01 March 2010

Chinese lantern festival

More lanterns last night, at the Chinese lantern festival at the Oriental Museum in Durham. We hunted for tiny tigers (ingeniously hidden everywhere from the display cabinets to the tops of doorways), coloured in lantern pictures, ate fortune cookies (apparently prosperity is just around the corner - hurrah!) and generally had a fabulous time.

Well done that museum - it's one of my favourite places anyway to go with small children, but this was a brilliant small-scale, low-key event. Other places take note - an event doesn't have to cost a fortune (for the museum to put on, or for families to attend) or be particularly hi-tech to be entertaining!

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