As most of you know, this weekend is an important one for me, as tomorrow afternoon I will be taking part in the Open Primary in Bracknell. I'm up against six other terrific candidates so I don't underestimate the magnitude of the task ahead of me. Any one of them would make a great MP.
Preparing for an Open Primary isn't easy. We're not asked to make a normal speech. Instead, we make a three minute opening statement, answer questions for 20 minutes and then make a closing three minute statement. As there are seven of us, the whole event may last five hours as I suspect there will be at least two rounds of voting.
So forgive me if I disappear now for the rest of the day. I'm doing the Daily Politics at noon on BBC2 but after that it's time to mug up on all the things I have learnt about the constituency over the last month.
The next time you hear from me I will either be in a state of elation or depression! I know I will sound like an X Factor contestant, but I really do want this. And that's what I need to convey tomorrow.