FORD TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT TO PROTECT YOUR POOCH
It can come as no surprise when I say that almost 50% of all domestic animals, especially dogs, are petrified of loud noises, particularly fireworks. Dog specialist Graeme Hall has been given the pseudonym ‘The Dogfather’ and he highlights that dogs can hear sounds four times further away and sounds to much higher frequencies than the human ear so just because you can’t hear the pyrotechnics, your dog may still be able to.
The technicians at Ford have created microphones inside a specially designed ‘noise cancelling kennel’ which detects firework sounds and changes the frequency inside the kennel to an opposite tone/sound and it also protects the dog against loud bangs or vibrations caused by fireworks cancelling them out.
The original noise canceling tech is used in the high range vehicles in the Ford range already so the transfer and development of this into something which can genuinely reduce the suffering of pets can only be a good thing.
If you want more information on how to keep your pet safe and secure around fireworks until this technology becomes available, please check out our blog for full details.
As Christmas fast approaches, New Year celebrations loom large in the mind numerous customers already have their orders in place to avoid disappointment.
In order to address a great many issues, here is some of the information you will need:
1. Orders for the Scottish Highlands and Devon/Cornwall/all of Wales MUST be received by 27th December as we cannot take orders for these areas after the cut off time of mid-day
2. Orders for the remainder of the country MUST be received by lunchtime on 28th December 2018
3. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FURTHER ORDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER LUNCHTIME ON 28TH DECEMBER
4. All orders will be delivered by 31st December 2018 – weather permitting
5. Please be aware that this time of the year there is little chance of re-delivery so please ensure that someone is available at the property at all times in order to avoid disappointment
6. We deal directly with a specialist courier and whilst the pricing is kept to a minimum, we cannot offer a reduction in the delivery cost or the ‘free gifts’ for collection
7. There is NO next day delivery available at this time of the year
CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES
TUESDAY 18TH DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
WEDNESDAY 19TH DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
THURSDAY 20TH DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
FRIDAY 21ST DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
SATURDAY 22ND DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
SUNDAY 23RD DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
MONDAY 24TH DEC – CHRISTMAS EVE – 8.30AM TO 3.00PM (EARLY CLOSING)
TUESDAY 25TH DEC – CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 26TH DEC – BOXING DAY – CLOSED
THURSDAY 27TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
FRIDAY 28TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
SATURDAY 29TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
SUNDAY 30TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
MONDAY 31ST DEC – NEW YEARS EVE – 8.00AM – 6.00PM TUESDAY 1ST JAN – NEW YEARS DAY – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 2ND JAN – 10.00AM TO 3.00PM
FIREWORKS AND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION
Every year since the dawn of the new millennium, fireworks have been included in New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country but nowadays, there are more and more local councils and specialist shops who are getting in on the action.
Saturday 1st November saw the gathered crowds in Manchester treated to the annual Light Switch on event which included music from Max George and Jonas Blue and of course, spectacular fireworks.
This year, Manchester will be holding its New Year’s Eve Firework event once again having fought to keep it. The event will once again take place in Albert Square in the shadow of the iconic Town Hall and will be hosted by Hits Radio’s Wes Butters and there will be a Big Screen on which to watch the countdown to Midnight.
The fireworks will be launched from the roof of the Town Hall on the stroke of midnight but sadly, this is going to be the last large-scale event taking place here for a while, as there is a four-year renovation schedule taking place to restore this Grade I listed Victorian Gothic building to its former glory.
Out and about in Manchester there is literally something to suit every taste and pocket from dining at James Martin Manchester for a delicious 4 course dinner and live entertainment for a very reasonable £65.00 each to a full on New-Year’s eve overnight staycation at Malmaison which includes dinner followed by live bands, DJ, cocktails and mixers, room and breakfast for £400.00.
You can of course go along to the fireworks which are completely free and there will be several viewing areas available around the Town Hall area there will be street entertainment on site from early doors with live music from 11pm.