New Year's Eve has come and gone here. Currently 8am on Jan 1, and expecting the first day of 2006 to be an absolute stinker - supposed to be 40 degrees plus (that's 104 plus in Fahrenheit). We had a few drinks at a mate's place and enjoyed watching their new big screen with projector.

Of course for a dog owner New Year's Eve is never that happy. Poor little Anya was barking mad at the official fireworks at midnight, but even more so at all the little firework displays around the place, especially the dickheads who love to set them off at 1am (because that's really midnight during daylight savings) and then the ones that went off at 2:30am - took a long time for her to settle down. Considering fireworks are illegal in NSW, apart from the official public displays, it's always interesting to hear/see how many people seem to have been able to get their hands on the bloody things.

Hope 2006 gets off to a great start for all of you.

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Happy New Year!!!

Fireworks are illegal in NSW now?? They have been illegal here in QLD for as long as I can remember but we always have the bloody things going off around us which of course upsets the dogs and the horses... I always figured people were sneaking them back over the border from NSW.

Anyway apart from the fireworks dramas I hope you had a good one! Ours was spent at home with friends a few beers and a barbie... It was a nice night!
Fireworks are illegal in NSW now
Have been for a while - you used to be able to get a fireworks permit from WorkCover (Dept of Workplace Health & Safety?) to have a display at home/school etc, but they tightened up the regulations a few years ago. I think you can still get them fairly freely in Canberra.

All the best for 2006!!

Happy New Year, Deb, and may the Big Wallah keep you safe from bushfires. I don't envy you that heat.

Dr Who hadn't arrived when I got back today but I suspect the mail is slow this time of year.
And a big Happy New Year to you!!

No bushfires down our way, but plenty around the state. Thankfully a change came through overnight and brought cooler temps and rain - even if it has delayed the cricket!

Hopefully Dr Who will get there soon.
A big Happy New Year back to you!!!!

I hope 2006 holds a lot of good things for you.

Weather has cooled and brought rain - THANKFULLY!
Happy New Year Deb. Hope 2006 is a good one for you and yours, and that the weather cools down a tad for you. Hope Anya has recovered from her firework fright.
Happy New Year Deb.

And the same to you and yours!!!!

Weather has improved, cooler and wetter, which has been a great help to those battling a number of bushfires. The sunburnt country can be quite fearsome sometimes.

Anya is just pleased that it's cooler - for a dog supposedly bred for the tough Aussie conditions, she can be a bit of a sook!
LOL, that's because fireworks are legal in the ACT and everyone buys them there and drives them across the border!

I was going to say, "Oh New Year's is nothing in comparison to 4th of July for the poor puppies." And then i remembered, yeah, you probably don't celebrate my country's independence :P