John Gibson: Doughnuts can leave you in a jam

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I SEE in the papers that the hot weather deprived some people of sleep and it could have “tipped them over the edge” when they’ve been depressed besides.

The harbingers of doom are saying that doughnuts are among the comfort foods that can depress folk. As always it’s a matter of taste. I prefer a wee warmed Danish pastry myself.

I was tipped over the edge a long time ago, of course.

Sparkling chance

You perhaps missed the exhibition of Liz Taylor’s jewels, including her fab 33.19 carat diamond, in London at the weekend. Prelude to a grand auction of Liz’s sparklers in New York in December.

But hang on a sec. If you’ve an eye for jewellery, consider this open weekend at the WASPS Studios in Albion Road’s Dunbar End. The reek of Easter Road pies might still be in the air.

Among the two dozen artists showing their products, locally-based Sandra Murray. Chuffed to bits to have her jewellery featured in the glossy Art Jewellery Today 3, due this week from Pennsylvania-based Schiffer Publishing.

Worth a read

In your face. The just-published book We Are CELTIC Supporters hits you in a flourish of green and white and its author, Richard Purden, has sent me an autographed copy, presumably because he believes that beneath this Hibernian exterior there exists a wee sneaking for Celtic.

Give Purden his due, he managed not to underline a couple of results – the 1972 Scottish Cup final when his team tanked Hibs 6-1 and the 1974 Scottish League Cup final, Celtic 6, Hibs 3.

While I could have done without these reminders, the recollection of the “prehistoric” Easter Road toilets in the stand held a certain poignancy for me. You don’t need to be a Celtic supporter to find this book an absorbing read.

Afterwords. . .

research scientists in Nevada are saying the secret to a longer life may lie in dog food. You’d have to be barking to believe it