And so to the lovely Somerset town of Frome to deliver leaflets for the fast-approaching Bristol Spring Poetry Festival. But first a stop off at Mells, for a spot of obeisance at the Edwin Lutyens-designed bus stop and the tomb of poet Siegfried Sassoon. The Burne Jones embroidery which was away being restored the last time I visited the Church of St Andrew was back in situ and looking resplendent.
Amongst the beautiful and achingly tasteful headstones of various Horners (of Little Jack fame), Asquiths and Bonham-Carters, I noticed for the first time a couple belonging to the O'nions family. Couldn't help smiling. I'd much rather be earthy, multi-layered and really rather pungent Mrs Onions any day.
In the Walled Garden there was poetic delight in this quote from a poem by Pablo Neruda: I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees
Next, a quick tour of Frome, taking in the Merlin theatre and then the town centre - always a delight, but even more so on a beautiful sunny day when disseminating news of the forthcoming poetic feast just up the road in Bristol.
Finally, a leisurely lunch in the George Inn at Norton St Philips. Nice work if you can get it.