OK, so this weekend the serious training begins.
I've stepped up my fitness regimen: I'm following the recommendations used by the British Army to get new recruits into shape. I also had a good cricket net today. What do you mean? Of course that counts. I'm knackered.
And finally, I just ordered my cue.
Yes, my plans are taking shape and I'm pretty much on schedule - I will win the World Snooker Championship by the end of 2015.
It's all falling into place - fitness, a cue and, I suppose, some practice, and I'll make it.
See you at the Crucible.