The heat is on ...
and the guys' tops are coming off
WELL I learned quite a few things about myself at the weekend.
I learned that no matter how I try I simply can't wear 6in heels for more than two hours at a time hence why I must always carry the life-saving 'flats' around with me on every night out to save myself from the classy display of holding my heels under my arm while walking around in bare feet.
I learned that you can actually get a £30 fine for driving down a bus lane in Glasgow and those huge big signs warning you in big black letters not to do so, accompanied by CCTV cameras, are real and I learned that absolutely under no circumstances am I ever allowed to pick the teams on my dad's betting slip ever again.
Turns out taking Hibs, Blackpool and Bayern to win their games at the weekend wasn't such a great shout. My Dad's idea of me being his "wee lucky charm" quickly turned into me being his "little curse straight from the burning fires of Hell itself." His words, not mine.
I've also learned that with the gorgeous weather we've been experiencing this week a strange but familiar craze seems to be taking hold of the menfolk of our fair city. The phenomenon is known locally as Taps Aff.
Yes men all across Glasgow are baring all and are going topless in the heat.
I've even seen my first string vest of 2012 which can only mean one thing. Scottish summertime, ladies and gentlemen, is well and truly upon us and by goodness we're going to make the most of it.
Birds are singing, people smile and wish you a good morning in the street and everything feels so positive.
Nothing seems to be a problem. I mean, even when you are sitting at the traffic lights and the driver in front decides to indicate they are turning right at the last minute when you want to go straight ahead, it can't spoil your mood.
Nothing can take away the fact that at last it's stopped raining and you can finally turn your heating off - which has been on constantly since last October.
Scotland is such a beautiful country and if we were to experience this kind of summer May until September every year I believe most people would not holiday abroad.
With the Euro in crisis at the moment and the drama unfolding every day from countries like Greece not to mention the general current financial climate it makes good economic sense to holiday in our own country and if you search online you'd be amazed at what Scotland has to offer.
Sadly, however, we can't guarantee the weather and each day we live in fear of seeing the lovely Sean Batty on our screens delivering a depressing forecast along the lines of "temperature at 4degrees with constant rain for the foreseeable future".
There are some things in life we can't control - but one thing's for certain.
If you see me within 10ft of your winning streak in a casino settle up and run .... apparently I'm not a good sign, just like those ones on that bus lane!
n I'm so excited I am about our new talent search Glasgow's Star Turn. I am so thrilled to have been asked to join the judging panel and can't wait to see what talent you have. I promise to be a fair, honest judge and vow never to wear extremely high waisted trousers and cuban heels.