Saturday, 20 November 2010

Poland's English-language blogging community get-together

To Warsaw for the half-yearly blogmeet. The last one was in Kraków in May, now Warsaw plays host. Venue is Legends Bar, ul. Emilii Plater 25, a British eaterie with goodies such as All-Day Full English Breakfast (below, 30 złotys) bangers-and-mash and chicken and leek pies on the menu.

The entire Polandian team, 60% of which is Kraks-based. Island1 and Scatts (from the UK) who got the blog up and running, plus Decoy (from Ireland), Brad (from Oregon, USA). As well as contributing to Polandian, Scatts also runs 20 east, while Student SGH does his Politics, Economy, Society blog.

A big welcome to two new Warsaw bloggers, Kolin (Borsuk na Pradze, who hails from Canada)and Paddy (Pozdrowienia z Ursynowa), as well as Pan Steeva of the re-activated Młochów (Mwo-hoov) blog (two more Brits). And me and my two blogs, this one and Grey Jumper'd Childhood. Plus our regular blog readers and commentators Adthelad (a UK-born Pole like me) and Bob from Colorado (US) to whom thanks for the brilliant suggestion of venue.

And the Muses (below from l to r: Mrs Decoy, Mrs Island1 and Mrs Scatts with daughter Zosia).

So in total there were 15 of us, nine regular bloggers representing seven English-language blogs about living in Poland.

After enjoying Legends for several hours, we moved to Scatts Mansions for more ale and wine and cultured debate (anyone know why we don't eat turkeys' eggs, for instance? Or whether a carp could beat a turkey in a pre-Xmas fight?)


Decoy said...

Just need to correct one item, from the items on the menu. Bar Legenda was officially offering a 'Chicken and Leak Pie' according to the printed menu.

The leak would have me worrying a bit about the urban myth of angry chefs adding some personal touches to dishes. However, the food in Legenda was good, at least the Cheeseburger that I ate.

Paddy Ney said...

Thanks very much for organising this Michael. It was good to meet you and everyone else. I look forward to a December meet up. Paddy

Pan Steeva said...

Does anyone know why they use Irish sausages?

Island1 said...

Thanks for the organisational efforts Michael. All went splendidly.

scatts said...

"Scatts Mansions"....snigger.

Yeah, it wuz a blast man!

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