I don't like to harp on about the fact that I just got married too much, but it has left me with a whole host of fun photos to share and if not going on about the wedding, I want to share the location of our honeymoon because more people show love this place.
I am sorry if this is just be spamming with you my holiday pictures, but it's mostly books. Just to keep it exciting I put a few pictures of me in there too... and then chocolate!
So where we for all this? It's a little town in Wales called Hay-on-Wye. It's excusable if you have never heard of it, unless that is you are fond of books. In which case, I beg you to take a little holiday here too. The town is famous for its bookshops. There are 30 second hand books shops in this little place. One in a cinema, one just for crime, two for children's, one for gardening books, outdoor, indoor, huge or cosy. All the books you can dream of. It is a tiny place really, but it was absolutely perfect for our holiday. We did very little at all, but bought lots of books!
|In this bookshop they had an entire basement of sci-fi books! All the books you can see here, and then another aisle full of them.|
|That same bookshop had a cafe we had recommended to us which served incredible food. Like chocolate and cardamom ice cream.|
|Oh my, folios. All those books across from me? Folio editions. I die from the beauty.|
|We ate a dinner out in a lovely deserted pub. We got served directly by the landlord who took our drink orders all night and lazed in massive armchairs. I'd been saving this dress for the occasion. I love a form dress with pockets!|
|This town was crazy about penguin editions. I am generally just crazy about matching books.|
|Picnic by the river with some classic sci-fi.|
|My sister got us this lunchbag as a wedding present and I utterly love it!|
|This was the dinner I cooked up for us sitting outside with champagne in our little holiday house.|
|Yes, an outdoor bookshop. This one just had an honesty box.|
|Finally: The haul.|
For those interested it included: Folio E Nesbit books, vintage Bunty annuals, hard bound art books on favourite painters, Clive Barker children's horror, lots of John Wyndham, Anne McCaffery and Tanith Lee, a book on the treatment of madness in women, a dungeons and dragons book and some more unusual folklore-inspired tales.