After a week back in Northern Ireland watching Olympics, being used as a climbing frame and punch bag by my nephews and generally relaxing I am back in Scotland.
First well done to Team GB and NI at the Olympics 4th in the medal table, if we're counting Northern Ireland we can also lay claim to one of Ireland's bronzes. Gordon Brown is promising honours all round. Might be enough for me to wear out a few pairs of trainers between now and 2012 after all marathon heroes can be that little bit more mature than our divers or sprinters.
I see that the SNP have named Peter Grant leader of Fife Council to stand for them in the Glenrothes by election. Gordon appears to be delaying calling this one until the 6th November, day after Bonfire night do we smell gunpowder, treason and plot.
Oh and there was several bits of news about Margaret Thatcher. One about he dementia the other that Alex Salmond didn't mind her. In both cases things she'd probably be glad she'll soon forget.