|A more recent photo of the countdown clock|
When we first arrived in Poznan, there was a clock in the old square counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds to Euro 2012. The days at that time were 900 and something. Ed remembers wondering if we’d still be here then and thinking that we probably wouldn’t be.
As we settle in to watch Portugal – Netherlands and Germany – Denmark face off in Ukraine, it’s sad, but not surprising to know that Poland is now out of the running. Before Euro, I heard many Polish people say that the only reason they qualified was because they were hosting; they were guaranteed a spot. This realistic assessment did nothing to reduce the number of balconies sporting Polish banners or the cars decked out with flags (reminiscent of a General’s staff car).
Ed read today that the Polish team visited the fan zone in Warsaw to thank the fans, very classy.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she connects readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the USF. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.