New Year’s Eve is an occasion of mixed emotions, the celebration of the year ahead mingled with nostalgia for the years past. The singing of Auld Lang Syne brings tears to the eyes of many, especially if there has been liberal imbibing of alcohol in the hours before midnight! The Scots are renowned for the celebration of Hogmanay and some of my earliest memories of New Year’s Eve in the nineteen sixties ( yes, I can remember that far back) are of Andy Stewart appearing on a black and white television set, singing “Come in, come in its nice to see you. How’s yourself you’re looking grand. Man, you’re welcome here’s my hand.” Andy would entertain the home and studio audience until midnight with Scottish dancing and singing, when no doubt the test card appeared as the BBC shut down.
My New Year’s Eve celebrations have on the whole taken place with the television on in the background. This included the celebration of the Millennium. London was promised a spectacular firework display, with the Thames being turned into a river of fire. Unfortunately, it turned out to be literally a damp squib, as the chain failed to ignite after the first explosion. The Sidney fireworks were of course magnificent, and I have always been particularly fond of seeing the Eiffel Tower display. In 1999, I scored over my neighbour, who went to spend the evening with friends and missed the display entirely. There was no rewind, as there is today, just a brief catch up on the news. I do remember that the air was thick with smoke on New Year’s Day, as my immediate neighbours seem to have been doing their best to rival London!
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Ben & Jerry have launched an ice cream for dogs
Now your dog doesn’t have to look at you with envy while your are eating your ice cream and you don’t have to feel guilty. Ben & Jerry have launched two flavours for their new line of ice cream for dogs:Pontch’s Mix and Rosie’s Batch, both names after two employees dogs.
Ben & Jerry started in 1978 founded by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield allows dogs in the office and therefore they play a big role in this company.
Pontch’s Mix has peanut butter and pretzel while Rosie’s Batch has pumpkin and mini cookies. As dogs are lactose intolerant these ice cream don’t contain dairy products but use sunflower butter which is easily digested by our canine friends. The recipes were created with the help of vets and experts in dogs nutrition.
Unfortunately for the time being these dogs treats are only available in the US but hopefully they might come to delight British dogs soon.
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