wtorek, 29 grudnia 2009

My orchid.

Before the Easter my acquaintance wanted to throw out an orchid, so I took it from him. The plant was in a very bad condition. The plant literally swam in water, its leafs were soft and flat. I knew only a little bit about orchids, but at least I knew that they shouldn't be watered to much. I found the needed information on the Internet. My first step was to completely dry ground in the flowerpot, I didn't water it for a month and its leafs become hard. All my care was limited to drying and opportunely watering the plant. I don't remember exactly when, but probably in July young plant began to rise on the flower sprout. Then a month after another one rose on the second sprout. I read that plants that propagate in this way don't blossom in the first year. However my plant is an exception, the older of the new plants has a beautiful flower.

niedziela, 13 grudnia 2009


One day I opened door for patio, to let in my cats home and in front of the door I found a surprise, a small kitten. This small kitten is the main character from the blog “small kitten”. I took him on my hands and I stroked his soft fur. I took my cats home and I left the small kitten out side. He called by the front door to let him in.
Sometimes he comes to our patio and he wants to make friends with my cats. Rufus and Minio are not aggressive towards him, they snort and hiss at him, but they don't attack him. Rufus is afraid of strange cats, he feign pancake and growl. Minio solely snorts but he shows interest in the small kitten. Our small visitor loves all world and all people. I wonder if he will manage to make friends with my cats.

One day he came and walked nearby the front door, but didn't want to came in.
Two days later Minio sat on the chest of drawers and watched world through the window, he began to quietly cheep and he looked at me and through the window, he clearly wanted to show me something. I looked through the window, I saw that small kitten sitting on the table in the patio and he was looking at our window. Minio asked me to let him out. We went down and I let Minio out. He ran outside (even though it was raining) and stayed in front of the table and he cheeped to our visitor, the small kitten meowed in answer. A moment later I opened the door to patio and I noticed that this time Minio was sitting on the table and the visitor was sitting in front. My cat jumped down and ran back home, the small kitten meowed and stayed out side on the rain.

wtorek, 8 grudnia 2009


When my sister was a teenager, she lived with our grandmother. My grandmother lived outside of
the town in an almost hundred years old wooden house. One autumn a hedgehog came in to the house. My sisters took him to her room. The hedgehog lived with her all winter. My sister fed him and gave milk to drink, every morning bowls were empty. Hedgehog slept all days and by nights he went out of his hiding place, that was somewhere under her bed. When walking he pattered loudly with his little paws and puffed like a locomotive. He caught all mice which lived or wanted to live in the room of my sister. At spring my sister let out him out side.

On illustrations of Polish tales for children, hedgehogs are shown with apples on their spines. People who look at these illustrations think that hedgehogs eat apples and other plants. However Hedgehogs eat insects, earthworms and small rodents, they eat fallobst too.

niedziela, 22 listopada 2009

“Damaged” cat

Rufus is “damaged”, he has asthma, he is ill for three and half years. Sometime he feels very bad, coughs and breathes heavily and one time he was stifling really badly. Now he has two kind pills. The first one he takes a quarter a day and the second he takes every other day. At the beginning he didn't want to swallow those pills, he was trying to escape, hide under the bed or tear out and spit out the pills. After some months he learnt to swallow his pills without a fight. In spite of the treatment and safe custody he still has good and bad days. I know that asthma is incurable and it is only possible to alleviate the symptoms. I know that my cat will get worse as he will grow older.
I am aware that this illness will probably shorten his life. I try to not to think about what is not unavoidable and I look forward to every day that is ahead of us.

sobota, 31 października 2009


Here are many squirrels, these squirrels are grey. In Poland squirrels are red and are there is less of them, because the red squirrels are less fertile. Recently I found out that the grey squirrels weren't here by default. They were introduced here before the end of XIX century and the grey squirrels ousted their red cousins, which at present inhabit coniferous forests in mountains.
I watch squirrels with pleasure and I have lately discovered that they screech, that this small animal can screech very loudly. When I heard this screech before I thought that this were birds but I was mistaken. One day I heard known screech and came to the window, a squirrel was sitting on the tree in front of my window and she revealed the author of that sounds.

środa, 14 października 2009

Small deadly fish.

When I was a small girl my father had an aquarium with fishes. He had many kind of fishes and water plants.
Fishes were living in harmony and we liked to watch them. My father fed fishes and cared about than, so that water was always clean. He liked a lot his aquarium and fishes. One day my father bought a new fish, she was small, yellow and she had three black perpendicular stripes. The new fish was very nice and very active, we had impression that she was everywhere at the same time. After few days strange things began to happen in the aquarium. Fishes had torn fins and tails. Afterwards my father began to draw out dead fishes a little too often. My father cleaned the aquarium and changed water. When fishes were in a jar the small fish became furious and began to attack all other fishes. My father quickly drew out the small killer. The small fish remained in the jar alone, but she lasted only few days.
I don't know the English name of that fish. Perhaps somebody will help me, I will be grateful.

poniedziałek, 12 października 2009

A small kitten.

Last Sunday we were watching from our window a small kitten that was playing on a tree. Kitten was about three months old, he was white with dark-grey striped patches. Small urchin was having a lot of fun, he was even running on very thin branches. We were watching him stunt and he was merrily looking at us. Two children, a girl and a boy, were playing near the tree and were calling the kitten but the small urchin didn't intend to go down. One lady with a small dog, came to help the children to call the kitten, but it appeared that the kitten was afraid to go down. The lady went away, so did the children. After a moment the lady came back with one man, who took off the frighten animal from the tree, and gave him to the small girl.
The small kitten likes to go up on trees and he always has a lot of fun, but afterwards he fears to go down, he must to learn this difficult action.

About two weeks ago my husband took off a tree this kitten as well.

Yesterday evening I again saw the small kitten on a tree. The children wanted to go home, but the small urchin didn't want to come down or he was afraid. The lady and the man came to help the children, but the kitten obviously scared slowly began to go down the tree.

środa, 30 września 2009

My handmade things.

When I was a child I was watching my mother whenever she was doing something. Very often she was knitting or sewing.
She was repairing our clothes [I have a sister and a brother] and knit caps, gloves, scarves, socks and sweaters.
I liked a lot to watch my mother knit, for me it was something magic, a set of moving knits and a sweater coming out of them bit by bit. When I was 5 or 6 years old I said to my mother that I wanted to make something as well.
My mother showed how to move stitches from one knitting needle to another, once I got enough of practice she showed me how to make right and left stitches and how to finish a knitting. My first thing that I made was a pink scarf for my teddy bear. When I was about 11 years old I have learnt on my own how to crochet and I made dresses for my dolls. I knitted colourful socks for me and my sister. Next I began to make sweaters and I have learnt how to make gloves with fingers and caps. After that I have learnt a little bit how to embroider, I made a few serviettes and handkerchiefs. I only asked my Mother to demonstrate how to make gloves and socks, but I have learnt on my own how to make other things from books. Nine years ago I have learnt how to crochet serviettes and I like it a lot.

niedziela, 27 września 2009

Behaviour of cats.

Rufus is greedy for whiskas chips, he wants to eat chips all the time, a lot of chips and only chips and nothing else. The tomcat is a little bit fat and I must limit him on his treats.
Once Rufus came to me to the room up stairs and asked for chips, but I didn't want to give them to him at that moment. Later on I went down to the kitchen to prepare myself a tea. The cat followed me, he sat down by the kitchen doors and later went to the living room. A moment later Minio rushed in and started to ask for something to eat. I knew very well what he was asking about, because Rufus followed him slowly. I laughed and couldn't refuse any more. I strew few chips to each bowl, Minio gave a glance at it and laid down on the floor, Rufus with content came to both of the bowls and emptied them.
Minio likes to watch when I do something and only when he is not asleep nor outside he will follow me and observe whatever I do.
On the chest of drawers by the window stand a small dieffenbachia and an orchid. While I was watering the dieffenbachia, Minio was seating by the plant. After I finished he put his nose into the flower-pot and looked at me, next he put his nose to the other flower-pot and he looked at me astonished, then he looked at the bottle in my hand, then again he put his nose to the second flower-pot, and looked at me as if he wanted to ask “ and what about this plant, no water?”. I laughed at him and said “no, no water”.

czwartek, 24 września 2009

The pursue of language studies

When I arrived here I applied for an English course to one Collage in Southgate, but I was informed that they didn't have any free spots left, because there were too many applicants eager to study English, so I have been given another application for a course that was starting in September. I did as I was told, but I had to move to the other side of London, hence commuting would take me too much time.
In the last week I had an interview for an English course in the local College. I wrote the test as good as I could. After a conversation with a teacher I received a letter with information about the course and the teacher's telephone number. I will have to ring her in November or December to find out whether they have any free spaces. I must still wait a little bit more.
Now I am waiting and in the mean time I am studying on my own. I read a little fable for children and now I planning to read “Harry Potter”, I read it in Polish and I really liked it. On top of that I watch films in English with English subtitles. Plus I write this blog as an exercise for spelling and grammar, and my personal assistant who is my husband's nephew helps me all the time. He corrects my mistakes and explains me principles of writing.
Unfortunately I don't understand when people speak to me in English, this is caused by my lack of contact with English speaking people. Hopefully this will change with time.

wtorek, 15 września 2009


My second cat is called Minio. Hi is three years old. I know him from the day he was born, but he became my cat later. My daughter arrived to me in Warsaw with her daughter and two cats. Both of her cats are girls. My daughter found them on a street, they didn't have any owner. In the summer both of cat-girls gave birth to a bunch of little kittens. They had six babies together, one of them was my Minio. Kittens went to new homes. Minio was also given to some people, but after a week lady who took him changed her mind. Minio was offend by my daughter, because she was the one to take him away, however that does not count that she brought him back to home. From that time the tomcat became my cat. He is a cat of one owner and allows only a few people to take liberties with him.
Minio has white socks, belly, neck, left cheek and arrow on his nose, his fur is grey with single white hair and from below he is white. The tomcat has black nose and yellow and green eyes. He is very slim, nimble and quick.


My first cat is called Rufus. Hi is five years old. I have him for a year. My daughter took him from a girl who went to Germany to work. My daughter had two cat-girls already and one of them didn't like him.
I took him for myself because I just recently lost my honey kitten and I was very sad. He was almost always at home and suddenly all corners were empty and nothing mewed, there was no one round and under my legs, it was all so very empty and so sad. I brought Rufus 300 kilometres by train to Warsaw. The cat was very nervous after changing the flat and the owner two times. He was fallowing after me and he was catching my ankles with his claws. I was throwing him a small ball made of paper and he was running and catching it and sometimes he was even bringing it to me, so I could throw it again. After a month Rufus became more tranquil. I took him to a wet to castrate him, he wasn't very happy about that.
Overall the first month was a difficult period in ours relationship.

Rufus is a cat that likes the most to sleep and eat crisps. He is a big cat, of thickset type of body, he weights above 5 kilograms. He has short fur, in touch he feels like a pool over. Hi is dark-grey striped-tabby, he has brown nose and orange eyes.

My mistake.

In the blog titled “Rufus” I have done a mistake, I wrote: “I have him for a year” while it should have been “I have him for four years”. Rufus is five years old and I took him when he was one year old. It was my husband that discovered this mistake.

piątek, 11 września 2009


On Saturday I started moving to a new flat. There was no internet in there, hence I couldn't write.
During moving out there was a lot of work and confusion;
All the packing, transport from point “A” to point “B” and unpacking, etc.
Cats and I went to the new flat at the end of the whole process, which happened on Monday evening. Animals were appal to drive in a car, they just don't like it. Minio always cries and wants to get out from his pet cage, as he prefers to sit on my lap, however the pet cage was on my lap h because on the back of the car were other things. On the other hand Rufus gets so scared, so he doesn't move and he pees and shits himself.
On the way we had to stop in the place where my husband was working, so he could check what tools he would need.
I went there with him to get rid the source of an ugly smell (left kindly by Rufus). After we arrived to the new flat I let the cats out of the pet cage in my room. Rufus hid behind a mattress that stood by a window and he stayed in there until morning, with one break when he went out to vomit. Minio all the time was consoling himself and was asking for a stroke.
In the morning the cats were feeling better, they run among the boxes, packets and other things to explore new place, every so often they were coming to me to verify whether I was still in here and demanded more strokes to console. In midday cats were already asking to be let out side, so I opened the door to a patio, it was a moment until the animals came back.
Today cats feel well, each of them found its favourite place to sleep and go out for a walk.

wtorek, 25 sierpnia 2009

My first blog

The welcome of my cat when I come to my empty home ….. priceless.

Tea drank in the morning sun in the garden with my cat by my side ..... priceless

In life only moments are nice and they should be collect like pearls

Something about me.

I arrived to London in November last year. But I had to wait until Easter to bring my two cats, which yearned for me a lot in Warsaw. My daughter was taking care of the tomcats.

I want to study and work here. I want to study animal behaviour, but first I must learn English to a good level.

This is my first blog. I will write it, so I can improve my written English.

I have personal assistant-editor in chief, who will correct my mistakes and teach me how to use computer's.

I like all animals a lot, hamster and other rodents, however I like cats the most. I like to crochet and knit.