Beaches, parks, triathlons and Leeds
Despite the fact that I'm writing this short update from my family home in the fine city of Norwich, I'm already pining for the cut and thrust of F1.
If it's any consolation for all the messages I've received on Twitter about the month break being hard to cope with, we had a big BBC F1 meeting this week and we're all set for some great content once the action gets going again in Spa at the end of the month.
Jake met up with Jenson Button, training in Guernsey for the London Triathlon
It was quite funny in the meeting because the production team, Eddie Jordan, Martin Brundle and others were all in the room, but David Coulthard was gearing up for this weekend's DTM race at the Nurburgring so he was involved via Skype.
We were all sitting around a table and there on the six-foot high cinema screen was David's disembodied head... It was how I imagine schools might be in 2050, with one teacher looking over a number of classrooms via the web! DC didn't put anyone in detention, you'll be pleased to know!
I'll be filling the break with a little holiday with Harriet, my wife. We're renovating our house and we've moved into the world smallest flat for the duration, so going on a beach holiday will be a good escape! I'm also hosting some football, starting with Leeds v Derby this Saturday.
With this in mind, I would love to play a part in the BBC's coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Therefore, we've decided that it would be a good idea for me to be involved in the Commonwealth Games towards the end of 2010.
Michael Johnson and London schoolchildren christened the Olympic Stadium
What this does mean is that I will sadly miss the Japanese Grand Prix. However, you'll be in the more than capable hands of Lee McKenzie. I've actually already been working towards the London Games and I've included a snap from the two-year countdown show that I presented with Sophie Raworth last week.
I've bumbled around it on a boat, flown over it in a helicopter, and walked around it wearing very unflattering plastic glasses and safety gloves, and the Olympic Site never fails to blow my socks off.
It'll be a great public park during the games and will not only separate the games themselves from all that have gone before but will hopefully be a legacy that the country can enjoy for years to come.
To see Chris Hoy on his bike in the velodrome, Louis Smith looking around the main stadium, and to think we're over the halfway mark between Beijing and London makes me realise how quickly we'll all be in the Javelin train!
Before I sign off, take a quick look at a few other snaps I took on the beautiful island of Guernsey. I had a great day training with Jenson. Well, he was training and I was eating ice cream to be honest, but it was brilliant fun and he is clearly at home there.
This weekend he's taking part in the London Triathlon - his mild tonsilitis permitting - and I'm sure he'd appreciate the support if you're down there. Alternatively, you can donate through his Just Giving page.
Have a brilliant summer break yourselves and, trust me, we'll be back with a bang as the title run-in really hots up!