After months of crises and brinkmanship, a Grexit (a Greek euro exit) seems to stagger from week to week, with the tottering Greek banks having been kept alive by a drip feed of support from the European Central Bank (ECB), which now totals around €83 billion.
IF Shakespeare were alive today, I wonder what he would think of some modern fads.
So, anyone for tennis?
Fancy being an expert?
By the time you cast your eyes over this column the result of the Greek referendum ought to be clear.
In future, visitors to the headquarters of the Royal Society in London are to be greeted by a stone bust of Lucie Green, one of the UK's best-known astrophysicists and astronomers.
Ever wondered why the delicious meals you have on holiday in Italy - grassy olive oil, sweet Balsamic, salty prosciutto, intense Parmesan - so rarely resemble anything you might order in some Italian restaurants here?
Just as I have favourite trees, I also have best-loved buildings dotted around Edinburgh, capital of the controversial country Scotland.
I'm running out of patience with the government's named person scheme.
AT the height of last week's frenzy over Greece defaulting on its IMF loans there seemed an air of familiarity about the rhetoric being used about the Greeks and Syriza politicians.
It is not difficult to understand the sudden clamour for extending the bombing of Daesh targets in the Middle East.
The meaning of Europe is likely to be determined today.
Ahead of next week's UK Budget, there is much to be positive about in the economic outlook for Scotland.
It's been a good week for ...
ENGLISH votes for English laws: what, in justice, could be wrong with that?