One of the most dramatic changes to the Brit population and society in the past 10 years neatly encapsulated in this hospital signage...
Meaning "Living room" in Polish, I think...(and Russian? Not sure about that).
Poland joined the EU on 1 May 2004 and in only ten years and five months since that time hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of Poles have chosen to make Britain their new home.
And it has not only been Poles who have come, with variously Romanians, Bulgarians, Czechs, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Slovenians and Slovakians also heading to British shores (I have quite probably missed some other countries, but the theme is Eastern European).
It has been the Polish which have had the biggest impact.
Interestingly nobody seems to have any real idea of how many Polish migrants there actually are in the United Kingdom.
The numbers are very rubbery, partly because they are based upon small Labour Force or International Passenger Survey samples, and partly because so many migrants come to Britain for seasonal agricultural work (which ebbs and flows wildly) or casual work which goes unrecorded.
Estimates range from 1 million all the way up to 2 million - the 2011 Census figures suggest that the number might be at the bottom of that range today, but at other times of year it has been estimated that there can be "up to one million" more temporary Polish workers in Britain.
I suppose it depends upon which part of Britain you are in. Round here, the high numbers seem quite plausible!