LIKE you, I'm immensely excited by the forthcoming film of The Hobbit.
I SHOULD say, from the start, that I'm not actually a fan of car salesmen.
D'YOU know I'd almost stopped listening to music?
Getting to spend time with the sweetest, cutest, most darling new addition to the family is a deeply joyful recent experience.
No, wait, come back.
YESTERDAY, I came across a novel I hadn't read in a while, but which I used to read once a year.
OH, Anstruther on a Friday night.
HALLOWEEN may still be more than a week away, but already the 2013 calendars are hitting the shops.
TODAY, as I write, the postman brought these: a CD by Anglagard, a back copy of Prog magazine and a massive poster for the forthcoming film of The Hobbit.
If you're a fan of the detective novels of Henning Mankell, then you might know the books have been made for TV three time, twice in Swedish with the actors Rolf Lassgard and then Krister Henriksson in the title role, and once for the BBC starring Kenneth Branagh.
There is nothing so beautiful and moving, no single man-made creation of wood and steel that can tap into male emotion as quickly, as strongly as the Spitfire.
In recent years there have been all too many moanings about that curse of modern society sometimes known as the yummy mummy.
I'M so slow.
The world is divided into two types of people.
GRAPHENE is going to change your life.
As well as providing Disney with two of its best-loved characters and its longtime sobriquet – the Mouse House – the humble Mus musculus (house mouse) has long been of interest to scientists.
STROLLED into the Levi's store in Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries at lunchtime (with an eye on a new pair of jeans) and caught the eye of Attractive Young Female Assistant.
LET me make it abundantly clear that I do not habitually wear a vest.
It is with a modicum of reluctance that I find myself praising spreadsheets.
I'M A fine one to talk about rose-tinted glasses.
It now seems that every week brings along a new anniversary to make me feel old.
It's World Smile Day.
THERE'S no denying the fact ITV drama has historically contributed to increased national depression levels.
THE Beatles sang about being 64, but they were four years out when it came to happiness.
At the spring/summer 2013 fashion weeks, a handful of top designers looked to the not-so-distant past for inspiration in an attempt to bring back the 1990s.
Some of us embrace technology with an open heart; some of us do not.
It is almost time for Amy Pond to leave Doctor Who.
I suppose if you live in the middle of nowhere, with not a street lamp in sight, a giant sweep of sky sparkling like the contents of a jewellery box is something that you can start to get used to.
NOT only is half a brain better than no brain, but it seems one half of the brain is better than the other.
Before attracting the ire of the moral majority, I would like to stress that I advocate cheating in one arena only: the kitchen.