Pentel Pro 0.3 – Great tool. Japanese know how to make precision perfect indeed.
And I got lovely gift from my friend Konrad. Sketchbook with gorgeous paper, ideal for my new pencil too. This sketchbook is from one of Cracow’s museums and has on the cover the painting by Józef Mehoffer. The patron of the street I grew up on. Whole quarter is named after painters. I Wander if that had some influence on me.
Anyway, here is the results of close meeting between Pentel pencil, Mehoffer’s sketchbook , and my hand:
The last practice of 2021 in my secret place. It has been another strange covid year with plenty of Tai Chi to keep me sane, but no Tuczno, nor Zlatý Kopec, nor International push hands meetings in Prague.
Let’s hope 2022 will be kinder to all of us.
There is hope though, although January, one can smell springtime in the air 🌞🍀
Although Janus International (the company I am working for) is named after Roman God of doors, gates, and transitions it can be also Family name. Funny enough my great grandfather’s sister married into Janus family. Which is not a common name in Polan. Not only that. Her son Zygmunt Janus during IIWW served in RAF and all of that I discovered thanks to the history enthusiast, Gentleman leaving a few kilometres from our UK factory. Isn’t it quirky?
Here is the photo of 305 Bomber Squadron.
That’ what Neville Bougourd discovered: L/Ac Zygmunt Janus – service number 784197 born on 27th April 1901 at Częstochowa, Poland. He was not a pilot because he was too old. He served with 305 Bomber Squadron but he would be nearly 40 when they were formed. He served as a motor transport mechanic/driver and the following places were all 305 Squadron bases between August 1940 and January 1947:
RAF Bramcote, Warwickshire
RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
RAF Lindholme, Yorkshire
RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
RAF Ingham, Lincolnshire
RAF Swanton Morley, Norfolk
RAF Lasham, Hampshire
RAF Hartford Bridge, Hampshire
RAF Epinoy, France
RAF Volkel, Germany
RAF Brussels, Belgium
RAF Wahn, Germany
RAF Faldingworth, Lincolnshire
It is possible that he could have been a pilot in the War between Poland and Russia (1918-1920) but we have no records for that war
He is one of little boys on this photo taken around 1905. The gentleman staying in the middle is my grandfather Stanisław Polak, on the left his sister Jadwiga married into Janus family.
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