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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:45pm on 28/08/2012 under , ,

Mmm. Off to Dr Noodles for tea tonight, before going along to the @dundeemeetup at Drouthies.

Dr Noodles now do rice! And tofu! Yum yum.

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location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:56pm on 05/03/2012 under ,
Off to Halal Buffet for tea tonight with Andrew, just next to Jimmy Chung’s on Whitehall Street in Dundee.

http://www.halalbuffet.co.uk/

Under a tenner for unlimited food and drink. Food was ok, but not exactly wonderful. Indian starters good, pizzas mediocre (with an oddly crispy base), mac cheese & chips bland, limited selection of curries were unexciting, and puddings forgettable. But they had Vimto on draught — both fizzy and still — so it wasn’t all bad.

Would be hard to go there again knowing that Chung’s is just next door.
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 05:21pm on 21/02/2012 under , , ,

Work has a 6-month full-time vacancy in the Dundee-based Customer Support Team.

The position provides telephone and email support to customers of family history websites including findmypast.co.uk, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk and scotlandspeople.gov.uk, responding to questions, queries and complaints, assisting with quality checking of family history records, and interacting with customers. The salary for this role is £7.85 per hour.

CVs should be sent to recruitment@brightsolid.com. The closing date for applications is Friday 2 March 2012.

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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 01:53pm on 16/03/2011 under , , ,


Team lunch out today at the Bridgeview Station, so called because it looks out along the Tay Bridge. Bright day but lots of mist on the Tay — I wonder if Fife is still there?

Good company and excellent food. Mmm.

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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 01:53pm on 16/03/2011 under , , ,


Team lunch out today at the Bridgeview Station, so called because it looks out along the Tay Bridge. Bright day but lots of mist on the Tay — I wonder if Fife is still there?

Good company and excellent food. Mmm.

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location: Dundee, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:08pm on 30/01/2011 under , , ,

Beth and the dragon, in Dundee yesterday.


Public art is for climbing on, right?

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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:08pm on 30/01/2011 under , , ,

Beth and the dragon, in Dundee yesterday.


Public art is for climbing on, right?

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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:24pm on 29/01/2011 under , ,
Off to Dundee for a shopping trip today. We parked in the Overgate Centre car park; while Andrew locked up the car I looked out the side of the multistory and took a couple of photos of the roofline of the building opposite. Nothing too thrilling, but when I have a camera in my pocket, I’ll point it at things and snap away.

 

Ten minutes later, as we came out of a shop, I was approached by a couple of red-shirted security staff, who asked me what I’d been photographing. Being somewhat bemused by their query, I asked what the problem was, and they told me that photography is banned in the Overgate Centre, that the carpark comes under that rule too, and that I’d been invading the privacy of the people who live in the flats opposite. I’d apparently been observed on CCTV using my iPhone as a camera. I asked how I should have known that photography was banned, and was told that there were signs at the entrances to the shopping centre.

I told the red-shirts that they were being rather silly, and wandered off to see if I could find an anti-photography sign by the doors. I couldn’t find any such sign, but while I was standing outside the Overgate, I took a photo of the sign on the doors showing what was banned. At which point a red-shirt approached me and told me that I wasn’t allowed to take a photo of the Overgate Centre doors.



I told the chappie not to be silly, as I was outside the Overgate so the (mythical) rule about photography didn’t apply. I asked if he had a copy of the rules, and he told me that no, they didn’t have the rules, but if I wrote to the shopping centre they could confirm that photography was banned. He got a bit stroppy with me, so I took a photo of him and called him an oik, which was rude of me, but factually true. He then called me an oik, which I found rather amusing.

I gave up and wandered up the High Street.

Edited to add: I wrote to the Overgate, asking for a copy of their rules, and received no answer.
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:24pm on 29/01/2011 under , ,
Off to Dundee for a shopping trip today. We parked in the Overgate Centre car park; while Andrew locked up the car I looked out the side of the multistory and took a couple of photos of the roofline of the building opposite. Nothing too thrilling, but when I have a camera in my pocket, I’ll point it at things and snap away.

 

Ten minutes later, as we came out of a shop, I was approached by a couple of red-shirted security staff, who asked me what I’d been photographing. Being somewhat bemused by their query, I asked what the problem was, and they told me that photography is banned in the Overgate Centre, that the carpark comes under that rule too, and that I’d been invading the privacy of the people who live in the flats opposite. I’d apparently been observed on CCTV using my iPhone as a camera. I asked how I should have known that photography was banned, and was told that there were signs at the entrances to the shopping centre.

I told the red-shirts that they were being rather silly, and wandered off to see if I could find an anti-photography sign by the doors. I couldn’t find any such sign, but while I was standing outside the Overgate, I took a photo of the sign on the doors showing what was banned. At which point a red-shirt approached me and told me that I wasn’t allowed to take a photo of the Overgate Centre doors.



I told the chappie not to be silly, as I was outside the Overgate so the (mythical) rule about photography didn’t apply. I asked if he had a copy of the rules, and he told me that no, they didn’t have the rules, but if I wrote to the shopping centre they could confirm that photography was banned. He got a bit stroppy with me, so I took a photo of him and called him an oik, which was rude of me, but factually true. He then called me an oik, which I found rather amusing.

I gave up and wandered up the High Street.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:13pm on 19/01/2011 under , ,
After enjoying our team Christmas lunch back in December, we determined that there was a definite need for regular work outings. So today ten of us wandered down to the Invergowrie Inn for lunch. While we’ve occasionally lunched there before, it has never been with such planning, or with such numbers. It made a fine change from sarnies in the office kitchen, or trips to the food van that lurks outside Discovery House.

Our next team lunch is scheduled for mid-February, and will be at the Invercarse Hotel on Perth Road. I’ve eaten there a couple of times in the past; good food and a nice dining room, with views down the garden towards the Tay. It seems to be a favourite with oldies, which is a good sign that they do a decent cup of tea.
location: St Andrews, Scotland

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