I have booked myself into a cheap hotel in central Athens from 18 to 22 May 2006, along with some friends. Flights reservations to follow soon.

It is not a coincidence that the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 takes place that weekend in that very same city.

We probably will fail to find tickets for the show and end up watching it in some seedy taverna and spend the following day oozing ouzo and nursing a hangover.

But wow – I’m going to My First Eurovision. How cool is that?

(Oh, don’t answer. Please)