Well, it looks like I'm finally going to get a new toy. I should be picking it up at 12:00 tomorrow. Hooray. It's taken long enough to find time to organise.

The toy? A brand-new CBR1000RR, otherwise known as a Fireblade. I'm getting a black and silver one with (how sad is this?) a helmet to match. I know, I know... Tony's going to give me a lift to the dealership tomorrow to pick it up. I can't wait

Sorry, Mum... If it's any consolation, this one's more reliable - and the brakes are even better...