Seven o'clock this morning, and Aberdeen's Linx arena is handed over to the local organising committee to be readied for the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships, the twenty teams in the A Divisions set to practise here on December 4.
Over the next ten days, the arena will be transformed from a skating rink to a championship curling pad.
And one of the first jobs was to hang all the flags of the competing nations. "Which way up?"
The main event website is here for the draws and ticket information.