IN a world in which female football players struggle to garner a fraction of the media coverage that their male counterparts attract, it should have been encouraging to see an article about women's football as one of the top stories on the BBC website, as it was at the start of this week.
These are rabid times of hype, hyperbole and hysteria when even the most trivial of endeavours are championed and glorified as if they were some earth-shuddering event that will send this spinning clump of space rock hurtling off its axis.
Over the course of the Kooky & Creams series, I've tried some weird and wonderful products and treatments. CandyLipz is, without question, the most unusual, effective and aesthetically transformative (with the slightest side-effects).
It is part of the fun, and the intention, of Music of the Spheres' re-interpretation of Bach's Coffee Cantata as The Coffee Opera that at least some of the audience in the CCA were there for a coffee, a chat and a bite to eat rather than a three-course chamber opera.
As the construction industry in Scotland gears up to deliver more homes, schools, offices and infrastructure, it needs more than ever to inspire the most talented people to meet these challenges - our future workforce.