I want another shot
I crave the want from that
I want the feel of veins hot
I need the come down of this of that
I want the need
of some taste of fantasy
I need the taste
of need of unreality
I see the next fix
Sometimes its all I see
it’s all I’ll ever be
And all I see is this
the drug will be you
and when I have that high
One day when I die
That will be that show
before my eye
And as we fly in to the sky
There will be love
my fix of you
My heart will be
Probably me just being naive about what Poland has but if ever there was a place that needs a better marketing team, Poznan would be it.
This town place has one of the most beautiful town squares I have ever seen.
It has great cafe’s, bars and restaurants serving a real fusion of food. Any taste done well. museums and a pretty good art gallery, as well as a historical palace, wall and cathedral. It ticks the boxes.
Plus it is really cheap.
Poznan is a big student city with 1/4 of the population studying degrees. The night life matches with quite a few bars blaring away through the night.
The only thing with the place is its half arsed tourism effort. Go to the museums and half of the exhibits will have English descriptions whereas the rest won’t. Most menus are guess a dish in Polish and the railway station visitor centre was the only place I found someone who had some level of English fluency.
Sounding a bit arrogant? Ok this wouldn’t be an issue but given its put itself out there for international trade I found this surprising. English is the language of business. Ok Poznan is not on the tourist map but it has a world trade centre. So I am surprised the tourism comes up short in this area.
Other than that I loved the place. You can always muddle through not understanding the lingo and the fact that I could eat a three course meal, silver service for £15 was speky.
If you want to get somewhere before it takes off into tourist land, hit Poznan sooner rather than later.
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“Sun is shining, weather is sweet”
Am going through a bit of a seventies revival at the moment. Marley is a big part of it. But so surprisingly is Bowie, Stevens, the Gees and early Elton.
There is something hopeful about seventies music that I’m not getting from the decade just begun. Even the more morose has a kernel of hope.
It must have been being part of the largest voting crop. They knew they had nothing in their way to stop their ideas from dictating the countries pathways.
The other thing I like are the lyrics. There is real poetry in their songs. You can feel the syllabic rhythms, the prose and meaning. There is a story being told.
I’m finding it a real pick-me-up at the moment. As Bob would say ..
“To the rescue, here I am”
A lot can happen in a year.
In fact if I look at the last 15 years it started to creep in and then there is the last 4 years a hell.
A lot has happened.
Today happenings kept on.
In July 2006, I left a job I never thought I’d ever leave. I had a lot of friends there and loved the work. In the same month my dad died. The proceeding years saw a lot of change and a change in priorities. And divorce.
I have moved jobs a number of times as career has led me higher or to more challenges. All of them more positive than the last. Unfortunately, personally, I continue to see loved ones stuck by illness. Or love lost around me. Or by me.
I’m sick of seeing people die too young. Sick of one family member after another struck with cancer or some other disease. Sick of heartache. As my siblings and I inevitably seem to encounter.
Why is it that those with verve, with life, those that live life; the ones who face this shit? Is karma really that cruel.
1. No one cares
2. Peso’s don’t go far here
3. Stop moaning. You’ll only get drowned out by the whinging.
4. Yes that is your national [insert whatever] and yes it is cheaper here than at home.
5. Go away