You can imagine that with recent events, it's been very hard to get into the mood for the New Year. Today is the first day of the year of the Pig and is normally taken up with lots of noisy celebration and (of course) much feasting.
However, we had a quiet night in and had a family meal, just the three of us.
Mum gets back from Toronto on Wednesday and we are going up to see them this weekend.
The new year always signifies new beginnings for Chinese people. Let's hope this year is brighter than the last.