A Chinese New Year Festival at the Sheffield Winter Gardens to showcase the various talents of the Chinese community in the city has been taking place today.
I went to have a look at the colourful decorations and activities that had been organised by the city University. (This year is the year of the snake).
There were games and calligraphy demonstrations and I found that I was more dexterous than I had thought as I was able to use chopsticks to pick up chocolate balls and transfer them into another bowl! As a result I was given a small prize as well as the traditional envelope containing a chocolate coin.
We were offered green tea and sweets and although I missed the dancing and music which was taking place this afternoon I enjoyed talking to the young people who had put on this interesting festival of Chinese culture.
Today is Shrove Tuesday so later on I shall be making pancakes with a sprinkling of sugar and a squeeze of lemon. Do you make pancakes on this day? If so, do you have a favourite recipe?