Tonight is a special night – it is Chinese New Year and also Burns Night! So, we have decided to have a Chinese Burns Night.
Ow! No Ernest, not that sort of Chinese burn! We are going to celebrate Robert Burns, with a Chinese twist. No! Don’t twist my snozzle again!
This year is especially exciting for me, as the new Chinese year is the Year of the Rat! According to tradition, Rats are clever, quick thinkers.
Rats are also content with a quiet easy life.
Rats are very fond of saving and hoarding!
And the best thing is, that Rats are liked by all!
So, let’s get down to the festivities. I am in my kilt of course. Oh hello Nano, what’s did you say? You’ve got a kilt too? Let’s have a look. That’s super!
First, we have our Chinese dragon dance. Fury says she’s upgraded the dragon head this year, I wonder what that means.
Oh! Lawks! Thank goodness Arnold had his extinguisher to hand!
Now for a Scottish touch, Peggy treats us to a display of Scottish sword dancing. Mind your feet!
Back to China for a string of bangers! Ernest is taking care to light them safely, and protect his hearing!
And for the finale, of course, Dim pipes in the Haggis. And Nano has volunteered to read the Address to the Haggis.
“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!”
And now we’re off to enjoy our haggis neeps and tatties. We hope you do too!