So, here it is. After four years of waiting the world's greatest show is about to begin again. I can't believe it.
There is an amazing buzz in Johannesburg. I woke up at 7am and, already, you could hear the 'swarm of bees' sound of the vuvuzelas being blown around the neighbourhood.
FIFA Mondial are interviewing Bjorn in the garden as I write this, and I will soon set off for the centre of the city to find a place to watch the opening match between South Africa and Mexico.
One of my mates, Geordie Robin, is due to land at Johannesburg Airport in the next hour and, some time today, we will set off for Rustenburg where England play the United States tomorrow.
Please continue to follow this blog as I will be writing updates throughout the World Cup from all around the country.
I am extremely fortunate to have tickets to all the England matches, so please think of me inside the stadiums and will on the England team werever you are watching the games!
(Even if you are Scottish or Irish)