Think...When you think flower festival, what do you think?
I think pretty flowers, displays and interesting gardening...the Chinese think...rape fields. Oh yes, those fields yellow that we see all the time in England seem to be so uncommon that they're celebrated here!
The latest trip organised by Mark was to a Flower Festival in Tongknan. It was a good day, adn very beautiful.
Yep, fields and fields of rape...
The houses were painted beautifully. THe flowers were really bright and clean looking, they were really attractive buildings.
I made a new friend, or should that say i won a new friend. There were some fairground game type things. It involved throwing balls in buckets. Get 4 balls in, get a Teddy...so Teddy Chong came home with me.
Teddy enjoyed the flowers too!
We had a trip on the beautiful river. Here you can see some of the traditional fishing nets. Quite how they can find the fish in the river, i don't know, but apparently, there are fish there!
These are the ferries. They were very plain, but very fun! The floor moves when you stood on it, and there was a man at the end rowing.
And we saw the strangest pet ever! A girl on the ferry seems to have picked up a prawn or crayfish (probably crayfish, it's a freshwater river). She was lovingly petting the poor thing, trying to feed it flowers and cuddling it. It did make a run for it at some point and appeared to have disappeared by the time we got off the ferry. Maybe someone threw it back into the river. I hope so.