7 July 2008


We have just booked to stay for two nights in Hay-On-Wye, Sovereign State (sort of) and the world's first official Book Town! (Hay is officially in Wales, although it has a Herefordshire post code). We shall of course take the opportunity to buy books to fill our brand new shelves (for which we have just paid our first deposit - we're slowly getting there...), and also to go walking (or maybe cycling) around the glorious Welsh countryside:

Disgusting, isn't it?

The plan is to drive from London to Hay on the 25th of September, stay for two nights, load the car with books, and then head of to Chester on Saturday the 27th to visit fabulous people, and then back to London on the 29th.

The place at which we are staying was ridiculously easy to book. It went a little something like this:

  • last night and this morning: looking on the internet for places to stay in or around Hay-On-Wye;
  • this afternoon: deciding on a place to try;
  • this afternoon: e-mailing them to ask about availability;
  • less than half an hour later: getting a reply e-mail with all the requested info;
  • then: replying, requesting to book a room for two nights;
  • less than half an hour later: getting a reply e-mail confirming our booking.

p.s. As an experiment, I am writing this blog entry from a Firefox plug-in called ScribeFire. It seems to work alright. Let's see what the final result looks like, shall we?


  1. Looks good! Both the entry and the OMFG PHOTO. *drools* And Booktown! Have you ever seen R.O.D. (Read Or Die)? Because if you haven't, you need to.

  2. I've read the first book ('twas awesome!), but have yet to see the show. I shall hunt it down.

    hunt...hunt... hunt... POUNCE!