January 26th was a triple whammy for us – Chinese New Year, Australia Day AND our daughter’s 8th birthday (yep – she was born on Australia Day – in fact in 2001 so she was born on Australia’s Federation Centenary!).
On Chinese New Year day itself, we had our daughter’s 8th birthday party and Australia Day breakfast all combined! It was a wonderful day of eating, swimming, drinking and hanging out with family and friends. Unfortunately, I started a small fire in the BBQ which resulted in many burnt snaggers!
Most exciting for our (now) 8yo was the propect of getting both ang pao’s for Chinese New Year AND birthday presents too! Overload!
We ended Chinese New Year/Australi Day with dinner with my wife’s side of the family, consuming even more chinese dishes and sweets. Too much eating!
The surprise present that our 8yo really liked ? A Holden Racing Team Remote Control car that we got her. I knew it! I should’ve bought more boy toys years ago!! Scalextrics, Lego Mindstorms and other remote controlled cars – here I come!!!