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Renée Gruszecki

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DIY: Pajaki Polish Paper Chandelier Project (do I get points for alliteration?)

By Renée Gruszecki Yes, we are making a cobweb chandelier for your birthday My Polish tutor and friend, Magda celebrated her birthday last weekend so I decided to surprise her with an evening devoted to crafting a Polish paper chandelier called pajaki, drinking fruity vodka tonic concoctions and consuming scrumptious frosted chocolate cupcakes (and believe … Continue reading

Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety

by Renée Gruszecki I began my first submission to this blog with an epitaph inscribed on the ornate grave marker for the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) in Brompton Cemetery, a Victorian burial ground in the Kensington district of London. This quote is taken from Shakespeare’s description of the Queen of the Nile in Antony and Cleopatra and … Continue reading

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