I just heard Channel 4 News has tipped us to gain the seat. Also, I just had a fax from Margaret Thatcher wishing me well for tomorrow. Brought a tear to the eye. I had a nice letter from John Major the other day too.

Michael Howard came to Norwich this afternoon. He had to divert from Yarmouth because his helicopter could not land in the fog. It all went well. I have to say he looks great. I think I look exhausted at the moment but he looked fresh as a daisy. Got him to do a phone interview with North Norfolk Radio.

Off to my favourite restaurant now (Jacque) for a bite to eat. Feels like the Last Supper! I have to tell you I feel very odd now. Strangely calm.