THE BBC news covered the opening of a new exhibition on the Vikings dispelling the popularly held view that they wore horned helmets.
RETIRED Maryhill Labour MP Maria Fyfe is launching her autobiography, A Problem Like Maria, this week in which she tells of a Glasgow MP who wanted to send a letter to the blind Government Minister David Blunkett, and went to the trouble of having it put into Braille.
FOLLOWERS of popular Glasgow junior football side Pollok were delighted, but slightly confused, that their Twitter account pollokfc had an extraordinarily high number of followers in Mexico.
COMMISERATIONS to Scots boxer Ricky Burns.
ANTI-sectarian group Nil By Mouth has provoked some ire by saying that west of Scotland golf clubs have been guilty of religious discrimination.
WE mentioned supermarket Tannoy announcements, and a reader tells us he once heard:
GLASGOW International Comedy Festival next month has announced a "Watch With Baby" comedy show when parents can go out on a Sunday afternoon to see adult comedians without the expense of getting babysitters for their weans.
PHIL McCluskey has just returned from a British tour with Texan duo The O's who were supporting Del Amitri.
SCOTLAND'S guilty pleasure - quite a few of us have been getting up early to watch the Olympic curling.
OUR tale of Helen Mirren being offered "red or white" when she asked for wine in Glasgow 30 years ago, reminds Jean Edmiston in Prestwick of a friend from England visiting round about the same time and asking in a grocer's:
OUR story about Dame Helen Mirren's limited wine options in Glasgow reminds Ronald Oliver in Elie:
A SOUTH side reader with glaucoma was told that the condition had deteriorated, and he was now being registered as partially sighted, which entitled him to a concessionary travel card.
THE Clyde-built Queen Mary liner, now berthed at Long Beach, California, has just held its annual Scottish Highland Games.
A REMINDER that it's Valentine's Day today - you're welcome.
WE asked for your posh conversations in shops, and a reader says:
WE asked about being forgetful, and Glen Elliot from Elgin recalls parking in an Inverness multi-storey car park and carefully noting they were beside a number 5 on the wall, next to a large pillar.
PAUL Hartley being appointed Dundee manager reminds an east-coast reader of when Aberdeen were looking for a manager and a number of names were being touted.
JURY duty continued.
WILD misspellings continued.
CELEBRITY encounters continued.
AS ithers see us.
AUSTRALIAN singer/songwriter Jordie Lane, appearing at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, grabbed a banana from his hotel room before heading to the O2 venue in the old ABC in Sauchiehall Street to see another act.
PROTEST singer Pete Seeger who has died, visited Glasgow a few times, often as a guest of Labour politicians Norman and Janey Buchan.
AN expat in Dubai notes on the airline Emirates website, the rule:
OLYMPIC champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because she is pregnant.
OUR filing cabinet reminiscing reminded retired cop Alan Barlow in Paisley:
WE asked for your jury service stories and a Merchant City reader tells us: