niedziela, 10 grudnia 2017


Balanced diet is the best way to be healthy, as they say. But what does it mean? Let's have a look at a health pyramid which has evolved a lot since its prototype. So-called health experts and dieticians do their best and make sure we lead happy, healthy and slim lives. That's why, they suggest that we do some sports, it can be anything - walking or cycling to work instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of a lift, etc. It isn't necessary to take up a sport which can be quite expensive and time-consuming. Everyday simple activities will do
We should eat 4-5 regular meals a day. Vegetables and friut should be the basics of our diet. Next, wholegrain products, such as bread, pasta and brown rice. Dairy products - if you don't like milk, it can be substituted for natural yoghurt or kefir. Red meat is said to be overrated and it shouldn't be eaten in excess. Instead, we should eat legumes, fish, eggs and lean meat. When it comes o fats, we should opt for plant oils, like olive oil or rapeseed oil. Last but not least, sweets (which can be substituted for fruit) and salt (substituted for herbs) are bad, bad, bad... and should be eliminated. 

a little something - małe co nieco
balanced diet - zrównoważona dieta
dieticians - dietetycy
be healthy - być zdrowym
do sports - uprawiać sporty
take up a sport - zacząć uprawiać jakiś sport
instead of - zamiast
time-consuming - czasochłonny
do - wystarczyć

wholegrain - pełnoziarnisty
dairy products - nabiał
substitute for - zastępować czymś
overrated - przereklamowany
legumes - rośliny strączkowe
opt for - wybierać
lean meat - chude mięso
rapeseed oil - olej rzepakowy
By the way, what are you going to bake for Christmas? Cheesecake? Poppyseed cake? Well, when Christmas comes, you can't eliminate the tradition. Enjoy the baking time :-)
coat / scarf - Zara (old collection)
dress - H&M
boots - Mango %
bag - Zara
cap - H&M (old collection)

niedziela, 3 grudnia 2017


Christmas is coming and we have been able to feel it in the air, on TV and the radio and of course in shopping malls for a few weeks. My friends, relatives and neighbours have been talking about the household chores that need to be done before Christmas, like cleaning the windows and giving the house a thorough cleaning. OMG!, I thought. As a mother hen, I experience the daily grind with two beloved men - my son and my husband. When I hear someone talking about "a thorough cleaning," I try to change the subject as fast as possible and walk away towards much safer topics. Then I feel a little guily that again I won't manage to polish my house to a shine. Fortunately, I get over it quickly.

What are your household chores?

change the sheets - zmieniać pościel
clean the windows - myć okna
do household chores - wykonywać prace domowe
do the washing / laundry - robić pranie
collect the children from school - odebrać dzieci ze szkoły
load / empty the dishwasher - ładować / rozładowywać zmywarkę

make the bed - ścielić łóżko
mop the floor - myć podłogę
put the rubbish out - wynieść śmieci
put the washing out / hang out the washing - wywiesić pranie
water the plants - podlewać kwiaty

jacket - Stradivarius
blouse / bag - Zara
boots - Mango %
skirt - Mango (very old collection %)
cap - H&M (old collection)