• Non-fiction

    Make love, not war

    Sex! If that’s not an attention grabber, I don’t know what it. I believe that we don’t have enough of it in our lives. You’d think I don’t need to do much convincing, yet there is still a lot of…

  • Irishness,  Non-fiction

    Writers in a group

    I imagined the a writers’ group would consist of big egos, introverted geniuses, eccentric apparel, wild hairstyles, strong alcohol, rims of crumpled paper and heated arguments till early hours in the morning. Instead we meet at a reasonable 7 pm…

  • Non-fiction

    Commute

    Seizing a day, living a dream, all sound nice and well, but the reality is that so much time we have to spend doing things that are not really our favourites. Exchanging our freedom for food and shelter, and sun…

  • Non-fiction

    5 Life Lessons from making popcorn

    Do you ever get all philosophical when doing something simple? If so, you can forgive my rambling. Grab some popcorn and live your life however you want. 1. Listen to your parents – they learnt from experience and cowboy movies…

  • Irishness,  Non-fiction

    Why do I like interviews

    Interviews can be nerve-wrecking, but only if you really, really want to get that job. I highly recommend going for few interviews for jobs you definitely don’t want to get. Sit down, relax, and talk about yourself. I used to…

  • Irishness,  Non-fiction

    Polish Accent

    My English will never be as good as my Polish, but it will not stop me from imposing my funny accent on anyone who would listen. Learning The key to learning a foreign language is allowing few bruises on your…

  • Irishness

    Tea Lovers

    t’s quite a challenge to read between the lines in your second language, especially when it comes to mysterious and elusive Irish men. Did you know that when they say “tea” they can mean something different entirely? In my naivety…

  • Non-fiction

    Trans-Siberian Train

    The winter tour The story of my Trans-Siberian journey could be told in numbers over: 3 weeks, 300 Buddhists, 13,000 kilometres , -30 degrees outside, +30 degrees inside; From Irish Wild Atlantic Way to standing on frozen Pacific Ocean; Banna…

  • Dating,  Non-fiction

    Lessons from bad dates

    ‘Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.’ – Joan Crawford I want to share few examples of not very successful dates from the last century,…