Friday, 6 February 2009

Photostory Friday - Dragon Dance

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek





Last Sunday we went to Manchester for the Chinese New Year celebrations.


We waited patiently in the cold and the snow in Albert Square for the dragon to appear.......

.....then.....


............. at 12.30pm ...........


................. the firecrackers went off and he appeared:


Daughter enjoyed watching him dance around trying to catch the ball:





After the dance, daughter coloured in some Chinese pictures and had her name written in Chinese characters.

Then we went for lunch (courtesy of Tesco Clubcard vouchers - TGFT).

Finally, we walked up to China Town to see the festivities and daughter got her own dragon:




Another Family Fun Day under our belts!

17 comments:

rosiero said...

I am ashamed to say I have never been to the Chinese New Year celebrations in London in all the time I have lived here, although I keep meaning to. It looks very colourful and your daughter certainly looks as if she enjoyed it greatly.

The Guider said...

That looks like such a good day out!

Claire Sutton said...

But where's the snow???!

Working mum said...

Claire
It was snowing, but melting as it hit the floor. I couldn't use the photos where the snowflakes had got on the lens. In fact, it was a bit of a nightmare trying to take any photos! And it was FREEZING!

Maggie May said...

I just LOVED this post! Well done for the brilliant pictures and the magical feel to the whole thing!

Suburbia said...

So colourful

gigi said...

Your pictures just pop with color and oh how beautiful Izzy is. I would have loved this adventure.

Mean Mom said...

FANTASTIC dragon photo! Looks like you had a good time. Like that little dragon, of your daughter's, too. What an interesting day out. I would have enjoyed that, except for the waiting around in the cold, of course!

Hullaballoo said...

Wonderful pictures, what a special day. Well done you for waiting around in the cold, I think I would have sneaked off for a hot coffee somewhere.

Angela said...

Wow the color in your pics is so vibrant! Good job!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Wow, those memories just BEGGED to be photographed, wowza!

P.S. I added yours into Mr. Linky!

The Harris Family said...

What a memory! Great family outing!!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh Fantastic!!!!!!!!

Iota said...

Great to see some bright colour added to such a grey time of year!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Looks like fun! Maybe someday I'll see one of these celebrations. I live in the middle of no where and we don't have these celebrations. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

What a gorgeous dragon! I wish we had a China Town in Salt Lake.

CC said...

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!! We made our own dragons and had a parade at home, but didn't get to see a "real" one this year. :(