Monday, 2 February 2009

Gung Hoy Fat Choy...Happy New Year

Yesterday Sue and Keith went to the Arcadian for the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Many hundreds of people turned out in freezing weather to see the dancers, singers, acrobats and dragons. There were fortune cookies and vouchers for money off Tiger Beer, always welcome in these hard times.
Sue and I watched from the comfort of the Ibis Hotel thanks to the Festival Committee and particularly Mr Jeffery Yap who entertained several MPs, Councillors and the Lord and Lady Mayoress. Keith was invited as Chairman of the HR & Equalities Scrutiny Committee but this was one ocassion when it was pssible to mix business & pleasure.
We've put some photos up for you. Some were taken through a window whilst others have had to be doctored due to strong light.
p.s. No names, no pack drill but we did spot a Council Officer with the shortest skirt seen for many a year. We do have some hardy souls in Brum!