Thursday, 25 August 2016

"Acting classes"

Acting classes

One day, when I eventually got a chance to sit down, I decided to look for acting classes for my boys. In the end I end up booking a class for myself. I have now started my absolutely fabulous new hobby with my first class last Tuesday and I really enjoyed it.
I was quite nervous, but in the end, I eventually calmed down ;-).
For the next few months I will be learning different acting techniques and I am really excited about it. Who knows,  maybe one day I might even act in my own movie, based on my script which is based on my book ;-) "Blogging About Guys"

BTW, my movie script is with Ridley Scott's reading team. I know! I still cannot believe it. Fingers crossed for my movie to be made !!
Will drink on that tonight.




Sunday, 7 August 2016

"Snowy weekend"

Snowy weekend

It was probably about 6 years ago since I last saw the snow. I couldn't wait any more longer.  I was actually kind of desperate to organize a trip to snowy Thredbo.
When mentioned that we might see the snow to my kids, I knew it was going to happen, as my boys had already started packing their little suitcases. I was also excited to get a long weekend away. The first stop was in Canberra. I had actually never been in the capital of Australia. After searching for a hotel, we ended up in the apartmentl. To be honest with you I prefer apartments, as the boys have their own room and mummy and daddy their own on suite.
The very next day, we made our way to Thredbo. When we got there, it was already snowing, so we had great fun. The kids had their first skiing lesson and they fell in love with it. They wanted to stay longer, but it was time to go back home.
We will definitely visit the snow again, but maybe somewhere else as Thredbo is quite expensive for what you get.

Last Thursday, Australia received some new additions to their beautiful Country. Dan, myself and our kids have passed the citizenship test. Ye mate, we did it!!





Wednesday, 20 July 2016

"So what I have been up to?

So what I have been up to? 

I actually cannot believe, that my last post was back on the 20th March.  I am also quite surprised that I haven't been kicked out from blogging ;-)  for not writing more ;-)

So what I have been up to?
As many of you already know, I have been writing a script based on my book. I finished it a few weeks ago, and I have passed it to a movie producer, just to add a big movie producer. I am not obviously writing about his size ;-) but only about his film experience.  I am very excited about it. I am really, truly hoping that Mr. Producer will like it and, we can all enjoy "Blogging about guys " on a big screen.  Can you imagine that? I can ;-)

This week, the kids finally went back to school after two weeks of school holidays. I also cannot believe that we are in term 3. I had better start buying Christmas gifts, as Christmas is just around the corner. ;-), right? To be honest with you my kids are already writing letters to Santa ;-) Crazy! I know.

We are going away this coming weekend to see the snow, which I haven't seen for 6 years. I really miss winter, but only for a few days. I love summer too much to live in a cold country. The plan is to stay one night in Canberra, do some sight seeing and then hit the road straight to Thredbo. Only staying one night in the ski resort and then make our way back to Sydney. We will do one more pit-stop over night and then head home, sweet home. I would love to stay a bit longer, but we have responsibilities at home called ROXY, our dog and work as well, and almost forgot about school, the kids need to go to school ;-).

Will keep you posted on our trip to snow ;-)









Sunday, 20 March 2016

"Easter Hats"

Easter Hats

Is that really true that Easter id only 7 days away? Is that for real? It feels like I have just put the Christmas tree away in the garage. What is wrong with the time? Can I ask you, "time", to slow bloody down? Please!!!

I have been working a lot lately on my script and am very close to finishing it. I am so excited about it. Please keep fingers crossed for me.

We have had amazing weather in Sydney so far,  until today. It rained for the whole day.
It is 9.00 pm and I think it has eventually stopped raining. I hope so!  It's dark outside, so it is difficult to say ;-)
I have to be honest with you, I  was very happy spending the whole day indoors with my boys. We manged to make Easter hats for the Easter parade and a lot of stuff that is not even worth a mention ;-)

Have a great Sunday.





Saturday, 6 February 2016

Good morning and Good night"

Good morning and Good night

How are you all ?
I am fine, just enjoying my life a bit, actually a lot ;-)

I was going through my notes from January, and I have to say quite a lot has happened in a matter of 31 days. I had ups and downs, like millions of us but at the end of the day I am still here.

We have had amazing weather in Sydney, so we are spending every free minute on the beach. I have my Polish brother here with us for the next few weeks. He loves Australia so much. Manly beach is his favorite. Marek haven't seen Bondi yet, so will see which beach wins.
He is always saying that life in Sydney is like a never ending holiday. And you know what? He is right. Even though we are all working etc, life is still pretty awesome in OZ. I lived in Poland, UK, South Africa and now we are living in Australia. I have to say,  Australia is by far the best city in the world. <33.
Of course we had minuses, but there is no point writing about them ;-)

The highlight of January was definitely the Oscar nomination for Dicaprio ;-) hahah. Joking.
I have to say  I was definitely happy that school eventually started. Not because I don't like spending time with my kids, I love it , but I am working  etc, so it was quite hard to keep everything together, plus we were doing renovations to our bathrooms.

So coming to the conclusion, the beginning of the year started really well. The month of January is so far the best for me. Bring in on February ;-)

Have a lovely day in Oz and good night Europe <333





Monday, 4 January 2016

"Nothing"

Nothing

What to do when it is raining outside plus it’s school holidays? NOTHING, I would love to say. But it is not that easy. My boys are full on, busy, etc, like probably million of other kids. Anyway I mustn't complain as my friend took my older son for a play day and the little one was sent off to preschool. So that completely change the whole point of view for a day. I should probably start from the beginning. What to do when it’s raining outside plus your kids are not at home? NOTHING, I would love to say, but it is not that easy. I had to work. My post proves the point, that mothers are never allowed to do NOTHING.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year <3

We are almost there. 2015 is almost over. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. Every year we learn something new, experience new adventures, meeting new people etc. I had a great year. Hopefully you had as well. <3.

Wishing everyone a great party tonight. We are celebrating in Australian style, beach style. I cannot wait to open the champagne and wish my lovely friends all the best for 2016. 

I also wish myself a happy, great, healthy New Year filled with a lot of surprises......good surprises  ;-). Hopefully all my dreams will come true ;-). I have a lot so I am being realistic, and I know that there is not enough days for my loooong list ;-). 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Bula from Castaway Fiji

Bula from Castaway Fiji.

I cannot believe that I haven’t been on my blog for so many weeks. I also cannot believe that it is only 2 days till Christmas. This year, we are skipping all the kitchen madness and we have chosen the easy way out to celebrate Christmas. On Saturday afternoon, we arrived in the most beautiful place on earth called Castaway Fiji. The island is quite small. It only takes a few minutes to walk around, plus the Pacific ocean is warmer than our pool in Sydney ;-).
We were looking forward to this holiday for almost a year. I booked it in February, as I wanted to make sure to get a bura. Believe me or not we booked the last available villa. Food, people and location are fabulous. It will be strange not to have a huge Christmas at home, but it will be a completely new experience for the Dollow family.
Obviously not everything went that smoothly like looks on Facebook ;-)

A few days before the flight we noticed that Matthew's passport was valid for only 4 months. Fiji is one of those countries that requires a minimum of 6 months. I almost died when I noticed it. The next morning we were in mad rush and went straight to the British embassy in Sydney. It took only 2 hours to sort it out. Amazing! We got an emergency passport for our boy. Relief! What if I wouldn't have noticed the mistake? I still have goosebumps each time I think about it ;-)  










Thursday, 19 November 2015

"Counting down days till Christmas"

Counting down days till Christmas




Who has started counting down the days till Christmas?  Me, me, me!!!!
I cannot wait for the 24th of December, and not because  we are going to fry our bums in Fiji
but because I hope to will my Christmas present from my special list this year;-)
We are also getting closer to our Christmas party. I  simply cannot wait to spend time with my beautiful friends.

OMG we have such a hot spell in Sydney at the moment. Today +34, tomorrow +38.  ,....Next week similar, if it wont stop burning soon I will look like a black pudding ;-) any minute ;-).

Do you know what? I am boiling here so I better go and have a quick dip in the pool .

Good night and good morning ;-)



Monday, 26 October 2015

"Few Words"

Few words <3

I want to start by saying hello, as I haven't done it for a while ;-)

I don't want to say that I've been busy etc because I am ;-) and that's the reason I haven't been on my blog for a while.

We were also away at beautiful Smith's Lake where we celebrated my fab friend's 40th birthday. It was a wild and crazy weekend ;-)
BTW she looks 30 not 40 ;-). She is one of my besties in Oz.
Ozie was one of the first people I met after arriving in Oz, so she will always be close to my heart <3

What else is on the menu?
Sooooo much ;-) Good, I like when is busy ;-)
This Saturday is Halloween, so keeping up with tradition, we are going trick or treating and afterwards straight to a "scary party" ;-). It is going to be fun.

As I mention before, we are off to Fiji for Christmas. I couldn't leave without a party so on the 5th of December we are organizing BIG Christmas Party. I simply cannot wait.
P. S Expecting around 40 people -) woooohooo. I am going to be busy <3



Monday, 5 October 2015

"Another holiday and ...

Another holiday and ......


We were sad to leave beautiful Byron Bay, but it was time for us to get back home to Sydney ;).
I loved every minute of  Byron. What a fantastic place. Food, people and ....a lot of ....how to say weed in the air ;-) Now I understand why they call it a hippie place ;-) I was very happy there, even happier that I am in Sydney. I guess I know why ;-) You don't have to smoke to be stoned ;-) hahahaha
For sure, I will be back there and not because I love the air  ;-) but because I love everything about the place. ;-) I was even thinking of squeeze a few more days in Byron this year, but it is getting quite hard to find any free time. 
We are going away in two weeks time to Lake Smith.  In the meantime my script needs to be finished, and I am working on my second book, so as you can only imagine I am pretty busy ;-) but I am loving it <3
Please, please, please keep your fingers crossed for me ;-) Who wouldn't want to see my script on the big screen? ;-). Anyway it is going to be a long and hard slog ahead of me, but I am not going anywhere, except to Castaway (Fiji) for Christmas ;-)
I have to be honest with you, I have never spent Christmas away from home. Not sure how I will handle it, but looking at the picture, do you think I will struggle???
Me too ;-)















P. S It has been  +34 degrees in Sydney for the last few days. It is hot hot hot <3<3<3
Wine+pool+friends+beach + BBQ ....etc that's pretty much what we have been
doing for the last few days ;-)
BTW that is Australia for you <3

P.S We also work and.........anyway I am going for a swim ;-)))))




Monday, 21 September 2015

"From Sydney to Byron Bay"

From Sydney to Byron Bay.

On Saturday morning we started our looong drive to Byron Bay.
6 hours later we arrived at our first stop, Scotts Head.
Dan booked a house in the middle of the bush. I couldn't understand why did he would do that knowing that Ania and bush don't go very well together ;-)
He also said it is a posh bush house and silly me in believing him.
Anyway, we arrived at the house and I actually started crying. Why?
I tell you why. The place was far away from being posh, plus the toilet was outside. OMG! I sat down and I asked my hubby to start looking for something else as I couldn’t stay there in a million years ;-)
He tried, but nothing was available that night.
I opened a bottle of wine and poured myself a glass, full glass as I needed to calm down ;-)
A few minutes later the owner came to say hello. I introduced myself and asked him about the creepy crawlies.
He said, “listen, we are surrounded with 11 acres of the bush. You can expect anything but don't worry I sprayed everywhere so nothing should bother you tonight.”
I kind of calmed down and then he said, “I remember when a Chinese couple stayed here. I was showing them one room upstairs and suddenly a tarantula started walking in the middle of the room. I am not scared of spiders so I picked up the spider and put it outside. The Chinese lady called me, with her Chinese accent crocodile Dundee”
He actually thought that the story was funny. I on the other hand, had to finish the whole bottle of wine to calm down ;-)
As you can expect I didn't sleep much that night as I was non-stop thinking of the tarantula , Yukkkkkkk

The next morning, the kids got up at 5am and after a quick brekkie we ran away.
A couple stops later we arrived in stunning Byron Bay.
What a change of surroundings. Beautiful, hippie town.

Tomorrow the rest of the story …............... as we are off for some sightseeing ;-)




















Wednesday, 16 September 2015

"Byron Bay"

Byron Bay

Witam po krótkiej przerwie ;-)

U nas jak zwykle dużo się dzieje..... Wypady, wyjazdy , spotkania itd .....
W najbliższą sobote wybieramy się na małą wycieczkę po Australii.
a mianowicoe  jedziemy do Byron Bay. To jest prawdopodobnie przepiękne miejsce, które koniecznie trzeba odwiedzić.
Tym  razem zdecydowaliśmy się na wyprawe autem a nie samolotem. Z Sydney do Byron Bay to jakieś 8-9 godzin jazdy. Nie chcemy aż tyle czasu spędzić w samochodzie, więc po drodze zostajemy na noc w Scotts Head a dnia nstępnego prosto do Byron Bay na pare dni. 
Z powrotem też się gdzieś zatrzymamy ale jeszcze nie wiemy gdzie ;-)
Postaram się na bieżąco umieszczać fotki z wyprawy, I promise <3
Jestem strasznie podekscytowana tą całą wyrawą i mam przeczucie, że bedzie naprawde udana ;-) 


xxxx








Thursday, 27 August 2015

"Scenariusz filmowy"

Scenariusz Filmowy

Wczoraj jedna z moich koleżanek zapytała mnie :
- Dlaczego nic nie piszsze na blogu?
Ja jej na to:
- żę jestem w trakcie korekty mojej drugiej książki,
- że zapisałam sie do Sydney Collage na kurs pisania scenariuszy.
Jestem już w połowie pisania, and I am so excited ;-)
P.S Zdradzę wam, że to bedzie thriller.

Taka była moja odpowiedż w skrócie ;-)

Ciężko to wszystko ogarnąć ale daje rade i najważniejsze jest, że uwielbiam to co robię. Jestem starsznie podekscytowana kursem. Kto wie może, któregoś pieknego dnia Hollywood
 podpisze ze mna umowę ;-)))) i wreszcie uda mi się pójść na te cholerne OSKARY ;-) jako gość <3

A teraz z innej beczki.
Dwa tygodnie temu zorganizowałam "get together" z moimi polkami. To był mój pierwszy wieczór autorski.
P.S Poniżej pare zdjęć.

W Sydney pogoda nas rozpieszcza. Na przykład tydzień temu w sobote było +27.
Dzisiaj +19, tylko dodam, że w Australii nadal mamy zime ;-)).

Życze wam udanego weekendu. Mój zapowiada się bardzo busy <3











Monday, 3 August 2015

"ARIA"

ARIA

Wczorajsza kolacja była rewelacyjna, perfekcyjna, super, extra itd itd.....
Dania serwowane przez szefa były poprostu przepyszne.
Z calego serducha polecam ARIA restauracje dla wszystkich i każdemu z osobna ;-)





 Nie wiem co  na stole robi moja książka, ale muszę                                                             przyznać, że wygląda super <3


ARIA

Last night we had fabulous dinner at ARIA.....possibly the best ever dinner. The food was beyond expectation and the staff were incredibly friendly. OMG, I could write about the experience the whole night ;-)
If you ever want to celebrate something or celebrate nothing, please don't think twice ;-)..... just give it a go ;-)






Not Sure what my book is doing on the table but I just like the look of it ;-) <3