Watching the Dundee Waterfront change is so incredibly exciting. The imposing V&A is rising from the Tay and parks, buildings and incredible artworks are popping up all over the place.
Reason number 481 that I love jotting down my experiences of eating out is that I have developed a restaurant radar.
What a beautiful time of year to be outside, especially on a farm while the fluffy lambs are skipping and everything looks so green and alive. I've been hearing rumours about a farm shop being developed at North Grange Farm, close to David Lloyd and Dobbies in Monifieth, and at last it has opened its doors.
During a spot of retail therapy in Perth this week, a friend and I wandered past Kisa's. I had heard good things about the food and so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take the weight off our feet and relax with a glass of something after a hard afternoon slog on the high street.
I have always heard people speak fondly of The Drovers Inn, whether recalling a boozy Sunday lunch, a celebration or just a cosy tea by the fire.
I have a very good friend who has never been particularly bothered by food. He eats to live, in contrast to me who lives to eat. Sure, he likes what he likes and cottage pie with bubbling cheese on the top is his favourite but taking him to somewhere offering "fine dining" would simply not be appreciated.
Growing up, my dad would order an Indian takeaway every Friday night without fail. Always from the same place and always the same order: chicken tikka massala, mushroom rice, keema naan.
Mothers' Day for me conjures up thoughts of daffodils, bunnies and hyacinths - spring has usually sprung and the lambs are starting to appear.
The newest branch of the worldwide chain German Doner Kebabs has opened on Reform Street. It's a brand I hadn't heard of before but by looking on their website they seem to pride themselves on using quality ingredients and techniques and recipes they have been perfecting since their first store opened in Berlin in 1989.
When the turkey curry has been popped in the freezer and all other leftovers have finally left the fridge, it's time to get off the sofa and eat something that doesn't contain dried fruit or sausage meat, especially now that only the orange creams are left in the chocolate box.