The new header, by the way, is the view across the Carmarthenshire countryside from the top of Bannau Sir Gaer (Black Mountain). You can see forever . . .
We had to go to Brecon again for more (hopefully the LAST tin) Clay Paint yesterday, so as is our wont, we drove onto Hay-on-Wye for a Day Out. We'd only been a couple of weeks ago, so didn't expect to find any must-have books, although I did buy the one on Horse Brasses in the above photo, as I seem to have acquired quite a few in recent months . . . The Kirstie's Vintage Home book I bought when we stopped at Trecastle on the way. I wanted details of making on one of the items she had in there, and then I will pass it on.
This is part of the display in the wool/crafts shop next to the cafe in Backfold where we always stop for a bacon roll (sausage in my case) and to "wet our whistle" as mum would have said. I sooooooo want to make a rag rug (amongst other craft projects). Anyway, instead I bought sock wool . . .
And then some pre-dyed tops for felting. Wouldn't you know when I was having a tidy up this very WEEK, I THREW OUT the 1970s reed table mat I had put on one side for YEARS with this idea in mind. Then I thought, nope, I'll never get around to it, and my OH burned it . . . I shall have to think outside the box now . . .
Thursday is Market day in Hay, and there were a few stalls including this one selling various baskets and bags.
You never know what turns up . . . this huge plaster ceiling boss must have weighed several hundredweight.
Shop windows . . .
Reflections . . . this is the Murder and Mayhem shop I think.
Now THERE'S a window display you don't see every day! This stuffed Clydesdale head and shoulders was obviously a much-prized horse before his demise. Perhaps a Brewery horse . . .
This tiny peaceful garden was at the back of one of the shops and I could have sat here all day, listening to the sound of water from a little fountain.
You can't quite see the really pointy ears . . . NOT Mr Spock, but actually the Duke of Wellington - well, the nose and chin are a bit of a give-away . . .
View from a book-shop window - the road to Clyro.
We had a really lovely day and came home to find the first part of the scaffolding had been taken down, and our top field is now baled (haylage) and much tidier. Phew . . .