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David A Jamieson
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Scottish Tonic Water

Yes, there is indeed such a thing -- I was very fortunate to be invited along to the launch of Scotland's first Tonic water.

You might think tonic water is tonic water, however you would be quite wrong.

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My quest to understand the milk crisis in the UK, and consider how I can support the dairy farmer.

Finally, I was able to establish which supermarket gives the best price back to the farmer.
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Milk a product if any that demand a #fairtrade  logo.
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I love a recommendation from someone else.  Very similar raspy sound to Kelly Jones, Stereophonics.  
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Clever dog :-)
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Tonight's sunset :-) 
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Have you ever made your own potato scones?  I've been experimenting.  

#recipe   #breakfastWeek  
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Preposterous!

When +Sundar Pichai​  said a few days ago that the release was "rolling out to apps customers imminently", he did not suggest it would have conditions attached, and it would be months! 
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Leucojum Vernum/snowflakes

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OMG, I just received an invitation to purchase a OnePlus One mobile.  Stunned.  
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I'm on a Nexus 4 at the moment +Mark Crossley​. Great bit of kit but last week the screen developed a fault. A 1cm strip across middle of screen has lost touch detection. This invite was very timely. 
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It's times like this I'm glad I don't have a vagina. They seem very high maintenance! Who steam cleans their lady bits?!
Paltrow’s lifestyle site goop.com recommends an “infrared and mugwort steam” treatment. Dr Ann Robinson suggests you think before straddling the kettle
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When the H20 steam cleaner adverts go from it being a 10 in 1 towards a 11 in 1 functionality is when I believe this isn't a bit fishy.
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Lucky you, not a flake here, still hope over next 24 hours, though as for anything settling, most doubtful indeed.
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In the IT game, for my sins. Other interests outside IT include photography, genealogy and chatting!!
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43 going on 26.  Happily chat to anyone unless you are offensive or lacking basic manners! Some of my posts might be slightly random, but so is life.  I try not to stick to a theme but give you an insight into my head.   

I post a lot of Public chatter so hopefully you can get a sense of 'me'.  Other niche stuff is posted to closed circles.

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What's to brag about -- managed to avoid being a gym bunny but became a chocolate aficionado. I have been a Google+ user since 10 July 2011
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Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
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Glasgow - Grantown on Spey - Scotland - Hawick
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I'm not a huge fan of Italian food - there's only so many things you can do with tomatoes and pasta, however I remain open-minded when I do rarely visit an Italian. The décor and atmosphere of La Vita is mediocre, almost restaurant-chain style. There's nothing interesting in the layout or styling. The staff were cheerful and pleasant at all times; service was also efficient and courteous. The menu is vast -- we counted just under 100 items, not including sides. I always find this slightly daunting and equally suspicious as there is no way a chef can be the master of all these variations to a high quality. I would far rather have a restricted menu of high quality food than every variety of pasta shapes mixed with tomato or cream sauces. I could have been sitting in any Italian chain-restaurant at this point. In all fairness the food was very good. The bruschetta starter was the best I had tasted. In essence it is toast and tomatoes with garlic and oil, however the tomatoes were very fresh and the balance of garlic and oil perfect. The pizza was equally pleasant, as was the carbonara -- the food was above average. If I had once criticism of the food, I would say the portions are enormous. The carbonara could easily serve two. The next table ordered chips as a side, and again it was a mountain of chunky fried potato. Overall a nice food experience but nothing that would differentiate it from any other typical Italian. There are several nicer, small Italians near-by.
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Food: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It has been a while since I visited The Living Room – some years ago we were very regular customers and knew all the staff well; the food was excellent and the service great. However times change and you move on to new places to try and enjoy. This was a spontaneous Monday evening visit with friends and we all had fond memories the place. Sadly it did not live up to its old reputation. The food itself was above average. Beyond that there were few. By far the biggest criticism was service, or lack of. There were four staff in the establishment, with one behind the bar and three left to a handle everything else. Throughout our visit the staff were invisible – I have no idea where they could be as there were only 12 people in the restaurant. On arrival we had to wait for a few minutes before someone even came to greet us and hastily move us along to our table. The theme for the remainder of our visit was ‘waiting’. We waited too long before we were asked about drinks then 35 minutes for our starter to arrive. Starters included mussels however there was no bowl to put the shells in and no staff to ask, so we had to put them on the table! As our experience drew to an end we asked for the bill, which would be a clue that we were aiming to leave. The bill arrived and all the staff again disappeared. After several minutes we stood up to leave, still no staff. I eventually went around to the bar area and left our payment with the barman, saying “there are no restaurant staff”, and we left. Other trivial things annoyed us – after our initial drinks order no one ever came back to ask if we wanted more; at one point the waitress almost ran past our table, with no intention of stopping, as she enquired if our meal was ok; my pet hate -- we had paper napkins!!! Sadly we all concurred we would not rush back.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This was a surprise discovery for me. I have been on the quest for a good dining experience in the area and was lucky enough to attend Casa Mia with some friends, who had found it on-line. It seemed a well hidden establishment -- granted it was dark when we arrived and I could not see much of the surrounding area however it did seem squirrelled away at the end of a long row of houses. I was not sure what to expected as we arrived. I was not disappointed, and was amazed at how large it was. The staff were very friendly from the outset and we were efficiently escorted to our table and welcomed to the restaurant. The food was exquisite in every way, from the mouth-watering description on the menu, the presentation, and of course the eating experience. Each of us selected a different starter and main and we were all quite delighted with the results. Portion size was generous and in the end we were unable to consider the deserts! The choice of wine was good and the prices equally pleasing. Tableware was of good quality. I was also pleased that the layout was not too intense so you did not feel that you were participating in the next tables conversation! 'The facilities' were very clean and well appointed too. It's difficult to fault the experience -- perhaps the fresh carnations as a centre piece on the table was a let down, almost cafe-like but that flaw is almost not worth mentioning. Overall an A+ from all at our table and I look forward to a return visit.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A odd mix of gift shop and bistro style cafe in one space. I have been in several times and on each occasion the quality of the food is perfect. I understand many of the ingredients are sourced locally, which is excellent when you consider the price is in no way excessive. Food is always fresh and tasty.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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My first visit since the extensive refurbishment and I was pleasantly surprised. Six of us popped in briefly for some early evening cocktails and found the bar area cozy, relaxed and informal. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Cocktail prices were very reasonable at £6 for most of them. Other bar drinks were equally well priced. You can see the owners are aiming to introduce something a little different in the area. I look forward to a return visit soon to sample the restaurant food.
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
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I'm confused by Trigony as I am not sure where they are trying to place themselves in the market. I recently moved to the area and was looking for a restaurant with a little something special, but I'm not sure I have found it -- surprising based on other reviews. I expected informal dining with quality food in a homely atmosphere and while it does tick these boxes there were several let downs. The first thing that stuck me was the severe lighting in the restaurant area. The room has 24 covers yet the lights could have been for a room three times as large -- definitely too bright. The room also received the occasional waft of an air fresher from somewhere! Service was informal (a plus point) but chaotic. During our starter I asked for bread and our server said, 'Sure, no problem, you want more bread'. I said 'No, we want bread; we never had any previously'. The thin, uninspiring four slices that did arrive were stale. I had scallops as a starter then fish (Seabass) in a fragrant Thai sauce -- the flavours were exquisite and the fish cooked to perfection. However the main was let down by far too many bones. I always think if you get more than two bones it is a lazy chef; I had six. My fellow dinners had a better experience but all were meat based. The wine selection was ample, covering most tastes and the price per bottle reasonable. Both the male and female toilets had no towels and we had to ask for fresh one. Overall my party of four left with mixed feelings. In the interests of fairness we will return at some point as it could simply have been an off night. I think we shall leave it for a little while in order to allow this experience to move to the back of our minds.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This has to be the best Turkish restaurant I have tried, and is amazing value for money -- especially at lunch time. I have been several times and the food is consistently excellent.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago