What? A Village that is basically one big library? How cool is that?!
I recently read a BuzzFeed post about Hay-On-Wye (see below) and it spurred my imaginings of a MUST-DO experience sometime soon! The quaint village filled with books looks so inviting and soul-feeding that I cannot stop thinking about it. In addition to being just plain charming, they also host an annual Hay Festival -- slated for May 26th- June 5th 2016!
For ten days a year 85,000 people come from all over the UK, Europe, America and the rest of the world to join a carnival celebration of ideas and stories.The programme of some five hundred events takes place in the tented festival village during the spring bank half term holiday. Writers, politicians, poets, scientists, comedians, philosophers and musicians come together on the greenfield site to talk, eat, think, drink and be merry.
Sadly, I won't be able to make it this year, but it is definitely going on my Want-To-Do list. While I'm there, perhaps I'll pick up that Pashley I've been dreaming of since reading Rachel Squirrel's post about bicycles in the bathroom.
With it's sleek, classic curves, hand-crafted leather grips and seat, cream tires, iconic wicker basket, and large 'Ding Dong' bell, I can't imagine a better way to toodle throughout Hay-on-Wye.
A Pashley, a quaint village, a castle, cobblestone streets, adorable cafes, kind people, fabulous food, spectacular scenery, and books, books, everywhere --This is a dream I'll be looking forward to living!
Join me anyone? Anyone??
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