Ross M. W. Bennetts

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October 18th, 2010

Happy Menu Monday,

If you head South, up Marsh Street, up the hill from Addy’s, ignore the glowing golden arches and look right. Under the red and white bucket, is P.J. Thai  Restaurant. Here I am breaking my own rules, because this place has a website or two already… http://www.pjthairestaurant.com/,  (which has  www.pjthaifood.com in the footer… a site which doesn’t currently seem to exist). They are also on yourRestaurants and FaceBook.

I find it very difficult to peruse their website (parts of the menu are in white text on a white background and several URLs are unlinked) so I present unto you, their take-away menu.

P.J. Thai Restaurant Armidale - Take away menu - October 2010

P.J. Thai Restaurant, Armidale

click the image above or here for the menu

P.J. Thai Restaurant
130 Marsh street,Armidale,
NSW,2350
Phone/Fax: (02) 6772 2862
BYO
(Corkage Charge: $ 2.00 per person)

Authentic Thai Cuisine by Thai Chef
Thai food no MSG added,
fresh ingredients, natural
herbs, 100% Cholesterol-free
oil used. Gluten-free
choices can be provided as
request.

Open 7 nights
5:00 P.M. till late

All prices include GST
10% surcharge on public holidays.

Disclaimer: If you are the owner of this restaurant, I hope you appreciate the free advertising. If you’d like, you can show your appreciation and make a small donation to the upkeep of this site by pressing the Flattr button. If you don’t like that this is here, please contact me by leaving a message in the comments below or by visiting the Contact Ross page. I am happy to remove any menus and/or information about your restaurant upon request. If you have developed a web site of your own and you’d like me to link to that, I’m also happy to do so. If you have a new menu and you’d like me to replace the one above, let me know and I’ll grab a copy and scan it. Thanks… :)

October 11th, 2010

Menu Monday is going to start at the very beginning, with the letter ‘A’.

Addy's On Marsh

‘A’ is for Addy’s

click the image above or here for the takeaway menu

Addy’s
On Marsh
Gourmet Pizza
Pasta
Ph: (02) 6772 2300

Shop 2/110 Marsh St.
Armidale, NSW, 2350
Australia

OPEN FROM 5.30PM TO LATE TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
DINE IN,TAKE-AWAY AVAILABLE
Delivery Available Tuesday to Saturday $5.00 Per order
BYO WINE ONLY Corkage – $4.00/ bottle GST Inclusive
Eftpos & credit cards accepted
All prices include GST-10% surcharge
applies on Sunday & Public holidays
DINE IN – NIGHT MENU AVAILABLE

 [UPDATED 8-September-2017]

Disclaimer: If you are the owner of this restaurant, I hope you appreciate the free advertising. If you’d like, you can show your appreciation and make a small donation to the upkeep of this site by pressing the Flattr button. If you don’t like that this is here, please contact me by leaving a message in the comments below or by visiting the Contact Ross page. I am happy to remove any menus and/or information about your restaurant upon request. If you have developed a web site of your own and you’d like me to link to that, I’m also happy to do so. If you have a new menu and you’d like me to replace the one above, let me know and I’ll grab a copy and scan it. Thanks… 🙂

April 12th, 2010

White and yellow frangipani flowers in Armidale, April 2010White and yellow Frangipanis (Plumeria sp.) seemed to dominate the crop this year, last year it was mostly pink ones.
Different varieties of frangipani produce different coloured flowers.
White and Yellow Frangipani flowerWhite and Yellow Frangipani flowersWhite an Yellow Frangipani flowersWhite and Yellow Frangipani Flower in Armidale 2010

And again, it is nearly time to bring these tropical plants inside. The forecast for this evening is 2°C, yet it is overcast so I don’t think there will be a frost tonight… I hope…

See also:

Frangipani inflorescence (2009)

March 23rd, 2010
Sleeping Dragon

Woz the Sleeping Dragon

My friend Woz recently opened the brick and mortar version of Sleeping Dragon, a games, books and pop-culture store which has been running online for several months.

From his site’s blurb, they have:

New and Second-hand Games, Cards, Dice, Miniatures, Books, Manga, Anime, Collectables and More! For all your gamer and pop-culture needs! We buy and sell second-hand games, cards, dice, miniatures, books and manga.

He is located at Shop 8, 165 Beardy Street, Armidale, N.S.W, 2350 (for any local Armidaleians, that is where Crystal Moon used to be in the Mall Arcade) and open Tuesday to Saturday and market Sundays.

Woz is also running D&D and Magic tournaments in the shop as well as a regular Yu-Gi-Oh match on market Sundays (the last Sunday of every month).

Join the Sleeping Dragon Facebook Group here and/or visit the Sleeping Dragon Online Store.

You can see some more photos from inside the shop in my Sleeping Dragon Flickr set.

March 20th, 2010
Fairies at the Armidale Autumn Festival Parade

Autumn Fairies?

This weekend is the 2010 Armidale Autumn Festival and I spent the early afternoon sitting on the awning outside the Armidale Community Buddhist Centre taking photos of the festival parade and then wandering down to see some of the events in the creeklands park.

You can see my Armidale Autumn Festival 2010 Flickr Set here. There were some great food stalls in the park and I grabbed a couple of steamed pork buns for lunch before deciding that I’d spent far too long in the bright Autumn sun and heading home.

May 13th, 2009
Armidale Wool Expo 2009

Armidale Wool Expo 2009

On Sunday morning I wandered down the hill to the flood plain that is Armidale’s Creeklands where the New England Wool Expo 2009 was being held.I’d never been to a Wool Expo before and was not quite sure what to expect. It was quite interesting even though I’m not a sheep farmer nor a knitter, and I enjoyed taking these photographs.The New England Yard Dog Chamionships were being held while I was there. Amazingly well trained dogs. I don’t think my old hound could ride on the sheep’s back like that these days.There was also a dog jumping demonstration going on. It looks like this dog’s owner knows how to levitate. I wonder if that gives the dog an unfair advantage. ^^Many rural Australians live far from cities, towns and major population centres thus it is not practical nor technically possible to get xDSL or cable  internet in their location. To get online in those areas, a number of ISPs are offering satellite broadband. A few years ago when I was looking into satellite internet it was only available to consumers as a satellite downlink and you needed a dial-up modem and a phone line for the uplink. These days the satellite link is two way with speeds up to 1024kbps down/512kbps up from SkyMesh.Supposedly with active8me unleashed speeds of up to 4Mbps down can be achieved. I wonder how well an IP video conference would work via satellite? Do you use satellite broadband?Somebody called Mike from Guyra seemed to be offerring to connect people’s home computers to the Optus 3g HSPA network via Exetel. I never found Mike to ask him questions, but I grabbed his flyer. Apparently he can get 3.4Mbps and three bars of service up to 32km from a phone tower by using one of the above outdoor directional yagi antennae.I stumbled into the UNE Inter-College Shearing Challenge at one stage.Cleaning up the fleece.And packing it into a big bail. The team from Robb College won the challenge that I watched. Have you ever shorn a sheep?There was a big drop of vampire bait walking around, trying to lure people into donating blood for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Wool Expo cosplay!
In Australia you won’t get paid to donate blood like in some countries. It is purely voluntary. You do get a popper before and a milkshake and a biscuit when you are finished. I donate every ~10 weeks. Do you give blood?The Armidale and New England regions used to be prime finewool Merino country about 20 years ago. I don’t seem to see too many sheep around these days, perhaps it is not as profitable as it used to be.These cute little lambs had been born on the first night of the Expo and someone was running a competition to name them.The Alpaca has become more prominent in this area of late. I thought they were kind of cute from a distance, but up close they appeared a little grumpy. I’d probably be a bit grumpy too if I had been in a small pen for 3 days with packs of strange people all gawking at me.This little white fellow looks sleepy.My supervisor from work was there too, Dr. Lynda Creedy. She is a spinner.And this is her wheel.And some of the end product.Around the corner was an electric spinning wheel. I felt that it looked a little steampunk, but I might be pushing it a bit. Needs more brass. The Armidale Spinners & Weavers also had a hand-cranked wheel.And a little old lady making lace.Every farm needs a big red tractor.Can anyone tell me what on earth this machine does?I will leave you with some blurry shots I took of the gorgeous local models during The Australian Wool Fashion Awards parade that was held at noon. My poor little Sony CyberShot doesn’t seem to like low-light situations. Do you think a monopod would help?