Well tonight is a great time to write this blog. I couldn’t believe it when I opened the door and the mail carrier had brought me a parcel from the Ukraine. You may remember I wrote on my blog about my friend Yuri during the Eurovision song contest, well he surprised me by sending me a present to commemorate Euro 2012.
He sent me a fridge magnet which sits proudly on my fridge, and two plates one blue and the other purple. Can you see them in the picture below now sitting proudly on my mantlepiece over the fire. I cannot thank him enough. It leaves me with a bit of a problem though …. I don’t know who to support tonight now so Good Luck to both teams.
Two cultures have crossed inside me. I can write music which can be equally understood by Africans and Ukrainians”
Gaitana Ukrainian 2012
A few years ago we met our friend Юра (Yannis, Ukranian) at the Global Educational Technology Summit in Brussels. Thanks to our new communication tools we were able to converse in Russian. To date we still communicate but it is getting easier and tonight we have been able to communiate via facebook. Юра speaks only Russian and Ukranian and I dont speak either of these langauges, but thanks to improved technology we are able to keep in contact. So I will also be cheering on the Ukraine as well as the UK and yes the Irish entry…but be secretly hoping the Russians grannies get somewhere in the top 3.
Good luck Gaitana, Engelbert and Jedward. Those of us in the UK use the red button and become instant bilinguals.