It’s All About Books…

Hay on Wye 013You know you are in Wales when you start seeing signs in English and Welsh and of course the Welsh is listed first. We traveled from Ross-on-Wye to Hay-on Wye which is situated in the southern part of Wales.

2014-07-12 Hay on Wye1Hay-on-Wye is the town of books. We have always enjoyed spending time in used book stores so visiting this town was a no-brainer.

2014-07-12 Hay on Wye3Murder and Mayhem was the only bookstore that we bought a book in. We found a paperback by Dorothy Sayers who is a famous British author and a friend of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien.

2014-07-12 Hay on Wye2The town was easy to see in a day and we enjoyed our time there but it’s not one of the towns we’d want to take the time to re-visit.

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2014-07-12 Hay on WyeWe enjoyed a wonderful cup of coffee and a scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam at Oscar’s. Delicious!

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Hay on Wye 051The day we visited Hay we ended up enjoying a local flea market and also visiting thrift stores, besides enjoying the used book stores.

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2014-07-12 Hay on Wye6The drive to and from Hay-on-Wye was filled with lovely views. We stopped at a grocery store on the way home to buy some take-away complete meals to warm up at Eastview.

2014-07-12 take away dinne1Next up on our time in this part of England would be a trip to Hereford to see the Cathedral.

How was your last weekend of Summer? We were busy at this old house. Dear is almost done with the “fixes” in our bathroom and soon I’ll be sharing the finished project with you and thankfully no Murder or Mayhem was involved except reading a fine murder mystery to escape it all.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “It’s All About Books…

  1. My attention was piqued immediately when I saw the phrase “town of books.” The flower lined streets looked charming and everything looked so clean!

    I also got a kick out of the sign showing elderly crossing!

  2. Wow! “TV dinners” ain’t what they used to be! πŸ™‚ What a delicious plate! It was nice to be able to get what seems like a home-cooked meal after spending time in restaurant after restaurant, I’m sure.

    I like this little town. My best friend would LOVE this little town for the quaintness, all the color, the abundance of flowers, and all the books! She’s an avid reader, and she would never leave this place, I’m sure…until she saw that chalk outline on the floor! πŸ™‚ How clever!

    I wish you would have ripped off a couple of those old people crossing signs! I could use one here on our cul-de-sac! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Ellen, Your travel posts just make me SO want to return to Great Britain!! This Welsh village looks just charming! I love the window boxes and hanging baskets of flowers — so colorful. And the grass is such a lush green; that was one of my favorite things about England and Ireland when we were there. A town filled with bookstores would be right up my alley — my husband and son’s, too. πŸ™‚ I worked in a bookstore for four years before I married (that’s where I met my husband). I have had a lifelong love affair with books. πŸ™‚ I love the mystery bookstore; the sign out front is so cute, and so is the chalk outline on the floor.

    Thank you for sharing, Ellen, and have a great week!



  4. HI Eileen What a wonderful interesting Welsh village with lots of books and flowers. I have now safely arrived back from 6 weeks away so have LOTS of editing to do!! Thanks for looking in on my posts while I was away and commenting. I appreciate that very much.

  5. A town of books would be a delightful place to visit. I have a small collection of Dorothy Sayer’s books and re read them often. I’m always on the lookout for ones I don’t have.

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