Hay on Wye reflections

Last week we stayed near Hay on Wye for a family holiday, seven adults and two dogs and I had a lovely time catching up with reading and basically chilling out.   I went to Hay three times during the week and was taken by all the lovely displays and this window caught my eye and I love all of the reflections which are in it.   It has now become my background on my computer and it just makes me smile.Monkland Hay on Wye Weeds Horseheath 2017 (60 of 100)

This person reading made me want to make a similar piece for the school library.untitled (21 of 168)One of the highlights of the trip was finding a new author to read and having not read any Shirley Jackson I found two books by her and loved reading them.   Especially liked ‘We Have Always Lived in a Castle’ and was really taken with this fantastic book cover for ‘The Haunting of Hill House’,  so lovely reading a Gothic story and sitting in the warm sunshine.Monkland Hay on Wye Weeds Horseheath 2017 (33 of 100)Monkland Hay on Wye Weeds Horseheath 2017 (31 of 100)I had to mention the sweet shop and chocolate limes I saw and then bought,  the thrill of having them in a small paper bag,  the utter joy when I unwrapped one and popped it in my mouth.   It actually made me do lots of little claps and brought back memories of me eating them a long time ago when I went to the cinema to watch ‘An American Werewolf in London’,   it was really odd that a taste sensation brought back this memory.     My husband thinks I am a little mad after this strange episode and smiles whenever I mention them now.

Monkland Hay on Wye Weeds Horseheath 2017 (29 of 100)

My son spotted this duck cane and asked me to take the picture.   I particularly like it has raindrops all over it, ducks do seem to love water!

It was a great week and I am now reflecting on it and thinking…

 

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Linton Children’s Book Festival

Yesterday I was at the Linton Children’s Book Festival,  it was a full on amazing day.    I met lots of authors and particularly liked this photo I took of William Hussey with a spider familiar.  He engaged a full room of children on the subject of witch finding and it was truly fascinating.   He has written lots of books but mainly discussed the “Witchfinder” books which he has written.   I will be back there today and looking forward to it

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