If variety is the spice of life, then my career must be a vindaloo. What else could explain a background that has involved revealing the 'Mission Impossible' takeover attempt of Rangers by Ethan Hunt; that Little Britain stars created a storm when describing Motherwell in less than complimentary terms; unveiling Scotland's most valuable companies; and detailing the £1bn hole in the country's public sector pensions. All without a jug of iced water in sight.
Five-year-old Gracie Mackay, from Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, passed away at Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children after the Canadian-style canoe they were travelling in on a day out overturned in Loch Gairloch.
Early yesterday morning, police confirmed that two-year-old Jamie Beaton and his five-year-old brother Ewen, from Beauly, Inverness-shire, had died after being rescued.
Meanwhile, hopes of finding the brothers' 32-year-old father Ewen Beaton alive faded after more than a day of searching.