Then our newly expanded group of directors discuss the day. Chloe and Videl work out who will be where; Steve and myself remind everyone of any unusual events or visitors. A piano will be tuned for Kit and the Widow, a projector set up for Richard Long and Martin Creed.
Then Theo arrives and is passed from knee to knee. He is all smiles as usual and this is his first festival. He’s not one yet so it will be some years before he has a proper role but I can imagine him walking around the gardens with Antonia Fraser, showing Martin Amis to his room, charming Joan Bakewell before much longer. He is a cheerful, charming, festival baby.
We arrive at Dartington Hall, walk across the courtyard and enjoy watching visitors relaxing in the Penguin deckchairs.
GOOD MORNING WAYS WITH WORDS – we are ready for anything.
The next Ways With Words festival at Dartington Hall will be our 20th and is from 8-18 July, 2011. Twenty years of festival breakfasts!