just Moni life

lifestyle blog by Monika Walkowicz

just Moni life

 by Monika Walkowicz


May 16, 2020

34 facts about me 


I was thinking so long, what shall I write on my first ever blog post. Then I thought why not introduce myself a bit more. But it’s not going to be a boring 2 pages story of my life, I promise. Instead, I have for you 34 facts about me. Here you go!


1 – Yes, I am 34… I know, I know I look much younger lol.

2 – I am Polish, but I moved to the UK when I was 20 and I have lived here since. I call the UK my home now (isn’t this strange?).

3 – I like my first name and I am very grateful to my parents that they named me Monika, as this name is so international and easy to pronounce (compare to the other Polish names).

4 – I’m an April girl, love to have a birthday in spring.

5 – I’m a huge foodie …coffee, chocolate and ice-creams are my addictions.




6 – My favourite kitchen gadget is Thermomix and I’m a happy owner of two models (you will see a lot of Thermomix recipes on here I promise).

7 – My big dream is to own a small healthy food cafe, even better if it’s located by the beach… oh, we all can dream!

8 – I drink far too much green tea with lemon.

9 – I love travelling and so far I’ve visited 4 continents and 15 countries… Unfortunately, we had to cancel our last trip to another 3 countries (no explanation needed I think, it was booked for April/May 2020).

10 – I’m obsessed with pastel colours, especially shades of pink and rose gold, but black is still the dominant colour in my wardrobe.

11 – My high is 158cm and I always wish I was a bit taller…

12 – My favourite Asian dish is Pad Thai, I could eat it every day. I discovered it during our trip to Thailand. Then I created my version, which I am going to share with you on here.

13 – The first country abroad I’ve travelled to was Norway (still in my heart, as most of my family lives there).




14 – I love porridge oats and I can create so many amazing dishes from them. I think my next post would be my favourite banana pancake recipe, what do you think?

15 – I’m not a perfect housewife. I don’t like cleaning, but at the same time, I can’t work and rest in a mess. That’s why, most often, I try to keep our house in order.

16 – Phone photography is my passion and I think it’s not appreciated enough. You seriously don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos, you can create amazing ones with your iPhone camera too. I am still learning of course…

17 – My favourite place for a short city break is Barcelona. I’ve only visited it once, but felt in love and cannot wait to go there again.




18 – I like silence and time alone. That’s how I rest best. I have no problem with being home alone for a few days or just going out for a lonely walk or to my favourite cafe.

19 – Body part I don’t like in me is my hair. I’ve spent a little fortune on improving their condition and they are finally growing again. But if you have any tips for me or product recommendation, please share below!

20 – I’m a huge local market fan and I love to visit them in every place we go. Can’t think about my favourite one, as I found nearly every of them to be special in some way.

21 – I’m a social media enthusiast – Instagram is for sure my favourite platform, but recently I’m also enjoying Pinterest.

22 – My favourite café in the world is Sofa Tarnow in my hometown. I adore everything about it, from the beautiful interior to delicious and healthy dishes, coffee and cakes. If you ever travel to Poland it’s a must-visit place (1 hr drive from Karkow).


    Sofa Tarnów


23 – I’m obsessed with aromatherapy. I love when my house smells sweet and fresh.

24 – English is my second language, but I found it easier to write in English (excuse all my mistakes and errors, I will never stop learning it I think).

25 – I am a very slow reader and only recently found the love of books. My favourite kind is Personal Development & Self Improvement Books and thanks to the book I read recently I decided to create my own online space, which you now read (but you need to wait for that story a bit longer).

26 – Bali is my dream destination, I still cannot go over the recent situation and that we had to cancel our trip there. But I believe that I would still visit this incredible Indonesian island in 2020, fingers crossed!

27 – Writing a cookbook or healthy recipe e-book is on my bucket list for a long time now, maybe one day. Think this blog is a great start.

28 – Most of my free time I spend in my little kitchen creating delicious recipes. I’m using easy ingredients you can find in every pantry and I hate those fancy cookbooks with ingredients you never heard of.

29 – I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. I have to be in a mood for a good workout and very careful when I train (due to my back issues) but l love how I feel after I do it.

30 – Most relaxed place for me is the oceanfront, so when we talk about booking anther holidays I usually pick an exotic destination. My favourite beach so far was a tiny Paradise Island (one of Koh Phi Phi islands in Thailand).




31 – Pink peonies are my favourite flowers.

32 – Hate to watch the same film twice and whenever we start watching something I’m like ‘next please, I’ve already seen it’ (even if I’m not lol).

33 – First Self Love book I read was ‘The Goddess Revolution’ by Mel Wells and OMG this book changed so much in my life.

34 – Writing was never my thing, but I wanted to give blogging a go, so welcome on my blog and I hope you enjoy it.

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello, I'm Monika...

I’m a Polish girl living in the UK and I love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! 

I’m by no means a writer or photographer, but I created this little space of the internet to share with you my healthy living tips, delicious food creations, my travels and everything in between.

Hope you enjoy!


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