Sunday, September 14, 2008

OUR MID AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL

Yesterday we baked fairy cakes.

Today we shared lunch with friends. This afternoon (once we were alone) I talked to Alice about China, her birth family and today's festival. Then I read the story of Hou Yi and Chang E from the Moonbeams book. After supper this evening Alice had a fairy cake and I reminded her about the moon and the people in China who would be looking at it tonight and thinking of their family and Alice too.

Yes, we ate fairy cakes not moon cakes - I may try to bake them in years to come even though I've heard mixed reactions to them. But the thoughts and emotions were genuine - this is THE festival of the year that really resonates with me. I truly believe that her birth family will be thinking of Alice on this day.

1 comment:

Three Motherlands said...

Oh! I am SO with you on the challenge of making mooncakes! One day. This year I cheated as well and made Chinese Almond Cookies! Sone similar ingredients, so I convinced myself it was a suitable option!

Cast is now off! WooHoo! Splint is on - time to think about rescheduling our visit to Wales. I'll probably be able to drive sometime in the next month (or less?). Don't want to push it too soon.

Think about some dates that work for you October-ish and I'll be in touch!

Ellen xxx