Christmas is officially over! The tree and what few decorations were up are now gone. The OD has been and gone – a good time was had by all I think. We ate a lot, got good pressies and it even snowed to welcome The OD to the USA. Not that it lasted but at least it made an appearance whilst she was here.
January 2017 is under way, New Year’s Eve same as always, snuggled on the sofa with the dogglettes watching some pap on the TV. I have to say that we missed the Mariah Carey moment….. not that I am too bothered as YouTube showed me it! Too funny!! We were very underwhelmed by the New York Times Square celebrations, I have to say, that the bit we watched up until the “Ball Dropped” (which incidentally you didn’t see) was complete tripe… And when the midnight hour arrived – what happens? Let me tell you, the cameras concentrate on the idiots that have made their way to Times Square to stand for hours and hours in the freezing cold night in order to witness a non-event. Rumour has it that once you are in the area you can’t leave and get back in – so guess what the best-selling item for the New Year’s Eve Times Square revellers is (before they arrive) – ADULT DIAPERS – that’s a nappy to you English folk.
So, on the 1st January I checked the YouTube for the spectacular fireworks around the globe…. Sydney – very nice, Paris – very nice, Hong Kong – also nice, London – pretty cool I have to say (not biased), Walt Disney World, Florida – very nice (but then they do do a firework EVERY night)….. New York – there were some but as I said the cameras were insistent on capturing people filming the display on their phones rather than showing the actual display, so I am afraid I can’t tell you my verdict on them.
On reading the Book of Faces today, on my news feed there was a notice from Dogs Trust to tell me the hideous news about how many puppies had been given up in the two weeks from 20th December until 2nd January:
“We received a massive 54% increase in dogs handed over to us between 20th December and 2nd January compared with the same time last year, with 127 unwanted dogs handed in during this two week period alone!”