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Monday, 7 June 2010

HAY FESTIVAL

Yesterday was the last day of the Hay Festival at the Hay-On-Wye, otherwise known as the book town. The atmosphere at the festival was relaxed and laid back. Graced with a bright sunny day and a cool breeze! That was very lucky indeed!! I loved it!! I saw an eclectic collection of people gathered in one place. There were jazzy geriatrics and frumpy youngsters. That don't apply to all, mind, but enough to be eclectic. And kids runnning around screaming their lungs out without being annoying because they are watched in designated kiddo places only. Very well organized!

I even get to crash the SkyArts' Book Show :) Didn't have tickets but I queued up at the "reserve" line and they let me in! Cool!! Saw Sarah Dunant talk about her latest book, Sacred Heart.

The food though were bloody expensive! Next time, I will bring my own food. Measly salad for £7! Must have gold in it! Speaking of food, this was the first time I ever saw a beer with honey! Or was it beer made of honey?! Honestly, it looked very very nice :) couldn't sample it though 'coz am driving home :( And they were giving out free samplers too! Just my luck! And they didn't have a cash machine which is a downer because not all shops there were accepting cards or if they do, you gotta spend up to a certain amount to be able to use your card. Otherwise it's cash only. So, Hay Festival goers-to-be, bring cash! And of course book signings! Only got one book this time though. Like I said, the place wasn't cheap.

If I have to describe the event in a few words, I'd say it's well organized.

3 comments:

Hywela Lyn said...

Great Post Cherry. Wish I could have been there. I lived in West Wales most of my life and confess to never having been to the Hay Festival. Got to rectify that somehow. although I've lived 200 miles away, in SE England, since my marriage!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Seriously? This sounds like such a gas! I totally would love this! And I LOVE honey.
Very cool :)
Thanks for sharing :)

NotNessie said...

Sounds fun! The food is always so expensive at this type of event, I find.

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