It's the weekend we've all been waiting for and the Tinker and I are on the starting blocks and ready for the off to do all the publicity for Bugle Boy.
Long Barn Books have lined up plenty of interviews for him and tomorrow we head off very early for a long day in London where a car will meet us at Paddington at 10am and whisk us all over the metropolis.
Appearances as follows
Tonight finally we are assured is the piece on Westcountry News at 6pm...perhaps.
Tomorrow we think the interview with Channel 5 News will be broadcast live at 11.30am.
Then we get lunch.
We then whizz off to Broadcasting House where he will pre-record an interview with Rachel Burden to be broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live on Sunday at about 10.45am.
Then off to do an online interview for Express Online.
Then we get tea and cakes.
Then we hop on the train home.
On Sunday the Tinker, weather permitting, will be out marching with fellow veterans at the local Remembrance Day Parade here in Tavistock and you'll spot him a mile off because he's the only one in a white beret, and now everyone who has read the book knows why.I'm going to try and film this and upload onto here, don't hold your breath.
At this point I have to say we are all bursting with pride for him. I will be alongside over the weekend, straightening tie, beret and medals just as my mum would have done (she would have LOVED this) and am thrilled for him to finally, after 68 years, be enjoying a very unexpected but very well-deserved moment in the spotlight.
He's a very special dad that's for sure.