How to Find a Job in Poland

In 2016 alone Polish authorities issued 234 000 residence permits for foreigners. It is estimated that the number of foreign residents in Poland is much higher and bound to grew further in the future.

A recent survey by Morizon.pl blog reveals that 51% of foreign residents relocated to Poland for work.  Lack of Polish skills seems not to be a barrier; only 12% of all the expatriates questioned admit they speak and write Polish fluently.

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5 Best Things About Work Culture in Andalucia

When you think of Andalucia, the first thing that may come to your mind is not work, but sunny weather, great beaches, flamenco, amazing architecture and food culture.  Paella, seafood, spectacular Alhambra palace in Granada or the Great Mosque of Cordoba, colourful feria festivals, a great variety of tapas and wine in bars…no wonder why this region in the south of Spain is a top tourism destination.

But…work? “Isn’t Andalucia only about siesta & fiesta”? – some will joke. Continue reading 5 Best Things About Work Culture in Andalucia

My Dog – multilingual book review

Are you a parent or an educator of  little polyglots, who’s always on quest for quality bilingual books?

Or are you – like me – an exhausted Mum of bilingual kids, who would love to delegate bedtime reading to Dad and have that glass of wine in peace, but the kids’ favourite stories are never available in HIS language?

Do your children love dogs and all your family was crying at “Beethoven”, “Marley and me”, “Dog’s Purpose” and even on  TV dog food ads that featured cute puppies?

Then, you will definitely enjoy “My Dog” by Dr Mojca Stubelj Ars from Mini Poliglotini, a simple yet beautiful story about friendship. Continue reading My Dog – multilingual book review

Mr Minuscule and the Whale – book review and Lego craft

Are you a parent of a child who loves adventures and dreams of exploring the world? Would you like to introduce your children to quality Polish literature, but you don’t speak more Polish than “piwo” and “pierogi“? Or – like me – are you a tired, sleep deprived mum, who’s looking for fun, short books and simple crafts that don’t require two shopping carts of supplies and two hours of cleaning after the craft is done?

Then, you will definitely enjoy Mr Minuscule and the Whale by Julian Tuwim as much as we did!

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How to Make a Career Change When it Hasn’t Been Your Day…or Even Your Year

New Year is a time of resolutions for many of us. It’s the time of the year when gyms become full, lettuce hits record sales and DuoLingo app crashes because suddenly everyone and their mama feels the need to learn a new language. 
It’s also the time when we think of “big” changes, related to our career and long-term goals. And I know how hard it can be for those of us who are stuck in boring jobs, annoying day routines and who feel that their life did not go at all the way they planned it, but have no idea how to change things. 

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The “Worse” Kind of Little Migrant

Paul is four years old. His dad is British and his mum is Spanish. They live in Marbella, in a lovely beach area that’s popular among expats; Paul has neighbours from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Paul’s dad works as a manager for a British hotel chain.

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How to Teach Children to Manage Big Emotions with Silly Stories. Book review: Toby and Clemmie Books by Rebecca Elliott

Mr Super Poopy Pants and My Stinky New School by Rebecca Elliott

We received these books to review by Lion Hudson PLC. Thank you very much!

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My kids aren’t too enthusiastic about so-called therapeutic stories for children. There’s a separate shelf for that kind of literaturę in our library, decorated with paper flowers; Andrés and Michał find it “girly” and “boring”.

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