We're all packed up and, crucially, we do have somewhere to go. Yes, it's almost time for the annual White family February half-term trip to the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland.
This little jaunt always compares very favourably with, for example, our annual Yorkshire camping weekend every July in some random field.
This is for two reasons:
(1) It doesn't involve a field, and
(2) It doesn't involve camping.
Over the next few days, fun and games are lined up for the kids with cousin Katie fiercely in charge of operations. And for Vanessa and me, well, we may even have time for the odd snifter in The Railway Arms. And The Anchor. And The Ramore. And The York. And, well, you get the idea.
We will also grab the chance to do our little bit to support the Help Wee Oliver Walk campaign.
Shorts and trainers are packed. If you can bring yours to the East Strand car park in Portrush before 9.30 on Saturday morning, together with a minimum £5 entry fee, you'll find out why. We can even have a coffee together afterwards.
But for now, it's sleeptime. We ride at dawn.