Friday, 24 August 2012

Learning a language

I've just discovered Memrise , an amazing website  which is a great way to learn languages .You can learn from other people or start your own course .I started trying to learn Chinese characters (Simplified forms) last year and am continuing to try to improve my basic knowledge of spoken Cantonese.I am now learning both on Memrise which is a great way of retaining more vocabulary as it constantly tests your knowledge in different ways and it has many languages to choose from.

Monday, 13 August 2012


London is bursting with pride
during this Olympic ride.
Economic gloom
and tidings of doom,
as the crowds cheer,their fears put aside.

Alilee 2012

Sunday, 5 August 2012


 First postcard received from Germany,sadly a little damaged in the post!
 A beautiful oriental park in Seattle.

 This card from Lapland with the reindeer is amazing too
 The scenery in the Ural looks very peaceful
and finally Gothic fantasy from France.I'm loving receiving postcards from all over the world.

London 2012 Olympics.Ladies hockey and basketball at Stratford and ladies volleyball at Earls Court