I'd like to tell you all about my week, but I'm
afraid I can't!
can tell you that I sneaked off with my sons for
a break at the weekend, and that I saw the
Commonwealth Games Legacy presentation on
Tuesday - which was very impressive.
What I can't tell you is what we've been doing
in Parliament because both of the Committees I
sit on were considering final reports and they
are, of course, completely confidential until
they are published, so I can't tell you anything
about them. On top of that, I haven't been
speaking in chamber this week, so there's
nothing for me to report there, either (except
that John Swinney was absolutely masterful in
his command of his brief when delivering his
statement on the Scottish Futures Trust).
Only one event outwith Parliamentary duties as
well. The SNP group of MSPs went out for dinner
en masse on Wednesday (at Jackson's in
Edinburgh). It was an opportunity for all of us
to sit and chat - an opportunity we don't get in
the normal run of things - and to look back on
the last year and how far we've come. It was
also an opportunity to look at the task ahead
and consider how far we've yet to go. I think
that if we hadn't had the year behind us the
task ahead would appear enormous. What we know
now, though, is that little changes have big
effects in politics, and we're standing ready to
take on the challenges ahead.
promise there will be more next week - there's a
lot more in my diary - and the reports get