Saturday, December 31, 2016

Golden Panda (Woodbridge) Chinese Menu

Chinese menus - still occasionally hard to find!

I wrote a blog post a few months ago expressing my surprise at how hard it was to find Chinese restaurant menus when far from home.  I was on holiday in Cumbria and ended up posting the menu for a great Chinese Takeaway in Grange over Sands.

A few days ago I was visiting my parents near Woodbridge (Suffolk) and we decided to get a Chinese Takeaway.  Being local my parents know that the Golden Panda in Woodbridge has an excellent reputation.  The reviews on Google Maps are great! But there was just one problem, we didn't have a menu.  So we looked online and not only could we not find a proper website for the Golden Panda in Woodbridge, we couldn't find a copy of the menu anywhere online.   This was a bit of a surprise because most of the other Chinese restaurants in Suffolk have their menus online, not normally on their own website but on one of the many websites that displays only menus.

If you find this menu useful please feel free to buy me a pint...

Golden Panda Chinese Takeaway menu.

So here it is, correct as of today, the menu for the brilliant Golden Panda in Woodbridge. Click the menu pages to viewer a larger version.  Alternatively download the pdf menu (1.4mb)...

Why do I upload Chinese Takeaway menus to my blog?

Part of the reason is that when I post something useful on this blog people send me £3.50 via PayPal so I can buy myself a pint.  I started letting people buy me a pint a few years ago, because I knew people appreciated the time I take to post some of the information I have here on this blog.  If you would like to buy me a pint please click here...

Most of the most popular pages on this blog relate to information on fixing the Bosch Classixx dishwasher.  In fact that page was viewed over 12,000 times in 2016!  I'm very grateful to the ten of fifteen people who bought me a pint after reading the page!

So there's your answer hopefully, I post Chinese Takeaway menus if they can't be found anywhere else online because I like to be helpful!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

My Christmas gift this year was someone driving into my parked car. Again.

My Christmas treat this year was to have someone drive into my parked car last night. No details left. This is the fourth or fifth time my car has been damaged in this way outside my house.

Two previous cars have been written off while parked outside my house. All vehicles I owned have been damaged outside my house. It's not just damage from being struck by other vehicles; the pavement side gets vandalised by pedestrians teaching us valuable lesson about parking on the pavement, even although the pavement on the other side of the road is wide and entirely clear of obstacles.

Not everyone on our side of the road takes in their wheelie bins, so the pavement on our side of the road really is restricted.

So what's the answer? Not owning a vehicle? Well I didn't own my own car for many, many years. But I was struggling to run my business in a professional manner as I was often unable to travel to see clients. Then my girl got assigned a school two and a half miles from where we live, and I've got to get her there somehow. Or get fined for being late.   I looked into buying a cargo bike so I could cycle the girl to school, but they cost considerably more than my car did.

We can't move house for many many reasons. In fact we don't want to move house because we have built our lives here in this neighbourhood for the last twenty years.

So we just put up with vandalism and try not to get frustrated with inconsiderate drivers.

So this Christmas it is worth remembering that while almost all humans are excellent there are also those who have moments when they are total and utter inconsiderate and dishonest shits.

But I'll be damned if I'm going to let them drag me down.

Here's my road.  That's my car on the left.  Note the nice clear pavement on the left.