Grand Central Terminal, it may seem it’s only station with trains, but it is one of those places, which should see while in New York. Built in 1871, many times rebuilt, renovated, now is housed 44 platforms for commuter trains (in terms of platforms is the largest station in the world). The station is a house for many restaurants, among others, the famous Oyster Bar (opened in 1913), bakeries, shops, cafes, a pharmacy, a museum, and also often serves as a place for art exhibitions. I will not mention that…read more
Even before the “snow storm” in New York last weekend (which turned out to be not so scary) we had a little snow already. Because the days in the winter are so cold and short, we are spending as much time inside, we are very hungry for the sun and fresh air. Luckily last Sunday was quite warm and sunny, so we planned a little walk in the Stillwell Park on Long Island. Luckily the little man likes his! Extra!
Recently we did small remodeling in one of our rooms and came out that we could use a floor lamp. In doing little research online, lamps which we liked, not only were quite expensive, but also did not quite fit where we wanted to put it. After a short deliberation I decided to make a lamp. All elements are cheap, and handmade stuff gives me a lot of satisfaction. I like industrial and Scandinavian design so I combined these two styles using planed oak legs, a narrow shade, hydraulic fittings…read more
Samrai Mama – Japanese restaurant is best known from the udon. We went there three times and we are still not sure whether recommend it or not, Aga likes it , Robert doesn’t. Good thing is they are claiming not using any MSG! ***Cash only, and be prepared to linger as the service is a bit um, intermittent. http://www.samuraimama.com/
at the end our visit in Poland, we visited mountain region where the winter welcomed us with snow and cold temperatures! It was the first time Lukas was playing in the snow and I think he still doesn’t know what to think about it. He seems to prefer to play with the warm sand than cold snow:) Perhaps next year will be better! And here is the final video contributed by Lukas’s uncle.
During Christmas holidays we got some spring and winter weather!..We always wish the holidays last a bit longer.. at least we got some pictures to remember good times!
We had plan to visit Okonomi for a long time and finally we made it! Okonomi is a Japanese restaurant with a focus on regional seafood and mottainai cuisine. Term mottainai refers to the concern of the waste and a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized. For lunch and breakfast they offer traditional Ichiju Sansai set meal for breakfast and lunch. It was miso soup with seasonal vegetables, egg omelet, pickled veggies and of course a fish marinated…read more
Lukas’s auntie and uncle have a beautiful garden, it was wonderful to spend warm and sunny Christmas Eve morning running in the garden
The first day of the New Year needs to be greeted a proper way, but outside is freezing, windy but sunny. We found help in thermos full of hot tea, warm socks and hats and straight to the woods for a long walk. The best way to make a toddler tired just before the long nap:)