YES Hallowe'en tonight, and hands up those who have already eaten the mini Mars bars you picked up for the guisers at the supermarket at the weekend.
MIKE Ritchie met one of the politest leaflet distributors at Glasgow Art School the other night.
AYRSHIRE crooner and frequent topic in the Diary, it has to be said, Sydney Devine returns next month for two nights in Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre.
ROCK musicians and others have been mourning the death of the great bass player, Jack Bruce, and recalling episodes from his eventful life.
Alas, poor Melvyn Roffe.
QUITE a stooshie over Johann Lamont resigning as Labour leader in Scotland.
SINGER Alvin Stardust has died, which reminds us of when he flew up to Scotland for a charity gig a few years ago from London, and a British Airways official insisted that he needed some photo ID to board the plane.
SO we now have to pay for our plastic bags in the shops, and folk continue to debate whether it is a good idea or not.
ALWAYS a nervous time, the birth of your first child.
LOTS of runners braved the blustery, rainy conditions yesterday to take part in the Moira Jones 5k in Queen's Park.
YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.
FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.
TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:
THE stage version of BBC comedy series Still Game has just finished its phenomenal run at the Glasgow Hydro.
CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges's autobiography, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is now in the shops, and in it he describes his first ever gig at the Stand comedy club in Glasgow when he was only 17.