Happy Chinese New Year!

Yesterday we popped into town for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Like many major cities, Birmingham has a large Chinese population. In the area of the city known as “Chinatown” there are lots of Chinese restaurants and supermarkets, and it’s here that the celebrations were centred.

We’ve intended to go for the last couple of years but the weather has always been naff. Yesterday looked pretty decent, so off we popped.

Unfortunately the weather worsened not long after we arrived which, quite literally, put a dampener on proceedings. It was all a bit underwhelming anyway, which is a shame, many of the stalls were empty.

Chinese dragon

I did manage to get my picture taken with a monkey though!

Chinese New Year - me and a monkey

And a dragon!

Chinese New Year - me and a dragon

Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse after that, because we took refuge from the rain in a pub and I got horribly drunk. Too drunk to eat my Chinese food and too drunk to stay awake past 7.30pm.

And I lost my hat.


On the plus side, being in bed for 12 hours means I’m hangover free today. So perhaps it was for the best (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself).

Thanks, as always, for reading! x



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