#BEDM 5 on Friday, or 6 on Saturday: 6 Hay Highlights

welcome to HayIn a change to our normal schedule, this weeks 5 on Friday has become 6 on Saturday. Having spent the last few days at Hay Festival (did I mention that before…..?), there could only really be one subject for this post. So these, in no particular order are 6 great things about Hay and its festival.

  1. Hay has the largest (and most lovely) second-hand bookshop in the world. Richard Booths
  2. If you happen to have a spare £14,500 lying around you could pick up a fully restored gypsy caravan from the festival. Doesn’t every garden need one?
  3. In Hay the streets are paved with books. Apart from the fabulous 10 day festival there are over 30 book shops
  4. Helen Lederer is very funny.  She has invented the genre ‘mid-lit’  and written a comic novel called ‘Losing it’
  5. Following on from number 1, it would be impossible to leave any visit to Hay without a bag full of books. (We have 12, books not bags)
  6. At Hay Festival complete strangers are joined together by book love and reading. Positivity, creativity and friendliness reign.



  1. Karen
    May 23, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Hope it’s been as lovely as it’s looked xx

  2. May 24, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    It really has. Can’t wait to tell you all about it. You would love it x

    • May 26, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      I do quite a bit of perching too, and lots of snatched moments when I should be doing other things

  3. May 25, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Wondrous! Hope you having a brilliant time (I say hope, I am 99% sure you are :D)

    • May 26, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Oh yes, it was wonderful, if a little too short. You must try and go some time?

      • May 26, 2015 / 10:29 pm

        I should, but it usually clashes with the Brighton Festival.

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