Monday, May 25, 2009

Hay highlights

We had a Book Group trip to Hay-on-Wye on the Bank Holiday. Here are some highlights...
  1. Seeing Stephen Fry as he hurriedly left the festival, with a glass of red wine in his hand as he departed through the throng.
  2. The envious looks as we unpacked our huge shared picnic in the middle of the festival square.
  3. Manly discussions about manly topics in the 'Man Car'. (The girls got to talk about Twilight and potatoes, apparently.)
  4. Wandering round Hay itself and in and out of bookshops.
  5. Meeting up with former group members, Alan and Rhian, at lunchtime.
  6. Free samples of fair trade fudge.
  7. ...and, strangely, going to a really well-organised event with covered walkways between marquees, posh portaloos, and virtually no mud, was enjoyable in itself. I was thoroughly impressed.


  1. Darn, I forgot to check out the portaloos; June said they were amazing.
    Hmm. That was a weird sentence.

  2. Much nicer than the ones in town. (Once you got over the chemical smell.)