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You’re right about spring coming. Though it’s still frosty and there’s snow everywhere, there’s a feeling that spring is near.
As for blini, yes, they really remind your spring rolls when they’re rolled and filled. But more often we eat blini without rolling, wrapping, filling. My favourite way of eating blini is just to sread sour cream around them and eat while they’re hot. In the past Russian people preferred eating pancakes with caviar ( red or black) but nowadays not all people can afford to buy it. It’s very expensive.
Grace, my congratulations on the Chinese New Year. I know the symbol of it is a goat. My students gave me a wall calendar with 12 different images of a goat (for every month). It’s on the wall of my room.
WOW !!! The goat made from flowers is amazing! So colourful and cute! It looks like the symbol of SPRING! Thanks for such a cheerful photo.