We meet in Deschamps over the duvet covers. She is concerned the Government will lose the Noms Bill. This would be a disaster for the third sector - and, indeed, for those in need of effective rehabilitation services. I tell her Acevo will gear up support.
Sunday: Anglican choral evensong is one of the treasures of our civilisation - and how wonderful to be in King's College Chapel. I'm in Cambridge to meet my old Lambeth friend, Sharon Atkin. She had her 15 minutes of fame when Neil Kinnock sacked her as a parliamentary candidate because she said the Labour Party was "institutionally racist". Her career has run through writing a cookery book, marrying a famous black American ballet dancer and a spell as a nun.
Monday: I've received copy of Civitas's book Who Cares? Let's not bother about the big issues of civic renewal and sustainability when we can have a jolly old debate on how we define ourselves. It's a relief to move from such self-indulgence to a meeting of the Pakistan Development Network with Foreign Office minister Gareth Thomas. I was a founding member of the network and chaired the launch at the Pakistan High Commission with Cherie Booth. There are many links between third sector organisations here and in Pakistan.
Tuesday: Breakfast with Lord Filkin, who is editing a book on a progressive prospectus for public services. I shall be under the covers with such luminaries as Geoff Mulgan and John Hutton, so I had better perform well. The evening is a headhunters' annual dinner for chief executives. The commercial lot are dull, our members inspiring and fun.
Wednesday: I'm at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts for a debate on The Future - It's Up To Us. Matthew Taylor, the new RSA director, gives a stunning lecture on Pro Social Behaviour, which advocates a citizen-centred approach to public policy. Ed Miliband responds. The more I see of Ed, the more impressed I am: the combination of charm, integrity, passion and brain is brilliant.
Thursday: I spend the morning helping a chief executive who's having problems with her chair. Acevo gets quite a few of these in its role as the chief executives' trade union. Governance in our sector is not all it should be. Acevo has decided to establish a chief executives' commission to review governance and make recommendations.
Friday: It's the train to Charlbury. I am trying to secure an allotment. "Think global, act local," as they say. David Miliband would be proud of me.
Stephen Bubb is chief executive of Acevo.