It's been another busy week, but in the scheme of things, that's starting to look normal. Let me set out the basics for you:
On Wednesday I reached the half-way piont of my seven week tour of schools. In three and a half weeks I visited 19 schools, 2 public libraries and a bookshop, speaking to nearly 6,000 students.
And there's still another three weeks to go.
I feel like I'm settling into a rhythm, but unfortunately that rhythm has very little room for blogging (or for the cricket world cup, which I really should have taken into account when I took on this crazy schedule).
So let me catch up by saying a massive 'wotcha' to everyone at:
City of London Academy,
Smallwood Manor School in Uttoxeter (where I saw thousands of bright yellow JCB trucks all lined up like a giraffe convention),
Wolfson Hillel School,
Sevenoaks School (where there seems to be a plague of leprechauns called Jake. Or Jakette.),
Bronte School in Gravesend (you guys rocked)
Monkton Prep School in Bath (oh OK, you guys kinda rocked too - especially Toby on the drums and Josh Myers, whose tennis ball I whacked over the school roof. Sorry Josh. Oh yeah, and sorry for smashing your whiteboard. Oops.)
I think the best question I was asked all week was probably: what's your favourite fruit juice.
Lychee, obviously. But with Apple a very close second.
Thanks for the smoothie quiz - almost as much fun as the horse quiz I'm still working on from when I visited James Allen's Prep School a few weeks ago.
Right, now I have to get ready for the weekend - including a gig tomorrow night with my trio.
And would this be a good time to mention that Jimmy Coates: Target comes out in the States on Tuesday?
Oh, and don't forget to grab a ticket to see me at Waterstone's St Neot's on Thursday.