weekes ago!
    Check the email, and let me know! I can resend it at any time.
  • 28.07.05, 22:12
    bluteau napisała:

    > I thought it might be a good idea if we all introduced ourselves. It's nice to
    > have some background on the people we correspond with smile
    >
    > I'm a small business owner whose been living in Poznań for 11 years. My
    husband
    > is Polish and we met in Montreal in College. We have two children - a boy,
    > Dawid, aged 6,5 and a girl, Dominika, who will turn 5 in September. They're
    bot
    > h
    > in preschool.
    >
    > We like to travel around Poland and abroad, usually by car - a Polonez smile -
    and
    > we're rather mountain/forest people. Our kids keep us busy, as you can
    imagine,
    > so a lot of time is spent at home. Before having children my husband and I
    like
    > d
    > going to pubs mostly ;0

    Heh heh heh. Good one.

    Welcome to the group, Bluteau!

    >
    > I'm interested in photography, painting and literature, but my biggest hobby
    is
    > cooking and baking.

    Fantastic. Have you got any work on the net that we can look at? I'd love to
    see your art and read your literature.

    My own modest efforts are partly on my site which is linked in my sig.

    There's a photo gallery on there, but obviously it's very amateurish.

    >
    > From October I'll be taking up English Philology studies at the Poznań
    > University and I hope to persue a career as an academic (probably abroad).

    Have you read David Lodge's books, especially Changing Places and the other
    Rummidge novels?


    --
    best,

    Uncle Davey
    www.usenetposts.com
  • 30.07.05, 09:40
    usenetposts napisał:


    > Fantastic. Have you got any work on the net that we can look at? I'd love to
    > see your art and read your literature.

    Oi, I didn't mean to mislead anyone here - by writing that I'm interested in
    literature I meant that I'm an avid reader and collector of books. I haven't
    written anything myself (except for tons of essays in college). I do paint, and
    I nearly always have my camera with with me, but I've never thought of posting
    it anywhere on the net.

    >
    > Have you read David Lodge's books, especially Changing Places and the other
    > Rummidge novels?
    >
    Haven't read anything by Lodge. I can't say that I read much contemporary work.
  • 30.07.05, 10:34
    Hi Everybody,

    I never knew the site existed until Maggie told me I should check it out.
    The problem is I am far away from Poland that once used to be my home. I am
    probably a lot older that most of you guys here and I think it's only fair to
    ask if it's OK for me to join. I can't help too much in the way of some useful
    tips, price quotes, what to see, where to see it, etc.
    I live in Vancouver, husband, 3 brats...oops sorry...children. Most of them are
    grown up, one at home (kind of...a long story).
    Love reading, a good movie once in a while, swimming (fairly good for an old
    bag of bones..smile, some golfing ( I consider myself lucky if I can make it past
    the 7th hole).
    My biggest interest is in spirituality, paranormal, psychic phenoma, working
    with your chakras, the healing power of mind and human energy in general.

    Glad to be here!
    Kylie smile

  • 30.07.05, 20:42
    Well,so much for my introduction...pretty awkward but I guess no news is good
    news??...

    Kylie smile
  • 30.07.05, 20:51
    Don't worry, we're not ignoring you wink
  • 30.07.05, 20:55
    Hi Bluteau! smile smile

    K.
  • 31.07.05, 00:08
    Welcome, Kylie.

    I hope you stick around and enjoy this group.


    --
    best,

    Uncle Davey
    www.usenetposts.com
  • 31.07.05, 05:31
    > Welcome, Kylie.
    > I hope you stick around and enjoy this group.

    Thank you smile
  • 30.07.05, 20:52
    If I might ask, just how long have you been in Canada and when was the last time
    you visited Poland?
  • 30.07.05, 21:01
    I left Poland some 35 years ago when I was still young and innocent ( and
    beautiful..). Have never come back since. I have no family in POland except
    some distant relatives. Still love the country and its people and I plan on
    going back in the near future. Can't wait....smile
  • 30.07.05, 21:38
    Hi Kylie:
    welcome to the forum. I think I have read some of your posts on another forum??
    I might be mistaken, maybe that was a Kylie without the "1" at the end.
  • 30.07.05, 22:36
    Same Kylie.
    Hello Asia 9111! How are you doing? Do you enjoy this forum?

    smile
  • 30.07.05, 23:28
    Hi:
    yes, I am enjoying the forum! I was the first post, and am almost 'proud' to
    see how it has developed! I think you are from Wroclaw, right? I am in the US
    now, have been for many years, and plan to go back to Poland either next year,
    or in the beginning of 2007. Right now I am going for Christmas, and to look
    around and see my options of getting employment there.
  • 30.07.05, 21:51
    Have you lived in Canada for the last 35 years or have you moved around? What
    made you choose Canada? As a Canadian, it interests me to know what attracts
    people there. I'm aware that my country is stable and has a standard of living
    which is relatively comfortable, but I also know, very well, that it's not the
    Eldorado and that life can be difficult ( on top of being pretty dull smile ).
  • 30.07.05, 22:48
    Well, there was nothing to lose in those days. Poland was under a communist
    regime and anything anywhere else was better than living in POland.It was a
    decision my parents made for me while I was still quite young.
    Sure can life can be difficult anywhere, it's what you make of it, how much you
    invest into being independant and secure. In those days it was the idea of
    freedom that lured my parents into coming here. We lived down in the States for
    a while, in Edmonton and finally moved to the West coast.
    How about you. Sorry I haven't looked at all the threads. Whereabouts are you
    from, Bluteau? You speak Polish too?

    smile
  • 31.07.05, 09:56
    I was born in Montreal and grew up there. I came to Poland 11 years ago with my
    Polish husband (who was then my boyfriend). Now I speak Polish well. I still
    make mistakes, but I don't have problems with fluency.
  • 12.12.05, 01:05
    Hi everybody!
    My name is Alberto, i'm italian and i'm new in this forum.
    I mooved to Poland 9 mounths ago. I live in Warsaw..
    I work for a stupid italian forwarding agent, and i'm tryng
    to survive in this country..

    Pozdrawiam
    Alberto
  • 12.12.05, 12:37
    usenetposts napisał:

    > Welcome Alberto, Benvenuto!
    >
    > Any help you need from the forum, don't hesitate to ask.
    >
    Thank's!! Davey

    Sure i will write!

    Alberto
  • 12.12.05, 11:32
    Ciao Alberto,

    Where do you come from (in Italy). I lived there for many years, first near to
    Milan, then near to Venice, but travelled just about all of it.

    I miss it, and my many Italian friends.
  • 12.12.05, 12:34
    russh napisał:

    > Ciao Alberto,
    >
    > Where do you come from (in Italy). I lived there for many years, first near to
    > Milan, then near to Venice, but travelled just about all of it.
    >
    > I miss it, and my many Italian friends.

    Ciao Russh!

    I'm from Milan....you lived near mediolan? where exactly?

    Pozdrawiam
    Alberto
  • 12.12.05, 13:09
    Gallarate (5 anni), e poi Cardano al Campo (2 anni). A Venezia abitavo vicino
    'Dolo', in una paesino chiamava Ballo. Stupenda.

    Ma ho tante bel ricordi di Milano, specialmente nel estate - le feste
    latino-Americano ecc. Poi 'Samba Brasil' nel Naviglia.

    Adesso, e tu che deve scusar'mi - non parlo male, ma per scrivere senza le
    correzione automatico di 'word' mette tutte gli errore al mondo.
  • 12.12.05, 15:59
    GinCue Dave.

    My Italian's not bad, but it shouldn't be after 12 years there. Problem is, I
    never took a lesson, and learnt from everyday life - TV, papers, listening etc.

    I've never been interested in the theory of languages; to me they are simply a
    manner of communication.

    Oh why can I not learn Polish?
  • 12.12.05, 16:06
    Mi associo ad Uncle Davey,s!
    il tuo italiano e' ottimo Russh!

    Alberto
  • 12.12.05, 16:49
    What a load of well-mannered people!
    I don't know where to start about myself ... errm I'm 38, English, married to a
    beautiful and highly cerebral Polish lady, 2 bilingual kids (11 & 9). Good
    passive Polish, but tend to ask more and listen more in Polish language
    conversations than I do in English. I do speak pretty decent French though (a
    bit rusty but wine usually helps).
    Would like more English-language socialising, but I live out in the Komorow
    area and come into Warsaw for work only. Out in the sticks I tend to gravitate
    around the extended family (wife's obviously). I've occasionally turned up for
    the Curry Club - recommend it.
    Workwise - I re-write texts written in English by Poles.
  • 12.12.05, 17:08
    Mi chiamo Russ (nome) Hagger (cognome) - RussH e per il 'login, e grazie.

    Se pensi il mio e buono, deve sentire la Moglia! Siamo incontrati a Milano (lei
    e Polacco) quando lei abitavo a Corso Lodi.

    Tu - da quale parte di Milano?
  • 12.12.05, 17:10
    Chiedo scusa, mi hanno sempre preso in giro per gli errori di 'gender', come lei
    - Polacco, e non Polacca. Non ce in Inglese - questa e il mio ragione almeno.
  • 12.12.05, 18:39
    russh napisał:

    > Mi chiamo Russ (nome) Hagger (cognome) - RussH e per il 'login, e grazie.
    >
    > Se pensi il mio e buono, deve sentire la Moglia! Siamo incontrati a Milano
    (lei
    > e Polacco) quando lei abitavo a Corso Lodi.
    >
    > Tu - da quale parte di Milano?


    A Milano abitavo in zona citta studi,, piazzale susa viale argonne..Non molto
    distante da Corso Lodi..
  • 13.12.05, 00:19
    Welcome to the forum Alberto!

    We have a shampoo called Alberto VO5 smile Besides your name reminds me of the
    many Italian cooking shows we have here in Canada. Italian food is actually
    very popular in North America!
    I hope you will stick around and enjoy this forum!

    Kylie smile
  • 13.12.05, 00:42
    kylie1 napisała:

    > Welcome to the forum Alberto!
    >
    > We have a shampoo called Alberto VO5 smile Besides your name reminds me of the
    > many Italian cooking shows we have here in Canada. Italian food is actually
    > very popular in North America!
    > I hope you will stick around and enjoy this forum!
    >
    > Kylie smile

    Thank's Kylie
    of course i will stick around...I like this forum.

    Pozdrawiam
    Alberto

  • 14.12.05, 10:47
    Dzien Dobry panstwo!

    Good Morning to all, my name is Ricardo Taipa I'm emigrated to Poland since
    June 2004, nowaday's working in a Polish-German company in the commercial
    department, our company produces polishing and grinding buffs for industrial
    purposes mostly for the surface treatment in steel and metal.

    I'm also giving lessons of Portuguese in a language school in Lodz as part-time
    job.

    I'm married to a Polish citizen and after an attemp to live in Portugal -
    uncessefully - we decided to move to Lodz and until now everything is going
    just fine.

    I like many and different metters, I appreciate travelling and to experiment
    different types of food, to know people from every nations and I have an
    inexplicable passion for cars, especially from 70's, except maybe Morris
    Marina...


    I like all kind of music... but my cup of tea... Sting, Sade, U2, Coldplay,
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, David Bowie, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Joe
    Cocker and Portuguese like GNR, Radio Macau, Trovante. Actually much more but
    this ones I really like.

    All type of classical music and lately I'm really appreciating Jazz.

    I'm part of a Portuguese group dedicated to the UFO reaserch - APO, UFO
    reaserch society, have a look at www.apovni.org

    ****

    Bom dia a todos, chamo-me Ricardo Taipa, estou emigrado na Polonia desde Junho
    de 2004, trabalho actualmente numa empresa de Joint-Venture Polaco-Alema no
    departamento comercial, esta empresa produz materiais de polimento para a
    industria de tratamento de superficies em aco e metal.

    Tambem dou aulas de lingua portuguesa numa escola de linguas em Lodz em regime
    de part-time.

    Estou casado com uma cidada polaca e apos termos tentado viver em Portugal, sem
    sucesso, decidimos viver em Lodz e tudo tem corrido bem.

    Interesso-me por muitos e variados assuntos, gosto muito de viajar e de
    experimentar diversos tipos de cozinha, de conhecer pessoas de todas as
    nacionalidades e tenho uma paixao inexplicavel por automoveis, especialmente da
    decada de setenta, excepto talvez o Morris Marina...

    Gosto de todos os tipos de musica... mas os favoritos sao... Sting, Sade, U2,
    Coldplay, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, David Bowie, The Cure, Sisters of
    Mercy, Joe Cocker e os portugueses como GNR, Radio Macau, Trovante. Na
    realidade muitos mais mas estes sao os que realmente me dizem algo.

    Todo o tipo de musica classica mas ultimamente aprecio muito Jazz.


    Faco parte de um grupo portugues que se dedica a pesquisa do fenomeno OVNI, a
    APO, Associacao de Pesquisa OVNI, ver em www.apovni.org



  • 19.12.05, 15:44
    bartis_ervin napisał:

    > Were you in Chorzow at the U2 concert?
    > I was there and it was amazing!

    You lucky one! A series of unfortunate events didn't let me and my wife to go,
    I imagine how breath taking it was... (sight)

  • 20.12.05, 01:12

    I think I've introduced myself "in the begining" but I will do it again.

    I am Ervin, Hungarian born in Romania (in the famous Transylvania region) and
    currently living in Warsaw. My Polish wife and I moved to Poland in February
    2005 so she can finish her Ph D studies. For the moment we plan to stay only for
    1 or 1 and half year.

    I have been working in the human rights field for the last 6 years. My big
    "passion" are migrants in general, refugees and internally displaced persons
    (IDPs) in particular and have been working with refugees in Slovenia, Romania
    and now in Poland.

    Even if I like more chaotic places, I really enjoy living in Poland.
    Unfortunately, I started to learn Polish only 5 months ago so will need a lot of
    polishing to do.

    Ervin

    Thebartiski.blogspot.com
  • 20.12.05, 06:17
    Good luck with polishing your Polish Ervin!

    smile
  • 20.12.05, 09:55
    So you know the refugee centre near Otrebusy, then? Do you happen to know a
    Brit called Glyn? It's not that I know him, it's just that he has a house near
    to where I live.
  • 20.12.05, 10:48

    Yes, I know about the center but haven't been there yet.
    Unfortunately, I don't know Glynsmile
    You live in Otrebusy?

    Ervin

    Thebartiski.blogspot.com
  • 20.12.05, 11:18
    Near to it.
    If you go on the WKD line, I'm about 3 stops before Otrebusy. That makes the
    train a regular ONZ.
  • 29.12.05, 16:55
    Very nearly.
    And for what it's worth, it's right next door to Kanie!
    Come on Mr Polish Speaker, I'm timing you on your response ...
  • 30.12.05, 13:11
    Bravo!
    Though, looking at the time delay I guess you had to look that one up!

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