I've been so busy lately, but don't worry! Poppy and I are still alive, and not only that my surprise will 99% be going ahead. It will hopefully make up for all the lack of communication from me.
On the scrapbook front I'm rather pleased with myself. I found some small notepads that are shaped like foldable miniature airmail envelopes. I've modified them to hold little notes about the photographs. I'm quite pleased with my idea, it looks like my Little Visitor wrote them for her family.http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5851673/il_340x270.204452005.jpg
That link shows a picture of the backs of the envelopes.
And now for some photographs! We went to a nice Chinese New Year festival which was rather hot weather wise but worth going to for the sights. Poppy once again wore the red dress because it was Chinese New Year, and red or gold seemed a must to wear!
Here we are looking at some 'Authentic Bird's Nests. For making birds nest soup." I still don't know what they are made from.
I have only ever seen these at this festival. It's a whole potato, peeled and cut into a spiral shape. The spiral curl is put on a stick and then deep fried, sometimes with a coating. Lots of stalls sell them at this festival every year. The other food might change but this is a constant. It's a bit like chips with a difference.
Here we met the old Dragon used in the traditional parade around the shops, the two used each year (A long one and a two man golden one) have been around for ages. This is the longer one. He was a bit big for Poppy so we didn't go too close, but she liked all the colours of his skin.
Here is a smaller sized Dragon that Poppy found. She thought he looked much nicer.
After we got home from the Festival we watched a dvd I bought there: The original Pokemon movie. I remember seeing that as a child and had to get it. It wasn't too scary for Poppy so she watched it as well.