UPDATED 23/1/12 (see bottom of article)
OK, so the head-on launch back into full time blogging didn't work. I'm trying again.
There have been a few blogworthy issues that have come up over the past few weeks. In particular, the rest of the world seems to have woken up to the fact that we in Scotland may have a preference for deciding for ourselves how we live our lives in the future. I'll come back to this.
In the meantime, let's have a look at something of universal interest - money. In this case in the form of child benefit.