Wednesday, 25 June 2014
A quick nip round Hay-on-Wye again
Whilst our food was being cooked in the Sandwich Cellar in Backfold, I took the camera back a few paces and photographed the nearby shops. Here is one selling some nice collectables.
This is the flower shop next door, which always has a beautiful selection of cut flowers and things in pots.
A gorgeous selection of sock yarn is always on offer and I usually get tempted. I have a stash now . . .
Of course, they have other tempting things too - nice stout shopping bags, a lacy green top and the star of the show for me, this turkey on what my late m-in-law would have called a "clippy rug". Those generally had more random patterns, or were worked with whatever came to hand. I still want to learn to do this, perhaps this winter I may?
The view from where we were sat (outside as it was sunny). There is a dark grey cat who lives here, and I am pretty sure this little cottage was the main scene of action in the latest Phil Rickman novel, which was set in Hay. (The Magus of Hay. Perhaps PR knows differently though!)
It was market day in Hay, and there were some tempting plants on offer. This lady has her stall down by the Clock Tower. The stall you can see in the background was selling bread.
A last glimpse through the yard of the ironmongers.
Pen-y-Fan seen from the wrong lay-by (the next one had a convenient gateway and better views without a hedge in the way!)
Looking Westwards, beyond Brecon.
A last glimpse, with clouds billowing up behind Pen-y-Fan.
Another project, which cost me £2 in the Charity shop. Something to while away the winter evenings.
It seems a shame to leave it unfinished, when this lady had started so well with it.
I bought just one book this time, and it was about Herefordshire villages, written and photographed by members of various branches of Herefordshire WI.