Well, as Beau is Vietnamese we celebrate Chinese New Year, we make egg rolls, fresh and the fried variety, plenty of rice on the table, often pork as Beau loves a bit of pork, noodles and so on, it really is a feast. A glorious feast.
Now, it sounds wonderful, it tastes divine too, but the prep required doesn’t just extend to the table…
No it started a few days ago, I’m cleaning away all the bad luck of the last year – Vigorously. The last year for us held no bad luck, it was lovely, new baby, new school for eldest and many other changes. Lovely. But we can always try and improve right?
In a broad sense of the word the Year of the Dragon signifies Luck. I’m sure we could all do with a little extra, unless that is, you believe we make our own Luck – in which case, this will hold no water with you.
So house is scrubbed, hoovered, dusted, bleached, food is all bought, ready to be prepared and cooked ( Beau’s parents taught him, and he is teaching me ). The best thing about the celebration is the 13-15 days of no ‘sweeping’ that follows… Or I may sweep our good Luck away!!
Well, that an we are attending the Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham the coming weekend. All in all, its about Love, enjoying amazing food, wishing each other and your families a year better than the last, and basking in some culture. Somethings we can never be short of.