Gluten Free Restaurant – Living Gluten Free Is Difficult But Not Impossible

Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by .


When you have a medical problem or disability ordinary living can be more difficult than for the ordinary person. Both my wife and I have a form of disability that are radically different from each other. She has a broken neck although that is held together with scaffolding under the skin but prevents a lot of neck movement.  For example she can’t move her head from side to side or to look up or down. Although she can walk unaided  the lack of neck movement makes life more difficult going up and down stairs. When going out for a meal together we look to choose a restaurant that has either no stairs or limited stairs.

I am fully fit now again in a physical sense. However I am still gluten intolerant. That means I have to be careful what I eat. Most pastas for example are made with wheat which could create major problems. There is also a risk that it could maybe even kill me if I have too much.

For that reason I need to find a restaurant that can provide gluten free meals. Whilst there are a number of restaurants that can cook meals that are gluten free many of them are cooking meals with high gluten in the same pots and pans. That is risky for me! Whenever I go into a new restaurant I always ask for the manager and explain I am very gluten sensitive and cannot have any contact with the substance or I will take very ill very quickly in the restaurant. I feel that statement alone makes them more careful?

gluten free restaurant tableWho wants to be eating in a restaurant where a diner takes very ill whilst eating their food?  Makes other restaurant users very wary doesn’t it?

Between us we need to find a gluten free restaurant that has no stairs or very few. Do you know how many restaurants have installed toilets downstairs or upstairs to increase seating capacity in the main dining area? A very large number of them! In fact in Aberdeen Scotland city with 250,000 population there are only two gluten free restaurants all on one level.

Thinking about Gluten Free Restaurants in General

For those among you who need to be gluten free or are wheat intolerant, doctors suggest converting over to rye, barley and oats foods. Although since most oats are stored and/or process in the same place as wheat  they can be just as dangerous. (Okay some specialist refiners do use dedicated silos and grinders to make pure gluten free oats these are still relatively rare.

When consuming gluten is the problem as I said above it makes ordinary things a lot more complicated. Take a seat for a moment and think about it reasonably. When eating out, they must find a gluten free dining establishment; they can not simply encounter the first fast-food location and order a double Mac.

The great news is that the dining world  and the food industry are taking note of the requirements of individuals who are gluten intolerant. It is no longer a big issue to discover a good gluten free restaurant.

This is extremely advantageous for individuals who wish to live normally, yet eat gluten free. Interesting though is that those dining establishments who cater for gluten free foods for their clients are putting their eateries in the limelight without even trying. Word of mouth marketing is doing fantastic for any gluten free dining establishment and this means appeal and high revenue for the dining establishment.

Constantly Be Prepared

Another advantage for customers is, since of the high focus on these restaurants, requirements are typically very high. Anyone who should live gluten free has to be a bit more arranged that the normal guys, for eating the wrong foods can have a huge influence on their health. This suggests that it is absolutely important to begin by having a full gluten free restaurant guide of their home towns.

This makes life so much easier and this individual little black book smooths things out. You can include notes on each gluten free restaurant that you have visited, with notes on the very best dishes that you could advise to others. The Web is another valuable resource in getting all the information on a gluten free dining establishment, not just in your house town but wherever you will certainly take a trip on company or trip.

I have spoken with the people who are developing the website and know they are adding restaurant to their website with listings under each country and town.  As that gluten free restaurant guide develops it will become a very useful aid fro anyone going out on town on holiday/vacation or business. If you know of one why not get in touch using their contact us form and let them know so they can add to the list of other gluten free restaurants.

The great news is that the world has actually awakened to the big percentage of people who require excellent gluten free food and dining establishments. This indicates it has actually ended up being simple to find a gluten free restaurant that suits your needs in many cities and bigger towns.

When consuming out, they need to find a gluten free dining establishment; they can not merely run into the very first fast-food location and order a double Mac.

Intriguing though is that those dining establishments who cater for gluten free foods for their customers are putting their dining establishments in the spotlight without even trying. Word of mouth marketing is doing fantastic for any gluten free dining establishment and this suggests appeal and high income for the dining establishment.

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Moving House End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by .


Moving house is stressful!

Coming to the end of the tenancy?

We read in many surveys that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences we will face along with our prospective death and divorce. As someone who has had to move several times for employment reasons I have to agree with that. The thought of packing everything into boxes is a horrible  experience. However even worse in my view is getting everything cleaned up when the furniture is removed.

Just when you are looking forward to settling in to your new place — even if that involves unpacking all those boxes again. You take a final look around and see the amount of dirt and dust lying everywhere and your heart sinks. You know that if you don’t clean up thoroughly the landlord is going to do it and charge you for it. That one month cleaning deposit you paid him a couple of years ago will help pay towards your removal and settling in costs.end of tenancy packing and cleaning checklist

But where do you start on the cleaning job?

That is where you need a end of tenancy cleaning checklist to make sure everything is done properly. If properly cleaned the landlord is going to be happy and in theory will repay the full end of tenancy deposit you paid.  But there are some unscrupulous landlords who will still try to retain that tenancy deposit even if you work hard and get everything spotless.

Using a End of  Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

Lets face at the end of  tenancy cleaning checklist it comes down to your word against his on whether the standards were met or not.

That’s the main reason I now always use a professional end of of tenancy cleaning company s whenever I am moving house. Not only do they have their own cleaning checklist developed over many years but are recognised as professionals and will issue a letter confirming that the place has been left spotless after their work.

Obviously there is a need to balance the cost of getting in to clean the place for you against the value of the end of tenancy deposit you are entitled to receive but in my experience this has always been worthwhile.

After all they developed this end of tenancy cleaning checklist based on their considerable experience of working for other tenants and some landlords across Scotland.

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Scottish Americans – What You Should Know about Them

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .


If you are searching for Scottish Americans, then you probably will want to have some information about those American with Scottish Origin. There are so many Scottish Americans in the United States and most have been part of the historical development of America from many centuries to date. This article highlights some quick but useful information you will find interesting about Scottish Americans.

Who is a Scottish American?

A Scottish American is an citizen of the United States whose history or family ancestry can be traced back to Scotland. These people may also be referred to as Scots-Irish American. The person may be related partly or fully to Scotland to merit being referred to as Scottish Americans.

In the United States, so many individuals of notable personalities are Scottish Americans. They can be found in various professions in the sciences, political sphere, Art, medicine, entertainment industry, military, and academic industries. As a matter of fact there is hardly an industry where you want find a remarkable feat played by one of these class of the citizenry in the US.

The list of Scottish Americans who have made their mark in the American history and economy is inexha7ustible. However, here are some notable names you may not have been aware of. Placed by side of each name is mention of some of the notable achievements these people are known for.

  • Samuel Pierpont Langley – built the first machine capable of flight with Alexander Graham Bell.
  • Alan and Malcolm Loughead started the Lockheed Corporation
  • Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. – Launched the first commercial passenger plane, Douglas
  • James Smith McDonnell founded the McDonnell Aircraft and this company has merged with Douglas to build airplanes, missiles, jets, and spacecraft till date.
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first men to walk the moon
  • James Johnston and Thomas J. Watson founded the IBM computer.
  • Ross Perot is entrepreneur and owner of Electronic Data Systems.
  • Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has a Scottish lineage through his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates.

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Garrity Flashlights’ Development

Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by .


Over the years, this simple flashlight has evolved to some powerful and economical flashlight and lantern products. Garrity also partnered with different companies with the hope of bringing nothing but quality products to its consumers.

From its conception in 1967, Garrity have undergone many changes. It is notable that in 1981, the very first rubber encased flashlight and lantern of the company was developed and introduced in the market. Along the course of the year, this rubber flashlight remained one of the top flashlights.

In 1993, new and advanced rechargeable flashlights and lanterns invade the market.  This is an innovation which became the standard of what rechargeable batteries would be in the coming years. With this line of products, Garrity has raised the bar high.

Year after year, Garrity Industries with its range of quality and economical products has received numerous awards and recognition not only in United States but in the whole world.

Yes. Garrity flashlights are also in used in other countries. In fact, the line of flashlights and lanterns were introduced in Asia over a decade ago.

Truly, Garrity flashlights are more than just ordinary flashlights. They have been an integral part of our way of life.

On top of these, Garrity flashlights still remains to consider affordability and accessibility among its consumers.

At an affordable price, you can get Garrity flashlights in any local stores. In every purchase, you’ll be free from worries of not being able to see during those dark moments in your life … literally dark!

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Notable Scottish Americans You May Not Be Aware of

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by .


There are a lot of notable names of Scottish Americans in the history of the United States. These include:

  • Johnny Cash – Singer,
  • James Hatfield, singer/rhythm guitarist of Metallica,
  • Kurt Cobain,
  • Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone,
  • William Wallace Campbell, astronomer,
  • Robert Burns Woodward, Nobel Prize-winning chemist,
  • B.C. Forbes, author and founder of the  Forbes Magazine,
  • Edgar Allan Poe, short story writer and poet,
  • James Buchanan, American president,
  • Chester A. Arthur, American president,
  • George W. Bush, American president,
  • Thomas Jefferson, American president,
  • Andrew Johnson, American president,
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, American president,
  • Barrack Obama, American president, etc.

The list could go on and on. It will also be of interest for you to know that about Barrack Obama has Scottish linkage.

The history of Scottish Americans is a very rich one you begin to wonder if they are not really the movers and shakers of America. If that is what you think then you surely will not be far from the truth because there is hardly area of life in the United States where Scottish Americans are not calling the shots.

Finally, when learning about Scottish Americans, you still need to consider their cultural heritage and steps they take to preserve it.

The annual Tartan Week celebration is one of the cultural events celebrated every year in New York City. In April, thousands of Scottish Americans congregate march down streets dressed in the notable Scottish Stripped Tartan. Pipers, dancers, drummers and even Scottie Dogs throng the streets to celebrate the Scottish heritage in America. More details can be accessed online.

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Garrity Flashlights

Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by .


When Garrity flashlights are brought into account, most of us would think of those disposable flashlights that have been in the market for quite some time.

Well, this is pretty understandable since the Garrity industries are known to be the very first one to introduce disposable flashlights in the whole world.

Although Garrity flashlights can now be referred to other lighting products made by the Garrity Industries, most of us still think of the disposable products which have been the world’s leading over the years.

Garrity’s Life Lite

Life Lite has made its mark in history as it was introduced as the very first disposable electric torch in 1969. From then on, it becomes very helpful, most especially on emergency situations .

The heavy duty disposable batteries which gives out up to 7 hours of continuous light makes Life Lite a must during camping, long hours of drive and to almost any situation.

After all, you don’t really know when you needed one, right? With that, it is better to be always ready all the time. Keeping a Life Lite in your office, your room or in the trunk of your car is advised.

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Personalized Baseballs – Guide to the Best Personalized Items with Baseball Themes

Posted on 12. Dec, 2012 by .


Baseball is a game so many of you out there will love to play. It gives lots of passion and excitements when you make those home runs. Baseball is an enriching and fun game, especially to many Americans.

There is more to baseball than just being the ball used for the game. You can personalize it and offer it as unique gift items that others will appreciate and thank you for it. Perhaps you have no idea about personalized baseballs, the following are useful details you will find interesting about them.

Personalized baseballs are those balls used in the game of baseball that have been imprinted, engraved, or customized for particular purposes. In most cases, these balls are personalized to be used as gifts, awards, or memorabalia, etc. You too can take advantage of these unique items and keep memorable moments alive.

Personalized baseball can be awarded to coaches, players, and fans as gifts. This can be done during memorable award ceremonies. Some baseball enthusiasts and fans also take advantage of these events items to shower others with gifts.

The nature of personalized baseball

Personalized baseballs come in different forms. You will find those with choice quotes or texts from individuals, others are engraved with texts and images, and some others are designed using customized colors, pictures, graphics, logos, etc. Hence, when you see a baseball that is personalized, you are seeing a ball that reflects what is in the mind of the user or owner.

If you are interesting in getting personalized baseballs as gift or award items, here is simple guide you may find interesting:

Research online – it is good to know that personalized baseballs are offered by many gift companies on the Internet. These offer the sale of varieties of memorable items and keepsakes that would always be cherished in the course of time. Baseballs can serve this purpose also.

When shopping online, you will discover that these items are designed to suit individuals or group of people. Hence, you can access individual baseball souvenir, or you may want to go for team baseball gifts.

Design your own personalized baseballs – Yes, you can design your own baseball by taking advantage of some of the online design software offered by some companies. The good thing about this method is that you can have custom personalized baseball from your very own creativity. Your choice is not limited to what the seller or manufacturer offers. So, you really can have that unique design of baseball you want.

So, follow the steps above and take advantage of the best personalized baseballs out there.

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