let’s go to nyc

department stores 

Barneys, Bloomingdale’s, Henri Bendel, Lord &  Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue



By indolentlady


nickname – beehive state

Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th admitted to the U.S on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th- largest by area, 31-most-populous, and 10th -least densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wymoing to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west.

The name Utah is derived from the name of the Ute tribe. It means ‘people of the mountains’. 800px-deer_creek_reservoir

Creek Reservoir



By indolentlady

births, marriages and deaths

conceive – to give birth

pros and cons of confinement (old fashioned, to give birth and recuperate)


heartburn – a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum

inducing labour

Caeserian operations

When the time came, I was in labour for twenty-three hours 

forceps delivery – extraction of the foetus from the maternal passages by the application

of forceps to the child’s head

post-natal depression – depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to mothehood, and fatigue


plaintiff – a person who brings a case against another in a court of law

trial separation  – an experimental period of living alone

civil marriage

a registry office

white wedding – a traditional Christian marriage in a church, at which the woman who is getting married wears a white dress

stag party / hen party

solicitor (lawyer in the UK)

vicar – the priest

maintenance of a baby is quite expensive

holy matrimony (sakrament malzenstwa) – a Christian phrase used to describe marriage, esp by a priest or minister in a wedding ceremony


dissolve – annul

award a decree nisi

decree nisi – wyrok tymczasowy

decree absolute – wyrok rozwodowy ostateczny


kick the bucket

from natural causes – of old age

asphyxiate – udusic suffocate

choke to death on a fish-bone

stabbed to death with a sword or knife

presumed death – smierc domniemana

mercy killing – euthanasia

garotting – wykonanie egzekucji poprzed uduszenie skazanego

stillborn – dead at birth

malnutrition – niedozywienie

cot deaths – nagla smierc lozeczkowa

bloodbath – rzez, masakra

posthumously – (for example dedicated to someone after death ) – posmiertnie

hearse – karawan do przewozenia zmarlych

a vehicle for conveying a coffin to a church or cemetery

wreaths – wieniec, girlanda

epitaph – epitafium, komentarz

headstone – nagrobek








By indolentlady

just a quick reminder

  1. Alabama – Montgomery
  2. Alaska – Juenau
  3. Arizona – Phoenix
  4. Arkansas – Little Rock
  5. Delaware – Dover
  6. Florida – Tallahasee
  7. Georgia – Atlanta
  8. Hawaii – Honolulu
  9. Idaho – Boise
  10. Iowa – Des Moines
  11. Illinois – Springfield
  12. Indiana – Indianapolis
  13. California – Sacramento
  14. Kentucky – Frankfort
  15. Kansas – Topeka
  16. Kolorado – Denver
  17. Louisiana – Baton Rouge
  18. Maine – Augusta
  19. Maryland – Annapolis
  20. Massachusetts – Boston
  21. Michigan – Lansing
  22. Minnesota – Saint Paul
  23. Missouri – Jackson
  24. Mississippi – Jefferson City
  25. Montana – Helena
  26. North Dakota – Bismarck
  27. North Carolina – Raleigh
  28. New York – Albany
  29. New Jersey – Trenton
  30. New Mexico – Santa Fe
  31. Nebraska – Lincoln
  32. Nevada – Carson City
  33. New Hamsphire – Concord
  34. Ohio – Columbus
  35. Oklahoma – Oklahoma City
  36. Oregon – Salem
  37. Pennsylvania – Harrisburg
  38. Rhode Island – Providence
  39. South Dakota – Pierre
  40. South Carolina – Columbia
  41. Texas – Austin
  42. Tennessee – Nashville
  43. Utah – Salt Lake City
  44. Vermont – Montpellier
  45. West Virginia – Charleston
  46. Virginia – Richmond
  47. Wisconsin – Madison
  48. Washington – Olympia
  49. Wyoming – Cheyenne
  50. Connecticut – Hartford

do I always have to forget about one of these?

anyway, well done to me!

By indolentlady


Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean on the north by Washington on the south by California and on the east by Idaho and on the southeast by Nevada.

It is one of the only three contiguous states to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the proximity to the ocean heavily influences the state’s mild winter climate despite the latitude.

The capital of Oregon is Salem, the second most populous of its cities. Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S

Mount Hood is the state’s highest point and Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park.

A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon was approved on November 4, 2014 , making Oregon only the second state to have legalized gay marriage, physician-assisted suicide and recreational marijuana.




Mount Hood, with Trillium Lake in the foreground


an aerial view of Crater Lake


The High Desert of Oregon region


Kalmiopsis Wildnerness



By indolentlady

beauty is all around you

Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes and midwestern regions of the United States.

The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning ‘large water’. Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States with the eleventh most extensive total area. Its capital is Lansing and the biggest city is Detroit.

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By indolentlady

+a four stor,..ey block of flats

they went on a two month cruise to Egypt for their honeymoon

wafer – oplatek

i have a midnight mass to attend to

manger – zlob, koryto

if you put some mustard in the sandwiches they would have tasted better

if you pass your examination we will have a celebration

red borscht 😉


the town itself is really small

both as an actress and as a person


RockyMountains stretch some 3,000 miles from British Colombia and Alberta in Canada through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado down to New Mexico, US


the range offers dramatic wilderness, alpine lakes, diverse wildlife.

The highest peak : Mount Elbert ( Colorado, US)









By indolentlady


i may not always love u

but long as there are stars above u

you never need to doubt it

i’ll make u so sure about it

god only knows what i’d be without you

if u should ever leave me

though live would still go on believe me

the world could show nothing to me

so what would living do me


god only knows what i’d be without u

if u should ever leave

the life would s


By indolentlady

what do i do? i know how it really is

all the rage = the latest trends

clothes&fashion = vogue

dagger – sztylet

shoestring = shoelace

frilled blouse – bluzka z falbankami

frills – falbanki

straitjacket – kaftan bezpieczenstwa

hem – rabek tkaniny

dress to kill

seams – szwy

cloak – a type of jacket without sleeves, fastened at the neck and hangs loosely from the shoulders,

worn especially in the past

cloak-and-dagger activities are secret and mysterious

hand in glove with somebody= working closely

the bus was bursting at the seams – pekac w szwach

its not fair to ask Tim to speak ‘off the cuff’ – bez namyslu

the book tells you how to cook delicious meals on a shoestring (skapy budzet)

vincent refused to let his bosses put him in a straitjacket

they’ve been having a lot of cloak-and-dagger meetings at work

lisa will leave ben if she starts to feel that she is hemmed in ( to surround sb so you cannot grow easily, put too much attention not leaving any free space) 

mel is hand in glove wih victor

skimpy top – kusy top

without frills – bez bajerow, bez dodatkow

casual clothes

dress down – underdressed

frumpy – no taste in clothes

if a style catches on, does it become more or less popular?

if a friends asks if a party is going to be ‘a dressy do’, what do they want to know?

thats a very snazzy outfit! [odlotowy]

cloack everything in such secrecy?

dress code – zasady ubioru np. w firmie

a slave to fashion

ahead of your time – z wyprzedzeniem, przed czasem

By indolentlady


1. alabama – montgomery

2. alaska – juneau

3. arizona – phoenix

4. arkansas – little rock

5. connecticut – hartford

6. north dakota – bismarck

7. south dakota – pierre

8,. florida – tallahassee

9. georgia – atlanta

10. hawaii – honolulu

11. idaho – boise

11. illinois – springfield

12. indiana – indianapolis

13. iowa – des moines

14. california – sacramento

15. kansas – topeka

16. kentucky – frankfort

17. kolorado – denver

18. north carolina – raleigh

19. south carolina – columbia

20. louisiana – baton rouge

21. maine – auguta

22. maryland – annapolis

23. massachusetts – boston

24. minnesota – saint paul

25. mississippi – jackson

26. missouri – jefferson city

27. nebraska – lincoln

28. nevada – carson city

29. new hampshire – concord

30. ohio – columbus

31. oklahoma – oklahoma city

32. pennsylvania – harrisburg

33. rhode island – providence

34. new york – new york city

35. new jersey – trenton

36.  texas – austin

37. tennesee – nashville

38. utah – salt lake city

39. washington – olympia

40. oregon – salem

41. west virginia – charleston

42. virginia – richmond

43. wisconsin – madison

44. wyoming – cheyenne

45. vermont – montpellier

46. delaware – dover

47. montana – helena

48. new mexico – santa fe

By indolentlady