February the 19th marked the start of Chinese New Year ‘the year of the horse’ so this year we dedicated ourselves to all things Chinese with eager spirit. Active celebrations were held delving into Chinese culture, beginning with the designing and building of an enormous Chinese dragon – now commonly known as, ‘Alan the friendly dragon’ of course.
We rolled up our apron sleeves, making fortune cookies filled with well wishes, cryptic quotes, or depending on who wrote them – the occasional disasterly event. Finally the festivities ended with the cooking and devouring of a traditional Chinese meal (don’t worry, no horse meat included!).