The case of Hillfort House [Brighton]

With this post, I introduce a new post category to my blog: housing! It started with the ad [picture 1] I check my email and see this ad at the top of my inbox. (Thanks, Gmail). It’s adorable – nice colours, fancy font, and a catchy heading – “Up to 6 weeks’ rent on us”.Continue reading “The case of Hillfort House [Brighton]”

[Torun, PL] Pavilions on Philadelphia Boulevard

This is a rushed article so not edited; bear with me though, it expresses most of what I needed to say. Lately, meaning especially in late June when construction started, an important topic in the local news in my hometown, Torun (a 200,000-resident city in northern Poland, located along the main river in the country,Continue reading “[Torun, PL] Pavilions on Philadelphia Boulevard”

#1 – Some developments just don’t make sense

19 March 2022 – massive thank you to the 50 people who have so far subscribed to my site! Every post like and comment (the latter are more scarce) matters hugely to me, and I hope you find my 🄲🄾🄽🅃🄴🄽🅃 at least a tiny bit interesting, entertaining, helpful, or inspiring. Now, to the point: RealContinue reading “#1 – Some developments just don’t make sense”

Coldean – affordable housing under construction (to open in summer 2023)

I love looking at houses. Seeing where and how people live can give us a great insight into what their everyday life is like and what obstacles and benefits they might encounter on a daily basis. In fact, one of the things I liked the most about my job as delivery cyclist at JustEat (apartContinue reading “Coldean – affordable housing under construction (to open in summer 2023)”

Toilet gender signs

There was a conversation a few weeks ago on some Facebook group I’m in, I think it was the “International meme exchange” one. It was simply some person saying that they hadn’t known that not all countries use the triangle and circle icons to differentiate between toilets for males and females. I found myself surprisedContinue reading “Toilet gender signs”

Binmen’s great job

Shortly before moving to Brighton, I joined a facebook group where people share photos of Brighton, just for the sake of sharing the beauty and all of Brighton with other people. Someone posted a gorgeous series of photos called “Bins at sunrise”. It was really gorgeous and makes you think, are bins really that ugly?Continue reading “Binmen’s great job”

Toruńska Ustawa Krajobrazowa (TUK)

Every time I pass this building – which is often because it’s a minute walk from my house, plus I used to pass it twice a day on my way to and from middle school – it hurts. It hurts to look at it, to see it, to catch a glimpse of it with theContinue reading “Toruńska Ustawa Krajobrazowa (TUK)”

Shinrin-yoku a egzotyzacja

Co znaczy shinrin-yoku? Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) z japońskiego tłumaczy się na “leśną kąpiel”. Ma mieć (i z pewnością ma) właściwości lecznicze, praktykuje się ją zarówno indywidualnie, jak i w ramach zorganizowanej “terapii naturą”. (Co ciekawe, artykuł o shinrin-yoku na polskiej Wikipedii jest bardzo dobrej jakości i rozległy, podczas gdy na angielskiej jest o tym tylko wzmiankaContinue reading “Shinrin-yoku a egzotyzacja”

Typespotting’s the Polish trainspotting

The recent couple of years saw a massive increase in alternative place photography Instagrams. The app started with square, oversaturated, filtered photographs. Then we got the polished photographs, more subtly filtered (thanks vsco) but still severely detached from things looked like in reality. Now we’re blessed with crude authenticity, all ordered with appropriate hashtags, thatContinue reading “Typespotting’s the Polish trainspotting”

The pointless smartphone argument

Recently, some University of Edinburgh students paid a lot of attention to the University’s recommendation that each and every student downloads and uses the Test and Protect Scotland app. There are two camps in this argument: one, people who say that’s an invalid recommendation because not everyone has smartphones; and two, people who oppose theContinue reading “The pointless smartphone argument”