When the children were young, every year I took them to the Chinese New Year at the Arcadian Centre in the City Centre. A delight of an event, fire crackers exploding over our heads, dragon dances rights in front of our eyes in the street.
I went back this year with kids in toe again to find a safe version of the former exciting event. Larger. .Yes, but dragon dances on a stage, away from the crowds, fire crackers again on the stage, nice and safe. It’s a shame, safe but no longer magical