We were up in Leicester visiting the in-laws over the weekend. Went to the Leicester Chinese Community celebrations for Chinese New Year. Normally I am not a great fan of these kind of things but actually I was pleasantly surprised as it was OK. One saving grace was the fact that they had professional acrobats there doing Shaolin Kung Fu, balancing acts, a bit of Peking opera and so on.

Well, happy Chinese New Year at that. I'll be sinking a few Guinesses to celebrate in traditional ethnic stylee!

Top of the morning and a Jim Beam stir fry to ya. That's how we did it in our university days. The orginal and the best.

So what does the year of the Rooster bring in store? Chicken and plenty of it!

At last Angela's brother Hung graduates from Uni of Central England.

We were there for his graduation ceremony. Quite funny to see the person reading out the names tackle a whole array of ethnic names, and the antics of a few just to stand out from the crowd when shaking the main man's hand.

Photos up in the gallery here: Hung Le Graduation Photos.

Whilst up in Leicester we went to Yasmin's 40th birthday party. The curry was excellent and we drank till 2am. Hooray.

Photos here: Yasmin photos.

A bit gruesome but fascinating watching. This is where the controversial Dr Von Hagens does a public dissection to a brave audience, and shown on TV.

Has put me off eating Lamb Shanks for a while seeing as he was messing around with the leg bones and muscles, and that was the picture I had in my head.

Channel 4 Anatomy for Beginners