Awaiting the start of the Olympic torch relay
So we're about to get under way.
London's Olympic flame will be lit in Greece this Thursday and then on 18 May it will be with us here in the UK.
That means the BBC's coverage of the torch relay begins, and we'll be offering everyone the chance to follow the journey from Olympia to East London with whatever twists and turns there are along the route.
First up will be the lighting ceremony itself on the morning of Thursday, 10 May. Expect pan pipes and women looking mysterious in white robes.
Coverage will be on the BBC News Channel, Radio 5 Live and our usual online portfolio including our 2012 website.
Then it will be mainly BBC News reporting of the relay through Greece, in what is a particularly turbulent time politically for that country.
A week later, on the evening of 17 May, there's the handover of the flame in Athens from its Greek custodians to the London 2012 team - which will involve the Princess Royal and Seb Coe amid more white robes.
This will be live not just on our news output but also on BBC Two in a programme starting at 5.15pm.
Next morning the flame takes to the skies and is flown from Athens to RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, where it will arrive - all being well - within a special edition of The One Show live from 7 to 8pm.
The BBC has begun highlighting the Olympic torch relay with a trail on television and online
It's not a huge ceremony but it's a significant moment when the flame is on British soil for the first time ahead of its journey around almost every part of our islands.
The relay starts the next morning at Land's End with live coverage on BBC One's Breakfast and across our radio and online services - though it's a good job it has an early debut because it's a day packed with big events including the Championship play-off at Wembley and the Champions League Final in Munich.
Radio 1 will be (optimistically) starting its summer that night, too.
But if you want to follow the torch all the way, you'll be able to do that online. The BBC Torchcam - #bbctorchcam on Twitter - will be aboard a media vehicle within the convoy that surrounds the runners and as well as providing news coverage it will be offering a continuous stream of the relay's journey.
It won't quite be live: for technical reasons to do with making the picture as reliable as possible, we're expecting a delay of about two minutes.
But when we get nearer the time we'll be explaining how you'll be able to follow where the torch actually is as well as where it's been - and where it's going to.
I said in a magazine piece a couple of weeks ago that some people - a minority, we hope - may find this about as interesting as The Paint-Drying Channel.
But it's part of our commitment to the whole of the UK that we'll be marking the daily celebrations in our Nations and Regions programming, including local radio, as well as judiciously on the main networks.
The evidence so far is that the torch relay attracts a lot of attention online - two million hits in one day when the route was published - as well as massive interest in the towns it will be visiting.
Plus, of course, it will be this flame that makes its appearance in the Olympic Stadium on the night of 27 July, when we expect one billion people to be watching live - and there'll be no mistaking its role at the heart of London's Games.