I’ve finally got round to doing some more site updates, and this time I hope that what I’ve done will see the site updated more regularly. I’ve written an app for my phone which will let me add selected Twitter posts to the site, and will make it easier for me to post updates. The front page will feature the last 2 “Headline” Posts, while there will be a link to “All Twitter News” which will take you to a page with all the updates which I have classed as “News Worthy”. Hopefully, this time, I will keep going with this and keep the site more up to date.
February 16, 2013
December 15, 2011
I was at the Retail Park beside the by-pass today where Comet and Curries are, and saw a full grown fox wandering around at the side of the road. I know foxes are pretty common in large cities, but this is the first time I have seen one in Dumfries. Anybody else seen any?
November 6, 2011
I decided to take the kids to Carlisle this year for the Firework Show as I had heard it was better than Dumfries. Wrong! The Carlisle show does have a large fair at it, but it’s far too busy to get on anything! Then for the actual display, they lit a huge bonefire first, and then started setting of fireworks behind it which no-one could see for the smoke. After about 30 minutes not knowing what was going on, we decided to leave, only to discover that the main firework display hadn’t actually started yet! By this time my 6 year old had had enough, so I took him back to the car while my wife and daughter stayed to watch the show, which they weren’t that impressed with. It then took about another hour to get out of The Sands car park, and about another half hour to get from there back to the M6. I then thought I was going to be driving home in thick fog, but while that at least cleared, I’d made up my mind by then that I’d be staying in Dumfries next year!
September 24, 2011
Do you ever notice certain days when there seems to be more ‘strangeness’ going on than normal? Today I met someone coming round the roundabout on Glasgow Road the wrong way (a first for me!) Then someone pulled out right in front of me on the by-pass roundabout. And these are just the two best examples among many smaller incidents. And it’d not even a full moon! Definately a day to stay indoors for the rest of the day!
September 3, 2011
The 1st stage of The Tour of Britain cycle race finishes in Dumfries next Sunday (11th September). The Whitesands area of the town will have family entertainment events based around the event from around 12:00 until 14:30. Obviously, there will be some disruption to traffic, particularly around the Whitesands, but as the race is coming into Dumfries from Moffat,I’d think there will also be disruption for traffic heading north to the M74, so if you are visiting the area next Sunday, be prepared for delays or think about alternative routes.
April 23, 2011
I was down in Blackpool for the week recently, and believe it or not, I had difficulty finding a decent chip shop off the front one night when I took a sudden fancy for Meat and Potatoe Pie and Chips! Of course, visitors to Dumfries would have no such problems as they could just look up my “Dumfries Place Finder” (I’ve now written a mobile version too!), but how would they know which was the best? With this in mind, I’ve started a poll for Dumfries’ Best Chip Shop (I plan to start other categories too), please go to the Reviews section to place your vote in the pool, and help visitors to Dumfries find their way about.
March 6, 2011
If you’ve arrived at the site via the link I placed on Facebook, firstly let me apologise! I thought my comment would only appear on my “Front Page”, I didn’t realise it would appear on all my friends “walls”.
April 3, 2010
March 14, 2010
Google’s Street View is now available for Dumfries. I’ve now built Street View into The Dumfries Place Finder (click on link in menu to the left), just keep double clicking the map to zoom into Street View level, and see the Help File for more information.
March 6, 2010
The details are still a bit sketchy at the moment, just what I’ve picked up from The Queen of the South Message Board, but there seems to have been quite a majour fire at the Peel Centre tonight. My wife called me upstairs at about 6:15 as she had seen a lot of smoke in the distance. As it was just starting to get dark, it was difficult to work out where it was coming from, but after some in depth journalism (I posted a message on the board) initial word was that Pets at Home was on fire. It now seems that the fire actually started at Brantano Shoes, but spread (or at least the smoke did) to Matalan, Pets at Home and maybe even JJB Sports. I hope to bring you more as I get it, please update THIS SITE’S MESSAGE BOARD if you know more.