Just got back from a hectic morning. First, a brief and slightly bewildering appearance on BBC Breakfast, with Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky. Everyone was very friendly and helpful - especially my fellow guest, author John Walsh.
I was a little disappointed that Dermot and Natasha do actually look like they look on TV. I don't know why, but there you go. I don't know whether I also look like I look on TV - I'll have to watch myself.
After that I was dashed up the A41 for my visit to Holland House School - it was brilliant! Much more exciting than the TV.
I ranted for a little while about how I put together a story, and the kids came up with some amazing ideas and questions. I especially enjoyed the suggestion that it would take me 45,000 days to write a book. It kind of made sense in the context, but was still funny.
Now I'm home, and everything seems funny - there's a man painting the bathroom and the paint fumes are pickling my brain.