Christmas is cancelled.
That's me back from my summer holidays in Canada then.
As lockdown eases it is so satisfying to get back out into the world to show off my toned physique.
At the very start of the pandemic, when lockdown was speculation not certainty, I was in London.
Is there anything better than a cold beer in warm sunshine and a bit of hearty food to go with it?
Finally, the arts are being thrown a lifeline in the devastating storm of coronavirus.
In the immortal words of Father Ted – “careful now”.
For the first time in more than three months I enjoyed what could almost pass as a normal weekend – almost.
No one should be surprised the people of Aberdeen turned out in force when asked to stand up for the Black Lives Matter movement.
I have found an explanation for the current state of the world... we are all living in a computer game and someone’s turned the madness dial up to 11.
Remember at the start of lockdown there was much talk of how we could come out of this as better people?
The SpaceX launch has evoked memories for many of the good old days of the Apollo missions.
I had a wee taste of the new normal at the weekend and it was... all right, actually.
This Thursday I will be standing outside my house clapping for our carers as I have done for the past 10 weeks.
Fingers crossed that come Thursday Nicola Sturgeon says we can start easing lockdown restrictions.
OK boys, forget the Stay At Home message and trust your own instincts instead.
What’s worse than being in coronavirus lockdown for two months? Being in lockdown and deluded at the same time.
Is everyone else buying stuff you don’t need on the internet out of sheer boredom?
My voyage of discovery in the days of lockdown continues – and I’m happy to share my top tips.
Living north of the border has saved me some money. I reckon if I was down south, I would have had to buy a top hat, a chair and a whip. Then, like circus lion tamers from days of yore, I could control the virus no bother.
I am a late convert to the joy of Zoom quizzes – I had my first one with family members on Sunday.
I am constantly impressed with the ingenuity of local businesses to keep serving their communities through the coronavirus crisis.
Six weeks in and it appears lockdown fatigue is starting to set in.
I have been both supporting local businesses and helping the environment over the past few weeks.
Over the years I have proudly proclaimed that I don’t have a sweet tooth.
Voters being beaten by state police, polling stations being raided and shut down, political leaders arrested.
It was cabaret time in Aberdeen at the weekend ... not in any swish venue, mind, just in the city centre in general.
It’s now at the point of just being a huge tease, this whole city bypass malarkey.
Five years ago, if anyone had asked me where to see dolphins in Scotland, I’d have packed them off to the Moray Firth.
Just when I thought the “Scottish cringe” couldn’t get any worse it turned up last week, writ large.