Sport and showbiz to distract us
THANK heavens for showbiz and sport because what a weekend we have ahead of us between the IFTAs and the Six Nations -- the perfect distraction from politics and economics.
The celebrities are already in town for our film and television awards which, while they're no Oscars, should provide our fair share of hot frocks and celebrity gossip.
No doubt there will be a storm of flashbulbs as Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall joins our own world-class screen stars such as Aidan Gillen, of The Wire, and Brendan Gleeson, to name but two.
And if that weren't enough to help us forget our woes for a few hours, there's the thrill of Ireland v France in the Six Nations tomorrow as Declan Kidney's men take on the champions, fresh from our close shave with Italy last week.
Whatever your taste, it could be a weekend of tasty snacks and good armchair viewing. And no less than we deserve...so settle in and enjoy!