Saturday, 25 January 2014

Burns Night

Hello folks!

So, here we are on Rabbie Burns day (Robert Burns), hoorah!

In Scotland, and all over the world, peoples, dogs, cats, etc, celebrate the Scottish poet by enjoying some yummy Scottish delicacies, no, not the deep fried Mars bar...


Woof, and if you don't know what haggis is, I truly insist you go look it up just now, or, if possible, before you eat.

But remember, before you eat your Burns supper, you have to do it the proper way:

  • Pipe in the guests (because everyone has bagpipes hidden somewhere), 
  • Chairman's welcome, 
  • Selkirk Grace, 
  • Pipe in Haggis, 
  • Address to Haggis, 
  • Toast to Haggis, 
  • and finally, 
  • nom nom nom (that's food), slurp slurp slurp (and that's whisky).

And if you don't want to faff around doing all that, it's okay to just buy a haggis pizza from the shops.

I'm ready to eat, are you?

Woof, food in here please!

Hello? Anyone? Am I not getting?

Fine then. So I can't have neeps and tatties? Well...
I'm sure Jimmy'll share some of his haggis, won't you Jimmy?

Jimmy? Jimmy?! I know you're knitted,
but you could still do with a hearing aid...
Hope you have a smashing Burn's night, if you're doing the whole Supper thing, or even if you're just having a cosy time with your haggis pizza and deep-fried mars bar!

Pippa :) wuf wuf

Friday, 3 January 2014

A recipe for a Happy New Year

Hello folks,

Firstly, a belated Happy New Year to everyone, wishing you a year full of toys, walks and woofs!

Now, let's report on my Hogmanay. Woof!

Every year, for some strange reason, we have to go through a very scary recipe to get us into the new year. It goes like this...

First, eat some Chrimbo treats, to make you feel a bit better.
At 11pm, get your lead on, and away you go for a quick walk,
 to investigate...
Bounce down the (very clean) street to the bangin' beats
heard from Union terrace.
Mix in some funny a-happenings in the city centre, the stranger the better - police everywhere (strange), fences around some streets (very strange), and oddly happy Aberdonians (really strange!).

Take a moment to watch as the mixture proves a little. Also, it can be a good idea to do your business now, so you don't have to do it in the next stage, doggies!

Quickly run back home, and watch from a safe distance as -

The theatre roof nearly catches fire.

Aberdeen is shrouded in a cloud of stinky smoke.

Shells from the fireworks fly everywhere, as the council
desperately try to do the washing-up.

And of course:

Remember to put on a brave face,
after all that whining!
And after all that madness, you should have a light, moist and tasty Happy New Year!

(New Years have a Use By date of around 30th December,afterwards it is advisable to make one on Hogmanay.)

Pippa :) wuf wuf