Six word Saturday


Thursday’s still Special on a Saturday


Last Saturday you accompanied me to a rather wonderful cake shop in Kraków.  Just so you don’t think that I spent the entire two weeks eating cake, I think you should come with me on a little stroll to the park.

It’s a very busy household I was staying in.  Work in the bakery starts in the early hours and often Łukasz leaves home before 5.  Ula combines study with learning the trade, sometimes in the cake shop till 10 at night.   Their father, Adam, is at the helm of the bakery and machine manufacturing business all day long.  Which leaves wife Marta at home, feeding and nurturing, whilst oldest daughter Weronika looks after eleven month old Bartek.  So what was I to do?



Find a bench in the Park and watch the world at play.  All was peaceful when I first arrived, but soon excited voices broke into my reverie.  A posse of pre-schoolers were being coraled in the playground.  Peace was gone, but a smile lit my face.

Paula makes Thursday special every week, and you know that’s still true on a Saturday.

Hope you have a great weekend. Why not share your six words with Cate, and I’ll be back on Monday with a Polish walk for you.



  1. What gorgeous pink blossom Jo! The colour looks so pretty against the greenery and blue skies 🙂 Now I shall have to go and check out all those posts about cake that you keep talking about! 🙂

  2. How vibrant the colours of the flowers are! Keeps me thinking about how simple it is to find beauty in nature, if we only look around us. It’s a simple park you’re visiting, but you’ve captured some of the best photos from there.

    1. They were the deepest pinks and I was entranced by them. I left ‘home’ in a slightly disgruntled mood (thwarted in a visit to the city centre 😦 ) but I couldn’t stay cross for long. 🙂 Thank you- happy Sunday to you!

  3. the close-up of the blooms is a great way to end the post – each photo flowed seamlessly – and what a nice “nature” take on a park – the different views of the play things and the nature there – and then nature shots – really nice flow.

    1. Thanks, Yvette. This was just a brief half hour in the park and when I looked at the photos I didn’t have as many as I’d thought. Te kids were gorgeous and I wanted to take lots of shots, but you know that sad thing with our society these days where you feel like a wrong doer if you focus too closely on someone else’s child? And with my language limitations… 🙂

      1. yes, you are so right about that with kids and all. and the other day we were walking the dog – new route and three of us out for a stroll – so I spent some time taking a photo of dried up daffodils – well this guy from across the street and two houses down comes out doing the neighborhood watch thing – and I was at the curb and on the street side of the sidewalk 9which is public – anyhow – we smiled – but whew – he was one alter neighborhood watch guy…. but really???

  4. Lovely time in the park, Jo. And I enjoyed hearing about the very industrious family! How lovely that each member plays such a crucial role!

    1. Hiya Debbie! How’s life? 🙂 The family have an unbelievable work ethic. Adam and his partner, Tomek, have built up an international business from nothing. It’s a fine legacy for the children. The wonderful thing is how close knit and happy they are together.

      1. I’m from Poland myself, loving in London now. My family lives in South West part of the country not far from Wroclaw. Flying there next week!

  5. Aha! I’ve found you again, in time for a frolic in the park. All the joys of flowers and kids. Somehow we’ve acquired a playground here: “Wanna go to Nanny Meg and Grandpa J’s playground.” I don’t quite know how this came to be. Surely they don’t remember the jaunts there when they were still stroller-bound?

  6. Well it would be rude not to eat cake at least once a day wouldn’t it? 😉 This park rocks, I love the seesaw even though I suspect I wouldn’t fit on it, and the blossom is such an intense colour, beautiful Jo. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x:-)x

  7. Oh, most definitely. I wish seesaws were shaped like crocodiles when I was a kid too :D. Jo, this is beautiful, but you know that. I can never resist your blooms. I am allowed to publish one of these in the slideshow on Wednesday. If so, which one?

  8. I know it’s not exactly the most lyrical of words Jo, but the first word that came out of my mouth when I saw your first photo was ‘wow!’ Beautiful, all of it… 🙂 xx

  9. Love your pink blossoms, Jo, and it looks like a gorgeous day. I don’t believe for a second you could eat cake every day; you’ve been so thin and elegant as long as I’ve known you. If somehow you do manage to eat cake and keep that fantastic figure, you are one lucky lady. 🙂

      1. Same here with the cherry blossoms, Jo. And rain… don’t even get me started! I believe half of April and the entire month of May have been non-stop rain, with a few scattered days of sunshine. I know you’re a big fan of cake, but you never seem to put on a pound, Jo. Do you not eat any other meals? 🙂

      2. Just done tapas in our marina. A rare celebration of ‘us’, just because we can, Cathy. I’m glad that you and Mike have sorted out your differences. 🙂

  10. Beautiful time in the park, Jo. Very nice to hear you decided to step away from the bakery and be good 😀 Those pink flowers are very pretty and love your shots of them. That playground certainly looks inviting. I would have probably hopped on the see-saw things and jumped down the slide had I walked with you 🙂

  11. Love the title 🙂
    And why didn’t playgrounds look like this when I was little? We’ve had this conversation before… Musical fountains sound intriguing.

    1. Ask Meg about the fountains. I think I may have seen some in Warsaw but not the one she means. 🙂
      Aye- cushion flooring as well 🙂 Nice to bounce back! Happy Saturday, Jude 🙂

  12. We like your wording, Jo
    – and NO; We’d never ever think you’d spend all day eating cake. Not by your good looks. You have a dreamlike figure, makes me honestly go green with envy. 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend,

    1. You are very kind, Dina! 🙂 Right now I feel like a limp rag. Zumba and a walk across the park both ways was a bit much on a muggy sort of day- with rain 🙂 Thank you- you too!

  13. Very clever play on your 6 words Jo, made me smile I am always running late with Paula’s special… Love this park in spring and a lovely playground too.

    1. It’s only 5 minutes stroll from my cousin’s home, in a very lovely residential area in Krakow. I whiled away a bit of time there… thanks, hon! 🙂

    1. Bless you, Ineke! You’re very kind. I saw Arkenaten’s comment on Thursday’s Special about the parks in Jo’burg. Not necessarily a place to linger. 😦

    1. Glorious against the blue sky, isn’t it, Drake? I shall be walking through a very damp park this morning, to zumba, but that always puts a smile on my face. 🙂

    1. Ha! You just caught me stamping my feet, demanding to see musical fountains over on Meg’s blog. 🙂 🙂
      The helpers might have frowned on such behaviour, Becks. Saturday, rainy day hugs!

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