Well not so much alone, but without Gosia. That’s right, she has left me! I know its hard to believe after all these years, the ups, the downs, the dreams we shared, the plans we made.
How could she do it, where has she gone?
Holland, that’s where, to earn some money to keep me in the lifestyle I have become accustomed to:)
At this point I should explain that Gosia was starting to get cabin fever back here in Rzemien with little to do, and decided it was time to find some work to help fund our next stage of building. And when Gosia decides to do something she does it; so after a few phone calls, a couple of CV’s and a visit to and agency to check on her English speaking abilities, she was offered a job in Holland.
So on Friday morning I drove her to an awaiting couch and waved goodbye to the best half of me and sent her off to the Land of the Nethers.
Phone and Skype updates are coming in thick and fast and it seems that everything is ok, accommodation is shared, but spacious and modern with heating and internet thrown in for good measure. Bikes are provide for the 3Km trip to work, the beach is about the same distance away and the town has a flourishing Turkish market; so fruit and veg are in cheap abundance. So I expect a super fit and healthy Gosia on her return:), whenever that may be.
So as you will imagine my Polish is improving fast, well not that fast, but it’s improving; I have no choice now that my translator has gone to a better paid job and I live in a Polish speaking household. But it has also spurred me on to try and get a bit more work as a English native speaker, although so far no positive responses back from my enquiries.
Of course I also open to going to Holland if Gosia can find me work, but only having the one language could be my downfall, so it may be back to the UK to see if the job market has improved at all.
Or I could just relax, stay calm and carry on. I’m heading over to the house tomorrow if the temperature stays above -5°c in the hope that I can get stuck into some work, at least it will stop me feeling guilty 🙂