A change of scenery was overdue this week.
Kids, as the saying goes, say the funniest things.
“You've got to get down to Commercial Street,” said the text from a pal. “The new health shop is insane.”
Granted, I’ve moaned about Dundee train station’s lack of shops, cafes and bars before – but now I’m peeved.
As the summer holidays approach, parents around Dundee will be thinking of things to entertain kids for days – and weeks – on end.
As I was writing last week’s column, it occurred to me that I might hear from a few of you.
I feel a bit sorry for Martel Maxwell and the reaction she got for stating she was a fan of the royal family.
The biggest and most impassioned response I ever had to a column – especially on the Tele’s Facebook page – was addressing the disgust I felt at the umpteenth case of a paedophile being spared a jail sentence in Dundee.
Can you believe it?
Dundee may be flying high on a tide of votes from broadsheets and magazines (let’s not forget GQ voted us the coolest city in the UK recently) but we can’t get carried away.
With up to three pubs closing in Scotland each week, Dundee bar bosses have been urged to give customers what they want or face more closures.
Anyone who works and has kids might be familiar with the panic that ensues with school holidays.
While in Aberdeen last week, I was buoyed to hear people talking of driving to Dundee for a shopping trip.
On paper, he had an enviable life.
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Martel Maxwell says she is unlikely to be heading out tonight for a Valentine's Day meal with her partner.
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Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martel Maxwell has hit out at a sheriff for bailing a man guilty of sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl in Dundee.
It's a “glamorous” lifestyle that many people would love to be a part of.
Homes Under The Hammer is getting a new presenter as the daytime property programme reaches its 21st series.