it's 7.28. although you will now be able to tell how long it takes me to type - given that this post probably won't be published until about 7.52. anyway - if you are up at this thankless hour on a Saturday morning then huge greetings and sympathy to you.
we're almost ready to go now - the only thing that stands in the way of me and the on-air light is a small trail into the Today programme at 8.30. it's the closest thing that i'll ever get to appearing on Today so you can imagine that i am treating this with high excitement.
Should i call them Mr Naughtie and Mr Stourton or just Jim 'n Ed?
i fear that the latter implies that i know them both in the cuddly world that is Radio 4 and this is not strictly true although i did once have a corridor conversation with Mr N at Andrew Marr's leaving party (when he left being the BBC's Political Editor, not when he left the BBC - because obviously he hasn't).
Strange thing was that i don't really know Andrew Marr either. You can tell by now that what i really should be doing is focusing and not rambling away on this blog - so i shall leave you in peace. enjoy the programme - we intend to.