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Brits moving to live in Poland


rex - | 37  
16 Dec 2007 /  #61
as a bus driver because we need to eat!!

that is how good is life in poland what you take a job that pay you shite money that you just eat !!! or you leave to the UK
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
16 Dec 2007 /  #62
I am enjoying my life in the mountains, and i do think I will stay.

Good evening Hairball ....

Glad you are enjoying Poland ..... and welcome to the Polish Forums :o) You'll find a mixed bunch here, and I'd take some of their opinions and comments with a pinch of salt ... if you know what I mean.

I wouldn't take too much notice of what Rex (he also posts as Zeze) says as he is very negative towards most things Polish, and can get quite abusive also.

Not everything that the newspapers have quoted me as saying are 100% true

Newspapers can stretch the truth to make a story more eyecatching ....
rex - | 37  
16 Dec 2007 /  #63
come on the guy has to take up a job that pay shite or not eat !!!!! go home mate if is that bad that i need to eat
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
16 Dec 2007 /  #64
Rex .... you really do have a problem don't you ....

the guy comes out to Poland to be with his girl, takes the job of busdriver so that he can put food on the table , which is very admirable in my opinion, and all you can do is slate the guy off for the low level of pay he is getting !

I am enjoying my life in the mountains, and i do think I will stay

being able to enjoy life is not necessarily connected to the level of money one makes .... take a look at yourself ... from your posts we can see that you are not enjoying life in Poland ... you always seem to be complaining about one thing or another connected with Poland - why do you bother to stay in a place you so clearly cannot stand ?
telefonitika  
16 Dec 2007 /  #65
why do you bother to stay in a place you so clearly cannot stand ?

my thoughts exactly .... !

I cant imagine how Wigilia (or anytime of the year) is going to be for his polish wife and her family with him around!!! Kinda makes you feel for them .. being associated with a ar$ehole of epic proportions like him!
hairball 20 | 313  
17 Dec 2007 /  #66
Rex .... you really do have a problem don't you ....

I think your right about this chap! Maybe it is time he went back home. Life's not always about making fast money, and from my experience in life it didn't matter how much money I earned in the past. I've always needed another tenner. Now I'm happy, I can just grab my snowboard....(I don't do skiing).....and go to any of the mountains that surround my home....(I get there for free on PKS)....and ride till my hearts content.
joo who - | 100  
17 Dec 2007 /  #67
I've always needed another tenner

Yep! Me too...Give Buddy a shout...he may have a proposition for you??!

Quite right tho...I can't remember a single day in the UK when I wasn't worried about money...now I haven't got any, I've quit worrying that I might spend it all!! And it's quality of life, not quantity in wallet (adapted form another well known UK phrase!!!!) that matters, so while I still have a tin of beans in my cupboard, i won't worry what tomorrow brings. For the first time in my life I can step outside my door and see my horses in my field! All I need to do is throw on a saddle and I can ride in acres of empty forest ( and my horse can run faster than those darn Pumbaa wild pigs!)....Skint? Too right! Happy? Even righter!! I just left the rat race! And as Britain is the proverbial sinking ship, expect a few more "rats" to follow !
Buddy 7 | 167  
17 Dec 2007 /  #68
Joo whoo is quite right, good to see the positive people on this forum telling the truth. As for negative comments well thats life.
Wroclaw Boy  
21 Dec 2007 /  #69
I can get BACON in the local Sklep, eggs are cheap, tomatoes cheaper, bread, butter, even a sausage that isnt a kiabalsa (forgive spelling??), but tastes like a real sausage...that's sorted the full English all day breakfast? I've even found real live TETLEY tea!!

Bacon what do you mean, bacek? the pork belly or rashers as we know it, and that tetley tea aint tetley as we know it. It takes about three bags for an average mug of tea.
joo who - | 100  
22 Dec 2007 /  #70
Bacon

It looks like bacon, cooks like bacon, tastes like bacon....thought it WAS bacon! But I'm no gourmet!

tetley tea

Oh! Well, the box says Tetley, but the price says not! It's about 4x more expensive...which is why I'm working my way through the 1000 Tetley bags I brought with me....In devon for Christmas so I'll raid Tesco's and bring some back for you too! ??
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
26 Dec 2007 /  #71
Polish cuisine ranks amongst the best in the world. Personally, I prefer Asian food having spent 2 years there but I've really grown to like łazanki, bigos and gołabki as well as others. Even the much berated flaki can taste good when done correctly. It doesn't do it justice to call it tripe as the translation says
telefonitika  
26 Dec 2007 /  #72
łazanki

whats that when its at home???
AngelNC 2 | 84  
26 Dec 2007 /  #73
Polish cuisine ranks amongst the best in the world

Polish food is OK but I'm not sure about the rest of your statement.
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
26 Dec 2007 /  #74
łazanki is pasta squares mixed with chopped up pieces of kiełbasa (sausage), cabbage, piment and bay leaves. Some Poles throw in caramelised onions with a few choice seasonings. It's all about getting the right texture. The piment (ziele angielskie) should be removed after heating as they are frickin intense in flavour, like a HUGE blast of salt in ur mouth. I love this food with mushroom sauce. It was a revelation to me, I discovered this food relatively recently. AngelNC, what r u not sure about? I'd happily clarify
telefonitika  
26 Dec 2007 /  #75
łazanki is pasta squares mixed with chopped up pieces of kiełbasa (sausage), cabbage, piment and bay leaves.

sounds lush will have to try that one if find it :)

i dont have salt on anything to be honest only if pinch of it needing in cooking ... mushroom sauce yummmmmm
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
26 Dec 2007 /  #76
Trust me, it's mushy and delicious. My Polish girlfriend makes it without mushroom sauce but the bar near me pours it in. Cabbage is used extensively here in Poland, so noticeable. Bigos, gołabki, pierogi, u name it, cabbage finds its place. I am merely the grateful recipient of what my girl dishes up so I'm sure she'd be happy to give u a recipe. My view is, what's the harm in trying?
telefonitika  
26 Dec 2007 /  #77
Bigos, gołabki, pierogi

i already eat these :)

That be great of your girl to do so .. i dont mind attempting from stratch any dish esp. polish ones :)

Just PM me it seanus

what's the harm in trying?

exactly ...
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
26 Dec 2007 /  #78
There is special macaroni u can buy for łazanki, it's written on the packaging. Go to a delicatesen or butcher to find a decent sausage, e.g podwawelska or torunska should do the trick, and the other ingredients should be available from standard supermarkets. Fry the onions til they are brown, after that cut the cabbage (kiszoną). Then, add the cabbage to the onions in the pan and cover. Some people add mushrooms (which I know u like). U can add water as u wish. The cabbage can sometimes be prepared/cooked. About 15 mins later, check if the cabbage is soft. If so, discontinue heating. Meantime, u cook the łazanki (pasta). £azanki, u must remember, is a special kind of square pasta. Then u mix the cabbage into/with the pasta. Then, fry the sausage in cubes (finely diced) as u did with the onions/cabbage. This takes about 5 mins. If it's ready, put everything together and mix, especially with the fat from the sausage (this should negate the need for salt). Add pepper (ground) at the end and mix. I love it with a lot of pepper but add to ur own taste. Please ask if u r unsure of anything
telefonitika  
26 Dec 2007 /  #79
Please ask if u r unsure of anything

i will do i usually get kielbasa as i use this when i am cooking pierogi so i could use this also with this dish yes?

Will hunt out this £azanki in the polish shops here :)

do you cook the pasta same as you would any other pasta time wise?
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
26 Dec 2007 /  #80
U could also use boczek which is bacon, which would provide the required fat content. Kiełbasa is better as the fat content is ideal. Parówki are cheaper and don't fit the bill. Ur last question, I understand this well. Almost asked like an Italian. I would say yes but monitor carefully, ur heating rings may be more powerful than mine. Pasta need not be 'al dente' but softer can be better. It just depends on what u like to taste more. I'm a little surprised that u hadn't heard of łazanki but most Poles don't speak of it. I stumbled across it in a milk bar and then my girl started to make it to show me how it can taste differently. Again, any requests and I'll be happy to assist
telefonitika  
26 Dec 2007 /  #81
I'm a little surprised that u hadn't heard of łazanki

im not polish though heehee ... im just an english girl that likes to try different things and enjoy with my daughter ... maybe the New Year has a few surprises in store for me .. !

:D cheers again
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
26 Dec 2007 /  #82
U r welcome, it's good 2 c a Scot and English person help each other. And I like the fact that u spelt surprise correctly, not like these Septics who almost unfailingly write suprise. Well, they have their ways I guess.
krakow1 3 | 55  
21 Dec 2008 /  #83
Exactly - why go to Australia, and be seen as just another whinging POM if you can go to Poland and instantly become an upper class (in ones mind of course) - quick upgrade from bus driver or UB recipient – good old colonial days.

This is quite an unnecessary statement. If you have every met people from the Newcastle or the North of England you would see thats is not the case. The marriage will probably work and the relationship with the mother-in law, because people from the North of England have some of the same values an many Polish people. They adore their families, and their wives and put them first. They are hard working people and never forget where they are from.

Status and money is the furthest from their minds. Happiness and being amongst people they enjoy and feel comfortable with means everything. People from the North-East are unique. Therefore please do not post such rubbish until you are in possession of the facts.
away guy 10 | 343  
21 Dec 2008 /  #84
Many Brits and other people from Europe and Ireland , Scotland are moving to Smaller European countries like Poland because of too many forenigers taking over. Lets look at the UK for example these days u cant find any real english families left over maybe only in the country sides , the UK is not like it used to be its flooded with forenigers and ilegals and this is making the locals mad. You will find that its got to do with a racial problem because most of the people leaving are whites.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163  
25 Dec 2008 /  #85
I can tell you for an almost categorical fact that you're speaking nonsense. Why would we move to a foreign country if we hated foreigners?

'Real English families'? I don't know many real English families, although the fact that I'm from Scotland might be something to do with that. But of course, you're making the same old mistake of saying that England = UK.

And no, the UK isn't 'flooded' with foreigners - yes, they're becoming more common, and some decisions made by councils are absolutely bizzare concerning them - but the country is hardly flooded. For a start, it's not like there's brand new New Towns springing up in the Highlands, full of economic migrants from the EU-10.

But anyway, it was the Scots 200 years ago that the English complained about, then it became the Irish about 100 years ago, then it was people from the Indian sub-continent and now it's Poles. Same old, same old.

As for why most people leaving are whites - probably some social research would point at whites being generally more in a situation from which they can leave. Do you really think that poor black kids in Tower Hamlets will really have the opportunity to move to Poland? They should have the chance - but alas, they don't :(
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
25 Dec 2008 /  #86
The Scots travelled far and wide long before 2004, that's a fact!

I agree, Delph. The UK has been swamped with foreigners for a long time.

Poland is a "small" European country? Fooled me
Siegfried 1 | 100  
8 Jan 2009 /  #87
hmmm... why so many poles invaded uk...
1st- pound was strong.
2nd- most of us had a basic knowledge of english.
3rd- we could work legally.
4th- we need money for cars, flats and houses in poland
5th- we want to live in really big capital
6th- we wanted to change our lives instead of moaning all the time ;)

and so on...
dont worry, we will go sooner or later, Canada let us work there. I think it's not a bad place to live and work for few years
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
10 Jan 2009 /  #88
Canada let us work there. I think it's not a bad place to live and work for few years

Have to agree with you ...... even though I was last in Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton ) over 15 yrs ago , I found it to be one of the most beautiful countries I had ever visited.

The fact that major Canadian cities always come up when lists of 'best places to live in the world' are drawn up is no surprise :o)

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