matrioszka 1


Matryoshka (rus. матрёшка) is a hollow, wooden figurine, with smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller and smaller figurines inside. 

The shelf above my desk hosts a Matryoshka from an antique shop. It is beautiful, colorful, with all the right imperfections characteristic of hand-made gadgetry. It comes with two missing figurines and this is yet another reason why it is rendered infallibly legendary:)

And one more thing: just like oil-painting, puff pastry, tiramisu and this blog, it’s got layers.


2016-18: Polish seaside Part 1: #skyporn

2016-18: Polish seaside Part 1: #skyporn



I meant to write about cold sea water, about the beach where pugs take their piggly wiggly root, and the Wild Boar turns into the Eight Passenger of Nostromo, about a Polish People's Republic-style holiday home and the Best Campsite in the World.

And as I started browsing the seaside photo album, it turned out that as well as plenty of animal photos, this is the only album that contains images of amazing skies. Nowhere in the world with my feet stamping on its surface have I seen skies like these.

And then it so happened that in this part there will be a mere tiny bit of reading and plenty of viewing.

Instagram has its spacious #skyporn section, as reported by an old, linguistically correct, old town housing fan, university friend of mine E. And although it is not my favourite word, there is something in #skyporn ...

Those straight on

Those to the left

And only one to the right

Halinka's cheesecake

Halinka's cheesecake