Saturday 12 December 2015

Christmas in Hay-on-Wye - pt. 1

After we had been to the auction at Brecon yesterday, we drove on to Hay-on-Wye (this is starting to become a monthly habit now!) for a bite to eat and to look around the shops.  I am not in to town glitz and baubles - I prefer to see how individual shops have dressed their windows.  Here is Marina's wonderful shop (such an eclectic mix inside). 

Two doves nestle in the window.  Aren't they lovely?

Cats!  I couldn't resist taking a photo of this display inside.  Gosh, I wish I could find things like this to sell!  Mind you, I think I would probably KEEP rather than sell . . .

Round in Backfold, this pretty little cat was so friendly, and her wedge-shaped face suggested Burmese or Siamese genes.  A happy little soul.

She soon had my OH wound round her paw!

A nice display in front of the little Backfold flower shop.

Hay Castle.

More photos later.  Wish we were shopping in Hay instead, as it was SO lovely there yesterday and we walked around and chatted for a couple of hours.  I might just have bought a book from The Poetry Shop . . . an Edward Thomas type of book in fact, but it's to be wrapped up for Christmas.


  1. Happy memories of Hay and nipping through backfold from the car park into town . We WILL get there again.

  2. That looks like a lovely old town, one to go back to again and again.

  3. I love your posts on Hay-on-Wye such a beautiful part of the country. Great photo of the castle - very atmospheric :)

  4. Sue - if houses weren't so pricey in the town, I think we would be tempted to live there. We're best off with value for money further into Herefordshire though.

    Lorraine - we do visit it again and again, and have some good friends there now!

    R.Robin - it is lovely there. The castle ruins are good from almost any angle. I must do a profile of them next time.

  5. I miss my family's cat, so when I do meet one I try to be friendly. Most run away though.

  6. I loved looking at the shops BB. And that cat looks really interesting - wish we had a close up of that face.

  7. What a wonderful shop decorations love the window.
    The kitty was beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. Simon - eldest daughter tells me there is always a friendly cat at Craven Arms station on the Heart of Wales line. There's a plan for you.

    Pat - new header picture is the next one on from the last header. I got confused as half a mile further downhill than I remember. Sorry, that's as close-up a view as I got.

    Parsnip - very Cheshire Cat isn't he? It's a wonderful oddball shop.

  9. I haven't been to Hay on Wye for years, such pretty shops.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    Fondly Michelle