On this St Andrew's day Lesley heroically battles through a stinking cold.
We celebrate The National's second birthday and its vital role in Scottish domestic politics.
Next January's re-launch of the Scottish Independence Convention sets us off not only into the future of the Yes movement and the SNP but also Scottish Labour.
In the light of recent polls just how can the , seemingly inevitable, Indy Ref 2 be won?
Is Labour on a slippery slope to another humiliation in next year's local elections and will this signal another leadership struggle? And will this fight not only be left v right but independence v unionism?
Amidst this speculation Lesley keeps her cough in check until the final moments and I bemoan my lack of cuddles.