I am touring the country talking at libraries on behalf of the Premier League.
Premier League Reading Stars is a scheme that uses football to encourage reading. Footballers recommend books they like. Families talk about the books. Check out www.readingthegame.org.uk to find out more.
Today I was in Sunderland, yesterday Portsmouth, the day before Preston. They've all been great. And I am pleased to report that the nations trains - if not planes - are running like clockwork.
Tonight I am in a Newcastle hotel, about to watch the Leaders' Debate. I am hoping it will be good, but fear it will be a disappointment. A bit like watching England.